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Perfect Equestrian/Golfing/Vacation/Outdoors Getaway!

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 12 nights


About the property

1 King Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Full Kitchen & Laundry Room & Sleeps 4

Hidden among tall oak trees, overlooking the 13th fairway of the Cleghorn Golf course and only 8 minutes/6 miles from the Tryon International Equestrian Center, 50, yes 50 golf courses within 60 minutes drive and you will discover a spacious luxury home-away-from-home...Serenity Oaks. A private separate entrance and parking area adds to the convenience of the 1,200 square foot accommodation. Dogs only please as there are allergy challenges with cats.

Enjoy the full kitchen, separate laundry room with washer & dryer, air conditioning (you control), big screen TV and gas fireplace, a king bed and TV in the bedroom and a pull out single bed (plus a large couch and a single airbed if needed) in the separate sitting area for additional sleeping space. Plus free WiFi for your laptop so you can email and take care of business while away from home. Ideal for a couple or friends traveling together, it’s designed with all the amenities you could desire for a vacation getaway.

Arriving late on your check-in day? Let us know what you want for breakfast the next morning and we will shop for you. The kitchen will be fully stocked with essential china, silverware, glasses and coffee mugs, pots & pans, appliances and utensils. Also the basic cooking items – olive oil, salt & pepper, spices, coffee – will be waiting for you to make cooking in this home-away-from-home a pleasure. Fresh towels and sheets, shampoo/conditioner and body wash are waiting for your arrival. Lots of information on local restaurants and attractions plus guidelines can be found in the house binder.

Start your day outside on the patio enjoying your coffee and listening to the birds sing and the humming birds dive bomb each other at the feeder! Enjoy evenings in the same spot watching the sunset color the sky in beautiful ways! Take a walk around wooded Moss Drive, enjoy a drive to the many hiking trails and waterfalls in our Foothills or visit the Tryon International Equestrian Center nearby. Visit one of our local towns to check out the charming main street and the interesting shops and restaurants. There is much to see and do to keep you busy.

...Please - no trailers of any kind as we are located in a beautiful quiet community that does not permit trailers. Serenity Oaks is in a secure community for restful, refined and relaxed restoration and recreation.

The apartment can be rented daily, weekly, or monthly….or if you are in town for a holiday, a family gathering or a season of horse shows, contact the owner for details to rent for longer periods.

Not suitable for small children. Dogs may be considered, please chat with us for more details before bringing your small pet. No cats allowed.

More Details

Kent & Linda Holden
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Kent & Linda Holden

Linda & I are retired (ha, ha, ha... one is never retired!).

We live in the great area of Western North Carolina close to the Tryon International Equestrian Center. Previously, we lived in Houston for 10 years, Bermuda for 15 years, Vermont for 10 years and 10 years in Georgia/North Carolina. We are golfers, scuba divers, snow skiers and hikers. We have a Golden Retriever named Rascal and we love to host people.

Our motto is "Gratitude, Gratitude, Gratitude...a necessity for a life well lived!"

Kent & Linda Holden purchased this apartment in 2015

Why Kent & Linda Holden chose Rutherfordton

We love to host people! If you need anything, we are here to help you. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask us. If it is privacy you want, you get it here. We love to have wine and cheese one evening with our guests if it fits in their schedule.

Come visit the beautiful Foothills and Blue Ridge Mountains area for relaxation, beauty, peace, fresh air and spectacular sunrises and sunsets. Enjoy interesting towns with their unique Main Streets, interesting shops and fantastic restaurants. So many fabulous outdoor places to enjoy and all the fun you could ask for!

What makes this apartment unique

Located at the Tryon Resort Cleghorn Golf Course overlooking the 13th fairway, we are 6 miles (8 minutes) from the Tryon International Equestrian Center and perfectly located, centered between Charlotte, Asheville and Greenville/Spartanburg (SC). We initially only wanted a small home but fell in love with this home as it met all of our expectations. We did not even think of having an apartment to rent but our finished walk out basement with separate private entrance and patio was not being used to its full potential. So we said to each other, let's share this beautiful peaceful part of the world with others. Voila....Serenity Oaks came into being.


Rutherfordton Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Due to the convents & restrictions of Moss Drive, no trailers are permitted.
  • Any items (additional groceries, movies on Direct TV, etc) purchased by Serenity Oaks, will be paid for directly to the Hosts prior to departure date.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Double sinks
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Other - 1 sleep sofa /futon , pull-out single bed plus couch and single air bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Several vineyards within 20 minutes of Serenity Oaks...


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Absolooootly perfect

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything it was exactly as was stated. The host where so loving and kind. Warm and caring and giving. The place was perfect and just like a home away from home. I cannot say enough about this wonderful place. I would so recommend it over and over. Thank you Linda and Kent

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kim, You are too kind. We so enjoyed you and Wayne. You honored Serenity Oaks and left it like you had never been there! We would love to have you back and recommend to any other host to have you and Wayne as guests. Kent & Linda Holden Serenity Oaks
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Klamath Falls, Oregon

Relax and Enjoy

  • 5 of 5

This was the most beautiful and relaxing place we have stayed to date. We were met by the owner upon arrival and given a quick but thorough outlay of the property. The place had everything you could want or need to be comfortable, from the cozy fireplace to the large TV. The kitchen is adequate to prepare even a large dinner but convenient enough for snacks and smaller dinners. The view onto the golf course is spectacular with the autumn colors still plentiful and lots of crazy squirrels to watch. The bedroom is large and comfortable and plenty of closet space. I will definitely try and stay on my next visit. We had dinner with Kent and Linda the landlords and had a great time and plenty of good wine, they definitely go above and beyond the expected curtesy. Thanks for a wonderful experience.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic stay

  • 4 of 5

Great property with even better owners. Kent and Linda are extremely nice and were very accommodating during our stay. Kent even let me borrow his golf clubs to play a round at the course on which the house sits.

The views from the apartment are great and it’s very well decorated. The shower/bathroom are wonderful. The only downside is that the bed is quite firm, but other than that we had a great stay. I would definitely recommend to others.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gracious helpful hosts, peaceful and cozy!

  • 5 of 5

My husband was sent to the area for work. We wanted something more then a hotel and this place was exactly what we were looking for. From the moment we stepped in the door it felt like home. It was modern, very clean, peaceful and relaxing. Linda and Kent thought of everything and a little bit more when they created this beautiful space. Thank you for being such gracious helpful hosts and making it extra special for us and our fur babies. We really appreciate everything you did for us during our stay. We will definitely be coming back.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were the perfect guests! Thank you, Cynthia and Patrick, for the gracious comments....we look forward to a return visit from you. Good Luck on your moving plans! All the best..... Kent & Linda
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Chagrin Falls, Ohio

Ideal quiet spot!

  • 5 of 5

Linda and Kent were fabulous hosts. Genuinely concerned for the comfort of their guests. Their place will feel like home the minute you step through their door. It's about the subtle details that made all the difference. We will definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, MaryBeth & Mike. You were the perfect guests! Look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to the area.
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Summerville, SC

Beautifully appointed with view, comfortable bed, and gracious hosts

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is a wonderful getaway in a quiet and peaceful setting. A round of golf is available to visitors at no hassle, minutes away at Cleghorn Plantation. My husband played 9 holes and said he felt like he was on a PGA tournament course. Or, if you prefer sitting on the patio watching hummingbirds feed and others golf down below, that can be just as nice. The patio is equipped with a table and chairs and also a nice grill. Inside there is a charmingly decorated apartment with high end finishings. For example, granite countertops, soft-close drawers and doors on all cabinets, Keurig coffee maker, smooth top stove with oven, and a full size refrigerator. Also a dining table with 4 chairs. The bath is just as nice with a large, clean, tiled shower and double vanity. The bedroom is beautiful and the king size bed is comfortable - yay! Wonderfully gracious is how I would describe the hosts, Kent and Linda. If you need anything at all, from a couple of eggs to recommendations for a nice hike, they will do their best to help you out. This was the best HomeAway experience we have ever had. We will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Crystal & Gerry! It was a delight to meet you and have you as guests at Serenity Oaks! Thanks for taking such special care of the were the perfect guests. We look forward to your return... Kent & Linda
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Nearest Airport
47 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $35
Pet Fee $25
Damage Deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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