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Walk-to-Town! Holt Knob! Sunset Alpine View! Charming, Quiet, Clean.

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Last updated: 10/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Highlands cottage description

NOTES ABOUT RATES:
OUR STANDARD RATE of $200/night is based on a THREE-night minimum stay, $220/night will be applied to a TWO-night stay. THREE NIGHT MINIMUM stay is REQUIRED for 3-6 GUESTS.

CLEANING: $0 for TWO GUESTS (without pets) who use just one bed;
CLEANING Fee up to $140 for SIX GUESTS.
PETS under 40 lbs. are permitted.
ONLY WELL-BEHAVED children, please!
REFUNDABLE DAMAGE DEPOSIT is REQUIRED.

CONTACT US before using the 'BOOK IT' button to ensure you are charged correctly and your reservation request is not declined!

CANCELLATION is FREE, if you notify us 60 days in advance of your scheduled arrival. If cancellation is late, the first night will be charged to you. However, if the house is rented to another person for the same dates and at the same or a greater rate, all Rental Deposits will be refunded. If the Property is rented to a different person at a lower rate, Rental Deposits will be refunded pro rata.

PAYMENTS by CHECKS, or “eCheck” (a VRBO/HomeAway option), VISA, MASTER CARD or PayPal (2.5% credit card processing charge may apply). Check-In: 3 pm. Check-Out: 11:00 am. No smoking in the house.

LEAVE YOUR CAR IN OUR GARAGE AND WALK TO MAIN STREET for shopping, meals or just a glass of wine! Our spacious mountain home offers a rare combination of intimate privacy and quietude, a sunset alpine view and an easy walk to the lovely downtown of Highlands, the local supermarket or the renowned Bascom Center for the Visual Arts. You can also take an enjoyable, essentially level walk (1.5 mile loop) in the lushly wooded area in our neighborhood. Our cottage is located on desirable Holt Knob, less than a mile from the center of the town.

The house is equipped with wireless DSL internet, two 32 inch flat-screen televisions (DirectTV), CD player, DVD player and stereo. The house also has books, games, cards and maps, as well as hiking, fishing and other information on Highlands and nearby areas.

The great room has a cathedral ceiling, exposed beams, a skylight and a wood burning natural stone fireplace, the effect of which is enhanced by the natural leather of much of the great room furniture. The kitchen and master bedroom also have cathedral ceilings with skylights, and the kitchen and dining area continue the exposed beam décor of the Great Room. There is also a powder room on the main floor, which is in addition to the Master Bath. The house has a screen porch and deck facing a natural wilderness of rhododendron, laurel, and other mountain flora. The screen porch, which is located directly off the kitchen, provides an alternative dining area or simply a place to enjoy refreshments while watching the colorful sky against the western sunset – usually accompanied by a gentle mountain breeze. With an elevation of 3,800 ft., we are frequently 10-15 degrees cooler than most cities in the South.

The second and third bedrooms are on the lower level, offering additional privacy to the master bedroom. Each of the house’s three bedrooms has a separate exterior entrance onto one of its two decks. The master bedroom has a king-size bed; the second bedroom has a queen-size bed, and the third bedroom has two extra-long twin beds. The second full bath is on the lower floor adjacent the second and third bedrooms.

The exterior stairways, of which there are two, one from the driveway and parking area to the front porch and another from the front porch to the road, pass along terraced, well planted garden areas, some of which contain not only perennials, wild flowers and flowering shrubs but seasonal fruits. Each stairway is equipped with handrails and lighting for your safety and enjoyment.

Come and enjoy our mountain house. Walk to town or take a lovely, scenic walk along Holt Circle, which surrounds Holt Knob. Or just rest. This is in a wild but peaceful and enchanted land. The house offers privacy and comfort with the convenience to essentially everything you will need to enjoy your mountain getaway. It can be just for you, or you can bring your family.

We live in Highlands all year-around, just a few moments away from our rental home and can help you with anything you might need during your stay.

Keywords: In Town, View, Vacation Home, Mountain House with View, Vacation Rental, Cottage, Fireplace, Central A/C, WiFi, Pet Friendly.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome:

            ONLY Well-behaved children, please!...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered:

            Our home is suitable ONLY for pets UNDER 40 LBS....moreless

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            Bedrooms 2 is on the lower level...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

            Bedrooms 3 is on the lower level....moreless

          • Large Master Bedroom: 1 king

            Master Bedroon is on the mail level...moreless

          • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Extra-long twin beds (2)

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

            This bathroom is serving Bedrooms 2 and 3....moreless

          • Master Bathroom: toilet, shower

            Master Bathroom has two separate sinks and a linen closet...moreless

          • Powder Room: toilet

            Powder Room w/ Granite Countertop & Toilet is on Main Level...moreless

          • We provide a STARTER supply of toilet paper, bath soap, shampoo. Our hope is that guests should feel free to use anything there, but not deplete an item without replacing it. Just make sure there is something there for the next guest....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • View, Central Heating and Air, Hard Wood Floors, Two Decks (low and upper level), Fireplace, Two 32 inch Flat-Screen Televisions, Iron and Ironing Board, Hair Dryer, Towels and Linens, Books, Games, Maps & more. Also we provide a STARTER supply of Soaps, Paper Towels, Tissue, Coffee, etc. The kitchen, laundry, and bathrooms are kept stocked with cleaning supplies, paper products, non-perishables, etc. Our policy is to feel free to use anything there, but to not deplete an item without replacing it. For example: some staples are kept in the kitchen---flour, sugar, coffee, tea, spices, etc. They are there to be used, just make sure there is something there for the next guest. Laundry products, paper towels, and toilet paper---same policy....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic

              Attractions

              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Shopping
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Downtown:

                Our home is within 10-15 min. WALK to Main Street....moreless

              • Mountain View:

                Long Range Alpine View From All Rooms on Main Level...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Rock Climbing

              Dining

              • Dining:

                Six Persons Dining Table. Three additional chairs are at the kitchen counter....moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                TRANE Central AC Unit was installed in November 2010...moreless

              • Broadband Access
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Free Long Distance:

                Most Cell Phones DO WORK in Our House. Please use your mobile telephone....moreless

              • Garage
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Internet:

                Wireless...moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room
              • Parking
              • Telephone:

                Please use your mobile phone. Most Cell Phones DO WORK in our house....moreless

              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine:

                Detergent Provided...moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                High Speed DSL. ...moreless

              • Wood Fireplace:

                FIREWOOD PROVIDED...moreless

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher:

                Detergent Provided. ...moreless

              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                Well-Equipped. Our hope is that guests should feel free to use anything there, but not deplete an item (for example, paper products, salt, sugar, coffee...) without replacing it. ...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items:

                Our hope is that guests should feel free to use anything there, but not deplete an item (flour, sugar, coffee, tea, spices, etc.) without replacing it. ...moreless

              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Charcoal Grill . . *We accept checks* ...moreless

              Payment Type

              • Mastercard
              • Visa
               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              October 9-30. Rate is for 2-4
              Oct 9 - Oct 30, 2014
              3 night min stay
              $230
              $1,200

              Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

              Thanksgiving
              Nov 25 - Nov 30, 2014
              3 night min stay
              $230
              $1,300

              Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

              Christmas and New Year
              Dec 19 - Jan 4, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $230
              $1,200

              Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

              June. Rate is for 2-4 GUESTS
              Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $230
              $1,200 $3,900

              Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

              July 2015. Rate is for 2-4
              Jul 1 - Jul 31, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $250
              $1,300 $5,000

              Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

              August 2015. Rate is for 2-4
              Aug 1 - Aug 31, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $250
              $1,300 $5,000

              Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

              September 1 - October 2
              Sep 1 - Oct 2, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $220
              $1,100 $3,200

              Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              $200
              $1,025 $2,200

              Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Pet Fee $20 + tax
              • Tax Rate 9.75%

              Notes:

              $200 Base Rate is based on a 3-night min. stay; $220/night is based on a 2-night min. stay.

              3-Night MIN. STAY FOR 3-6 GUESTS

              CLEANING: $0 for TWO who use just one bed;

              CLEANING: $85-$140 for 3-6 guests

              REFUNDABLE DAMAGE DEPOSIT is REQUIRED.

              CONTACT US before using "Book It" button to ensure you are charged correctly!

              2.5% FEE for payments by CREDIT CARDS . NO Fees for checks or eChecks.


              Cancellation policy:

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


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              Last updated: 10/21/2014
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              Location

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              1.2 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Ugly Dog Pub, South 4th Street, Highlands, NC
              1.7 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Highlands Country Club Golf Course (Private)
              0.7 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Main Street and Visitor Center, Highlands, NC
              1.1 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Old Edwards Inn and Spa

              Car: Not Necessary

              Essentially level walk (1.5 mile loop) in our neighborhood-very enjoyable OR WALK TO MAIN STREET Shops and Restaurants - 0.7 mile to Main Street and our new Post Office.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2004

              About the owner: We have traveled a good bit looking for a place to live where nature and development are carefully balanced and where the air is cool and refreshing. We enjoy the outdoors, hiking and fishing, yet we also wanted to have a garden, to admire the ever changing flora and occasionally to dine at excellent restaurants with friendly people. All things considered, we think Highlands is unbeatable, from its natural beauty and history to its culture of art galleries, music and cuisine for every taste. This is truly an enchanted place where the clouds sometimes linger in the valleys while cascading over the hills, where most animals are protected, and where the streams, rivers and lakes are wild and beautiful, yet easily enjoyed when fishing, canoeing or simply walking. The trails offer magnificent views of waterfalls, distant ranges and the early history of this land. The town and area offer enough in the way of activity to fill every day of our lives, yet privacy, peace and rest are always available on demand. We live in Highlands all year-around, just a few moments away from our rental home and can help you with almost anything you might need during your stay. Luba and John

              Why the Owner Chose Highlands:
              Why did we choose the Holt Knob neighborhood? -----It is not easy to find a house in Highlands that has a quiet location within true walking distance of Main Street and that also offers an exceptional view. Our home in the Holt Knob neighborhood has this rare combination. We made our decision to buy the house within a few hours after we had seen this comfortable and well appointed home. We have spent many relaxing evenings on our screen porch admiring the western sunset. You will be able to leave your car parked in our garage and walk to Main Street for breakfast in the morning or a glass of wine in the afternoon.

              The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
              Our spacious mountain home offers a rare combination of intimate privacy and quietude, a long range alpine view and an easy walk to the lovely downtown of Highlands. The home is very comfortable and easy to find. You can take an enjoyable, essentially level walk (1.5 mile loop) in the lushly wooded area in our neighborhood. The roads in our neighborhood are paved.


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              Photos

              • Autumn: Front of the House from the Road.

                Autumn: Front of the House from the Road.

              • Winter View from the Deck. Wake-up w/ the Look & Feel of Nature Surrounding You.

                Winter View from the Deck. Wake-up w/ the Look & Feel of Nature Surrounding You.

              • Autumn View from the Deck and from all Rooms on the Main Level of our Home
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                Autumn View from the Deck and from all Rooms on the Main Level of our Home Read

              • View of Great Room looking towards the Deck with Long Range Alpine View

                View of Great Room looking towards the Deck with Long Range Alpine View

              • Sunny Kitchen with Granite Countertops and Screen Porch off the Kitchen

                Sunny Kitchen with Granite Countertops and Screen Porch off the Kitchen

              • Master Bedroom with King-Size Bed has Cathedral Ceiling with Skylight

                Master Bedroom with King-Size Bed has Cathedral Ceiling with Skylight

              • Powder Room with Granite Countertop and Toilet on Main Floor

                Powder Room with Granite Countertop and Toilet on Main Floor

              • Spacious Bedroom Three has Two Twin Beds

                Spacious Bedroom Three has Two Twin Beds

              • Full Bath with Tub and Shower, serving Bedrooms Two and Three

                Full Bath with Tub and Shower, serving Bedrooms Two and Three

              • Enjoy the Seasonal Colors and Western Sunset from our Screen Porch

                Enjoy the Seasonal Colors and Western Sunset from our Screen Porch

              • Mild Winter Day. Take a walk on the roads in our neighborhood. They are paved.

                Mild Winter Day. Take a walk on the roads in our neighborhood. They are paved.

              • Each Season Has Its Beauty. Relax & Enjoy Each Day to Its Fullest!

                Each Season Has Its Beauty. Relax & Enjoy Each Day to Its Fullest!

              • Summer: Driveway and parking area; Screen Porch at upper left with Overview

                Summer: Driveway and parking area; Screen Porch at upper left with Overview

              • Summer: Sunset View from our Deck & from all Rooms on the Main Level of our Home

                Summer: Sunset View from our Deck & from all Rooms on the Main Level of our Home

              • Sitting area of Great Room with Cathedral Ceiling, Skylights and Exposed Beams.

                Sitting area of Great Room with Cathedral Ceiling, Skylights and Exposed Beams.

              • Computer Desk with High Speed Internet and WiFi on Main Floor

                Computer Desk with High Speed Internet and WiFi on Main Floor

              • Dining Room and Kitchen also have Cathedral Ceiling with Skylight

                Dining Room and Kitchen also have Cathedral Ceiling with Skylight

              • Master Bathroom has two separate sinks, a linen closet, and a walk-in shower

                Master Bathroom has two separate sinks, a linen closet, and a walk-in shower

              • Bedroom Two with Queen-Size Bed-  Airy, Warm and Inviting

                Bedroom Two with Queen-Size Bed- Airy, Warm and Inviting

              • Bedroom Three - another angle showing Exterior Door to Lower Deck

                Bedroom Three - another angle showing Exterior Door to Lower Deck

              • Spend the mornings sipping your coffee while watching the hummingbirds dance.

                Spend the mornings sipping your coffee while watching the hummingbirds dance.

              • Rock the Afternoon Away on our Private & Peaceful Screen Porch

                Rock the Afternoon Away on our Private & Peaceful Screen Porch

              • Winter Day in 2010

                Winter Day in 2010

              • Welcome to Our Cottage!

                Welcome to Our Cottage!

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              Date last modified - Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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              3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

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              Member since: 2010
              Speaks: english
              • Calendar last updated 10/21/2014
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