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

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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
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
October 14, 2016
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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 73 traveler reviews

Nest for Two..The perfect get away, built in 2008 just 2.4 miles from Main St
average rating of 4.972603 based on 73 reviews

Quiet and relaxing getaway in wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

Lovely and quiet location with beautiful views from upper level deck without having to look at any other house -- only woods. Just the right amount of cozy space for two people with every amenity you can imagine. Great location close to downtown Highlands but also easy to immediately get out of town to explore winding roads and hiking trails. Owner and host Neil was incredibly helpful when we got lost and had trouble with motorcycle making the steep grade (just took some practice). Will definitely consider coming back again.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect place to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary

  • 5 of 5

Neil and Paula's 'Nest' was the perfect accommodation for our two-night escape to Highlands to celebrate our wedding anniversary (and not just because they left us a bottle of champagne in the fridge - thank you!!). It is extremely comfortable and so thoughtfully furnished, with attention clearly paid to every detail. Sun streams in through the windows, and the balcony is the perfect spot to sit with your book in the afternoon or a cocktail in the evening, look out into the woods and truly relax. Great bed, great shower, everything you need to cook for yourselves. Less than 10 minutes' drive into Highlands, where there's ample parking close to the shops and restaurants. The Mountain Grocery was great for take-home meals, and the easy hike to Sunset Rock from the Nature Center is well worth it for the spectacular view. We had a wonderful time in Highlands, and would thoroughly recommend Neil and Paula's Nest for Two.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful setting and absolutely wonderful accommodations. Comfort and luxury combined !

  • 5 of 5

The Nest for Two was fantastic! The design and attention to detail was amazing. Beautiful , comfortable, and cozy inside and out ! The accommodations were a wonderful use of space, with awesome windows and lighting that brought the outside in-- the wonderful deck area was like being up in a giant treehouse where we started and ended each day in this unique mountain retreat.The furnishings were tasteful , bed was amazingly comfortable ( awesome linens and pillows) , and kitchen area had everything you could possibly need. Top of the line appliances and plenty of kitchen necessities ( china, glassware, and even a full supply of K cups , teas, cream and sugar/ sugar substitutes).Amazing attention to detail ! Everything you could possibly think of or need , had already been addressed.The Nest was immaculate and looked brand new !

The hosts, Neil and Paula, are wonderful people, very gracious and attentive without being intruding. We were given our space , but knew that we could call on them at anytime for any thing ! They are friendly and and warm and made us feel "at home" immediately.

The Nest is wonderfully convenient to downtown- easy drive to Main Street in less than 10 minutes. It is very centrally located to surrounding areas , local points of interest, making it a good jumping off place to explore the Highlands/Cashiers area.

We had a wonderful stay and could not have asked for more! It met all our needs and exceeded our expectations ;)

We will be back !

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW! Thanks so much for YOUR attention to detail in writing this! Having seen another VRBO of late, we were able to do a little comparison.... We would stay in our place for sure!!! It has been our priviledge as onsite owners to get to know some of our guests. We are most blessed with great guests and new friends. Most of our family is far away, so this has been like an extended family to us. Thanks so much, folks!
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Perfect Stay

  • 5 of 5

What a great getaway! We love visiting Highlands, and Neil and Paula's "Nest for Two" was perfect for us. Though quiet and secluded, it is close to town. Driving up to the property, we immediately felt relaxed as we drove down the winding road to the home. As we opened the door to the carriage house, we loved it right away. It is not only immaculate, but it just felt like everything was so carefully chosen for guests. The pictures don't do it justice; it was even nicer than it looks online. Looking around, Paula has thought of everything. It is obvious she takes great pride in making the unit so comfy and welcoming. She also makes sure she gives you directions for anything you might need.

A few of our favorite things included: the awesome reading chairs inside, soft, luxurious sheets, the beautifully decorated bed, the bathroom skylight, the cozy kitchen, and the wonderful light from all the windows on all four sides. However, our very favorite aspect of the apartment was the deck and very comfortable deck chairs and ottomans. We loved sitting outside, and we ended up cancelling some of our plans to just sit and talk, read, and enjoy the beautiful view. We visit a lot of properties as we travel, and one of our pet peeves is when property owners leave the cushions for outside furniture outside all the time. While this might LOOK good, it often results in visitors not being able to enjoy them. I loved that they placed them inside, and we were careful to always bring them in when we left the property....Highlands is known for pop-up showers. If you enjoy nature, there is nothing better than sitting outside watching the hummingbirds and enjoying the flowers.

If you are thinking about visiting this beautiful town, this is a perfect place to stay. We briefly chatted with Neil and Paula, and they were very gracious. Thank you for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We LOVE this letter!!! I am a detail person and so appreciate a detailed report on what our guests liked! Sometimes you wonder if all the little things you do are noticed....these folks DID! I often respond to various blog posts I follow (mostly decorating) and I will try and acknowledge more small detais from now on! It is a joy to prepare for each and every guest! Thank you!
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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
Owner's Response: I second that notion! What ARE you waiting for?......... The Nest is waiting for YOU!
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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
Owner's Response: I love that the Nest is their new favorite spot! May God enable us to keep everything as nice as you say! Blessings!
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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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