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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,350 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2-1/2 bath nestled in the mountains with easy access.

Leave your troubles behind and venture into our relaxing, cozy home located just 2.8 miles from Main Street. Downtown area is truly unique with multiple shopping experiences and numerous casual and fine dining establishments. This is not anywhere, USA. Typical "chain" restaurants cannot be found in this fine township. All of the above with easy access off of Buck Creek Road and HIghway 64. Enjoy the Highlands/ Cashiers/ Franklin area from a central location. Located adjacent to VRBO# 69474 and 240972 in six house community.

Completely renovated/ redesigned with comfort and serenity in mind. Includes all modern conveniences with individual climate controlled bedrooms and living space, gourmet kitchen with quartz countertops, dishwasher, washer/ dryer, Jacuzzi tub in master suite, wood burning fireplace (wood included), high speed internet, gas grill, charcoal grill (Weber), etc. Front deck and upper level back porch area for entertaining.

More Details

Ken Cash
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 5, 2017

About Ken Cash

We were both born in Tampa, FL and have lived here all of our lives. We went to the mountains in NC and fell in love with the waterfalls, change of climate, and the overall nice way of life. This is simply a wonderful place to vacation and relax.

Ken Cash purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Ken Cash chose Smoky Mountains

Located at a high altitude and close to waterfalls and hiking trails. Completely redesigned with a spacious gourmet kitchen and private back deck area to enjoy the mountain laurels and sound of Buck Creek rushing down the side.

What makes this cottage unique

Located close to Highlands with a quaint downtown area. Also, once inside it is very private. Proximity to many streams, waterfalls, and hiking trails.


Highlands Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Downstairs off of kitchen
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Located off of suite on lower level (bathroom 2).
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Downstairs with bathroom.
    Bedroom 1 Master Suite - 1 queen , Luxurious bathroom with Jacuzzi tub located off of master.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Love seat sleeper upstairs.
  • Master suite upstairs with queen bed. Small bedroom upstairs with "love seat" sleeper. Bedroom/ bathroom suite with queen bed downstairs. Full size sleeper sofa in living area
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.75 based on 20 reviews

Enjoyable Stay

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I planned a quick trip down to the Highlands area and Ken was very helpful in getting us into his rental house.

We enjoyed the house very much and it was very comfortable, well equipped, and up to date with all the features you would expect.

My wife loved the kitchen layout and we cooked almost every meal there.

The location is great being so close the Highlands and Cashiers. The second level deck was very enjoyable for our fantastic weather weekend and we spent mornings having coffee there listening to the peace and quiet as well as the stream and wood land in the back of the house.

We would love to come back again for a longer visit and will plan to do so again in the future.

Thank you Ken for the enjoyable stay and the last minute booking.

Lori & Lonnie

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The place is very nice and comfortable. I appreciate the nice review! Ken
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Little hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Lovely little hideaway not far from town. Very quiet if you want to be a recluse. Very comfortable beds and modern kitchen.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home in a quiet spot

  • 5 of 5

The house was tucked away in a quiet neighborhood. It was comfortable and had everything we needed for a great stay. I especially loved the kitchen.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great little escape...

  • 4 of 5

High Cotton was a cozy get away...The cottage was nice and clean. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because the 3rd bedroom is more like a closet...Also, the living room area needs a little more seating...Knowing all of this, I would still rent again. Ken was very nice and very responsive to my questions. We will be back:-)

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property is good and clean

  • 3 of 5

The property is comfortable but no parking lot for more than one car

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Melbourne Beach Florida

Clean comfortable place to stay, Erin is easy to work with.

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our stay in Higlands. House was easy to find, clean and comfortable. Kitchen well equipped with plenty of firewood for the chilly nights. The only reason I don't give it 5 stars is that it is in a cluster of small homes and they are quite close. It was quiet as only one other home was occupied but there is no yard.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Car: recommended

We have a book titled "Summer Time" at cottage detailing the many trails and waterfalls that abound in this area. Every day can be a new adventure or just relax and enjoy the downtown area.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75

Rate do not include a $75.00 cleaning fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.