LAKEFRONT: Escape to the Lake - Come float until your heart's content


LAKEFRONT: Escape to the Lake - Come float until your heart's content


2 BR, 2 BA lakefront cottage. PEDAL BOAT and KAYAK INCLUDED!

Come enjoy our cozy, 672 sq ft lakefront cottage with lovely mountain and sunset views perfectly situated overlooking Lake Lure. A beautiful, brief one hour drive from bustling Asheville, then four short steps from our quiet road and you will enter the top floor of the Turtle House, renovated to include modern amenities while still retaining it's rustic charm.

On the front entrance level we have one full bath (linens provided) with stack washer/dryer, vanity sink and tub/shower. Also on the top floor are two bedrooms. The master bedroom has one queen size bed, reading lights, ceiling fan and view of lake. Our second bedroom has a bunkbed with full bed on bottom and twin bed on top (children only on top bunk). At the end of the hall is an upstairs porch. Sit back, relax on our glider or chaise lounges and take in the views from your own private retreat.

Downstairs is the living area with original knotty pine paneling, comfy sofa and chairs, perfect for unwinding in front of the gas fireplace. Our home entertainment options consist of books, games and satellite tv with DVD player or head to the Ingles on Rte 9 where movies, groceries etc are all available for you.

Adjacent to the living room is our kitchen complete with microwave, fridge, oven, stove and a dishwasher to help clean up. If you'd like to move mealtime outside to the back porch, fire up the gas grill and keep an eye on what's cooking from our classic glider and chairs. When it's time to dine make yourselves comfortable at the picnic table overlooking the lake. Outdoor living is pretty sweet at The Turtle House!

While you are enjoying the back porch, mossy yard, boathouse deck and lake, you will find for your convenience the second bathroom located off the back porch. Minimalist yet functional, it provides easy access to shower, sink and commode and is especially handy for those just finished swimming in the lake.

Take a few steps from the back porch towards the lake and you will be lured to the 12 stone stairs leading down to the deck on top of the boathouse complete with dining area, lounging chairs and some of the best views on Lake Lure. Downstairs from the boathouse deck is the dock where you will find a 2 person kayak and a pedal boat for getting around the lake. 5 universal fit life vests are in storage on the boathouse deck though please note: access to the inside of boathouse is locked as it contains our maintenance supplies (plus maybe an opportunistic otter or two).

The Turtle House is located on the east side of the lake on a large quiet, cove with a no wake zone (not far off the main channel), so that swimming, kayaking and paddling are safe and fun. We are now a Certified Wildlife Habitat, an idea inspired by the turtles who occasionally come to visit our 'back yard'. For our guests who are interested in fishing, rather than fish off the dock we invite you to take one of our boats out onto the lake to enjoy the views while fishing from there. Thank you in advance for helping us care for our Turtle House friends!

Selected as one of the ten most beautiful man-made lakes in the world by National Geographic, Lake Lure is nestled in the serene setting of the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. You will discover the magic and bounty of nature in this wondrous canyon known as Hickory Nut Gorge. Lake Lure was built in 1925 and consists of approximately 1500 acres with 27 miles of shoreline. Major motion pictures filmed here include Firestarter, A Breed Apart, Dirty Dancing, and Last of the Mohicans.

For scenic attractions our community offers parks, hiking, zip lining, horseback riding, white water rafting, and water sports, as well as waterfalls close by, good food, and quaint shops. Enjoy the options for adventure or simply lounge on the boathouse deck whilst enjoying the lake and mountain views with a good book.

So Sorry, but No Smoking (except outside) and No Pets allowed.

Bed, bath and kitchen linens included.

Maximum occupancy is five guests at all times (4 adults and 1 child), visitors included. Maximum parking is for three vehicles.

Check in is 4:00 p.m. and Check out is 10:00 a.m.

We look forward to welcoming you to The Turtle House!

*From Oct 15-March 15 the cottage is winterized between guests. Upon arrival, guests are asked to turn the water valve in the kitchen to restore water supply to cottage. Second bathroom accessed by back porch is winterized and locked.

*From Nov 26- Feb 15 the city of Lake Lure draws lake water levels down by 3-5 ft.


  • Children Welcome





Type Beds King Double Queen Child/Bunk Cot Single Sofabed/futon Notes
Bedroom 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 queen, Lake visible from window
Bedroom 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 double, 1 twin/ single, Lake visible from window


Type Bath Shower Cabinet Spa bath Tub Bidet Notes
Full Bathroom (separate) 1 1 1 0 1 0 toilet, combination tub/shower, Lovely updated full bathroom on bedroom level
Full Bathroom (separate) 1 1 1 0 0 0 toilet, shower, Easy access from lake to use or wash before coming inside


Other room

Features / Facilities

  • Internet
  • Satellite or Cable
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Heater
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Towels Provided
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library


Season Period Weekly Week night Weekend night Monthly Minimum Stay Changeover Day
Rate 1 2018-05-01 - 2018-10-31 NA $165 NA NA 2 nights Any day
Basic Rate 2018-07-21 - 2018-07-23 NA $155 NA NA 2 nights Any day


6 Reviews

Erin L.

We had a wonderful stay at your adorable rental property! The home was well-stocked, clean and so very comfortable. The views from both the home and boat house are divine. We will DEFINITELY be back!!

Patricia P.

Everything you need to relax and enjoy the ones that you love!

Becky R.

We loved our stay at the Turtle House! It is a prime lake property and is full of charm. The views are amazing, the home has everything you could need at the lake, and it is impeccably maintained. We can't wait to go back again!

Virginia P.

We had a great time.

Michelle F.

Turtle House is a cozy little cabin perfect for rest, relaxation and fun. Comfortable beds, a well stocked kitchen and inviting porch swings and lounge chairs make this a wonderful escape from the day to day routine. The use of the pedal boat and kayak made the stay even more fun. I would highly recommend this house for any couple looking for a simple getaway while enjoying the beauty of creation.

Brad G.

Great views and relaxing, clean cabin. Close to the lake and so convenient to everything. Beds were all very comfortable, and the kitchen was stocked with everything you need to cook a fine meal there at the house. There's a new gas grill that worked perfectly, and the new kayak as a lot of fun out on the lake. We would definitely rent from Jason and Karen again!

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Property Details

Property type: Cottage
Sleeps : 5
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Minimum Stay: 2 nights

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