House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 4-8)
About Carlos Gaskin
We are residents of Tallahassee, Florida, and are retired high-school teachers. 2016 marks our 47th wedding anniversary! We have two children who also live in Tallahassee and four grandchildren, two of whom live close to us. We enjoy visiting our rentals in Boston, MA , Nashville, TN, and in Bear Paw near Murphy, NC, but we also enjoy sharing the fun with you. We have many repeat renters who have become friends to us. We keep our rentals clean, well-furnished and updated for your enjoyment.
Carlos Gaskin purchased this House in 2000
Why Carlos Gaskin chose Murphy
We had vacationed in Bear Paw several times and enjoyed the area a great deal. It is in a gated community near Murphy, and has beautiful views. We liked the fact that there is an olympic-sized swimming pool, tennis court and basketball courts to provide entertainment. Our children, who are grown now but were young at the time we built our first house in Bear Paw, absolutely loved to go there. Since the area has rentals and permanent homes, we did not feel like we were tourists; we felt at home.
What makes this House unique
We like swimming and fishing on the lake as well as boating. The swimming pool and playground are nice for the little ones. It is such a peaceful place. If you want activities, there are plenty around, but if you want peace and quiet, Bear Paw is hard to beat.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Park in Bear Paw is fun for the kids.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Smoky Mountain Views
Excellent property with stunning views of lake and mountains, like Adirondacks or even Vail! House was roomy and clean with plenty of kitchen. Everything worked well and I couldn't have been happier. I will be back.
Phil, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed the mountain home. I agree with you about the views. They are amazing! Glad you had a good stay and hope you do return again soon!
Long family weekend - amazing!
I cannot day enough good things about this house but selfishly I don’t want to because we would love to keep it to ourselves! The owners were fantastic, very easy to get ahold of and answered all of our questions quickly before and during the trip. The house was beautiful inside and the view is breathtaking. Our favorite part of our trip really was just sitting on the porch swing or in the living room enjoying the view of the mountains and the lake. The house had everything we needed, even traveling with kids... we brought our own pack n play and high chair but they actually had both in the house. They also had a baby gate for the stairs. The kitchen and bedrooms had everything you could need. The neighborhood is beautiful and the drive up to the house isn’t difficult at all unlike many mountain homes. It was relatively close to everything we wanted to see and things we discovered just driving around. This has been our favorite rental we have booked and we really look forward to coming back again.
Nick and family, we are so happy to know that you enjoyed our mountain house! I agree about the view. I could sit in the house and look out and be totally happy. The only thing better might be sitting in the swing and looking out. We try to stock it with everything anybody might need, including the wee ones! Hope you all return soon!
This is the second time renting. Just as good as the first. The house is beautiful and very clean. The view is incredible. Everything available for an excellent stay. I highly recommend this property for a quiet, relaxing getaway.
Of our numerous trips to the mountains spanning the past 25 yrs. this was not only the best, but most enjoyable & memorable trip for our family. The Gaskins have without question done a phenomenal job with their home and it immediately is reflected when you open the door upon 1st entry... My wife was immediately impressed with the setup of the kitchen as more than once she would exclaim, "They've got the house set up just as though they were still living here themselves....There's nothing missing especially in the kitchenware , we've encountered consistently during our other stays elsewhere." I paid particular attention to her "cues" as I could tell she was impressed and women will be the first to tell you immediately, when entering any home what they like and/or dislike about the home. Kudos go to the Gaskins for their well-deserved efforts! Unfortunately, our Daughter-In-Law and Grandson's girlfriend could not make the trip as we had previously anticipated when we initially reserved the house, but both surely envy us not only for the accommodations, but absolutely phenomenal views from the balcony of both the mountains and lakes! It is TRUE, it's definitely a MILLION DOLLAR VIEW and the Gaskins clearly made sure of that long before building the home... Kudos, guys! We were able to basically, see and do everything all wanted to do during our stay with the exception of being able to take a half day to rent one of the available pontoon boats down at the marina... Unfortunately, by the time we finally got around to planning half a day for the "cruise" it was Sunday and of course, the marina is closed on Sunday's...Possibly next time, eh? Surely, we will be able to stay here again in the not-so-distant future! Thanx for the hospitality!!!!
Doug, thank you so much for your kind review. We try to make the home easy for our guests. You are right about that kitchen: it has everything imaginable. Sounds like you had a great trip and we definitely look forward to having you as our guests again! That trip out on the lake is worth returning for. The marina has reduced hours during off seasons, but they are so good at what they do! Hope the family will be able to make the next trip!
A Delightful Stay!
The house itself is very comfortable, clean, and well maintained inside and out. The area, Bear Paw, is quiet, easy access, and in a good location for access of area activities. Check in was handled smoothly and quickly by the owner, who is easy to contact. An extra plus is the "Million Dollar View" of Lake Hiwassee from the deck!!. We look forward to a return visit and encourage you to experience this special place. Doc & Karen
Karen and Doc, we are so glad you had a wonderful stay. It is indeed a little slice of Heaven. I can not count the number of hours I have logged on the porch swing, looking over the mountains and watching the birds. I agree that it is very central to many activities. Yet, it is so quiet, peaceful and relaxing! We hope you return soon. Thank you for taking the time to write a review!
Beautiful view and great home
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