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'Serendipity' offers guests an unique mountain experience with spectacular views, cool summer evenings, unbeatable fall weather, leaf color changes and moderate winters, all in a warm, pleasant home fully equipped with all amenities. Sip a cup of morning coffee on the deck while enjoying the golden morning sunshine on Albert Mountain. Share your favorite beverage in the evening on the swing or observation deck (Boardroom) in the wooded area at the side of the house. Be in awe of the vibrant sunsets. Watch the phethora of song birds and deer roam through the property. Build a fire in the winter. Enjoy satellite TV with two 32' LCD HDTV's with stero system and DVD player. Prepare your favorite meal in a fully equipped kitchen or on the gas grill. Relax in the jetted tub in the master bedroom. All of this conveniently located near everything offered by the Great Smoky Mountains.
'Serendipity' is a custom home built in 2006 and is still owned by the original owners who have used it as a second home. The pride of ownership will be apparent. Be among the first to enjoy a memorable vacation at Serendipity.
Deck. Over 300 sf with swing, four rocking chairs and outside dinning table for four.
Master Bedroom. A comfortable sized bedroom, tray ceiling, ceiling fan with queensize bed, amoire, end tables, lamps and rocking chair. Opens to outside deck. Large bath area with two sinks, separate shower stall and jetted tub. Huge walk-in closet with antique dresser/mirror.
Second Bedroom. Furnished with queensize bed, end tables, lamps and antique dresser/mirror. Ceiling fan. Spacious closet.
Third Bedroom. Furnished with comfortable futon, covertible to a double bed, ceiling fan, amoire holding 32' HDTV, end tables, lamp and rocking chair. Opens to outsde deck.
Great Room. Features unusal wood floors, wood burning stone fireplace, liquor cabinet/wine rack, kitchen bar with chairs, 32' HDTV with stereo system and DVD player. Music/movie library available. Unique conversation height dining table for eight, recliner, sofa and glider. WIFI service is available.
Kitchen. Fully equipped with modern appliances including 26 cu. in. fridge with ice maker, D/W, microwave, oven/range. Toaster oven. Waffle iron. All pots, pans, skillets, bowls, dishes, coffee mugs, silverware, knives are included. Large pantry. Everything you need to prepare a meal is included.
Laundry Room. Complete with washer/dryer and laundry tub. Vacuum cleaner and cleaning supplies.
Keywords: Beautiful, comfortably furnished, mountain retreat situated on one acre wooded lot with incredible mountain views from all bedrooms and a spacious covered deck.
Master Bath equipped with jetted tub and separate shower. Double sinks. Huge walk-in closet. Picture window over tub provides for picturesque view to side yard....moreless
Deck features a swing, four rocking chairs, cocktail tables and outdoor dining table for four. Large two car carport for covered parking. Special conversation area in woods behind the house with swing, observation deck with director's chairs....moreless
Thanksgiving Nov 23 - Nov 29, 2015 4 night min stay
Late Fall Nov 30 - Dec 20, 2015 3 night min stay
Christmas/New Year's Dec 21 - Jan 3, 2016 4 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$150
Housekeeping$75 + tax
add Housekeeping 5+$25 + tax
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Gem mining, live entertainment, sightseeing by air from Macon County Airport, model airplane airfield.
Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: My wife, Carol, and I are native Floridians. Carol retired in 2006 as an office manager for an interior design company in central Florida. My business is real estate and I'm still active as a broker and commercial property owner.
Avocations include golf, fishing, woodworking and traveling. The mountains of NC have been our summer home since 2006. It is always nice to get out of the summer heat in Florida and enjoy the cooler temps in the mountains.
Our usual plans have changed so we have decided to share our mountain home with others looking for a memorable vacation.
Why the Owner Chose Franklin: We have vacationed in the Franklin, NC area for over thirty years. When Carol retired in 2006, we decided to look for a second home in the mountains. After looking at over two dozen homes for a week, we stumbled into Deer Ridge to look at an open house. When we walked in the front door and saw the view from the great room and the deck, we knew it was meant to be ours. Custom built, great views, wood floors, spacious kitchen, a large master suite, all on an acre of wooded land. When searching for a name for the house, 'Serendipity' fit perfectly. It was indeed an unexpected, fortunate finding of great joy!
The Unique Benefits at this House: Enjoying the amenities at 'Serendipity' is great, but it is close to all of the exciting venues, sights and experiences afforded by a mountain visit. Excellent restaurants are available in Franklin to the north or in Dillard and Clayton, Ga to the south. It is less than a 30 minute drive to Highlands, NC with all of its shops, restaurants and golf courses. Visit Dry Falls and Bridal Veil Falls along the way.
If you are a model airplane enthuiast, a local model airplane club has a ten acre airfield just below the house. Watch planes from the deck or drive down to the airfield and get up close and personal. Guests are welcome.
Franklin is now the home to the new Smoky Mountain Performing Arts Center. Enjoy name entertainers like the Oak Ridge Boys, Kenny Rogers, Lee Greenwood, Gatlin Brothers as well as regional and local talent. Prices are reasonable too!
Golfers will find numerous challenging courses in north GA as well as in western NC, all less than an hour away. Mill Creek Country Club in Franklin offers a true mountain golf experience as well.
One of the highlights of any trip to the mountains is a trip along the Blue Ridge Parkway. With elevations over 5000 ft, there are inumerable incredible views. Dine on a mountain top at the famous Pisgah Inn or pack a lunch and picnic at one of the many picnic areas along the way. Access to the Parkway is available south of Waynesville about 45 miles north.
Franklin is known for it's gem mining opportunities. Rafting trips for all skill levels on any of several rivers is available within an hour's drive. In the winter, skiing and other winter activities can be found @ Maggie Valley, also about an hour away.
The mountains are a hiker's delight. One can enjoy the historical Appalachian or Bertram Trails or the famous Whiteside Mountain trail between Highlands and Cashiers. Many, many other trails for all skill levels are close by. The rewards of climbing to a mountain top are indescribable.