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Bedrooms 1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Villa (62-A) Lakefront Mountian View

Come enjoy the quiet serenity of this peaceful villa sitting on the side of a lake surrounded by the Nantahala Forest. This villa is located in prestigious Mill Creek Country Club in Franklin, NC. Activities abound in the area. You can spend your day hiking one of the many trails in the area, rafting or kayaking on one of the many rivers close by, renting and riding a bicycle along The Little Tennesee River Greenway, viewing some of the most gorgeous waterfalls on the east coast, or simply relaxing in the serenity and quietness of this villa. Sit out on your screen porch and watch the turtles, the fish, the geese and yes, the beaver family as they frolick in the water. You are only 35 miles from the entrance to The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, 66 miles from Gatlinburg, TN and 18 miles from Highlands, NC. The drives to each of these will afford you the opportunity for some of the most beautiful sightseeing anywhere! The villa is located in an extremely quiet area but is convenient to town and restaurants. If you are a golfer, you will love the beautiful and challenging 18 hole golf course. If you are a walker, you will love the quiet walks throughout the country club. In the summer you will love the cool, refreshing air in the mornings and evenings. In the fall you will marvel at the beauty of the leaves. In the winter you will enjoy the snow and warm fireplace. In the spring you will be amazed as the mountains come back alive with new growth. The Great Smoky Mountain Center For The Performing Arts is located within 5 miles, so catch some excellent entertainment. If the gambler exists in you, Harrah's Casino in in Cherokee, NC is a 30 minute drive. This villa affords you the opportunity to be very active or the opportunity to sit back and simply relax and enjoy all the serenity around you.

Please note that there is no hard line telephone in this villa. Verizon is the only wireless service that has good reception--if you use another carrier, you will have very spotty service from this area. If you are going to stay for a prolonged time period, you may wish to purschase a 'pay as you go phone' using Verizon service.

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Janice Hightower
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2017

About Janice Hightower

We purchased this villa as our vacation getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. We came to love the area so much, that we purchased a permanent home and moved to to Franklin in June of 2012.

Janice Hightower purchased this villa in 2009

Why Janice Hightower chose Smoky Mountains

We love sitting on the screen porch overlooking the small lake and having that morning cup of coffer as we watch the fog lift off the lake. We enjoy that afternoon glass of wine as the geese fly in for the evening. We love the ring of mountains surrounding the villa and the serenity and quietness of it ALL!

What makes this villa unique

Absolutely one of the safest areas you will ever visit. Residents of Mill Creek Country Club leave their doors open and windows up. The country club is a gated community and you will feel safe at all times.


Franklin Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • 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 4
  • King size beds (1) King size iron bed, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Leather pull out high quality queen size sleeper sofa
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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(27 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews

Tranquility Personified!!!

  • 5 of 5

After a wonderful ride through the foothills and mountains of SC and NC, and a stop in downtown Franklin. We arrived to the peace and tranquility of the villa on the lake. We were greeted by the very friendly and helpful neighbors and assured that we were in the right place. We then enjoyed a very quiet and peaceful couple of nights lounging in the modern comforts of the villa. Everything was as described and the attraction information was most helpful. All in all it was a great weekend getaway!! We look forward to our visit!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kevin--Thank you so much for the review.I will agree that the villa setting offers lots of tranquility which is what lots of us need after a long week of working. We hope that you and your wife will return to Franklin again in the future.
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Peaceful Sanctuary

  • 5 of 5

All our time at the villa was spent on the screen porch, enjoying the sights and sounds of nature. The ceiling fan provided a nice breeze and made the 87 degree afternoon quite comfortable. The interior rooms were extremely clean and tastefully decorated. We look forward to a return visit.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lorna--Thanks so much for the review. Yes, it sure was rather warm during your visit. Glad you were able to stay comfortable on the porch. We hope that you will contact us again on your next trip to these beautiful mountains. We will try and order you some cooler weather next time!!
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So cozy!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this villa. It was cozy and so welcoming. Loved the peaceful mornings looking over the lake. We had everything we needed! The owners are wonderful and kind people. I felt at home and would defiantly stay there again!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rhonda--Thanks so much for staying 2 weeks in our villa. Glad the villa and the surroundings were to your satisfaction. Hope the next time you come to Franklin to visit family, you will stay with us again!
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Goodlettsville, TN

Don & Toni, Goodletsville, TN

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to relax, I was on the porch every morning waiting to see what wildlife animals would show up each morning. the villa was well decorated with all the comforts of home, Richard & Janice made sure our stay was enjoyable. We discovered the location through our friends Celia & Don who reside close by. I had forgot that places like this existed. Each day we visited different areas and enjoyed all the shops and great restaurants. The villa was so comfortable and enjoyable we would have been just as happy to stay in each day. Thanks for sharing your villa with us and we will be returning soon. Having WiFi available was a plus.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Don and Toni--Thanks so much for your kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at the villa. Yes, Franklin is a nice quiet little town--not to even mention the beautiful mountains all around. Looking forward to your return trip and hoping the rain will stay at bay this next time.
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Great little Villa

  • 5 of 5

My gilfriend and I had a great time here. They villa was very accommodating. The neighborhood was very quiet and we enjoyed sitting in the screen porch and watching the turtles, fish, and a beaver/otter, or something like that swim around. Will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Canton, MI

Father/Son Spring Break

  • 5 of 5

My son and I decided to go to Franklin for some gem mining/golfing/hiking in the area. We looked at hotels originally, but settled on the villa. What a great choice!! We stayed at the villa 3 nights and really enjoyed the peaceful setting, the view of the lake right outside the screened in porch and its location close to town. The owners (Janice) were great. She sent us all the information (mining brochures, restaurant suggestions, hiking locations, etc.) for our trip ahead of time so that we could have time to review and plan our days. We really enjoyed our stay and if going back to the area, this would be the place we would choose to stay again. I would highly recommend staying here. Super clean and nicely equipped with two TVs, Wifi, full kitchen, linens, and even had some laundry detergent to clean our dirty clothes from the mines.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mark--so glad you and your son had a good time here in the mountains. Glad your gem mining was successful and can't wait to hear about your cut stones. We hope you will consider a return visit at some time in the future.
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Payments Accepted: Cash, Check, and Charge Cards

$200.00 Deposit required at time of reservation.
Balance is due two weeks prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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