Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Private Vacation House in the Woods

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6-6)

Check out our winter rates. November offers mild days and cold nights! Homeaway and VRBO rate this rental with five stars. We feel we provide the best value within the Highlands area. Take a look at our reviews. The house is 1200square ft. It has a spacious kitchen, living area, two bedrooms. King size bed in master, twin beds in second bedroom, and a pull out couch. The house has central air and heating, ceiling fans in the bedrooms, ice making refrigerator, dishwasher, disposal, and washer and dryer. The kitchen is amply supplied with utensils. Coffee and tea is provided. Heated bath area. Direct TV. WiFi available. Charcoal Grill. The house has a wood burning fireplace and firewood is provided. There is a camping area with fire pit next to the house. Gate to the National Forest is a 200 yds down the road. It leads to the base of Scaly Mountain and acess to the Bartam Trail. The house is at the end of the road with very little traffic. Numerous hiking trails in the area. Abundant wildlife in the area. DIRECTIONs: From Dillard take Ga.246 towards Highland. Ga. 246 will change to N.C. 106, in 2.8 miles turn left onto Buck Knob Road. Stay straight staying on the pavement. In 1.8 miles you will turn left at Bob Long Mountain Road.Proceed to the top of the mountain and at the fence-line turn right. Second drive on the right is 535 Bob Long Mountain.Parking either in front or on the side. From Higlands it is about 7 miles, turn right on Buck Knob off N.C.106 and use previous directions. JUST BRING YOUR FOOD, CONDIMENTS, AND BEVERAGES. Everthing else is provided.

Keywords: Five Star rating!

More Details

Owner
Joe Bartenfeld
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About Joe Bartenfeld

Sam and I live in Atlanta and have the house next door to the rental. We both were employed by Delta Airlines. Me as a Captain and she is still working as a Flight Attendant. She is a graduate of the University of Alabama and I graduated from Emory University in Atlanta. We have one daughter and one granddaughter who live in Gainesville, Ga. Sam and I both love meeting and socializing with our guest.

Joe Bartenfeld purchased this house in 2009

Why Joe Bartenfeld chose Smoky Mountains

NEW WINTER AND SPRING PRICING! We love the serenity and beauty of this location. We take great pride in its cleaniness. WE DO NOT ACCEPT ANY PETS! I t is tastfully decorated.

We back up to the National Forest and enjoy hiking down the trail which connects to the Bartram trail at the base of Scaly Mountain. It is a wonderful place to sit back and relax.

What makes this house unique

We are at the end of the road, it is quiet. It has a camping area for children. It has an outdoor fire-pit. Swing set for Children. The cabin is totally supplied and we are centrally located to Clayton, Ga. and Franklin N.C. and Highlands is just 9 miles away. We DO NOT ACCEPT PETS! We will take infants but prefer children over four years of age.

The spring brings the flowering shrubs and plants. The fall bring the beautiful foliage change and the mountains are painted in breathtaking aray of colors. The winters open the canopy for wonderful distant views.

Amenities

Scaly Mountain House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tub with Shower. Two sinks.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Notes:
There is a year round tubing slope at Scaly Mountain. Highlands Zip Line is approximately four miles from the house. For the Romantics this is completely private. Long walks in the forest. People comment about how relaxing and sleepy the area provides.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(71 traveler reviews)

Private Vacation House in the Woods
average rating of 5.0 based on 71 reviews
5

Could not have been better!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at The Birdhouse!!! The house is comfortable. There's everything you could possibly need for any length of stay -- just bring your clothes and food. The view from the porch is gorgeous; a great place to relax. The area is quiet and secluded, yet not too far a drive to Franklin, Highlands, or Dillard. We're definitely going back. Thank you Joe and Sam!!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karen, Thank you for the nice review. Please come again Joe
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Greenville, SC
5

Property was in great shape, we'll decorated and furnished.

  • 5 of 5

Owner was very helpful providing great directions and area informaion. We would stay there again

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Wonderful get away home for enjoying NC naturee

  • 5 of 5

Joe was extremely nice and hospitable. Home was clean and had everything we needed. Perfect get away home for the family.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
United States
5

Cozy and quiet

  • 5 of 5

This place is great! It's at the end of a dead-end street, and there's virtually no traffic. It's on top of the mountain, and it's very quiet. The lay of the land is wonderful, and the views are beautiful.

You can go from the house to a trail in about one minute on foot. Lots of birds to be seen and heard. Lots of trees and other plant life around to enjoy. Close to Highlands, Dillard, and Clayton. Plenty of hiking trails in the area, beautiful scenery, good restaurants, and some nice shopping options.

The house is well equipped with everything you need. It's very clean and well maintained in every way. We felt right at home immediately. Joe is a class act, a good conversationalist, has an eye for detail, and is very helpful and giving. We're ready to go back already!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were wonderful guest. The broken has been replaced. Thanks for the kind review!!!!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Cape Coral
5

Beautiful Property, Great Location, Excellent Amenities

  • 5 of 5

One of the best travel experiences I've ever had in many years of traveling. Property was very well equipped, beautifully decorated and felt like home. The location was perfect, close enough to Highlands but far enough away that the mountain feel was prevalent. But what really sets this property apart from all the others are the owners J & S. Owners were gracious enough to invite me into their home for great conversation and I really felt like I made 2 new friends and made memories that will last a lifetime. This wasn't just a rental, it was an experience.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Knoxville, TN
5

Absolutely amazing!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I celebrated our 17 year anniversary and couldn't have chosen a better place to stay! Convenient to everything and nothing but relaxation at the cabin!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Ashville, North Carolina
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Ugly Dog Highlands,nc
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Sky Valley, Ga.
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
US 441
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Annie' at the tubing slope.
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Sapphire Valley
Nearest Point of Interest
Tubing Slope
Car: necessary

We are centrally located between Dillard, Ga and Highlands, NC. In the winter there is a tubing slope and ice skating nearby. National forest is behind the house. Lots of hiking trails in the area. Great Resturants at Highlands, Franklin, Dillard and Clayton.

Photos

Rates & Availability

Scaly Mountain House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$110
From
$130
Fri,Sat
$650
$1,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Maid Fee 4 guest $100

Weekend Rates Are $115/night. Weekday rates are $95/night
Oct 26 thru April 30. Weekends $90, Weekdays $80 minimum stay 2 days.
Prefer to NOT use credit cards because I do not need to expose to to theifery on the Internet. A check or cash after you are satisfied with the accommodations.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Contact Owner
Available
Unavailable

You might like these similar properties