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Backyard Waterfall & Stream, Hot Tub, Pool Table: Total Serenity

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2-1/2 Bath With Waterfall & Stream Views From Every Room & Deck

Extremely peaceful and quiet fully appointed home with a breathtaking 35-foot wide, 40-foot cascading waterfall. The falls cascade into a rushing 30-foot wide mountain stream that meanders towards your 2-level balcony and gently turns downward just steps from your home. This gem of a residence is hidden out of sight in Laurel Falls, a private gated community of multi-acre, private homes.

This is the owner's 2nd home. Therefore, the house is detailed, furnished and maintained as such. We hope you, too, will enjoy the comfort of our home and make memories you will cherish forever.

The main level enters from a covered carport, into an open great room with a large stone & reclaimed barn-wood fireplace. The great room provides plenty of entertainment: a tournament size pool table, felt lined game table, leather couches & chairs, with a flat screen TV, DVD, streaming your favorites on our high speed wireless internet. The kitchen is well equipped with electric appliances and a 3-seat breakfast area bar. The dining room table and beautifully upholstered chairs include views of the waterfall, stream and upper balcony. Walking out onto the balcony, you will be in awe of the spectacular natural waterfall and its rushing mountain stream, both of which can be seen from every room of the house. The deck also includes very comfortable padded furniture, views of the forest and streams on all 3 sides, plus a Ducane gas grill for the perfect family meal.

Going downstairs leads you to The Master Suite, with a private gas fireplace, a private walk in closet, vanity sink and separate shower. Two cozy guest bedrooms, both with direct views of the waterfall: one with queen and the other with 2 double beds. The master and one of the bedrooms open to the wide open balcony and it’s new, 6-person hot tub… all facing the forest, waterfall, stream and endless nighttime star gazing.

Natural stone walkway leads from the house to your private natural stream side fire pit. Many-a-trout has been caught by fly in your private stream. Wading boots and walking sticks provided for stream wading, hiking and (if you’re bold) showering under the waterfall!

Three mountain bikes available upon request. Within biking distance is the trail head entry to Panthertown trails. Many other hiking and biking trail locations available by short car ride.

Local Property Management and Maintenance always available on call.

Remote location requires some driving on a winding mountain gravel road.


Groovin' on the Green summer concert series. Most Friday nights in the summer, @ Village at 6:30!

Sapphire Valley Kids Camp, half or full day. Reservations required.

Sapphire Valley Antiques to Zip Lines and Concert on the Slopes.

Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival June 25 Aug. 6th. World's greatest music, internationally-known performers, beautifully intimate settings.

July 4th- Fireworks Extravaganza on the Cashiers Green/coolers & lawn chairs welcome/free.

The Cashiers Historical Society Designer Showhouse is held each year in mid-August and goes for two weeks.

The 2017 Leaf Festival in October features music, shopping, dining and a whole lot of fun for the whole family.

More Details

Ann Bie
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2018

About Ann Bie

Professional living in West Palm Beach area and, when possible, enjoys getting away to mountains of North Carolina.

Ann Bie purchased this house in 2006

Why Ann Bie chose Glenville

The waterfall is breathtaking. The stream is pristine. Complete privacy, away from it all. So many nature oriented activities for all ages.

What makes this house unique

This home is peacefully nestled in the forest on the banks of a pristine mountain stream and 40' waterfall, yet local property management is available 24x7.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Ann! Just wanted to thank you again for the use of your house! I can’t begin to tell you what a great time my kids and I had that week! We loved the house and it’s setting! Being in the mountains and having the creek & waterfall & swimming hole in the “backyard” was magical, and a wonderful experience for my kids & I (and our dogs……they had a blast too!) Kids loved having a pool table and a card table and both were utilized daily. The hot tub was relaxing after a day of hiking, and sitting in it with the falls in full view was wonderful! I loved the fact that the kids couldn’t text and had to verbally communicate amongst themselves & with friends….oh the horror!! ☺ Please say hello to Steve for us…..he was a pleasure to deal with and his knowledge & advice on the house & area was a huge help to us! I trust that he found the house in fine shape on our departure date?? We made sure to keep it clean and tidy, we vacuumed daily and did all the dishes & laundry before we left. We managed to squeeze a lot into the week we were there. We hiked and saw many waterfalls that week. Some that we visited were Turtle back, Dry, Laurel, Silver Run, Rainbow, Sliding Rock, Hickory Nut, Looking glass, Drift, Cullasaja, Bridal Veil and 5 or 6 others. We also rented a tritoon boat on Lake Glenville, along with a tube, and had a blast pulling the kids around the lake! We beached the boat on one of the islands and ate lunch & swam in the lake…..dogs too!! Also saw a Bald eagle at the lake…..what a beautiful bird it was, and was our 1st time seeing one in the wild! A great experience! We went to Cherokee and saw “Unto These Hills” and was very impressed ( and saddened) by the presentation of the Cherokee history! Also went to Chimney Rock Park….that was beautiful!! We went to the GSM National Park too, and saw 3 Elk, which was the 1st time we saw them in the wild……..what impressive creatures they are too! We also saw deer, mostly driving up the gravel roads to your home! No bear or mountain lions or rattle snakes, but we aren’t complaining about that! ☺ We ate out 2x, and the other nights we cooked or BBQ’d at the house! Very cool cooking on the deck and listening to the sound of the waterfall. Kids and dogs swam in the creek while I cooked, and then I utilized the bell on the deck to call them in.
Aug 2014
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Glenville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , Walk in closet
    Outside 2nd & 3rd Bedrooms - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2 sinks
    Upstairs Bathroom - Just off Kitchen
  • 2-1/2 bathrooms: half bath on upper floor, full bathroom in master and full bath off entry to 2nd and 3rd bedrooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 queen , View of waterfall & stream, steps from hot tub on balcony
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , View of waterfall and stream
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , View of waterfall and stream, steps onto balcony and hot tub
  • Three bedrooms on lower floor: Master, 2nd bedroom with 1 queen and 3rd bedroom with 2 full size beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 3 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


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average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

This place is spectacular!! The pictures don’t do it justice!!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely LOVED our stay here!! The view of the waterfall is unbelievable. The house has plenty of room & is very enjoyable. We had 4 kids & they loved it!! We fished in the stream & hiked up to the waterfall. There is a fire pit right by the stream that we loved too! The hot tub was amazing as well with a perfect view of the waterfall. We slept with the sliding doors open to hear the waterfall every night & it was perfect! Be prepared for the drive in & out of the house! It’s another 10 minutes from the gate. And follow her directions as they are perfect!! Try to get groceries before you go due to the drive in! Ingles & Cashiers farmers market are abt 2-4 minutes apart. The farmers market is one of my favorite places to stop when I’m Cashiers!! We look forward to returning to this amazing place!!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I love the house and the waterfall

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for me not real fancy the pool table was a big hit and of course the best part of the whole thing is it's got the best waterfall in the area right out your window everything worked in the house Internet was a little sketchy and TV but I wasn't there to do the Internet or watch TV The house had a real homey feeling like you were staying at your best friends house I would recommend this house to anybody who wants a quiet peaceful time hiking fishing waiting in the streams in viewing the most beautiful waterfall around I want to go back!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Relaxing, unplugged week. Would suggest having 4 wheel drive or something better than city tires when you decide to go, as we almost didn’t make it back up and out of the gravel driveway in my car. After several attempts we made it out. Luckily we took two vehicles and the truck had no issues so we used that for grocery runs and venturing out.

Everything was great, the pictures really do not do this home and property justice. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A memorable Thanksgiving

  • 5 of 5

My husband, myself and our 2 dogs spent a glorious Thanksgiving week in Great Falls Retreat - it was just what we needed to unwind from our busy lives. The cabin is well appointed - we were very comfortable and loved being able to view and hear the amazing waterfall from all the windows at the back. The kitchen is well appointed - we cooked our Thanksgiving meal in it and had everything we needed. It was great having a wood burning fireplace - my husband kept us 'toasty' while we played pool and watched movies (the only problem we had was that we couldn't watch HBO Go due to slow streaming speed - but it didn't matter as most of the time we found ourselves just gazing out at the waterfall - or relaxing in the hot tub). We took long walks from the cabin, which the dogs thoroughly enjoyed- and saw very few cars - but did see deer. We went into Cashiers for our groceries (Ingles), and spent a day in Brevard - other than that we just enjoyed the cabin, garden and waterfall. We came back to Florida revitalized and refreshed. We are hoping to return to the cabin in the summer and bring our son so that he can see and enjoy the waterfall as much as we did.

Ann, the owner, was great at communicating and was easy to work with, and Steve who managed the property was very helpful, and seemed very concerned that we were happy with everything.

Thank you for sharing your little piece of paradise with us - we can't wait to go back !!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Easy to communicate with homeowner.

  • 5 of 5

Great place! The waterfall is stunning and so relaxing! We hope to book again!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greensboro, AL

The perfect combonation of seclusion and convenience! Comfortable, clean, and beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We came to hike, see waterfalls, and view the total eclipse. The waterfall in the property's back yard, rivals any that we saw during the week! The entire property was gorgeous, and tranquil. As soon as you get to the house you feel like you've arrived in another world.

The house was spacious and comfortable. We had 2 families of 4, and had more than enough space for us all.

I can't recommend this place highly enough! It was our best vacation ever!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
53 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport - AVL
Nearest Barpub
10.5 Miles
Ugly Dog Pub - 25 Frank Allen Rd, Cashiers
Nearest Golf
12.1 Miles
Sapphire National Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
9.3 Miles
Canyon Kitchen
Nearest Ski
9.8 Miles
Sapphire Valley, Nantahala National Forest
Car: necessary

We love Cornucopia restaurant and Bucks Coffee Cafe in downtown Cashiers... Please plan on checking in no earlier than 3 pm and checking out no later than 10 AM.. If you need an exception, please call and ask, as we will accommodate you if we don't have back to back departure/arrival on the same day. Thank you!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $100
Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Home is a true mountain getaway and involves some travel on winding gravel roads. Please plan on checking in no earlier than 3 pm and checking out no later than 10 am. If you need an exception, please call and ask, as we will accommodate you if we don't have back to back departure/arrival on the same day. Thank you!

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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