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Private Retreat/View - 5 min Dtwn. Brevard

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Details
Property
house
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Most Brevard area homes with amazing mountain views are half an hour or more away from town. Here, just drive 5 minutes and you will arrive downtown with all it has to offer. At night, experience the dazzling view of the city lights. Despite its proximity to town, this house is very private. From the expansive back decks on a summer day, you can often hear distant music drifting up through the trees from the Brevard Music Center. In the fall, take in the amazing mountain view of changing leaves. Enjoy a huge stacked stone fireplace with large dining room and living room both with fabulous views. The kitchen has river rock granite counter-tops and new stainless steel appliances.

For cyclists... there is also a garage to store bikes or other outdoor equipment. Bracken Mountain Trail is almost just outside our back door.

The property also features a private pool and hot tub (both open only during the summer) surrounded by beautiful stacked stone rock work. There is a gated playground with a swing set, and a custom made tree-house for the bigger kids. The playground also has a picnic table and fire ring for backyard camp-outs. Also enjoy a lower kids deck with ping pong table and tire swing. For kicking back after an active day, the kids can hang out in the indoor game room with a Netflix ready TV/DVD with wifi and an air hockey table.

Keywords: lodge, retreat, Hunger Games, pool, treehouse, views, cycling, cyclist, biking, mountain biking, hot tub, fall leaves, view, music center, pool,

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Owner
Robin McCollough
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About Robin McCollough

One of us is a cyclist/hiker and the other an art/ theater lover. Brevard, Asheville and surrounding areas are a haven for both. We live 30 minutes away from the house.

Robin McCollough purchased this house in 2002

Why Robin McCollough chose Smoky Mountains

Husband grew up going to camp here as a child. We vacationed here for 20 years before finally buying a house in the area.

What makes this house unique

When we considered selling this house the realtor said it was so unique he wouldn't know how to compare it to anything. It's a private family vacation compound in the middle of the woods, but you can get in the car and in minutes be in downtown Brevard. When we bought the property in 2002, the pool inspector gave us the history of how the pool had been built and the rock work implemented. It is remarkable because it is on the side of a mountain. He told us that he had actually submitted a bid to build the pool, and had made it outrageous never believing that it would have been possible to do. We also have an eclectic mix of antiques and contemporary art in this house.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Your home has surpassed our expectations. How beautiful and relaxing even with kids and grandkids! Each child had a spot to relax in and the adults were able to talk. We loved having our family reunion, birthdays and July 4th here. My parents came up twice. They are not in good health so it was perfect for them to come and go as they needed to. You were the perfect host and hostess - helping us with the pool etc. We have made some precious memories here.
Jun 2014
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(48 traveler reviews)

Private Retreat/View - 5 min Dtwn. Brevard
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 58 reviews
5

Best views with best accommodations so close to Brevard NC

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at your house in Brevard...the views are dynamic!!! Probably the bests views of any house we've rented up there so far...and the house was so comfortable...

The play room was perfect for our grandchildren - very comfortable, safe, and entertaining...

The Master Bed was incredible to sleep in...I had to use the step up to get in, which I thought was hilarious.

Your decorating is so great - so tastefully done.

And to our surprise!, you even had a Christmas tree and decorations there!!! - that was amazing to arrive to...really felt so so at home...AND! you had the hot tub readied for our use! - amazing...

The decks are fantastic, all the great stone walls and walkways, the tree house and play yard - every thing!

The drive up the gravel road and then into your driveway is so exciting! so thrilling to arrive to!!! - we all loved it!!!...

You have done such amazing things with the lot - our architect son-in-law was extremely impressed with the use of the sloped land...

We did use the wood stove a little - not a lot, as it wasn't that cold but for one day there...but that was fun to have burning while having that incredible mountain view in front of us while sitting in the living room.

In a nut shell, we would love to return to your home this summer - use the pool, and hear the sounds from the Brevard Music Center echo up the mountain...

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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5

Well maintained and great for families. Fabulous morning view

  • 5 of 5

We were so happy to find Brevard, a charming mountain town close to Asheville. Then we discovered this house which was perfect for our young family. The layout is awesome and the views are spectacular. Truly felt like a home away from home. The home has air hockey, a Lincoln log table, ping pong and a tire swing and that's in the house. One night we did a campfire and smores up by the treehouse and playset. Our girls loved swinging under the stars. Robin and her husband were also so great to work with. We will definitely go back and have told our friends about this house.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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5

Beautiful and so kid-friendly!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and plan to return. Our kids had endless fun in the tree house, on the tire swing, playing air hockey, etc. the views from the porches were unbeatable!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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5

This family getaway has it all!

  • 5 of 5

This house feels more like a home than a vacation rental! It’s very comfortable and beautifully decorated with a tasteful mix of antique, modern and eclectic furnishings and art. The home and entire property are immaculately clean and very well organized. The short drive up the mountain from Brevard is steep, but well worth the view and sense of peacefulness once you arrive at this true getaway. It’s worth getting up in the morning before sunrise to see the cloud cover hovering over Brevard.

There was plenty of room for our teenage sons to have their own space downstairs complete with 2 bedrooms, game room and ping pong on the screened porch! My husband and I enjoyed the hot tub out under the trees beside the pool. It helped sooth our aging aches and pains! We also enjoyed sitting on the upper level screened porch at night to hear the night sounds and music rising from Brevard.

The owners were very helpful to make recommendations for local things to do…..restaurants, hikes, etc. in the Brevard / Asheville area. We would definitely recommend this home for a real family getaway!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

The pictures and the description of the property does not do it justice, it is even more wonderful.

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at this beautiful Brevard home in the mountains and we had a wonderful time. From the time you get up in the morning until the time you fall asleep at night you have beautiful views. What a wonderful way to have breakfast, overlooking the mountains! There were plenty of things to do in the area and plenty of things to do in the house. The pool and hot tub were family favorites. The McCollough family was very helpful in many ways; keeping the pool and hot tub clean and running, giving information and advice about local events and attractions, and being available in case of emergencies. Although our grandchildren enjoyed their "gem mine" experience, the real gem was this house. I would recommend it to anyone and plan to use it again next summer.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Superb views

  • 4 of 5

The property was very nice and well equipped. Lots of toys for our 3 and 5 year olds, lots of games for older kids. Private pool was a big plus as we could leave our pool toys there,and didn't have to cart them back and forth from the house.

The Mountain House was a bit of a challenge for a person who has acrophobia. Very tough drive up to it, and the view took some getting used to.(Don't know what I was thinking- it's a MOUNTAIN house!) But everyone else absolutely loved it.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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geocaching, ceramics and pottery classes, gem mining, cycling, fishing

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Rates & Availability

Brevard House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring Breaks
Mar 4 2017 - Apr 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
Easter
Apr 13 2017 - Apr 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
Summer
May 26 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
$420
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$325
From
$325
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,925
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.75%

THE POOL AND HOT TUB ARE ONLY OPEN DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS, APPROXIMATELY MEMORIAL DAY THROUGH LABOR DAY. When pool is open, higher rate is always in effect.

Holiday rates are the same as summer rates: Labor Day, Memorial Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas/New Years. Minimum days days depending on holiday range from 3 to 7. Please contact owner for more info and direct quote.

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Amenities

Brevard House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) extra double mattress under queen bed in master bedroom
Entertainment:
  • Air Hockey
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
gated play/camp area with swingset, picnic table and fire ring/ custom treehouse

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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