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Enchanted Cottage - Private, Peaceful, and Only 5 Minutes to Main Street

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2.5 Baths

Welcome to a place of enchantment. This unique cottage, a blend of the Old and the New offers the bliss of the mountains yet all the modern day essentials. Nestled on a ridge in the in-town Mirror Lake Neighborhood, it overlooks 6.5 Acres of wooded privacy from a wonderful 32 foot Living Porch (2/3 covered) with the enjoyment of Humming Birds, Owls, Stary Nights, and Total Peace. It is an easy walk to Mirror Lake and just minutes away from downtown Main Street and all Highlands has to offer.

The Absolutely Fabulous Master Bedroom with Cathedral Ceilings is separately located upstairs encompassing an incredible vista and wintertime mountain view. The Master Bath with jetted tub is like being in the woods. The Guest Bedroom with Extra Length Twin Beds (which may be joined to make a King) and second Bath, are privately located on the Main Floor. A Charming Music Room, for those who love Piano, is a wonderful retreat also allowing space for additional sleeping (Coleman Mattress) and offers an adjacent Half Bath.

On those chilly evenings the wood burning stone fireplace adds the final touch of what we most seem to enjoy in our mountains. Welcome home !!

Disclosure: Owner is a licensed Real Estate Broker in North Carolina and Georgia acting as Principal.

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Mirror Lake Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • 1) Put Trash out ONLY AM of pickup 2) When departing, please turn out all lights, leave all keys inside except lockbox key, & NO Appliances running
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Great Outdoor View from Master Bath Whirlpool Tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Paneled Bath Adjacent to Main Floor Guest Room
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Powder Room w/Pedestal Sink Adjacent to Music Room
  • 2.5
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Den - Piano for your enjoyment & Powder Room Adjacent
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Large Upstairs Master 15' Cathedral Ceiling & Fabulous Views
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Main Floor Guest Room - Pair of Extra Length Twin Beds
  • Master has a King size bed and Guest Room has a Pair of Extra Length Twin Beds
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Enchanted Cottage - Private, Peaceful, and Only 5 Minutes to Main Street
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This was an exceptional week end for us and this cozy cottage had it all. Every room is an invitation to relax and enjoy being tucked away in the Highlands, yet minutes from town. The owner has furnished the home with beautiful and very interesting things. The art work, the furniture, the vaulted ceilings and the huge stone fireplace. The home is stocked with essentials like hair dryer, paper towels, birdseed, and every kind of cooking utensil, all we had to do is buy the groceries. Covered front and back porches and complete privacy. We will definitely rent again. Thank you! Laura and Tom

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vero Beach, FL

Enchanted Indeed!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is quaint and delightful. Peaceful, clean, beautifully equipped and our stay was a total joy. Close to town and many wonderful adventures await. June, the owner, went above and beyond. She sent us a full packet of information which made our trip so easy, and was so responsive and professional. Our only regret is that we did not have the opportunity to give her a big hug personally. The cottage is her own little piece of heaven and we are blessed that she shared it with us. Thank you, June! A little side note: I have just healed a broken arm and was able to practice piano for the first time this week. What a treat. We loved it all and highly recommend a little “June Enchantment.”

Our warmest regards, Judy and Chuck C.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wilmington, NC

Perfect Cottage

  • 5 of 5

I can certainly understand why the Enchanted Cottage is the Owner's little piece of heaven! This is definitely one of our favs and was extremely comfortable and cozy - exactly what we had hoped for. June has wonderful taste and her special decorating touches are seen throughout the cottage. Attention to detail makes all the difference! The location is perfect tucked away in the trees you feel so removed from everything, yet you are a short drive from the beautiful downtown area of Highlands. The upstairs master suite will not disappoint - it's like being in a treehouse. Beautiful morning sunrise and peaceful evening sunset views. Thanks for all of your area tips June. Your suggestions for area restaurants and hiking trails were very much appreciated and right on target. We loved Paoletti's, Canyon Kitchen, Wild Thyme, and Mountain Fresh Grocery. I had to make my annual stop for their wonderful balsamic vinegar. Our new favorite spot is Dusty's Superette. We stopped in a couple of times to satisfy a sweet tooth and to pick up items for a wonderful picnic lunch to enjoy during one of our hikes. They also have a very good wine selection. We loved traveling Hwy. 64 in either direction and found the drive alone to be part of the adventure. We explored Dry Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, Whiteside Mountain (the hike is totally worth it!!), Whitewater Falls, Cullasaja Falls, and Glen Falls hike and Falls just to name a few. We found so many new things this trip and can't wait to return and continue the adventure. We will definitely stay at the Enchanted Cottage again. Thank you June!!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, relaxing, cabin

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a wonderful stay at 240 Wyanoak. The location is perfect for a visit to Highlands. The owner, June, was very accommodating. The mountain house was clean, comfortable and had everything we needed for our stay. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much. You are certainly the perfect guests. It thrills me for you to share in my joy and I look forward to having you again. Cheers!!
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Peaceful, Enchanting Vacation

  • 5 of 5

In an area of the country rife with log cabins that all look the same, this cottage was a breath of fresh air. Tucked just up a little mountain road in Highlands, it was even better than the photos.

The quirky little place was impeccably clean, well-stocked and well-maintained. And June is great to work with—very accommodating and responsive.

But the biggest draw of the cottage is the way the light plays throughout the rooms. Sunlight gently spills into the master bedroom in the morning. Warm up in the afternoon dappled sunlight of the music room. We had a wonderful time here, filled with fires, coffee, books and music. We enjoyed the cozy, private feel even though the property is on a street with other houses. The area is beautiful, and the home is convenient to everything. We also made friends with the squirrel on the back deck and the albino chipmunk who lives somewhere out front.

Head into town for local coffee at Buck's or Mountain Fresh Grocery. We also loved some of the out-of-the-way places like Fressers Eatery. The last night we were there, we hiked up to Sunset Rock, which is definitely worth the view.

Can't wait to come back here.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect City Escape

  • 5 of 5

My husband, pup and I enjoyed a wonderful long weekend at June's cabin (three nights). The owner, June, is very organized with all the details and made everything easy. The cottage is adorable, well-maintained and cozily decorated. It is very well stocked with all the basics you need (esp for cooking). The view is great and while the house is in a 'neighborhood', it feels very private with all the trees. The drive into the main part of Highlands is super quick so you can have the best of worth worlds for your trip. We hope to be back!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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June Hollis Wise
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2018

About June Hollis Wise

Owner is a Licensed Real Estate Broker in North Carolina and Georgia

June Hollis Wise purchased this cottage in 2002

Why June Hollis Wise chose Mirror Lake

It's next door to Paradise.

What makes this cottage unique

Quiet, Peaceful, Charming, & Cozy...Just like coming home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a joy it is to have such wonderful guests that share our love of this special slice of mountain paradise. Thank you for you most kind words.
Jun 2014
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Highlands has something for everyone. It is a 'real' town as well as a destination for weddings and other special occasions. Most often it is 10 degrees cooler than Atlanta, for example. One can enjoy fabulous boutique shopping, fine restaurants, outstanding 'arts', as well as the 'run of the mill', plus exquisite scenery, cool summer temperatures, hikings, waterfalls, peace and quiet. New Zip Line is only minutes away! Is there something more??


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 9.75%

**Wood is not supplied. If you would like a load of wood delivered, the cost is $60.00.

I prefer e-checks (due to an additional 3% Service Charge for Credit and Debit Cards) Please, NO American Express but I do accept other credit cards.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.