$195 / night
Total guests, Nights

Bird House Cottage – Home 5268857 Cottage

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 12 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Bird House Cottage – Home 5268857

  • Cottage
  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 12
  •  min stay varies

Key Info

  • Child Friendly
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet Friendly

Description from owner


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.

The Bird House is pet friendly, however, there is an additional one time pet fee of $40 per pet as well as some common sense rules. Please let us know if you intend to bring your pet (s) so we can adjust the quote for the pet fee and discuss the rules.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Twin beds
    Bedroom 3: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 4: Full bed 2 Twin beds
    Beds in other rooms: Full bed
  • 2 Full baths


  • Wireless Internet
  • Air conditioning
  • Mountain Views
  • Grill
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: $250.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

100% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least two weeks before check-in.

2 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

Pet fee of $40 required (per pet) - notify at time of booking to edit quote; well behaved pest free pets allowed although there is a limit of 2 small to medium size or 1 large breed dog (enquire for exceptions); pets must be kenneled if left alone; kept on leash while on the common property.

Please respect our neighbors and keep noise levels down especially after 10pm.


About the owner

Van And Deb R.
Average reply time:
1 hour 48 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 Apr 2021
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, Spanish





Very Good
8 reviews

Very Good

“Nice cottage”

Reviewed 15 Feb 2021

As advertised. Needs a little work get it perfect but is a nice quite stay. Would recommend. The river has access in the state forest areas and the waterfall is amazing. Thanks for a good weekend!


Reviewed 9 Sep 2020

My mom booked this house last weekend and it was the worst experience i have ever had. The house was not cleaned at all. The bottom part of the house is full of mold. The kitchen sink was leaking had … More

Response from the owner We're so very sorry to hear of your less than optimal experience. We strive to make every stay the best possible. As anyone that owns a house will attest, things occasionally break down. However, being nearby resident-owners, we were able to address the leaking sink issue immediately. After reading this review, we made a careful inspection of the downstairs for the alleged mold mentioned. We could find no mold anywhere in the cabin. There is a dehumidifier in the laundry room that runs 24/7 to mitigate the possibility of any mold growth. There is some confusion as to our mentioning a lake on the other side of the road. Being in the rugged Blue Ridge Mountains, we are well aware there is no lake nearby for miles. This is not something we would have told you or anyone. The internet service runs 24/7 and is never turned off. We do have the occassional electricity brown-out that causes the WiFi router to disconnect. This is easily remedied with a reboot of the router. Had you contacted us, as indicated on the small sign attached to the router, we would have gladly reset the router for you. Regardless, there is full cell phone service for all service providers in our area - unless the tower was out, there is no reason why you could not have called the office. Also, being that the Birdhouse cabin is litterally a stone's throw from the office, a short walk to the office would have gotten you the required information. The check-out instructions were given to the named guest for the booking at check-in. In particular, instructions for garbage handling, which is a major issue around here since there is no garbage pickup. Finally, I saved this one for last. I am a bit confused about the cleanliness comment stating, "The house was not cleaned at all." We are vacation rental hospitality professionals - this is what we do and go to great lengths to make certain every cabin is thoroughly cleaned, prepped and disinfected prior to every new guest arriving. We set the highest standard for cleanliness, not just in appearance, but for smells, as well. Even before the pandemic, we not only clean, but also disinfect the entire cabin to eliminate germs that cause smells. It is obvious this review was written to penalize us for some dissatisfaction on your part. For your dissatisfaction, we apologize. As for the things we can attest are neither true or exagerated - shame on you.

“Escape the heat, city, and Pandemic!”

Reviewed 1 Aug 2020

We just enjoyed a week at the cottage with our sweet dog Teddy. It was so relaxing and the 60 degree mornings were delightful. We took the short hike to the falls, very beautiful. Morning walks arou… More

Response from the owner Thank you Deannie for taking the time to review us. It was a pleasure meeting you and Teddy and hosting your stay! All the best!

“Fly Away to the Smokies”

Reviewed 1 Jul 2020

Our extended family took a long weekend to celebrate our son’s birthday. The Birdhouse was a perfect place to celebrate and have some R&R. It is nestled in a small village just east of the M… More

Response from the owner Thank you Michael for taking the time to review us. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed the Birdhouse charm and beautiful surrounding area!

“Not as advertised. This is a fish bowl and not a bird house.”

Reviewed 1 Nov 2019

The photo of the front is lovely, giving the impression that you will be in a wooded area. The house is actually situated among several homes where you can see the mountains in the distance through a … More

“The PERFECT New Years getaway for 3 Families!”

Reviewed 1 Jan 2018

We have a great group of friends with an annual tradition of celebrating New Years in the NC Mountains. We found Birdhouse Cottage through Trip Advisor and VRBO. It really was a perfect fit for us..… More

Response from the owner Thank you so much for choosing our lovely Birdhouse for your stay in the mountains! It was wonderful hosting your group!

“Family trip”

Reviewed 5 Sep 2017

Great place with plenty of space and an excellent view!! Perfect for time away from all the hustle and bustle life brings. Our family of 9 had an excellent time fishing, site seeing up the mountain tr… More

Response from the owner Thanking for choosing to stay at the Bird House Cottage. It was a pleasure hosting you and your family!

“Beautiful house in a beautiful location”

Reviewed 21 Aug 2017

A great place to get away from city life and enjoy the beautiful scenery and laid back lifestyle of the mountains. Nearby attractions are fantastic (Mount Mitchel and the local waterfalls were highlig… More

Response from the owner Thank you for taking time to write a review - we loved sharing our little slice of heaven with you and your family and glad everything worked out. Cheers!

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How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Van and Deb (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Van and Deb (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Van and Deb (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to view Van and Deb the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online and send Van and Deb (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Van and Deb (the owner) an inquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

When you pay online through the Ready to book? form, a booking request is sent to Van and Deb (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

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How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your dates in the Ready to book? form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Van and Deb (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my vacation?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Van and Deb (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Van and Deb (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage your booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your booking or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my booking?

You can pay the remaining balance of your booking at any point. Simply go to Manage your booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage your booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I withdraw my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Van and Deb (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Van and Deb (the owner) a message.

If Van and Deb (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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