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THE DREAM VACATION HOME YOU HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR IS STUNNING, MIA BELLA VISTA

Mike

Advertiser since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Mike

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
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THE DREAM VACATION HOME YOU HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR IS STUNNING, MIA BELLA VISTA

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Gilkey House Rental Photos and Description

3 BEDROOM, 2 1/2 BATHROOMS WITH UNBELIEVABLE MOUNTAIN VIEWS. A REAL CLIFFHANGER!

A RESORT STYLE HOME OF UNIMAGINABLE BEAUTY

Architect Frank Lloyd Wright once said, 'I would like to have a free Architecture, Architecture that belonged where you see it standing—and is a grace to the landscape'...... If peace & tranquility are what you’re looking for...then look no further than MIA BELLA VISTA. Used as location shots for TV shows and cinema, you will enjoy a MOUNTAIN MASTERPIECE, created and constructed by acclaimed designer/builder and master stone mason Mikko Hunter, whose style embraces strong Prairie School/Frank Lloyd Wright influence.

Situated centrally between LAKE LURE and LAKE JAMES, This Grand 'MASTERPIECE IN THE SKY' will leave you in awe - not only with the incredible views, but the home itself is like nothing you’ve ever experienced.

This stunning work of art, boasting views of both Box Creek Wilderness and South Mountain State Park, has 2 Master Suites (1 King, 1 Queen), a 3rd bedroom w/Queen, 2.5 bathrooms, Game/Rec Room w/ pool table, laundry/pantry; Wine Cellar/Beverage Room, Beautifully crafted granite fireplace, and an integrated sound system which provides surround-sound throughout the entire home.

GOLD PROSPECTING...Learn how to pan for gold from a North Carolina Legend, Gemstone Jinne, and discover the techniques and skills of panning from the best! YOU WILL FIND GOLD!!...SKEET SHOOTING, You're in North Carolina, enjoy some time with a 12 gauge, instruction and ammo included, must be 16 years old.....Let our Nationally acclaimed STORYTELLER/MUSICIAN entertain your party one evening....Book these services well in advance of your stay!

This home is the perfect 'ESCAPE' from the lights & sounds of the busy city life. You are 25 minutes from almost any activity you & your family take pleasure in. Because of our four distinct seasons, opportunities to play are year round.

WELCOME TO RUTHERFORDTON, NORTH CAROLINA

Established in 1787, Rutherfordton is among the oldest towns in western North Carolina and is the seat of the oldest continuous government in the region. Steeped in history since the Revolutionary War, this Town has managed to keep its “old time” charm while progressing into the 21st century. From the cluster of antebellum houses in the historic district at the north end of Town to the fiber optic hub on the south end, this Town spans centuries.

Downtown Rutherfordton is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a historic district and is a beautiful representation of rural western North Carolina small towns. Situated on ridges, its elevations offer great views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and its location in the Isothermal Belt means mild weather and outstanding beauty in four distinct seasons.

WELCOME TO MORGANTON, NORTH CAROLINA

Established in 1784, Morganton is the county seat and cultural, governmental, financial and commercial center of Burke County, NC. The City sits in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains on Interstate 40 (I-40) between Hickory and Asheville, and Table Rock mountain provides a beautiful backdrop for residents and visitors. MIA BELLA VISTA is between Rutherfordton and Morganton on scenic NC HWY 64, with views of the awesome South Mountain State Park, the largest State Park in North Carolina, and is surrounded by Box Creek Wilderness, a 12,000 acre forest of untouched natural beauty.

SOUTH MOUNTAIN STATE PARK

Nestled in the North Carolina Wilderness and minutes from MIA BELLA VISTA, South Mountains State Park is the perfect place to enjoy nature. Here you can see a majestic mountain range peeking out from the gently rolling landscape of the piedmont.

The park includes elevations up to 3,000 feet, a waterfall dropping 80 feet and more than 40 miles of trails. From equestrian camping to trout fishing, mountain biking to picnicking, a number of activities are available at South Mountains State Park.

Visit one of the state's most rugged parks. Hike the trail to High Shoals Falls to witness the roar of the waterfall as it pours into a large pool. Backpack through the woodlands for primitive camping. Fish for trout in miles of mountain streams, or bicycle along the 17-mile mountain-bike loop. That's not all! More of the best sights in the country await you at CHIMNEY ROCK STATE PARK and LAKE LURE, locations for films such as Dirty Dancing, and Last of the Mohicans. A must see!

CHIMNEY ROCK STATE PARK

Is the natural fulfillment of your trip to the North Carolina mountains. Take a deep breath of refreshing mountain air, become invigorated by our hiking trails, and let your cares fade away in the cool mist of Hickory Nut Falls. This is the perfect place to reconnect with nature and spend time with family and friends. Only minutes from Lake Lure, Chimney Rock offers the best of the mountains in one place – spectacular 75-mile views, hiking trails for all ages, a 404-foot waterfall, a variety of events and more. Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park is proud to be part of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area and is located just 25 miles southeast of Asheville, NC

MIA BELLA VISTA IS A FINALIST FOR THE 2014 NORTH CAROLINA MODERNIST HOME OF THE YEAR. A GREAT HONOR FOR GOLDEN CREEK!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Mike (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2013
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 10, 2014

About Mike

We are uniquely qualified in assuring you a home in perfect condition and triple checked for cleanliness. Catered events of any size or complexity is something in which we excel and enjoy doing. We love people, and appreciate being of service to our guests.

Mike purchased this house in 2013

Why Mike chose Gilkey

This was a one of a kind, contemporary Frank Lloyd Wright inspired design. We wanted our guests to feel very peaceful and awestruck at this architectural gem. The Lake Lure and Lake James area are the perfect setting. Mia Bella Vista will force you to slow down.

What makes this house unique

Our guests deal directly with the owners. This is important, knowing every detail has been gone over in anticipation of your stay with us. You are our guests, and our job is to make sure you have everything you expected, and more.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel 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

5
based on 11 traveler reviews

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THE DREAM VACATION HOME YOU HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR IS STUNNING, MIA BELLA VISTA
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
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THE DREAM VACATION HOME YOU HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR IS STUNNING, MIA BELLA VISTA
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p480403vb
-828-429-8544
Gilkey High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5
This house is truly amazing. Not only is it in a perfect location with astonishing views, but the house is in pristine condition. We had the best weekend, highlighted by beautiful views, s'mores by the campfire, gold mining with the legend, and relaxing with family. Mike is an awesome host and the personal greeting with a gift upon arrival was very nice. Thanks for a memorable weekend!!
  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
THE DREAM VACATION HOME YOU HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR IS STUNNING, MIA BELLA VISTA
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p480403vb
-828-429-8544
Gilkey High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
Wake forest
5

Great value

  • 5 of 5
Owner was very pleasant and even had a welcome gift for our arrival. He met us at the gate and explained everything to us. What a great family vacation!
  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
THE DREAM VACATION HOME YOU HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR IS STUNNING, MIA BELLA VISTA
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p480403vb
-828-429-8544
Gilkey High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
5

Exceeded Every Expectation!

  • 5 of 5
Simply put, our stay at Mia Bella Vista did not disappoint! In fact, it exceeded expectations on all levels...
Our stay was a 40th anniversary celebration full of delightful surprises, which Mike, the owner, assisted our daughters in coordinating. The home is spacious, private and gorgeous, featuring breathtaking mountain views. We were particularly surprised by the view at night from the master suite when all lights were off. A sight to behold!
Our anniversary dinner was an Italian delight! Chefs Pell and Nancy prepared a truly delicious 5 course meal which we enjoyed while taking in the beautiful mountain views. What a memorable dining experience we had!
We HIGHLY recommend this property! It is truly extraordinary and we will be back in the near future!
  • Submitted: May 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • 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
business
THE DREAM VACATION HOME YOU HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR IS STUNNING, MIA BELLA VISTA
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p480403vb
-828-429-8544
Gilkey High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
5

Incredible Experience

  • 5 of 5
I went to the mountains for a weekend getaway girl trip. There was more than enough room for us 5 girls (ages between 26-30). There are no pictures that can grasp how beautiful this cabin was inside and out. The view was absolutely amazing. The cabin had amazing views from all rooms, even the bathroom! In addition, the owner (Mike) and Leah were so friendly and helpful. I could reach out to them at anytime. We hope that we will have the opportunity to come back and enjoy this wonderful vacation get away. -- We did drive out to Lake Lure for zip-lining and the drive itself was almost as fun as zip-lining. Thank you!
  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
THE DREAM VACATION HOME YOU HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR IS STUNNING, MIA BELLA VISTA
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p480403vb
-828-429-8544
Gilkey High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
5

The perfect place!

  • 5 of 5
Amazing, sleek, beautiful home with plenty of space. and great views We had a wonderful trip and even got to see lots of snow! Beds were super comfy-- best of all the view from the master shower. Mike is very friendly and makes you feel right at home, he even drove our car up the drive as it was pretty icy. Also love that we can rent for a short stay- hope to be back soon!

We drove up to Sugar Mountain and Linville Falls- a little over an hour but well worth the drive!
  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
THE DREAM VACATION HOME YOU HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR IS STUNNING, MIA BELLA VISTA
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p480403vb
-828-429-8544
Gilkey High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
5

UNFORGETTABLE!!!!!

  • 5 of 5
It's hard to know where to begin! The rental process - remarkably smooth and painless! The house - magnificient, clean, private yet open and airy! The location and views - unsurpassed!!! But it all began and ended with our host - Michael. There aren't enough adjectives to succintly describe Michael's attention to detail and desire to make your trip memorable!!! We were planning a surprise birthday trip for my husband - he didn't even know where we were going! There were 9 of us - ranging in age from 2-1/2 to mid-50's. With Michael and Robin's help, we planned a birthday he will not likely forget! From gold panning with Gemstone Jinnie (yes, we found gold!); to skeet shooting (yes, we hit the targets and sported some nice bruises!); to an in-house massage for my husband with Heather (yes, she is THAT good according to my husband!); to story telling with Doug (yes, we are still singing the catfish song!) - nothing was left to chance and my husband never knew what was next. The caveat was the French, five-course dinner prepared for us by two incredibly talented and wonderful people (Pell and Nancy); and served by two of the best wait staff I've ever seen (Michael and Robin)! From the amazing table setting to the appetizers to the Steak AuPoive to the homemade cream puffs and cake - it was as much of a vacation for me as it was a surprise for my husband!!!! DO NOT PASS ON HAVING DINNER PREPARED FOR YOU - it does not disappoint!!! Every course; every plate - not a morsel left on the plate! And when they left, the kitchen looked like they were never there!

We rent alot of homes for vacations and the location, home, and especially the service from Michael was something that will keep us coming back. There isn't enough space to share all the details about the house. Suffice it to say, every room has the most incredible view - especially the master bathroom! The house is well stocked when you arrive (especially if you take advantage of the house stocking option that he offers). It was extremely nice to walk right in and sit right down because everthing was already there! Michael has never met a stranger and tells the most wonderful stories about the area! We needed a longer stay to enjoy all the sights around us!

We are always in search of the "house we would rent again and again." This is definitely that house and Michael is definitely the person to rent from again and again!

Thanks Michael! From our family and hearts to yours!
  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Asheville
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Sos of Liberty
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Apple Valley Lake Lure/Cleghorn/Silver Creek
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Scenic Highway 64
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Legendary Cane Creek Grocery and Grill
Nearest Ski
58 Miles
Beech Mountain
Nearest Beach
35 Miles
Lake Lure Beach
Car: necessary

SPRING/SUMMER/FALL: Hiking, horseback riding, boating, water skiing, fishing, white water rafting, zip lining, golfing, tennis, mountain biking, gold mining. WINTER: snow tubing, snow skiing, sledding. The possibilities are endless!!! If winter skiing, sledding, or tubing sounds appealing, we have some of the best ski resorts on the East coast, including Sugar Mountain and/or Beech Mountain.

Just down Scenic Hwy. 64 to LAKE LURE & CHIMNEY ROCK STATE PARK... your group can spend a day (or two) exploring one of Western North Carolina’s favorite tourist destinations. Boating, swimming, skiing, fishing, hiking, shopping, zip-lining, golfing, horse-back riding & gem mining are just a few of the activities offered in this area.

A short drive to beautiful LAKE JAMES, you & your family can enjoy a day on the water, boating, swimming, skiing, tubing, etc., and then an evening picnic dinner off the grill & under the stars at the LAKE JAMES STATE PARK.

Close to two of the best Ski Resorts in North Carolina. In addition to snow skiing, SUGAR MOUNTAIN SKI RESORT offers tubing, ice skating, snowboarding, snowshoeing, hiking/biking trails, scenic weekend lift rides (summer only) and...much, more. BEECH MOUNTAIN SKI RESORT offers snow skiing, tubing, ice skating, hiking/biking trails, scenic weekend lift rides (summer only), disc golf, and...much more.

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From $285 Per night

Gilkey House Rental Rates

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Cleaning/Laundry fee $175
Tax Rate 11.75%
Notes After your booking is confirmed, we will send out a rental agreement to be signed and returned to us. As payment, we accept Pay Pal, bank wire transfer, and personal or business check, overnighted (we pay the Fed Ex charge). Visa and Master Card.

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Amenities

Gilkey House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Master Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Gravity Shower, Double Sink, Make-Up area
    Powder Room - toilet , Sink
  • Two (2) Master Bathrooms; 1 Power Room
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Master Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen
  • 1 King, 2 Queen, 1 Queen Sleeper Sofa. All bedrooms have top quality mattresses, flat screen TV w/satellite in Master Bedroom, well appointed furnishings, large walk-in closets & gorgeous views.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
*CONCEIRGE SERVICES FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION* - Have the home stocked with foods of your choice upon arrival ($75 fee, plus the cost of the groceries) DESIGNATED DRIVER to and from your nightlife entertainment - MASSAGE - let us arrange for an in-house massage - GOLD PROSPECTING...Learn how to pan for gold from a North Carolina Legend, Gemstone Jinne, and discover the techniques and skills of panning from the best! YOU WILL FIND GOLD!!...SKEET SHOOTING, You're in North Carolina, enjoy some time with a 12 gauge, instruction and ammo included, must be 16 years old.....Let our Nationally acclaimed STORYTELLER/MUSICIAN entertain your party one evening......Have our own PERSONAL CHEF prepare the meal of a lifetime!!!....

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