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Sapphire Heaven, Luxury Mountain Cabin with a Spectacular View

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Sitting on a mountain ridge at an elevation of 3900 ft is Sapphire Heaven!

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Last updated: 07/09/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Sapphire cabin description

Ten minutes from Cashiers, and 55 minutes southeast of Asheville, NC is Sapphire Heaven; a cozy, solar powered, cabin of rustic elegance, which offers your soul over 200 acres of privately gated nature, peace, solitude, but yet the convenience of being so close to everything.

Fine dining, boutique/convenience shopping, golf, tennis, stream/lake fishing, hiking, rafting, and incredible waterfalls are all within eight miles of the cabin. Sapphire Heaven ranks high on the luxury scale and boasts a spectacular, panoramic, long distance, mountain sunrise view. Enjoy the patio hot tub, the indoor or private outdoor shower, a premium sound system, the high end kitchen appliances, a wide screen LCD television, the audiophile DVD/CD player, the outdoor gas grill/rotisserie, wireless high speed internet, office communications equipment , washer/dryer, and much more. For more information and photos, visit our website.

Keywords: Cabin, luxury cabin, bungalow, cottage, flat, single family residence.

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            Pets have wide open spaces to roam. It's their vacation too!...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Ashtrays provide for outdoor areas....moreless

          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 2

            ...moreless

          • Queen size Beds (1) We shopped for the most comfortable mattress we could find and bought a 2013 BeautyRest World Class pillow top. Add a heavy over sized quilt and cool mountain air...zzzzzzzzzzzzz., Twin or Single Beds (1) The twin beds are firm, foot thick, Nova Foam Pure Comfort Deluxe...extremely comfortable....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            The range is gas and the oven electric. Additionally, there is a microwave, bread warmer, coffee maker, coffee grinder, blender, bread machine, and pretty much anything else you may need....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            0...moreless

          • Dishwasher
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Coffee Maker
          • Freezer
          • Oven
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Pantry Items

          Amenities

          • Wood Fireplace:

            The wood burning fireplace, which has a gas log lighter, was built from local granite by a third generation chimney mason, Leland. His grandfather had been one of the masons who worked on the grand fireplaces at the famous Toxaway Inn. With the ensuing demise of the Inn after the dam broke so many years ago, his grandfather eventually salvaged much of the stone he had used. Leland gifted Sapphire Heaven with three of those storied stones. They are the last three successive stones on the very top, right of the mantel. The one piece, solid granite boulder hearth is seven feet wide, 15' thick, and over 3' deep at the widest point. We had to build a special concrete platform all the way to the ground to support it's weight. Then we had a crane lift it into place before the roof was built. It is an amazing place to sit and feel the fires warmth....moreless

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            After driving through the gates on our property the driveway forks. The cabin is uphill to the left. To the right the pavement ends, but gravel continues for a ways. This is where additional vehicles can be parked....moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Central air and heat with user friendly, simple, thermostat....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Extra linens, towels, pillows, and blankets available....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Washer in the cabin....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Dryer in the cabin....moreless

          • Parking Off Street
          • Fireplace
          • Parking
          • Heating
          • Towels Provided

          Other Amenities

              • This property is gated and very private. A spectacular private waterfall is about 150 yards down a steep trail and is only accessible from this property....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Music Library:

                There is an assortment of more than 100 music CDs of various artists available for listening. There is also an easy connection cable for your I-Pod which will allow your music to be played over the sound system...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                With over 200 DirecTV channels, including HBO, Cinemax, most sports channels, HD, music, and much more, you shouldn't lack for something to watch....moreless

              • Video Library:

                There is an assortment of more than 100 videos available for your viewing....moreless

              • Video Game Console:

                PlayStation II with games....moreless

              • Television
              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Video Games
              • Books

              Communications

              • Broadband Access:

                DSL, both wireless and Ethernet cables available....moreless

              • Telephone:

                Local service plus toll free dialing....moreless

              Pool & Spa

                  • Hot Tub:

                    Take a look at the photo. The view is spectacular, day or night. The hot tub, which is on a private, secluded patio, and will easily accommodate two people....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Wood Deck
                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Lanai / Gazebo
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Theme

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

                  Location & View

                  • Mountain View:

                    You can count seven mountain ridges as they disappear into the distance. Up to your left is the 4700 foot summit of the tallest mountain in the area, Toxaway Mountain. 180 degrees to your right, far in the distance, is Sapphire Lake. The view, simply put, is spectacular....moreless

                  • Golf Course View
                  • Lake View
                  • Village

                  Activities

                  • Museums
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Golf
                  • Sailing
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Medical Services
                  • Whitewater Rafting
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Rafting
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Hunting
                  • Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Skiing
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Restaurants
                  • Cinemas
                  • Live Theater
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Caves
                  • Churches
                  • Arboretum
                  • Forests
                  • Pond
                  • Rain Forests
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Waterfalls
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Sledding
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Boating
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Antiquing
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Kayaking
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  2014 High Season
                  May 10 - Nov 30, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $340
                  $2,275
                  2014 Off Season
                  Dec 1 - Dec 19, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $315
                  $2,100
                  2014 Holiday Season
                  Dec 20 - Jan 4, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  $340
                  $2,275
                  2015 Off Season
                  Jan 5 - May 8, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $325
                  $2,200
                  2015 High Season
                  May 9 - Sep 27, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $350
                  $2,375
                  2015 Leaf Season
                  Sep 28 - Nov 8, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $370
                  $2,500
                  2015 Off Season
                  Nov 9 - Nov 22, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $325
                  $2,200
                  2015 Thanksgiving
                  Nov 23 - Nov 30, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  $350
                  $2,375
                  2015 Off Season
                  Dec 1 - Dec 18, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $325
                  $2,200
                  2015 Holiday Season
                  Dec 19 - Jan 3, 2016
                  4 night min stay
                  $350
                  $2,375
                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  $340
                  $2,275

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Housekeeping $100 + tax
                  • Pet Fee $100 + tax
                  • Tax Rate 11.75%

                  Notes:

                  The housekeeping fee for 2014 and 2015 is $100 for up to two guests and $20 per additional guest.

                  There is a non-refundable pet fee of $100 per pet.

                  The state and county taxes total 11.75%.

                  Reservations during the weeks of Easter, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years require a four night minimum stay.


                  Cancellation policy:

                  Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                  Last updated: 07/09/2014
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                  Location

                  40 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Asheville
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Sapphire Ski and Tubing
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Sapphire National Golf Course
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Osteria and Game Keeper's Tavern

                  Car: Necessary

                  Private Waterfall!: There is a spectacular waterfall that is about 150 yards from the cabin. The trail to it is steep in places, which makes it a difficult hike, but well worth the effort. The waterfall area is totally private and exclusively accessible from our cabin property. What is even more amazing is the fact that you can easily walk behind the falling water and stay totally dry. Naturally, I've named it Sapphire Heaven Falls. As you stand behind it, the top of the fall starts about 40 feet above your head from a bowl shaped rock outcropping, then falls twenty feet out from you, and ten feet below you to cascade steeply down the mountain. There is so much room under/behind the falls that you can have a picnic for the whole family. The falls are made private by the sheer walls above and below this plateau shelf. Amazing!

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2007

                  About the owner: For Stacy and I building this cabin was an effort to create a very unique retreat. We found the perfect setting; a five acre estate lot within a gated 200 acre nature Preserve, that boasted a view which even the locals described as the best they had ever seen. We then hired a team to travel to Pennsylvania to dismantle and retrieve the materials from two 150+ year old barns. One actually stood on the battlefield at Gettysburg, but had to be removed to make way for the new visitor's center. The other had been built by Amish pioneers. All of the timbers had been laboriously hand hewed with broad axes. We carefully planned each detail to create the feeling of an old 1800s cabin, while incorporating modern conveniences. Upon his first visit, a technician who came to install the satellite dish and receiver commented 'I'll bet you had a challenge getting this old place up to code'. I replied that it was a new cabin, to which he responded with dismay, 'you built it like this?'. Mission accomplished.

                  Why the Owner Chose Sapphire:
                  Around the chic mountain village of Cashiers, North Carolina, (10 minutes from the cabin) fashionable development keeps pace with the growing demand for vacation and retirement homes. Easily understandable considering Cashiers is located in the waterfall area of the Blue Ridge Mountains, where high elevation lakes, streams, and rivers abound. Adding to the natural attractions that beckon the thousands of affluent, seasonal residents (plus a multitude of visitors) are notable golf courses, trendy shops, fine dining establishments, and tennis resorts. Asheville, home of the Biltmore Estate, is a cultural hub not to be missed, less than an hour drive away.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
                  Do you desire the peace, quite, and solitude of being by yourself, with only the splendor of nature and your loved one(s) in the mountains, but still very close to fine dining, upscale shopping, and outdoor activities? We did, and it was a most difficult combination to find. Sapphire Heaven is the result of our quest to create that rare combination.


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                  Photos

                  • Sitting on a mountain ridge at an elevation of 3900 ft is Sapphire Heaven!

                    Sitting on a mountain ridge at an elevation of 3900 ft is Sapphire Heaven!

                  • Welcome to Sapphire Heaven!

                    Welcome to Sapphire Heaven!

                  • The large wood burning fireplace has a single, massive granite boulder hearth.

                    The large wood burning fireplace has a single, massive granite boulder hearth.

                  • The built in Weber Summit Platinum grill, with rotisserie, has an awesome view!

                    The built in Weber Summit Platinum grill, with rotisserie, has an awesome view!

                  • The local granite and antique wood bathroom opens onto the hot tub patio.

                    The local granite and antique wood bathroom opens onto the hot tub patio.

                  • Yes it does...with the addition of another sink, a vanity area, and a shower!

                    Yes it does...with the addition of another sink, a vanity area, and a shower!

                  • The second bedroom twins can be connected to make a queen bed.

                    The second bedroom twins can be connected to make a queen bed.

                  • New in 2013 is the wood shed. Now there will always be plenty of dry wood!

                    New in 2013 is the wood shed. Now there will always be plenty of dry wood!

                  • If you can't take an awesome photo from the back porch you don't have a camera!

                    If you can't take an awesome photo from the back porch you don't have a camera!

                  • The summit of Mt. Toxaway after a snowfall...again,taken from the back porch.

                    The summit of Mt. Toxaway after a snowfall...again,taken from the back porch.

                  • Aerial photo of the cabin under construction in '06 shows Indian Falls below it.

                    Aerial photo of the cabin under construction in '06 shows Indian Falls below it.

                  • The driveway to privacy, from our gate to the cabin, is through the hard woods.

                    The driveway to privacy, from our gate to the cabin, is through the hard woods.

                  • Only part of the spectacular panoramic view, in Autumn, from the back deck.

                    Only part of the spectacular panoramic view, in Autumn, from the back deck.

                  • High end old style kitchen appliances by Heartland blend with the timbers.

                    High end old style kitchen appliances by Heartland blend with the timbers.

                  • You'll see more references to this back porch.

                    You'll see more references to this back porch.

                  • The view from the bedroom with a purple evening hue.

                    The view from the bedroom with a purple evening hue.

                  • Does it get any better than a hot tub, on a private patio, with this view?

                    Does it get any better than a hot tub, on a private patio, with this view?

                  • The stairway leads to the second bedroom.

                    The stairway leads to the second bedroom.

                  • Why leave the back porch? Oh, did I mention that there's a hammock?

                    Why leave the back porch? Oh, did I mention that there's a hammock?

                  • From the back porch...this rainbow started and ended below the cabin!

                    From the back porch...this rainbow started and ended below the cabin!

                  • A pink sunrise after a rare snowfall in leaf season...yes, from the back porch.

                    A pink sunrise after a rare snowfall in leaf season...yes, from the back porch.

                  • A 300' hike, just below the cabin is Sapphire Heaven Falls.

                    A 300' hike, just below the cabin is Sapphire Heaven Falls.

                  • Stacy and our Bouvier, Floyd, beside Indian Falls...below the cabin.

                    Stacy and our Bouvier, Floyd, beside Indian Falls...below the cabin.

                  • Rainbow Falls on Horsepasture River is close to the cabin and worth the hike.

                    Rainbow Falls on Horsepasture River is close to the cabin and worth the hike.

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                  Date last modified - Thursday, June 19, 2014

                  $315 - $370 per night (USD)
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                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

                  View calendar: Updated 07/09/14
                  Minimum stay: 2-4 nights
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