10 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Sapphire, North Carolina - Updated 2022

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Sapphire is a scenic community located in the county of Transylvania in North Carolina. Its gorgeous landscape and peaceful environs make it a favored holiday destination throughout the year. Cascading waterfalls, a beautiful river, and lush forests ensure ample opportunities for recreation in and around this erstwhile mining town. Hiking, horseback explorations, swimming, scuba diving, and leisurely picnics are just a few of the activities available here. Meanwhile, Gorges State Park, Mountain Treasure Gem Mine, Canyon Spa, and Sapphire Valley Ski Area are among the top sights here. While there are plenty of hotels and resorts in the vicinity, rentals offer a unique experience. For comfortable and affordable accommodations, browse through this list of best Airbnb vacation rentals in Sapphire, North Carolina.

1. Luxurious lakefront home in Sapphire Valley Resort (from USD 332)

You will be on cloud nine at this mountain cabin set along the lakefront. A quiet place, this comfortable property offers incredible views of the mountains, Hogback Lake, and local flora. It can accommodate up to seven guests and comes with plenty of amenities that complement the rustic decor. A well-equipped kitchen, a cozy fireplace with pre-cut firewood, a spacious porch, a huge television, and a recreation room for children and young adults are just some of the highlights here. An original stone fireplace is located in the den on the lower level. Kayaks and fishing poles are available for use at the dock. You can access about 20 resort amenities here which will add to the fun.

Luxury, Modern Lakefront Mountain Home
Sapphire, North Carolina, United States
76 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 4 Beds 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 7

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
irma was extremely helpful and responsive to all messages regarding local tips wifi and the trip in general
the beds were very comfortable
the living room was very comfortable as well
it was clean and well appointed
this place is absolutely beautiful and very clean
the entire cabin was very clean
owners were super responsive to all questions
exceptional hosts and amazing property
owners had some great recommendations for hikes and food
highly recommend this house and the gracious hosts
jamie the owner's daughter was very responsive and accommodating
the cabin is located in the perfect secluded location
location is easy to get to and ample parking
the location is serene and lovely
great place to get away and relax with family
during the day we enjoyed many adventures close by such as hiking tubing and white water rafting
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2. Cozy house close to Meadow Lake (from USD 266)

Enjoy a quick getaway or an extended stay at this clean and organized Airbnb rental. Set at the heart of Sapphire Valley, this single-level cabin, which is tastefully decorated, comes with two bedrooms that can sleep up to five people. The living room features skylights that enhance the feeling of airiness and usher in ample natural light. A gas fireplace is ideal for cool evenings while the covered patio is ideal for peaceful morning coffee. Meadow Lake and Horsepasture River are just steps from this cabin. Pets can be accommodated at an additional fee.

Booking for Leaf Season! Hike+swim+explore
Sapphire, North Carolina, United States
70 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire townhouse 4 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

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the unit was very comfortable great outdoor deck/patio and beautiful area of north carolina mountains
it was clean quiet peaceful and beautiful
the neighborhood was quiet and clean
its very clean and modern while still keeping the cabin in the woods vibe
expect a very clean space exactly as described and better and a very responsive host
sapphire daze was perfect the townhome was clean and the location was perfect
savannah the host was quick to respond and helpful
great host as well
savanna is a lovely host and her place is conveniently located
again savannah our host was great and the townhouse was great for the value
the entire community is friendly and beautiful
very peaceful location great for walks
wonderful location quiet and very beautiful
great family vacation house close to a creek pet friendly
a few steps to get to the condo but worth the walk
great little town home in a very quiet location but close to great hiking
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3. Modern cabin with lake views (from USD 239)

This gorgeous cabin, which is ideally located close to a small waterfall, can accommodate up to seven guests. Spread over two levels, this wooden cabin has two bedrooms in addition to a loft, a spacious living area, and a well-stocked kitchen. The melodious trickle of the waterfall, a sunny deck, and a covered porch let you commune with nature at this tranquil spot. You can enjoy swimming, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and hiking here. Fishing enthusiasts will love the lake as it is populated with bass and blue gill. You can enjoy various activities such as golf and tennis at Sapphire Valley Fairfield Club aside from getting access to amenities such as the hot tub.

Lakefront, Mountain View, Waterfall, 3B/3Bth
Sapphire, North Carolina, United States
37 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire home 8 Beds 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 7

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Amenities & Room:
there is fast internet and smart tv for guests to enjoy
there is a stone dock and access to canoes and kayaks good for swimming too
the house is very comfortable with 3 beds / 3 baths and a well equipped kitchen
beautiful setting spacious comfortable with everything needed for a great vacation
also upstairs bath doesn't have standup shower -- it is a cool clawfoot tub with handheld sprayer
lonnie was a great host and very accessible
lonnie and frank were very helpful with any inquiries
great location in a very friendly community
beautiful location great house easy communication
the location scenery and the house are wonderful
this is a super house in a great location
great place to enjoy this beautiful region of north carolina
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4. Centrally located and peaceful lakefront home (from USD 285)

This log cabin that can accommodate up to eight people comes with a gorgeous great room. It features top-notch amenities and is well-equipped to offer you a comfortable stay away from home. High-end kitchen appliances, a wrap-around outdoor porch with a grill, an eating area, and indoor and outdoor fireplaces are some of the highlights. An outdoor deck by Hogback Lake makes for some fun kayaking, paddle-boarding, and canoeing opportunities. You also have easy access to hiking and biking trails.

Sapphire Cottage - Lake Front Home
Sapphire, North Carolina, United States
39 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 5 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

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Amenities & Room:
great views very well stocked kitchen and top line furnishings
comfortable beds nice linens in abundance
this house is wonderful the property is so serene and the kitchen was easy to use
beth's house is amazing very comfortable with a great open floor pan
very clean and cozy space
the house was very clean and comfortable and had everything we needed
the inside of the house was clean and the king bed comfortable
nice place and a great host
beth is one of the most responsive hosts we’ve had and answered all of our questions asap
perfect house in a very peaceful location
great location just minutes from the ski resort and cashiers
this is a beautiful house in a lovely location with a big covered porch
sapphire is a great location especially for the (summer) weather and to go motorcycle riding
fire pit is great for s’mores and cabin is very close to great local hikes
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5. Comfortable cabin on Hogback Lake (from USD 197)

This charming cabin is located on Hogback Lake, a tranquil haven for non-motored boating adventures. Perfect for up to four people, this airy home is equipped with all amenities for a comfortable stay. A fire pit in front and a beautiful sunroom upstairs are some of the highlights here. Enjoy fishing in the stocked lake and hiking in the woods. Peaceful views of the lake, especially at sunset, are not to be missed. This rental accepts dogs at an additional fee. Sapphire Valley Resort, Sapphire Mountain Brewery, Gorges State Park, and the farmers’ market are all within easy reach. Kayak rentals are also available here.

Unplug, hike, fish & kayak. Reconnect with nature!
Sapphire, North Carolina, United States
108 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire cabin 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

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Amenities & Room:
the lake views were great from the deck and the cabin was very comfortable
wifi worked well kitchen was well equipped and washer and dryer was surely useful
we had a great family getaway at this cozy cottage on the lake
we enjoyed the foosball table on the screen porch during a rainstorm
numerous comfortable decks and a wooded walk down the dock
clean and nice upstairs bedrooms for kids
everything was very clean and as described the only thing we needed was matches or a lighter thanks
very quite and clean cabin in a beautiful setting
it was clean situated on a beautiful lake and near numerous waterfalls and hiking trails
the host made us feel very welcome
friendly and accommodating host
host was great accommodating and answered all of our questions
we had a wonderful weekend at the lake house and suzanne was a very gracious host
the cabin was as described and the host was great about responding promptly
wonderful location to see waterfalls and wander
fun house in a great location
it’s close to town for things you need and close to all kinds of beautiful outdoor spots
it isn't completely in the middle of nowhere you're in a really cute town and close community
what a beautiful location and a relaxing lake house
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6. Spacious mountain cabin close to town (from USD 170)

This well-furnished, spacious cabin can accommodate up to eight guests, making it ideal for large families and groups. Feel the charm of any season from this lovely home, be it eye-catching fall foliage, skiing and snowboarding in winter, pretty blossoms in springtime, or hiking, golfing, and boating in summer. This clean and beautiful rental is very close to the town’s attractions, meaning there are ample shopping and food options. You will get spectacular views of surrounding woods and easy access to a number of hiking trails. Enjoy your morning coffee on the screened-in back porch or curl up by the fireplace on chilly evenings. Table soccer, a dartboard, and books are some pleasurable perks at this rental.

Casual Mountain Cabin Getaway
88 reviews Superhost
Entire home 6 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

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Amenities & Room:
no wifi but otherwise a great spot
very comfortable beds & furniture
beds were super comfy
this cabin has no wifi internet or satellite tv so great to just unplug and enjoy
the space was perfect for our needs and it was very comfortable
cabin is great and very clean
it’s very clean and well situated
my kids had a blast everything was clean and convenient
the cabin was very clean and neat; it had everything that we needed
quiet neighborhood beautiful property clean and completely peaceful
the owner was helpful and provided great local tips
michele was a great host
this house will not disappoint michele is an amazing host and is very quick with her responses
michele is a great host
michele is a wonderful host
excellent location in a nice neighborhood in sapphire
wonderful neighborhood to walk around in
the cabin is a dream and the location is fantastic
private but friendly neighbors wander by walking their dogs
the cabin is a great location for all the cashiers / sapphire activities
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7. Secluded cabin by Thompson River (from USD 395)

This private cabin is surrounded by woods and mountains along with the flowing river. With a total of five bedrooms over two levels, it can accommodate up to eight guests with ease. The living room comes with a gas fireplace whereas the covered front porch has a comfortable rocking chair. This child-friendly place has a crib, books, and movies to keep the little ones comfortable. The entrance to Gorges State Park is just a short drive from this property. A covered pavilion close to the river is perfect for idyllic picnics as it has a rock firepit, a picnic table, and chairs.

Trout Cabin on River, 100% Secluded, Waterfalls
Sapphire, North Carolina, United States
50 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cabin 6 Beds 8 Guests 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

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Amenities & Room:
awesome vacation loved the house scenery and the fact my kids had no wifi or internet access
home is roomy and comfortable and we appreciated the lack of cell phone service and wi-fi
the kitchen was very well stocked and the king bed was extremely comfortable
the land and the river are quite beautiful and the inside is very welcoming and comfortable
the beds were very comfortable kitchen had all we needed
it was very clean and nicely decorated
nice clean house on an amazing property
andrew and leeanne are great hosts and answered any questions we had right away
highly recommend to anyone looking to get away and be surrounded by beauty excellent hosts
owners were great with communication and check in and out was a breeze
great place trails right on the property have options for all levels
absolutely wonderful location and wonderful home we love staying here and will return again each year
a wonderful place to go and unwind
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8. Airy home close to Sapphire Valley Resort (from USD 125)

This elegant mountain home comes with three bedrooms and furnished outdoor decks and yards. With a large living area with a stone fireplace and a fully equipped, huge kitchen with granite tabletops and stainless steel utensils, you will feel at home here. This pet-friendly place also has a basketball set-up that will enable you to get your dose of exercise each day. You also get access to all the amenities of Sapphire Valley Resort such as swimming pools, tennis courts, hot tub, golf, and spa treatments, to name a few. Breathe in the clean mountain air and enjoy glimpses of small wildlife during your time here.

Peaceful Mountain at Sapphire Valley
Sapphire, North Carolina, United States
104 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

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Amenities & Room:
kitchen was great and furnishings were nice
clean good kitchen items comfortable beds and furniture cold ac and the kids loved basketball
awesome open air kitchen with views of the mountain above (the home is downhill in a valley)
their spacious home looked to be newly renovated with a well stocked kitchen thoughtful furnishings and comfortable beds
a fabulous kitchen comfortable beds and privacy
very clean and comfortable
very clean and spacious for 6 adults
it is sparkling clean and extremely cozy
very clean home and functional living space
great place to stay; comfortable clean and easy to access
todd and barbie were very welcoming hosts
the hosts were so warm and welcoming
owners were very prompt and courteous
todd and barbie are great hosts
wonderful hosts that were very responsive
great location from amazing places
good location to various parks for waterfalls and hikes
the location is extremely beautiful and peaceful and gave my wife the relaxation that she truly desired
great location for hiking and outdoor sports - you’ll be spoiled for choice
roomy mountain home perfect for our family of 4 peaceful location and close to amenities of sapphire and cashiers
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9. Mountain getaway close to Whisper Lake (from USD 145)

If you love nature and forests, this mountain house placed deep in the woods is a fantastic choice. Available for long stays, this house in a quiet, upscale neighborhood can accommodate up to six guests. It has three comfortable bedrooms, a huge living area, and a well-stocked kitchen. The interiors feature mountain-themed decor and antique furniture. There are three decks that offer views of the forests and the abundant wildlife that you can enjoy as you sip your morning coffee in a rocking chair. Numerous waterfalls and Whisper Lake are just minutes away, offering ample options for kayaking, canoeing, and picnics.

Mountain House Wooded Oasis
Sapphire, North Carolina, United States
59 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 6 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there are plenty of useful amenities a full kitchen and lots of comfortable chairs and furniture
keurig large kitchen good wifi and the comfortable king bed facing the forest all stood out
we very much appreciated the dishwasher washer/dryer blazing good internet and the roku tv
the king bed was very comfortable
place has a musty smell but otherwise clean
cleanliness is excellent and also as advertised
the house is clean
inside is cozy and clean
it is roomy and clean we enjoyed it all
she was very accommodating and kind
suzanne is a great host
suzanne was a great host
suzanne is a great host
great host very responsive if needed
great location very quiet but still close to attractions
amazing location nestled in the woods
fantastic location and well appointed kitchen
very close to skiing and a short drive for shopping will definitely be back
suzanne's place is so quaint and is located close to a lot of good hikes in the area
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10. Charming log cabin in Blue Ridge Mountains

This charming log cabin is tucked into the wilderness of Blue Ridge Mountains. As a well-appointed home suitable for up to nine guests, it offers spacious rooms, a loft area, and a modern kitchen with granite countertops and appliances. Kids will love the fabulous game room with its collection of toys and games, including air hockey, foosball, and ping pong. Take in the melodious sound of the flowing river from the screened-in porch and enjoy outdoor dining at the built-in grill and bar. Pets are permitted for an additional fee. Markets and breakfast eateries are located close by. As this cabin is close to Whisper Lake, it offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation such as fly fishing, canoeing, hiking, biking, horseback riding, and snow tubing.

Memory Pine Lodge! Lake Community! Hot Tub!
Sapphire, North Carolina, United States
37 reviews
Entire cabin 4 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the house was perfect with a stocked kitchen and grilling area
the cabin was very clean and inviting
very clean and great amenities
tiffany’s cabin was super easy to get to and very clean
the cabin was extremely clean and the location is so quiet & tranquil
the cabin was very clean and welcoming and she had an awesome book of recommended places to go
our host was great and we’d highly recommend staying here
host was very easy to get in touch with
you have been the most gracious and helpful host
tiffany and clayton were great hosts always answering our calls and messages for our questions
the location was great for lots of activities
lots of interesting little places to enjoy around the house and yard
this is a beautiful place to stay great location and tiffany is a great host
secluded yet close to great trails and amenities
tiffany and clayton’s home was so beautiful perfect location
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Relax and rejuvenate

Make the most of Sapphire’s natural beauty and historical attractions by booking a relaxing getaway. Take your pick of these 10 best Airbnb rentals in Sapphire that will make you feel like you’re in a home away from home.

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