Near Asheville, Near the Stars, Nearly Perfect! Almost Heaven. 3000 Ft.

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Last updated: 10/24/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

We named our mountain home “Almost Heaven” because when we are there, that is exactly what it feels like to us. At 3,000 feet in elevation, we are close to the stars at night, to the clouds by day and we are witness to gorgeous sunrises and sunsets all year long. When the summer heat is burning up the low lands we have fresh, cool breezes and even sweater weather in the evenings. We look out 40 miles to Mt. Mitchell in the north, ten mountain ranges to where the sun sets in the west and 60 miles to a flat line in the south. We are surrounded by nature, astronomy and meteorology, yet we are a short 35 minute drive to Biltmore House and the excellent restaurants of downtown Asheville, and 20 minutes from Black Mountain and its quaint shops, restaurants, and gigantic grocery stores. We hear the wind in the leaves and catch the sweet smell of Rhododendron and Mountain Laurel in the springtime; we pick wild blackberries in the summer and listen to songbirds all day. We frequently encounter deer, wild turkey and even bobcats, yet we live in a modern, luxurious home with a gourmet kitchen, satellite TV, instant hot water, wonderful beds and mattresses, and windows everywhere to frame the beauty that is all around us. Our home is built for both togetherness and privacy: the family room has a monumental stone fireplace surrounded by leather sofas, the covered side porch serves as an outdoor dining area, the basement offers ping-pong and Foosball tables and three-quarters of the home is surrounded by decks and rockers – while every one of the four bedrooms has its own private porch for personal conversation or quiet reading time away from the larger group. It is the best of all worlds: natural, yet very civilized; remote yet convenient; private yet communal. It is Almost Heaven. We would love to share it with you!

Keywords: House, beauty, 3000 ft, views, Mt. Mitchell, sunsets, vistas, waterfall, Easy drive to Asheville and Lake Lure. Private, modern, luxury.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Every bedroom has a private porch overlooking gorgeous mountain views, Game Room with Ping-Pong, Foosball & Nordic Trac in basement, board games and puzzles, instant hot water, front porch view is 60 miles, back deck view is 40 miles to Mt. Mitchell - highest peak east of the Mississippi River, Large covered side porch with outdoor dining table, 48' flat-screen Sony 1080i TV, Blu-Ray player, Bose SounDock iPod player, gourmet kitchen complete with double oven and small appliances; both Keurig and drip coffee makers;whole house emergency generator, lightning suppression system....moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Library


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Can see Mt. Mitchell to the north, 60 miles to the south. Every window gives you a mountain view....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Balcony:

    (3) Every bedroom has their own access to a balcony or porch...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 - Dec 31, 2016
2 night min stay
$2,070 $8,080

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$1,930 $7,530

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee $130 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 6.75%


$130.00 Cleaning fee. $290 per night for up to 5 people. For 6th, 7th or 8th person $25 extra per night, per person.

There is an additional $25.00 per night required during major holidays.

July - October dates begin at $310 per night.

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Last updated: 10/24/2016
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Year Purchased: 2007

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VRBO #364600

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Tuesday, October 25, 2016

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Near Asheville, near the stars, nearly perfect! Almost Heaven. 3000 ft.

Old Fort, NC, USA #364600

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