Highlands house rental - Open plan Living Room - enjoy the fire and access to Upper Level Deck
Open plan Living Room - enjoy the fire and access to Upper Level Deck
 
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
 

Highlands House Rental Photos and Description
House, 4 Bedrooms, 4.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Enjoy several long range views, including Yellow Mountain from our new 2009 home in the Old Edwards Club at Highland Cove. Our Home has 3400 sq feet of decorated interior space and 1400 sq feet of deck space, two screened porches and plenty of space to spread out. Just 6 miles from the Old Edwards Inn & Spa in Highlands and 6 miles from Cashiers gives access to both communities.

PLEASE EMAIL ME VS PHONE. ALSO CONSULT OUR UP TO DATE CALENDAR BEFORE SENDING INQUIRY.

Granite Kitchen with new Kitchen Aid Stainless appliances. 6 burner gas cook-top, dishwasher, micro, frig, Weber Gas BBQ Grill and more for the professional cook. Lots of new dishes and glassware. 4 Private Bedrooms with 4 in suite bathrooms offer the most in bedding, toweling, comfort and luxury. Plus 2 Half Baths. 3 Flat Screen TV's, Surround, Direct TV 150 package & Blue-ray & IPOD dock.

Highwoods Est. 2009:

Welcome to our home located at the Old Edwards Golf Club in Highlands Cove. We have attempted to make our home as comfortable as possible with the best furnishings and finishes to make your rental stay in Highlands an exceptional experience. There is nothing like sitting on the screen porch and rocking in the cool breezes at 4000 feet elevation. Pour some wine and listen to the birds and the occasional tee shot from number 12. Our Chef's kitchen will inspire those who cook and be admired by those who prefer to eat out. Dining for 8 or more at our expandable table in the dining room or step outside and dine on our expandable teak set. Lower level bar has frig, ice maker and microwave with loads of additional glassware.

Comfort you can Feel:

Lounge back and relax because comfort in our home and bedrooms is our number one priority. That's why we are offering all Peacock Alley bedding and toweling to give you that 'hotel feel'. All Bedrooms have in suite baths and there are no adjoining walls in the bedrooms creating the utmost in privacy. Both the Upper Level and Lower level offer half baths so no guests have to enter a bedroom to use the bathroom. Bedding Coverlets and Duvets are all from Sferra, Peacock Alley, Williams Sonoma Home, Pottery Barn or Made to Measure. Curtains are from the Silk Trading Company except for the 13 foot Living Room Drapes which were custom made with Schumacher toile fabric.

Furnishings Old and New:

Furnishings are from many sources around Atlanta and purchased at auction from Selkirks in St Louis. You will find old and new alike placed to create a nice visual worn in feel. Large Couch dimensions were intentionally selected for lying down - you'll find two inside and our favorite on the upper level screen porch. At night click on the gas log fireplace, stretch out and take it all the fresh air.

Lower Level Sleeping/Napping and Reading Screened Porch. We were inspired from our childhoods when we slept on the 'sleeping porch' on summer nights. So we added two hanging twin beds from the Chesapeake Collection at Pottery Barn for relaxing. Just hang out or make the beds with our full set of sheets, blankets and down comforters and sleep outdoors. These are standard twin size, with firm cushions, so comfortable. A dream come true.

An adjoining deck offers designer furnishings from McKinnon and Harris, Palechek, and Richardson Allen. See Photo

Flat Panel TVs in Master, Living Room and Lower Level Family Room.

Surround Sound in the Family room with Blueray DVD, Regular DVD, CD, Dish 150 Package Satelite with lots of sports channels, IPOD docking stations, DCIM Card readers, and Game Box compatible connections.

Golf Details:

Old Edwards Club at Highlands Cove Membership Extension- Play the Newest Private Course in Highlands. An Application with payment must be completed with the Club. We transfer our membership to all renters in our home. You will place a credit card against all purchases and be issued temporary membership identification. Greens and Cart fees will still apply to Golf Play in addition to the temporary member fee. Use of Swimming and Tennis no charge. Charge Privileges at the Clubhouse restaurant run by the Chef from Madison's Restaurant in Highlands. PLEASE REQUEST RATES AND RULES.

Groceries and Markets:

Cashiers Ingles - the best one I have seen. Cashiers Farmers Market - Local Vegetables, Local Honey, Cakes, Seafood on the weekends, magnificent vegetables. Highlands Dusty's - it is all about the prime beef and frozen reheat biscuits. Mountain Fresh -dine in the grocery store this is the Dean and Deluca of Highlands. Bryson's - everyday value abounds. Dillard - Osage Farmers Market on the Right as you come up 441 from Atlanta. Find the Heirloom tomatoes in the back corner. Buy everything!

Highlands Restaurants:

Madison's in the Old Edwards Inn is just terrific - continental - excellent service. Paoletti's - the best Italian around - think fancy - oh mountain fancy. Wolfgang's -new wine assistant has made sampling wine as good as the food. New bar in front for less formal dining. Lakeside - a favorite for years - the owner/chef is kind of the Jonathan Waxman of Highlands. Ruka's Table with famed chef from Atlanta's Miller Union. Wild Thyme -I used to call them and reserve a slice of coconut cake. Sweet Treats - Don't underestimate the salads - kids can feed the trout in the stream and get ice cream - get your own ice cream too. On the Veranda - Delightful! Mountain Fresh - YEAH the BEST diner restaurant and now has vinegars that are outrageously good.

Cashiers Restaurants:

The Orchard - wonderful in an old house make a reservation. Cornucopia - fantastic casual and fresh new Chef for 2013 from Athens, GA. Five and Ten. Canyon Kitchen - John Fleer from Blackberry Farm - simply Amazing! Find them under web site Lonesome Valley.

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Payment: Full payment via check upon reserving for rentals for less than 1 week. Tax is 4.25% NC + 2.50% Jackson Co. + 4% Tourism = 10.75%

Pets: We adore pets but appreciate learning about yours first. If pets are approved, we will reserve a $1000 refundable pet deposit.

CALENDAR IS UP TO DATE!!!! PLEASE REVIEW DATES BEFORE INQUIRY. NO Smoking

Refunds:

CANCELLATIONS – We're pleased to refund 90% of your rental rate if your cancellation is outside 45 days of arrival. If credit card used add a 3.5% credit card processing fee. If inside 45 days, 50%. Within 21 days, 25%. Regrettably, we cannot offer refunds inside 14 days, as it's difficult to rent the property on short notice. Prices subject to change without notice. Paid reservations with deposits confirm original price. Cancellation or early departure does not warrant any refund of rent or cleaning fee.

Bill Gilmore purchased this house in 2009

The temperature is always so nice - who knew you needed a sweater in the summer. Historic areas are just amazing like the High Hampton Inn - you have to see it - like a movie set. The Tailgate Market in Cashiers on Saturday Morning - fresh eggs - and blueberries.

We love rocking on the screen porch and drinking a glass of wine; enjoying the fresh air and long range views. Take it easy with a book or conversation with a friend on our two twin size hanging beds on the covered lower level screen porch. We have hiking right out the door or a short drive away. Gated Community and wonderful neighbors. Weekly renters now enjoy Molton Brown Bath Amenities.

38 Reviews of Property 257773 in Highlands, North Carolina

Luxury Home with Mountain Views in the Old Edwards Golf Club
average rating of 5.0 based on 38 reviews
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Luxury Home with Mountain Views in the Old Edwards Golf Club
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p257773vb
(404) 315-8991 (Georgia, USA)
Highlands North Carolina Mountains
Atlanta, GA
5

50th Birthday Getaway....perfection!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
I typically don't write a review about a rental property....but this one was definitely not typical!

We have booked several vacations getaways over the past several years and have to say that not only was this the easiest..but also the very best! From the time we walked through the door to the time we drove out of the driveway (heads turned to catch a glimpse of our weekend retreat one last time) we were completely blown away!

The attention to detail throughout and comfort of each space in the home was unmatched in any of our previous experiences. The warmth of the fireplace, comfort of the furnishings and roominess of the home allowed the group to share space .....and yet have complete privacy when desired.

The 2 bedrooms, living/gathering room, extra 1/2 bath and wet bar on the lower level were perfect for our group that stayed up a little later....and the main level kitchen, living space (fireplace) and dining area was just the right spot for playing cards, conversation and sampling some of the wines we found at the "grocery store" in the Highlands (great place for lunch, by the way).

The kitchen was spacious and had easy access to the BBQ porch (great grill) and the garage for more firewood. Everything is in its' spot and you'd be hard pressed to "not find what you're looking for".

The master on the main level was something reminiscent of a Ritz-Carlton...scenic views of the mountains, awesome linens, incredible soaps and toiletries as well as the perfect amount of shower heads (and a heat fan at the entry/exit of the shower).

The 4th bedroom, located at the top of the stairs, was just right for our single guest..again complete with a full bath, walk-in shower and the same heated fan to keep you warm getting in or out.

The photos on this website are amazing but when you get to see the home in person you will know what I mean when I say that they don't come close to the beautiful setting you'll find yourself in when you stay here. Floor to ceiling windows in almost every direction, the sun setting off the back deck and the quiet surroundings make it a place we will come visit again and again!

Thanks to Bill for making this such a great experience.....maybe I'll turn 50yrs old again next year so I can stay again.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Geoff,
Thank you for sharing your comments. I knew you were going to have a wonderful birthday when we spoke and so glad our home helped make the celebration. Other folks will find this helpful when considering our home. Come see us again next year or sooner.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Luxury Home with Mountain Views in the Old Edwards Golf Club
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p257773vb
(404) 315-8991 (Georgia, USA)
Highlands North Carolina Mountains
5

Winter at Highwoods

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
We have never enjoyed a vacation stay more than our week at Highwoods in late December and early January. We were also joined by family members and the home's layout and design makes it perfect for multiple guests. When we arrived, we were astonished at the cleanliness and orderliness of everything. All well described in a document we received from Bill before we arrived -- and then everything carefully covered in various checklists around the house, as well as labels, which helped us get comfortable immmediately. There was plenty of firewood -- and it was cold while we were there -- and this was really nice, as we have had to buy firewood at all of the other homes we have rented in the past. The kitchen is particularly noteworthy as it is well equipped and designed. Bill even had photographs in each drawer of that drawer's contents so you could get them back in the right place. Beds were extremely comfortable and high quality. I slept like a baby the entire time. We will return and thank Bill for being such a responsive and cooperative host.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Mike and Judy,

Thank you for your kind words and observations. I am glad you enjoyed the firewood and cleanliness of the house. We understand our pricing is slightly higher but feel the extras with the comfortable beds, finer linens, firewood and overall care of our home sets it aside. I am so glad you beat the weather and got home safely. Please come see us soon.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Luxury Home with Mountain Views in the Old Edwards Golf Club
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p257773vb
(404) 315-8991 (Georgia, USA)
Highlands North Carolina Mountains
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Via email to owner

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
Bill,
Susan and I had the very best time at your beautiful NC home.
The tree trimming provided magnificent
Views that we just loved every day!
The windows were so clear they must have been cleaned the day we arrived .
My brother, his wife and there son felt like they were at a Five Star hotel with your home and Susan's hospitality..
My daughters wedding was also spectacular....

Thanks again and have a great 2013!
Warm Regards,
Ron & Susan
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Luxury Home with Mountain Views in the Old Edwards Golf Club
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p257773vb
(404) 315-8991 (Georgia, USA)
Highlands North Carolina Mountains
5

Mountain Bliss

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
This home is decorated and run like a five star hotel. The perfectly appointed decor sets the stage for a a wonderful mountain vacation. Enjoying your morning coffee on the newly expanded decks is a peaceful and powerful way to start your day. The breath taking views of the mountains will captivate you through out the day, while the night time star gazing is simply inspiring. This is our second time renting this home for a family gathering and it continues to provide the perfect setting to reconnect with loved ones and create new memories!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Heather,

I am so happy you all chose to come back and got to experience our improvements. It sounds like the reunion went well and reconnecting in familiar settings was just the right thing to do. You are so nice to share your review and we so appreciate your thoughtfulness.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Luxury Home with Mountain Views in the Old Edwards Golf Club
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p257773vb
(404) 315-8991 (Georgia, USA)
Highlands North Carolina Mountains
Atlanta
5

What a Great Place

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
Bill's home is beatiful with wonderful views in an amazing setting. Furnished as well as any 5-Star resort. We love to cook and thoroughly enjoyed the extremely well stocked kitchen. Excellent cookware, dishes, etc. Really liked that we could put our cars in a garage and move from the house to the garage under cover. Thanks so much for your gracious hospitality. Looking forward to a visit next fall! Mike
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Luxury Home with Mountain Views in the Old Edwards Golf Club
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p257773vb
(404) 315-8991 (Georgia, USA)
Highlands North Carolina Mountains
5

Wonderful home - amazing views

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
This home was so beautiful and the multi-level worked so well for us when our son and his family visited for a few days. All of the rooms are so beautifully appointed and it was so cozy. The views were amazing and the screened deck (one of several decks) with the fireplace was so nice in the evening.. We joined the Old Edwards Golf Club for the week and the guys enjoyed the golf and we all enjoyed the gym, pool and the great food at the Club. We would definitely recommend this property and would rent it again. Since the property is associated with the Old Edwards Inn and Spa in town, we also took advantage of the wonderful spa (approx. 15-20 mins away). overall - a great visit!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Luxury Home with Mountain Views in the Old Edwards Golf Club
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p257773vb
(404) 315-8991 (Georgia, USA)
Highlands North Carolina Mountains
Houston
5

Highwoods

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
My husband and I felt this was the best house we have ever rented. Every detail in the house was so well thought out. (even which button to press to turn on the tv!)
The kitchen was fun to cook in, the beds were great to sleep in, the view was fabulous, and Bill was so nice to work with.
Our only complaint was that we didn't want to leave!
Thank you for a great week!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lynn, these review help other travelers. What a nice surprise to meet your husband and son at the Golf Club! It's so rare to actually meet our guests face to face. I will let you know our openings for 2014 per your inquiry.
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Luxury Home with Mountain Views in the Old Edwards Golf Club
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p257773vb
(404) 315-8991 (Georgia, USA)
Highlands North Carolina Mountains
New Bern, NC
5

Getaway Weekend in the Highlands

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
We planned this trip for 6 months and everything about it exceeded our expectations. The house is absolutely beautiful and had everything we needed for the perfect extended weekend. It was like stepping into a decor magazine with all the amenities we needed. We are already looking at next year's trip and will definitely be returning for a visit. We still have several restaurants to try that you recommended; the time went too quickly to do it all and we enjoyed cooking in your fabulous kitchen and eating on the porch! Thank you so much for your hospitality - we really enjoyed our stay!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Shannon, We are so glad you enjoyed the home. The restaurants are really improving now that Cashiers has a liquor license. New Chefs, menus and renovations to explore. We so appreciate you keeping the house in excellent shape after your visit and we so enjoyed having you and your guests.
business
Luxury Home with Mountain Views in the Old Edwards Golf Club
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p257773vb
(404) 315-8991 (Georgia, USA)
Highlands North Carolina Mountains
Durham/Chapel Hill, NC
5

Simply Stunning Vacation Home in Convenient Location with All the Extras!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
Our family has been vacationing in the Highlands/Cashiers area for more than a decade. We are now devoted "Highwoods" fans and booked for two separate stays this summer. The home is immaculate and includes everything you'll need for a restful, relaxing stay. It's everything the description says it is and more. The kitchen is fully equipped (how many rental homes have a hard-boiled egg slicer??) and the furnishings are top-of-the-line. We love the swinging beds and outdoor porch with fireplace, both of which are screened and serve as great places to enjoy the cool mountain air and the sounds of nature. We celebrated a 70th birthday and an 8th birthday in the same week, and family on both ends of that spectrum raved about our time at Highwoods. It's conveniently located half way between Cashiers and Highlands, making trips into either town a breeze. We are devoted Farmer's Market fans and enjoyed fresh produce every night. For the carnivores, don't miss Dusty's in Highlands... steaks cut/trimmed to order and some of the best meat and frozen sides on the East Coast. Simply can't say enough good things about Bill as a renter or Highwoods as a location. We've done the mountain thing for years, and short of owning your own place, you can't do much better than this. HIGHLY recommend on every front!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Little did we understand that our home would be so popular, but more importantly that we are assisting with creating such wonderful family memories. As everyone can see we have a knack for getting the house fitted with everything you will need. But the memories well we just treasure feedback like this. Bennet - We will see you in August for your 2nd stay this year. Thank You
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Luxury Home with Mountain Views in the Old Edwards Golf Club
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p257773vb
(404) 315-8991 (Georgia, USA)
Highlands North Carolina Mountains
Dallas
5

Our Favorite

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
We have stayed at Highwoods before and it is absolutely our favorite. The owners thought of everything from the luxury linens to the very well equipped kitchen. It is a great place to get away and relax!!
Thanks.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Rosemary and Barry,

Happiest Holidays to you both.

Bill & Chip