SPECTACULAR PANORAMIC VIEW FROM 4850 FT. - BEST VIEW/MOST UNIQUE HOME IN AREA!!

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SPECTACULAR PANORAMIC VIEW FROM 4850 FT. - BEST VIEW/MOST UNIQUE HOME IN AREA!!

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House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

**** For more photographs and information, go to WhitesideVilla.com. *****

Welcome to WHITESIDE VILLA Elevation: 4850 FEET

See Panoramic View by clicking Video tab on the left.

(Can't find availability for this year? You can check next year's availability on my website by clicking the WHITESIDE VILLA link below).

Spectacular, panoramic mountain view of three states (North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia). This luxury home is located on Wildcat Ridge (above Wildcat Country Club in Highlands, North Carolina) on top of Whiteside Mountain (one of the oldest mountains in the world). It is the highest home in the area, placed right next to forest service land for additional privacy and easy access to hiking trails.

****VIEW IS SO EXPANSIVE THAT YOU CAN SEE SUNRISE AND SUNSET**** Be sure to click Video tab by photo.

** NO OTHER PROPERTY IN AREA HAS VIEW EQUAL TO THIS ONE. NONE!! **

The house is fully stocked (towels, linens, soap, toilet tissue, garbage bags, paper towels, cleaning agents, etc.). The refrigerator has purified water. Unlimited long distance calls within Continental US.

The property location is priceless. Truly priceless. We rent the home so that we can keep it in the family for many generations.

For more information, availability, and photographs, please visit my website

Minimum stay is one week. Stays are Saturday to Saturday (check in at 3:00pm; check out at 10:00am).

Maximum number of people staying: 6 (Email me about exceptions.)

PLEASE visit my website for more information. You will find most of your questions answered there. Thank you!!!

Keywords: Luxury Home

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2004
Speaks english
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Spectacular Panoramic View from 4850 Ft. - Best View/Most Unique Home in Area!!
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Spectacular Panoramic View from 4850 Ft. - Best View/Most Unique Home in Area!!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p41445vb
(828) 526-5331 (North Carolina, USA)
Highlands North Carolina Mountains
Brandon, Mississippi
5

ONE OF OUR FAVORITE SPOTS FOR THE PAST 15 YEARS!

  • 5 of 5
I know you continually put money back into this house year after year. Sometimes we see the results and sometimes we don't (roof, A/C etc..). I must say that additions this year are the best yet. Photos just don't do the deck justice and the bathroom redesign is so nice. I'm almost embarrassed to admit that my favorite upgrade so far is the "waterfall" shower with the three shower heads. I need to figure out how to do that at my house. We are having a great time so far and look forward to the next couple of weeks of relaxing. Thanks again for always making us feel special.
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Spectacular Panoramic View from 4850 Ft. - Best View/Most Unique Home in Area!!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p41445vb
(828) 526-5331 (North Carolina, USA)
Highlands North Carolina Mountains
St. Petersburg, FL USA
5

AS THOUGH ON TOP OF THE WORLD

  • 5 of 5
It's hard to express how much my family and I enjoyed staying in your beautiful home this week.

Everything was so comfortable and pretty inside. And of course, the location--and that view--are indescribable. One of the best things about all those mountain tops is that the vista changes many times a day. Sometimes the light was soft and the surroundings misty, and you could barely make out the mountains; sometimes, the air was clear but there were wisps of clouds floating below (and watching birds of prey from high above was a brand-new experience for us!); yet other times, the sky was blue, the sunlight was crystalline, and you could see for many miles: the lush green immediately in front morphing to softer greens, then bluish-grays, as you looked outward across the state.

Our family enjoyed several memorable meals outside on the patio, and walking our happy JRTs Ruby and Olivia around the cool air of the moss garden--surrounded by rhododendron that was just starting to bloom as we departed--is a memory I'll cherish.

I agree with my husband: a week was just a tease! We will definitely be back, and I hope we can stay longer next time.
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Spectacular Panoramic View from 4850 Ft. - Best View/Most Unique Home in Area!!
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(828) 526-5331 (North Carolina, USA)
Highlands North Carolina Mountains
Florida
5

WHITESIDE BLISS

  • 5 of 5
We truly enjoyed our stay at this very unique property! The house is perched on the side of one of our favorite hikes…Whiteside Mountain and offers panoramic views out every window. It's at the end of a private road and offers complete silence and utter privacy. We loved the architecture of the home and were amazed at the stone shower in the master suite and also enjoyed soaking in the jetted tub after a long day of hiking. Anne was extremely accommodating and there wasn't anything lacking in terms of amenities. The tempurpedic beds were really comfortable. We appreciated the fact that our beloved dog Truman was able to join us and there were several dog friendly restaurants in town. We've stayed in many properties in Highlands and this one has to be at the top of our list.
  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, and thank you for mentioning the dog-friendly restaurants in Highlands. I don't think many people know about that.
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Spectacular Panoramic View from 4850 Ft. - Best View/Most Unique Home in Area!!
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(828) 526-5331 (North Carolina, USA)
Highlands North Carolina Mountains
Franklin,NC
5

APRIL 19,2014 WEEK

  • 5 of 5
I was invited to stay at this amazing house! I am local and am an avid rider through the WNC area. So I thought I had seen some views on my trips! I was wrong! The views are unexplainable from every area of the massive decks and rooms! You can see for miles and miles, and the night lights are just as impressive! The NEW hot tub and shower additions are fantastic! You can't get a better view but now you have a great place to soak and watch it! The many decks gives you a large space to gather or a quiet place to read or zone! Fantastic relaxing home with lots of amenities and minutes from outdoor recreation only limited by your "drive"!
  • Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Spectacular Panoramic View from 4850 Ft. - Best View/Most Unique Home in Area!!
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(828) 526-5331 (North Carolina, USA)
Highlands North Carolina Mountains
Atlanta, GA
5

WORLD'S LARGEST COCKTAIL PARTY....ON TOP OF A MOUNTAIN

World's Largest Cocktail Party....on top of a mountain
  • 5 of 5
OK....so we weren't in Jacksonville as my wife & some Gator friends of ours are so often each year for the big game. I attended UGA in the late 70s as did one of my best friends. Both our wives attended Gator U. And we like to get together either at the game, or at our house in Atlanta, or at my buddy's house in Tampa. But we wanted to do something different this year. Our wives had pestered us both about going to the NC mountains for a romantic weekend, and we had pretty much caved in. We looked at the prices of the top tier hotels and were rather startled..."the inn" (won't use their name) wanted $300 per night for a basic room and $600 for something with some leg room...for two couples that was $1200 a night! Ouch! So, on a friend's advice we checked out VRBO and lucked into the Whiteside VIlla...and we couldn't believe our luck that it was available...it was a far better deal to rent the house for a week than stay at the inn for two nights. So we reworked our schedules and booked it.

We couldn't believe our luck when we got there. Place is so cool. We thought, "Well, the TV will be crappy because we're so far away from everything. Great cable signal on at least 60 (maybe bigger) inch HDTV. Had a great time watching game (Dawgs WON!! though Florida almost came back), Some other friends of ours came up and we grilled...great grill, great outdoor furniture...and though it was chilly, we bundled up, had a fire going in the outdoor pit, & stayed warm with the bourbon and steaks. Our friends were quite envious of our spot, especially after they found out what it cost versus their in town room. Live and learn.

Our friends had total privacy downstairs & we had a blast cooking, eating, catching up...the living room is made for conversation & there is a gas fireplace for ambiance. I also want to plug this place for its location...it's right between Highlands and Cashiers (five miles from each). Both towns have killer restaurants so when we were tired of cooking we had plenty of places to choose.

We've had so many memorable football weekends (is there anything better than SEC football? Hell no!) but this one will go down in our top three. ope to get back in a year or so for another late fall weekend with friends in our own private spot. Anne...thanks so much for helping us out with the slightly early check in so we could watch game...you're the best hostess ever! One wish - can you cover part of patio for when it rains?
  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for that thoughtful and funny review! I promise I will look into covered patio options. I try to fulfill every wish!
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Spectacular Panoramic View from 4850 Ft. - Best View/Most Unique Home in Area!!
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(828) 526-5331 (North Carolina, USA)
Highlands North Carolina Mountains
Knoxville, TN
5

CLOSER TO HEAVEN

  • 5 of 5
Wow!....hard to know where to start. As you wind up Whiteside Mtn (which we learned later is the oldest mountain in the world) you have this sensation that you are about to encounter something truly special. My wife and I had been to Highlands before and had stayed in one of the plush downtown inns. But this time we wanted to treat ourselves to something extra special.
As soon as you park your car and breathe in the cool, moist air of a temperate rain forest, the mystical atmosphere captures your spirit. We crunched our way down the smooth pebble path and wound our way to the side of the house facing the most spectacular view...I mean we had seen the pictures but they just don't capture what there is...over 270 degrees of view that seems to go on...you can see faraway lakes and at night you can see several SC cities.
The living room is sunken and cozy. Tinted glass kept harsh sun out and allowed for more view gazing. We weren't there to watch TV but there's a huge flatscreen in the living room and two 3D televisions in the upstairs bedrooms. Kitchen is nothing special but adequate and with nice modern appliances. "Guest" bedroom was comfortable for our visiting daughter...she's an exercise freak and she loved running on the treadmill while listening to her iphone and enjoying the view.
The first bathroom is an ode to hedonism. There is a spacious jacuzzi tub for two (which wife and I enjoyed after daughter left) with a view behind one-way glass -- how cool is that...and if you didn't want the hot tub thing, there was an adjoining smooth pebble tile shower. also with the view...we saw either falcons or hawks while showering...certainly don't get that in Knoxville.
Master bedroom had tempurpedic mattress and now the wife wants one of those. And the shower that goes with this bedroom is all stone (maybe slate) with a TRIPLE head shower...so it was like being under a mountain waterfall!
We didn't use downstairs at all but plan to next year. There is an office area (and there is great wifi throughout the house!) two more beds, plus an extra kitchen. My sister-in-law is coming up next year so she can be down there in the morning as she is an early riser and not disturb us.
I've just scratched the surface. The views, the comfortable furniture inside and out....a hammock! The circular flow of energy in the kitchen/dining room/living room really has the whole Feng Shui thing going on.
Treat yourself and your family to as close to heaven as you can get!
  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Alan,

You were the FIRST to experience the 2-person jacuzzi bathtub, and I'm so glad it exceeded your expectations! Per our phone conversation, I agree with you that it is much better to have a chemical-free, SAFE jacuzzi bath than to risk chemical exposure and potential infections from a hot tub. And our house is the only one in the area where you can soak in a jacuzzi tub inside while feeling like you are floating on top of the mountains outside. I'm also glad you were able to enjoy the two additional decks with a dining table and a hammock. It is so important to me that everyone who stays at the house enjoys at least one unique experience. With all the new improvements and additions, I now know there are numerous unique experiences that will be enjoyed by all the new and returning guests. Thank you so much for your thoughtful review and for taking such good care of our home!! Anne
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Notes Minimum stay 7 nights from Saturday to Saturday; Check In at 3:00 PM, Check Out at 10:00 AM.

There are no pet fees, cleaning fees, or security deposits required. However, you will be responsible for any damages should they occur.
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Amenities

Highlands House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Covered Parking
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Garage ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Telescope
  • Gas Heating
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Fireplace ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Living Room ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave ...
  • Catering Available
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Kitchenette
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Lobster Pot
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , 2-person, 15 jet, jacuzzi bathtub with panoramic view
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Natural stone 'Waterfall' shower with 3 shower heads
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , TempurPedic mattress, Smart LED TV, Tivo, BluRay/DVD players
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , TempurPedic mattress, Smart LED TV, Tivo, BluRay/DVD players
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Heavenly beds, Smart LED TV, Tivo, BluRay/DVD players
  • King size beds (2) 2 King Tempur-Pedic beds, Queen size Beds (1) Queen Heavenly Bed, Twin or Single Beds (1) Twin Heavenly Bed
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Games
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Radio
  • Games for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • health/beauty spa
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • recreation center
  • coin laundry
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
  • shopping
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • miniature golf
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • spelunking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • rafting
  • kayaking
  • cycling
  • tennis
  • skiing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • hunting
  • basketball court
  • water skiing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • racquetball
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • golf privileges optional
Notes:
King Tempur-Pedic Bed and Tempur-Pedic pillows in Master Bedroom, Cable TV (4 color TVs throughout house), CD/DVD Players, Bose SoundDock for MP3 Players, Wireless High Speed Cable internet, Fax Machine, 2 phone lines throughout home, Outdoor Fireplace, Stone Patio with Patio Furniture, Modern Appliances, Custom-made Rosewood Furniture, Telescope, Indoor games, treadmill, Pets negotiable
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