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Peaceful Easy Feeling, Mountain Views, Outdoor Fireplace, Upscale Rustic Decor

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You'll spend all your time here on the screened porch with outdoor fireplace

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Last updated: 12/06/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-10 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Relax in Luxury - Sleeps 2-6

Simply one of the most beautiful mountain homes in our area. You'll walk in and not only be in awe of the timber frame architecture, but the view will draw you immediately through the house to the back deck where you can't wait to relax with a beverage of choice. 3 bedrooms, 3, baths, a high end gourmet kitchen, outdoor grill and attention to detail is evident. Two wood burning fireplaces, one inside and one outside (wood provided). The SCREENED PORCH with OUTDOOR FIREPLACE will be your favorite relaxation spot year-round. VIEWS OF 5 MOUNTAIN RANGES from almost every room. Max. Occupancy 6 (not suitable for children under age 6) This home also works well for one couple, quiet, romantic escape.

Pamper Yourself A Little: No bare bones cabin here, all the comforts of home and more. This home is a great place to come and reconnect with friends & family. Not your usual vacation rental ... Rustic Elegant décor (owner is a decorator), comfy mattresses, beautiful linens, faux fur throws to snuggle by the fire, and all the necessities. Fully equipped gourmet kitchen with everything from waffle iron and popcorn popper to food processor and slow cooker. DirecTV, WI-Fi, walking sticks. We are particular and the house reflects that.


Make vacation memories in a place you will long to return year after year.

This is a great location, 3 miles from grocery, easily accessible, close to US64/US441 interchange. No scary one lane roads. Easily visit Highlands or Cashiers. Experience all Western North Carolina has to offer - great hiking, swimming holes, hike or drive to waterfalls, fishing, rafting/slow river floats, kayaking, gem mining, golf, restaurants & shopping, scenic drives, a photographers dream.

Easy access (no scary single lane roads, paved to gravel drive). A retreat from life's stresses, a luxury you deserve. Escape, put your feet up, and relax. End a day full of activities by simply gazing at the mountains and enjoying each other.

Our home It isn't just accented by timber beams and called a timber frame, it is a true timber frame home. Our home won three architectural awards including BEST VACATION HOME. OUR GUESTS TELL US THEY NEVER WANT TO LEAVE and they come back year after year.

Our reviews speak volumes. We get calls all the time from people who've rented other properties and are disappointed when they arrive. Everyone who walks in tells us the home is more beautiful than the photos reflect. Look at our video on line and you'll see for yourself.

Share the expense: Bring another couple or two and it amounts to less than a nice hotel. Plan a family get together and share the costs. And, consider what you will save by being able to cook and eat in. Re-charge your Relaxation Skills.

Time for the Girls?: This house is a great GIRL FRIEND GETAWAY. Relax, read, hike, & lots of shopping! We can arrange Spa services, catering/picnic baskets, cooking lessons, hiking tours, & more.

Convenient location, groceries (3 mi), downtown Franklin (5 mi).
Max Occupancy is 6. We don't allow group parties, reunions, weddings, etc. Our home is not suitable for children under the age of 7 due to open staircase & loft.

Our other home, The Cottage Homeaway #179200 sleeps 8.

Owner

Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/06/2016

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 25 years of Age or older. ...moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    Two steps leading into the house, then main level living with Master on Main, Large Bath w/Shower, Living, Kitchen, Deck & Porch with no steps....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    Our home is not suitable for children under age 7 due to open staircases and loft that are not gated. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    On Main Floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    Upstairs Master Suite...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Master Suite on Main...moreless

  • 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths - 2 large Master Suites (one on the Main Floor), First Floor Master Suite has a king bed, rustic teak dressers, french doors lead to back deck with spectacular view of the valley and mountains. The Upstairs Master has a king bed, leather chaise & rustic teak dresser, this bedroom also has the spectacular mountain and valley views. The 3rd Bedroom, located on the main floor, has a Queen Bronze Bed with views of the surrounding forest. The 2 Master Suites have DirecTVs. All the bedrooms have large closets, distressed hickory wood floors, beautiful linens, lots of pillows, local artwork, & private baths. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Master on Main...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Guest on Main...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    2nd Master Upstairs...moreless

  • Three 'ensuite baths are custom tiled with rare granite countertops. The Master on the Main Floor features double vanity sinks, warming drawer for towels & slippers and a large glassed in shower. The Upstairs Master features double vanity sinks, jacuzzi tub, and a glassed in shower. The main floor guest bath has a copper sink and glassed in shower. We provide Shampoo, Shower Gels, & initial supply of paper products....moreless

Other Amenities

  • All the comforts of home have been thought of. If you are a cook, the gourmet kitchen is well stocked with pots & pans, serving dishes, etc. If you want to eat out, there are many great restaurants nearby. Or pack a picnic, we've provided a picnic basket and cooler. Grocery is approx. 2.7 miles. You may want to pick up groceries and never leave the house. A calming, quiet and relaxing home. Large Screened In Porch with Fireplace has dining table & chairs, rocker, & settee. Large Open Back Deck has teak/wrought iron seating and rockers to sit & enjoy the ever changing views of the mountains. We've furnished locally made Hiking/Walking Sticks and a book of actvity suggestions that will keep you busy for days & weeks. This is an upscale home with Rustic Elegance, it is best suited for adults (teen children). View our other listing, Homeaway #179200 if you have more than 6 guests. Daily Maid & Chef Services available upon request....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Unplug - we provide board games....moreless

  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library:

    DirecTV Music Channels...moreless

  • Radio

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain:

    Mountain views for almost every room!...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Awesome views of 5 mountain ridges, stream, pond & pasture from almost every room....moreless

  • Rural:

    Quiet, peaceful setting between Franklin & Highlands...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    Beautiful hand made pine table, seats 6-8...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace:

    Indoor and Outdoor, firewood...moreless

  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Free Wi-Fi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Beds are made up with fresh linens, and towels are provided...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Open floor plan, warm, comfortable, upscale furnishings...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    on site, gravel drive...moreless

  • Printer
  • Shampoo
  • Study Room
  • Telephone:

    Land Line & most cell service...moreless

  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet:

    Free wi-fi...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    (2) 2 Wood Burning Fireplaces, one in Living Room, the other outside on Screened Porch - Wood provided...moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    Mr. Coffee...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything you need and more...crock pot, blender, waffle iron, popcorn popper, skewers, grill baskets...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped gourmet kitchen...moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave:

    Convection/Microwave...moreless

  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    some spices...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Water & Ice In Door + beverage/wine cooler refrigerator in wet bar...moreless

  • Stove:

    Dacor Gas Cooktop, Wall Oven and warming drawer...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio:

    Plenty of seating, facing the mountains...moreless

  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf:

    nearby...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    nearby, rentals in downtown Franklin...moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden:

    2.5 acre property...moreless

  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill:

    LP Gas Grill...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda:

    Screened porch with outdoor fireplace...moreless

  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas 2016
Dec 19 - Dec 27, 2016
7 night min stay
$295
New Years
Dec 28 - Jan 2, 2017
4 night min stay
$295
Winter/Spring
Jan 5 - Mar 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$250
Fall 2017
Oct 9 - Nov 12, 2017
4 night min stay
$295
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 17 - Nov 26, 2017
7 night min stay
$295
Holiday 2017
Dec 22 - Jan 1, 2018
10 night min stay
$295
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$295

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning/Supply/Firewood $225 + tax
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 9.75%

Notes:

Note Holiday Weeks, 7 night min. stay

MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY: 6 (no children under the age of 7)

Inquire about extended stay rates.

Owner reserves the right to increase fees depending on # of guests

Owner reserves the right to increase Damage Security Deposit Insurance requirements.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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Location

5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Franklin Golf Course & Mill Creek

Car: Necessary

Franklin is located between two popular scenic gorges, the Cullasaja and the Nantahala. The Pond House is located within 10 min. of the famous Cullasaja River Gorge scenic drive, and is rated one of the most spectacular in North America, passing 3 major waterfalls. Take a walk behind the roaring 75 foot wall of water of Dry Falls, and drive your car under Bridal Veil Falls. The mountainscape is lined with many hiking trails, including the famous Appalachian and Bartram Trails, both accessed 25 minutes drive from The Pond House.

Located in the southwestern corner of North Carolina, Franklin serves as the southern gateway to the Blue Ridge Mountains and Great Smokies. It's convenient location to major cities make Franklin a favorite vacation spot. Atlanta, Georgia is just two hours to the south while Asheville, is one hour to the east. Other cities nearby include Highlands, Cashiers, Dillsboro, & Sylva, all within about 30 minutes.

Other Activities: Whitewater Rafting, Hiking, Gem Mining, Waterfalls, Blue Ridge Parkway, Picnicking, Mountain Drives, Horseback Riding,

Golf: Franklin has 2 public courses

Ski: Skiing nearby - Sapphire Valley or Cataloochee

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: We travel globally and prefer a vacation rentals to hotels. So we understand what separates the best from the rest when it comes to accommodations. Little things... and attention to details make a difference and we have reflected that philosophy in our home. We built this custom award winning (Best Vacation Home) timber framed home in 2006/2007.

Why the Owner Chose Franklin, NC, USA:
We fell in love with area and it's great central location. Franklin is a quaint small town with friendly people. We have terrific restaurants nearby. And, it's out of the way of noisy tourism but easy to get to all surrounding areas such as Asheville, Bryson City, Cherokee, The Smoky Mountain National Park, Sylva, Dillsboro. Hiking to waterfalls and taking scenic drives with a picnic is a couple of our favorite things to do.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The views are incredible and our area is such a quiet and serene spot to escape from the stresses and hectic schedule of city life. We've even thought of hiking sticks, coolers, picnic baskets and our activity books will keep you busy and coming back time and time again. So much to do, or do nothing!


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/06/2016

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  • You'll spend all your time here on the screened porch with outdoor fireplace

    You'll spend all your time here on the screened porch with outdoor fireplace

  • When only the best will do!  We've even provided hiking sticks

    When only the best will do! We've even provided hiking sticks

  • Kitchen, wet bar area.  Dacor Gas Cooktop, Oven & Microwave

    Kitchen, wet bar area. Dacor Gas Cooktop, Oven & Microwave

  • Double Vanity sink, granite counter top, towel warming drawer, walk in shower

    Double Vanity sink, granite counter top, towel warming drawer, walk in shower

  • Upstairs King (2nd Master) en suite bath, wow the views!

    Upstairs King (2nd Master) en suite bath, wow the views!

  • Upstairs reading loft and office space (computer/desk armoire)

    Upstairs reading loft and office space (computer/desk armoire)

  • Beautiful Sunsets

    Beautiful Sunsets

  • S'mores & our outdoor fireplace; a perfect match

    S'mores & our outdoor fireplace; a perfect match

  • You'll love it here from the moment you walk in!

    You'll love it here from the moment you walk in!

  • Beautiful private wooded property

    Beautiful private wooded property

  • Nearby Cullasaja Falls, gorgeous year-round, but in the Fall, WOW

    Nearby Cullasaja Falls, gorgeous year-round, but in the Fall, WOW

  • Year-round beauty in Western NC - picnic on Blue Ridge Parkway

    Year-round beauty in Western NC - picnic on Blue Ridge Parkway

  • Gorgeous open floor plan, beautiful exposed beams, Rustic Elegance!

    Gorgeous open floor plan, beautiful exposed beams, Rustic Elegance!

  • Gourmet Kitchen, Dacor Appliances, fully equipped Chef's kitchen.

    Gourmet Kitchen, Dacor Appliances, fully equipped Chef's kitchen.

  • King Master Bedroom Suite on main floor, en suite bath, doors to deck & view!!

    King Master Bedroom Suite on main floor, en suite bath, doors to deck & view!!

  • Main Floor Queen Guest Bedroom en suite bath

    Main Floor Queen Guest Bedroom en suite bath

  • Upstairs Master Bath, double vanity sinks, granite, jacuzzi tub, walk in shower

    Upstairs Master Bath, double vanity sinks, granite, jacuzzi tub, walk in shower

  • Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by those...

    Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by those...

  • Open back deck facing view - Gorgeous Fall Color!

    Open back deck facing view - Gorgeous Fall Color!

  • Calm, relaxing, serene mountain views.

    Calm, relaxing, serene mountain views.

  • Year-round beauty

    Year-round beauty

  • Nearby Dry Falls.  Walk down and behind the falls.

    Nearby Dry Falls. Walk down and behind the falls.

  • So much to do - Cool off in one WNC many waterfalls!

    So much to do - Cool off in one WNC many waterfalls!

  • Fall is incredible, alive with color...imagine crisp cool air snuggling by fire!

    Fall is incredible, alive with color...imagine crisp cool air snuggling by fire!

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Tuesday, December 06, 2016

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