Rockwood, Tennessee, United States 37312
Come retreat from it all at Port Gillum. This one of a kind oasis was built with the sophisticated vacationer in mind! When you first arrive at the estate you will be met with a small vineyard of grapes which the owner grows to create his own wine. And yes, you are welcomed to sample both the grapes and the wine left for you to enjoy! Take a moment to witness the wildlife who share this beautiful property with you. You may see the Eagles which nest near the property line as well as deer, beaver, river otters, osprey, rabbits and flying squirrels to mention a few.
At the end of the stately driveway, to the left, you are able to park an RV/ Camper and utilize the available 30 amp hook up and water source. To the right, you will see an open air fire pit to roast marshmallows and enjoy the stars. During the day you will enjoy watching the Eagles soar above amongst other beautiful birds and wildlife native to the area. As you walk from the driveway to the home's entry you will find a darling Guest Arborhaus with bunk beds, refrigerator, freezer, microwave and all the comforts of tiny house living (with the exception of a bathroom). Continue to travel outside the Guest Arborhaus to experience a serenity garden perfectly planned for your meditation, Tai Chi or yoga practice to calm your inner being while connecting your mind, body and soul. You will enjoy hours in the garden listening to the gentle waterfall and admiring the cherry blossoms when in bloom with the lake as its back drop.
Upon entering the home you will be immediately drawn to the large glass sliding doors which allow a breathtaking lake view from every room. Before you step back outside take a moment to see the dual masters with full baths on either side of the main living area. Should additional sleeping arrangements be needed, the fold out ottoman converts to a twin size bed and if needed an extra air mattress may be provided.
The main living area is an open concept which hosts a warm gas fireplace and big screen TV as well as a lake view dining area . You will also find a small work area if you must be productive, wifi internet is included. A small room where a wet bar, wine refrigerator and laundry machines are tucked away but can be seen from the pass through when serving up a glass of proprietary wine. On the opposite side of the living area is a modern kitchen with upgraded appliances which includes a dual oven, dish washer, refrigerator, freezer and an additional wine refrigerator. You will find everything you need to make your special someone a romantic dinner or feed your family a real home cooked meal.
As comfortable as the inside of this home is, you will be drawn to spend most of your time on the back patio deck which is accessible from both bedrooms and living area. The unique deck gives an illusion of being suspended above the lake with uninterrupted water views. It's the perfect spot to relax in either the private sauna or the six person hot tub after an exciting day of boating or fishing from the private dock. If you forgot your fishing rods, there is no need to worry. The owner has left rods and reels for you to use! Also provided for you is your very own fish cleaning station by the dock and a gas grill on the deck or open fire pit with a grate for grilling, located in the front of the home to cook your catch of the day! If the idea of a more intimate patio is of an appeal, follow the soothing sounds of the waterfall to find a second deck with a patio an additional gas grill perfect for outdoor dining in the side yard just under the serenity garden. The boat dock is equipped with a 110 volt 20 amp outlet for charging your boat battery.
Returning to Port Gillum will become an annual pilgrimage for anyone who treats themselves to this one of a kind estate.
Away From It All
Deck / Patio / Balcony
Dishes & Utensils
First Aid Kit
Lanai / Gazebo
Lawn / Garden
Long-Term Renters Welcome
Minimum Age Limit For Renters
110 volt 20 amp outlet at the dock for charging trolling batteries
Up to two pets allowed not to exceed 80 combined lbs.
Rates and Availability
|Weeknight||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay||Max Stay|
|Standard Rate||$200 / night||$200 / night||$1100 / week||$2800 / month||N/A||N/A|
|Off SeasonSep 05 2018 - Dec 29 2018||$120 / night||$120 / night||$850 / week||$1800 / month||N/A||N/A|
|New Years RateDec 30 2018 - Jan 02 2019||$250 / night||$250 / night||N/A||N/A||3 nights||N/A|
|Off Season SpringJan 03 2019 - Mar 02 2019||$120 / night||$120 / night||$850 / week||$1800 / month||N/A||N/A|
Over all we had a great time. It was pretty easy to find. The home was well equipped and clean. The views were great. The deck was great. The only down side was the trash and having to carry out to a location. The convenience centers where you can take it was not well marked but to big issue was we left on Wednesday and they are closed on Wednesdays and Sundays. Knowing that we would of taken most of it out Tuesday and only been left with a little on Wednesday. Overall it was good.
My wife and I could not have been happier in our choice for our Spring 2018 vacation. Port Gillum is a beautiful home in a perfect location. Situated midway on Watts Bar lake you have easy access in both directions to the lake. Close to towns yet far enough away that there is no traffic noise.(Always a plus for me) A lovely, comfortable, welcoming home with any amenity you would ever need. Kudos to the property manager and the owner. We had a problem with the A/C mid-stay and much to my surprise they had a Service Tech onsite within an hour of my phone call to address and fix the problem. And this was 2 days before Memorial day weekend. Again, we could have not been happier with our stay at Port Gillum and we highly recommend this property. We will definitely return. D & D Castle