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Magical Mountain Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 14 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5

This cottage is set in a 12-acre valley at 2100 feet above sea level, with 2-acres of open magical park-like surroundings. Fronting on the Little Tennessee River. The charming cottage has two bedrooms and two bathrooms with comfortable beds for four or five people. The sun-room can also be used as a separate bedroom. The cottage is fully furnished, has a new HD TV with satellite connection with DVD and has lovely landscaping with tall trees all around. It also boasts two outdoor entertainment areas - one screened and one open with a roof above. The location is quite rural, but easily accessible to a major highway. About 12 miles from Franklin, NC and 3 miles from the Georgia border and shopping center.. The closest airport would be Asheville, North Carolina, about an hour's drive. We welcome pets.

Ruth Rendely & Ron Bishop
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, Japanese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2018

What makes this cottage unique

The Cottage is one-of-a-kind, with fabulous landscaping and unusual mature plants all around that showcase it in every season. The rooms are dressed to look Victorian, which is most conducive to the style of the building itself. In addition, there appears to be an angelic presence palpable on the land here.


Otto Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • whitewater rafting


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Magical Mountain Cottage
average rating of 4.4444447 based on 9 reviews
Orlando, FL

Beautiful cottage in the woods

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at Ruth and Ron's cottage. We stayed here for New Years weekend and it was everything we were looking for. Quiet, secluded, peaceful. Waterfall hikes within driving distance. The house has so much space - the pictures do not do it justice. We were surprised by how big all the rooms were when we arrived. Everything was clean, the master bed was SO comfortable, the kitchen was fully equipped, everything operational. Enough beds and space to easily accommodate 5 people. The cottage has its own little covered parking garage just for you. It felt like we were staying in a 'home' not just a rental property. To clarify what another reviewer said - Ruth and Ron live next door, but you cannot see their house from this cottage, you actually can't see any other houses. They were not an overbearing presence AT ALL. We never even met them or saw them, but they always responded quickly when we contacted them, and made sure we knew they were there if we needed anything. We will most definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bonney Lake, WA

A heavenly spot!

  • 5 of 5

Private, peaceful, lush, beautiful! My husband, mother and I stayed here for five nights (fleeing Florida during Hurricane Irma) and it was an absolutely perfect retreat. It became an actual vacation! If you love nature and picturesque settings, this is ideal! Home is very cozy with plenty of space, and the patios are a great feature. Well-equipped, spacious kitchen. Two small commercial districts - one ten miles north and one ten miles south. Ron and Ruth were very kind, welcoming, and understanding of our situation. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our experience was not what we expected.

  • 1 of 5

We were disappointed to say the least. The owners were very present at all times watching us. They even came to the door and requested more money immediately because my brother had stayed two nights with us. We had told VRBO that information. Then they accused us of having 2 children which never happened. The house was not that clean and very dark. You couldn't sit in the living room without turning on lights. We couldn't or chose not to sit on either of the screened in porches because the furniture was not clean. Food was left in the refrigerator from previous renters, we assumed. There is no internet unless you choose to use your phone. The owners also told us to watch our water consumption since it hadn't rained very much. So in all, we were accused of lying and having unexpected guests. It seems that the owners, who live right next to this property, watch the renters like a hawk. That made us very uncomfortable. We left the home cleaner than we found it. And upon checking our figures with those given by VRBO, we over paid by $123. VRBO asked us to contact the owners, which we have done, but that's when more accusations were made . So we will not rent from them again.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This couple had never used VRBO before therefore they did not know what to expect and they didn't realize it wasn't OK to bring in 2 or 3 extra guests without telling us in advance. Our home is about 300 yards from the rental cottage and our private driveway runs beside the Cottage. Our policy is to allow our guests to have privacy. Its unfortunate that their stay was not more pleasant for both parties.
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Tranquil and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Recently stayed with my husband two daughters and our large dog .We were all very comfortable. Conveniently located to Northern Georgia and NC destinations and easy to get to!! Owners were very nice.

Only minus I would say would be the home does not have WIFI

Very peaceful garden setting!!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming, inviting.

  • 5 of 5

Home was a home away from home tucked into the lovely NC mountains.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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west palm beach, florida

Beautiful cabin very peaceful you have everything you need

  • 5 of 5

Ruth and her husband were very nice, we have great time in the scaly mountain, and another beautiful places around.

Was a nice vacation, thank you!!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Asheville, North Carolina
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Toccoa, Georgia
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Sky Valley
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $30
Refundable damage deposit $150

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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