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

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8+)

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 comfortably. Two bedrooms have queen beds; one bedroom has 2 bunk beds (e.g., 4 twins), and the loft has a full size bed

• 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!

**We love giving discounts to repeat renters!**

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 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About Kristin and Michael Koepenick

Kristin and Michael Koepenick are working professionals that live in Decatur, GA (a suburb of Atlanta). We have a 5 year old boy named Lincoln.

Why Kristin and Michael Koepenick chose Smoky Mountains

Hummingbird Hideaway has been a family vacation spot going back to the '60's and renovated in 2005.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Hummingbird Hideaway Mountain Home--Fun and Relaxing for All!
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

My sisters and I truly enjoyed our stay in your home this weekend! We felt as though we were staying in a friend's house.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming Mountain Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is adorable and feels like it's very secluded but is only a few minutes walk to the Bascom and other Highland landmarks. We enjoyed our family wedding weekend in this cozy, totally modernized retreat!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Birthday celebration for my sister (60th)

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Hummingbird Hideaway to celebrate the 60th birthday of my sister. The house has every creature comfort needed and is very conveniently located close to town. A short hike through the woods and you're in the middle of's like having your own private trail. We really enjoyed our stay! Thanks for sharing your lovely home with us!!We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our family loved this getaway- especially the record collection.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hummingbird Hideaway for a Highlands Wedding

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Hummingbird hideaway recently for a wedding up in the highlands. The house is great and located close (15 min walk) to central highlands. The house itself is a quaint house tucked away on a hill that feels more isolated than it is. It has a great deck for outdoor dinners. The living room was warm and inviting. The kitchen was spacious and well stocked with nice equipment. All in all a great property!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our Highlands stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time and loved the home. The town and surrounding area is beautiful . Would recommend to anyone and thought the price while not a bargain was certainly fair.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hummingbird Hideaway is our family vacation home and we try our best to keep it clean, comfy and in good shape. We try to offer a fair price, but we are not interested in wheeling and dealing for the absolute best price in Highlands.
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Close proximity to Bascom Arts Center


Rates & Availability

Highlands House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $125
Tax Rate 10.0%

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.
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Highlands House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
  • 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
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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