In part because we have traveled to many destinations for work and leisure, we believe in one of the main principles of hospitality - to treat others as we would wish to be treated ourselves. We would like our guests feel like home - welcome, comfortable and relaxed. Our rental suite is a part of our house. We live in upper level of the house year-round. We greatly respect our guests' privacy, but if visitors need any recommendations or information about what to do in Highlands, we will be happy to share our knowledge. We love to hear back from our guests that they definitely want to come back to stay with us again.
Owner purchased this Apartment in 2006
Why Owner chose Highlands
This property has three highly desirable features: a spectacular view, a lovely creek and a location just two miles away from the town center and the Old Edwards Inn.
What makes this Apartment unique
Fantastic View, Two miles to Main Street and Old Edwards Inn
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Outstanding view of mountains.
Gorgeous views. Great communication with owner. Very clean and comfortable. Town of Highlands a very short drive. Easy check in and out. Would definitely stay again.
Best View Ever
We are VRBO hosts ourselves and so were able to see just how special this accommodation is. It is hosted by a couple who is friendly and always there when you need them .....just a text away. We loved the old world/international decor and their book collection.
One thing that we would want pointed out to us before we went is that the apartment is completely open to the owner's kitchen above. No locked door is available. This may be important to some renters to know before they book. Otherwise, the accommodation is as described and well worth the price.
Thank you for your 5-star rating and compliments about our hospitality, the decor of our rental suite, and its good value, but your statements that the apartment is "completely open to the owner's kitchen above" and that "no locked door is available," which no other guest has ever said, are not right. The owner's kitchen, which neither you nor our other guests can enter, is not above any part of the apartment. In fact, most of the suite is at the other end of the house. The suite is located on the lowest level of the house and connected to the carport (where guests park their vehicles in what is usually our place) by an exterior stairway that is used by guests and an interior staircase that not used by anybody when guests are here except when necessary to remove used plates or trash or to resupply the goods on the small table where the coffee maker is located in the hallway that leads to the suite -- all of which is done for the benefit of our guests without entering the suite. There are interior solid double doors on the lower level at the entrance to the suite, as well as separate locks on each of the doors to the bedroom and bathroom that are locked from the respective interiors of these rooms, and of course double locks on the exterior door to the screened porch. The hallway is necessarily open to the interior staircase, but the suite is not "completely open to the kitchen" or anything else. We have many photos on our web page that can help to visualize our rental accommodations. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay.
Beautiful view...Wonderful stay.
We enjoyed out stay in Highlands. John and Luba have a great place. It is quiet. The accommodations were comfortable. The view out the porch is amazing. You can see mountains at a great distance. This was a very relaxing place to stay. Close to town, but seems like you are away from everything and out in nature.
Thank you for your nice comments. Views, comfort, relaxation, and proximity to our town center are some of the things that we and our guests enjoy most about our rental. We are happy that you had a pleasant stay with us and will be glad to see your again soon.
What a great location! This is an awesome deal for a very charming suite. It’s close to town, convenient to everything and so affordable. This suite has the most spectacular screened porch with a view. It’s a great place to relax and have a drink. The cons are no cable/satellite tv so if you are looking to watch a football game, it’s not happening. There is a tv available to watch DVDs. Once you enter the suite from your private entrance, there is a table setup with coffee maker, toaster, etc and this is in a shared hallway to the main house before you enter your actual suite. Inside the suite, there is complete privacy but the porch area is below the homeowners adjacent open deck and if this bothers you, you may not like it. It’s not much different than staying in a hotel with adjacent balconies with neighbors. Overall, it’s a great place. The yard is beautifully cared for. The owners respect your privacy. It’s nice.
Thank you for your nice review. We believe that your comments can be helpful to our guests. Views, Location, Reasonable Price, Proximity to Town, Privacy of the Rental Suite, Well Maintained Gardens are among some of the enjoyable features of our rental. We do not offer a cable or satellite TV. However we have some DVDs to watch on the TV set as you correctly mentioned in your review. As is stated in the Rental Suite Description, the suite is a part of our house. We live in the upper level of the house year-round. It is similar to a stay at a Bed & Breakfast. We do not offer a breakfast (just coffee and tea). However, our guests enjoy almost 900 square feet space (a spacious living room, a bedroom with a full bathroom) and a screened porch with spectacular views for their sole use. Most of our repeat travelers found it to be a very desirable feature which is not available at local hotels. There is a private entrance to the suite. Many times we do not even see our guests coming or leaving the suite. The suite is best suited for short stays; one to four nights is usually ideal.
Really superb accommodations! John and Luba are so helpful and accommodating. The view is spectacular! Great lodging option in Highlands.
Thank you for nice comments. It is gratifying to see our guests enjoy our rental suite.
Loved it ... !!!
Just as all the other reviews have stated ... Luba was a perfect host. We found out just enough about her and her husband to want to go back and just visit with them. She was from Russia and has traveled extensively. Her husband John's hearing aid was 'in the shop' so conversation with him was difficult so we'll have to wait until our next trip there to hear his stories. This time though, we were in Highlands attending a destination wedding so almost every minute from our arrival on Friday to our departure on Sunday was already planned for us.
The only thing they didn't offer was cable/satellite TV. WIFI is available and only AT&T cell service works there unless you can connect thru the wifi. However, if they had offered it, I would have missed sitting out on their screened deck Sunday morning at 6AM with a cup of hot chocolate watching the sun rise over the Smokey Mountains. It was like watching Robert Norman Ross (the PBS TV artist) paint the new day on a light gray sky canvas. It's practically indescribable, but it was magnificent !!!
The apartment is 'as described' ... uniquely Luba ... with 'objects de art' from their worldly travels and a bed that swallowed and caressed our tired bodies when we finally were able to get into it.
It wasn't a problem for us, but there are lots of stairs you will have to navigate to get into the apartment. So, if you are wheelchair bound, or have to use a walker, this unit might be a challenge for you. Both of us are in our 70s, and we navigated it without mishap.
AND lastly ... for the adventurous ... there is an outdoor shower with hot and cold water where one can wash away the worries of the day (or the sweat you generated trying to be sure you didn't miss a single shop in downtown Highlands).
Louba ... we shall return ... :)
Thank you for your gratifying comments which we believe are accurate in its description of our rental suite, its amenities, how we try to keep it, and what we try to do for our guests. It is helpful to see that our guests find that the description of the suite on the VRBO web site to be accurate. The views from the rental suite are indeed spectacular! The private screened porch, which is a part of the rental suite, is a great place to enjoy our mountains anytime of the day. We are happy to hear that you like our decor from around the world and that you were satisfied with your bed which is an important part of any vacation. We always feel rewarded when our guests return to stay with us again. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
We are just 2 miles from Old Edwards Inn and Main Street of Town of Highlands, NC in a charming, tranquil and quiet neighborhood.