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Cottage @ Sparkle Lake - Enjoy Our Tranquil Lake & Escape

42 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage

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Lovely 4 Bedrooms(2 Masters) + Sleeping Porch, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 1-10) 2 Masters

Our Sparkle Lake COTTAGE is a completely renovated Highlands, home. A beautiful kitchen w/hickory cabinets, all stainless steel appliances & granite counter tops. A covered gathering deck and boat dock on the lake in front of the house. A small paddle boat & campfire ring are for guests.

We are situated only 2 miles from Main Street of Highlands, NC. We have a very large covered deck for your enjoyment with 4 bedrooms and a chestnut lined living room with 42 inch flat screen TV. We have flat screen TVs also in the master bedrooms and the kitchen, plus high speed wireless internet.

Rates from $150-$350 per night.

Keywords: The Cottage at Sparkling Lakes -- HIGHLANDS, NC

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

David L. Wallace
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, german
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Why David L. Wallace chose North Carolina Mountains

We have had a vacation home in the Highlands/Cashiers area since 1997. We live in Florida and really want a getaway from the summer heat. We also miss the snow in winter, and this area has never disappointed us. The dining is wonderful, and we never get tired of the variety of restaurants.


based on 42 traveler reviews

Cottage @ Sparkle Lake - Enjoy Our Tranquil Lake & Escape
average rating of 4.9761906 based on 42 reviews

Wedding weekend getaway...

  • 5 of 5

Very nice house. Close to town with plenty to do. We were there for a wedding very relaxing weekend ...

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Getaway!!!

  • 5 of 5

Wanted to get away from hectic Atlanta and give my wife some peace, quiet and rest from her teaching job. Perfect place to do all!!! I was able to fish in the pond while she took a nap by the fireplace! Only minutes from downtown Highlands. House was clean and extremely well stocked. Bed and linens were VERY comfortable, haven't slept that well in a while! David was awesome to work with and made the whole process easy and made us feel at home. Highly recommend this house for a mountain getaway!

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, Cozy Get-away

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 and two dogs rented this home for a weekend (next time will be much longer) and in spite of 3 days of dreary rain, had a wonderful time. The house is located near downtown, hiking trails, and is clean and has a well-stocked kitchen. We attended a family wedding and had several events, but found a great hike nearby at Whiteside Mountain (fun even in the drizzle), and although didn't have time to enjoy the lake in front of the house, will be back to have fun in that. David was so accommodating and kind in sharing information about the area and giving us tips on nearby hikes. We will definitely be recommending this comfy place to our friends. We cannot wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Blue Ridge, GA.

Did Not want to leave!!

  • 5 of 5

We found the place very well appointed. All new appliances, everything you could need in an upscale environment.

Everything was neatly arranged, organized and extremely clean. Large groups could eat in the kitchen or outside on the deck overlooking the lake. A fireplace inside and a fire pit outside by the lake with tons of stacked firewood.

It was so serene and quiet, it was like being in your own world. The Highlands is magical and mystical with it's waterfalls, vegetation, and nearby downtown great restaurants and shops. Looking forward to our next visit!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My husband, two dogs and I spent 10 days at this cottage in July and we did not want to leave!!! The home was lovely and just as described. As soon as we drove off the highway we could feel a drop in the stress level. We had a TV issue when we first arrived and David came immediately to help solve the problem. We both enjoyed our visit with him - delightful man and very anxious to assure renters have a wonderful time. He succeeded. The lake was perfect for my husband and we caught enough fish for four meals. The kitchen was well equipped - I think he had everything this cook needed! Beds were very comfortable, as he described. Loved the outside porch - one of our favorite spots for morning coffee and we ate every meal on the outdoor table. We plan to return again next summer - making sure we book for a minimum of two weeks. Thanks David for sharing this little piece of heaven on earth!! Diane and Jim, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Extended Stay

  • 5 of 5

My family rented this cabin for an extended period of time, therefore, really "living" in the cabin utilizing all its amenities. The cabin is well-kept and was very clean upon check-in. The kitchen is of high-end finishes and very well-equipped, right down to an ice cream maker and crockpot. The sleeping rooms are amply sized - 2 king masters, 1 queen, and a kids room with a twin over a full bed. Best feature is the outdoor patio which runs the length of the cabin- it is a picturesque stage overlooking the sparkling lake for dinner and cocktail hour. There is a dock with a small row boat and the lake (size of a football field) is good for swimming and fishing. The cabin offers very strong Wi-Fi and I actually got cell service on the patio and dock (unusual for this area!). The cabin is close to town and many amazing waterfall hikes. I highly recommend this cabin for a short term or long term stay- it will not disappoint!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Highlands, Smoky Mountains, North Carolina, USA (2 miles from Main Street of Highlands, NC., 1/4 mi to hosp)

Other Activities: kayaking, boating, wildlife viewing, rock climbing, shopping


Rates & Availability

Highlands Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 19 2016 - Jan 2 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Jan 3 2017 - Apr 5 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Apr 6 2017 - May 25 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.75%

Rates are subject to change until confirmed. New Year's, Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas are $1,000 for a three day stay, up to 4 people. For every reservation, please contact owner, David, at 727-403-6897 for your unique code to gain entry.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Highlands Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , bunk bed
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Boat Dock with Small Paddle Boat and fire ring with firewood. more than 6 acres of property to enjoy. WELL MANNERED PETS WELCOME; all are welcome. When reservation is confirmed, contact David at 727-403-6897 for unique entry code.

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