Villa, 2br/1ba sleeps 4 adults. Adjacent to VRBO# 453657
Off season special (November through April) Pay for four nights and the fifth night is free! Mile View is a cottage built on the shores of the beautiful and private Mountain Island Lake. Much of this lake is parklands, wildlife, sanctuaries and properties restricted from development. This home was built in 1952 by Ben Douglas, long time Charlotte Mayor and name sake of the Charlotte Douglas Airport. It was common at that time for Charlottes wealthier residents to have little lake cabins for vacation homes
This cabin has provided decades of lakefront fun and fishing. Inside and out the place looks very much like it did in 1952. Years ago the house was divided into two separate apartments. In 2011 we converted the upstairs into a vacation rental. We provide high speed wireless wifi, flat screen TV's, comfortable furniture but you can get most of that at a Holiday Inn. The unique experience you get with a stay here is that little step back in time. It starts when you pull in to the skinny gravel drive and end up at a plain but well kept mid-century home. There are paneled walls unit a/c and no dishwasher. No subdivision, no pool, no tennis courts. There are only two other neighbors. There is a 1 bed room unit below that is also available for rent(.VRBO 453657) Unless you plan on renting both units you should be planning a quiet stay. Prior guests that have most enjoyed Mile View spend much of their time on the screened porch overlooking the lake. Mile View was built right on the lake's shoreline. You are so close to the boats going by you can see right inside them. At night when they cruise by you could truly join in their conversation. The place is very popular and in our decade of leasing it we have had close to 1000 guests. In that time we have learned that Rosella is not for everyone. We have tried our best to accurately describe the "experience." If that slow paced step back in time is not what you are looking for you may not enjoy Mile View, if on the other hand, you would like to relive the way things used to be or experience it for the first time we don't think you will be disappointed. We look forward to your arrival. There is a rental boat service right at the dock.. Rental fee is discounted $50 per day for guests. ( Retail is 350 to 450 per day.) This rate is lower than the going rate in the area. Boat rental is scheduled and operated separately from the vacation rental. It is strongly advised that you reserve it prior to your stay. A security deposit and application is required in advance.
FYI The hot tub, fire pit and dock are all in common areas.
There is a small family of feral cats that live on the property. They are very sweet and will steer clear of you but may look in a window. We feed them and built them a couple of apartments. If you have a pet that is aggressive with cats you may want to consider
this before booking
Bob and Kim
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