ARTIST'S HOUSE ON 5+ ACRES, WITH CREEK AND VIEWS- NEWLY DONE!

Michael O'Donovan

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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ARTIST'S HOUSE ON 5+ ACRES, WITH CREEK AND VIEWS- NEWLY DONE!

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House - 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s) - 2 Baths - (Sleeps 8-12)

Have a real mountain experience at the newly renovated mountain home on 5+ acres (elevation 3500+). Situated on the actual state line between Georgia and North Carolina (the creek is the state line) and 12 minutes from Highlands, you'll have all the space and privacy you could want.

All furnishings are new, 2008 (except for the antiques, of course), as is most everything except the charm and character of the original house.

The pine paneling and oak floors in the living room give added warmth to the fireplace and those cool summer nights. Original artwork throughout by the artist/owner and local artists.

Leave your cares behind as you settle into a true rural mountain setting- if you don't want the country club or subdivision, the Artist's House is the real thing!

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
Had the best relaxing mountain vacation ever- loved being in the country, but minutes from downtown.
May 2011
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Michael O'Donovan

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Though born in North Carolina, I reside in Fl and try to spend as much time in these beautiful mountains as possible. I found the perfect location on 6 acres about two years ago and spent over a year completely renovating and updating the house. I am a photographer-publisher, and enjoy hiking, traveling, and of course, photography.

Michael O'Donovan purchased this house in 2007

It's simply beautiful and the town of Highlands is one of the most charming mountain towns I've found, with great resturants, art galleries and shopping.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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4.2
based on 13 traveler reviews

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Artist's House on 5+ Acres, with Creek and Views- Newly Done!
average rating of 4.1538463 based on 13 reviews
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Artist's House on 5+ Acres, with Creek and Views- Newly Done!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p193257
(850) 982-4690
Highlands North Carolina Mountains
Johns Creek, GA
4

Peaceful Abode

  • 4 of 5
While the husband is away, the wife and kids will play!

My six children and I took advantage of some "mother/children alone time" while my husband was away on business and escaped the suburbs of Atlanta to this little cabin in the woods. My mother actually joined us as well, and there was plenty of room for the 8 of us with beds to spare.

The owner of the cabin is very kind and thoughtful, and we appreciated that he was able to book the home for us within just a few hours notice. He was very prompt in responding to our request and pleasant on the phone.

Upon arrival, everything was clean and orderly. (If you plan to stay in the cooler months, I'd suggest asking if the heat can be turned on before you arrive. It was very cold when we got there late in the evening, and it took several hours to warm up. The heat works well, though, once it gets going.)

We found the house to be quite cozy and comfortable - as a cabin should be! The artistic touches throughout the home are charming - including the handmade kitchen table and chairs.

The kitchen was quite workable. (We couldn't get the can opener to work; you might pack one just in case it hasn't been replaced yet.) The oven, stove, fridge, and dishwasher all worked properly. We very much enjoyed the fresh, mountain-cold water from the tap!

The children spent time roaming the property as children love to do. At night we were able to watch movies using the DVD player (There are a few movies, but throw some of your own in your bag.) Of course, take some games.

I noticed someone made a negative comment regarding the washer/dryer. Granted the combo unit is an older model, but it worked fine. I washed a few loads of our clothes plus the towels we used with no trouble.

If you're looking for somewhere a bit remote, yet close to nice trails and beautiful waterfalls, and a short-ride into the Highlands for ice-cream, this cabin will do the trick. It's not fancy, but it's comfy and a great place for a getaway.
  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Jennifer, I'm sorry I'm so late in responding back to your review, I just saw it when I went through and checked out the review column. Thank you so much for your very detailed and honest interpretation of the artist house. It's very valuable to me to have someone take the time to write a full review that informs potential guest as to how the house and property appear to an actual guest. Thank you so much and come back again, Michael
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Artist's House on 5+ Acres, with Creek and Views- Newly Done!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p193257
(850) 982-4690
Highlands North Carolina Mountains
5

PERFECT GATEWAY PLACE!

  • 5 of 5
This was the perfect setting for our group's retreat. Plenty of room and we loved exploring the house and learning how it all came about. The living room was the perfect place to gather in the evening. The kitchen was just what we needed and was well stocked; we all enjoyed cooking our daily meals there!. There artist' house is was just what our group of 10 including 3 kids needed to slow down and just spend quality time together. The beds were decent and plenty of it. The owner was very helpful and accommodating at our arrival house didn't have heater on as soon as we called owner at 7:00 am gave us instructions what to do and kind providing information on the cabin and surrounding area. Cabin was clean and would recomend it to anyone!. We definitely would love to stay again!. Thank you for sharing your cabin with us!.
  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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Artist's House on 5+ Acres, with Creek and Views- Newly Done!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p193257
(850) 982-4690
Highlands North Carolina Mountains
4

The Huckeba s loved the Artist's House

The Huckeba s loved the Artist's House
  • 4 of 5
We enjoyed our fall vacation so much more for being in the Artist's House. It was rustic with artist touches of beauty. Every window frames a lovely view of nature. We enjoyed cooking together in the spacious kitchen. There were apple trees on the property and our 5 year old picked bags of apples!
So, we cooked apple everything. What fun. Good memories.
  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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Artist's House on 5+ Acres, with Creek and Views- Newly Done!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p193257
(850) 982-4690
Highlands North Carolina Mountains
5

charming and peaceful

  • 5 of 5
we had a wonderful family weekend getaway at the "artist's house!" our three kids, 7, 6 and 4 thoroughly enjoyed the bunk beds, apple tree and many areas to explore outside. the wood burning fireplace was an added bonus too! it was clean, comfortable and cozy. just what our little family needed to slow down and just spend quality time together.
  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Artist's House on 5+ Acres, with Creek and Views- Newly Done!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p193257
(850) 982-4690
Highlands North Carolina Mountains
4

Great 'base' for our hiking weekend with friends!

Great 'base' for our hiking weekend with friends!
  • 4 of 5
My husband, our friends and their toddler thoroughly enjoyed staying at the Artist's house. The weekend we stayed was particularly chilly, but we were warm and cozy and enjoyed cooking our meals in the spacious kitchen each night. We were a short drive from Highlands (~15 min) and literally right down the road from some amazing hiking trails and waterfalls. This house truly felt welcoming and warm---a perfect place to just sit and relax and get away. The kitchen and bathrooms were very clean (a particular concern of mine when renting), and the beds were decent, although I might advise you to bring your own pillows.

Thanks so much to Michael for sharing his wonderful property! We would surely return again in the future!
  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Artist's House on 5+ Acres, with Creek and Views- Newly Done!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p193257
(850) 982-4690
Highlands North Carolina Mountains
Atlanta, GA
5

Lovely rustic

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I planned a last minute, all-children-left-behind, get away and settled on the Artist's House. The owner was very helpful and kind providing information on the cabin and surrounding area. We were interested in hiking and escaping city life, which was easy. The house has the charm of a log cabin but offers plenty of comfort. It was clean and well maintained, which is always a great joy (and surprise) to someone terribly allergic to mold and dust mite. The house is a little (15 min) ride from Highlands proper and a stone throw away from great hiking. At the end of the day a couple of really good restaurants in Highlands top it off, I highly recommend this property to anyone looking to unwind. We'll be back.
  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Hiking, waterfalls, art galleries, Snow tubing, ice skating, summer tubing, trout fishing

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Availability & Rates

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Highlands House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$150
From
$195
Thu,Fri,Sat
$895
$3,300
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $90 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $49
Tax Rate 10.75%

Cancellation Policy

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

Amenities

Highlands House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Budget
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Heating ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Broadband Access
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • CD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • library
  • waterfalls
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hunting small game
  • mountaineering
  • whitewater rafting
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • hunting
  • hiking
  • rafting
Notes:
Barn, stable, smokehouse-all original buildings, 2 apple trees frame the house, also blueberry and peach trees.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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