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The 'Green House', Private Cottage, One Mile to Downtown Highlands, Waterfall

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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4 Bedroom, 3 Bath Cottage, One Mile To Town, Pet Friendly

Welcome to our relaxing home in Highlands! Our secluded cottage is located one easy mile to downtown Highlands. You will feel as though you are tucked away from everything but with complete convenience to all the amenities of town at your finger tips! Many Road is a loop, with easy paved access to the house. The loop continues as a gravel road for walking to town or taking a peaceful stroll with your dog! The master bedroom is on the main floor, with a king sized bed, walk in shower and jetted tub. The downstairs bedroom has a king sized bed, kitchenette with small refrig, full bath and French door access to the back patio. The upstairs has a 'loft like feel' with 2 bedrooms, one with twin beds and the other with a double bed. These bedrooms share a full bath. The kitchen is fully equipped with all the amenities and appliances that you will need to cook for your family or guests. We have a beautiful outdoor covered deck, with a dining area, seating area and wood burning fireplace. The deck overlooks the waterfall, pond and backyard. It is a wonderful place to enjoy the peaceful beauty of the property!

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Leslie Neely
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 27, 2016
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based on 14 traveler reviews

The 'Green House', Private Cottage, One Mile to Downtown Highlands, Waterfall
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews

Perfect Cabin for Family Time

  • 5 of 5

My husband and our adult children stayed at The Green House for a wedding. We all arrived from different parts of the country. The cabin was perfect for spending quality time together. We spend a lot of time on the patio with a fire going. The grounds were beautiful and secluded yet it was so close to town we walked there easily. The only problem was we had to leave. We plan on returning when we can spend more time together.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Montgomery, AL

Perfect Location; It's the Ultimate Mountain Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at “The Green House”. It can only be described as a magical mountain retreat. You’re in a completely private, majestic setting yet literally only 5 minutes from your driveway to being parked in the town center of Highlands. Communication with the owner, Leslie, is instantaneous. She has a local property manager who is equally responsive and literally just a very “nice” man. Mr. Unger does a fantastic job of both maintaining the property and making sure it’s ready for your visit. The covered deck with fireplace, a waterfall that even in this dry season flowed and rippled, and grounds that you can stroll; the Green House has it for you to enjoy. The home itself is warm, cozy, comfortable and well stocked. My review from my previous stay (Sep ’13) was more comprehensive and those comments still apply. Bottom line, if you want the ultimate mountain experience....stay here. Thanks Leslie.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tranquil Mountain House

  • 4 of 5

The Green House property is private and stunning. It is only a couple of minutes from a really nice grocery, and a very short drive into town. The yard is beautifully landscaped and maintained, with its own waterfall and small pond. Hostas, ferns, and moss dot the old stone terraces. The house is an old mountain cottage that has been nicely renovated. The master bath on the main floor has been renovated so that it is handicap accessible - the open shower is in the main part of the bath - European style. While the house has four bedrooms, two of the bedrooms form more of a suite and share a bath - they would be fine for kids to share, but if you are couples, the house accommodates only three couples. The best feature of the house is the large covered porch with fireplace and deck. There is a TV on the porch. We built a fire, watched football, and ate all of our meals on the porch. The living area is comfortably furnished and has a fireplace. The house comes with all linens and towels included, as well as housekeeping. This was the cleanest rental house I have ever stayed in. It was spotless. The only reason I am giving 4 stars instead of 5 is that there were a couple of lights burned out - the fixture above the stairs going to the lower level was broken, and the florescent fixture above the kitchen sink worked sporadically; also, there are some lovely pieces of furniture, but some really tacky lamps. These are really minor issues, though. I would definitely recommend this house and plan to return again.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lois for your review. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and made nice memories to take home. I would like to address some of the issues you raised: I have talked to our caretaker about the light bulbs and the faulty fixtures, these problems will be remedied. Couples have stayed in the upstairs bedrooms and not had any issues, so I feel it is up to the group to decide how they use the space. We had a family member that had ALS and the master bathroom was retrofitted for him, that's why it has the "open" style. I am sorry some of the lamps offended your "taste", not much I can do to remedy that one. Best regards, Leslie
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New Orleans, Louisiana

The Green House

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at The Green House over Easter weekend! High points - The gorgeous terraced grounds, outdoor fireplace and deck and waterfall and creek made it a perfect get-away - quiet, relaxing and in a beautiful setting. As our stay was short, it was important for adults and teenagers to be close to downtown. We couldn't have asked for a better location on Satula Mountain to fill that bill. The owner Leslie Neely was warm, open and easy to deal with. I would highly recommend this property for families!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mary for your review! We are glad you had a nice family get together!
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Pennsylvania, US

Lovely home, Beautiful property, and a Friendly, Responsive Owner

  • 5 of 5

The Green House was a great find for our family over New Years week this year. The location on a mountain road in Highlands feels completely remote, but it's only a mile to the grocery store, liquor store, shops and restaurants of Highlands.

The house itself is charming--a well-kept cottage with a nice mix of old-home-charm and newer updates. Two of the bathrooms appear to be newly remodeled, and the kitchen is well-equipped--even if you're cooking for a big family. As other reviewers have said, the listing photos don't really do the property justice. You can sit on the covered porch and look out at the beautiful waterfall and down to the pond below. It's an ethereal, wonderful location we'll never forget.

The other thing that sets this property apart is the responsiveness and consideration of the owner. We had a couple small concerns on our arrival, and Leslie called me back within 5 minutes and had a handyman on site within 15. She made a point to follow up the next day to make sure everything was fine for us. We rent VRBOs a lot and are well aware that this kind of concern for the happiness of a renting family is exceptional. In addition to being friendly and helpful, Leslie has stocked the house with a ton of basic supplies our family usually has to buy for every rental. A small supply of laundry detergent, dishwasher detergent, hand soaps in the bathrooms, paper towels, and fire wood meant less stress and fewer trips to the store for us.

If you stay at the Green House, be sure to visit Highland's waterfalls (we loved Dry Falls and Bridal Veil Falls) and take half a day to climb up White Side Mountain (the views are worth every step). We ate at a few of the restaurants in town and found both the service and food to be excellent at the two most basic places we visited: Asian House (by the post office) and the Ugly Dog Pub were both excellent.

We hope to visit the Green House again one day soon!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the thorough and thoughtful review! We love it when families can relax and make great memories! The best way to ring in the New Year! Please visit us again!! Leslie
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Thanksgiving Gathering

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location. Lots of room for extended family. So close to downtown Highlands. Great den and well-equipped kitchen. Cozy - even on a snowy, cold Thanksgiving Day. Owner very responsive.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind review! We are so happy you enjoyed The Green House!
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Rates & Availability

Highlands Cottage Rental Rates

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Peak 2016
May 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
housekeeper $150
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 10.0%

If you are interested in renting for one or more months in the WINTER please call to discuss options. Extra fees and conditions will apply.

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Highlands Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing

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