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Liviu Marhao

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, Romanian

Mountain Air Upscale Retreat

71 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Half Baths2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Burnsville Villa Rental Photos and Description

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.

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, small parties

Price is per day for group up to 12 People

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Liviu Marhao (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english, Romanian

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.


based on 71 traveler reviews

Mountain Air Upscale Retreat
average rating of 4.915493 based on 71 reviews

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
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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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Chapel Hill, NC

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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Perfect getaway for a large group!

  • 5 of 5

Cannot say enough good things about this home! Our family, spanning three states and 15 people, we're finally able to be under one roof for the first time in years -- and we never once felt cramped!! We will be planning a return trip without a doubt!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home that fit five families

  • 5 of 5

When trying to plan for our parents' 50th wedding anniversary, we did not think it would be possible to find a reasonably-priced home that would accommodate our parents, all four of their adult children, plus their families. This home was so much more than we could have hoped for! Not only were there enough beds, the kitchen was large enough to prepare huge meals for the 10 adults and eight children. Everyone was not only comfortable, there were plenty of hiking trails and nearby excursions (we strongly recommend the Linville Caverns. Every person from 5 years of age to 72 enjoyed them). We even found exercising easy, as the local high school was down the street with a track and tennis courts that were open to the public. Also, which I haven't noticed in any of the other reviews, there is a super market only minutes away from this home. We were very relieved to find that it had everything we needed, even a Starbucks for our caffeine addicts. If ever we want to explore North Carolina in the future, we're definitely renting this home again. Thanks again, Liviu!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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First Class Location, House and Owner, made for the perfect wedding.

  • 5 of 5

Let me start off by saying, I knew we had made the right choice within minutes of sending an email. Liviu called me back right away. I could go on and on about how much of a help and how easy he was to work with, but the review has limited space...He is Great.

My now wife and I, were not sure where we wanted to have our wedding. Once we stumbled across this gem on VBRO, we knew right away this is where we wanted to have our wedding memories. When we pulled up to the entrance of the community we were blown away. No where does it say that this house is located in one of the nicest Country Club settings I have ever seen. After our short drive through the community, we pulled up to the house. We thought, well this is nice...we stepped inside of the house and could not believe how lucky we were to have chosen this for our wedding. Widows from floor to ceiling, that over look a mountains and the greenest golf course. We had a rather small wedding of about 20 people, that were staying in the house. The layout of the house could not have fit our needs any better. There are two rooms upstairs that are away from everything. This was perfect because my niece is still very young and needs naps and goes to bed early. We never once woke her up. Every guest that came in, thought that we were giving them the master bedroom. I had to tell them, that their room was not the master, it was just that nice.

Our wedding day turned out perfect. We had the wedding on the top deck. I built an arch that we stood under and there was sill room for 20 chairs. My bride was able to walk out the back kitchen door and walk down the isle to me. After the ceremony we had our reception downstairs. We had tables setup on the bottom deck. which worked our well, because it started to rain. This deck is covered by the top deck. The kitchen downstairs also made it a perfect location for the reception. With all the tables setup on the bottom deck, we still had enough room for our dance floor.

If you have the chance to stay in this "Mountain Mansion" (as my nephew called it), I promise you will not be disappointed. I think this may have just become our annual family meeting place. Treat yourself to all this place has to offer.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Asheville NC
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Wolf Laurel
Car: necessary

45 minutes to great Biltmore Estates

See all atractions in Yancey County NC

For Golf visit Mt. Mitchell Golf Course or

Grassy Creek Golf Course in Spruce Pine NC


Rates & Availability

Burnsville Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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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

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Burnsville Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Golf Course View
  • Mountain View
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • 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
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • 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

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