Relaxing on the screen porch and deck of this cottage-inspired home, high in the treetops, in the enchanting peace of forest, birds and flora, everyday feels like vacation! Yet, while the back of the home is nestled in its own deep woods overlooking Laurel Creek, you are on a quiet cul de sac in an established neighborhood, mere minutes from shopping and restaurants in downtown Mauldin and two blocks from Knollwood Heights community swimming pool! The home's pleasant and functional floorplan has master bedroom and full bath on first floor, two bedrooms and full bath upstairs, and an additional den on first floor with forest view and deck access. The sunny kitchen flows into pretty breakfast nook that opens onto screen porch. Comfort and ease is complete with gracious dining area, living room and fireplace with gas logs, and lovely mission-style parking shelter. A nature lover's paradise, the home has low-maintenance grounds with plantings, stonework and iron rails, designed and managed by master gardener; remarkable bird watching with sightings from owls and hawks to waxwings and towhees; trail on property from house to creek; and elevated playhouse in woods for the playful at heart, of all ages. Ten minute drive to spectacular 400-acre Conestee Nature Preserve, with13 miles of trails and boardwalks, and Swamp Rabbit Trail.