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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 a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

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 Smoky Mountains

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 5.0 based on 15 reviews
Weston, FL

Perfect family getaway.

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our family of 5. Very clean and well equipped. Secluded location within the nice lake community of Bear Paw. We'd love to come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, roomy and perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay in the Kushners' cabin. It is large and comfortable, with all conveniences and a perfect location. The photos don't do it justice. Rustic but central, modern but traditional... they have lots of nice touches that were unexpected like a large DVD collection and great Dish service, plus a modern and fully functional kitchen. The multiple zones for heating and AC are really an improvement over other cabins when it comes to climate control. Thanks for making our stay as enjoyable as possible.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mountain Getaway 2016

  • 5 of 5

Located in the beautiful gated community of Bear Paw, this is a gem of a home. Remote, quiet w/all the amenities of home. Just a couple hours drive North of Atlanta, this is a spacious, clean tri-level home sleeping 6-8 people. We had this cozy house to just the 2 of us. But there is a king on top, queen at walk-in level & twins downstairs making separated living areas. 2 distinct areas to watch tv, play cards etc. We grilled out w/fresh frozen meat obtained from nearby Brasstown Beef. Grass fed beef open to the public Fri & Sat. Outside the sliding glass door on the bottom level you can lay a blanket & look out at the stars at night with no other lights around. And bring a fishing pole if you like to fish - there is a pond & small stream across the street. Don't forget wash cloths, hand towels & towels for your trip. It is about a 20 min. or so into town but everything is there - Walmart, Ingles & Big Lots. We had a blast during our extended weekend. Trees were just starting to turn. Go & enjoy yourself!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property 1826

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I loved the home. It was spacious, clean and well maintained. All amenities needed were provided. The area was quiet and peaceful. The property owners' directions were perfect and we found the property easily. I would recommend this home to most everyone. Thank you for letting us stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Get Away

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time staying at Bear Paw. Liz and Ken's house is a very nice home that is clean and well maintained. It's a three story home with a bedroom and full bath on each level, which is wonderful when you're traveling with several teenagers. I worked directly with Ken on renting the house. He was a pleasure to work with and very accommodating. My family and I are already planning our next visit!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home Away From Home!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here for the past several years. We love the three floors of living space that each have access to a bathroom! All the conveniences of home with Wi-Fi, flat screen televisions, and walk in pantry. Having the ability to park right next to the house is great, also! Perfect getaway for your family with views of the mountains and a lake near by. Bring your tennis racquets, swim suits, and hiking boots for the perfect mountain retreat!!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • 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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $200

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.

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