Fully renovated! <1 mile from town & Dog Friendly
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Our home is so comfy and much larger than it appears from outside. Pictures don't truly convey the warmth in the completely renovated 3 bedroom, 2 bath home located LESS THAN ONE MILE from Highlands. We also just added a new A/C system! It is possible to walk to town if you take the (literal) scenic route. It's a short 1.5 mile walk.

Our property is in an incredibly ideal location that sits under a beautiful canopy of trees with a fenced-in yard that lets your pups roam/run free through the yard. You can also enjoy a peaked roof-covered deck, complete with cozy outdoor furniture, a chiminea and a beautiful propane heater for the cooler nights as well as a propane grill to use anytime of the year. Lights strung above make it even cozier!

The house sleeps 6, with a king bed, a queen bed and two XL twin beds to comfortably fit adults or children. The master bedroom has a television, as well as a large TV in the living room, each complete with cable television. You can also access your favorite shows through the various apps on the 4K smart TV. Each bedroom has an abundance of closet space. The entire house has brand new furniture and the kitchen is especially cozy for hanging out while cooking, drinking wine or playing games at the dining room table. The table seats 4 and there are 4 bar stools at the counter top for great conversation.

Each bathroom is completely renovated and the walk-in shower is particularly nice, given it's extensive size. The master bathroom has a double vanity and plenty of storage space.

In addition to being so close to Highlands, we are also 2 miles away from the stunning Dry Falls, and just before that, Bridal Veil Falls. Each are "must-sees" whether you're brand new to the area, or have visited many times in the past. Lake Sequoyah, just a 3-minute drive from the house offers some gorgeous views and a relaxing time while kayaking or paddle boarding. Mirror Lake is one road over from us where you can also access the water.

Highlands/Cashiers offers an abundance of shopping, fine and casual restaurants, premier golfing and some of the best hiking and sight-seeing around.

Dogs are welcome anytime (max 2, NTE 50 lbs each or contact us to discuss). Our home comes equipped with a fully stocked kitchen, sheets, bedding, towels, and hair dryers. We have cable tv, along with Internet, a smart TV, Google Chromecast for Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu. The new utility room has a brand new Maytag washer and dryer for the longer visits and we can fit 3-4 parked cars.


Outdoor security cameras. $250 fee for tampering with cameras or equipment

Although we have instant booking activated, you are renting our HOME so I'd like a message to get to know you a little better. So please give me the basics, such as where you're traveling from, if you've been to Highlands before, and any questions you may have.
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Washing Machine
Clothes Dryer
Air Conditioning
Full Kitchen
Cable TV
Security Cameras
Smoke Detector

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Mountain biking
Horseback riding


Child friendly
Children are welcome with their families, but we do not provide anything specific directed at kids
Parking Included
Max 3 cars
Not Wheelchair Accessible

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Brandon and I are Air Force Veterans, so after being stationed in eastern Carolina and falling in love with the state, we decided to retire in Charlotte. Brandon is a pilot and I'm a financial analyst. We absolutely love North Carolina for everything it offers--the small towns, the ocean and lakes, the cities, and of course the best stunning, peaceful mountains. We have two very spoiled dogs, both rescues, named Kenzie and Lexi.
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Phone:Click to show +1 704-975-3189
Email:Click to show klexpropertiesllc@gmail.com

Policies and Rules

Check In: 3PM - Flexible
Check Out: 11AM
I will send an access code the evening before check-in
No parties or events
No smoking
Smoking outside only, away from doors. Pick up butts. Do not smoke ANYTHING in our home
Minimum age limit for renters: 21
Min age to rent this house is 25, which will be verified via a government-issued ID, if requested by owner
House Rules
See rental agreement, but "big" ones are 1) no smoking anywhere inside our home or on the decks near the doors. Pick up all butts. 2) Max 2 dogs, NTE 50 lbs each. If larger, call to discuss. 3) Our home should be left in the same condition in which you found it when you check in. 4) Enjoy the heck out of Highlands!
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Payment Policy
50% of reservation due upon booking. The other 50% is due NLT 30 days prior to check-in date.
Refundable Damage Deposit
Damage deposits will be returned 3 days after check-out, assuming no damage/excess cleaning.
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 30 days before check-in, you will get back 100% of the amount you paid. If cancellation is between 14 & 30 days before check-in, you'll get back 50%. Otherwise, no refund is due.
With the exception of standard cleaning, our home should be left how you found it. If additional cleaning is required, or cigarette or marijuana smoke is found inside the cabin, an up to an additional $200 cleaning fee will be assessed.
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Friendly Bear Hideaway is a Vacation Home located in Highlands, North Carolina, United States. This Vacation Home is available for short term lodging and accommodates 6 guests
Friendly Bear Hideaway has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and was listed on Houfy on Sep 2020

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