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Love Llamas, Country Living? Indulge Yourself at Tender Mercy Retreat

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,430 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

We live on this property in a separate house and have a small 7 acre farm. We raise llamas, and fruit and vegetables. We also have 2 horses, 8 laying hens, 2 dogs, 4 cats, ducks and fish in the pond. This is a lovely rural community that is close enough to town to give you the best of both worlds.

The 'cottage' is a 1400 sq. ft. home built on a small hill with garage underneath it. Access to the home can be up the front stairs, up the inside stairway, or drive to the back door and enter up 2 steps.

Tony and Linda Sexton
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, llama
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017

About Tony and Linda Sexton

We love the mountains of Western North Carolina and the lifestyle of living on a small farm, yet being close to the town of Waynesville and the city of Asheville. We feel that we have a responsibility to care for all of our animals and the land in a respectful manner. We make everyone welcome who visits here. We want them to love it as we do. Our mailing address is Sexton 383 Heath Retreat Rd., Waynesville, NC 28786

Tony and Linda Sexton purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Tony and Linda Sexton chose Maggie Valley/Waynesville Area

It just happened, as we wanted this property to live on, and the second house was a bonus.

What makes this cottage unique

We are close to many recreation areas. Motorcycle riders enjoy the location being close to some of their favorite mountain roads. Fisherman enjoy casting in our pond, and taking a short ride to fish the Pigeon River for trout fishing. Birders can enjoy looking for the many different species of birds that migrate through our area. Folks who want peace and time to relax can lay in the hammock and read or sleep. Commune with the many animals here, horses, llamas, a donkey, chickens, dogs & cats. Deer and turkey often come down from the woods. Hoot owls can be heard every night. Hikers can walk the property, or head out to the Appalachian Trail near by. Almost anything you might want to do, you can find here, or very close by.


Waynesville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • If you require bath aids such a shower chair, we have one we can put in the shower for you. Both baths have grab bars. Master bath has shower only, main bath has tub/shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1) In Master Bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (2) In second bedroom., Child Beds (1) Cot available, Portable Crib, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) 12 foot sofa in living room great for sleeping.
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Good cell phone reception(Verizon), great drinking water from our well (filtered), screened in porch in front, second porch at back door, stairway electric chair on inside stairwell for mobility challenged.


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Love Llamas, Country Living? Indulge Yourself at Tender Mercy Retreat
average rating of 4.90625 based on 32 reviews

Comfortable, clean and fun. The owners were very respectful of our privacy.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful setting and fun being around the animals. We plan to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and happy that you enjoyed you stay. Look forward to seeing you again!
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Great time!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place, very peaceful and quiet.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing vacation.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time on the farm. Mr and Mrs. Sexton were very nice and helpful with anything we asked about. My son loves Charlie Brown - Linda's horse.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that you had a good vacation. Charlie Brown has been asking for peppermints ever since your departure! Happy memories made.
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lovely country setting

  • 5 of 5

It was a lovely place to stay. Although at the top of our price range, we will stay there again. It has a beautiful country setting and the hosts are very kind

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation

  • 5 of 5

The Sexton's house is the most wonderful place to stay in the NC mountains. The views are breath taking. My family and I sat on the porch and watched the horses and cows on the mountain side. Could not have been more relaxing!! Thank you Sextons for another great vacation... Hope to see you again soon!!! Debbie

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We love it here, too and we really enjoy sharing it with guests.
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A relaxing retreat in a beautiful setting.

  • 4 of 5

The cottage has everything you could want in a vacation rental. We especially liked the fact that it was off the beaten path and we could relax after a busy day. The horses came over to visit us, we fed the llamas, and we entertained one of the dogs. The owners, Tony and Linda, were friendly and available if we needed anything, but most of the time we found what we wanted. We will come back again if the opportunity presents itself.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always happy to share our our farm with folks who desire a time in the country. Glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Frog Level, Mad Anthony's, Boojum, Tipping Pt.
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Juke Box Junction, El Pobre
Car: necessary

Please park on right of driveway to allow owner to back out of carport. Enjoy fishing on site, animal husbandry on site, gathering eggs from hen house and hiking adjoining 30 acres. Nearby favorite motorcycle riding roads. Short drive to access to Pigeon River for water play, & fishing with liscense. 30 minutes to Asheville with the Biltmore House, Riding Stables, French Broad River activities, and River District Art Lofts. Many shopping opportunities at Waynesville, and Asheville including many antique dealers.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $70
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 12.0%

11.5% taxes are due unless stay is > 90 days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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