MISS REBECCA'S COTTAGE - ON MAIN STREET NEXT TO SUNSET ROCKS TRAIL

Donna Alley

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
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MISS REBECCA'S COTTAGE - ON MAIN STREET NEXT TO SUNSET ROCKS TRAIL

Highlands Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2 baths, Sleeps 2-6

Welcome to Highlands, North Carolina!

Nestled in one of the best locations in Highlands, Miss Rebecca's Cottage is secluded in town on 2/3 acre right next to the Sunset Rocks hiking area (a short walk to a beautiful overlook), across the street from Highlands Nature Center (with native plant gardens, museum, and lake), and one-third mile from Main Street's famous shopping and dining.

Newly renovated and decorated with family heirloom antiques, nice linens, and fine accessories, Miss Rebecca's is an historic cottage that was once an ice house which held blocks of ice from Harris Lake. It was also a caretaker's house and later, an artist's studio. The property was owned by the family of Miss Rebecca Harris since the early 1900's, and included Harvilla, the estate next door which is now a separate property. The lush grounds seclude the cottage from the quiet street but the surrounding grassy, open areas allow lots of light to enter the 24 windows.

The main part of the house has been opened into a great room with a wood-burning stone fireplace, well-equipped kitchen, and a comfortable seating area with lots of windows. The living room/dining room and kitchen are a deep red with off-white trim and feature comfortable seating in sage green with plaid and richly hued florals.

The three bedrooms (two with queen-size beds and one with two twin beds) are sage green or peach with floral & check fabrics in subtle greens and blues with rose and peach accents. The furnishings, artwork, and accessories have been collected over a lifetime. Enjoy TV/DVD, Wi-Fi, telephone, CDs player, radio, puzzles, games, books, and magazines.

With a total square footage of 1300 feet, it is cozy but open and suitable for either a family of six or equally appealing for a couple wanting a private, special occasion getaway. If additional bedrooms are needed, rooms may be taken at the owner's bed and breakfast, Colonial Pines Inn, half a mile away where there is also a separate, smaller cottage suitable for 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 small children. If Miss Rebecca's calendar is full, please inquire about availability at these other locations.

Highlands, at an elevation of 4118', offers a cool summer climate with an average high in July of 77 degrees and an average low of 57. In summer, there are many cultural offerings including theater, music, and outdoor events from which to choose.The fall colors of Leaf Season bring excitement and crowds, especially on weekends; but the quiet evergreen beauty of winter and the gentle unfolding of spring offer a time to enjoy Highlands at a slower pace. Shops and restaurants are open year round and there is a winter/spring theater season as well as summer. Check into activities year-round at The Bascom, The Nature Center, The Highlands Cashiers Players, The Highlands Playhouse, Friday Night Live, The Chili Cook-Off (to name a few).

There is no better place to experience the beauty and mystery of the mountains in any season, and there is no house in Highlands more personal, charming, and well located than Miss Rebecca's Cottage.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
"We loved this house!! We had a great stay here. We WILL come back!" (from the guest book at Miss Rebecca's)
Apr 2004
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Donna Alley

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We have a busy life in Highlands running our Bed and Breakfast, Colonial Pines Inn, which we've owned since 1984! We left our Atlanta careers in Interior Design and Installation, fell in love with the mountains, and moved without looking back. Daughters Meghan and Heather had an idyllic childhood here and both still love the mountains and all things outdoors. They have wonderful memories of large family gatherings at the Inn on special occasions, and growing up around the constant comings and goings of guests taught them many valuable lessons. Meghan is a Property Manager/Homeowner Liaison for Vail Resorts in Beaver Creek CO and Heather is a horticulturist at the Georgia State Botanical Garden in Athens. Our days are filled with cooking, cleaning, repairing, upgrading, advertising, entertaining, bookkeeping, shopping, and a myriad of other things that bed and breakfast owners do every day. It's a great life!

Donna Alley purchased this cottage in 1993

Highlands is without a doubt, the classiest and most beautiful mountain town in Western NC. At an elevation of 4118', the average nighttime low in July is 57 degrees. In looking around to add an extra investment to our B&B, we found this lovely little house right in town not far from our Inn. Close enough for us to maintain meticulously, we are able to keep a close watch on it and we make sure it's always pristine and in shape for your visit. You will always be able to call us if you need anything and we will be right there, yet you have complete privacy on 2/3 acre right in town. In the past, we've owned other rental cottages in Highlands, but Miss Rebecca's Cottage is by far our favorite, and the others have now been sold so we can really concentrate on keeping Miss Rebecca's nice. Its location, size, appearance, and decor make a wonderful choice for a long or short stay in Highlands, and one day, when we sell the B&B, we plan to retire there. In the meantime, it's yours to enjoy!

Miss Rebecca's most outstanding feature is its location - private yet close to everything Highlands has to offer and best of all, you can park your car and walk. Neither too large nor too small, it can accommodate couples as well as families. From your front door, be sure to take the 15-min hike up Sunset Rocks for a gorgeous view of town, especially at Sunset (this hike can also be driven without 4-wheel drive for those not inclined to hike), and stroll across the street to the 5-acre nature preserve and lake at the Highlands Nature Center, run by University of NC. And check out the excellent summer nature classes for children and lectures for grown-ups. You'll find a Hiking & Water Fall Guide on your coffee table. The Library is 1/4 mile away, and the grocery store, churches, and shops are 1/3 mile. Walking is a popular activity in the safe environment of Highlands, and from Miss Rebecca's you can walk through several beautiful residential neighborhoods as well. Town is the place to be!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights
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5
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Miss Rebecca's Cottage - on Main Street next to Sunset Rocks Trail
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
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Miss Rebecca's Cottage - on Main Street next to Sunset Rocks Trail
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p37271vb
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Highlands North Carolina Mountains
Macon, Georgia
5

A Lovely Two Weeks in Miss Rebecca 's Cottage

A Lovely Two Weeks in Miss Rebecca 's Cottage
  • 5 of 5
This delightful cottage completely lived up to the owner's description in the listing. The location is excellent, with easy access to town and close to the cultural events we enjoyed so much while we were here. Donna and Chris Alley were helpful and attentive, and immediately addressed any questions we had. We highly recommend this cottage for a Highlands stay.
  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Miss Rebecca's Cottage - on Main Street next to Sunset Rocks Trail
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p37271vb
+ (828) 526-2060
Highlands North Carolina Mountains
Georgetown, SC
5

Splendid Time at Miss Rebecca's Cottage

Splendid Time at Miss Rebecca's Cottage
  • 5 of 5
This is a comfortable and lovely cottage at Highlands suitable for a family, or friends. You feel at home, yet you have many opportunities to sight-see. Since we were there in February and on a rainy weekend, the cottage was a perfect place for reading, for coming back to after a day of photography of nearby waterfalls.
The hosts are friendly, helpful and welcoming. We highly recommend it and will be back for another visit.
  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Miss Rebecca's Cottage - on Main Street next to Sunset Rocks Trail
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p37271vb
+ (828) 526-2060
Highlands North Carolina Mountains
Chattanooga
5

Week-end in Highland

  • 5 of 5
The perfect place to stay .Each and everyone enjoyed the week-end ,and staying in the cottage made it all so much more fun.
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
business
Miss Rebecca's Cottage - on Main Street next to Sunset Rocks Trail
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p37271vb
+ (828) 526-2060
Highlands North Carolina Mountains
Destin, FL.
5

WONDERFUL Experience in Highlands, NC! Location, charm, cleanliness, everthing top notch!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I have just returned from two weeks at Miss Rebecca's Cottage in the mountain town of Highland's, North Carolia. I never review our vacation accomodations, but this was so lovely I would like to share our experience. The location is perfect just next to Sunset Rock trail and across the street from The Nature Center--both a must when visiting the area--as well as an easy walk to town. The hosts were so kind and attentive as well as helpful answering all our questions about restaurants, plays, Chamber Music Festival, day trips, in short, just everything. The cottage is well supplied with everything you can imagine needing from a well appointed kitchen to plump towels and lovely family antiques all adding to the cozy, mountain atmosphere. The home sits on a large and private lot completely surrounded by trees and rhododendrun giving plenty of privacy for grilling out or just enjoying the cool air. We will certainly return and recommend it to friends and family. Thank you so much for a special home away from home.
Some things you might like to try while in Highlands in the summer would include lunch at The Orchard in Cashiers, dinner at Lakeside Restaurant where I would recommend reservations. The Chamber Music Festival is just fabulous. There is a huge selection of classes to take at reasonable cost through CLE,and a wonderful selection of plays through the Highlands Playhouse. The Bascom Gallery has great regional art and lots of programs. We love hiking at Cliffside Lake and also Whiteside Mountain. There is also a great trail around the lake at High Hampton Inn in Cashiers which we can recommend. Highlands also has a very nice library which is being expanded; you may use their internet for free which is a huge help. They also have a super used book store called the Book Worm. I think this is enough for you to also enjoy two weeks at Miss Rebecca's!
Diane, Destin, FL.
  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

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Wolfgang's Restaurant and Wine Bistro
"The Bistro is great for a walk-in casual light meal."
Ugly Dog Pub
"Hghland's first pub has music and an "uptown" atmosphere."
Cyprus
"Slightly out of town, sophisticated international cuisine."
Wild Thyme Gourmet
"Their beautiful new restaurant is right smack in the middle of Highlands near Kilwins with a..."
Miss Rebecca's Cottage
"Sunset Rocks is an asy 15-min hike right from the front door of Miss Rebecca's Cottage to an..."
Highlands Nature Center
"Directly across the street from Miss Rebecca's Cottage, this beautiful five acre nature pres..."
Colonial Pines Inn Bed and Breakfast
"Our five room B&B with another (two bedroom) cottage for rent. Take additional rooms here i..."
The Bascom: Center for the Visual Arts
"With gallery exhibits, classes, gift shop, a covered bridge entrance, this five acre complex..."
Martin-Lipscomb Performing Arts Center
"Home of the Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival with five weeks of world-class chamber..."
Ristorante Paoletti
"The best Italian restaurant you will ever experience!!!"
Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Asheville Airport, Asheville NC
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Clemson SC
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
US 64
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Ugly Dog Pub
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Sapphire Valley, Sapphire NC
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
High Hampton, Cashiers NC (public)
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Wolfgang's on Main

Miss Rebecca's is located in town at the corner of Main St (Horse Cove Rd) & Gibson St, the quiet end of town. Highlands is very small and Main St is only about 1 1/2 miles long. From Miss Rebecca's to the Library is about 1/4 mile and to the beginning of the business district is about 1/3 mile - very walkable past beautiful old houses on a lovely sidewalk through a rhododendron arbor. Just across the street is the Highlands Nature Center, a five acre nature preserve (with lake) run by the University of North Carolina, and right next to the property is the half mile Sunset Rocks Trail leading up to a picture postcard view down on the town of Highlands. That trail is also driveable! Miss Rebecca's is on 2/3 acre, set back from the street, and surrounded by a forested perimeter. Private & green but close to everything!

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Highlands Cottage Rental Rates

Notes

  • $150-$375/nt - $700-$1500/wk FEES INCL.
  • US Dollars
  • HIGH SEASON NIGHTLY RATES: (2) Adults $200; (4) Adults $275; (6) Adults $375;
  • 2nd NIGHT HALF PRICE: Jan/Feb/Mar; 3rd NIGHT HALF PRICE: Apr/May
  • WEEKLY RATES: Jan/Feb $700; Mar/Apr/Dec $800
  • Jun/Aug $1200; July/Oct $1500; May/Sep/Nov $1000
  • HOLIDAY WEEKLY RATES: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's $1200.
  • CLEANING FEES INCLUDED. TOWELS & LINENS PROVIDED. ADD 9.75% SALES TAX.
  • Inquire for a Special Quote and if Miss Rebecca's is filled, ask
  • about our second cottage next to Colonial Pines Inn B&B.

Amenities

Amenities

Highlands Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , The Master Bath is private to The Master Bedroom.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , The second bath has an apartment-sized washer/dryer
  • Bathrooms are small but well-maintained and have direct access from the bedrooms.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master BR is to right of Great Rm & has its own bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , BR #2 is to left of Great Rm & shares bath with BR #3
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , BR #3 is to right of Great Rm & shares bath with BR #2
  • Bedrooms are comfortably furnished with antiques, new mattresses, good linens, attractive window treatments. There are three bedrooms. The Master Bedroom has a queen bed and it's own bath. A second bedroom with queen bed and a third bedroom with twin beds share a bath. All bedrooms open directly off the Great Room.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Stereo ...
  • Music Library
  • Games
  • Books
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • health/beauty spa
  • arboretum
Leisure Activities:
  • sledding
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • rock climbing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • basketball court
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • hiking
  • tennis
  • rafting
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking

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