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Owl's Place : A Secluded 3 Br Retreat Nestled In The Mountains Of Eastern Ky.

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Property type house


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 12 Sleeps

This is my childhood home, nestled in the hills of Eastern Kentucky. It is filled with memories of family and friends, of sleigh rides down snow covered hills, grapevine swinging, crawdad catching, hiking , and motorcycle riding good times . It is a peaceful, natural environment filled with the sounds of water rolling over the creek rocks, crickets, frogs and birds chirping. Mountains on all sides with unspoiled views of  nature. We want to share this peace and serenity with you for a day or a week. Rental is fully furnished and accessible. Pack a bag and leave the hustle and bustle behind and prop your feet up on the porch, drink a tall glass of sweet tea and let your worries fade away.

This is a comfortable country home decorated to honor my parents lives, style, loves and hobbies. My sister was born with cerebral palsy and has physical challenges so this home evolved in many ways to accomodate her needs so we welcome guests with physical challenges and hope they find it as comfortable and accessible as we do. The outdoor space has many quiet nooks but also some family play areas for basketball, badminton, corn hole, and horseshoes. Our property extends behind our home to the top of the mountain , so feel free to enjoy a hike to the most beautiful mountain top vista you can imagine. Careful it is steep terrain and there are wild animals and crawling critters!

Large L shaped living room with Flat screen TV, DVD player with many DVD's available. ROKU device with netflix. Plenty of seating with couch that has 2 recliners built in , a reclining love seat and an over sized recliner plus an additional 3 chairs. Plenty of room to add extra quests with floor space to accommodate an inflatable mattress or two.

Front bath has a roll in shower with handheld shower head and a shower chair is available upon request. All the towels you need are included.

Kitchen includes microwave, gas oven/stove, coffee pot, waffle maker, toaster, bread maker, countertop grill, all the cookware, utensils and dishes you would need. Dishware for everyday as well as some nicer china, wine glasses and linens for a more formal meal.

Dining room seats 8 at a large oak table. There is a large cushioned window seat for any extra visitors or for a restful nap.

The den (sunflower room) has a sofa that converts to a full size bed, a recliner and a propane fireplace.

The Master bedroom has a queen sized bed with tempurpedic top, end tables and a armoire and closet to hold your necessities. An additional TV is held in the armoire but will require the ROKU or DVD player to use.

The second BR is just off the Master and there is no door dividing them as this was my disabled sisters room and my parents wanted quick access from their room. This is perfect for small children or a single adult as it has one twin bed , a chest and dresser as well as a small closet. There is enough room to add a crib/pack n play/or bassinet.

The third bedroom has a queen sleigh bed , chest , dresser, nightstand and large closet. Minimal floor space in this room and the doorway is smaller so this is the only room not handicap accessible.

The second bath has a large whirlpool tub, single vanity, toilet and washer/dryer.

More Details

owner/property manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018


Hollybush House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Owl's Place : A Secluded 3 Br Retreat Nestled In The Mountains Of Eastern Ky.
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 12 reviews

Great place to stay. No complaints. Had a great long weekend with family and friends

  • 5 of 5

Great home. Beautiful surroundings

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, come back again
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No Place Like Home

  • 4 of 5

I really loved the house and scenery. I would have given this a 5 star if we had had running water. Not the owners fault and she had someone there that night, but it did not get fixed during my stay. Thank goodness my Dad lived down the holler. I will definitely book again. I love having a place to go where I was born. Thank you....Debbie Maggard Higdon

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your patience as well. The water has been fixed.. new tank and points !
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Very quiet, clean, comfortable vacation home to stay in!

  • 4 of 5

So much better than a hotel! And cheaper! So many more perks here- lots more room, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, laundry, games (inside and out), able to make your own food in the kitchen, etc, etc, etc. There were a few downs that I will put on here, but they DEFFINATELY DO NOT what we feel about this wonderful place. The internet was VERY slow and hard to use on my computer, but in the mountains, that is normal. Same as Netflix since it is through the Internet. BUT there are movies to watch in the blue ray/DVD player if you want. Cell service is very slim, so do not expect to get much or any service. There is a house phone in the house. I did not use it, but I did hear a dial tone so I assume you could use it if there is an emergency. The house IS handicapped accessible for the most part, but I do have to say in the bathroom with the walking shower, the toilet is extremely small, like for a smaller person or child, so we all had to go to the other end of the house to use the toilet (not a huge deal for us). One of the bedrooms, you will not be able to get into if you are in a wheelchair, but the others are very easy to go into. All of the beds are extremely comfortable. When we first came into the house, I found a cock roach on the floor in the kitchen. I killed it and flushed it. I have not seen any more since, and cannot say this house if full of it all. It could have been from one of the other renters, or even from a grocery store. There was a couple things that was just a little different. Not bad! Just different. As a rental, it seems odd to see family pictures through out the house. It also seems odd to see other people's clothing in closets (ones that have glass). It kind of makes you feel like you're invading into someone's personal home. Again, this is a WONDERFUL rental and would love to come back again. It is well worth the price. The cons are totally overly hidden with the pros!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice Place

  • 5 of 5

Nice place perfect for what we needed.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice, clean and relaxing property

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend staying there. Everything was great!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful location, exceeded all expectations

  • 5 of 5

A mid October visit here watching the leaves turn was amazing. The property was beautiful and the house provided all our wishes

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
150 Miles
Lexington, Ky
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Holly Hills Restaurant, Dairy Queen, Arby's
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Carr Fork Lake Beach
Car: necessary

Elk hunting capitol of the east. Alice Lloyd College is minutes away with a beautiful campus and storied history. Hindman Settlement School less than 15 minutes away with various activities throughout the year for writers and families. Kentucky School of Craft and the East Kentucky Artisan Center in Historic Downtown Hindman less than 15 minutes away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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