|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
This newly decorated 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom top floor condo is immaculate with all the available upgrades, new furniture, and an AMAZING view. This one level (no stairs required), end unit (no building to the right) allows views to be enjoyed to the south, west and north and has sunshine virtually all day.
The kitchen, living room, and dining areas are open with beautiful hard wood floors and vaulted tongue and groove ceilings. The view can be seen from any of these rooms with the picture windows in the living room area and in the master bedroom. The kitchen has granite countertops, stainless steel appliances with a built in stove, and custom cabinetry. It is fully equipped with everything needed to prepare a meal as well as many extras including a toaster oven, blender, electric griddle, full size crockpot, tea kettle, and milk shake maker. There is plenty of room for everyone at the large dining room table or guests can go outside on the deck and enjoy the fresh mountain air while dining. The deck is covered and offers more privacy than most units (because it is an end unit). The deck features wrought iron table and chairs as well as other seating and a Power Chef Pedestal Deluxe Electric Grill. “The large, 216 square-inch grilling surface cooks as much as a grill twice its size because every inch cooks with even power and there are no cold spots. Capacity to cook for up to six people. The Dual Element Cooking System creates 650-degree searing temperature with precise, even heat” (Advertising for Electric Grill). The living room features a floor to ceiling stone fireplace, comfortable leather sofa with recliners at each end as well as three other easy chairs, flat screen television with Blue Ray player, throw covers, and two small stools for additional seating. This condo will comfortably sleep up to 6 people. All three bedrooms have their own televisions and DVD players for guest’s convenience. All pillows and mattresses have allergy barriers in place. The master bedroom is spacious and inviting with a king size bed, easy chair and access to the deck. The deck may also be accessed from the living room area. The master bathroom extends off of the master bathroom and provides “his” and “her” sinks, a large soaking tub, and a shower. The other two rooms have a queen size bed and 2 twins. Both of these rooms are spacious with plenty of closet space. There is also an easy chair in the queen bedroom. This condo is top floor but guests do not have to worry about stairs because an elevator is provided. However, if guests would rather take the stairs the private covered staircase is an excellent bonus in the winter months. Wireless internet is available in this condo. This property is located in a gated community featuring amenity centers and clubhouses. The amenities include a breathtaking ridge top outdoor pool with hot tub, an indoor pool and hot tub, catch and release trout ponds, fitness centers, and access to a nature conservancy with hiking trails to the Watauga River. No smoking and no pets please. 4-Wheel drive recommended for the winter months. Owner can remotely control thermostat in unit.
We have traveled the world using self catering and have now applied our experiences to furnishing this newly acquired top floor Mountain view condo. We have completely redecorated with new paint, and all new furnishings. We hope you will find it very comfortable and relaxing.
We had previously been regular renters at Echota on the Ridge and enjoyed it so much we decided to buy this unit when it came on the market.
We just love the peace of sitting on the deck and watching the ever changing sky. The sunsets are amazing. This unit is on the Valle Crucis side of the development and so there is no road noise. Just the sounds of nature. The community outdoor pool is simply amazing, situated on side of mountain with rock gardens and waterfall as landscaping. We can cook whatever we want or choose from a wide selection of restaurants, including several gourmet level.
When we arrived we noticed that there was no water. I called foscoe realty and was told that the water is shut off and that it was on our paperwork. The person who answered the phone did not display the most customer friendly attitude and seemed irritated that I was asking for help. I finally saw it on tiny print at the bottom of one of the brochures they gave us. So the first 20 minutes of our arrival was trying to figure out where the water heater and turn on handle was along with the breaker box to turn on the hot water. 45 minutes from then we had hot water. The thermostat was the second point of confusion. It was electronic and there were no instructions. It was warm during our stay and the heat was on. We had to call again and someone from the rental agency had to come down and try to figure it out, which she couldn't. The property owners needed to be contacted and it was found that they had a passcode on the thermostat that they needed to shut off remotely. We never could really figure out how to get the temp right. One of the twin beds was very wobbly and looked as though a leg was broken. The queen bed had dirty linens and there was an empty bag of Doritos under the bed. We also found crumbs and a Skoal can under the couch. It was also not convenient that we had to pick up and drop off the keys at an offsight rental agency. I didn't realize this until after we booked. I am a frequent renter from air bnb and home away and don't feel this arrangement is the most convenient.
The positives were the views from the porch, the condo was fully stocked for cooking and it was very quiet.
All said, I probably would not rent from foscoe realty again.
Very well set up - beautiful. It was as if we were at home with all the conveniences at our fingertips. Really enjoyed our stay.
The unit was perfect for us - family of five with three middle schoolers. Very nice and well kept. Amenities on the property are a big plus too.
Everything about the condo was lovely. Beautiful inside and out, spotlessly clean, quiet. Wonderful view (when it wasn't raining and foggy!). Would definitely stay here again.
Beautiful condo. It was very clean and comfortable with nice amenities (kids enjoyed the pool with waterfall overlooking the mountain!) Elevator was nice to have for loading and unloading. I liked that is was gated, the community was lovely, very quite and peaceful. Kids got to see, bunnies, chipmunks and fireflies. It was nice to have all the kitchen accessories, made cooking in convenient and feel like a home away from home. Also, enjoyed the fire place (in June)! Will definitely be back!
Our busy family of 5 enjoyed a long holiday weekend in this condo. The kitchen is well-stocked and the furnishings are beautiful but also very cozy- we felt right at home! The views are wonderful and the ease of the gas fireplace was the icing on the cake. The indoor pool was a huge hit with our youngest children and we will be back to have more fun in the coming months. The location was perfect. Over our stay, we were able to visit Grandfather Mountain, spend an afternoon in Blowing Rock, shop in downtown Boone, visit the original Mast General Store and spend some time hiking. Thank you for allowing us to use your home to make memories!
Located in the center of the High Country of North Carolina near the Blue Ridge Parkway, Tweetsie Railroad, Grandfather Mountain, Linville Falls and Caverns, Appalachian State University, Lee's McRae College, Fishing, Hiking, Biking, and so much more!