Rarity Bay

Rarity Bay offers country club living with a gated entry, 18-hole golf course and impressive amenities.

Open to homebuyers of all ages, Rarity Bay features a wide range of amenities and activities that are sure to appeal to active adults. This 1,600-home community is located in Vonore, Tennessee, where residents can enjoy a scenic setting with views of the Smoky Mountains. Highlights of this beautiful community include multiple amenity centers, an equestrian center and an 18-hole golf course.

Rarity Bay was opened in 1994 and development is continuing today with plans for a total of 1,600 condos and single-family homes. The community is built on a 960-acre peninsula surrounded by Tellico Lake. Rarity Bay is popular with active adult retirees, as it includes a number of exciting amenities and social activities. Residents of Rarity Bay can choose from a variety of memberships to design a lifestyle that suits their own interests.

Residences at Rarity Bay 

Homes at Rarity Bay include both condos and single-family homes styled in a charming French country theme. The condominiums at Rarity Bay are situated along the scenic 18th fairway. They include floor plans ranging from approximately 1,200 to 1,600 square feet. Most condos have one to three bedrooms, one to two bathrooms, and a one-car garage.

Single-family homes in Rarity Bay were designed to meet the needs of many different homebuyers. They include homes ranging from low-maintenance villas to impressive estates. Diverse floor plans range from approximately 1,800 to over 6,000 square feet. Most homes include three bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and two-car garages. Custom home sites are also available for homebuyers who prefer to design their own dream home.

Amenities and Recreation

All residents are welcome to enjoy the amenities at the main Activity Center. This facility features a spacious multipurpose room and a fully equipped catering kitchen. It is an ideal place for card games, parties, special-interest group meetings, and other social events. Many outdoor amenities are open to all residents as well.

The 15,650-acre Tellico Lake offers a number of water-based activities, and includes a marina and boat slips. The grounds also provide scenic walking and biking trails, community gardens, a dog park, and the 900-square-foot Equestrian Center.

The 18-hole Rarity Bay golf course offers challenging play, breathtaking views and lush grounds.

The 18-hole Rarity Bay golf course offers challenging play, breathtaking views and lush grounds.


Members of the Rarity Bay Golf & Country Club have access to another spacious clubhouse which includes dining facilities, versatile meeting rooms, a golf pro shop, and a lovely outdoor patio.

The Rarity Bay Golf & Country Club features an 18-hole golf course and practice facilities. The Enrichment Center furthers the amenities with a fitness center, an aerobics and dance studio, and additional meeting rooms. The nearby Grand Swimming and Tennis Club also offers an outdoor swimming pool and two tennis courts. A variety of social and golf membership options are available.

 With a variety of resort-style amenities and a wide range of available homes, Rarity Bay may be an ideal retirement destination for many active adults. For more information on this community click here: Rarity Bay - Vonore, TN