Southern comfort at it's finest! Totally refurbished 2 bedroom/2 bath home on acreage with sun room. Surrounded by creeks and beautiful woods in a private setting.Bike, hike, or explore Brevard or Dupont State Forest, both less than ten miles away. Visit Asheville, Beer City USA (45 minutes) or try your hand at world class fly fishing just up the road.Or just sit on the front porch with a cold drink and listen to the stream. Brevard is also home to a world class music center, great restaurants, many art galleries, and endless opportunities to hear and enjoy live music.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Martin or Jill Whalen
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 19, 2018
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Awesome brand-new cabin!
My family had a wonderful time at this property! We're a family of four with two young children, and the space was a perfect size - not to mention the fact that the cabin is newly-built and spotlessly clean. The decor was adorable - thoughtful and charming without being at all cluttered - and the beds were comfy. I really appreciated the fact that the owners kept the property well stocked, so cooking for our group was a breeze. When we felt like going out for food instead, there were great options in nearby Brevard (only about 15 minutes away). The location of this property is wonderful - during our short stay, we managed to see five stunning waterfalls in Dupont State Park and Pisgah National Forest, both of which are a very short drive away. And we just scratched the surface of the many amazing sights and experiences in this area. Having WiFi at the cottage was a HUGE perk, since the area's cell service is extremely unreliable. All in all, I would return to this location in a heartbeat.
Thanks to all the folks that have written such wonderful reviews! We have added a land line with unlimited free local and long distance calling to address the limited cell service in the valley. We love to hear ideas on how to make your stay better.
Marty and Jill
Perfect Mountain Retreat
The cottage was clean and had all the amenities you would need. My husband and I were on vacation to get some rest and relaxation from the hustle and bustle of work. We were able to go to the Dupont State Forest and Pisgah. The drive to town is super fun... like a roller coaster!!! We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend Gear Down to anyone looking for a quiet retreat with the comforts of home. Also- A nice local in Brevard told us to look at the college campus for white squirrels and we saw one as soon as we arrived to the college. Thank you, Marty, for welcoming us to your cottage.
New cottage, beautifully furnished with outstanding owners
Rented this beautifully decorated home over Memorial Day weekend. It is in a central location to hiking and waterfalls. We spent time in Brevard, Cashiers, Highlands, DuPont and Gorges SPs and Nantahala National Forest hiking. The owner, Marty, checked on us upon checkin to make sure we had everything we needed. I had mentioned to him we had hoped to see “Blue Ghost” fireflies during our visit. Marty gave us a few pointers on where to look around the property. When that didn’t work, Marty gave us a private tour and gave my family an outstanding experience seeing the Blue Ghosts on our final night. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Property is totally misrepresented in full description by owner(s).
Large Junk area - 30 feet off the back deck. Old lumber/old decrepit school bus/various amounts of old/odd trash.
Dueling roosters next door and across the road, 24/7.
Cottage is on a busy country road.
Any rain and the property is a mud pen.
WiFi does not work.
No cell service. Landline "supplied" by owner does not work.
Upon opening back door on first night, met with stink of old stale cigarettes. Took 2 days of opened windows to try and alleviate stink.
We have been fortunate to only have wonderful guests who have been completely enchanted with our vacation rentals. All but one of our reviews have been five stars. The one exception gave us four stars.
To address the specific concerns of the above review:
There is no junk area. We are restoring a 1948 Dodge school bus. We have put in a new floor and done extensive welding in order to add new window glass. There is no trash or debris surrounding the bus. We are proud of the funky bus and our guests often comment on how cool it is. Please see the photo of the backyard and bus on our VRBO listing.
Yes, our neighbors have roosters. We have not had a single objection to them.They are several hundred yards away from the cottage. We consider them charming and part or the beautiful sounds of living in the country along with the creek, birds singing, and frog vocals.
The road where our cottage is situated is a typical quiet country road with some local traffic. I recently sat on the porch for an hour and counted six cars and one of them was the mail delivery.
The driveway is hard packed dirt, well maintained, and the yard is nicely landscaped with a manicured grass lawn. You can easily walk from the car to the cottage and around the property without ever getting your feet wet.
WiFi works perfectly and we have never had a problem or complaint.
Cell service is not good. You can easily connect to the WiFi and/or use our free landline with unlimited local and long distance calling. Again, it works perfectly and we have never had a problem or complaint.
We totally renovated the home less then a year ago. Everything is new from the floor up and no one has ever smoked in the home. We are both non-smokers and clean the home ourselves. We would immediately know if anyone had ever smoked in the home. We have never had any complaints of unpleasant smells of any kind, including smoke.
Our other VRBO listing is in New Bern, NC, and the listing number is 3419523. Please read the reviews on both of our properties and let us know if you have any questions or concerns.
Marty and Jill Whalen
Very clean, well stocked and nicely decorated cabin. The owners quickly answered questions we had. When we asked about bed sizes, I was told queen and there is a queen size bed in one bedroom, but only a twin bed in the second bedroom. It is hard to tell the size from the picture. That is the main reason we gave it 4 stars.
It is close to Brevard and lots of different waterfalls, our reason for coming to the area.
Cozy and comfortable
We recently stayed and enjoyed our time in this cozy cottage. It is clean and new, with lots of charm, comfortable beds, fresh interior, all the conveniences of home. We loved morning coffee on the porch, listening to the sounds of the stream and birds. The owners respond quickly to questions, and were very accommodating. Pets are welcome.