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The Capn's Summer Home

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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Farmhouse
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, rustic w/ conveniences; wooded and private

131-year old farmhouse built as the first summer home at Cedar Mountain by Confederate Captain O. P. Mills. Family - owned & cherished since 1885 with descendants still living on adjoining property. 1880's farmhouse has 2 downstairs bedrooms with en suite baths/3 bedrooms & 1 bath upstairs. Linens provided. Vintage furnishings & modern conveniences will make your stay comfortable as you soak in the history & charm of the capn's cabin. 2 covered porches with rocking chairs & hammock overlook the beautiful yard, creek, trails, & gardens. Enjoy kitchen & living room fireplaces, or sit outside around the fire pit listening to the katydids, coyotes, and owls. Covered carport & plenty of parking. Situated in SC at NC state line 6 miles from Pretty Place or DuPont Forest. Reeb Ranch nearby for cyclists and Transylvania County/Brevard a few minutes' drive to experience "The Land of the Waterfalls."

Manager

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 09/27/2016

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    30 years old...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 6-10

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    Downstairs Back Bedroom with attached bathroom/Clawfoot Tub ...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double

    Downstairs Front bedroom w/ En Suite Bathroom/Tub-shower...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    Big Room, Upstairs...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 2 twin/ single

    Chimney Room, Upstairs...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single

    Gable Room, Upstairs...moreless

  • Mostly furnished with antique beds and dressers. Electric blankets or electric mattress pads on every bed add warmth on those chilly evenings....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    En suite for front bedroom downstairs...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub

    FULL-with clawfoot tub en suite for back bedroom downstairs...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Upstairs Full Bathroom has clawfoot tub/shower combination...moreless

  • Hair dryer, soap, shampoo, shower cap, tissue

Other Amenities

  • The captain's summer home has been lovingly cared for by our family for generations, and we hope that you will also love it for its historical charm and beauty. Walking trails wind throughout our wooded acres. Hummingbird feeders attract these fascinating birds to our yard. Chicken Coop on site with 12 laying hens who may or may not be home. We will talk about this prior to your booking/arrival. 2-week minimum stay for July....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Wildflowers of North Carolina, many others of local interest (flora and fauna, settlers, early Greenville); some novels...moreless

  • Games:

    Dominoes, Sequence, Yahtzee,Apples to Apples, Five Crowns, Rummikub, etc...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Set among century-old oaks on 30+ acres with woods and streams, walking trails, and gardens....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Large round lazy Susan table locally made by Walter Cantrell seats 8 with other tables available to seat an additional 8-10...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 16 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Two working fireplaces. You must furnish your own firewood if you want more than is already laid in the fireplace. Good idea to pre-purchase & bring some fire logs for some quick cheer and warmth....moreless

  • Garage:

    Pole Barn...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Baseboard heat in most rooms, but this is a summer place and not insulated or comfortable in extremely cold weather. Fall & early Spring rates reflect surcharge for heat use....moreless

  • Internet:

    Satellite Internet from Exede. Check with host about this. AT&T U-verse to be installed 4-22-16....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Clean sheets will be on all beds. Extras stored in plastic containers in each bedroom. Electric blankets are on most beds. Kitchen linens furnished....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Sofa, two rocking chairs, wingback chair, recliner, wall-mount TV, two dining tables and ample dining chairs. Card tables available on site....moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Cell Phones do NOT work here. Verizon may work if you drive a mile or so. Awaiting Exede satellite phone installation June 2015. Now awaiting AT&T U-verse 4-22-16....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Clean towels will be hanging on racks in each bathroom. Extras available in plastic containers....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Large capacity...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    2 12-cup available/take one upstairs. Larger,3rd coffeepot for larger crowd. Insulated coffee keeper is in kitchen....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    For 16...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    New 2013...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Modern appliances. Fireplace for cold mornings. Large rectangular antique table seats 8. Well-stocked w/ cooking utensils, pots, china, and eating utensils for 16. Some spices, paper goods. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Self-cleaning...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    You furnish food, spices, condiments, and paper goods. There will be a minimum number of tissue rolls and paper towels. Beyond that, bring your own. Ask owner if in doubt. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Frost-free with icemaker...moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Toaster Oven...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Screened Porch with rocking chairs and dining table, Front Porch with hammock...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large oaks, streams, several pretty garden areas with rock walls. See where barn and the caretaker's cottage once stood; the old road up the mountain passes through our lower front yard. Horseshoes!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal Grill/Please furnish your own charcoal...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Surcharge
Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$200
$1,140 $3,420

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Memorial Day
May 26 - May 29, 2017
3 night min stay
$200
$1,140 $3,420
July
Jul 1 - Jul 31, 2017
5 night min stay
$150
$3,425
Labor Day
Sep 1 - Sep 5, 2017
4 night min stay
$200
$1,300 $5,000

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Fall Color/Cold Weather
Oct 1 - Oct 15, 2017
3 night min stay
$200
$1,300 $5,000

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$150
$975 $3,425

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200

Notes:

Text (803) 463-7271 or call me (803) 781-8952 (864) 836-3934 for more information, or write missiesd@gmail.com or mduke57311@aol.com. I always want to know more about my guests, so please let me know the purpose of your visit and tell me a little something about yourself and your interests. Events, children, and pets must be approved in advance after consultation with owner and perhaps payment of additional fees.


Manager's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 09/27/2016
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Location

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40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Asheville, NC
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Cedar Mountain
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Sherwood Forest Par 3
Cleveland, SC, USA
Nearest Motorway
276
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cedar Mt. Cafe

Car: Necessary

Rural, yet convenient. Cylists, hikers, & wedding guests-This location can't be beat: 6 miles to Pretty Place/DuPont State Forest. Adjacent to Jones Gap trailhead & 3 miles from Caesars Head State Park/ Raven Cliff Falls (SC). 30 minutes to Brevard, NC / 45 minutes to Furman University/ 60 minutes to Greenville, SC. Must see Pretty Place, Raven Cliff, Transylvania county's waterfalls; Downtown Greenville; Mountain Song Festival, Brevard Blues 'n Barbeque Festival, White Squirrel Festival, and Brevard on Halloween Night.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 1885

About: The captain was my mother's grandfather. I was born in Greenville but have been in Columbia for many years. I retired from Irmo schools where I was in the sixth grade for almost 30 years. My husband and I enjoy being grandparents & love our little rescue dogs, Maddox and Brady, & our six hens. We are into gardening, fishing, tennis, pickleball, & golf, & love our mountain time together.

Why Cleveland, SC, USA:
Excellent home base for hikers, those attending Pretty Place weddings, or for cyclists enjoying Reeb Ranch or DuPont Forest. 1880's charm provides comfort and privacy in wooded setting yet convenient to all local attractions.

The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
It's spacious, unique, interesting, and you will love the surrounding woods, trails, streams, sitting around a fire, or just chilling on one of the porches. Walk our paths to see nature at its loveliest. It's an old home in an idyllic settng! 2-week minimum stay for the month of July!


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 09/27/2016

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Photos

  • Welcome to The O. P. Mills house!

    Welcome to The O. P. Mills house!

  • Fireplace in living room

    Fireplace in living room

  • Dining room Lazy Susan table locally crafted by Walter Cantrell

    Dining room Lazy Susan table locally crafted by Walter Cantrell

  • Kitchen Fireplace and Antique Pie Safe

    Kitchen Fireplace and Antique Pie Safe

  • Front Bedroom Downstairs has double bed.

    Front Bedroom Downstairs has double bed.

  • Upstairs/Chimney Room twin beds, two dressers

    Upstairs/Chimney Room twin beds, two dressers

  • Upstairs/Gable Room overlooks stream in lower front yard

    Upstairs/Gable Room overlooks stream in lower front yard

  • Secret Room/Has roll-away bed for overflow guests

    Secret Room/Has roll-away bed for overflow guests

  • Chicken Coop/ Hens can stay or not -your call.

    Chicken Coop/ Hens can stay or not -your call.

  • View from the bridge crossing creek in front of house

    View from the bridge crossing creek in front of house

  • Beautiful Cinnamon Ferns in front yard

    Beautiful Cinnamon Ferns in front yard

  • The back porch-our favorite room!

    The back porch-our favorite room!

  • Living Room facing highway

    Living Room facing highway

  • Dining Area

    Dining Area

  • Kitchen Sink with Dishwasher to Left

    Kitchen Sink with Dishwasher to Left

  • Downstairs/Back Bedroom has double bed

    Downstairs/Back Bedroom has double bed

  • Big Room upstairs has a queen bed and a twin bed.

    Big Room upstairs has a queen bed and a twin bed.

  • Upstairs Bathroom has clawfoot tub/shower

    Upstairs Bathroom has clawfoot tub/shower

  • Side Yard with Fire pit/Pole Barn

    Side Yard with Fire pit/Pole Barn

  • Bridge over creek in front of house

    Bridge over creek in front of house

  • Front Porch with rocking chairs and a glider is a good place to start the day.

    Front Porch with rocking chairs and a glider is a good place to start the day.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016

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