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David Butler

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

Mountain Treehouse, Spa, Lavishly Appointed ’11, 2 Masters

36 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths

This luxury, light filled home is situated at an elevation of 4200’ on a beautiful wooded hillside overlooking Shortoff Mountain. Conveniently located 7 minutes to Main Street Highlands, 10 minutes to Cashiers.

~ Exclusive Wildwood Forest community is a fairytale mountain community like no other in Highlands. A truly magical cottage, this is why you come to Highlands.

~ Private community pond & gazebo by trickling mountain creek for intimate picnics.

~ Home is filled with fine original art, luxurious leather furniture, antler chandelier and lamps, antiques and rugs from around the world. Authentic Native American Indian trading blankets to snuggle up in on chilly nights.

~ Artist designed custom ironwork throughout home by Whitney Butler Designs of Pensacola.

~ Professionally decorated & appointed by Brakebill-Cox Interior Design, Knoxville, TN.

~ Gourmet kitchen, custom concrete countertops and island, beautiful pine cabinetry, professional knives & cookware, extensive selection of herbs, seasonings, condiments, new stainless appliances.

~ Three deck areas: open deck with seating for 4, covered porch deck with dining for 8 with gas grill and outdoor woodburning fireplace, Spa deck with 6 person spa. Flame azaleas and rhododendrons abound. Private deck off downstairs master.

~ 27’ beamed vaulted great room with stone wood burning fireplace with floor to ceiling windows, hardwood floors, fabulous mountain views.

~ Main level King master with private bath and deck overlooking mountains, double vanities & walk in shower. Artist designed wrought iron and turquoise inlaid mahogany furniture

~ Downstairs queen bedroom with custom iron and pecan bed and charming period antiques.

~ Fabulous loft area with fanciful artistic sofa and game table for relaxing evenings with beautiful sunset views of mountains.

~ Upstairs king master bedroom, large walk in closet and private bath. soaring cathedral wood and beamed ceiling.

~ Wireless internet, three large flat screen TV’s with cable & premium channels, DVD players, games and books.

~ Level entry level while living in treetops from decks.

~ We are sorry, but we cannot allow pets due to alergies, please do not bring them, thank you.

(Unfortunately this is not a kid friendly house. There could be safety issues with children and the spa and fireplaces. We also have valuable art pieces that are subject to breakage)

IF THIS PROPERTY IS NOT AVAILABLE, we have another wonderful VRBO property that you would love. It is VRBO # 176326.

Refund Policy: We're pleased to refund 90% of your payment if your cancellation is outside 45 days of arrival with a $50 cancellation fee.(For monthly, within 60 days). Regrettably, we can not offer refunds inside 45 days, as it's difficult to rent vacation properties on short notice. However, if we can re- rent the property for the cancelled period, or a portion thereof, we will refund any amounts recovered from the new rental, less the 10% and $50 fee. Prices subject to change without notice. Paid reservations with deposits confirm original price.

If the hot tub is not functioning due to mechanical failure, we cannot give refunds or credits. We maintain our spa but sometimes things happen that cannot be avoided. We will try to repair the spa as soon as possible but this is very difficult on a weekend. A functioning hot tub is not a condition of the rental. We will do everything we can to insure you a great vacation.

Keywords: Cottage, House, Smoky Mountains, Highlands, Cashiers

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
David Butler (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

About David Butler

David & Mary have visited Highlands for 30 years, initially camping. We have traveled in many areas of the world and have included some of our treasures for all to enjoy in this very special home Antiques, artwork, and Persian rugs. We love to hike, cook and garden. David's artwork is hung throughout our home.

Why David Butler chose Highlands

Highlands is a rare gem in the mountain communities. It has quaint charm, natural beauty and abundant hiking, waterfalls for day adventures, while world class shopping and restaurants await you at days end. We chose this neighborhood because it is the perfect combination of mountain solitude with all the conveniences of being close to town.

What makes this cottage unique

The central location, peaceful views and living combines the indoors and the outdoors. Hiking, waterfalls, nearness to town make this the perfect setting.

Guestbook comments from the owner

David and Mary, We had a lovely time and enjoyed the porch and fireplace so much. No one back home believes me when I tell them we had a blazing fire and I was covered up in a blanket. We would still like to slip away in August now that grandkids have a longer break. I had been away from computer since the 14th and we were coming in from Washington and Williamsburg so I had not checked my email. Because we had just left the congestion and noise of the big city, the mtns. were a double blessing. Thanks again. Will recommend your home to others.
Jun 2011
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Mountain Treehouse, Spa, Lavishly Appointed ’11, 2 Masters
average rating of 4.9722223 based on 37 reviews

Awesome Weekend!!

  • 5 of 5

We had 3 couples celebrating my wife's 40th birthday. What a great house to simply relax and enjoy each other's company. An unbelievable outdoor space. The home is also located between Highlands and Cashiers and made it very convenient for our day trips. David was also great in handling a small issue that we had. We all said we can't wait to do this again.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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It was comfortable, convenient, and scenic!

  • 5 of 5

We had great time even though the weather was rainy, cold and icy. We did enjoy 2 days of beautiful snow and the two fireplaces were cozy! The beds were super. We frequently have trouble sleeping away from home but the beds were so comfortable, we slept great every nite. The kitchen was stocked with anything you could possibly need and every room had a TV. The Internet connection was especially fast. We are planning to come again! We had a great meal at Wolfgang Bistro.

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Wonderful!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and 4 of our best friends enjoyed this lovely cabin for New Years. It was everything we wanted the vacation to be from chilling in the hot tub and cozying up by the fireplaces to staying in our pj's or sweatpants all day. It was absolutely wonderful. We will be returning in the near future to enjoy another lovely weekend. Also, it is so close to Main Street, so we were able to go quickly to the grocery store or just take a stroll down main street to enjoy the cute shops. It was a great way to ring in 2016.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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  • 5 of 5

Last nights sunset was the perfect ending to a beautiful week. This cabin is fantastic---spacious, well appointed and has a terrific outdoor fireplace. We spent most evenings gathered around a roaring fire.

Wild Pine "Treehouse" is in a small, quiet, private neighborhood. Great for leisure strolls down the various lanes or around the lake down the hills. The trees cooperated this week, presenting magnificent photo ops.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Highlands Wild Pine

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful home. Very centrally located between Cashiers and Highlands. The back deck fireplace and hot tub are the best! So relaxing. We made wonderful meals in the well equipped kitchen every evening and enjoyed them under the pine adjacent to the hot tub! We are counting the days until we can return to this magnificent and tranquil home.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Owner's Response: It was wonderful to meet these delightful guests. It isn't often that we are in the neighborhood & have the opportunity.
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Perfect Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

When we walked into the cabin, our 3 girls (15, 12 & 10) were smiles, ear to ear. It was beautiful. Our family truly enjoyed our time in the Highlands and surrounding towns. We were always very happy to get back to the cabin to relax in the hot tub at the end of the day. Our girls were exhausted from the hikes during the day but were all smiles when we got home. The cabin was comfortable and roomy. The outside deck was very enjoyable. The owners were very easy to work with. Thank you for sharing your home with us.

We only ate in downtown Highlands twice. Once was at SweeTreats for lunch. I highly recommend. The best sandwich was the Torta de Carnitas. Then for dessert, everybody got the chocolate which was probably the best I've ever had. We also got take out from The Pizza Place. It was also very good (and busy) with friendly service.

For groceries we went to Bryson's Food Store (in downtown Highlands) and Ingle's in Cashiers (they have a in-store Starbucks). Both were very nice. Cashiers also has an extensive Farmer's Market with lots of fresh and delicious local produce, and other locally made goods.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Nearest Point of Interest
Whiteside Mt Hike Turnoff
Nearest Point of Interest
Parking for Whiteside Mt Hike
Nearest Point of Interest
Stocked Lake at Wildwood
Nearest Point of Interest
Glenn Falls Hike
Nearest Point of Interest
Cliffside Lake Rec Ares


Rates & Availability

Highlands Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 - Oct 30
4 night minimum stay
Apr 1 - Apr 29
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Security Non-Refundable $49
Cleaning $125
Tax Rate 9.75%

Holidays and special events are excluded from discounted rates. Rates are subject to change until confirmed.
Check in 4 PM, Check out 10 AM

(Unfortunately this is not a kid friendly house. There could be safety issues with children and the spa and fireplaces. We also have valuable art pieces that are subject to breakage)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Highlands Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Resort
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Beautiful daybed nook in upstairs king bedroom. Suitable for child.
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
The home is fully stocked, towels, linens, soaps, tissue, garbage bags, paper towels, cleaning agents, vacuums, etc, Ceiling fans in BR's, instant responce electirc range, disposal, blender, coffeemaker & filters, multiple sets of dishes, cutlery, glassware, flatware & bar items, gormet cookware/bake, in-line outdoor Brinkman gas grill, Seated main level dining for 6 at dining table, 4 at bar, 4 at porch dining table, concrete counters, Washer/Dryer.

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