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

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Best restaurants, shops and Old Edwards Inn an easy walk away. Sleeps 6 (3/2.5)

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 off the kitchen. There is a garage plus additional parking area enough for three cars. There is a screened back porch and deck off the back of the house.

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! 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!

Our rental season is from May through October. Our house is closed from November through April.

For additional information, contact owners.

More Details

Sharon & Bill Black
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
May 18, 2017

Why Sharon & Bill Black chose Smoky Mountains

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!


Highlands House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , With a sink
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master suite: a walk-in closet & private bath w/double sinks
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Roomy and good size closet.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Two twin beds. Roomy and good size closet.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
***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:


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Only 2 1/2 Blocks to Town ~ Harris Lake Hideaway
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 27 reviews

A Sweet Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent three lovely days at Harris Lake Hideaway with our parents. The home was tucked away in picturesque setting. It was cozy and inviting. The house came fully stocked with everything including a welcome bottle of wine. The owners went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed. It was located within walking distance of downtown and a nearby lake. We have already decided we would love to visit again and stay at the Harris Lake Hideaway. We give the home and service 5 stars and would recommend it to anyone looking for the perfect getaway.

Fern Johnson

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful house in the trees

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house. Very refreshing, and peaceful. Easy to walk to town and the house was spotless and fully stocked for everything we needed. We hope to return

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not realizing the proximity to town was so vital ,

  • 5 of 5

Great cozy home with many annenities making it perfect for long weekend

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Groovy Girls Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Totally well stocked home with a beautiful lake nearby, clean, nicely furnished, with well equipped kitchen. The recommendations for dining, hiking and shopping were excellent. Our overall experience was excellent.

Many thanks from three groovy girls!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

The house was well cared for and clean. The kitchen was well equipped for cooking. The location was ideal to walk into town for meals and convenient to drive to the grocery store and to many of the trail heads for hiking the area. Ideal house for two couples as each had their own bedroom, bathroom and privacy. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect mountain getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were trying to escape the heat in north FL and have always loved the Highlands area. We found this perfect little gem on VRBO and were so happy with the accommodations we're booking it for 2 weeks next summer. The location was great-easy walk to anywhere in town. Harris Lake Hideaway has any and everything you could possibly want or need for a stay in the mountains. We are very picky about bathrooms and kitchens so were thrilled when we saw the updates in both. We're also picky about cleanliness and the house was immaculate! The owners obviously take pride in their property and it shows. Love, love, love this house!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

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

Highlands House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Day Holiday
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
July 4th Holiday
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Fall 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
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 1st - April 30th each year. Re-opens May 1st. each year.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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