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Verandah Vista-Renovated Farmhouse/3BA/2BA/Hiking Trails/Stream/Hot Tub/Fire Pit

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 Br/2 Ba 1960 Cottage Surrounded By Mountains And Conservation Land

Nestled in the shadows of Little Bearwallow and Little Pisgah mountains lies our newest vacation rental property, Verandah Vista. This 1400 square foot cottage has just finished an extensive renovation and is ready for guests!

The 3 bedroom, 2 bath home, built in 1960, was completely gutted and rebuilt in the contemporary cottage style similar to our other two properties.

With over 1500 square feet of decks overlooking the Hickory Nut Gorge and adjacent to a trickling stream, Verandah Vista is a hikers’ haven. The Little Bearwallow Mountain Trail, maintained by the Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy, runs alongside the property. One can literally walk through the 1-acre property and begin hiking!

The house consists of a master bedroom with French doors leading to verandah access. The king size bed, large flat screen TV, en suite bath with walk in shower and double vanity, will challenge you to find a reason to leave the room.

The second bedroom also has a king size bed and a flat screen TV. Bedroom three contains a twin xl day bed with a twin xl trundle bed. The second bathroom, shared by these two rooms, has a full size bathtub surrounded by subway tile and a classic black and white color scheme.

The large, fully stocked kitchen with brand new GE Slate appliances has plenty of countertop and cabinet space to make preparing meals a breeze. The nearby table seats 6 comfortably.

The living area contains a sofa with chaise and a queen pull-out sleeper. Plentiful seating surrounds the wall mounted flat screen TV, but also allows verandah access with beautiful views.

Outdoor dining and grilling take place on the verandah level of the deck. The verandah itself runs along the entire side of the house. Dining outside is truly a special experience, with songbirds and a musical stream accompanying your meal.

The next level of the deck houses the brand new 6 person hot tub. With stars overhead, and mountains in the distance, soaking after a full day of activities never felt so good. There is also a propane fire table with four padded, swivel seats. The spacious yard has a fire pit for roasting hot dogs and making s'mores.

Conveniently located off of Gerton Highway, a North Carolina scenic byway, in Gerton, North Carolina, Verandah Vista offers stunning views and luxurious comfort.

Be sure to check out our other two properties, Mountain Vista Retreat and Saluda Vista, property ID's 600417 and 709549. We pride ourselves on offering "The Best" to our guests.

More Details


Gerton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please contact owner for refund and cancellation policy.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , The master bath has a large walk in shower and double vanity
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , The second bath is located near the two remaining bedrooms.
  • The master bathroom, located within the master suite area, has a large, tiled walk in shower and double vanity. The second bath is adjacent to the other two bedrooms. It has a tub/shower combination along with a pedestal sink.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Daybed with trundle-XL twin mattresses
  • Two bedrooms each contain a king bed. The master has an en suite bath. The third bedroom has a daybed with a trundle. These mattresses are XL twin, so they are comfortable for an adult. In addition,there is a queen sleeper sofa in the living room.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking


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(28 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.964286 based on 28 reviews

Winter get away

  • 5 of 5

We would like to thank Suzanne for her gracious hospitality. We had received a personal phone call the next morning after checking in to make sure everything was to our liking. Verandah-Vista is a fantastic home with plenty of space for our group, the property is very well secluded and private. The lighting was amazing and really loved that all the light switches were labeled. The home has been nicely upgrading and professionally decorated. The view is beyond words and just love the little waterfall and stream that was located to the side of the deck in the back. We just loved the two king size beds which were extremely comfortable, modern kitchen and well stocked. We had a wonderful time at Chimney Rock State Park walking the trails to the waterfall, as well as several walking trails located right on the Verandah-Vista property. We enjoyed the hot tub at night staring up at the clear night sky with tons of stars. Cannot wait to return.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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  • 5 of 5

Our favorite place to come and stay. Best spot we have found in NC!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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  • 5 of 5

We love staying here. We wished we could stay longer. The creek next to the house is so beautiful to go explore. The home is so beautiful in the way it was done. I would highly recommend staying here. We hope to come back and stay again.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Amazing Views! Pictures don't do this place justice!

  • 5 of 5

We can't say enough nice things about the Verandah Vista! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here! The pictures don't do this place justice, one simply must see it in person to appreciate the very intricate details you have put into this place. This was about the sixth home we have rented and this was by far the nicest decorated and the cleanest! My personal favorite detail of this home was the step stool! I'm 5'3" and this to me was best detail I couldn't live without :-) Thank you so much for opening your home to us! The entire area is just beautiful!"

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Very nice place to visit in the fall.

  • 5 of 5

Foliage was NOT completely exposed, mainly due to the weather, but the home we stayed in was great.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect mountain getaway

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have been more pleased with this cottage. It was perfect for our family of five. It was exactly as described in the listing and in the reviews. Really loved the views, hot tub, fire pit, easy access to trails, and the house itself. Also liked the location being in between Asheville and Chimney Rock. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Suzanne and Marty Kelly
Member since: 2014
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

About Suzanne and Marty Kelly

Suzanne & Marty met & fell in love while working at an Eco-resort on the island of St.John in the US Virgin Islands. After much deliberation about where to make our permanent home (and even more on where we shouldn't) we decided on the mountains of North Carolina. We moved here after our island wedding in 2004 and have never regretted our decision.

Suzanne and Marty Kelly purchased this cottage in 2016

Why Suzanne and Marty Kelly chose Gerton

I drove by this property nearly every day and finally saw in one of the real estate apps that it was listed as a pre-foreclosure. On a whim, one day I drove down the drive and realized that it was vacant. I sat on the deck and looked out into the valley while listening to the trickling stream which runs alongside the house. I sent a text and a picture to Marty that just said, "Perfect!" The house needed a ton of work, but the land and surroundings were always present. The house went up for auction on the Henderson County courthouse steps and, after a little bidding war, we were the proud owners!

What makes this cottage unique

This property is surrounded by land owned and cared for by the Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy (CMLC). The house overlooks an orchard which hosts apple gathering days in the fall, and weddings during warmer days. When the trees are bare, you have views all the way down into the Hickory Nut Gorge Valley. There are hiking trails running alongside the 1 acre property that lead to a beautiful stream. In addition, there is a small brook that trickles along. Sitting on the deck and listening to the waterfall and the singing birds is a pleasurable way to spend the day.


Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Beach
7.4 Miles
Lake Lure Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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