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Lake Front Villa Surrounded by Mountains (50-B)

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Villa(50-B), 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Lakefront Mountain Villa!

A serene piece of heaven on Earth.

Lakefront setting with full screened porch 20 feet from the shore of small lake ringed by majestic mountains. Immaculate one bedroom one bath villa in the Western North Carolina town of Franklin. Fully furnished villa in safe established golf club community with all paved roads and gated entrance.

The comunity is Mill Creek Country Club.

Very quiet community and peaceful setting,makes this the ideal retreat to escape the world's hassles to relax, unwind, recharge or live the easy life.

This area is known as the 'gem capital' of the United States. Come try your hand at finding rubies, sapphires and other precious stones. After you have finshed panning for stones, shop the many antique stores in the area to find that old treasure.

Take your folding chair to the town square every Saturday evening to enjoy good mountain music. Take a ride from Franklin to Highlands and walk behind the enormous waterfall at Dry Falls. Try your hand at trout fishing. Rent your bike and ride along The Greenway on The Little Tennessee River. Hike the many trails nearby.

After such a busy day, come home to your well appointed villa and relax on the cool and quiet screen porch. Very quiet area. Listen to nature instead of the busy city life.

Please note that there is no hard line telephone service at this rental unit. The only cell phone service that works well is through Verizon. All service with other carriers is spotty from this unit. If you are staying for a prolonged period of time, you may need to purchase a 'pay as you go phone' with Verizon service.

Keywords: Lakefront, quiet, serene, mountain views, golf course, tennis courts, gated, modern, clean, updated furnishings, cable TV, high speed internet, very scenic.

*Completely remodeled & updated November 2013

More Details

Janice Hightower
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2017

About Janice Hightower

We purchased this villa as a vacation get-a-way and loved the arta so much that we have now purchased a permanent home in the area so that we can enjoy all the amenities that Franklin has to offer on a full time basis.

Janice Hightower purchased this villa in 2009

Why Janice Hightower chose Smoky Mountains

Beautiful mountains abound, extremely low crime rate, the many outdoor activities available and great locally owned restaurants

What makes this villa unique

We love the cool mountain air, sitting 20 ft. from the lake on the screened porch and watching the turtles, fish and the geese.


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Franklin Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size Beds (1)
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Watch fish, turtles, beavers, geese and numerous wildlife from the privacy and comfort of your screened in porch


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

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Lake Front Villa Surrounded by Mountains (50-B)
average rating of 4.935484 based on 31 reviews


  • 4 of 5

Wonderful, no complaints.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We purchased tickets to see a concert at the Smoky Mountain Center for Performing Arts and booked this villa for a weekend, and gave it to our parents for a Christmas gift. They absolutely LOVED it and cannot stop talking about your place. I'm sure they will be back in the future! (their friends rented a unit from you also and feel the same way!) The whole family has kept your information for future visits! Thank you so much for making things easy for us, and, of course, for making us look good!!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dana--We are so glad your parents and The Merritts enjoyed their stays at our villas. We really appreciated how kind you all were in letting us know how much they enjoyed it. We look forward to having them back again one day!
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Heflin, Al

Still the one.....

  • 5 of 5

There is always a feeling of peace and serenity about this villa. Looking out at the pond from the rocking chairs on the porch and hearing the birds chirping away is so relaxing. As always, the villa was spotlessly clean and so comfortably furnished. We have visited many times and never tire of coming here. The owner is always so welcoming and easy to work with. There are just no negatives at all about staying here. Thanks you again, Janice for this wonderful retreat. You know that we will be back again as soon as possible.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nancy--We always appreciate you staying at the villa. We agree with you that the view and beauty never get old from the villa. Looking forward to having you back as soon as possible.
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  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed my little birthday get away at this gorgeous villa!! So peaceful and quiet, and Janice is super sweet and great to work with. We will be back!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I hope you had a great getaway weekend celebrating your birthday! We look forward to having you and your husband AND your boys back in Franklin!
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Villa with a View!

  • 5 of 5

What a gem! It is immaculate and the owners have

Thought of everything, including maps, brochures and restaurant recommendations.

The back porch, complete with rocking chairs, directly overlooks the lake. Great place to

Have coffee and watch the birds. Very quiet area. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will look forward to returning soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Virginia and Dale, We are glad that you enjoyed your time here in the mountains of Franklin. Your timing was perfect for leaf looking. We appreciate the kind words in the review and we do indeed hope that when your travels bring you back to the mountains, you will indeed look us up!
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Birmingham, AL

Our Little Secret

  • 5 of 5

Hesitate to leave a review because I don't want everyone to know how great this lil piece of paradise really is - wanna keep it available for ourselves ;)

Seriously LOVED staying here! Didn't get to see much of the quaint little town of Franklin (next time perhaps) because it rained so much... however, enjoying that rain from the screened-in back porch while a pot of soup simmered on the stove was exactly the kind of R&R we were hoping for.

The villa truly is a home away from home - with all the comforts you could think of. I'm always teased about the way I clean any place we stay vacation at before I can let go and relax - this is the first place EVER I didn't feel the need for that... Walked right in and immediately felt it clean and cozy.

It was also a special treat to meet the owners who made themselves readily available for any questions or requests we had. Thank you again Janice and Richard for epitomizing all the charm that Southern Hospitality entails! We will definitely be back- hopefully sooner than later!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Melanie--Thanks for the glowing review! We really enjoyed meeting you and your sweetie and are so glad that you were able to enjoy your time at the villa despite the very rainy week-end! AND--thanks for leaving some of your delicious soup for me! That was very kind. We look forward to having you back in Franklin again!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.75%

Payments accepted: Cash, Check, CHarge Cards

$200.00 Deposit required at time of reservation.
Remaining balance due two weeks prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.