Highlands House Rental Photos and Description
House, 4 Bedrooms, 4.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 8)
Enjoy several long range views, including Yellow Mountain from our new 2009 home in the Old Edwards Club at Highland Cove. Our Home has 3400 sq feet of decorated interior space and 1400 sq feet of deck space, two screened porches and plenty of space to spread out. Just 6 miles from the Old Edwards Inn & Spa in Highlands and 6 miles from Cashiers gives access to both communities.
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Granite Kitchen with new Kitchen Aid Stainless appliances. 6 burner gas cook-top, dishwasher, micro, frig, Weber Gas BBQ Grill and more for the professional cook. Lots of new dishes and glassware. 4 Private Bedrooms with 4 in suite bathrooms offer the most in bedding, toweling, comfort and luxury. Plus 2 Half Baths. 3 Flat Screen TV's, Surround, Direct TV 150 package & Blue-ray & IPOD dock.
Highwoods Est. 2009:
Welcome to our home located at the Old Edwards Golf Club in Highlands Cove. We have attempted to make our home as comfortable as possible with the best furnishings and finishes to make your rental stay in Highlands an exceptional experience. There is nothing like sitting on the screen porch and rocking in the cool breezes at 4000 feet elevation. Pour some wine and listen to the birds and the occasional tee shot from number 12. Our Chef's kitchen will inspire those who cook and be admired by those who prefer to eat out. Dining for 8 or more at our expandable table in the dining room or step outside and dine on our expandable teak set. Lower level bar has frig, ice maker and microwave with loads of additional glassware.
Comfort you can Feel:
Lounge back and relax because comfort in our home and bedrooms is our number one priority. That's why we are offering all Peacock Alley bedding and toweling to give you that 'hotel feel'. All Bedrooms have in suite baths and there are no adjoining walls in the bedrooms creating the utmost in privacy. Both the Upper Level and Lower level offer half baths so no guests have to enter a bedroom to use the bathroom. Bedding Coverlets and Duvets are all from Sferra, Peacock Alley, Williams Sonoma Home, Pottery Barn or Made to Measure. Curtains are from the Silk Trading Company except for the 13 foot Living Room Drapes which were custom made with Schumacher toile fabric.
Furnishings Old and New:
Furnishings are from many sources around Atlanta and purchased at auction from Selkirks in St Louis. You will find old and new alike placed to create a nice visual worn in feel. Large Couch dimensions were intentionally selected for lying down - you'll find two inside and our favorite on the upper level screen porch. At night click on the gas log fireplace, stretch out and take it all the fresh air.
Lower Level Sleeping/Napping and Reading Screened Porch. We were inspired from our childhoods when we slept on the 'sleeping porch' on summer nights. So we added two hanging twin beds from the Chesapeake Collection at Pottery Barn for relaxing. Just hang out or make the beds with our full set of sheets, blankets and down comforters and sleep outdoors. These are standard twin size, with firm cushions, so comfortable. A dream come true.
An adjoining deck offers designer furnishings from McKinnon and Harris, Palechek, and Richardson Allen. See Photo
Flat Panel TVs in Master, Living Room and Lower Level Family Room.
Surround Sound in the Family room with Blueray DVD, Regular DVD, CD, Dish 150 Package Satelite with lots of sports channels, IPOD docking stations, DCIM Card readers, and Game Box compatible connections.
Old Edwards Club at Highlands Cove Membership Extension- Play the Newest Private Course in Highlands. An Application with payment must be completed with the Club. We transfer our membership to all renters in our home. You will place a credit card against all purchases and be issued temporary membership identification. Greens and Cart fees will still apply to Golf Play in addition to the temporary member fee. Use of Swimming and Tennis no charge. Charge Privileges at the Clubhouse restaurant run by the Chef from Madison's Restaurant in Highlands. PLEASE REQUEST RATES AND RULES.
Groceries and Markets:
Cashiers Ingles - the best one I have seen. Cashiers Farmers Market - Local Vegetables, Local Honey, Cakes, Seafood on the weekends, magnificent vegetables. Highlands Dusty's - it is all about the prime beef and frozen reheat biscuits. Mountain Fresh -dine in the grocery store this is the Dean and Deluca of Highlands. Bryson's - everyday value abounds. Dillard - Osage Farmers Market on the Right as you come up 441 from Atlanta. Find the Heirloom tomatoes in the back corner. Buy everything!
Madison's in the Old Edwards Inn is just terrific - continental - excellent service. Paoletti's - the best Italian around - think fancy - oh mountain fancy. Wolfgang's -new wine assistant has made sampling wine as good as the food. New bar in front for less formal dining. Lakeside - a favorite for years - the owner/chef is kind of the Jonathan Waxman of Highlands. Ruka's Table with famed chef from Atlanta's Miller Union. Wild Thyme -I used to call them and reserve a slice of coconut cake. Sweet Treats - Don't underestimate the salads - kids can feed the trout in the stream and get ice cream - get your own ice cream too. On the Veranda - Delightful! Mountain Fresh - YEAH the BEST diner restaurant and now has vinegars that are outrageously good.
The Orchard - wonderful in an old house make a reservation. Cornucopia - fantastic casual and fresh new Chef for 2013 from Athens, GA. Five and Ten. Canyon Kitchen - John Fleer from Blackberry Farm - simply Amazing! Find them under web site Lonesome Valley.
- wheelchair inaccessible
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- children welcome
About Bill Gilmore
Payment: Full payment via check upon reserving for rentals for less than 1 week. Tax is 4.25% NC + 2.50% Jackson Co. + 4% Tourism = 10.75%
Pets: We adore pets but appreciate learning about yours first. If pets are approved, we will reserve a $1000 refundable pet deposit.
CALENDAR IS UP TO DATE!!!! PLEASE REVIEW DATES BEFORE INQUIRY. NO Smoking
CANCELLATIONS – We're pleased to refund 90% of your rental rate if your cancellation is outside 45 days of arrival. If credit card used add a 3.5% credit card processing fee. If inside 45 days, 50%. Within 21 days, 25%. Regrettably, we cannot offer refunds inside 14 days, as it's difficult to rent the property on short notice. Prices subject to change without notice. Paid reservations with deposits confirm original price. Cancellation or early departure does not warrant any refund of rent or cleaning fee.
Bill Gilmore purchased this house in 2009
Why Bill Gilmore chose Highlands
The temperature is always so nice - who knew you needed a sweater in the summer. Historic areas are just amazing like the High Hampton Inn - you have to see it - like a movie set. The Tailgate Market in Cashiers on Saturday Morning - fresh eggs - and blueberries.
What makes this house unique
We love rocking on the screen porch and drinking a glass of wine; enjoying the fresh air and long range views. Take it easy with a book or conversation with a friend on our two twin size hanging beds on the covered lower level screen porch. We have hiking right out the door or a short drive away. Gated Community and wonderful neighbors. Weekly renters now enjoy Molton Brown Bath Amenities.
Guestbook comments from the owner
It sure was hard to leave Highwoods yesterday! Our 9 year old granddaughter has decided to save her allowance to buy the house from you - I don't think you have to think about a price just yet.....We had a wonderful time and thank you for your attention to every detail! When our grandchildren arrived on Sunday, they brought the sun and we had a beautiful week. But I love the mountains in the rain as well - reading and napping on the screen porch is a treat. Enjoy the rest of the summer......and again your home is wonderful. We can't wait to come back!
All the best-