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Sapphire Heaven, Luxury Mountain Cabin with a Spectacular View, Resort Amenities

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Ten minutes from Cashiers, and 55 minutes southeast of Asheville, NC is Sapphire Heaven; a cozy, solar powered, cabin of rustic elegance, which offers your soul over 200 acres of privately gated nature, peace, solitude, but yet the convenience of being so close to everything.

Fine dining, boutique/convenience shopping, golf, tennis, stream/lake fishing, hiking, rafting, fitness facilities,and incredible waterfalls are all within eight miles of the cabin. Sapphire Heaven ranks high on the luxury scale and boasts a spectacular, panoramic, long distance, mountain sunrise view. Enjoy the patio hot tub with a cast iron fireplace nearby, the indoor or private outdoor shower, a premium sound system, the high end kitchen appliances, a wide screen LCD television, the audiophile DVD/CD player, the outdoor gas grill/rotisserie, wireless high speed internet, office communications equipment , washer/dryer, and much more. For more information and photos, visit our website.

Keywords: Cabin, luxury cabin, bungalow, cottage, flat, single family residence, resort amenities.

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Sapphire Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View
  • Lake View
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) We shopped for the most comfortable mattress we could find and bought a 2013 BeautyRest World Class pillow top. Add a heavy over sized quilt and cool mountain air...zzzzzzzzzzzzz., Twin or Single Beds (1) The twin beds are firm, foot thick, Nova Foam Pure Comfort Deluxe...extremely comfortable.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
This property is gated and very private. A spectacular private waterfall is about 150 yards down a steep trail and is only accessible from this property.


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Sapphire Heaven, Luxury Mountain Cabin with a Spectacular View, Resort Amenities
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 26 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing stay at Sapphire Heaven! The house is the perfect “cabin” feel. Every single rustic detail was picked perfectly! And the view! Oh my word! Definitely heaven! The sunrise was breathtaking! We had a wonderful getaway and would love to visit again!

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad the property delivered what you expected or more. As many times as I've been there since 2006, I'm always awed...the historic timbers, the privacy, the unbelievable view, and God's best work as far as you can see. We are blessed to be the keepers of the property. Please come back. Every season has it's own magic.
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  • 5 of 5

Didn’t leave the property or turn on the tv for 3 days! The fireplace is amazing! The hike to the waterfall was well worth the few sore muscles the next day. We were looking for a true mountian getaway and we found it. Thanks for letting us enjoy your sapphire heaven.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay! Please come back when you can.
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Charleston, SC

Breathtaking hidden gem with tons of class and character

  • 5 of 5

John and Stacy,

Thank you so much for opening your wonderful home to our family. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your cabin. We had full intentions of lots of activities but after venturing way from the cabin, we were all eager to get back (even our 14 and 16 year old children which says a lot). The private waterfall was awesome. You and your wife did a wonderful job constructing your cabin. Such great attention to detail, all the way down to the inscription on the concrete at the solar panels ;). We sincerely thank you for the wonderful opportunity to create such great memories. We will definitely be back ASAP. Thanks again!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awwww, we so appreciate the confirmation that our guests feel the love we put into our art project. Of course what we put into it greatly pales in comparison to the magnificence of the natural, awesome splendor on display everywhere you look from the cabin. It's a place that heals the soul. Please return when you can. John and Stacy
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The cabin is great. Attention to detail is outstanding. Owner is very accommodating.

  • 4 of 5

Overall experience was great. The cabin is awesome. The property is wonderful with great views of the surrounding mountains and valley. You can tell that a lot of thought has gone into the property instruction notebook and instructions posted around the cabin. Made it very easy to use the property. The only negative was the direct TV was not working, but even that was documented in the notebook and at the end of the day not a big deal. I would recommend this property to anyone looking to get away to the mountains.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Darn!! In ten years of renting the cabin this is our first rating under 5 stars, ever...and all because DirecTv no showed on two scheduled equipment replacement appointments! Good news though; Dish Networks just installed our new HD dish and receiver yesterday, so all is well...and in High Definition!
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  • 5 of 5

This place is beautiful! Had a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Private and Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Sapphire Heaven. Enjoying cool mornings and mountain views on the deck with coffee was wonderful. Sunrises were fantastic. We were looking for peace and quiet and we found it. The walk to the waterfall is a serious challenge unless you are in good shape, but it was worth it.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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John Thomas
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

About John Thomas

For Stacy and I building this cabin was an effort to create a very unique retreat. We found the perfect setting; a five acre estate lot within a gated 200 acre nature Preserve, that boasted a view which even the locals described as the best they had ever seen. We then hired a team to travel to Pennsylvania to dismantle and retrieve the materials from two 150+ year old barns. One actually stood on the battlefield at Gettysburg, but had to be removed to make way for the new visitor's center. The other had been built by Amish pioneers. All of the timbers had been laboriously hand hewed with broad axes. We carefully planned each detail to create the feeling of an old 1800s cabin, while incorporating modern conveniences. Upon his first visit, a technician who came to install the satellite dish and receiver commented 'I'll bet you had a challenge getting this old place up to code'. I replied that it was a new cabin, to which he responded with dismay, 'you built it like this?'. Mission accomplished.

John Thomas purchased this cabin in 2007

Why John Thomas chose Sapphire

Around the chic mountain village of Cashiers, North Carolina, (10 minutes from the cabin) fashionable development keeps pace with the growing demand for vacation and retirement homes. Easily understandable considering Cashiers is located in the waterfall area of the Blue Ridge Mountains, where high elevation lakes, streams, and rivers abound. Adding to the natural attractions that beckon the thousands of affluent, seasonal residents (plus a multitude of visitors) are notable golf courses, trendy shops, fine dining establishments, and tennis resorts. Asheville, home of the Biltmore Estate, is a cultural hub not to be missed, less than an hour drive away.

What makes this cabin unique

Do you desire the peace, quite, and solitude of being by yourself, with only the splendor of nature and your loved one(s) in the mountains, but still very close to fine dining, upscale shopping, outdoor activities, and resort amenities? We did, and it was a most difficult combination to find. Sapphire Heaven is the result of our quest to create that rare combination. As a bonus we even have a private waterfall within a short hike.


Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Sapphire National Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Osteria and Game Keeper's Tavern
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Sapphire Ski and Tubing
Car: necessary

Private Waterfall!: There is a spectacular waterfall that is about 150 yards from the cabin. The trail to it is steep in places, which makes it a difficult hike, but well worth the effort. The waterfall area is totally private and exclusively accessible from our cabin property. What is even more amazing is the fact that you can easily walk behind the falling water and stay totally dry. Naturally, I've named it Sapphire Heaven Falls. As you stand behind it, the top of the fall starts about 40 feet above your head from a bowl shaped rock outcropping, then falls twenty feet out from you, and ten feet below you to cascade steeply down the mountain. There is so much room under/behind the falls that you can have a picnic for the whole family. The falls are made private by the sheer walls above and below this plateau shelf. Amazing!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Housekeeping $150 + Tax
Pet Fee $120 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.75%

The housekeeping fee for 2018 is $150 the non-refundable pet fee is $120 per pet.
The state and county taxes total 11.75%.
Reservations during the weeks of Easter, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years require a four night minimum stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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