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Cozy Cottage 4800 Feet.. Sleeps 8-10 (Priced Right)

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Approx 1800 sq. ft. house at a cool 4800 ft. Nearly new with cedar shake siding and green metal roof. Two decks the entire width of the house, with outdoor furnishings. Private wooded lot, and very close to Grandfather Mountain and Pisgah National Forest. Hardwood Floors and Ceilings on two floors, with carpeting on the other floor. BlueRidge Parkway nearby. Of course, air conditioning for those few days that it is needed. Gas Logs in LR. THREE FULL BATHS!! ONLY at $150.00 per night and a cleaning fee of $75. Pet fee is $25 per night.

15-20 minutes to all ski areas!

Keywords: Cozy Cottage

More Details

Owner
LARRY J BLAKE
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
July 5, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had the most restful break in your cozy home .Only did one modest hike/walk around Bass Lake. Peggy nearly finished a big painting. Much reading and Olympics. Lots of good meals. Bought several things at Art in the Park.But, the best luck was total serendipity. We ran into a Charleston gallery owner. Spent some quality time with him and his wife. He asked Peggy to hang her oils in his gallery! So, you brought us good fortune.
Aug 2016
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Amenities

Blowing Rock Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • FULL BATHROOM ON EACH FLOOR
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - There are 3 steps to enter the house. No wheelchair access
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin Beds (2) sofa bed, queen size (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis
  • water tubing

Reviews

3.7/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

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Cozy Cottage 4800 Feet.. Sleeps 8-10 (Priced Right)
average rating of 3.6666667 based on 8 reviews
5

Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

I was hesitant to rent this cabin based off the last review I read, I am so happy that we decided to give it a try anyway. I truly believe some people will just never be happy. This place is a dream, beautiful, very cozy, and clean! The house is fully stocked with everything needed to make your stay pleasant! I have stayed and many vrbo properties and can honestly say this one was my favorite. The owners are very kind and easy to work with. The location is amazing, so beautiful, surrounding waterfalls, ski resorts within minutes. It was a little hard to find coming in at night but once we found it we were all good. There are plenty of beds to go around for sure. We cooked every meal, found the kitchen fully stocked. The fireplace was amazing, warms up the house in just a few minutes. Having 3 bathrooms was great after playing in the snow. The washer and dryer was so nice to have to dry up all out wet clothes. One of our favorite parts was Goliath (the dog), he lives somewhere near by, he was so cute coming around to play with the kids. We could not be happier and can't wait to rent again!!! Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 1 of 5

Be prepared for a 20-25 minute commute to reach any civilization from the cabin. It is very out of the way even from the nearest town.

Bring your own pillows. The provided ones are extremely flat and uncomfortable.

None of the above listed things would cause me to write a negative review. I was prepared for a commute as I am familiar with the winding mountain roads of NC. However, the cabin was very unclean. There were mouse droppings in the pullout couch that were discovered during the first night. The owner was notified of this via email immediately and a response was never received for the duration of the stay. During the second night, the entire family was awoken by said mouse or mice scratching and moving around in the walls or cabinets in the kitchen. It was so loud that it could be heard throughout the house, including up the stairs. This made sleeping difficult and unsettling. Thankfully, we did not purchase groceries for cooking in the kitchen as I would not feel comfortable actually preparing food in a kitchen inhabited by mice. We actually left the night before our check out date and drove home rather than spending another restless night in the cabin.

This properly needs an extremely thorough cleaning and an exterminator before it is rented to anyone else.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow!! In the six years of renting our property, this is only the second complaint that we have ever had. Very surprised to hear from Lauren, since she failed to make the required 2nd installment payment in a timely manner. We held her reservation, although we turned down about a dozen parties to hold it for her. Some thanks we got!! After meeting her husband on the road to get the payment, we proceeded to the subject property, and spent over 5 hours on Christmas Day, cleaning the property ourselves, to allow our cleaning crew to enjoy Christmas with their Family. We cleaned the house very well, and can attest to that fact. We slept in the house, on the main floor that night, and NEVER HEARD A MOUSE. The property location is remote, and usually renters like that fact for privacy. I'm sorry that Lauren did not know the house was not located in town, but that problem is on her. As you see on the request, she stated that she had only 6 people at the house, and there are sleeping beds for 8 persons, plus the sofa bed she spoke of. Normally 6 people never utilize the sofa bed, so we speculate that there were more than the 6 listed persons staying there. The email that she sent us the first night, stating that the sofa bed had mouse droppings in evidence, should not have been a response, since it was sent with "FYI", and being 300 miles away, we could do nothing at that time. Since we were there the previous night, and heard nothing that she described, we think that maybe a squirrel came into the house in some way, after we left that day at about Noon. We are now investigating that theory. Unfortunate happening, but out of our control. UPDATE: We just spoke with the cleaning crew, and was told that Lauren and/or her group, left the lower back door wide open upon departure!!! This, of course, would invite wildlife and mice, into the house, not to mention the heating bill for 2 days, with the unit running constantly!!!! Says something about her, doesn't it.
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When we made the decision to stay here we did look at the other reviews - we didn't expect it to be new but we relied on them to some extent - especially the cleanliness factor. After arriving it was evident that between the 2012 review and August 2014 some things had changed. The pictures showing the property are essentially correct. The furnishngs are two years older and their. condition has changed. The kitchen is very small with the dining table (small) separating it from the living room. The area is smaller than the picture conveys. The kitchen has very kittle storage, the pots and pans are scratched and old- the teflon coating is very bad in the skillet. A cast iron skillet had been put away with burnt food. To use it would have required scrubbing and re-seasoning to use it. The first floor BR closet had some of the owners possessions and a storage bag. The floor of the closet had a mouse trap and mouse droppings scattered about. I called the owner and told him of the conditions and our disappointment. He suggested that we buy pots and pans and he would reimpburse me. He also suggested that we take a trash bag and put all their possessions in it and store it somewhere in the house. I told him that wouldn't be necessary that the mouse droppings and overall condition of the house just didn't measure up to our expectations. He indicated that a refund couldn't be considered because we had rented it for the month and he had taken it off the market. I understand but don't agree with his position. We did not even spend one night in the property. So I would caution people considering this property to obtain a written contract spelling out issues such as the above.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The person filing this complaint obviously did not do his due diligence in choosing the Blowing Rock area nor in choosing this property. Otherwise, he would have realized that we are priced below the market in the area, due partly to the remote location. He was correct in stating to me that "different people have different expectations", and it is quite obvious that, coming from Florida, he did not know the mountain area at all, and thought that he could rent a much nicer property for the money, that he paid. He was very wrong in underestimating the rental prices. During the time that he phoned and reached an agreement with me to rent the property, I turned down seven (7) parties who wanted to rent the property during the period that he reserved. When he phoned complaining, I explained to him that while holding the property for him, that I turned down those seven parties who wanted to rent it during his reserved time, and he stated "I did not ask you for any refund of money and know that you probably had turned away people". He stated that the property was "old", and I informed him that it was only 7 years old, and that his was the ONLY complaint filed in the four years of renting the property on short terms. Prior to his arrival, there was a couple in the house for two weeks without a whimper of dissatisfaction. The only thing he was right about, is that different people have different expectations.
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Atlantic Beach, fl
5

Wonderful central location to all 3 ski moumtains !!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this adorable cabin for our kids 1st ski trip. It was so perfect , as it's centrally located to each mountain in the area. Much more room in person. The pictures just don't do it justice ! So clean and well kept. We'll definitely be back !! Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2013
  • Stayed: December 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
5

October 2012 stay

  • 5 of 5

Our family arrived on october 19 and left on the 22nd. The moment we arrived the home was so inviting and upon entering it was so cozy and well decorated thoughout. The beds were so comfortable and everything you needed was there! just bring your luggage and you are set. The owners were great to work with and answered all questions before our arrival! the weather was perfect and the nearby festival in Banner Elk is not to be missed. The restaurants in Blowing Rock were as near perfect as you could ask for. Will be going again!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2012
  • Stayed: October 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charleston, SC
5

Very enjoyable stay.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I were looking for a place to get away from the heat and humidity of Charleston, SC. We found this lovely home not far from the wonderful little town of Blowing Rock, NC. We had a great time exploring the area and loved the cooler temps and no humidity. The location is just minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway which we explored everyday. The home is charming, very clean and with plenty of room. Great large decks made a great setting for our morning breakfast.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Car: necessary

Short drive to downtown Blowing Rock, Boone, Grandfather Mountain Park, Tweetsie Railroad, Hang Gliding, Zip Line, Kayaking, Horse Back Riding and Hilking. Trails

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
CLEANING FEE $75

Pet Fee is $50.00 per pet, per stay

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.