TRANQUIL TREEHOUSE ON 2.5 ACRES; AFFORDABLE, LUXURIOUS, LARGE PORCHES, WIFI

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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TRANQUIL TREEHOUSE ON 2.5 ACRES; AFFORDABLE, LUXURIOUS, LARGE PORCHES, WIFI

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2 Bedroom, 2 BA Cabin, Sleeper-Sofa; Secluded, 5 Minutes to Downtown Highlands

Your own tranquil Treehouse is secluded on 2.5 acres of 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. Authors have written books here. It is the perfect 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.

When you first arrive, you will enter the Treehouse from the long, high back porch running the width of the house with its swing, recliners and rockers overlooking wooded grandeur as the land falls away beneath you. You will enter the Great Room with its 20-foot 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 walk toward the front door and front porch, you will notice the dark granite counters and wood cabinets in the full kitchen. On 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 valleys below. I hope you can share that Treehouse experience with me.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
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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.

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 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. Also, being on 2.53 acres of mountain laurel 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 in addition to Highlands.

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 made me fall in love with the Treehouse was the utter tranquility of the place. From the 20-foot high cathedral ceiling in the Great Room to being surrounded by hardwoods and mountain laurel, to sitting on the high back porch in one of the rockers 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 minutes 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 is also extremely well-built and seemed solid in its construction with its 6' walls. It still does.

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

4.9
based on 13 traveler reviews

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Tranquil Treehouse on 2.5 Acres; Affordable, Luxurious, Large Porches, WiFi
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews
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Tranquil Treehouse on 2.5 Acres; Affordable, Luxurious, Large Porches, WiFi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p93635vb
832-444-2322
Highlands North Carolina Mountains
Augusta
4

HIGHLANDS RESPITE

  • 4 of 5
The cottage was comfortable and clean. Everything was as described in the listing. Perfect for sitting on the back porch and looking at the woods. Very private despite being so close to town.
  • Submitted:
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: This review succintly describes some of the great attributes of the Treehouse. We like to make our descriptions match the reality. My next step will be to take and post more pictures so I can tell the Treehouse story in both words and pictures.
business
Tranquil Treehouse on 2.5 Acres; Affordable, Luxurious, Large Porches, WiFi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p93635vb
832-444-2322
Highlands North Carolina Mountains
Atlanta, GA
5

PERFECT GETAWAY IN HIGHLANDS

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at The Treehouse for a weekend and would highly recommend it. The home was perfectly located just a few minutes to Highlands, but felt remote, private and off the beaten path. You can tell Owner takes pride in the home as it was perfectly clean, nicely decorated and generously stocked with firewood, kitchen supplies, linens etc. to make our trip comfortable and enjoyable. Overall, I would recommend to anyone and will look to stay there again next time I go to Highlands, which to me is the best compliment I can give.
  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We continually try find ways to make our guests' stay at the Treehouse more enjoyable. Reviews such as this one make it worthwhile.
business
Tranquil Treehouse on 2.5 Acres; Affordable, Luxurious, Large Porches, WiFi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p93635vb
832-444-2322
Highlands North Carolina Mountains
Gainesville, FL
5

WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS VACATION IN THE TREEHOUSE!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at the Treehouse for a week during the Christmas holidays and had a wonderful time. The house is beautifully furnished, exceptionally clean, and has everything you need to enjoy your time away from home. The owner is very personable, provided us with recommendations of places to go and sights to see, and genuinely cares about his guests. The weather was beautiful (cold but sunny) so we were able to explore some of Highlands gorgeous waterfalls as well as the giant tulip poplar. We also enjoyed a day of shopping in downtown Highlands. This is a beautiful and convenient place to stay while visiting the Highlands/Cashiers area. We're already looking forward to a return trip!
  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the terrific review. We always strive to create a wonderful atmosphere and a great experience for our Treehouse guests and are always available to help. We have had many repeat guests whom we have come to know, which is a great experience for us, and always look forward to old friends coming back.
business
Tranquil Treehouse on 2.5 Acres; Affordable, Luxurious, Large Porches, WiFi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p93635vb
832-444-2322
Highlands North Carolina Mountains
Where do you live?
5

TREEHOUSE

  • 5 of 5
Pretty setting, great porch with chairs, very comfortable home with cable tv, wireless, great beds and plenty of room for 2 couples. The furnishings are very attractive. The property is clean and well maintained. The owner was very helpful before the rental date. I would recommend this property and I would stay there again.
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Tranquil Treehouse on 2.5 Acres; Affordable, Luxurious, Large Porches, WiFi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p93635vb
832-444-2322
Highlands North Carolina Mountains
Columbia, SC
5

TREEHOUSE GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
The Treehouse was a little slice of heaven! Thank you for sharing your home. Our family had a very relaxing and enjoyable weekend! The cabin was perfect and there was nothing that was left wanting for in this cabin.....it had everything! I will definitely be visiting again.
  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Tranquil Treehouse on 2.5 Acres; Affordable, Luxurious, Large Porches, WiFi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p93635vb
832-444-2322
Highlands North Carolina Mountains
5

A HAPPY ANNIVERSARY

  • 5 of 5
Flawless! Excellent utilization of space! Tranquil energy, very Highlands!
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
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Map

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

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Highlands Cabin 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/Early Fall
May 23 2014 - Oct 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$185
$995
$2,995
 
 
Late Fall
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$135
$795
$2,795
 
 
Winter
Jan 1 2015 - Mar 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$95
$2,495
 
 
Spring
Apr 1 2015 - May 22 2015
2 night minimum stay
$135
$795
$2,795
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$185
$995
$2,995
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $95 + 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.

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:
  • Linens Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking
  • Fireplace ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Telephone ...
  • Heating ...
Kitchen:
  • Toaster ...
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
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:
  • VCR
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • golf
  • rock climbing
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • whitewater rafting
  • swimming
  • mountain biking
  • snowboarding
  • fishing
  • hiking
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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