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Smokey View Home - Bear Paw on Lake Hiwassee - $ Million View

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 4-8)

Our executive-style mountain home features four bedrooms, with queen beds, and three bathrooms, each with double vanities and tub/shower combinations. The lake and mountain range views from the master bedroom and both decks are truly unbelievable, some of the best that Bear Paw offers.

The main floor level has solid oak hardwood floors, and soaring tongue and groove pine ceilings. This level features an open great room, a dining room, a stacked rock gas fireplace, a 32 inch LCD flat panel television with surround sound, a VCR/DVD combo, a fully-equipped kitchen with solid surface countertops and sink, raised panel oak kitchen cabinets, two bedrooms, and a full bath. This floor leads to two decks, one covered with a 6 foot cedar swing and one open. The view of the lake and mountains from both of these decks is fantastic!!

The upper level has a master suite with solid oak hardwood floors, a television, a DVD player and a separate sitting area that overlooks the great room below and the fantastic view of the lake and mountains through the wall of windows. This master bedroom also has a full bath.

The lower level has a bedroom, a living room with a television, a DVD player, a full bathroom, a full-size washer and dryer, and a deck, with a 5 foot swing. It offers views of the lake and mountains.

Our home is located in Bear Paw, which is the only development on gorgeous Lake Hiwassee in the mountains of southwestern North Carolina. Lake Hiwassee is only five to ten minutes walking distance from our home. Lake Hiwassee is an 18-mile long mountain lake that offers casual fishing, boating, and swimming. There is also a shared swimming pool (open from Memorial Day through Labor Day, a marina that rents boats, a tennis court, a basketball court, a child's playground, and a child's fishing pond. A secured entrance gate adds to the feeling of peace and serenity pervading Bear Paw.



Keywords: Mountain Home

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Carlos Gaskin
Member since: 1999
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About Carlos Gaskin

We are residents of Tallahassee, Florida, and are retired high-school teachers. 2016 marks our 47th wedding anniversary! We have two children who also live in Tallahassee and four grandchildren, two of whom live close to us. We enjoy visiting our rentals in Boston, MA , Nashville, TN, and in Bear Paw near Murphy, NC, but we also enjoy sharing the fun with you. We have many repeat renters who have become friends to us. We keep our rentals clean, well-furnished and updated for your enjoyment.

Carlos Gaskin purchased this house in 2000

Why Carlos Gaskin chose Murphy / Andrews Area

We had vacationed in Bear Paw several times and enjoyed the area a great deal. It is in a gated community near Murphy, and has beautiful views. We liked the fact that there is an olympic-sized swimming pool, tennis court and basketball courts to provide entertainment. Our children, who are grown now but were young at the time we built our first house in Bear Paw, absolutely loved to go there. Since the area has rentals and permanent homes, we did not feel like we were tourists; we felt at home.

What makes this house unique

We like swimming and fishing on the lake as well as boating. The swimming pool and playground are nice for the little ones. It is such a peaceful place. If you want activities, there are plenty around, but if you want peace and quiet, Bear Paw is hard to beat.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We thoroughly enjoyed our week at your home in the mountains. We found your home to be as beautiful as the view. Thank you for allowing us to use your home and thank you for checking with us to be sure everything was satisfactory on our arrival. We had an awesome time at your home and the surrounding area. Helen Ga. was awesome being German it was especially nice to see such an awesome replica of an authenic Alpine Village. Even though we were a few weeks early for the fall colors everything else was great and we were not disappointed. Thank you again and we will probably be calling you again for more time there. We will certainly recommend your place to the doctors and nurses we work with.
Oct 2005
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Car: recommended

Flea Markets, Whitewater Rafting, Gold Panning, Ping Pong Table.


Murphy House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • All bathrooms have shower/tub combinations, double sink vanities
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (4), (1) Portable playpen can be used for babies.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Satellite TV'S(3), VCR'S(2), DVD/VCR Combo, Pool, Gas BBQ, NO SMOKING INSIDE HOME!


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Smokey View Home - Bear Paw on Lake Hiwassee - $ Million View
average rating of 5.0 based on 84 reviews

Amazing view!!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your home. What a beautiful place. We spent many hours gazing at the magnificent view. We played some of the board games, and also ventured out to explore the surrounding area including the beautiful waterfall you suggested. The house was very clean, and the kitchen was well stocked with everything I needed for baking and preparing all meals.

We felt very peaceful and happy while staying there, and did not want to leave when our last morning arrived. We are looking forward to our next visit

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Anderson, SC

We love this place! Our Christmas Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We have going to a cabin every Christmas since 2007, picking a new cabin every year. This is the first time we returned to a cabin a second year in a row, mainly because of the view, the location, the spacious layout of the cabin, and the fact that Carlos and Cheryl are so accommodating! This cabin is the perfect get away for our family every year! We have already booked our stay for Christmas 2017!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Mountain Getaway Location!

  • 5 of 5

We recently enjoyed a week in this beautiful Smokey Mountain home. The views of the surrounding mountains and the lake are nothing short of fabulous. The home is very well furnished and equipped with everything you might need, from kitchenware to games for your enjoyment. The beds are very comfortable and the bathrooms all had double vanities and plenty of towels. The owners provided paper goods as well as dish and laundry detergent, really, all you need to bring is some food and your clothes! The wrap around deck provides a perfect spot to relax and enjoy the wonderful scenery while you prepare something on the gas grill. This home has it all!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tampa, Fl

Our Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to this fabulous location for 5 or 6 years. Cheryl and Carlos always keep the cabin in tip top shape. The furniture is so comfortable and inviting. The home is very clean and equipped with all of the necessities. I am always amazed at the useful utensils and cookware that is stored in the the kitchen. We enjoy the breath-taking views of the mountains and lake. The home is great for everyone to gather together, yet there is plenty of space for alone time. The downstairs family room and ping pong table are great for teenagers. It is so nice to have the laundry room and detergent available. Cheryl and Carlos are the ultimate vacation home owners!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another Excellent Stay

  • 5 of 5

This is our 4th stay in this home. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves again. The house is always clean upon arrival. The kitchen is well stocked with essential kitchenware. The kids always enjoy the ping pong table and the community swimming pool. The view of the mountains and lake are always breathtaking from inside the house as well as, from either of the two porches. Thanks again for making our vacation spot so pleasurable!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wonderful home Gem with a view

  • 5 of 5

Thank u for allowing us to share your home. We had a family reunion and it was wonderful part of our family rented another home in bear paw but chose to always come to our house because the views were so beautiful. We could be on deck, enjoying the BBQ and kids and adults in basement playing ping pong. We could not have been happier with our choice plenty of room for all and easy to go to Ocoee in TN whitewater rafting to Helen Ga for Alpine village Bryson for Nantahala river and train plus a hike on Indian standing Mt. Easy access to all I highly recommend this house to anyone visiting the area you will not be disappointed

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 10.75%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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