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A Little Bit of Heaven

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 2-13)

'A Little Bit of Heaven' is a beautiful secluded vacation home nestled in the Smoky Mountains close to gem mining, The Great Smoky Mountain Railroad, wonderful waterfalls, and antiquing.

This home has a view from the deck that will take your breath away in the day and leave you awe struck at night. The distant lights of the town of Franklin can be enjoyed every evening from the deck. This property has wonderful country roads to enjoy a hike after dinner yet is close and easy to get to.

We built this home with vacation in mind. Lots of room for the whole gang. Enough parking for everyone. Although there is plenty to do in the surrounding area, you can spend your whole vacation and never leave the mountain.

There is entertainment for the whole family. Pool table and ping pong. Dinner on the deck is one of our favorite activities. Come find out what the Great Smokey Mountains are famous for!

Keywords: Great View, sleeps 13

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

About The Owner

A not quite retired couple who truly believe that the mountains of Western North Carolina is God's country

Why The Owner chose North Carolina Mountains

In the late 70's we helped our parents build their first NC Mountain home in Robinsville. After my father-in-law passed away we encouraged Mom to sell the Robinsiville home. It only took us a few years to realize how much we missed the beautiful NC Mountains. We decided that we were always taking day trips from remote Robinsville to Franklin where it seemed everything was happening. It only made sense to build the next house in the beautiful quaint town of Franklin. We took the plans from the original house and expanded it and made it a true NC home. We designed it to accommodate our own family reunions. There is plenty of space for the whole gang and lots to do right at the house or in the surrounding area. Our view will knock your socks off and secluded enough that you feel like you are the only ones on the mountain. We never intended to rent our home so this home is a little nicer than most, with Corian counter tops and upgraded appliances. We decided to share it with others as it was a shame to not have it used until we can be up there full time.

What makes this house unique

Our favorite activities at our 'Little Bit of Heaven' is: Eating meals out on the deck and watching the sun set. Taking walks after dinner on the quiet road in front of the house.

I love challenging what ever guests or family to a game of pool in the evening. I must say my personal favorite is to wait until everyone has gone to bed and sit out on the deck and watch the lights of the town of Franklin. It is so quiet and the solitude is indescribable!!

We also like going to 'Picking on the Square' on Saturday nights in Franklin. We love going white water rafting on the Nantahala. Our goal is to learn to Fly Fish in the local streams. We also like finding new places to hike and my personal favorite is to photograph all the cool waterfalls in the area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Mike and Nancy,

Thank you very much for opening your Smokey Mountain home to our family. It truly is a little bit of Heaven! We loved it.... the view, the location, rooms & their décor, and the gameroom, as well.

We had a blast too! Thank you for all of your advice and suggestions. We found about 60 carats in sapphires and rubies! The Boiler Room and Fun Factory also huge hits with the kids!

We really hope to return someday!

Thank you again,


P.S. We loved the hummingbirds!!
Aug 2014
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(41 traveler reviews)
A Little Bit of Heaven
average rating of 4.780488 based on 52 reviews

Nice snd peaceful. If you want to get away and relax with no distractions, this is the place!

  • 5 of 5

The home was very inviting. It had everything we needed for the week. I spent the early mornings on the side porch enjoying the sounds of the woods while reading and drinking my morning cup of joe!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Breathtaking view!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a fun time here. The kids had a blast playing pool and running up and down the stairs. One of the kids even said they wanted to live there. The sound system that goes throughout the house was an added bonus too. But really, it's the view that you could never get enough of. Very comfortable, beautiful and clean home that fit my whole family. Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very peaceful

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful view, beautiful house. Mornings were wonderful watching the fog move in and out of the mountains. Evenings and nights on the deck were so peaceful. The house is extremely clean and has many enhancements but we didn't spend much time indoors because the deck was so pleasant ,day and night. The location is outstanding, gated, secluded community and close to many waterfalls, towns and other sites.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Perfect relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

Initially I thought I might have made a mistake when I saw the driveway but luckily I had experienced mountain drivers with me who knew how to navigate the mountains and the steep driveways. Once in the house, everyone oohed and aahed over the space, the amenities and the view. This is saying quite a lot when you consider the folks to impress were high school seniors travelling for their graduation trip. We were amazed at how well stocked the house was. We walked in and were immediately able to prepare our lasagna dinners. The house is perfectly situated for day trips to whitewater rafting, antiquing, dinners in town and many other activities. I want to thank the owners for helping to make an unforgettable trip for myself and my family.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It really is A Little Bit of Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

Spectacular Family Place

This house has a spectacular location in a safe fenced neighborhood inside a wild beautiful forest in the mountains. Here, we enjoyed the peace of the natural sounds of the birds and the far away view of the Smokey Mountains. The house is very comfortable, beautiful and clean. I got all my family members on this trip, and every one found something to enjoy inside the house. There you will find much needed clean linen and games for family fun. Also, the house is very well located, near many interesting places to visit in North Carolina and Tennessee, it really is A Little Bit of Heaven. Thank you so much for an unforgettable vacation! We will come back :)

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location

  • 4 of 5

The view from the deck is breath-taking. The house is appointed well with plenty of linens and towels to go around. The comfortable living room lends itself to night time chats while the loft is the perfect place for reading or watching TV. The beds were quite comfortable and bedrooms again well appointed. The owners left boards for the sofa beds in the basement making them comfortable. The temp need to be better regulated in the basement for comfortable use.

We loved the kitchen which was roomy enough for the several cooks! The cupboards and drawers had everything we needed for making a simple breakfast to a more complicated dinner. It was rather chilly for May so we did not get to take advantage of the grille or outdoor dining opportunities. We loved the covered side porch for a late night break from the other guests.

The home was clean from top to bottom, something I consider most important in a rental property. I hope we can go back again next year.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Cinema, Famous NC Ruby Mining, Great Smoky Mountain Railroad, Cherokee Indian Reservation (Gambling), Ashville's Biltmore House Within (1.25 hours), White Water Rafting, Waterfalls


Rates & Availability

Franklin House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 21 2016 - Nov 26 2016
5 night minimum stay
Christmas & New Years
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 7 2017
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Franklin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa (3) 2 Queen and 1 Double, Bunk Beds (1) Bunk bed has single upper and double lower
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • tennis
Fully Stocked Kitchen, perfect for the couple or the whole family. Bring your Ipod to enjoy your favorite music in every room of our home. Two Queen-size Beds, One Double/Single Bunk, Two Queen-size Sleeper Sofas, One Double Sofa Sleeper in Loft. Please no smoking,

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