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BIG Mountain Views and Family Fun: Lake, Pools Putt Putt and more... Amenities

Bedrooms 8
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 7 Bedrooms, 4.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 14)

A wonderful house for a couple, or for a small or large group. The view is inspiring, and it is a great place to relax by the fireplace or rock on the porches.

The living area holds a dining table and a poker table (which converted to a dining table allows.up to 14 persons to share a seated dinner). Wireless internet and a land-line phone with unlimited USA calling is available for those who blend vacation and work!

The porch railings are wide enough for 'view-dining' while standing on the porch. The Chefs in your family will love kitchen with 2 microwaves, two sinks, 2 dishwashers, and both a gas and a charcoal grill.

The upstairs bedrooms each have a vanity with sink in the room, and share a bath. Guests are comforted by a powder room at the front entry. Downstairs, the 'Library' bedroom has a bath en-suite, and two additional bedrooms share the second downstairs bath. There is another den downstairs, with TV and a mountain view from the terrace. Although not handicap outfitted, the one step entry and same level bedrooms and living space are perfect for the guest with slightly impaired mobility.

Access cards to enjoy the amenities of the Sapphire Valley Community Association can be purchased at the Community Center for $2/adult/day. Kids are free!

There is plenty of paved parking for guests.

Also check out our beach home, SweetGrass, vrbo listing 326550 for your toes-in-the-11-miles-of-beach-sand vacation!

Keywords: BIG mountain views, home, reunions, friends, family, comfort, amenities, pool, activities, golf, miniature golf, gem-mining, game room, programs, kids, pets, sleeps 14, Brevard, Highlands, Chimney Tops, Toxaway, pet-friendly, hiking, house, view, shopping, Biltmore Castle, Highlands, Waterfalls, wireless internet, unlimited USA phone calls

More Details

Elisabeth St John
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish, dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

About Elisabeth St John

SkyHigh is a wonderful house and we love sharing it with you. It has seen many happy gatherings over the years. We want you to experience the magic of the mountains! This is Schoolhouse Falls in Panthertown-- you can see the region from our porch!

Elisabeth St John purchased this house in 2001

Why Elisabeth St John chose Sapphire

The mountains are cool in summer, and charming year-round! We love being in Cashiers.

For a beach experience, check listing #326550 on vrbo for details on SweetGrass, our Kiawah Island home.

What makes this house unique

It is such a beautiful place; come relax here! And, there is soooo much to do and see nearby, from hiking, kayaking, mountain lake swimming to an excursion to Whiteside Mountain to see the Bear Shadow, the Blue Ridge Parkway's highest peak, the Asheville Botanical Gardens, or the magical Vanderbilt home, still the largest private home in the USA, The Biltmore. Oh and I forgot to mention the waterfalls, the native flowers and gardens, Highlands, the cutest village and great shopping, and so much more!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wanted to let you and Wade know how much we enjoyed our trip to the mountains. What a great house. Kids had a blast tubing. We visited a few of the waterfalls. Weather was perfect for hiking.
Dec 2011
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Sapphire House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Max. adults: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 40 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • We respect our neighbors in this gated second-home community. We are delighted to rent to family groups. No motorcycle groups nor wedding parties.
  • Motorcycle groups, I apologize, are not welcomed in this gated community.
  • No Wedding-party rentals allowed in this gated community.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski in/Ski out ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Wet Bar
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bedrooms share the tub and toilet; each BR has its own sink
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Bedrooms share shower & toilet; each room has its own sink
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Bedroom #7 has its own bath in the suite.
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Powder Room is convenient to the entry
  • 4.5 baths are complemented by additional vanities and sinks in the upstairs bedrooms. A very comfy arrangement.
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Each room has a vanity/sink; shares bath and toilet with BR1
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Each room has a vanity/sink; shares bath and toilet with BR3
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Shares bath and toilet with BR #6
    Bedroom 7 - 1 king , Bath en-suite
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , Shares bath and toilet with BR #5
    Bedroom 8 - 3 bunk bed , A bunk and trundle is a cozy kids' place in the den
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Room has vanity and sink; shares tub & toilet with BR#2
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Room has vanity & sink; shares shower and toilet with BR #4
  • King size beds in 5 rooms; Queen beds in 2 rooms. There is a bunk-bed with trundle in the downstairs den.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • Groups
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Comfortable for a Few Couples, or Sleep 14 at Your Family Reunion!, Ski Slope Nearby, Recreation Amenities, Kitchen Equipped for Large Dinners, Hiking, Biking, Shopping, Swimming, Tennis are all available. Adults purchase an amenities card at $2/day, and kids are free!


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BIG Mountain Views and Family Fun: Lake, Pools Putt Putt and more... Amenities
average rating of 4.9 based on 13 reviews

Everything you need for a family mountain getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Sky High for Thanksgiving with our large family and what a treat! Sky High is fully stocked, with more than ample room to accommodate families for dinner, games and just relaxing. Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your visit, and we also look forward to hosting your next SkyHigh vacation!
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Gorgeous views and very comfortable home for a large family or group!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time at the SkyHigh home--plenty of room for a large group with cozy bedrooms but nothing fancy. Like other homes in area, cellular signal and wifi are spotty---but that makes relaxing even easier! Would recommend to others!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house! Comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

This is at least our 5th trip to Skyhigh and we enjoy our stay every single time! Elisabeth the owner is very accommodating. The house is so comfortable! Especially love the back porch!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Y'all are the best guests and please keep coming back! We love your visits! Best regards, Elisabeth
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Sky HIgh- Great Family get away

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful View. A great place for a summer get away. Fells like home.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for "coming home" to SkyHigh once again. We appreciate your business, and look forward to the next time your family chooses a SkyHigh vacation!
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Great spot for family gathering.

  • 5 of 5

Home is well appointed with all the things you need for a large family gathering. We stayed for a family reunion and there were things to do for both the young and old in our group.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, Comfortable and Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Sky High is an amazing house that gives you the most beautiful view of the mountain. In addition to being spacious and comfortable inside, the outside is perfect for relaxing and watching the sunset. Everything you need is inside of this perfectly decorated home. Our sons are older now and we know this will be our last family vacation together for a while so I'm glad we spent it at this lovely home.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You honour us with your loving comments about SkyHigh, and we treasure our long time friendship. We hope that as your family grows "up and out," your family will follow others' traditions by returning for generations. You will love this...the descendants of the Harknett family that built the house in 1966 still return on occasion!
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Asheville, NC
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Cork and Barrell, Micah's
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Red Bird, 1 mile; Sapphire National
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US 64
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Micah's, Four Seasons Grill, Cork and Barrell,
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Sapphire Ski Slope
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Fairfield Lake
Car: necessary

Pool Tables, Game Room at Community Center; Poker Table and indoor shuffleboard at the House

Ready to go to the Beach? Check out our 'SweetGrass' home at Kiawah Island, SC, listing #326550 on vrbo!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $500

Dog Deposit of $500 is refundable upon satisfactory check-out. We love our many responsible pet-owners!
Summer Season: June 1-August 31, the minimum rental is a week, Sunday to Sunday.
THANKSGIVING and Christmas Weeks, 1 week min.
Monthly rentals INCLUDE complementary weekly cleaning and linen change.
Off Summer Season: The minimum rental is 3 days. Check out our 3 day rental including cleaning!
Returning guests receive a 10% discount from listed rental rates. Vrbo now charges a fee to book on line, and to save our guests money, Payment is by check only to Wade Properties LLC, saving the $198 fee.

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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