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Herons Haven Lakeside Chalet - Pets Welcome, Sleeps 10, Hot Tub, 2 Fireplaces!!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, Sleeps 10, Hot Tub, 2 fireplaces, Swimming/Fishing Lake

This lakeside chalet is a popular honeymoon destination, family reunion locale, and a quick rafting/biking getaway (just minutes to Tsali or the NOC). Home completely renovated in 2013! This home has 2 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms, a huge living room on the first floor and huge family room on the 2nd level, this two story home can easily host a group of couples or a family as there’s enough room to comfortably accommodate up to 10 guests. Whatever the size of your group, there’s ample room for everyone to relax and take in the spectacular views from the expansive screened porch, deck with hot tub, and upper balcony. The chalet has easy access as it is off of a paved road and the entrance to the home is on the ground level. There is ample parking that is suitable for all vehicles and motorcycles. After a fun day of outdoor recreation, have a soothing soak in the home’s private hot tub or gather around the fireplace in the family room with your travel companions. You won’t have to miss the basic conveniences of a home while staying here – This home comes with its own washer and dryer plus a fully equipped kitchen, and gas grill so you can make yummy home-cooked meals while on vacation.

The home's setting is picturesque as the home is carved into a mountainside and there is a forest behind the house and a swimming and fishing lake just steps away. The lower porch has a brook that runs underneath of it that offers soothing sounds to calm the mind . You’ll also have easy access to everything the Great Smoky Mountain region has to offer, including opportunities for hiking, biking, horseback riding, boating, fishing, white-water rafting, shopping, dining, sightseeing and more. The Nantahala National Forest and Lake Fontana, the Fontana Dam and the Great Smokey Mountain Railway are some of the many favorite things to do that are super close to the chalet.

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More Details

Owner
Michelle Shelby Spinneweber
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017

About Michelle Shelby Spinneweber

I go by Shelby and I am a sagittarius:) Which makes me a lover of travel and adventure . I like to write, read, eat really good food in really nice or really unusual restaurants, and listen to all kinds of music (country, jazz, blues, classical, old rock) I appreciate a finely crafted cocktail and prefer 'top shelf'. My husband and I have 10 horses (mostly quarter horses) and we like to trail ride at the beach and numerous state parks. I am a fan of camping. I would like to work on the 'glamping' thing. I work full time as a realtor in NE Florida. I specialize in St. Augustine which is the oldest city in the US! My work keeps me really busy but I like it as I get to work with buyers and sellers from all different walks of life and I get to see a lot of nice homes. I like renovation projects best as I love to see an old home with good bones get new life. In early life I grew up on 40 acres in Pennsylvania. I moved to S. Florida in the 80's and now live near St. Augustine, FL.

Michelle Shelby Spinneweber purchased this chalet in 2013

Why Michelle Shelby Spinneweber chose Bryson City Area

From the moment I first walked in this home I was enchanted. I loved the huge stone fireplaces, the sprawling outdoor spaces, the amazing lake views, and the icing on the cake was when i first heard and saw the babbling brook running under the deck. I found this place to be so peaceful and I had to make it mine and I also wanted to share it with others.

What makes this chalet unique

Super close to NOC, Lake Fontana, Smokey Mountain Railroad. Super easy access on a paved road with plenty of room to park vehicles and or a boat. Really quiet and peaceful setting but so close to so many wonderful things to do!

Amenities

Almond Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • 2 bedroom, 3 full bath.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Herons Haven Lakeside Chalet - Pets Welcome, Sleeps 10, Hot Tub, 2 Fireplaces!!
average rating of 4.6086955 based on 23 reviews
Oak Island, North Carolina
5

Best place to vacation 3rd year in a row!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd year in a row at the Chalet. We never want to leave. It is a beautiful quiet place with all the comforts of home. Shelby is always great to us! The home is always very clean and supplied with everything we need. If I could I would stay for a couple weeks or a month!! Our dogs are welcome as well and that is a major plus. The lake is beautiful to look at and to fish out of. We have never been anywhere else that we have went back to year after year until we found the Chalet. I could go on and on but you just have to see it for yourself, it is great! Thank you again Shelby!!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Rest and Relaxation At Last

  • 5 of 5

Such a nice big rambling house and a great porch, it gave us so much room for privacy and communal areas. The photos caught my eye on the website, but the place was so much more. The property photos and description exceeded my expectations. It was very clean & well maintained. I was afraid it was not going to look that good in person. A lot of attention was given to detail in the decor and amenities. The bed was so comfortable and the porches overlooking the lake. Loved the well equipped kitchen. This was my first experience with a VRBO and based on the success of this trip it won't be the last. I will definitely be recommending this property to anyone I know going to the mountains. Very relaxing.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

LOVE!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had such a great time. It's comfortable, clean, and had everything needed. It was our first time there. We were very impressed and enjoyed the quiet time. The home was spacious. We almost wished we could live there year around. It was nice to have the screened porch and fireplaces. The hot tub was marvelous. Can't wait to go back!!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ok but not great

  • 1 of 5

Home has several things falling apart not well maintained or cleaned owner charges a deposit and insurance thought it was suspicious and I was right they won't give your deposit back also she over booked it and her next guest showed up when we still had another day they wasn't happy at all

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry you are not happy your damage deposit was not refunded. It is unfortunate that during your stay you did not follow the written guidelines for operating my gas fireplaces and that you burned real wood in both gas fireplaces and created damages that far exceeded the amount of your damage deposit that was kept to cover the damages that occurred from your actions. I am also sorry you were not satisfied with the condition of my home. My housekeeper does a walk through after each check out and let's me know anytime something needs repaired or replaced. I am not aware of any current issues with my home and the guests that stayed both before and after you had no complaint about the home's condition.
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4

Nice house and amenities

  • 4 of 5

Home is twenty minutes from Bryson City which is where most restaurants and grocery stores are. Nice area if you are looking for a quiet place just know it is far from stores.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Great location!!!

  • 3 of 5

Shelby and John were very friendly to us and were attentive to any inconvenience we had, the house is spacious and clean. The lake in front of the house is very cute.

We spent a wonderful few days in the middle of the mountains.

This location is well located; Has near roads to travel by motorcycle.

Thank you again Shelby and John

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
McGhee Tyson Airport
Nearest Train
11 Miles
Great Smokey Mountain Railroad
Car: recommended

Nantahala River for white water rafting & fly fishing.

Fontana Lake close to Almond Boat ramp for renting boats & fishing. Bryson City- The Great Smokey Mountain Railroad, groceries-waterfalls-deep creek for tubing tail of the dragon- motorcyclist Tsali mountain biking and horseback riding. Cherokee Indian Reservation & casino.

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Rates & Availability

Almond Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer Rates
May 1 2017 - Sep 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
$995
 
 
October Rates
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
$995
$2,995
 
 
Thanksgiving Rates
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
$175
$995
 
 
Christmas & New Years
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
$199
$1,250
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$150
$875
$2,700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $95
Pet Fee $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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