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Our Charming Cottage is Warm Retreat During Ski & Tubing Season

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Last updated: 11/28/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Holly Forest cottage description

Sapphire Valley is a wonderful place to spend the cooler months of the year and our home is perfect for enjoying these times. When the weather is brisk, turn on the gas fire pit and warm your toes with your favorite cool weather beverage. Inside, enjoy a crackling wood fire and watch the leaves or snow fall outside through the large picture windows.

From Thanksgiving through Christmas, you will enjoy the 9 foot Christmas tree and decorations. Add some holiday music on the I-pod/radio stereo and you are guaranteed to get into the holiday spirit.

Even as the temperature drops, there are many Sapphire Valley Community Center activities available to our guests. The indoor pool, gym, game room and massage therapist are there for you to enjoy. And, of course there are outdoor activities including hiking and discount golf. In winter, the slopes of Sapphire Valley are open for skiing and tubing, with discounted rates for our guests. New this year - ziplining is available year round.

Our home features a large great room with stone-faced wood burning fireplace and large windows that bring the outdoors inside. The master bedroom with king size bed and guest bedroom with queen bed have en suite baths. The loft, our 'Bunkhouse,' has twin beds and is a favorite for kids.

The kitchen has stainless steel appliances and is fully furnished for cooking small or large meals. For entertainment, the great room has a large flat screen TV with DVD and cable, a game table with puzzles and board games, and a second TV in the guest bedroom. The large deck has a gas fire pit and gas grill, with lots of lounge furniture for relaxing.

We love our cottage in the woods and we hope you will too.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Massage

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Limited Accessibility
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Entertainment

          • Books
          • DVD Player
          • Games
          • Music Library
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Stereo:

            Iphone sound system with CD player, speakers and radio in the great room....moreless

          • Television
          • Video Library:

            DVDs for the great room DVD player and VHS tapes for kids for the TV in the Bunkhouse....moreless

          Theme

          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Romantic

          Attractions

          • Churches
          • Festivals
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Library
          • Live Theater
          • Playground
          • Restaurants

          Local Services & Businesses

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

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Bird Watching
          • Boating
          • Horseback Riding
          • Horseshoes
          • Miniature Golf
          • Paddle Boating
          • Photography
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shopping
          • Sledding
          • Walking
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Basketball Court
          • Fishing
          • Fly Fishing
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Golf
          • Golf Privileges Optional
          • Hiking
          • Hunting Small Game
          • Kayaking
          • Rafting
          • Skiing
          • Snowboarding
          • Swimming
          • Whitewater Rafting

          Dining

          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 8 people

          General

          • Air Conditioning
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Fireplace
          • Hair Dryer
          • Heating
          • Internet
          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided
          • Living Room
          • Parking
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine

          Kitchen

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

          Outside

          • Golf:

            Red Bird Links and Sapphire National Golf Course (discount for renters)...moreless

          • Kayak / Canoe:

            You can rent paddleboats and canoes at the Sapphire Valley Resorts private Fairfield Lake ...moreless

          • Outdoor Grill
          • Ski & Snowboard:

            Sapphire Valley Resort ...moreless

          • Tennis

          Pool / Spa

          • Communal Pool:

            The Sapphire Valley Community Center has both and indoor and outdoor pool for guests....moreless

          • Indoor Pool

          House Cleaning

              • Housekeeper Optional
               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Holiday Season
              Nov 15 - Jan 3, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $195
              Ski Season
              Jan 4 - Mar 19, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $175
              Spring
              Mar 20 - May 29, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $200
              Early Summer
              May 30 - Jun 26, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $210
              $1,100
              Fourth of July weeks
              Jun 27 - Jul 11, 2015
              4 night min stay
              $225
              $1,300
              Peak Season
              Jul 12 - Sep 11, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $215
              $1,200

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees and Rental Conditions:

              • Property Damage Protection $49
              • Pet Fee $50
              • Housekeeping $85 + tax
              • Tax Rate 10.5%

              Notes:

              Weekly rentals run from Saturday to Saturday. Other days for weekly rates will be priced by the night. Prices are subject to change until booking.


              Cancellation policy:

              Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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              Last updated: 11/28/2014
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              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2011

              About the owner: We live in Atlanta and love to come to our home in North Carolina to get away from the summer heat and traffic. The fall and spring are beautiful times of year. We love to keep the fireplace burning in the cold winter months. Unfortunately, we cannot spend as much time in our mountain cottage so we enjoy sharing it with others who love the beauty and peace of the mountains.

              Why the Owner Chose Holly Forest:
              We first visited the Cashiers - Highlands region 30 years ago and have visited as often as we can. We found this house and knew this would be a wonderful place to spend our free time. We hope to be here full time when we both retire.

              The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
              The Sapphire/Cashiers/Highlands area is unique in its beauty, peace and so many outdoor activities to enjoy. The great restaurants, art galleries and shopping are the added bonus for those who like to spend time indoors too.


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              Speaks: english

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              Photos

              • Fall in Sapphire - Beautiful!

                Fall in Sapphire - Beautiful!

              • A 9 foot tree lights up the great room

                A 9 foot tree lights up the great room

              • Welcome

                Welcome

              • View from the great room on a snowy day

                View from the great room on a snowy day

              • Updated appliances and a fully stocked kitchen

                Updated appliances and a fully stocked kitchen

              • Guest bedroom with queen bed

                Guest bedroom with queen bed

              • Outdoor dining and grilling in a serene setting

                Outdoor dining and grilling in a serene setting

              • Boating on Lake Fairfield for amenity card holders only

                Boating on Lake Fairfield for amenity card holders only

              • Comfort and charm await you in this lovely 3 bedroom/2 bath home.

                Comfort and charm await you in this lovely 3 bedroom/2 bath home.

              • Our 'watchdog' Chloe loves to sit out on the deck and wait for guests

                Our 'watchdog' Chloe loves to sit out on the deck and wait for guests

              • Great room

                Great room

              • Dining table seats 8

                Dining table seats 8

              • Master Bedroom with King bed

                Master Bedroom with King bed

              • Kids love sleeping in the Bunkhouse

                Kids love sleeping in the Bunkhouse

              • Enjoying the 'outhouse races'

                Enjoying the 'outhouse races'

              • Gas firepit on deck for cool days and evenings

                Gas firepit on deck for cool days and evenings

              • Fall on nearby Lake Fairfield open to membership card holders only

                Fall on nearby Lake Fairfield open to membership card holders only

              • Indoor pool open to amenity card holders

                Indoor pool open to amenity card holders

              VRBO #573390

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              This listing was first published here in 2014.

              Date last modified - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

              $175 - $225 per night (USD)
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              3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

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