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Hummingbird Hideaway Mountain Home--Fun and Relaxing for All!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6+)

Come enjoy a beautiful mountain home in fabulous Highlands, North Carolina! This newly renovated 3 bedroom 2 bath house has a large, updated kitchen and dining area as well as a unique loft (that kids love) with a full bed. Beautiful wood burning fireplace is perfect for the cool evenings in Highlands. Nestled in the rhododendron and hemlocks, this mountain hideaway offers lots of privacy and a large porch that is perfect for outdoor dining and feeling close to nature. The cottage is conveniently located within walking distance to downtown Highlands (~1/2 mile), while the picturesque Mirror Lake and the fabulous new Bascom Arts Center are just down the road.

Why stay in a hotel when you can have all this?:

• Fully equipped kitchen with new appliances and beautiful granite countertops

• Spacious, open floor plan with vaulted ceilings, knotty pine walls, and wood floors throughout

• Large deck nestled in the trees, perfect for enjoying cool summer evenings, has table with six chairs

• Sleeps 6 adults comfortably. Two bedrooms have queen beds; one bedroom has 2 bunk beds (e.g., 4 twins), and the loft has a full size bed. Please keep in mind that the upper bunk beds cannot support adults.

• Gorgeous stone fireplace is fun to use year round

• Beautiful walk-in stone shower as well as 2nd bathroom with a shower & tub

• Game closet full of most any board game you can imagine—for kids and adults!

Flat screen hdtv with blu-ray player and dvd selection

Record player with fantastic vinyl collection

• High chair and Pack and Play available for little ones

• Wireless internet access

• Central heating and air conditioning (though you’ll seldom need AC in the summer)

• Beautifully decorated and ready for your enjoyment

Highlands is the perfect getaway from Atlanta or Charlotte. Come for the great restaurants, hiking, shops, or the arts….or better yet, just come to relax!

Keywords: house, cabin, cottage, walk to town, Bascom Arts Center, Mirror Lake, secluded deck, private, full Kitchen, High speed internet, kid friendly, great location, tv and blu-ray dvd player

More Details

Kristin and Michael Koepenick
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Kristin and Michael Koepenick

Kristin and Michael Koepenick are working professionals that live in Decatur, GA (a suburb of Atlanta).

Why Kristin and Michael Koepenick chose Highlands

Hummingbird Hideaway has been a family vacation spot going back to the '40's and renovated in 2005.


Highlands House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Pack 'n' Play, Bunk Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing


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Hummingbird Hideaway Mountain Home--Fun and Relaxing for All!
average rating of 4.826087 based on 23 reviews

Great house and great location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time over the long Thanksgiving weekend going on hikes, walking into town to check out the shops and restaurants, cooking, watching football and enjoying the wood burning fireplace! The house was the perfect size for our group of four adults and one teenager who loved the loft! We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy home, great for family gatherings in the mountains

  • 5 of 5

Love this cozy, rustic getaway close to Main Street Highlands and outdoor attractions! It was our second time staying here and it did not disappoint.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was even better in person than it looked like online and the owners were very quick to respond to my messages. My family and I loved our stay. There were 7 of us total and we didn't feel the least bit cramped. My niece and nephew (12 and 14) were obsessed with the loft and insisted on sleeping up there. There isn't a view, per se, but the cabin is surrounded by mountain laurel and rhododendrons, which gives it an air of privacy despite having neighbors close by. The cabin is fully stocked with everything you could need, and the furnishings are cute and cozy. Everything was super clean and very well taken care of. The cabin is just off the main highway, but you can't hear the traffic and town is a short drive away, only a few minutes at the most. We felt like we had the best cabin rental in Highlands and would recommend it to anyone!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Happy Family

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Hummingbird Hideaway so much. It is beautiful, clean, plenty of room for the entire family. Cutest place ever! A cabin in the woods, but bright and new and cheerful. We were so comfortable. And it is only about a half mile to the main street in Highlands. Everything was perfect. Thanks for the wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jacksonville, FL

Great family mountain vacation getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time staying at this house!

My kids specifically loved the loft where they enjoyed playing. The room with two sets of bunks beds was perfect as well for our kids to sleep in...the little lanterns hanging by each bed was a nice touch!

We really enjoyed the location to downtown Highlands. It was convenient when we needed just a couple things from the store, for example. We also drove in and picked up breakfast and dinner take-out a couple times. Location was very nice!

We discovered a small hiking trail down the street from the house that lead to a little river where our kids enjoyed playing in the water and exploring.

The driveway was a bit tight for our big Yukon XL. We finally figured out how to gingerly maneuver around but just beware that there isn't a lot of room for bigger vehicles or trailers.

We would definitely recommend this house!!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Georgia, USA

Great House for the weekend

  • 4 of 5

We stayed there with our adult daughter and son-in-law. We loved the open kitchen and living area. A nice comfortable place to gather and enjoy each other's company. The owners were great and gave us all the information we needed. The house was well equipped for all of our needs. The only reason we would not stay here again, is we are quite spoiled and need a King sized bed:)!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Close proximity to Bascom Arts Center


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125

We usually have guests pay via PayPal, but we can do personal checks with more time and references.

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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