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Beautiful Mountain Retreat w/ Great Views - Minutes to Chimney Rock & Lake Lure

Bedrooms 6
Space 4,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

This mountain home is newly constructed and awaiting the arrival of you and your family. With plenty of accommodations, this 4,300 sq foot home has six bedrooms, three full baths and can sleep up to 12 people comfortably. It is convenient for large groups because of its open floor plan and two full living rooms. There is a 2 car garage and plenty of parking. Located in North Carolina's Bat Cave community, the home’s scenic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and majestic creek can be seen from any room in the house. This mountain home is located only 11 miles off of I-26, just 30 minutes from Asheville, and an hour and a half from Charlotte, NC. (CLICK LEFT on slideshow to see layout of bedroom with extra room behind it)

Have a fun night in with the family by cooking in the brand new gourmet kitchen or grill out under the stars on the large deck. Enjoy the use of the wet bar and flat screen TV in the lower level living room or the separate game room with its own large flat screen TV, Wii game system, air hockey table, and other toys for the kids.

When looking for an outdoor adventure, Hendersonville has a large number of options such as tubing, whitewater rafting and kayaking, and hiking trails. The home is also only minutes away from Chimney Rock State Park and Lake Lure, which was ranked by National Geographic Magazine as one of the top scenic lakes in the world. Also located nearby is Pisgah National Forest, which has over 500,000 acres of protected forest, featuring hundreds of miles of hiking, biking, and horse trails, waterfalls, and beautiful mountaintop views. It is near several excellent golf courses, including Etowah Valley Country Club and Golf Resort, which is rated by Golf Digest as one of the top 50 golf destinations in the US.

This mountain home is perfect for any season! Enjoy the beautiful snowy weather in the winter where a cozy cabin feels just right. Stay warm by the gas log fireplace or relax in the jetted tub in the master bath. Visit in the summer when the weather is a perfect 75 degrees all the time and you can enjoy the soothing summer breezes and beautiful sunsets on the scenic porch overlook. No matter the season, this mountain home and the city of Hendersonville have so much to offer, whether it is plentiful choices of restaurants or shopping, or a fun outdoor adventure you and your loved ones will never forget!

Keywords: house, mountain house

More Details

Esther Dennis
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

About Esther Dennis

My wife and I decided to buy and renovate this home after being drawn in by its scenic views and nearby creek. The wrap around porch was what sold us - we could see for miles and the seasons always give us a new view. Our children really enjoy exploring the nearby hiking trails and waterfalls. We try to provide as much as possible in the vacation homes because we don't like packing! So there are a lot of amenities in our vacation homes you might not find when renting from other people. We hope you enjoy the Lady Bug House as much as we do!

Esther Dennis purchased this house in 2010

Why Esther Dennis chose Asheville Area

We love hiking and enjoying the scenic views of the mountains, so we decided to purchase a rental property in Hendersonville (Bat Cave), NC. It is great for escaping from the summer heat and also visiting during winter to see the snowfall in the mountains. We're centrally located close to Lake Lure, Chimney Rock, downtown Hendersonville, and a short drive to Asheville, NC. Being close to these locations gives us a lot of options when we travel.

What makes this house unique

Staying at the Lady Bug House offers our guests access to things they might not get at other vacation homes, like an air hockey gaming center, wii station setup, satellite tv, and other electronics that keep kids happy. We also have fishing rods available for the more adventurous guests. We want your trip to be memorable and fun!


Nearest Point of Interest
Location of the House
Nearest Point of Interest
Chimney Rock Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Genny's Family Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Grandad's Apples N' Such
Nearest Point of Interest
Downtown Hendersonville
Nearest Point of Interest
Jump-off Rock

Lady Bug House guests will have the opportunity to enjoy nature's majesty in the Blue Ridge Parkway. With Mountain views of all four seasons the house is perfectly seated close to lots of activities for any weather. Nearby is Lake Lure, Chimney Rock, downtown Hendersonville, and Asheville, NC. Lake Lure offers a variety of water sporting activities and hiking. The movie Dirty Dancing was filmed in Lake Lure so there are tours and fun photo treks for family outings. Chimney Rock is one of the mountains most breathtaking views - it's the perfect day hike to see small wildlife and gorgeous scenery. Apple picking is a big deal in Hendersonville. Every year there is an Apple Picking Festival and some of the best apples are the ones you pick yourself! Don't miss Asheville, NC less than an hour away - with great shopping, art festivals, and the Biltmore House you don't want to miss this historical beautiful city. Visit the Lady Bug House with your family and see what adventures you can find!


Hendersonville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jacuzzi tub in master bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Large shower. Bathroom located downstairs
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , downstairs
    Bedroom 6 - 2 double , downstairs attached to king bedroom
  • King size beds (2) one located on main level master suite and another located on lower level, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) futon, located in den/bedroom on main level, Double beds (6), 2 in each bedroom upstairs and 2 in lower bedroom.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Wet Bar and Air Hockey Table


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Beautiful Mountain Retreat w/ Great Views - Minutes to Chimney Rock & Lake Lure
average rating of 4.928571 based on 28 reviews

An excellent house with beautiful surroundings!

  • 5 of 5

My fiancee and I had a joint bachelor/bachelorette weekend here outside of Asheville. The house was amazing, everything was clean and inviting. The kitchen is really large and full of new appliances that came in really useful when cooking a large breakfast for everyone. The views outside surrounding the house was gorgeous. It's a little far from Asheville if you're planning a lot of activities down town, but its right beside Chimney Rock and Lake Lure if you're looking for a more natural setting. The owner's provided us with everything we needed for a wonderufl weekend.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly as described. Beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely home. It was perfect for my sisters and our families that were gathering for a family event. Very clean. Exactly as described. Thank you so much.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Far exceeded our expectations!!!

  • 5 of 5

The home was glorious! All 12 of us had a very memorable experience. Thank you Dennis family for sharing your mountain home with us.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing house for a family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about the Ladybug house! Great location, terrific accommodations, owners were very responsive prior to our visit and everything was so well laid out for us that we had no need to contact the owners during our stay. Great kitchen, laundry facilities and fabulous deck! We would definitely recommend this house--exceptional value!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house in the mountains!

  • 5 of 5

My family enjoyed this bright and spacious home in the mountains. We had 12 in our group. Kitchen was HUGE with plenty of space for multiple cooks and helpers, the bar and dining area were superb with very good seating in the living room area. Nice decking all around outside with some spectacular mountain views. Downstairs the first floor was great family room space, sofa, tv, table/chairs, wet bar. Downstairs bathroom is absolutely huge! I did find that a couple of the "6" bedrooms are little awkward. Our group made it fit, but it could be a bit awkward for some family groups. The one bedroom downstairs is actually 2 bedrooms with a wide connecting door space but there is no door, so no privacy. Also you have to walk through one of the bedrooms to get to the other bedroom. That's fine for a parent/children combination, but 4 adults are most likely not going to share those two bedrooms. My suggestion would be to use the separate game room on that level as a regular bedroom it's spacious enough for a king or two beds and it has a closet and a door that closes for privacy. Move the game room into the family room. Another of the bedrooms upstairs looks like it's an office or den and has a futon, not a regular bed. Futon's are ok for younger folks, but our group consisted mostly of older adults, the futon's good for a couple nights sleep then it get's uncomfortable. Suggest putting a regular bed in that room also! Two bedrooms had two beds in each of them, looked like double bunks but have been separated, I can see this working for parent/children combinations also. The driveway is very steep, the stairway to main floor is lengthy, so if there are mobility issues in your group, be forewarned. Oh! we discovered the dumb waiter after hauling all our stuff up the stairs! I think that ought to be a nice thing to put out there right at the beginning of the description of this house! It became very helpful and useful for loading and unloading. Other than that, our group of older adults made it work and we enjoyed our stay in this mountain house.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

What a gorgeous home and beautiful area, we loved staying there for a week. No real complaints, everything was just like we read on VRBO and the reviews. I wish my kitchen at home was as nice as this kitchen!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.