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Spectacular Mountain Views, Reverse Sunrises/Awesome Sunsets.

Otto, NC, USA
  • House1900 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 4 nights

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, sleeps 6 adults (3 couples)

'Serendipity' offers guests an unique mountain experience with spectacular views, cool summer evenings, unbeatable fall weather, leaf color changes and moderate winters, all in a warm, pleasant home fully equipped with all amenities. Sip a cup of morning coffee on the deck while enjoying the golden morning sunshine on Albert Mountain. Share your favorite beverage in the evening on the swing or observation deck (Boardroom) in the wooded area at the side of the house. Be in awe of the vibrant sunsets. Watch the phethora of song birds and deer roam through the property. Build a fire in the winter. Enjoy satellite TV with two 32' LCD HDTV's with stero system and DVD player. Prepare your favorite meal in a fully equipped kitchen or on the gas grill. Relax in the jetted tub in the master bedroom. All of this conveniently located near everything offered by the Great Smoky Mountains.

'Serendipity' is a custom home built in 2006 and is still owned by the original owners who have used it as a second home. The pride of ownership will be apparent. Be among the first to enjoy a memorable vacation at Serendipity.

Deck. Over 300 sf with swing, four rocking chairs and outside dinning table for four.

Master Bedroom. A comfortable sized bedroom, tray ceiling, ceiling fan with queensize bed, amoire, end tables, lamps and rocking chair. Opens to outside deck. Large bath area with two sinks, separate shower stall and jetted tub. Huge walk-in closet with antique dresser/mirror.

Second Bedroom. Furnished with queensize bed, end tables, lamps and antique dresser/mirror. Ceiling fan. Spacious closet.

Third Bedroom. Furnished with comfortable futon, covertible to a double bed, ceiling fan, amoire holding 32' HDTV, end tables, lamp and rocking chair. Opens to outsde deck.

Great Room. Features unusal wood floors, wood burning stone fireplace, liquor cabinet/wine rack, kitchen bar with chairs, 32' HDTV with stereo system and DVD player. Music/movie library available. Unique conversation height dining table for eight, recliner, sofa and glider. WIFI service is available.

Kitchen. Fully equipped with modern appliances including 26 cu. in. fridge with ice maker, D/W, microwave, oven/range. Toaster oven. Waffle iron. All pots, pans, skillets, bowls, dishes, coffee mugs, silverware, knives are included. Large pantry. Everything you need to prepare a meal is included.

Laundry Room. Complete with washer/dryer and laundry tub. Vacuum cleaner and cleaning supplies.

Keywords: Beautiful, comfortably furnished, mountain retreat situated on one acre wooded lot with incredible mountain views from all bedrooms and a spacious covered deck.


Kendall Allen

Member Since 2011
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Calendar last updated:
Mar 29, 2018
About Kendall Allen

My wife, Carol, and I are native Floridians. Carol retired in 2006 as an office manager for an interior design company in central Florida. My business is real estate and I'm still active as a broker and commercial property owner. Avocations include golf, fishing, woodworking and traveling. The mountains of NC have been our summer home since 2006. It is always nice to get out of the summer heat in Florida and enjoy the cooler temps in the mountains. Our usual plans have changed so we have decided to share our mountain home with others looking for a memorable vacation.

Kendall Allen purchased this House in 2006

Why Kendall Allen chose Otto

We have vacationed in the Franklin, NC area for over thirty years. When Carol retired in 2006, we decided to look for a second home in the mountains. After looking at over two dozen homes for a week, we stumbled into Deer Ridge to look at an open house. When we walked in the front door and saw the view from the great room and the deck, we knew it was meant to be ours. Custom built, great views, wood floors, spacious kitchen, a large master suite, all on an acre of wooded land. When searching for a name for the house, 'Serendipity' fit perfectly. It was indeed an unexpected, fortunate finding of great joy!

What makes this House unique

Enjoying the amenities at 'Serendipity' is great, but it is close to all of the exciting venues, sights and experiences afforded by a mountain visit. Excellent restaurants are available in Franklin to the north or in Dillard and Clayton, Ga to the south. It is less than a 30 minute drive to Highlands, NC with all of its shops, restaurants and golf courses. Visit Dry Falls and Bridal Veil Falls along the way. If you are a model airplane enthuiast, a local model airplane club has a ten acre airfield just below the house. Watch planes from the deck or drive down to the airfield and get up close and personal. Guests are welcome. Franklin is now the home to the new Smoky Mountain Performing Arts Center. Enjoy name entertainers like the Oak Ridge Boys, Kenny Rogers, Lee Greenwood, Gatlin Brothers as well as regional and local talent. Prices are reasonable too! Golfers will find numerous challenging courses in north GA as well as in western NC, all less than an hour away. Mill Creek Country Club in Franklin offers a true mountain golf experience as well. One of the highlights of any trip to the mountains is a trip along the Blue Ridge Parkway. With elevations over 5000 ft, there are inumerable incredible views. Dine on a mountain top at the famous Pisgah Inn or pack a lunch and picnic at one of the many picnic areas along the way. Access to the Parkway is available south of Waynesville about 45 miles north. Franklin is known for it's gem mining opportunities. Rafting trips for all skill levels on any of several rivers is available within an hour's drive. In the winter, skiing and other winter activities can be found @ Maggie Valley, also about an hour away. The mountains are a hiker's delight. One can enjoy the historical Appalachian or Bertram Trails or the famous Whiteside Mountain trail between Highlands and Cashiers. Many, many other trails for all skill levels are close by. The rewards of climbing to a mountain top are indescribable.


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


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
        • Queen size Beds (2), Futons (1). Sleeping for six adults. Air mattress available for children.


        • 2 Bathrooms
          • Master Bath equipped with jetted tub and separate shower. Double sinks. Huge walk-in closet. Picture window over tub provides for picturesque view to side yard.

          Location Type

            • Mountain View
              Fantastic mountain views from the deck. Gorgeous sunsets.


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


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Linens Provided
                        • Air Conditioning
                          Central air
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Covered Parking
                        • Fireplace
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                          Central heat
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Broadband Access
                          Wireless connection available
                        • Mobile Phone
                          Cell phone service is good from our location
                        • Parking
                          Carport for two cars. Long driveway with pull-out/parking pad
                        • Parking Off Street
                        • Telephone
                          Excellent cell phone service
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                        • Wireless Internet
                          WIFI available
                        • Wood Fireplace


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Cooking Utensils
                              Everything you need including sharp carving knifes.
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              New dishes and flatware.
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Ice Maker
                            • Kitchen
                              Fully equipped
                            • Microwave
                            • Refrigerator
                              Side by side. Ice maker and water dispenser
                            • Stove
                              Electric range, smooth top.
                            • Toaster
                              Toaster oven


                                • Dining
                                  Bar height table in great room seats eight. Table on deck seats four.
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 8 people


                                    • CD Player
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Music Library
                                      Limited number of CD's
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television
                                      Two 32' HDTV's
                                    • Video Library
                                      Limited DVD's


                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Large covered deck off great room plus side yard deck with swing
                                        • Golf
                                          Numerous golf courses available within an hour's drive
                                        • Kayak / Canoe
                                          Endless opportunities in nearby mountain streams and rivers
                                        • Outdoor Grill


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • jetted tub
                                                  Master Bath


                                                    • churches
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • live theater
                                                    • museums
                                                    • restaurants

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • antiquing
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • boating
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • sledding
                                                        • walking
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

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

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • hunting
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • mountain climbing
                                                                • rafting
                                                                • skiing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis
                                                                • whitewater rafting


                                                                    • Deck features a swing, four rocking chairs, cocktail tables and outdoor dining table for four. Large two car carport for covered parking. Special conversation area in woods behind the house with swing, observation deck with director's chairs.

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                      43 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Serendipity is a beautiful, quiet and homey place with awesome views!

                                                                      Bill S.

                                                                      It is the perfect place to get away and spend quality time with friends and family. The house and property is very clean and has all the luxuries of home. There are lots of doors and windows to enjoy the spectacular view to the east from inside as well as a huge deck to take them in from as well. We also made good use of the nice stone fireplace. I would definitely recommend Serendipity to a friend! Thanks again!

                                                                      Very Relaxing

                                                                      Teresa S.Nolensville, Tennessee

                                                                      We enjoyed our stay as we visited our parents for the Christmas holidays. It had everything we needed to make our stay enjoyable. Ken was so easy to work with and made sure we had everything we needed and have already made plans to book next year. Love the view and the quietness of the countryside. Thank you for your hospitality. Look forward to staying in 2018.


                                                                      Lauren S.

                                                                      Very relaxing

                                                                      thank you, thank you, it was beautiful!!!

                                                                      Debbie J.

                                                                      Thank you for sharing your house with us! The weather was beautiful, the views were awesome! This is the second time we have stayed and will be back again! We had everything we needed and then some. The owners have thought of everything you can possibly need. Thanks again, we had a wonderful time!

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Debbie, thank you so much for your gracious comments. Greatly appreciated. Glad you came back and hope you'll return in the future. All the best.

                                                                      Beautiful home, very clean and comfortable, great view.

                                                                      Nicole B.

                                                                      We had a wonderful time. The house had everything we needed. The owners were very nice and answered all our questions. Would highly recommend.

                                                                      Loved Serendipity!

                                                                      Cathy P.

                                                                      We had a great time staying in this lovely home. Ken and his wife go out of their way to make sure their guests feel like they are home and if you have any questions they are quick and courteous to answer. The house has easy access from the main rd of 441. The house has an awesome back porch with rocking chairs and a swing the view is amazing! The master bedroom has sliding doors that step out onto the deck so you can enjoy the mountain from the privacy of your room. They even went through the trouble of topping some trees to make sure you would have a clear view of the mountains there is a lot of places that don't do that. The house is nicely decorated and clean with comfortable beds nice linens and the design is great with a split bedroom plan that insures privacy if you are traveling with friends. The house is well stocked with everything you would need to enjoy your visit. We will definitely stay here again.

                                                                      Cathy P. Perry Ga.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Thanks, Cathy. Always glad to hear that our guests enjoyed the house and its amenities. We fell in love with it when we first saw it years ago and nothing has changed. We're happy to share it with folks who want to enjoy the mountains.


                                                                      Otto, NC, USA

                                                                      Gem mining, live entertainment, sightseeing by air from Macon County Airport, model airplane airfield.

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