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Special Summer Rates on Fabulous Mt. Cabin on 34 acres

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,322 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Great Views! County of a hundred waterfalls only 45 minutes from AVL

4BR/3Bath plus Loft on 34 acres with lake privileges, near trout streams and hiking. Between Brevard and Cashiers, 40 miles from Asheville. Fabulous mountain views. Close to boating, rafting. Borders Pisgah National Forest. Large Game Room with a sleeper couch and TV. Living Room has 3D HDTV. WiFi throughout and video streaming on all the TV's. Great for large family or two family vacation. The house has two floors plus a loft so it offers lots of privacy for two families or from the kids. The outside lawn with fire pit and treehouse are great for outside fun. There are trails from the property along an old logging trail and through the Rhododendron Forest. There is golfing and skiing within less than 30 minutes. Great restaurants for casual or not so casual dining within 15 to 30 minutes both towards Cashiers and in Brevard. And in the summer you can be our guests and therefor have access to boating on Lake Toxaway. The house does have light carpeting, so please bring house shoes and leave your dirty shoes at the front door.

In the winter, if the weather channel issues warnings the day before your rental date that snow threatens to close the roads, we offer a free rescheduling of your rental date.

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Rita Olschewski
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 10, 2017

About Rita Olschewski

We bought this home 8 years ago and loved the quiet location. There is a stream near by for trout fishing and we built a tree fort. As they got older they wanted to be on a lake, so we built another house on Lake Toxaway where we spend our summer and fall. We still go up to the cabin for hiking and mushroom picking.

Rita Olschewski purchased this house in 2005

Why Rita Olschewski chose Smoky Mountains

This home has fantastic views through huge windows. Even though we are in the woods, there is lots of sun on the porches and lawn. The property is surrounded by woods and National Forest.

What makes this house unique

We fell in love with the quiet serenity of this home. The water fall trails nearby are awesome and Tony's free guided hikes every other Friday make it accessable to every one.

Guestbook comments from the owner

It was an excellent stay. Thank you. It was a phenominal time even though my motorcycle could not handle the driveway. My family enjoyed it very much.
Jun 2014
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Lake Toxaway House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2322 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Upper level, fully carpeted, private bath, Flat Panel TV
    Lower Level 1 - 1 queen , Fully carpeted
    Loft - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Not recommended for children under 12.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upper Level, fully carpeted, flat panel TV
    Gameroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Comfortable queen sleeper couch
    Lower Level Twin Beds - 2 twin/ single , Fully carpeted, Playpen for infant or toddler
  • All bedrooms have plenty of storage and at least one set of extra sheets. The loft is not suitable for children under 12 due to the steep ladder. Two extra sleeping bags and self inflating thin air mattresses have been supplied. A playpen has also been provided for infants and todlers.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
There are several lakes and waterfalls within 15 -30 minute driving distance. There is even a sliding rock park on route 278 that the kids and adults adore, even though the water is very cold. Hiking trails abound throughout Pisgah National forest and several trailheads are less than 15 minutes away.Tony's guided hikes start every Friday at 8:45 at Amore Caffe, 15 minutes from the house. Several Churches nearby have some of the most welcoming members you've ever met. For more information go to my website


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Special Summer Rates on Fabulous Mt. Cabin on 34 acres
average rating of 4.733333 based on 19 reviews

Great time. Wonderful property

  • 5 of 5

It had everything we needed for a great time away from it all. The only thing we couldn't find was the iron to go with the ironing board but that might have just been an oversight on our behalf. Will definitely consider coming back here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place. Great location.

  • 4 of 5

Picturesque, comfortable, quiet (save the soothing chirping of the cicadas), which made sleeping even more enjoyable during our late summer stay with the windows open.

Everything you need for a mountain getaway. The only reason for 4 stars and not 5 is that the Direct TV package did not include ESPN. I know many who don't need TV when vacationing and I seldom do either (except during football season) so I was slightly disappointed that I missed my Gamecocks Saturday night.

I would highly recommend Rita's Hideaway, and (aside from the ESPN issue, oh and maybe some new paddles for the ping pong table), I wish I could have stayed longer.

Will definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wilmington, NC

Perfect Getaway for birthday Surprise

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect location for my husband's surprise 70th birthday. Our kids came from New Jersey, Kansas City, and central North Carolina. The house is gorgeous with the warm all wood interior, soaring ceilings and large windows. Views were great to watch weather change from sun to rain, to fog, and clear at night for moon and star gazing. The house is extremely well equipped, both kitchen-wise and beds/baths and specific instructions/labels made everything easy. The drive up is an adventure but well worth it. Our gang went zip lining at The Gorge in Saluda which was awesome. Plenty to do in the area, or just sit back and relax in quiet peace. Definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic views with peace and quiet

  • 4 of 5

Rita's hideaway is located on very private land on top of a mountain. Get this if nothing else: the views are spectacular! I can only imagine how beautiful it is during autumn.

Now, all that beauty and privacy comes at a price: it's a long and somewhat harrowing drive to town, especially if you are driving a larger vehicle or get car sick. It's about 30-35 minutes to the nearest grocery store in Brevard. In fact, just getting down the mountain is 15-20 minutes.

The cabin itself is great. Soaring ceilings and windows in every room allow you to take in that view. The small kitchen is well stocked with cooking and serving. The only things we couldn't find were an ice cream scoop and a non-metal spatula.

A nice sized open deck out front, screened deck out back, ping pong table in the garage, large fire pit with wood, all make for active and passive relaxation. My kids got up at 6 am to walk one of Rita's trails to a sunrise overlook.

Two bedrooms in the main floor offered comfortable beds and plenty of space. The loft was great for our girls sleeping arrangements. Bathrooms were immaculate and well equipped with towels and such. Downstairs rooms definitely had basement smell, but we're clean and functional. The main floor great room had plenty of seating, but don't plan to get comfy on the's not too comfortable with a very low back that everyone found a bit awkward to sit on. Dining space was small but we fit 7 at the table with a little juggling. The large peninsula counter added space for 2-3 more comfortably. A large round table and chairs sits on the screened porch just off the dining room.

Last point for peace of mind...Rita's caretakers. We had a problem with a smoke detector beeping. You know, when the battery gets low. Normally, I'd just deal with that myself. I even tried to reach it with the ladder I found in the garage. But this one was high on the wall; I just couldn't get to it. So, I called Rita's local contact. They came right over to change the battery. The took care of it and left. 10 minutes later, it started beeping again. I called them back and left a message. 30 minutes later they were back. I felt bad calling them again, but they assured me they'd rather have the call during daylight. It was comforting to know that responsive help was a phone call away.

While we'd probably choose something a bit closer to town next time, if you're looking for a lot of space and tranquility for a larger group, stay here.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great weekend at the Hideaway!

  • 5 of 5

Rita's house was fantastic! We had 10 guys up for the weekend and even with constant rain, the house was perfect. The open living room/kitchen was a great space for entertaining our big crowd, and there was plenty of room to sleep everyone comfortably. Looking forward to hopefully going back here!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great views peace and quiet

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time and hope to return soon. The near 360 views are remarkable.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Cedar Grill
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5.8 Miles
Route 64 or Blue Ridge Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Brown Trout
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
On Wolf Lake
Car: necessary

Near Blue Ridge Parkway and Smokey Mountains. Great hiking and trout fishing. Fabulous fall colors. Remote location for quiet vacations. Close to Asheville, Cherokee, Bryson City. All those locations have rafting, ziplining, hiking and boating opportunities plus theater, movies, antiquing and horseback riding. We're only 30 minutes from Brevard, city of the fantastic Brevard Festival of Music which provides stunning musical performances all summer. 25 minutes from the marina at the lake. Boat rental or canoes may be arranged with enough notice. Parking limited to 5 cars.


Rates & Availability

Lake Toxaway House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Jun 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
4th of July
Jun 29 2017 - Jul 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Jul 6 2017 - Aug 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 7 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Property Damage Protection $79
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $180 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.75%

A renter questionaire must be completed before rental is confirmed.
Payment via Credit/Debit card only. Options for pets ($75) late check out or early check in ($75) or firewood ($75) are available.
The cleaning fee is for 12 people. For monthly rental, optional weekly cleaning at $150 per cleaning.
The security fee of $150 is forfeited when a reservation is cancelled at any time.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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