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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 any money. I only take checks and will never ask you to wire money and I do not allow instant booking.

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 new Kitchen Aid Stainless appliances. 6 burner gas cook-top, dishwasher, micro, frig, Weber Gas BBQ Grill and more for the professional cook. Lots of new 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. Sweet Treats - Don't underestimate the salads - kids can feed the trout in the stream and get ice cream - get your own ice cream too. Wolfgang's right on Main Street. Mountain Fresh - YEAH the BEST diner restaurant and now has vinegars that are outrageously good.

Cashiers Restaurants:

The Orchard - wonderful in an old house make a reservation. Cornucopia - fantastic casual and fresh. Canyon Kitchen - Lonesome Valley - simply Amazing! Find many of these restaurants on Open Table.

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More Details

Bill Gilmore
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2017

About Bill Gilmore

Payment: Full payment via check upon reserving for rentals for less than 1 week. Tax is 4.25% NC + 2.50% Jackson Co. + 4% Tourism = 10.75%

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



CANCELLATIONS – 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. 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 North Carolina Mountains

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. The Tailgate Market in Cashiers on Saturday Morning - fresh eggs - and blueberries.

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

Luxury Home with Mountain Views in the Old Edwards Golf Club
average rating of 5.0 based on 54 reviews
Gainesville, FL

Absolutely Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful, multi-level home was perfect for our four-couple getaway. Trying to find space for eight adult travelers who have discerning tastes can be difficult. This mountain-top residence fit our needs, with four spacious bedrooms, all with private baths. After dining out one night, we all decided the view and the well-appointed kitchen were a great combination for cooking meals and dining on the large main-level porch with the mountains as our backdrop. Two living areas and four porches gave us all plenty of private space. The décor is lovely, and the house is spotlessly clean. Bill is a wonderful host, supplying easy-to-follow instructions, dining recommendations, driving instructions, and more. One can tell that he wants you to have a terrific time in the mountains. While all of us had known each other for more than 30 years, we had never traveled or stayed anywhere together as a group of friends. This setting could not have been better, and we all felt pampered in our surroundings. Thank you, Bill, for sharing your lovely mountain home with travelers booking with VRBO. We appreciate your wonderful hospitality.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Renee, I am so glad our home worked out for your group of travelers. What amazing weather we had that weekend. I always encourage guests to dine at home one night. Too much running around is not relaxing... Your team put recycling into full operation. Wink... It looked like you had a good time!!!! Come again.
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Luxurious and immaculate retreat!

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful home has everything you need for an enjoyable stay in Highlands. It is beautifully appointed, perfectly clean and has amazing views. Our family's only challenge was deciding which porch to use as they are all wonderful! Bill is a gracious host and ensures his guests have everything they need for a great stay, including restaurant recommendations and other helpful local info. We cannot wait to return!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Autumn, Our housekeeper Kim who we have had for 5 years texted me on how nice you left the home. Thank You. We love having families stay with us and creating forever memories. Come back soon.
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Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 had more than enough space to spread out. Nicely situated between Cashiers and Highlands.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grady, So glad you enjoyed the home. Come see us again.
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Warm and inviting

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had an amazing, relaxing weekend in your home. The home was very clean and conveniently located to area attractions.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed our home. We aim to keep or home in top condition and cleanliness.
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Wonderful Mountain Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My Family and I stayed here over Thanksgiving week. The house was very well-equipped with everything you would need, clean and extremely organized. It is beautifully decorated and spaced out so we were not on top of one another. The owners were wonderful and easy to work with. Great with answering questions and being available when needed. We would highly recommend this home and hope to stay there again!

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You Erin we enjoyed sharing our home with you and your family.
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Athens, GA

Great mountain getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved our stay at Highwoods. The house is beautifully decorated and has every amenity (and kitchen gadget) you could hope for. June was a great time to visit, with the mountain laurel in bloom and temperatures offering a much-needed break from Georgia heat. We ate most meals out on the deck, enjoying the amazing view. The location, halfway between Highlands and Cashiers, means you have easy access to both towns. The hanging beds downstairs were perfect for reading, and the deck and the screened porch were great places to relax and enjoy the mountain air. You'll love this house!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ethelyn, Kim our housekeeper just loved meeting you and wanted to thank you for keeping the house so tidy. Come see us again next year or this winter. It's very special in the off season too!
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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

Highlands House Rental Rates

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2017 Peak pricing
Apr 14 2017 - Jan 3 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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