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Very Special Mountain Retreat!

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,470 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom House With Breathtaking View Of The Mountains.

An elevated Deltec round house named for it's bird themed decor full of small birds, bird houses and bird cages all through the cottage including the rafters. You'll enjoy finding the birds in the least expected places as well as the large floor to ceiling windows offering spectacular views of the Black Mountain range as well as the four star rated Mt. Mitchell Golf Club.

Owned and operated by Albert's Lodge at Mt. Mitchell, the Birdhouse has all the amenities required for a comfortable stay for your family and friends. There are two gas fireplaces as well as central heating and A/C, a complete kitchen with all the fixins' and laundry room. All bedding is included as well as bath towels. We also have an outdoor fire pit where you can relax in the evening while roasting marshmallows and gazing at the stars.

Inside you can relax next to the fireplace after a long day of hiking, biking or just traveling along the Blue Ridge Parkway which is only 5 minutes away. The kitchen is fully stocked with all the utensils you'll need for your cooking pleasure and there are 2 restaurants within walking distance should you not want to cook (May 1st - Oct. 31st). The master bedroom has a queen size bed with a private bathroom and the second bedroom has 2 twin beds. Downstairs in bedroom 3 there is a queen bed. Bedroom 4 has a pair of twin beds as well as a full size futon and the sitting room between them also has a futon. All linen and towels are provided as well as bathroom essentials and kitchen basics - the only thing you'll need to bring is your food and a change of clothes and even that's optional since there are laundry facilities to wash should you need to.

The Bird House is walking distance to the Roaring Fork falls - a 140 ft. cascading waterfall listed as one of the most beautiful waterfalls in North Carolina. Mt. Mitchell State Park, home of the tallest peak east of the Mississippi is in our back yard.

The cottage is wired for high speed WiFi access. There's a flat panel HD TV with a BluRay Disc player if you want to bring the kid's favorite movies. Access to Netflix, Pandora as as well as other internet apps. We also have a media server accessible through the BluRay Disc player with a wide variety of current movies to watch with popcorn (provided) when you're kicking back.

More Details

Van Roldan
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Greek, Czech, Danish, Norwegian, Polish, Hungarian, Finnish
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About Van Roldan

Debbie & myself came to the mountains from sunny So. Florida where we both grew up. We both wanted to trade the corporate life for an easier going lifestyle somewhere where we could enjoy the rest of our lives away from the hectic pace of a metropolitan city. We found our paradise in the western North Carolina mountains where we own and operate Albert's Lodge at Mt. Mitchell. We are fortunate to be living and working where we also love to vacation.

I am an avid photographer and love being outdoors whether it's cycling, hiking or just sitting out on the patio with my beautiful wife, Debbie & chocolate Lab, listening to the babbling creek out front.

Van Roldan purchased this cottage in 2014

What makes this cottage unique

The Bird House is named for the unique decor which includes bird houses, bird cages and, of course, small life-like birds throughout the house including the rafters. The layout of the house, elevated and round with large floor to ceiling windows, also adds to the feeling of being in a large aviary.

The best part is the breathtaking view right from the living room sofa of the Black Mountains. One of the best views in the entire valley.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Burnsville in South Toe

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1470 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Mater bedroom private bath
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Private Bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , The sitting room with gas fireplace.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • whitewater rafting


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(15 traveller reviews)

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Very Special Mountain Retreat!
average rating of 4.4 based on 15 reviews

The property is beautiful

  • 5 of 5

The Owner was very nice and there when we needed him! The property is as pictured and very clean. It slept my party of 11 comfortably. We had a great time! Thankyou :)

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your celebration and stay at the Birdhouse Cottage. It was a pleasure hosting your party of 11! Thank you Kayla.
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Clean and spacious

  • 5 of 5

Kitchen was small but well stocked. Plenty of sleeping for our three families. Beautiful area.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location. Very nice owners

  • 1 of 5

The propert is not well laid out for a family. House needs a lot of maintenance. I would recommend making some repairs and updates. Would visit again but not staying in this property. Two bedrooms on bottom and no bathroom. Very inconvenient

  • Review Submitted: 30-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charleston SC

Loved the view of meadow and mountains from porch.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful experience. The house had plenty of room and was very clean. The views from the front of the house made it worthwhile! The only complaint was that the back of the house was separated from a small road by bushes and trees. I did not like being that close, but all of our time was spent in the front of the house and playing in the meadow. Van and Deb were some of the nicest homeowners we have rented from. Would do it again.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mt.Pleasant S.C

Nice location but it needs some touch up.

  • 3 of 5

Nice property in a good location with beautiful views of the mountains. This house is not good for toddlers and small children. The distance between the bars in the staircase hand railing is way to big, same thing for the balcony, there are also loose pices in the balcony fence. Overall we likes the place but safety related things like these should be corrected asap.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Please accept our sincere apologies for any undo stress caused by your safety concerns for the little ones. We'd also like to thank you for your candid assessment and review - we value your opinion, whether good or not so good, in order to keep us on our toes and help us provide the best possible accommodations for our guests during their visit. We take your concern for child safety very seriously and will make the necessary repairs and adjustments to the spiral staircase railing as well as the balcony immediately. Aside from the safety concerns, we're glad you had a wonderful stay while experiencing the fall color change of mid October as well a the peacefulness of the mountains. We enjoyed watching the older children playing with the fallen leaves and especially how much fun they had with the wheelbarrow. We hope you had a safe drive home and would love to have you stay again in the future - we promise your safety concerns will have been addressed satisfactorily. Cheers, Van & Debbie
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Durham, NC, USA

great location to access blue ridge parkway, friendly staff, needs updating

  • 3 of 5

Great location to get to Mt. Mitchell, crabtree falls, etc for some great hikes. A smaller waterfall which is a 20 minute walk from the house is also very nice and the kids had fun there. Staff was very friendly. Enough space to sleep up to 8, I'd say (we were 2 adults and 2 kids). This is a good place as a base from where to leave for excursion but it's not exactly a comfortable, hidden-away cabin in the woods. Route 80 runs right behind it which gets a reasonable amount of traffic. Next door house ran a rather noise HVAC unit 24/7, although it was neither hot nor cold. So it's not the quiet environment I had hoped for. Also, the windows don't open so you can't sleep with the windows open (which I like to do). Also, the place is a bit rundown. E..g the dishwasher had all sorts of cables dangling on the floor (death trap for toddlers),; beds are saggy, etc.; it was ok for 3 nights but this place isn't for us and we will look elsewhere next time.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
Teo's Pub & Bar
Nearest Golf
250 Metres
Mt. Mitchell Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
30 Metres
North Carolina Highway 80 South
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
J & J's Grill on the Green
Nearest Ski
37 Miles
Wolf Laurel
Car: necessary

The Bird House is situated within the Pisgah National Forest, it is the perfect spot to enjoy all your favorite outdoor activities - hiking, bicycling, tubing, white water rafting, skiing, bird watching, mining and so much more.

Uniquely located within walking distance of Roaring Fork Falls - ranked as one of the most beautiful waterfalls in North Carolina. We are in the shadow of Mt. Mitchell, the highest peak east of the Mississippi which offers miles of incredible vistas as well as trails for your hiking pleasure.

The Blue Ridge Parkway, listed as the second best touring road on the planet by Outdoor Magazine, is only 3 miles away at mile post 344 and offers a quick on and off point of entry for sightseeing along one of the most beautiful roads on the continent. Full of spectacular overlooks and mountain vistas, the Blue Ridge Parkway is the number one choice for travelling and sightseeing throughout the mountains of the Southeastern US. Centrally located a midst the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Black Mountains, the Birdhouse is the perfect base camp for all your sightseeing throughout western North Carolina, eastern Tennessee, northern Georgia and South Carolina. Dynamic Asheville is less than an hour's drive where the grand Biltmore Estate is located.

If you like playing the links, we are within walking distance to the Mt. Mitchell Golf Club - one of the premier golf courses in North Carolina. The Bird House looks out towards the 18th hole. (Seasonal: May 1st - October 31st)

The South Toe Valley is widely known for its high concentration of arts & crafts studios due to the influence of the Penland School of Crafts, the premier arts & crafts school in the country attracting artists from around the globe for over 75 years. Many of the studios are open year round for you to visit.

Two excellent restaurants, J & J's Grill on the Green and Teo's Restaurant & Pub at the Mt. Mitchell Golf Club are walking distance from the Birdhouse. (Seasonal: May 1st - October 31st)


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Burnsville, North Carolina Mountains

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
4th of July Weekend
29 Jun 2018 - 3 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day Weekend
31 Aug 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
Fall change of Leaf Season
28 Sep 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
21 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
21 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £60.3
Pet Fee £22.61 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £44.47

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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