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Sensational View, 1.5 Miles to Downtown Gatlinburg

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Last updated: 03/30/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
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  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Private Homes, Stoplight 3A cabin description

20% Off Rates if you stay between now and 5/14/14, 3 night mininum for discount!!!!

What's in a name? Everything. This 5 bedroom, 4 bath cabin has a view that can only be described as sensational, so it's name became Sensational View. This cabin has all the amenities and space one could wish for and is only minutes away from the plentiful shopping and entertainment available in Gatlinburg.

The outdoor hot tub is a wonderful way to relax at the end of a fun-filled day. But what really makes this cabin special is the view from the on-deck hot tub. Whether you're sharing it with someone special, or escaping the fast pace of the world, as you look out over the mountain, peace and tranquility settle around you. During the day, the colors of nature at any time of the season are amazing, and at night the spectacular site of city lights or fireworks send a sweet serenity straight to your heart. Truly, this cabin earns its name. So make your vacation sensational with a stay at Sensational View in the Great Smokey Mountains.

On main level, there is the master king bedroom with adjoining bath and a whirpool bath, also a queen bedroom with adjoining bathroom. In the living room there is a sofa and recliner with an adjoining dining area. There is also another dining area in the gameroom which opens up to join the other dining area. The kitchen is fully equipped with pots, pans, silverware, can opener, blender, coffee maker, refrigerator with icemaker, dishwasher, toaster, stove, and over the stove microwave. In the gameroom is a pool table, fooseball table, two fold out sofas, and many windows to enjoy the beautiful view. There are TV's in all the bedrooms, gameroom, and living room. The cabin has a VCR/DVD and CD player. On the upstairs level, there are 2 queen bedrooms and one full bedroom. In one of the queen bedrooms, there is a large futon and two twin beds. There is also two bathrooms upstairs. The cabin is 2200 square feet with high ceilings and sleeps A MAXIMUM of 18 people.

On the outside covered deck is the hot tub with a table and chairs and a gas BBQ grill. It is so relaxing and romantic to sit in the hot tub with a glass of wine and view the city lights of Gatlinburg. This is really an experience you will never forget. We had our faminy up just before Christmas this past year and sang Christmas carols on the deck outside. The granchildren loved it, especially with a surprise visit from Santa. We will always remember these times.

The cabin has a large parking area which can accomodate 4-5 cars. We have actually had room to throw a football in this area. The cabin has a very unique look, haven't seen one like it anywhere. It also sits on solid ground, not like some of them that hang over a cliff.

We own and personally manage this cabin, so our rates are both reasonable and competitive. We offer discounts for repeat visitors, and we have many. See our rates in another area on this site.

Sensational View has a great location, Food City is only 5 minutes away, and the same for downtown Gatlinburg. Pigeon Forge and Dollywood is only 6 miles. Ober Gatlinburg Ski Slope is about 5-10 minutes from the cabin. The entrance to the Great Smokey Mountain Park is about 10 minutes. Read less

1.5 Miles to Downtown Gatlinburg
6 Miles to Pigeon Forge
6 Miles to Dollywood
3 Miles to Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort
15 Miles to Bent Creek Golf Course

Size: Five Bedroom (One King, Three Queen, and One Full), One Day Bed (Two Twin), One Futon, Two fold out sofas,Four Baths, Sleeps up to MAXIMUM of 18 people with linens and towels provided.

Six-Person Hot Tub on Deck
Two Indoor Jacuzzis
Gameroom with Pool Table
Gas Log Fireplace
Seven Color TV's
VCR, DVD, Free Wireless Internet
Cable TV
City and Mountain View
Gas Grill hooked uo propane gas line.
Central Heat and Air
Fully-Equipped Kitchen: Microwave, Coffeemaker, Pots and Pans, Utensils and Dishes, Washer, Dryer, Dishwasher, and Refrigerator with Ice Maker
Initial paper goods, soaps, and linens (except laundry soap)
Three Minutes to Downtown Gatlinburg
Swimming Pool available Year-Round. Ask for map to pool when making reservation.

There is also a $300 security deposit, but if you choose to pay a non refundable damage fee in the amount of 50.00 which covers accidental damages up to an amount of 300.00, we will waive the security deposit. No Cleaning Fee is charged and there is no charge for extra people, same price for up to 18 people. 10% discount for 7 night stays except on Saturday checkins!! Large Discount on non-Peak rates. Please remind me if you have stayed with us before and we give you a 10% discount off our advertised rates. No other discounts can apply.

25% of reservation is collected the day reservation is made.

Cancellation Policy
To cancel a reservation, the guest named on the rental agreement must notify us either in written or verbal form of the request to cancel. Reservation fee will be forfeited on all canceled reservations. If you cancel your reservation less than 60 days prior to the arrival date the reservation deposit and reservation fee is non-refundable. If we can re-book the unit for the same dates, you will be refunded the amount at which the unit was re-booked, even if it is a lesser amount. If canceling 7 days or less, prior to 4pm on your arrival date, there are no refunds or reschedules.

Keywords: Cabin

Property Type

  • 2400 sq. ft.
  • Cabin

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional


              • Non Smoking Only:

                Smoking Outside Cabin Allowed....moreless

              • Children Welcome
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 18

              Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Microwave
              • Dishwasher
              • Ice Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Stove
              • Toaster
              • Coffee Maker


              • Parking:

                Park 4-5 cars...moreless

              • Linens Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Gas Fireplace
              • Towels Provided
              • Heating
              • Air Conditioning
              • Iron & Board

              Other Amenities

                  • Fantastic View of all the lights in DowntownGatlinburg. During Fireworks Displays, they explode right in front of you!!...moreless


                  • Television:

                    All bedrooms have TV's...moreless

                  • VCR
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • DVD Player
                  • Pool Table
                  • Foosball
                  • Game Room
                  • CD Player
                  • Stereo


                  • Telephone
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Internet

                  Pool & Spa

                  • Communal Pool:

                    Swimming pool is located at the Gatlinburg Community Centre just 3 miles from this cabin. It has ample parking, is open year-round and is heated. Directions to the pool are provided with confirmation....moreless

                  • Heated Pool
                  • Hot Tub
                  • Jetted Tub

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Gas grill hooked up to main gas line so no tank is necessary....moreless

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Balcony


                  • Family
                  • Romantic
                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All

                  Location & View

                      • Mountain View:

                        Overlooks Downtown Gatlinburg...moreless


                          • Recommended


                          • Rock Climbing
                          • Snowboarding
                          • Skiing
                          • Hospital
                          • Laundromat
                          • Medical Services
                          • Hiking
                          • Rafting
                          • Swimming
                          • Cycling
                          • Hunting
                          • Golf
                          • Fishing
                          • Cinemas
                          • Restaurants
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Live Theater
                          • Theme Parks
                          • Museums
                          • Horseback Riding
                          • Wildlife Viewing
                          • ATM/Bank
                          • Groceries
                          • Shopping
                          • Sledding
                          • Miniature Golf

                          Other Activities

                              • Dollywood


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                              • Great Layout, Location and Entertainment

                                Great Layout, Location and Entertainment

                                • Guest annwhit (Greenville, SC)
                                • Date of stay 08/07/13
                                • Review Submitted 08/15/13
                                We had an annual family getaway at "Sensational View" and had 8 adults and 6 children staying in the cabin. I loved the layout of the place. Everyone had privacy and each family had their own bathroom. The downstairs area was great for playing pool or foosball or just relaxing on the couch. The location was wonderful. It was so close to downtown and had nice access to the grocery store. There was plenty of seating in the dining area for everyone during meal time or playing board games. The bedrooms had plenty of drawer space to store our clothes. With a new baby, the washer and dryer were lifesavers! Glenn, the owner, was very easy to work with and was very prompt in responding to emails and questions. As for the cons - the place could use a little upgrading. New comforters on the beds could go a long way. The older jacuzzi in the middle room was a safety hazard. We actually had an older child fall while getting out of it and bruise her head on the floor. There were spiderwebs all over the deck around the hot tub, and we killed several giant spiders on the rockers. The view was great, as long as you were standing in one spot. Some of the "weedy" trees could probably be trimmed to get full access to the amazing view. The "pool" is a stretch. A lot of cabins here advertise they have pool access, but really it is a public pool. It was actually closed when we were there, so we didn't get the opportunity to check it out. Overall, we had a great time and appreciate Glenn sharing his place with us.

                                Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, romantic getaway.

                                Owner response: Hello Whitney, I am glad you enjoyed your stay. We take a great deal of pride in making sure our guests enjoy our cabins. I have corrected the items you mentioned that were negative to you. I actually was not aware that the view have become almost blocked due to the brush growing. This has been cleared now. If you had let me know about this I would have sent somone that same day to correct this. It is hard for me to know about little things like this unless you tell me since I live so far away. I made a special trip here after I read your review to look at the bedrooms and have corrected this also. As far as the spider webs, we have regular pest control checks to keep this in check, unfortunately this is a very woody area, because you are in the mountains, and this is a situation that we do the best we can with. I am here now and I can't find any webs or spiders. I have checked the jacussi and found nothing wrong, never had a complaint about this before. Maybe some assitance with that child would have been helpful in this situation. As far as the pool goes, I did not know it was closed the week you were here, it is a very nice facility, but I have no control over their operation. In summary, several of the things you mentioned could have been corrected if you had communicated with me. I could have also recommended another pool facility had you let me know. With me not being there, it is hard to catch every little thing unless you tell me. Thanks, Glenn

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                              • Golden 50

                                Golden 50

                                • Guest DM (Illinois)
                                • Date of stay 06/18/13
                                • Review Submitted 07/01/13
                                We had a great 50th anniversary celebration at Sensational View. The home worked out perfectly for our family of 12. Less than a10 minute drive to downtown Gatlinburg. Food City grocery store was near by and turned out to be a pleasent place to shop. (go on line and get a Food City loyalty card for lower prices before you arrive in Gatlinburg). The beds were comfortable. Internet access was never a problem. All 12 of us were logged in at one time or another with ipads smart phones and computers. Our 6 grand children had a great time taking advantage of many of the adventures the area has to offer. They went skydiving, zip lining, white water rafting, hiking, horse back riding and we even chatered a pontoon boat for night fishing at lake Douglas and of course shopping.The kitchen is small and well stocked. We were able to cook all our meals and eat in rather than go out for meals. The money we saved doing our own cooking paid for all the adventures for our group.The hot tub was perfect when we arrived and the entire place was clean and well stocked with towels and linens.

                                Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.

                                Owner response: Hi Dale, Thanks for the very informative and honest review, it's always a pleasure to have a family like yours stay in my cabin. Hope everyone made it home safely and come back and see us soon, you are always welcome. Thanks, Glenn

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                              • Great Location!

                                Great Location!

                                • Guest GiGi's Family Vacations (Hammond, LA)
                                • Date of stay 06/12/13
                                • Review Submitted 06/21/13
                                The view from the cabin was great. The location was excellent - very close to all the attractions we were interested in. Coming from Louisiana where everything is flat the first time going up the driveway was a little scary but you get use to it. My entire family was very comfortable. We had 14.

                                Recommended for: Families with young children.

                                Owner response: Thank you for such a great and honest review Patti, I' glad ya'll had a good time at the cabin and in Gatlinburg. You are welcome back anytime, and you left the cabin in great shape. Glenn

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                              • To small

                                To small

                                • Guest Katie (Indiana)
                                • Date of stay 05/16/13
                                • Review Submitted 05/23/13
                                The kitchen is extremely small for a cabin that supposedly sleeps 18. Btw a recliner, love seat and couch that does not pull out counts as a "bed". The hot tub had to much chemicals in it which burned people's eyes. The MAINTAINCE man showed up for a different reason and emptied it and refilled so it would be green anymore. The parking is really room for 3 maybe 4 cars at the most.

                                Owner response: I am very sorry, that this person did not feel that this cabin was up to her standards. However, there were several statements she made which were incorrect. First, she stated the cabin was too small for 18 people, we have had many 18 person groups who stayed in the cabin and really enjoyed the cabin and the great view it has. The square footage of the cabin is listed on this website as well as pictures of most all the rooms including the kitchen. Secondly there are beds and/or fold out beds to sleep 18 people, as well as linens for this # of people. The recliner, loveseat and couch with no hidabed is simply extra furniture for people to sit in. When she called about the hot tub, I immediately sent my maintenance man to the cabin to fix the problem, I called her to tell her he was coming, but she would not return my call. We had this problem taken care of with an hour. My family has stayed here and we have had 6 cars in the parking lot. Sure someone may have to move to let someone out, but this is the mountains after all, not a Walmart parking lot. We have had nothing but great reviews on this cabin, I hope people do not judge the cabin by one inaccurate review. I'm sure if other people compare my rates to other 5 bedroom/4 bath cabins, that they will realize that this is truly a bargain and a nice cabin to stay in. The pictures of the cabin also tell the true story.

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                              • Sensational View!!

                                Sensational View!!

                                • Guest PJ (Bradford, TN 38316)
                                • Date of stay 11/22/11
                                • Review Submitted 03/24/12
                                Wow! Our family had a wonderful stay in November, so much so that it has prompted me to write a review. We were immediately drawn to the view from every room, sensational does not begin to describe it! Then there is the cabin itself, spacious, tastefully decorated, comfortable couches, beds, plenty of linens, everything was in working order. Easily accomodated the 6 adults & 6 teenagers, not to mention the entertainment of the pool table, foosball, and hot tub. TVs in every room. We enjoyed the fire place, watching movies together, worked a couple of puzzles, not to mention very hearty games of cards & dominoes. My brothers laptop had great connection as well as all our cell phones. We cooked everyday, even Thanksgiving day we had a feast, turkey & dressing, homemade rolls, green bean casserole, & much much more all made from scratch. We truly enjoyed our stay & hope we get the chance to do this again someday! It was a very special occassion celebrating our parents 60th wedding anniversary in an extremely SENSATIONAL place!

                                Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, romantic getaway, girls getaway.

                                Owner response: Hello again Paula, Thanks for this outsanding and honest review you gave us. We welcome your group back anytime, and for taking your time to leave this review, I will be sure and give you a good discount if you decide to stay in any of our properties again, whether it is in Gulf shores or Gatlinburg. We always welcome good families like yours to stay in our properties. Thanks, Glenn

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                              • What a VIEW!

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                                What a VIEW!

                                • Guest Jenniffer H
                                • Date of stay 01/16/12
                                • Review Submitted 03/07/12
                                As soon as we saw the view from this cabin we were in awe! Sitting out on the deck in the hottub looking over Gatlinburg was just awesome. The cabin had a great setup and was very cosy for our slightly bigger family. Everything was in great shape so we didnt have any problems. Thanks for a great trip!

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                              • Great place - Astounding Views

                                Great place - Astounding Views

                                • Guest Karen (New Albany, IN)
                                • Date of stay 04/27/11
                                • Review Submitted 05/10/11
                                When we first looked at the webpage we thought, "oh yeah, these pictures were taken with a telephoto lens". The pictures do it no justice. It lives up to its name of Sensational View. We had 9 adults and 3 children and had ample room. Close to town but yet out of the way enough where you still have bear sightings. Yes, bears. The parking is a little intimidating the first day, but once you get used to it, it is smooth sailing. The owner was nothing but pleasant and easy going. This place is definitely a spot our group would revisit. Also, the hottub has been updated from the picture in the photos. It was wonderful. One more thing, I have stayed in dozens of cabins and the kitchen supplies have always been minimal, if any. This place is well stocked. We cooked 3 of the nights we stayed and didn't have to go buy pots or pans. We had 4 cars (2 SUVs) in the parking area and could have easily fit 2 more. The only negative thing :) is the grill was gas and we love charcoal. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to stay and enjoy your cabin.

                                Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.

                                Owner response: Hi Karen, This is the type review that makes our team keep striving for perfection with our cabins in Gatlinburg and our condos in Gulf Shores Al. I really appreciate you leaving this review for us. If you come back and stay with us again(and it sounds like you might) I always offer repeat guests a 10% discount, so be sure to visit us again. Thanks so much, Glenn

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                              • "Great Cabin!"

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                                "Great Cabin!"

                                • Guest Joy R
                                • Date of stay 12/23/10
                                • Review Submitted 02/01/11
                                Had a great time with our family in Gatlinburg for Christmas and this cabin helped make it great! We had everything we needed and it was very accommodating to a large crowd, including children. Definitely will rent here again!

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                              • "Best New Year's stay ever!"

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                                "Best New Year's stay ever!"

                                • Guest Shawna
                                • Date of stay 12/28/10
                                • Review Submitted 02/01/11
                                We had stayed at this cabin for new years 2010, and it was a great stay! The cabin was perfect! We all stood on the deck and watched the ball drop from the space needle and then the fireworks! It was a really great location!

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                              • "House had an absolutely "Sensational View!""

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                                "House had an absolutely "Sensational View!""

                                • Guest Denise
                                • Date of stay 12/31/10
                                • Review Submitted 02/01/11
                                This home had a lovely view of Gatlinburg!

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Mar 7 - May 22, 2014
                              3 night min stay
                              $200 $300
                              Fri, Sat
                              Memorial Weekend
                              May 23 - May 25, 2014
                              3 night min stay

                              flat fee
                              May 23 - Jun 22, 2014
                              4 night min stay
                              $250 $300
                              Fri, Sat
                              Month of July
                              Jun 23 - Jul 31, 2014
                              4 night min stay
                              $400 $400
                              Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                              Aug 1 - Aug 18
                              3 night min stay
                              $250 $300
                              Fri, Sat
                              Aug 19 - Sep 30
                              2 night min stay
                              $200 $300
                              Fri, Sat
                              Labor Day Weekend
                              Aug 29 - Aug 31, 2014
                              3 night min stay

                              flat fee
                              Month of October
                              Oct 1 - Oct 30
                              3 night min stay
                              $250 $300
                              Fri, Sat
                              Nov 1 - Dec 17, 2014
                              2 night min stay
                              $200 $300
                              Fri, Sat
                              Nov 26 - Nov 29, 2014
                              4 night min stay

                              flat fee
                              Christmas Week
                              Dec 18 - Dec 25
                              4 night min stay
                              $350 $350
                              Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                              New Year's Week
                              Dec 26 - Jan 1
                              5 night min stay
                              $600 $600
                              Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                              Jan 2 - Mar 6, 2015
                              2 night min stay
                              $200 $300
                              Fri, Sat
                              My Standard Rate
                              3 night min stay
                              $200 $300
                              Fri, Sat

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                              • Reservation Fee $150 + tax
                              • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
                              • Tax Rate 14%


                              Pay 300.00 refundable security deposit or book direct with owner and pay 50.00 non-refundable damage fee and 300.00 security deposit will be waived.

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                              • Nearest Airport: Tyson-Magee- Knoxville, TN at 45 Miles
                              • Nearest Motorway: Interstate 40 at 30 Miles
                              • Nearest Barpub: Downtown Gatlinburg at 1.5 Miles
                              • Nearest Ski: Ober Gatlinburg at 3 Miles
                              • Nearest Restaurant: Downtown Gatlinburg at 1.5 Miles

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                              Why the Owner Chose Private Homes, Stoplight 3A:
                              The view this cabin has is amazing, downtown Gatlinburg and surounding mountains, it is what visiting the mountains is all about. It is at the end of a road so is fairly secluded. The roads and driveway leading to the cabin are all paved.

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                              $200 - $600 per night (USD)

                              5 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 18

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