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Expansive Mountain View from This Charming Mountain Retreat

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Two bedrooms each with an adjoining full bath plus a sleeper sofa in the downstairs TV room with adjoining 1/2 bath. Sleeps a total of six. Spacious master suite on main level with rustic king bed and furnishings, pine, beamed ceiling, separate office area and luxury bath with twin sinks in a granite counter top, jetted tub, separate step-in shower and bidet. Upstairs bedroom has vaulted, pine, beamed ceiling with two double beds and own bath.

Fully stocked gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops, Sub-zero refrigerator, Bosch dishwasher and Dacor range, microwave and warming drawer. Large great room with vaulted, pine, beamed ceilings, stone gas fireplace and plenty of glass framing the beautiful mountain view. Hardwood floors throughout the house.

Large covered deck where you can enjoy the mountain views, the tranquil sound of the nearby stream and the cool summer temperatures afforded by the 3300 foot elevation. Fenced back yard for the four-legged members of your family. No cats please.

DirecTV with HBO and Showtime. 50 inch HD TV. Unlimited long distance phone service. WiFi DSL internet.

Located in a beautiful, private, secluded, 1100 acre community with minimum three acre lots about 15 minutes from both Highlands, NC and Clayton, GA and less than a two hour drive from downtown Atlanta. Great hikes right out the front door or go to the top of nearby Rabun Bald or Scaly Mountian for spectacular three state views. Owners reside just up the road to quickly address any needs you may have.

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David Blum
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

About David Blum

We enjoyed coming up to the mountains from Atlanta for years before finding this wonderful house. We liked the area so much that we retired here and built a new home just up the road from this house. We now rent out this original house.

David Blum purchased this house in 2001

Why David Blum chose Smoky Mountains

Location, location, location.

What makes this house unique

The cool summers and beautiful views.


Scaly Mountain House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • tennis
  • water skiing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(49 traveler reviews)

Expansive Mountain View from This Charming Mountain Retreat
average rating of 4.9591837 based on 49 reviews
Hilton Head SC USA

Great views and privacy

  • 5 of 5

Very private location with good views. If u like to hike just go out the front door and pick a direction. David was very helpful and informative on the area.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Second Time As Great As First

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have been meeting friends in Highlands for about five years and this is the only house we have stayed in two times in a row. Before discovering this house with its beautiful views we would stay within a mile of Highlands. The location is not only high up a mountain, but it is close to Highlands and also to Clayton, Ga which also has great shopping and food. The house has a great kitchen to fix breakfast, a great living room with a view to watch the sunset, and a back porch to watch the same sunset. You can have a fire in the fireplace and relax after a busy day and watch some TV. Hiking trails, a zip line, and almost anything else you want to do is close.

Dave and his wife are super hosts and if there is a problem they are immediately there to handle the situation. (They live close by) Before your stay Dave emails a list which includes wonderful places to visit and the names and phone numbers of every restaurant worth eating at.

You really can't go wrong if you stay here.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, relaxing views

  • 5 of 5

The interior was exceptionally well laid out. Great views and delightful areas to hike!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, Ga

beautiful cabin in the woods

  • 5 of 5

we loved this little escape to scaly mountain. the view from the deck is beautiful! just gorgeous setting away from it all. comfortable and refreshing. a bit of a drive to get to highlands, but it was worth being off the beaten path. we hope to stay again.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA

Lives Up To Reviews and Your Expectations!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I usually book a room at one of several nice Highlands inns for around $150-200 per night. This time our favorites were all booked. So I pulled up VRBO and the first thing I saw was David and Nancy's rental home. What a deal! We could rent an entire house for not much more than we usually pay for a single room. We hopped on it right away and weren't the least bit disappointed. The house is about a mile off Highlands Road on Scaly Mountain, which is how you get the lovely mountain view from the large back porch. The nearest house is David and Nancy's personal home a short walk up the road. You're about equidistant from Highlands, Clayton, and Franklin. David's comprehensive "house notes" tell you about the best attractions, shopping, and dining in each direction. Don't miss the large, quality collection of American Handcrafts at nearby "Peak Experience." Several beautiful hikes begin at your door.

The house and grounds were in excellent condition. The interior was spotless. The downstairs is an open floor-plan, except for the master bedroom and bath, with a back porch stretching the length of the house. The kitchen has top tier appliances and plenty of room to work in. There's a gas fireplace across from the comfy sofa in the great room, where you can watch the huge flatscreen TV. Excellent reception. Large dining table with mountain view. Upstairs there's a room with 2 beds (Queens I believe) and a full bath. Wi-Fi works fine. Text messages are no problem, but our cell phone signal was too weak for calls. No worry -- the Blums let you use the house landline. BTW, I called David with a question and he went out of his way to find the answer. From first to last he was easy to work with.

The king bed in the master bedroom has a fine mattress -- not too firm, not too soft. Opposite the bed is a picture window with a view of the woods. There are 2 sinks in the master bath, along with a separate shower, bidet, and jetted tub. A washer and dryer are nearby.

Believe every good word you read in these reviews about Bella's Junction Cafe less than 10 minutes from the house. Killer Portobello mushroom sandwiches for lunch one day and a filet mignon dinner the next night that was practically as good as the one I'd paid twice as much for the night before at Wolfgang's. Don't let the look put you off. Give Bella's a try and save room for dessert. My guess is you'll make a return visit for seconds!

An A+ experience in every way.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Mountain House

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 needed a break from the SC heat and we were lucky enough to find this house. It is not too far from the Highlands but far enough away to feel secluded. Highland Gap is a wonderful subdivision and all you need to do is walk out of the front door and you are walking in the woods. We walked every day in the sub division. The house has a wonderful porch and a very nice kitchen and master bedroom. My daughters shared the upstairs bedroom and my son slept in the front den's fold out bed.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Scaly Mountain House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $75
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner'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.
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