USA North Carolina Western North Carolina Sylva Listing #23421

Above the River - Sylva, NC

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34 reviews
Max. occupancy: 8 2 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 2 Twin Bed 3 bedrooms  plus loft 3 bathrooms No pets 
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Riverfront home w/ fireplace, porch - outdoor firepit!

Rock and relax Above the River on this special home’s spacious wrap-around porch (over 800 square feet of covered space). Situated on the bank of the Tuckasegee River, you can allow the sound of the rushing river waters to soothe you as you kick back in this unique get-away. Complete with two master suites, modern furnishings, a gas fireplace and outdoor amenities (fire pit, picnic table, etc.), this house has everything you’ll need to craft a perfect vacation.

What’s nearby:
This home is an ideal base to visit attractions such as Maggie Valley, Cherokee casino, Gatlinburg & the Nantahala Outdoor Center. Shopping and dining are available in the unique towns of Sylva, Dillsboro, and Waynesville. Take a scenic drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway or take a ride on the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad. Step out your door to go fishing, kayaking, floating down the river.

Things to know:
Full kitchen
Free WiFi
Pets not allowed
Maximum parking spaces: 2
Gas log fireplace only available from October - March
Limited cell service and GPS

This property is managed by Vacasa North Carolina LLC.

Parking Notes: Use parking pad underneath the house. Access: Easy - Last 1/2 Mile is Gravel

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial AC

Gas fireplace

Kitchen & dining







Water view





Cable : Dish Network

DVD player

Wireless router

Nearby activities & attractions

Downhill Skiing




34 reviews

Virginia M. Dec 2021
House is perfect: cozy, great rooms, fantastic location.
Elizabeth H. Oct 2021
It was nice and clean, however, the porch needed cleaning. Only disappointment was the traffic noise across the river. It was often hard to hear the river. Lovely place and good fishing available.
Susan K. Oct 2021
Where it is. Loved being able to hear the River.
Diane R. Sep 2021
This is a beautiful home with a gorgeous direct view of the river. The river is wide with just enough speed to make wonderful soothing sounds. The patio is exactly as described, long and wrap around. Neighbors are close by but except for a wave or two everyone kept to themselves. Kitchen is very well stocked, not overstocked, which is nice. Quality items are in the kitchen, not junk. All the appliances are beautiful and new. Parking is easy with slight incline to park below house. Road to house is gravel and easy to access. Garbage pick up is done privately so no need to put out for service. House was very clean upon arrival. Communication with Vacasa was amazing . It included a text from a representative that was very nice and available during our entire stay. The fire pit and swing and picnic area are directly across the road from the house and directly on the water. We will definitely be back. We have absolutely no complaints about this gorgeous rental. No hesitations at all.
Laurea M. Aug 2021
We love this place. We went twice this summer as a treat to get away from the stress of working in mental health during the pandemic. The sound of the river is just what we needed. House is stocked with everything you need and the mattresses are amazing. Thank you!!!!
Ray B. Jul 2021
Beautiful house, great view, convenient location. Parking for only 2 vehicles. Internet was down 80% of the time and very slow when it was up. This is a rural location so that is understandable, but the neighbors all had a better solution. We love the mountains and this is a great place to be while you explore the area.
Tomislav P. Jun 2021
Had a good time at this rental. The driveway is a little steep so if you have a large suv make sure you have AWD or 4x4 for extra help. River is right outside the house was the perfect weather. House inside is good for a family or just a getaway for a few friends. Internet could of been faster maybe add a roku or smart device to all rooms to help stream from phones or labtops, The water pressure in the shower upstairs could of been a little better but these are little things to complain about if you are going for the waterfalls and hikes and tubing that is all near by. Will stay again maybe during winter to see what its like.
Virginia J. May 2021
Modern spacious home on the banks of the river. We enjoyed the view and the privacy of this location. What we didn't enjoy was the 16 steps from car to door. It became a real chore lugging coolers up these steps.
John L. Apr 2021
Great location and very spacious home.
Ashlie W. Apr 2021
We absolutely loved this house and want to rent it again next year! Everything was perfect!
Barbara M. Apr 2021
River right in front of the house. Minor cleaning issues but overall we had an awesome time.
Manager response:
We apologize for the oversight regarding the cleanliness. We have passed along your feedback to the local housekeeping staff and manager so they are aware of your comments, and can work to correct this for future guests. We appreciate your feedback as our guest’s comfort is very important to us. We look forward to having the opportunity to host you for a much more enjoyable stay.
Tommy D. Jan 2021
Have stayed there many time. Always a great experience. Wonderful cabin.
Mallory M. Oct 2020
We travel to the mountains every year and by far I love this house the most! Clean and super convenient to town which is a plus in the mountains. Not too far from Bryson city and the Cherokee area for all the tourist type things. Love its 3 bed 3 bath! Everything you need in a home away from home. River is in the front yard! Its located on a private road so you don't get a lot of traffic in front of the house. The driveway where you park is a little steep but nothing to worry over. Can't wait to schedule our next stay.
Susan T. Oct 2020
We enjoyed getting away from it all and waking up to the sound of the river. The house was well-equipped and offered all the comforts of home. We especially appreciated the comfortable beds. We had a fire in the fire pit each night - perfect for nature lovers. The towns of Sylva and Dillsboro were lively with breweries, restaurants and shops. We will be definitely be back.
Thomas J. Sep 2020
We had a very restful stay at this unit on the river. It was far enough out but close enough if we wanted to sightsee or go for food. The large covered deck provided a great view of the water and time to just relax. The inside of the house was clean, the furniture and beds were very comfortable, and there were plenty of linens.
Terri S. Sep 2020
Very clean home, beautiful river view, convenient to dining, shopping and sightseeing. I would definitely stay there again!
Kathleen S. Sep 2020
Great house Great location !!!
Rebecca M. Jun 2020
Beautiful views with comfortable, clean home. Centrally located. We loved our week there.
Paul K. Mar 2020
Awesome location, home had everything we needed. Huge front porch over looking the river. Highly recommend.
Angie M. Mar 2020
Our family had a wonderful time and would definitely go back!
Amy P. Feb 2020
This place was an amazing spot right on the river. It was very clean, had great beds, a lot of room to move around and an amazing view of the river. I can't wait to come back and sleep with the doors open and fall asleep to the sound of the river.
Robert M. Dec 2019
Beautiful place. Plenty of room. More parking than they state. The balance on the a/c heat is way off, but that happens. Never saw a neighbor. It was wonderful.
Lee W. Dec 2019
We liked the layout of the house and the location was great for us as we spent most of our time in Dillsboro, Sylva, Bryson City and Waynesville.
Tina C. Dec 2019
We had such a good time! When looking out the window it seemed the River was surrounding us! Coffee in the porch was so nice! The beds were very comfortable. Plan to come back again.
Lona j. Oct 2019
Home was beautiful! Everything was clean and very well placed. Wonderful view of the river and loved the fly fishermen every day out in the river!
DEBRA P. Oct 2019
Manager response:
We are happy that you enjoyed your stay. We are so sorry that the housekeeping did not measure up to your standards. We have informed the manager to review with the housekeeping teams. We hope we can host you again soon!
Jo W. Sep 2019
Loved the two master suites. Beds were comfy and we had everything we needed.
Harris C. Sep 2019
This place was amazing! I was able to wake up every morning to the sound of the river in front of the home. The area was super quiet and relaxing. The home went above what I was expecting. Every dish you could need was there. Nice extras. I would definitely consider staying here again!
Ashley S. Sep 2019
We had a wonderful stay, and the kids loved fishing in the river.
William T. Aug 2019
Beautiful home on an idillic setting. We will be returning often as our son is a student at WCU.
Michelle F. Aug 2019
We loved the house it was perfect for our family of 8!!! The location was awesome so many things to do close by! Waking up to the sound of the river was amazing! We can’t wait to go back!!
Zamira I. Jul 2019
House was nice and the view was perfect for us. We loved it.
Rocky S. Jun 2019
Beautiful views of the river and easy access to fishing