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Waterfront and Walk to Town. Intimate Intown Forest Setting!

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Last updated: 11/26/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Highlands house description

What everyone is looking for: Downtown Highlands, one block to town and Bascom Art Center and WATERFRONT.

3 bedroom 3 bath. Open floor plan. Walk to town in the morning for breakfast or coffee with new friends. The Highlands Greenway (Kelsey trail) runs in front of home. Spend the afternoon with your novel on the porch day bed listening to the gentle waterfalls of Mill Creek. Enjoy the evening in the waterfront gazebo with a fire and friends. Property surrounded by lush rhodedendrum and laurels. Master bedroom upstairs will keep your family and company a close by 'not too close' distance. Both floors have porches, and larger entertainment areas. Property includes use of my canoe located two blocks down the trail on Mirror Lake. Enjoy the perfect holiday you have earned here in Highlands. Your well behaved pet is welcome here to come play with my Kippers, Kippers and I live one block away.

Keywords: One block to main street and Bascom Art Center. Kelsey Trail runs in front of home, catch trout behind on Mill Creek. 4 fireplaces, jacuzzi tub, elegant yet secluded. Wonderful for relaxing or entertaining. Trail in front also leads to community center for tennis, swimming, and activities. Day bed on porch perfect for indulging that great piece of literature while the kids play in the creek.


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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


              • Alternative Lifestyle
              • Children Welcome:

                I am a big kid myself, your children are welcome. have them find the giant bunny...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered:

                Well behaved dogs only and kitties. Must be up to date on flee and tick me des and current on vaccinations...moreless

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              • Bedroom 1


              • Bedroom 2


              • Bedroom 3


              • Sleeping Porch


              • King size beds (1) downstairs king suite and private bath and gas fireplace, Queen size Beds (1) Upstairs master has a queen bed., Double Beds (1) downstairs guest room had a double bed and a private bathroom with walk in shower...moreless

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              Other Amenities

                  • Attention to every detail. Morning walks to town on Kelsey Trail, enjoy Bascom Art Center. Afternoons will find you in the outside day bed, enjoy a great novel with your glass of wine while you listen to the gentle flowing waterfalls on Mill Creek. Evenings you will be in the creekside gazebo with a fire and friends you meet that day on Kelsey Trail. Open floor plan is perfect for entertaining. Upstairs master and two downstairs bedrooms keeps your company close, but far enough away : ) Both upstairs and downstairs have decks and large common areas for entertaining. ...moreless


                  • Books:

                    Take one and leave one. We love to read...moreless

                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Games:

                    Located in living room cabinet. Trivia pursuit. Bridge. Scrabble. Take two...moreless

                  • Music Library
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Stereo
                  • Television
                  • VCR
                  • Video Library


                  • Arboretum
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Festivals
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Marina
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Restaurants

                  Local Services & Businesses

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

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Boating
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Downtown
                  • Waterfront:

                    Located on Mill Creek, stocked with trout and ready for your fly rod. I feed the fish each week, so they can also be your weekend pets....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Rafting
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Whitewater Rafting


                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 8 people


                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Fireplace:

                    We love our fireplaces. We have two wood burning units upstairs (bring some wood) two gas burning downstairs. Two outside wood burning. One on top deck and one down on the river...moreless

                  • Gas Fireplace
                  • Internet:

                    Wi if. Does not need a password. Wifi 165 oak lane...moreless

                  • Linens Provided
                  • Parking:

                    Circle driveway. Level ground...moreless

                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Telephone:

                    Property does not have a phone, bring your cell please....moreless

                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine:

                    located in garage...moreless

                  • Wood Fireplace:

                    wood fireplaces with gas starter make evening fires simple...moreless

                  • Wood Stove:

                    beautiful Vermont Casting wood stove in dining room for intimate entertaining...moreless


                  • Coffee Maker:

                    We supply coffee and tea for your arrival...moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    I love to cook, home has service for 16....moreless

                  • Dishwasher
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen:

                    Even though Highlands offers wonderful dining pleasures, I love to cook, and keep this kitchen and pantry stocked for your arrival. No need to bring oils, spices, and basics, you have it all here, help yourself....moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Pantry Items:

                    We try to leave most basic spices, oils, and items that are not cost effective for you to purchase for just a week stay, and a bottle of wine for your arrival : ) ...moreless

                  • Refrigerator:

                    with ice maker in kitchen, extra refrigerator and freezer in garage come in handy for monthly rentals and visits from Costco....moreless

                  • Toaster


                  • Balcony:

                    surrounded by lush landscape and sculpture. Day bed on downstairs deck...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Home has decks on all levels, plus deck on water, and screened in Gazebo on water....moreless

                  • Gazebo:

                    screened in Gazebo on water has wood burning fireplace, enjoy the evening here....moreless

                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

                    Beautiful gazebo down on the water. Has a sleeping bed so you can hide from everyone during the afternoon...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Jetted Tub


                      Write a review 4.6
                      from 12 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Dec 2 - Jan 5, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $1,800 $5,500
                      May 1 - Jun 1, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $1,800 $5,500

                      Rates are based on 5 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                      • Cleaning $125
                      • Pet Fee $50 + tax
                      • Property Damage Protection $69
                      • Tax Rate 9.75%

                      Cancellation policy:

                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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                      Last updated: 11/26/2014
                      Check availability
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                      21 Unavailable
                      22 Today
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                      50 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Asheville or Greeneville
                      0.1 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Two blocks
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      0.1 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      50 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      Maggie Valley

                      City of Highlands is called the Aspen of the East. Amazing high end dining, summer theater, chamber music concerts, hiking clubs, sunset rock. Train in front of home leads to community center where you can enjoy bridge games, exercise room, basketball courts, tennis, and swimming. Walk to everything from this location.


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2002

                      About the owner: I recently sold my company and retired at 52. I summer here in Highlands, just one block form this fine property, and winter in Jupiter FL. Come visit, and bring your puppy to play with Kipper.

                      Why the Owner Chose Highlands:
                      I have been coming to Highlands since I was a teenager, and there in no finer place for a holiday.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Enjoy the summer theater, chamber music festivals, wine festivals. Great fly fishing (and regular fishing if you must : ( both behind the house and in town.

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                      Speaks: english



                      • Upstairs Living area

                        Upstairs Living area

                      • Downstairs guest with private bath

                        Downstairs guest with private bath

                      • Upstairs deck, downstairs has deck with day bed, also deck on water, gazebo

                        Upstairs deck, downstairs has deck with day bed, also deck on water, gazebo

                      • front of house, wonderful sculptures.

                        front of house, wonderful sculptures.

                      • Master bedroom

                        Master bedroom Upstairs

                      • Downstairs master, has fireplace and private bath

                        Downstairs master, has fireplace and private bath

                      • Behind house where the trout play

                        Behind house where the trout play

                      VRBO #360484

                      There have been  visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .

                      This listing was first published here in 2011.

                      Date last modified - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

                      $275 - $300 per night (USD)

                      3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

                      View calendar: Updated 11/26/14
                      Minimum stay: 3 nights
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                      Member since: 2011
                      Speaks: english
                      • Response time: Within a few days
                      • Response rate: 90%
                      • Calendar last updated: 11/26/2014
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                      Waterfront and Walk to Town. Intimate Intown Forest Setting!

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                      3 BR  3 BA  Sleeps 6

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