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Secluded Sanctuary

Beds/Baths

4 BR
4.5 BA
Guest Reviews
5.0000
5.0000 (12 guest reviews)

Location

  • Old Fort
Age 18 and under.

Occupancy

Sleeps 8

Bedding

BR 1 - Master suite with king bed and full bath (main floor)
BR 2 - Queen bed and full bath (upper level)
BR 3 - Twin Trundle bed (lower level)
BR 4 - Queen Bed and full bath (guest house)
Extra - Twin bed in lower level nook of main house

Description

The "complex" consists of a main house with 3 bedrooms and 3 ½ baths and the guest cottage with one bedroom and a full bath. There is a level driveway and easy entry. There is parking for up to 6 cars. The homes sit on 15 acres with hiking trails right outside the door. This beautiful gated community also has trails with waterfalls and a lake.

This embracing space is soothing as you tuck in and begin the type of respite that is only in your dreams. The lavish, cheerful décor provides all the comforts of home. Grill or trek out for restaurants: approximately 10 minutes from I-40. Black Mountain is only 20-25 minutes away and Asheville is 35-40 minutes away. Some other local attractions: Catawba Falls trails are within a 15 minute drive. Chimney Rock and Lake Lure are approximately a 30 minute drive. Linville Gorge is within 45 minutes and the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway is only 30 minutes away.

The main house layout:
living room with 32 inch TV; dining table seats up to 10; screened porch; master suite with king bed and full bath (shower only); Upstairs; a bedroom with a queen bed and a full bath; lower level has a nook with a twin bed; a bedroom with a twin trundle bed with a TV; a full bath (shower only, no tub).

The guest cottage layout:
living room with 32 inch TV and a kitchenette with microwave, hot plate, Keurig coffeemaker. The bedroom has a queen bed and a full bath. A nice patio with small gas grill will be fun for cooking outdoors.

Satellite Internet is limited. It is available for checking emails,and surfing the web. We're sorry but you are NOT able to stream movies, or play games through the internet due to the limited connectivity of the satellite provider.

Amenities

Living

  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Ironing Board
  • Wireless Internet (Wifi)
  • Groups allowed
  • King size bed
  • Easy Entry
  • Fireplace (gas logs)

Outdoor

  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Gas Grill
  • Nearby Waterfall
  • Screened porch

Geographic

  • Secluded
  • Private

Entertainment

  • Satellite TV

FAQ

WHERE IS THIS HOUSE LOCATED?

Secluded Sanctuary 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?

Secluded Sanctuary is not “pet friendly”. Please be respectful of those owners who, because of allergies or other personal reasons, have chosen not to allow any pets. If housekeeping notes that a pet was present on a non-pet friendly property during your visit, you will be charged a minimum of $600 to clean carpets, upholstered furniture and complete air purification measures. Bringing a pet to a house that is not pet-friendly without owner consent or permission from Greybeard is grounds for termination of the rental agreement without refund. If you must travel with your pet, please contact us for local boarding recommendations. More info about service animals and the ADA is available here.

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?

Secluded Sanctuary 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 Secluded Sanctuary from our Old Fort Office. Included in the driving directions, will be instructions on how to access the house.

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?

Secluded Sanctuary 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 Secluded Sanctuary. 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 Secluded Sanctuary, 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

Sanctuary Heaven

Reviewed on 2019-07-28 by
Updated on 2019-07-28
Review of stay from 2019-07-25 to 2019-07-28
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?
The house was great and a perfect fit for our group. Very relaxing atmosphere on beautiful grounds. This is a good house for adults to get away, but not great for teens to get away from everyone and do their own thing

The best vrbo we've rented

Reviewed on 2019-07-26 by
Updated on 2019-07-26
Review of stay from 2019-07-20 to 2019-07-25
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.)
5
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?
The setting, water fall, water feature and lay out of the house.

2018 Christmas Vacation

Reviewed on 2018-12-30 by from Savannah, GA United States
Updated on 2018-12-30
Review of stay from 2018-12-23 to 2018-12-28
Overall Satisfaction
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
A Blessed Christmas Getaway. Beautiful location!
Manager response - Response from Greybeard Rentals
Great! Thanks for the feedback.

A montain retreat with spetacular views

Reviewed on 2018-11-27 by from Norfolk, VA United States
Updated on 2018-11-27
Review of stay from 2018-11-20 to 2018-11-25
Overall Satisfaction
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
The check-in process was flawless. Directions to the house were accurate, GPS got close but we printed the directions as recommended. We arrived to the house and everything was clean and ready for us. The house has plenty of space and is set up well for a large group, we had a group of 9. It took a minute to figure out the light switches, but no other issues. On the third day we lost power due to an ice storm, some of the house is backed up by a generator (some lighting and power to the guest cottage are not backed up). We called the rental company to report the outage and the owner called us directly to check in on us. We took day trips into Asheville (30-35 min) and Chimney Rock (30 min). Shopping is convenient with a small market in Old Fort and larger shops and stores in Marion or Black Mountain. The property is well landscaped and has well marked hiking trails with lots to see along the way. Check-out was easy and convenient. Overall a great mountain retreat living up to its name.
Manager response - Response from Greybeard Rentals
Great to hear! I'm so glad everything was easy and enjoyable!

Amazing Home

Reviewed on 2018-10-19 by from Gainesville, FL United States
Updated on 2018-10-19
Review of stay from 2018-10-10 to 2018-10-16
Overall Satisfaction
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
We had an amazing time in a truly extraordinarily home. We felt that we had the mountain to ourselves. We will definitely stay at this home on our next trip to the Asheville area.
Manager response - Response from Greybeard Rentals
Great! Thanks for letting us know how the stay went.

Family Fun

Reviewed on 2018-08-17 by from Cherryville, NC United States
Updated on 2018-08-17
Review of stay from 2018-07-21 to 2018-07-28
Overall Satisfaction
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
Wonderful!!!
Manager response - Response from Greybeard Rentals
Great to hear! Thanks for letting us know how the stay went.

Great Christmas Holiday!

Reviewed on 2017-12-29 by from San Antonio, TX United States
Updated on 2017-12-29
Review of stay from 2017-12-20 to 2017-12-27
Overall Satisfaction
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
My family and I met for the Christmas holiday in this wonderful home. We saw turkeys, squirrels, a pileated woodpecker and deer. And my son-in-law loved running the trails.
We visited The Biltmore while we were there, but the house is so comfortable and inviting, that we cooked most of our meals and enjoyed the views. We also had some marathon Monopoly games.
I would definitely recommend this home for a delightful get-away!
Manager response - Response from Greybeard Rentals
Excellent! Thank you for your feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed your time at Secluded Sanctuary. So fun that you also saw some great wildlife. -Greybeard Rentals team

Quiet, Beautiful, Unique Property

Reviewed on 2017-12-16 by from Stevens Point, WI United States
Updated on 2017-12-16
Review of stay from 2017-11-17 to 2017-11-24
Overall Satisfaction
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
Our families from FL and WI met in NC to celebrate Thanksgiving. The space was very accommodating for our family. The first turn up to the mountain was confusing because there was a sign prior to the correct sign, but we found our way. The house was well stocked with everything needed to prepare our own meals. Decor was well chosen for the space. Lots of room to roam the grounds, go hiking or be alone if you choose. The furniture was comfortable The beds were great. The house plan allowed for lots of privacy. One of the confusing things were the house/room lights in the kitchen/dining/living area, but we figured them out. The area had more than enough restaurants to choose from if you were willing to drive 30-45 minutes.
Manager response - Response from Greybeard Rentals
Thanks for your feedback on your stay at Secluded Sanctuary. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay! Sounds like a great time. Sorry to hear about some of the confusion with the signage. We will evaluate our directions to see if any changes are needed.

A Home Far Superior for Our Unworthiness

Reviewed on 2017-10-18 by from Chattanooga, TN United States
Updated on 2017-10-18
Review of stay from 2017-10-13 to 2017-10-16
Overall Satisfaction
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
I cannot tell you how thankful I am for this cabin and the experience you provided us. I rented this almost on a whim trying to plan my friend's bachelor party. He's a low-key guy, so we figured a good cabin and a brewery tour of Asheville would be fun. Well, when we got to the cabin, it was SO INCREDIBLE we barely left! Every room was gorgeous, the outside was amazing, and the pumpkin bread left as a gift was devoured on night one. We had a truly phenomenal time. Thank you so much!
Manager response - Response from Greybeard Rentals
Wow, great to hear this! Thanks for your feedback and I'm glad it was an enjoyable time.

Fantastic!

Reviewed on 2017-08-27 by from Montvale, NJ United States
Updated on 2017-08-27
Review of stay from 2017-08-19 to 2017-08-22
Overall Satisfaction
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
Everything we hoped for & more!!!!!
Manager response - Response from Greybeard Rentals
Great! I'm glad that you had a nice time at Secluded Sanctuary!

Quiet get away.

Reviewed on 2017-07-27 by from Sanford, FL United States
Updated on 2017-07-27
Review of stay from 2017-07-01 to 2017-07-05
Overall Satisfaction
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
Just what we wanted! A quiet get away. This ia a guest house on the back of the owners property. Private entry, tall trees and pretty landscaping. Owner has walking trails on the 16 acres. Although the cottage is secluded, it is conveniently located near Black Mountain and Chimey Rock. We enjoyed our time here and hope to visit again.
Manager response - Response from Greybeard Rentals
Thanks for this great review! I'm glad you enjoyed the home and walking trails during your stay. 8.18 Update: Please note that this review was made in reference to smaller guest house (The Bothy) on the property. Now Secluded Sanctuary rents the whole house in addition to the guest house.

Anniversary getaway

Reviewed on 2017-05-16 by from Knoxville, TN United States
Updated on 2017-05-16
Review of stay from 2017-04-28 to 2017-04-30
Overall Satisfaction
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
Very lovely!
Manager response - Response from Greybeard Rentals
Oh good! So glad you enjoyed your anniversary getaway at The Bothy. Happy anniversary!