Prospective Owners

Covenants, Architectural Guidelines, General Lot Information

All prospective owners are urged to carefully review the Covenants and Architectural Guidelines. The Architectural Review Committee requests that anyone that will be submitting their home plan for approval reach out to the ARC two months prior to the desired approval meeting date.
This document spells out in detail the process of building or making changes to existing construction in Sunset Bay. The document also contains a checklist for building, an application to build in Sunset Bay, and many other forms. Please review this document carefully when thinking of building in Sunset Bay.

262 Lake front
521 View (lake view & interior)
783 Total lots
324 Lots permitting log home construction 
458 Lots restricted to conventional construction
    1 Lot permitting commercial use (lot 900A1)
250 Lake front lots with dock permitted by TVA
 12  Lake front lots – nondockable (due to conflict with SSB Marina + lot 565)

165 Lots on private roads 
618 Lots on county roads

Norris Lake water levels (elevation)
1020   Normal Summer water level
1000   Normal Winter water level [Summer – Winter: change = 20 feet)
1020   TVA owns property below this elevation


Homes and Lots for Sale in Sunset Bay

This link provides all listings for sale that have been posted on the Sunset Bay website

Helpful Building Information and Links

The Sunset Bay Board of Directors nor the Architectural Review Committee does not recommend, approve, or disapprove any of these builders.  The builders on this list have provided the necessary documents per ARC Guidelines 2.2.  In no case shall the Sunset Bay Owners Association or any of their agents be held liable with respect to any defects in workmanship, loss, liability, claims, code violations or any other expenses which may arise before, during or after construction. (COV 6.07) 
It is recommended that you interview at least 3 builders from this list and contact current Sunset Bay homeowners who have built with them prior to making your selection.  
Section 26a of the TVA Act requires that a permit be attained before any shoreline construction activities—such as building a dock or stabilizing the shoreline begin.
Propane Gas
These propane retailers service our area and are members of the Tennessee Propane Gas Association:
  • Amerigas
  • Bi-County Propane (Maynardville) - 865-992-2066
  • Bi-County Propane (Tazewell) - 423-626-1123
  • Ferrellgas
Water & Sewer

Water Only Meter
Many owners elect to have a water-only meter (irrigation and outside hose bibs) installed for @$400. This meter will allow you to use water outside your home and not be billed for sewer.

Mariner's Club General Information

Each property owner is able to join the Mariner's Club, which is an organized group within the Sunset Bay Community. This group has a Board of Directors, who are nominated and voted on by the Mariner's Club community. 
The Mariner's Club is passionate about boating and boating safety and organizes several fun events each year to facilitate comradery and community amongst other avid boaters. We have board meetings every other month that all members are invited to attend, either via Zoom or in person at the clubhouse. 
Currently there is a waiting list for boat slips, but don't let that prevent you from joining this awesome group of boaters! Please note if you purchase a home or lot that comes with an existing slip, you will need to complete a form to transfer ownership and contact the secretary (Tracy Garrett) or treasurer (Mike Roth) with your information.
If you have any questions, please contact the Mariner's Club Secretary.


The Knoxville Agents
Real Estate
Contact Colleen Pilon-865-606-4504
Additional Information

Telephone, Internet, Cell Service

Telephone Service
  • Brightspeed 
  • Another option for telephone service is Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). This is a telephone service utilizing the Internet. A quick internet search will deliver several options for VoIP.
Internet Service
Cellular Service
There is a Verizon tower on the lake west of Sunset Bay. Some residents have good connections in the community, but not on Sharps Chapel Road and the immediate surrounding area. Since geographical features affect service it is best to ask your neighbor about their experiences.
The reception is good in the whole community as well as Sharps Chapel Road all the way to Knoxville and Middlesboro, KY.  U. S. Cellular has two towers, one located near Big Ridge State Park and a second located at Waterside Marina.
At the present, Verizon and U. S. Cellular have a reciprocity agreement to provide service on shared networks, but keep in mind calls are prioritized. This agreement can be terminated at any time.