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Sydney Falls Cabin - 5BR, Mountain Views, Creek with Waterfall, Trails & Hot Tub

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 4,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Bedrooms 5, Bathrooms 3.5, Sleeps 14

Sydney Falls, This luxury mountain log home is located in the beautiful gated community of Catawba Falls Preserve, about 15 minutes to Black Mountain and about 30 minutes to Asheville. The community backs up to the Pisgah National Forest. Behind the home, there is a knee deep river with a waterfall right on the property along with miles of hiking trails. The home is 4200 square ft and was built in 2007. There is a master king bedroom on the main level and 2 queen bedrooms on the top level. The lower level features 2 bunk rooms with 2 bunk beds per room separated by a large rec room. There is 3.5 bathrooms. The home sleeps 14 in beds. The back deck wraps around with plenty of seating and relaxing in the hammock swings and rocking chairs.

Summer 2016 changeover day: FRIDAY, SATURDAY OR SUNDAY

Bordering a vast forest preserve, Catawba Falls presents gated acreage home sites with stunning views of the Pisgah National Forest. You'll feel a thousand miles away in your mountainside dream vacation home, yet you'll be minutes from the culture, careers and conveniences of Asheville and Black Mountain. There are numerous hiking trails, streams and rivers, and waterfalls nearby. Wildlife is abundant in the Preserve. The most common animals that you may encounter are deer, wild turkey, rabbits, birds, fox, and black bears. Of course, there is absolutely no hunting in the Preserve.

Why the owners chose Black Mountain for their mountain getaway:I started the first of many adventures in the mountains of North Carolina in 1979 when I walked thought the gates of Camp Ridgecrest for Boys located just five minutes from Black Mountain, NC. That year started an annual summer tradition of hiking, camping, paddling and clean mountain living that lasted until 1987. After that year, I returned to the Black Mountain area for many summers to attend various camp type reunions and hiking trips. These return trips to the mountains were always a yearly highlight, but over time, the trips became less and less to eventually none at all. However, in 2006, my oldest son enrolled at Camp Ridgecrest for Boys and the return to the hills once again awakened many long forgotten memories. The cool fresh air, the lush green mountains, the deer, the turkey, and the cool, crisp mountain mornings instantly reignited a long forgotten passion for the area. That same summer we decided to build a cabin so my wife and I could be in the mountains while our son was attending camp. After touring many of the areas various available properties, we discovered the beautiful development of Catawba Falls Preserve and the building soon began. We currently have three boys who all attend Camp Ridgecrest and we have an awesome retreat buried deep in the mountains complete with a clear water stream and waterfall. However, be forewarned, once the sights and smells of the mountains of N.C gets into your blood, you will never again be the same!

Bordering a vast forest preserve, Catawba Falls presents gated acreage home sites with stunning views of the Pisgah National Forest. You'll feel a thousand miles away in your mountainside dream vacation home, yet you'll be minutes from the culture, careers and conveniences of Asheville and Black Mountain. There are numerous hiking trails, streams and rivers, and waterfalls nearby. Wildlife is abundant in the Preserve. The most common animals that you may encounter are deer, wild turkey, rabbits, birds, fox, and black bears. Of course, there is absolutely no hunting in the Preserve.

Why the owners chose Black Mountain for their mountain getaway:I started the first of many adventures in the mountains of North Carolina in 1979 when I walked thought the gates of Camp Ridgecrest for Boys located just five minutes from Black Mountain, NC. That year started an annual summer tradition of hiking, camping, paddling and clean mountain living that lasted until 1987. After that year, I returned to the Black Mountain area for many summers to attend various camp type reunions and hiking trips. These return trips to the mountains were always a yearly highlight, but over time, the trips became less and less to eventually none at all. However, in 2006, my oldest son enrolled at Camp Ridgecrest for Boys and the return to the hills once again awakened many long forgotten memories. The cool fresh air, the lush green mountains, the deer, the turkey, and the cool, crisp mountain mornings instantly reignited a long forgotten passion for the area. That same summer we decided to build a cabin so my wife and I could be in the mountains while our son was attending camp. After touring many of the areas various available properties, we discovered the beautiful development of Catawba Falls Preserve and the building soon began. We currently have three boys who all attend Camp Ridgecrest and we have an awesome retreat buried deep in the mountains complete with a clear water stream and waterfall. However, be forewarned, once the sights and smells of the mountains of N.C gets into your blood, you will never again be the same!

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More Details

Property Manager
Michael Masterman or Jason Diamond, Master Diamond Properties, Inc.
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017

About Michael Masterman or Jason Diamond, Master Diamond Properties, Inc.

The owner custom built this amazing property in 2007. Master Diamond Properties was hired to manage this amazing vacation rental. As Professional Vacation Property Managers, Jason Diamond and Michael Masterman personally handle every house and all communication with guests from beginning to end. Master Diamond Properties understands that our client's homes are not just investments, but places of love and memories. We treat our rental houses the same way we treat our own houses.

Why Michael Masterman or Jason Diamond, Master Diamond Properties, Inc. chose Asheville Area

Why the owners chose Black Mountain for their mountain getaway:

I started the first of many adventures in the mountains of North Carolina in 1979 when I walked thought the gates of Camp Ridgecrest for Boys located just five minutes from Black Mountain, NC. That year started an annual summer tradition of hiking, camping, paddling and clean mountain living that lasted until 1987. After that year, I returned to the Black Mountain area for many summers to attend various camp type reunions and hiking trips. These return trips to the mountains were always a yearly highlight, but over time, the trips became less and less to eventually none at all. However, in 2006, my oldest son enrolled at Camp Ridgecrest for Boys and the return to the hills once again awakened many long forgotten memories. The cool fresh air, the lush green mountains, the deer, the turkey, and the cool, crisp mountain mornings instantly reignited a long forgotten passion for the area. That same summer we decided to build a cabin so my wife and I could be in the mountains while our son was attending camp. After touring many of the areas various available properties, we discovered the beautiful development of Catawba Falls Preserve and the building soon began. We currently have three boys who all attend Camp Ridgecrest and we have an awesome retreat buried deep in the mountains complete with a clear water stream and waterfall. However, be forewarned, once the sights and smells of the mountains of N.C gets into your blood, you will never again be the same!

What makes this house unique

Bordering a vast forest preserve, Catawba Falls presents gated acreage home sites with stunning views of the Pisgah National Forest. You'll feel a thousand miles away in your mountainside dream vacation home, yet you'll be minutes from the culture, careers and conveniences of Asheville and Black Mountain. There are numerous hiking trails, streams and rivers, and waterfalls nearby. Wildlife is abundant in the Preserve. The most common animals that you may encounter are deer, wild turkey, rabbits, birds, fox, and black bears. Of course, there is absolutely no hunting in the Preserve.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Dear Homeowners, Your cabin is amazing! Ourselves and another family vacationed in your home last June when taking our girls to camp, and we had an awesome time. The home is spacious with beautiful yet comfortable furnishings. The kids loved having their own place downstairs to watch TV and play games or ping pong. The adults enjoyed sitting on the back porch rockers watching the sun set over the mountains with a nice bottle of wine. It was very relaxing. Our favorite part was taking the path down the back yard to the waterfall - our kids played in the water for hours. It was also nice how close the cabin is to everything - if we felt like eating in, we grabbed food from the nearby grocery store and cooked or grilled-- the kitchen was stocked with everything we needed to prepare a meal. Or, some nights we headed out to the cute shops and restarurants nearby -- our favorite being the farm-to-table restaurant "Black Bird" in the Cheshire Village. It was a perfect vacation and we look forward to staying in your home again. Thank you! :)
Jun 2014
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Amenities

Black Mountain House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 4200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (8) We provide linens and all main beds are made up prior to arrival.
Entertainment:
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting

Reviews

4.8/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Sydney Falls Cabin - 5BR, Mountain Views, Creek with Waterfall, Trails & Hot Tub
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews
5

Couldn't have asked for anything more

  • 5 of 5

The house was excellent and provided all we could have asked for. 10/10

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our stay, plenty of room, very quiet and peaceful.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful, well equipped cabin

  • 5 of 5

My family spent a week at the Sydney Falls Cabin in June. When we arrived, the cabin was spotless. We had a group of 12 and as always, I was concerned about the sleeping arrangements. The layout of this cabin was amazing. The cabin has 3 levels. The lower level has a "game room", bathroom and 2 bedrooms. Each of the lower level bedrooms has 2 sets of bunk-beds and the kids absolutely loved it. The 3 other bedrooms, one on the middle and 2 on the upper level were nicely decorated and very comfortable. With 4 bathrooms no one was waiting for a turn. The kitchen is huge and well stocked. Although we didn't watch much TV, there are plenty of them if someone wanted to watch. If you like seclusion, this is the place. There were a few other houses in the area but you could not tell once at the cabin. Although a bit tricky to find the first time, the roads to the cabin are well paved except for one short stretch of hard packed dirt. The dirt section was a bit dusty but easy to drive on. You do not get a distant few of the mountains from the deck but you are surrounded with beautiful trees and the view of a mountain. The landscaping was as if someone lived there and took pride in keeping an attractive home. There is no end to the activities in the area. We hiked Chimney Rock, went white water rafting on the French Broad, tubing, hiked Craggy Gardens and Mount Mitchel on the Blue Ridge Parkway and went zip-lining in Saluda. All no more than an hour or so away. There is also a creek and some trails to follow from the back yard. We saw 2 bears, woodpeckers and a deer in the area. I texted the owner twice and got an immediate response both times. The only thing to be aware of is the WiFi is not very good but was adequate for checking email. I have Verizon and got a good cell signal and data. Must be plenty of Verizon towers in the area. I would highly recommend this cabin, especially for a large group. Three adult couples and 8 kids will be very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review of Sydney Falls Cabin! We are glad you all had such a nice week in the mountains and enjoyed the cabin and the area. Please come visit again in the future. All the best, Michael and Jason, Master Diamond Properties
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Excellent Accommodations for Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Great accommodations for our family consisting of 12 adults including two children. Very well equipped beyond expectations, clean and well-maintained. Welcoming note and bottle of wine was an added touch. Was particularly surprised by the large size of the lower level bunk bed rooms and recreation room. The large utility room with washer/dryer made storing items very handy.

Managing company was very helpful in answering all questions concerning area. Information was made available on activities, restaurants, etc. in the area, however having relatives in Asheville and attending a wedding with several events planned did not need much information.

Definitely recommend your consideration of these accommodations.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your nice review! We are happy that the home was accommodating for your group. Please come stay again soon! Best, Michael and Jason Master Diamond Properties
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We are located 15 minutes (8 miles) from downtown Black Mountain and 30 minutes from Asheville. There is a large grocery store as well as other shopping 6 miles from the community in Black Mountain.

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