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Great 5-Star Reviews! Enjoy Luxury, Sunsets & Long Mountain Views

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Enjoy this tastefully furnished, newly built 2000 sf home with breathtaking mountain and sunset views that we call Serenity Lodge:

* Long Term Rentals Available

* Breathtaking Mountain Views

* Spectacular Sunsets

* Tastefully Furnished n Rustic Elegant Mountain Decor

* Free Wireless High Speed Internet

* One level, split floor plan, private Master Suite

* Outdoor Dining and Bar-B-Que

* State-of-the-Art Kitchen, fully stocked

* Newly built 2009

* Hardwood Floors

* Cathedral Ceilings

* Bright, beamed atrium living room

* 18 private wooded acres with rushing creek at base.

* Central Air and Heating

* Flat screen LED TV

* Jacuzzi tub, Double Sinks in Master Bedroom En-suite Bath

* 2,000 sq. ft. plus 800 sq. ft. deck

* Sleeps 6 in three private bedrooms

* Native stone fireplace

* Drive or hike to Owner's Park to fish for trout at the creek

*. Three houses available for large parties, VRBO 361360 and VRBO 362168


The house is great as a romantic getaway; also for couples over 55, adventure seekers, hikers, families with children, those seeking tranquility and relaxation, and those who enjoy nature and the outdoors.


A list of nearby attractions with telephone numbers is in our cabin. These include: Bike & Canoe Rentals, Mountain Bike Rentals, Hiking Adventures, US Forest Service Recreational Facilities, Fishing Outfitters, Gem Mining, Golf, Horsebike Riding Stables, Rappelling, and Whitewater Adventures.


Bascom-Louise Gallery, Center for Life Enrichment, Highlands Chamber Music Festival, Highlands Nature Center and Biological Station, Highlands Playhouse, Hudson Library, and the Museum of American Cut and Engraved Glass.


The Appalachian Trail, Blue Ridge Parkway, Great Smoky Mountains Railway, Biltmore Estate in Asheville, Cherokee's Harrah's Casino, Cullasaja Gorge and Scenic Waterfalls.


Two addtional houses available. See VRBO 361360 and VRBO 362168.

Keywords: New House, Mountain Home, Mountain Views, Sunset Views, Rushing Creek, Cabin, Cottage, Smoky Mountains, Highlands, Franklin

More Details

Edy Malek
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 2, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Edy,

The house was so much more than we expected. The sunset views in the afternoon were our favorite. You have thought of every detail to make our stay feel like we were right at home, from the cleanliness to the very comfortable mattresses to the fully stocked kitchen, we could'nt have asked for more. We will be telling all our friends and hope to be back next year!

Thanks for the hospitality,

Haydee and Mike
Apr 2010
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Highlands House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Double sins
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Jacuzzi tub, Double Sinks in Master Bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • King bed in Master bedroom, Queen bed in second bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (2) in third bedroom, all with new mattresses
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Stunning property on 18 acres of hardwood forest with 1200 feet of rushing creek at the base, previously owned by actors Delta Burke and Gerald McCraney.


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Great 5-Star Reviews! Enjoy Luxury, Sunsets & Long Mountain Views
average rating of 4.8076925 based on 27 reviews

Relaxing Fall Mountain Retreat!!

  • 5 of 5

My family enjoyed our stay at this beautiful mountain cabin with all the amenities as described plus more. It would have been perfect had it not rained during our stay but the mountain view is still magnificent despite the clouds. The house is secluded and yet so close to shops and restaurants in downtown Highlands. The scenic 64 byway is nearby and the views and waterfalls are awesome. We especially loved the Dryfalls.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Carolina Shores, NC

Spacious House with a Beautiful View

  • 4 of 5

I am a regular VBRO and Airbnb user and so have a wealth of experience with these kinds of services. So...The layout of the house was perfect for our group of three couples. The open concept floor plan was roomy and able to accommodate all of us as was the dining area. The location was perfectly located between Franklin and Highland and so gave us multiple options of where to go and what to do during the eclipe weekend we were there. The view from the eclipse was ideal. We stay at the house and viewed it from the yard. The overall view from the house and the deck and really all of the property was amazing. The ride up the dirt road was quite an adventure, especially at night but very doable with both our car and two SUVs. The communication with Edy was great and she was very responsive to our needs, particularly on check in day.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is a beautiful and inviting property with wonderful mountain views.

  • 5 of 5

The owners were accessible and answered the few questions we had quickly and patiently addressed , adding to the enjoyment of our stay. Take their advice and arrive during daylight.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property was fine; communication, directions were awful

  • 2 of 5

Hi. This is my first review and use of VRBO. I selected this property over another due purely to the title s/he had regarding great reviews. I had no idea that directions would not be provided and that gps and phone service fails within a mile of the home. I also thought the owner would be near the NC locale and not far away in Florida. I was also given the wrong number address for the property as it was clearly not the right one when we arrived (wonderful local had to lead us there and he said gps notoriously fails, so he was surprised we did not get any directions, especially since I emailed the owner and asked ahead of time). Luckily, at the wrong property (they own at least 2), we got brief phone service and called, but it seemed to interrupt her dinner. When the code didn't work at the home, she finally got that this was the other property and clearly inferior to the one we ordered. Then, the local man guided us back down the mountain to the right property. All this, with daylight dimming, had us so stressed and upset for having driven for hours to find ourselves utterly lost, that it marred our brief two-night respite from our school teaching jobs. The property was nice and we loved Highlands and the surrounding area, but this was very expensive (to us) and a big splurge, so we anticipated things being easy since the owner gave short shrift to my initial inquiry about directions and assured us VRBO would send all details. It was so frustrating and scary to be nearly dark and having followed all directions to ultimately be lost because the turn locations were not mentioned in the provided directions. Again, the property was good, but to be given the wrong address and incomplete directions, made our stay less than stellar. Highlands itself was awesome. I am grateful she answered the phone as the sun went down and we had the wrong code and wrong house so we would not have been stranded that night. I am also grateful for the local man whose door we knocked on and who was gracious enough to take us to the first wrong location and then the correct one. A+ Highlands and locals.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The instructions on how to get to the property and the address have been clearly posted on the VRBO Hospitality Manager section for years. Furthermore, I sent you those same instructions when you requested them. When VRBO confirms your reservation, they give you automatic access to the Hospitality Manager so you can have full access of everything we post for our guests' benefit and enjoyment of the property. These instructions are clear enough that all other guests have arrived at the house without any problems and subsequently given us five star reviews. Thank you for acknowledging that the property is "good."
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United States, GA, Marietta

Perfect Family Thanksgiving Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

This trip will be one of my fondest memories!!! Arriving through the gorgeous woods I knew it was going to be a treat!! Our college aged son arrived next, then our daughter and son-in-law from Charlotte. We played games, relaxed on the deck (lucked out with the nice weather!) and enjoyed a perfect Thanksgiving meal thanks to a well appointed kitchen. Drove in to Highlands to shop and saw two bears in the trees alongside the road, exciting!!! My two teenage boys left their video games unplugged and we all spent hours exploring the nearby creek and woods. I could have stayed forever (the king mattress was better than my own at home!!). We will most certainly be back!!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, NC

Great Views,Private and well kept mountain retreat

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was everything the owner said that it would be. We were arrived during peak leaf viewing season and the view from the back porch was great. Perfect location to view the mountains in the distance, take in the autumn color and view beautiful sunsets. The cabin is well maintained and well stocked. (the only thing that we wished that it had was a pizza cutter) The cabin is in a great location to relax and enjoy nature. The owner was very nice to work with and very responsive.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Lots of beautiful waterfalls in the area.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $110
Damage Deposit $300

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.