Top 10 North Carolina Homes Literally “On The Water” You Can Rent For The Weekend

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What better place to plan that relaxing get-a-way than on the water – literally.

We recently discovered some daily/weekly vacation homes in North Carolina where you can just open up the back door and go fishing or dive off into the cool water.

Here are the top 10 best vacation rentals in our state for water lovers:

#1 Fontana Lake Boathouse Island – $83/night

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Guests will have to have their own boat or kayak/canoe or rent a boat to access this totally remodeled 265 sq ft solar powered boathouse which is located in a sheltered cove in the Stecoah Creek area directly on Fontana Lake. The boathouse can only be accessed by water.

For more pictures and information you can click here.

#2 Lake Fontana Floating Cabin – $400/night

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This floating, solar powered cabin, also on Fontana Lake features 16-foot-high cathedral ceilings, full kitchen, two bedrooms plus loft space.

The home comes complete with two kayaks available for paddle use, explore the surrounding water and even drop a proverbial anchor for a hike in the woods.

For more information or pictures click here.

#3 Prince Boat Marina White House – $100/night

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Every floating home built and managed by Prince Boat Marina is the perfect get-a-way on the water. Their “The White House” feature two full bedrooms plus sleeper sofa, full kitchen and dining area with gas stove, bathroom and solar powered utilities plusa generator.

For more information on the white house click here.

#4 Prince Boat Marina Grey House – $100/night

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Every floating home built and managed by Prince Boat Marina is the perfect get-a-way on the water. Their “The Grey House” feature two full bedrooms plus sleeper sofa, full kitchen and dining area with gas stove, bathroom and solar powered utilities plusa generator.

For more information on the grey house click here.

#5 Lake Lure Boat Cottage – $151/night

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This on-the-lake cottage is a newly renovated, 2 BR/1BA, 400 sq ft cottage, and a back deck you can fish and dive off of! It’s nestled in a cove on scenic Lake Lure, NC. The main open area  includes a queen bed, adorable rustic woodburning stove, and full kitchen with a small eat in area for 2.

For more information and pictures on this home click here.

#6 Yacht Everest – $725/night

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Yacht Everest can accommodate up to 8 guests in four cabins, each with their own private head. The Master suite features a walk around king sized bed, flat screen TV, settee, vanity, and ensuite head.

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#7 Island Lodge – $621/night

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‘High Point Hideaway’ aka ” Little Bear Lodge” is a very private, wonderful, green, solar powered waterfront home on pristine Bear Lake in the Great Smoky Mountains.

The 1,900 sq ft lodge is only accessible by boat, it features a pontoon boat, 2 fireplaces, 3 bathrooms, and can sleep up to 6 people.

For more information or pictures on the island lodge click here.

#8 Da’s Dream – $175/night

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Da’s Dream is the perfect stay aboard B&B. She is a 40′ Bayliner command bridge, with full bathroom with shower, king size master bed and queen size V birth and complete galley (continental breakfast items included with any over night booking for two) If you have a trip planned to beautiful New Bern NC, why stay in a hotel? put “staying on a boat” on your bucket list.

For more information or pictures click here.

#9 8,000 Square Foot Ocean Castle – $2,650/night

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Ok, so this isn’t technically “on the water”, but it does include a boardwalk up to the ocean.

Welcome to Southern Grace. Opening its doors in May, 2015; Southern Grace is an extravagant, newly constructed manor that can sleep up to 60 people. One of the largest beachfront rentals in the country, this house has a unique design through and through, evident when you first approach.

Perfect for destination weddings or lottery winners.

For more information and pictures click here.

#10 On-The-Lake Cottage On Lake Norman – $116/night

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This one isn’t “on the water” either, but we had to throw in a Lake Norman lake rental for some home-town love.

This child-friendly cabin comes with a walkout beach, stairs going down to the water, large play gym with slide and swing set, Spacious Dock with covered seating area, huge floating dock, swim ladder, diving board, plenty of area to tie up boats and jet skis, fire-pit in beach, gentle rolling lawn, awesome views.

You can rent the entire property for $82/night – more info here.

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