About the property
- House2000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 4 nights
Best restaurants, shops & Old Edwards Inn are an easy walk away
This newly renovated 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. 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. There is a screened porch and deck off the back of the house. The parking area can accommodate three cars.
All the bedrooms have 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! Main Street is 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, 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 trailhead 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. Beautiful waterfalls and hiking trails 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!
The rental season is from May through mid-November. For additional information, contact owners, Bill and Sharon Black ((678**8499898.
Sharon & Bill Black
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
Why Sharon & Bill Black chose Highlands
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!
What makes this House unique
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!
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great home in excellent location!
We loved staying in this home. We were in Highland, N.C. for a friend's wedding and chose this house as a place to stay with another couple. The house is comfortable and well appointed. It is a close walk into town and convenient to everything the town has to offer. Also, the surrounding neighborhood is quiet and feels safe. There is even a beautiful duck pond at the end of the street. As an added bonus, the owner (Sharon and BIll) were excellent communicators and quick to respond with any questions. We can rate this property highly and would definitely stay here again!
Wonderful home!! Very comfortable and charming. House is conveniently located - just a short walk to town, close to Highlands restaurants/shopping. Other attractions such as waterfalls, hiking trails, etc are also just minutes away. Appreciate Sharon and Bill's responsive communication too. Highly recommend!
Peaceful and close to town
We enjoyed the house immensely- very comfortable and well-equipped. Even a complimentary bottle of wine! It was clean and spacious and close to town and all the sights. Would highly recommend!
Beautiful home right in the heart of Highlands
We had a wonderful time at your lovely home. Everything was there that was needed for our stay and then some. Loved the comfortable bed. We slept really well the entire stay. everything was just perfect.
Thank you again for opening your home for us to have the opportunity to stay there.
Lois and Harry
Booking was so easy, and Sharon responded to my emails and questions promptly. The check in process was so easy. Sharon gave us recommendations of restaurants on our way up from the airport. The information book at the house was so complete covering everything about the house, town restaurants, activities. I could easily stay here for a few months and not want for one thing. The kitchen is complete for anything and everything you could possible want to do all of your cooking in! The home is very comfortable, inviting and homey. We loved having breakfast and a bottle of wine in the evening on the screened in porch. It is a very easy walk into town, or a 3 minute drive. Beds were comfortable, I prefer feather pillows (the only suggestion for improvement that I have), everything is first class. Absolutely EVERYTHING about the house was really perfect, we loved that there were no stairs as we had an 11 month old baby with us, and we would stay here again. Loved the cute quaint town of Highlands. My husband and I will plan another trip back! Thank you Sharon and Bill for sharing your beautiful home with us!
Beautiful Home, Great Location
Sharon & Bill's home was very comfortable for our family of 5. We loved the feel of being in the forest, and the great living room, kitchen, and screen porch. All the lights were clearly labeled, and basic supplies were thoughtfully provided. And the location can't be beat: 5 minute walk to Mountain Fresh Grocery and downtown Highlands. We would definitely stay here again.
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
*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: Mid-November - End of April.