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English Country Home, Garden Setting, Close to Town

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights


About the property

Garden Setting, Close In, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6) home dead end rd.

Welcome to, 'Maplewood,' a beautifully decorated private home surrounded by creatively designed gardens and lawn. Only a short walk to the charming shopping area of Highlands, Maplewood is the perfect getaway spot for relaxation, entertaining and recreation.House is located on a cul de sac, very quite with little traffic.

The great room features a dramatic stack stone fireplace, antique hand hewn beams and walls of well stocked bookcases. Select from a wide variety of reading material or bring your own, and make yourself at home in the comfort of the great room. Or stroll out to its large adjoining deck and enjoy pleasant mountain breezes while overlooking a breathtaking mountain scape.

Outfitted with a state of the art Viking gas range and KitchenAid convection and microwave ovens, the kitchen is a gourmet's delight. Enjoy casual meals in the breakfast room or on the large screened porch with its dining area for 10.

The focal point of the separate and gracious dining room is a custom designed table and period Windsor chairs that will accommodate up to 10 guests. Distinctive horn sconces and an antique sideboard provide atmosphere as well as functionality.

On the main living level the restful and airy master bedroom (queen bed) opens to a spacious sundeck with chaises longes and an umbrella. The master bathroom has double sinks, a separate shower and a whirlpool tub to luxuriate in. Two more beautifully appointed bedrooms are on the upper level, one with a queen size bed and the other with twin beds. Both bedrooms have private baths with double sinks and tub/shower.

Keywords: House, Country Home, Mountain Home, Cape Cod, Master on Main, Professionally Decorated, Private, Luxury

More Details

Rob Owen
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 30, 2017

About Rob Owen

We have been enjoying the mountains and especially the town of Highlands for many years. We planned and built our dream home in afer a great deal of thought and research. Our goal was to have a comfortable, warm and inviting home that could be enjoyed by our loving family and our wonderfully fun friends. It is exactly what we had envisioned, and we feel fortunate to be able to share it with others.

Rob Owen purchased this house in 1999

Why Rob Owen chose North Carolina Mountains

It is close to Atlanta, our primary home, and the temperature is typically 10 degrees cooler. Highlands is known for its excellent restaurants, shopping and outdoor activities.

What makes this house unique

Close to town, a 15 minute walk, the open, spacious floor plan and professionally decorated rooms are designed for comfort and relaxation. It affords proximity to town plus the peaceful privacy of a cul-de-sac location. Great walking and hiking in the neighborhood.


Highlands House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 4.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Beautifully appointed and spacious Screened Porch with wooded view. Separate Grill Deck. Four Adult Mountain Bikes available.


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English Country Home, Garden Setting, Close to Town
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

The best!! Christmas was as cozy and comfortable as any home should be!

  • 5 of 5

There is no other house that compares! It is luxury perfected in its beautiful setting!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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  • 5 of 5

So glad I splurged for the house since I fractured my foot the day before our hiking trip! I had a lovely stay... we entertained our local friends for dinner and enjoyed the porch and the wonderful green space around the house. I especially (being home-bound) enjoyed the library of books (and the magazine I accidentally had to send back) and the organized manner of the kitchen. My favorite is hearing the hymns from the church bells in town and the spontaneous drop-in of cute neighbors. The commaradarie of Highlands is dear.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our Wedding Home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented Maplewood for 5 of us to stay in for the week of our son's wedding. (Our grand dog joined us towards the end of the week.) The house was so comfortable that we felt like we were at home. We loved the porch and started and ended many of our days there. It's like you are in a tree house up in the high branches of the surrounding trees. I enjoyed cooking several nights in the well equipped Kitchen. The weather was lovely and we had windows and doors open to enjoy the breeze. We love Highlands and Maplewood and can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words. I am so glad you all enjoyed you time in Highlands. Thanks again, Rob
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Houston, TX

Highlands Heaven

  • 5 of 5

We just completed an absolutely delightful stay in one of the most beautiful homes in Highlands. From the privet hedge with private gate in the front, to the stunning views off of the screen porch in back. It was perfection. The home was exquisitely appointed throughout. Hard to believe it was a rental. The kitchen had everything you could want or need. The floor plan was well adapted to having privacy for more than one couple. The proximity to some of the hiking trails was a bonus for us. The owner made himself available for questions but was not the least bit intrusive. We cannot wait to return next year. NYK in Houston

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nancy, Thank you so much for your kind words, I am glad you all had a nice time and enjoyed staying at Maplewood. I hope you all will return. Thanks again, Rob
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Brentwood, Tennessee

Exceeded My Expectations

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to Highlands for close to 20 years now and Maplewood is by far one of the nicest - if not THE nicest - property we've stayed in. The location is excellent both in terms of proximity to town and for just taking a nice walk alone or with the dog. The home itself is very tastefully appointed, while still maintaining a welcoming air. If only we could have had more time there! It truly was a pleasure working with Rob - he is extremely easy to work with and it's clear that he really wants his renters to have an amazing experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

Renting Maplewood for a three-day getaway was a great experience from start to finish. Rob was so nice and easy to work with on the arrangements, and the home itself is absolutely lovely. It worked out perfectly for four adults and one small dog--providing great communal spaces as well as end-of-day privacy in spacious bedrooms with their own private baths. The home is beautifully decorated, well equipped and very clean and comfortable. The location is wonderful--very close to town and all of the sites, restaurants and shopping of Highlands. Really, there was not a single thing about this rental that I would change. This is by far the best rental experience we have had, and we would highly recommend Maplewood. I hope we will have the opportunity to return.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Janice, Thank you so much for all the kind words, i am glad you all had a pleasant stay. I appreciate your taking the time to write. Happy Thanksgiving. Thanks again and return soon, Rob
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Short Walk, under a mile, to town of Highlands and there is a new Hiking trail up Big Bear Pen Mountain and down to the Biological Station.


Rates & Availability

Highlands House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 30 2017
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $1,000


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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