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Lady Bug Estate - Spectacular Secluded Smokey Mountain View

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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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More Details

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 traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 19, 2017

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 Franklin

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

Guestbook comments from the owner

It was a lovely home in the mountains with the peace and serenity of nature. A good get away to relax, hike, tube or white water rafting. Truely a piece of heaven with the warmth of a real home.
Dec 2017
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Franklin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Trash must be taken out or $50 fee More than 12 people a $100 fee per person No fires unless allowed by city--Need to check ordiance to avoid fine
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Lady Bug Estate - Spectacular Secluded Smokey Mountain View
average rating of 4.6857142 based on 36 reviews
New Port Richey, FL

Nice, clean, surrounded by woods

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Daniel Thank you for the response I appreciate the comments and trees are scheduled to be trimmed in September Too much rain lately Diane
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The house was clean and tidy. Plenty of room for all 8 of us. It was very comfortable and relaxing.

  • 4 of 5

Really enjoyed our time there!!!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Doreen 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 Diane
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fresh fall in pretty house

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kim Thank you for the kind response. I am glad you enjoyed the house. Diane
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We had a great time staying at the Lady Bug.

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carol, I am soo happy that you enjoyed your stay and was comfortable. Diane
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  • 3 of 5

Lady Bug Estates is a great place for a family retreat. We loved the area and the amenities of the area. The pool table gave the children something to do at night. Many memories were made and our vacation was wonderful. The only glitch in the entire experience is that it took 48 days from our stay to get our damage fees back. We had many calls concerning a lost check, stop payment fees, another issued check, and registered mail that was not registered.Please get VRBO to return your damage fees so you won't have this issue. I have spend much time informing guests of this problem so you will be informed before you make any decision.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Margie As you know and I verified with you I sent your security deposit back within 10 days. You said this has happened to you before and that you live where there is snails mail. You were the one that insisted on waiting. I was and always would stop payment and reissue the check which is what I did once we agreed to that process. I sent you a copy of the first check and envelope and I am sure by this time that you received . The stop payment was placed and you were paid in a timely manner, the other renter after you received his check within 3 days so it definitely was the mail. It is a lovely home and I run a good business and try to accomodate my renters in a reasonable and considerate manner. You contacted VRBO and they did their research and found out I was correct and did what was proper and responsible. YOu are just upset as I will not rent to you in the future. The hassle and your attitude are just too much to deal with.
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Great house!

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind response Glad you enjoyed our second home
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Franklin Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Cafe Real or Sunshine Cafe
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Catalachoee Ski Resort

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $100
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $200

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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