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Breathtaking views & easy access at 4,000ft.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 1-6)

***** There is a 5-night minimum rental with a June - October Saturday change-over. Children under 18 and pets are not allowed. There is an up-charge for more than 2 guests ($20/person/night), to a maximum of 6 guests. The weekly rate is $1,295. *****

This spectacular, 3,000 square foot, custom-built home with breathtaking views of the Smoky Mountains, is 30 miles southwest of Asheville, North Carolina at an elevation of 4000 feet, in a secluded but easily accessible area with nearby streams and hiking trails. You will enjoy fabulous mountain views from every room, as well as when you are relaxing in the spacious hot tub, barbecuing and dining on the deck or sipping a cold drink while watching the colorful hummingbirds and songbirds.

You will be located only minutes away from many popular attractions such as the palatial Biltmore House and Gardens, Maggie Valley, Cherokee Indian Reservation & Casino, Blue Ridge Parkway, numerous championship golf courses, horseback riding, exciting white water rafting, llama trekking, snow skiing on Cataloochee Mountain, Great Smoky Mountain National Park and Railroad, gem mining and delightful craft and antique shopping and dining in Asheville, Waynesville and Dillsboro.

Both the gourmet and novice cook will appreciate the inviting kitchen with abundant wood cabinets, beautiful granite counters, convection oven, side by side refrigerator, gas stove, microwave, cookbooks and spice collection. Besides relaxing in the large, comfortable living room with a 100+ channel HD TV w/premium channels, wood burning fireplace, VCR and CD player, you may retreat to the loft to enjoy a good book from our lending library or write a letter or send a fax from the office. For folks that are Internet junkies, there is even high speed Internet access via cable modem for your laptop computer.

If you are especially fortunate to reside in the master suite, you will love the stone fireplace, flat-screen TV, panoramic mountain scenery, walk-in closet and easy access to the deck and hot tub adjoining the bedroom. The huge master bathroom boasts heated marble flooring, a large Jacuzzi bath, two sinks, separate shower and vanity area. Linens, drapes and wallpapers throughout the home are coordinated in the latest Laura Ashley and Waverly designer prints.

ACCESSIBILITY: Even though the house is three levels, you drive up to the house on the main level and there are no steps, you simply get out of your car, which is on a cement drive with a covered carport and walk into the house. The main level has the living area, kitchen, master bedroom and access to all the decking.

QUOTATIONS & BOOKINGS: In order for the owner to provide an accurate quotation, the following information is needed from the renter. The arrival and departure dates; the number of people in your party, including any guests, children or infants; the approximate age of all guests; if you would like to use the outdoor hot tub; an indication that you have reviewed our rental agreement and agree to its terms; a description of what you plan to do while you are in the area; if you qualify for any of our "specials".

Once the renter has provided the necessary information, the owner has provided a quotation and the renter has expressed an interest in renting, the owner will send a rental agreement via email. The renter will print and complete the agreement and send it to the owner, along with the appropriate deposit or payment, in the form of a check. See the section titled DEPOSITS & PAYMENTS. The renter has two days to confirm their intentions via email. If the renter indicates they will be sending the required payment, the reservation is held for seven days, allowing enough time for the rental agreement and deposit to be sent by mail. If the rental agreement and deposit are not received within the allotted seven days, the reservation is subject to cancellation.


-$100 discount on a one-week rental, to any returning guest as a way of saying thank you for coming back.

-$100 discount for reservations longer than one week

-$100 referral bonus to any former guest who refers a new guest. The new guest must say who referred them at the initial inquiry and the referral bonus is paid to the referring guest when the deposit is refunded to the new guest.

DEPOSITS & PAYMENTS: A $500 security/damage deposit is required to make a (one week) booking and will be returned within thirty days of departure, provided the home is left in its original excellent condition. Please note that for bookings longer than one week, a 50% deposit is required. The remaining balance, including all extra charges, the security deposit, taxes and fees is required one month prior to arrival. If a booking is made within the 45 days prior to arrival, the entire amount, including the deposit is due.

CANCELLATION POLICY - If a cancellation occurs during the time the owner has received the deposit, but prior to receiving the rental payment, the deposit will be forfeited, unless a new booking is secured and a successful rental is obtained. If a cancellation occurs after the owner has received the deposit and the rental payment, the entire rental amount is forfeited, unless a new booking is secured and a successful rental is obtained; however, the deposit will be refunded regardless.


The renter is encouraged to avail themselves of the various types of insurance that are offered through VRBO. See the section titled “Get protected now”.

More Details

John McLellan
Member since: 1998
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2017

About John McLellan

We purchased the land in the mid 70's and decided to build in 1998 and use it for vacationing and possible retirement. It was a labor of love and now we are enjoying it as much as we can.

John McLellan purchased this house in 1998

Why John McLellan chose Waynesville

We have several good friends who come to the area regularly and some who live here full time now.

What makes this house unique

It's easy to say, but not so easy to find; great view and easy access. Only 1.5 miles off the main road and paved all the way. You drive into a covered area and in three steps you ate standing at the door. Most people marvel at the quality of construction and attention to detail. Please visit the owner's website for lot's more information and photos.


Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Asheville, NC
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Laurel Ridge
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Car: necessary


Walker-In-the-Hills House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No children under the age of 18.
  • No entertaining of any non-guests. No parties, family reunions, etc.
  • Cancellation Policy - Please refer to owner's rental agreement below.
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Master bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , On lower level
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , On the main level
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , On the lower level
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon , In the loft
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , On the lower level
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Hot Tub or Jacuzzi, Gas BBQ Primary Renter Minimum age of 30


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Breathtaking views & easy access at 4,000ft.
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews

Fabulous mountain vacation home

  • 5 of 5

We’ve been vacationing at Hummingbird Heights for several years now. We keep coming back to this lovely property for so many reasons. The well-constructed home is beautifully appointed and has fantastic views of the Smoky Mountains from every room. It comes stocked with anything you may need and is well maintained and scrupulously clean. Paved access is easy and convenient at only 1.5 miles from the main road. The neighborhood is secluded and quiet with very little traffic. Though there is plenty to do in the surrounding area, we often find ourselves just relaxing in place, reading, bird-watching, sipping a cool drink while soaking in the hot tub, or recently watching the amazing total eclipse from the huge deck overlooking countless mountain ranges! The owner John is quick to respond and is readily available. We’re looking forward to returning in October!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sarasota, FL

Just as advertised!

  • 5 of 5

Everything you read about this property is exactly as stated. The location and features are not exaggerated in the advertisements. We would not have stayed here for 12 times now if it wasn't great! You can not find another property like this anywhere in the area. You will likely be longing for more time here and not want to leave. It is just everything anyone could want for a peaceful relaxing vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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First class!

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic week at Hummingbird Heights! The photographs and description on the website don't do it justice. The moment we pulled into the driveway we were impressed with beautiful stonework and landscaping and couldn't wait to see the house. As soon as we stepped inside we were just amazed. The house has a great floor plan, quality construction and really is a luxury home. The views are amazing! Most mornings we would take our coffee on the deck and most of the evening meals too. The kitchen is better stocked than my own home with every untensil imaginable. The house is neat, clean and well-maintained. Staying here is by far a better value than staying in a hotel room especially our group of five. The house is well situated, being close enough to restaurants, hiking trails, horseback riding etc. We had no schedule so we spent a lot of time relaxing around the house and taking outings when we felt like it. We did a lot of hiking and driving on the Blue Ridge Parkway (the access is down the hill and a half mile up the road). There are great restaurants and shops all around. The owner was responsive and pleasant. I'm certain we'll stay there again. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

When we arrived, we were pleasantly surprised by the delightful landscape that greeted us. The house was beautiful and surrounded by rhododendron, dogwoods, lilies and a host of other flowers amid the rock walls. The driveway leads to the entry level with no steps which is great for taking the luggage inside.

Once inside, it was challenging to settle on a view -inside or outside. Both are breath-taking. The outside view was open and extended to the Blue Ridge Parkway and the rising sun. The inside view was one of spaciousness. The large kitchen was well-equipped and the living area had an appealing decor. The bedrooms and baths were also roomy and beautiful.

The property was immaculate. We have never stayed in any hotel or property that met the standards of Hummingbird. The owner was cordial and readily available when needed. We have already recommended Hummungbird Heights to others.

The location is our favorite in Western North Carolina. In addition to the splendid natural beauty, it is near the Parkway, Cherokee elk herd, Asheville, Biltmore Estate and other attractions. It is also near some of our favorite restaurants - Bogart's and Haywood Smokehouse. If you like large, grilled mountain trout, there is none better than Pisgah Inn on the Parkway.

Nell and Kirby Ball

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bedford, Texas

Amazing !

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful property...private, conveniently located, and the views !

We spent our fourth anniversary here and are looking forward to another visit. From breakfast on the deck with multiple ( 7 ?) mountain range

views to evenings in the hot tub with a sky carpeted in stars, it was serene. Special thanks to the owner, John, for great response:)

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Second stay at Hummingbird Heights

  • 5 of 5

Our second stay at HH was just as spectacular as the first. When you open the front door you are greeted with a breathtaking view. The home is well built and maintained. It has all of the amenities you would expect and more including a hot tub and gas grill on the large deck. We grilled every night. Plenty of grocery stores and specialty shops in Waynesville.

Hummingbird Heights is on a secluded paved road about 1.5 miles off of the highway. There's other homes on Old Fiddle road but they are far enough apart that you really don't even realize you have neighbors. From the highway you are only a mile from one of the entrances to the Blue Rigde Parkway.

The owner is very responsive to your needs. There is a home and area information book by the front door that details just about anything you can think of. We highly recommend this property to anyone wanting to "get away" to the mountains.

David & Marilyn

Baton Rouge, LA

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night
Damage Deposit $500

Our cleaning fee is based on the actual charge from the cleaning service. This is done to encourage renters to leave the house as clean as possible and to have the charge reflect the actual work required. The minimum cleaning fee is $100. Any additional charge will be reflected in the deposit refund. If the downstairs is used, there will always be an additional charge over the $100 minimum.

The outdoor spa is not operational from December through April, due to potential extreme weather conditions and the possibility of freezing. We learned that lesson the hard way, to the tune of over $3,000!

Please note that for bookings longer than one week, a 50% deposit is required. The remaining balance, including all extra charges, the security deposit, taxes and fees is required one month prior to arrival. If a booking is made within the 45 days prior to arrival, the entire amount, including the deposit is due. Renters are encouraged to purchase cancellation insurance, which can be found in the Vacation Protection section.

The owner's rental agreement will override any other written or implied terms.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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