Lakeside Sanctuary - Private Lakeshore | Family Friendly | Kayaks Available

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3 bedrooms, desk, iron/ironing board, travel cot
On the beach, sun-loungers, beach towels
On the beach, sun-loungers, beach towels
On the beach, sun-loungers, beach towels
Smart TV, books

Overview of Lakeside Sanctuary - Private Lakeshore | Family Friendly | Kayaks Available

Entire home

Lakeside Sanctuary - Private Lakeshore | Family Friendly | Kayaks Available

5.0/5 Exceptional

Entire home

3 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 12

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet-friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
  • Contactless check-out
Marion, NC

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationHistoric Carson House9 min drive
  • Popular LocationMcDowell County Courthouse10 min drive
  • Popular LocationMcDowell County Public Library10 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 12
Bedroom 1
    2 double beds
Bedroom 2
    2 double beds
Bedroom 3
    1 king bed
Common area
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Lakeside Sanctuary - Private Lakeshore | Family Friendly | Kayaks Available

Beachfront holiday home for sun and fun
Serene getaway with lakefront, direct & easy access to the water. Beautiful private waterfront access on Lake James!

Enjoy the peacefulness of a lakeside retreat with the luxuries of a resort. This single-story home is perfect for families and friends to get together. Under the shade of sturdy trees, you can comfortably enjoy the wonders of Lake James's wildlife and scenery in every season.

Enjoy meals using our outdoor BBQ gas grill! The outdoor dining area features a picnic table and is lit with string lights for al fresco meals any time of day. You can stargaze over a crackling fire around our cozy fire pit (with an option to include our Fire Pit kit &/or S'mores & Cocoa kit!)

All our bedrooms have spacious closet space with enough room for all your luggage. Every room also has a lake view, so you'll always have the best seat in the house. With 6 beds and enough space for up to 12 individuals, you can truly fit everyone in one place! Extra linens and beach towels are available in the unit.

The home also has a fully equipped kitchen featuring a large island with ample seating and an even larger dining table. Enjoy cooking with our GreenPan eco-friendly cookware and complete set of utensils. Don't forget about our wine fridge and coffee corner!

Washer & dryer are included and in the home for your convenience.

Additional amenities available (with notice given):
- Grocery delivery
- S'mores & Cocoa kit
- Fire Pit kit (includes firewood)
- Baby crib
- Kayaks

We look forward to seeing you soon at the Lake!
Air-conditioned accommodation at this holiday home offers coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Rooms open to patios. This accommodation is furnished with desks, dining tables and kitchen islands. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms.

Property manager

The Baker Family
Speaks English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • On the beach
  • Beach towels
  • Beach sunloungers


  • Free WiFi

Family friendly

  • Children's games
  • Travel cot


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen island
  • Paper towels
  • Toaster
  • Electric kettle


  • Dining table


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels provided


  • Smart TV
  • Games
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Firepit


  • Washing machine and dryer

Work spaces

  • Desk


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • On the lake
  • On the waterfront

Things to do

  • Kayaking on site


  • Sleeps 12

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 25


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets are allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Parties and events are allowed on site
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Beautiful one level home on lakefront

About this area


Located in Marion, this holiday home is on the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Pisgah National Forest and Lake James, while Historic Carson House and Museum of North Carolina Minerals are cultural highlights.

What's nearby

  • Historic Carson House - 9 min drive
  • McDowell County Courthouse - 10 min drive
  • McDowell County Public Library - 10 min drive
  • Mission Hospital McDowell - 13 min drive
  • Boat Beach - 19 min drive


  • Pepperoni's - 7 min drive
  • Little Caesars - 7 min drive
  • Wendy's - 7 min drive
  • Smokey Que’s - 7 min drive
  • Burrito Bros - 10 min drive

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Overall score and ratings



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5/5 Excellent

Perfect Getaway
Beautiful space, great location, very clean, spacious, great place to getaway and relax.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

Awesome escape and a chance to unplug
The host was incredibly helpful and responsive as we planned our trip. The house was the perfect space for our group of 6 to celebrate Thanksgiving in NC. We enjoyed the firepit and used the kayaks.
Stayed 4 nights in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

Wonderful lakeside property
Excellent experience from the time we booked until the time we departed. The host was very gracious and the home was clean, comfortable and spacious. The lakefront location was ideal. The fire pit was very nice and the generous supply of firewood for evening campfires was very much appreciated. The kayaks were a special treat. Not only were the kayaks easily accessible onsite, but the rental rates were very reasonable. We would definitely recommend this home to others and would booked this property again.

5/5 Excellent

Perfect Lake Side Getaway
First, the home was much larger and even nicer than the pictures. It’s incredibly updated and every space makes sense. It’s equipped with everything you could think of! There wasn’t anything missing - if you have it home this place has it too! The location is phenomenal. The lake is steps away. The fire pit was awesome and we made no less than 5-6 fires while we were there. We kayaked and it was calm enough to take out the toddlers. It literally looked like a mirror reflecting on itself. It was quiet and felt removed but you weren’t far from anything. We got to Linville and Altapass both within 30 mins. The Bakers are fantastic hosts. They stayed in touch most of the weekend. And Maria prepped us the BEST s’more kit! This place is a don’t miss if you’re staying in the area!

5/5 Excellent

Great place by the lake!
Our family had a great time at this lake house, with a beautiful view! There was a good amount of space and the house was clean and fully stocked. We loved the fire pit and the kayaks! The owners were very responsive and lovely! Would definitely recommend this place!