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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.


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
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • 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 4.9117646 based on 34 reviews

Wonderful and relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time on the farm. Close enough to town to make dinner plans easier and secluded enough to give us the relaxation we wanted, this place was perfect. Our 2 year old LOVED it here. It had the best animals to him (he loves Poppy) and it was the right amount of land for him to walk. Tony and Linda are very hospitable and are respectful of space. It was wonderful. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always happy when folks enjoy the farm just as Tony and I do. Thank you for your kind comments.
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  • 5 of 5

Our stay was absolutely perfect! Tony and Linda are super sweet - their hospitality is superb! The cottage has everything you need and was super cozy on the cold winter days. It was a perfect place to unwind and relax with peaceful and beautiful views. The llamas and the horses kept our kiddos entertained and outdoors! We hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place, very peaceful and quiet.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: July 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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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: July 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: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tony and Linda Sexton
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, llama
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

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 Waynesville

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.


The Sweet Onion
"One of our favorite spots to eat. Something for all tastes, and a full bar."
Barber Orchard Fruitstands Inc
"Good apples, turnovers are wonderful! Open during Fall season only. Is busy, but service is ..."
Bogart's Restaurant & Tavern
"Good American type fare. Always very busy, beer available."
Clyde's Restaurant
"Fast breakfast food. Adequate."
Frog Level Brewing
"Love the Nutty Brunette. Take your own snack, cuz nothing but beer offered. Coffee house ne..."
Chef's Table
"Good food. Reservations recommended. "
Folkmoot USA
"Always fun to see. Changes dance troupes each year. Only during summer for 1 week."
Lake Junaluska Golf Course
"First 9 good. Back 9 ridiculous, poor design. Best value."
Bourbon Barrel Beef & Ale
"Great spot for lunch or dinner. Good bar also. Accepts reservations, often not needed. Great..."
S Main St
"Cute shops, dog friendly. Nice hometown."
Haywood Arts Regional Theater
"Very nice local theater, well attended."
Pisgah Inn Restaurant
"Nice to have a restaurant on the Parkway."
Los Amigos
"Good Mexican food, great service. Nice owners."
Southern Porch
"Great local, historic hotel. Food is nothing fancy. "
Springdale Country Club
"Beautiful setting and nice course."
Jukebox Junction Soda Shoppe
"Good malts, burgers and fries. Wish they didn't use styrofoam,but I understand because it is..."
El Pobre
"Close to home, not fancy but filling. Nice family run business and good service and prices."
Boojum Brewing Company Taproom
"Good beers, good food. Busy place, new outdoor seating."
Grace Church in the Mountains
"Our church home. All are welcome. 8am, 10:30am and 6pm (Spanish speaking service)."
Nettie's Bakery
"Excellent cookies, small tea room. "
Cork & Cleaver at The Waynesville Inn Golf Resort & Spa
"Golf, nice intown older course."
Maggie Valley Club & Resort
"Pretty golf course."
Maggie's Galley Oyster Bar
"Seafood restaurant. "
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
Damage Deposit $200

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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