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Wash your worries away on the Cane River

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, with loft and 2 baths directly on the water

Fully remodeled and updated home right on the Cain River - beware the sound of the water can be hypnotizing and you may never want to leave. We gutted and expanded the kitchen to have a full river view and both bathrooms fully gutted and updated with beautiful tile work. NO CARPETS all wood floors and tile. One very very large master bedroom with 180 view of the Cane River with an exceptional large walk-in shower and closet and private toilet room. There is a relaxing sitting area in the bedroom beside the gas fireplace to sit and read and/or relax and enjoy the view.

The living room as a wood burning fireplace along with an outside fire pit as you will want to spend as much time possible on our expansive deck watching the river rushing by or just sit on our comfortable futon couch under the ceiling fan and take an afternoon nap on the deck.

The Cane River is stocked twice a month during the summer with trout and we have one of the best fishing holes right in our backyard. Just bring your pole.

The kitchen is fully stocked and some condiments provided. It is a kitchen that any cook would enjoy spending time.

All brand new furniture throughout the entire house with a few classic antiques to give it a little more character. We spent a year updating and modernizing the home and now opening it up for others to enjoy.

We have full cable and internet along with RoKu TV.

We have an upstairs loft but we do caution there is a spiral staircase to get access which is one reason young children not advised. Also due to the nature of a fast running river in the back of the house do not want risking young children playing in the water.

This our dream retirement home and happy to share with others but only adults or children over 12. We want people to enjoy the beauty of the house and the surrounding area and at the same time respecting the love and money that went into the home to make it so special.

NOTE: In summer months - the master bedroom and guest bedroom have A/C only. House stays cool with windows open but loft will be hot.

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2018

About Karen

We own another home close to this house and this home "feel into our lap" and we couldn't resist. After major renovations that took almost a year we have a real gem of a home. It took lots of patience and act of love to get through remodel but the end result was well worth the time and expense. Now we have to retire to use it more!

Karen purchased this house in 2016

Why Karen chose Burnsville

The river running in our back yard! A true mini paradise and place to get away from the Florida heat.

What makes this house unique

The river right out your back door along with fully renovated home.


Burnsville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 40 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Garbage has to be taken to nearby dump station upon leaving
  • Treat the home with respect and love as this is our second home and have made it a nice retreat.
  • Please leave kitchen items and household furnishings as found and in the same condition.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Totally remodeled bathrooms and each one has a heater. Both have a unique character.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen
    Loft - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Wash your worries away on the Cane River
average rating of 4.5 based on 8 reviews

My FAVORITE rental of all time!!

  • 5 of 5

Words will never begin to elude to the thoughtful details of this home nor the natural beauty of the property! This home is perfect in every way! The beds are super comfy and the master suite is HUGE with a walk-in closet. There are large windows that open in the huge tile shower so you can even enjoy the sound of the rushing river while you bathe. The house is immaculate and has everything you need for your stay. I like that the town of Burnesville is only 10 minutes away so grocery shopping was a breeze. The property is easy to access as it is on a state maintained road and there are no steep climbs, but is also totally private. There are neighboring houses beside and across the street (although I never saw even one person) but the backyard is totally secluded with only a river and woods. The kitchen is gorgeous and fully updated... I really enjoyed the propane stove and new appliances. We had so much fun tubing in the river from the backyard. We could not have imagined how wonderful this home is. It is definitely one that you have to experience to appreciate! We can't wait for our next visit. The name should be "Total Nirvana!"

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You make our hearts sing with this glowing review! We love when our guest enjoy the home and appreciate it for all it's special features. Thank you!
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This is a wonderful home in an excellent location!

  • 5 of 5

We were pleasantly suprised at how nice this home was. The pictures do not tell the whole story. Very tastefully decorated and furnished and excellent location. The sound of the river and a surprisingly quiet road that gives easy access to town. We could not have asked for more. Thanks so much for making your home available for others to enjoy.

John and Wendy

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is what we LOVE to hear! Much rather you be surprised it is nicer than expected than the other way around! We put LOTS of love and detail in this home to make it our true second home that we can enjoy when we have the time. Thank you for such a nice review and hope to have you back!
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North carolina

Love the views of cane river.

  • 4 of 5

The house and property are beautiful. It was well equipped for all our needs. The river is literally in the back yard and so fun.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sarasota FL

Peaceful and serene right on the Cane River! Perfect getaway with the family! Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I found this home to be the perfect retreat from the Florida heat! We enjoyed the peaceful setting on the Cane River. The accommodations were better than expected. The bedrooms were comfortable and the kitchen provided everything we needed while we were there. The location was terrific....close to Burnsville where we found shopping and restaurants. And, it was a short drive to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Karen, the owner, was quick to respond to a few questions that came up during our stay. We'd love to return to our Cane River vacation home next summer! Thank you, Karen!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: SO glad you were able to enjoy our retreat and all it has to offer. We look forward to having you back and next time no hurricanes bearing down on Florida!
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Raleigh, North Carolina

disappointed in the misleading description of the amenities

  • 2 of 5

I was very disappointed when I arrived at the house to discover it did not have air conditioning even though the vrbo listing says it does. The house was extremely hot when I arrived and when I could not find the thermostat, I called the owner for help. She told me there was no central air conditioning.

She told me there was air conditioning in the bedrooms but not in the rest of the house. The vrbo write up about the house said it had air conditioning. It did not say AC in bedrooms only. I would not have rented this house if I had known it did not have air conditioning. One bedroom had a window unit for air conditioning and we did not feel that it kept the room comfortable at night. The other bedroom had an air conditioning unit that kept it comfortable at night.

The house is beautiful and the pictures are accurate. The river in the backyard is also beautiful. The kitchen is well stocked with cooking supplies.

On that first phone call to the owner upon arrival she told me that she would refund my money if we wanted to leave, but we had driven over 4 hours and we had nowhere else to go. Burnsville is a very small town and it was the weekend of the eclipse.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so sorry that you found the house to be disappointing. The description on the website does say that there is ONLY air conditioning in the bedrooms. Never stated that we had Central AC. Our goal is to make all I guest have a memorable and pleasant stay. Never intented to mislead you. It was an unusually hot day when you checked in and unfortunately all the windows were closed in the house. It always cools down at night and no other guest had issues with heat. I did my best to accommodate you you given the circumstances. I have put another note on website indicating that there is only air-conditioning in the bedrooms. Based on your feedback I will be sure to let all guest know this prior to arrival.
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Simply heaven!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't ask for a more perfect getaway. With the Mountains and the Cane river for tubing right outside the back door we loved every moment. The house is immaculate with wide picture windows in the master suite overlooking the river. It felt like you were sleeping outside! The outside porch and large deck were right on the river and perfect for a morning coffee or an evening drink. A nice fire pit for smores and we were all set. I could stay here for weeks and we are already planning our next stay. Thank you Karen and Jim for sharing your slice of heaven!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed and appreciated this property that we just finished remodeling. We did put our heart and soul into it. I really do find it to be the most relaxing place to be. Look forward to having you back.
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Snap Dragon
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Grassy Greek
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Garden Deli
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Beech Mountain
Car: necessary

Burnsville is a very art centered town and Penland School of Art is only 20 miles away. Asheville is a very hip small-big town with lots to do and see.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Refundable Damage Deposit $200

Adults older then 30 and no children under 12

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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