Sapphire Heaven, Luxury Mountain Cabin with a Spectacular View, Resort Amenities(15 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-4 nights
- Property type:Cabin
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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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Member since: 2008
- 1000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 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....moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Games For Kids
There is an assortment of more than 100 music CDs of various artists available for listening. There is also an easy connection cable for your I-Pod which will allow your music to be played over the sound system...moreless
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Autumn Foliage
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Rain Forests
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Golf Course View
- Lake View
You can count seven mountain ridges as they disappear into the distance. Up to your left is the 4700 foot summit of the tallest mountain in the area, Toxaway Mountain. 180 degrees to your right, far in the distance, is Sapphire Lake. The view, simply put, is spectacular....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Area
- Activities Guide
- Air Conditioning:
- Alarm Clock
- Broadband Access:
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer:
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided:
- Paper Towels
- Parking Off Street
Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
After driving through the gates on our property the driveway forks. The cabin is uphill to the left. To the right the pavement ends, but gravel continues for a ways. This is where additional vehicles can be parked....moreless
- Security System
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet:
The wood burning fireplace, which has a gas log lighter, was built from local granite by a third generation chimney mason, Leland. His grandfather had been one of the masons who worked on the grand fireplaces at the famous Toxaway Inn. With the ensuing demise of the Inn after the dam broke so many years ago, his grandfather eventually salvaged much of the stone he had used. Leland gifted Sapphire Heaven with three of those storied stones. They are the last three successive stones on the very top, right of the mantel. The one piece, solid granite boulder hearth is seven feet wide, 15' thick, and over 3' deep at the widest point. We had to build a special concrete platform all the way to the ground to support it's weight. Then we had a crane lift it into place before the roof was built. It is an amazing place to sit and feel the fires warmth....moreless
- Coffee Grinder
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Deck / Patio
- Gated Community
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Outdoor Grill
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Ski & Snowboard:
- Unscreened Porch / Veranda
- Wood Deck
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool:
- Hot Tub:
- Indoor Pool
- Outdoor Hot Tub
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
2017 Off Season
Jan 2 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
2017 High Season
May 1 - Sep 29, 2017
3 night min stay
2017 Leaf Season
Sep 30 - Nov 5, 2017
3 night min stay
2017 Off Season
Nov 6 - Nov 19, 2017
2 night min stay
Nov 20 - Nov 26, 2017
4 night min stay
2017 Off Season
Nov 27 - Dec 21, 2017
2 night min stay
2017 Holiday Season
Dec 22 - Jan 1, 2018
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $100 + tax
- 2017 Housekeeping $120 + tax
- Tax Rate 11.75%
The housekeeping fee for 2016 is $100 for up to two guests and $20 per additional guest. 2017 $120 for two + $20 additional guests
There is a non-refundable pet fee of $100 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:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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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!
Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: 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.
Why the Owner Chose Sapphire, NC, USA:
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.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
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.
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Sitting on a mountain ridge at an elevation of 3900 ft is Sapphire Heaven!
Welcome to Sapphire Heaven!
The large wood burning fireplace has a single, massive granite boulder hearth.
The built in Weber Summit Platinum grill, with rotisserie, has an awesome view!
The local granite and antique wood bathroom opens onto the hot tub patio.
Yes it does get better. Dec 2014 I added a wood burning, cast iron fireplace.
The stairway leads to the second bedroom.
Why leave the back porch? Oh, did I mention that there's a hammock?
Five acres of hardwood trees and a wood splitter full wood shed = happy guests
The summit of Mt. Toxaway after a snowfall...again,taken from the back porch.
Aerial photo of the cabin under construction in '06 shows Indian Falls below it.
The driveway to privacy, from our gate to the cabin, is through the hard woods.
Only part of the spectacular panoramic view, in Autumn, from the back deck.
High end old style kitchen appliances by Heartland blend with the timbers.
You'll see more references to this back porch.
The view from the bedroom with a purple evening hue.
Does it get any better than a hot tub, on a private patio, with this view?
Yes it does...with the addition of another sink, a vanity area, and a shower!
The second bedroom twins can be connected to make a queen bed.
New in 2013 - the wood shed stores plenty of seasoned firewood for our guests!
A pink sunrise after a rare snowfall in leaf season...yes, from the back porch.
A 300' hike, just below the cabin is Sapphire Heaven Falls.
Stacy and our Bouvier, Floyd, beside Indian Falls...below the cabin.
Rainbow Falls on Horsepasture River is close to the cabin and worth the hike.
This listing was first published here in 2008.
Date last modified - Tuesday, January 24, 2017
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