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Neil Van Hoogen

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Nest for Two..The perfect get away, built in 2008 just 2.4 miles from Main St

69 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Perfect for a romantic get away...

Secluded but not remote, just 2.6 miles from Main St. Highlands.EXTRA NICE & CLEAN, very private upstairs Coach House apartment. Like new, built in 2008 . Full kitchen including dish washer, new king size bed 2016.. Spacious ,light and airy with windows on 4 sides. Located in beautiful and well groomed Falling Waters community. Nice walking neighborhood, very little traffic, mostly easy terrain..go up to Hide Away Hill if you like more challenge or walk down to the bottom of the falls if you want burning buns. Stop at the little creek-side park and and watch the brook go by. There are lots of birds, wild flowers and little critters around.

  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Neil Van Hoogen (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Neil Van Hoogen

We came to the Highlands area in 1996 from Palm Beach County Florida after retiring (Show & Sell publications). We fell in love with the area and became 'accidental hands on developers' of Falling Waters a fifty two acre community....long story. We attend Community Bible Church, (one of the highlights of the area), where Paula sings in the choir. We keep busy taking care of the development...mowing, blowing leaves, weed whacking, planting flowers etc. We like to take short trips in our 5th wheel when we can.

Neil Van Hoogen purchased this apartment in 1998

Why Neil Van Hoogen chose Highlands

Great location, Just 2.4 miles from downtown Highlands, gated gentle land good for walking, building..waterfalls and creeks.

We have 35 acres for sale if you would like to join us, carve out your parcel .65 acres to 10+ acres choose from Waterfall view, Creek front or multi acre Private Estate...great prices too. Lot Prices range from $129,000 to $379,000 --waterfall view. We have a cottage section visit for those looking to downsize.

What makes this apartment unique

Quiet, peaceful,beautiful, a slower pace, smaller, no traffic jams, friendlier, nearly crime free......We love outdoors, wildlife, mountains , streams, beautiful trees and flowers.......COOL SUMMER DAYS & NIGHTS ...mild winters.


based on 69 traveler reviews

Nest for Two..The perfect get away, built in 2008 just 2.4 miles from Main St
average rating of 4.9710145 based on 69 reviews

Privacy, Peace & Quiet

  • 5 of 5

Tree top views are a hallmark of this woodland cabin. Clean cabin with AMAZING owners! They graciously provided many creature comforts that were above and beyond what you normally would experience in other rentals. Very convenient to town, yet so very lovely and private. What are you waiting for? Don't hesitate... Book this place already!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

The owner's thought of everything when they built the Nest for Two. It has everything that you need, even if you forgot to bring shampoo! The Nest for Two is exceptionally clean and cozy. It is convenient to town, but well off the beaten path. It is very tranquil and beautiful. The Nest for Two is our new favorite spot.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nest Near Best

  • 4 of 5

Great location (10 minutes from Highlands). The place is just as described. Apartment over garage -- private balcony overlooking the woods. Hosts were fantastically prepared -- instructions for appliances, light switches labeled, helpful tips, clean, clean, clean. This is a popular spot and with good reason. Tips -- don't rely on your GPS to get there. The neighborhood is isolated -- just what you want in mountains. Only one downside -- the floors squeak, which is only a problem if you're a light sleeper and you're sharing the bed.

All the restaurants were good. Walk the shops on Main Street. Look inside the churches if they're open. Go in the summer to escape the heat and the fall for the colors.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the compliments here. It's kind of the nature of rustic pine flooring to expand, contract & squeak. But we will look for the culprit and nail him down!!!
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Dyersburg, TN

Perfect get-away!

  • 5 of 5

This little nest in the trees is perfect for a couple who want "us" time! Relax, refresh and enjoy the quiet and the mountain beauty! When entering this hide away, you are surprised at the attention to comfort and visual appeal of this carriage house! I could have stayed much longer but sorry to say, someone was coming in on our departure day! I did tell Paula I might become a "squatter" there ! It is just a short drive into the village of Highlands where shopping is wonderful and the food superb! We played golf at Sky Valley and that is a lovely little course a short drive away. There is nothing I can say that is a negative to this rental except..... that we had to leave! Loved it!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This makes our work so worth it! We are happy when you are happy--I love it that you wanted to stay! This is the have couples enjoy each other and the surroundings while here! Many thanks!
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Beautiful place with great view and attention to details.

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend this place and cannot wait to return. I have nothing but positive things to say about the accommodations.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed meeting this delightful couple, enjoyed shared a glass of wine and hearing about THEIR life! God has brought us so many blessings through this little Nest! (Here's a secret: we pray for each and every guest before they arrive!)
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Versailles, KY

Tasteful retreat

  • 5 of 5

It is somewhat misleading to regard this as a garage apartment. Think more a one bedroom residence over a two-car garage. It is in an upscale neighborhood just 5 minutes or so from Main Street in Highlands. It is removed from the bustle of this beautiful town, but neighbors prevent any feeling of isolation. The accommodation is very well-planned, tastefully decorated and could not be better maintained. Sitting on the terrace, you do not overlook any other property in Falling Waters. High marks for location, value and facilities. We would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for upgrading our description here! It is true--some have said they could live here! So much for the tiny house movement! We enjoy it ourselves between guests--it does feel as though you are in the trees in a cozy retreat.We love to make you feel comfortable!
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Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
The Ugly Dog
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Sky Valley Golf Club, Sky Valley, GA.
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Smoky Mountain RR, Dillsboro, NC
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.8 Miles
Wild Thyme, El Azteca, Cyprus, Madison's,
Nearest Ski
11 Miles
Scaly, GA.
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Our creek!
Car: necessary

Falling waters itself is a walking dream-rolling, beautiful landscape, wildlife--even an occasional mama bear & cubs!

The WHOLE month of October is "Leaf Season"--some of the most beautiful colors anywhere!


Rates & Availability

Falling Waters Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Leaf Season
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Winter/ Spring
Dec 1 2016 - Jun 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 2 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $70 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.75%

Rates are subject to change until reservations are secured.
Holiday & event weekends are subject to longer minimum stay requirements and or rate changes. Peak leaf season-- OCT. 1 to OCT. 25--- 3 NIGHT MINIMUM.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Falling Waters Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 625 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower, toilet, decorator sink, and skylight. Hair dryer and some extra grooming supplies included.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
PAULA HAS THE GIFT OF HOSPITALITY and enjoys preparing for each guest... Our own land here has a lovely path along the creek to view our falls from the bottom or the top! Abundant restaurant guides, hiking guides, golf & river rafting info, historical books about Highlands, even suggestions for things to do on a rainy day!---all available in the apartment. Check out our favorite singer, Cy Timmons in The Hummingbird Lounge, at The Old Edwards Inn on Friday and Saturday eves at 8pm. Highlands Playhouse and PAC theater plays are 1st rate! Be sure and meet all the wonderful people at Bear Mountain Outfitters, @ 302 Main St., corner of 3rd and Main. The Highlands Nature Center has a beautiful walking areas. Dry Sink---for cooks & greeting card & gift aficionados. For take out and/or casual eat-in try Highlands Smokehouse and Mt. Fresh Grocery Store. Finally, walk UNDER 'Dry Falls' and visit Sunset Rock and watch the sunset over the top of our town! Priceless.

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