House - 4 Bedrooms - 2.5 Baths - Sleeps 10 (Max occupancy 15)
Why Rodger Moon chose Ten Mile
Hi, thanks for looking! I bought and lived in this home for 7 years and completely remodeled and updated the home while living there. I moved to Oak Ridge to shorten my commute to work and decided to keep this home as a vacation rental.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Beautiful, relaxing home
Rodger was extremely accommodating for my family and I. Fast responsive and the home was beautiful!!
Great dock, house needs repairs.
The lake was beautiful and the fishing around the dock was great. We caught several very large catfish off the dock and the fishing for our kids and expert fisherman was great. There is a boat ramp on the property which was very convenient for our personal boat. The location of the house is convenient to nearby marinas and just a short boat ride out to the main lake and sandy beaches. The dock was large enough to fit our entire group (12 people), there is a large table and padded chairs on the dock. The water was shallow surrounding the dock (4-6 ft) but nice for swimming (bring water shoes). The owner warned us before hand the dock electricity was broken, nothing a few lanterns could not fix. The yard was mostly shaded and not too far of a walk from dock to cottage. The only negative of the yard was the long grass which needed cut and some trash/old nets laying around the outside. The day before we left a man with a large pontoon boat said he had permission to park his boat at our dock. We found this odd, we also had a pontoon boat so along with this strangers boat, it made it extremely difficult to fish off the dock our last evening. The Wifi in the house worked great, there is not a land line in the cottage so to make outgoing calls we had to go outside around the dock area.
The house upon entering had a very strong mildew smell. We read other reviews before hand about the smell so just in case we brought 3 large box fans. We set up the fans immediately in the lower level which helped some. The lower level consists of a sitting area with a tv, a bathroom/shower, refrigerator and hot tub (the hot tub was not filled). Unfortunately, this entire space smelled so musty all week it could not be utilized and with 12 people that made it very difficult to remain comfortable in the house. The only other space in the house we could use was the kitchen and of course the bedrooms. No complaints with the kitchen, just again trying to cram three families into this space was unfortunate. The kitchen was fully equipped with items needing to cook, we prepared large meals every night. I recommend bringing pillows and blankets (the ones provided seemed to be very old). The shower pressure was terrible in both showers and bathrooms had signs of mold. The cottage overall was very disappointing. After a long hard day on the lake the last thing you want to do is struggle to shower and sit down with your family. The dock and fishing helped to bring our rating to a 3
Thank you for your feedback and review. I do greatly appreciate them as they and direct communication are the best way for me to learn about and address any issues that arise. I do apologize about the pontoon - I was not aware that it would be there or whom it might belong to and I will address the trash you found this week. Also, thanks for letting me know about the bedding. I will replace these items this week as well. Prior to your stay, I had a leaking water heater which I have replaced. You did let me know about a water leak upon your departure which turned out to be a loose shower head. I have fixed this leak which was the cause of the musty smell. I do apologize for this and possibly could have made your stay more enjoyable had I known about the water leak. The musty smell is now gone and the basement is dry.
Nice lake house
The house was perfect for our stay. It was close to the water and very convenient having a boat ramp. The layout was a little different with the couch being downstairs but overall it was great weekend. The owner is quick at answering questions.
Quiet and Peaceful
We loved the dock and the quiet cove that the house is on. The dock is covered and has a dining table and chairs and was so nice to sit on in both rain and sun. The cove was quiet with hardly any boat traffic so we could safely swim off the dock. The yard was nice and flat so there wasn't a steep hill to climb. Good size bedrooms that comfortably accommodated our group. The basement was a bit musty but maybe that's to be expected by a lake. Overall, a great place.
I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you so much for the feedback! My water heater had a slow leak and caused the humidity to be higher than normal. I replaced it and the musty odor seems to have gone away. I do greatly appreciate all feedback as it helps me ensure that each guest has the best experience possible.
We loved spending time on the dock!
We had an awesome time. We are already talking about booking for a longer time next year.
Relaxing and peaceful.
Very nice and relaxing. The best part was the covered dock. That is where we spent our whole time.
Nearby activities include: Three nearby golf courses, lakeside restaurants and marinas. Knoxville is about 40 minutes away and has great shopping, dining, and entertainment. The Great Smoky Mountains, Dollywood and Gatlinburg are about 1.5 hours away.
We have wonderful neighbors who enjoy the peaceful and quiet neighborhood as much as we do. If you are planning a loud gathering, this is not the place for you.
Other Activities: kayaking, wildlife viewing, miniture golf