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Lake NormanSherrills Ford, NC

Azalea Retreat - The Cottage

Half Bathroom
Sparkling Clean
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Work-Friendly Space
Laptop friendly with high-speed WiFi.
Tech-Enabled Locks
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This modern, newly constructed lake house, built directly on Lake Norman, features an upside-down living concept. This unique home was perfectly designed with our guests in mind. The bedrooms are on the lower level, while all living spaces are upstairs, allowing for the most magnificent views of Lake Norman!

This house is built with the utmost modern efficiency. There are four en-suite bedrooms with a queen bed in each. Barn-style sliding doors allow for privacy from the shared bathroom. Each bedroom has a private patio with Adirondack chairs to enjoy your morning coffee or evening glass of wine!

The lower level also hosts a children's bunk room with two sets of twin-sized bunk beds, sleeping 4 in total. The bunk room has a hall bathroom for the kids to enjoy their bubble baths while getting squeaky clean!

The living space in Azalea Retreat - The Cottage features an open spacious living room, dining room, and kitchen perfect for spending time with family and friends. The living room has a new, bright, and fresh feel that holds a 65" TV, two comfy blue leather sofas, two chairs, and a bench that comfortably seats 10 people.

The dining area, only steps away, features seating for 10 as well. With families in mind, the kitchen houses a large granite island with bar seating for six and new top-of-the-line appliances, including a gas stove, a dishwasher, and a separate freezer and refrigerator. The kitchen is fully stocked with dishes, utensils, and small appliances, including a Keurig and drip coffee maker to meet every group's needs. You will love the large walk-in pantry that can easily store all of your food and drinks!

One of our favorite features of Azalea Retreat - The Cottage is the breathtaking view of Lake Norman and the exquisite pool, which can be seen from the screened-in porch just off the living room. What a special treat this is!

The Cottage provides ample outdoor space with manicured landscaping and plenty of opportunities for fun and relaxation! The Cottage features the newest craze: a pickleball court (shared with The Lodge).

Take a short stroll down the stone walkway to a private dock to enjoy your time in the water. Conveniently located on the dock are all of the fun lake toys, which include a kayak, a paddle board, and an assortment of life jackets. Don't forget to secure your pontoon rental!

There is a large outdoor stone fire pit perfect for s'mores at night and relaxation after fun days on the lake. Nestled between Azalea Retreat - The Cottage and Azalea Retreat - The Lodge is the eye-catching in-ground pool surrounded by an aesthetic stone landscape. Each property - The Cottage and The Lodge - will have its own personal access to the pool deck. There are plenty of chaise lounges to enjoy the sun and the magnificent Lake Norman views!

Challenge your group to some cornhole or Connect Four for some evening entertainment! Coffee in the morning and drinks at night, the decks at The Cottage guarantee relaxation!

AvantStay provides an upscale experience with services that elevate your stay and save time so you can enjoy every moment. Guests have access to a 24/7 support team and a tech-enabled concierge to book services, such as fridge stocking, mid-stay cleanings, and private chefs. For anything you need (or never knew you needed), we're at your service!

Discover the allure of Lake Norman, a haven nestled in the heart of North Carolina. With its idyllic atmosphere, this destination offers the perfect blend of tranquility and excitement. Whether you're here for a laid-back escape or outdoor adventures, you'll have dozens of options to keep you relaxed and entertained. Spend lazy days by the shimmering waters, or venture into the charming lakeside towns, where quaint boutiques and local eateries are waiting with unique finds and new experiences. For the outdoor enthusiast, there's an array of water activities, from paddleboarding under the vast sky to exhilarating boat rides against the backdrop of scenic hills. Whether you seek relaxation or adventure, Lake Norman promises an unforgettable retreat, making your stay here truly exceptional.

Local Attractions: Lake Norman State Park, Jetton Park, Birkdale Village, Queens Landing, Lazy 5 Ranch, NASCAR Racing Experience, Historic Latta Plantation, Davidson College, Water Sports, Golf Courses

Home Truths:

If you choose to bring your own boat, there is no lift and the house is located on a busy channel.
Spices/Oils, Etc: These items are not guaranteed. Sometimes they are left behind and available, but they are cleaned out regularly.
The pool is shared with our other property, Azalea Retreat - The Lodge
The pool is available year-round, however, although it is not heated.

Parking Details:
Maximum of 5 cars allowed onsite.
No parking on grass or street.

Accidental Damage Protection: A non-refundable accidental damage protection plan has been included in the price of your reservation. Under this plan, you will not be held responsible to pay for accidental damage or loss to the rental property resulting from you or others in your party up to $2000. This plan does not cover intentional acts of a guest, gross negligence, or willful and wanton conduct, and/or damages caused by pets. This plan is not available for reservations 30 days or longer or reservations that require a security deposit.

All bookings over 30 days require a security deposit to be charged after booking.

What can I expect in the home?

  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Private Parking
  • Heating
  • TV
  • Patio

Room details

Our home features 5 comfortable bedrooms for a perfect night's sleep.

Each room is outfitted with linens, towels, fluffy pillows and comforters.

Sleeping arrangements

  • 4 xQueen Bed
  • 2 xBunk Bed
Lower Level Primary Bedroom
2 guests
Queen Bed, TV, Shower, Ensuite, Toilet
Lower Level Queen Bedroom 2
2 guests
Queen Bed, TV, Toilet, Ensuite, Shower
Lower Level Queen Bedroom 3
2 guests
Queen Bed, Shower, Ensuite, Toilet
Lower Level Queen Bedroom 4
2 guests
Queen Bed, TV, Shower, Ensuite, Tub
Lower Level Queen Bunk Room
4 guests
2x Bunk Bed, TV, Shower, Toilet

Guests are saying

Oct 18, 2023
This home is awesome. The views, especially at sunset and sunrise, are great!! We had a fire in the fire pit, swam in the pool (in October!) and used the kayaks on the dock for hours. The home is clean, well-appointed and build for groups while providing plenty of privacy. Will plan to rent here again.
Oct 12, 2023
Great house for people who are active. Lots of fun things to do
Sep 25, 2023
Our stay at Azalea Retreat - The Cottage was nothing less than phenomenal! The property is well appointed with every amenity needed, was sparkling clean, the decor was modern and welcoming, and the outside property was indescribable! The lake view and sunrises took our breath away each morning and the plentiful outdoor tables and chair were so comfortable. With pickleball, Giant Connect 4, kayaks, and a gorgeous pool, there was nothing more to want! I feel like I never left the enclosed upstairs patio because it was the place to sit and "take it all in." Did I mention views? The kitchen was huge and having two refrigerators was very helpful. The pictures online don't do this property justice - the living area (dining, kitchen, family room) is HUGE with more seating than we could have dreamed. The bedrooms were adorable with comfortable mattresses and updated bathrooms. The privacy of each ensuite was appreciated as we were a large family traveling together. The property is easy to get to and only 6 miles from a Publix, ABC store and a couple of good restaurants. Check in was a breeze and the instructions from the management company about the property were crystal clear. We received email and text messages after our arrival to check on us and make sure we had everything we needed. Brandy responded to every text we sent and was so professional. Morgan made making our reservation seamless and stress free. I cannot say enough good things about Lakecations management and The Cottage. I highly recommend this property to others!

House Rules

Special Restrictions

You must be at least 25 years old to book this property.

Bring Your Furry Friends

Dogs are welcome! A fee per pet is required. Contact to let us know if you plan on bringing a registered service animal or emotional support animal. Unauthorized pets may be subject to a fine.

Thank You For Not Smoking

This is a smoke-free home. Violation of the no-smoking policy will result in a $500 fee for additional cleaning and other related costs, in addition to the Guest being responsible for any damages attributable to smoking beyond said fee.

Respect Community Rules

Please be considerate of your neighbors and mindful of noise levels. Noise violations may result in fines. Please also note we do not provide speakers or sound systems.

Cancellation & Refund

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