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Only 2 1/2 Blocks to Town ~ Harris Lake Hideaway

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Last updated: 03/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Newly Renovated 2,000 Square Foot Home Has 3 Bedrooms (sleeps 6) & 2 1/2 Baths.

This newly renovated 2,000 square foot ranch-style home is roomy, comfortable and easily accommodates six people. Most of the best restaurants and shops that Highlands has to offer are within an easy walk into town. It has 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. The 33’ family room provides an airy, open concept and features a cathedral ceiling and tall picture windows at the front and back of the house. The family room has a cozy, conversation area in front of the fireplace, plus additional comfortable seating with a 50” flat screen TV, and a dining area with seating for eight. The open concept continues into the breakfast room which provides a desk/work center with a 32” TV. The kitchen is well-equipped and easily handles family and holiday meals. It has granite counter-tops, new cabinets and new stainless steel appliances. A good size laundry room is right off the kitchen. There is an enclosed garage plus additional parking area enough for three cars. Outside, there is a screened back porch and deck.

All the bedrooms have new, comfortable, posturepedic beds. The master bedroom is serene and tranquil with a king bed, walk-in closet and adjoining bath with double sinks and a tub/shower combination. The second bedroom (king bed) and the third bedroom (twin beds) share a hall bathroom with a tub/shower combination.

The walk-to-town convenience is hard to beat! The Town of Highlands provides a treasure-trove of restaurants, shops and activities, all within a short, easy walk from our house. Picturesque Harris Lake, where the ducks provide non-stop entertainment, is half a block away. You can enjoy fishing from the shore (catch and release only). Lakeside Restaurant (1 block), one of Highlands’ most popular fine-dining establishments, is located right on Harris Lake. Only one block away from Harris Lake is Main Street where you will find the nationally acclaimed Old Edwards Inn & Spa, Mountain Fresh Grocery & Grill, Kelsey-Hutchinson City Park, Town Square, unique shops, art galleries, churches, and award-winning restaurants clustered within the surrounding blocks. Also on Main Street, just a stone's throw away, is the Hudson Library, the Highlands Nature Center, and traihead to Sunset Rock. Less than a mile away is the Highlands Recreational Center with a year-round, heated and covered swimming pool. In addition to enjoying the small-town charm and casual sophistication, Highlands is located in one of the coolest micro-climates in the SE (4,100 altitude). The cool summer temperatures make Highlands the perfect place to enjoy golfing, hiking, biking, and all your favorite outdoor activities. Do not miss the beautiful waterfalls, which abound in this area. Of course great shopping at Highlands’ many one-of-a-kind boutiques is a favorite activity too!

The house is nestled amongst beautiful, trees and native Rhododendrons. We love the natural setting, beautiful birds and flora. To be able to enjoy nature, peaceful privacy and still be only 2 1/2 blocks to downtown is truly a gift!

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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/22/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    Great house for children! All bedrooms on the same level and no interior stairs to worry about. At the end of our street is a small lake where children love to fish from the bank and chase the ducks! The Hudson Library, which features wonderful children activities, is just 2 1/2 blocks away. Recreation Center about a mile away....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community:

    Also great for seniors since it is a ranch-style home, all one level. Only four steps for entry into the house....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Master suite: a walk-in closet & private bath w/double sinks...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    Roomy and good size closet....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    Two twin beds. Roomy and good size closet....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • ***Separate temperature controls for each bedroom and a Security System, including outdoor monitors. For a Highlands Visitor's Guide with a full calendar of events, activities and maps, visit: ...moreless


  • Satellite / Cable:


  • Television:

    50' flat screen TV in Great Room 32' flat screen TV in Breakfast Room...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Downtown Highlands is only 2 1/2 blocks and a 5 minute walk away. The downtown area is a walkable five block area bustling with restaurants, boutique shops, galleries, churches, etc. ...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    There is a multitude of beautiful mountain views to enjoy in Highlands. Some of the most popular ones are Sunset Rock, Whiteside Mnt., Satulah Mtn. etc....moreless

  • Resort:

    The Old Edwards Inn and Spa is nationally ranked #4 in the Top 5 Inns & Spas and #1 in the Southeast....moreless

  • Village:

    Beyond Downtown, Highlands has much to offer. Beautiful waterfalls & scenic hikes are plentiful. Most are easily accessible, some require a short hike/drive. Also an art center, lakes, fishing, etc....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    Places matts, table runners and cloth napkins are available for your use...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Yes, individual temperature control in each bedroom, with a remote control....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    New, oversized, front-load dryer...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    CAUTION: do not leave children unattended when fireplaces are in use. Enjoy Fuss-free gas logs in family room; comes with remote control ...moreless

  • Garage:

    1- car garage...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Yes, individual temperature in bedrooms, with a remote control....moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless internet access provided...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Yes. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    33' Living Room has plenty of comfortable seating. Includes 50' flat screen TV and fireplace...moreless

  • Parking:

    Enough parking for 3-4 cars...moreless

  • Towels Provided:


  • Washing Machine:

    New, oversized, top-load washer....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Large Keurig Coffee Maker that uses K-Cups. Also a Capresso Grind and Brew, 10-cup coffee maker with thermal coffee pot.....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    8+ place setting of dishes, cutlery and serving pieces; also glassware enough for 8+...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped kitchen can easily handle family meals! Has granite countertops, farmhouse sink, stainless appliances, food processor, crock pot, Keurig (Kcups) and Capresso Grind/Brew coffee maker...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Mid-size microwave...moreless

  • Oven:

    Conventional and Convection cooking Warming drawer...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Large capacity refrigerator.. ...moreless

  • Stove:

    LG, 5 burner range with regular and convection oven, glass top...moreless

  • Toaster:

    4-slicer toaster, also accommodates bagels and English Muffins...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Screened porch and small deck ...moreless

  • Golf:

    Public golf courses nearby in Sky Valley...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rentals available nearby on Mirror Lake and Lake Glenville. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal grill, kettle-style...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Available close by in Sapphire Valley....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Public indoor/outdoor covered swimming pool at Highlands Rec Center. Opened all year....moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 27 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 - May 25, 2017
3 night min stay
$225 $275
Fri, Sat
$1,500 $5,500
Memorial Day Holiday
May 26 - May 29, 2017
4 night min stay

flat fee
Summer 2017
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$250 $300
Fri, Sat
$1,600 $6,000
July 4th Holiday
Jul 1 - Jul 4, 2017
4 night min stay

flat fee
Labor Day
Sep 1 - Sep 4, 2017
4 night min stay

flat fee
Fall 2017
Sep 5 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$250 $300
Fri, Sat
$1,600 $6,000
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$250 $300
Fri, Sat
$1,600 $6,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning fee $125 + tax
  • Tax Rate 9.75%


*Three night minimum policy. Exceptions: 4 night minimum stay with flat fee for Memorial Day, July 4, and Labor Day.

*60 nights maximum for long term rentals.

*Money saving rates on Weekly & Monthly rentals:Weekly rates 1 night free; monthly rates reflect 4 nights free!

*Firm no Smoking and No Pets policy.

*Check-in time is 4:00 PM EST on date of arrival; Check-out time is 11:00 AM EST on date of departure.

*Closed for winter: Nov 10, 2017 - April 30 2018. Re-opens May 1, 2018

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 03/22/2017
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Highland's Recreation Center offers a gym and a heated, covered pool which is opened year round. Ice skating rink during the winter is available in Kelsey Park. During summer months, live concerts in Town Square on Friday nights and in Kelsey Park on Saturday nights. Large July 4th fireworks display. Farmer's Markets every Saturday morning in Kelsey Park during the summer. Highlands Motoring Festival is June 9-12th, Home & Garden Tour in July. Chamber Music Concerts on Fridays from June 26-August 7th, Twilight 5K Aug. 20th, Dazzling Dahlia Festival on Sept. 8-10th, Culinary Weekend is November 10-13th. Christmas Tree Lighting in Town Square on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Parade on Dec. 3rd.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

Why the Owner Chose Highlands, NC, USA:
We had been looking for a vacation home for several years but it took only one visit to Highlands to know this was the perfect place for us. At the top of our list was to find a house very close to town and an easy walk to all of the best restaurants, shops and activities. Harris Lake Hideaway was the perfect fit for us! Every season in Highlands is unique. We love the cooler temperatures during the summer; air conditioning is rarely needed! Fall in Highlands is spectacular! The crisp fall days and vibrant colors make it a perfect time to visit. Springtime brings the gentle warming of temperatures and burst of new flowers and leaves. The cooler summers, glorious falls and beautiful springs are reason enough to visit Highlands. However, when you add the friendly people, beautiful Mountains and wide variety of cultural and recreational activities, Highlands is a combination that is hard to beat. There is always something fun going on!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
One of the reasons we fell in love with this house was not only the location but the beautiful, over-sized private lot. The house is nestled amongst beautiful, trees and native Rhododendrons. We love the natural setting, beautiful birds and flora. To be able to enjoy nature, peaceful privacy and still be only 2 1/2 blocks to downtown is truly a gift!

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/22/2017

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  • Welcome to Harris Lake Hideaway!

    Welcome to Harris Lake Hideaway!

  • Back deck

    Back deck

  • Master Bedroom, king bed

    Master Bedroom, king bed

  • Master bath, double sinks, tub shower combo

    Master bath, double sinks, tub shower combo

  • Hall bathroom,
tub and shower combo

    Hall bathroom, tub and shower combo

  • Desk and 32' TV

    Desk and 32' TV

  • Laundry room

    Laundry room

  • Front view

    Front view

  • Harris Lake,
1/2 block away

    Harris Lake, 1/2 block away

  • Old Edwards Inn & Spa
3 blocks away on Main Street.

    Old Edwards Inn & Spa 3 blocks away on Main Street.

  • 33' family room

    33' family room

  • Dining table seats 8

    Dining table seats 8

  • Cozy seating area in Master bedroom

    Cozy seating area in Master bedroom

  • 1st. guest room, king bed

    1st. guest room, king bed

  • 2nd guest bedroom
(2 twin beds)

    2nd guest bedroom (2 twin beds)

  • Laundry room

    Laundry room

  • Garage view

    Garage view

  • Harris Lake in the fog

    Harris Lake in the fog

  • Dry Falls, Highlands, NC,
a short, 2-mile drive.

    Dry Falls, Highlands, NC, a short, 2-mile drive.

VRBO #615333

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, March 23, 2017

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