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2 BR 1 Bath Cabin on Lake Hosea near Saluda Wireless

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4-5; 5 maximum guests

Our cabin is a two bedroom, one bath arrangement; the living room, dining and kitchen area along with one bedroom, laundry and bathroom are located on the first floor. On the second floor is a large bedroom with twin beds and a sofa bed. Both bedrooms and living room have 36' TV's with Direct TV satellite and NetFlix. Wireless is also available, along with central HVAC, emergency lighting and generator.

Cabin is decorated very nicely with many antiques, original art, pottery, and accessories, white pine floors.

Enjoy cool summer evenings on the covered front porch with dining table/chairs, and comfortable seating. In summer, you will be entertained by the visitors to two humming bird feeders - the small birds often zooming from one end to the other through the porch. Cook dinner on the gas grill on detached deck surrounded by woods and seasonal gardens. The open covered car shelter with motion detected lighting is only steps away from the entrance. Ceiling fans in bedrooms, living room, porch.

Kitchen is fully equipped with refrigerator with ice maker, dishwasher, smooth top stove and oven, garbage disposal, microwave, toaster oven, two coffee pots, and typical pots/pans/utensils. English china and stainless steel flatware for eight. Also provided are typical spices, cocktail and dinner napkins, paper towels, new dish cloths/towels, etc.

Kayak and paddle boat are available to guests; lake has several docks and is about a 5 minute walk from house. An electric golf cart is also included in the rental; available for use by responsible adults or younger guests, with adult supervision.

A very quiet area, about half the homes are permanent residences. Our cabin was constructed in 2009, and has been offered for rent since 2014. All linens and towels are provided.

Cabin sleeps four very comfortably but can accommodate up to five; we prefer no more than 5 people. There is a sleeper sofa in upstairs BR in addition to the twin beds, a queen size bed in downstairs BR and a portable cot is available.

More Details

Owner
Gail G. Benke and Tom H. Benke
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2017

About Gail G. Benke and Tom H. Benke

We live in Greenville, SC and in 2009 had this cabin custom built. We have put a lot of time and energy into the property, and also own the adjoining lot in the back for privacy. The house is on a corner lot and there is a privacy fence on the side adjoining the only other adjacent home. Very private and quiet location.

We love the proximity to the town of Saluda with the wonderful restaurants, friendly shop keepers, festivals, and community spirit. Lake Hosea is a small, quiet lake community about 2.5 miles outside town.

Although we are both very much in the "retirement age", my husband continues to stay in business and I enjoy several hobbies including furniture painting, bridge, gardening, and reading.

The cabin is very much our "home away from home" and we welcome guests who respect the property, our neighbors, and our personal property.

Gail G. Benke and Tom H. Benke purchased this cabin in 2009

Why Gail G. Benke and Tom H. Benke chose Smoky Mountains

In addition to proximity to Saluda and amenities of the lake, we like to visit the surrounding communities of Columbus, Tryon, Hendersonville, and Asheville. Many mountain attractions and conveniences are within a short distance. We love being close to good hiking trails, the Green River, The Gorge Zip Line, and ice cream at Somewhere in Time in downtown Saluda.

Saluda has recently been named among the five leading small towns to visit in the Carolinas. Developed as a summer retreat for SC residents from the heat of the lower part of the state, the residential population more than doubles in the summer. Visitors come here from every US state, Canada, and many foreign countries.

We are also conveniently located to Greenville, SC, recently recognized as one of the 10 best cities in the US to visit. If you have time while in the Saluda area, hopefully you will drive to downtown Greenville and enjoy the center city water falls, "swinging" bridge, fabulous restaurants, theater, music, and specialty stores and shops.

What makes this cabin unique

We chose Lake Hosea due to its laid back atmosphere, very natural landscaping, and the lake. We love walking around the lake, enjoying the birds, wild flowers, and natural scenery of this neighborhood. Quiet, private, but easily accessible to town and conveniences. In deciding to rent the cabin, we are providing a comfortable cabin that is fully equipped for most - all paper products, full line of linens/towels, fully equipped kitchen with modern appliances and cookware. Designed to offer a get-away where you only need to bring your clothes, meds, and some food; and if you don't want to bring food, several very good restaurants are nearby.

We have taken the time and energy to decorate and maintain a comfortable, clean, and attractive home, and appreciate our guests who respect the home and treat it as we do - relax and enjoy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our first guests at the Benke cabin were ideal! They were respectful of our home, communicated well, and responded to all our questions. A very positive first experience for us as renters, and we hope these folks will visit any time.
Jun 2014
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Amenities

Saluda Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The roomy bathroom has corner shower (no tub), large sink, toilet, side table, cabinet, vanity bench. Plenty of white towels, hand towels, wash cloths, bath mats are provided, along with all paper products - toilet tissue, Kleenx, cotton pads, Q-tips, and guests soaps. Hair dryer/mirrors provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • The downstairs bedroom has a queen size bed; there is also a portable cot available. The room has a writing desk with chair and lamp, chest of drawers, luggage rack. Upstairs bedroom has a set of twin beds and sleeper sofa. A large room, it contains two chest of drawers, dresser, luggage racks, several side tables/lamps, etc.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
We keep an electric golf cart at the property which is available for rent during your stay. For a three to five night stay, the rental is $50. Rental for one week or longer, golf cart included.

Reviews

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2 BR 1 Bath Cabin on Lake Hosea near Saluda Wireless
average rating of 4.9555554 based on 46 reviews
5

Five Star Cabin stay

  • 5 of 5

We visited from Canada and came down to ride the roads in the area of the Blue Ridge mtns.The Cabin was perfectly situated to ride cycling routes that rival anything we have experienced in Europe. The Cabin experience exceeded our expectations and would say Martha Stewart has nothing on Gail! We will be back...cheers..Clay and Steph

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking time to send your review of your experience here. So happy to hear your biking was all you expected and that our cabin provided a comfortable and convenient location during your visit. So honored to have guests like you two and I hope you will come down this way again - and to the Benke cabin.
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Goose Creek, SC
5

Peaceful and convenient

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was easy to find and convenient to the areas we wanted to visit. It is located in a quiet peaceful setting. We enjoyed our stay The cabin was very clean and had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming little cabin, exactly what we were looking for.

  • 5 of 5

Very quaint, well maintained and clean. Every little thing was considered to accommodate the visitors, from laundry soap to first aid kit to emergency escape ladder to instructions to operate the electronics. I enjoyed coffee on the front porch in the mornings and exploring the cute little garden paths in the back yard. The surrounding trees make you feel isolated, But there are other cabins not too far away, although you can't really see them. There's a lovely lake with ducks just down the hill and it's just a few minutes from the downtown area. We would definitely try to book this cabin again in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice descriptive review of your stay here. It was pleasure working with you to make your stay enjoyable, and we hope you will return again soon.
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5

Loved it! Would love to live there forever!

  • 5 of 5

It was perfect. Clean and beautiful. Gail was so helpful with instructions and we had what we needed to have the perfect vacation. We want to buy this beautiful little hideaway so keep us in mind Gail if that day ever comes! Thank you for the watermelon and making us feel at home. I would recommend it highly if you're looking for quaint and remote and peaceful. Can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Absolutely beautiful, clean, charming!

  • 5 of 5

Love Saluda! Awesome little town very nice people and lots to do close by. The cabin was wonderful and had everything we could possibly need! Thank you Gail and Tom, sorry about my mistake about check out! Definitely rent from you again!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this home many times and always enjoy our experience. I.recommend it highly.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always a pleasure to have you and your family visit here, and hope you will do so many times in the future. Thank you for your visit and review.
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Asheville NC
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Saluda, NC
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
US Highway 176
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Saluda, NC
Car: necessary

We are located about two miles from the town of Saluda, and about two miles from the Greenville County Water shed entrance. Lake Hosea Drive is off Mountain Page Road, which becomes Greenville Street closer to town. This location is within a 20 minute drive to Hendersonville, Tryon, NC and Landrum, SC. The area is known for its outdoor activitity opportunities including tubing, kayaking, zip lining, mountain hiking and biking. Many festivals are held here each year including Saluda's Art Festival in the spring, Coon Dog day which is the first Saturday after July 4. The Apple Festival is held in Hendersonville in September. And other festivals are held in Tryon and nearby towns.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $10 per person per night
Damage Deposit $250

Our cabin is appropriate for responsible adults and well behaved children. Use of golf cart is available upon request, and at our discretion. Golf cart fees apply, if reserved. We do not rent on a long term basis; longest rental period is one month. Also, we request reservations be made at least three days in advance of arrival. Thank you for considering our cabin for your visit.

CHECK-IN/CHECK OUT TIMES: Check in time is 2:00 p.m. and check out at 12:00 noon. Please contact me in advance of beginning of reservation for any deviation of these times as we schedule cleaning and maintenance in advance.

GENERAL DEPOSIT: You have a choice of paying a $250 refundable deposit or purchasing property insurance coverage through VRBO for $59. 99.9% of our guests leave the property in very good condition with no retention of any portion of the deposit. We pay all taxes relative to the rental. If you have any questions, please give me a call to discuss.

Also, when comparing rates, please note we do not charge our guests for a cleaning fee or taxes.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.