Feedback

VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

Peaceful Mountain Retreat, Sleeps 8!

You sent a message to this owner.

On Golden Hillside, our beautiful mountain home with majestic mountain views.

Calendar

Last updated: 09/19/2014
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Highlands house description

Enjoy a mountain escape in our 3 bedroom, 3 bath mountain home with a Den/4th bedroom. The house sleeps 8 so bring the kids or leave them at home and just come with friends.

It's walking distance to town (less than 1 mile), so take a quick trip for lunch at one of the many fabulous restaurants or just 'shop til you drop' at the amazing shops on Main Street.

The large back deck with a gas grill overlooks trees, plants, birds, squirrels and chipmunks and awaits you for an outdoor feast.

Can't sit still, then nearby you'll find Hiking, Waterfalls, Horseback Riding, Whitewater Rafting, Mining, Fishing (trout and bass), Golf, weekly area auction at Scudder's Estate Auction House, and in winter you can go Skiing or Snowboarding. All the fun you can handle in one vacation.

Then, kick back and rest while watching a little Cable TV, Surfing the Internet or watching a good DVD. Call around using the Local Phone service provided to schedule that all important massage at Condé Nast’s Top Hotel Spa in North America, the Old Edwards Inn and Spa.

There are things to do and see in every season. For more information about the local area check out the Highlands Chamber of Commerce at www.highlandschamber.org.

Property Type

  • House
  • 2230 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            21 or older...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

          • Master Bedroom: 1 king

            This bedroom is on the main floor. (2nd story)...moreless

          • Front Guest Bedroom: 1 double

            This bedroom is on the 3rd floor....moreless

          • Back Guest Bedroom: 1 double

            This bedroom is on the 3rd floor....moreless

          • Den: 1 queen

            1st floor Den with Queen Sleeper Sofa....moreless

          • King size beds (1), Double Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          Entertainment

          • DVD Player
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Television
          • VCR

          Attractions

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

          Local Services & Businesses

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

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Bird Watching
          • Eco Tourism
          • Horseback Riding
          • Photography
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Location Type

              • Mountain View

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Rafting
              • Rock Climbing
              • Skiing
              • Snowboarding
              • Swimming
              • Water Tubing
              • Whitewater Rafting

              Dining

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Broadband Access
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Garage
              • Heating
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room
              • Parking
              • Telephone
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet
              • Wood Fireplace

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove

              Outside

              • Deck / Patio
              • Outdoor Grill

              Payment Type

              • Amex
              • Discover
              • Mastercard
              • Visa
               

              Reviews

              Write a review 5
              from 1 traveler reviews
              Loading...
               
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Holiday Rate
              Nov 23 - Jan 3, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $220
              $1,344 $5,430
              Winter Rate
              Jan 4 - Mar 31, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $179
              $1,057 $4,230
              My Standard Rate
              3 night min stay
              $200
              $1,204 $4,830
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
              • Cleaning Fee $150
              • Taxes Not included

              Cancellation policy:

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


              Please wait... Book with confidence

              Paying through this free service protects your payment up to $10,000 against listing fraud. If you are not paying through HomeAway Payments always call the owner at the number listed on our website and never use instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram.


              Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

              Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

              Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
              Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
              Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.
               

              Calendar

              Last updated: 09/19/2014
              Check availability
              23 Available
              21 Unavailable
              22 Today
              23 Selected dates
               

              Location

              • Dry Falls

                "A fun adventure and awesome waterfall!"

                ...MoreCollapse
              • Arrowmont Stables

                "Beautiful! Great horses and they let you gallop! Of course you pay a bit more but it's wor..."

                ...MoreCollapse
              • Silver Run Falls

                "Hike through the woods, cross a stream by walking on a log, find the falls, climb the side o..."

                ...MoreCollapse
              • Nantahala Outdoor Center

                "This is a fun place for the whole family. Whitewater rafting can be a heart pounding extrem..."

                ...MoreCollapse
              View Guide powered by:
              58 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Asheville, NC
              1.3 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Golf at Old Edwards Club
              51.6 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Great Smokey Mountain Trains-Scenic Tour gsmr.com
              0.3 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Highway 64
              1 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              At least 10 choices from Pizza to Gourmet
              13.8 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Sapphire Valley Ski Resort

              Car: Necessary

              Highlands has been a mountain respite for over a century allowing our visitors to unwind while being treated to the finest amenities.

              We feature several spas for those requiring special attention. Our accommodations range from historic inns and quaint bed and breakfasts to hotels and cabins. Homes are available for rent by the week or month.

              For your dining experience, you may sample various culinary cuisines from over twenty restaurants including five who have been awarded the coveted Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.

              Nature is never far away with waterfalls, hiking trails, and varied outdoor adventures awaiting you. You can experience llama treks to all terrain vehicle tours through the forests. White water rafting is nearby. For those less adventurous, there is horseback riding, canoeing, swimming, tennis, and golf.

              If you are looking for a cultural experience, we have professional summer stock theater at the Highlands Playhouse, the 25th anniversary of Highlands Cashiers Chamber Music concerts, the American Museum of Cut and Engraved Glass, and varied other productions. The Center for Life Enrichment offers several classes each week on varied topics. Enjoy the auction at Scudders or shows at various art galleries.

              Several non profits have events throughout the year. Check our calendar for events by the Highlands Historical Society, Bascom Louise Gallery, The Mountain Retreat and Learning Center, Carpe Diem Farms, the Art League of Highlands, the Highlands Plateau Audubon Society, and Mountain Garden Club.

              Shopping in our little village includes unique shops featuring art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, crafts, home furnishing, and a broad range of retail selections not found at your neighborhood mall.

              Young people can enjoy programs at the Highlands Nature Center, Performing Arts Center, Highlands Playhouse, and the Highlands Recreation Center.

              --Courtesy of Highlands Chamber of Commerce

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1988

              About the owner: We're the Hester Family and this is our mountain home, thanks to Mom and Dad and the Hall Family too, some of us have been coming to Highlands since the 1950's. Wow. Lots of changes since then. But loads of memories! We love it so much and now we'll sharing it with you if you like.

              Why the Owner Chose Highlands:
              Back in the 1950's Curt Hester started bringing the family to Highlands. Their dear friends the Halls had come to Highlands and fallen in love with the area. After many summer trips to the area, Curt decided it was time to go ahead and buy some property. So in the 70's he bought a few lots in the area. Then in the 80's when it was getting close to retirement time, Curt decided to build his dream home in Highlands. By 1990 Curt and Hazel had moved to Highlands permanently. They enjoyed the beauty of the area and had many picnics by the lakes, streams and while sitting on top of sunset rock. They remained in Highlands until 2011 leaving a family legacy of beauty and love of the mountains.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              Our 3 story home is a great place to bring people together but also a great place to get a little alone time. Just send the kids to the Den and you've got the upstairs all to yourself. Walk down through the back of the property and hang out on a bench in the woods and just soak up nature. Or lounge on the deck and listen to the wind in the trees. Coffee on the deck in the early morning is amazing!!! Just a whoosh and a whistle of the wind to keep you company and occasionally a curious squirrel!


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • On Golden Hillside, our beautiful mountain home with majestic mountain views.

                On Golden Hillside, our beautiful mountain home with majestic mountain views.

              • Dine in style and comfort. It's all here, wine glasses too! You supply the wine.

                Dine in style and comfort. It's all here, wine glasses too! You supply the wine.

              • Even in summer some nights are chilly, and you'll be glad for the fireplace

                Even in summer some nights are chilly, and you'll be glad for the fireplace

              • Snuggle up in the Master Suites king bed and relax after a long active day.

                Snuggle up in the Master Suites king bed and relax after a long active day.

              • Cuddle up in squishy bed after a fun day.

                Cuddle up in squishy bed after a fun day.

              • A quick bath or shower after a long play filled day.

                A quick bath or shower after a long play filled day.

              • Nature is flitting just off the back deck.

                Nature is flitting just off the back deck.

              • Sit by one of many streams in the area and de-stress!

                Sit by one of many streams in the area and de-stress!

              • Feels like spring!

                Feels like spring!

              • In winter, you'll need your snow boots sometimes!

                In winter, you'll need your snow boots sometimes!

              • Eat outdoors in the fresh mountain air.

                Eat outdoors in the fresh mountain air.

              • Kick back with family and friends.

                Kick back with family and friends.

              • Sometimes you just want to hang out and watch TV!

                Sometimes you just want to hang out and watch TV!

              • The master baths walk in shower awaits you after your adventures.

                The master baths walk in shower awaits you after your adventures.

              • Country charm and a comfy bed! What could be better.

                Country charm and a comfy bed! What could be better.

              • Relax in the Den and watch a movie or send the kids down and have some privacy.

                Relax in the Den and watch a movie or send the kids down and have some privacy.

              • Hike out to breathtaking sites like Dry Falls. Just minutes from your hide away.

                Hike out to breathtaking sites like Dry Falls. Just minutes from your hide away.

              • Hike up to Sunset Rock for a picnic and a spectacular view!

                Hike up to Sunset Rock for a picnic and a spectacular view!

              • Even the small stuff can be breath taking!

                Even the small stuff can be breath taking!

              • Walking in a winter wonderland!

                Walking in a winter wonderland!

              VRBO #429229

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

              This listing was first published here in 2012.

              Date last modified - Monday, September 29, 2014

              $179 - $220 per night (USD)
              1

              3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
              Sleeps 8

              View calendar: Updated 09/19/14
              Minimum stay: 3 nights
              Dates are unavailable
              Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
              This listing requires that rentals start on a .
              Book It

              Detailed Price

              Owner
              Member since: 2012
              Speaks: english
              • Calendar last updated 09/19/2014
              Email owner

              +1 407-308-2080

              Please wait... Book with confidence Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees Learn more
              Add vacation protection services to your booking

              Three services to protect your trip:

              Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

              Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

              Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


              Get it now

              advertisement

              Share this property via Email

              Peaceful Mountain Retreat, Sleeps 8!

              Highlands #429229

              3 BR  3 BA  Sleeps 8

              You must be signed in to share this property by e-mail

              Share this property via Email

                Please correct the following errors and resend:
              • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
              • Oops! You have exceeded the limit of 10 email addresses.
              • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.