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Pine Crest Cabin in Mirror Lake area of Highlands, NC 2 miles from town


Last updated: 05/08/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Beautiful Highlands Mountain Cabin in quiet neighborhood very close to town

I owner manage this property my self. My VRBO Calendar is up to date and I handle payment directly with all clients. I also pay the NC accommodation bed tax so there are no additional fees or taxes. Pine Crest Cabin is located in the friendly quiet neighborhood of Mirror Lake in Highlands, NC. The cabin is only a short drive to downtown where you will find superb dining and unique shopping. Highlands is located at an elevation over 4100 feet and is known for its cool summer weather and wonderful hiking trails which include many waterfalls and perfect mountain views.

We have completely renovated Pine Crest Cabin over the last several years and everything has been updated including adding hardwood floors, wood ceilings and a central HVAC system. Our cabin is a very comfortable and cozy 2 bedroom/2 bath home furnished with beautiful American and European Antiques furnishings from our family antique store Jacqueline Adams Antiques located in Atlanta. You will feel very relaxed in the morning sitting on the front porch drinking coffee or watching the sunset over the wooded ridge from the expansive back deck with brand new out door furniture. The cabin has a nice mountain ridge view with a grill out on the large back deck. There is very easy access into the cabin with only one step up into the cabin and everything is on one level.

The large kitchen is fully equipped and is a dream to work in with all of its space and the butcher block as the center island. The two private bedrooms each have wonderful new bedding and bath linens, pillows and quilts with nice size closets. The master bedroom has an attached bathroom with shower/tub and a double vanity. The guest bedroom has a full bathroom directly across the hall. The family room has a wonderful stone fireplace and another wall filled with books for your reading pleasure. There is also a stackable washer/dryer available for your laundry needs. Pine Crest Cabin is a very comfortable homey rental for either a quick long weekend or an extended stay.

Highlands is a wonderful escape from the hustle and bustle of city life or from the heat of the summer. Each season there are so many different things to do. There are a wide variety of wonderful restaurants ranging from 5 star rated fine dining to casual fun places to grab a sandwich. The downtown area has wonderful shopping which include high end designer clothing shops, art galleries, candy and ice cream shops and several antique stores. It is a pleasure just walking thru town with our two Yorkshire Terrier dogs. We also like to walk the dogs down to Mirror Lake to see the ducks or to the Botanical Gardens to go for a walk near the lake in the woods/gardens. Highlands also hosts several cultural, automotive, culinary, and art related weekends during the summer. Also, if you love wine all the restaurants have great wine lists with experienced sommelier’s. During the summer there are always a nice selection of theater events to attend at several different local area playhouses (very unusual for a town of this size!). Make time to attend one of the events at the Bascom Art Center. Nearby you will find the lovely town of Cashiers and nearby Lake Toxaway which are both wonderful to visit.

Highlands is a resort like destination with the renowned Old Edwards Inn. We love to go to the Old Edwards Inn Wine Garden or Madison's restaurant and when we have time visit their world renowned Spa for a massage or facial. There are so many great restaurants to list here but we just want to mention a couple of our favorites (On the Verandah overlooking Lake Sequoyah, Wolfgangs on Main for their seafood and Paoletti's for Italian and we can tell you about several others...too many to list) If you have never been to Highlands, I think you should come visit our town up in the mountains! We have been visiting Highlands since 1989 and have many great suggestions to make your vacation special.

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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/08/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1732 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 25...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Case by case approval...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 1: 1 double

    Master Suite with private bathroom and sliding door to deck...moreless

  • Master bedroom has Flat Screen TV/Cable and sliding glass door out to deck and guest bedroom is quite large with lots of windows....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Master bath has double vanity...moreless

  • Both have been newly updated and master bath has a double vanity.

Other Amenities

  • We are very familiar with the Highlands area please ask us any questions you might have. Spa treatments including massage are available at the Old Edwards Inn. ...moreless


  • Books:

    Lots of books all different subject matters...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Bose portable speaker unit...moreless

  • Television:

    New flat screen TV's in living room and master bedroom...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    5 Minute drive to downtown just a couple of miles...moreless

  • Lake View:

    View the lake in the winter from large back deck. Mirror lake is located close by and is great for watching the ducks....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Mountain Ridge View from expansive back deck...moreless

  • Resort:

    Highlands, NC is a Mountain Resort Small Town ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    Right near sliding door with access to new grill. Round antique table seats four....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Linens Provided:

    Plush white linens...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Fireplace, comfortable sofa and chairs and bookcases. Flat Screen TV. Rocking chairs with bookcases full of interesting books....moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking for 2-3 cars but be careful parking in carport. Inquire about parking for trailers at nearby lot....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Plush colored towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Brand new small stack unit...moreless


  • Kitchen:

    Good size fully equipped kitchen with center island....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:



  • Boat:

    Kayaks and canoe's available for rent at several of the nearby lakes...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Front deck with chairs and table great place to drink morning coffee. Very large back deck with view of sunset and a great location to drink a glass of wine. Ridge view and very private....moreless

  • Golf:

    Many different public golf courses in Highlands...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Nearby rentals...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Very nice front yard which is landscaped and maintained. We have flower pots and seasonal flowers planted....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    New grill with new utensils ...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Snow tubing available nearby 10 miles...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Public tennis courts available...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Town of Highlands Recreational Pool This indoor pool is open all year and is brand new! Great to take grand children or for excercise....moreless



from 4 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$165 $175
Sat, Sun
$1,000 $4,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee $125
  • Pet Fee $125


Rates are subject to change before confirmed booking. Refunds allowed before final payment due. Pet approval based on weight and breed. Currently we do not accept cats. I pay the bed tax of 10% and do not charge this to you. I also do not charge a rental management fee. I may consider weekend rentals at higher rate based on availability and time of year.

I handle all of the payment directly not through VRBO...keeping costs down for you. Rates are subject to change.

1/2 deposit of total required to reserve rental. Final payment due 4 weeks prior to rental.

We accept payment by check. We do accept credit cards but will charge a 3.5% fee . Damage deposit is required in check form. Cleaning fee and pet fee are extra each $125.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/08/2017
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140 Miles
Nearest Airport
Atlanta, GA or Ashville, NC
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Ugly Dog Pub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Too many to list in Highlands, NC
140 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 64
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Many in downtown and surrounding area
10 Miles
Nearest Ski
Snow tubing

Car: Necessary

Visit one of the many rivers/waterfalls including Dry Falls, Glen Falls, Cullasja River Gorge and Falls. Hike the beautiful Whiteside Mountain.

Quiet neighborhood with very little traffic or road noise.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: Vicki and Chuck Beam I manage this property myself and own several other properties in Hilton Head Island SC. We live in Alpharetta, GA 20 miles north of Atlanta and my family owns an antique store located in Buckhead.

Why the Owner Chose Mirror Lake (Highlands, NC, USA):
We loved the quiet location of the Mirror Lake neighborhood and love the fact that Highlands NC is only a 2 1/2 hour drive from our house in Alpharetta. We completely renovated the house from top to bottom both inside and outside. It was a labor of love and took several years to complete. The house is all on one level and is very comfortable and cozy being a great size for a getaway. After my grandmother purchased a house up in Highlands we started regularly coming up to visit her and fell in love with the area.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Very close to town in the quiet neighborhood of Mirror Lake. Dog friendly cabin with central air conditioning and very large back deck. Beautiful sunsets over mountain ridge viewed from back deck. My dogs love the great walking neighborhood with the cool air and gentle hills. Fireplace with plenty of firewood. House is cozy for fall and winter getaway.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/08/2017

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  • Pine Crest Cabin in Mirror Lake area of Highlands, NC
2 miles from town

    Pine Crest Cabin in Mirror Lake area of Highlands, NC 2 miles from town

  • Front Yard

    Front Yard

  • Breakfast/Dining Room

    Breakfast/Dining Room

  • Dining room with seating for four

    Dining room with seating for four

  • Back Porch with Dining Area and Chairs

    Back Porch with Dining Area and Chairs

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Guest bedroom

    Guest bedroom

  • Backyard view

    Backyard view

  • Sunset and Trees View from the Porch

    Sunset and Trees View from the Porch

  • Highlands, NC

    Highlands, NC

  • Highlands, NC

    Highlands, NC

  • Highlands, NC

    Highlands, NC

  • Living room with stone fireplace

    Living room with stone fireplace

  • Kitchen with butcher block island

    Kitchen with butcher block island

  • View from back deck

    View from back deck

  • Bathroom


  • Front Porch

    Front Porch

  • Side view of house

    Side view of house

  • Front Porch

    Front Porch

  • Carport and side enterance

    Carport and side enterance

  • Highlands, NC

    Highlands, NC

  • Highlands, NC

    Highlands, NC

VRBO #574485

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Monday, May 22, 2017

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