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Luxury Home with Mountain Views in the Old Edwards Golf Club

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Space 3,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 4.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Always call the owner before sending payment. I only take checks and will never ask you to wire money and I do not allow instant booking. Owner is a Provisional Broker/Realtor in both NC and GA.

Enjoy several long range views, including Yellow Mountain from our home in the Old Edwards Club at Highland Cove. Our Home has 3400 sq feet of decorated interior space and 1400 sq feet of deck space, two screened porches and plenty of space to spread out. Just 6 miles from the Old Edwards Inn & Spa in Highlands and 6 miles from Cashiers gives access to both communities.


Granite Kitchen with stainless appliances. Wolf Range 6 burner gas cook-top, dishwasher, micro, frig, Weber Gas BBQ Grill and more for the professional cook. Lots of dishes and glassware. 4 Private Bedrooms with 4 in suite bathrooms offer the most in bedding, toweling, comfort and luxury. Plus 2 Half Baths. 3 Flat Screen TV's, Surround, Direct TV 150 package & Blue-ray & IPOD dock.

Highwoods Est. 2009:

Welcome to our home located at the Old Edwards Golf Club in Highlands Cove. We have attempted to make our home as comfortable as possible with the best furnishings and finishes to make your rental stay in Highlands an exceptional experience. There is nothing like sitting on the screen porch and rocking in the cool breezes at 4000 feet elevation. Pour some wine and listen to the birds and the occasional tee shot from number 12. Our Chef's kitchen will inspire those who cook and be admired by those who prefer to eat out. Dining for 8 or more at our expandable table in the dining room or step outside and dine on our expandable teak set. Lower level bar has frig, ice maker and microwave with loads of additional glassware.

Comfort you can Feel:

Lounge back and relax because comfort in our home and bedrooms is our number one priority. That's why we are offering all Peacock Alley bedding and toweling to give you that 'hotel feel'. All Bedrooms have in suite baths and there are no adjoining walls in the bedrooms creating the utmost in privacy. Both the Upper Level and Lower level offer half baths so no guests have to enter a bedroom to use the bathroom. Bedding Coverlets and Duvets are all from Sferra, Peacock Alley, Williams Sonoma Home, Pottery Barn or Made to Measure. Curtains are from the Silk Trading Company except for the 13 foot Living Room Drapes which were custom made with Schumacher toile fabric.

Furnishings Old and New:

Furnishings are from many sources around Atlanta and purchased at auction from Selkirks in St Louis. You will find old and new alike placed to create a nice visual worn in feel. Large Couch dimensions were intentionally selected for lying down - you'll find two inside and our favorite on the upper level screen porch. At night click on the gas log fireplace, stretch out and take it all the fresh air.

Lower Level Sleeping/Napping and Reading Screened Porch. We were inspired from our childhoods when we slept on the 'sleeping porch' on summer nights. So we added two hanging twin beds from the Chesapeake Collection at Pottery Barn for relaxing. Just hang out or make the beds with our full set of sheets, blankets and down comforters and sleep outdoors. These are standard twin size, with firm cushions, so comfortable. A dream come true.

An adjoining deck offers designer furnishings from McKinnon and Harris, Palechek, and Richardson Allen. See Photo

Flat Panel TVs in Master, Living Room and Lower Level Family Room.

Surround Sound in the Family room with Blueray DVD, Regular DVD, CD, Dish 150 Package Satelite with lots of sports channels, IPOD docking stations, DCIM Card readers, and Game Box compatible connections.

Golf Details:

Old Edwards Club at Highlands Cove Membership Extension- Play the Newest Private Course in Highlands. An Application with payment must be completed with the Club to use the facility. You will place a credit card against all purchases and be issued temporary membership identification. Greens and Cart fees will still apply to Golf Play in addition to the temporary member fee. Use of Swimming and Tennis and charge Privileges at the Clubhouse restaurant run by the Chef from Madison's Restaurant in Highlands. PLEASE REQUEST RATES AND RULES.

Groceries and Markets:

Cashiers Ingles - the best one I have seen. Cashiers Farmers Market - Local Vegetables, Local Honey, Cakes, Seafood on the weekends, magnificent vegetables. Highlands Dusty's - it is all about the prime beef and frozen reheat biscuits. Mountain Fresh -dine in the grocery store this is the Dean and Deluca of Highlands. Bryson's - everyday value abounds. Dillard - Osage Farmers Market on the Right as you come up 441 from Atlanta. Find the Heirloom tomatoes in the back corner. Buy everything!

Highlands Restaurants:

Madison's in the Old Edwards Inn is just terrific - continental - excellent service. Paoletti's - the best Italian around - think fancy - oh mountain fancy. Lakeside - a favorite for years. Wild Thyme -I used to call them and reserve a slice of coconut cake. The Log Cabin open year around. Wolfgang's right on Main Street. Mountain Fresh - YEAH the BEST diner restaurant and now has vinegars that are outrageously good.

Cashiers and Sapphire- The Library Kitchen and Bar so darn good and open year around. Cornucopia - fantastic casual and fresh. Canyon Kitchen - Lonesome Valley - simply Amazing! Find many of these restaurants on Open Table.

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Bill Gilmore
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Bill Gilmore

Payment: Full payment via check upon reserving for rentals for less than 1 week. Tax is 4.75% NC + 2.25% Jackson Co. + 4% Tourism = 11%

Pets: We adore pets but appreciate learning about yours first. If a pet are approved, we will reserve a $1000 refundable pet deposit. Rental Deposit automatically forfeited for unauthorized pets.



CANCELLATIONS – We're pleased to refund 75% of your rental rate if your cancellation is outside 60 days of arrival. If inside 60 days, 50%. Within 45 days, 25%. Regrettably, we cannot offer refunds inside 21 days, as it's difficult to rent the property on short notice. Prices subject to change without notice. Paid reservations with deposits confirm original price. Cancellation or early departure does not warrant any refund of rent or cleaning fee.

Bill Gilmore purchased this house in 2009

Why Bill Gilmore chose Highlands

The temperature is always so nice - who knew you needed a sweater in the summer. Historic areas are just amazing like the High Hampton Inn - you have to see it - like a movie set. Downtown Highlands is charming and perfect for shopping, strolling and dining.

What makes this house unique

We love rocking on the screen porch and drinking a glass of wine; enjoying the fresh air and long range views. Take it easy with a book or conversation with a friend on our two twin size hanging beds on the covered lower level screen porch. We have hiking right out the door or a short drive away. Gated Community and wonderful neighbors. Molton Brown Bath Amenities.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Message from Laura

I know you have heard this a million times, but .....

Amazing home you have with beautiful furnishings and a most well equipped kitchen. We and our 3 guest couples enjoyed the house immensely! And thank you for the back gate remote which came in very handy after our Rehearsal Dinner at Mountain Top Golf Club. We look forward to returning to Cashiers/highlands in the near future !!
Sep 2015
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Highlands House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Overnight guest visitors must be identified in your Agreement.
  • Cancelation: 75% of your rental rate if your cancellation is outside 60 days of arrival. Inside 60 days, 50%. Within 45 days, 25%. 21 days no refund.
  • A dog may be permitted after careful vetting. We have neighbors who are watching for unauthorized pets and we are considering cameras.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Master on Main
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Queen Bedroom Lower Level
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , King Bedrooom Lower Level
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Queen Bedroom Upper Level
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , Lower Level Guest Half Bath
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , Main Level Guest Half Bath
  • All Bedrooms have Private en-suite Bathrooms. Two Half Baths for Guests. No Bathroom walls adjoin any other bedrooms or bathrooms.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Main Level
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Lower Level
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Upper Level
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Lower Level
  • All Bedrooms have private en-suite bathrooms. Master on Main King Bedroom. Lower Level Queen Bedroom. Lower Level King Bedroom. Upper Level Queen Bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
3 Flat Screen TVs, Surround Sound on Lower Level, BlueRay DVD, Regular DVD, CD, DCIM card slots and IPOD Docking station


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Luxury Home with Mountain Views in the Old Edwards Golf Club
average rating of 5.0 based on 60 reviews
New York City

Great Holiday with Family!

  • 5 of 5

Bill’s property was such a treat. Everything from communicating with him prior to our arrival to our send off. The house is so comfortable and it has everything you need and want. Great space for entertaining, cooking gourmet dinners, admiring the breathtaking views and lounging around as we watched Christmas movies by the fireplace. No wonder this one of a kind home has a perfect score, the house is a beaut and Bill took our stay to the next level. We can’t wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Andres, So glad your stay was enjoyable. Thank you for the kind review. The Christmas tree you cut down from the nearby farm had not dropped a needle well into the new year. It was enjoyed by our New Years guests too. It added so much to the holiday decor of the home. So glad we could be a small part of your holiday family gathering. Stay in touch. Bill
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South Carolina

Very nice property with excellent views

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a weekend at this property and loved it.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Off season can be special too!
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Greenville, SC

Gorgeous Home

  • 5 of 5

Our week long stay at this property could not have been better. The home is beautiful and comfortable with an attention to detail that is rare in my experience. The owner made sure everything was in top shape for our arrival and was wonderful to work with. We have already booked our week for next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: See you next year Pat - your October stay is booked for 2018.
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Perfect in every way!!!

  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous house with all of the amenities of home plus many extras! My family LOVED our stay at the Old Edwards Golf Club and highly recommend this wonderful mountain home!

The architectural details and décor are beautiful, and the owners have thought of everything to make your stay comfortable and luxurious! Bill Gilmore is delightful and very accommodating!

We look forward to our return trip to Highlands!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you stayed with us Beth. It's time to start planning for next year, or give me a call and let me help you purchase your perfect home. Bill Gilmore Highlands Cove Realty.
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sublime retreat

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough good things about this property. The house is well maintained and beautifully appointed. It all comes together for serene luxury in the fresh mountain air. Everything you need or desire is a short drive away, but quiet seclusion and mountain vistas are what you will remember about Highwoods. Every detail has been well planned, and your every concern anticipated. I cannot wait to return, and you will feel the same.

Selene McCarthy

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palm Beach

Fabulous, relaxing getaway! A bit of heaven on earth!

  • 5 of 5

The owner is as lovely as is the home, he answered any questions we had immediately and with graciousness. The entire home has instructions so there was little we need to ask. Very "high end" home, truly a home for a person who is used to the "suite" life. Everything is at your fingertips, we wanted for nothing. The views are gorgeous and the decor is Architectural Digest on its best day. Truly understated elegance, I sincerely think they thought of everything. The showers have excellent water pressure with plenty of hot water, lots of light in the baths for applying makeup etc.. The bed was divine, very comfortable.The kitchen has all a chef would need. All immaculate, I am a tough critic as I like things done properly and they have done it right! This will be a vacation you will never forget if you rent this house.We were just two but if you go with other couples each will have privacy as the bedrooms are all on different levels.This home is well thought out, incredibly relaxing and soothes the soul.Also, a BIG PLUS, has good wifi, excellent TV service etc. many in the mountains have "spotty service."

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bernadette it was such a pleasure having you in our home. We so appreciate your comments and I loved getting to know you and help with information about Real Estate in the area. Please stay in touch.
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Nearest Airport
131 Miles
Atlanta Airport
Nearest Golf
The Old Edwards Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 64
Car: necessary

Mountain Views, Golf, Highlands, Cashiers, Old Edwards Golf Club at Highland Cove, Whiteside Mountain, Tennis, Swimming, Restaurants, Shopping, Lake Glenville.

Other Activities: mountain hikes

Golf: Old Edwards Club at Highlands Cove Membership Extension-

Play the Newest Private Course in Highlands.

An Application must be completed and fees paid to the club. We will then transfer our membership to the renters in our home.

You will place a credit card against all purchases and be issued temporary membership identification.

Use of Swimming and Tennis. Golf greens and cart fees will still apply to golf play.

Charge Privileges at the Private Clubhouse restaurant run by the Chef from Madison's Restaurant in Highlands.



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning $225
Tax Rate 11.0%

25% Of RENTAL Down to reserve stays 7 days or more + remaining payment 4 months in advance.
Payment in Full for stays less than 7 days.
$500-$1000 Security Deposit required for all stays.
We adore Pets but must know about yours first. - Unauthorized Pets forfeit deposit
Maximum Occupancy is 8 people including children.
NO SMOKING even on decks and porches.
Cancellation Fee = We're pleased to refund 80% of your rental rate if your cancellation is outside 45 days of arrival. If inside 45 days, 50%. Within 21 days, 25%. Regrettably, we cannot offer refunds inside 14 days, as it's difficult to rent the property on short notice

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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