57 Reviews From Our Guests


5/5  *****  Stayed December 2020/January 2021

“The Smoky Mountains Lake House that we stayed in for our family New Year’s Vacation was very nice. The house was very spacious and provided different areas for everyone to enjoy(game room, theater room, plenty guests rooms, balcony, lake). we had a great time! My family and I enjoyed the view the lake house provided and the house manager was very welcoming, provided a great tour and made sure we were aware of any info we may need. David the owner was very helpful no matter when we called him, he answered. We would definitely recommend this house to families.”

Devontenno W, North Carolina, USA, December 2020/January 2021


5/5  *****  Stayed December 2020

“Great stay! Fun house for a big gathering. David was quick to respond and made the whole process so easy.”

Wes B, Georgia, USA, December 2020


5/5  *****  Stayed December 2020

“The house was absolutely gorgeous and the location was fantastic. a relaxing and scenic location. Not to mention how many thangs there are to do in the area and the other surrounding towns during the holiday month. December was the perfect time to go and my family and I absolutely loved it. David and Courtney (the hosts) were always quick to respond and give great suggestions for things to do. There are tons of Christmas activities for all ages and it was even wonderful staying in the house for a relaxing day. I will 100% be back and look forward to it already. Thank you.”

Josh K, Florida, USA, December 2020


4/5  ****  Stayed Thanksgiving  2020

“Me and my family were very happy with our visit.  I left just minor suggestions to help insure a better stay, but overall Arthur, David and Steve were very helpful, friendly and accommodating. We will definitely reserve again.

Georgiana B, North Carolina, USA, November 2020


5/5  *****  Stayed October/November 2020

What an amazing large family house, situated on a lake with beautiful country surroundings. Fun for the whole family and large enough to accommodate multiple families. Extremely well equipped for cooking meals. The movie theater was fantastic and we watched movies every night, have to say the movie theater was very user friendly. The games room was also a hit with my teenagers. One of our favorite things to do was to sit in the large jacuzzi in the evening and watch the beautiful sunset. Would highly recommend this beautiful house to anyone. It’s the perfect getaway, in an idyllic spot!!”

Susan M, Florida, USA, November 2020


5/5  *****  Stayed November 2020

“This place is awesome. Extremely clean and very spacious. David was very courteous and responded quickly to any questions I had.”

Channel W, Ohio, USA, November 2020


5/5  *****  Stayed October 2020

“David was a great host!! Responded whenever I called and even checked with me before we traveled! Our family really enjoyed ourselves!!!”

Kamille C, Georgia, USA, October 2020


5/5  *****  Stayed September 2020

“This is the great house. Whatever you need it is in the house. I highly recommend this house. I hope to see you again very soon  AAAAAAA *******.”

Ahmad N, Tennessee, USA, September 2020


5/5  *****  Stayed September 2020

“Great host.”

Ebonie B, Michigan, USA, September 2020


5/5  *****  Stayed September 2020

“Beautiful space tucked away on the lake. Nice getaway from the public!”

Christine M, Kentucky, USA, September 2020


5/5  *****  Stayed August 2020

“Loved every aspect of this home, the owners were excellent!”

Miriam M, Georgia, USA, August 2020


5/5  *****  Stayed August 2020

“This place was perfect for our very large family. Every year, we head to the Smoky Mountains to celebrate my mother-in-laws birthday. and every year we have issues. The Lake House was not only BEAUTIFUL, it was perfect. The lake is clean and pretty. We never left the house once we got there. We hope this is our forever place to celebrate “Nana’s” birthday! Thanks so much to Arthur, David and Diane!!!!!!!!”

Samantha B, Tennessee, USA, August 2020


5/5  *****  Stayed August 2020

“House was very nice, awesome location and layout. Lake was extremely low when we were there but we made it work.”

Chris H, Missouri, USA, August 2020


5/5  *****  Stayed August 2020

“Wonderful home and location.  Couldn’t have asked for a better weekend getaway.”

Mike L, Tennessee, USA, August 2020


5/5  *****  Stayed August 2020

“The house was plenty big for our grown children and their families. We fell in love with the lake. It was the perfect temperature and didn’t have a mucky or grassy bottom. There are plenty of family activities to do within 45 minutes of the house. We rented a pontoon boat for the day which was a lot of fun for all. The kids loved the movie room and the men enjoyed the pool table. The hosts were responsive with all my questions. Lake life is the best, we didn’t want to leave!”

Merrell S, Florida, USA, August 2020


5/5  *****  Stayed July 2020

“The Lake House is gorgeous! It is quite spacious and set up perfectly for a large family or several families to stay together. The kitchen is large and reasonably well stocked for a rental. Bedding was comfortable – sheets and towels are not threadbare like other rentals, but lovely and fluffy! Plenty of seating for everyone, including portable chairs for the dock. The game room was a hit with the kids and the hot tub an extra bonus for the adults. But the lake… the lake is the main attraction! So many “lakehouses” (including in this development) are not actually on the lake… this one is! Just a short flight of steps down to the firepit and deck area and then right into the lake. Douglas Lake is gorgeous and relatively quiet, so our family could swim and float around the dock with no issues from boats. There is a dock in the community (a 5 minute drive) and a pool, which unfortunately was closed due to COVID19 restrictions. A few suggestions: bring your own beach towels and unbreakable cups for the lake (the cups in the house are large tumblers), don’t forget your hairdryer (there was not one in the house), and bring all of your food & drink with you when you arrive as the closest grocery is quite a ways on windy roads. The best part of this rental is the owner, Arthur. He is a lovely British gentleman and made sure we had everything we needed. His son, David, made sure the house was ready and our lock codes were set. Two wonderful hosts! It was a wonderful vacation and we would love to return!”

Heidi M, Illinois, USA, July 2020


5/5  *****  Stayed July 2020

” Was more than accommodating. Replied very fast. Super friendly. My family and I will not hesitate to book again!”

Maya B, Michigan, USA, July 2020


5/5  *****  Stayed July 2020

“Awesome weekend and everything was perfect.  Perfect house, location, weather and weekend!”

Peter B, Kentucky, USA, July 2020


5/5  *****  Stayed July 2020

“Check-in was easy and David was just a text or call away for communication! House is beautiful! Plenty of room for our family! We rented a boat for the day and enjoyed the sun and fishing! The teens enjoyed the theater room! I personally did not turn a TV on the entire time we were there and just enjoyed hanging outside with the family. Home is located in private area and it was nice and quiet! Loved our stay and would recommend if you have a large family.”

Tawnya W, Indiana, USA, July 2020


5/5  *****  Stayed July 2020

“We had an amazing and memory filled vacation at David’s house. The house was enormous and fit our very large family well. Everything was very clean, beds were comfortable, kitchen was well stocked. We spent most days floating right off the dock. The house is tucked back into a cove and there was minimal boat traffic (even on 4th of July weekend). We had kids from ages 13 to 1 and they all had a blast.”

Allison H, Ohio, USA, July 2020


5/5  *****  Stayed June 2020

“This house is gorgeous. There is plenty of room for everyone to have space for quiet rest and also gathering together. Everyone loved being on the lake and watching movies together in the evenings.”

Sharon O, Florida, USA, June 2020


5/5  ***** Stayed June 2020

“We had the best time! This house was just perfect. Gorgeous in every way. Every room was immaculate and super clean too. Tons of bedrooms for the 4 families and the kids space was just perfect! We had 8 adults and 8 children and had tons of room. The lake access was amazing. We spent most of our time at the water. We brought floats and paddle boards and enjoyed the private dock and private lake space. The water was perfect for swimming. We had kids ranging from 4 years old to 11 years old and had no issues. The fire pit at night was perfect for roasting marshmallows. We also loved the theatre room for movies and hanging out in the evenings. David the host was so wonderful and responsive to any questions. We couldn’t have asked for a better place to stay. It was like a private lake front oasis. We only wished we would have booked more days! We highly recommend and cannot wait to come back.”

Melissa M, Georgia, USA, June 2020

5/5 ***** Stayed June 2020

“We chose this house to have our wedding at. The deck overlooking Lake Douglas could not have been a more perfect backdrop. The house was super spacious and we were able to have all of our guests stay with us on the property. With 25 people inside it never felt crowded. The owner is very easy to work with and super responsive. The house and property were beautiful and being on your own little peninsula was very private. I would highly recommend staying here. You will not be disappointed.”

Danielle J, Louisiana, USA, June 2020

“More than Luxurious!!”

5/5 ***** Stayed November 2019

“This place is amazing. Great space, definitely lives up to the pictures but this home truly surpasses its pictures. The place is more than luxurious. We was a party of 18 on a couples Retreat and we truly were able to relax and enjoy. We would definitely stay at this home again.”

Marqueen H, Tennessee, USA, November 2019

“Awesome for Relaxing!!”

5/5  *****  Stayed December 2019/January 2020

“Great place for a large gathering. Large enough for multiple families. Patio/balcony is awesome for relaxing. Hot tub was great, pool table was a blast. Bedrooms were large, same for the kitchen. Very private, we enjoyed it.”

Naser N, Alabama, USA, January 2020

5/5  *****  Stayed December 2018/January 2019

“This place is amazing, it was a great getaway for our big family. We truly enjoyed watching movies in the huge screen of the cinema, playing billiard in the basement and the bonfire by the lake. The house was very clean and everything was very well kept, the beds were comfortable and the kitchen had everything we needed to cook our home made meals. We went to Dollywood, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg for day trips, which were about 30 min drive from the lake house. Overall would recommend this house and would gladly come back in the future!”

Javier C, Puerto Rico, USA, January 2018


5/5  ***** Stayed May 2020

“Such a beautiful home in a perfect spot!  We loved every minute of our stay!”

Glynn D, Alabama, USA, May 2020


5/5   *****  Stayed October 2019

“The house is absolutely BEAUTIFUL.  My daughter got married on the Deck down by the Lake.  She loved everything about it.  We had a great time and THE WEDDING WAS SPECTACULAR.”

Randall T, Kentucky, USA, October 2019


5/5 ***** Stayed November 2018

“FABULOUS property in GREAT LOCATION only minutes from Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg!!”

Jason D, Florida, USA, November 2018


5/5  ***** Stayed August 2019

“The name ” A GORGEOUS MILLION DOLLAR LAKEFRONT HOME ON A GATED FIVE ACRE EXCLUSIVE ESTATE itself says everything.  SO MUCH PRIVACY, lake view with lake front, club house swimming pool, jacuzzi, well equipped kitchen, plenty of space for dining for big group, it’s just fun fun fun!!!! since everything was there whatever we need. A+++++ HOUSE.  Will recommend 101 % to everyone.
Thanks Mr. Owner.”

Bipin A, North Carolina, USA, August 2019


5/5 ***** Stayed July 2019

“FAMILY REUNION, 22 ADULTS AND KIDS.  Everything we needed including day trips to Gatlinburg and Sieverville.  A full week of fun fishing swimming and hanging out.”

John M, Alabama, USA, July 2019


5/5 ***** Stayed July 2019

“My group of 15 had an exceptional time here. The house is gorgeous and clean. We especially enjoyed the swim deck, theater room, and ample bedroom space. The views are beautiful and there is an excellent spot to swim right off the lake. The hot tub and balcony are very comfortable spots for hanging as well.
Some things for potential guests to be aware of:
The swim deck is not well equipped for tying down a boat. Only suitable for pickup and dropoff.
The house is on well water, and the gas from the well smells funky, like sulfur. It it pretty offputting at first, but you get used to it.
Garbage dropoff is at the front of the community, about 1/4 mile away, and there is nowhere to store full bags before taking the drive up. A large can for temporary storage just outside the garage or under the deck would be a big improvement.
No smoking allowed on the balcony. This seemed a little unreasonable, but the swim deck by the lake is a good alternative.”
None of those potential drawbacks would prevent us from booking here again. The owner group was professional and responsive to issues as they came up.

Marc M, New Jersey, USA, July 2019


5/5 ***** Stayed July 2019

“We had a wonderful trip, the house was clean and as described.”

Hessel B, Arizona, USA, July 2019


5/5  ***** Stayed August 2019

“We had a group of 20 with small kid and adults and this home was perfect with the best location. We enjoyed evenings on the deck over looking the water and mornings sitting on the patio enjoying meals together. The home is large and fit everyone without ever feeling too tight. The only call outs would be that bunk beds are all in the same room, which was a bit unclear from the photos on the listing. Also, there is not a dock so we unfortunately couldn’t keep rented boats over night but it was easy to hop in the boats from the steps and load in coolers and babies etc. Overall, we had the best weekend that was too short! We would love to return but this time hopefully can stay longer!”

Kelsey M, Ohio, USA, August 2019


5/5  *****  Stayed May 2019

“My co-workers and I stayed at David’s beautiful home for Memorial Day weekend and the house was more than what we had ever imagine. The house was really clean and everything was well taken care of. The theater room was comfortable with lots of seating, the pool table is well taken care of and the living room is big with a large ceiling. The view from the back porch is priceless(woke up in the morning had some orange juice and just enjoyed the beautiful view of the mountains and the river)! There was plenty of room for all 18 of us and everything we needed from cooking pans to toilet paper was also available. David was an awesome host and was available to contact at anytime. We had an issue with the alarm( one of the coworkers activated while we were getting ready to leave) but one quick call to David solve that issue. We had an amazing time and will definitely come back. I would definitely recommend David’s lake house for an amazing gateway.

Leonides L, Illinois, USA, May 2019


4/5  ****  Stayed June 2019

“We were trying to find a place that would hold the 18 members of our family. This house worked out very well! It was great because we could prepare our own meals in the huge kitchen! We spent many nights on the porch and the views were beautiful! The only concerns we had was due to the smell of sulphur in the water and showers, but we got used to that after a few days.”

Leah B, Illinois, USA, June 2019


5/5  *****  Stayed March 2018

“We had a great stay in this place. The views are amazing!”

Galia G, Colombia, March 2018


5/5  *****  Stayed June 2019

“The house was comfortable, spacious, clean and well appointed. The deck over the water and the fire-pit were very nice. And we enjoyed the lake, finding it to be very un-populated and without much tree debris. The property manager was super responsive. Plenty of laundry soap on-hand, and if you’re staying for more than a few days, bring your own soap and shampoo. Hairdryer too! We recommend the place and look forward to visiting again sometime soon.”

Randall W, Ohio, USA, June 2019


5/5  *****  Stayed May 2019

“David’s lake house was spectacular.  All the amenities were provided and easy to find, the views were very scenic and beautiful, and the service/communication couldn’t have been better.  The lake was very nice to go out on and spend time during the day and the decks and porches were a great relaxing place during the days and nights.  All of my friends and I had a great time and there is ample capacity for group events and relaxing summer trips.  David and his manager were always available for help/questions during the trip and even recommended fun activities in the area.  David will answer any questions you have about the place beforehand and provide any extra information about the area that you need to know.  Would recommend to anyone who is looking for a fun group vacation in the area!”

Andrew H, Ohio, USA, May 2019


5/5 *****  Stayed December 2017

“Wonderful home, it was perfect for my family holiday. Incredible view!”

Rosa S, Florida, USA, December 2017


5/5 *****  Stayed July 2018

“The house was outstanding. We had 15 people and there was plenty of room. The location is perfect! You are right on the lake with great privacy.”

Nathan R, Ohio, USA, June 2018


5/5 *****  Stayed May 2018

“Unforgettable stay in this extremely well equipped and beautifully furnished home. The new boat dock and fire pit had just been completed and we spent an evening around the fire pit enjoying a cold drink as the sun went down, then on to the theatre room to watch a movie. JUST GREAT!!!!!”

Mark W, Florida, USA, May 2018


5/5 *****  Stayed June 2018

“The owner was great to work with and very accommodating to our every needs. The property is very private and absolutely gorgeous. The home itself was huge with all the amenities suggested and more. I would recommend this property to everyone.”

Fred B, Colorado, USA, June 2018


5/5 *****  Stayed July 2018

“Didn’t stay long enough in this gorgeous house in such a great location.”

Jeffry S, Florida, USA, July 2018


5/5 *****  Stayed July 2018

“This house was perfect for our vacation. The property is amazing, the lake is fantastic. It is all your family could want in a lake vacation. I would highly recommend!”

Cincinatti, Ohio, USA, July 2018


5/5 *****  Stayed July 2018

“This property is exceptional. It is clean, exceedingly well-equipped, large, and very comfortable with all the amenities one could want for a lake vacation. We especially liked the dock right on the water near the fire pit. We couldn’t have asked for anything more. The owner was very friendly and responsive to our every need. We will definitely stay here again.”

Amber W, Indiana, USA, July 2018


5/5 *****  Stayed July 2018

“The house was absolutely perfect. There was plenty of room and plenty of amenities available in the house. The lake front was unbeatable. Five stars!!”

Chad G, Kentucky, USA, July 2018


5/5 *****  Stayed July 2018

“David’s place is outstanding in amenities, the view, the balcony overlooking the lake, the proximity to the harbor, the quality of the bedrooms. It was a wonderful family reunion location.”

Amber W, Indiana, USA, July 2018


5/5 *****  Stayed June/July 2018

“Beautiful well appointed home with outstanding views from decks. Douglas Lake was fun to experience from a rented boat. Hot tub seemed brand new. Community pool available. Very near to plenty of excellent outdoor activities, white water rafting, ropes courses, fabulous Gatlinburg.”

Laura B, New York, USA, July 2018


5/5 *****  Stayed July/August 2018

“This home was terrific for our “sibling reunion”, which included six families off and on throughout the week. The lake house was at the end of the cove, which was also near the pool. So it was nice and quiet yet close enough to a marina and other fun things. The water was clear and cool. The kitchen was my favorite part inside the house. That area boasted a huge island that made it convenient for many people to cook and talk simultaneously. Two ovens made lots of bacon! The theater room was huge and oh so comfortable, and we had lots of folks falling asleep in there. It was like the people on the screen where life-size! While the layout of one bedroom upstairs was a little quirky, it’s size and view made up for it. The kids’ wing, with the many bunkbeds and little Rooms coming off the main room of bunkbeds, made the rest of the bedrooms elsewhere for the adults even better. There is more to say, but I have said enough. One of the biggest things about this house is the responsiveness of the owners. They call back immediately, are extremely kind and caring, and welcomed all my many, many questions. These folks really put their hearts into this house and care about your good time.”

Tracy S, Florida, USA, August 2018


5/5 ***** Stayed August 2018

“This house was everything we needed and more for our family reunion! It’s beautiful and spacious. Everyone had a great time!
Close enough to town to go do things but so peaceful being right on the lake. The owners are so helpful and accommodating. I would recommend this house to anyone who needs space for a larger group.”

David W, Tennessee, USA, August 2018


5/5 *****  Stayed September 2018

“My family spent 10 days in this fabulous home. The 3 generations ranging from an infant to a senior citizen all had a great time. During their stay they hired a pontoon boat and jet ski and spent a fantastic day on Douglas Lake including docking at the Lake House’s private dock to get more refreshments. Some of the family also spent a memorable day at beautiful Ashville and Biltmore House & Estate.”

John R, UK, September 2018


5/5  *****  Stayed October 2018

“Fabulous lakefront house, superbly furnished and fitted with great facilities including theater room, games room, hot tub, lakeside fire pit, and private boat dock. Ideal for family reunion or any special party including weddings.”

Chase W, Kentucky, USA, October 2018


5/5 *****  Stayed October 2018

“David’s house gave us an amazing weekend as we loved using the great amenities such as the hot tub, pool table, deck and fire pit. The house was fantastic as every room was kept in great quality, and a ton of space for all of us. I highly recommend this house for any large group and hope to come back in the future.”

Jason S, Massachusetts, USA, October 2018


5/5 *****  Stayed November 2018

“David’s place is absolutely amazing. I know everyone was sad to leave. Check-in was easy, and David left us alone our entire trip. David is a fantastic host. The home’s location is perfect, with it being far enough from Gatlinburg to avoid all the traffic/tourists, while still being close enough to where the drive in isn’t terrible. It is in a rental cabin area, but the property itself is private. The driveway is long enough to where you can’t even hear other people and there is plenty of parking. The view of the lake is amazing. The home has a ton of amenities with cups, plates, pots, pans, towels etc. all provided. The house was fantastic as every room was kept in great quality, and a ton of space for all of us. We loved using the great amenities such as the hot tub, pool table, deck and fire pit. There is a sound system in both the basement and the common room, both of which worked very well. The couch/beds were extremely comfortable. I would recommend this house for any large group. If I had the chance. I would definitely stay here again. 100% worth the money”

Beatriz B, Mississippi, USA , November 2018


5/5 *****  Stayed 2018

“The house is beautiful on a fantastic 5 acre lot right on the water. The 7 bedrooms were very comfortable and the kitchen and dining room are equally well-equipped and large. The owner was very friendly and responsive. We especially liked the dock on the property and direct access to the water. It was a great family retreat and we will visit again.”

AW, Indiana, USA, February 2019


5/5  *****  Stayed March 2019

GREAT LOCATION AND PERFECT HOUSE for the family vacation that my family was looking for. We felt right at home from the moment we arrived can’t wait to come back.”

Rick W, Florida, USA, March 2019