"My husband and I work from home. In looking for a pet-friendly rental that wasn't too far from home (but far enough that we would not be sucked back in to business while on vacation), we stumbled across Murphy, NC, and Jill's chalet. If we could give it more than 5 stars, we would.
The layout is wonderful, with an open floor plan and plenty of windows in the main living/dining/kitchen area so the interior gets great natural light, plus there's a spacious screened porch with additional dining space. Jill went above and beyond with stocking the kitchen cabinets and drawers, pots and pans, etc., there was not a single piece of kitchenware that we needed that wasn't already there...very rare for a rental. The outdoor deck was perfect for relaxing and reading, surrounded by nature. There is a nice sized bedroom on the first floor that we didn't use, but the very spacious loft bedroom was a real highlight and the tub in the upstairs bathroom is marvelous.
Also, the place was spotless and in great condition, not always the case with pet-friendly rentals.
The drive from the chalet to the cute little town of Murphy doesn't take very long at all, so we were able to enjoy the River Walk greenway and the restaurants, then come back and kick our feet up and relax, surrounded by nature. The home is in a wooded residential development, but the houses must be spread out because you don't see any other homes between the entrance to the development and the chalet, which has its own very nice, long driveway. Nice and private, which is exactly what we were looking for. During a couple of afternoons, it did sound like perhaps another home was being constructed nearby, but the sounds were minimal and we could not see a thing, being tucked into the woods. In fact, we appreciated being in a residential area as it gave us a home-away-from home feel.
Lastly, Jill did a great job in communicating, answering all questions we had ahead of time. This was just a terrific stay for us, just what we needed. We would certainly recommend this property to others and hope to be able to stay here again in the future."
Guest: Walters F.
Date of Stay: August 2015
Review Submitted: September 3, 2015