Welcome to Water’s Edge


Is your family seeking a Vacation Rental Home in the
Connestee Falls Community of Brevard, NC?

Is your family hoping for a bike-friendly vacation rental?

Is your family dreaming of canoeing?


We hope you’ll make these memories
– and many, many more –
here at Water’s Edge!

While You Await the Soothing Sounds that Can Only be Found at Water’s Edge,
“Hear” from Our Previous Guests:

“Great views, lots of beautiful deer, house well kept/maintained, quiet, relaxing.” – Ed, September 2023

“The location, the amenities and the care given by those on locations.” – Doug, September 2023

“House was very clean and location was excellent.” – Leigh, July 2023

“Very nice home. Deer Ridge was very professional and the communication was stellar!” – Kimberly, July 2023

“Pristine clean. Well appointed home. We cook most of our own meals and the kitchen had everything we needed. Beautiful home and very quiet with a lovely view.

We loved our stay at Water’s Edge and hated to leave. The house is beautiful with an awesome view. We took lots of walks around the lake and visited several resort amenities nearby. The kitchen is well furnished which was important to me as I cook most of our meals. It was pristine clean”. – Alison, January 2023

“Wonderful Stay. Communication, planning, arrival, location, everything was wonderful.” – Nicholas, November 2022

“Everything was easy and the property was perfect. Clean, organized, uncluttered. Plenty of the basics…paper towels, toilet tissue, detergents. The canoe was a bonus.” – Sarah, September 2022

“Water’s Edge was a very nice and well maintained property. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and using the many amenities of Connestee Falls.

Deer Ridge staff were prompt at answering questions and provided very useful information in regards to Water’s Edge, Connestee Falls and Brevard.” – Michael, July 2022

“Fabulous, as usual. We’ve been renting this lake house for a number of years. And it’s always a delight. Clean, upscale (we notice they change rugs, pillows, throw blankets, etc periodically so everything always seems fresh and new). Keli is always a delight to work with each year to get the property scheduled. And everything we could need or want is always at hand. And property is always spotlessly clean.” – Anne, May 2022

“This home is perfect for the two of us and our small dog. We have stayed here 2x and will be booking again. The owners have provided a beautiful home and the management company is superb in handling all needs. This property is a real gem in Connestee Falls.” – Robert, November 2021

“Been coming to this house for nearly 20 years and the house is very predictable. Deer Ridge Property Management takes extremely good care of the place. We enjoy all the perks of the Connestee Falls amenities, trails, tennis courts, pickleball courts, and the golf course. Best vacations ever.
Property is always very clean and well maintained. Well equipped too. Separation of living quarters is nice. Nicely equipped kitchen for meal preparation if you choose to eat-in. Short drive to nearby restaurants of eat-out or take-out; Cedar Mountain Cafe or Creekside Market. Fave downtown restaurants: Square Root, Quixote
Easy drive to Dupont Forest and Falls, Don’t miss Connestee Falls, just west of the main gate. Trust Deer Ridge for your next stay in WNC. You will be glad you did.”
– Emily & Roger, October 2021

“Everything was meticulously managed: very easy check-in, great instructions/information, lights very well labeled, garage door opener provided, very clean and organized! The house itself was great very relaxing; backs up to a nice and quiet lake. Deer Ridge Property Management does a great job of taking care of the place (credit where credit is due)!” – Richard, October 2021

“We were an hurrication. We were escaping Hurricane Ida’s aftermath and the home was a wonderful respite. Loved the hiking trails within the subdivision – especially Anakola Trail.” – Debbie, August 2021

“Highly recommend this place [location and pricing]. Great location very well kept home. Definitely will return.” – June 2021

“Our second stay at Waters Edge was just as great as our first stay!” – Laura, June 2021

“Beautiful home. Gorgeous view. Wonderfully equipped. This was our second time staying at this property and our third time using the delightful services of Deer Ridge Properties.” – Kathleen, May 2021

“Wonderful house in a great location. Lots of nearby trails and beautiful woods. Water’s Edge is beautiful and in a good location off the main road. The porch on back is great for sunset over the lake. The fireplace was wonderful in the house as well as the provided firewood!” – Robin, December 2020

“Great property; the Connestee Falls community was nice and quiet; lake was great for canoeing” – John, October 2020

“Great experience! Area and house was very comfortable!” – The Mahaffeys, October 2020

“You all make the process super easy and the property is always in great shape.” – The Kauffmans, October 2020

“Great house. Great amenities. Great view.” – Bonnie, September 2020

“We absolutely LOVED our experience at Water’s Edge in Connestee Falls! The communication with Deer Ridge was top notch, and the house was BEAUTIFUL! The pictures on the website don’t do it justice, as it’s even nicer in person. It was updated, well-stocked with necessities, and probably the most comfortable mattress in the master bedroom that my wife and I have ever experienced. A 5++Star rating for sure!!” – Gary, August 2020

“Every thing was great” – Kathy, June 2020

“The house was in excellent condition. Keli and Kristy were a pleasure to work with. Connestee Falls is a wonderful complex with many amenities. The porches and view of the lake was beautiful, serene and relaxing.
We had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday here with friends and family. The house was spotless upon arrival and stocked with firewood as well as all the appliances and cookware we could ask for. The use of the garage with remote opener was also nice.”
– Kevin, December 2019

“The entire experience is just wonderful. From reservations, confirmation, staying there, and follow-up – all excellent. The Deer Ridge team, especially Keli, are such a pleasure to work with. We thoroughly enjoy staying at this property.” – Anne, November 2019

“The property was ready and clean” – Dawn, September 2019

“Kristy was great to work with. Property was great and so clean!! Layout of home was perfect for us. Loved the screened porch!” – September 2019

“It’s nice place on a nice quiet lake. Clean and well furnished.” – John, September 2019

“Overall a good place to stay. Private and quiet, good location and layout. Deer Ridge staff professional, friendly, & knowledgeable.” – August, 2019

“We love the property. This is our second year staying there and the community and lakefront are very nice. We met some other Connestee neighbors in 2018, and this year were able to meet up for some hiking. Already looking forward to 2020!

This is our second year staying at Water’s Edge. The waterfront property with fishing using the best fly fishing kit, and canoeing is relaxing after a long day of hiking and/or seeing other attractions. Connestee Falls gated community also has some of the prettiest hiking and waterfalls around, and something you can only see as a visitor to the gated community. We’ll definitely be making the trip again and staying only at Water’s Edge!

Thank you Deer Ridge for making our 2019 vacation one to remember!” – Mark & Renee, August 2019

“Beautifully renovated home on the lake. Deer Ridge staff was super kind and attentive.” – The Collums, July 2019

“The house was lovely and well stocked with kitchen utensils and linens. Having access to the lake, via the canoe (with oars and life vests at no extra cost), was great. We enjoyed the lake a lot. The living spaces were very comfortable and inviting. Thanks for sharing the house with us!” – Carol, November 2018

“Property is always in great shape and Deer Ridge makes the process seamless” – Dawn, November 2018

“Keli was excellent in helping us to get to know the area. She assisted us with restaurants, forest areas, etc.” – June, August 2018

“The house was awesome due to the clean, comfortable beds; being well stocked with necessary supplies; and the location on the lake for our young sons to enjoy. Loved the location compared to our stay in Sherwood Forest last year. So much nicer!!!” – Mark, August 2018

“Deer Ridge staff was a pleasure to work with. They were very helpful and dedicated to making sure that we had a great visit. The home is beautiful and was a perfect setup for our family.” – Meredith, June 2018

“The house is beautiful, and the setting is terrific. We had such a comfortable and easy stay. Love the porch and deck overlooking the lake.
We plan to return to this special place.”
– Bobbye, May 2018

“This is such a charming and warm home. It actually feels just like home. It’s always a delight to spend a few days at Water’s Edge. Everything you need, and then some. And, they have done some nice upgrades. It’s great that they keep improving the house, and keeping it up to top standards.” – Anne, May 2018

“The house was great–beautiful location, perfect size and layout for our family, wonderful that you allow dogs to stay there. The house was exceptionally clean with a very well stocked kitchen. The house made our stay in Brevard perfect. As always Deer Ridge was very easy to work with. We will be back. Thank you!” – Jan, April 2018


“Wonderful stay in a beautiful house. Wow, what a view! Very easy to check in and out of property. Very convenient to area attractions. We enjoyed the area waterfalls, downtown Brevard and The Biltmore! So much more to see and do! We will be back again!” – Melinda, December 2017


“The house was spacious and well equipped. It was a perfect setting for a family dinner for Thanksgiving.” – Bill, November 2017


“We love the lake, the size/layout of the house and it being dog friendly yet clean.” – September 2017


“Waters Edge is an amazing home with great views and very comfortable living spaces. The beds were super comfortable and everything was immaculate. Would highly recommend this property. Deer Ridge was very easy to work with–very responsive to all my questions.” – Debbie, August 2017


“Of course the house and lake and area are great.
But the great work done by Deer Ridge makes the trip so much better, especially if you have ever stayed with many rental companies. One thing I will point out is that most cabin-type rentals require you to take your trash away in your personal vehicle, something I would never do at home. The folks at deer ridge picked ours up before we got a chance to take it off. Thank you, we enjoyed our stay.
Choose Deer Ridge, You will be glad you did!
– Richard, August 2017


“We loved every moment at Water’s Edge. We would highly recommend the place to anyone looking for a family getaway. It was clean, spacious and fully equipped. The trails and falls were spectacular.” – Alison, May 2017


“An excellent experience all around. Working with the team at Deer Ridge was a pleasure – all were very helpful and friendly, and responsive to any questions. The house was amazing!! Clean, comfortable, great finishes, had everything we needed (and more), bedding and towels were top quality. Location was great. All and all, renting this home just made our ‘girls’ weekend’ all that much better!!” – May 2017


“The house was just what we needed for a family of 5 adults. Close to Dupont, Brevard, and Pisgah. We are already planning for next year!” – The Marchand Family, April 2017


“We absolutely loved the home and our time in Brevard! The home was beautiful and very well equipped including the use of the canoe on the lake. The Connestee Falls neighborhood was also very nice and conveniently located close to Brevard, Asheville, and all the great hiking & biking throughout DuPont & Pisgah. This was the 2nd time we rented from Deer Ridge and I can’t say enough about how great they are to work with. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home.” – The Kings, November 2016


“Nice home.” – Elizabeth, September 2016


“Clean modern house. Encountered no problems with any of its appliances. Wonderful location.” – The Fellers, September 2016


“We were very comfortable during our stay.” – The Lazegas, July 2016


“House was lovely, enjoyed the screened in porch on the rainy Saturday. Enjoyed our day in the forest. House was perfect. My teenager loved the man cave downstairs.” – Susan, October 2015


“I think it’s a great place to stay with nearby waterfalls and great restaurants. Downtown Brevard area is fun. The community of Connestee Falls is very nice and safe. Overall a very relaxing and peaceful place to stay.” – Elizabeth, September 2015


“The house was beautiful and the staff at the property were great. Deer Ridge provided an outstanding vacation for my family. The ease of booking, the availability of resources for attractions, and the convenience of staying in a well-equipped home rather than a resort, campsite, or hotel easily made this a pleasant and painless experience.” – Michael, September 2015


“Beautiful home. Recent renovations were appreciated. Very comfortable home.” – Sheila, August 2015


“Great location and view. Comfortable home, suitable for a family.” – Howard, July 2015


“Wonderfully updated, fresh, clean, comfortable, and great views! Also private! We have used Deer Ridge for several years and always have found their service to be wonderful! They are attentive and responsive and care about their guests and landlords properties too! Water’s Edge was fabulous!!!” – Jennifer, July 2015


“We stayed here for our family Christmas holidays. It was lovely and served our family of 6 very nicely. It was roomy and everyone had their own bathroom which was great. It was right at the end of the lake and was very quiet. It was close to Dupont State Forest and hiking trails to several waterfalls. The house was well appointed and would recommend it. We would stay there again! Deer Ridge made the reservation process easy and seamless. Thanks for this lovely property.” – Jeanne, December 2014


“Water’s Edge is a beautiful home. It has a wonderful floor plan (master suite on the same floor), a modern well-stocked kitchen, and comfy, attractive furnishings. We loved the stunning autumn view, walks along the lake shore, and the Connestee hiking trails.” – Kathleen, November 2014


“Check is was easy. Staff helpful. Home was clean. Pictures online are accurate. Beds very comfortable.” – David, November 2014


“The gorgeous weather, the beautiful scenery, the clean place” – Socrate, October 2014


“Great help from Kristy — many thanks!
Great weather, beautiful house and location, beautiful leaves.
Great hiking in Connestee Falls, enjoyed canoeing on the lake.
Took a beautiful drive through Pisgah Nat’l Forest then onto the Blue Ridge Parkway — spectacular views! Also had a nice time in Brevard.”
– The MacCosbes, October 2014


“We enjoyed family time.” – The Redingers, September 2014


“House lived up to expectations. Good location. Nice size. Sandy’s responsiveness to several concerns was excellent. After they were resolved everything was just fine.” – The Fellers, September 2014


“Beautiful home, fantastic location right on the lake.” – Jennifer, June 2014


“Deer Ridge did an excellent job.  Great house!” – Patton, September 2013


“Connestee Falls is simply beautiful, and Water’s Edge was very spacious and comfortable, and its location on the lake was lovely.

Deer Ridge was very responsive and took care of a couple of small issues that arose.” – Nona, July 2013