May I add a side deck to my corner unit?
At this time the Board is against adding any additional decks to the original structure.
May I add a hot tub to my unit on the back deck?
The Board as voted against adding any type of hot tubs on the deck structure.
Can I get work done on my unit using Holiday Beech's maintenance contractor?
Yes you can. Call the office of the property manager 828-262-1571 and he will help with that information.
Who may use the Club House?
Any homeowner or homeowner's guest may visit or schedule events in the Club House. Groups must clean up afterwards and place furnishings as they were before the event. Two institutional washers and two clothes dryers are available. Four quarters operates each machine. You must contact the Property Manager at 828-262-1571 to reserve the clubhouse.
Can I have my own washer and dryer?
Yes, but it must be approved by the Board and installed by a licensed contractor to avoid damage to other units. Dryers MAY NOT be vented to the front of the building.
Who do I tell about physical problems with my unit?
Contact the Property Manager through email: email@example.com or phone 828-262-1571.
The Manager will forward the Request form to the designated person for attention. Follow-up notification of disposition of request will then occur. For emergencies, or for off-site owners, e-mail questions and requests to the Manager at 828-262-1571.
I'm handicapped: how do I request special structures for my unit?
All special requests should be submitted in writing to the Board through the Manager. These are reviewed according to the bylaws and upon the advice the HBV homeowners. The Board is committed to meeting the special needs of unit owners within legal guidelines, structural issues and available resources. Owners will be financially responsible for any changes or additions to their units or ramps to their units.
How can I reach the Property Manager in person?
You will need to make an appointment with the Property Manager or his associates by calling 828-262-1571.
How can I reach Officers of the Board of Directors?
Address your written comments to the Property Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org, who will then forward your message to the appropriate person.
May I attend the Board of Directors' Annual meeting?
Unit owners and visitors are encouraged to attend the Annual Meeting, which is held on the third Saturday of July. Proper notification will be sent before the meeting.
How much are monthly fees? What does my fee pay for?
The assessment for a one-bedroom is $255 and $395 for a two bedroom unit. The monthly fee pays for water, sewer, Town trash costs, Spectrum TV, insurance and property taxes for common grounds, clubhouse and property manager's fees and maintenance for common grounds. The monthly fees also pay for the continued upkeep of Holiday Beech Villas. See Where Do My Dues Go?
How do I handle my unit's trash?
We ask ALL homeowner's and guests to use the Town's Convenience Center; opened 6am - 6pm 7 days a week. YOU MUST HAVE A PASS TO USE THE CONVENIENCE CENTER. IF YOU ARE RENTING AND HAVE NOT RECEIVED A PASS FROM YOUR OWNER YOU WILL HAVE TO PURCHASE ONE AT FRED'S GENERAL MERCANTILE FOR $5.00 PER DAY. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THIS PASS, YOU WILL BE TURNED AWAY FROM THE CONVENIENCE CENTER. DO NOT LEAVE TRASH ON THE OUTSIDE OF YOUR UNIT! It attracts bears and raccoons.
Is the local wildlife dangerous?
Yes. Goundhogs live alongside some stairs; black bears frequent the area; raccoons are dominant on the property; feral cats are few. None of these wild animals should be fed, petted or teased. There is a $5,000 fine through the North Carolina Wildlife if you are found guilty of feeding the bears.
Can we pick the wild berries and flowers in the area?
Yes, at your own risk. Chiggers and other insects live on the berries and in the flowers. Ferns and other fauna are infected with fungus which spreads quickly to other near-by plants and flowers.
Is there a pet ordinance?
Holiday Beech Villas is pet friendly. The Association has a policy that homeowners must keep their pets leashed and under control when in common areas. Pets should be curbed and kept from garden areas, walkways and areas around cars. Owners should clean up after pets and dispose of wastes appropriately. Large dogs should be kept under special supervision. Unsupervised animals should not be left alone on decks where they may disturb others. See our Pet Policy
Is it safe for children?
Greatest danger comes to children who play on rocks around the buildings and free fall down the mountain when they slip.
How am I kept informed?
The newsletter, The Gazette, is published by HBV and made available to unit owners on the website: www.hbvillas.org on a seasonal basis.
Why is there trash on the grounds, and what can be done about it?
During renovations to buildings, stairwells, roads and other structures, materials may be visible near buildings. These piles of stocked materials are temporary and will be removed as soon as feasible. Each person should do their part to pick up small items (cans, bottles, papers) around the grounds. Cigarette smokers are asked to dispose of their butts within trash cans.
What if I have large items that need hauling?
The Town may not haul large items such as appliances. Notify the property manager who will advise you how to handle these items. Never leave trash items of any size in the hallways or common areas, as fire and safety regulations prevent this.
Where can I get recommendations for persons to provide other assistance or repairs that are not the responsibility of HBV?
You can find a list of contractors at Town Hall.
Are smoke and carbon monoxide detectors required?
Holiday Beech Villas required both each unit. If your rent your unit, the Town of Beech Mountain requires a smoke detector, a carbon monoxide detector, and a fire extinguisher in the unit.
May I install a fireplace in my unit?
Yes. According to North Carolina State Law non-vented heaters which do not require any chimney or structural changes are allowed in two bedroom units. One bedroom units that are open to the living area must have a vented fireplace. These vented units must be vented out to the back porch so that the vents can not be seen from the front of the buildings. Existing stone fireplaces in two-bedroom units may continue to burn wood, but for fire safety owners are urged to change to propane gas. The association required that propane fireplaces or heaters be installed by a licensed contractor. Confirmation with HBV's maintenance staff of tank placement is a prerequisite to installation. A town ordinance requires all propane tanks must be screened. Authentic-looking electric fireplaces which throw heat are also allowed.
May I have a charcoal or gas grill on either deck?
No. State Regulations prohibit any open fire on wooden decking or patios of multi-family homes. You may only grill on your deck using an electric grill.
How do I find the water turn-off valve for work on my unit?
Individual shut-offs are located in the crawlspace of A, C, G, H and K buildings.
B, D, E and F buildings do not have individual shut-offs.
Contact the property manager for additional info or if you need assistance to close the shut-off valves at 828-262-1571.
Is there a way to control use of my phone for unapproved long distance calls?
If you use Skyline, 828-898-1350, they have a service that allows you to have a phone that receives calls and you can have only local and 911 calls. If you have Spectrum you will have to call them to see what type of service they offer.
How can I add other TV channels to my Basic package?
You will need to contact Spectrum with your account number and pin number (located on your invoice) and add whichever channels you would like. Any additions to the basic package will be at your expense.
Before leaving Florida how can I know for sure whether there is snow at Beech?
Go to www.averyweather.com. This is "Ray's Weather" and he is THE most accurate meteorologist for the High Country. DON'T GO TO THE WEATHER CHANNEL'S WEATHER. IT'S NOT ACCURATE FOR BEECH MOUNTAIN. Call for current snow report at 800-438-2093, or visit www.skibeech.com. Road conditions tell a lot about fresh snowfall: www.ncdot.org or call 877-368-4968.