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Mermaid Houseboat on Lake James, NC

Boat hosted by Misty
3 guests2 beds0 baths
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You’ll have the boat to yourself.
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The Mermaid Boat is docked in Nebo, NC and roams the waters of Lake James. Refinished in 2020, the Mermaid Boat is ideal for families and friends to enjoy a day or weekend on the lake. Amenities include:

Convenience kitchen (pump sink, coffee maker)
Propane grill
Sofa (folds into double bed)
Table (booth seating folds into a single bed)
Capacity to sleep 2-3 adults or family
Large front deck for entertaining
Generator provides electric
AC (run by generator)
Bed linens provided
Marine toilet

The space
The space is ideal for spending a day or weekend on Lake James. With air conditioning, propane grill, comfortable living areas that convert into beds, kitchenette with dishes and utensils, bed linens, and a marine toilet on board - the Mermaid Boat is set up to be a ton of fun. The owner will pick you up at Canal Bridge Access Point in Marion, NC - provide a tutorial on using the boat, and then you will be able to take over. You can leave your car at Canal Bridge or he is happy to store at his urgent care just 1.5 miles from Canal Bridge.

There are several options for your overnight stay:
1. Reserve a boat-in campsite at Lake James State Park. You will have access to restroom facilities, a private campsite and be able to have a fire or set up a tent.
2. Stay on a public beach - these are usually the best beaches on the lake with premiere views. They’re also free. But they can get crowded and noisy on holidays and weekends during prime summer months. They usually open up at sundown as boater go home if you find they are all full when you arrive. There is no camping or fires allowed on the beach.
3. Tie up to the old state park dock (very low traffic) or anchor in a cove overnight.

There is a generator that runs the air conditioner and electric. The kitchen consists of countertops, coffee maker, and room to store a cooler with ice.

Guests are required to top off gas tank before returning or reimburse for cost of gas.

Guest access
Guests have access to full boat. They will not have access to the private dock where it is stored.

Other things to note
The houseboat feels more like a camping experience than a full-service hotel. There will be access to a grill, but no stove, oven, microwave, or refrigerator. Guests should plan to bring a cooler and plan food accordingly. There are no showers on the boat and only a pump sink with freshwater and marine toilet. We advise guests use the toilet sparingly, as it has limited flushes, and use public restrooms as much as possible. We recommend guests reserve a boat-in campsite for stays longer than 2 days. It is required by NC law that all guests under 13 wear a life vest while the boat is in motion.
The Mermaid Boat is docked in Nebo, NC and roams the waters of Lake James. Refinished in 2020, the Mermaid Boat is ideal for families and friends to enjoy a day or weekend on the lake. Amenities include:

Convenience kitchen (pump sink, coffee maker)
Propane grill
Sofa (folds into double bed)
Table (booth seating folds into a single bed)
Capacity to sleep 2-3 adults or family
Large…
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Sleeping arrangements

Common spaces
1 single bed, 1 sofa bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Air conditioning
Free parking on premises
Smoke alarm
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Essentials
Hangers
Free street parking
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Nebo, North Carolina, United States

Lake James is one of the most beautiful lakes in the United States. Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this man-made lake offers beautiful waters, great fishing, beaches for playing, and beautiful sunsets and sunrises.

Hosted by Misty

Joined in August 2014
  • 25 Reviews
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I live in Raleigh, NC and help my dad with his Mermaid Boat. Through his business, Noah’s Landing, He offers emergency boat towing on Lake James as well as Lake James Urgent Care, so is always in the mix of something happening at the lake. I love to get up to Lake James or out to the coast at every opportunity.
I live in Raleigh, NC and help my dad with his Mermaid Boat. Through his business, Noah’s Landing, He offers emergency boat towing on Lake James as well as Lake James Urgent Care,…
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The owner is local and available to answer any questions and assist should you encounter any trouble on the water. He also owns an emergency boat towing service and is regularly out on the waters assisting boaters.
Misty is a Superhost
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Check-in: 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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