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Lake NormanSherrills Ford, NC

Azalea Retreat

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Azalea Retreat - The Cottage

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!

Azalea Retreat- The Lodge

Azalea Retreat - The Lodge is Lake Norman's finest luxury cabin. The Lodge genuinely has the best views on the lake! With 150 feet of shoreline, lake views are easily accessible from any point of the home and property. This lakeside three-story log cabin features floor-to-ceiling windows along the whole backside of the house, complete with a wrap-around deck that extends the entire length of the house on the main and lower levels.

This special Lake Norman find was renovated in 2019, including new kitchen appliances, countertops, and new bathrooms on the lower level. The house features all-new furniture and linens!

This exquisite custom log cabin is built on the shores of Lake Norman. The 2-acre property greets each guest with pathways to the water, complete with your own private dock. Azalea Retreat - The Lodge has a brand new communal pool, shared with our other house, Azalea Retreat - The Cottage. Each home has its own designated lounging areas.

Upon entering your lakeside log cabin, you are greeted by a foyer structured from beautiful, natural wood, wood beam ceilings, Italian tile-lined walls, and, of course, breathtaking views of the lake.

You can immediately feel the "Wow Factor" as you walk past the foyer into the 2-story living room, kitchen, and dining area. The main living area is furnished with large leather sofas, guaranteeing comfort for your stay. The 2-story custom stone wood fireplace gives you that cozy, at-home feeling. This living space provides two separate seating areas perfect for admiring the lake views, catching a movie, or enjoying the fireplace.

The kitchen features all new appliances and a large island with new granite countertops and bar seating. It is completely stocked with dishes, utensils, and small appliances, so you won't miss a thing from home! To gather for a family-style dinner, you may choose to eat at the large dining table, which seats 10, decorated with a unique antler chandelier to complete the log cabin experience!

Off the main level living area is a primary bedroom with an en-suite bath. The primary bedroom features a 2 story fireplace and private sliding glass doors to the deck to capture endless views of the serene lake. The custom closet with built-ins provides plenty of room to unpack & unwind.

The custom log staircase leads you to the second-story loft/seating area. Perfect for curling up with a good book to escape the action. The second floor features two bedrooms with queen beds and a shared full bathroom with hall access. The landing is the perfect place to catch Lake Norman's finest sunsets!

The lower level is any family's dream, with three bedrooms and three full bathrooms. The game room does not fall short, providing skeeball, shuffleboard, a custom stone fireplace, a TV with an Xbox, and a large sectional for comfort.

The lower level primary bedroom has a king and queen bed, its very own fireplace, and a completely renovated en-suite bathroom with a stand-alone shower and soaking tub. This lakeside bedroom is complete with 2 built-in twin bunks and a small seating area with a pull-out sofa sleeper - perfect for a giant kids' sleepover! The lakeside bunk room has access to the full bathroom off the lower-level living room. The final sleeping area on the lower level features 2 queen beds with a full attached bath. Sleeping options don't fall short in this Log Cabin Lodge!

The outdoor spaces at Azalea Retreat - The Lodge are nothing short of magical. The decks and lower level patio are fitted with Adirondack chairs for everyone, perfect for relaxing by the lake. There is a large outdoor stone fireplace (wood provided), 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, just above the lake, is the eye-catching in-ground pool, which is 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! Conveniently located on each dock are all of the fun lake toys, which include a kayak, a paddle board, and an assortment of life jackets.

Challenge your group to some pickleball, corn hole, or Connect Four for some entertainment! Coffee in the morning and drinks at night, the decks at The Lodge or The Cottage guarantee relaxation! The latest addition to Azalea Retreat is a pickleball court. This will be set up near the fire pit on the side of the Cottage, the perfect location to challenge your group to a fun pickleball match!

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 Cottage.
The pool is available year-round, however, although it is not heated.
The gas fireplaces in the main level master and lower level king/queen room at The Lodge are not available for guest use.

Parking Details:
Maximum of 12 cars is 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.

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What can I expect in the home?

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

Room details

Our home features 11 comfortable bedrooms for a perfect night's sleep.

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

Sleeping arrangements

  • 9 xQueen Bed
  • 4 xBunk Bed
  • 2 xKing Bed
  • Sleep Sofa
Lower Level Primary Bedroom - Cottage
2 guests
Queen Bed, TV, Shower, Ensuite, Toilet
Lower Level Queen Bedroom 2 - Cottage
2 guests
Queen Bed, TV, Private Patio, Shower, Ensuite, Toilet
Lower Level Queen Bedroom 3 - Cottage
2 guests
Queen Bed, TV, Private Patio, Shower, Ensuite, Toilet
Lower Level Queen Bedroom 4 - Cottage
2 guests
Queen Bed, TV, Private Patio, Shower, Ensuite, Toilet
Lower Level Bunk Room - Cottage
4 guests
2x Bunk Bed, TV, Shower, Toilet
Main Level Primary Bedroom - Lodge
2 guests
King Bed, TV, Private Balcony, Shower, Toilet, Ensuite, Tub
Lower Level King & Queen Bedroom - Lodge
4 guests
Queen Bed, King Bed, TV, Shower, Toilet, Ensuite, Tub
Lower Level 2 Queens Bedroom - Lodge
4 guests
2x Queen Bed, Private Patio, Shower, Ensuite, Toilet
Upper Level Queen Bedroom 1 - Lodge
2 guests
Queen Bed, TV, Toilet, Combo Tub Shower
Upper Level Queen Bedroom 2 - Lodge
2 guests
Queen Bed, TV, Combo Tub Shower, Toilet
Bunk Room - Lodge
8 guests
Sleep Sofa, 2x Bunk Bed, TV, Toilet, Combo Tub Shower

Guests are saying

Nov 2, 2023
Amazing property. Everything top notch and exactly as advertised. Hosts were helpful and very responsive! We would host another family vacation here again and we may come back again!
Sep 15, 2023
Really enjoyed our visit - the hosts were super-responsive and everything was as advertised. The accommodations were incredibly clean and were very well maintained.
Aug 14, 2023
This was our second time at Azalea Retreat. I love the location; two well appointed water front houses surrounded by woods. Beautiful views! Our family of 29 had a wonderful week filled with water sports, pickle ball tournaments, and various theme nights including Hawaiian limbo, Mexican piñatas, family bingo, outdoor movie night next to the fire pit. Both kitchens were well stocked with everything you need for cooking for a large crowd. Lots of space with multiple areas for eating, playing games, or relaxing. The pool is perfect for families with young children. Lakecations communicated well with check in procedures, check out procedures and everything in between. Highly recommended!

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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