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Our incredible 7 acre, 5,000 square foot secluded end-of-the-road mountaintop luxury estate--'MountainTop Escape'-- has all the amenities to spoil you. Once you arrive on top of our mountain you are immediately swept away with the 360 degree long range panoramic mountain views. The elevation of the house is 3400 feet and affords one of the area's most beautiful long-range, year round views. Enjoy this spacious and elegantly furnished estate home with breathtaking views from almost every room and, especially, from the 1000 square foot deck! A perfect getaway from the hectic pace of life, an opportunity to experience nature on stage and a great place to entertain family and friends or just enjoy a romantic interlude for two. We welcome families of all ages, couples and 'life event' groups.
We are local owners who take great pride in the ultimate care of our special property and we are available anytime you need us. We can assist in any special accommodation you may need as we have lived in Asheville for the last 15 years taking advantage of all its wonderful restaurants and amenities. We know the hidden secrets...Shhhhh....we'll share them only with you!!
LOCATION: MountainTop Escape is 15 minutes to the Asheville Airport, shopping and entertainment, and 20 minutes to the Biltmore Estate, Charming Biltmore Village and eclectic downtown Asheville which offers Exceptional art studios, galleries and museums; Wonderful shopping and antique stores; Incredible restaurants featuring gourmet meals and outdoor dining venues; Water sports such as rafting, tubing, kayaking and swimming; Amazing hiking trails along the Blue Ridge Parkway (12 minutes away) or hike right in your own back yard; downhill skiing offered at 3 different ski resorts that are just 45 minutes away. Both the Biltmore Estate and the historic Grove Park Inn have incredible spas and famous Hot Springs is just under an hour from you.
AMENITIES: Lounge on the 1,000 sf deck overlooking our amazing view, or melt the stress away in our spectacular killer-view jacuzzi which sits atop a rock garden patio, under a pergola dripping with beautiful purple wisteria. Our chef's garden surrounding the jacuzzi is full of the herbal fragrances of sage, thyme, rosemary, heather and lavender. Cook an amazing meal in our fully equipped kitchen with those very herbs. Walk through our perennial gardens full of different varieties of irises, lilies, icanasia, daisies and butterfly bushes, just to name a few. The kids will chase the butterflies into our fun-filled playground!
SLEEPING ACCOMMODATIONS AT A GLANCE: 6 Bedrooms + Study + 4 Full Baths: Indulge in our ultimate private 5000sft luxury estate home,elegantly furnished, six bedrooms with four full baths and additional sleeping arrangements. All bedrooms have ample-sized closets with built-ins and plenty of storage. Our Estate sleeps up to 20 guests in a warm and inviting home that you can consider your own private resort! MAIN FLOOR: Bedroom #5 = Queen Size Bed + Armoire with storage + walk-in closet + shared full bathroom with shower Study = Twin Size pull-out Sofa Bed UPPER FLOOR: Bedroom #1 = Master Suite with King Size Bed + Armoire with TV + gas fireplace + private bath + walk-in shower + jet tub Bedroom #2 = Queen Size Bed + shared full bathroom with tub/ shower Bedroom #3 = Two twin beds + Large Desk + shared bathroom with tub/shower Bedroom #4 = Queen Size Bed + Day Bed that opens to either 2 Twin Beds or 1 Queen + shared bathroom with tub/shower LOWER FLOOR: Bedroom #6 = Master Suite with King Size Bed + private bath + walk-in shower + direct access to hot tub/rock patio Living Room = Queen Size pull-out Sofa Bed
TOTAL Guests in Beds: 14 | TOTAL Guests in Pull-Outs: 3 | TOTAL Guests in Blow-Ups: 3
3 SEPARATE GATHERING/LIVING SPACES: There is a space for everyone! You will appreciate the gathering spaces we offer. There's enough space for a large group to gather without feeling crowded or there are cozy areas for private conversation as well as areas for smaller groups. Enjoy our Den, right off the kitchen, which has a leather semi-circle sofa and a large HD TV media center with surround sound; there is a LIVING ROOM on the Lower Level that also offers a media center and a Queen Size Sleeper Sofa, and the Living room next to the formal Dining Room that boasts a gas fireplace for more intimate gatherings.
We also have an upright Piano in the Living room for those who like to exercise the ivories and a library of reading books for all ages in the Library Study and in several bookcases spread throughout the house.
Rock Garden Patio + Pergola + Herb Garden+ Perennial Garden
Children & Pets: We welcome children of all ages! But, please leave your pets at home. We love pets, but too many paws and claws have damaged our floors and furniture. There is a playroom with an array of board games, toys and childrens' books. For babies we have a crib, toys and sand box. And, of course, nature's outdoor playground!
Our Guests may purchase Biltmore Estate tickets from us at a discounted rate ($20.00 off regular ticket price). Order from us and we will have the tickets in the home when you arrive so you don't have to wait in long ticket lines!
A special Touch: Our house was designed by Zoe, an award winning interior designer, who took special pride in making our dream come true. All of the special touches that she has provided over the years will now be shared with You! Zoe has an attention for detail which means that everything you need will be at your fingertips - nothing has been overlooked! So your stay will be effortless and comfortable beyond all imagination. Zoe is also a party planner and loves nothing more than to please you with recommendations and suggestions for your ultimate vacation.
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King size beds (2) SPACIOUS MASTER SUITE BEDROOM #1 has the benefit of the views, with KING Size Bed, Gas Fireplace with remote control, Armoire with 26' flat screen TV and storage, Chest of Drawers, 2 nights stands, 2 relaxing Chairs, Private Bath with double sinks, walk-in shower, jet tub, large walk-in Closet. MASTER SUITE BEDROOM #6 offers a KING Size Bed, Chest of Drawers, 2 Nightstands, Closet, Large Bath with shower and pedestal sink that has access to the outdoor Jacuzzi., Queen size Beds (3) BEDROOM #2 offers a QUEEN Size Bed, 2 Nightstands, Chest of Drawers, built-in Closet with lots of storage, Jack and Jill Full BATH is shared between Bdrm. #2 and #3.
BEDROOM #4 offers a QUEEN Size Bed and a Trundle DAY BED (for a total of 4 sleeping arrangements), Chest of Drawers, Lots of storage in built-in closet and built-in book cases.
BEDROOM #5 is on the Main floor which offers a QUEEN Size Bed, 1 Nightstand, Armoire with storage, walk-in Closet. Access to Full BATH is down the hall., Twin or Single Beds (2) BEDROOM #3 offers 2 TWIN Beds, a fun room for kids or the young at heart! Sleep among the beautifully painted mural of a willow tree that takes up half the room, a Large Desk, shared Large Nightstand, Lots of storage in 2 built-in closets; Jack and Jill Full BATH is shared between Bdrm. #2 and #3., Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (3) BEDROOM #4 offers a Trundle DAY BED (sleeps 2). LIVING ROOM on Lower Level offers a Queen Size Sleeper Sofa, and the STUDY offers a pull out Twin Size Sofa. We ALSO have 2 twin air-beds that inflate/deflate in just seconds....moreless
Satellite Dish Network provides many music channels....moreless
Satellite / Cable:
(3) Satellite Dish Network with expanded channels is available on all 3 TVs.
The DEN offers a 42' Flat Screen TV, Blue Ray-DVD player with hundreds of movies to choose from on NetFlix and a Sony 6 CD player, all of which are connected to Surround Sound that is also filtered into the LIVING ROOM and DINING ROOM. Perfect for Entertaining!!
The LOWER LEVEL FAMILY ROOM offers a 46' Flat Screen TV and a Blue Ray-DVD player with NetFlix.
The MASTER BEDROOM #1 offers a 26' Flat Screen TV, a DVD player and a Sony 6 CD player....moreless
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Cross Country Skiing
Hot Air Ballooning
Duel Zoned central heat & air conditioning for maximum comfort anywhere in the home....moreless
(2) a gas fireplace is in LIVING ROOM #2, and a 3-sided gas fireplace is in MASTER BDRM. #1 remotely controlled for added warmth and romance....moreless
Luxury Linens and Duvet Covers are provided on all bedding for highest quality and comfort. 400+ thread count on all Linens. Each bed and sleeping arrangement has an extra set of linens and cases....moreless
Reception is usually good up on our mountain, luckily. We DO NOT provide a cell phone....moreless
Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
(3) There is ONE telephone located on each floor where local calls can be made, not long distance....moreless
Bring your lap tops, notebooks, etc. - we have WiFi....moreless
a wood burning fireplace is in the Den which is stocked with wood and starter logs....moreless
CATERING AVAILABLE: we have exceptional caterers that have done wonderful dinners and paring wines. CHEF SPECIAL APPOINTMENT: we have gourmet chefs who will cook for you made-to-order or otherwise. Enjoy!...moreless
COOK an amazing meal in our fully equipped kitchen with herbs from our herb garden located right off the deck. We offer a Gourmet Kitchen with Kitchen Aid Appliances, fully stocked with Pots, Pans, Baking, Plates, Utensils, Silverware...just bring your FOOD, we have the rest!...moreless
Deck / Patio:
Our 1000 square feet of deck and patio is where you will find yourself most of the time, mesmerized by the smokey mountains before you. Included are tables and chairs, umbrellas, lounges and adarondak chairs. Our outdoor patio furniture with cushions seats up to 16 people, additional folding chairs are available.
PATIO: Sit back with a glass of wine and relax in our spectacular killer-view Jacuzzi which sits atop our 20'x 20' Rock Garden Patio full of moss, heather and herbs.
ROCK GARDEN PATIO + PERGOLA + HERB GARDEN + PERENNIAL GARDEN...moreless
Lanai / Gazebo
Outdoor Grill Gas
Porch / Veranda
Pool / Spa
Sick back with a glass of wine and relax in our spectacular Jacuzzi which sits atop our 20'x 20' Rock Garden Patio full of moss, heather and herbs....moreless
There is a jetted tub in the MASTER BDRM. SUITE #1, with surrounding windows that allow you to watch the night sky....moreless
PEAK/HOLIDAY Seaon Sep 2 - Oct 31, 2015 3 night min stay
SEASON Nov 1 - Jan 2, 2016 3 night min stay
WINTER Season Jan 3 - Mar 31, 2016 2 night min stay
PEAK/HOLIDAY Season Apr 1 - Oct 31, 2016 3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$300
Cleaning$350 + tax
You need to be at least 25 years of age in order to rent our property. PLEASE NOTE: during June 1 - August 30th (PEAK SEASON) the minimum stay required is one (1) week or $5,000.00. ALSO NOTE: There is a FOUR (4) night minimum for: Memorial Day, Labor Day, Easter and Valentine's Day. There is a FIVE (5) night minimum for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year/Eve.
In order to secure a guests' dates, the following is needed: 1) a signed Rental Agreement, and 2) 50% of the total fee is due. The remaining 50% is due thirty (30) days prior to a guests' arrival.
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About the owner: GREETINGS FROM BRUCE AND ZOE!! We built our dream home in 1997, moving out of South Florida to raise our two children in the mountains of Western North Carolina...we never looked back and our children have loved it here! Now that our son is in college and our daughter is on her way, it is time to for us to move off the mountain and share our home with those who can enjoy all that the mountains have to offer!