I respond to your inquires within the hour most just after receiving the first notification!!
Joining the outside with rest inside. Just 5-10 min from Boone, Blowing Rock 20 Min. Conveniently located to biking, hiking, camping, the grocery store and campus. I own a quiet home with a garden island pond that is surrounded by life.
Peaceful and private retreat. Let my place be your pick.
This gorgeous island property is just minutes away from it all, but you will feel like you have arrived at a secluded oasis.
My house sits on a secluded, ¾ acre lot with private Island pond access providing an unmatched tranquil setting for a getaway. Summertime fishing just out the front door, winter snow skiing is minutes away.
This is a vacation spot is not to be missed!
LGBT Friendly no need to ask!
~One mile bike ride to Rocky Knob park
~4.5 miles to Campus
~4.5 miles to Downtown Boone
~6.3 miles Turtle Island Preserve
~6.4 miles to Art of Living Retreat Center
~6.1 miles to App Ski Mountain
~1 mile Blue Ridge Parkway
~8.9 miles to Blowing Rock
~18.9 miles to Banner Elk
Access Times - Checkin is from 3PM to whenever you get here, SATURDAYS after 6 is best, as I work that day and can be hard to communicate. Checkout is by 11AM. Please contact me if you need access at another time.
Nest Smart Home System - Nest OUTDOOR security Camera is used primarily when I do not have renters. I AM NOT SPYING ON YOU!!!! Nest thermostat is in the back hallway. Pleas turn down the heat to 65 when you are NOT there. Nest smoke detector alerts me to any smoke and has a night light that will turn on if you walk near it.
Wood Countertops - Pleas do not put ANY hot plates/cookware from the stove/oven and microwave directly on the tops of the counters. There are hot pads you may use. Clean up any spills immediately. They are NOT cutting boards.
Heat - Pleas turn down the heat to 65 when you are NOT there.
Water Usage / Toilet - Pleas be conservative of the water you use. I am NOT on city water or septic. Pleas DO NOT flush ANYTHING but toilet paper down the toilet!!! The Septic tank is vary sensitive... NO feminine products, wet wipes, hand towels should EVER be flushed down the toilet. THANKS...
Smoking - There is NO smoking in the house EVER.. I am supper sensitive to smoke. Properly dispose of them.
Guests – No outside guests should EVER be invited back to stay with you.
Windows - Pleas do not open the windows below 60 degrees outside. Closing the shades pleas remove any plants that are on the ledges.
Cleaning – Altho I charge a cleaning fee I do not expect you to mop, dust, clean tub, and toilets ect. :) but pleas return the space how you found it. Cleanliness is one of the rating on your Profile. Use common sense.
Food / Beverages – Help yourself to whatever you find. I have added a few things to enjoy while you are here and so have others. Pleas pass on anything you think someone else will use while you are here. The top water is from a SPRING so it is better then bottle water. If there is anyone in your group that is a alcoholic or recovering alcoholic pleas let me know so I do not offer you something that will cause problems. I offer a safe environment and do not want anyone to stumble.
Entreatment - I have a gust book on the side table filed with ideas. Pleas add to it as you find something you love. 50 inch HD Smart TV with Charter Cable and a DVD player.
Pond- No swimming or wading in the water. The mud in the pod is deep and you will get stuck. Kids MUST be supervised at all times. YOU take responsibility for there care and safety the entire time you are on my property. The pond is ever changing with each season. The amount of water and what is blooming depends on the rains. There is times that the water is full and flowers exploding with color. Then there are seasons when the pond is dry and the flowers are fading. With each season i have created a place of wonder and with each turn brings new life. Come escape into my ever changing landscape!!!
Pleas enjoy the space relax and have fun.
NOW Excepting fall reservations.
This property is ever changing. There are over 200 different kinds of Dwarf Conifers, many Native plants as well as Palms and Banana trees on this property. My koi Island pond is teaming with life. Some of the rarest water lilly's can be found flowering in the summer months. I am creating a place of wonder and life at every turn. As you make your way inside you will see lots of detail from two picture windows bring in the light and nature of the outside in. The kitchen in recently renovated with modern cabinets and open shelves made from 50 year old local harvested black walnut. Each room is design to create rest and peace.
I have taken 5 years of thought and carful design to bring this place to life. Now it is time for me to share it with you. I am not interested in just renting a house but to create a place where family's can come to rest and heal from the chaos of this world. From the time you arrive to the time you go it is my Goal that you will have your life changed and renewed.
Please come and escape into what I have created for the world to see...
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