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Newly listed Rental! Log Home in Whisper Lake! Sapphire Valley Amen. 2-5 nt min

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

3100 sq. ft., 4 bedrm 3 1/2 bath. Sapphire Valley Resort w/Small Fee, 2-5 nt min

Pristine Log Home with 4 Bedrooms (1 King, 2 Queens, 1 full) These have log furniture with nature designs, Master on main floor has heavy cedar pine furnishings w/bronze wilderness scene, in suite bath w/2 granite sinks, marble flooring, jacuzzi & frame less glass door w/tile. Top level bedrooms w/red pine and bronze wilderness scene on beds. These 2 bedrooms are identical, except variation in bed design and comforters. The lower level full size bedroom is in progress with a full size pine bed at this time, a full bath in suite w/ marble floors attached (more furniture to come), and a walk in closet with built-in pine shelves for storage.

3 baths, plus one half bath all with granite counters, 2 baths with marble floors.

Living Room has vaulted ceilings and large windows, a 50" flat screen TV with all Movie Channels through Dec. 7th, 2017! HBO only following that time. DVR player allows recording up to 16 shows at once. It also has a Blue Ray disc player, along with a variety of movies you are able to watch. Also, in one upstairs bedroom there is a 42" flat screen TV with Satellite and Blue Ray DVD player. Living Room also has a River Rock Wood Burning Fireplace with ample firewood. Wrap Around Porch with gas grill and 2 rocking chairs.

Game Room with Ping Pong/Pool Table combination, also has small refrigerator, coffee maker, and sink. In case downstairs guest enjoys privacy, there is an outside entrance into this area.

Kitchen has convection oven, granite counter tops, front loading full size washer/dryer. Walk-in pantry. Kitchen has table settings for 10, plus just about anything you would need for cooking a large or small meal. Includes a small crockpot, mixer, lots of pots and pans, mixing bowl, glass bake-ware, cutting boards, plus storage containers & even an assortment of aluminum pans.

2nd Story bedrooms are identical and feature Queen size beds with Log furniture. There is a bathroom in the hallway to share.

Drive thru access allows easy entry and exit from our home. Large secluded wooded yard & beautiful Whisper Lake within short walking distance. Non motorized boats only.

Sapphire Valley Amenities are included w/small fee: $6 per person for 3 days use. You must purchase 3 days, even if they aren't used! $2 a day/pp after that. Indoor heated pool, 2 outdoor pools (1 heated thru mid-Oct.) game room with pool, ping pong, arcade games, putt putt golf, fitness center. Outdoor track and lovely walking trail by stream, basketball, tennis (by fee). Also during the summer months enjoy the beach with diving dock at Fairfield Lake. Paddle and sail boats for rent.

Very important: Because we want to continue to enjoy the smell and condition of our soft pine plank floors, No Pets (no crated pets either) or Smoking is Allowed!

More Details

Mike & Carol Minotti Owners - Julie Doerter, Brook Trout Inn for reservations
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Mike & Carol Minotti Owners - Julie Doerter, Brook Trout Inn for reservations

We are Mike & Carol Minotti. We hope you will enjoy this quiet retreat and the lovely neighborhood surrounding our private, large wooded lot. This is a perfect place to escape from the stresses of life. Whisper Lake is a non motorized lake. It has a dock & you can swim in it when the temperature suits you. Though we do not own a canoe or kayak, please feel free to bring your own.

What makes this house unique

Sapphire is close to Sapphire Valley Resort for many year round family activities, and near waterfalls and hiking. Gorges State Park is located in Sapphire. Cashiers is 15-20 min away and offers shopping and restaurants, don't miss Zoller's Hardware, which is an everything mercantile store with many mountain nic-nacs and anything you might not know you needed. Further up the road is Highlands, NC. A big tourist attraction for shopping of all kinds Two of my favorites are, Kilwin's Ice Cream and Fudge & Dutchman's, which is a lovely ladies shop with candles, flowers and accessories for the home. There are 2 road side waterfalls on the drive as well as Dry Creek Falls, an easy access waterfall that you can walk under.


Sapphire House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No Pets, not even crated pets. Will constitute damage. No parties or additional overnight guest other than ones mentioned on reservation. 8 Maximum
  • Never leave patio doors or windows open, with A/C or heat running. Humidity in summer will make house hotter. Utility bills are high enough, Thanks!
  • I have plenty of great dishes, but please don't use top shelf dishes. They are hand painted, not dishwasher safe and chip easily. Thank you!
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Granite w/2 sinks, marble floors, tile shower, jacuzzi tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Granite sink, nature decor, entry from hall (share BR2/BR3)
    Downstairs bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Granite counter, woodland decor, Marble flooring
    Half Bath Main level - toilet , Granite counter, pine plank floor, entry off foyer/office
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Pine Log Furn, vaulted ceiling-beams, hobbit hole play area
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Cedar Log Furniture, walk-in closet, covered balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Pine Log Furn, vaulted ceiling-beams, hobbit hole play area
    Private entry bedroom next to game room & kitchenette - 1 double , Full bath attached, walk in closet, no other furniture now.
  • Each bedroom has ceiling fans w/light fixtures overhead. All but unfurnished bedroom has lamps, night stand & dresser. The unfurnished bedroom is very large w/just a double bed at this time. Has a private bath attached & walk-in closet. It is next to game room w/microwave & small refrigerator & sink w/cabinets. There are 2 outdoor entrances on this level. One into small garage & one clear door to access front yard. This basement area is made with concrete walls, so very dry and fully finished with lots of lighting. 2 top level bedrooms are identical and have lots of closet space.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Georges State Park nearby for hiking and waterfalls. Sapphire Resort offers year round entertainment with skiing and tubing in the winter months (weather permitting). Fine and casual dining venues. Quaint shopping and eating in both Cashiers and Highlands (big tourist attraction). Highlands has more waterfalls and hiking opportunities. White Water Rafting, Sailboat rentals available at Fairfield Lake.


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Newly listed Rental! Log Home in Whisper Lake! Sapphire Valley Amen. 2-5 nt min
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Excellent Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Three generations of my family stayed at Mike and Carol’s place over Thanksgiving. We enjoyed exploring the waterfalls, crafts, and i was able to make a day trip up to Harrah’s Cherokee. The house was great and spread out enough for everyone to enjoy the quiet time when needed. Julie @ Brook Trout Inn went above and beyond to welcome and help us. We look forward to coming back soon.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope that you will visit again in the near future!
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Perfect for our needs

  • 5 of 5

beautiful warm spacious home, met our needs perfectly. we will happily rent again if/when we return to Sapphire NC.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. We would love to have you stay with us again when you are in the area! Carol Minotti
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Insurance $59

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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