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Advertiser since: 2006
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Speaks: english
Sleeps13
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights
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Speaks: english
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Within a few hours
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2015
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A LITTLE BIT OF HEAVEN

Sleeps13
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

Overview

Franklin House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 2-13)

'A Little Bit of Heaven' is a beautiful secluded vacation home nestled in the Smoky Mountains close to gem mining, The Great Smoky Mountain Railroad, wonderful waterfalls, and antiquing.

This home has a view from the deck that will take your breath away in the day and leave you awe struck at night. The distant lights of the town of Franklin can be enjoyed every evening from the deck. This property has wonderful country roads to enjoy a hike after dinner yet is close and easy to get to.

We built this home with vacation in mind. Lots of room for the whole gang. Enough parking for everyone. Although there is plenty to do in the surrounding area, you can spend your whole vacation and never leave the mountain.

There is entertainment for the whole family. Pool table and ping pong. Dinner on the deck is one of our favorite activities. Come find out what the Great Smokey Mountains are famous for!

Keywords: Great View, sleeps 13

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner
Advertiser since: 2006
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2015

About The Owner

A not quite retired couple who truly believe that the mountains of Western North Carolina is God's country

Why The Owner chose Franklin

In the late 70's we helped our parents build their first NC Mountain home in Robinsville. After my father-in-law passed away we encouraged Mom to sell the Robinsiville home. It only took us a few years to realize how much we missed the beautiful NC Mountains. We decided that we were always taking day trips from remote Robinsville to Franklin where it seemed everything was happening. It only made sense to build the next house in the beautiful quaint town of Franklin. We took the plans from the original house and expanded it and made it a true NC home. We designed it to accommodate our own family reunions. There is plenty of space for the whole gang and lots to do right at the house or in the surrounding area. Our view will knock your socks off and secluded enough that you feel like you are the only ones on the mountain. We never intended to rent our home so this home is a little nicer than most, with Corian counter tops and upgraded appliances. We decided to share it with others as it was a shame to not have it used until we can be up there full time.

What makes this house unique

Our favorite activities at our 'Little Bit of Heaven' is: Eating meals out on the deck and watching the sun set. Taking walks after dinner on the quiet road in front of the house.

I love challenging what ever guests or family to a game of pool in the evening. I must say my personal favorite is to wait until everyone has gone to bed and sit out on the deck and watch the lights of the town of Franklin. It is so quiet and the solitude is indescribable!!

We also like going to 'Picking on the Square' on Saturday nights in Franklin. We love going white water rafting on the Nantahala. Our goal is to learn to Fly Fish in the local streams. We also like finding new places to hike and my personal favorite is to photograph all the cool waterfalls in the area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Mike and Nancy,

Thank you very much for opening your Smokey Mountain home to our family. It truly is a little bit of Heaven! We loved it.... the view, the location, rooms & their décor, and the gameroom, as well.

We had a blast too! Thank you for all of your advice and suggestions. We found about 60 carats in sapphires and rubies! The Boiler Room and Fun Factory also huge hits with the kids!

We really hope to return someday!

Thank you again,

Cherilyn

P.S. We loved the hummingbirds!!
Aug 2014
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Sleeps13
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 20 traveler reviews

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A Little Bit of Heaven
average rating of 4.8 based on 31 reviews
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A Little Bit of Heaven
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p82394vb
-(386) 453-7100
Franklin North Carolina Mountains
5

Cozy as can be

  • 5 of 5
We were looking for a relaxing weekend with friends & family and landed at this property after an exhaustive search.
A little bit of heaven has such a welcoming vibe and the moment you step into the cabin, you can be sure of having memorable stay. Things were planned out to every little detail for the convenience of the guests. There was s serious whole home music system setup for the music lovers . with speakers and volume control in all the rooms. The basement had a ping pong table, a pool table and a bunch of other board games. There is a serious library setup for the book lovers.
A very cutely decorated home where we could grill, eat and drink on the porch. The porch! the view! that is the best part! The house is on a great elevation that gives breathtaking views of smoky mountains. The clouds were so beautifully placed on the mountains that you could setup your camera there all day and capture indelible memories. I wish home away had a place for me to post pics.
I like that there were a bunch of spices were already available for our use and the owner has left a note to leave stuff or refill what we have used for the next guests arriving. Even if you are out of something you can drive down to the neighborhood ingles or walmart which are not too far.
The trash dropoff was a hassle and the living room might need a tv (or not), but apart from that - was a beautiful home and we will definitely go back.
  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Srinivas for the review. We have two TV viewing areas in our home. One in the loft and the other in the basement play area. We reserve the main floor for enjoying the view and as the main conversation area. This is the area where many of our guests tell us they spent many hours telling stories about old "uncle so and so" who always gave the kids a quarter when they visited. Or, what it was like visiting Grandma and Grandpa when you were young and how great their house smelled of fresh baked bread.

As far as the trash goes that is a function of being in the mountains. We minimize it tremendously by having a trash compactor but, you are staying in the mountains, in the country.

We do hope to share our home with you again.
Nancy
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A Little Bit of Heaven
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p82394vb
-(386) 453-7100
Franklin North Carolina Mountains
5

Perfect Stay!!!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed here for a long weekend. The view is amazing!! The house is adorable, very clean and location was perfect to food and things to do. There is a lot of sight seeing. The owners took the time to make binders of places to eat and places to go with brochures. Very thoughtful and handy. Nancy was wonderful to work with. Very accommodating. I have nothing negative to say about this beautiful home, the game room down stairs was perfect with a pool table, poker table and ping pong. Absolutely Loved our stay!!! We will be back!!! Thanks again!
Heather and Daniel
  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Heather,
Thanks so much for the review. This is why we rent our home out. So that people like yourself can enjoy our home and the mountains as much as we do. Don't forget we ALWAYS offer our returning guests a 10% discount.
Nancy
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A Little Bit of Heaven
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p82394vb
-(386) 453-7100
Franklin North Carolina Mountains
5

Franklin, N.C.

  • 5 of 5
We really enjoyed our stay at the property. Every aspect of what one would expect from a rental was available at this great home. The view was excellent and the fall colors were beautiful. Making the three point turn into the driveway was a bit of a challenge but it was worth it. We thank you for letting us rent the home for three days.
  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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A Little Bit of Heaven
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p82394vb
-(386) 453-7100
Franklin North Carolina Mountains
Erwin, NC
3

Fantasltic view but ;acking in comfort,

  • 3 of 5
Great location with ease of access and the sense of security in a gated community, However this cabin lacks comfortable seating for all that it says it will accommodate. Only 6 can sit at the dining room table and others are left to portable devices. Would not bring more than six to this cabin. The cabin also needed a thorough cleaning and the satellite service was not working on one of two tvs.
  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: We take great pride in our home. We have four couches and one love-seat and numerous very comfortable chairs. The dining room table has two leaves for expanded seating. When we have a large crowd we generally bring in the deck chairs or use the deck table which also seats 6 comfortably. Our housekeeping staff also takes great pride in our home as evident in our other reviews.

Our personal telephone number is available if there are any issues. The TV was working with the prior guest and the following guests. We want our guest to have a fantastic visit to our home.
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A Little Bit of Heaven
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p82394vb
-(386) 453-7100
Franklin North Carolina Mountains
Charleston, SC
4

Carolina Girls

  • 4 of 5
A Little Bit of Heaven, with its spectacular mountain view, is appropriately named. We especially liked the openess of the floor plan and the bay window in the dining room that provided a nice view of the many mountain ranges. Traveling the one lane road getting to the home & then doing the 3-point turn to get into the driveway took some getting used to--but, we found the view worth the effort. The home was very clean and well-stocked with everything you could possibly need--including a first-aid kit. Our favorite restaurants were Caffe Rel and Sakura. The owners were easy to work with and provided good directions for how to use the home. Next time we'll bring citronella -- so that we can enjoy the deck even more!
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers
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A Little Bit of Heaven
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p82394vb
-(386) 453-7100
Franklin North Carolina Mountains
Raleigh
4

outdoor crazy

  • 4 of 5
The home had a fantastic view and lots of fun amenities. It was clean and comfortable and we all had a great stay. The owners have done a wonderful job of keeping up the property.
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Cinema, Famous NC Ruby Mining, Great Smoky Mountain Railroad, Cherokee Indian Reservation (Gambling), Ashville's Biltmore House Within (1.25 hours), White Water Rafting, Waterfalls

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Rates & Availability

From $150 Per night

Franklin House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
May 28 2015 - Sep 8 2015
3 night minimum stay
$150
$900
$2,975
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$150
$900
$2,975
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $100

Cancellation Policy

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

Franklin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa (3) 2 Queen and 1 Double, Bunk Beds (1) Bunk bed has single upper and double lower
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • tennis
Notes:
Fully Stocked Kitchen, Please no smoking, Two Queen-size Beds, One Double/Single Bunk, Two Queen-size Sleeper Sofas, One Double Sofa Sleeper in Loft

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