About the property
- Townhome3000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 4 nights
Newly renovated -- New appliances, fixtures & furniture
Rock star views from this 4 bedroom, 3 bath townhouse with massive wrap-around balconies in Sapphire Valley in the Nantahala Mountain Range sitting directly on 75-acre Fairfield Lake. It has all new fixtures, appliances and furniture.
A Sapphire Valley Amenities Package is available.
Don't expect the mountain look here. Comfort and convenience await you in this upscale modern and tastefully appointed condo in the heart of Sapphire Valley. You'll love the light and airy rooms and the great view of the mountains from the decks. Enjoy the optional Sapphire Valley Resort amenities package which includes activities like 9-hole Redbird Golf Course, carpet golf, tennis, an exercise room, walking trails, zipline, and in the winter season there is snow skiing and tubing! Come relax and enjoy Emerald Cove!
This home is perched on the side of one mountain directly on Fairfield Lake with views of Little Bald Rock Mountain and Little Hogback Mountain. It is in a community off of Highway 64 4.2 miles east of Cashiers, NC.
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 25, 2018
About John Ryan
I live in New Orleans and have vacation properties in Pass Christian, MS, Dauphin Island, AL and Sapphire, NC. We strive to provide high-end amenities and comforts in settings close to Nature.
John Ryan purchased this Townhome in 2015
Why John Ryan chose Sapphire
I love the mountains. The weather is cool in summer. There are lots of nearby amenities, restaurants and recreational opportunities. This area is the most biologically significant part of the Appalachian Mountains and is known for the diversity of its plant and animal life, including more than 160 species of birds. Few regions outside the tropics offer such opportunities for observing and enjoying the benefits of such a unique ecosystem. These Southern Blue Ridge Mountains, some of the oldest mountains in the world, are home to an incredible wealth of species. They contain the world's greatest number of endemic plants and animals, meaning these species occur nowhere else in the world. They are home to 400 rare plants and more than 250 endemic plants. The streams are home to crayfish found nowhere else in the world. More than 230 fish species have been documented, and new species continue to be discovered. These mountains are also critical habitat for populations of globally declining neotropical migrant songbirds, such as the whip-poor-will and Canada warbler. Five watersheds originate here in the mountains of Macon and Jackson Counties. This area of the Blue Ridge Mountains is (no kidding!) the Salamander Capital of the World (note upper case). Salamanders are most abundant in old growth forests, where large amounts of rotting logs and moisture-conserving leaf litter provide optimal microinhabitants for terrestrial species. These mountains are very old, giving plenty of time for a variety of salamanders to emerge. During the Pleistocene era (about 10,000 years ago) , glaciers covered much of North America but did not reach these mountains. Consequently, these mountains became a refuge for many species of plants and animals. Many species remained within habitat earth islands on isolated mountain peaks. New salamanders continue to be discovered. DNA techniques have determined that identical looking salamanders are in fact genetically distinct species.
What makes this Townhome unique
Optional access to two outdoor pools, tennis courts and one heated indoor pool and health club. Great birding. Powerful optics provided. Great walking areas. This condo sits directly on Fairfield Lake. The main balcony is a wrap-around and is about sixty feet long. There is also a private balcony on the third floor which also overlooks Fairfield Lake and provides mountain views.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Lovely and relaxing
With 6 adults, 2 kids and a baby we had a perfect fit in this beautiful home. Everything was there and stocked up. We were able to truly relax! The view from the deck was so beautiful, especially in the morning. There was also a really cute beach on the lake with boats and things to rent as well as ice cream. This was a short walk from the house, down on the trail. We also really loved the cooler temperatures!
I write this review with reservation. Because I want it available each time I want to visit Sapphire valley. John, the owner, wants everything convenient for the renter. He is very responding to any needs or issues. The property has great lake views and is very convenient to restaurants and shopping. We stayed there with two other couples and used it as our base camp for hiking around the area. We will be back!
Great Place in the mountains with Great Lake view
We loved our stay at this property. Nicely decorated and well stocked. Owner has thought of everything. Definitely recommend!
We don't want our guests to worry about supplies. We strive to keep the place stocked with paper goods, spices, coffee, tea, cleaning supplies and anything a first class resort would provide.
this Is one of my favorite locations between my favorite towns in the mountains. we truly enjoyed this property. great views, plenty of space, clean and comfortable. convenient to everything!
This lake house is outstanding; we hated to leave!
The lake house is a mountain dream! Each bedroom is actually a private suite, complete with full bath, large walk in closet and spacious vanity. The view of the lake is astounding! Every room has a magnificent view and the large deck adjacent to the living, dining and kitchen adds significantly to the wonderful experience. The owner takes extra care to provide most of the needed supplies, linen, towels, soap and other necessary items. He also checked on us to "see if we needed anything", this was an unexpected and delightful touch! They also provide a library of local history, telescopes and outdoor furniture. If you like the fresh mountain air, life at a quiet, pristine lake, hiking, birding or just relaxing in a beautiful environment, this is the place for you!.
Relaxed Luxury in the Mountains
My group and I had a great stay at this well appointed townhome! The decor was modern and everything was clean and spacious. We also really enjoyed the big wraparound balcony and view of the lake.
The location was perfect -- about a 5-7 minute drive from the Cashiers town center but you feel like you are in the middle of the forest. It is also about 5 minutes from the grocery.
The owners have a lot of birding equipment and bird feeders available if you are into that.
A tip- There is a nice walking path that goes around the lake about a 1 minute walk from the townhome. The walk takes around an hour and I highly recommend it.
Will definitely be returning!
This 4 bedroom, 3 bath townhouse is in Sapphire Valley in the Nantahala Mountain Range. It has a fully equipped kitchen with new stainless steel appliances and granite and corian countertops in kitchen and baths, a Great Room with a wood burning fireplace. A Sapphire Valley Amenities Package is available. Don't expect the mountain look here. Comfort and convenience await you in this upscale modern and tastefully appointed condo in the heart of Sapphire Valley. You'll love the light and airy rooms, the cozy comfort of the wood burning fireplace and the great view of the mountains from the decks. Enjoy the optional Sapphire Valley Resort amenities package which includes activities like 9-hole Redbird Golf Course, carpet golf, tennis, an exercise room, walking trails, zipline, and in the winter season there is snow skiing and tubing! Come relax and enjoy Emerald Cove! This home is perched on the side of the mountain directly on Fairfield Lake with views of Little Bald Rock Mountain and Little Hogback Mountain. It is in a community off of Highway 64 4.2 miles east of Cashiers, NC.
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I don't take a damage deposit or charge a cleaning fee. I rely on the good faith of my guests and ask them treat my home as their own -- gently.