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Sapphire Resort 'Former Model' Mountain Vacation Home

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8 1/2)

A gem in Sapphire Valley, just a short distance to Cashiers, a private escape, a place to rediscover your family bonds. A place where the outdoors is yours and the fresh mountain air refreshes your life. A view so majestic and lakes so inviting...... The Dogwood House ..... a former Model Home.... is your private retreat in this mountain paradise. This home sleeps 9 with all the comforts of home. Fully equipped new granite kitchen for your culinary delights, cozy linens provided, comfy living area, and great deck with mountain views & 4 flat screened TV's. Start the day gently rocking in the rocking chairs on the deck enjoying a morning hot cup of coffee and end the day cozy up to the fireplace in the winter or plunge into one of the clubhouse pools or the beautiful Sapphire Lake! Activities galore in the community will entertain you for the entire duration of your stay! The Dogwood House is more than just a house - it's home. Escape to the mountains -- The Dogwood House awaits your arrival. Special rates for long weekends! Located beyond the Guard Gate in the Estate Home section of Sapphire but walking distance to most all amenities which are included!

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Karen Sweatlock
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 9, 2017

About Karen Sweatlock

Real Estate professional for over 39 years and have served my board and community in a volunteer position for over 20 years. Family is most important to me and we all enjoy our mountain time together and love the opportunity to be able to provide the mountain experience to all of my past customers and future guests.

Karen Sweatlock purchased this house in 2005

Why Karen Sweatlock chose Smoky Mountains

Love to enjoy the fresh and cool mountain air, many breathtaking views of waterfalls and all that nature has to offer plus so many amenities to enjoy with family and friends in the mountains.

What makes this house unique

There is so much to enjoy, indoor and outdoor pools, spa, hot tub, fitness center, tennis, golf, boating, hiking, recreation center events, walking track, dog park, quaint small towns to visit nearby such as Cashiers, Highlands ,Brevard, Hendersonville and Asheville. There is a nominal fee for golf & boat rentals.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Really Enjoyed your beautiful mountain home. Snow really added to our winter vacation!
Dec 2008
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Sapphire House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Bathrooms come fully equipped with towels, bath mats, toilet paper, anti-bacterial liquid soap and shower gel for your convenience. Master bath has dual sinks and separate shower and heart-shaped tub.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 baby crib
  • King size beds (2) One King in the Master Suite and one King that can also be taken apart to make two large twins all on first floor. The theme for the Master is the Moose room and the Bear room is the other theme on the first floor., Queen size Beds (1) This is located upstairs and is known as the upstairs Bear room., Twin or Single Beds (2) There are two twin beds upstairs in what is known as the Bunny room. (1) There is a Pack n' Play bed available for 3 years old and under.
  • Air Hockey
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Beautiful new granite kitchen, upgraded fixtures and beautiful hardwood floors, 4 TV's including 42' HD Flat-screened TV, 3 Pools, sauna, spa & steam room, massage facilities,game room, miniature golf, tennis, golf, ski slope, fitness Center, Community Activities and Planned Trips Available plus camp for the kids!


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(14 traveler reviews)

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Sapphire Resort 'Former Model' Mountain Vacation Home
average rating of 4.714286 based on 21 reviews

Absolutely Outstanding

  • 5 of 5

House was immaculate and had everything you need, including a fully stocked kitchen and all the other little items you didn't think you'd need but they were there. Extremely clean and unbelievably comfortable. We couldn't have asked for more. The resort was also great, with more amenities than you could count. Very friendly people and a wonderful community.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bonita Springs, FL

Comfort in the Carolinas

  • 5 of 5

We rented this lovely home for the month of August. We and our two kitties had a wonderful stay. It is in a gate guarded development with great facilities: fitness center, 3 pools, driving range, live outdoor concerts and zip lining! Wonderful area to take walks in. House was very comfortable and had all the necessities. Lots of room inside and a lovely deck in front. Very roomy kitchen and great room area. Fantastic bath tub in the master. Great location close to restaurants and adventure in both directions. If in this area would definitely rent again.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Headquarters for an Extended Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The home is located in a beautiful, gated resort with many activities and amenities that are very close by. This was especially convenient for the 3 year old and 5 year old grandchildren. We did not have to make long drives on crowded roads just to get to an amusement or activity that we could share with the children. The house was well kept and supplied, the plumbing and appliances worked well, and Karen was quite helpful and responsive. The bedrooms and bathrooms were just what we expected. The little executive golf course within the resort was perfect for my daughter and me. The Sapphire National Golf Course that this resort is connected with, was a beautiful and challenging course for my son and me. The on-site swimming, miniature golf, and horse back riding was all found within 5 minutes of this house. We did them all. I would recommend this to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jasper, ga

Great Location and Home!

  • 5 of 5

This home was very comfortable and convenient to our family wedding activities. Karen was very easy to work with, great communicator and answered all of our questions. We found the notes and labels left around the house very helpful. The beds were comfortable and the furnishings were perfect. The quiet neighborhood was relaxing and we enjoyed eating out on the deck.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family vacation (Parents, our kids and grandkids) had a wonderful week at the Sapphire Resort home. The house was very comfortable for 5 adults and 2 little children. It was everything that we had hoped for. Cashiers has grown so much in the 10 years since we were last there that we wished we had more time to explore all the shops and activities. The Village park was wonderful and we ate a couple meals at the Resort Community Center. The kids swam everyday in the pool and my son was delighted to play golf at the resort for only $40 for the whole week. All in all we were very pleased with the house, the area, and all the activities. Thank you Karen for renting your mountain home to us for the week.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Molly, I am so glad you and your family enjoyed our home and the area as much as we do and hope you will consider coming again in the future. Thank you for sending in a beautifully written review. Regards, Karen
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A great New Year's getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family and I visited the "Dogwood" over the New Year's holiday. The house is incredibly supplied with utensils, towels, toiletries, and most anything else you might need for a short stay. There were eight people in our party and we slept comfortably in the 4 bedrooms. My nephew who is 12 had a wonderful time at the recreation center swimming in the indoors pool and taking advantage of the snowboarding and snow tubing. My sister-in-law and I had massages at the recreation center (fantastic). Most importantly the owner of this house is really a gem. My husband and I actually rented this house the previous year and then unfortunately my husband had to have open heart surgery. Karen was accommodating enough to hold over our reservation for this year. This to me makes the experience of renting the house even more special. We feel that as an owner Karen is trustworthy and has her guests comfort and enjoyment at heart. My entire family would highly recommend this home to anybody looking for a beautiful place to get away.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Cork & Barrel
Car: recommended

There are over 250 waterfalls in Jackson County alone. Gorgeous hiking trails, ski mountain on-site; Spring & Fall festivals and local craft shows, lots of shopping, antiques, and great dining restaurants! Rental includes all amenities of Sapphire Resort except there is a nominal charge for golf and boat rentals.


Rates & Availability

Sapphire House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 15 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 15 2017 - Dec 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning fee $250 + Tax
Pet Fee $150
Tax Rate 4.0%

Sapphire Resort controls & issues all ID cards. All persons over the age of 14 requesting renter/lease cards will be charged $2.00 per day per person for a minimum of 3 days and a maximum of 6 months. Renters will need to present proof of ID to obtain these cards. Cleaning fee of $250 is deducted from $500 security deposit. WITH A 3-NIGHT RENTAL, YOU RECEIVE THE 4TH NIGHT FREE! Holiday Weekends or Weeks are exempt.There is no refund once deposit is made UNLESS owner is able to re-rent, then 100% may be refundable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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