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Bark, Stone, and Wood with Incredible Views

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Last updated: 08/30/2016
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21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:1-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Built upon the original 'Potato House', this luxurious cottage has beautiful wood beams and bark construction. Boulders surround this unique place, with a private hot tub hidden away from the road, but not from the view! Situated just outside Banner Elk and a neighboring vineyard, this oasis sits amidst a 43 acre farm that has been preserved through a conservation easement. From the front porch, there is a tremendous pastoral view with Grandfather Mountain in the distance. This view is so striking it has been used in commercial calendars. The cottage overlooks a tranquil farm scene with a beautiful barn and pond across the road. Private trails climb behind the cottage to the back side of Beech Mountain, while a unique walk through the Rhododendron thicket below the pasture lies in front of you. (No Smoking, No Pets, No Parties and NO children)

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    No Children allowed...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    ...moreless

  • heated floors!

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    (4) Satellite music in all rooms...moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR

Theme

  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Water View:

    Creek running down mountain crossing road into pond below. Large mouth bass in pond....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    Outside...moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$150 $250
Sat, Sun
$1,000 $3,000
Low
Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2016
3 night min stay
$135 $165
Sat, Sun
$750 $2,250
Fall
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$165 $310
Sat, Sun
$1,125 $3,375
Low
Nov 1 - Dec 20, 2016
3 night min stay
$135 $165
Sat, Sun
$750 $2,250
Holiday
Dec 21 - Jan 4, 2017
4 night min stay
$185 $375
Sat, Sun
$1,500
Ski
Jan 5 - Mar 15, 2017
3 night min stay
$165 $310
Sat, Sun
$1,125 $3,375
Low
Mar 16 - May 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$135 $165
Sat, Sun
$750 $2,250
Summer
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$150 $250
Sat, Sun
$1,000 $3,000
Low
Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$135 $165
Sat, Sun
$750 $2,250
Fall
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$165 $310
Sat, Sun
$1,125 $3,375
Low
Nov 1 - Dec 20, 2017
3 night min stay
$135 $165
Sat, Sun
$750 $2,250
Holiday
Dec 21 - Jan 4, 2018
4 night min stay
$185 $375
Sat, Sun
$1,500
Ski
Jan 5 - Mar 15, 2018
3 night min stay
$165 $310
Sat, Sun
$1,125 $3,375
Low
Mar 16 - May 31, 2018
3 night min stay
$135 $165
Sat, Sun
$750 $2,250
Summer
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2018
3 night min stay
$150 $250
Sat, Sun
$1,000 $3,000
Low
Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2018
3 night min stay
$135 $165
Sat, Sun
$750 $2,250
Fall
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2018
3 night min stay
$165 $310
Sat, Sun
$1,125 $3,375
Low
Nov 1 - Dec 20, 2018
3 night min stay
$135 $165
Sat, Sun
$750 $2,250
Holiday
Dec 21 - Jan 4, 2019
4 night min stay
$185 $375
Sat, Sun
$1,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Cleaning $100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 6.75%

Notes:

rent + clean + tax (+ damage deposit for 1st time renters) = total

Important: this is a non-smoking, no pets, no children and no parties property.

Maximum occupancy: 4 adults (renters must be 25 years or older).


Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Calendar

Last updated: 08/30/2016
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21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
 

Location

Other Activities: wildlife viewing, health/beauty spa, shopping, racquetball, kayaking, basketball court

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2005

About: I'm John Schisler, the owner of Potato House. This property belonged to my Aunt and Uncle who were avid environmentalists. I fell in love with its beauty in college, and helped them establish an easement on the property so the peaceful feeling and incredible view would never be spoiled. I share this 'potato house' with you so I can maintain this special place and protect it from development! I also like the local winery and restaurants!

Why Banner Elk, NC, USA:
This area has a wonderful balance of incredible hiking and excellent entertainment.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Bark, Stone, and Wood with Incredible Views

    Bark, Stone, and Wood with Incredible Views

  • Night Shot!

    Night Shot!

  • Kitchen and eating area

    Kitchen and eating area

  • Second Master Bedroom

    Second Master Bedroom

  • Fireplace and large screen TV in Cellar!

    Fireplace and large screen TV in Cellar!

  • Hot tub View

    Hot tub View

  • One of our barns in the Spring

    One of our barns in the Spring

  • As our renter, you may fish in our pond across the street in the lower field.

    As our renter, you may fish in our pond across the street in the lower field.

  • A good snow!

    A good snow!

  • Looking toward the front porch from kitchen

    Looking toward the front porch from kitchen

  • TV and reading nook in the window

    TV and reading nook in the window

  • Jacuzzi tubs in both Master Bathrooms

    Jacuzzi tubs in both Master Bathrooms

  • Our new fireplace

    Our new fireplace

  • We provide the wood.

    We provide the wood.

VRBO #224612

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Tuesday, August 30, 2016

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  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2.5
  • Property type
    Cottage
Manager
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 08/30/2016

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