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Lake Sequoyah Custom Built Mountain Retreat with Easy Access

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6) NEW AC/HEATER & SHOWER INSTALLED 2017

This custom built home has easy accessibility to all the attractions of the area. It is right on highway 64 but up off the road for a peaceful quiet visit. The one acre property extends across Hwy 64 to Lake Sequoyah. You have a real mountain feel with bare wood floors, walls and ceilings in each room of pecky cypress or pine. It is a craftsman built home that has been in the family for generations. The great room has hand made wood pegs in the wood floor. The kitchen is newly updated with granite countertops. A new front loading laundry is just off the kitchen. There is a large great room with dining, an eat in kitchen, separate laundry, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths with ample tubs in each and one NEW EXPANDED TILED shower. The great room has a wood burning fireplace of stone. The master bedroom has a queen size bed and private bath. The two other bedrooms share a full bath and NEW EXPLANDED TILED shower. The second bedroom has 2 twin beds. The third bedroom has a queen bed. The kitchen is fully stocked with cooking and eating utensils.

The neighborhood is a pleasant place to hike up paved roads with interesting vistas. Nearby on Hwy 64 are spectacular waterfalls that are right on the road and easy to photograph. You will want to come back every year once you experience Highlands in this way.

Keywords: One story custom built home

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 13, 2018


Our family lives in Florida without seasons and with plenty of summer heat and humidity. The Highlands house has been in the family for 4 generations and is really special to all of us. We very much enjoy the cool weather in the summer and the wonderful change of seasons in the fall. Guests usually want to come back every year. This mountain house will make your visit a very pleasant experience.

DIANA purchased this house in 1950

Why DIANA chose Lake Sequoyah

This house is on Lake Sequoyah offering fishing and boating. Canoes are available for rent at a nearby restaurant. Hiking is right in the neighborhood or on the local trails around Highlands.

What makes this house unique

The shopping in downtown Highlands, fresh fruit and vegetable available in Dillard, mountain hiking, photographing waterfalls and mountain river vistas on the Cullasaja River between Highlands and Franklin hwy 64 are some of the things that we love about the area. Kids like the wild life museum in Highlands, exploring for gems in Franklin and easy hikes up Sunset mountain in downtown Highlands.


Lake Sequoyah House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Lake Sequoyah Custom Built Mountain Retreat with Easy Access
average rating of 4.769231 based on 13 reviews

Nice place convenient to town

  • 5 of 5

Very roomy and well furnished.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This house is very convenient for sightseers while giving a real mountain house experience.
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Lovely wood-rich home & really appreciated the beautiful stone fireplace & comfy master bed!

  • 4 of 5

Very attentive hosts. Only drawback: no dishwasher. Boys had fun w/ axes & wood pile behind house. Shower has great h2o pressure. We'd like to come back to this sweet spot!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect hamlet

  • 5 of 5

Just bring the food and wine, Diana's house has everything else one could possibly need.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your posting. Please note that we are currently installing a new heater/AC system to make your next visit even better. We also installed a new larger fully tiled shower this year.
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Great mountain get-a-way

  • 4 of 5

We absolutely loved this house. I concur with what others have written, the pictures do not do the house justice. It is so much roomier than the pictures display. We enjoyed our time spent in Highlands a well as Franklin. We drove through Cashiers on the way home and we wish that we had spent a day there as well. There is only 1 shower, which was a bit small - but taking a bath can be quite fun! The only negaive thing that I can write is that there is not an area around the house for the dog to run and play. I will most definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. This week the shower is being enlarged and tiled and will be ready for future guests. I certainly hope that you will visit our house again.
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Pictures do not do this house justice

  • 5 of 5

My husband, two grown sons and I enjoyed our stay in Diana's house. The rooms are much larger than the pictures indicate. The living area is very open, and the bedrooms are roomy and comfortable. The house was extremely clean and the kitchen well-stocked. We loved being across from the lake as we brought our kayaks and were able to easily put them in. We are already looking forward to our next stay here.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. You and your family are welcome at anytime to come and enjoy the house.
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  • 5 of 5

Everything about this rental surpassed all expectations. It was ideally located, roomier than pictures were able to convey, well equipped and will definitely return. Owners went out of their way to accommodate any request.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
On the Veranda Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
On the Veranda Restaurant
Car: necessary

Our favorite restaurant is downtown at the grocery store-Mountain Fresh. They are open for breakfast and lunch. Be sure to get lunch there--the burgers and homemade soups are the best in town. They also have take out for dinner if you call ahead.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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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