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Our Mission

Looking to Live the Maggie Fairy Tale? The Cabin Fairy Team will assist with the purchase/sale of investment properties, create well-designed spaces that maximize bookings, improve Airbnb/VRBO rankings, attract quality guests, receive 5-star guest reviews, while maintaining the interior/exterior of your investment property. From start to finish, our team is dedicated to providing solutions to specific challenges that investment property owners face. We proudly serve Maggie Valley, Waynesville, Sylva, Franklin, Bryson City, Asheville, Hendersonville, Cashiers, Highlands and surrounding areas.

Services to Fit Every Need...

If you'd like to elevate either the look and/or feel of your residence and/or vacation rental, we specialize in creating cozy, comfortable, profitable spaces that will transform your space into a most memorable experience.

As a Maggie Valley resident/real estate broker/investor/short- and long-term property owner, I had difficulty finding the kind of representation that my guests deserved. Rather than settle for what was available in the current Maggie Valley vacation rental market, I made it my mission to create a company that would exceed guests’ needs and expectations. This needs-based focus reduces the amount of unnecessary expenses imposed upon both homeowners and guests.

I spent months taking multiple courses to receive the certifications and licenses necessary to understand the comprehensive dynamics and intricacies behind the real estate market, especially the short-term rental market. I then built a strong team and got them certified to assist with the various aspects of the hospitality business. As a U.S. Army veteran married to a retired U.S. Army veteran, as well as the mother of two U.S. Army officers, reliability and follow-through are characteristics for which I am known.

Affectionately known as "The Cabin Fairy", I LOVE working with homes from the purchase/sale side, design, renovation, maintenance, and/or holiday decorating phase! If you'd like to chat to see how we can work together to create a memorable experience for your guests, while getting the rates you deserve, I'm available. 

Eve Barrett, Owner

 Real Estate Broker

Client Raves

judy & bill

-from tampa-

Judy and I are enjoying the redesign of our cabin. We are so impressed with the thought that went into everything. Judy keeps pointing out things to me that she likes, like the personalized books on the mantel, the area rugs, and the fireplace transformation. We saw the "fairy lights" are on a timer. Nice touch. Thank you both for a job well done; but mostly, thank you for caring about how everything was done. We LOVE our home!

Teresa & mike

-from tampa-

We feel very fortunate to have found Eve & Jim with The Cabin Fairy. They truly care about your property and work hard to get you the best visibility so you can keep your investment property booked with reservations. Eve is very knowledgeable about the real estate industry and an expert marketer. Choose The Cabin Fairy to get the property management that you deserve.

kitty & candi

-from gainesville-

We did not even know where to start in terms of property management. Reaching out to The Cabin Fairy was the right decision for us. Eve made everything so smooth, and her talent for staging and knowledge of rentals is excellent. We expected a slow start, but quickly had back-to-back bookings the first month. Folks we can trust, sharing our home with others without any of the worry.



Eve & Jim were such an amazing find. I inherited a cabin from my grandparents that I wanted to turn into a short-term rental, and I was struggling to get the last couple of pieces in place. Within a month of first reaching out, Eve & Jim had everything ready and we hosted our first guest! I could not have gotten over the line without their help. I looking into Asheville-based property managers, but having someone down the street provides a level of service that just can't be beat. I can't recommend them enough!

don & carla

-from daytona-

From our first phone call to our first visit, we knew The Cabin Fairy was a great fit for us. As long-distance owners, we needed boots-on-the-ground management. Eve is knowledgeable on how to get more bookings and at the best pricing! The Cabin Fairy is a full-service management team and we are thankful they are watching over our vacation home.

rick & renee

-from macon-

We cannot thank Eve & Jim enough for their expertise and guidance in setting up our mountain cabin for short-term rental. Within hours of going live online, we had our first booking. We had a lot of questions when we started this adventure, but Eve & Jim were very patient with us and assured us everything would be handled.  They are a fantastic team, and choosing The Cabin Fairy was the best decision we could have made.

Jeannie & Dereck

-from Houston-

We have been thrilled with what The Cabin Fairies have done with our property in the short period of time they have managed it. In a two-week period, they have exceeded our expectations in rental bookings. Beyond that, with a relatively low budget, they were able to update, upgrade and transform our home to a place I'm proud to bring my friends and family. We highly recommend Jim, Eve & team.

David & angie

-from jacksonville-

While searching for a "turnkey" property management company, fortunately we found "The Cabin Fairy"! Partnering with Eve & Jim was the very best decision we could have ever made! We now have peace of mind knowing every last detail is being taken care of for us. Eve & Jim guided us through the process of getting it rent ready, and within days, we were welcoming our first guests!

We can't say enough about how experienced, knowledgeable, and genuine they are as partners. If attention to detail, timely communication, and passion to go above and beyond are important to you, we highly recommend you check them out! We are so glad we did!


-from boston-

Eve has been my lifeline as I've established a short-term rental from afar. Her flair for design has made my functional space homey and welcoming, with fitting decor and lovely thoughtful touches that I would not have thought of myself. She is incredibly responsive and springs into action as soon as we have agreed on anything. I decided to buy several items, and they were selected and purchased within 24 hours. Guests message and she replies within minutes. From the very first time I spoke with her, I could sense her enthusiasm and friendliness. I knew she would be a perfect right-hand person for me and my property, and I was absolutely right about that. 

Stan & Diane

-from maggie valley-

We had "The Cabin Fairy" redesign our 17-year-old rental suite. It was in need of an overhaul and they did a phenomenal job! Jim is a super handyman, and Eve is a fantastic designer. Eve has studied the statistics, design principles and pricing strategies of vacation rentals and knows how to increase bookings. She helped us upload new photos of the suite, as well as update the captions. Our rental has a more open look, photo canvases of local scenery and wildlife, along with a coherent color scheme. They are a professional team and we would recommend them to anyone owning a rental unit of any kind. 5 stars!!!! 

Chris, Cindy & Mike

-from atlanta-

Eve & Jim at The Cabin Fairy have been an invaluable resource in helping us set up our rental property. They are friendly and easy to work with. Eve helped us with decor and staging, which maximized the presentation of the photos, and met with us as often as needed to discuss ideas and answer questions. Jim has lots of ideas on how to optimize our guest experience and is always ready to fix things up to the highest quality to make sure we get those five-star reviews! Their knowledge and expertise of the short-term rental market has been a powerful tool for us, and we can't recommend them enough! 

Are You Ready to Magically Transform Your Property?

Get Top Dollar

Professionally design and stage your place with Eve to attract more guest bookings and consistent five-star ratings. Services includes consultation, planning and budgeting, procurement of furniture and décor items, and setup for your place! 

Easy Checklist

Utilizing our Vacation Rental Critical Checklist, we go through each room of your vacation rental and dial it in for the optimal guest experience. We then create a detailed "Launch Pad Report" as a part of the Consultation. 


We take the stress and hard work out of preparing your home to rent and will even manage it for you. We also provide owners with key organizational strategies. Vacation rentals are not just investment properties; they're just plain fun!

Client Love

Our clients love us! In less than a few hours, they have solutions that will help their home rent easily and for a lot more money. We approach everything with transparency and clarity to grow a mutual partnership with you.

Refresh Your Vacation Rental

Call Today for a Redesign Consultation!  828.508.7143

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