The Hummingbird Hearth Modern luxe 5BR w putting green, giant chess, dogs ok!
Size –5 Bedrooms • 4 Bathrooms 4 Baths • Sleeps 1-14
DriveableDestinations presents... The Hummingbird Hearth: This custom-built cabin has everything you have wanted and more. Modern luxury design on the inside and gorgeous views on the outside. If you're in the mood to play outdoors we offer a private putting green, hot tub, giant chess, firepit + 2 fireplaces, zero gravity loungers, and more! Inside you will find custom finishes and furnishings, stunning designer bathrooms, three more fireplaces, an adorable bunkroom complete with XBox for the kids, a theater/game room with 75" TV, air hockey, wet bar, and seated arcade. Fireplace and coffee bar in the primary bedroom? Sure, we've got that too. We have an EV charger and we're even dog-friendly. We are located in a gated community just 5 minutes from downtown Blue Ridge, but you might never want to leave!
Please, no parties, events, or excess noise. Our home is located in a gated neighborhood, convenient and close to town! We want our guests to be comfortable and enjoy all we have to offer, but it is important to us that everyone is respectful of our neighbors in the community where we feel so privileged to own a home.
70” LG Smart TV with cable, Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime, and more (bring your own passwords) • 2 sofas (one queen sleeper)• 2 swivel chairs
DINING Large dining table, seats up to 10 • Seating for additional 4 at island
LOWER LEVEL• FUN ZONE
🌟Putting Green (outdoor)- bring your putters!
🌟Theater area with 75" TV with cable and streaming TV (bring own passwords),
🌟Game room with seated arcade game, air hockey, giant Connect 4, foosball
🌟Bunk Room with TV and XBox
🌟Outdoor fireplaces -two total outdoors (one gas log, the other wood burning) and fire pit (bring your own firewood)
4 Bedrooms all with KING beds •5th bedroom is bunkroom with built-int twin over twin bunks (2 sets) plus trundle. All bedrooms have Smart TVs (65" in primary bedroom, 55" in others). We provide bath towels • hand towels •wash towels • hair dryers •shampoo/conditioner/shower gel
KITCHEN + DINING
Fully-equipped, open plan kitchen with island• full-sized refrigerator • smooth-top range/oven • dishwasher • microwave oven • dining room table for 8-10• kitchen countertop with stools for 5 • outdoor dining set seats 6-10 • propane grill and propane griddle
*The kitchen is typically stocked with dual coffee pot (brew/Keurig), slow cooker, tea kettle, toaster, blender, coffee cups, glass and plastic cups, wine glasses, plates, bowls, utensils, pots and pans, cookie sheets, pyrex dishes,measuring cups and spoons, tongs, corkscrews, whisk, can opener, cutting boards, mixing bowls, mixer.
Mountain views • 2 covered decks • main level covered deck features patio seating and porch swing, wood-burning fireplace • uncovered main level deck features dining set and propane grill/griddles • Lower level deck features 0 gravity loungers, cafe dining sets, gas log fireplace with 65" TV, hot tub, giant chess • outdoor fire pit (bring your own firewood) • private putting green
OTHER KEY FEATURES:
Parking: Flat parking space for 4 cars, depending on vehicle size • EV charger
Laundry: full sized washer + dryer located in dedicated laundry room
Trash Cans: Bear-proof garbage receptacle located to left of the cabin
High-speed wireless internet
STARTER KIT OF ESSENTIAL SUPPLIES . PLEASE EXPECT TO REPLENISH, starter supplies are in place so that you can arrive and settle on in your first day.
2 rolls of toilet paper per bathroom • hand soap •bath soap •shampoo + conditioner •laundry pods •1 paper towel roll • dishwashing soap + dishrag • dishwasher pods • trash bag • K-cups for Keurig • sugar packets • salt/pepper
There is a Ring doorbell as well as 2 floodlight/security cameras located at the front of the cabin that automatically record audio and video of the exterior of the property 24/7.
Entry is level from front drive to porch to doorway • electronic front door lock • Check-in details sent the afternoon before arrival- IMPORTANT to read directions to the cabin
SELF CHECK-IN + CHECK OUT
Check-In: No sooner than 4 PM EST. May arrive at any time after and utilize self-check-in. (Please be aware that after 10PM Host may be unavailable)
Check out: No later than 10 AM EST.
**There are NO EXCEPTIONS to these Check-In or Check-Out times unless given previous permission in writing by the Host. It is important for our cleaners and pool service to have adequate time to prepare for each group. Guests will be charged a fee of $50 for every 15 minutes that they are late checking out after 10 AM . Any checkouts after 12 PM will be charged a full night’s fee at the highest rate applicable from your stay (this does not grant you additional night’s use of the property).
Plan on arriving at the cabin during daylight when possible to make navigating and finding the cabin easier. You will access the cabin via a smart lock (4 digit code). Code and directions will be sent 24 hours prior to check-in. DO NOT USE APPLE MAPS FOR DIRECTIONS
COMMUNICATION WITH HOST
Please communicate with your host via the reservation messaging platform (not calls/texts). Host is available between 8am-8pm EST.
EASY ACCESS TO NEIGHBORHOOD AND PROPERTY
The cabin is easily accessible through a paved neighborhood road that winds upwards- but there are no steep/scary mountain roads or switchbacks. We would still recommend all-wheel drive in case of inclement weather (we do not offer weather-related refunds) and to allow for more comfortable driving throughout your Blue Ridge vacation
Parking is on a paved surface- there is room for 4 cars depending on vehicle size. LOCK YOUR CARS to prevent animal entry.
Electronic front door lock • Check-in details sent the day before arrival
Gated community just 5 minutes from downtown Blue Ridge
Mountain views -without navigating a mountain to get there-and access via all paved roads
Other things to note
RENTAL AGREEMENT Guest must sign our rental agreement, provide ID, and provide credit card for security deposit hold. Access code to home will not be granted until these items have all been provided. In booking this home you agree to such all house rules noted in this listing as well as the rental agreement.
Use all furniture, appliances, home goods as intended • no parties or large events •no pets or animals allowed onsite without prior permission/paid pet fee • no smoking/vaping • no illegal uses allowed • no drugs allowed • no fireworks allowed • no firearms allowed on premises • quiet hours 10pm-8am • this is a residential neighborhood and quiet enjoyment of our neighbors is to be respected please.
Up to 14 people, including children may use the cabin at any given time. Infant in crib/pack-n-play excluded from this number.
Must be 25+ years to book this cabin. Person who books cabin must remain present throughout the rental period. Minumum of 1 person 25 years of age per 6 persons in each group. Maximum 6 children.
PETS Up to two dogs allowed at this property with prior owner approval. Dogs must be crated when owners are not on premises or nearby. $200 per dog (will require separate charge on some booking platforms)
Do not leave any food and trash on the outdoor porch and decks because bears and other critters may get into it and cause damage or harm to your party. Dispose of all trash in the bear-proof receptacle located at the front of the cabin. Do not let trash overflow.
PERSONAL SUPPLIES While we strive to offer a few basic amenities to get you off on the right foot, these are not meant to last the duration of your stay. Please expect that you may need additional toilet paper, paper towels, dish soap, coffee, etc. Please bring your own personal toiletries, condiments, favorite oils + spices, ziplock bags, plastic wrap, aluminum foil, bottled water.
BUGS, BEARS, CRITTERS, and WILDLIFE
Please be aware that we perform regular pest control, but given the location of the cabin, you may see or encounter wildlife while in the home or neighborhood, including but not limited to: birds, bees, wasps, bats, mosquitoes, spiders, snakes, fireflies, butterflies, beetles, lady bugs, ants, skunks, raccoons, black bears, etc. Wildlife encounters may happen: these are at your own risk and we are not liable to compensate you for these encounters that occur during your stay. Bears are DANGEROUS. Please be responsible and deter unwanted wildlife where possible by not leaving food, compost, or birdseed outside that attracts wildlife, insects and other pests. Bug spray is recommended in warmer months. Please put garbage outside ONLY in the bear-proof enclosure on the front porch, and make sure it is closed. Lock your car doors.
BUGS INSIDE HOME
In certain seasons, the climate does cause a lot of bugs. Please make sure all doors and windows are closed when not in use. We perform regular pest maintenance, including bed bug preventative measures, but there is no perfect solution to keep a mountain home completely bug-free. During "ladybug season" they love to return. We have a vacuum available for your use!
Electricity, internet, and/or cable services may get interrupted during storms and other issues beyond our control. These disruptions are rare and services usually resume after a couple of hours. We cannot offer refunds for outages.
Although it is rare for ice and snow to impact the roads, please plan accordingly by obtaining necessities and having all-wheel drive transportation. No refunds will be given for inclement weather conditions.
AMENITIES We are always working to be sure the cabin is in excellent condition but occasionally things will break down, get damaged, require servicing or replacement and are out of our immediate control. We do not offer refunds for non-working amenities. Furnishings are subject to change without notice.
SECURITY DEPOSIT + FEES
A refundable $750 security deposit is collected as a credit card HOLD to pay for extra cleaning fees, repairs, or damages caused by you and your guests during your stay. There is a nonrefundable cleaning fee of $325
HOT TUB RULES- IN BOOKING THIS PROPERTY YOU AGREE TO ADHERE TO THE FOLLOWING:
KEEP COVER ON HOT TUB AT ALL TIMES IT IS NOT IN USE
CHILDREN MUST BE SUPERVISED AT ALL TIMES WHEN IN OR NEAR THE HOT TUB
1) Please consult your doctor before using hot tub if you are in poor health, have high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, high or low blood pressure, are pregnant or are receiving treatment for any long term illness
2)Enter and exit the hot tub slowly
3) Do not use alone
4)Do not exceed the maximum number of persons (6)
5)Do not submerge your head underwater
6)Keep long hair out of water and away from drains
7) No children under the age of 5 years permitted
8) NO jumping or diving
9)Limit your stay in the hot tub to 20 minute intervals
10)Do not remove the floater or tablets from the hot tub. The bromide tablets are not edible.
11)Do not leave children unattended in or around hot tub
12)Do not use the hot tub while under the influence of alcohol or drugs
13)NO glass products are allowed in or on the hot tub
14) DO not use ANY oils or foaming agents (No SOAP) in the hot tub or pool
15) Do not sit, stand, or jump on the hot tub cover. Guests will be charged for full replacement cost if damage should occur (approx. $500)
Rates & Availability
Cancellation Policy: Ninety-seven percent (97.00%) of the total booking charges will be refunded if the cancellation is made more than 14 days prior to the arrival date of the reservation. Forty-seven percent (47.00%) of the total booking charges will be refunded if the cancellation is made more than 7 days prior to the arrival date of the reservation. For cancellations made within 7 days prior to the arrival date, no refund will be issued.
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