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vacation rental description


'Top of the World' is a three level mountaintop hideaway, [PERSONAL RESIDENCE - NOT A CABIN] perched 3550' above sea level in East Tennessee.

'Top of the World' features panoramic views in excess of 90 miles North and 50 miles South. On a clear day, look North and see TN to KY; look South and see -The Great Smoky Mountains.

From the moment you arrive, You'll see the view, You'll feel the openness, and sense the quietness!

Located within twenty minutes are local attractions and activities. Including: hiking, whitewater rafting, restaurants, horseback riding, shopping, etc.

As you enter the home, you'll feel cozy and absorbed. The main living area features a large sitting area with panoramic views, supple leather chairs, and a stacked stone, wood burning, fireplace.

'Top of the World' is packed with vast amenities, surrounded with natural beauty, and showcasing the best views of The Great Smoky Mountains.

You'll also enjoy the South wall of the living room which is a total composite of skylights and glass providing year round views of the mountains. If you decide to 'dine-in', 'Top of the World', is well appointed, right down to a grill located on a private deck. A picnic area and table are also on the grounds. After a long day of fun activities and entertainment, relax & unwind in the secluded outdoor hot tub. You may also relax in one of the seasonal available sky chairs on the deck.

The spacious decks are great for enjoying the breath taking views. Sunsets & sunrises are equally magnificent! When it comes to bedroom comfort, you are sure to find it in the bedrooms at 'Top of the World'. The master suite with its queen bed includes a private deck. The master bath is one of a kind! It includes a custom inlay tile floor, automatic skylights, and a large glass shower for two. The shower has an outstanding feature; it has a GLASS WALL that overlooks a spectacular view!

The main floor bedroom is complete with a queen bed, built in bookcases, and a private balcony. Adjacent to the bedroom is a private or common bathroom. This bathroom includes a two person whirlpool tub and a dry sauna.

The lower level bedroom offers a queen bed and a stonewall fireplace. The fireplace features a wood pellet insert that provides a cozy aesthetically pleasing temperature system.

The wonderful family room includes a custom built full beverage bar with convenient refrigerator and microwave. A wall mounted flat-screen TV with auxiliary inputs, and a regulation pool table.

A quantity of board games are also on-site. This room also allows direct access to the massive multilevel main deck.

Also, FCC - Amateur Radio Station - Available for use with valid license. Prior approval and authentication required.

Plus a Yamaha TYROS workstation and stereo sound system. Prior approval is required for accessibility and use.

'Top of the World' is a gorgeous vacation rental... sure to please whoever stays there!

'Top of the World' offers guests the opportunity to be 'away from it all' and still a twenty minute drive to all the 'hustle and bustle' of the downtown attractions in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

Reserve it now!!, bring the family and friends, and find yourself on 'Top of the World'.


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Last modified on 04-14-2014 at 11:15 AM.

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Dr Robert Davidheiser, Sr. 919-272-1000

cabin rental amenities

  • Property Type
    • cabin
    • floor area 3770 sq. ft.
  • Meals
    • catering available
  • Location Type
    • downtown
    • lake
    • mountain
    • resort
    • river
    • rural
    • town
    • village
    • waterfront
    • lake view
    • mountain view
  • Theme
    • sports & activities
    • romantic
    • family
    • away from it all
    • historic
    • tourist attractions
    • adventure
    • spa
  • General
    • parking off street
    • wireless internet
    • garage
    • washing machine
    • clothes dryer
    • fireplace
    • linens provided
    • heating
    • hair dryer
    • parking
    • towels provided
    • fitness room / equipment
    • living room
    • parking for rv/boat/trailer
    • wood fireplace
    • iron & board
    • wood stove
      • Seasonally available upon prior request
    • air conditioning
      • Seasonally available
  • Kitchen
    • dishwasher
    • refrigerator
    • oven
    • microwave
    • cooking utensils
    • ice maker
    • stove
    • dishes & utensils
    • coffee maker
    • toaster
    • catering available
    • kitchen
    • stove
  • Dining
    • dining room
    • dining
  • Pool / Spa
    • jetted tub
    • sauna
      • Seasonally available upon request
    • hot tub
      • Seasonally available
  • Bathrooms
    • 3 bathrooms
    • bathroom 1: toilet, jetted tub
    • bathroom 2: toilet, shower
    • bathroom 3: toilet, shower
  • Bedrooms
    • 3 bedrooms, sleeps 8
    • bedroom 1: 1 queen
    • bedroom 2: 1 queen
    • bedroom 3: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single
    • bedroom 4: 1 sleep sofa /futon, Sleeping porch
  • Entertainment
    • books
    • game room
    • games
    • stereo
    • cd player
    • dvd player
    • pool table
    • video games
    • television
  • Outside
    • outdoor grill
      • Charcoal
    • porch / veranda
    • wood deck
    • deck / patio
    • lanai / gazebo
    • lawn / garden
    • balcony
  • Suitability
    • events allowed
    • children welcome
    • non smoking only
    • alternative lifestyle
    • long-term renters welcome
    • minimum age limit for renters
      • 21 with named major credit card
    • pets considered
      • Daily charge per pets
  • Onsite Services
    • massage
    • private chef
    • staff

activities and attractions in Gatlinburg Tennessee

  • Attractions
    • autumn foliage
    • caves
    • forests
    • pond
    • waterfalls
    • arboretum
    • botanical garden
    • churches
    • library
    • live theater
    • marina
    • playground
    • recreation center
    • restaurants
    • synagogues
    • water parks
    • winery tours
    • cinemas
    • museums
    • theme parks
    • zoo
    • health/beauty spa
    • coin laundry
    • nude beach
  • Leisure Activities
    • bird watching
    • eco tourism
    • gambling casinos
    • paddle boating
    • scenic drives
    • sledding
    • walking
    • antiquing
    • outlet shopping
    • sight seeing
    • horseback riding
    • shopping
    • shuffleboard
    • horseshoes
    • boating
    • miniature golf
    • wildlife viewing
  • Sports & Adventure Activities
    • basketball court
    • racquetball
    • rock climbing
    • cross country skiing
    • hot air ballooning
    • kayaking
    • snowboarding
    • snowmobiling
    • spelunking
    • water tubing
    • rafting
    • hiking
    • jet skiing
    • golf
    • water skiing
    • mountain biking
    • hunting
    • swimming
    • tennis
    • sailing
    • cycling
    • fishing
    • equestrian events
    • fly fishing
    • freshwater fishing
    • hunting big game
    • hunting small game
    • ice skating
    • mountaineering
    • paragliding
    • skiing
    • snorkeling
    • whitewater rafting
    • wind-surfing

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  • owner Dr Robert Davidheiser, Sr.
  • phone 919-272-1000

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vacation rental rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:

Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
Apr 18 2014 - Apr 20 2014
3 nights
Memorial Day-14
May 23 2014 - May 31 2014
3 nights
Fourth of July
Jul 1 2014 - Jul 5 2014
3 nights
Labor Day-14
Aug 29 2014 - Sep 2 2014
3 nights
Nov 21 2014 - Dec 1 2014
3 nights
Christmas/New Years-14
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 1 2015
5 nights
My Standard Rate
2 nights

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $450 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $175 + Tax
Reservation Fee $65 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit $500
All Holiday rates and/or Private Occasion: Reunion, Corporate, Dinners, Weddings, Banquets, Receptions, Parties, Catering may be subject to additional charges and Nonrefundable
Holiday(s) per night $450.00 and nonrefundable. Holiday nightly rate might extend multiple days up to a week
Standard bedroom availability based on double occupancy
All rates are subject to change until confirmed
Tax Rate 9.75%

Cancellation Policy

No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made

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traveler reviews for this gatlinburg cabin rental

Absolutely Beautiful!

Review submitted: April 6, 2014   Date of arrival: March 14, 2014

My family spent 5 fabulous days at this prime location in the Smokeys. We could see the top of the mountain in the distance as we traveled through Pigeon Forge and wondered how in the world we would ever get up there. The access road was easy to climb and the deer and wild turkeys we saw as we traveled the mountain road was nature at it's best! As we pulled in to the drive the sweeping view below took our breath away! We laughed about people who were paying for the sky wheel! No matter where you are in the house you have an amazing view. One of our favorite times was sitting at the dinner table while we enjoyed the lights below! We chose to dine each night at the house. The kitchen is fully equipped and we had no trouble finding what we needed.
The house has a wonderful layout with a bedroom and bath on each floor. The bedrooms are very large and accommodated the portacrib with room to spare. The beds were very comfortable. Best sleep I've ever had away from home. Although that could be partly attributed to the wine from the local winery!
I loved that this house was nicely decorated. We didn't feel like we were in a rental, but were staying with friends.
We were first concerned about making the trip down the mountain to sightsee, but the road was so easy that we made the trip down and up each day. I hope we can come and stay again next year.
The only problem we had was we were not aware of the garbage separation stipulations until we took the trash out. No problem for us though, we are recyclers! Made a first night adjustment and was glad to separate the trash for the rest of our stay.
Dr. Bob thank you for sharing this amazing property with others!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 0 / 0



Review submitted: February 11, 2014   Date of arrival: December 29, 2013

I highly recommend this home for anyone who is interested in vacationing in Gatlinburg Tennessee. My family and I attended Dr. Bob's home for the New Year and we all had a wonderful time. His home was so beautifully decorated for the holidays. We even had a Christmas tree in the living room, which made the holidays even more special.
He was available when I called with any questions regarding the drive up to the mountain, always friendly. The drive up the mountain was fairly easy, there was signs on the side of the road directing you to the top of the world views; follow that road which takes you to the front of the home. The home is fairly high on the mountain, but this home is definitely worth the drive. As you drive you get the see the town and can take amazing pictures.

The views in this home is incredible. You look down and are able to see the clouds, see the town, and soak in all the beautiful views.

The weather during my stay was perfect. We had some fog during the first day but eventually we were able to have perfect views. It even snowed on our last day, everyone was so excited to see snow.

I am definitely keeping this home saved for my next vacation to Tennessee!!
Thank you Dr. Bob for everything :]

Owners response: Over the years, we've rented to many guests from all over the globe.

"Top of the World" does have exceptional views that are one of a kind and ever-changing!

The privacy too is second to none! It is extremely important to us that our guests are comfortable and have an excellent Holiday.

Over the years, we've tried rental management company's... We only found one company whom we will recommend for overflow reservations; but decided our personal touch and private pampering is needed to really provide our travelers with an excellent Holiday.

You'll interface directly with the owners or our personal agent! Thank you for an excellent review, and we welcome you for a second stay!

Helpful votes: 0 / 0


Above and Beyond

Review submitted: December 26, 2013   Date of arrival: October 30, 2013

Above and Beyond: They are probably the best three words to describe our visit.

First of all, the pictures DO NOT accurately reflect the total package here. There is no way that any pictures ever could. The view is above and beyond. There is nothing quite like sitting in the hot tub while looking down on clouds and the occasional helicopter. Just think, those poor souls are paying for a few moments of what you can "soak" in for days.

The house is above and beyond. It was very clean and well stocked. I expect that. I didn't expect to sit in the office, eat breakfast, lie in bed, or take a shower while looking out for scores of miles. The setting and the architecture combine for a slice of heaven.

My wife and I travel by VRBO frequently. Often times as we pass by other homes while approaching our rental, we moan, "Wow! Wish we were staing in that one." Not this time. I saw no place for which I would have traded, regardless of price.

I highly recommend this home for anyone needing to relax and recharge, desiring privacy, and yet wanting closeness to civilization for good dining and entertainment in nearby Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.

Oh, one more above and beyond...the owner, Dr. Bob. Dr. Bob was delightful and informative during the reservation process. He and his home helped to ensure our 39th anniversary was special. Unfortunately, we had a personal emergency which required us to leave suddenly three days before our planned departure date. During this time of stress for us, Dr. Bob was extremely helpful, stayed in contact with us and even offered to let us return afterwards. His hospitality, friendliness, and helpfulness....all were above and beyond.

HGTV featured it. We had the opportunity to live it. Add it to your bucket list soon.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, pet-friendly, sight seeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway

Owners response: George, "Thank you for your kind words"...

Top of the World is indeed a special place. It has always been our goal to provide an inviting, relaxing, and clean vacation spot.

The mountains of TN yield wonderful "Top of the World" memory's, spectacular views, and bring together all the pieces of a grand Holiday.

We are so glad you enjoyed your time on the mountain, and indeed look forward to your future stay.

Dr. Bob

Helpful votes: 3 / 6


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This vacation rental has been listed since 06/18/2004.