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Mountain Air Upscale Retreat

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Large Villa 7000sf, 6 Bedrooms , 6 Baths, (Sleeps 14)

Set in the prestigious Mountain Air Country Club, this property offers luxury accommodations in a breath taking mountain top location

Three story castle like home. Custom build and crafted with local and imported materials from 3 continents. SIncer Jan 1 of 2017 we upgraded to very fast and reliable internet so no more lags and fast conection at NO cost for our guests.

It is the ideal green building: all exterior walls are ICF with Stone coated metal shake -tile like- roof and European Rehau Windows.

The house offers 7000 sf heated space and 2500 sf of stone paved decks. There are 3 Master bedrooms with vented fireplaces, showers and Jacuzzi, + 2 more bedrooms. Two full size kitchens, wood burning fireplace in lower living room.

Bring your family for a vacation or your team for a working retreat. Fly in and out on your own aircraft ir take a scenic drive, explore the hiking trails, take in the fresh air and beauty of the mountains.

Please see all notes for damage deposit and cancelation policy. We will work with every group in particular trying to accommodate its needs to the best of our abilities.

Excellent for families reunions, executive retreats, workshops, seminaries,

Price is per day for group up to 12 People

Call me NOW to see what discounts and rebates are available for 2017 if you make the booking before the end of this year.

More Details

Liviu Marhao
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, Romanian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2017

About Liviu Marhao

Owned by Eagle Nests Homes, a family investment My name is Liviu Marhao and I am the builder and part owner of the house. In 2006 I took a trip to Mountain Air and our family fell in love with the location. We decided that this is the perfect place to build a retreat for our family. I combined my many years of expertise in building custom homes with advanced technologies with the passion of designing and building this retreat to last for generations. Hundreds of hours were spent in research and 18 months in supervising the project, giving much attention to overall quality, choice of materials, architectural details and the highest level of craftsmanship. This is the place where our family comes together to regroup, relax, spend time away from the hectic life and enjoy nature and each others. We would like you to have the same opportunity, you will not be disappointed!

Liviu Marhao purchased this villa in 2008

Why Liviu Marhao chose Burnsville

Breath taking mountain view, secluded and upscale. No humidity and moderate temperatures in the summer, never above 86F. Fly in and out with your small plane or helicopter. Paved private runway 3000 ft. Down the mountain the town of Bunsville awaits you for shoping and dining. More than dozen streams in close proximity for fly fishing.

What makes this villa unique

Cleanse your lungs with fresh mountain air. Morning mist comes up the valley as you wake up. You will find yourself surrounded by the beauty of nature while enjoying luxurious accommodations. Take a good breakfast and head to the top of the mountain where miles of trails are waiting to be discovered and explored. Rest and quiet down as you stay at the house and let your creativity fly high.


Mountain Air Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 16
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Golf Course View
  • Mountain View
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , Lower level access from main family room
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , Located at main level
  • 6
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds Twin or Single Beds (4)
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • tennis
Access to private runway 3000ft hard surface. For winter ski resort look at Wolf Ridge Ski about 25min away


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(74 traveler reviews)

Mountain Air Upscale Retreat
average rating of 4.918919 based on 74 reviews

Wonderful Experience!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing home. We had a very large party and from the beginning to the end of the process the owner could not have been more helpful and accomodating. this was our first rental on VRBO and we were a little nervous, but the owner did everything he said he would and then some! About the home itself...amazing!, like i said, we had a large party(8 adults and 7 children)it easily accomodated us all. The views are stunning, and the neighborhood that it is in is incredible. They have playgrounds and hiking trails for the kids, it was a never ending adventure. It was also very easy to get to, and a beautiful drive. My family and i would definatley stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House

  • 5 of 5

Huge with everything you need. A ton of space. Plenty of room for our party of 8 adults and 7 kids.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good place for family reunion

  • 5 of 5

My large family stayed at this home and really enjoyed our time. Gorgeous views, spacious rooms for hanging out, and the house has several different levels, so kids can sleep in one section while adults are playing games and laughing in another.

Liviu is really good with communication and always responds quickly to messages. That is a huge plus in my opinion.


Big kitchens

TONS of natural light

Big outdoor deck with a metal fence

Great view of mountains/golf course

Quiet, peaceful environment

A study and reading room for reflection or reading

Lots of DVDs and some books

Two kitchens on different levels, so food prep can happen quickly

I have to nitpick to say negative things, and each guest has certain things that they care about or prefer, so these things may not even be an issue for other guests.


-Steep sloped driveway (which can't be helped due to the terrain) may be scary for some drivers and difficult for unskilled manual transmission drivers

-The steep roads driving up the mountain to the house were very taxing for 4-cylinder Camrys with even light cargo/few passengers, so we had to leave a few cars at the base of the mountain and use the SUVs for a few extra trips to ferry people up and down

-The wifi was very inconsistent and not enough for internet usage, so computers/netflix/facebook/etc... were not an option. This house and location are a place you definitely would want to visit to get away from computers and the busyness of everyday life, but since a few of us are self-employed we were unable to do any of our admin/business upkeep work at the house and had to drive approx. 25 mins. for internet access. The mountains also blocked AT&T phone reception, so several of us were completely and hopelessly off the grid while at the house. Again, being in the home and away from everything was great and I treasure the memories we made at this beautiful place, but it was difficult to keep current with potential clients and work emergencies and such.

-I think our family was one of the larger groups that have stayed here and so we used all the towels that were at the house. There is a good washer/dryer and laundry is no problem, but you may consider bringing a few extra towels is you have 15+ people in your party.

-The bathrooms didn't have shower curtains, so shower water splashed onto the floor. That may be a European architectural thing, but it just necessitated an extra towel on the floor to catch that splashing

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best home sweet home ever

  • 5 of 5

Liviu and wife... thank you so much for made our vacation best ever, you have an amazing home and your hospitality is over the top, the best bread in USA made by Liviu and wife!!! Our family spend unforgettable days and the snow under the golf course and the view is indescribable you have to be there to know what am I talking about... thank you thank you thank youuuu we are thinking to rented for this next December it was a pleasure to stay in your home!!! Happy 2016 all the best from my family to yours Liviu & wife

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Could not have been more PERFECT!

  • 5 of 5

My whole family and I stayed here for 9 days at Christmas and we were just blown away at the beauty of this home and it's location. The pictures do not do it justice. It's truly spectacular. The house is so spacious that you never feel on top of each other. The owner was so sweet and accomodating. He left us fresh baked bread and he even called the cable company and added channels so that we would not miss any football games. Talk about awesome!! This was the perfect place for us to make Christmas memories. We will absolutely be back.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 5 days in October and loved the place. Everything in the house was first class and the location near Asheville, Black Mountain, the Parkway and Burnsville was excellent. Will definitely stay again and would highly recommend it to anyone!

Bill L

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Mountain Air Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning Fee $290

$600/nigh for group up to 12. larger that 12 please contact owner for final price.
$290 one time cleaning fee and ironing bed sheets.
Rates are subject to change without notice.
weekly rate $3640 for 7 nights.
Cancelation Policy:
90 days prior to arrival we reimburse 90% of the contracted price
60-45 days prior to arrival we reimburse 60%-45% of the contracted price
less than 30days no refund

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Asheville NC
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Wolf Laurel
Car: necessary

45 minutes to great Biltmore Estates

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For Golf visit Mt. Mitchell Golf Course or

Grassy Creek Golf Course in Spruce Pine NC


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