ROMANTIC RHODODENDRON AND BARK GETAWAY WITH GREAT VIEWS OF GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN

Marjy Ersbak, Property Mgr.

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Marjy Ersbak, Property Mgr.

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ROMANTIC RHODODENDRON AND BARK GETAWAY WITH GREAT VIEWS OF GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN

Banner Elk Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms + 2.5 Baths (Sleeps 4)

Built upon the original 'Potato House', this luxurious cottage has beautiful wood beams and bark construction. Boulders surround this unique place, with a private hot tub hidden away from the road, but not from the view! Situated just outside Banner Elk and a neighboring vineyard, this oasis sits amidst a 43 acre farm that has been preserved through a conservation easement. From the front porch, there is a tremendous pastoral view with Grandfather Mountain in the distance. This view is so striking it has been used in commercial calendars. The cottage overlooks a tranquil farm scene with a beautiful barn and pond across the road. Private trails climb behind the cottage to the back side of Beech Mountain, while a unique walk through the Rhododendron thicket below the pasture lies in front of you. (No Smoking, No Pets, No Parties and NO children)

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • not suitable for children
Marjy Ersbak, Property Mgr. (Owner)
Advertiser since 2007
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About Marjy Ersbak, Property Mgr.

This property belonged to my Aunt and Uncle who were avid environmentalists. I fell in love with its beauty in college, and helped them establish an easement on the property so the peaceful feeling and incredible view would never be spoiled. I share this 'potato house' with you so I can maintain this special place and protect it from development! I also like the local winery and restaurants!

Marjy Ersbak, Property Mgr. purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Marjy Ersbak, Property Mgr. chose Banner Elk

This area has a wonderful balance of incredible hiking and excellent entertainment.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 23 traveler reviews

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Romantic Rhododendron and Bark Getaway with Great Views of Grandfather Mountain
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
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Romantic Rhododendron and Bark Getaway with Great Views of Grandfather Mountain
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p230195
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Banner Elk High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
RALEIGH
5

Just as advertised, beautiful inside and out!

  • 5 of 5
Perfect for one or two couples. With a winery down the road and spectacular views this was a great place. Close to Banner Elk as well so you can have your small town benefits yet be secluded on mountain.
  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Romantic Rhododendron and Bark Getaway with Great Views of Grandfather Mountain
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p230195
+1 609 672-4375
Banner Elk High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
5

Always a Treat to Stay at the Potato House

  • 5 of 5
This was our third visit to the Potato House and, despite a week of mostly rain, still very relaxing and rejuvenating. This cabin has beautiful amenities and a peaceful atmosphere that, combined with the near proximity to downtown Banner Elk, makes it a perfect getaway!
  • Submitted: May 28, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Romantic Rhododendron and Bark Getaway with Great Views of Grandfather Mountain
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+1 609 672-4375
Banner Elk High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
5

Amazing Cabin Offered Just the Break We Needed

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I were very please with our stay in the Potato House. The furnishings were much newer and nicer than we had expected, and although everything felt top of the line, the cabin also felt cozy and inviting. We spent a lot of time in the VERY nice hot tub and enjoying the gas fireplace in the cellar. The bedrooms have beautiful vaulted ceilings which feel very spacious and each bedroom had a very nice jacuzzi tub as well. The view on our first day there was obscured by the clouds, but when the sun burned them away the view was fantastic. We also enjoyed hiking the trail behind the house and saw a wild turkey on our way up. The town of Banner Elk is only a short 5 minute drive away but the cabin felt like it was far from everything. A great stay. We can't wait to come back for a visit.
  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Romantic Rhododendron and Bark Getaway with Great Views of Grandfather Mountain
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+1 609 672-4375
Banner Elk High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
Raleigh, North Carolina
5

Most wonderful place in the world

  • 5 of 5
My wife an I stay here twice a year - in December and May. It is the most wonderful place in the world and it gives us something to look forward to. One really great thing is that every time we have visited we have noticed the owner had made additions and improvements since the previous visit. The views are wonderful and the house and property itself is all anyone could ask for.
  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Thanks Dick! We'll see you in the 2013. Happy Holidays!
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Romantic Rhododendron and Bark Getaway with Great Views of Grandfather Mountain
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+1 609 672-4375
Banner Elk High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
Columbia, SC
5

Perfect for a small, 2-4 person celebration like Thanksgiving, where cooking factors in heavily!

  • 5 of 5
This house is completely awesome! My cousin and I are huge fans of high comfort, and we love to do a lot of cooking while on vacation. This house is great for both! The two master suites are ideal for two adults who love their own space -- um, and jacuzzi tubs in each bathroom? That rocks.

Love the armchairs in the kitchen and the breakfast nook. Perfect for laptopping and the WiFi works very well -- essential for a partial working vacation. There are 4 flat screen TVs, two porches, and an indoor fireplace. Hiking all around. Love it.

The view is beautiful, the house is impeccably clean. This house has the most well-stocked kitchen for cooking that we have ever encountered at a vacation rental. There are even vintage Pyrex baking dishes (in excellent condition)! And a hand mixer for making mashed potatoes! And a grater for zesting lemons! And a blender! And a coffee grinder and 2 coffeemakers! Obviously we are happy.

Can't wait to go make a fire in the outdoor fire pit, which has a rotisserie and a cooking grate. Hello, awesome. And then we're going to get in the hot tub. Which faces Grandfather Mountain.

Note: This is not a house for more than 4 people. Really. It is cozy and fabulous and all-around awesome, but it is cozy.

It is clear that the owners love life and enjoy spending time here. We're super happy to be here and it's only day one of four. HA!

Extra points for bark siding on the exterior!
  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Romantic Rhododendron and Bark Getaway with Great Views of Grandfather Mountain
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p230195
+1 609 672-4375
Banner Elk High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
Lima, Oh
5

Amazing Home!

  • 5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Potato House. We had wonderful weather while there and spent a lot of time exploring the property. The leaves had already turned and the views from the decks were amazing. The home has everything anyone would need. There were televisions in each bedroom, the kitchen and the family room. The furniture was comfortable. From the hot tub you can see Grandfather Mountain. We saw deer and wild turkeys on the property. We would recommend this property to any couple that wants a wonderful getaway.
  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Other Activities: wildlife viewing, health/beauty spa, shopping, racquetball, kayaking, basketball court

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Availability & Rates

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Banner Elk Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low
Sep 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$135
From
$165
Sat,Sun
$750
$2,250
 
 
Fall
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$165
From
$310
Sat,Sun
$1,125
$3,375
 
 
Low
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
3 night minimum stay
$135
From
$165
Sat,Sun
$750
$2,250
 
 
Holiday
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
4 night minimum stay
$185
From
$375
Sat,Sun
$1,500
 
 
Ski
Jan 3 2015 - Mar 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$165
From
$310
Sat,Sun
$1,125
$3,375
 
 
Low
Apr 1 2015 - May 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$135
From
$165
Sat,Sun
$750
$2,250
 
 
Summer
Jun 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$150
From
$250
Sat,Sun
$1,000
$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 6.75%
Notes rent + clean + tax (+ damage deposit for 1st time renters) = total
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Amenities

Amenities

Banner Elk Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
General:
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Broadband Access
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • heated floors!
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • California King beds
Entertainment:
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • DVD Player
  • Books
Outside:
  • Patio
  • Beach Towels
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • not suitable for children ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Hot Tub
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • forests
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • hiking
  • skiing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
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