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Tom Ellicott

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english

Creekside Cabin: Mountain View and Hot Tub, Visit Our Website For Details

39 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, sleeps 7


Creekside Cabin: Pet Friendly, Hot Tub, Wireless Internet, Flat Screen TV's in every room. Mountain View, Soft Sound of Gentle Brook Flows Below Screened Porch.

Professionally decorated with antiques, oriental carpets and original art. Kitchen with stainless steel & granite, hardwoods throughout. Screened porch with upholstered furnishings and dining table for six.

Amenities: Hot Tub, Outdoor gas grill, Wood burning fireplace, HBO, Cable, 46' Flat Screen TV, Blu Ray, (use your own Netflix or Hulu accounts) + DVD in Living Room, Flat Screen TV's in each bedroom, Luxury Linens, Deep soaking tub, Sleeps 6 in 3 private bedrooms each with private bath. Two Kings and One Queen and one single 'day bed' in the loft.

  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Tom Ellicott (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Tom Ellicott

We are crazy about Highlands and have owned a cabin there since 1998.

Tom Ellicott purchased this cabin in 2006

Why Tom Ellicott chose Highlands

We love the privacy of this cabin. It's the last home in the community and it's the only one with a creek plus a great view. We bought it new and added many custom finishes. It's just a special cabin, you'll see.

What makes this cabin unique

There is nothing like Highlands! The restaurant scene is dynamic, the hiking and waterfalls and cool weather make it very special. Shoot us an email for our restaurant guide. All our guests receive one.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I just arrived reluctantly back home in Miami after a lovely two weeks + in Highlands at the Creekside Cabin. What a wonderful place, thank you!

I have to say that we have rented many places over the years and this is one we would definitely rent again. Not only was the location wonderful but it was incredibly well appointed and maintained house. It was truly ideal.

Thank you for providing such a great home for our mountain get away.
Jul 2015
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based on 39 traveler reviews

Creekside Cabin: Mountain View and Hot Tub, Visit Our Website For Details
average rating of 4.974359 based on 40 reviews

Hands down our all-time favorite rental in the Highlands

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I are from ATL, and we have rented several properties in the Highlands over the years. Our feeling upon leaving Creekside Cabin just last week was simply: we need to plan our next trip to the Highlands well enough in advance to ensure we can stay at Creekside Cabin!

I read an earlier review of this property that included a statement that the renters had stayed in the good, the bad, and the ugly in the Highlands area. Count us in that group. We've stayed at good places, OK places, and bad places. Creekside Cabin is not good, it is not OK, and it is certainly not bad; it is AMAZING.

As the house is conveniently located between Highlands and Cashiers, we were able to easily head in to either town for groceries, farmer's market, dinner out, etc. It is also more convenient to most of our favorite trail heads than rentals closer to downtown Highlands. It is in a quiet community with extraordinarily friendly neighbors, two of whom spontaneously invited us over for drinks (we accepted) upon seeing us walking our dog. We learned over drinks, among other things, that the neighbor was one of only 5 folks to have attended all 50 Superbowls, and he had an amazing photo album (including pics of him wearing various players' Superbowl rings, etc.) to show for it!

As for the property itself: it is an extremely well-appointed, quiet home with ample sleeping for about three couples plus kids. As it was just me and my husband, we felt the place was enormous. The pictures don't lie, as some pictures on this site can. Huge, screened-in porch with grill, hot tub clean and well-maintained, unobstructed mountain views, large master with king bed and bath on main (very comfortable bed); queen bed on main as well with attached bath; suite on top floor with another king bed, a kid's bed, and another master bath.

We cooked (well, I did) in the open kitchen on nights we didn't go out. The kitchen has everything one would need, and it looks directly out into the family room, so you don't feel isolated while cooking. We watched movies while I cooked-- the cabin has all premium channels and Tivo.

One other thing we really appreciated was that we had *no* issues with internet or cell (Verizon) service. That was huge as we were both "working" remotely somewhat during our stay. In our experience, it is rare to have fast internet and no cell issues in the Highlands.

The only way to go wrong with this property is to miss out on renting it. 5 stars!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfectly appointed and tucked away in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Creekside cabin! Perfect for girls weekend and we enjoyed the fire pit and hot tub amenities very much. The kitchen is well-appointed and there were plenty of extra towels and other essentials. We did have a challenge with the television cable and when we notified the property owner, he responded quickly and sent a service man who fixed it quickly. Thank you for a great weekend!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week in this beautiful cabin! Everything was as advertised! My kids loved the hot tub!! We hope to be back soon! I would definitely recommend this cabin to friends.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grand Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had an incredible time with our family, and this home fit our needs perfectly! The furnishings were lovely, and at the same time, cozy and comfortable. The location was perfectly situated between Highlands and Cashiers (closer to Highlands). Our kids loved the stream that flowed by the home, and the neighborhood was quiet and relaxing. We were so pleased with our first-time rental of this property, and we hope to make plans to return soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Even more beautiful than the pics! Very clean, spacious, wonderful lighting and comfy beds.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice and has all the comforts of home. The fire pit is great and the hot tub was nice and clean.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous getaway in beautiful Highlands

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cabin, better than we expected from the description. It had everything you could possibly need (from a hair dryer to a full range of dishes and even board games and a TiVo.)

The creek outside was extremely relaxing from the porch, which was perfectly configured for lounging with an outdoor couch and dining area. We also enjoyed the hot tub, and viewing the stars from a place like this will take your breath away.

Very convenient to Main St. in Highlands, including a grocery store and anything else you could want (including a neat dog park.)

It wasn't hard to find, but the steep driveway was a little scary the first time, but our car handled it perfectly. It actually added to the charm as it helped nestle the house into the surroundings a bit more.

We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highlands has exceptional shopping & gourmet restaurants, But there's ample casual dining and sightseeing, Majestic scenery includes 10 Waterfalls within 15 minutes, Countless Trails, Old Growth Forests and Breathtaking Views, Fitness Centers, Local Produce Farms and nearby Winter Snowboarding/Skiing


Rates & Availability

Highlands Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak (2016)
May 1 2016 - Nov 19 2016
7 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving (2016)
Nov 20 2016 - Nov 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
Winter (Shoulder)
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec Holiday (2016)
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $50
Cleaning $150
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Highlands Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1821 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • All baths with marble tile and surfaces, under mount sinks. Master bath has crank out window for that outdoor shower feel. Main level guest bath has deep soaking tub.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , UP Master - Pvt Bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Down Master - Pvt Bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Queen w. Pvt Bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , Day Bed/Twin in Loft
  • There are two masters: one down with a queen bed, one up with a king. Both have private baths with tiled walk in showers. The down master has access to the screened porch. The up master has a private sitting area. The loft has a wonderful day bed.
  • Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
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