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Tranquil Treehouse on 2.5 Acres; Affordable, Luxurious, Large Porches, WiFi

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Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Owner
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 17, 2015
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Tranquil Treehouse on 2.5 Acres; Affordable, Luxurious, Large Porches, WiFi

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Highlands Cabin Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom, 2 BA Cabin, Secluded, 3 Miles to Downtown, Returning Guest Discount

Your own tranquil Treehouse is secluded on 2.5 acres of white birch, mountain laurel and hardwoods, only 3 miles from downtown Highlands. The charm here is magical for a perfect romantic getaway or to just get away from it all. Authors have written books here. It is a unique place from which to hike nearby Whiteside Mountain or enjoy the waterfalls, trout streams, restaurants, shopping and seasonal festivals, concerts and theatre of the Highlands region.

There is also a returning guest discount. Just let the owner know you have been here before and when.

When you first arrive, you may enter the Treehouse from the front porch, which has easy access for the mobility impaired. You may also enter from the long, high back porch with its swing, recliners and rockers overlooking wooded grandeur as the land falls away beneath you. Both porches run the width of the house. You will enter the Great Room with its 22 feet high cathedral ceiling that gives a wonderful feeling of spaciousness and windows that let in an abundance of natural light and the forest outside. You will view the beautiful dining and living room areas, the rock fireplace, the entertainment center with wireless Internet and Direct TV and a very comfortable sleeper sofa in front of a unique coffee table filled with information on things to see and do. You will be standing on thick hardwood floors that run throughout the house.

As you look around, you will notice the dark granite counters and wood cabinets in the full kitchen. On or near the front porch, you will see the Weber grill, firewood and a swing. (The front porch is close to the ground and best for off-loading luggage and groceries.)

Walk toward the back door and you can turn into the master bedroom with its comfy, king size bed and full bath. All linens and towels are provided and the beds will be made when you arrive. Go back to the Great Room and you can go up the stairs to the high, open loft bedroom with its queen size, sleigh bed, writing desk, full bath with shower, double closets and dark wood furniture and desk. On the way up or once there, you may notice the window at the apex of the cathedral ceiling that lets in natural light, making the loft bedroom light and airy.

The Treehouse is fully furnished. Free long distance calling in the United States on a land line is provided. Mobile reception in the mountains can be spotty.

Day or evening,you may want to swing or rock on the back porch. Enjoy a beverage and the ultimate peace and tranquility of deliciously cool days and crisp nights of summer and early fall. In the late fall and winter months, a warm and cozy fire in the rock fireplace will beckon.

Highlands and Cashiers have incredible restaurants, unique shops, golf, hiking, waterfalls, and trout streams, all nearby. The hiking trails and the many waterfalls have beautiful views. In the winter, skiing in Sapphire Valley is 20-25 minutes away.

For me, being in the Treehouse and Highlands is a transcendent experience. All the problems and worries of everyday life seem to fall away to the lower elevations from which I came. I hope you can share that Treehouse experience with me.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Owner
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 17, 2015

About The Owner

I am a professional in Houston, TX who grew up and attended college in Georgia. I miss the mountains and woodlands of the east coast. I am close to retirement and bought the Treehouse both as a place to get away and as an investment. My wife is a yoga teacher. I am a former Marine officer, a partner in a professional firm and do some acting in film. I have a wonderful housekeeper who has immaculately maintained the Treehouse for number of years and people in Highlands who look after the building and the grounds.

Why The Owner chose Highlands

I was on vacation in Sapphire Valley and fell in love with both Highlands and the Treehouse. Something about the topography, the waterfalls and the town, as well as the Treehouse itself, is unique. The feeling in the Treehouse with its huge back porch that runs the width of the house and overlooks white birch, hardwoods, mountain laurel and blackberries is indescribable.

I have learned that Highlands attracts a very high quality group of people both as renters and owners and is brimming with fine restaurants, shopping and live theater and concerts in the summer, both in town and nearby. The fall provides many great events and festivals in the area. Situated on 2.53 acres of mountain laurel, white birch and hardwoods, the Treehouse is secluded but is only about 3 miles and five minutes from downtown Highlands. This combination was very appealing. It is also within walking distance of Whiteside Mountain with its beautiful hiking trails and views, including the Shadow Bear. There is easy access to many wonders of nature, Cashiers and Sapphire Valley.

The Treehouse was built around 2001 and is of high quality construction with wonderful amenities: central air and heat, a beautiful fireplace, thick hardwood floors and granite counters in the kitchen. There are two large porches on the front and back of the house that run the width of the house. In warm and cool weather, one could spend most of one's time on the swings or rockers on the back porch where the ground falls away into the forest, giving a great view and a feeling of peace.

What makes this cabin unique

What made me fall in love with the Treehouse was the utter tranquility of the place. From the 22-feet high cathedral ceiling in the Great Room to being surrounded by mountain laurel and hardwood forests, to sitting on the high back porch in one of the rockers, lounges or the swing viewing the land and forest falling away beneath you , there is a feeling that whatever you are looking for, you have found it. It is very attractive that it is so close to the activities and restaurants in Highlands and Cashiers - five minutes in one direction and 15 in the other. The 20-25 minute drive to skiing in Sapphire Valley is also attractive. Photographs cannot truly capture the charm of the place and upon going back to close the sale two months after making an offer, it was even more charming than I remembered. It did not hurt that I drove from a stifling July summer in Durham to the delicious coolness of Highlands in the course of a day. The Treehouse seemed extremely well-built and solid in its construction with its 6' walls. It still does.

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 23 traveler reviews

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Tranquil Treehouse on 2.5 Acres; Affordable, Luxurious, Large Porches, WiFi
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews
5

Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed our stay at the tree house. The owner went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable. The house has everything one may need. It's peaceful and a lovely place to vacation.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Bluffton, SC
5

Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Larry was wonderful and the cabin was very comfortable & clean. We would recommend to anyone. Our visit was sort but, perfect! Thanks Larry & family!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love to create an enjoyable atmosphere for our guests. Knowing that is the case and that we have made new friends is particlarly gratifying.
5

Perfect place for our family!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect size for family of four. Larry was extremely helpful and nice, wonderfully appointed cabin and near town.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always glad to hear about the wonderful time our guests have. I agree with everything that was said.
5

Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time. The location is close to Higlands and Cashiers for sightseeing and shopping. The owner has made sure you have everything you need for a relaxing and comfortable vacation. We will definitely be back. Thanks

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We try to do everything we can to make our guests' stays enjoyable, comfortable and just plain fun. The Treehouse is a great place for relaxation and reflection or a lot of activities. Reviews like this one are the icing on the cake.
5

Perfect Treehouse!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time for our weekend in the Highlands. The Treehouse was in a great location. Close to town but quiet at night. Very cozy and we loved the fireplace. Great getaway. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad our guests enjoy the Treehouse as much as we do and agree with everything that was said. We are continuing to make improvements to enhance our guests' experience of their Treehouse get away.
Atlanta, GA
5

Quiet Mountain Escape

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our time at the Tranquil Treehouse. There were 3 adults. 2 adults stayed in the main bedroom and one in the loft. There was plenty of room for our party. We were able to relax, watch tv, visit downtown Highlands, and make meals in the kitchen - no problem. What really sets this property apart is the owner. He bent over backwards to make sure we were comfortable and even worked with us to return some items we left behind. This kind of customer service wasn't expected, but was absolutely appreciated. This kind of experience turns a good visit into an excellent one. Would certainly recommend and return.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
53.9 Miles
Asheville (Greenville SC =80 mi., Atlanta =143 mi)
Nearest Golf
5.7 Miles
Highlands CC, also Cashiers, Sapphire Valley
Nearest Ski
9.2 Miles
Wyndham Ski Resort at Sapphire Valley, NC
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

From $145 Per night

Highlands Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer/Early Fall
May 22 2015 - Oct 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$195
From
$210
Fri,Sat
$995
$3,195
 
 
Late Fall
Nov 1 2015 - Jan 3 2016
2 night minimum stay
$145
From
$155
Fri,Sat
$795
$2,795
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$195
From
$210
Fri,Sat
$995
$3,195
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200.00
cleaning fee $95.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.75%
Notes Rates subject to change. Guests agree that repair and replacement costs for damage or extra cleaning required for any reason will be charged to guests' credit cards as an alternative to a damage deposit.

No smoking inside or on porches. Dogs allowed in owners discretion (no cats please). Please include phone # in inquiries. Owner likes to talk briefly with guests and address needs before rental.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Highlands Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , in great room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , sleigh bed in loft bedroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , in master bedroom on main floor
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Great hiking and gorgeous water falls are nearby. The fine shops and excellent restaurants of Highlands can be reached in five to six minutes. Whiteside Mountain with its beautiful hiking trails is three to five minutes away. Cashiers and Sapphire Valley can be reached in 15-25 minutes.

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