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Perfect for Hikers, Adventurers, Lovers of Nature

Josie Summa

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: italian
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Josie Summa

Member since: 2012
Speaks: italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 14, 2015
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Perfect for Hikers, Adventurers, Lovers of Nature

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Waynesville Chalet Rental Photos and Description

Chalet, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

If you enjoy hiking, camping and the great outdoors, the Treehouse Chalet is a wonderful vacation destination! Recently renovated with a brand new master suite, this cozy treehouse offers a relaxing home base from which to pursue all of your favorite outdoor activities. It is refined and modern yet completely unpretentious.

With 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, this is an ideal space for couples traveling together or families with children aged 5+. The Treehouse Chalet is an A-frame home with a private master suite built right below the 'A' structure.

The A-frame boasts an interior of 2x6 tongue-in-groove wooden boards from front-to-back, floor to ceiling. For the steeply pitched roof that means single boards of 20 feet in length! You just have to see it to appreciate it.

Located in the A-frame is:

-- a cozy kitchen with hand crafted cabinet doors featuring handles carved from rhododendron branches collected on the property;

-- a dining counter made from pecan wood harvested from our north Florida back yard —and milled and crafted locally in Balsam, NC;

-- a full bathroom with tub;

-- a living room/seating area with futon sofa, additional seating, tables, bench toy box, flat screen TV, DVD/VCR, and cable modem with wireless router;

-- Jotul wood stove

-- two very unique, ~4-ft high skylight-style windows which cantilever open on a horizontal axis, bringing the sounds of the rushing creek, singing birds and the fresh air to you when you're inside;

-- beautiful pinewood floors;

-- a rustic wooden chandelier to illuminate it all;

-- a loft bedroom overlooking it all the chalet with bright lighting, double bed, high-quality bedding, screened window and window fan for the hotter months;.

The private-entrance master suite, eight steps below the A-frame, features:

-- a huge deck with large picnic table for outdoor meals;

-- large, screened casement windows;

-- double bed with high-quality bedding;

-- accent paneling made from pecan trees harvested from our FL home, milled locally in Balsam, NC;

-- seating area with dresser, and remote-controlled TV;

-- complete bathroom with a new tiled shower featuring shelves made from stone pulled from out of the creek on the property;

-- beautiful pinewood floors,

-- warm, pinewood ceilings

-- inset lighting

-- washer & dryer facilities

-- large closet and shelving area for clothes storage.

Doesn't it sound fantastic inside? But that's not all. You have even more to look forward to outside! We provide an outdoor grill for additional cooking options and by the creek is an outdoor fire pit where you can responsibly enjoy all the hot dogs and s’mores you can fit on a stick -- just like camping! A few fire pit implements such as skewers are provided (but if you want to cook on the campfire, please bring your own camp cookware...we don't provide that...at least not yet!!)

We are happy to share with you our homey family getaway. We hope you will make many wonderful memories at the Treehouse Chalet!

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The Treehouse Chalet easily accommodates 4 guests, and can accommodate up to 6, but we suggest that this only be attempted when the party includes young children. Total square feet of 'inside space' is about 950. We have provided a child's air mattress to guests before, and the futon is often used for sleeping (adults or children). We reserve the right to refuse rental to parties we deem to be too large for the accommodations. Our concern is wear and tear on the unit as well as your personal comfort!

Caveat: Because a) the master suite is separated from the A-Frame frame and b) the loft bedroom is only accessible by ladder, some families with young children prefer to look for other accommodations. Please call us if you have questions. A child's room monitor is provided for split sleeping arrangements.

Keywords: cabin, chalet, treehouse, rustic, modern, porch, creek, water, secluded, mountain, fresh, cute, quaint, adventure

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Josie Summa (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 14, 2015

About Josie Summa

Our active family enjoys everything the great outdoors has to offer! We purchased the Treehouse Chalet as a means to build memories, year after year, in a special place which is far different than the environment we enjoy in Florida, our current home.

Our children are thrilled to go fishing, hiking, tubing, camping, swimming and sightseeing throughout Western North Carolina. There are many early mornings we leave the Treehouse for an adventure and don't get back until after sundown.

In 2012, we will be opening the cabin to renters previously unknown to us for the first time. The home is very special to us, and we are pleased to be sharing it with people who value the same things that we do and who can appreciate the special setting we are trying to create.

Our motivations for renting are not profit. We merely want to break even. Anything we clear over taxes, insurance, power, utilities, and maintenance costs will go into improvements at the Treehouse Chalet. In fact, after your visit with us, we'd love your suggestions!

Josie Summa purchased this chalet in 2006

Why Josie Summa chose Waynesville

We chose to purchase a vacation rental in this area for the climate, topography, biodiversity, geographic interest, accessibility to numerous national and state parks, and countless opportunities for outdoor recreation.

What makes this chalet unique

I love waking up on a June or July morning and drinking a cup of hot coffee or cocoa on the porch....while wearing a sweatshirt and jammies, and wrapped in a blanket because it's so COLD!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.9
based on 18 traveler reviews

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Perfect for Hikers, Adventurers, Lovers of Nature
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews
Charleston, SC
5

Treehouse Fun

  • 5 of 5

The Treehouse Chalet is cozy, clean and welcoming. I prepared a full breakfast one morning and found all the necessary tools to do that. Plenty of wood was available for the wood burning stove, a good thing as it got quite cold. There were several great restaurants within a short drive and we had wonderful meals in Clyde and Waynesville.

Be aware, if winter weather is predicted, you will need a 4WD vehicle to get into the driveway, the snow plow stops about 50 feet shy of it.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were so lucky to get a White Thanksgiving! Yes, significant snow accumulation requires nerves of steel and excellent driving skills. Hope you got the adventure you were seeking! Please stay with us in the spring or summer as well - there is so much to do that time of year. :)
Virginia
5

Fabulous location!

  • 5 of 5

We simply loved it here. Everything was perfect from the great living space to all the amenities there. It's hard to describe but we felt at home as soon as we walked in. Josie is great to work with and so helpful. The neighbors across the way are also very good but not intrusive. We could not get our rav up the drive but it's not a 4 wheel drive and the extra walk did us good! I would recommend this lovely home to anyone .

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay. For those with front wheel drive, we recommend backing up the driveway at the switchback. Also, unloading from the top cove road is best at arrival. That way, you're always unloading DOWN steps, instead of up them. I will add this tidbit to my "Helpful Hints," as this driveway seems to vex about half the guests!
Springfield IL
5

Treehouse Chalet

  • 5 of 5

First vrbo experience was very positive. Property was so nice and the owners thought of everything. Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had the chance to stay with us! Please come see us again.
5

Family

  • 5 of 5

I loved the cute treehouse and we had a great time. We picked a great time to go, the ski slopes had just opened the weekend so they had a great time skiing. The only thing I did not like and must have missed the information about the steps going up to the treehouse, from where we parked the car. Anyone with a bad back or bad knees should not stay here, but overall it was a wonderful get away. All the necessities were there if we had forgotten anything and the owners were very informative of what we needed to take and to do and not to do. Great weekend getaway!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Orlando, FL
5

Smoky Mountain Chalet Getaway

  • 5 of 5

What a treasure!!! Spent 5 days at the Treehouse Chalet with my two sons, 15 & 13 from 10-15-13 to 10-20-13. The place was perfect and the owners thought of everything. We had no issues with using any of the electronics, the WiFi was great for the kids in the evening when we weren't exploring the property. It was the perfect time of year, the colors were amazing! We went horseback riding at Cataloochee Ranch, gorgeous place, and zip lining at Navitat Canopy Adventures just outside Asheville. The driveway is steep and the owner suggested backing in if I was a little nervous which worked out perfectly. The stairs are many and a little steep as well but I had 2 strapping young men to help transport everything so it wasn't an issue. You simply cannot beat the price on this stunning mountain retreat!!! We will definitely back :-)

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sounds like you had a great trip. We were not able to make it as planned prior to your visit - sounds like we missed great color! Glad all was still in order. Please come again ~
5

Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our time in the cabin and would highly recommend it. It is a charming place and we thought it was very well-located to explore the Smokies and the surrounding areas. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay! Please come again!

Map

Nearest Train
45 Miles
Great Smoky Mountain Railroad
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Cataloochee Ski Area
Nearest Point of Interest
Cataloochee Ski Area
Nearest Point of Interest
Cataloochee Ranch
Nearest Point of Interest
The SWAG Country Inn
Car: necessary

Fitness Center is Waynesville Recreation Center, $7 Adult Daily, $18 Family Daily. There is a great indoor pool area for children at the Rec Center on Vance Street. There is a marked moderate-to-strenuous hiking trail out the front door which visits both a buddhist temple abandoned during construction (such is the local folklore!!) and a secluded waterfall, We will send you a huge List of Things To Do once your reservation is confirmed so that you can plan!

Ask us about the Appalachian Amusement Center (wind tunnel attraction) and various zip line adventures!

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Rates & Availability

From $109 Per night

Waynesville Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Memorial Day
May 22 2015 - May 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
$129
$799
 
 
July 4
Jul 2 2015 - Jul 6 2015
3 night minimum stay
$129
$799
 
 
Labor Day
Sep 4 2015 - Sep 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
$129
$799
 
 
Leaf Season
Sep 24 2015 - Nov 16 2015
3 night minimum stay
$129
$799
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$109
From
$129
Fri,Sat
$729
$1,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $75
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Please provide a phone number, as we will not rent to anyone with whom we cannot speak directly - this is for your protection and ours! Unauthorized guests will result in forfeiture of your deposit; Please claim the correct number of guests for your stay. No pets, No smoking.

Cancellation Policy

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

Waynesville Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Main Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Loft - 1 double
    Master Suite - 1 double
  • (2) Double Beds, Futon (Full), Pack and play available
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Loft Bedroom, Natural Setting, Pack'n'Play Crib, Child's Air Mattress, Creekside, Hiking Trails, Craftsmanship, Creekside Fire Pit, Steps Laid to Creek, Colorful and Friendly Mountainside Neighbors

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