'STARGAZER LODGE' AMAZING MOUNTAIN HOME ABOVE IT ALL - VIEWS FOR MILES

Mark Przybyla

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
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'STARGAZER LODGE' AMAZING MOUNTAIN HOME ABOVE IT ALL - VIEWS FOR MILES

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House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

'We love nothing more than relaxing on the deck or screened porch of StarGazer Lodge on a pleasant evening and trying to count the stars. We always lose count long before we're done.'

If wonderful views and luxuriously appointed accommodations are what you seek, look no further than StarGazer Lodge. Situated above the trees in the gated mountain community of Big Canoe, the house engulfs you in comfort the moment you walk in the front door. As you enter, you are greeted by a massive great room with a huge wall of windows and views that stretch back to Atlanta. As you take in the view, you will find that your entire body relaxes a bit and you are reminded why you have chosen to be here, not there. In addition to the wonderful views, the main floor great room boasts a stacked stone fireplace alongside a fabulous leather seating area. The room also has a large table to seat up to eight and a chef's kitchen featuring granite on countertops and island. The kitchen is well stocked with everything the visiting chef will need to prepare a wonderful meal including a Cuisinart food processor, Kitchenaid Stand Mixer, an excellent blender, and all the cookware, bakeware, and serving pieces to host an elegant meal.

Just off the great room, the beautiful master suite is truly a retreat of its own. With french doors that open onto the screened porch, the already spacious bedroom doubles in size by bringing the outdoors in. All bedrooms at StarGazer Lodge are king-sized and fitted with 400-thread count linens. The master also has a 37-inch Sharp LCD TV with satellite and DVD. The master bath, yet another oasis unto itself, has an oversized garden tub and separate tiled shower with glass surround. Featuring twin vanities opposite each other, the master bath also boasts a huge window overlooking the mountainside. Beyond the bath, the master closet is almost its own room and has plenty of room for all your luggage to be tucked discretely out of view.

The screened porch has a doorway from the great room as well and is furnished with beautiful teak furniture. It opens to an expansive deck with large dining table and gas grill. You can sit out there are watch the sun coming up, the sun going down, all the fabulous stars at night as well as the twinkling lights in the distance. Your stargazing pursuits are assisted by an electronic digital telescope for bringing the moon and stars even closer than they already are. During the day, watch the birds fly right by you and perch in the tops of trees, right at eye level.

Upstairs at StarGazer is a large family room/media room with a Sony 57-inch HDTV with satellite and DVD. There are over 300 DVD's to choose from and a closet full of board games for family fun. In addition to amazingly comfortable sofas for TV viewing, the room has a great gaming table for intense competition or reading a good book. The entire house boasts wireless DSL so, if you have a laptop with a wireless card, you can use the internet anywhere you like. The media room also has a large wall of windows with fantastic views of the mountains all around. Off the media room are two large bedrooms (no need to fight, all rooms have brand new Stearns and Fosters king-size beds) w/bath. Both rooms have wonderful views.

On its own deck off the laundry room is a top of the line hot tub that seats five. Downstairs in the unfinished basement, a complete game room is available for your entertainment. A pool table, foosball, darts, and table tennis provide even more fun without ever leaving the house and will make you want to stay an extra day... or even two. The basement also has a large deck just outside for relaxing.

If you ever do decide to leave the house, the resort community of Big Canoe has much to offer. In addition to 15 miles of hiking trails past beautiful waterfalls and gorgeous nature, Big Canoe has 27-hole golf course that is truly a scenic wonder. With both indoor and outdoor tennis courts, a state-of-the-art fitness center with racquet ball and complete day spa, the adults will have plenty to do while the kids enjoy the Swim Club. One of Big Canoe's most popular amenities, the Swim Club provides an indoor Olympic-size pool, an outdoor pool overlooking the lake, and swimming, beach volleyball, paddleboats, and a rock slide into Lake Disharoon.

If the family chef needs a break, Big Canoe has several dining options to meet your needs. Appalachia Grill, just outside the gates of Big Canoe, is a wonderful dinner option with a full bar and great wine list as well as a wide-ranging menu with something for everyone. It is definitely our top recommendation for dining out! In addition, Lake Sconti Restaurant at the Golf Club serves dinner several nights a week and a champagne brunch on Sunday. For Italian, Piazza is in the heart of Big Canoe at Wolfscratch Village and Trevi Pizzaria is located just a short distance from the gate. Also near Trevi is Fireside Cafe and Pub serving New American fare within an upscale pub atmosphere.

No matter what activities you choose for your Big Canoe vacation, StarGazer Lodge will win your heart and you will want to visit again and again.

Keywords: House, cabin, luxury cabin

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome

Mark Przybyla

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2004
Speaks english
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Hi, I am Mark. I love to travel just like you probably do. I feel so lucky and blessed to own this beautiful home and even luckier to get to share it with you. I am involved in real estate (own and rent long and short term rentals) and my main role is as a handy man. Its a good thing that I am so handy and love to fix things and paint!

My favorite thing is getting to stay at the cabin after some guests have left and reading all the kind, and amazing comments left in the guest book. It feels really good to know that I have brought a little joy and happiness to others!!

Mark Przybyla purchased this house in 2008

Big Canoe really is such a beautiful place. Its the perfect combination of privacy and nature, but at the same time you won't feel like you are in the middle of the woods all alone. There is so much to do from fishing, swimming, canoeing, golfing, and my two favorites..hiking and eating out.

What really made me fall in love with Stargazer Lodge was the amazing Great Room and Kitchen! I love fixing dinner, while looking out over our great room. What really puts this room over the top for me is the amazing bay windows and view of the North Georgia Mountains!

Sitting on our back deck eating dinner, really makes me appreciate the calm and serenity of the Mountains. The view during the day is amazing, and I love sitting with my friends and family around this table. If it's getting too sunny, we'll often move to our screened porch for cushioned seating, where you can still have a great view of the Mountains.

At night, the views of the stars are amazing. I love opening the hot tub, and looking up at the stars while taking a nice relaxing dip.

My friends and I love going upstairs to the den for movie night. We love cinema, and keep a ton of DVD's at our homes. We even started showing Netflix due to popular demand, and it's great too! We have a really comfortable sectional sofa that everyone relaxes on, and it really makes a nice touch to a wonderful day hiking, canoeing, and swimming.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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'Stargazer Lodge' Amazing Mountain Home Above it All - Views for Miles
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'Stargazer Lodge' Amazing Mountain Home Above it All - Views for Miles
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p60215vb
(404) 358-7432 (Georgia, USA)
Big Canoe North Georgia Mountains
Decatur, Georgia
5

PERFECT WEEKEND GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed here for the wknd for my birthday. The house is very bright, clean and private. The view is really amazing. The beds are comfortable and the kitchen is well stocked. Big Canoe is a large community and we got lost a couple of times so make sure you print the map. It is a easy drive from Atlanta and well worth it.
  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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'Stargazer Lodge' Amazing Mountain Home Above it All - Views for Miles
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Big Canoe North Georgia Mountains
Atlanta, GA
5

THE AMAZING STARGAZER!

  • 5 of 5
What an awesome place to visit for Halloween Weekend 2013 with best friends. This house was absolutely beautiful and so relaxing! The views were amazing! Very comfortable furnishings with lots of things to do. It's a great place to spend a long weekend with friends. I highly recommend Stargazer to anyone!
  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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'Stargazer Lodge' Amazing Mountain Home Above it All - Views for Miles
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p60215vb
(404) 358-7432 (Georgia, USA)
Big Canoe North Georgia Mountains
Atlanta and UK
5

SHORT BREAK WITH 3 TEENAGERS!

  • 5 of 5
We loved our short break at Stargazer Lodge. It is even better than the photographs. The view from the deck is amazing. The lodge has great facilities and lots to entertain 3 teenage boys: Wii, board games, ping pong, mini basketball and more DVD's than they could possibly watch!

We all came back very relaxed and will certainly be booking again.

Thank you Mark for being so helpful.
  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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'Stargazer Lodge' Amazing Mountain Home Above it All - Views for Miles
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p60215vb
(404) 358-7432 (Georgia, USA)
Big Canoe North Georgia Mountains
Alabama
5

FUN FOR ALL

  • 5 of 5
This is a beautiful house in a gorgeous setting. My husband and I started and finished our day on the screened in porch. All of the movies and the Wii were a big hit with our grandchildren. The rock slide and swimming pools were also a big hit. We also took a few hiking outings. If you enjoy hiking, swimming, paddle boating, and just relaxing in a beautiful setting, I recommend you consider staying. Since we took our Son and his family, this house provided us with plenty of room with the luxury of privacy. I highly recommend this property.
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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'Stargazer Lodge' Amazing Mountain Home Above it All - Views for Miles
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p60215vb
(404) 358-7432 (Georgia, USA)
Big Canoe North Georgia Mountains
Anderson, SC
5

EXACTLY AS PROMISED

  • 5 of 5
This home is EXACTLY as described by the previous renters as well as the home owner. I had the opportunity to rent this home for my family and it was PERFECT. Not like there wasn't a ton to do at Big Canoe already, but the house in itself, served all the entertaining necessary for a small or large family. Ping Pong table, pool table, hot tub, relaxing screen porch, hundreds (and I mean hundreds) of movies to choose from, pin ball... you name it and this house had it. We LOVED this house and will most certainly come back and re-rent. Thank you Mark for your hospitality, and your quick responses to any questions we had... while planning the get away and while we were visiting!
  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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'Stargazer Lodge' Amazing Mountain Home Above it All - Views for Miles
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p60215vb
(404) 358-7432 (Georgia, USA)
Big Canoe North Georgia Mountains
Marietta
5

LUXURIOUS RETREAT WITH AN UNBEATABLE VIEW!

  • 5 of 5
Our best stay ever in Big Canoe! I can't recommend this house highly enough. The view is amazing - you truly feel like you're in a mountain retreat away from it all. Looking at the moon through the telescope was a fun experience for the whole family. Inside, Mark has gone above and beyond to make his guests feel welcome and pampered. The furnishings and accessories provide all the comforts of home in a luxurious and relaxing environment. The bathrooms are mini spa retreats right down to the soaps. The upstairs media room with the huge TV and 400+ DVDs, Wii console, and games were perfect for downtime fun. We will definitely be back again. Don't hestiate; call Mark today!
  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson Airport
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
Nearest Motorway
16 Miles
I-575
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Tavern at Wolfscratch Village
Nearest Ski
125 Miles
Ski Sapphire Valley Resort
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Big Canoe Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Black Bear Pub
Car: necessary

Whenever I go stay at the cabins in Big Canoe, I'm always taken by the peace and serenity of the North Georgia mountains. It always makes me feel at ease to hear the churning and splashing of the waterfall at Shooting Star Falls, and I'm always left breathless looking out over the mountains while at Stargazer Lodge.

The three vacation rentals we offer in big canoe turns a picturesque destination, into memorable experience for everyone's tastes! Family owned and operated for over 10 years, Canoe Classic Rentals provides you exquisite accommodations with all the amenities you would desire from a 'home away from home.'

We know how important it is to find a mountain cabin rental that is more than just clean - our goal is to provide the ultimate rental experience with all of the necessities and comfort of your own home. Look no further than Canoe Classic rentals in the gated vacation community of Big Canoe.

Read further for more information on local attractions to Big Canoe and our vacation homes!

Gibbs Gardens - You’ll begin to experience Gibbs Gardens’ unique blend of natural and man-made features as soon as you turn onto Gibbs Drive. A shaded allée created by 120 Red Sunset Maples bordered by towering Leyland Cypress trees will lead you through a cathedral-like canopy of trees to the hidden gardens beyond.

Amicalola Falls State Park - Beautiful state park just 15 minutes from the gates of Big Canoe offers numerous hiking trails of varying lengths and a mountaintop lodge and restaurant. Amicalola is the tallest cascading waterfall east of the Mississippi River and one of Georgia's most popular state parks.

Horseback Riding - Within a few minutes drive of Big Canoe is the Swan Center Monestary which provides horseback riding instruction and trail rides. Call ahead for reservations.

Burt's Pumpkin Farm - Very popular destination in the autumn and only minutes from the gates of Big Canoe. The farm is a sea of orange from late September on into November and offers hay rides and field trips throughout the fall season. With pumpkins of all sizes as well as Indian corn and a wide assortment of gourds, Burt's Farm is a must-visit when visiting Big Canoe in October.

Goldrush Dahlonega - The site of the very first gold rush in America, the quaint town of Dahlonega is just 25 minutes drive from Big Canoe through the beautiful mountains of North Georgia. With a great variety of gift and antique shops in it's well preserved downtown, Dahlonega is a great destination for the whole family. Visit the Gold Museum, do some shopping, visit a winery, or take in one of the town's many festivals throughout the year.

Lake Lanier Islands - Just 30 minutes from Big Canoe is Georgia's largest man-made lake and one of it's most visited destinations. With many options for boating, swimming, fishing, skiing and sailing, Lake Lanier has something for everyone.

White Water Rafting - If the calm waters of Big Canoe leave you wanting a little more adventure, travel north along Highway 515 through the gorgeous North Georgia mountains into Tennessee to raft the Ocoee River. An easy drive from Big Canoe, it's a family experience you won't soon forget.

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Big Canoe House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season
May 1 2014 - Jan 5 2015
2 night minimum stay
$259
From
$329
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,699
$4,998
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$199
From
$249
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,299
$3,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Cleaning Fee $99

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Big Canoe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Telescope
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Telephone
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Lobster Pot
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Toaster
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Ice Maker
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • A master bath and 1/2 bath are on the mail level. On the 2nd floor, each bedroom has an en suite/ private bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • All bedrooms contain a king-sized bed, and luxury linens. Seating is available in the bedrooms as well.
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • Books
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Video Games
  • Pool Table
  • Video Game Console
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Binoculars
  • Wood Deck
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Sauna
  • jetted tub
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • waterfalls
  • botanical garden
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • racquetball
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • golf privileges optional
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • golf
  • basketball court
Notes:
Wireless DSL No Smoking
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