LUXURY HOME WITH MOUNTAIN VIEWS IN THE OLD EDWARDS GOLF CLUB

Bill Gilmore

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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LUXURY HOME WITH MOUNTAIN VIEWS IN THE OLD EDWARDS GOLF CLUB

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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.

Golf Details:

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!

Highlands Restaurants:

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.

Cashiers Restaurants:

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.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Bill Gilmore (Owner)
Advertiser since 2009
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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

Refunds:

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

Hi Bill-

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-
Jun 2014
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 29 traveler reviews

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Luxury Home with Mountain Views in the Old Edwards Golf Club
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews
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Luxury Home with Mountain Views in the Old Edwards Golf Club
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Highlands North Carolina Mountains
Hudson Ohio
5

Best home ever rented

  • 5 of 5
We are four couples that have rented homes for 10 years in the states. We have visited many special places. This home has been the best. From the minute you come in the door you are welcomed. Everthing has been thought of to make your stay comfortable. We hated to leave the home and the area, Thank you Bill for making this year a special one,
  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a nice review. I have to say you all were so respectful of our home which allows Kim our Housekeeper to perform her exceptional work and make every guest welcome. For other folks reading this review this group found a local Bridge Club, went to just about every restaurant and saw everything Highlands and Cashiers has to offer. I believe they also enjoyed The Highlands Playhouse! I am going to enlist Gladys to share their vacation planning since it was so comprehensive. I know other guests could benefit.
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Luxury Home with Mountain Views in the Old Edwards Golf Club
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Highlands North Carolina Mountains
United States
5

House Beautiful should feature this house

  • 5 of 5
Perfect house! Nothing was needed except to relax and enjoy the beautiful mountains!
Having two washers and dryers was wonderful. The sleeping porch was ideal for the afternoon nap. The only challenge was deciding which porch to enjoy with our morning coffee and evening drinks. I had great communication with the owner. If you decide to rent this house, it will not disappoint.
  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Laura,
Thank You for the kind words. We are so pleased you and your family enjoyed your stay.
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Luxury Home with Mountain Views in the Old Edwards Golf Club
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Highlands North Carolina Mountains
5

Another wonderful visit ..

  • 5 of 5
This is the second time we have rented Highwoods from Bill. Though it had only been a few months since we were last there, I was once again impressed by how everything was so well organized and extraordinarily clean. We had a wonderful time and look forward to our next visit in October.
  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind review Mike and Judy. We work very hard to keep the house exceptionally clean and tidy! Highlands is so wonderful this time of year. See you October.
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Luxury Home with Mountain Views in the Old Edwards Golf Club
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Atlanta, GA
5

50th Birthday Getaway....perfection!

  • 5 of 5
I typically don't write a review about a rental property....but this one was definitely not typical!

We have booked several vacations getaways over the past several years and have to say that not only was this the easiest..but also the very best! From the time we walked through the door to the time we drove out of the driveway (heads turned to catch a glimpse of our weekend retreat one last time) we were completely blown away!

The attention to detail throughout and comfort of each space in the home was unmatched in any of our previous experiences. The warmth of the fireplace, comfort of the furnishings and roominess of the home allowed the group to share space .....and yet have complete privacy when desired.

The 2 bedrooms, living/gathering room, extra 1/2 bath and wet bar on the lower level were perfect for our group that stayed up a little later....and the main level kitchen, living space (fireplace) and dining area was just the right spot for playing cards, conversation and sampling some of the wines we found at the "grocery store" in the Highlands (great place for lunch, by the way).

The kitchen was spacious and had easy access to the BBQ porch (great grill) and the garage for more firewood. Everything is in its' spot and you'd be hard pressed to "not find what you're looking for".

The master on the main level was something reminiscent of a Ritz-Carlton...scenic views of the mountains, awesome linens, incredible soaps and toiletries as well as the perfect amount of shower heads (and a heat fan at the entry/exit of the shower).

The 4th bedroom, located at the top of the stairs, was just right for our single guest..again complete with a full bath, walk-in shower and the same heated fan to keep you warm getting in or out.

The photos on this website are amazing but when you get to see the home in person you will know what I mean when I say that they don't come close to the beautiful setting you'll find yourself in when you stay here. Floor to ceiling windows in almost every direction, the sun setting off the back deck and the quiet surroundings make it a place we will come visit again and again!

Thanks to Bill for making this such a great experience.....maybe I'll turn 50yrs old again next year so I can stay again.
  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Geoff,
Thank you for sharing your comments. I knew you were going to have a wonderful birthday when we spoke and so glad our home helped make the celebration. Other folks will find this helpful when considering our home. Come see us again next year or sooner.
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Luxury Home with Mountain Views in the Old Edwards Golf Club
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Highlands North Carolina Mountains
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Winter at Highwoods

  • 5 of 5
We have never enjoyed a vacation stay more than our week at Highwoods in late December and early January. We were also joined by family members and the home's layout and design makes it perfect for multiple guests. When we arrived, we were astonished at the cleanliness and orderliness of everything. All well described in a document we received from Bill before we arrived -- and then everything carefully covered in various checklists around the house, as well as labels, which helped us get comfortable immmediately. There was plenty of firewood -- and it was cold while we were there -- and this was really nice, as we have had to buy firewood at all of the other homes we have rented in the past. The kitchen is particularly noteworthy as it is well equipped and designed. Bill even had photographs in each drawer of that drawer's contents so you could get them back in the right place. Beds were extremely comfortable and high quality. I slept like a baby the entire time. We will return and thank Bill for being such a responsive and cooperative host.
  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Mike and Judy,

Thank you for your kind words and observations. I am glad you enjoyed the firewood and cleanliness of the house. We understand our pricing is slightly higher but feel the extras with the comfortable beds, finer linens, firewood and overall care of our home sets it aside. I am so glad you beat the weather and got home safely. Please come see us soon.
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Luxury Home with Mountain Views in the Old Edwards Golf Club
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p257773vb
(404) 315-8991 (Georgia, USA)
Highlands North Carolina Mountains
5

Mountain Bliss

  • 5 of 5
This home is decorated and run like a five star hotel. The perfectly appointed decor sets the stage for a a wonderful mountain vacation. Enjoying your morning coffee on the newly expanded decks is a peaceful and powerful way to start your day. The breath taking views of the mountains will captivate you through out the day, while the night time star gazing is simply inspiring. This is our second time renting this home for a family gathering and it continues to provide the perfect setting to reconnect with loved ones and create new memories!
  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Heather,

I am so happy you all chose to come back and got to experience our improvements. It sounds like the reunion went well and reconnecting in familiar settings was just the right thing to do. You are so nice to share your review and we so appreciate your thoughtfulness.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
131 Miles
Atlanta Airport
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 64
Nearest Golf
The Old Edwards Golf Club
Car: necessary

Mountain Views, Golf, Highlands, Cashiers, Old Edwards Golf Club at Highland Cove, Whiteside Mountain, Tennis, Swimming, Restaurants, Shopping, Lake Glenville.

Other Activities: mountain hikes

Golf: Old Edwards Club at Highlands Cove Membership Extension-

Play the Newest Private Course in Highlands.

An Application must be completed and fees paid to the club. We will then transfer our membership to the renters in our home.

You will place a credit card against all purchases and be issued temporary membership identification.

Use of Swimming and Tennis. Golf greens and cart fees will still apply to golf play.

Charge Privileges at the Private Clubhouse restaurant run by the Chef from Madison's Restaurant in Highlands.

INQUIRE FOR RATES.

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Highlands House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
2014 Peak Season (4/11-11/2)
Apr 11 2014 - Jan 4 2015
4 night minimum stay
$560
$3,451
 
 
Off Peak
Jan 5 2015 - Apr 2 2015
3 night minimum stay
$450
$2,800
 
 
2015 Peak Season
Apr 3 2015 - Jan 3 2016
4 night minimum stay
$580
$3,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200
Pet Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 10.75%
Notes 25% Down to reserve stays 7 days or more + remaining payment 6 months in advance.
Payment in Full for stays less than 7 days.
$500-$1000 Security Deposit required for all stays.
We adore Pets but must know about yours first. - Unauthorized Pets forfeit deposit
Maximum Occupancy is 8 people including children.
NO SMOKING even on decks and porches.
Cancellation Fee = 10% of Rental Rate see details

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Highlands House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Garage ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Telephone ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Kitchen ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Master on Main
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Queen Bedroom Lower Level
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , King Bedrooom Lower Level
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Queen Bedroom Upper Level
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , Lower Level Guest Half Bath
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , Main Level Guest Half Bath
  • All Bedrooms have Private en-suite Bathrooms. Two Half Baths for Guests. No Bathroom walls adjoin any other bedrooms or bathrooms.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Main Level
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Lower Level
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Upper Level
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Lower Level
  • All Bedrooms have private en-suite bathrooms. Master on Main King Bedroom. Lower Level Queen Bedroom. Lower Level King Bedroom. Upper Level Queen Bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • CD Player
  • Television ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • sledding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain climbing
  • golf privileges optional
  • ski privileges optional
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • rock climbing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • tennis
Notes:
3 Flat Screen TVs, Surround Sound on Lower Level, BlueRay DVD, Regular DVD, CD, DCIM card slots and IPOD Docking station
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