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Luxury Log Cabin On A Budget- 8 minutes to Harrah's Casino

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

4 bedroom, loft, 3 1/2 bathroom -

KOZY KABIN Luxury Log Cabin On A Budget ***- Book your dream vacation now***: Our cabin is 8 minutes from Harrah's Casino.

Fully furnished cabin.

3 Levels (2,400 sq. ft) - maximum 8 persons.

(includes 4th bedroom, bar, full bath, jacuzzi tub, and pool table

Reminder: Check-In 4:00 pm; Check-out 10:00 am (Strictly Enforced).

The 2 and 3 night stays can only be reserved at any time for the months of January, February, March and September. During the remainder of the year 2/3 night reservations may be made at the earliest 15 days prior to the last minute get-away, if the dates are available.

The lower level 4th bedroom, mini bar, full bath and pool table. Children and adults have fun and enjoy a relaxing game of pool.

The middle level has the kitchen area, living area, master suite, master bath with jacuzzi and french doors open to a covered porch with a state of the art 5-6-person hot tub. Access to the hot tub can also be obtained through the living room area.

The upper level has two bedrooms (2 twin beds, and 1 queen bed) with a full bath and loft.

We have high speed internet in the cabin. Wi-fi range is 250 feet.

The cabin is located in a deeded community. Lower voices and noise after 11:00 pm. NO pets allowed. We do not rent to vacationers under 25 years of age unless accompanied by an older adult. No house party groups allowed and no smoking inside. Ashtrays are provided outside for a smoker’s convenience. The rules above are strictly enforced and if the rules are found to be broken vacationers will be evicted without any refund.

More Details

Owner
Gail Gualemi
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2017

About Gail Gualemi

Welcome to our Kozy Kabin. In 2009, my husband Sal and I decided to build our dream home for our retirement. It was also in 2009, during the early stages of building the cabin, we found out Sal had stage 3 lung cancer. We decided to continue with the building of our cabin, and I'm so glad we did. We made such wonderful memories staying at the cabin whenever we could during the next few years until Sal went home to be with the Lord. In 2009 Sal and I were not ready to retire, and so in late 2012 we decided to let guests see for themselves the beauty, peace, healing and calming effects our cabin and mountain views bestow upon those who visit our cabin.

After Sal's passing, the Lord Blessed me again and I later married a wonderful man who loves me tenderly and the area as much as I do. And one day soon we will retire here. We purchased a vacant lot on the same mountain overlooking the river and we plan to build our new home on it while continuing renting this beautiful cabin to our vacationers.

Gail Gualemi purchased this cabin in 2009

Why Gail Gualemi chose Smoky Mountains

This property allowed Sal and I to build a homesite with mountain views There are many beautiful rivers and waterfalls nearby. The location is within a few minutes to Cherokee. Approximately 10 minutes from Bryson City. It's also approximately 30 miles from Gatlinburg, TN. One hour away from the Biltmore House in Asheville. Nantahala River tubing is very popular and only 25 minutes from the cabin. Or, go tubing in Cherokee and Bryson City. Let's not forget about the nearby National Forests such as, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Blue Ridge Parkway, Pisgah National Forest and Nantahala National Forest.

God has many windows and this beautiful area truly is one of many areas I call "God's Window".

What makes this cabin unique

There are beautiful mountain views. You can look out our windows and see nothing but mountain after mountain.

The weather is perfect for eating outside and what a beautiful breathtaking backdrop view eating your meal on the porch or inside the cabin. Sal and I felt like we were in a fairytale book that became real and alive with magic, love, healing and tranquility. And because of those feelings, we wanted our guests to experience what we had experienced.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Ms. Gualemi,



Just a note to tell you how much my friends enjoyed staying at your Kozy Kabin last weekend. You did not forget anything for your guest's comfort and convenience. I also want to thank you for your gift to our church's food pantry. My wife and I help load shopping carts each Wednesday with 80 needy families and your gift will bless one of those families very well. My wife and I assist in the pantry most Wednesdays and we hear over and over "this is a blessing" and it keeps us going back.



I would like very much to rent your cabin again for a longer stay with family. Hopefully we can in the spring.



Thanks again and I wish you and yours many blessings.





Sincerely,
Oct 2012
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Amenities

Whittier Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Middle Level Master Stuite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , located between 2nd and 3rd bedroom on upper level
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Full Bath in the lower level with pool table
    Bathroom 2 1/2 bath - toilet , w/sink in middle level prior to entering master suite
  • 3.5
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Large walk-in closet
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master suite, Large walk in closet, jacuzzi, shower
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Large walk in closet
    Bedroom 4 Lower Level - 2nd suite - 1 queen , Smaller master suite with walk-in closet.
  • Queen size Beds : (1) One queen bed in the master suite-middle level, (1) queen bed in 2nd suite-lower level, and (1) queen bed in the upper level bedroom. In addition, another upper level bedroom has 2 twin beds. Each bedroom has a walk-in closet.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Coming in 2016 a new pool table.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(94 traveler reviews)

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The property is well-maintained, clean. The location is excellent; easy access to many activities.

  • 4 of 5

Our family enjoyed the cabin very much. It is spacious and comfortable. It served as a great base camp for our active family to enjoy the many outdoor activities available in the area. On the down side, the kitchen is a bit small, particularly for meal preparation for 8-10 people, and the steep hill on which the cabin sits is not conducive to outdoor play by children. Overall, we created good memories with family during our stay and enjoyed the lovely cabin. The Owners were very responsive to our requests.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Patria for the wonderful 4 star review. We truly loved having you and your family visit. We sincerely appreciate your review of how the cabin is clean, spacious, comfortable and accessible to many activities in the area. And yes, we agree, the kitchen counter space is small. For us when we stay at the cabin, we use the dining tabletop as well as utilizing the counter space while prepping our food. I do however hear on many occasion from vacationers that they want to cook very little because they are on vacation. I can relate to that. I can also relate to those that prefer to cook and enjoy a warm quite conversation with a hearty home cooked meal. We have two picnic tables outside that families use and what a beautiful backdrop scene of mountains and nature we have to dine by as a yummy meal is partaken. We are so happy you and your family created great memories during your stay. Enjoy the remainder of your summer, and many Blessings Patria to you and your family always!
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5

Nice Cabin

  • 5 of 5

The Cabin was very nice and had everything we needed to enjoy the weekend. The homeowners were very responsive to any questions we had. I would definitely stay here again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Daniel for your 5 star review. We truly appreciate you and your guests staying at our beautiful cabin. We look forward to your return visit in the near future. In the meantime, have a wonderful summer! God Bless you and your guests always!
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5

Lovely!

  • 5 of 5

I love coming back to this cabin every year! Gail is fabulous to work with and the cabin really is lovely, open and spacious. I look forward to coming back again next June.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Judi for being our loyal vacationer and rating us again with 5 stars. We love having you, along with family and guests back every year. Many Blessings to you, your family and friends always!
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4

Great home with beautiful views

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful home

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Karen for your reivew and stating "Great home with beautiful views". We welcome you and your guests back anytime. God Bless!
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5

Great cabin

  • 5 of 5

Very good owner communication on a few repairs. Best Brno I have used

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Frank for stating this is the best vrbo and "Great cabin" you have used. Thank you also for understanding and allowing the service technician repair that dripping shower head. It bugs me to no end when there is a small drlp and the drip would keep me awake at night. I didn't want my guests to listen to it drip water during their stay. Frank, we look forward to your next visit. Have a blessed remainder of the year!
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5

Very nice cabin, well kept and Kozey!!!

  • 5 of 5

We theroughly enjoyed your cabin and all it had to offer. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you JD for the 5 star review and also texting me after you left the cabin telling me you enjoyed the cabin very much and that you're spreading the word to family and friends of how clean it is. It truly means a lot to hear your testimony. We sincerely look forward to having you visit again in the near future. God Bless you JD, your family and friends.
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Map

Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Asheville, North Carolina
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Bryson City
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Cherokee
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Bryson City
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Maggie Valley
Car: necessary

A special message from owners, ...

We built Kozy Kabin brand new in 2009. My late husband and I found a sign that best described our dream and love for one another and hung it in the living room area that reads, “Two Hearts, Two Lives, One Dream for a Life Time of Love”, and it is our sincere pleasure to share our cabin and mountain to our guests! We are from Florida and the thought of owning a real log cabin and one day retiring in the Smoky Mountains excited us beyond belief. The beautiful country heart pine, wood floors and walls, large picture window, bronze metal roof and the vaulted ceiling was our dream come true!

Honeymooners, those celebrating second honeymoons, anniversaries and all the special occasions...especially love our beautiful mountain views from the porch, living room as well as our large picture window in the loft. I call Kozy Kabin our “Healing Cabin”. We had several guests stay for a week that were recuperating from major surgery and illnesses such as heart disease and cancer. The beauty of the mountains and comfort of our cabin soothes the stress and brings comfort to the soul. Kozy Kabin is also perfect for a Couples Getaway...romantic and the feel of living in a tree house! It's also perfect for a Girlfriends Getaway...so many things to do...and that's without leaving the cabin! But most of all...Kozy Kabin is perfect for families....families that want to create awesome unforgettable memories of time spent together.

Located only a few minutes from Bryson City and Cherokee, we offer a great location centrally located to many towns and vacation activities... (we think the best location of all)... right in the midst of everything ... an easily accessible road (that means you don't have to drive a 4-wheel drive vehicle), a long driveway we just paved, wonderful views that you will fall in love with, and nature at its best... Recent guests were thrilled to discover Elk in Cherokee (5 minutes from our cabin) on their trip back from Gatlinburg, TN.

The cabin has 2,400 + sq. feet of living area, with a large great room that has a vaulted ceiling, an open floor plan, four bedrooms plus a loft overlooking beautiful mountain views, three and half bathrooms, a large open porch and a covered porch where you will enjoy the wonderful mountain breezes and because we love games, we have a room with a pool table in the lower level with the fourth bedroom...we also have a large state-of-the-art 5-6 person hot tub for adults to use on our covered porch, which is accessible from the french doors in the master suite, or the living room area.

We are just a few minutes away from Bryson City... known as the 'Outdoor Adventure' capital of the Great Smoky Mountains. Bryson City is a 'real' town...it isn't overrun with tourists, and it has its own special quaintness and charm. With the terrain, outfitters and guides, Bryson City qualifies as the center of outdoor adventure in the Southeast. For four decades, the Nantahala Outdoor Center in Bryson City has provided rafting, paddling instruction, and supplies to adventurers of all ages.

We are centrally located for all of the Smokey Mountain activities! Bryson City offers unparalleled views, along with miles of hiking and biking trails (hike the Appalachian Trail...it is only 15 minutes from Kozy Kabin), mountain golf at the Smokey Mountain Country Club, or Cherokee Golf Club and the scenic Great Smokey Mountain Railroad. Nearby Fontana Lake is a beautiful mountain lake where you can swim, fish, and rent a pontoon boat for either half or the entire day.

Also nearby is the Nantahala Outdoor Center for white-water rafting and kayaking, horseback riding, and the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway. Some of the most strenuous and scenic mountain biking trails in the east are found in the Tsali Recreation Area near Bryson City, Cherokee (where you can try your luck at Harrah's Casino or go to the wonderful new movie theatre), Gem Mining, and Deep Creek for tubing, hiking, horseback riding and picnics. Western North Carolina is absolutely great for flea-markets and antiquing ...and... maybe best of all, Ingles Supermarket is only 20 minutes away, and Food Lion in Cherokee is 10 minutes away.

Take 441 in Cherokee to Gaitlinberg, TN, which Gaitlinberg is only 35 minutes from our cabin..that is... if you don't stop and inhale the magnificent mountain views along the way.

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Rates & Availability

Whittier Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
July-August
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 13 2017
2 night minimum stay
$196
 
 
August
Aug 14 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$196
 
 
September
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$196
 
 
October
Oct 3 2017 - Oct 6 2017
2 night minimum stay
$196
 
 
October
Oct 26 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$196
 
 
November
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$196
 
 
December
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$196
 
 
December
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 7 2018
4 night minimum stay
$196
 
 
Jan
Jan 8 2018 - Jan 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
$196
 
 
February
Feb 1 2018 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
$196
 
 
March
Mar 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
$196
 
 
April
Apr 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
$196
 
 
May
May 1 2018 - May 10 2018
2 night minimum stay
$196
 
 
June
Jun 1 2018 - Jun 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
$196
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$196
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/hot-tub/Linen $206 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.75%

Maximum Occupancy is 8 persons. Check-In: 4:00 pm and Check-out: 10:00 am - Strictly enforced as we require enough time to thoroughly clean 3 levels and ground area.

Rent all 3 levels between $196.00 & $225.00 nightly, $206.00 cleaning fee, 10.75% State and County Tax, and Travel site fee. Third ground level includes pool table, mini bar, 4th bedroom, full bath and additional living area.

2/3 Night rental requests cannot be reserved in advance unless it is for the months of January, February and March During the rest of the year the 2/3 night stays are available to those who want a last minute upcoming get-away (call/inquire within 15 days prior to anticipated stay) if the days are available.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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