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Downtown Highlands - Walk Everywhere

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Welcome to Highlands, North Carolina! If you're looking for a VRBO that is walking distance to most everything, then look no further. Lose yourself in the luxury and sophistication that Highlands has long been known for as a guest at our apartment.

Light and bright, the open concept creates a cozy yet spacious experience where you can relax or entertain in a modern meets rustic setting. Features include a fully equipped kitchen with gas range and granite counter tops, office nook for a working vacation, oak floors in the living area, laundry room with iron/ironing board, two porches and private parking for two vehicles.

A fun fact; the living area was once the dining hall of an old estate home situated above Founders Park. The pulley windows and coffered ceilings bring in the old Highlands character that is now hard to find. The apartment is on the second floor of a two story building, located above our Green Mountain Builders office.

As transplants to the area, we understand how easy it is to fall in love with Highlands and the surrounding area. As a real estate broker and builder, we are happy to help should you decide it's time for your own slice of paradise.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions regarding our rental, things to do in Highlands or about the area in general!

Keywords: Downtown, Suite, Flat, Studio, Highlands Apartment, Apartment, Condo, Townhouse

More Details

Mary Abranyi
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

About Mary Abranyi

We moved to the area in 2001 and have since become established in both the Highlands and Cashiers communities professionally as a Realtor (Mary) and a builder (Steve). Originally from Florida, it was easy to acclimate to the cooler summer temperatures and appreciate the fall colors. We have two school aged children, three golden retrievers and two cats. In addition to real estate and building, we also have a yoga, karate and massage studio with boutique in Cashiers.

Mary Abranyi purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Mary Abranyi chose Highlands

We purchased this property in 2007 when we were looking for office space for our businesses. The fact that there was an apartment upstairs was an absolute bonus. After some renovations, we initially rented the apartment out on a long-term basis for the first several years but decided to make the switch to vacation rentals and have been glad we did so. It's been a great place for family, friends and clients to stay when it's not rented.

What makes this apartment unique

The homey feel and close proximity to Main Street are two of our favorite/unique benefits.


Highlands Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) and we have an EZ Bed Air Mattress elevated on legs with a cozy mattress topper for additional guests.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


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Downtown Highlands - Walk Everywhere
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 45 reviews

Really stylish place

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time here. The place was super clean and had everything we needed. It’s such a great location... an easy walk to the downtown area. We loved it!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We needed to unwind and relax and this was the perfect place. The house is very comfortable, cozy and decorated very well. It is in a great location. We enjoyed being able to walk everywhere including to some great restaurants and shops.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Knoxville, TN

Nice and clean one bedroom in convenient location.

  • 5 of 5

This one bedroom unit is located above a small office, and during our time over New Years no one was there. It is nicely furnished and has extras in the kitchen including condiments. The bed was comfortable. We could have easily walked to the quaint shops and restaurants but chose to drive due to the freezing cold weather.

We ate at the Log Cabin for New Year's Eve and enjoyed it immensely. The next day we went to the Ugly Dog to watch bowl games and was surprised at the good food there for a bar.

We definitely plan on staying here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sounds like you hit a couple of our favorite spots while in town. Happy New Year to you and yours. Looking forward to having you as a guest again!
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New Years Eve weekend

  • 5 of 5

location was perfect. walking distance to town . neighborhood was also nice to walk around. the house is perfect size for a couple. beautifully updated and decorated. comfy king bed. basic small bath with shower/tub. Mary called just to see how we were doing! we were uncomfortable trying to light pilot light to wall heater and she had her husband come by to start. very private but close to everything! would stay again.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear you enjoyed your time at the apartment and in Highlands. We look forward to having you stay again, hopefully sooner than later!
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Loved this property

  • 5 of 5

Great property and close to town.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I almost hate to share this gem!

  • 5 of 5

Newly redecorated interior is so charming. Location is close to Main Street. We will be back!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Nearest Airport
59 Miles
Car: recommended

Conveniently located within walking distance to much of downtown Highlands, we recommend parking your vehicle and taking out on foot for a more personal perspective of our quaint mountain town. You can take a nice hike on the Green Way Trail located just one block from the apartment, take in a show at one of the two theaters, dine at any of the many acclaimed restaurants or hit the stores to do some serious shopping!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $40
Pet Fee $35

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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