Airbnb Super Host recognition 20+ times since our very first eligibility for more than 5 seasons. TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence since 2017. Living the dream making memories and friendships hosting many awesome guests.
We are so very grateful for everyone that continually rates us among the best hosts in the world on Airbnb and and other platforms but we are even more grateful for all of the people that choose to stay with us that arrived as guests but depart as intentional family and friends! Thanks so Much to All of our Friends, Intentional Family and all of our Guests!!! We are excited about sharing many more great seasons ahead!
Oct 17 – Oct 19, 2021
Norris Lake Front Rentals – Cedar Suite
June 10 – June 14, 2021
Norris Lake Front! 2 Room Bunk House Apt 28 mi 2 Knox
Beautiful, quiet and relaxing atmosphere for lovers of the outdoors. Davy’s hospitality is awesome- we felt very safe and well looked after during our stay. I strongly recommend this place – no better place for hikers/ lake kayakers/ dog lovers to have your own (mostly) private piece of the lake!!!
We had such a relaxing wonderful stay. Our dog lived running around and swimming in the lake. It was a little to soon and a little cold for the kids, lol. Davy is so wonderful. If you are just looking to chill, relax and enjoy nature , this is for you. The cedar room we stayed in was so cozy and cute. Like a warm hug. One thing, the top bunk is only for little ones. The king bed was so soft and comfortable. Just loved it here.
We really enjoyed our stay!
Norris Lake Front Rentals – Cedar Studio
I really enjoyed my stay at your place, you made us feel very welcome. You made yourself available for anything we might need. I especially enjoyed playing Name that tune. You were a great host and im looking forward to staying again.
Davy went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and have fun! He was always sure to check we were back in from the lake safely and see if we needed anything. We felt really at home and relaxed knowing we had such a laid back, kind host. He even accommodated space for our boat and let us tie up on his dock. Would love to come back soon!
Was a delight. The space was beautiful. The bunk itself had a great vibe. The host was excellent. I wish I had more time to explore and to get out on the water.
Davy was the most gracious host to our group of 7 (2 adults and 5 teenagers). On the day we arrived he told us multiple times to ask if we needed anything, and he came through!!!! We not only had plenty of sleeping/lounging/playing space as advertised, but made friends with the dogs and cats, had a blast with the kayaks, enjoyed great big mable pulled behind our pontoon, made good use of the life jackets offered to us, made a fire with Davy’s wood and cooked with Davy’s hot dog and sandwich and s’more cookers, borrowed playing cards when we forgot, etc. etc. The extra refrigerator/freezer space, hot tub in the evening, and guidance with directions were icing on the cake. This was a truly amazing lake experience. We had a blast, and much of it is due to your kindness and help. I will recommend your place to anyone!!!
Thank you Davy!!!!!
I will for sure be returning to stay while I’m in town. Davy’s place accommodated our small group of friends and we spent a great evening in the hot tub. And sipping wine on a huge balcony with an evening view of the lake. Gorgeous. Truly what I needed to relax from work and catch up with old friends. Anything I needed, Davy had on the spot or within moments. Makes me proud to be an American.
Davy’s place is great! My boyfriend and I decided on a whim to take a quick getaway with about 48 hours to plan. We wanted to bring along our three pups which can make finding accommodations difficult. Fortunately, we found Davy’s place! Super cute little efficiency apartment which was perfect for the two of us. The location near several national and state parks and access to Norris Lake along with a few little historic towns made it ideal. We were able to let our dogs run loose and enjoy the countryside, grill out on his amazing deck, relax in the hot tub, have a bonfire, hike in the Cumberland Gap, and rent a boat from the dock you can throw a stone at from his beach to cruise around the lake all day. The lake is stunning and we were able to eat and have drinks at a few marinas nearby, which was fun. Place was clean and cute, and Davy was more than hospitable, providing everything you need. He’s happy to give you space and privacy or host you like a friend – whatever you prefer! Would definitely go back!
Davy is the coolest! A real SUPERhost. His kind hospitality is above & beyond! Expect a warm welcome into his comfortable home. He provides a true lake house experience of friendly fun & peaceful relaxation at his beautiful nature getaway. He was very accommodating & timely to communicate. Loved the serene view & easy lake access! The gradual slope into the lake (follow the paved underwater pathway) made swimming an everyday activity. (Tip: wear water shoes). Davy encouraged us to make ourselves at home & I’m glad we did. I highly recommend taking advantage of the common area amenities like the top deck hot tub, 2 awesome full-body massage chairs, stocked grills, large furnished sundeck, fire pits & shade canopy by the water. We took the opportunity to socialize (if desired), enjoyed good company & ended up making new friends. The living quarters provided all the essentials for a comfy stay. Easily accessible yet private location & lots of wildlife spotted. Davy’s pets are super sweet, laid back & approachable. Overall our visit was outstanding! We will definitely be returning & eagerly anticipate our next stay!
Fantastic host! We had a group of 8. Davy provided excellent hospitality and was very kind. The property is excellent to hang and have a good time. We had a great stay.
Mar 19 – Mar 21, 2021
Davy is a superb host no disappointments here.
We had such a good time. They were so welcoming. The upgrade offered was greatly appreciated with the weather and our honeymoon. We had never gone through an online site before and really didnt know what we were doing. Davy and Angie were prompt to answer any questions and concerns before we arrived. Always available while we were there. Highly recommend.
Everything was fantastic. Hospitality was incredible and we could not have asked for anything more. Everyone in our group thought Davy was awesome. Made sure that we had anything we needed. The property was great location. Super close to the Straight Creek Marina, which was very convenient to rent a boat from and was not very expensive. Plenty of parking for the 7 cars that we had as well. We had 16 people and slept everyone fine. Davy also helped me out with any questions I had beforehand. We communicated over 3 months in advance to help me out with anything I was unsure about. Was one of the most fun weekend trips my friends and I have had, and a large part of that was due to Davy being a great host. I would consider this residence the definition of a true Tennessee experience!
Davy’s place is right on the lake and has a tremendous outdoor space. Davy is very responsive and will go out of his way to assure his guests have a great time. Would definitely stay again!
This is an amazing little get away. The view of Norris Lake is spectacular! Angie and Dave are the most hospitable hosts, very kind and generous with anything you might want or need. We loved staying with them at their property and will definitely book with them again! Thanks again!!!❤️❤️❤️
Joined in 2018
Very great place! One of the best by far! Very great hospital and cleanliness. Beautiful home with a great view! – Joined in 2017
Had a absolute blast! Definitely will be coming back!!! Loved everything about the place! Thanks for a great time!
Beautiful spot on the lake. The water was beautiful and our host Davy was great! He gave us directions to some old, country store that had great food! It is close to Cumberland Gap and there are some awesome antique shops in the area! We’ll definitely be going back this summer to really enjoy the water!
Date of stay: March 2019
– Joined in 2019
I cannot convey how wonderful my stay was at Norris Lake Front. The hospitality was fully heartfelt. And, the accommodations were impeccable with true Southern style and call. I hope to return next year with my family. Sincerely, Ariel Mueller
Date of stay: February 2019
John D. – February 2019
My wife and I stayed just before Valentines Day and had everything we needed for a romantic stay. Privacy for sure but anything we needed was provided by on-site host. The hot tub was a welcome relaxation after driving and hiking around the lake. It was available any time we wished. Will be back for the local charm and friendly host!
Joined in 2018
Best in hospitality that I’ve ever experienced! It’s a simple setup – Think better than a tent! Even though it was perfect for what we needed, Davy upgraded us the second night when the apartment came open at no charge. The extra space, heat, Kitchen and shower were appreciated and a plus.
Joined in 2018
“The people are very friendly and will go above to make you feel welcome.”
I’m not much for words but loved this place is quite away from everyone and close to nature. the host Davy was amazing. Thank you so much for the wonderful stay.”
Joined in 2018
“We really enjoyed our stay at Davy’s place. It is hidden in the back roads of Tennessee, but not too far from anything you need. The apartments are small, but comfortable. Davy and his family are just the sweetest! They are very helpful and immediately responded to any and all of our questions or needs. Their dogs are very friendly and curious. Thanks for making our family stay a great one!”
Joined in 2018
“We were in town to start production on our music CD. So, we just needed a place basically to sleep and shower! The location was perfect! It was about 15 minutes from the studio! It was definitely on a mountain, so the roads were curvy with inclines & declines. That made me a little nervous, however our eight-year-old son absolutely loved it! We had to check in rather late and Davy and Angie were absolutely perfect! Very friendly, helpful and quick to respond! The room had everything we needed and then some! The area is a lake and fishing community so there’s not a lot of sit down hot meal type restaurants other than fast food. So, because we had been on the road all day and checked in a little late, Angie was gracious enough to bring our son a nice hot fresh homemade baked mac & cheese for supper! When she found out he was interested in dinosaurs & science, she brought him some books to take to the studio with him for the two days we were there! If you’re looking for fancy and luxurious keep in mind this is a Lakehouse! So, it’s simple and quaint but it had everything you needed if you wanted to enjoy the lake for a few days! We highly recommend Davey and Angie’s place if you have kids, and want to enjoy boating, fishing etc in Lake Norris!”
– Joined in 2017
Great fish camp style lake house. It’s back in a quiet cove and really convenient to the marina for boat rentals! Two really nice cats and dogs! Joined in 2011
This was one of the best vacations I’ve ever had in my life much in part because the lodging was exceptional and the hosts were extremely attentive and on top of everything!
TripAdvisor member since 2012
Place was wonderful! Offered an upgrade to an apartment with no additional cost upon arrival. Extremely friendly and helpful. Quite and clean. David and his wife Angie were very helpful and knowledgable. We will be keeping this place on our places to go. Marina where we rented a pontoon was right by the property via the water. Everyone had a wonderful time, even the kids! Joined in 2018
We enjoyed this Tennessee lakefront property where we felt right at home. We were able to bring our paddle boards and take off straight from the dock, into Norris Lake. The setting is secluded, quiet, and beautiful. We enjoyed seeing deer and fireflies every evening while relaxing on the back deck, overlooking the lake. The room included cold AC, needed during our hot mid-summer trip. Set up as an efficiency apartment, the room included a queen bed, two bunk beds, sofa, outdoor and indoor dining options, refrigerator, coffee-maker, toaster oven, microwave, and stove (portable burners). This accommodated our family of four plus canine perfectly. Angie was kind to entertain our young girls with stuffed animals and books. She was also quick to respond to special requests. Davy was always prompt to respond to text messages, and provide information about the property and the area. We would stay at this location again, and would also recommend to friends wishing to vacation in the area. Joined in 2016
“Great people. Very accommodating and helpful with boating and local attractions. The accommodations were a little smaller than anticipated but overall very fun and relaxing place to stay. Loved the candles lit outside at night and the use of the hot tub and the fact we could all gather outside.”
Joined in 2018
Davy’s place was just like home! They were very welcoming! Beautiful spot on the lake and lots of fun things to do!! Made a friend for life!
Joined in 2018
This is such a beautiful location with such wonderful hosts. Very close to boat rentals. Lots of beds for large groups. Spaces were clean. Did I mention the wonderful hosts.
Joined in 2017
Joined in 2018
Absolutely great place to get away from the hustle and bustle. Great view of the lake and amazing pleasant sounds of nature at night. Great people that own the Airbnb and they do everything they can to make their home feel like its your own.
Joined in 2017
Aufenthalt war super. Davy und seine Frau sind super gastfreundlich und haben uns aufgrund des Wetters ohne Aufpreis ins Studio Apartment hochgestuft. Wir fühlten uns äußerst willkommen und sehr wohl. Jederzeit wieder! Translated from German – The stay was great. Davy and his wife are super hospitable and have upgraded us due to the weather at no extra charge in the studio apartment. We felt very welcome and very well. Any time!
Danke, dass Sie bei uns geblieben sind. Es war eine Freude, Sie beide als Gäste zu haben und wir würden Sie jederzeit wieder begrüßen!
Joined in 2014
“Charismatic hosts and the Charming Cedar Apartment”
Near to Tazewell, Tennessee, and less than an hour from Knoxville, this lacustrine setting allows me to relax, walk, swim (seasonally dependent), write and visit my grandchildren, who live nearby.
This is the fifth time I have stayed with Davy and Angie and have loved every time, and every season, Summer, Fall, Christmas, and Winter. On the drive in I heard chorus frogs, signalling the coming of spring.
The king bed was very comfortable, and although the Cedar Apartment is small, we regularly have 4-6 people for meals and we easily spill out onto the large deck, for play and conversation.
As it was too cold for swimming, this time the preschoolers rode their scooters and trykes up and down the gravel path, while the adults walked.
The setting is beautiful, but the hosts’ personality gives this place an A+ rating. My age: 65+ Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend? Yes.
Joined in 2016
Davy’s place is comfortable, clean and quiet. The snow only added beauty to the surroundings mountains and lakes. Davy and Angie are extremely nice and easy going, they extended themselves by offering to do my laundry as well as inviting me to dine with them every night . I highly recommend staying here. Thank you guys for being the highlight of my stay!!
Joined in 2017
We absolutely loved our stay at this beautiful place on Norris Lake. Gorgeous views, quiet surroundings, wildlife and cozy and spacious accommodations! There was nothing lacking during our three-day stay. Also the amenities were all there with plenty of delicious foods and delightful beverages! Although we were travelling on business, we felt so relaxed and renewed! It’s a total experience well worth the money
The area is located in a rural and secluded area, which is what I loved the most. It was quiet and away from everything. Although, I only arrived at night and stayed that one and only night, Dave and Angie welcomed me as if I had known them for years. They are a wonderful couple and I think you won’t regret staying with them. Their backyard is heavily spacious and they are within walking distance of a lake. It was great to be able to walk out towards it in the morning. It was relaxing. They were also quick to offer me food or coffee when I arrived, which I didn’t expect at all. If you decide to stay with them, ask them about their massaging chair! Also, if you’re into rock, cigars, or anything within that region, talk to Dave, he has a lot of stories to share! If I am in the region ever again, I will be back!
Thanks so much for staying with us. It was as if we knew you instantly upon arrival. You all caught the lake in the off season at it’s lowest point just thawing from a 2 inch freeze. You have to come back when the water meets the grass and it is warm enough to enjoy the outdoors more. It was great meeting you and hope to again soon. We’ll take us some music on a boat ride to one of the places above or below us for some live music and fun.
Joined in 2018
This is a homey place, comfortable and surrounded by nature. Davy’s communication and attention to details began before our arrival. In frigid, snowy winter, he made sure all our needs were met, parking was perfect. He and Angie introduced us to the two cats and two gentle giant Great Pyrenese dogs. Our hosts treated us as family, and the hospitality included wine, fruit, snacks, plenty of coffee and tea. We loved the cedar apartment, hand hewn by Davy himself. The king bed was so comfortable, and the kitchenette had everything we needed. Bring your swimsuit for the big hot tub on the upper deck, or grill out if you like. A lakeplace with love, we recommend Davy’s
Joined in 2015
Joined in 2016
We extended our stay one more day with Davy & Angie which allowed us to visit with our family on New Year’s Eve Day. The Puffy Great Pyrenees dogs and the cats, provided everyone with entertainment as they frolicked in the cold.
Joined in 2016
Jarvis, Richland, MO – December 2017
Joined in 2017
Angie and Dave were the best host. Everything we needed was there. Looking forward to going back. Nice to have room for all of your family while having a place for your own quiet time. Looking forward to going back as we felt like family before we left. It’s a short drive to Knoxville, but we just enjoyed our time together and with Davy and Angie.
Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend? Yes.
TripAdvisor member since 2009
Joined in 2017
Rosalind From Memphis, TN- October 2017
Reviewed October 15, 2017 for a stay in October 2017
“Truly a lakefront paradise”
Our stay at this property was better than we could have ever imagined! The scenery itself was magnificent. This location provided an amazingly aesthetic backdrop for our family getaway. The hosts, Davy & Angie, made us feel as though we were at home. They were so hospitable that it felt more like reuniting with family than meeting the property owners. We will never forget the memories that we made during our time with them! We have already made plans to return and look forward to many, many more vacations here!
Davy’s place was very nice, secluded and just what we were looking for to relax.
Karah, Ashville,OH – October 2017
Betty-Lou From Cincinnati, OH – Oct. 2017
I spent 3 days in Davy’s “Tiny Glamper” enjoying Lake Norris and visiting family. Both beds in the “Glamper” were comfortable and I slept well and dry even the night it rained. Because I love to camp, I brought a small camp stove with me and cooked breakfast outside, near the lake. Davy also has camping equipment available. On Saturday I visited the Knoxville Zoo (about one hour’s drive) with my grandchildren to admire the delightful red Pandas, the lanky baby giraffe, the stately elephants, the very senior white Rhinos, and strutting camels. This is my second time staying with Angie and Davy and I very much recommend their stimulating company and their place on Lake Norris. I will certainly visit them again.
Eric Idaho Falls, ID – September 2017
Great place to stay for an overnight in a cozy tiny house by the lake. Great hosts.
Joined in 2017
Had a great time, host were, wonderful. Very accommodating. The beds, were great, like sleeping on a cloud. They let us stay later, then check-out, we borrowed a skillet, they brought us robes, for when we got out of hot tub, great place to stay, if your going on water, would be better during season, water level low now.
– Joined in 2017
Tracy From Brandon, FL – September 2017
Jenny From Louisville, KY. Sept, 2017
Very kind, social and enjoy people. This how I describe them. Thank you we had nice time.
Jeff From Arlington, MA. August 2017
Great, quiet spot on the water. Dogs to pet, a canoe to paddle, and a nice spot to relax.
Molly From Bethel Park, PA. August 2017
Me and a few other friends (13 of us in total– a big group!) came to stay at Davy and Angie’s lake house the night before the eclipse. Davy was great– very communicative and funny, and was very upfront about the construction that was still being done on the house which was very helpful. The place was perfect for us– tons of options for sleeping (the king bed was one of the comfiest beds I’ve ever slept on) and tons of amenities– massage chairs, hot tubs, a canoe to take out onto the lake (very beautiful ride if you like canoeing!). Davy even offered to take us out for a boat ride and Angie was so sweet, baking muffins and cupcakes for us (it was my birthday weekend 🙂 ). Also, they have the cutest dogs and cats ever (Luna loves to be pet for hours). It was such a beautiful place filled with character, perfect for large group get-togethers!
Dawn From Gastonia, NC. August 2017
Fantastic spot for family vacations.
Monique From Spring Hill, FL. August 2017
Beautiful Lake View! Nice Whimsical and Bright decor, large new Jacuzzi, nice and secluded on lake front property!
Betty-Lou From Cincinnati, OH – Aug. 2017
Davy’s place provided me the perfect place to kayak and swim on Norris Lake with my family. We loved paddling by the quiet houseboats at Straight Creek Marina, and exploring the coves and bays. The lake was quiet and even on Sunday afternoon there was very little boat traffic. The “Tiny Apartment” was cozy and well supplied. The comfortable king size bed allowed me to catch up on my sleep, and be refreshed in the morning. Davy and Angie were warm, enthusiastic, and accommodating hosts, who very much enjoy their place on the lake. The two great Pyrenees were sweet and became friends with my two grandchildren. The cats provided entertainment by stalking, but not catching, the quick lizards and small toads. I loved the covered deck, where we ate our meals on the ice cream style table and did quiet activities such as, water color painting, bubbles, origami, and block building. Angie made available some plastic wildlife animals that were great for sorting and counting. The weather was practically perfect. The one rainy day was an opportunity to visit Knoxville, about one hour away. The large sun deck was a good place to read and dance to music. I only saw ONE mosquito; perhaps the lake breezes kept them at bay. My family and I truly enjoyed our stay and plan to stay with Davy and Angie again. The property and lake setting provide opportunities for relaxation and water sports, but the true jewels of the lake are Davy and Angie. I feel fortunate to have met such kindred spirits and count them as friends.
Justin From New York, NY. July 2017
Davy and Angie are great hosts. They got wind that I love to eat tomatoes and they kept me full with some great ones. Recommend their place to anyone looking for a nice place on the lake to relax. Wish I had brought my boat up as they have a private dock too.
Pictures of Some of Our Guests and Activities at Norris LakeTN.com – More to Follow.