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'Smallwood' Cute Highlands Home w/ Screened Porch!

Adults-only Lake Sequoyah vacation home with fireplace and kitchen

  • Free WiFi

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Highlands, NC, United States of America
  • We enjoyed our stay in Smallwoods! It was clean and perfectly located. Marie the host is…

    Aug 15, 2021

  • The property owner cares and wants you to enjoy the property which is apparent by how…

    Jul 29, 2021

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  • 5 guests
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 beds
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Bed sheets provided

What’s around

  • In Lake Sequoyah
  • Dry Falls - 37 min walk
  • Nantahala National Forest - 1 min walk
  • Bridal Veil Falls - 21 min walk
  • The Bascom Center for the Visual Arts - 33 min walk
  • Highlands Country Club - 2.4 mi / 3.8 km

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom 2

2 Twin Beds

Bedroom 3

3 Twin Beds

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About this home

Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains and surrounded by hardwood trees and rhododendrons, this 3-bedroom, 3-bath vacation rental, nicknamed 'Smallwood,' will be your personal slice of heaven. Located at a dead-end road, this house provides privacy and serenity with easy access to the area's best sites. You will be just 2 miles to the eateries of Highlands Main Street and just minutes to cascading waterfalls. Fall in love with the porch and the charming, homey furnishings of this mountain hideaway!


Separate Mother-in-Law Suite | Free WiFi | 2 Miles to Main Street

Escape the hustle and bustle of city life and stay at this charming mountain home, the ideal hideaway for a group of friends looking for easy access to the attractions of Highlands.

Bedroom 1 (Main House): Queen Bed | Bedroom 2 (Main House): 2 Twin Beds, Twin Trundle Bed | Bedroom 3 (Above Garage): 2 Twin Beds

OUTDOOR LIVING: Wraparound deck, gas grill, screened porch, patio furniture & outdoor dining area, wooded views, fire pit, backyard

INDOOR LIVING: Wood-burning fireplace, 3 cable TVs, French doors, vaulted ceilings, clawfoot tub, books, separate kitchenette, ceiling fans, telescope

KITCHEN: Fully equipped, breakfast bar, drip coffee maker, toaster, food processor, water filter, ice maker, dishware/flatware

GENERAL: Washer & dryer, central heating & air conditioning, hair dryer, complimentary toiletries, linens, towels

FAQ: Exterior security cameras (entryway & garage), outdoor stairs required for access, steep indoor stairs required to access bedrooms

PARKING: Garage (1 vehicle), gravel driveway (ample parking)


HIGHLANDS HIGHLIGHTS: Will Henry Stevens Covered Bridge (1.7 miles), The Bascom: Center for Visual Arts (1.8 miles), Recreation Park Swimming Pool (2.5 miles), Highlands Performing Arts Center (2.7 miles), Highlands Nature Center (2.8 miles), Sunset Rock (3.1 miles), Jackson Hole Gem Mine (7.1 miles)

GET OUTSIDE: Whiteside Mountain (7.5 miles), Lake Glenville (14.1 miles), Ski Sapphire Valley (14.1 miles), The Pines Recreation Area (19.2 miles), Gorges State Park (21.9 miles), Black Rock Mountain State Park (24.1 miles), Moonshine Mountain Snow Tubing Park (54.7 miles)

WATERFALLS: Bridal Veil Falls (1.2 miles), Dry Falls (1.9 miles), Glen Falls (4.3 miles), Bust Your Butt Falls (5.3 miles), Cullasaja Falls (7.5 miles), Cashiers Sliding Rock (11.8 miles), Hurricane Falls (13.3 miles), Turtleback Falls (22.5 miles)

EAT + DRINK: Wild Thyme Gourmet (2.2 miles), The Ugly Dog Public House - Highlands (2.4 miles), Lakeside Restaurant (2.5 miles), Ristorante Paoletti (2.5 miles), Whiteside Brewing Company (11.0 miles), El Manzanillo Mexican Restaurant (11.8 miles)

AIRPORTS: Asheville Regional Airport (58.4 miles), Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (83.2 miles)


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- No smoking

- No pets allowed

- No events, parties, or large gatherings

- Must be at least 25 years old to book

- Additional fees and taxes may

- Photo ID may be required upon check-in

- NOTE: The property requires stairs and may be difficult for guests with limited mobility

- NOTE: The property is not suitable for young children due to the steep indoor stairs

- NOTE: Evidence of smoking at the property will result in a $500 fine

- NOTE: If there are over 6 people, a $50 fee per person per night will be assessed

- NOTE: Your safety matters. This property features 2 exterior security cameras, located above the garage and front porch, both facing outward. They do not look into interior spaces

What’s around


  • In Lake Sequoyah
  • Dry Falls - 37 min walk
  • Nantahala National Forest - 1 min walk
  • Bridal Veil Falls - 21 min walk
  • The Bascom Center for the Visual Arts - 33 min walk
  • Highlands Country Club - 2.4 mi / 3.8 km
  • Highlands Playhouse - 2.4 mi / 3.9 km
  • Highlands Art Gallery - 2.5 mi / 4 km
  • Cliffside Lake Recreation Area - 2.7 mi / 4.4 km
  • Highlands Biological Station - 3 mi / 4.8 km
  • Old Edwards Club - 7.8 mi / 12.6 km
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Highlands, NC, United States of America

The manager


Speaks: English, French, German, Spanish

The home

Key facts

  • Garage
  • Free WiFi
  • Car recommended
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Washer/dryer


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bedroom one - 1 queen bed
  • Bedroom two - 3 twin/single beds
  • Bedroom three -2 twin/single beds
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 3 bathrooms
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided


  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Stovetop
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Ice maker

Entertainment and recreation

  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Books
  • Skiing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Health or beauty spa nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Hunting nearby
  • Powerboating nearby


  • Access to pool


  • Deck
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Telescope

Other amenities

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Fireplace

Things to know

House rules

  • Caters to adults only
  • Pets not allowed
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • No smoking
  • Max. guests: 5
  • Minimum check-in age: 25

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in after 2:00 PM
  • Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions. You will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking.

Fees & policies

Required at check-in

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 25

Travelling with others

  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pets not allowed


  • Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

Also known as

  • Smallwood Serene Highlands Home W/screened Porch House
  • Smallwood Serene Highlands Home W/screened Porch Highlands
  • 'Smallwood' Cute Highlands Home w/ Screened Porch! Highlands
  • Smallwood Serene Home W/screened Porch House
  • Smallwood Serene Highlands Home W/screened Porch House
  • Smallwood Serene Home W/screened Porch House
  • Smallwood Serene Home W/screened Porch
  • 'smallwood' Serene Highlands Home W/screened Porch
  • 358954


  • Yes. Onsite parking options include a garage.
  • Yes, there's a pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in starting at 2:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Asia House (2 mi), The Log Cabin (2.1 mi), and Bistro on Main (2.2 mi).
  • During the winter, enjoy nearby recreation like skiing and return when the snow melts for hiking and power boating. Additional recreation nearby includes hunting. 'Smallwood' Cute Highlands Home w/ Screened Porch! also has a garden.
  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Family Vacation

    We really liked this property. The main house is really cute with good windows and lighting. The kitchen has everything you need for basic amenities (eg dishwasher pods, S&P, cooking oil). I really liked not having to buy tons of detergent pods for 2 loads of clothes and dishes. Beds were a great setup for our family. We had a 3 year-old in one bed and there is another small room that we used for the younger boy in a Pack-and-Play. Our daughters stayed in the room over the garage and loved it. We used the baby monitor as an intercom to communicate with them. Brought bikes for them but there wasn't a lot of room for them to ride due to elevation. TV and internet work. Host is really sweet and helpful! We had a great time and would visit again.

    Justin M., 4 night trip, Jul 14, 2021

    Verified Vrbo guest review

  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Great Getaway

    Wonderful small house. Great location near town.

    David W., 4 night trip, Oct 19, 2020

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Highlands Getaway

    Nice little cottage tucked in the woods for my two girlfriends and myself long weekend adventure.

    Karen W., 4 night trip, Oct 7, 2020

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    A hidden gem

    Smallwood is everything as described and more. It is a warm and cozy home with items scattered throughout that represent the fun times and love that has built it to what it is today. I will definitely keep this in my favorites :-)

    Erin S., 2 night trip, Oct 5, 2019

    Verified Vrbo guest review

  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Perfect getaway close to everything you want to do in Highlands!

    My husband and I and our 13 year old son had a fabulous stay at Smallwood. The house is precious and extremely clean and well taken care of. We enjoyed wine on the screen porch in the evening and coffee there in the morning. Quiet setting, close to town.....the location is the best!! Less than 10 minutes and a straight shot to downtown. We enjoyed dinner in town Friday evening and grilled steaks at the house with our friends visiting from Egypt on Saturday. The kitchen had everything we needed to fix our meal. It was a perfect getaway and escape from the Athens, GA heat! Thank you, Marie, for being so kind and easy to work with!

    Kathryn R., 2 night trip, Aug 9, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Outstanding in every way! Exceeded my greatest expectations.

    This was my first time to try a VRBO. It will not be my last but I can’t imagine another property being so rewarding. From the correspondence leading up to our stay through departures, everything was over the top fantastic. Smallwood was convenient to everything on our agenda and more. It is a beautiful home nestled in the woods. The house is immaculate- so clean I don’t think I could’ve possibly left it cleaner than I found it which is always my intention. They provide everything you could possibly need or want from coffee, coffee pot, microwave, iron , washing machine, etc. The home is more than comfortable and well appointed. My favorite spot was a screen porch equipped with rockers that provided great enjoyment. I cannot say enough great things about this home! And in fact I felt like I was at home while there!!! If you are considering this VRBO you will not regret it!

    Leslie B., 3 night trip, Aug 31, 2018

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Great experience!

    Lovely location and wonderful home, beautifully equipped. Close to Highlands and Cashiers. Great restaurants nearby make it easy!

    susan m., 4 night trip, Aug 14, 2018

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  • 10,0.Exceptional


    We had a great stay in this lovely home! It is obviously loved and cared for! We spent some very relaxing time reading on the porch. We used the Croft when our son joined us. It was just as comfortable as the main house with a great bathroom. Marie was a gracious host before and after our stay, I hope to plan another trip to this wonderful home soon!

    Jennifer A., 6 night trip, Jun 27, 2018

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Perfection! What a wonderful place to relax and enjoy time with loved ones.

    Smallwood is a lovey home in a beautiful setting in the trees. Situated 2 miles from downtown Highlands and eight minutes by car, this Home is convient to everything Highlands has to offer. Just at the bottom of the neighborhood, is a restaurant, “On the Veranda” which is walkable from the home, if you don’t mind a climb up a short hill after dinner. Marie, the owner of Smallwood is charming and lovely and she is very communicative but not overly so. She makes you feel at home with everything you need in a vacation property. You can tell she loves this home and area. The guest house is wonderful and is above a detached garage. It feels like an oasis when needed. The main house is lovely as well with nice amenities and comfortable surroundings. The mattresses are nice and the bedding is comfortable. In all this home is wonderful for families, and time away from it all. We will return as this Home truly is a wonderful getaway!

    Brian G., 2 night trip, Oct 20, 2017

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    The perfect mountain get away

    A beautifully maintained home that is clearly furnished with much love and memories. Everything was perfect! My best vacation rental ever.

    Edward F., 2 night trip, Sep 2, 2017

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