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1 Br House Boat Vacation Rental In Robbinsville, North Carolina

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Boathouse only accessed by boat\/canoe\/kayak NO WIFI\/NO charging of any device

Type House boat
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
House Rules
  • Pets allowed: dogs less than 50 lbs per pet (limit one pet total);Pets are not allowed on the furnutire or beds.
  • Children allowed: ages 3-17 ;Children must be swimmers
  • Smoking is not permitted
  • No events allowed
Max Occupancy 4
Host Language English
Property Id 704859
Please check cancellation policy and read the rental agreement in its entirety BEFORE booking. NO wall plugs available on the boathouse which means NO plugging in or charging of ANYTHING, including cell phones or ANYTHING that has a plug/USB/c-class/anything that draws power. DO NOT remove the TV/DVD plug to plug anything in or plug anything into the solar inverter or the wall plug that the solar inverter is plugged into. There is to be NO additional drain of solar power outside of the boathouse ceiling lights/fan, fridge, water pump, and solar inverter. DO NOT keep wall lights/fan, TV on when not using. Please reach out to me if there are any questions regarding this absolute requirement.
Guests that do not follow this requirement and other requirements detailed in the rental agreement, welcome letter, and posted inside the boathouse will lose their security deposit. Guests are required to follow the check out instructions with detailed instructions on texting all the required photos. If this is not done, guests will lose their security deposit. For guests using my canoe or to access closest boat launch. It is CRITICAL to make arrangements ASAP at booking w Oros Landing (locked gated private local boat launch-no rental equipment/no gas/no supplies) since it can take time for them to respond.

ABSOLUTELY NO ROOF ACCESS! There is a security camera on the roof: Any guests seen on camera accessing the roof will lose their security deposit.
The solar panels and connections are on the roof and prior guests have climbed on the roof, have dented the roof, and broken the solar connections leaving following guests without power.

It is ABSOLUTELY CRITICAL to either PRINT or make a SCREEN SHOT of KEY CODE & instructions BEFORE traveling to the boathouse because there is NO WIFI at boathouse & approx 5-10 miles away. Guests CANNOT access the VRBO app. to pull up the key code or info at the boathouse/immediate area and will receive NO REFUNDS if they don't have the keycode when at the boathouse because this was not done.

Guests will need to have their own boat/kayak/canoe or use my canoe (30-45 minute paddle) to arrive at the boathouse, a remodeled 265 sq ft solar powered floating cabin which is located in a sheltered cove in the Stecoah Creek area directly on Fontana Lake which is about 150 feet deep at the boathouse (no shore, no wading area so ALL guests must be strong swimmers). The boathouse can only be accessed by water and is not at the end of a dock. Guests without boat/kayak/canoe or not wanting to use my canoe can call Fontana Marina at 828-498-2017 to arrange for $100 round trip per person. The closest boat launch from the boathouse (about 30-45 minute canoe/kayak paddle) is Oros Landing which can be booked in advance by calling the owner and paying $10/night for parking, launching, and $15/night w trailer, and keyed gated access. Guests not wanting to use Oros Landing can launch further away at Cable Cove, Fontana Marina, or Prince Boat Dock (all about 30 minutes away with a power boat). Guests that have an electric motor will need to bring their own source of charging their boat batteries. ABSOLUTELY NO CHARGING OF BOAT BATTERIES OFF THE SOLAR POWER.

Guests will need to bring their own source of charging power for cell phones, or anything that draws power, life jackets, drinking water, sleeping bags/sheets/pillow cases/towels. There is no cleaning service, no cleaning fee, and no laundry service.

The boathouse is totally off the grid which means no shore power, no cable television, no WIFI, no phone, no AC, no heat, no ability to charge/plug anything in, and probably no cell service. Guests need to check the weather for the Robbinsville area before heading out to make sure they are prepared for the weather. No cancellation refunds because of weather.

There are other boathouses in the area which can be occasionally occupied on the weekend by their owners. The closest boathouse to my boathouse is currently unoccupied.

The boathouse features a kitchen area with Italian granite tiled kitchen, and pebble tiled backsplash, under counter fridge/freezer and 2 burner cooktop, bar seating for 3, French press for coffee (absolutely NO coffee makers allowed), dinnerware and utensils, basic kitchen supplies, pots/pans, and paper towels/garbage bags. The boathouse has a water filtration system but guests will need to bring water to a boil on cooktop to ensure water is safe to drink.

The living room area features a reclining full sized futon, and 32" TV with blue ray player with approx. 50 DVD's, books and games.

The bedroom area has (2) full/double beds (1 of which is a bunk bed). Pillows are provided but guests will need to bring their own bedding/linens/towels/ect.

The bathroom features a 12 sq ft slate tiled shower, sink, and marine toilet with marine toilet paper provided.

The partially covered front deck area faces the lake and National Forest and has a table w 4 chairs, 2 lounge chairs, and propane grill with spare 20 lb propane tanks.

There is a double kayak included with the rental when at the boathouse.

This rental is a unique property for guests who understand there is no charging/plugging in of anything, can conserve the solar power by turning off lights, ceiling fan, TV/DVD player when not using, follow my instructions to the letter on the marine toilet, water pump, propane water heater and are able to provide their own linens/towels, and drinking water.

The boat house does not have a cleaning crew so guests will need to clean the boathouse thoroughly before check out and remove all garbage on departure. The boathouse is stocked with Marine toilet paper, paper towels, bio degradable soap for washing dishes/hands/shampoo, and garbage bags. There are some spices/salt/pepper and basic kitchen supplies. PLEASE DO NOT leave near/empty bottles or anything you brought with you on the boathouse at check out

Pets are not allowed on the furniture or beds and guests are requested to refrain from allowing pets in the boathouse when wet.

Lake Fontana water levels vary during the year but the boat house is always floating.
Located in Robbinsville, this houseboat is on a lake. Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center and Junaluska Medicine Trail are cultural highlights, and some of the area's attractions include Great Smoky Mountains Railroad and Bryson City Gem Mine. Discover the area's water adventures with jet skiing and kayaking nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking and mountain climbing.
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Popular amenities
  • barbecue
  • fitness equipment
  • free parking
  • kitchen
  • no smoking
  • patio
  • toys
  • tv
Property amenities
  • Ski
    • Close to skiing
  • Pets
    • 1 total (up to 50 lbs per pet)
    • Pet friendly
    • Welcoming dogs only
  • Safety
    • Carbon monoxide detector installed (host has indicated there is a carbon monoxide detector on the property)
    • Fire extinguisher
    • Smoke detector installed (host has indicated there is a smoke detector on the property)
  • Bedroom
    • 1 bedroom
  • General
    • 100% renewable energy
    • At least 80% lighting from LEDs
    • Unit size: 265 sq ft (25 sq m)
  • Kitchen
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Cookware/dishes/utensils
    • Lobster/crab pot
    • Paper towels
    • Refrigerator
    • Stovetop
  • Parking
    • Car required
    • Onsite parking
  • Outdoors
    • Barbecue grill
    • Patio
  • Bathrooms
    • 1 bathroom
    • Hair dryer
    • Shampoo
    • Shower
    • Soap
    • Toilet paper
  • Langs Spoken
    • English
  • Things To Do
    • Cycling nearby
    • Fishing nearby
    • Fitness center
    • Hiking nearby
    • Hiking/biking trails nearby
    • Kayak on site
    • Marina nearby
    • Mountain biking nearby
    • Power boating nearby
    • Rafting nearby
    • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Entertainment
    • DVD player
    • Games
    • Video library
    • TV
  • Family Friendly
    • Children's games
  • Location Highlights
    • Near a hospital
    • On the lake
  • Suitability/accessibility
    • Smoke-free property
Policies
Check-in
  • Check-in time starts at 1:00 PM
  • Contactless check-in available
  • Minimum check-in age: 25
Check-out
  • Check-out before 11:00 AM
Pets
  • 1 total (up to 50 lbs per pet)
  • Note from host: Pets are not allowed on the furnutire or beds.
  • Pets allowed
  • Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation
  • Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
  • Welcoming dogs only
Special check-in instructions
  • 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
  • Host has indicated there is a carbon monoxide detector on the property
  • Host has indicated there is a smoke detector on the property
  • Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
  • Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher
  • Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
  • 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
Important Information
You need to know
  • 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
  • Host has indicated there is a carbon monoxide detector on the property
  • Host has indicated there is a smoke detector on the property
  • Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
  • Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher
  • Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
  • 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
  • A car is required for transportation to and from this property
 

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