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Affordable Luxury with Hot Tub, Fireplace, Central Air/Heat, Wifi in Highlands!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5)

Quaint and cozy cottage just outside city limits of Highlands, North Carolina. Cottage located in a quiet, six-home development just 2.8 miles from Main Street. Our neighborhood is on Buck Creek Road which is off of Highway 64 just before the hospital.

Our home is located next door to VRBO Listing 696793 and VRBO Listing 240972.

Newly renovated with all the modern conveniences (central heat/air, dishwasher, washer/dryer, hot tub, cable TV, gas starter for fireplace,high speed internet, etc.). Large deck that wraps around the side of house. You can hear the rushing water of the creek from the deck and all of the bedrooms.

Upstairs has bedroom with queen size bed and smaller bedroom with an extra long twin day bed, large bathroom with double vanity. Downstairs has bedroom with queen-size bed, eat-in kitchen, sunroom with stack stone fireplace with gas starter, large deck with hot tub wraps around the house.

Keywords: cabin, cottage, pet friendly

More Details

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

About The Owner

I am a young professional who lives in Atlanta. I bought this property to have a weekend get a way place that was a short drive from Atlanta. I live in the Vinings area of Atlanta and can be at my Highlands place in two hours and 15 minutes door to door.

The Owner purchased this house in 1999

Why The Owner chose Highlands

I bought my house in Highlands as an investment. The town of Highlands continues to grow and attract a sophisticated yet casual group of successful visitors and home owners. The Highlands community is very cordial and offers everything from live theater to antique shopping and other great retail stores. Highlands Main Street has been called the Worth Avenue of the mountains. Main Street offers everything from screw drivers to fine dining to estate jewelry and home accessories.

What makes this house unique

High Cotton Cottage offers many great benefits to enjoy during your stay. The cottage is located on a hill which over looks Buck Creek. You can hear the soothing sounds of the creek from my decks and many rooms of the house. The cottage is very cozy and has a stone fireplace with a gas starter. The hot tub on the rear of the house looks off into the woods for total relaxation and enjoyment. The cottage is located in a private neighborhood owned by a group of five families who are all friends.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a great place to stay! This cottage is a great value for a stay in Highlands. My wife loved the quaint setting and she felt safe when I was away. We have rented this cottage for a month for the past two summers. We will continue to rent here and have asked the owner to let us know if he ever wants to sell this place.
Jul 2009
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Highlands House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1) Queen bed in downstairs bedroom and upstairs bedroom., 1 twin daybed upstairs in additional bedroom. Flat screen televisions in two large bedrooms.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
high speed internet access


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Affordable Luxury with Hot Tub, Fireplace, Central Air/Heat, Wifi in Highlands!
average rating of 4.928571 based on 86 reviews

Outstanding little cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend in this property. My wife and I went to High Cotton to celebrate my 40th birthday. Its a great jumping off point for the Highlands area perfectly located close to delicious restaurants, beautiful waterfalls, and great shopping. The massive outside deck was great, and the private hot tub was so relaxing. The stream down the hill creates a wonderful soundtrack for the entire outdoor space . The owner was very responsive with the few questions we had. Honestly we had such a good time I almost didn't want to write a review and let others know how great it was, for fear it may be booked in the future. Unless we needed more than the 3 bedrooms I cant imagine staying anywhere else in the Highlands area. We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Twice This Year Already...And Ready To Go Back!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough nice things about this property. We stayed at High Cotton in February for four nights and went back for four more nights this month to celebrate our 10th anniversary. It is a very secluded mountain setting complete with a babbling brook down below, which is so soothing. There is a great deck outside for cocktails or grilling and a large hot tub for late night enjoyment. Plenty of wood is provided for the wood burning fireplace. The kitchen is second to none when it comes having everything you need and then more. There is even a Crockpot! The location is great with charming downtown Highlands right in your backyard and it is a quick drive to Cashiers and Franklin if you want to go exploring. We are ready to go back!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I loved this cozy cottage for our anniversary getaway from the big city. Its perfectly situated with a wooded view off the private balcony and minutes to amazing restaurants, shopping and breathtaking waterfalls. Wild Thyme was our favorite for a celebration dinner and the chicken and waffles from Mountain Fresh are a must try! The owner is very responsive if there's anything you need. We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at several VRBO properties over the years and we thought that High Cotton was the best stocked we've stayed at. It was obvious that the owners had taken time to think about what people would need while staying here, and this was greatly appreciated as a guest. We stayed with our 2 year old and 2 dogs and the cabin was kid and pet-friendly. For our little guy, the adjacent bedroom space upstairs perfectly fit his playpen. For the dogs, the deck and yard space were convenient. On top of it, this cabin is centrally located to all the great things to do in the Highlands. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at High Cotton to escape the Florida heat. The weather was crisp and wonderful. High Cotton was such a treasure!! Adorable cabin just minutes from Highlands Main Street. We enjoyed the fireplace, nice little fenced yard (perfect for my miniature dachshund to explore), and dog walk area. This place has it all! It will be our "go to" place when we visit Highlands. I cannot say enough good things about it. If you are traveling with your little "fur kids", this is where you want to be!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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High Praise for High Cotton

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time this past weekend and staying at the cottage in High Cotton was the perfect spot. We've been to Highlands many times and this house fit our needs 100%. It was so very clean and comfortable. Dinners at the Ugly Dog Public House on Friday and Wild Thyme Gourmet on Saturday were the best. Thanks so much, Garrard & family-we will plan to be back again!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100

Weekly Rate - $900
Monthly Rate - $3000
Weekend Rate - $150 per night (FRI/SAT/SUN)
Nightly rates do not include a $100 cleaning fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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