USA North Carolina Western North Carolina Whittier Listing #23448

Walking on Water - Whittier, NC

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35 reviews
Max. occupancy: 6 2 King Bed, 2 Twin Bed 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms No pets  4WD/traction may be required in winter
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Cozy home w/ deck, fireplace & hot tub - riverfront access!

Enter this cottage and find yourself in a space surrounded by vast river and mountain views. The covered porch is a focal point of this home with its comfortable seating and unobstructed view of the Tuckasegee River’s steadily flowing waters. The interior has cozy furniture as well as a large TV, DVD player, and electric fireplace. Walk from the porch onto the open deck below where you can soak in the hot tub and look out onto the river. Take a seat around the fire pit in the evening under the stars.

What’s nearby:
Harrah's Cherokee Casino is just 8 miles away and is open 24/7. Great Smoky Mountain National Park and Blue Ridge Parkway are just 12 miles away. Check out Uncle Bill's Flea Market on Highway 74E just a few miles from the cottage (between Dillsboro and Cherokee).

Things to know:
Full kitchen
Free WiFi
Pets not allowed
Firewood not supplied
Not motorcycle accessible
*Please note the two twin beds are roll-away beds and not actual beds.

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




Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial AC

Kitchen & dining







Water view





Cable : DirecTV

DVD player

Wireless router


Nearby activities & attractions

Downhill Skiing


Golf Nearby

On-site activities

Hot tub : Private


Gas grill : Private





35 reviews

Mechiell A. May 2022
Clean well kept cottage. Nice covered porch with river veiw. Good location for day at Harrahs or Cherokee.
Anthony S. Apr 2022
House great close to river and highway. Gf and I really enjoyed. 30 minutes from groceries. 120 cleaning fee kinda steep for 2 nights but would go again if staying longer.
Wanda B. Apr 2022
The house was beautiful and sat on the River. There was a turkey every morning - A rabbit at night. Lovely
Tracey D. Feb 2022
Love it. I have stayed here twice and love it even more every time. Hot tub is the best.
unique m. Jan 2022
The cottage was really nice we only had minor issues such as the water had a terrible odor to it our entire stay I reported it the first night I was told someone would be out the next morning to fix the issue but no one ever showed the mile dirt road was also no exactly what I pictured but it wasn’t too bad
Manager response:
Hi, Unique! We're so sorry we missed getting back to you about the smell. The odor is due to naturally occurring minerals in the water. It's completely safe, but the smell is different for those not used to it. The water filter will be changed to help with this as much as possible. Thank you!
Carol W. Jan 2022
I loved EVERYTHING, except for the driveway!! The house is VERY well maintained, very clean, very cozy, beds and pillows are super comfortable, the porch is great, the river was fun for the grandchildren to fish, the fire pit was perfect for smores and the hot tub was a hit at night after a long day! Solution to the traffic noise that some reviews complained about is to turn the fan on that they provide you with in each room. We did not hear a thing! Definitely recommend if you own a truck or SUV that sits up higher than my compact car.....
Luis R. Nov 2021
I enjoyed my stay here. I stayed here as part of a motorcycle trip. A previous review said "it was not biker friendly" referring to the access gravel road, but it was not that bad. I was able to get in and out in my very large Honda Goldwing with no problem. It was a little tricky but fun.
Road noise was not a problem with me but you can definitely hear it. Other than that, I highly recommend it.
Robert J. Oct 2021
Clean and good location
Robert H. Sep 2021
The owner/host is very nice and helpful. The house itself is very nice, clean and well taken care of. The road to the house is not biker friendly at all. We had a good time but the trip to the house was not all nice.
John W. Aug 2021
Loved the house and River. Was difficult to get here
Stephen M. Aug 2021
The place was nice but stuff did not work and no phone.
Manager response:
Hello Stephen, thank you for your feedback. Due to this rental's remote location, cell service is spotty at the home and there is no landline. There is WiFi available and TVs for our guests to use.
Chris V. Aug 2021
We loved being close to the Tuck, but we like to kayak the upper part of the river. Plus being close to Sylva, Dillsboro and Bryson City is also a plus. The owners and surrounding neighbors are very accommodating and helpful.
Jeffrey L. Jul 2021
Overall a great place, yes a little noisy, with Hwy 74 across the river, and the path getting to house was a little nerve racking but then again your in the mountains! House was very nice, couldn't check in until later cause of cleaning crew but counter too we're still dirty, but really not an issue I just cleaned them!
Jacob H. Jun 2021
Loved the house! Highway 74 can be a little noisy but other than that it is the perfect place to come back to and relax.
Heidi S. Apr 2021
The house was perfect for our family of 5. Beautifully done inside. The location on the river was great for my fisherman husband. Caught at least 10 trout from the front yard. The traffic that others mentioned didn’t really bother us. We had a wonderful vaca at this location.
April M. Apr 2021
Loved staying here!! Thought I was lost going down the dirt road but just keep going to the end...
Osbel M. Feb 2021
Se los recomiendo fue una muy linda experiencia
Miranda M. Jan 2021
Love the place.
Moriah C. Oct 2020
This home is a great base-camp for visiting the national park nearby. Great amenities, clean and easy drive into nearby towns. The only downside is highway 74 is immediately across the river and a very busy highway so if you’re looking to escape into nature this isn’t the space for you. All around a positive home.
Rachel H. Sep 2020
The cabin was very clean and had plenty of cooking pots, pans, utensils, etc. The grill works great. The hot tub was relaxing. We enjoyed our stay.
Timothy M. Sep 2020
If you’re looking for a home (not a cabin) with close proximity to the park/casino/parkway, close to grocery stores, and a place to wind down after a long day out, this is a perfect home for the price. It’s very secluded and one of only a couple homes on the mountain with direct river access. The house was very clean. My ONLY negative is the road noise from across the river, but we had sounds machines for the baby and were able to drown out the noise easily. We would stay again.
Maria E. Jul 2020
It was very relaxing. I loved that the house was clean. Loved the hot tub outside, and in the kitchen there is everything you need if you decide to cook. Nice neighborhood. Not to far from the city if you need to go shopping. It was a pleasure staying in Walking on Water.
Tammy J. Jul 2020
We really enjoyed our stay. I felt like it was stocked with everything needed plus some extras. *The only thing I would caution people about is the highway noise while outside, if you’re looking to enjoy the water/nature. From inside the home you couldn’t hear anything.
Other than that, nothing. We would recommend this place.
Dominique 2. Jul 2020
The pictures don’t do it justice! This house has a great layout it was immaculately clean had everything you could need tons of towels etc. The drive in is very beautiful and the outdoor living is wonderful. We did not turn on the TV once! There’s so much to do nearby including tubing fishing hiking and while at home we were outdoors practically the entire time. Highly recommend.
Lateshia P. Jun 2020
First time visit to the area enjoyed the beautiful surroundings. The home was exactly like the pictures nicely furnished and spacious. Enjoyed relaxing on the deck watching the river. My family enjoyed the time and we will definitely be coming back again. The gravel road to get there was a little nerve racking but once you reach the home its beautiful and peaceful
Benita D. Mar 2020
Nice place, great furniture, nice appliances, kitchen nicely stocked except pans stick horribly, great water view, spacious. Smelled of stale smoke in the house, evidence of smoking on porch. Heat pump is very loud and right outside bedroom window. Had an extremely difficult time adding an extra day at the beginning of my trip. I have owned several short term rentals and always loved someone wanting to fill my vacancy that would otherwise be unrentable. Instead it took several emails from bots and the night was 25% more than the other nights purchased. Fishing was great but it would have been nice to know before the game warden showed up that the small stretch of the river in front of the house is off limits in March.
JOHN F. Feb 2020
Glen P. Nov 2019
The house is very nice and well equipped. It was a little noisy with the traffic on 74
Manager response:
We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay! We apologize that the traffic caused the home to be a bit noisy, but we hope that it was still a relaxing vacation for you! Thank you for your feedback!
SHARON C. Aug 2019
This home was perfect for my vacation stay, so clean and modern, it had everything we wanted from the hot tub to the grill! Thank you for such a pleasant place to stay!!
Nancy M. Jul 2019
Very well kept and nicely furnished cabin. It was very clean and the beds were comfortable. We enjoyed that it was off the beaten path and the view is great. The hot tub was an appreciated perk after a day of trail hiking. Would definitely recommend.
morgan h. Jun 2019
The owner lives a couple houses over and is very helpful and knowledgeable of the area. Great people. Beautiful place. Stayed there many times. Can’t wait to go back.
Morgan H. Jun 2019
Steve is great. Thanks so much for opening your home to Bailey and I several times. Can’t wait to come back!