Overview of Lakefront Cottage on Mountain Island Lake/lake Norman & Lake Wylie

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Property Grounds
TV, video-game console, DVD player, music library
2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, linens

4.7/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air Conditioning
  • Pet Friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space

Explore the area

    Popular LocationNorthlake Mall13 min drive
    AirportCharlotte, NC (CLT-Charlotte-Douglas Intl.)14 min drive
    Popular LocationU.S. National Whitewater Center17 min drive
    Popular LocationCarolina Raptor Center17 min drive

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About this area


Located in Charlotte, this vacation home is near theme parks and on the waterfront. Fillmore Charlotte and Discovery Place are cultural highlights, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit Northlake Mall and EpiCentre. Traveling with kids? Consider NASCAR Hall of Fame, or check out an event or a game at Spectrum Center. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Northlake Mall - 13 min drive
  • U.S. National Whitewater Center - 17 min drive
  • Carolina Raptor Center - 17 min drive
  • Birkdale Village - 18 min drive
  • Birkdale Golf Club - 18 min drive

Getting around

  • Charlotte Station - 20 min drive
  • AirportCharlotte-Douglas Intl. Airport (CLT) - 14 min drive


  • Red Bowl — 4 min drive
  • Bojangles' — 4 min drive
  • Shuffletown Grill — 4 min drive
  • Chick-fil-A — 4 min drive
  • Heirloom Restaurant — 6 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Lakefront Cottage on Mountain Island Lake/lake Norman & Lake Wylie

Family-friendly Charlotte vacation home in Mountain Island with water park
Year round special. Pay for four nights and the fifth night is free! 'Rosella' 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. In March 2014 we completely updated the decor. We provide high speed wireless, flat screen TV's, Wii and a state of the art karaoke machine with thousands of songs, 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 Rosella spend much of their time on the screened porch overlooking the lake. Rosella 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 few short years leasing it we have had hundreds of guests. In that time we have learned that Rosella is not for everyone. We have done 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 Rosella, 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. In 2014, we just purchased a new Harris Floteboat that will be docked at the home and available for rent. Rental fee is $150/day and includes gas and insurance. This rate is approximately 1/2 the going rate in the area. Boat rental is scheduled 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. Bob and Kim Keywords: Lake Norman, Lake Wylie, Mountain Island, US National Whitewater Center, Carolina Panthers, Carowinds, Nascar Hall of Fame, Charlotte Motor Speedway, waterfront, pet,fishing,private, hot tub, Time Warner Arena, The Hornets, Rental boat,downtown,airport, boat dock.
Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer DVD players and video-game consoles. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and hair dryers.
Recreational amenities at the vacation home include a water park and a spa tub.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Bob Rudolph
Speaks English

Property amenities


  • Spa tub


  • WiFi available

Parking and transportation

  • Onsite parking


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Ice maker
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • Towels provided
  • Hair dryer

Living spaces

  • Dining room


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • Video game console
  • Video games
  • DVD player
  • Music library
  • Stereo
  • Video library

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue grill
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Near laundromat


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Location highlights

  • On the lake
  • On the waterfront
  • In the mountains
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital
  • Near outlet shopping

Things to do

  • Water park
  • Boating on site
  • Power boating nearby
  • Jet skiing nearby
  • Theme parks nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Rock climbing nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby

Safety features

  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 4
  • Unit size: 901 sq ft (84 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Lakefront Cottage Mountain Island Lake/lake Norman Lake Wylie
Lakefront Cottage Mountain Island Lake/lake Norman Lake Wylie
Lakefront Cottage on Mountain Island Lake/lake Norman Lake Wylie
Lakefront Cottage on Mountain Island Lake/lake Norman Lake Wylie

Frequently asked questions

Is Lakefront Cottage on Mountain Island Lake/lake Norman & Lake Wylie pet-friendly?
Yes, pets are allowed at this property.
What time is check-in at Lakefront Cottage on Mountain Island Lake/lake Norman & Lake Wylie?
Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.
What time is check-out at Lakefront Cottage on Mountain Island Lake/lake Norman & Lake Wylie?
Check-out is at 11:00 AM.
Where is Lakefront Cottage on Mountain Island Lake/lake Norman & Lake Wylie located?
Located on the waterfront, this family-friendly vacation home is within 9 mi (15 km) of Latta Plantation Nature Preserve, U.S. National Whitewater Center, and Carolina Raptor Center. Discovery Place and Ray's Splash Planet are also within 12 mi (20 km).
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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Great escape
Bob and Cindy were both great! Couldn’t have had a better time! Rent the pontoon it’s so worth it!

5/5 Excellent

Hot tub was excellent!
This was a wonderful man-cation! They enjoyed the fishing and the hot tub was a wonderful was to relax after a stressful week at work. It was a wonderful way to connect with the brothers

5/5 Excellent

Great spot!!
This was our second time staying at this lovely lake house. We were in the area out of necessity, but loved feeling "away from it all" here. Bob is great with communication and responsiveness. Cindy was a pleasure too. We thoroughly enjoyed the hot tub!! We cooked while we were there, so we appreciated the well stocked kitchen. The K-cups provided were a nice touch! We would definitely recommend.

5/5 Excellent

A heavenly retreat for ALL
What a wonderful retreat with gorgeous lake views from the deck and hot tub!!! Wow!! We rented both the top and bottom rooms-which was perfect cause we did not want to share the deck and hot tub. The apartments are so cute and decorated nicely! Quick walk to the dock with such a comfortable and fun boat to rent from the owner Waiting right there for us! We loved cruising around the lake, admiring all the fall colors, tubing, and even a lil dance party! We used it so much, he even came and filled it up with gas again in the morning for us at no extra charge. We had such a relaxing weekend and would come back again for sure!! The only negatives were there were Lots of stray cats outside which did sit on our cars some. And The “karaoke machine” is really just a microphone with no menus of songs to sing along to-bummer! Both very minor! Overall this place is Awesome!!!

5/5 Excellent

Repeat visit
We rented this property in the spring for a week and this time for 10 days-both times to visit family. But our family visited us as much as we visited them! We all enjoyed sitting on the screened in porch, the hot tub, the lake (though this time just from the pontoon boat and by fishing off the dock), and gorgeous sunrises from the porch and deck. The owner provided dog biscuits for our pet and Halloween candy for our grandchildren, too. We will be back again.

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