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Perfect for Family Gatherings. 2 Master Suites downstairs. near Half Mile Farm

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,534 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Family home for 3 generations

The house has 2 master suites downstairs, 4 BR including 2 downstairs each with full baths. 2 BR upstairs with queen bed with 2 singles, and a queen in second room that share a full bath. A Party Barn is on the property with large picnic table and refrigerator. It is a barn converted to a gathering for large groups.The house sits on 10 ACRES, minutes from downtown. Large stone fireplace. Rare Chestnut wood throughout home. Cozy and comfortable with ample space for everyone to hang out. Pets OK. The house is currently listed on MLS For Sale. Renters are asked to be willing to allow Realtor to access property with permissions.

Dede Bailey
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2018

About Dede Bailey

Our family purchased this home as a summer home getaway. We lived in Sarasota, FL during the year. We grew up in this house and spent every summer in Highlands. The family home has stayed with the family, and we continue to use it throughout the summer months. We invite others to enjoy our home as well.

Dede Bailey purchased this house in 1966

Why Dede Bailey chose Highlands Hills

Great for family gatherings. The house has good space areas to spread out, there is a separate living room and den. There is a creek running through the property and a barn area to play around

What makes this house unique

The house is convenient to downtown Highlands, approx. 2 miles outside of town down the Cashiers Road. It has a comfortable lived in family environment, warm and cozy atmosphere.


Highlands Hills House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2534 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM / Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Water View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Upstairs Green Room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , with full bath and dressing room
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Upstairs Pink room with queen and two singles
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Downstairs with full bath and dressing room
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


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Perfect for Family Gatherings. 2 Master Suites downstairs. near Half Mile Farm
average rating of 4.375 based on 8 reviews

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Snail's Pace was a perfect mountain Thanksgiving getaway for my family. It's on a beautiful 10+ acre lot covered in mountain laurel with a winding creek and still only about a mile and a half from downtown Highlands. The adults and kids and dogs loved the home (great layout with two BRs downstairs at opposite ends of home with their own baths and two upstairs with a shared bath, a good-sized kitchen, and a couple of sitting rooms, one with TV the other with a fireplace). Dede, the property manager, was incredibly communicative and helpful with our questions but otherwise perfectly hands-off to let us enjoy our stay. The home was really cozy and welcoming, and I would recommend it to anyone wanting a Highlands family getaway.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location, property and family home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 4 nights at Snails Pace over the eclipse weekend. the house is a wonderful family home with plenty of room to spread out. We spend a lot of time on the front deck and on the property near the party barn.

Easy drive to town, but secluded enough to feel you are in the country.

Dede, our hostess, was great with communication. Kitchen and house are nicely stocked with the necessities.

Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a family gathering here of four couples with two suckling infants. Everyone had sufficient room. I am handicapped ( crutches and braces) and was able to negotiate the house well. There is a family picture of a "Mama" holding a bottle of wine with a big smile on her face that graphically portrays she is glad to see us; indeed we felt very welcomed there! The kitchen is HUGE, with plenty of room for culinary pursuits. We were there the weekend before Thanksgiving.

By the way, don't do as I did and arrive after dark. The house is surrounded with large shrubs and trees and in the dark is nearly impossible to see, as there are no lights on in that area. (But that lends to the privacy you'll have). If you want to be at home away from home, this is a wonderful place to stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very spacious and comfortable.

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed staying at this property. Very roomy and pleasant. Grounds were very pretty and deer came to the kitchen window.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rustic & Charming, But ...

  • 2 of 5


- House is rustic and charming. It clearly has an interesting history and lots of family memories.

- House is spacious, both inside and out. Bedrooms are large, multiple rooms for family gatherings, sits on 10 acres of land, and has a barn for additional gathering space.


- No A/C. This was never disclosed to us. I booked this for me, my husband, and my in laws in their 70s. My MIL spoke to the owner upon arrival and was told that she could use floor/box fans in the house. Temperatures in our bedroom were 82-84 on average each day (according to the thermometer attached to our wall), and "cooled" down to 78 by 11 PM. This was with all windows and screen doors open all weekend.

- No cell phone coverage. This was disclosed to us after reservation was confirmed. We left my 2 year old and 4 year old back home in Atlanta so communication was a must. It wouldn't have been such an issue if the house phones had worked.

- House phones don't work. There are phones all around the house, but we only found 2 with dial tones. When you dial out on either one, the other party cannot hear you talk.

- I messaged the owner on Friday morning of our weekend stay to discuss some of these questions/concerns that we had with the house upon arrival. I still have not received any response.

Lastly, a neutral comment:

The house is on the market so be prepared to accommodate realtor requests for showings.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thanksgiving Holiday

  • 5 of 5

The home was very close to downtown Highlands, near Mirror Lake. Homeowner was immediately responsive to questions before and upon arrival. The property was expansive. There was a wooden swing near the party barn that was enjoyed by everyone. There was plenty of outside space for throwing the football, taking pictures, etc. The kitchen was large enough for "two cooks in the kitchen". Especially enjoyed using the double oven when preparing our Thanksgiving meal. There was plenty of room in the home, which was nice since we had two families with teen/adults. Everyone had a bed. The layout of the home allowed us all to be together, even if we weren't always in the same room. We enjoyed visiting Bridal Veil Falls, Dry Falls, Silver Run Falls, and Sunset Rock. Homeowners provided a book with directions to all. We cut down our Christmas tree at Moss Creek Farm (an annual tradition). Celebrated the beginning of Christmas in Highlands. Spent Saturday evening singing Christmas carols in front of the church while enjoying hot chocolate and cookies. Saw Santa and his entourage, and then did the countdown for the lighting of the Christmas tree. Home is extremely close to shopping and the two grocery stores in Highlands. Mountain Fresh Grocery is also a great place to catch a meal or a pizza. Always enjoy the Sports Page Sandwich Shop. Home is about 20 minutes away from Cashiers. Visited the Farmer's Market there for a delicious take home barbeque meal and a warm blueberry pie. Spending time with family and friends was the highlight of the trip. Everyone had a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Asheville Regional
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Highlands Falls Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Downtown Highlands
Car: necessary

Highlands is 3 hours from north Atlanta and 45 minutes to the Asheville, NC airport. It has wonderful shopping and many excellent restaurants. The real treat is the abundance of hiking trails, scenic mountain vistas and many, many waterfalls.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $165
Property Damage Protection $59

3 night minimum

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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