Rarity Bay - Vonore, TN

Rarity Bay in Vonore, Tennessee is an active lifestyle community on Tellico Lake. Located on a 960-acre peninsula with views of the Smoky Mountains, community puts a new meaning to country club living with access to a 15,650-acre lake, world-class amenities, and a championship golf course.

Rarity Bay welcomes homebuyers of all ages, and with a very active homeowners’ association (HOA) and wealth of activities, this Eastern Tennessee community makes it easy to get to know neighbors and encourages lifelong friendships based on common interests and hobbies.

Rarity Bay Amenities

The amenities offered within the gates of Rarity Bay are some of the best in the area. While many of these require memberships, the Activity Center is available to all residents and offers a comfortable atmosphere with plenty of tables and chairs for meetings and card games.

Rarity Bay Golf & Country Club’s members enjoy access to a beautiful clubhouse that has dining facilities, private meeting rooms, and a beautiful outdoor patio. Golf enthusiasts enjoy living near an 18-hole course equipped with practice facilities and a pro shop. There are numerous social and golf membership options that will suit the needs of all potential members.

Located near the clubhouse is the Enrichment Center. It’s the perfect place to work out in the fitness room or join an exercise class like yoga or Pilates. This is a popular place where Rarity Bay’s residents host private functions or community events in the multi-purpose rooms.

Memberships to the Grand Swimming & Tennis Club are also available to Rarity Bay’s homeowners. Located near the Enrichment Center, residents can partake in a variety of activities held at the outdoor pool and two lighted tennis courts.

Whether riding a horse at the Equestrian Center, playing fetch at Rusty’s Place dog park, taking a brisk walk on the miles of trails, or planting flowers in the community garden you’ll be sure to have numerous options to stay active while enjoying the great outdoors. Tellico Lake offers more than a picturesque lakeside backdrop with fishing, boating, sailing, and more water-related activities throughout the year.

Rarity Bay Homes & Real Estate

Development of Rarity Bay began in 1994 with 1,600 homesites available for a variety of housing options that range from intimate condos to custom-built estate homes. Situated on the 18th fairway, the condominiums at Rarity Bay range from approximately 1,200 to 1,600 square feet in size with one to three bedrooms and one to two bathrooms, each with its own one-car garage.

There is a large selection of single-family homes in Rarity Bay situated in different neighborhoods. The Bay View neighborhood includes villa homes with three bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and a two-car garage. These low-maintenance homes are between 2,400 and 3,000 square feet in size and some include private dock rights, screened-in porches, and open decks. The Bay Pointe (The Chateaus) neighborhood is a private reserve near the end of the peninsula with large estate and grand villa-style homes. Mont Claire Village’s low-maintenance French Country-style floor plans range in size from 1,800 to about 2,650 square feet. These include three bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, and a two-car garage. The Bluffs at Rarity Bay is a newer neighborhood with homes that have 2,750 to 6,000 square feet of living space.

Should you not find a resale single-family home of your liking, you can custom build a new home of your dreams with water, mountain, or golf course views. A committee ensures that these new homes meet the French Country theme of Rarity Bay.

Rarity Bay Lifestyle

The lifestyle within Rarity Bay is second to none. Residents and members enjoy a full calendar of clubs and activities. Golf and tennis tournaments are planned throughout the year for club members. Staying physically fit is never hard with exercise classes and fun clubs that include bowling, bicycling, and hiking. Rarity Bay’s residents actively give back to the Eastern Tennessee area through service groups like the American Legion, Lions Club, Knights of Columbus, and Rotary International. Whether meeting neighbors at a holiday barbeque, gathering for a poker night, or joining a choir group, there’s a long list of regular events that will be sure to spark your interest.


Rarity Bay in Vonore, Tennessee is situated on a four-mile peninsula in the middle of Tellico Lake. Both Knoxville and the Smoky Mountains are less than an hour away from this vibrant community. When traveling even farther is on your agenda, Knoxville’s airport is just a 35-minute drive and Atlanta and Nashville are just a three-hour drive away.

Closer to home, residents of Rarity Bay enjoy living in an area with a moderate four-season climate and numerous recreational activities all year long. Eastern Tennessee is rich in history of pre-Colonial times with cities like Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Oak Ridge, and Chattanooga. With endless natural beauty, delightful weather, and a low cost of living, any homebuyer is sure to enjoy living at Rarity Bay.

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Rarity Bay Amenities

The following amenities are available to Rarity Bay residents:

  • Clubhouse/Amenity Center
  • Golf Course
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Aerobics & Dance Studio
  • Walking & Biking Trails
  • Tennis Courts
  • Lakes - Boat Accessible
  • Gardening Plots
  • Demonstration Kitchen
  • Outdoor Patio
  • Pet Park
  • Golf Practice Facilities/Putting Green
  • On-site Retail
  • Multi-Purpose/Meeting Rooms
  • Equestrian Facilities
  • Gazebo
  • Boat Launch

Rarity Bay Clubs, Groups, Activities & Classes

There are plenty of activities available in Rarity Bay. Here is a sample of some of the clubs, activities and classes offered here.

  • American Legion
  • Art Club
  • Bible Study
  • Bocce Tournament
  • Book Club
  • Bowling
  • Bridge
  • Bunco
  • Chick Flick
  • Chicks with Stix
  • Club Championships
  • Couples Golf
  • Dinners for Six
  • Euchre
  • Fantasy Football
  • Garden Club
  • Golf Cart Rally
  • Hand and Foot
  • Hearts
  • Hiking
  • July 4th Flag Tournament
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Ladies Golf Association
  • Lions Club
  • Mah Jongg
  • Men's Bicycling
  • Men's Golf Association
  • Men's Pool
  • Motorcycle Riders
  • Pinochle
  • Poker
  • Rare Note Singers
  • Rarity Bay Women's Club
  • Rotary International
  • Shuffleboard Tournament
  • Sporting Clays, Skeet
  • Stitching B's
  • Tap Dancing
  • Tennis
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Walking
  • Wine Tasting
  • Yacht Club
  • Yoga

Rarity Bay Reviews (2)

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We have lived in Rarity Bay for 15 years and this has been one of the best decisions we have made. The community and the lake are beautiful with outstanding views no matter where you turn. Beyond that, the people are the most welcoming, caring and fun people we have ever come across! Our Grandchildren love it here and come as often as they can to our little piece of Heaven on earth


We own a wonderful condo at Rarity Bay and absolutely love it. Coming from a home with a big yard and tons of maintenance it's been a nice change of pace not having to worry about all those annoying jobs around the house and around the yard. We have more time to enjoy life. We golf a lot, walk the trails, cycle and relax! The amenities here are wonderful and the views are breathtaking.

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