SAPPHIRE HEAVEN, LUXURY MOUNTAIN CABIN WITH A SPECTACULAR VIEW

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Bedrooms 2
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Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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SAPPHIRE HEAVEN, LUXURY MOUNTAIN CABIN WITH A SPECTACULAR VIEW

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Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Ten minutes from Cashiers, and 55 minutes southeast of Asheville, NC is Sapphire Heaven; a cozy, solar powered, cabin of rustic elegance, which offers your soul over 200 acres of privately gated nature, peace, solitude, but yet the convenience of being so close to everything.

Fine dining, boutique/convenience shopping, golf, tennis, stream/lake fishing, hiking, rafting, and incredible waterfalls are all within eight miles of the cabin. Sapphire Heaven ranks high on the luxury scale and boasts a spectacular, panoramic, long distance, mountain sunrise view. Enjoy the patio hot tub, the indoor or private outdoor shower, a premium sound system, the high end kitchen appliances, a wide screen LCD television, the audiophile DVD/CD player, the outdoor gas grill/rotisserie, wireless high speed internet, office communications equipment , washer/dryer, and much more. For more information and photos, visit our website.

Keywords: Cabin, luxury cabin, bungalow, cottage, flat, single family residence.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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For Stacy and I building this cabin was an effort to create a very unique retreat. We found the perfect setting; a five acre estate lot within a gated 200 acre nature Preserve, that boasted a view which even the locals described as the best they had ever seen. We then hired a team to travel to Pennsylvania to dismantle and retrieve the materials from two 150+ year old barns. One actually stood on the battlefield at Gettysburg, but had to be removed to make way for the new visitor's center. The other had been built by Amish pioneers. All of the timbers had been laboriously hand hewed with broad axes. We carefully planned each detail to create the feeling of an old 1800s cabin, while incorporating modern conveniences. Upon his first visit, a technician who came to install the satellite dish and receiver commented 'I'll bet you had a challenge getting this old place up to code'. I replied that it was a new cabin, to which he responded with dismay, 'you built it like this?'. Mission accomplished.

The Owner purchased this cabin in 2007

Around the chic mountain village of Cashiers, North Carolina, (10 minutes from the cabin) fashionable development keeps pace with the growing demand for vacation and retirement homes. Easily understandable considering Cashiers is located in the waterfall area of the Blue Ridge Mountains, where high elevation lakes, streams, and rivers abound. Adding to the natural attractions that beckon the thousands of affluent, seasonal residents (plus a multitude of visitors) are notable golf courses, trendy shops, fine dining establishments, and tennis resorts. Asheville, home of the Biltmore Estate, is a cultural hub not to be missed, less than an hour drive away.

Do you desire the peace, quite, and solitude of being by yourself, with only the splendor of nature and your loved one(s) in the mountains, but still very close to fine dining, upscale shopping, and outdoor activities? We did, and it was a most difficult combination to find. Sapphire Heaven is the result of our quest to create that rare combination.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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5
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Sapphire Heaven, Luxury Mountain Cabin with a Spectacular View
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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Sapphire Cashiers Area
Chapin, South Carolina
5

WONDERFUL RETREAT TO GET AWAY FROM IT ALL

  • 5 of 5
Property is private and rustic and the location and view is simply beautiful. The owner has done a great job of providing a unique home while still providing all the amenities to make your stay comfortable and relaxing.
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks! We're always trying to improve the cabin for our guests. But, as hard as we try it will never match the spectacular natural beauty the senses experience on that high, forested, mountain ridge.
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Sapphire Heaven, Luxury Mountain Cabin with a Spectacular View
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Sapphire Cashiers Area
5

GREAT LONG WEEKEND

  • 5 of 5
We had so much fun exploring the area in the winter. The house was even better than the pictures and was well appointed. We did several different hikes including the (quite difficult) hike to the waterfall below the house. The view was incredible and the dog really enjoyed the property as well! Thank you very much for sharing your beautiful house with us...now back to the real world!
  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly
Owner's Response: We love the mountains in the winter. It's the time of year when you can really see the ancient rock formations and truly enjoy sitting on the granite boulder hearth beside a roaring fire.
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Sapphire Heaven, Luxury Mountain Cabin with a Spectacular View
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Sapphire Cashiers Area
5

MOST RELAXED VACATION EVER

  • 5 of 5
Escaping the heat of the deep south in July to the mountians of Cashiers is always a treat. Cool breezes and afternoon rain showers were greatly enjoyed on the covered back porch. We could hear the waterfall all the time and when raining the gutters made the most delightful sound. The tin roof is insulated so we could enjoy the rain and the pleasant sounds. The back porch faces east so we chose to drink coffee on the front porch in the mornings and watch the hummingbirds in the hosta. The cabin is perfect for two although the second bedroom would be very comfortable. The cabin is an art piece of construction and very well appointed, clean and comfortable. Very private but not isolated. A perfect place to relax with amazing views from the back porch. Easy entry.
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review. We were told by author/environmentalist James Valentine that the falls directly below the cabin were spiritually sacred to the Cherokee. This is a place of healing and we are so happy to share what we found.
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Sapphire Cashiers Area
Wilmington, North Carolina
5

SAPPHIRE HEAVEN ESCAPE

  • 5 of 5
A wonderful place: Breath taking veiws, quiet serenity, gorgeous, very clean- family/pet friendly interior and exterior decor, with a great chef's kitchen (used throughout our stay). Would highly recommend for a romantic getaway or a small family vacation spot (hiking trails right outside the back door). We will definately return in the future. Easy to find location with a very short drive to Cashiers, Highlands and Brevard. Highly recommend dining at Cornucopia in Cashiers during your stay.
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your valuable feedback. We endeavor to make the experience ten stars for all of our guests, so that there will be no consideration of rating it less than the maximum allowed for this review.
John and Stacy
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Sapphire Cashiers Area
Irmo, SC
5

WE LOVED OUR STAY; SORRY FOR THE LATE REVIEW

  • 5 of 5
My husband & I really loved your cabin, John. It was one of the most relaxing places we've stayed. The interior was just as gorgeous as the pictures. Our favorite moments: enjoying the hot tub & outdoor shower (we were lucky to be there before the first freeze!) and relaxing on the back porch (the hammock was made for napping!). We also ventured up into Highlands & really enjoyed the little shops in town & visiting the waterfalls in the area.
  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your review. Stacy and I love letting others discover the healing energy of our retreat as much as we enjoy staying there ourselves. Responses like yours are a tremendous reward for the time, effort, and expense we dedicated to creating Sapphire Heaven. Of course we can't take credit for the spectacular view, or the splendor mother nature has on display there, but we can sure share what we found.
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Sapphire Cashiers Area
Atlanta, GA
5

PRIVATE WITH STUNNING VIEWS

  • 5 of 5
When I stumbled onto this cabin after hours of searching online, it seemed head and shoulders above any other I had seen. When I arrived it met and often exceeded my expectations. The view is spectacular, the cabin has a more modern and classy style than the cheesy/plaid style seen in most other mountain rentals (reclaimed wood plus modern fixtures makes the cabin feel rustic yet new somehow), the lot and even neighborhood is so extremely private that we never saw anyone else, the place is loaded with thoughtful amenities from local guides to games to great audio/video equipment (along with tons of CDs and DVDs to enjoy and speakers throughout the house), and the soaking hot tub was a true highlight with a clear line of sight to the amazing view and starry night sky. The cabin, while private, is still minutes from tons of great hikes littered with waterfalls and a few decent restaurants and shops. It truly was a perfect location for our weekend getaway, and I would highly recommend it to anyone.
  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2010
  • Stayed: Nov 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you were able to visit and, as it appears, benefit from your stay at Sapphire Heaven. There is great reward for Stacy and I in knowing our efforts are truly appreciated; however, even without our rustic creation this particular spot where the cabin is located would still be on another whole level of special. We were just lucky enough to find it. Without leaving the back porch you can witness a broad spectrum of natural forces from high above the summit to the eastward distant ripple of mountain ridges. Of course, like a photo, words don’t do it justice…but its fun trying.
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Asheville
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Sapphire Ski and Tubing
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Sapphire National Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Osteria and Game Keeper's Tavern
Car: necessary

Private Waterfall!: There is a spectacular waterfall that is about 150 yards from the cabin. The trail to it is steep in places, which makes it a difficult hike, but well worth the effort. The waterfall area is totally private and exclusively accessible from our cabin property. What is even more amazing is the fact that you can easily walk behind the falling water and stay totally dry. Naturally, I've named it Sapphire Heaven Falls. As you stand behind it, the top of the fall starts about 40 feet above your head from a bowl shaped rock outcropping, then falls twenty feet out from you, and ten feet below you to cascade steeply down the mountain. There is so much room under/behind the falls that you can have a picnic for the whole family. The falls are made private by the sheer walls above and below this plateau shelf. Amazing!

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Availability & Rates

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Sapphire Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
2014 High Season
May 10 2014 - Nov 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$340
$2,275
 
 
2014 Off Season
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
2 night minimum stay
$315
$2,100
 
 
2014 Holiday Season
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 4 2015
4 night minimum stay
$340
$2,275
 
 
2015 Off Season
Jan 5 2015 - May 8 2015
2 night minimum stay
$325
$2,200
 
 
2015 High Season
May 9 2015 - Sep 27 2015
3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,375
 
 
2015 Leaf Season
Sep 28 2015 - Nov 8 2015
3 night minimum stay
$370
$2,500
 
 
2015 Off Season
Nov 9 2015 - Nov 22 2015
2 night minimum stay
$325
$2,200
 
 
2015 Thanksgiving
Nov 23 2015 - Nov 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
$350
$2,375
 
 
2015 Off Season
Dec 1 2015 - Dec 18 2015
2 night minimum stay
$325
$2,200
 
 
2015 Holiday Season
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 3 2016
4 night minimum stay
$350
$2,375
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$340
$2,275
 

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $100.00 + Tax
Pet Fee $100.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.75%
Notes The housekeeping fee for 2014 and 2015 is $100 for up to two guests and $20 per additional guest.
There is a non-refundable pet fee of $100 per pet.
The state and county taxes total 11.75%.
Reservations during the weeks of Easter, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years require a four night minimum stay.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Sapphire Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Mountain
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Heating
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) We shopped for the most comfortable mattress we could find and bought a 2013 BeautyRest World Class pillow top. Add a heavy over sized quilt and cool mountain air...zzzzzzzzzzzzz., Twin or Single Beds (1) The twin beds are firm, foot thick, Nova Foam Pure Comfort Deluxe...extremely comfortable.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Video Games
  • Books
  • Games for Kids
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • health/beauty spa
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • arboretum
  • forests
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • wildlife viewing
  • sledding
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • eco tourism
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • horseshoes
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountaineering
  • golf
  • sailing
  • rock climbing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • mountain climbing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • rafting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • hunting
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • skiing
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • cycling
  • snowboarding
  • kayaking
Notes:
This property is gated and very private. A spectacular private waterfall is about 150 yards down a steep trail and is only accessible from this property.
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