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VERANDAH VISTA-Think Fall Y'all/Babbling Brook/Hiking Trails/Fire Pit/Hot Tub

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Suzanne and Marty Kelly
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

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 Blue Ridge Mountains

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.

Amenities

Gerton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • 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
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please contact owner for refund and cancellation policy.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews
5

It was amazing!

  • 5 of 5

What a magnificent property!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The house was awesome, views were incredible. It was well stocked and wonderfully decorated,

  • 5 of 5

I would rent again, this property was amazing. Was able to hike, explore and relax all from one place. It is a must rent house.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway spot

  • 5 of 5

Can not say enough good things about Verandah Vista, we had an amazing stay and only wish we could have stayed longer! The home is decorated impeccably and set up with everything one could need. We loved our time on the back porch, soaking in the beautiful mountain views and relaxing in the hot tub. Such a convenient location to hiking and exploring. Many thanks to our gracious hosts, the Kelly's and we look forward to visiting again!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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5

Sanctuary

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at Veranda Vista this year and I already feel it's our second home. Comfortable but elegant and stylish, gorgeous views and opportunities to enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. Convenient to so many shops, restaurants, hiking trails and attractions, it is a perfect "family headquarters" for an extended stay. For my sister and myself, it is a quick drive from the Lake Norman area and great escape from the trials of everyday life. We want to tell the world about it and at the same instance, keep it all to ourselves so we can book whenever we want!. Even though we've booked a long weekend in November at another property of the Kelly's, I know we will be back at Veranda Vista soon. It's such a treat. Don't miss out on this great home.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Happy Surprise

  • 5 of 5

The pictures didn't do this cottage justice. The location is amazing. We enjoyed Asheville and Chimney Rock/Lake Lure while staying in what is truly my idea of the mountains. Local hiking trails added to the experience. We had such a great time and we're already planning another trip.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Beautiful, relaxing, refreshing!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Verandah Vista. The home is stunning, clean and has wonderful amenities. The view was so lovely. We enjoyed our coffee on the deck in the morning and spent evenings in the hot tub and around the fire pit. The home is close to so many fun activities as well. So thankful we found this property!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

Available
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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.

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