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Sapphire, NC / Burlingame Country Club

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 11

Perfect vacation spot for nature-lovers, hikers, or golfers making their vacation memories. This beautiful mountain home has been the gathering place for large family reunions and vacations for many years. The house is newly renovated with a well equipped kitchen, large screen porch, fireplace and Brazilian hard woods throughout the first floor. The master and a full bath are also on the first floor. Upstairs there are 4 bedrooms (3 queen, 1 crib, and bunk room with 3 twins). Each bedroom has a private entrance to the two upstairs baths. Other features include a basement recreation room with ping pong table, media room with a 60 inch smart tv & blu ray. Plenty of room to accommodate up to 11 people comfortably. Sapphire is centrally located near some of the most beautiful waterfalls and hiking trails in NC. Amenities of the Burlingame CC are available for a fee through Burlingame and include dining, golf, swimming, tennis and trout fishing. Also nearby is a beautiful riverside playground open to residents. If you are looking for a delightful vacation Betsy’s mountain hideaway awaits your arrival.

Bob and Mary Barret Farnsworth
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2017

About Bob and Mary Barret Farnsworth

Two brothers and their families who love this area of the Noth Carolina mountains.

Bob and Mary Barret Farnsworth purchased this house in 1988

Why Bob and Mary Barret Farnsworth chose Smoky Mountains

Our mother (Betsy) built this house in 1988. Our family has been vacationing in the area since the 60's. This area and house feel like home to our families. Hope you love it as much as we do!

What makes this house unique

Large home in a great neighborhood. Activities for all ages and interests. Great basement and porch to keep vacationers occupied on rainy afternoons.


Sapphire House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , All upstairs bedrooms have private access to shared bathroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , master on main
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , all upstairs bedrooms have private bathroom access
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , all upstairs bathrooms have private bedrooms access
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Bunk room with private bathroom access
  • DVD Player ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility


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(22 traveler reviews)

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Sapphire, NC / Burlingame Country Club
average rating of 4.681818 based on 22 reviews

Excellent home for a vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The home we rented was very nice! The outdoor screened in porch was wonderful to use every morning while enjoying a cup of coffee. The bedrooms and bathrooms were nice. Our family enjoyed the entertainment room in the basement as well as the ping pong table. There were lots of matches between family members. The area of the house isn't too far off of the main street which made it quick to get places but was also very quiet with the surrounding woods. The homeowners were very nice to work with for renting their house.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mountain hideaway review

  • 4 of 5

We loved our time in North Carolina. Our place in Burlingham, Saphire was good. The master bedroom bed was very good and we loved going out on the deck. The Theater room was extraordinaire. Only mild criticism is the house is a little dark even with all or most of the lights on. Also their property is not eligible for the Saphire amenity pass which allows one to use many recreational activities and also provides discounts.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice

  • 4 of 5

The only issue was there were no private bathrooms on the second floor. Fishing was outstanding!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great rental, extremely helpful owners, and spectacular location!

  • 5 of 5

We took a long weekend for an extended family getaway and had a great time.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Girls Weekend for Nine Old Friends!

  • 4 of 5

The house and property are beautiful! We kept a fire in the fireplace all weekend and enjoyed using the spacious kitchen for cooking our meals. The bedrooms were spacious and the bathrooms upstairs were very nice as well. The bathroom on the main floor was a little small and it would have been nice to have a bathroom on the lowest floor, but other than that it was perfect. We all want to come back in the spring or summer so we can make good use of the huge porch and beautiful views. We meet yearly in different places but we all agreed that this is one of our favorite places.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family reunion over Christmas.

  • 4 of 5

The house, setting and weather were perfect for our family Christmas reunion. We loved the fireplace and the fire pit out back. The other thing that worked for our Christmas dinner was the weather and the spectacular porch that held everyone at the table. The Christmas tree was an added bonus for the young ones. One problem - we took a hair dryer by mistake. Want to return it but need an address. Please give me an address and a name to use. Thanks, John

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad our home worked well for your family's Christmas holiday. No problem about the hair dryer. I will send an address and you can return it at your leisure. Happy New Year!
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Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Burlingame, High Hampton, Sapphire National
Car: necessary

We chose this location for a vacation home because of it's proximity to so many out door activities. Whitewater Falls (the highest east of the Rockies), Rainbow Falls at Gorges National park, And Panthertown Valley which is often call the 'Yosemite of the East' are all very close. We also never miss an opportunity to hike Whiteside Mountain located between Cashiers and Highlands. Highland Hiker in Cashiers has maps and guides for hikes available.


Rates & Availability

Sapphire House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 30 2017 - Aug 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall Leaf Season
Oct 16 2017 - Nov 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Christmas and New Year's
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 7 2018
4 night minimum stay
MLK Weekend
Jan 19 2018 - Jan 22 2018
3 night minimum stay
President's Day
Feb 16 2018 - Feb 19 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
cleaning $200
Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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