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Welcome to Hemlock Knoll... a Little Mountain Therapy!

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Last updated: 07/08/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Andrews cottage description

We bought this home in Nov of 2011 after a year of searching. It did not take much to convince us this was the one. This home, nestled in the Nantahala National Forest, is a match made in heaven.

This lovely cottage has 2400 sq ft of indoor space and nearly 3000 sq ft of outdoor deck space. It has 3 bedrooms; 2 of which have their own private bathrooms. The master bedroom also hosts a gas fireplace and garden tub for those looking for that romantic getaway. Downstairs is a 1/2 bath off from the kitchen. The down stairs sofa converts into a queen sleeper for extra guests or children. This cottage has real hand hewn beams and knotty pine floors throughout. There are antique stained glass windows in several areas of the home. The décor in this unique home is that of a country cottage with rustic old world charm. It is not your typical 'vacation rental' in the mountains. You will not find Bear décor here. This home includes free WI-FI and free domestic long distance calling (no international calling). There is also a library with a large book selection, and a sunroom with 5 sliding glass doors which you can open on those beautiful sunny days.

If you want to spend time outdoors, the options are endless. You can take a dip in the in-ground salt water pool, soak in the 6 person Jacuzzi, relax by the outdoor fireplace, cook lunch on the gas grill, or take a much needed nap in one of the 2 over sized hammocks. We even keep a jar in the kitchen so you can catch fireflies with your children. We want your stay to be fun, relaxing, and most of all memorable.

Note: We only rent this home for 9 months out of the year so please book your vacation as soon as possible, as reservations fill quickly. We offer 4 months with access to the pool and 5 months without the pool at a cheaper rate.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 2400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Children Welcome:

            Children are welcome but should not be unattended because of the swimming pool. There are also very old stained glass windows. Please use caution around them....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            A maximum of 2 small dogs, up to 40 lbs each are allowed, with prior approval. $35 non-refundable pet fee (per pet)...moreless

          • Smoking Allowed:

            No smoking inside. There is an ashtray outside on the front porch....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Primary Renter must be at least 25...moreless

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            Has on-suite bathroom and vanity....moreless

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            Has garden tub/shower and gas fireplace....moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single


          • Queen size Beds (2) Mater Bedroom and Second Bedroom both have Queen Beds, (1) Queen sleeper located in the Living Room. 2 Twin beds in Bedroom 3 downstairs....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

            Bathroom has french doors and a double sink....moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

            located inside second bedroom...moreless

          • Bathroom 1: toilet

            located down stairs behind the kitchen. Also has sink....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            Dine in front of the beautiful stained glass windows. Sunrise and sunset are so nice to watch from here....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Newly installed June 2013...moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            Newly installed Nov 2012...moreless

          • Stove:

            Newly installed Nov 2012...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Microwave
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Kitchen
          • Toaster
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Seating for 8 people


          • Gas Fireplace:

            Master Bedroom has a fireplace. The fireplace in the Library was newly replaced Jan 2014. ...moreless

          • Wood Fireplace:

            Relax in recliner while enjoying the warmth of the fireplace....moreless

          • Fireplace:

            3 Fireplaces: 2 Gas and 1 Wood ...moreless

          • Heating:

            Kerosene Furnace...moreless

          • Parking
          • Living Room seats 6
          • Hair Dryer
          • Towels Provided
          • Iron & Board
          • Parking Off Street
          • Covered Parking
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Air Conditioning
          • Linens Provided

          Other Amenities



              • Game Room:

                In sunroom. Has 2 in 1 game table plus ladder ball and corn-hole games....moreless

              • Television:

                Each upstairs Bedroom has a TV, and a living room has a TV....moreless

              • Video Library:

                DVD movies: Scary, Drama, Funny, Children, Action...moreless

              • Pool Table:

                2 in 1 game table with pool and air hockey....moreless

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games


              • Telephone:

                One in each bedroom and kitchen....moreless

              • Free Long Distance:

                Free domestic calling in the US....moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                Free wireless internet...moreless

              • Internet

              Pool & Spa

              • Private Pool:

                Open June 1st thru Sept 30th. Only soft inflatable floats and toys allowed. We recommend you bring a beach towel. No pets allowed in the pool or pool area at any time. ...moreless

              • Hot Tub:

                Under canopy, muti colored lights, waterfall feature...moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Lawn / Garden
              • Balcony


              • Away From It All
              • Spa
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions
              • Adventure
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Romantic

              Location & View

                  • Mountain View


                  • Marina
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Medical Services
                  • Rafting
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Kayaking
                  • Walking
                  • Whitewater Rafting
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Skiing
                  • Sledding
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Zoo
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Library
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Restaurants
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Museums
                  • Boating
                  • Shopping
                  • Antiquing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Swimming
                  • Water Tubing


                  Write a review 4.9
                  from 35 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Summer / Peak Season
                  Jun 1 - Oct 31, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  Nov 1 - Jan 2, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  Apr 1 - May 31, 2015
                  2 night min stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees and Rental Conditions:

                  • Cleaning $90 + tax
                  • Pet Fee $35
                  • Property Damage Protection $89
                  • Tax Rate 11.75%


                  -We will take 3 payment installments if your reservation in greater than 3 months away.

                  -Damage Insurance is required at the time of booking. $5000 coverage required when pool is in operation. When pool is not in operation, $1500 coverage is required for couples, $3000 required for parties of 3 or more, or parties with children.

                  **Stay 7 nights and we will pay your cleaning fee**

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                  Last updated: 07/08/2014
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                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2011

                  About the owner: My husband and I live in Summerville, SC (15 minutes north of Charleston, SC). We both work full time and have 2 wonderful kids. Dylan is 20 and Katelyn is 13. I work as an Office Administrator and my husband is a Maintenance Reliability Planner. We live a short drive from the beach but prefer the peace and comfort of the mountains.

                  Why the Owner Chose Andrews:
                  We vacationed so much in the mountains; we decided to buy our own place. We stumbled on this place in Nov 2011. It was not in the best condition when we found it but we knew it had a lot of potential. We’ve put a lot of sweat and tears into fixing up this place from what it once was, but it has been well worth it. We've overhauled the pool, replaced the jacuzzi, replaced the roof, painted inside and out, redecorated, etc, etc.... Each improvement has made this place a little more like a slice of Heaven. We are so happy to be able to share this special place that our friends call “magical”. We welcome you and your family to our home. We hope you’ll make many happy memories and our home your vacation tradition.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  There are so many unique things about this place. Yes, the pool and hot tub are new and very nice but there is so much more to this place. It is nestled in the mountains and trees and once there, you forget about the rest of the world. Almost all the windows are stained glass and are very old. The floors are knotty pine and the ceiling features authentic hand hewn beams. There are many cozy spots inside and out of this home. It's decorated with many antique items that will take you back in time. It's only a few minutes to the local grocery store and other attractions.

                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                  Guestbook comments from the owner

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                  • Back Yard with inground pool

                    Back Yard with inground pool

                  • Gas fireplace in Master bedroom.

                    Gas fireplace in Master bedroom.

                  • Master Bath Shower

                    Master Bath Shower

                  • Front yard

                    Front yard

                  • Master Bedroom with gas fireplace.

                    Master Bedroom with gas fireplace.

                  • Paved Driveway

                    Paved Driveway

                  • Fall View

                    Fall View

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                  This listing was first published here in 2012.

                  Date last modified - Tuesday, July 01, 2014

                  $125 - $150 per night (USD)

                  3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

                  View calendar: Updated 07/08/14
                  Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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                  Tim Osborne

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