House Competely Furnished, 3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, sleeps 2-6
CALENDAR MAY NOT BE CURRENT - BASED ON LAST MINUTE REQUESTS.
PROPERTY IS A MOUNTAIN TOP [ AT 3500ft ASL] LUXURY "PRIVATE RESIDENCE"
'Top of the World' is a three level mountaintop hideaway, [4000 sq. ft.] HOME - NOT A CABIN - CUSTOM FURNISHED - PRIVATE SECLUDED 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'.
'ALL RENTAL RATES AND SPECIAL PRICES LISTED BELOW'
On Top of Our LIst
Simply.... A welcome review!
Thank You Very much for your kind words!!!
Dr. Bob D
About the Owner
I was raised in Pennsylvania, and have traveled the world. The mountains and the views bring it all together.. I'm at peace with the world enjoying - ever changing 90 and 50 mile views!!!
4.4 based on 33 traveler reviews
On Top of Our LIst
I could go on and on using many words to describe this property, but I will simply say it will exceed anything you can imagine. The views, the atmosphere, and the tranquility. Close to tourist activities yet feels like its your own home. Every question I had was received with a quick response by the owner. The process was easy and will come back again and again.
Amazing views beyond all others
First and foremost, I highly recommend staying here. The drive, while long, from the base of the mountain is such a beautiful drive. We saw wildlife from day one (deer, turkeys, groundhogs). It is a steep drive (our initial worry) - but the road is fully paved all the way up and wide enough - just drive slow. Now, when at the top of the mountain, you can appreciate the true meaning of the word quiet (amazing). And the night sky - fantastic. And the temperature difference from the valley to the mountain - 20 degrees cooler - ahhh. And can I tell you, the master shower is a room with a view - so amazing to see for 90 miles while scrubbing off the daily hike. The good: view, air conditioning system, bar, pool table, deck, hammock chairs, lower deck, hot tub, shower. Now, some minor criticism. The upper patio outside the top bedroom is not in great condition but is very usable. We were lead to believe through the listing that there are three queen beds when in fact there are two queens and a single bed - but we had 5 people, so it worked out. The light switches and air conditioning switches didn't have instructions, so we fumbled a bit at first. Also, the TVs have Netflix but not a lot of channel choices. Lastly, while the contract did state 45 days for security deposit return, and we agreed to it, it seemed a bit long considering the amount held. Back to the good - we stayed up late into the night on the lower deck talking as a family and enjoyed a few days down in Pigeon Forge. We will remember this vacation for years to come. Overall, we would visit again as it was incredibly enjoyable!
From the welcome basket in the landing to the breathtaking views in all directions we were simply overwhelmed with this destination. We enjoyed the hot tub and playing billiards well into the evening. A glass of wine on the balcony in the evening and a cup of coffee in that same space the next morning. I can't give a strong enough recommendation to this home. We are telling our friends and family to experience it for themselves and plan on coming back next year!
Amazing. You won't want to leave.
We had the pleasure of staying here for 8 days over the Labor Day holiday. The view is breathtaking. We could see the labor day fireworks in Knoxville (40 miles away)! The house combines high end amenities with comfort. No other house in sight, so it is very private. If you are lucky you'll get a visit by a local bear. Have the camera ready. Bob and Debra are very helpful. They responded immediately to a few minor maintenance issues we encountered. Next time we stay here we will spend less time exploring the mountains and more time at the house!
Totally not worth it
My husband and I stayed at this property in April, and it fell far, far short of our expectations, especially considering the price. The property was not very well maintained inside or out - we had several plumbing problems (master shower leaked extensively into the bathroom below it, at least two sinks would not drain). I'm not quite sure how a 'live-in' owner could have missed these issues. The pictures on the site are also old - the outdoor decks and patios have not been treated kindly by the weather. The VRBO listing has since been updated to reflect 'seasonally available' big ticket items, but at the time we booked we were led to believe there was a fully functioning hot tub, sauna, and gas grill. The sauna only turned on once for us and then stopped functioning, the hot tub was slimy and wouldn't go above ~80 degrees, and the gas grill turned out to be charcoal (with no coals available and a long trip back to town to get some). When we brought up the grill situation to the owner, he suggested that we go out and buy him a gas grill and put it together, and that he would reimburse us for the grill. I'm not sure about you, but someone else's chores are the last thing I would think about doing on my vacation, especially when I'm paying for the privilege. It's hard to believe that this is billed as a 'bucket list' property and receives so many good reviews. I'm sure the owner will have lots of say in response to this (we've already heard every excuse in the world about the conditions we encountered) but I've vowed to myself not to read anything else from him - every dealing we had made my blood pressure go up further and further and my head almost explode. The only good things I can say are: the property was as secluded as a person could ask for, and the views were really lovely. I wouldn't recommend this property to anyone.
You can touch the hand of God here!
Great place to stay! We loved the property. The kitchen was stocked with pots and pans and spices, too. Some things we didn't even expect like the wine coolers. Very nice home. Get groceries before you come up because you won't want to go back down. It takes 25 minutes to go 3 miles. Very windy road! If you are driving and are afraid of windy roads and heights, get a different driver but still go. In almost every room of the house there is a place to enjoy. The decks and views are spectacular! We bonded and enjoyed every moment together as a family. We barbecued every night and watched the sunsets. The hot tub view was awesome and each day we played pool. Bring Cutter insecticide and flashlights in case you lose electricity. We did but didn't end up using the flashlights. Awesome home! Thank you, Dr. Bob!
From the Owner
“The Great Smokey Mountain National Park is the most visited national park in the U.S. The property offers exclusive: privacy, wildlife, seclusion, etc. It's all right at 'Top of the World'”
Activity and Interests
Private helipad access (WALKING DISTANCE) at our sister rental property. Prior landing approval required -
FCC - Amateur Radio Station - Available for use with valid license. Prior approval and authentication required
All attractions approximately 15 minutes away.
Just a few more fun activities that are nearby, Zip-line, Gem Mining, Comedy shows, Mystery Dinner theater, Ghost & Haunt tours, Ripley's Aquarium, Sky lift, Aerial tramway, laser tag, and the largest group of Artisans in North America, Dollywood, Cades Cove, Elkmont historical preservation. With the area growth, due to this popular vacation destination, now includes nearby Pigeon Forge and Sevierville, Tennessee.
The Great Smoky Mountains is THE most visited National Park areas in the USA. Gatlinburg has been a primary family vacation destination for many years. Area growth, due to this popular vacation destination, now includes nearby Pigeon Forge and Sevierville, Tennessee.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Aug 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Additional information about rental rates
|Cleaning Fee||$275 + Tax|
|Reservation Fee||$75 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
All Holiday rates and/or Private Occasion: Reunion, Corporate, Dinners, Weddings, Banquets, Receptions, Parties, Catering are subject to additional charges and "Nonrefundable"
Holiday(s) nonrefundable. Holiday nightly rate might extend multiple days up to a week
Standard bedroom availability based on double occupancy - NO SMOKING OR PETS ON THE PROPERTY
All rates are subject to change until confirmed
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
- Available arrival
- Available stay (no arrival)
From the Owner
“Feel free to read the testimonials. They speak from themselves... Nothing else like it around!”
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- Lake View
- Mountain View
- autumn foliage
- botanical garden
- coin laundry
- health/beauty spa
- live theater
- nude beach
- recreation center
- theme parks
- water parks
- winery tours
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- gambling casinos
- horseback riding
- miniature golf
- outlet shopping
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
- wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness center
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- basketball court
- cross country skiing
- equestrian events
- fly fishing
- freshwater fishing
- hot air ballooning
- ice skating
- jet skiing
- mountain biking
- rock climbing
- water skiing
- water tubing
- whitewater rafting
- 4000 sq. ft.
- Bathroom 1 - toilet, jetted tub
- Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower
- Bathroom 3 - toilet, shower
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
- Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
- Bedroom 3 - 1 queen