Newly renovated -- New appliances, fixtures & furniture
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About John Ryan
I live in New Orleans and have vacation properties in Pass Christian, MS, Dauphin Island, AL and Sapphire, NC. We strive to provide high-end amenities and comforts in settings close to Nature.
John Ryan purchased this Townhome in 2015
Why John Ryan chose Sapphire
I love the mountains. The weather is cool in summer. There are lots of nearby amenities, restaurants and recreational opportunities. This area is the most biologically significant part of the Appalachian Mountains and is known for the diversity of its plant and animal life, including more than 160 species of birds. Few regions outside the tropics offer such opportunities for observing and enjoying the benefits of such a unique ecosystem. These Southern Blue Ridge Mountains, some of the oldest mountains in the world, are home to an incredible wealth of species. They contain the world's greatest number of endemic plants and animals, meaning these species occur nowhere else in the world. They are home to 400 rare plants and more than 250 endemic plants. The streams are home to crayfish found nowhere else in the world. More than 230 fish species have been documented, and new species continue to be discovered. These mountains are also critical habitat for populations of globally declining neotropical migrant songbirds, such as the whip-poor-will and Canada warbler. Five watersheds originate here in the mountains of Macon and Jackson Counties. This area of the Blue Ridge Mountains is (no kidding!) the Salamander Capital of the World (note upper case). Salamanders are most abundant in old growth forests, where large amounts of rotting logs and moisture-conserving leaf litter provide optimal microinhabitants for terrestrial species. These mountains are very old, giving plenty of time for a variety of salamanders to emerge. During the Pleistocene era (about 10,000 years ago) , glaciers covered much of North America but did not reach these mountains. Consequently, these mountains became a refuge for many species of plants and animals. Many species remained within habitat earth islands on isolated mountain peaks. New salamanders continue to be discovered. DNA techniques have determined that identical looking salamanders are in fact genetically distinct species.
What makes this Townhome unique
Optional access to two outdoor pools, tennis courts and one heated indoor pool and health club. Great birding. Powerful optics provided. Great walking areas. This condo sits directly on Fairfield Lake. The main balcony is a wrap-around and is about sixty feet long. There is also a private balcony on the third floor which also overlooks Fairfield Lake and provides mountain views.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Smoking OK on balconies. Please act responsibly.
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:9 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
I don't take a damage deposit or charge cleaning or other fees. Please use my home as your own and treat it gently and help with the little things.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
good location if traveling with younger kids
it is very nice being so close to the resort if you have younger kids - for $2/day you can use the resort pool (both indoor and outdoor pools) and there is a small playground there as well. In addition you can walk from the house to a small lake beach area that has paddle boats, kayaks and paddle boards for rent
We had a wonderful stay!! The location is great. So much do to around property such as fishing, paddle boats, paddle boards, kayaking and canoeing. We came for a wedding but our stay here made it a great vacation. Thank you!
Great family townhome
Awesome place. Great scenery and plenty of space for a big family. John was very helpful and attentive. Great hiking and waterfalls in the surrounding area as well as the ski resort. Look forward to returning!
Well furnished, well supplied property and a very pleasant owner
3 Emerald Cove is a delightful place, and I would highly recommend it for families. It’s well designed, with plenty of spaces to be in a group or to find a little solitude. The few problems we noted were not insurmountable, and we look forward to visiting again ourselves. Owner John Ryan is very pleasant and helpful — his knowledge of the area and his suggestions for activities helped make our visit even more enjoyable.
Spent a week in this lovely condo with my family. The condo was clean, the furniture and decor light and comfortable. Owner definitely makes an effort for his visitors to feel at home. Lovely spot to unwind with family.
Beautiful view. Very spacious, comfortable beds. Kitchen loaded with all your needs. great location
We thoroughly enjoyed our 4 day stay. Owner was easy to work with. The house had everything you needed. Quiet , easy access to community center, the lake. We would definitely revisit again. Great place for reunions. Lots of lake activities. Community center had outdoor and indoor pool. 8 clay tennis courts. Close to restaurants
We strive to keep the unit stocked with supplies, condiments and anything a guest would need.
This 4 bedroom, 3 bath townhouse is in Sapphire Valley in the Nantahala Mountain Range. It has a fully equipped kitchen with new stainless steel appliances and granite and corian countertops in kitchen and baths, a Great Room with a wood burning fireplace.
A Sapphire Valley Amenities Package is available.
Don't expect the mountain look here. Comfort and convenience await you in this upscale modern and tastefully appointed condo in the heart of Sapphire Valley. You'll love the light and airy rooms, the cozy comfort of the wood burning fireplace and the great view of the mountains from the decks. Enjoy the optional Sapphire Valley Resort amenities package which includes activities like 9-hole Redbird Golf Course, carpet golf, tennis, an exercise room, walking trails, zipline, and in the winter season there is snow skiing and tubing! Come relax and enjoy Emerald Cove!
This home is perched on the side of the mountain directly on Fairfield Lake with views of Little Bald Rock Mountain and Little Hogback Mountain. It is in a community off of Highway 64 4.2 miles east of Cashiers, NC.