Entire home/flat

6 Guests

4 Bedrooms

4 Beds

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About this listing

Our 'Bear House' is conveniently located within the city limits of Highlands, NC. A quiet neighborhood (please keep the noise level down after 10pm, Highlands has a strict noise ordinance) - get away from it all yet only a short walk (10 to 15 minutes, 0.6 miles) to Main Street shopping and restaurants, and more outdoor activities then anyone could hope for. Cozy cottage truly gives you that mountain vacation feeling! Come see all Highlands and Cashiers have to offer.

The space

Cute cozy house just a 7 minute walk to downtown highlands! In the popular Holt Knob neighborhood, very private feeling, up and out of the way with the feeling that you are in the middle of forest and mountains.

HVAC added April 2014. Central Heating and Air Conditioning

Our cottage is unique, quaint and just a short walk to Historic Main Street in Downtown Highlands, NC! Less then 1/2 mile from all that Downtown has to offer, and a lovely 7 minute walk to the first restaurant/bar. Our heavily wooded cottage makes you feel like you are away from it all, high above the main road and very quiet surroundings. This comfortable split level layout boasts 2 bedrooms upstairs along with the kitchen, dining room and living areas. Downstairs (Accessible by an outdoor staircase), you will find a very private additional two bedrooms with its own entrance. Both bedrooms upstairs feature queen sized beds, and downstairs you will find one bedroom with a queen sized bed and one bedroom with custom made bunk beds (two twins). There is also on-site laundry, a fully equipped kitchen and lots of outdoor space! Come stay in our cottage and enjoy magnificent Highlands, NC to the fullest.

Bedrooms are configured with:
Upstairs Bedroom 1 = 1 Queen Bed
Upstairs Bedroom 2 = 1 Queen Bed
Downstairs Bedroom 3 = 1 Queen Bed
Downstairs Bedroom 4 = 2 twin sized beds (Bunks)
Total square footage of the entire house is approximately 1500.

Comfortably sleeps 6 adults and 2 children + your furry friend. Yes, we welcome dogs with a 'bring your dog on vacation' fee. We cannot accommodate more than 6 Adults.

* Roku Player with Netflix access
* Wii Game Console with Movies
* Large selection of Movies
* Fast internet access
* Large 50" flat screen TV
* Parking for 4 cars maximum (gravel drive, NOTE: no street parking)
* Wood burning fireplace
* Sofa and three chairs in the living area (seating for 6). keep in mind this is a cozy cabin meaning the rooms are on the smaller side.
(and more!). we are also adding HVAC in the coming weeks. once that happens, we will add HVAC / Cooling and Heating as additional features!

Please note:
1. Driveway is gravel and although it is not steep, it is not a paved driveway, take care when going in and out!

2. Downstairs bedrooms have a seperate entrance. there is a staircase (outside) at the rear of the house that goes from the upstairs covered patio to the downstairs deck to access both bedrooms!

We maintain our guests privacy and are only available in the event of an emergency. Check in process is very simple. 1 week before your arrival you will receive check in instructions including the door access code. once you arrive, the water heater and house heat may be turned off (instructions will be given 1 week before your arrival). if you do not receive an email from us, please contact us through AirBNB

Easy walk to town, yet in the middle of the forest and mountains. We spot wildlife regularly including Bears, bob cats, etc... (keep the trash inside the house or in the Bear Proof trash house!)

Neighbors are wonderful and houses have adequate space between neighbors creating a nice private experience.

Please keep the noise level down after 11pm. there is a city wide noise ordinance after 11pm.

Easy walk to town, 1/2 mile away from main street, restaurants and shopping!

Guest access

The entire house, upstairs and downstairs. keep in mind that the downstairs is accessed through an exterior staircase, very cozy and private.

Access information (Door Lock Codes) will be sent 1 week before your arrival.

Other things to note

Please note: the downstairs two bedrooms are accessed through a rear exterior staircase.

The space
Bathrooms: 3
Bedrooms: 4
Beds: 4
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/flat
Self check-in: Smart lock


Extra people: £16 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee: £117
Security Deposit: £243
Weekly Discount: 7%
Weekend Price: £226 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Respect the neighbors, quiet after 11pm or keep the noise inside! No smoking inside the house. $500 additional cleaning fee if the smoking rule is violated.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

30 Reviews

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Mary User Profile
May 2017
Great location!

McKenzie User Profile
May 2017
Justin's house was just as described! The space is perfect for couples and friends. Everyone has their own space and the distance to the Highlands was awesome! Great house and Justin was very accommodating for our group- highly recommend

Ashlee User Profile
January 2017
Great location to downtown area and scenic hiking trails! Home had everything you would need to cook meals which was nice too. Very lovely home for a great price! Highly recommend!

Kathryn User Profile
December 2016
The host canceled this reservation 254 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Scott User Profile
November 2016
No additional comments

Megan User Profile
October 2016
What a wonderful experience we had! This cabin is in a perfect location just outside downtown Highlands, but we felt like we were in the middle of the woods. The cabin was cute and quaint with a large basement. You could tell this is their home and well-loved. We appreciated the coffee and other items that were left for guests!

Ann User Profile
October 2016
Such a quiet and relaxing space for renewing and spending time with great friendships! This place is so close to the main shopping area, yet feels so remote. We had a great time!

Atlanta, Georgia, United States · Joined in September 2011
Justin User Profile

Justin, transplant from Toronto, to Miami, to Sweden and finally ending up in Atlanta of all places!

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