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Lady Bug Estate - Spectacular Secluded Smokey Mountain View

Franklin, NC, USA
  • House
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

Lady Bug Estate is a modern 4/3.5 home on a secluded mountain top with a spectacular year round view, and spacious wrap around porch. It is within easy access to many free to moderately priced activities which are entertaining for all ages.

Where the road ends Lady Bug Estate begins. All the comforts of home in the middle of nature. Hummingbirds feed from the porch, Deer are often seen from the kitchen, and Leaf Changing Season and the Spring are absolutely breathtaking.

Lady Bug Estate can easily accommodate 2 to 12 people, and has an abundance of amenities. While being secluded and one of only four houses on our side of the mountain the roads are well maintained and easy to navigate.

This home is warm and cozy, and is ideal for family reunion, gathering of friends, and other events, and is an ideal base of operations for your vacation in the Smokey Mountain area.

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Diane Barriga

Member Since 2010
Premier Partner
This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
Response rate:
Response time:
within two days
Calendar last updated:
Mar 28, 2018
About Diane Barriga

I am a person that loves nature- the view, the animals, the plants and wildlife. I live a very active stressed life and this gives me the peace and refreshement that you need

Why Diane Barriga chose Cowee

This is a place when you can rejuvenate It is if you can reach out and touch nature without being too far from town. It is close to many areas--Biltmore, Cherokee, antique shopping, nature trails, white water rafting or zip lining. Experience Life in the wrapped in nature. You will feel refreshed when you go home

What makes this House unique

The view is incredible in all seasons. It is peaceful yet close to civilazation. The house is a treasure in a rustic enviroment


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 4
        1 queen, 1 bunk bed
      • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)


      • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, This is on the top floor between the two bedrooms
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub, This is the master bedroom
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, This is on the lower level --bedroom and entertainment room
      • Bathroom 4
        toilet, This is a powder room on the main floor

        Location Type

          • Mountain View


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Linens Provided
                        both queen size and twin beds
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Fireplace
                        There is a gas fireplace in the main living room
                      • Free Long Distance
                      • Gas Fireplace
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Broadband Access
                      • Living Room
                        The living room is an open area to be able to entertain and share time with family/friends
                      • Mobile Phone
                        Cell tel work at this location as we are at the top of the mountain
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                      • Telephone
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet


                          • Kitchen
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            full kitchen accessories
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                Full size dining room to enjoy family events
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 8 people


                                  • Books
                                    A full choice of books from many different sectors of literature
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Game Room
                                  • Games
                                    checkers, chess, taboo, for all ages, all levels
                                  • Pool Table
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                  • Video Library


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill


                                          • wheelchair accessible

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • jetted tub


                                                  • churches
                                                  • cinemas
                                                  • health/beauty spa
                                                  • live theater
                                                  • museums
                                                  • restaurants
                                                  • theme parks
                                                  • zoo

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • antiquing
                                                      • boating
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • miniature golf
                                                      • shopping
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • sledding
                                                      • wildlife viewing

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • fitness center
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • hospital
                                                          • laundromat
                                                          • massage therapist
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • rock climbing
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • golf
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • hunting
                                                              • jet skiing
                                                              • kayaking
                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • rafting
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • skiing
                                                              • snowboarding
                                                              • spelunking
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • tennis
                                                              • water skiing
                                                              • water tubing
                                                              • whitewater rafting

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                36 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Great Family Vacation House!

                                                                Heather P.

                                                                Our family and my sister's family (11 of us in total) stayed in this lovely home from Christmas Day through New Year's Day. The weather was cold, but we found the house to be warm and cozy. We especially loved the gas fireplace at night! We had a little trouble finding the house during the dark on the first night, so I would definitely recommend arriving during daylight hours if possible. We had no problems coming and going after that though.

                                                                The young adult/teenage kids loved the downstairs game room, and there was plenty of room for all of them to sleep. This left the main floor living room and kitchen available for the adults, which we really liked. The kitchen was nicely stocked with everything we needed to prepare meals at home when we didn't feel like going out. Shopping, restaurants, and sight seeing were all located within a reasonable distance. We would definitely try to stay here again if we return to the area!

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you so much for the warm response. It is truely our second home and not just a vacation rental and we love to have the holidays there. Glad to have you as guests

                                                                Nice, clean, surrounded by woods

                                                                Daniel D.New Port Richey, FL

                                                                Home was very nice and clean. It was stocked with all the living necessities plus WiFi and a game room with pool table. No real mountain views as surrounded by woods. Plenty of wildlife with deer and raccoons spotted daily. Less than 10 minutes down the mountain to river kayaking and many trails and waterfalls within short driving distance. We had to arrive in the middle of the night, very difficult to find for the first time in the dark. Use the written directions rather than your GPS. Very peaceful and nice porch to sit out on and enjoy the libation of your choice.

                                                                Owner's Response:


                                                                Thank you for the response I appreciate the comments and trees are scheduled to be trimmed in September Too much rain lately


                                                                The house was clean and tidy. Plenty of room for all 8 of us. It was very comfortable and relaxing.

                                                                Doreen B.Charlotte

                                                                Really enjoyed our time there!!!

                                                                Owner's Response:


                                                                Glad you enjoyed the stay at Ladybug Estates, as I said it is not just a rental it is our second home.

                                                                Thanks for your visit


                                                                fresh fall in pretty house

                                                                Young K.

                                                                We were 4 couples and enjoyed full stay in Lady Bug. All of us felt comfortable and cool in this house, and additionally we got the feeling of staying in friend's or family's home due to the really home style decoration and furniture. Thanks, Diane

                                                                Owner's Response:


                                                                Thank you for the kind response. I am glad you enjoyed the house.


                                                                We had a great time staying at the Lady Bug.

                                                                Carol L.

                                                                The surroundings were beautiful. The weather was gorgeous. It was very quite and peaceful. The house was clean and well stocked. Home away from home!

                                                                Owner's Response:


                                                                I am soo happy that you enjoyed your stay and was comfortable.


                                                                Great house!

                                                                Anita L.

                                                                We enjoyed our stay so much. Plenty of room for everyone. So quiet and peaceful. Nice game room

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you for your kind response Glad you enjoyed our second home


                                                                Franklin, NC, USA

                                                                Ladybug estates is one of four homes on the top of a mountain It looks out to the Smokey Mountains. You do not have views of houses and roads strickly the lovely mountains with the smoke lifting off of them in the early morning. It is quite, picturesque, and relaxing. At an opportune moment you will see bear, fox, deer and birds--plenty of birds. The house has elegant charm nestled in the woods. It brings peace and comfort and a sense of renewed energy

                                                                Rates & Availability

                                                                Additional information about rental rates

                                                                Cleaning Fee
                                                                Pet Fee
                                                                Damage Insurance
                                                                Damage Deposit

                                                                I have the renter send me the agreement with the $100.00 deposit 50% of the balance is due 60 days out and the balance of the 50% is due 30 days out. THIS IS REFUNDABLE. There is also a $150 cleaning fee-- plus $25.00 for parties of 10 or more

                                                                36 Reviews
                                                                Excellent 4.7/5
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