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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

Tranquil Treehouse on 2.5 Acres; Affordable, Luxurious, Large Porches, WiFi

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Highlands Cabin Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom, 2 BA Cabin, Secluded, 3 Miles to Downtown, Returning Guest Discount

Your own tranquil Treehouse is secluded on 2.5 acres of white birch, mountain laurel and hardwoods, only 3 miles from downtown Highlands. The charm here is magical for a perfect romantic getaway or to just get away from it all. Authors have written books here. It is a unique place from which to hike nearby Whiteside Mountain or enjoy the waterfalls, trout streams, restaurants, shopping and seasonal festivals, concerts and theatre of the Highlands region.

When you first arrive, you may enter the Treehouse from the front porch, which has easy access for the mobility impaired and has stacks of firewood during cooler months. You may also enter from the long, high back porch with its swing, recliners and rockers overlooking wooded grandeur as the land falls away beneath you. Both porches run the width of the house.

You will enter the Great Room with its 22 feet high cathedral ceiling that gives a wonderful feeling of spaciousness and windows that let in an abundance of natural light and the forest outside. You will view the beautiful dining and living room areas, the rock fireplace, and a very comfortable sleeper sofa in front of a unique coffee table filled with information on things to see and do. Just beyond, high on the back wall, you will see a 50" Smart TV with Direct TV, Roku, Netflix and more. You will be standing on thick hardwood floors that run throughout the house.

As you look around, you will notice the dark granite counters and wood cabinets in the full kitchen. Through the window by the fireplace, at the driveway level you can see two grills.

Walk toward the back door and you can turn into the master bedroom with its comfy, king size bed and full bath. All linens and towels are provided and the beds will be made when you arrive. Go back to the Great Room and you can go up the stairs to the high, open loft bedroom with its queen size, sleigh bed, writing desk, full bath with shower, double closets and dark wood furniture and desk. On the way up or once there, you may notice the window at the apex of the cathedral ceiling that lets in natural light, making the loft bedroom light and airy.

The Treehouse is fully furnished. Wireless WiFi and free long distance calling in the United States on a land line is provided. Mobile reception in the mountains can be spotty.

Day or evening,you may want to swing or rock on the back porch. Enjoy a beverage and the ultimate peace and tranquility of deliciously cool days and crisp nights of summer and early fall. In the late fall and winter months, a warm and cozy fire in the rock fireplace will beckon.

Highlands and Cashiers have incredible restaurants, unique shops, golf, hiking, waterfalls, and trout streams, all nearby. The hiking trails and the many waterfalls have beautiful views. In the winter, skiing in Sapphire Valley is 20-25 minutes away.

For me, being in the Treehouse and Highlands is a transcendent experience. All the problems and worries of everyday life seem to fall away to the lower elevations from which I came. I hope you can share that Treehouse experience with me.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Owner
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

About The Owner

I am a professional in Houston, TX who grew up and attended college in Georgia. I miss the mountains and woodlands of the east coast. I am close to retirement and bought the Treehouse both as a place to get away and as an investment. My wife is a yoga teacher. I am a former Marine officer, a partner in a professional firm and do some acting in film. I have a wonderful housekeeper who has immaculately maintained the Treehouse for number of years and people in Highlands who look after the building and the grounds.

Why The Owner chose North Carolina Mountains

I was on vacation in Sapphire Valley and fell in love with both Highlands and the Treehouse. Something about the topography, the waterfalls and the town, as well as the Treehouse itself, is unique. The feeling in the Treehouse with its huge back porch that runs the width of the house and overlooks white birch, hardwoods, mountain laurel and blackberries is indescribable.

I have learned that Highlands attracts a very high quality group of people both as renters and owners and is brimming with fine restaurants, shopping and live theater and concerts in the summer, both in town and nearby. The fall provides many great events and festivals in the area. Situated on 2.53 acres of mountain laurel, white birch and hardwoods, the Treehouse is secluded but is only about 3 miles and five minutes from downtown Highlands. This combination was very appealing. It is also within walking distance of Whiteside Mountain with its beautiful hiking trails and views, including the Shadow Bear. There is easy access to many wonders of nature, Cashiers and Sapphire Valley.

The Treehouse was built around 2001 and is of high quality construction with wonderful amenities: central air and heat, a beautiful fireplace, thick hardwood floors and granite counters in the kitchen. There are two large porches on the front and back of the house that run the width of the house. In warm and cool weather, one could spend most of one's time on the swings or rockers on the back porch where the ground falls away into the forest, giving a great view and a feeling of peace.

What makes this cabin unique

What made me fall in love with the Treehouse was the utter tranquility of the place. From the 22-24 feet high cathedral ceiling in the Great Room to being surrounded by mountain laurel and hardwood forests, to sitting on the high back porch in one of the rockers, lounges or the swing viewing the land and forest falling away beneath you , there is a feeling that whatever you are looking for, you have found it. It is very attractive that it is so close to the activities and restaurants in Highlands and Cashiers - five minutes in one direction and 15 in the other. The 20-25 minute drive to skiing in Sapphire Valley is also attractive. Photographs cannot truly capture the charm of the place and upon going back to close the sale two months after making an offer, it was even more charming than I remembered. It did not hurt that I drove from a stifling July summer in Durham to the delicious coolness of Highlands in the course of a day. The Treehouse seemed extremely well-built and solid in its construction with its 6' walls. It still does.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(48 traveler reviews)
Tranquil Treehouse on 2.5 Acres; Affordable, Luxurious, Large Porches, WiFi
average rating of 4.9375 based on 48 reviews
5

Very Nice home and a nice and close to Highlands

  • 5 of 5

Very nice, very handy location , nicely stocked kitchen, very clean and enjoyed it very much.

Would have liked a TV in the master bedroom but would recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice spot close to town

  • 5 of 5

Great place close to Highlands. We look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Convenient, Comfortable, Clean and Cozy

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased to find the Treehouse as advertised. It was secluded in a lovely setting but not too far from town. It was clean. The beds were comfortable and living area very cozy. The kitchen was stocked well enough to prepare meals. We spent a lot of time enjoying the porches too. We enjoyed golfing, hiking, swimming laps at Highlands Community pool. We also enjoyed the Spa at Old Edwards Inn and many good meals in town. Larry is so easy to contact and handled a minor plumbing issue in record time. I would highly recommend the Treehouse for your next stay in the Highlands area.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Wonderful in every way!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were there for 11 days over the 4th of July and the house had everything you would need for a comfortable stay. Our boys came for several days and stayed in the Loft upstairs which worked out well for a 2nd bedroom.

Bathrooms are small but very adequate.

The kitchen was fully equipped to cook a full dinner. The beds were very comfortable and all was clean which is extremely important to us. The Treehouse has a new Washer and Dryer , which we used several times.

The furniture as you see in the photos is so nice and comfy.

My favorite was the Back Porch as we sat out there every morning and evening and had dinner out there too. All you see are the beautiful trees and forest setting. The house is 4000ft altitude so the Summer weather is mild and even cool evenings in the summer. We're from Florida so it was heaven to us.

The neighborhood is a small quiet community right off Hwy 64 between Cashiers and Highlands. Great location.

In Cashiers, don't miss the Farmer's Market, Rendevu Restaurant (Crab Cakes and Fried Green Tomatoes) and the Ingles is the best Grocery Store around.

In Highlands, of course Wild Thyme Cafe and Mountain Fresh Grocery for take out and so much more.

Larry, our landlord was extremely helpful with any requests we had. Brian, who lives down the street will also take care of any needs you might have while your there.

We will be back!

Thank you Larry and Brian.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Excellent

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Everything about the property exceeded our expectations. Larry responded quickly to my questions. We would definitely recommend this location.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nice relaxing stay at the Treehouse

  • 5 of 5

Very nice 2 bedroom house in the woods about 3 miles west of Highlands, convenient to Highlands and to Cashiers. Excellent privacy. Beds were very comfortable and it was very clean and well furnished in the kitchen. I would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
53.9 Miles
Asheville (Greenville SC =80 mi., Atlanta =143 mi)
Nearest Golf
5.7 Miles
Highlands CC, also Cashiers, Sapphire Valley
Nearest Ski
9.2 Miles
Wyndham Ski Resort at Sapphire Valley, NC
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Highlands Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Late Fall
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$165
Fri,Sat
$950
$3,400
 
 
Winter
Jan 2 2017 - Mar 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$125
From
$135
Fri,Sat
$750
$3,000
 
 
Spring
Mar 31 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$165
Fri,Sat
$950
$3,400
 
 
Summer/Early Fall
May 26 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$215
Fri,Sat
$1,100
$3,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$210
Fri,Sat
$1,100
$3,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
cleaning fee $95 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.75%

Rates subject to change. Guests agree that repair and replacement costs for damage or extra cleaning required for any reason will be charged to guests' credit cards as an alternative to a damage deposit.

No smoking inside or on porches. Dogs allowed in owners discretion (no cats please). Please include phone # in inquiries. Owner likes to talk briefly with guests and address needs before rental.

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Amenities

Highlands Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , in great room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , sleigh bed in loft bedroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , in master bedroom on main floor
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Great hiking and gorgeous water falls are nearby. The fine shops and excellent restaurants of Highlands can be reached in five to eight minutes. Whiteside Mountain with its beautiful hiking trails is three to five minutes away. Cashiers and Sapphire Valley can be reached in 15-25 minutes.

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