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Gail Margoshes

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The Farm - A Country Home on 3 Acres in the Blue Ridge Mtns.

25 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Glenville holiday chateau / country house

Country House, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

5 minute walk from Lake Glenville, private home on 3 acres with wrap-around porch, soaring cathedral ceilings, stone fireplace, 4 bedrooms, including 2 master suites, and designer kitchen. Serene vistas of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Christmas tree farms, beautiful sunsets and natural flora and fauna.

  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Gail Margoshes (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks english

About Gail Margoshes

I built The Farm in 2008, having purchased the three acres from my good neighbors down the hill. My late husband and I had spent summers at their cottage and wanted our own piece of this glorious, and peaceful countryside. When I'm not at The Farm, I live in Miami and am in practice as a Psychoanalyst. My Golden Retrievers can attest to the fact that this is dog country par excellance.

Gail Margoshes purchased this chateau / country house in 2008

Why Gail Margoshes chose Cashiers Area

The area of Lake Glenville, Highlands and Cashiers provide great boating, antiquing, hiking, photography, skiing, horseback riding and North Carolina country life. It's peacefulness and serenity is its most essential quality. Come and hear the silence of nature. You'll never want to leave.


based on 25 traveller reviews

The Farm - A Country Home on 3 Acres in the Blue Ridge Mtns.
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews

May Wedding 2016 Breathtaking

  • 5 of 5

This home owner has an amazing home. Everything you need for any stay. The home is stunning. We went for my son's wedding and loved our stay. The setting of this home is lovely. Very close to the lake as well as town. But still far enough to feel like you are lost in time. The home was decorated immaculate.

I would recommend this property to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay for the whole family!

  • 5 of 5

We travel to North Carolina every other year for Thanksgiving week and most of the houses we stay at we rent through VRBO. The Farm is by far the loveliest, most comfortable and beautiful house we have stayed at! Everything from the first response from the owner to our departure was excellent. One thing we loved the most (besides the AMAZING kitchen!) was how easily accessible is the house. The location is great - we even spent a day in Gatlinburg, TN with plenty of time to return back home. A quick drive to Highlands and you will find a really lovely upscale town with great food and service. Since we stayed in Glenville during cold weather, we didn't get to enjoy the lake, but did enjoy a drive through the beautiful scenic roads around it. The house is perfectly appointed and extremely comfortable. It is the perfect place to just relax and fall back in love with nature and life! It is so peaceful, yet you don't feel so isolated from civilization as everything is very accessible. The beds are amazing! The house is a piece of art! The caretaker is very attentive and helped us with everything we needed. Gail, the owner, is a pleasure to work with. Please, do not think twice about renting this property. You will not regret it! We spent the most beautiful Thanksgiving week so far at The Farm and are very grateful we came across this rental.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for 3 generations

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family of 5 adults and 3 children spent a memorable week at this lovely house and inviting setting. It was an ideal place for the little ones to explore nature in a setting where they could explore and be easily supervised. The 5 year old loved learning to fish in the neighbors' pond. We set up badminton, croquet and had a marshmellow roast at the fire pit.

They ran around the porch like it was their cruise ship. Nearby is a small man made beach by Duke power. The tv was never even turned on!

The few problems we encountered were immediately addressed by the owner and local caretaker. We would highly recommend this convenient rental.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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This is a really, really nice house!

  • 5 of 5

Great place to get away and unwind. House is superbly maintained and supplied with all the necessities. Just bring yourselves and some groceries (and perhaps a bottle or two of wine.) Nice grocery store in nearby Cashiers (Ingles) carries everything you could possibly need. The wrap around deck / porch is a nice feature. We took in a few nice sunsets from the front.

This was our first experience renting a vacation property through HomeAway so we were a bit apprehensive at first. We never spoke directly with the owner, Gail, but through promptly returned emails it wasn't long before she made us feel like old friends. You could almost sense she wished could be there herself to host us!

Glenville itself offers the lake, a cool hiking trail at the base of the lake down to High Falls (pretty steep but fun) and Happ's Place restaurant which we took a chance on and found to be surprisingly good. Other than that you'll need to travel just a few miles to Cashiers and Highlands for shopping and dining but it's an easy trip. Besides, the house is so nice you may not even want to leave it! We had beautiful weather every day so we were outside a lot but would have been quite comfortable if we had to stay inside.

We explored a few different waterfalls in the area (Whitewater Falls, Dry Falls (and some others I can't remember the name of) rented jet skis at Lakeside Marina on Lake Glenville and a tritoon boat from Signal Ridge Marina right next door. We were able to tube and water ski with the tritoon boat.

My Wife, daughter and sister - in - law enjoyed the boutiques in Cashiers and even more so over in Highlands. There's great golf in the area too. Most courses are private but there are a few open to the public. We were very well treated at Sapphire National, about 20 minutes from the house. We also enjoyed dinner at a tapas restaurant in Sapphire Valley called Table 64.

I forgot to say we even had our 2 miniature daschunds with us. Most the hiking trails and waterfalls allow pets on a leash. They had a blast hiking up and down the mountains! There's also a nice public park in Cashiers with perfect trails for dog walking. I'd recommend a sandwich from the Farmers Market there then grab a picnic table in the park. We were going to go back there our last night for live entertainment called "Groovin on the Green" but we were just too tired.

All said, it was a great trip. The house is fantastic and Gail is a wonderful, trustworthy person from whom to rent.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Magical Home!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for allowing us to make forever memories, your house is Magical! It is a wonderful setting as the sunset and the fireflies came out, there was dancing and merriment on your porch! We look forward to returning to such a special place.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful family vacation at the Farm

  • 5 of 5

My family (three kids, my husband, parents, and brother) just returned from a fantastic vacation at The Farm! The house was immaculate and beautifully decorated; it has a front and back porch that you can sit on to take in the beautiful views. From this porch we grilled, watched the kids chase fireflies, and watched a beautiful lightning storm above the mountains. We had plenty to do in the area. We took the kids to the Village Green, to swim under a waterfall, and on hikes. We greatly enjoyed the botanical gardens in Highland. The kitchen was well equipped so we ate many meals at The Farm (and packed many picnics for our day trips). Everyone had a great time there. I would highly recommend The Farm! The owner was always quick to answer any questions I had.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Short walk to Lake Glenville; 6 miles to Cashiers, NC


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chateau / country house on Glenville, North Carolina

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall Season
29 Sep 2016 - 21 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$20 per night, per additional guest
Christmas Week
22 Dec 2016 - 28 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee A$326
Tax Rate 6.75%

Rates are for 6 people; additional guests are $15. per person, per night.
Additional $50.00 Pet Fee per week.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house rental in Glenville, North Carolina

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • mobile phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Half 1 - toilet
    Full 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Full 2 - toilet , bath with shower
    Full 3 - toilet , bath with shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • video player
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda / Loggia ...
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • wooden decking
  • 6 garden chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • 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:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting