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Havencrest

Beds/Baths

5 BR
4.5 BA
Guest Reviews
4.9231
4.9231 (13 guest reviews)

Location

  • Old Fort
Exterior Ariel view of Havencrest. Main entry door and parking area. (Garage not included as part of rental.)Sitting area on large back deck with long range views. Aerial shot of Havencrest. Long range views overlooking Lake Lure off the back deck. Sunroom: Enjoy the mountain air in the sunroom with access to dining room and back deck. Lower level: long range views overlooking Lake Lure. Top-down aerial view: showing house, driveway, and basketball court. Plenty of space to play on basketball court or in the backyard.Firepit in the side yard. Beautiful aerial shot of the long range views. Lower level patio seating. Community waterfallCommunity lake accessLiving room with beautiful vaulted ceilings and ample seating. Living room: with wood burning fireplace open to dining room and back deck. Large entertainment space to enjoy fun gatherings. Large dining room with views of back deck and long range views. Large chef's kitchen: with plenty of space to prepare for large groups. Dining room open to living room Living room: Double-sided wood burning fireplace w/ visibility from the living and the dining room. Main floor bedroom with kingMain floor full bath in bedroom. Entry way leading to kitchen or living room. Kitchen with double ovens and glass cooktop. Upper level: kitchenette with comfortable common area at the top of the stairs. Common area at top of stairsMaster bedroom suite with king bed. Dressing room area in master suite bathroom. Master bath: has large walk-in shower with double shower heads. Upper level master with king bedMaster bath with large soaker tub and double vanity. Upper level guest bath with large walk-in shower. Upper level second guest room with queen bed. Second full kitchen on lower level with fireplace. Second full kitchen on lower level. Lower level bedroom with two twin beds. Lower level guest bath with walk in shower. Lower level bedroom with queen Murphy bed. Lower level game room with pool table and more! Lower level game room. Lower level game room living area.
Age 18 and under.

Occupancy

Sleeps 10

Bedding

BR 1 - King Bed w/ full bath (main floor)
BR 2 - Queen Bed (upper level)
BR 3 - Queen Bed (upper level)
BR 4 - King Bed w/ full bath w/ sleeper sofa (upper level)
BR 5 - Two Twin Beds (lower level)
Extra- 2 sleeper sofas, 1 murphy bed, 2 sleeper chair

Description

5 bedroom 4.5 bath Luxurious Havencrest has spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Lake Lure and beyond that will make you breathless. This mountaintop home in Gateway Mountain, a 3,000 acre nature preserve, is a wonderful getaway for family and friends yet close to all Western North Carolina attractions and activities. Stay on the mountain and enjoy all that Gateway Mountain has to offer, including 2 lakes, a beautiful waterfall park, hiking trails and abundant wildlife. You are secluded, yet 10 minutes to I-40. You are a short 30 minute drive to Asheville and the Biltmore House. This luxurious home includes a Gourmet kitchen on the main floor that leads into a large family room/dining room combo with spectacular views! A large Screened porch connects an expansive deck for outdoor entertaining! 3 levels with an expansive view from 2 floors! This house has something for everyone! 2 Master suites, guest quarters, pool table, fire pit with seating, large decks, charcoal grill, floor to ceiling fireplaces on 2 levels! Aside from 5 bedrooms, this house has a queen Murphy bed, 3 queen sleeper sofas, 2 sleeper chairs! Bring the family and start making memories here! Sheets and towels included.

Pets less than 40 lbs will be considered with a nonrefundable pet fee of $100.

Please note: the satellite wifi is NOT unlimited. It is available for checking emails, Facebook, and surfing the web. We're sorry but you are NOT able to stream movies, music, or play games through the internet or the service will be shut off. The garage is not part of the rental.

House layout:
main floor: living room with TV, wood fireplace; dining table seats up to 16. Screen porch; kitchen with 2 convection ovens; a half bath; washer/dryer; a 2nd fridge; Bedroom with a king bed and a full bath (shower only);
UP: wet bar with microwave; seating area; a full hall bath (shower only); 2 bedrooms with queens beds and a third bedroom with a king bed with a full bath (a TV in this room);
DOWN: full hall bath (shower only); a bedroom with 2 twins; a den with a fireplace and TV (a queen sleeper); another kitchen(makes the 3rd fridge, another oven and another dishwasher); table seats 4; patio; game room with pool table and TV (queen murphy bed).

Havencrest is decorated for Christmas during the month of December.

Amenities

Living

  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linens
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Ironing Board
  • Wireless Internet (Wifi)
  • Fireplace
  • Pet Friendly
  • Groups allowed
  • King size bed
  • Wood Fireplace

Outdoor

  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Charcoal Grill
  • View
  • Outdoor Firepit
  • Nearby Waterfall

Geographic

  • Secluded
  • Private
  • Creek/Lake

Entertainment

  • Satellite TV
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room

FAQ

WHERE IS THIS HOUSE LOCATED?

Havencrest is located in Old Fort. This home is approximately 30 minutes to Black Mountain and Marion, and approximately 45 minutes to Asheville. Click on the location tab above to locate this house on a map.

WHAT IS YOUR REFUND/CANCELLATION POLICY?

If you need to cancel your reservation and the property you had reserved re-rents for the time which you had it reserved, you will be refunded all money you had paid minus an $89 cancellation fee. If you cancel and the property does not re-rent for your reserved dates, you will lose all money you have paid to that point. For this reason, we recommend that you purchase trip insurance. Please call 888-228-8008 before making a reservation if you have questions or concerns.

WHAT IS YOUR PET POLICY AND FEE?

Havencrest is specified as "pet friendly" and dogs less than 40 lbs. are allowed. Unfortunately, due to common allergy problems we cannot allow cats. For the privilege of bringing your dog, there is a minimum charge of $100 nonrefundable fee per pet. A maximum of two dogs are allowed unless you have received special permission from the property manager or homeowner. Any damage that may be caused by your pet during your stay will be paid for out of your security deposit or charged to the credit card we have on file. There is a county-wide leash law in place. When taking your dog outside of a gated area, please ensure that they are on a leash.

WHAT ARE CHECK-IN/CHECK OUT TIMES?

Check-in time is 4pm and check out time is 10am. It is important that we adhere to these times, because there is a chance that someone else will be checking out/in before or after you and we need sufficient time to ready the house for the next renter. If you wish to check-in early, there is a $50 early check-in fee that can be added on to your reservation. Early check-in is only available if someone is not checking out on the morning of your arrival.

WHERE DO WE CHECK-IN/PICK UP KEYS?

Havencrest is located in a gated community. You must go to our Old Fort Office at 78 D Catawba Ave. to pick up your gate card. Driving directions to our Old Fort Office, along with access instructions will be sent out via email. Once you have picked up your gate card, you can proceed to the house. Please do not rely on GPS. We will provide you with driving directions to Havencrest from our Old Fort Office. 

Havencrest has a keyless entry system. You will receive a unique access code within 3 days of your arrival. 

WHAT IF THERE IS AN EMERGENCY DURING OUR STAY?

If you are having a medical emergency, dial 911 from the phone in your rental home or cell phone.

We hope that your stay in the area will be relaxing and without incident, but should you need to get in touch with Greybeard, we have someone on call 24 hours a day. Just call our office at 828-669-1072 and dial extension 203, which will forward to the cell phone of the person on call. Please do not hesitate to call us if something needs immediate attention, but if your question or concern can wait, we ask that you call the office during normal office hours.

WHEN IS THE SECURITY DEPOSIT REFUNDED?

Security deposits are returned within 30 days of guest departure.

WILL THERE BE FIREWOOD AT THE HOUSE? 

Firewood is not supplied by Greybeard. Some houses will have a small supply of firewood for renter use; however, it is best to purchase your own small bundle of wood or Duraflame pressed logs at the local grocery store.

Cutting branches, limbs or trees on the property is strictly prohibited. You can use limbs found on the ground. Absolutely NO fires are permitted outside unless the property is fitted with a fire ring/fire pit. You cannot bring your own portable fire pit. 

IS WIFI SERVICE INCLUDED WITH MY RENTAL RESERVATION? WILL I HAVE CELL PHONE SERVICE AT MY RENTAL?

Wifi is available at Havencrest, but is offered via satellite. Streaming movies or music or playing internet-based games is not available. Please note that Greybeard Rentals does not guarantee internet connectivity or speed. Each individual homeowner contracts directly with an internet service provider, and due to a variety of reasons, Greybeard does not guarantee service. Our Black Mountain and Asheville offices have wifi service available if needed.

Cell phone service is not guaranteed. You may check with your service provider to see if service is available.

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Reviews

Havencrest

Reviewed on 2019-07-28 by
Updated on 2019-07-28
Review of stay from 2019-07-20 to 2019-07-27
Overall Satisfaction
5
Were you satisfied with the property's general condition?
5
Were you happy with the property's location? (convenience, safety, view, etc.)
3
How would you rate the cleanliness of your home?
5
How would you rate the reservations process
5
Would you recommend this property to a friend?
We enjoyed the clean and roomy rental house. We loved the view and enjoyed sitting in the screened in porch.

Great place for family reunion, beautiful views!

Reviewed on 2018-11-14 by from Raleigh, NC United States
Updated on 2018-11-14
Review of stay from 2018-11-09 to 2018-11-12
Overall Satisfaction
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
The house is beautiful and has plenty of space for multiple families to spread out. Well stocked kitchen, comfy beds and furniture. Gorgeous views! I would definitely rent here again.
Manager response - Response from Greybeard Rentals
Sounds wonderful. Great choice for your reunion! I'm glad you enjoyed the stay.

Havencrest was truly a Haven !

Reviewed on 2018-09-18 by from Wilmington, NC United States
Updated on 2018-09-18
Review of stay from 2018-09-12 to 2018-09-16
Overall Satisfaction
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
My family and I (9 of us and 4 dogs) sought refuse from Hurricane Florence. We traveled together from Wilmington with everything important to us. This home was just what we needed ... it had everything, lots of space, comfort and incredible views! We enjoyed cooking in the well equipped kitchen. Playing pool and, games and movies! Proximity to Asheville provided a couple of fun outings good food and great breweries! I hope to return for a vacation when the leaves are changing! I want to thank the staff of Greybeard Rentals each person I spioke with was extremely helpful and so very kind! I highly recommend Greybeard and Havencrest!
Manager response - Response from Greybeard Rentals
Happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at Havencrest and enjoyed visiting restaurants and breweries! I hope all is well for you back in Wilmington. Please do come back for the fall color change - we'd love to welcome you!

Amazing House

Reviewed on 2018-06-05 by from Warner Robins, GA United States
Updated on 2018-06-05
Review of stay from 2018-05-25 to 2018-05-28
Overall Satisfaction
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
The house was great. It rained a bit over Memorial Day Weekend but there was plenty of room in the house for games and lounging around. The house was in a nice, quiet, and beautiful location. Plenty of room for food and cooking with the 2 full size kitchens and charcoal grill out back. Come stocked up on groceries and there's no reason to leave. We had a great experience. Thank you.
Manager response - Response from Greybeard Rentals
Good advice! Glad to hear you had a nice time at Havencrest and it sounds like you thoroughly enjoyed the stay - grilling out, cooking and relaxing.

Good time had by All

Reviewed on 2017-10-11 by from Orlando, FL United States
Updated on 2017-10-11
Review of stay from 2017-10-06 to 2017-10-09
Overall Satisfaction
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
4
Property condition
5
It was very enjoyable. The view was breathtaking and the house was fantastic! Are only regret was not spending more time in the home!
Manager response - Response from Greybeard Rentals
Great to hear you had a nice time at Havencrest! Come back again for a longer stay!

Mountain Home Rental Property

Reviewed on 2017-09-26 by from Matthews, NC United States
Updated on 2017-09-26
Review of stay from 2017-09-21 to 2017-09-24
Overall Satisfaction
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
This was an incredible rental. It was a magnificent home, spacious, comfortable, and well stocked. We had 9 guests, all comfortable with their own beds, plenty of bathrooms, and a great kitchen we used to make a special meal one night. The decks are awesome with great views. One night it rained which made the screened deck especially a welcome addition to the home.

I stayed in the master bedroom which was larger than most apartments I've had. With a huge bathroom and a 5 headed shower you could get lost in, it truly felt like luxury living.

It was a little tough to find the first night, I recommend to anyone renting this home to find it in daylight hours.
Manager response - Response from Greybeard Rentals
I'm so glad you enjoyed the luxury-living at Havencrest! It's a great home. Yes, we definitely recommend arriving the first time during daylight hours as well. Thanks for the great feedback. Come back soon! - Greybeard Rentals

Wonderful house

Reviewed on 2017-09-10 by from CORDOVA, TN United States
Updated on 2017-09-10
Review of stay from 2017-08-19 to 2017-08-24
Overall Satisfaction
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
Beautiful view. Great screened in patio. Shower was incredible with 6 jets.
Highly recommend.
Manager response - Response from Greybeard Rentals
Great to hear this. Thanks for your 5-star review on your stay at Havencrest!

Amazing!!!

Reviewed on 2017-08-03 by from Estero, FL United States
Updated on 2017-08-03
Review of stay from 2017-07-13 to 2017-07-18
Overall Satisfaction
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
I am awed by how beautiful this house was. We had a cousins get together with 11 people and enjoyed every second of it. The house was huge and we could have fit at least 5 more people comfortably. We spent the days hiking and the evenings in the living room or screened in porch. We enjoyed the games and movies that were in the house. I would definitely recommend this rental to ANYONE.
Manager response - Response from Greybeard Rentals
We're happy to hear that you had a great stay at Havencrest! Thanks for letting us know. -Greybeard Rentals

Havencrest

Reviewed on 2017-07-02 by from San Ramon, CA United States
Updated on 2017-07-02
Review of stay from 2017-06-21 to 2017-06-25
Overall Satisfaction
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
2
Property condition
4
The 5 bedroom house was lovely and with a beautiful view. It was very clean and everything in good order. It had a billards room in the lower floor which was great for entertainment in the evenings. Because the house is in a pretty isolated location in the mountains, we made sure we returned back to the house before dark. The roads are narrow,, steep and curvy and house can be difficult to find especially once its dark. That was the only negative about the experience. The property management company did a great job as they were very responsive and helpful with any questions.
Manager response - Response from Greybeard Rentals
I'm glad you enjoyed Havencrest and working with us here at Greybeard! It really is a wonderful home with a great view. We like to say that these beautiful mountain views usually come hand in hand with being a bit off the beaten path (and disclose it in the description/amenity selections just to be upfront). Though, I have to say that the driveway for this home is definitely easy access. :) Thanks for your feedback!

Family gathering

Reviewed on 2017-04-11 by from Lexington, KY United States
Updated on 2017-04-11
Review of stay from 2017-04-06 to 2017-04-09
Overall Satisfaction
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
House was very nice and clean !! The view from house was Beautiful . We loved just sitting in rocking chairs on porch . The 2 master bedrooms were lovely but would have enjoyed a TV in those rooms and other bedrooms . Kitchen was very well stocked and Beautiful, lots of room for everyone to cook . Only problems were the kitchen faucet handle was broken but we worked with it . Kids enjoyed the basketball court and outside fire pit. Would enjoy staying there again !!
Manager response - Response from Greybeard Rentals
I'm so glad you enjoyed the stay and it sounds like you we pleased with the amenities. Sorry for the faucet issue --the owner had ordered the parts to fix the faucet as the wrong parts were sent the first time. We will be getting it resolved this week. Thank you, and we will look forward to next time!

Happy New Year!

Reviewed on 2017-01-04 by from Saint Petersburg, FL United States
Updated on 2017-01-04
Review of stay from 2016-12-28 to 2017-01-01
Overall Satisfaction
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
We celebrated the new year holiday in this home. It was fantastic and gave us all everything we needed. 3 families with 8 adults and 7 kids and we all had kite own space and plenty of room.
Manager response - Response from Greybeard Rentals
Glad you had an enjoyable New Year celebration at Havencrest! Sounds like a wonderful time.

Perfect Family Mountain Home!

Reviewed on 2016-11-15 by from Wilmington, NC United States
Updated on 2016-11-15
Review of stay from 2016-11-10 to 2016-11-13
Overall Satisfaction
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
Havencrest is an incredible mountain rental home. My family vacations every year at different locations in the North Carolina Mountains-and this rental was by far the best! EverIt is a very large home and accommodated our family of 6 perfectly. This home includes EVERYTHING. The kitchen is extremely well stocked, all appliances/kitchen is up to date and functioning perfectly. The layout in the home is very spacious, and allows for privacy and gathering spaces. The downstairs game room/separate kitchen was awesome for the kids. We thoroughly enjoyed the tremendous selection of movies in the DVD library! The upstairs master suite was incredible! The location was very convenient, the views are breathtaking, and the home has extreme privacy. This home was extremely clean and has everything-no need to bring a thing! Everything about this home from booking to departure was perfect. Thank you for an incredible stay!
Manager response - Response from Greybeard Rentals
That's great! Yes, Havencrest is very spacious and well stocked with desirable amenities. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed the stay and we'd love to welcome you back!

Beautiful home and location!

Reviewed on 2016-11-02 by from Athens, GA United States
Updated on 2016-11-02
Review of stay from 2016-10-14 to 2016-10-17
Overall Satisfaction
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
The house is lovely, easily fits a big group, and couldn't be in a more beautiful location! I highly recommend this rental!
Manager response - Response from Greybeard Rentals
I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at Havencrest. Glad to have your recommendation and we'd love to welcome you back.