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Just A Floating Is A Place To Get Away From It All...

Bedrooms 2
Space 92 m²
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 6

Houseboat is stationary * Can Not be Moved * Please contact me before Booking your stay, 828-479-3787 or 828-498-2129, or my cell 828-735-2627.If you want to get away from it all, this is the place to come and relax soak some sun in, go fishing, swimming, jet skiing, hiking, or get on the party top and enjoy the Great Smoky Mountain view. This Houseboat is located directly on Fontana Lake at the Marina only 300 yards away. This can sleep up to 6 people.* If you bring more people than you put on the inquiry for your stay it will be $75.00 extra per person! Max occupancy 6.Only 1 pet allowed which includes $50 pet fee.


Attention : Ask about our weekday Special only $150 a night Mon -Thursday ONLY, starting this fall.

More Details

Karen Johnson
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within 2 days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
24 February, 2018

About Karen Johnson

My name is Karen and my husband name is Harold we both were born and raised here, and we would like to share our beautiful mountains, and Lake with you...There is no where else I'd want to be than right here where I am today...

We both have children, and grandchildren, and thank our Dear Lord Jesus Christ for blessing us with what we have... We love our little town of Stecoah, and Robbinsville as we know you will fall in love with it to.

Karen Johnson purchased this house boat in 2014

Why Karen Johnson chose Fontana Dam

There nothing like been on the water, my husband knows this lake very well he has fished ,and hunted this lake since he was a little boy, sometimes it feels like a little piece of heaven.

What makes this house boat unique

We love our houseboat for many reasons, it's very spacious, all the comforts of home, power, water, A/C, one couches that pull out to full size beds, bunks bed in hallway that are both full size bed, and one King in back , standard Refrig. oven, and microwave, and Ice maker, Party deck on top with a slide, two big decks on each side with grill water hose access, and double carport for our pontoon, bass boat. We Love it....


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house boat rental in Fontana Dam

Property Type:
  • house boat
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 92 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM
  • /
  • Check-out: 3:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • A phone call after booking is REQUIRED. After the phone call, if no reservation is continued, the traveler must request a cancel.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • standup shower, vanity, and marina toilet... NOTE : please make sure no tampons are put in toilet, and only RV or marina toilet paper can be used due to it goes through a chopping waste system holding tank..we ask that toilet paper be put in trash can beside vanity. There will be a $350.00 charge if we have to send in maintenance to fix toilet, if rules are not followed Also there are bathrooms at marina, and at the entrance of parking lot, please see pictures I've provided...
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Hallway Bunk beds - 1 bunk bed , Bunk beds are full size beds
    Master bed room - 1 extra lg. double bed
    living room sofa pull outs - 1 sofa bed/futon , 1 large sofa pull out to full size beds
  • 1 large couches in living room that pull out into full beds, bunk beds in hallway are both full size beds, and King in back bed room, a total of 3 full size beds, and 1 King.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Check out all the trails, Hazel Creek, Eagle Creek, and Appalachian Trail, great fishing large, and small mouth bass, brim, pike, and trout, or check out Fontana Dam, Romantic sunset views.


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Just A Floating Is A Place To Get Away From It All...
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

The best place in the world

  • 5 of 5

Fontana Lake is nothing short of an untouched paradise, and this boat is a perfect way to enjoy that. The boat is surprisingly more stocked than any other cabin I have ever been to - it has multiple extra sheets, pillows, has a modestly stocked pantry/kitchen, and the list could go on. The boat was extremely clean and well maintained. It appears to have had an update inside within the past few years. You might think it would feel cramped inside a boat with six people, but with two side docks, a front deck, back deck, and top deck you can actually wind up losing people!

Karen and Harold really took care of the lot of six of us this vacation, and they for sure will be having future guests at their property!

  • Review Submitted: 18/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charleston, SC

Loved The Boathouse Living

  • 5 of 5

My wife, son and his friend and I stayed at "Just a Floating" for four nights in early June and love it! My wife and son normally get motion sickness and did not have any problems. The boat was very clean and well equipped.The beds were very comfortable. The slide was great! The kids enjoyed playing on the paddleboard. Sitting up top watching the stars at night was a perfect end to the night. Fontana Lake is absolutely beautiful. You are surrounded by mountains everywhere you go. The lake was very serene and not crowded. Fishing was good.

Karen was great and very accomodating. We really enjoyed the early check in and late check out. (We didn't have a pet.) This was a great family vacation with lifelong memories.

  • Review Submitted: 27/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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murphy nc

Hedden family from Murphy

  • 5 of 5

Just wanted to say what an awesome time our family had on the house boat. This rental is so great! The Johnsons are such nice folks, and the houseboat is awesome. Not only a beautiful boat but super clean with all the comforts of home. The lake was so beautiful even through we didn't catch any fish. Ha! This is a slice of heaven on the water.

  • Review Submitted: 28/07/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gaston, SC

Loved, loved, loved this place!

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I spent his birthday weekend on this houseboat. The houseboat has everything you could possibly want and Karen & Harold are the most hospitable people! We enjoyed the beautiful scenery, took a tour around the lake, grilled every nite, fished right of the boat in deep water and had plenty of room to move around with the huge decks the owners have attached to the houseboat. We were there when the colors were just beginning to change and the nites were cool...woke up each morning in fog- which soon burned off, our own little blanket of peace! Kitchen is well stocked, bed is super comfortable, satellite tv provided, very clean and inviting...also Wi-Fi for those who can't wait to get those vacation pictures on Facebook! We will definitely return at first chance!

  • Review Submitted: 24/10/2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing our houseboat, we hope to see you back real soon,you left the houseboat in great shape, Thank you for the awesome review. :)
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Knoxville, TN

Awesome houseboat! We had such a wonderful time!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I loved our stay! It was my birthday and we rode the jet skis for hours looking at the majestic scenery. The Mountains are beautiful to look at and the lake water is so crystal clear. Everything you need and more is there. Karen and Harold are great to work with. We can't wait to go again.

  • Review Submitted: 21/08/2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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best place ever!!

  • 5 of 5

My family can not even begin to tell people how great this vacaction was. This house boat was just heaven. Everything was so super clean and you literally don't have to take anything but your clothes. They provide everything from the snacks to the clean bedsheets. My 2 boys swam and did kayaks they provided and they enjoyed the slide. We will defintely be returning again.

  • Review Submitted: 16/08/2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Nearest Barpub
45 Miles
Bryson City, NC
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Fontana Village
Car: necessary

Hangover in Joyce Kilmer, Cherohala Skyway, Tsali Bike and Horse Trails, Santeetlah Cascades, Sassafrass Falls, The Dragon Tail,


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house boat in Fontana Dam

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add AU$96 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$637.15
Pet Fee AU$63.71
Tax Rate 7.0%

I require a security deposit check of $500.00 to be sent to me 30 days before arrival

All 7 day bookings automatically get a Mon.Tues. or Wed, night FREE thats a $150 savings...Already discounted

Deposit will be $500.00 for houseboat and pontoon which I will hold until cleaning and checked for possible damages.

A cleaning fee of $100.00 is due at checkout

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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