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Couples Retreat with breathtaking mountain views!!

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq ft
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Welcome to the perfect mountain vacation getaway for two. We are located in the upscale gated community of The Divide at Bald Rock where serenity will surround you with breathtaking long-range mountain views. The residence is nestled at the edge of the woods sitting near the top of the mountain at 4200 ft elevation. Secluded, yet you are just minutes away from Cashiers, NC and a short scenic drive to Highlands, NC where shopping and dining experiences are plentiful.

The 800 SF guest house is above the main residence's detached garage and has a private/separate entry. *Please note that we are only renting this space when we are not on-site; therefore, ensuring privacy during your stay.

With open-beams, wood ceilings and floors, the space exudes mountain comfort and warmth. The residence was designed by my father, a retired architect, who always dreamed of having a mountain home. After two years of design preparation, the home was completed in 2015 and the quality guest house furnishings were finished in 2018.

KITCHENETTE has granite counters, stainless steel GE refrigerator, dishwasher, cook top and microwave. Everything you will need to make light meals and/or snacks. A corner bistro table provides the perfect dining spot with spectacular views of Chimney Top mountain and more.

LIVING ROOM offers plenty of comfortable space to curl-up and read, watch TV or simply take in the view through the windows that expand the length of the room.

BATHROOM has a walk-in tile shower with seat and two vanity areas complete with copper sinks.

BEDROOM: Enjoy sleeping in the luxurious King size bed with pillow top mattress. Upscale furnishings offer plenty of space for your belongings.

MAIN DECK access is yours to enjoy, dining al fresco under the gazebo or having a cocktail while taking in the gorgeous mountain-view sunsets.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2018
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2018

About Molly

In 2009, My husband Dave and I, along with our family, vacationed near Sapphire. We immediately fell in love with the area and spent the next three years looking for the perfect piece of property in order to build our mountain home. My father, a retired architect, was the master designer and after two years of planning and 15 months of building, our mountain dream home was complete in 2015. We are so grateful to own this beautiful property and we are especially thrilled to have the legacy of my father's design in this home. It is a home that we hope will be in our family for generations to come. Although built with our retirement in mind, we are not quite ready for that stage of life. We currently use the home for family vacations and occasionally entertaining friends. Because of the limited use, we decided to share a part of our home and its gorgeous surroundings with others by making the guest house above the garage available for rent. I hope you enjoy this amazing property as much as we do!

Molly purchased this guest house in 2015


Sapphire Guest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • guest house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Large walk-in tile shower with seat. Two vanities complete with copper sinks.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Luxurious King size bed with pillow top mattress. Refined furnishings offer plenty of storage space for your belongings.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


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(14 traveler reviews)

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Couples Retreat with breathtaking mountain views!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
Atlanta, GA

Just PERFECT & serene retreat

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a PERFECT and tranquil couples retreat, STOP your search. This is it! This place is designed and decorated at the highest standards, it is very well maintained and is incredibly clean & comfy. This studio has absolutely EVERYTHING you may need for romantic and peaceful couple’s time. The owner was very easy to work with and is offering a great deal of privacy to the guests. The panoramic views were simply AMAZING! We truly enjoyed our weekend stay! Thank you very much, Molly, for sharing your incredible place with others!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Natalya, I appreciate your review and I am so glad that you and your husband were able to escape your busy lives for a few days. We hope you will retreat with us again soon! Best, Molly
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Cozy loft with great view

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this location. The owners are very thoughtful and the place is new and nicely furnished. One thing that was not clear to me from the description is that this is a guest house built over a garage next to a larger home. No one was in the larger home and those using the rental can use that deck and outdoor fireplace, which was great, but just a note about what to expect. I imagine the owners would not be in the main house whenever guests were renting? Anyway, the view really is spectacular and the area is nice - there are great hikes and a nice restaurant and spa close by in Cashiers as well as the shops in Highlands. We had a great trip.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Buddy, I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay and I appreciate the five star review. It does concern me though that the guest house location and the property was not what you anticipated. I don't like surprises when I am renting and I try to be very transparent with regard to the property, both with pictures and the description. The second paragraph of the property description explains the location of the guest house and the fact that we will only rent when we are not on premise. Our guests' experience and privacy is very important to us. Again, thank you for staying at the Couples Retreat. You were a great guest and we hope you will return! Molly
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Chattanooga, TN

Beautiful home.

  • 5 of 5

If you love good craftsmanship and awesome views, this is the place. It's a climb to reach, but once there, it's quiet and peaceful. Cozy retreat for 2.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Russell We were so fortunate to have a true craftsman take my father's vision and make it a reality. I appreciate you noticing the quality of his work. I'm glad that you and your wife had peaceful getaway. Molly
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winston-salem, nc

Heaven in the mountains!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a trip to the NC mountains. Our first stop was the Couple's Retreat in Sapphire and WOW! While the pictures on the website look incredible, the reality is the apartment is glorious! We were in awe from the moment we pulled up into the driveway.

It is quite a trip up to the home.......about 3.5 miles up. But as Molly said, the best views are at the top and boy, she wasn't kidding! It is very private because the owners only rent out the apartment if they aren't in residence at the main house.

When you first pull into the driveway and walk onto the deck to get to the apartment, you get the feeling of "I can't believe I get to stay here!" The view is truly unsurpassed. Then you actually go into the apartment and the excitement continues. There was SO much attention to detail when designing and decorating the apartment. Every detail has been thought of. Molly has impeccable taste. The king bed has luxurious linens and is very comfortable. There are two vanity areas (one in the bedroom and one in the bath) with beautiful copper sinks. So it is perfect for two people who both want their own area. The shower is large and there is even a beautiful view of the mountains from the windows in the shower. There is a full sized refrigerator, a dishwasher, cook-top, microwave and coffee maker. While there is no oven, there is a grill and you will want to grill so you can sit on the fabulous porch all evening long.

One of my favorite things to do was to wake-up and grab a cup of coffee and immediately go outside to sit on the porch and listen to the birds. If you are interested in birds, there are many! We saw 9 different species just in one morning.

Highlands is about a 30 minute drive and Cashiers is about 10-15 minutes away. If you are there for several days, you may want to go out for dinner and there are restaurants down the mountain that are close by. But honestly, we didn't want to be anywhere in the evenings except on the porch enjoying some wine and dinner al fresco in the majestic mountains. We did not build a fire, but there are two fireplaces for your use on the porch and they are both already set up for you to build a fire.

I know that I have gone on and on, but trust me, if you are going to the Sapphire area, you don't want to stay anywhere but here. Thank you Molly and family (including your father!) for sharing your home with us. We can't WAIT to go back!!


Caroline and Greg

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow Caroline! Thanks so very much for the incredible review. I should have you write brochures for me. Seriously, I truly appreciate you taking the time to share all that you loved about staying at the Couples Retreat and the Sapphire area. We are committed to our guests and truly want their experience to be the best. Thanks for recognizing that and we look forward to having you back soon! Molly
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  • 5 of 5

This is it! This is the place! That's all that has to be said ...

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Keith! I am so glad that you and your wife enjoyed celebrating your anniversary at the Couple Retreat. We look forward to having you back! Molly
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Tallahassee, FL


  • 5 of 5

If we could give this property more than 5 stars, we would! It can be so frustrating to find that the features of a vacation rental are not as stated, but this one was not only exactly as described but even exceeded our expectations. The location was quiet and private, with beautiful, long-range views. The apartment was obviously professionally designed, with quality finishes and a very comfortable bed (especially appreciated for our week-long stay). It was spotlessly clean and well-stocked with kitchen and bathroom basics and quality linens. Thank you, Molly, for making our visit so lovely! Alan and Alison

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review Alan and Alison. I truly want my guests to have a wonderful experience and I appreciate you noticing the things that we do to help ensure that this will happen. You were great guests and I hope you will return soon! Molly
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Property Damage Insurance $59

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.