ROCKY FALLS RETREAT (WATER FALLS, HIKING, OUTDOOR SCENERY)

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Gary Budd

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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ROCKY FALLS RETREAT (WATER FALLS, HIKING, OUTDOOR SCENERY)

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2 bedrooms, 1 queen sleeper sofa, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 4-6

Huge rock pillars hold you on the side of the mountain. Be lulled to sleep by the sound of the cool water stream cascading over waterfalls. Awaken to the sight of a glorious sunrise over the mountains beyond and below. Several decks available pick to suit your mood. Never had a tree house as a child? We have the perfect deck for you. If you are a person who enjoys the outdoors this is the place for you.

The retreat is on a 14.3 acre property so you will not see your next door neighbor. We also have a trail next to the house which leads to several waterfalls. Over one of these falls there is an additional deck with a table and chairs to enjoy lunch. Not only does this deck overlook the falls, but it affords a spectacular view of a wall of rock and rhododendron. The locals call the house the 'Round House' which is actually a 15-sided house supported by the 15 massive rock pillars.

The following pictures will show you that we have furnished the house with American made Lexington and Bob Timberlake pieces as well as made in the USA accessories wherever possible. We have a diverse selection of books and games for you to use as well as a satellite TV with VHS and DVD players. There is also a CD/radio player. The kitchen has most of the general things needed. Additional dishes are located in the antique pine cupboard. Adjacent to the kitchen area on the large deck outside is a gas grill and a large table with six chairs. The gas cylinders are provided.

The master bedroom has a connected private bath with a Jacuzzi tub. The other bath is accessible from the main hall. There are two bedrooms and one sleeper sofa. Linens and towels are located in the closet across from the washer dryer. The house will accommodate 4 to 6 people.

We must tell you about the locals. Turkeys love to hang out near Rocky Falls. On sunny days they usually appear in twos, but on a misty morning whole flocks can be heard hiding undercover. Our Pileated woodpecker is often heard, sometimes seen. This is the one that looks like Woody Woodpecker and was recently seen on the tree next to the house. We have lots of warblers, always fun to watch, some of them disappear and reappear like magicians. A little Carolina wren trusted us enough to leave her eggs and babies in the house on the deck this spring. Watching mom and dad feed their brood was lovely entertainment. Deer are around, but not as abundant here as in grassier locations. We have built a little bear fortress for our recycles and trash. Bear have been sighted nearby, so we are very careful not to leave anything out that might attract them. Our raccoon friend is sneaky. He usually steal only one sneaker if you leave sneakers on the porch. The sneaker can usually be found in the stream near the house.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome

Gary Budd

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2005
Speaks english
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Rocky Falls Retreat (Water Falls, Hiking, Outdoor Scenery)
average rating of 4.2 based on 20 reviews
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Rocky Falls Retreat (Water Falls, Hiking, Outdoor Scenery)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p102678
704 489-1559
Little Switzerland High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
Columbia,SC
5

Guestbook Comment

We spent our honeymoon in September 2002. We had a wonderful experience in this home. Everything they say about it is absolutely true, it is an amazin...
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2005
  • Stayed: Aug 2005
We spent our honeymoon in September 2002. We had a wonderful experience in this home. Everything they say about it is absolutely true, it is an amazing place to spend time. We highly recommed it to everyone.
Helpful votes: 5/5
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Rocky Falls Retreat (Water Falls, Hiking, Outdoor Scenery)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p102678
704 489-1559
Little Switzerland High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
Southport, NC
5

A Clean, Secluded and Comfortable Home with Amazing Views to Boot!!!! Loved it!!!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
My family and I stayed here during the week of Thanksgiving and we had an amazing time here. The location is amazing as it is about 3400 feet up in elevation and this allowed us to experience some light snowfall which delighted our children and really encapsulated the holiday spirit. Everything you needed within the home was furnished except food of course and you we really felt at home so much that we wanted to trade in our house for this one. The owners were a pleasure to communicate with and our deposit was returned promptly. We will definitely book this home again! Thank you so much to the Budds!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Rocky Falls Retreat (Water Falls, Hiking, Outdoor Scenery)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p102678
704 489-1559
Little Switzerland High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
Glenshaw
5

PEACE AND QUIET

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2007
  • Stayed: Aug 2007
The house is beautiful but most of all we loved the peace and quiet, exactly what we were looking for. The neighbors across the street were very friendly and encouraging us to hike wherever we wanted. The people in Little Switzerland were also very friendly and the food we ate out was delicious. We thoroughly enjoyed the decks and ate breakfast and lunch outside. We plan to return soon.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 7/7
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Rocky Falls Retreat (Water Falls, Hiking, Outdoor Scenery)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p102678
704 489-1559
Little Switzerland High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
The Woodlands, Tx
1

Heat wave horror

  • 1 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2007
  • Stayed: Aug 2007
The view was breathtaking. The rooms were clean and as advertised. The problem was the heat. The "joke"in their instruction packet said that there was "natural A/C", an attic fan. There were fans in every room, but the "usual" temps for that time of yr should have been 70's -50's. It never got below 80. My wife & I had to "try" to sleep with ice packs on our foreheads & chests.The weather was not the owners fault, but, a house this nice should have air conditioning.My wife was too exhausted to do anything after the 1st day,a hike to the Falls. She never left the cabin after that.She could never get enough rest to be able to do any other hikes.We went to the mountains to get away from the heat!
At least the view beats anything in Houston.
Owner's Response: We Now Have Air Conditioning ! This has been added since October 2010. We have only 3 - 5 days out of the year were Air Conditioning is needed. We also have added an attic fan and still have a whole house fan and celling fans in all rooms. The best way to cool off in my opinion is to stick your feet in our mountain stream.
Helpful votes: 6/9
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Rocky Falls Retreat (Water Falls, Hiking, Outdoor Scenery)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p102678
704 489-1559
Little Switzerland High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2006
  • Stayed: Jul 2006
We had a wonderful time. In 25 minutes you can be to many amazing hikes. We also enjoyed Sliding Rock a natural water slide. We also rode down the South Toe River in Kayaks, even our 4 year old loved it. Mt Mitchell hike was great, the restaurant there was so goo, try the peach cobbler. We also rode the Great Smokey Mountain Railhead. A neat geyser just outside Old Fort. Thank you!
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Local interest: Writers, potters, glass makers, all manner of craftspersons who often open their galleries to the public. Gem mining, fishing, golfing, hiking, and rafting are also available.

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Availability & Rates

Little Switzerland House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Winter
Mar 8 2014 - Mar 31 2014
$120
$590
$1,200
3 nights
 
 
Spring, Summer
Apr 1 2014 - Sep 26 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$118
$590
$1,800
5 nights
 
 
Fall
Sep 27 2014 - Nov 1 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$118
$590
$1,800
5 nights
 
 
Winter
Nov 2 2014 - Mar 31 2015
$120
$590
$1,200
3 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
$120
$590
$1,800
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150.00
Tax Rate 11.75%
Notes $590/week , $120/night
$590/week
$120/night - 3 night minimum

Additional accommodations available, only in conjunction with rental.

Cancellation Policy

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

Little Switzerland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • River
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
General:
  • Heating
  • Living Room
  • Broadband Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dialup Access
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Toilet Paper
  • Mobile Phone
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , jetted tub
    Hall Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Jacuzzi tub
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Video Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Audio Tape Player
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • fishing
Notes:
15 sided Eagle Nest house. 2 outside porches. Trail from house leads to outside deck overlooking falls.

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