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Lisa Gunter

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

PLAN A GETAWAY BEFORE SCHOOL STARTS~Dates available in August! Email me!

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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North Carolina Mountains House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

The Wright Cottage is a perfect getway for a couple, a family, or group of friends. We've have a gas log fireplace to warm you after a day of shopping or hiking. And, we now have an outdoor fire bowl for you to enjoy! We are the BEST VALUE in Highlands!

This four bedroom/two bathroom vacation home--The Wright Cottage--is located in a serene setting near downtown Highlands and a short drive to Cashiers. This home is a perfect setting to relax and recharge in the pristine mountains of western North Carolina. The cottage is newly remodeled with all the features and amenities available at a tremendous rental value.

With hardwood floors throughout, the master bedroom suite features a king size bed with the full bath across the hall. The other downstairs bedroom has a twin bed. Upstairs features twin beds in one bedroom and a double bed in the other. In between, a completely renovated full bathroom serves upstairs guests. And, we have air conditioning for those unusually hot days in Highlands.

The cottage kitchen is fully furnished and you can dine at the bar, dining room or outside at the patio table. If you decide to pick up some steaks from Dusty’s Market and cook out, a grill is available for your use! After dinner, you can relax on the screened porch and enjoy the evening experience while you listen to the nocturnal chorus of whip-o-wills, tree frogs, and the occasional hoot of the great horned owl.

Whether you decide to curl up with a good book or spend the afternoon shopping in town, you will grow to love Highlands. Maybe you want to spend the afternoon wading in the cool water emanating from a nearby waterfall or hike on one of the many trails in the surrounding National Forest. Your Highlands vacation will be complete when you end the day with an evening picnic at the top of Sunset Mountain.

Small inside pets are welcome with a pet deposit.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lisa Gunter (Property Manager)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the manager

The beautiful cottage

The wonderful weather

Our good friends... It was great!
Apr 2016
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based on 12 traveler reviews

PLAN A GETAWAY BEFORE SCHOOL STARTS~Dates available in August! Email me!
average rating of 4.5 based on 69 reviews
Spring Hill, FL

Homey cabin

  • 4 of 5

This was a very comfortable place to stay for the week that we worked in Highlands, NC.

All the things we needed were available & we used the grill daily.

Loved that the water was HOT & you didn't have to wait long for it to get that way.

Appeared to be what was described & seen in the pictures. Relatively clean for a "rental" property.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a long weekend here and could not have been happier! The cabin was warm and inviting. The proximity to Highlands is ideal, less than a 5 minute drive. Lisa was easy to work with and responded quickly as we prepared for the trip. Next time we visit Highlands, this home will be top on our list.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay! Please tell your friends and neighbors about The Wright Cottage and come back soon! Lisa G
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Great Girls Weekend and Birthday Celebration

  • 5 of 5

When I thought about where I wanted to go celebrate my 60th birthday with my girlfriends there was no doubt and I immediately said "lets go back to the Wright cottage!" I have been here 2 other times with couples but I must say our girls weekend was awesome! We hiked White Mountain, shopped downtown and just enjoyed! We even had a dance party in the main living room. Lots of laughs and great memories created once again. Thank you for keeping your home a great place to come back to year after year!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We hope you and your friends come back again soon!
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Cold Spring, NY

A Wonderful Visit at Wright Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We spent three nights in Wright Cottage prior to Thanksgiving and could not have been happier. It's a rustic, country cottage, but clean, spacious, very comfortable and more than we expected. We also had our dogs with us, and it was perfect having the privacy of the surroundings with no other houses close by. Lisa provided everything we needed to get in, and the other instructions were quite clear and helpful. We'll definitely be back in the coming year.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Townville, SC

Wonderful Weekend

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I spent a wonderful rainy weekend at the Wright Cottage. The cottage is so comfortable--well maintained, clean and kept in A-1 shape. We didn't want to leave!

Gloria C

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not much RIGHT about this rental.

  • 1 of 5

We have rented in this area off and on for the last 50 years. This is without question our worst rental experience. We asked about the mattress condition, and the date of purchase before we paid. We were told 2011 and that it was in good condition. We complained on the second night after waking up with a severe backache - checked the date on the label. It said 1984! It was totally sprung and felt like sleeping in a giant pothole. We contacted the owner Lisa who had many excuses, took a week to get back to us and finally said they wouldn't do anything. We offered to move but she would not give us our money back. This was a two month rental and we could not afford to lose our money. Their way to make the mattress better was to turn it over - apparently they actually believed this took care of the problem - Scary huh!. What a joke! There was a dirty, stained foam topper on it - it had probably been on there since 1984 as well. We bought bed boards and used lot of linens and did our best to make the bed level and usable. The house was not clean. There were dirty pots, pans and dishes in the cupboard, chipped drinking glasses , dead bugs in the tub, hot water heater had to be reset so we could both take showers, dirty shelves in the MB closet which we had to wash down twice before we could put clothes there since there were no hangars, cobwebs behind the doors and under the lampshades, and a shower curtain that kept falling down. We were told the trash would be picked up on Tuesday and it was for a few weeks - then it wasn't and we came home to find trash all over which the really cute neighborhood bears (love bears)had emptied for us. After the 2nd time this happened - we took our trash ourselves! The plumber fixed the hot water valve since it cut off in the middle of our shower. We saw MICE - the exterminator came , put out traps, checked the basement and there was a broken water pipe and the basement was beginning to flood. If we had not complained about the mice the pipe would still be spewing water all over. The plumber fixed the pipe. This is a house where no maintenance is done unless someone complains. Our "welcome guest gift" was a jar of preserves that had EXPIRED a year before we arrived. Feel welcome yet? Neither did we. We left it for them to enjoy. Many nice rentals around - Don't settle for this! Under pressure from VRBO with 3 weeks left - they offered us a partial refund - too little too late. We're over it!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The issues that I was made aware of by this renter were all addressed by me in a timely and professional manner. The mattress discussed was purchased in the original packaging in 2011 which can be verified by my receipt. We have not had any complaints by other renters. The water heater was adjusted the 2nd day of this rental above the manufacturer’s recommended temperature. The baking sheets were replaced on the 2nd day of this rental. The frying pan was washed again to meet the renter’s approval. There might be a chipped glass or dish in the cupboard. We don’t inspect the dishes at every cleaning, but we do clean and replace as necessary once a year. This was a 2 party rental, so I feel confident that there were enough glasses and dishes sufficient to meet the renters’ needs for the duration of their stay. The trash was picked up weekly, in some cases, it did not occur on a Tuesday. We provide a heavy board and bungee cords to tie the trash lids down this time of the year to deter the bear(s); unfortunately, it doesn’t always work. The house is serviced quarterly by Terminix. Upon notification of the mice, I immediately called Terminix for a service call; they came out and serviced the house. No traps were put out by Terminix as they use a chemical deterrent. When food is left out, it invites the four legged friends and the nuts left by the renters on the counter on the day of their departure were an invitation to mice. The plumber was called on both occasions when the shower valve broke and the leaky pipe in the crawl space was detected. The first issue was normal wear and tear and the second was the result of the Terminix technician pulling on a pipe while entering the crawl space. It had not been leaking prior to that. Regardless, both issues were handled timely. Our rental contract includes a standard cancellation clause that addresses the time frame required for cancellation and our refund policy. This rental included our peak rental months of late June, July and August. The unwillingness to refund any or all of this rental was made because of 1) the rental contract executed by these renters and 2)the inability I would have to book adequate rentals to make up for any refund. The Wright Cottage has been on VRBO since 2009 and our rentals have grown over the years, including repeat renters who enjoy the cottage. It is not new, but it is clean, well maintained and a family treasure.
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Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Downtown Highlands, NC
Car: necessary

Highlands, NC.


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Jan 31 2016 - Jan 31 2017
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Pet Fee $100

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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Downstairs bathroom offer a tub/shower combination. Upstairs bathroom offers a shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Downstairs 2nd bedroom - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Master - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Close to hiking and waterfalls.

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