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Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2000 sqf. Bright & airy. Sleeps 6

Stirling Cottage is .8 of a mile from Main St. Highlands. It is a perfect walk to town, passing Harris Lake along the way. The house has a new stone walkway and deck at the entrance way.

There is an open living room with a fireplace and renovated kitchen with all new appliances. The living room sports a huge new flat screen TV on the wall. There is also a DVD player in the living room.

Just through the living room is a dining area that leads out to an open wood deck with rocking chairs, a new propane BBQ and an additional dining table.

The upstairs also has a huge master bedroom with a king size bed and a convertible love seat. The en suite has just been redone. There is another big screen TV on the wall.

Across the hall is guest bedroom with a queen size bed. There is an additional full bath just outside the door. A brand new washer/dryer can be found in a utility cabinet in the hallway.

Downstairs is a man cave/kids playroom/den with another large flat screen TV and DVD player. The couch can convert to a queen size bed. There is also another full bath and another bedroom with a twin bed.

Outside the downstairs is a new deck that runs the length of the entire house. Half of it is covered so you can enjoy some outdoor time even if it is raining. There are chaise lounges and a hammock. Just off the deck is an additional driveway for the house.

Stirling also has high speed wireless wifi; AC upstairs and heating downstairs.

This property will offer you a vacation you will not soon forget, providing treasured memories for you and your family.

More Details

Property Manager
Dominique Bennett
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 14, 2018

About Dominique Bennett

We are Jordan & Dominique Bennett and we have worked in the performing arts our entire lives. You can say we have been quite lucky and have both traveled around the world several times over. We are currently living in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. For the past several years, we have been coming to Highlands for our vacation and have fallen in love with the area. In 2014, we purchased Stirling Cottage and hope you will enjoy it as much as we do.

Dominique Bennett purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Dominique Bennett chose Highlands

We looked at many many properties in this area and decided that Strirling was perfect for us. It is new, yet rustic; tranquil, yet close to town. We have never felt more relaxed.

What makes this cottage unique

There are a number of vacation rentals in Highlands. Obviously, we are quite biased, but we feel Stirling will hit almost every item on your vacation checklist.


Highlands Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Guests who have booked a week or longer will be assessed a $100.00 administration fee for cancelling within 45 days of the start of the stay.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - toilet , shower
    Guest bath - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • There are 3 baths
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleep sofa is convertible love seat for young child.
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen
    Downstairs Bedroom - 1 twin/ single
  • There are three bedrooms. Wall mounted TV in master suite. There is also a den downstairs that has a sofa with a queen sized convertible bed.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.6 based on 25 reviews

Very good time!

  • 5 of 5

I reserved this home for my wife's birthday trip last weekend. We love the Highlands and truly enjoyed staying here! We were lucky enough to receive 9 1/2 inches of snow while we were here! We weren't able to drive during the stay since we did not have 4 wheel drive, but the owners were correct - it was as VERY short walk in to town. Even with the ice and snow, it only took 20 minutes. The home is conveniently located with routes to either the Ugly Dog pub or the Market depending on which side of town you are seeking.

The home is updated with a great movie selection and ample room. The beds were comfortable and full use of all kitchen items was greatly appreciated.

The owners were very easy to reach and were flexible in allowing us to obtain a late check-out (without prodding and free of charge) due to the weather conditions. We really enjoyed staying here and look forward to doing so again when we return!

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much, Thomas. So glad you had a fun time at Stirling Cottage. All Best for a great New Year - J
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Great layout, but could have been cleaner

  • 3 of 5

This house has a great layout and plenty of space. It's very close to Highlands. However, the house needs a deep clean. Walls, doors, and under beds and furniture were covered in dirt and dust. In general, the place felt not very clean.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Megan - thank you for you input. We, of course need to hear about these issues as we can not constantly check on these things. We have had the same housekeeper for almost two years with virtually no complaints. But as a clean home is critical to us, we will certainly look into this and if necessary, explore other options. Wishing you all good things for 2018. J
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Perfect for our family of 3!

  • 5 of 5

We loved relaxing in front of the fire, watching movies surrounded by trees. The open floor plan and upgraded kitchen and bathroom was nice and comfortable. Nice mountain rental. Only suggestion would be to bring cards or board games, but there was plenty of movies to enjoy. Owners were easy to communicate with and responsive.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location convenient to town!

  • 4 of 5

The Sterling Cottage was just right for our family of 6. Clean, comfortable, and updated- we thoroughly enjoyed our stay!!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This property is a great value

  • 5 of 5

Located very close to downtown Highlands, this property has comfortable furnishings and a cozy lower level that children will love--a space of their own. This is a great value for this area. The owners are very responsive and cordial. Great experience!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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OK Experience

  • 3 of 5

House was fine for what we needed. We were in town to celebrate a wedding with our 12 year old, and we like the convenience of a kitchen, etc so we opted not to do OEI, etc. We also didn't want to break the bank so this house was a good option.

Positives -

--Great location. Easy walk to town. Quick drive if you prefer.

-- Reasonable rate for the area.

-- Very quiet spot.

-- Good communication from owners.

-- Lots of glass ware. (We didn't really 'cook' so can't speak to provisions on that level.)

-- Nice to have a smart TV in the main family area.

Negatives -

--The queen bed on the main level is INCREBIBLY noisy. Every time you roll over you the box springs squeak very loudly to the point it wakes up other people.

--Disappointed that there was no wood for the fireplace provided in a MOUNTAIN cabin location, as the temperatures began to dip. Maybe we missed the memo on that (e.g. we were supposed to organize and if we did that's on us -- but I felt it wasn't communicated and therefore we were left without).

--Think the place could use a deep clean.

-- Master bathroom shower in need of a regrout. Tile looking a little dodgy.

We didn't even use the bottom level so no comments there, except to say that the sleeper sofa was pulled out and made up --- when our reservation was clearly for THREE people. Given that there was a third bed down there, we would not have needed the sleeper sofa. So, a bit sloppy presentation.

There were also wet items left in the washing machine, and other things left in the dryer. So we processed (dryed) the wet items and cleared the dryer, leaving all in a laundry basket. Again, sloppy presentation.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Judith C, So sorry you weren't 100 percent satisfied with our home. We have had many guests sleep in the guest bedroom and no one has ever complained about the bed. As we have never slept on it ourselves, we were unaware of this issue and will take a look at it. In the same way that food is not provided, firewood is not offered by the owner. Small bundles are available for purchase at the supermarket as well as other venues. In our last visit, we did notice that the master shower is in need of grouting and this is on our repair list. With regard to your comment about the downstairs convertible sofa being made up, here is a copy of your reservation on VRBO. It clearly states SIX guests not three. Aug 31 - Sep 4, 2017 (4 ) 6 guests (4 adults, 2 children) Status: Reserved|Source: All Best, Jordan B
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120
Pet Fee $150
Damage Insurance $59

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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