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Harry and Kathy Swart

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Beautiful Fully Equipped Mountain Retreat with Stunning Views

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Murphy House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath, Sleeps 10, Long Range Beautiful Sunsets Close to New Casino

Upstairs:Comfortable spacious great rm w/vaulted ceiling, gas fireplace, 50in Plasma, Sat TV, bluray & Raku; full dining rm w/picture window to beautiful sunsets; game area; fully equipped large gourmet kitchen; laundry rm; spacious master bedroom w/king, bath & 32in LCD; two guest bedrooms w/queens & adjoining bath; powder rm; 3 French doors to wrap around deck w/ gas grill & great views. Downstairs: Huge game rm w/wet bar, billiards, ping pong, air hockey, darts, games & puzzles, popcorn machine, trundle bed, 60in LED w/bluray & movie channels; office w/desk, fax/scanner/printer, sofa bed & 32in LCD; 4 French doors to covered patio & outdoor spa w/deck, built in seating & beautiful view of mountains & valley. Entire house has Broadband WiFi.

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Harry and Kathy Swart (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Harry and Kathy Swart

Two brothers and their wives are the proud owners of this home. One resides in the beautiful state of Colorado, which inspired the name of the house and the other resides in Central Florida.We have been visitors and land owners in the area since 1995 and have finally built our vacation dream home on this beautiful mountain top site.

Harry and Kathy Swart purchased this house in 2012

Why Harry and Kathy Swart chose Murphy / Andrews Area

Over the years we have found this area to be peaceful and beautiful yet full of opportunities for outdoor activities. The people of this wonderful valley that we have come to know are warm and friendly and we have developed many lasting friendships. Every time we arrive in the valley we feel like this is home; and now we can say that it truly is our home away from home.

What makes this house unique

This home has one of the most beautiful views in the area. Locals who have visited our home are awed by the unobstructed beauty of the view. We feel blessed to be able to share our home with you and have taken great care to provide you with a wonderful experience. And now you are only a short 10 minute drive to the beautiful new Harrah's casino.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)
Beautiful Fully Equipped Mountain Retreat with Stunning Views
average rating of 4.740741 based on 27 reviews
Augusta, Ga.
5

Excellent Rental

  • 5 of 5

This was the second time my family has rented this house and it was just as great as the first time. Only problem was the hot tub and it was fixed within hours after calling. Great for the kids. Excellent views. Just can't say enough good things about it. Also has the pleasure of meeting the owner and his wife and I can say they were two very nice people. Will rent again in the future..

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very nice home

  • 5 of 5

Very nice house. Every detail was provided. We will be going back again. Property was just as described. Very clean and well maintained. We enjoyed the Joyce Kilmer trees and the Nantahala river nearby. Best meal we had was at Tapoco Historic Lodge.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Everything We Could Ask For and More!

  • 5 of 5

If you are staying in the Murphy, NC area for any activity this cabin is the place you want to stay. We were in Murphy for a Wedding and needed a place to stay for 7 of us. We looked around at hotels but realized it would be very expensive for all of us to stay in a hotel ($200+ a night/room). After doing some research we found Harry's cabin. This place is absolutely beautiful and has everything you could ever wanted. Mountain Views, Location, Amenities, every corner has been well thought out in this custom built home. The home is located about 5 minutes to the Casino, 10 minutes to Murphy, and 45 Minutes to Hour from Whitewater Rafting and the Smokey Mountains. Beautiful Kitchen, Bedrooms, Very Comfortable Beds, Activity Room, Hot Tub etc. This place does the job for a group. The only thing someone should be aware of this house is located on top of a mountain meaning it has a very steep paved drive way. It's a 2 minute drive to the top and about a 10 minute walk (You don't have to walk but if you are looking for a early morning workout, it will get your heart pumping!). We will be back to Murphy and rent the house again in a minute. Communication was very easy checking in and checking out and Harry was always available if we had questions. Coming from someone that has a vacation property and knows the stress that it takes to satisfy everyone, this house was if it was our own. 10/10!!!! Thank You! Please contact me if you have questions. I would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Our stay at Aspen East

  • 5 of 5

We were in Murphy to make final plans for my son's upcoming wedding and stayed at Aspen East during the long weekend. The house is beautifully decorated and has every amenity anyone could ask for. It comes completely supplied with ample toilet paper, Kleenex, napkins, paper towels, etc. - you don't need to bring anything except groceries. It even has a remote control for the gas fireplace!!

The beds were very comfortable and, if you have time to do so, there is a pool table, ping pong and air hockey table. The view is breathtaking!! Although the driveway up to the house is very steep, it is an adventure in and of itself going back and forth!! I would strongly advise a van, crossover or 4 wheel drive to do it - a salad car might struggle. The location is accessible to the downtown Murphy area as well as the casino.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. We strive to provide a great experience for all our guests. Regarding the road, GREAT NEWS. Yesterday we finished paving the road all the way from outside the front gate to the top of the mountain. No more issues with gravel roads! The road to the top is still steep but now it is paved all the way!
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Rome, Ga.
5

Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Aspen East! we will definitely rent again. Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks again.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Inexcusably poor housekeeping

  • 2 of 5

This is beautifully decorated home containing lovely furnishings and local works of art and the view is gorgeous. However, nothing can make up for the extremely poor housekeeping service. I took photographs during our stay which I would be happy to share with the owner or prospective renters. The level of filth was unsettling and unhealthy. On the day of our arrival, we noticed that all of the towels and rugs in the master bathroom and bedroom were soaking wet...not damp...soaking wet. We did not arrive early, in fact, it was probably an hour or two after check in time. Although the towels were folded on the towel rack, they were soaking wet so we discarded them since we weren't sure if they were even clean. That evening, I accidentally spilled some water on the wood floor in the kitchen and found it odd that when I wiped it up the paper towel was black. A few days later, my slipper slid underneath the master bedroom bed and I saw the filth (old water bottles, hair, dust, dirt) lying underneath each of the beds. Please note that the bedroom floors are wood and the beds are high enough to properly clean underneath the beds. We only used the hot tub once because half of the jets are not functional and there was a gritty surface at the bottom of the tub.

Other issues not related to housekeeping: The propane gas tank was very low and eventually emptied during our stay. The gauge does not work (showed 60% full when it was in fact empty). We were able to contact the "handyman"; however, it did require some diligence on our part as he does not appear to check his voicemail. The decor of the downstairs game room is not on par with the rest of the home. The bottom floor decor looks like the items were acquired in a garage sale (mismatched, cheap pieces) and the old fashioned popcorn machine doesn't look like it has been cleaned in years.

This is priced as an upscale rental property and I would expect exceptional housekeeping service with such a property. My advice to renters...if you're going to spend this amount of money on a rental...choose another property where you won't have general cleanliness and health concerns.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As the owners of Aspen East, we are always disappointed when our guests do not have a five star experience at our home, and strive to correct any issue which may need attention. In this case, however, with the exception of the gas issue, the accusations are ridiculous and we simply reject them. These guests stayed at our home for 10 days and never contacted us with any concerns. They then waited TWO MONTHS to post this review. We have tried numerous times to reach them by phone and email during the window of time we have to respond and after a week we have had no response from them. The only valid issue they raised is that the gas ran out because the tank's gauge was faulty. Obviously we have no control over that. What they neglected to say was that the day it occurred, our team immediately responded and had the gas company make an emergency delivery, then came to the house to re-light all the pilot lights so gas was available by dinnertime. The rest of the claims are nonsense. Towels are NEVER put out wet, the popcorn machine is cleaned after every guest, all the spa jets work, the spa is cleaned and treated after every guest. We especially reject the claim that the house is filthy. We stay there frequently and know this claim is absolutely false. Finally, the comment about the furniture in the game room is not only false but is just mean spirited as well.
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Map

Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Atlanta
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Cherokee Hills
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
19/74
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Murphy Chop House
Car: necessary

Our mountain top retreat is located in peaceful Valley River Valley featuring spectacular views, between Murphy and Andrews, close to Nantahala and Hiwassee Lakes and convenient to world famous whitewater rafting on the Ocoee and Nantahala Rivers.

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Rates & Availability

Murphy House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Thanksgiving week
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
 
 
Christmas week
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 
 
New Years week
Dec 31 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $50
Cleaning $150
Tax Rate 10.75%

Full refund of deposit if reservation cancelled 30 days or more prior to check in date; no refund if cancelled less than 30 days prior to check in date. Payment applied to future stay if house re-rented for full number of days cancelled. Rates subject to change until reservation confirmed and deposit paid.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Murphy House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , tile shower, double vanity
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 'jack & jill' bath, double vanity
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , downstairs bath, double vanity
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , serves upstairs living areas
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 32 in LCD, Direct TV, private bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , office with desk and 32 in LCD Direct TV
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Trundle bed in game room
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Brand new Harrah's Casino now open

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