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Luxury Log Cabin On A Budget- 8 minutes to Harrah's Casino

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 222 m²
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

4 bedroom, loft, 3 1/2 bathroom -

KOZY KABIN Luxury Log Cabin On A Budget ***- Book your dream vacation now***: Our cabin is 8 minutes from Harrah's Casino.

Fully furnished cabin.

3 Levels (2,400 sq. ft) - maximum 8 persons.

(includes 4th bedroom, bar, full bath, jacuzzi tub, and pool table

Reminder: Check-In 4:00 pm; Check-out 10:00 am (Strictly Enforced).

The 2 and 3 night stays can only be reserved at any time for the months of January, February, March and September. During the remainder of the year 2/3 night reservations may be made at the earliest 15 days prior to the last minute get-away, if the dates are available.

The lower level 4th bedroom, mini bar, full bath and pool table. Children and adults have fun and enjoy a relaxing game of pool.

The middle level has the kitchen area, living area, master suite, master bath with jacuzzi and french doors open to a covered porch with a state of the art 5-6-person hot tub. Access to the hot tub can also be obtained through the living room area.

The upper level has two bedrooms (2 twin beds, and 1 queen bed) with a full bath and loft.

We have high speed internet in the cabin. Wi-fi range is 250 feet.

The cabin is located in a deeded community. Lower voices and noise after 11:00 pm. NO pets allowed. We do not rent to vacationers under 25 years of age unless accompanied by an older adult. No house party groups allowed and no smoking inside. Ashtrays are provided outside for a smoker’s convenience. The rules above are strictly enforced and if the rules are found to be broken vacationers will be evicted without any refund.

More Details

Gail Gualemi
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2017

About Gail Gualemi

Welcome to our Kozy Kabin. In 2009, my husband Sal and I decided to build our dream home for our retirement. It was also in 2009, during the early stages of building the cabin, we found out Sal had stage 3 lung cancer. We decided to continue with the building of our cabin, and I'm so glad we did. We made such wonderful memories staying at the cabin whenever we could during the next few years until Sal went home to be with the Lord. In 2009 Sal and I were not ready to retire, and so in late 2012 we decided to let guests see for themselves the beauty, peace, healing and calming effects our cabin and mountain views bestow upon those who visit our cabin.

After Sal's passing, the Lord Blessed me again and I later married a wonderful man who loves me tenderly and the area as much as I do. And one day soon we will retire here. We purchased a vacant lot on the same mountain overlooking the river and we plan to build our new home on it while continuing renting this beautiful cabin to our vacationers.

Gail Gualemi purchased this cabin in 2009

Why Gail Gualemi chose Bryson City Area

This property allowed Sal and I to build a homesite with mountain views There are many beautiful rivers and waterfalls nearby. The location is within a few minutes to Cherokee. Approximately 10 minutes from Bryson City. It's also approximately 30 miles from Gatlinburg, TN. One hour away from the Biltmore House in Asheville. Nantahala River tubing is very popular and only 25 minutes from the cabin. Or, go tubing in Cherokee and Bryson City. Let's not forget about the nearby National Forests such as, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Blue Ridge Parkway, Pisgah National Forest and Nantahala National Forest.

God has many windows and this beautiful area truly is one of many areas I call "God's Window".

What makes this cabin unique

There are beautiful mountain views. You can look out our windows and see nothing but mountain after mountain.

The weather is perfect for eating outside and what a beautiful breathtaking backdrop view eating your meal on the porch or inside the cabin. Sal and I felt like we were in a fairytale book that became real and alive with magic, love, healing and tranquility. And because of those feelings, we wanted our guests to experience what we had experienced.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Ms. Gualemi,

Just a note to tell you how much my friends enjoyed staying at your Kozy Kabin last weekend. You did not forget anything for your guest's comfort and convenience. I also want to thank you for your gift to our church's food pantry. My wife and I help load shopping carts each Wednesday with 80 needy families and your gift will bless one of those families very well. My wife and I assist in the pantry most Wednesdays and we hear over and over "this is a blessing" and it keeps us going back.

I would like very much to rent your cabin again for a longer stay with family. Hopefully we can in the spring.

Thanks again and I wish you and yours many blessings.

Oct 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Whittier, North Carolina

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 222 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , Middle Level Master Stuite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , located between 2nd and 3rd bedroom on upper level
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , Full Bath in the lower level with pool table
    Bathroom 2 1/2 bath - toilet , w/sink in middle level prior to entering master suite
  • 3.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed , Large walk-in closet
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Master suite, Large walk in closet, jacuzzi, shower
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , Large walk in closet
    Bedroom 4 Lower Level - 2nd suite - 1 large double bed , Smaller master suite with walk-in closet.
  • Queen size Beds : (1) One queen bed in the master suite-middle level, (1) queen bed in 2nd suite-lower level, and (1) queen bed in the upper level bedroom. In addition, another upper level bedroom has 2 twin beds. Each bedroom has a walk-in closet.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jacuzzi ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Coming in 2016 a new pool table.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(89 traveller reviews)

Luxury Log Cabin On A Budget- 8 minutes to Harrah's Casino
average rating of 4.9101124 based on 90 reviews

Very nice cabin, well kept and Kozey!!!

  • 5 of 5

We theroughly enjoyed your cabin and all it had to offer. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you JD for the 5 star review and also texting me after you left the cabin telling me you enjoyed the cabin very much and that you're spreading the word to family and friends of how clean it is. It truly means a lot to hear your testimony. We sincerely look forward to having you visit again in the near future. God Bless you JD, your family and friends.
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We had an awesome time at the Kozy Cabin!! The cabin is gorgeous the view is amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at the Kozy Cabin! Is a beautiful Cabin ! Everything was perfect!! Hopefully we can make this a family event every year!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sandy for the wonderful 5 star review. We are very happy that your days at the cabin were enjoyable and everyone loved the view. We will love to have you come back. Many Blessings to you, your family and guests always!
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The cabin was beautifu. The view was absolutely gorgeous.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was very close to town for shopping. We had a great time.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you kindly Kristin for your 5 star review and mentioning the view "was absolutely gorgeous." We will love to have you stay again in the future. God Bless you and your guests always!
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Raleigh NC

Nice Getaway

  • 4 of 5

Would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Britt for taking the time to write a review. God Bless always.
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Fall Family Vacation to the Great Smoky Mountains

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful and cozy. We had 3 couples and 2 children in our party and everyone had their own space to be alone but there was also plenty of room for us to all eat dinner together and play games. This cabin is fully equipped. We explored waterfalls that were near by and the elk were beautiful in the meadows by the Oconaluftee Visitor Center. We look forward to going back and staying here again!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Melissa for the wonderful 5 star review. We are so happy you and your guests loved the cabin and had a wonderful time exploring the waterfalls and seeing the Elk in the meadows not far away from the cabin location. We will love to have all of you back for another visit in the near future. God Bless you, your family and friends.
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Macon GA

Perfect Place!

  • 5 of 5

This house is gorgeous! We had a great time with the kids at the polar express and having Christmas at the kozy kabin! Very clean and spacious!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Elyse for your 5 star review and taking the time to write during this busy holiday season. We would love to have you and your guests back again to stay in the "Perfect Place" in the near future. God Bless you, your family and friends always and have a Blessed Merry Christmas and New Year.
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Asheville, North Carolina
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Bryson City
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Bryson City
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Maggie Valley
Car: necessary

A special message from owners, ...

We built Kozy Kabin brand new in 2009. My late husband and I found a sign that best described our dream and love for one another and hung it in the living room area that reads, “Two Hearts, Two Lives, One Dream for a Life Time of Love”, and it is our sincere pleasure to share our cabin and mountain to our guests! We are from Florida and the thought of owning a real log cabin and one day retiring in the Smoky Mountains excited us beyond belief. The beautiful country heart pine, wood floors and walls, large picture window, bronze metal roof and the vaulted ceiling was our dream come true!

Honeymooners, those celebrating second honeymoons, anniversaries and all the special occasions...especially love our beautiful mountain views from the porch, living room as well as our large picture window in the loft. I call Kozy Kabin our “Healing Cabin”. We had several guests stay for a week that were recuperating from major surgery and illnesses such as heart disease and cancer. The beauty of the mountains and comfort of our cabin soothes the stress and brings comfort to the soul. Kozy Kabin is also perfect for a Couples Getaway...romantic and the feel of living in a tree house! It's also perfect for a Girlfriends many things to do...and that's without leaving the cabin! But most of all...Kozy Kabin is perfect for families....families that want to create awesome unforgettable memories of time spent together.

Located only a few minutes from Bryson City and Cherokee, we offer a great location centrally located to many towns and vacation activities... (we think the best location of all)... right in the midst of everything ... an easily accessible road (that means you don't have to drive a 4-wheel drive vehicle), a long driveway we just paved, wonderful views that you will fall in love with, and nature at its best... Recent guests were thrilled to discover Elk in Cherokee (5 minutes from our cabin) on their trip back from Gatlinburg, TN.

The cabin has 2,400 + sq. feet of living area, with a large great room that has a vaulted ceiling, an open floor plan, four bedrooms plus a loft overlooking beautiful mountain views, three and half bathrooms, a large open porch and a covered porch where you will enjoy the wonderful mountain breezes and because we love games, we have a room with a pool table in the lower level with the fourth bedroom...we also have a large state-of-the-art 5-6 person hot tub for adults to use on our covered porch, which is accessible from the french doors in the master suite, or the living room area.

We are just a few minutes away from Bryson City... known as the 'Outdoor Adventure' capital of the Great Smoky Mountains. Bryson City is a 'real' isn't overrun with tourists, and it has its own special quaintness and charm. With the terrain, outfitters and guides, Bryson City qualifies as the center of outdoor adventure in the Southeast. For four decades, the Nantahala Outdoor Center in Bryson City has provided rafting, paddling instruction, and supplies to adventurers of all ages.

We are centrally located for all of the Smokey Mountain activities! Bryson City offers unparalleled views, along with miles of hiking and biking trails (hike the Appalachian is only 15 minutes from Kozy Kabin), mountain golf at the Smokey Mountain Country Club, or Cherokee Golf Club and the scenic Great Smokey Mountain Railroad. Nearby Fontana Lake is a beautiful mountain lake where you can swim, fish, and rent a pontoon boat for either half or the entire day.

Also nearby is the Nantahala Outdoor Center for white-water rafting and kayaking, horseback riding, and the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway. Some of the most strenuous and scenic mountain biking trails in the east are found in the Tsali Recreation Area near Bryson City, Cherokee (where you can try your luck at Harrah's Casino or go to the wonderful new movie theatre), Gem Mining, and Deep Creek for tubing, hiking, horseback riding and picnics. Western North Carolina is absolutely great for flea-markets and antiquing ...and... maybe best of all, Ingles Supermarket is only 20 minutes away, and Food Lion in Cherokee is 10 minutes away.

Take 441 in Cherokee to Gaitlinberg, TN, which Gaitlinberg is only 35 minutes from our cabin..that is... if you don't stop and inhale the magnificent mountain views along the way.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin in Whittier, North Carolina

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
13 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
1 Aug 2017 - 13 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
14 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
1 Oct 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
8 Jan 2018 - 31 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
1 Feb 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
1 Mar 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Deposit A$331.72
Cleaning/hot-tub/Linen A$273.34 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.75%

Maximum Occupancy is 8 persons. Check-In: 4:00 pm and Check-out: 10:00 am - Strictly enforced as we require enough time to thoroughly clean 3 levels and ground area.

Rent all 3 levels between $196.00 & $225.00 nightly, $250.00 refundable deposit, $206.00 cleaning fee, 10.75% State and County Tax, and Travel site fee. Third ground level includes pool table, mini bar, 4th bedroom, full bath and additional living area.

2/3 Night rental requests cannot be reserved in advance unless it is for the months of January, February and March During the rest of the year the 2/3 night stays are available to those who want a last minute upcoming get-away (call/inquire within 15 days prior to anticipated stay) if the days are available.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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