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Tree House in Highlands only about 500 yards to Main St, Hot Tub, Wifi

26 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights


Highlands House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

Enjoy a peaceful vacation at our Tree House in the Smoky Mountains. 3-4 bedrooms with 3 & 1/2 baths await you less than 0.3 mile from Main Street in Highlands. Walk to and fish at catch-and-release Harris Lake or simply relax and feed the ducks and geese. A stroll brings you to all of the downtown shops in minutes. The house sleeps 10 in beds and an additional 2 in a queen size sofa bed. Master bedroom is on main floor with king size bed and en suite bath. Loft has a queen bed in it's private bedroom, with its own bathroom. Ground floor has a bedroom with two double beds and a Jack and Jill bath that is shared with adjoining room which has two twin beds and a sleeper sofa.

The state of the art kitchen is equipped with high end Kitchen Aid appliances. The kitchen has a breakfast bar with extra seating adjoining the dining area.

After a hard day of hiking or shopping relax in the large outdoor hot tub on a balcony off the living room. Enjoy a glass of wine in front of a roaring fire during those cool evenings in Highlands.

Keywords: log cabin, home, mountain house, highlands, hot tub, tree house

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Carol Sandlin
Member since: 2012
Speaks: german, spanish, italian
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Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016
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About Carol Sandlin

My wife and I started coming to Highlands 5 years ago. Being from Alabama we enjoy the almost 20 degree difference in temperature during our hot summer months. Wonderful restaurants, friendly residents and the many activities have made us appreciate our discovery in the Smoky Mountains.

Carol Sandlin purchased this house in 2011

Why Carol Sandlin chose North Carolina Mountains

We looked for the perfect house for almost 3 years before we found the Tree House. When we first drove up, we knew this was the one.

What makes this house unique

We are close to town and shopping, but because of our location we seem to be isolated. Our log house is surrounded by a forest of towering white pines and hardwoods. An indoor and an outdoor fireplace makes for an enjoyable afternoon or evening.


based on 26 traveler reviews

Tree House in Highlands only about 500 yards to Main St, Hot Tub, Wifi
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent three wonderfully relaxing weeks at the Tree House and could not have been happier calling the Tree House our home for this period. Everything we needed was available and we cooked some wonderful meals both on the stove and the BBQ unit on the deck. The location was perfect and allowed us to easily walk to town or to many other areas of interest in Highlands. Our favorite restaurants were Lakeside ( very close to the Tree House ), The Old Log Cabin, The Market Fresh Grocery and the Main Street Inn. The owners were wonderful to work with and responsive to our every need. Our dog particularly loved the long walks around town that we were able to take him on. We would strongly recommend the Tree House to anyone wanting to spend some time in "paradise"

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent retreat

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property for a week, to attend my niece's wedding. The owners were easy to communicate with, and very helpful and pleasant. The cabin is large and comfortable, and well furnished, The Porch is absolutely wonderful. It is about a 1/4 mile walk to the Market Fresh Grocery or the Ugly Dog Pub. It was extremely well stocked, we had no trouble finding everything we needed. Love that the light switches were labeled! The multi-level sleeping quarters work beautifully for a large group.

The Treehouse more than exceeded our expectations. We hope to be back again

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family time

  • 5 of 5

This house is great for family time! Our two boys and wives plus two grandchildren were able to visit and enjoy the beautiful mountain setting at this lovely home. This is our second time to stay at. This home as we love the amenities! Hot tub , outside fireplace and the dogs are welcome! Thank you Carol and Steve for allowing us to vacation at your home!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your return visit to Treehouse. It is so nice in the summer up there. I'm looking forward to getting back up there myself next month. Please join us again. If I could find a way to put a dining table on the porch I would but that would mean having to get rid of some chairs & I think everyone would rather have the chairs!! Steve & Carol
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Greenwood, SC

Treehouse was perfect

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 7 had a fabulous time. Perfect weather and beautiful view. We could walk to town, which was fun...climbing the steep driveway. It kept us in shape. So relaxing by the fireplace on the porch, which is where we spent a lot of time. We love Highlands and hope to stay at the Treehouse our next visit. Thank you so much Carole and Steve. You have a beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love the porch too. Nothing like a good book, adult beverage and a fire to make you forget all your worries. Hope you come back. Carol & Steve
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Vacation of a Lifetime

  • 5 of 5

The Treehouse treated 9 adults and kids to an amazing experience. The multi-level home was ideal for our two families. The walk to town was such a treat and we even found the very steep driveway an incredibly fun experience. The pictures are why we selected the house but I promise they do not do the place justice. The porch alone is worth the rental. What a view and relaxing way to start each day or wind down as the sun sets. Plan on a fire or two no matter the time of year and you'll be glad you did. We will definitely be back and after many years of going to Highlands, this has become an all time favorite . . . largely due to this amazing house.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jim, I'm so glad you had a great time. We love a fire no matter the time of the year. We'd love for you to return and have another great vacation.
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New Orleans Louisiana USA

Treehouse is perfect

  • 5 of 5

My family and brothers family really enjoyed this home. It's a 2 minute drive to downtown highlands. The home has a perfect basement layout for kids , kitchen , dining room and porch are huge. Also

Have a fireplace on the deck and on the home. There is also a hot tub outside on a side deck that over looks mountains . House is beautiful we hope to



  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your week in Highlands. It's been a bit warmer there than usual but I'm sure it was better than La. We'd love to have you back next year.
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Madison's Restaurant
"One of our top 3 restaurants in Highlands. The prices are very reasonable and we have always..."
Lakeside Restaurant
"We enjoyed the fine dining selection- fish and steaks were excellent. Service was great-gave..."
Ristorante Paoletti
"Outstanding Italian restaurant. Must have reservations."
Nearest Airport
59 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.74 Miles
Ugly Dog
Nearest Golf
2.3 Miles
Highland Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Highlands House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 5 2016 - Nov 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas & New Years Holiday
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Cleaning Fee $185
Tax Rate 9.75%

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Highlands House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Ground Floor Bath Shared by Bedrooms 3 and 4
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Located on Main floor, off of the kitchen
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master Ensuite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Second Floor Ensuite
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Main Floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Second Floor
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , Ground Floor
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Ground Floor
  • Baby Crib (1) Pack and Play is provided for infants and small toddlers
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
Stacked stone wood burning outside fireplace on covered balcony. Matching Indoor wood burning fireplace in living room. Separate den areas in loft and ground floor.

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