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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

Secluded Mountian Home with Hot Tub Overlooking White Water

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Highlands House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

New Mountain home overlooking Big Buck Creek. Enjoy the sounds of this rushing trout stream and the Nantahala Forest while relaxing on the screen porch or while taking a dip in the hot tub. A mountain retreat at high elevation.

Convenient to Highlands/Cashiers favorite hiking trails for all different skill level. If its shopping, fine dining, scenic drives or even gem mining, you are in the right spot. The owner can make recommendations or suggest an itinerary upon request. Gambling is a short drive away in Cherokee.

The home sleeps six adults comfortably and has two private suites. Two full sized futons are available in the loft. The kitchen accomodates any gourmet cook + outdoor grilling with outside dining makes entertaining enjoyable. The interior 18 ft ceilings with exposed timbers and expansive glass doors and windows gives you the mountain experience you would expect. Every interior direction brings the outdoors to the indoors with the beauty of the hardwoods and mountain laurels. Enjoy a Scandanavian wood burning stove as you relax in the living room. One suite has a wonderful gas fireplace wrapped in the native stone.

Just two (2) hours from Atlanta and only 45 minutes from Asheville.

If it is rest and relaxation, surrounded by Highlands serene and beautiful setting you want.... our Big Buck Creek home is it.

Amenities include Dishwasher, gas stove and cooktop, refrigerator, washer & dryer, shower, hot tub, sheets, TV/DVD/ and phone along with a CD player.

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  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english


based on 14 traveler reviews

Secluded Mountian Home with Hot Tub Overlooking White Water
average rating of 4.714286 based on 14 reviews
Birmingham, AL

Rustic luxury and relaxation!

  • 5 of 5

Because I'd love to keep this property a secret, I almost hate to leave an honest review. We have had an amazing two weeks--a reprieve from hectic schedules and concrete. The photos do not do the home's decor and superior construction justice.The light and views are amazing. This property has the best appointed kitchen we've ever used in 7+ rentals in Highlands. The rushing creek is amazing for exploration and for sonic ambiance. We loved hot tub soaks--especially for our daughter with juvenile arthritis. Our pup loved spending her holiday with us, and we appreciated having a dog friendly rental that was really nice. We can't wait to return next summer! A few logistical notes: It's about a 20-25 minute drive to downtown Highlands which simply means we planned our outings carefully. The internet access is wonderful and fast, so we didn't miss having cable tv. Our kids watched dvds and I watched a couple of streaming films on Netflix. Bring a lightning cord or hd cord, and you can stream movies or series to the flat screen in the loft.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Syracuse, New York

This is a special place

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful area with plenty to see and do, very nice little town of Highlands, and yet not overly busy and crowded (as were Bar Harbor and Acadia when I visited Maine last year). The house is lovely in design and setting. It felt very much off the beaten path, but was not too isolated. The owners have thought of every creature comfort one could wish; they are also extremely helpful, as when I had to change my original reserved dates. I was with my teenage son looking for quiet and relaxation, but it would also be a great place for a couple or fun for a larger group of people.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bay City, TX

Wonderful fourth visit

  • 5 of 5

We recently completed our fourth rental of this wonderful house. It is a lovely home which feels comfortable yet contemporary. It is always clean, well appointed, and ready for your visit. Any time we have encountered a problem, the owner has responded right away. On this visit the microwave oven stopped working. While we were at dinner the day we reported the problem to Carol, a new microwave oven appeared. Now that's service.

We look forward to using this property in the future. We've never been disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Felt like we were house-sitting for a friend

  • 5 of 5

First of all, I should mention that Carol was incredibly accommodating before we even left home to head to Highlands. Severe winter weather was in the forecast, and I was monitoring the situation closely (not even knowing what, if any, sort of weather policy applied to my reservation). Before I even expressed any concern to Carol, she reached out to me and offered to let us move our dates if there was a danger of our trip being affected by the ice and snow. She was extremely flexible in letting us wait to make a "game time" decision on whether or not to delay our trip, since the property was available in the days following our stay. We did end up delaying our departure by a day and were glad we chose to do that.

The property itself was even better than the photos and description convey. It was just the right distance from town to feel very secluded, yet with everything still within a reasonable (and gorgeous) drive. The open layout of the home and the modern style and amenities made it very different than the kitschy, cookie-cutter cabins we've rented in other destinations. The creek and white water made for such a refreshing backdrop. We loved that there was no TV in the main living area. We enjoyed just relaxing and playing checkers in front of the wood-burning stove, a great feature.

As someone who likes to cook on vacation, one of the biggest perks was the fact that the kitchen was so well stocked. We liked not having to worry about buying things like salt and pepper or coffee filters. It's obvious that the owners use the property regularly, and renters benefit from that. There are books to read, games, movies, and an extensive CD collection. I mentioned to my husband that it felt more like house-sitting for a friend than renting a sterile, impersonal property.

I would highly recommend this property and will definitely stay here again on our next trip to Highlands.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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relaxing and inviting

  • 5 of 5

The rushing water from Buck Creek will cause you to leave the windows open for the sound. House is literally in the woods above the creek. There is a ton to do in the outdoors. We hiked, climbed, rafted, played golf, shopped and then came back to relax in the hot tub. We walked up the road and discovered a swimming hole down in the creek.

Best of all, the temperature hovered around 75 with minimal humidity and went down to 60 at night. A little different than Louisiana.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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What an Escape from the hustle and bustle

  • 5 of 5

We had a great Christmas 2013 vacation here. We relaxed in the Jacuzzi outside by the creek and enjoyed listening to the rushing waters. WOW what a way to go!

The home was immaculate and served our every need. A few minutes from downtown Highlands and a easy drive to get to the home. Not secluded and Not surrounded just a Perfect get away spot. Thank You for allowing us to rejuvenate here.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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close to waterfall hikes, gem mining, local artisans


Rates & Availability

Highlands House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Security Deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.75%

Reservations during peak seasons (April - November) require a 7 day minimum stay. All other dates require a 3 night minimum stay.

A damage deposit of $250.00, plus 6.75% occupancy tax, and 50% of rental fee is due within one week of reservation confirmation. Remainder of rental due 30 days prior to arrival. Personal checks accepted.

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Highlands House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Futons in loft
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
Japanese soaking tub, adjacent to Nantahalla National Forest,certified trout stream

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