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Blue Shutter Cottage at Bear Paw - Great Mountain Getaway!

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

1 bedroom, 1 bath cottage in quiet community near Hiwassee Lake (Sleeps 2-4)

The BLUE SHUTTER COTTAGE is in the residential community of Bear Paw, a private gated community in the Southern Appalachian Mountains of southwestern North Carolina. The guard station at the only entrance is staffed 24/7, making this remote location quite welcoming and safe! Bear Paw is the only community located on HIWASSEE LAKE with a full-service MARINA. The lake is almost completely surrounded by protected PUBLIC LAND with great boating, fishing & hiking opportunities. At Bear Paw you get the best of both worlds: a quiet, beautiful, remote mountain setting with a family-friendly, community atmosphere!

The Blue Shutter Cottage is a cozy one bedroom, one bath cottage. It's just two cottages away from the pool and clubhouse...yet it is tucked back against the mountain to insure privacy. Even though it's a charming early 20th century structure that was part of the original Hiwassee Dam village, it's been completed modernized with all the 21st century conveniences. Although the cottage doesn't currently have internet service, free secure WiFi is available 24/7 at the clubhouse that is within sight of the house. A land line telephone with free long distance in the continental U.S. is provided in the cottage!

The LIVING/DINING ROOM ... has a sleeper sofa, flat screen TV with ample satellite service and a DVD player, along with a dining table and chairs.

The KITCHEN ... has everything you need to prepare that special meal, including a refrigerator, stove & oven, crock pot, microwave, DISHWASHER, coffee maker, kitchen utensils, dishes, and pots & pans. A small washer & dryer are also provided for your convenience.

The large BEDROOM... has a KING SIZE BED... linens are provided, pillows, dresser and a spacious closet. The BATHROOM... includes a hair dryer & fluffy towels.

The SCREENED PORCH has rocking chairs to enjoy your morning coffee or tea, and the open DECK has a gas grill, along with a table and chairs to enjoy your meals and a view of the wooded hillside.

There is lots of room for parking, so bring your boat or rent one from the marina. Come... enjoy the fresh mountain air. You will make memories that are priceless. Visit bearpawcottagerental(dot)com for more photos and information. We've tried to anticipate your every vacation need!

Recently VRBO/Homeaway has instituted a new "Book it now" feature and essentially made it mandatory that we make it available to prospective guests. It works well and is secure, however it includes a service fee that goes to the company, even though we as owners have already paid the company a substantial amount to have this listing. You can avoid this service fee by booking directly through us either by mailing a personal check (if there is time) or booking securely through our web site link using a major credit card or PayPal account. In order to go this route, use the blue "Send Email" link instead of the "Request to Book" button at the top and I'll send instructions.

Keywords: Vacation Home, cabin, cottage, rental, mountain getaway, Bear Paw
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Owner

Member since: 2005

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/20/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    singles under 21 years of age must be accompanied by a parent...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Pond, playground, and swimming pool all in easy walking distance....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Some board games, puzzles and playing cards provided...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    155 channels +locals provided, but not guaranteed...moreless

  • Television

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Winery Tours

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Heat & Air...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance:

    Unlimited long distance calling in the continental U.S....moreless

  • Telephone:

    provided, but not guaranteed...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    There is a tennis court across the street from the cottage...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Large outdoor pool (Memorial Day-Labor Day)...moreless

 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter/Spring
Dec 1 - May 14, 2017
2 night min stay
$65
$325 $850
Summer
May 15 - Sep 14, 2017
2 night min stay
$85
$485
Fall
Sep 15 - Nov 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$75
$375 $1,275
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$75
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • Cleaning Fee $50

Notes:

VRBO/Homeaway incorrectly calculates the price for stays of 8-13 nights in their auto-generated quotes. Please contact us directly for a quote if you are planning a stay of more than 7 nights!

Although we are happy to try to accommodate last minute travel plans, we are much more likely to give a discount on dates booked more than 30 days in advance. We both have other full-time jobs, making it sometimes difficult to make preparations with only a few days notice.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: Philip & I first rented Blue Shutter Cottage as newlyweds in 2006. He had visited Bear Paw with his family as a child and I surprised him with a weekend getaway there! His mother lived at Bear Paw until she was in the 7th grade, as her father worked for TVA helping to build Hiwassee Dam. The village at Bear Paw was originally constructed as housing for the workers and their families because the area was not really settled back in the 1930s. Philip is a Clay County, NC native, born and raised on a small working farm. I'm originally from Nashville, Tennessee. We both are employed by nonprofit conservation organizations that, in different ways, work to preserve quality of life for mountain residents. We are also avid hikers and general outdoor enthusiasts and would be happy to help point you toward trails in the area suited to your taste and ability!

Why the Owner Chose Murphy, NC, USA:
We bought Blue Shutter because of its proximity to the lake (it's only 0.6 miles to Mountain View Marina), the availability of trails and outdoor activities nearby in both Cherokee (TN) and Nantahala (NC) National Forests, and the amenities at Bear Paw. It feels remote, but it's also a little community. We also like the historical aspect of it being the original Hiwassee Dam workers' village. Our cottage has been completely modernized, but it's still the charming original structure.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
It's quiet, but yet there is the wonderful pool (new in 2009), clubhouse with free wireless internet access, tennis court, basketball goals, and a playground for younger children all within easy walking distance of the cottage. The cottage is about 25 minutes of driving from Murphy, NC, and Copper Hill, TN and within an hour of Blue Ridge and Blairsville, GA, Tellico Plains, TN, and Brasstown and Hayesville, NC. It's a great getaway spot in an area that is largely overlooked as a vacation destination!


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/20/2017

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Photos

  • The kitchen has everything you need to prepare that special meal.

    The kitchen has everything you need to prepare that special meal.

  • We want you to feel at home during your Hiwassee Lake vacation!

    We want you to feel at home during your Hiwassee Lake vacation!

  • Relax with an outdoor meal during your mountain getaway! Gas grill provided!

    Relax with an outdoor meal during your mountain getaway! Gas grill provided!

  • A playground for younger children is located adjacent to the pool and clubhouse.

    A playground for younger children is located adjacent to the pool and clubhouse.

  • Bear Paw is situated on Hiwassee Lake! Bring a boat or rent one from the marina!

    Bear Paw is situated on Hiwassee Lake! Bring a boat or rent one from the marina!

  • Apalachia Lake downstream of Hiwassee Dam is beautiful and serene.

    Apalachia Lake downstream of Hiwassee Dam is beautiful and serene.

  • Blue Shutter Cottage is a private, cozy retreat in any season. Reserve today!

    Blue Shutter Cottage is a private, cozy retreat in any season. Reserve today!

  • Relax on the comfortable KING size bed.

    Relax on the comfortable KING size bed.

  • An electric fireplace adds warmth to the den; good satellite service & DVD too!

    An electric fireplace adds warmth to the den; good satellite service & DVD too!

  • Enjoy morning coffee or tea in the rocking chairs on the screened porch.

    Enjoy morning coffee or tea in the rocking chairs on the screened porch.

  • The cabin is in a quiet neighborhood with a staffed security gate (24/7).

    The cabin is in a quiet neighborhood with a staffed security gate (24/7).

  • Brand new in 2009 - the pool is within easy walking distance!

    Brand new in 2009 - the pool is within easy walking distance!

  • A tennis court is right across the street.

    A tennis court is right across the street.

  • Privately owned Mountain View Marina is located about a mile from the cottage.

    Privately owned Mountain View Marina is located about a mile from the cottage.

  • Blue Shutter Cottage is a cozy 1bedroom, 1bath vacation rental near Murphy, NC.

    Blue Shutter Cottage is a cozy 1bedroom, 1bath vacation rental near Murphy, NC.

  • Hiwassee Dam is a short walk from the cottage or you can drive over it!

    Hiwassee Dam is a short walk from the cottage or you can drive over it!

  • One of two waterfalls of Turtletown Creek on a nearby US Forest Service trail.

    One of two waterfalls of Turtletown Creek on a nearby US Forest Service trail.

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This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Monday, February 20, 2017

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