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Vivian Hess

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Beautiful Views of Grandfather Mountain Nestled in a Treehouse

29 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Overview

High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 3-4)

Skyleaf Mountain Villas is a community of six- four unit condos always in high demand because of the spectacular mountain views, easy access and friendly neighbors. Ours is a very private end unit set in the trees with level access, two covered rocking chair porches with sweeping views, comfy and cozy with a cabin feel. A stone woodburning fireplace, ceiling fans in every room, washer and dryer, fully equipped kitchen, three TV’s (one is a plasma) 2 VCR/DVD’s, books, movies, games, etc. for your use. Livingroom has four recliners and seats 7. Diningroom has seating for six plus 4 bar stools. Deluxe linens, blankets, quilts, towels, are all provided for you.

'Sugar Mountain' and 'Banner Elk' are so special. Ski slopes are accessable and ski buses pick you up right here in the Complex. Here on Sugar are hiking trails, a beautiful golf course, tennis courts, and, of course, skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, and much more. Banner Elk has an alpine feel and lots of restaurants, grocery stores, shops, hardware stores, etc. Boone is a short drive (30 minutes) and a college town…ASU..and offers plays, concerts, football and other sports, movies, and a great outlet center for shopping. Walking down Main Street is a flash back in time….antique shops, Mast General Store, cute eateries and Boone Drug Store still has old fashioned fountain service at the counter. The Daniel Boone Inn is a must for good old fashioned country cooking….and lots of it. If you love the outdoors you are in the right place with white water rafting, fishing, gem mining, boating, the new Zip Line, and all the winter sports. Don’t forget the charming General Stores with barbeque and Blue Grass Music. We have festivals of all kinds all year long. The lovely town of Valle Crucis is close with the famous original Mast General Store. Blowing Rock is a short drive and has great shops, antiques, restaurants and art shows in the Park regularly.

After all that…kick back here in your “Cabin in the Sky” with a good book…we have lots of them, rock on our covered decks, and enjoy the mountains. Build a log fire in the stone fireplace, put on a movie…we have those here for you…and relax in one of the four recliners. We have books, movies, tapes and games for you to enjoy.

Whether it is winter with all the snow activities, or fall looking at the beautiful leaves and going to festivals or summer months keeping cool and fishing and golfing and making your friends in the warm climates jealous….we have it all here on Sugar Mountain…and close by. I have a notebook for you here full of ideas on what to do, where to eat, etc and if you find some on your own, please share them with us. We want you to be comfortable and come back often.

Congratulations on choosing one of the best places to relax in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.

Keywords: Condo

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Vivian Hess (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

About Vivian Hess

I am Vivian Hess, Retired RN, from Tallahassee, Florida. My husband, Bud, was a mountain guy and though he loved living on the beach in Florida he longed for mountains....he was from West Virginia. He was a CPA and as soon as tax season was over for him we headed to our mountains for peace and tranquility. Even though he is no longer with me I still return each year for the beauty, fun and such wonderful friends that we made up here. I can sit and relax on the deck with a book and gaze at Grandfather Mountain or join the neighbors for festivals. music, plays and great food....all in Banner Elk. This is definitely a healing place. I have also kept my townhouse that sits Gulf-front on Siesta Key in Sarasota, Fl...#2 beach in US this year. I rent it also.

Vivian Hess purchased this condo in 1992

Why Vivian Hess chose High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains

We found Sugar Mountain while visiting friends and fell in love with the beauty, the friendly folks, and the breathtaking views of the mountains from the two decks and big windows in our place. We live in an air conditioned world in Florida and love that we don't even own an air conditioner up here...don't need one...and often sleep under blankets in July...imagine. Our Florida friends can't believe this...Every season has so much to offer....summer....cool days and nights and golf and tennis, concerts, plays, hiking, white water rafting, etc. Fall with the gorgeous colors has festivals galore and art shows, etc, Winter has skiing, ice skating and all related sports right here on the mountain . All our grandchildren have grown up here on vacations doing all these things and more learning to ski, snowboard, and golf. Gem mining and trout fishing are among their favorites. We have spent many Christmases here in front of our wood burning fireplace with a local Frasier Fir tree making the place smell wonderful.

What makes this condo unique

Ski Slopes take bus next door. Winter visitors bring snow chains or 4 wheel drive vehicle

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Gwen



We loved having you as our guest during the Fall Season. Thank you for your kind words. Come back often



David and Vivian
Nov 2014
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Reviews

4.8
based on 29 traveler reviews

Beautiful Views of Grandfather Mountain Nestled in a Treehouse
average rating of 4.793103 based on 31 reviews
Largo, FL
4

Great experience at Skyleaf

  • 4 of 5

Overall we enjoyed staying at this property for our two weeks of vacation. It was very reasonably priced and provided lots of space to spread out. The view of the mountains was excellent out the back sliding glass doors. Its location on Sugar Mountain provided easy access to and from the mountain for day trips and quick visits to the local grocery stores. The sliding screen door for the windows was a problem. I was not able to fix it, not sure it is fixable given the height of the carpet. We put out bird seed on occasion, but we got several unwelcome visitors-i.e. crows, squirrels, raccoons, and so forth. Some of the furniture is quite worn, but didn't bother us all that much. We noticed that one set of windows in the main bedroom fogged up if they were open overnight. We highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cozy and private

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't ask for more of host. The place was very comfortable and location was perfect. Her amenities were generous. Instructions were clear. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Roxboro, North Carolina
5

Wonderful stay in the NC Mountains! Exactly as advertised. Comfortable with gorgeous views.

  • 5 of 5

Our long weekend with friends celebrating a special birthday was fabulous. This condo is comfortable, clean and has gorgeous views of Grandfather Mountain. Close to Boone, Blowing Rock, Little Switzerland, Banner Elk and all the fun activities we wanted to do were close at hand. Owner communications were smooth and check in/out directions easy to follow. Would definitely stay here again. Thanks!!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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5

Loved it, all over again.

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit after 2 years. It was a great feeling to come back to the cozy and warm cabin after sightseeing the mountains. Noticed that a new dishwasher has been installed. We will be back again. Thank you for making our visit a pleasant one.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Miami, Florida
5

The property was exactly what was advertised. No surprises, beautiful views, perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

Owner Vivian Hess was very friendly and helpful. It was great to wake up every day to those views. Definitely will be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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5

Best View In Town

  • 5 of 5

This was a nice, clean, pretty condo we really enjoyed our stay while we skied. It was very comfortable and I can't say enough how much I miss drinking my coffee watching the sun rise above the mountain across the valley. The people that own this property are very nice and easy to deal with as well so that was another plus.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Tri City Airport, TN (TRI)
Nearest Golf
Sugar Mountain
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Bella's Italian Restaurant
Nearest Ski
Sugar Mountain
Car: necessary

Skiing! Bring Snow Chains or a 4 wheel drive vehicle during the Winter

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Rates & Availability

Sugar Mountain Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Jun - Mid August 2016
Jun 1 2016 - Aug 21 2016
2 night minimum stay
$99
From
$119
Fri,Sat
$550
 
 
Sep-Nov'16 except Thanksgiving
Aug 22 2016 - Nov 20 2016
2 night minimum stay
$80
$400
$1,400
 
 
Thanksgiving week 2016
Nov 21 2016 - Nov 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
$175
 
 
Dec except Christmas/New Year
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 18 2016
2 night minimum stay
$130
$550
$1,900
 
 
Christmas/New Year 2016
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
$199
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$80
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75
Damage/Accidents $ 1500 $49
Pet Fee $150
Tax Rate 12.75%

Rates are subject to change until payment is made. Monthly rentals require 50 % deposit upon making reservation and 50 % final payment 120 days prior to arrival non refundable except for renters that sign up for Vacation Protection Services. (See Benefits for VPS)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Ski & Snowboard
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • 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:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

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