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

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom (2 Masters), Loft, 3 1/2 Bathroom , Firepit, Hot-tub

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

Kozy Kabin is located in a HOA family deeded mountain. The cabin is near the entrance to the mountain. Many vacationers staying at Kozy Kabin prefer to not travel too far up a mountain. While staying at our cabin as a guest, take a short drive and visit the Oconaluftee River Community riverbank and picnic pavilion just a few short minutes away on the same mountain.

Kozy Kabin:

Fully furnished cabin.

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

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

The lower level 4th bedroom, mini bar, full bath, living area, flat screen tv 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.

HOA Deeded Community Quite Time: 11:00 pm - 7:00 AM if outside. 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, dutch, Afrikaans
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018

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 Whittier

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:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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.


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average rating of 4.891892 based on 112 reviews

Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend at the cabin and Gail was great to work with. I would recommend to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 07/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much Cody for the wonderful 5 star rating and recommendation. We loved having you and your guests stay at our beautiful cabin. God Bless all of you always! And have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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Great stay! Beautiful memories

  • 4 of 5

Gail, the owner is very friendly! Always replied to my questions in a timely maner. We were able to check in early (but did not bc we were still traveling). The cabin is well equipped and charming. The road going to the cabin is for sure an experience! However it was not a problem for my husband... my only suggestion would be to improve the grill bc it is quite small when cooking for several people. We did the Great Smokey Mountain Rail Road and it was an amazing experience. We would come back in 2020!

  • Review Submitted: 11/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Elise for the 4-star rating and suggestion of a bigger outside grill. This was the first suggestion we received since installing over a year ago. We will definitely take that into consideration, perhaps even placing an extra grill next to it. When we ordered the campsite grill that was the biggest the vendor had in stock. We are happy to hear you will be back in 2020. We look forward to hearing from you. Thank you for taking good care of the cabin and we are glad to hear wonderful memories were made. God Bless all of you!
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Perfect cabin in perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! This cabin is beautiful and was the perfect place for our family of 6 get together. There is so much room it can easily accommodate more. Loved the spacious floor plan. The basement bedroom with pool table and access to outside is perfect for those who want their own space. The hot tub was great. The kitchen had everything we needed to fix family meals. The owners are nice as can be and allowed early check-in. This cabin is located just far enough from Cherokee without being inconvenient. We definitely would love to stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 26/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Patty for the wonderful 5-star review. The vacationer that left in the morning prior to your arrival was wonderful and left the cabin in great shape, thus allowing early check-in for you and your family. Thank you for treating our cabin just as wonderful! We will love to have you back again in the near future. Sending Blessings to you and your family. Enjoy the remainder of your summer.
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lovely retreat

  • 5 of 5

very enjoyable week spent in the beautiful smokies.

  • Review Submitted: 16/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Julia for the wonderful 5-star rating. We are happy you and your guests enjoyed yourselves. We will love to have everyone return in the future. God Bless all of you always!
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  • 5 of 5

The cabin was beautiful, we enjoyed our stay. The owner was very friendly to deal with. We will definitely visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 28/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Brenda for the wonderful 5-star review! We loved having you and your family/guests stay at our beautiful cabin. We are happy to hear everyone had a wonderful visit. We hope you all had the time to visit our beautiful community riverbank area, just a few minutes from our cabin. If not, make sure when you come back you visit the community common area. Have a picnic under the pavilion and enjoy the river and nature. God Bless you Brenda, your family and friends always!
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  • 4 of 5


  • Review Submitted: 24/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sheng for your short and sweet review giving our beautiful cabin a 4-star rating. We truly appreciate it. Enjoy the remainder of your summer! God Bless you and your family always!
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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

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1 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
13 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
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1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
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1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
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1 Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
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1 Dec 2018 - 19 Dec 2018
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20 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
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1 Jan 2019 - 3 Jan 2019
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4 Jan 2019 - 31 Jan 2019
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1 Feb 2019 - 28 Feb 2019
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1 Mar 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
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1 Apr 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
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1 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
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June 2019
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
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July 2019
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Jul 2019
5 night minimum stay
August 2019
1 Aug 2019 - 18 Aug 2019
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August 19-31, 2019
19 Aug 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
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My Standard Rate
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$278.45 + Tax

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, $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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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