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Mountain Home at Bear Paw on Lake Hiwassee

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)


Our mountain home is now ready to rent. Its features include three bedrooms(two queen beds, two twins), and three bathrooms, each with tub/shower combinations. It is located in a quiet area with seasonal mountain views. The main floor level has solid oak hardwood floors, and soaring tongue and groove pine ceilings. This level features an open great room, a dining room, a stacked rock gas fireplace, a 42 inch flat-scree TV, a VCR/DVD, a fully-equipped kitchen with solid surface countertops, maple cabinets, one bedroom, a large walk-in pantry and a full bath. This floor leads to a large decks with a seasonal view of the lake and a year-round view of the mountains.

The upper level has a master suite with solid oak hardwood floors, a television. The master offers a fantastic seasonal view of the lake and a year-round view of the mountains. The master bedroom also has a full bath and a large walk-in closet.

The lower level has a large bedroom with twin beds, a furnished living room with a television, a full bathroom, a full-size washer and dryer, and a deck.

We have wireless internet service in the house.

Our home is located in Bear Paw, which is the only development on gorgeous Lake Hiwassee in the mountains of southwestern North Carolina. Lake Hiwassee is only five to ten minutes walking distance from our home. Lake Hiwassee is an 178-mile long mountain lake that offers casual fishing, boating, and swimming. There is also a shared swimming pool(open from Memorial Day through Labor Day), a marina that rents boats, a tennis court, a basketball court, a child's playground, and a child's fishing pond. A secured entrance gate adds to the feeling of peace and serenity pervading Bear Paw.

A new gambling casino will be opening in Murphy on July 3, 2015. If you wish to rent for less than 3 nites there is a $85.00 cleaning fee.

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Member since: 1999
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About The Owner

We are Ken and Liz Kushner from Tallahassee, Florida. Ken is a math teacher at Lincoln High School and Liz is a registered nurse at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. We have a grown son, Jordan. Retirement is right around the corner for us, and we look forward to having lots of free time to enjoy traveling, hiking, playing tennis, woodworking, golfing, hunting, antiquing, reading, and fishing.

The Owner purchased this house in 2009

Why The Owner chose Murphy

We enjoy the serenity that the mountains have to offer. Bear Paw, while maintaining its rustic charm, has amenities that we enjoy including the pool, marina, and tennis courts. We also appreciate the fact that it is a gated community and that the national forest surrounds us. There is no thru traffic, which makes it a very peaceful place.

What makes this house unique

We enjoy being able to go boating and fishing at the marina, which is inside Bear Paw. The tennis courts are convenient so that we can enjoy a game of tennis without having to travel to courts. The Olympic-size swimming pool is a nice place to meet people who live in Bear Paw or are vacationing from other areas. There is also a playground for children adjacent to the swimming pool and a covered pavilion which is nice for family reunions. The roads in Bear Paw are well-maintained, so taking long walks is easy.


Murphy House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View ...
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Pool, NO SMOKING INSIDE HOUSE, AND NO PETS ALLOWED! If you wish to stay less than 3 days, there is $85.00 fee. A new casino will be opening in Murphy on July 3, 2015.


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Mountain Home at Bear Paw on Lake Hiwassee
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 21 reviews

Very nice

  • 4 of 5

Owner is very responsive

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice, Comfortable Home!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this nice mountain home. It is located in a private mountain setting and was not hard to get to. The kitchen was very well equipped with everything we needed to cook meals and there were several nice restaurants nearby. We hope to come back again soon! Thanks to the Kushner's for sharing their home with us.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Away from it all! Yippee!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a wonderful place to just get away from it all. This is the place for you, we loved it.

Quiet and serene, we were just a little early for the fall leaves, but still saw some awesome nature around the area. Be prepared to travel some very narrow and rough roads in this part of NC. Make sure to get up early and watch the Smoke on the Smokies.

Thank you Ken for providing such an awesome place for people to get away from it all in luxury.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice but...we wish we would have known these things...

  • 3 of 5

The home was very complaints there, but...we would have like to have known these things... in the overview it states there is a gas fireplace, so we "assumed" that it would work, (that's one thing we look for, especially in late Oct. as the weather is very cool and we look forward to a fireplace) we followed all the directions on how to work it that they had posted on the frig. but no luck...we called the Kushner's and were told that the gas isn't turned on until "sometime" in Nov., this was very misleading and for us would have been a DEAL BREAKER. Liz Kushner did call and have someone come late the next day and turn on the pilot light but after about an hour it quit working, I called Liz and she said "the pilot light line gets clogged, oh well we tried". We've rented other homes this time of year for the past 10 yrs. and have never had this problem. Also it states that linen's are didn't say clearly that this doesn't include towels...we had to go out and buy towels...we have never had to do this either and since we fly in, it's not convenient to pack bath towels, hand towels & wash clothes.

Also realize that this house is a long way in from the main road and has VERY steep winding roads and is difficult to find.

If none of these things are an issue for you then you will love it here!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family time

  • 5 of 5

Just hung out with the family and had a great time. The house was great!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Away from it all...

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Bear Paw. The cabin was spacious and had everything you could need. Big enough to give everybody there own space. Owner was very accessible and helpful. Thirty to forty-five minutes from a town so stock up before you get there. Get there before dark and don't trust your Garmin!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
77 Sunrise Lane, Bear Paw, Murphy, NC 28906
Nearest Point of Interest
Guard Gate at Bear Paw Entrance
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Pool, playground, tennis courts and pavilion

Flea Markets, Whitewater Rafting, Gold Panning




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 11.0%

Payment may be made by Check and sent to: Ken Kushner, 3020 Tisha Drive, Tallahassee, Fl 32309. For stays less than 3 Nights a $75 cleaning fee will be added.

To reserve your dates the $200 security deposit must be paid. The rental balance is due 60 days prior to your arrival date. All major credit cards are accepted through PayPal. (3% fee is added). The $200 security deposit if fully refundable with a satisfactory home inspection after your departure. Check-in: 3PM or later, Check-out: by 10AM.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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