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Cottage @ Sparkle Lake - Enjoy Our Tranquil Lake & Escape

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Lovely 4 Bedrooms(2 Masters) + Sleeping Porch, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 1-10) 2 Masters

Our Sparkle Lake COTTAGE is a completely renovated Highlands home. A beautiful kitchen w/hickory cabinets, all stainless steel appliances & granite counter tops. A covered gathering deck and boat dock on the lake in front of the house. A small paddle boat & campfire ring are for guests.

We are situated only 2 miles from Main Street of Highlands, NC. We have a very large covered deck for your enjoyment with 4 bedrooms and a chestnut lined living room with 42 inch flat screen TV. We have flat screen TVs also in the master bedrooms and the kitchen, plus high speed wireless internet.

Rates from $150-$500 per night.

Keywords: The Cottage at Sparkling Lakes -- HIGHLANDS, NC

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Highlands Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , bunk bed
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Boat Dock with Small Paddle Boat and fire ring with firewood. more than 6 acres of property to enjoy. WELL MANNERED PETS WELCOME; all are welcome. When reservation is confirmed, contact David at 727-403-6897 for unique entry code.


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Cottage @ Sparkle Lake - Enjoy Our Tranquil Lake & Escape
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 51 reviews

Perfect place for a family get away!

  • 5 of 5

The house was exactly as posted, no surprises. Fire pit was used nightly, perfect location and stocked "dry" wood. Large, well equipped kitchen and plenty of sleeping spaces for our large group. Only two bathrooms but it did not pose a problem the entire vacation. The house was well clean Linens and towels were stocked including soap, toilet paper, paper towels, we literally were able to just walk in and start our vacation. There is so much to see and all within 30 minutes of any direction we will definitely have to come back. The owner was super fabulous to work with and was available by phone immediately if we needed anything, which we did not. Highly recommend this home - we will be back

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful property. Well equipped, convenient to town and plenty of space.

  • 5 of 5

The owners are very nice and have the kitchen well equipped if you wish to eat in. Very nice roomy front porch to enjoy the view of the lake and the fresh mountain air. Certainly hope to come back and visit again.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent location

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at the Cottage and we were not disappointed. We love the location - off the highway and secluded, yet close to Highlands and Cashiers. The home was very clean when we arrived and very inviting. We loved the large porch overlooking the pond and once again ate all of our meals here and enjoyed the beauty and peacefulness of this location. Our dogs were happy with the green spaces and loved exploring. David is very accommodating and we appreciated all he did for us. Thanks David for another wonderful vacation in beautiful Highlands at the Cottage. Hope to be back next year! Jim and Diane, Baton Rouge

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Lovely home to enjoy family and friends. Lots of room for everyone. We were all able to relax and become refreshed. Fishing was fun in Sparkling Lake.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property in fantastic setting.

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time that we have stayed at this wonderful property. All bedrooms are nicely appointed and extremely comfortable. We especially enjoyed our time of relaxation on the Deck overlooking the Lake at the end of a long day of sightseeing and for drinking coffee in the morning.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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No need to look any further - this is the perfect place to stay in the Highlands

  • 5 of 5

House is awesome with plenty of room inside and out with a terrific deck for viewing a large pond. My dog loved running around outside. We brought a folding Kennel with us when we'd leave for dinner. The owner is extremely nice and conscientious about your visit and truly makes you feel like he wants you to enjoy your experience in the Highlands.

This place is also very close to hiking trails, waterfalls, or shops and restaurants for all dining styles (low end, average pricing, and high end).

Make sure you see Sunset Rock, where I proposed to my wife 10 years ago.

If you can find Iron Bridge off Bullpen Road, there's a terrific hike where you can let your dog run loose (if he comes back) that parallels a Wild and Scenic River, at the headwaters of the Chattooga.

There is also Whiteside Mountain for a longer hike with awesome views.

Don't forget to at least drive by White Water Falls and get out and see a huge cascading waterfall. Short walk.

Great place to visit and great place to stay!

Jason and Hilary

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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David L. Wallace
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

Why David L. Wallace chose Highlands

We have had a vacation home in the Highlands/Cashiers area since 1997. We live in Florida and really want a getaway from the summer heat. We also miss the snow in winter, and this area has never disappointed us. The dining is wonderful, and we never get tired of the variety of restaurants.


Car: recommended

Highlands, Smoky Mountains, North Carolina, USA (2 miles from Main Street of Highlands, NC., 1/4 mi to hosp)

Other Activities: kayaking, boating, wildlife viewing, rock climbing, shopping


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.75%

Rates are subject to change until confirmed. For every reservation, please contact owner, David, at 727-403-6897 for your unique code to gain entry.

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.

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