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Eco Cove House Wildlife Sanctuary

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2 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
4 guests
2 nights minimum
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Eco Cove house is an elegant vacation home centrally located on a 117 acre wildlife preserve in Western North Carolina, 30 minutes from Asheville. The property adjoins the Pisgah National Forest. It is a 1500 square foot house, a peaceful, romantic getaway. It is spacious and artistic, with many family works of art. The Living room, formal dining room (seats 6) and master bedroom are on a 50' porch overlooking the forest. A burbling creek, slider, glider, wicker rocking chairs and lounge contribute to the wonderful peacefulness of our property. The living room sports a rock wall, 2 couches and 2 Lazyboy chairs. There is a wide screen TV with satellite including HBO, a stereo/record player, radio, and a small music library. Eco Cove offers a King suite and a queen bedroom with a full...Eco Cove house is an elegant vacation home centrally located on a 117 acre wildlife preserve in Western North Carolina, 30 minutes from Asheville. The property adjoins the Pisgah National Forest. It is a 1500 square foot house, a peaceful, romantic getaway. It is spacious and artistic, with many family works of art. The Living room, formal dining room (seats 6) and master bedroom are on a 50' porch overlooking the forest. A burbling creek, slider, glider, wicker rocking chairs and lounge contribute to the wonderful peacefulness of our property. The living room sports a rock wall, 2 couches and 2 Lazyboy chairs. There is a wide screen TV with satellite including HBO, a stereo/record player, radio, and a small music library. Eco Cove offers a King suite and a queen bedroom with a full bathroom across the hall. The master suite has a hot tub for weekly rentals (drained and cleaned after each week's rental) and an entertainment center with DVD/VCR/TV and movie library. Our full kitchen has all the amenities and adjoins a breakfast nook with a bay window overlooking the gardens. There are 4 chairs, a table, and a small counter for easy eating. Across from the nook is an open den, with a wild animal theme. (It has a day bed which sleeps two, with owner's approval, and would incur an extra charge of $22 per person, per night, with a maximum of 6 people total in the home.) There is a half bath on the other side of the room. Additional people (2) are with the owner's approval only. There is an acre pond on our preserve and we are happy to provide you with fish food to feed our friendly koi. Foxes, raccoons,opossums, turkey, deer and bunnies are frequent visitors. Eco Cove is located on a state maintained road, 1/2 mile from 70 Highway, and 10 minutes from Old Fort or Marion with shopping, restaurants and bars. Lake James and 2 waterfalls are also very close by. We are 20 minutes from Black Mountain or Morgantown, and 30 minutes from Asheville, our favorite city in the south. This area of Western North Carolina is known for its festivals, waterfalls, hiking trails, food, breweries, vineyards and, of course, the Biltmore House. We think the natural beauty of our National Wildlife Certified Cove is at the top of the list. At Eco Cove you are surrounded by tranquility and beauty. It is its own paradise. More
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About the Owner
Gabrielle T
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2015
Interaction with guests
Our home is on the 117 acre wildlife preserve, and we are available during your stay. We have information on what to see and do in the area, and are happy to have you for cocktails if you are interested at our home. We built a 75' gaff-rigged schooner in California ourselves, sailed to the Virgin Islands and chartered our boat for 14 years, taking guests on an all inclusive week's cruise. We also built a home in Hull Bay, St. Thomas and did weekly rentals there. We enjoy sharing our sea stories (true) with any guest who wants to visit us during their stay.
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Reviewed 7 December 2018

The owners of Eco-Cove are helpful and knowledgeable. The home is beautifully appointed with artifacts from around the world. The location exudes serenity. It a perfect place to stay and enjoy the local surroundings and wildlife. Also, many trails, waterfalls, and mountain attractions are nearby....More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Garrick M
satorigal, VR Owner at Eco Cove House Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2018

Thank you!! We look forward to your return, and we loved having you here. We’re so glad you enjoyed Marion as well. It is coming into its own! We love sharing our mountain paradise. All the best, the Thompsons

Reviewed 1 December 2018

Eco Cove is a great location for day trips to Asheville, Mt. Mitchell, the Biltmore House, etc. and many other Western North Carolina attractions. The house is super clean and very comfortable. The surrounding property is beautiful. The owners could not be nicer or more...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Nancy M
satorigal, VR Owner at Eco Cove House Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2018

Thank you! We love sharing our beautiful wooded wonderland with you and your family and are so delighted to be seeing you back for another visit this month.

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Reviewed 30 November 2018

Rental was everything we looked for. House was great and beds were comfortable. Two places we ate were very good. We will be back in 2019 for sure.

Date of stay: October 2018
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satorigal, VR Owner at Eco Cove House Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2018

Thank you and we so enjoyed having you. We look forward to your return, Gabrielle and Ed

Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

This was my third annual trip to Eco Cove - that’s how much I love this lush NC mountain escape. Spending time on this beautiful property - surrounded by nature and wildlife - is so recharging, and nothing beats a sunny float on the pond...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank MagnoliaRose202
satorigal, VR Owner at Eco Cove House Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Thank you so much! We are always so glad to see you and share our paradise with you. Our local town of Marion is growing with restaurants, pubs, breweries, and art in the past 3 years. We are getting more visitors to "the gateway to...More

Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed our stay over Fall Break. Hosts were very responsive to questions and the surprise wine in the fridge was welcome after a long day of travel!! Thank you so much!

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank Anne G
satorigal, VR Owner at Eco Cove House Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Thank you for the review! We loved having you stay and meeting your family and friends. We hope you'll join us again for a vacation in the mountains! Gabrielle

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Staffed Property
DVD Player
Cooker
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Central Heating
Water Views
Safe
Towels Provided
Dishwasher
Air Conditioning
Freezer
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cable/satellite TV
Ceiling Fans
Stereo System
TV
Hiking Trips
Parking
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Mountain Views
City Getaway
Linens Provided
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Toaster
Deck
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About the neighbourhood
Deer, a variety of birds, bunnies, waterfowl, turkeys, squirrels, and the occasional red fox or bear are our only neighbors as they pass through our property. We own ridge to ridge in our cove, backed up next to the national forest. Our acre pond has five pound koi that love to be fed from our dock, which is part of our sunset enjoyment. Bull frogs and peepers sing in our small ponds, and fireflies light up the meadows with their dance. The stars compete overhead, and the dock is a great place to watch the firmament. There is no better place to unwind and enjoy nature than Eco Cove. Yet we are minutes away from many tourist attractions. We keep detailed information on hand so you can make the most of your stay, seeing all you have time for, but knowing you'll have to return to see it all!
Getting around
We are 1/2 mile from Highway 70, 5 minutes from groceries and 7 minutes to Marion or Old Fort. We are the gateway to the mountains. Lake James is about 15 minutes away as are Black Mountain and Morgantown. Linville and Asheville are about 30 minutes. Restaurants abound, hiking, art centers, waterfalls, zip lines, snowboarding, kids play centers, shopping, and everything you'd want to see and do on a vacation in Western North Carolina is nearby!
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