Feedback

Cancellation Special: 30% Discount for 8/ 24-9/3; 5 Night Min for Luxury Home!

The manager has been emailed.
To book this property, you need to complete your booking through checkout on the VRBO website. We can't protect your payment if we don't know you've booked through us. Learn more

Front elevation...flat driveway, double garage, fabulous views behind!

Calendar

Last updated: 08/24/2016
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Welcome to The Wrens' Nest! This fabulous, newer, Contemporary Craftsman home sits on Cataloochee mountain at 4300 feet, yet is easily accessible to everything!. The view is spectacular in every season, and the house itself is stunning. We have the best of everything and offer the house for rent to those vacationers who are looking for a truly special home! Some features include: vaulted wood ceilings, soaring fireplace, 3 decks & a covered porch, open living-living-kitchen area, separate game/TV room, 4 bedrooms plus a bonus 'dorm' room, 4 full baths, beautiful walnut floors, hot tub, optional high speed wireless connection, and more!

The Wrens' Nest is located 1.5 miles from the Cataloochee ski area and ranch, 2 miles from Tube World, 5 miles from the Maggie Valley Club, 7 miles from the Skyline Drive, 10 miles from Lake Junaluska and Waynesville, and 15 miles from Cherokee. Day trips to Asheville, Nantahala rafting, Highlands, and other charming spots are easy, but you will love it here so much that you won't stray very far!

House Details: The Wrens' Nest is a 7 year old luxurious, contemporary home with top quality construction, furnishings, appliances, bedding, and location. It is a perfect vacation home for those individuals who want the very best and are willing to care for it. The house is built on two levels, with the main living spaces on the upper level. We have a flat driveway and you enter the house on the second (main) level, so you don't have to negotiate stairs or a steep driveway with your groceries and luggage. On this level are the living-dining-kitchen area, bar, office, master suite, main deck, 'screenless' porch, grilling deck, powder bath with shower, laundry/mud room, and double garage.

The living - dining area is furnished with comfortable and quality materials and is designed for relaxation and conversation. The centerpiece of the room is the wood burning fireplace with raised hearth and 20 foot high stone face. A down sofa and several comfortable chairs will draw you to the fire, the view, or a good book!

The bar with beverage refrigerator and storage for glasses and mugs will make drink prep very convenient.The dining area is fitted with a table which is set up to seat 6 and expands to accommodate 10! Additional seating for 4 is available at the huge granite island or on the screenless porch!.

The open galley kitchen is a delight to work in. It has a built in refrigerator with paneled doors, 6 burner gas cook top, regular oven, convection-microwave oven, and a very quiet dishwasher. The 12 foot x 5 foot island and tall pantry cabinets provide plenty of storage for food and cooking supplies..

Just off the kitchen is a delightful covered porch, open to the views on two sides. Unscreened, since we have no bugs at this elevation, you will love the comfy rockers and picnic table for four as you watch humming birds and feel the mountain breezes.

The master bedroom opens to the deck and the hot tub just outside. It has a king poster bed, dresser, 48' wall mounted HD TV, DVD player, and lounge chair. You will love our remote controlled window shades, which can be lowered for darkness or raised into the windows and door without any loss of view! The master bath has heated floors, wall mounted TV, double vanity, soaking tub, and separate walk in shower. A walk in closet and toilet room complete the suite.

On the front of the house is a spacious office with built in desk and seating for three. We have an optional high speed wireless card, so feel free to bring your lap top and get a little work done in beautiful surroundings.

Truly magnificent long range mountain views are seen from every room!

On the lower level you will find a large TV room with reclining sofa and chairs, game table with seating for 6, and a wet bar with under counter refrigerator, sink, and old fashioned popcorn maker. Also, we have a long covered deck with fabulous mountain views, three bedrooms, and two baths.

The 'junior master' suite features a king bed and private bath with large walk in shower and double vanities. The queen bedroom and 'bear room' share a full bath with two vanities. The 'bear room' is a kid's delight, featuring two double beds.

For larger gatherings, we have a bonus room over the garage. Outfitted with three single beds, TV/DVD player, and plenty of space for lounging, it is a perfect getaway for the teens or young adults in your group! It is heated with an efficient space heater in the winter; no air conditioning needed in the summer!

Some additional features of the house include: 5 televisions with Direct TV service; 3 DVD players; sound system with speakers in the living area, porch, and main deck; optional wireless network card ; completely equipped kitchen; top quality bed and bath linens, separate grilling deck with large gas grill, enclosed double garage with openers, and a security system.

Peace of mind when checking out through VRBO

  • We'll back you with our Book With Confidence GuaranteeTM
  • You'll get comprehensive payment protection when checking out on our website
  • We're always here for you with customer service available 24/7

Read more about our Book with Confidence GuaranteeTM

Property Type

  • House
  • 3600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    We welcome well behaved children....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Absolutely no smoking inside. ANY evidence will result in automatic forfeiture of the damage deposit!...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Sorry, we cannot accept pets because of the soft walnut floors which are easily scratched. Any evidence of pets will result in automatic forfeiture of the damage deposit!...moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    The main level is wheelchair accessible. Ask for details....moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13, Beds for 13

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 double

    two double beds...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 3 twin/ single

    bonus room - can be closed off ...moreless

  • In the house, we have four bedrooms. There are two master suites with king beds and private baths. A queen bedroom shares a bath with a a bedroom with two double beds. We have a bonus room over the garage which is heated with a space heater. It has two twin beds, one twin day bed, TV/DVD player, and plenty of room for lounging or play. The room has easy access to the fourth bath, which serves as a powder room but has a full shower....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    double vanities...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    double vanities...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    double vanities...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

    single vanity...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Lots...moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    One in master bedroom, one in game room, one in bonus room...moreless

  • Game Room:

    TV, wet bar, game table for 6...moreless

  • Games:

    Lots...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    55' TV in game room; 42' TV in master bedroom; 36' TV in master bath; 22' TV in kitchen; 48' in bonus room; all flat screen LED....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Speakers throughout house, porch, and decks...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Monument View:

    At night you have a clear side-ways view of a huge lighted cross on a distant mountain top, erected in 1964 by a family in memory of their daughter who passed at age 16...moreless

  • Mountain:

    We are located on Cataloochee Mountain; 4300 foot elevation; fantastic long range mountain views ; no houses, wires, or roads to interrupt your view...but easy access to everything....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    We have absolutely fabulous long range mountain views; all you see in summer are trees, mountains and sky. In winter you can see some roof tops in the distance....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining table opens to seat 8-10 and space for 4 more at the kitchen island....plus a table on the porch that can seat 4! We also have a booster seat for babies....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Two zones but you probably won't need it!...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Of course...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Wonderful wood burning fireplace in the living room; we supply wood and additional is available at the Shell Station 2 miles away.!...moreless

  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    We have bar bells, exercise straps, and yoga mat. We also have a great hill and several near-by trails for walking and hiking!...moreless

  • Garage:

    Double garage and paver driveway...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heat with two zones, except for bonus room, which has a space heater...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Everything is top quality. We have excellent mattresses, sheets, pillows, blankets, comforters, and more. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Comfortable and pretty..you will love it; seating for 7 in front of the fireplace with long range views from every chair!...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street:

    Plenty of room to park on the side of the road...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Small vehicles can park on the driveway....moreless

  • Telescope
  • Towels Provided:

    Wonderful soft towels... This is a 5 star house!...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Huge LG washer and dryer with all the bells and whistles ...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    We have a wireless hot spot which is optional; $50 for 3 GB data...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Wood burning fireplace with some wood provided. No wood available during summer months!...moreless

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    Three coffee makers!...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    We have it all, including slow cooker, blender, 3 coffee makers, waffle iron, lots of pots and skillets, several casserole dishes, lots of knives and steak knives, flatware service for 24, and more...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    More than you will ever need...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Bosch Super Quiet Dishwasher...moreless

  • Freezer:

    Bottom freezer in built in Bosch...moreless

  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen has loads of storage and is open to the living-dining area and views beyond. You will love our huge granite island...moreless

  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave:

    Combination Electric Microwave and Convection Oven...moreless

  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven:

    Electric Oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    You will find rubs, oils, vinegers, and other non-perishables that renters or we have left. We also have a large drawer filled with spices so don't buy til you see what we have for you!...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Side by side French Door Bosch Built In...moreless

  • Stove:

    6 burner gas stove top...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    4 slice toaster, large enough for bagels or English muffins...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    See Deck...moreless

  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio:

    Two huge decks, one on each level; each has comfy rockers to relax and enjoy the views....moreless

  • Golf:

    Lots of public courses in the area; Maggie Valley Club just 5 miles from the house...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    We have a 'screenless' porch (no bugs here!) with a dining table, two comfy swivel rockers, and additional seating.This is on the main level, off the kitchen and dining area....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Flat front yard; huge slopped rear yard; total property is 3.6 acres...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill on its own deck with a metal awning so you can grill in the rain or snow!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda:

    The main deck is very spacious with plenty of furniture and allocated space for the hot tub. From here you will see changing views you will never forget. ...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    All our sleds got broken but you can buy inexpensive plastic sleds at several places in Maggie Valley. Skis and snowboards can be rented from Cataloochee and several other local places...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Tennis is available to the public at the Maggie Valley Club and several other near-by venues...moreless

  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Hot Tub

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
from 24 traveler reviews
Loading...
 
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2016
Jun 4 - Sep 2, 2016
7 night min stay

$2,500
Early Fall
Sep 3 - Sep 30, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,800
Leaf Season
Oct 1 - Nov 4, 2016
7 night min stay

$2,500
Ski Season
Nov 5 - Jan 7, 2017
3 night min stay
$400
$2,000

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Optional bonus room $200
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Optional hot tub $50
  • Optional wireless $50
  • Cleaning $150
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

Weekly only and $500 upcharge holiday weeks: Easter, July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years

11% tax on rent

*$500 reservation/refundable damage deposit

*$150-$250 cleaning fee

* $50 OPTIONAL hot tub fee

* $50 OPTIONAL wireless fee for 3GB data

*$50/night or $200/week OPTIONAL bonus room rent + tax

* NO PETS

* We do NOT charge the "service fee" noted on the fees page. This fee is paid ONLY if you book through the web site instead of through the owner

* The bonus room fee of $50 is per night, not per week. It is $200 per week

Credit cards accepted with 3% Management Fee; Personal Checks accepted


Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking


Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Travel with peace of mind.
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.
 

Calendar

Last updated: 08/24/2016
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
 

Location

30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Asheville
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Legends
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Maggie Valley Club
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-40
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
J Arthurs
1.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
Cataloochee Ski Area

Car: Necessary

The Wrens' Nest is a new home in a new development called The Seasons of Maggie Valley. The Seasons is located off Fie Top Road, 1.9 miles up from Soco Road and 1.5 miles below the Cataloochee Ski Area. Although the house is located at 4300 feet elevation, the access up Fie Top Road is very easy; you will need a 4 wheel drive and possibly chains in snowy weather, of course.

You will never see views as spectacular as those from The Wrens' Nest. Long range mountain views, with no telephone wires, roads, or roof tops to spoil the beauty, are simply stunning. Regardless of the season or the weather, you will love looking out over the mountains and watching the clouds drift by.

The house is perfectly situated to enjoy privacy in a serene mountain setting yet have easy access to skiing, golf, restaurants, shopping, and other activities.

 

Manager info

Wren Beach Rentals

Year Purchased: 2009

About: We live in Jacksonville Florida and built the Wrens' Nest as a second home, not planning to rent it. However, since we can't be here ALL the time, we decided we would rather share it with discriminating renters than leave it empty for weeks at a time. We have a high end oceanfront vacation business in the Ponte Vedra / St. Augustine area and have had excellent success renting to people who love our homes and take very good care of them. We think you will love our wonderful Wrens' Nest, perched high above Maggie Valley, with outstanding long range views and all the amenities you could think of!

Why Cataloochee Ranch, Maggie Valley, NC, USA:
We had been looking for the perfect NC mountain location for years. Our criteria included: at least 4000 foot elevation; long range mountain views; NOT surrounded by other houses; no telephone wires to spoil the view, easy access to the main roads; good restaurants and attractions nearby; and a flat driveway and entrance to the house. As you can imagine, these qualities are VERY hard to find in the mountains, especially when you insist on ALL of them! But, the minute we saw Lot 5 in The Seasons of Maggie Valley, we knew we had found our dream location. Then...all we had to do was build the house!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The Wrens' Nest is NOT the typical mountain 'cabin'. It depends on what is important to you, of course, but we think you will appreciate our combination of wonderful features: *unbelievable long range mountain views while enjoying easy access to and from the house *light and bright interiors with quality and comfortable furnishings, bedding and decor; enjoy our original art, award winning quilts, and all the other touches that make this house a home; * a house filled with special amenities: walnut floors, heated bath floors in the master, stereo system throughout the house and decks, 5 televisions/DVD players; lots of games and puzzles for kids and adults; top quality appliances and cookware; separate entertainment room with game table and wet bar; * two huge decks, a covered 'screenless porch', and even a grilling deck *hot tub and wireless Internet...both OPTIONAL in case you don't want them *double garage with automatic openers, security system, 'tankless' water heater... and more. We challenge you to find a comparable home for anywhere near our price!


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Front elevation...flat driveway, double garage, fabulous views behind!

    Front elevation...flat driveway, double garage, fabulous views behind!

  • Surprise snow in November with fall leaves still in bloom

    Surprise snow in November with fall leaves still in bloom

  • The hot tub is on the main level just off the master suite.

    The hot tub is on the main level just off the master suite.

  • Living area with mountain views, open to kitchen and dining areas

    Living area with mountain views, open to kitchen and dining areas

  • View of living-dining kitchen areas from office

    View of living-dining kitchen areas from office

  • Master bedroom; king bed, TV/.DVD, private bath, access to deck and views

    Master bedroom; king bed, TV/.DVD, private bath, access to deck and views

  • Queen bedroom in summer; great views, attached bath

    Queen bedroom in summer; great views, attached bath

  • The bonus room  is great for teens or adults; 3 beds, TV/DVD, and lots of space

    The bonus room is great for teens or adults; 3 beds, TV/DVD, and lots of space

  • The game room opens onto the lower level deck with rockers and views!

    The game room opens onto the lower level deck with rockers and views!

  • King guest bath-double vanity-walk in shower (not shown) & separate toilet room!

    King guest bath-double vanity-walk in shower (not shown) & separate toilet room!

  • The main floor powder room has a shower, perfect for the bonus room kids

    The main floor powder room has a shower, perfect for the bonus room kids

  • Main Level Floor Plan Plus Bonus Room over Garage

    Main Level Floor Plan Plus Bonus Room over Garage

  • October view from the main deck

    October view from the main deck

  • Our 'screenless' porch on the main level; no bugs at this elevation!

    Our 'screenless' porch on the main level; no bugs at this elevation!

  • Living area with dry bar, front entrance, and fireplace

    Living area with dry bar, front entrance, and fireplace

  • Nothing bests a  nice fire on a cold night!

    Nothing bests a nice fire on a cold night!

  • The dining table expands to seat 8-10 while enjoying long range views

    The dining table expands to seat 8-10 while enjoying long range views

  • King bedroom on lower level;  mountain views, private bath with walk in shower

    King bedroom on lower level; mountain views, private bath with walk in shower

  • The 'Bear Room' with two double beds is a great hangout for the little ones

    The 'Bear Room' with two double beds is a great hangout for the little ones

  • Game room with huge TV/DVD, reclining seats, game table, wet bar, mountain views

    Game room with huge TV/DVD, reclining seats, game table, wet bar, mountain views

  • Master bath has soaking tub, TV, double vanity, walk in shower, & mountain views

    Master bath has soaking tub, TV, double vanity, walk in shower, & mountain views

  • This bath is shared with queen bedroom and bear room; tub/shower combination.

    This bath is shared with queen bedroom and bear room; tub/shower combination.

  • Even 'Grammy' (Judy Wren) loves to sled down the hill!

    Even 'Grammy' (Judy Wren) loves to sled down the hill!

  • Lower Level Floor Plan: 3 BR, 2 BA, game rm, covered deck, access to back yard

    Lower Level Floor Plan: 3 BR, 2 BA, game rm, covered deck, access to back yard

VRBO #272054

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Partner Offers

Enter dates to see accurate pricing

Minimum stay 1-7 nights
Dates are unavailable
Please enter travel dates
Please enter # of guests
Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
This listing requires that rentals start on a .
Request to Book

Booking confirmation within 24 hours

Get an Instant Quote

Pay with confidence
 please wait... When you book through the VRBO checkout, your booking is backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee Learn more
  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
    13
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    4
  • Property type
    House
Manager
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Send email
  • Response time Within 24 hours
  • Response rate 90%
  • Calendar last updated 08/24/2016
Add vacation protection services to your booking

Three services to protect your trip:

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

Travel with peace of mind.

Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


Get it now

advertisement

Share this property via Email

Cancellation Special: 30% Discount for 8/ 24-9/3; 5 Night Min for Luxury Home!

Cataloochee Ranch, Maggie Valley, NC, USA #254975ha

5 BR  4 BA  Sleeps 13

You must be signed in to share this property by e-mail

Share this property via Email

    Please correct the following errors and resend:
  • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
  • Oops! You have exceeded the limit of 10 email addresses.
  • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.