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Enchanted Cottage - Private, Peaceful, and Only 5 Minutes to Main Street

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2.5 Baths

Welcome to a place of enchantment. This unique cottage, a blend of the Old and the New, offers the bliss of the mountains yet all the modern day essentials. Nestled on a ridge in the in-town Mirror Lake Neighborhood, it overlooks 6.5 Acres of wooded privacy from a wonderful 32 foot Living Porch (2/3 covered) with the enjoyment of Humming Birds, Owls, Stary Nights, and Total Peace. It is an easy walk to Mirror Lake and just minutes away from downtown Main Street and all Highlands has to offer.

The Absolutely Fabulous Master Bedroom with Cathedral Ceilings is separately located upstairs encompassing an incredible vista and wintertime mountain view. The Master Bath with jetted tub is like being in the woods. The Guest Bedroom with Extra Length Twin Beds (which may be joined to make a King) and second Bath, are privately located on the Main Floor. A Charming Music Room, for those who love Piano, is a wonderful retreat also allowing space for additional sleeping (Coleman Mattress) and offers an adjacent Half Bath.

On those chilly evenings the wood burning stone fireplace adds the final touch of what we most seem to enjoy in our mountains. Welcome home !!

**We are presently closed for the winter and probably will be open for rentals in April. Thank you for your interest.

Disclosure: Owner is a licensed Real Estate Broker in North Carolina and Georgia acting as Principal.

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More Details

June Hollis Wise
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
February 12, 2017

About June Hollis Wise

Owner is a Licensed Real Estate Broker in North Carolina and Georgia

June Hollis Wise purchased this cottage in 2002

Why June Hollis Wise chose Highlands

It's next door to Paradise.

What makes this cottage unique

Quiet, Peaceful, Charming, & Cozy...Just like coming home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a joy it is to have such wonderful guests that share our love of this special slice of mountain paradise. Thank you for you most kind words.
Jun 2014
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Mirror Lake Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Great Outdoor View from Master Bath Whirlpool Tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Paneled Bath Adjacent to Main Floor Guest Room
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Powder Room w/Pedestal Sink Adjacent to Music Room
  • 2.5
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Den - Piano for your enjoyment & Powder Room Adjacent
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Cozy Main Floor Guest Room Offers Extra Length Twin Beds
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Large Master w/15' Cathedral Ceiling and Fabulous Views
  • King size bed (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) Pair of Extra Length Twin Beds
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(5 traveler reviews)

Enchanted Cottage - Private, Peaceful, and Only 5 Minutes to Main Street
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Peaceful, Enchanting Vacation

  • 5 of 5

In an area of the country rife with log cabins that all look the same, this cottage was a breath of fresh air. Tucked just up a little mountain road in Highlands, it was even better than the photos.

The quirky little place was impeccably clean, well-stocked and well-maintained. And June is great to work with—very accommodating and responsive.

But the biggest draw of the cottage is the way the light plays throughout the rooms. Sunlight gently spills into the master bedroom in the morning. Warm up in the afternoon dappled sunlight of the music room. We had a wonderful time here, filled with fires, coffee, books and music. We enjoyed the cozy, private feel even though the property is on a street with other houses. The area is beautiful, and the home is convenient to everything. We also made friends with the squirrel on the back deck and the albino chipmunk who lives somewhere out front.

Head into town for local coffee at Buck's or Mountain Fresh Grocery. We also loved some of the out-of-the-way places like Fressers Eatery. The last night we were there, we hiked up to Sunset Rock, which is definitely worth the view.

Can't wait to come back here.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect City Escape

  • 5 of 5

My husband, pup and I enjoyed a wonderful long weekend at June's cabin (three nights). The owner, June, is very organized with all the details and made everything easy. The cottage is adorable, well-maintained and cozily decorated. It is very well stocked with all the basics you need (esp for cooking). The view is great and while the house is in a 'neighborhood', it feels very private with all the trees. The drive into the main part of Highlands is super quick so you can have the best of worth worlds for your trip. We hope to be back!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbia, SC

Beautiful place to escape the heat

  • 5 of 5

We spent three nights here, with the goal of having some good meals and reading on the porch. The house accommodated both perfectly. It is very convenient to Highlands, where there are restaurants and grocery stores (all 5 minutes away by car). During our mid-June stay, the high was in the mid-70s each day.

This property is instantly homey, and the owner has done a fabulous job of keeping a rustic feel while providing all conveniences. The house is also very, very clean and well-maintained.

Uniquely, the house has a kitchen that is both functional and very pleasant to use. Many of the other places we looked into had either ancient kitchens that looked very unfriendly or new ones that lacked any charm. This one has good views of the common areas, porch and yard, and the appliances are high-quality and modern.

The house is situated very privately, and the interior and exterior spaces are not exposed to immediate views or interactions with neighbors. Happily, though, there are neighbors on both sides and across the street -- meaning you enjoy the good parts of isolation while still enjoying the security of a neighborhood.

We will return to this property, and I think the owner's photos give a genuine impression of the look and condition of the property. If it looks good to you, you will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Anderson, SC

Fantastic stay

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at many mountain vacation rentals over the years but this one was by far the best. Enchanted Cottage is the perfect name for this place. Nothing is better than relaxing on the comfortable large deck watching the hummingbirds and other birds while looking out at the lush forest. Absolutely beautiful! Our dog Katie spent most of her time on the deck, enjoying the cool mountain air.

All the comforts of home, and then some. The upstairs master bedroom has an unbelievable view of the woods below with its expanse of glass. I am picky about beds and the king size there was very comfortable and I slept like a baby. The rest of the cottage was tastefully furnished and decorated, clean and comfortable.

It is just a few minutes away from downtown shopping, Bryson's grocery, waterfalls, and the other attractions.

June was attentive of our needs and communicated quickly.

For a getaway from the stresses of everyday life and for relaxation this place can't be beat. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Savannah, GA


  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for almost a full week and found it to be incredibly relaxing. The master bedroom is especially impressive. The home as a whole is rustic and very comfortable, and full of character. The back deck was sizeable and has a great view. There was a small fenced backyard for our dog. My wife found the owner of the property to be an excellent decorator. She was additionally gracious, communicative, and accommodating. Her price was more than reasonable. Highlands is either a 5-minute drive or a 15-minute walk away, but our time there was marked by peace and quiet. Having visited Highlands several times and stayed in a variety of homes, cabins and inns, we would recommend this property to anyone without hesitation. We hope to return again in the near future.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Mirror Lake Cottage Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $250
Wood for Fireplace $60
Cleaning Fee $125
Tax Rate 9.75%

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Highlands has something for everyone. It is a 'real' town as well as a destination for weddings and other special occasions. Most often it is 10 degrees cooler than Atlanta, for example. One can enjoy fabulous boutique shopping, fine restaurants, outstanding 'arts', as well as the 'run of the mill', plus exquisite scenery, cool summer temperatures, hikings, waterfalls, peace and quiet. New Zip Line is only minutes away! Is there something more??


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