This home has a strict NO PET policy. Failure to adhere to this policy will result in a $500.00 fine.
Only adults (25 years old and older) may reserve this property and an adult must occupy the property at all times.
Less than a mile from Main St. Highlands, Cardinal Cottage is an easy walk to town past scenic Harris Lake. Feed the ducks or do a little fishing on your way! Within minutes you'll be close to shopping, dining and all that the quaint town of Highlands has to offer.
Light and bright with an open living room and renovated kitchen with all new appliances, you'll enjoy all the creature comforts of home when staying in is on the agenda. Relax in front of the fireplace or enjoy watching a game or movie on the huge new flat screen TV.
Just through the living room is a dining area that leads out to an open wood deck with rocking chairs, a new propane BBQ and an additional dining table.
The large upstairs master bedroom has a king size bed, a convertible loveseat and a renovated ensuite. The large screen TV directly across from the bed makes for comfy, cozy late night movie marathons.
Across the hall is a guest bedroom with a queen size bed with an additional full bath just outside the door. A brand new washer/dryer can be found in a utility cabinet in the hallway.
Downstairs is a man cave/kids playroom/den with another large flat screen TV and DVD player. The couch can convert to a queen size bed. There is also another full bath and another bedroom with a twin bed.
Outside the downstairs is a new deck that runs the length of the entire house. Half of it is covered so you can enjoy some outdoor time even if it is raining. Unwind in one of the chaise lounges or the hammock and enjoy the peace and tranquility this home offers.
Create lasting memories in this charming cottage that's perfectly located for all of the wonderful activities the Highlands area has to offer.
What our guests are saying…
"Cozy Christmas in Highlands. We had a wonderful family Christmas stay at Cardinal Cottage. Loved the open floor plan, the view from the deck, and roasting marshmallows in the fireplace. The location was excellent - a nice walk to Harris Lake and even Main Street, otherwise, a 3 minute drive. Beds were comfortable and wifi worked like a charm. Can't wait to stay again!" - Sandra
In the event of a cancellation by tenant, a reservation canceled between 0-45 days prior to arrival is not eligible to receive a refund. If more than 45 days notice is given, tenant shall receive a refund of all payments made by tenant, less an administrative fee of 10% of the Total Cost of the Reservation.
* Rates are subject to change without notice. Pricing excludes taxes, additional options or fees.
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Reviewed: Apr 19, 2023
Cozy stay. We had an amazing visit!
Reviewed: Oct 12, 2022
Great location! Very clean property in a great location. So many nice touches including a well stocked kitchen with spices and some food items. We will definitely look to come back and stay here again!
Reviewed: Jun 8, 2022
Cardinal Cottage is one of a very few vacation homes weve rented that is actually nicer than the photos on Vrbo. It is attractively furnished for adults yet comfortable for children. We can vouch that the cottage is indeed walking distance to downtown Highlandswe did it 3 times in 3 days with 4 grandchildren aged 3-9 to feed the ducks at Harris Lake, have breakfast at Mountain Fresh Grocery, and have dinner al fresco at Lakeside.
Reviewed: May 24, 2022
Cardinal Cottage is tastefully decorated, very clean and comfortable. All essentials are provided including a Keurig. Property management was excellent. Great location near town.
Reviewed: May 8, 2022
Will definitely stay here again! Cardinal Cottage is tastefully decorated, very clean and comfortable. All essentials are provided including a Keurig. Property management was excellent. Great location near town.
Reviewed: Feb 23, 2022
Highlands Adventure. Great spot to spend a long weekend in NC and explore the surrounding areas. Well be back.
Reviewed: Feb 21, 2022
Reviewed: Jan 3, 2022
Cozy Christmas in Highlands. We had a wonderful family Christmas stay at Cardinal Cottage. Loved the open floor plan, the view from the deck, and roasting marshmallows in the fireplace. The location was excellent - a nice walk to Harris Lake and even Main Street, otherwise, a 3 minute drive. Beds were comfortable and wifi worked like a charm. Can't wait to stay again!
Reviewed: Jan 3, 2022
Nice cottage very close to downtown. Walked from the cottage downtown several times.
Reviewed: Nov 3, 2021
Nice house, convenient location. Very good for 2 people, or a couple with 2 kids. Upper and lower level (kids' bunks) separated by steep staircase or different driveways. A little confusing to find main-level driveway, but fine once you're used to it. Main level has everything a couple needs, and everything works fine. Layout is a little different - e.g. picnic table in sunroom instead of dining table. Excellent, quiet location close to downtown.
Reviewed: Oct 29, 2021
Great house right outside downtown! We really enjoyed our stay at this property. Had everything we needed and was very comfortable for our group. One note to future visitors: the house is in proximity to downtown, but the area has no cab or ride share services. So you will need to drive to and from downtown. The route is not easily walkable.
Reviewed: Oct 24, 2021
Very nice stay. The cardinal cottage was perfect for our weekend stay. Very close to town and just enough room for 6 adults to stay comfortably. House has lots of extras in the kitchen. Definitely would stay again.
Reviewed: Oct 5, 2021
Easy to work with.
Enjoyed the house 2 years in a row. I would definitely make it 3 in a row.
Reviewed: Apr 27, 2021
Great location and super clean. The property was in a great location near downtown and was well kept and very clean. The perfect place to stay in Highlands.
Reviewed: Apr 19, 2021
Reviewed: Apr 16, 2021
Reviewed: Apr 12, 2021
Lovely house , lovely location. No fuss, easy to conduct business, satisfied customers.
Reviewed: Mar 16, 2021
Fun time in the Highlands. We spent a cozy week at the cardinal cottage. The house has everything you need for a week in the mountains. Close to town and easy access to hiking etc.
Reviewed: Feb 15, 2021
Nice home, very cozy. Liked that the kitchen had a variety of supplies as we planned on cooking a meal while there.
Mount Pleasant, US
Reviewed: Oct 12, 2020
Enjoyed our entire experience from working with Country Club Properties Vacation Rentals and Lori Blantin to the property itself.
Clean, refurbished, well equipped, 5 star for cost. Only suggestion is if water pressure can be increased and understand in mountains, may not be possible and upgrade of window screens. We had a great time and thank you!