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One Level Ranch, In-town, 5-TVs, Wifi, Hot Tub, Canoe, Party Deck, A/C!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms , 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

"Charming One Level Cottage! w/just 3 easy steps from your car to your bedroom! New Furnishings, AC, Heat, Computer, Wifi, 5 TVs, Hot Tub, Private Party Deck, Gas Grill,all inclusive and move in ready! All you need is your toothbrush!

4 Spacious Bedrooms and 4 Baths: 2 Masters w/King Beds, 1 Queen Bedroom, and a bunk bed room for the kiddos! Hardwood Floors throughout, Real Wood burning Fireplace in the living room and remote control fireplace in the media room, giant flat screen TVs with movie library! Most chairs and sofas flip up and lay back for the lazy bears in your family. Games, maps to waterfalls, restaurant guides and golf course locations, info on zip lining, rafting, ice skating, swimming, and more in the area, are in the tourist basket.

At the red birdhouse, the long winding driveway takes you up to the hill top private paradise with a winter mountain view, beautiful N.C. hardwood trees and an awesome wrap around party deck with a year round 8 person Hot Tub! There is plenty of seating on the deck with an umbrella table and chairs, and a 8 person picnic table! With the lighted torches, the remote control fire pit going, the outdoor heater ablaze, and twinkling lights on the deck banister, fire up the gas grill and enjoy an atmosphere compared to none at night!

Inside, the fully equipped kitchen has everything like home:. a griddle, waffle maker, crock pot, spices, blender, paper towels, pots and pans, mixer and more! Giant pantry, Microwave, Dishwasher, Garbage disposal, Electric stove, 2 Refrigerators , and laundry room with a stacked washer/dryer!

The newer furnishings and freshly painted interior are beautiful and you will love the bear collection throughout the home. Extras there too: pet crate, lawn chairs, picnic supplies, movies and games!

The In- town location is just 5 minutes to the grocery, restaurants, ice cream, and shopping! Walk down the hill to Mirror Lake where you can take our canoe and enjoy the lake! Hike around the Mirror Lake community...lovely any time of year! And there is nothing like hiking to all the waterfalls, and the mountain parks. Enjoy cocktails on Sunset Rock or Glen Falls just minutes away! The location and setting can not be duplicated!

If you insist on working while on vacation, we do have high speed internet, computer, Wifi, fax , printer/copier, a cell phone booster, and desk supplies.

There is nothing like relaxing in the cool mountains of North Carolina at the Lazy Bear Cottage at 4200 ft. elevation in the summer time or when it snows! Don't miss this wonderful little peace of heaven!

More Details

Neil and Cheryl Moulton
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 11, 2018

About Neil and Cheryl Moulton

Hello! We bought this home from a friend who called and said, 'you love our house so much, do you want to buy it?' We had visited Highlands for years and we did not even hesitate to say, 'YES'. We had stayed at almost all the hotels and bed and breakfasts and a couple rental homes and never really enjoyed any place as much as this home. And all of a sudden it could be ours!!! We renovated, added on, decorated and now it is 'home away from home'! Just 2 1/2 hours from Atlanta we go all the time, and it truly is our little piece of heaven!

Neil and Cheryl Moulton purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Neil and Cheryl Moulton chose Mirror Lake

We like the total privacy of the surrounding woods, the great Mountain view in the winter, the ONE LEVEL 'Ranch' style for our old knees and we like that every bedroom has its own private bath! We added a full office with Wifi and fax and have updated all the rooms. It has two fireplaces, one with remote control and one wood burning. It has wonderful air conditioning!! We love the deck and the hot tub!! It is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What makes this cottage unique

It is within one mile to town for shopping, restaurants, church, and groceries!!!


Mirror Lake Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Cozy, Cozy Paradise!!!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Great for kids,,, Connecting to Middle King Bedroom.
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Two Twin Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Highlands has so much to offer for family fun: Indoor swimming pool, ice skating rink, church playgrounds, hiking trails, waterfalls, library, botanical gardens, Bascomb Art Center, Golf, Nature Center, Canoeing, White Water rafting, Zip Line, Snow boarding, and more!!!


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One Level Ranch, In-town, 5-TVs, Wifi, Hot Tub, Canoe, Party Deck, A/C!
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Fabulous mountain retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Everything we could possibly need or want was provided at this beautiful mountain retreat. The location was very convenient to Highlands and the setting was quiet and peaceful. Loved the spacious interior which was charming. This was our first trip to Highlands but it won't be our last! When we return we will certainly try to stay at Lazy Bear Cottage.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lazy Bear Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Great place. All the comforts of home. Everything was exactly as presented. We would recommend to anyone.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks guys,,,, come back anytime... Neil
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Naples, Florida

beautiful home with every comfort

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home for a weekend wedding in Highlands. We are very happy to have found such a beautiful and accommodating home. The 4 bedrooms each have a private bath. The kitchen was stocked with all the essentials and more. The home is very clean, welcoming and inviting. Our hosts were available and most accommodating. Thank you for sharing your home with us. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Apalachicola, Florida

Wonderful Spacious Property

  • 5 of 5

This property was just perfect for our vacation in the mountains of North Carolina. We attended my son's wedding in Highlands. This home is located just about 1.0 mile from town with easy access to everything in town while being located in a very wooded and secluded area. The house was just right with everyone having their own bedroom and bathroom. Actually, it has 2 living areas where you may relax in front of a fireplace (in both living rooms) or watch TV. The outdoor area is also great with plenty of room for relaxing. Should I return to the Highlands, I would definitely stay here.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our Home Away from Home!

  • 5 of 5

This is the 12th year my husband and I have been renting the Moulton;s beautiful home in Highlands NC. We always come for a two week period that includes July 4th. This has become our yearly family get-together and we always have the most wonderful time. The house is perfect for us, and over the years, the Moultons have made several major improvements to their property; the main one we feel was converting the garage into this huge family/media room. It has a beautiful stone fireplace and above the fireplace a very large TV. We all enjoy watching movies and love the collection of videos the Moulton have.

Highlands is a great town, and from Mirror Lake you can walk into town. This is one of our favorite things to do. All said, we have loved our vacations in Highlands and feel very fortunate that we have been able to rent the Moultons beautiful home!

Arline & Sol Agin

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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No Bears But Lazy

  • 5 of 5

This was absolutely the nicest stay that we have had in Highlands. This quaint cottage had it all. Lots of TVs when it rained, lots of deck space when it was beautiful, and lots of new memories. Thank you for sharing your 2nd home with us. You provided everything that you would ever need. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
78 Miles
Ashville, NC
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Downtown Highlands
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Highlands Falls Country Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US 64
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
On The Veranda
Car: recommended

Hiking, Fishing & Whitewater Rafting are my favorite things to do... the wife likes to canoe and shop


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $250

We do not do 1 or 2 night rentals. We will consider 3 night rentals with a minimum fee of $1,000 . No more than 6 people at any one time. There is a $125 cleaning fee added to all rentals

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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