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Jeff Rice

Member since: 2008
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Cottage On Private Stocked Fishing Lake With Small Pond

9 Reviews
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Mills River holiday lodge

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath (1 With Jacuzzi Tub), Sleeps 9 In Beds & Hid-A-Beds

Relax and enjoy your vacation at this great getaway in the mountains. Located 15 minutes to Hendersonville & Brevard, 10 minutes to the Asheville Regional Airport, 20 minutes to Asheville & 10 minutes to the entrance of Pisgah National Forest. THIS IS THE PERFECT LOCATION FOR 3 MOUNTAIN CITIES!!! YOU CAN'T GO WRONG.

From the upper level of the cottage, enjoy the breath taking from the large deck. Overlooking a 5 acre private fishing lake with a view of the beautiful mountains of Pisgah National Forest in the background. Take a stroll across the lake in the paddle boat, wet a hook and reel in your catch for supper. The lake is stocked with bass, bream, catfish & rainbow trout.

From the lower level, relax on a long covered deck and enjoy feeding the koi, bream & bass. A comfortable sitting area for dining outside, a porch swing and chairs are provided for your comfort.

YOU ONLY NEED TO BRING YOUR FOOD & DRINKS, EVERYTHING ELSE IS PROVIDED!!!

This Cottage is privately owned and managed. You will receive a more personal greeting when you arrive and we try to do anything possible to make sure your stay with us is one to remember. We can be reached 24 hours a day if there is anything you need.

The Cottage was remodeled in October, 2007 and is kept very clean. We have been very happy with the renters we have had visit because they have kept it nice & clean for future renters.

We would love to have you visit us. If you have a special occasion around the time you here, let us know and you may arrive and find a surprise.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Jeff Rice (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks english

Reviews

3.6
based on 9 traveller reviews

Cottage On Private Stocked Fishing Lake With Small Pond
average rating of 3.5555556 based on 9 reviews
4

20 Steps to the fishing pond

  • 4 of 5

We just got back and had a very nice long weekend. We took our two girls, and two of their friends (ages 11-13). They loved fishing from the paddle boat. The downstairs was great because all 4 of them could have their own space and my husband and I had the upstairs to ourselves. The house is very clean and cute. There are loads of clean towels and sheets. The two decks are a lot of fun to hang out on. We grilled out and enjoyed the quiet.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Not what we signed up for

  • 2 of 5

Online---Beautiful pictures of a clean home and great deck.

Unfortunately, that is not what you get when you rent this property.

The pictures that the owner posted on HomeAway are many years old---very outdated.

Getting to the cottage-you pull into an event center that is partially abandoned and non functional followed by an old shed/building that has no roof and is ripped apart.

I give a star for location. Good location 10-15 mins to Sierra Nevada Brewery(great place) and 20 mins to Brevard, 30 mins to great water falls.

I give another star for the lake in back of the cottage. Geese and fish to feed and fish.

I take away three stars for:

-The beautiful pictures of the deck are a joke. Both front and back decks are run down, parts that are broken, gates hanging off hinge and nails protruding. The front deck---there are boards you need to be careful walking on for fear of them breaking.

-Overall run down status of cottage

-Cockroaches/water beetles everywhere

-30-40% of all light switches do not work

-Downstairs ceiling fan does not work (over Kitchen)

-Completely destroyed gas grill

-HVAC is a mess. Gas burner upstairs that is ventilated through house with a constantly running central blowing fan. Thermostat is old and not accurate. Ducts are CAKED full of dirt and mold.

-HVAC room confirms mold with over grown patches on blower and humidifier.

-Windows and screens so dirty that it took my family 30 minutes to clean and open.

-Majority of blinds broken

-Downstairs front storm door broken, flings open and has no handle.

-Closet door broken

-Large oven burner and knob broke (on Thanksgiving get away)

-Upstairs shower drain clogged---could not take showers in that bathroom

-Upstairs toilet clogged repeatedly--with just toilet paper

-Outside fans not functional

-The surrounding lakes decks are old and broken. Use caution

-Paddle boat that owner advertises is very old and run down---no way we were going out on it.

So....what did the owner say about my complaints?

-Told me "clean the broken grill" I said no. Then had him bring another to the cottage

-My above numerous complaints afterwards? He was unaware of "some" of the things and he blamed his cleaning lady for not telling him.

This is an ok cottage if you want an average place to get away to if you want a step up from state park cabins. However, do not expect the cottage to be anywhere near reflective of the description/pictures. This is not a well maintain luxury cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I would like to respond to this review. First of all, there is an Event center on the property which is very functional. We have outdoor weddings and indoor receptions just about every weekend. Yes the lower level is abandoned. The shed is an old pottery shed and is left there because people love to have pictures taken. We are in the process of putting a new roof on it. The decks are not run down at all. There are a few pickets that need some attention. I checked the deck boards and there is not one board that is rotten and dangerous. The only thing wrong with the deck is pressure washing. Each year we have the Cottage treated for insects and this is the first I have heard of any Cockroaches or water beetles! I also checked every light switch in the Cottage and I found one that did not work and that was because the light bulb was burnt out. The downstairs ceiling fan does not work but the one in the kitchen does. The renter called the the evening they arrived and told me there is just a small flame on the grill. I mentioned that they could try to clean the burners. They called me back and said the burners were corroded. The next morning, we delivered a new grill. As far as the HVAC, it works fine. As far as the ducts,I looked at all the vents and there was the normal dirt and dust that you find in any used vent. I did not see any mold at all. As far as the windows, it is winter, why would you want to open them? The Cottage is old and the windows do not operate like a new house. There are a few blinds that are broken or bent and they will be replaced. The down stairs storm door handle is broken and will be replaced. The knob on the oven is not broke, the eye just does not work. It will be fixed. The upstairs tub did not drain so I plunged it and it works fine. I flushed the upstairs toilet several times and it never clogged. The paddle boat is old but it floats and works. Renters use it all the time. Yes, we ask the cleaning lady to inform us of anything that needs attention but there are some of the issues she would not notice by just cleaning. I appreciate the renters letting me know of the issues but I think most of them are nit-picky! The Cottage is rented out just about every weekend and we rarely have any complaints!!! Just the opposite!!! This is a Cottage, not a luxury home!!! It is in the mountains, not in an expensive neighborhood!!! If you are looking for a luxury place to stay, this is not for you!!!
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5

Nice Stay near Asheville

  • 5 of 5

This is a nice property if you are looking to get away from it all! The porch and the waterfront are great amenities. It is an older cabin, and many items are needing repair or updating, which might be off putting to some travelers. For the most part, it was clean and comfortable. I give it 3 1/2 stars.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Truckee, CA
1

DO NOT STAY HERE!!!

  • 1 of 5

The place was filthy!!! I called to ask for our cleaning deposit back as my co-worker and I had to clean the floors, the bathrooms, take the trash out etc. YUCK!! I called the owner and he gave a lame apology. I asked for a mop to be delivered the next day or for him to send a cleaner. He said he would do something and never did. We were there to work and worked from 7am-7pm and had no time to look for another place. Please do yourself a favor and don't stay here. It is also right on the main highway which the pictures creatively leave out.

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The renter did call and said that the Cottage needed a little cleaning but it was no problem. She said that it was not that bad. I asked her what i could do and she said that if I would deduct the cleaning fee of $50.00 everything would be fine. I did deduct that off her bill. She did not ask for for a mop (There is one at the Cottage) and did not ask me to send a cleaner. I apologize for it not being spotless!
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5

FAMILY WEEKEND

  • 5 of 5

THIS IS A GREAT PLACE FOR FAMILIES WITH KIDS. THE OWNERS ARE VERY EASY TO WORK WITH AND THE POND AT THE PROPERTY IS GREAT FOR ENTERTAINING THE CHILDREN. THIS PROPERTY IS IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO ASHVILLE AS WELL AS HENDERSONVILLE.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Glen St Mary, Fl
5

Wnderful weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had 4 adults and 3 children stay here and it was perfect!! We stayed over Memorial Day weekend and enjoyed the apple festival in down town Hendersonville which was just a short drive away and visited the biltmore estate the next day. Our stay was great and the cottage was perfect for us. Ingles grocery store is less than 5 minutes away. Sat out on the deck every morning for coffee and enjoyed it in the evening also. The view is breath taking. It does butt up to a roadway but it wasn't unpleasant. The kids caught around 20

Fish right from the dock. Small brim but the kids had a blast!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
8.8 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
8.7 Miles
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Nearest Golf
3.8 Miles
Etowah Valley Golf Club & Lounge
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
Interstate 26
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday lodge in Mills River, North Carolina

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$222
A$1,329
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning A$67 + Tax
Pet Fee A$13 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.75%

$150.00 / night, $900.00 / week
Please contact owner for rental rates.

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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge rental in Mills River, North Carolina

Property Type:
  • lodge
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Mountain
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • mini-fridge
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
  • Upper Level is a full bath with tub / shower. Lower Level is a full bath with shower & a jacuzzi tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
  • Upper level has 1 bedroom with a queen size bed, chest, desk with high speed wireless internet & color TV with direct TV. Lower bedroom / living area has a queen size bed, a queen size hid-a-bed, chest, desk with high speed wireless internet, color TV with direct TV and a mini kitchen.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • video player
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • deck chairs
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Pedal Boat
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • wooden decking
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing

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