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Jani Hicks

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english


Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Lake Sequoyah Chalet Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms plus loft, 3 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 6+

Looking for a special place to get away together? Or perhaps reunite with family or good friends? Do you like thoughts and images of an 'old world' French chateau perched lakeside on a private, absolutely beautiful rocky point surrounded by trees and water with a captivating view of the mountains? Do four fireplaces throughout the house and an intimate cascading water feature outside, set in a grotto, tucked along an arched veranda speak to sensual romance? If so, then La Chatelaine on Lake Sequoyah just moments outside the Aspen-like downtown of Highlands, NC is awaiting your arrival. Come and enjoy intimate dinners, fireplace encounters... wine, cheese, gourmet chocolate, and warm baguettes out on the deck... French roast coffee, fresh berries, and buttery croissants for breakfast; mountain lake strolls and unforgettable views. This is a place for souls to share. Relax, unwind, and when it is time, venture out into the charming town of Highlands. You will be delighted!

  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Jani Hicks (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

I got engaged on the dock! It was beautiful! Thank you for providing the greatest memory in my life so far.
Nov 2013
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews

A Fabulous summer at La Chatelaine

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 2 months at beautiful La Chatelaine. It was a very impressive property with a "grand view" of Lake Sequoyah. The property manager met us on the first day and was very thorough on details we needed to know. The home was very charming with every amenity. A very comfortable home for everyone. Location was perfect to getting to town. And one of our favorite restaurant, "On the Verandah" was just a short distance away. We were able to take advantage of the kayaks and canoe down at our dock while there. A must for nature lovers whom enjoy the water. We highly recommend this property. We will be back again!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Phenomenal home on a beautiful lake.

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Beautiful setting. Everything you need for a wonderful vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wilmette, IL

A private oasis, elegantly enchanting

  • 5 of 5

Extraordinary, beautiful setting on a private peninsula. So private you can leave the shades open and feel you are sleeping in nature, yet on top end beds and linens. We stayed here with two other couples, all comfortable in their own private quarters with lake views and balconies (don't let the twin beds deter you, they can be pushed together and the bathroom has an entrance to the room). The pictures don't begin to show how beautiful this property is, including professional lighting throughout. Enjoy one of the top restaurants of Highlands a half mile away, the resort town of Highlands and also dine in with your own grill, fully furnished kitchen, crystal and china. Enchanting features at every turn: a loft, a conservatory, a spiral stair, fireplaces, antiques and statues, hidden paths through the property and at water front, porches everywhere and a covered outdoor living area with an intricate stone grotto. The delightful property manager will give you detailed information of the property and the area. A memorable, elegant, enchanting, private retreat.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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La Chatelaine is a wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

La Chatelaine is a remarkable property. This is a true luxury experience and the pictures and descriptions are accurate. The owners have opened their home to you and nothing has been overlooked. Everything is in working order and after you get over the perfect lake view you will thoroughly enjoy the house itself. The master is a sanctuary with a great bed and a spa quality bathroom. And, lets not forget the antique soaking tub on the private deck. The kitchen is a cooks dream, well equipped with the 8 burner stove and double ovens. All equipment is in good working order especially the state of the art HVAC system. The house is filled with antiques and interesting art. The owners, Jani and Jim and the manager Patti are considerate and responsive. La Chatelaine is important to them. In return for this luxury experience, the house needs to be treated gently. It is not a "party house" and nothing like the typical tired rental. You will have the ultimate in comfort and privacy overlooking the lake and are just minutes from downtown Highlands.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

We cannot imagine a better place to stay. Highlands is magical and La Chatelaine is simply beyond compare. Jani and Pat are great to work with.

The pictures only begin to do this special place justice. You will relax here.

Dave D.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chattanooga, TN

An unforgetable Anniversay

  • 5 of 5

We were a little anxious about our stay in Highlands this time. We had never stayed in a home before. In the past 10 years we had stayed at different Inns from Highlands all the way to Lake Toxaway. To say the house was perfect is an understatement. The longer we were there the longer we wanted to stay. I think we fell even in more love with the Highlands, mainly because of your home. The house is absolutely gorgeous from the location, furnishings and comforts. Being only 1 1/2 miles to one of a kind shopping and award winning dining is only icing on the cake! We will definitely be back, hopefully sooner than later. Thank you for making out 21st wedding anniversay so very special!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

The charming town of Highlands and the surrounding area holds many wonderful opportunities for the outdoor adventurer & nature lover. Tucked in the mountains of Western North Carolina, Highlands offers lakes, rivers, mountains, and waterfalls. You will find access to extraordinary golfing, fishing, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, white water rafting & gem mining. Spend time boutique shopping, antiquing, or at the world class spa. Eat at one of the many award winning restaurants, browse several art galleries, spend an evening at the live theater or the auction house. In the Spring, witness the rebirth of nature. In the Summer, enjoy the beautiful temperate weather. In the Fall, watch in awe as the leaves turn. In the Winter, snuggle up by a warm fire with a good book, a glass of wine, and the anticipation of a winter wonderland. However you choose to spend your time in Highlands, slow down, reflect, breathe in the fresh mountain air. You will be captivated by this beautiful place.

Other Activities: canoeing, kayaking, white water rafting, hiking, shopping, live theater, auction house, award winning restaurants, world class spa, gem / gold mining


Rates & Availability

Lake Sequoyah Chalet Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $175
Refundable damage deposit $2,500
Tax Rate 10.0%

Rental rate is $600/night

Payment is due in full at time of booking. Payment can be made via check or via payment through Paypal. If Paypal is used an additional fee of 3% will be charged and added to the rental fee.

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Lake Sequoyah Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Adventure
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , the tub is a clawfoot tub located on a private exterior deck
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , this is a private bathroom within the Guest Bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , this is a Powder Bathroom on the main living level
  • The Master Bathroom is a beautifully appointed space within the privacy of the Master Suite. It boasts heated marble floors & a spacious slate shower with dual shower heads and a glass enclosure. An added feature is a side door, within the shower itself, that leads to a private balcony on which an antique clawfoot tub beckons to your romantic side. Also on the main living level is a fantastically furnished, privately situated Powder Bath. Here you will find the warmth of an antique European chest retrofitted with a copper sink & faucet, autumn hued onyx floor & venetian plastered walls. The remaining 2 bathrooms are located downstairs. One is found within the Guest Bedroom that holds the queen size bed. This bathroom defines rustic elegance with an antique table that dutifully holds a sink while beautiful handpainted tiles soften the room. The final bathroom is partitioned, by a pocket door, from the bedroom that holds the twin size beds, its use shared by the downstairs area.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , wood burning fireplace with two private balconies
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , french doors access a beautiful deck with lake view
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , french doors access an expansive deck with lake view
    Loft - 2 twin/ single , loft with daybed with trundle
  • In addition to the 3 traditional bedrooms there is a charming loft, accessed by way of a wrought iron spiral staircase. This is a semi-private inspirational space that holds a daybed with a trundle bed that together sleeps two. This sleeping arrangement is perfect for adventure seeking children or adults. This removed loft area offers a beautiful view of the lake, tall white pines lining her gently curving shorelines that meet at a point in the distance, drawing your eyes to the vast sky above. A perfect artists retreat! The Master Bedroom has its own marble fireplace, a king bed with antique iron headboard, and aged crystal chandelier which together set a romantic tone. French doors open onto a private balcony overlooking the lake and beyond, and a modern, sensuous Master Bath with refined touches of Art Deco provide the understated luxury of an elegant 1930's French hotel. The remaining two bedrooms are downstairs and flank the fireplace Game Room, all of which access a deck.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Piano
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 9 garden chairs
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
At La Chatelaine, upon your arrival, you will be greeted by our property manager. She will open the house for you & give you a brief overview of the accomodations & amenities afforded to you. Once you are familiar with your surroundings we encourage you to inquire about the town and any events that may be taking place during your stay. To make the most of your stay, you may wish to contact our property manager before your arrival. A local to Highlands, she can help you make decisions based on your preferences in dining, recreation, cultural activities, special needs, etc... If you would like assistance making dining reservations, hiring a fly fishing guide, or simply suggestions for great hiking trails please contact the homeowner & she will have the property manager contact you. If spontaneity is more your style, your questions can be answered upon arrival. We will do our best to insure that you enjoy your stay with us.

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