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Peaceful Easy Feeling, Mountain Views, Post & Beam Luxury, Outdoor Fireplace

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Screened in porch with outdoor fireplace, outdoor dining area

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Last updated: 05/05/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Simply one of the most beautiful mountain homes in our area. You'll walk in and not only be in awe of the timber frame architecture, but the view will draw you immediately through the house to the back deck where you can't wait to relax with a beverage of choice. Three bedrooms, three baths, a gourmet kitchen, and attention to detail is evident. Two wood burning fireplaces, one inside and one outside (wood provided). The SCREENED PORCH with OUTDOOR FIREPLACE will be your favorite relaxation spot year-round. VIEWS OF 5 MOUNTAIN RANGES from almost every room.

Experience all Western North Carolina has to offer - great hiking, swimming holes, hike or drive to waterfalls, fishing, rafting/slow river floats, kayaking, gem mining, golf, restaurants & shopping, scenic drives, a photographers dream.

When Only the Best Will Do - Pamper Yourself A Little: No bare bones cabin here, all the comforts of home and more. This home is a great place to come and reconnect with friends & family. Not your usual vacation rental ... Rustic Elegant décor (owner is a decorator), comfy mattresses, beautiful linens and all the necessities.. Fully equipped gourmet kitchen with everything from waffle iron and popcorn popper to food processor and slow cooker. DirecTV, WI-Fi, blankets for snuggling by the fire, walking sticks. We are particular and the house reflects that.

Easy access (no scary single lane roads, paved to gravel drive). A retreat from life's stresses, a luxury you deserve. Escape, put your feet up, and relax. End a day full of activities by simply gazing at the mountains and enjoying each other.

Our home It isn't just accented by timber beams and called a timber frame, it is a true timber frame home. Our home won three architectural awards including BEST VACATION HOME. OUR GUESTS TELL US THEY NEVER WANT TO LEAVE and they come back year after year.

Our reviews speak volumes. We get calls all the time from people who've rented other properties and are disappointed when they arrive. Everyone who walks in tells us the home is more beautiful than the photos reflect. Look at our video on line and you'll see for yourself.

Share the expense: Bring another couple or two and it amounts to less than a nice hotel. Plan a family get together and share the costs. And, consider what you will save by being able to cook and eat in. Re-charge your Relaxation Skills.

Time for the Girls?: This house is a great GIRL FRIEND GETAWAY. Relax, read, hike, & lots of shopping! We can arrange Spa services, catering/picnic baskets, cooking lessons, hiking tours, & more.

Convenient location, groceries (3 mi), downtown Franklin (5 mi).
Max Occupancy is 6. We don't allow group parties, reunions, weddings, etc.

Our other home, The Cottage Homeaway #179200 sleeps 8.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 25 years of Age or older. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Not suitable for children under the age of 5 due to open staircase and loft...moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    Two steps leading into the house, then main level living with Master on Main, Large Bath w/Shower, Living, Kitchen, Deck & Porch with no steps....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Master Suite on Main...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    On Main Floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    Upstairs Master Suite...moreless

  • 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths - 2 large Master Suites (one on the Main Floor), First Floor Master Suite has a large Queen Aspen Log Bed, Rustic teak dressers, french doors lead to back deck with spectacular view of the valley and mountains. The Upstairs Master has a beautiful King bed, leather chaise & rustic teak dresser, this bedroom also has the spectacular mountain and valley views. The 3rd Bedroom, located on the main floor, has a Queen Bronze Bed with views of the surrounding forest. The 2 Master Suites have DirecTVs. All the bedrooms have large closets, distressed hickory wood floors, beautiful linens, lots of pillows, local artwork, & private baths. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Master on Main...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Guest on Main...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    2nd Master Upstairs...moreless

  • Three 'ensuite baths are custom tiled with rare granite countertops. The Master on the Main Floor features double vanity sinks, warming drawer for towels & slippers and a large glassed in shower. The Upstairs Master features double vanity sinks, jacuzzi tub, and a glassed in shower. The main floor guest bath has a copper sink and glassed in shower. We provide Shampoo, Shower Gels, & initial supply of paper products....moreless

Other Amenities

  • All the comforts of home have been thought of. If you are a cook, the gourmet kitchen is well stocked with pots & pans, serving dishes, etc. If you want to eat out, there are many great restaurants nearby. Or pack a picnic, we've provided a picnic basket and cooler. Grocery is approx. 2.7 miles. You may want to pick up groceries and never leave the house. A calming, quiet and relaxing home. Large Screened In Porch with Fireplace has dining table & chairs, rocker, & settee. Large Open Back Deck has teak/wrought iron seating and rockers to sit & enjoy the ever changing views of the mountains. We've furnished locally made Hiking/Walking Sticks and a book of actvity suggestions that will keep you busy for days & weeks. This is an upscale home with Rustic Elegance, it is best suited for adults (teen children). View our other listing, Homeaway #179200 if you have more than 6 guests. Daily Maid & Chef Services available upon request....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library:

    DirecTV Music Channels...moreless

  • Radio

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain:

    Mountain views for almost every room!...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Awesome views of 5 mountain ridges, stream, pond & pasture from almost every room....moreless

  • Rural:

    Quiet, peaceful setting between Franklin & Highlands...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    Beautiful hand made pine table, seats 6-8...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace:

    Indoor and Outdoor, firewood...moreless

  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Free Wi-Fi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Beds are made up with fresh linens, and towels are provided...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Open floor plan, warm, comfortable, upscale furnishings...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    on site, gravel drive...moreless

  • Printer
  • Shampoo
  • Study Room
  • Telephone:

    Land Line & most cell service...moreless

  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet:

    Free wi-fi...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    (2) 2 Wood Burning Fireplaces, one in Living Room, the other outside on Screened Porch - Wood provided...moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    Mr. Coffee...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything you need and more...crock pot, blender, waffle iron, popcorn popper, skewers, grill baskets...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped gourmet kitchen...moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave:

    Convection/Microwave...moreless

  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    some spices...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Water & Ice In Door + beverage/wine cooler refrigerator in wet bar...moreless

  • Stove:

    Dacor Gas Cooktop, Wall Oven and warming drawer...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio:

    Plenty of seating, facing the mountains...moreless

  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf:

    nearby...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    nearby, rentals in downtown Franklin...moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden:

    2.5 acre property...moreless

  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill:

    LP Gas Grill...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda:

    Screened porch...moreless

  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
July 4th Week
Jun 28 - Jul 11, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,065
Thanksgiving
Nov 21 - Nov 29, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,275
December
Nov 30 - Dec 18, 2015
3 night min stay
$325
Christmas/New Years
Dec 19 - Jan 3, 2016
7 night min stay
$325
Winter
Jan 4 - Apr 30, 2016
3 night min stay
$250
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$295
$2,065

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Cleaning/Supply $175 + tax
  • Tax Rate 9.75%

Notes:

Note Holiday Weeks, 7 night min. stay

MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY: 6 (no children under the age of 5)

Inquire about extended stay rates.

Additional $25.00 Firewood Fee during Winter Season

Owner reserves the right to increase fees depending on # of guests

Owner reserves the right to increase Damage Security Deposit Insurance requirements.


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Location

5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Franklin Golf Course & Mill Creek

Car: Necessary

Franklin is located between two popular scenic gorges, the Cullasaja and the Nantahala. The Pond House is located within 10 min. of the famous Cullasaja River Gorge scenic drive, and is rated one of the most spectacular in North America, passing 3 major waterfalls. Take a walk behind the roaring 75 foot wall of water of Dry Falls, and drive your car under Bridal Veil Falls. The mountainscape is lined with many hiking trails, including the famous Appalachian and Bartram Trails, both accessed 25 minutes drive from The Pond House.

Located in the southwestern corner of North Carolina, Franklin serves as the southern gateway to the Blue Ridge Mountains and Great Smokies. It's convenient location to major cities make Franklin a favorite vacation spot. Atlanta, Georgia is just two hours to the south while Asheville, is one hour to the east. Other cities nearby include Highlands, Cashiers, Dillsboro, & Sylva, all within about 30 minutes.

Other Activities: Whitewater Rafting, Hiking, Gem Mining, Waterfalls, Blue Ridge Parkway, Picnicking, Mountain Drives, Horseback Riding,

Golf: Franklin has 2 public courses

Ski: Skiing nearby - Sapphire Valley or Cataloochee, check website for conditions SkiNorthCarolina.com

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: We built this award winning home in 2006.

Why the Owner Chose Franklin:
We fell in love with area, it's such a central location. Franklin is a quaint small town with friendly people. We have terrific restaurants nearby. You can visit surrounding areas such as Asheville, Bryson City, Cherokee, The Smoky Mountain National Park, Sylva, Dillsboro. Hiking to waterfalls and taking scenic drives with a picnic is a couple of our favorite things to do.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The views are incredible and our area is such a quiet and serene spot to escape from the stresses and hectic schedule of city life. We travel ourselves and do our best to provide our guests with all the comforts of home. We've even thought of hiking sticks, coolers, picnic baskets and our activity books will keep you busy and coming back time and time again. So much to do, or do nothing!


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Screened in porch with outdoor fireplace, outdoor dining area

    Screened in porch with outdoor fireplace, outdoor dining area

  • Curl up here with a good book!

    Curl up here with a good book!

  • We have great restaurants nearby, but if you're a cook...

    We have great restaurants nearby, but if you're a cook...

  • Master Queen Bedroom Suite, main floor w/Aspen Log furniture, private bath

    Master Queen Bedroom Suite, main floor w/Aspen Log furniture, private bath

  • Cozy Guest Bedroom on main floor

    Cozy Guest Bedroom on main floor

  • Closeup View

    Closeup View

  • Sunset views

    Sunset views

  • Open back deck facing view - Gorgeous Fall Color!

    Open back deck facing view - Gorgeous Fall Color!

  • Come Snuggle by the fire (2 Fireplaces-inside & out)

    Come Snuggle by the fire (2 Fireplaces-inside & out)

  • Year-round beauty - Christmas 2010, back of house - Come snuggle by the fire

    Year-round beauty - Christmas 2010, back of house - Come snuggle by the fire

  • Our Fall colors are gorgeous!

    Our Fall colors are gorgeous!

  • Spectacular Fall colors at nearby Cullasaja Falls

    Spectacular Fall colors at nearby Cullasaja Falls

  • Large Open Floor Plan, Gorgeous Timber Frame beams

    Large Open Floor Plan, Gorgeous Timber Frame beams

  • Living Room view to Upstairs Loft

    Living Room view to Upstairs Loft

  • Great for entertaining

    Great for entertaining

  • Large upstairs King Master with private bath, Jacuzzi tub, mountain views

    Large upstairs King Master with private bath, Jacuzzi tub, mountain views

  • Forget your worries and soothe your soul!

    Forget your worries and soothe your soul!

  • Majestic Smoky Mountain View from Deck

    Majestic Smoky Mountain View from Deck

  • Private Luxury Timber Frame Mountain Home

    Private Luxury Timber Frame Mountain Home

  • Reflections

    Reflections

  • Screened Porch w/Outdoor Fireplace - a good book, beverage and relaaaaaax

    Screened Porch w/Outdoor Fireplace - a good book, beverage and relaaaaaax

  • Rock Your Cares away - Wonderful Mountain Views

    Rock Your Cares away - Wonderful Mountain Views

  • Spring in the Mountains

    Spring in the Mountains

  • Neaby Dry Falls, walk behind the Falls

    Neaby Dry Falls, walk behind the Falls

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  • Bathrooms
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Speaks: english
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