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About Rarity Bay

Rarity Bay Leads The Way

Rarity Bay is home to more than 400 families. The 960-acre peninsula is surrounded on three sides by pristine big water reflecting the mirror image of the Great Smoky Mountains across an expansive lake surface. Quiet seclusion beyond the gated-entrance, Rarity Bay is the pinnacle of the Rarity communities with its low density and exceptional rolling topography. Custom home sites, each with a distinguishing view orientation have been Rarity Bay's claim to fame. The Premier Country Club Membership Program has provided residents with the flexibility to design their membership dues to conform to their current level of activity.

Eastern Tennessee -Top Retirement Destination

Situated within a days drive to destinations throughout the eastern half of the United States, Rarity's communities are less than 10 minutes from Interstate 40 and 75. Located southwest of Knoxville's metropolitan service area, Rarity living allows residents a remarkable diversity of choices in their selection of things to do.

Celebrating the kick-off of the University of Tennessee's go big orange college football season, Rarity residents head out doors to capture fall photographic memories of hiking, camping, hunting and the gathering of autumn flowers and pumpkins. Mild winters, spring and summer gardening, water sports, golf, tennis or just sitting on deck to breathe in the beauty of the day, are only a few of the ways residents enjoy living atop the Tennessee foothills. Top ranking medical facilities, the low cost of living, access to a myriad of life experiences, has positioned Tennessee's Rarity communities among top contenders for Best Places to Retire.

Turning to Look Ahead

With the commencement of construction at new Rarity communities over the past several years, our records contain the contact information for more than 40,000 visitors to our Rarity Information Centers. Approximately 1,800 properties in various Rarity communities have been sold, with 2006 holding the record sales activity in all Rarity companies. Rarity Bay, Rarity Pointe and Rarity Ridge have survived the economic impact of the Great Recession and each is experiencing a renewed level of interest in recent months.

But things have changed, and more importantly, YOU HAVE CHANGED. The survival of the fittest has become a lesson learned by the many, changing our core belief system  and what we consider vital to our next real estate purchase. We need to meet you all over again. We need to listen to what is important to you now! Then continue to build our Rarity communities around those things you perceive of value in this new era of personal choices.


Here in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains is Rarity Bay, a master-planned amenity community that is the ultimate representation of great East Tennessee real estate. Homes with French Country architecture, amenities for a healthy life, community activities & this is all Rarity Bay.

Located in Vonore, Tenn., Rarity Bay is 960 acres along Lake Tellico and only a short 30-45 minute drive into Knoxville. The community offers waterfront, water view and golf course homesites, custom estate homes, villas and condominiums. Each is built with the same style, craftsmanship and beauty in mind. If you havent been to Rarity Bay, there are hospitality suites overlooking the fairways and lake for a pleasant weekend stay.

At the heart of this golf community is the Clubhouse. The stacked stone, copper and granite facility has three dining areas, private meeting rooms, a Pro Shop, swimming pool and tennis courts. Here is where neighbors meet for a game of rummy or to stop for a beverage before venturing back out on the golf course. The Rarity Bay Championship golf course was designed by D.J. DeVictor and Peter Langham and features 18 holes of unbelievable play. Its a par-72 course with a putting green course and driving range. Near the entrance to Rarity Bay is the impressive Equestrian Center. Special events, riding lessons, riding trails throughout the community and boarding facilities are the highlights of the Center. Our Center director is at the Equestrian Center to answer your questions and help you with all your horses needs.

See Rarity Bay in the best possible way by taking the trails located throughout the community for walking and biking. The small hills will make for robust exercise and showcase all the natural beauty that surrounds you. Make time to go down and see the community boat slips on Lake Tellico. Our residents love gliding across these beautiful lake waters. Enjoy even more neighborly camaraderie at the community gardens where you can grow your own flowers, fruits and vegetables.

For those few times you want to venture out of Rarity Bay, its only a short drive to some great areas for dining, shopping, entertaining and relaxing. East Tennessee is a dynamic and great place to live. Knoxville has lots of great attractions and is home to the University of Tennessee, museums, theaters, restaurants and businesses. Some of the businesses with corporate headquarters in Knoxville are the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), Regal Entertainment Group, Ruby Tuesdays and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Within minutes, emergency personnel can be at your Rarity Bay doorstep, and Knoxville has three top-notch healthcare systems for quality care and service.

Living at Rarity Bay is not for everyone. If youre looking for a waterfront, golf, resort-style East Tennessee community, then Rarity Bay is for you. We would love to show you this great Tennessee real estate opportunity and have you meet the exclusive group that makes up our Rarity Bay family.


At Rarity Bay, we know what is important to you. You want that feeling of independence and carefree living you once had before life gave you responsibilities and commitments. You want a healthy, active way of living that will have a hard time keeping up with your active imagination and fun attitude.

Enter the world of Rarity Bay, and all these requirements are met instantly. Wake up each morning and do with the day what you wish. Enjoy mild temperatures in this gated community that offers security and a respite from the outside world. Visit the Clubhouse to play golf or cards with your new neighbors. Stroll down four miles of walking trails that not only create that healthy life, but also give you a chance to view the natural beauty of East Tennessee, your new home. Play tennis, swim in the pool, boat down Lake Tellico or ride horses at our Equestrian Center.

What more could you ask for?