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Sensational View: Gatlinburg's Best View! Gorgeous new custom minutes from town!

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5 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
23 guests
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The NEW Sensational View reopened August 8, 2018 and guests have already given the new house over 25 consecutive 5-star reviews across our listings! After losing the original cabin in the November 28, 2016 fire, we worked with a Knoxville architect to design the best home we could put on this lot. The custom design lets you tower over everything while being immersed in the panoramic mountain and city view. Check out our pictures to see the spectacular views. ***ANNOUNCING EMBRACING VIEW!!!*** We found another property with among the very best views in the Smokies and purchased it in August 2017! Embracing View surrounds you with country charm and panoramic mountain views. The front and back decks offer views of both sunrise and sunset over the mountains. Check it out here: https://www.f...The NEW Sensational View reopened August 8, 2018 and guests have already given the new house over 25 consecutive 5-star reviews across our listings! After losing the original cabin in the November 28, 2016 fire, we worked with a Knoxville architect to design the best home we could put on this lot. The custom design lets you tower over everything while being immersed in the panoramic mountain and city view. Check out our pictures to see the spectacular views. ***ANNOUNCING EMBRACING VIEW!!!*** We found another property with among the very best views in the Smokies and purchased it in August 2017! Embracing View surrounds you with country charm and panoramic mountain views. The front and back decks offer views of both sunrise and sunset over the mountains. Check it out here: https://www.flipkey.com/properties/9000344/ ****************************** Sensational View current status: After opening August 8, 2018, 90% of our available nights in 2018 sold out. As of late January 2019 we have 27 bookings for the year, which is over 30% of the available nights. Most bookings come in between January and mid March, so if you want your first choice dates, don't wait too long. We will describe Sensational View for you here... if you want to see guest comments about the home, scroll down to the next stars. The NEW Sensational View is 3,061 square feet, five bedrooms, five bathrooms, and sleeps up to 23, with 19 guests in bedrooms and two sofa beds in the common areas. The first floor and specifically bedroom two are designed to be very accessible. Many of our past guests have been interested in easy access for elderly family members (we have elderly family members too). This is important to us! Entering the cabin requires going up one step. Then the whole first floor (inside and deck) is flat. Bedroom 2 has a shower with a bench and three grab rails, plus a shower head you can mount or hold in hand. There are also grab bars next to the toilet. (All toilets will be chair height.) The first floor has a great room including the kitchen, dining room, and family room. Our housekeepers already crafted another beautiful 12 foot dining table just like we had in the last house. The whole room has views toward Gatlinburg and the mountains with a wall of windows. This room will have a 70' TV. All five bedrooms have attached bathrooms. The master suite on the first floor has a large bathroom with marble shower and separate tub. It has great views and direct access to the deck and hot tub. This and all bedrooms will have 49' TVs. We bought a gorgeous Marquis Euphoria hot tub, which beats any hot tub we've ever seen at a rental. A view this good deserves a premium spa. We are also using bronze colored metal railing on the deck so the view is as unobstructed as possible. The second floor has a large game room, designed as a balcony overlooking the great room and the view. It features a pool table, foosball table, cocktail arcade, and 65' TV. Bedrooms 3 (four guests and big views) and 4 (seven guests) are on opposite sides of the game room. A wraparound deck connects the bedrooms outside and offers not only amazing views of the city and mountains but also a neat perspective looking back into the house. (Thanks to our architect for convincing us this was a good idea. We were skeptical but the first time up there blew us away. it's awesome!) Bedroom five is the penthouse - a bedroom/bathroom suite with a king bed and sleep sofa, wet bar, refrigerator, microwave, and seating area perched high above everything. It has a wall of windows 16 ft wide for the best panoramic view of Gatlinburg and the Smokies anywhere. If there is a better suite in town, we would seriously like to see it! There will be a 65' TV over the wet bar, but you may never notice it because of the view. :) Here are the new sleeping arrangements: First floor Master Bedroom: King (sleeps 2) Bedroom 2: Queen (sleeps 2) - note that the shower has a bench, three grab bars, and a shower head that can be mounted or handheld; the chair height toilet has two grab bars Great room: Queen sleep sofa (sleeps 2) Second floor Bedroom 3: Two queens (sleeps 4) Bedroom 4: Full over full bunk and triple bunk (sleeps up to 7 or separate beds for up to 5) Game room: Queen sleep sofa (sleeps 2) Third floor Penthouse: King and queen sleep sofa (sleeps 4) ****************************** Let our guests tell you more about Sensational View... these are some of our favorite comments from our reviews in the past four months. - Stunning vacation home. Beautiful views. Just no words to explain the best place ever. - The views from the decks and penthouse windows are better than anything you can see from the Space Needle or Sky Lift. We woke up in the clouds in the morning and had gorgeous sunset views in the evening. - Your place was absolutely beautiful and the view was spectacular. Thanks for building such a wonderful place for all of your guests to stay. - We have been to the NC/TN mountains every year since 2009 and this is the BEST stay we ever had! The view from the house is unforgettable! - The penthouse is breathtaking. When we got upstairs we decided we might need to move in up there, owners and other guests won’t ever know we are here. Best review I can give is I am in love with this place. - The simple but elegant, beautiful furnishings - most are hand made including beds. All just amazing. The unique lights all give it the atmosphere desired for being in most elegant chalet with most sensational view. - The owners are wonderful, attentive caring people. They spent a lot of loving care in designing & furnishing this beautiful chalet, it is well thought out. - This home was not only beautiful, it was homey and decorated in a style that hugged you the moment you arrived! We had plenty of space and loved the showers. One evening, we could not help but just stop and admire one of the most spectacular sunsets I have ever witnessed. They all were beautiful but this one was a very special one from the Mountain. You can feel the love and pride that has been taken in this home. - Jay and Amy have outdone themselves with the attention to detail in this home. I absolutely love the farmhouse style.We had a spectacular time with our family. There were 12 of us and ample room for all. We were fortunate to meet the caretakers, James and Maria, who showed us around and drew our attention to all of the beautiful furniture handmade by James. If we do any vacationing in Gatlinburg, we won't even bother looking anywhere else. - Truly a magnificent place to stay. Views that are second to none, with amenities that made us feel right at home (or shall I say, better than home!). The proximity to downtown as well as hiking makes this location perfect no matter what you are looking to do. With every bedroom having an attached bathroom, there is perfect privacy for traveling with a group. Host was always very responsive to any questions that we had. My family has been going to Gatlinburg for many years, and this is by far the nicest chalet that we have stayed in. - The house is just beautiful. Fantastic breathtaking view. Awesome job on planning and design of your new home & ours for a few days. - The view of Gatlinburg from the house is constantly changing. At times, we were in the middle of clouds, or watching the morning fog lifting, or seeing the lights of Gatlinburg come on throughout the evening. Very Peaceful. We hope to do a repeat of this vacation but only if we can stay here again! - We've rented many many homes and this by far has been the nicest, it was very well laid out, super clean, so close to everything but yet you felt miles away... the owners spared no expense and it shows. Loved it.More
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Jay H
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2015
Interaction with guests
If you are used to dealing with management companies it might be a bit of a shock to working with us. We like talking with guests by phone, email, or text. Some guests send us pictures and describe their adventures. Some want tips about where to get a certain type of dinner. One family even wanted our advice about how to find a cabin of their own. Whatever your interests are we are happy to help out. We aren't just renting a house... we want your family to have an amazing time and enjoy making memories in one of the most beautiful places in the world. We have amazing housekeepers and other partners in Sevier County, and they help us keep the home in tip top condition.
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Reviewed 5 April 2019

By far this is the best property that my family has ever rented in the Gatlinburg area. The views of the Gatlinburg strip and the surrounding peaks are absolutely amazing! This property is relatively new and accommodated our group of 17 easily. The house is...More

Date of stay: March 2019
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Jay H, VR Owner at Sensational View: Gatlinburg's Best View! Gorgeous new custom minutes from town!, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2019

Hey Shane, you guys were great to work with. Thanks so much for taking care of the house. We just finished this home in August, so it is new new! Brand spankin new! :) I was just there and was pleased it still looks pristine....More

Reviewed 16 February 2019

We have stayed in Gatlinburg at least 10 times and we have never stayed in a house as nice as this. Everything is first-rate, from the amenities to the location to the views. The house is an easy 5-minute drive to downtown with spectacular views....More

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank Scott S
Jay H, VR Owner at Sensational View: Gatlinburg's Best View! Gorgeous new custom minutes from town!, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2019

Scott - thank you so much for the kind review. We are glad you and your scout group were able to enjoy the house. Thanks to you and all the crew for taking such good care of it. We welcome you back anytime.---Jay & Amy

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Reviewed 8 January 2019 via mobile

10 out of 10, we watched the fireworks from our balcony done downtown. The view is absolutely stunning, I have visited Gatlinburg almost every year in the past 10 years and this cabin is by far the best and most beautiful. There are many things...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank Brendajhenderson
Jay H, VR Owner at Sensational View: Gatlinburg's Best View! Gorgeous new custom minutes from town!, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2019

Hi Brenda, It was a lot of fun working with you all over the past year to plan this trip. Glad to hear the fireworks were awesome... you got to see them from the new house before we did! Best to you and your family...More

Reviewed 18 December 2018 via mobile

Beautiful cabin!!!! Beautiful view, truly sensational. Only drawback is the driveway to the cabin. Booking was easy.More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Seaside762291
Jay H, VR Owner at Sensational View: Gatlinburg's Best View! Gorgeous new custom minutes from town!, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2019

Thank you for the great review... the word beautiful is popping up a lot for this home, which certainly makes us happy! It's worth clarifying that the driveway is no big deal for normal cars and trucks. For folks bringing exceptionally large vehicles (15+ passenger...More

Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

The week we stayed at The Sensational view was a tremendous trip. This home was the best we've ever stayed in the Gatlinburg area. The only hurdle we had was overcoming the driveway. Once we figure that out everything was perfect. I would recommend The...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Mobile768397
Jay H, VR Owner at Sensational View: Gatlinburg's Best View! Gorgeous new custom minutes from town!, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2018

Hi Ken, Thanks for all the positive feedback during your stay. We hope guests might think of the house as "perfect" but that is a lofty goal for sure! For future guests, be sure to read our welcome packet for tips on getting larger trucks...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Ceiling Fans
Parking
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Hot Tub
Game Room
Pool Table
Central Heating
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Stereo System
Microwave
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Fireplace
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About the neighbourhood
Sensational View is literally 5 minutes from the Parkway, the main drag through downtown Gatlinburg. Being on the East Parkway side, you can get to groceries, several restaurants, other stores, and the arts and crafts loop without having to pass through downtown traffic. Getting to the National Park or Pigeon Forge takes only 15 minutes when there is no traffic, but of course weekends and other peak times do add traffic to the mix. The amazing thing about Sensational View is that you can feel like you are towering right over the city while being at arms length. The cabin is well above the noise and traffic yet so close to everything.
Getting around
The only way around this area is by car, but you will enjoy the flexibility of heading wherever you like whenever you want to go. Most guests drive downtown and park or drive to the National Park or attractions in Pigeon Forge. Only when parking in Gatlinburg do you have to pay to park. It is free everywhere else.
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