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SaraKen

Beds/Baths

4 BR
3.5 BA
Guest Reviews
4.6667
4.6667 (9 guest reviews)

Location

Age 18 and under.

Occupancy

Sleeps 12

Bedding

BR 1 - Double bed (main floor)
BR 2 - M.B. with king and daybed and bath (main floor)
BR 3 - Queen and twin bed and bath (upper level)
BR 4 - Double and queen bed and bath (upper level)

Description

This Montreat cottage has all the modern conveniences including internet, cable TV, dishwasher and central A/C. You can spend time rocking on the front porch or enjoy the cool Montreat nights on the screened-in back porch. HOUSE LAYOUT: Main floor: living room, 1/2 bath, kitchen, sunroom(turned into a bedroom with a double bed), master bedroom with king & twin daybed and full bath. Upstairs: bedroom with queen and twin, full bath, bedroom with a double and a queen bed, full bath. Easy flat parking for 3-4 cars.

PLEASE NOTE: This house does not supply linens (sheets and towels) but are available for rent thru Greybeard Rentals.

Small fenced back yard.
This house is pet friendly with additional pet fee.

Amenities

Living

  • Air Conditioning
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Wireless Internet (Wifi)
  • Fireplace
  • Pet Friendly
  • Groups allowed
  • King size bed
  • Fireplace (gas logs)

Outdoor

  • Gas Grill
  • Fenced Yard

Entertainment

  • Cable TV
  • DVD Player

FAQ

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 a $75 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?

SaraKen is specified as "pet friendly" and dogs 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. Early check-in is not available during the summer conference season. 

WHERE DO WE CHECK-IN/PICK UP KEYS?

You will pick up keys from our Black Mountain office, located at 204 East State Street. Keys will be available starting at 4:00 pm. If you are arriving after hours, you will receive instructions on how to access the safe on our front porch. There will be an envelope with your name and house name at the top. Your keys and driving directions will be inside the envelope.

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 ARE HOMES WITH GAS LOGS IN OPERATION?

SaraKen has a gas logs fireplace for guests to use. Gas logs are not in operation May through September due to the warmer summer months. 

Absolutely NO fires are permitted outside unless the property is fitted with a fire ring/fire pit, which is not provided at SaraKen. 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 SaraKen. 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.

Availability

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Reviews

Beautiful pet-friendly place to stay!

Reviewed on 2018-07-03 by from Hillsborough, NC United States
Updated on 2018-07-03
Review of stay from 2018-06-23 to 2018-06-30
Overall Satisfaction
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
5
The house was beautiful with four bedrooms and 3.5 bedrooms. We ate most of our meals in the screened porch with comfortable patio furniture. Also had a formal dining room table. Loved the front porch full of rocking chairs! This house was an important part of our family vacation. Staff at Greybeard was very helpful,courteous and prompt. Check-in was easy.
Manager response - Response from Greybeard Rentals
Great! thank you for the feedback on your June stay at SaraKen.

montreat residence

Reviewed on 2017-07-07 by from Bowling Green, KY United States
Updated on 2017-07-07
Review of stay from 2017-06-24 to 2017-07-01
Overall Satisfaction
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
The stay was most pleasing. The house was clean and very orderly. All the residents felt very comfortable and welcome. Thanks to the mountain and Montreat conference: wonderful weather helped us enjoy the experience even more!!! tom moody
Manager response - Response from Greybeard Rentals
Thank you for your feedback! Glad to hear that you were pleased with the accommodations! - Greybeard Rental's team

SARAKEN

Reviewed on 2017-06-05 by from Trout Valley, IL United States
Updated on 2017-06-05
Review of stay from 2017-05-06 to 2017-06-03
Overall Satisfaction
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4
EXCELLENT! The staff's so helpful, Thank you so much. Shout out to Renda for an outstanding job.
Manager response - Response from Greybeard Rentals
Great! Will pass your compliments onto Renda! We appreciate your feedback. - Greybeard Rentals team

Relaxing Trip

Reviewed on 2017-01-06 by from Jamestown, NC United States
Updated on 2017-01-06
Review of stay from 2016-12-25 to 2017-01-01
Overall Satisfaction
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4
The staff was great, our original rental in Gatlinburg had been damaged in the fires and we needed a last minute save. SaraKen has every thing you need to enjoy your stay. Hiking around Montreat was amazing! The retail area around Black Mountain was fun to visit as well. We were able to make day trips to Chimney Rock and to Jonas Ridge Snow Tubing, (A lot of Fun). I would recommend this cabin to anyone wanting a relaxing slow paced getaway.
Manager response - Response from Greybeard Rentals
I'm so sorry for change of plans. So glad you were pleased with the time at SaraKen and enjoyed hiking in Montreat and making some memories in the area!

lovely, quiet, well maintained home

Reviewed on 2015-05-03 by from Vineyard Haven, MA United States
Updated on 2015-05-03
Review of stay from 2015-04-15 to 2015-05-01
Overall Satisfaction
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
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Property condition
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This is my favorite home to stay in when in the Montreat/Black Mountain area. I hope not too many people stay in it (selfishly), so it will continue to be in the great shape it's in!

The ONLY feedback I would give that isn't 100% positive I should have given to the cleaning company, which is that pillows and blankets were stuffed in closets. I rearranged them. Other things like that were stuffed in closets and drawers too and I put them away. I like things neat, folded and in their right places. But that's the cleaners' job; not fault of the owners or the rental co.
Manager response - Response from Greybeard Rentals
Glad you enjoyed your month-long stay at SaraKen. Thanks, also, for the feedback regarding the pillows and blankets. We appreciate you choosing Greybeard!

The SaraKen House

Reviewed on 2014-11-18 by from Stuart, FL United States
Updated on 2014-11-18
Review of stay from 2014-08-29 to 2014-11-01
Overall Satisfaction
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
5
This is our fourth year renting the SaraKen House located in Montreat. The house is much bigger than we need but has all the main conveniences including a screened back porch, gas fireplace & grill, and wireless internet access. A big bonus - lots of wildlife in the back yard. We saw many deer on several occasions plus rabbits and chipmunks. It's close to the town of Black Mountain and close to some very good hiking trails. Asheville is only 15 minutes away. This place has it all.
Manager response - Response from Greybeard Rentals
Great! Sounds like you got the full wilderness experience of our area. Thanks for staying with us.

Surprisingly good house for Montreat Youth Conference

Reviewed on 2014-08-14 by from Shreveport, LA United States
Updated on 2014-08-14
Review of stay from 2014-07-19 to 2014-07-26
Overall Satisfaction
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
4
Property condition
5
This house is great for a first time Youth Conference group. Large enough so no one feels cramped, but small enough for a group who is still trying to figure out this whole "MYC thing."

SaraKen stay

Reviewed on 2014-08-04 by from St Petersburg, FL United States
Updated on 2014-08-04
Review of stay from 2014-07-26 to 2014-08-02
Overall Satisfaction
4
Services from rental manager
4
Cleanliness
4
Location
4
Property condition
4
We loved being in Montreat. The house was sufficient,although there was no soap at all in the house when we arrived, so had to be content with rinsing off until we could go to a store.
There is only one lamp in the living room.
We couldn't get the fireplace to work.
We loved the front porch and rockers.
The rental linens were fine, but the bed coverlets in the house were really poor.

Loved it.

Reviewed on 2014-06-24 by from Lexington, SC United States
Updated on 2014-06-24
Review of stay from 2014-06-14 to 2014-06-21
Overall Satisfaction
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
It is a great house to stay in.