'ALMOST HEAVEN' LUXURY MOUNTAIN HOME - ON THE LAKE & HOT TUB

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'ALMOST HEAVEN' LUXURY MOUNTAIN HOME - ON THE LAKE & HOT TUB

Big Canoe House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, loft, sleeps 10 ,

Vacation in the Mountains of Big Canoe, Georgia. Lake house with mountain and golf course views.

Spend your vacation this year in our new, 4 BR + loft bedroom, 4 ½ BA, Luxury Home. The house was completed May 2003 and also includes two family rooms, a sleeping loft, patio with a large 8 person hot tub overlooking the lake, screened porch, and large deck where you can enjoy a view of the lake, pool, golf course, and mountains.

Everything you need to enjoy your time at Big Canoe is available to you in our home located on Lake Disharoon. You can wake up to the sound of the Canadian Geese flying overhead and go to sleep listening to the songs of the frogs. Our home has central heat and air as well as ceiling fans in all rooms, but sometimes you don't even need them!

Set in the foothills of the scenic North Georgia Mountains with elevations exceeding 3000 feet lays the enchanted land known as Big Canoe. Be prepared to brake for deer or wild turkey at any given turn in the road.

You can walk out the back door of our house and down the hill to the lake (beach), pool, water slide, and fitness center with an indoor pool. No need to get in the car if you don't want to.

Amenities:Large 8 Person Hot Tub, Foosball table, Fireplace, Phone, Air Conditioning, Cable TV, VCR, DVD, Full Kitchen, Microwave, Dishwasher, Garbage Disposal, Refrigerator, Ice Maker, Cooking Utensils provided, Linens provided, Washer & Dryer, Hair dryer, large Jacuzzi tub in master bath, Gas Grill (BBQ) and Ceiling Fans.

This property is a Pet Free & Smoke free Environment.

Activities: Hiking, Golf, Tennis, Racquetball, Basketball, Fitness Center, Fishing, Wildlife Viewing, Restaurants, Sightseeing, Swimming, Boating, Running/Walking Trails, Biking, Water slide, Shopping, Horseback Riding (Overnight boarding facilities for your horse 10 minutes from main gate at a state of the art equestrian Center).

The swim club offers a brand new free form pool, which provides an infant section with gradual entry - great for parents with infants. Plenty of lounge chairs, large umbrellas, and sunshine. Qualified lifeguards are in attendance during the swim season. Lake swimming is available on a sandy beach. The club also has picnic tables, and snack bar. Don't miss the rock water slides, where cool mountain stream water rushes over a smooth rock surface for 153 feet of fun. For a slower pace, canoes and paddle boats are available, included in the admission price.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Tom O'Connor

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2004
Speaks english
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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
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5
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'Almost Heaven' Luxury Mountain Home - On the Lake & Hot Tub
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'Almost Heaven' Luxury Mountain Home - On the Lake & Hot Tub
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p309508
+1 678 464-3147
Big Canoe North Georgia Mountains
Tallahassee, FL
5

FAMILY GETAWAY!

  • 5 of 5
This was our first visit to Big Canoe and we absolutely LOVED it! Tom and Judi's home is so very inviting and has all the comforts for making our visit feel like home. They are also great to work with in making sure we had everything we needed. We had a family getaway with our son, daughter-in-law, and 3 boys (7, 4 and 6 weeks!). Almost Heaven was such a relaxing home and the beds were great! The fireplace and decorations are so very homey - very craftsman-like feel to it. We loved sitting out on the enclosed porch in the mornings having our coffee. The marina is a wonderful place to rent a pontoon boat and the boys had a great time fishing. Big Canoe has great hiking trails and we all made it to one of the waterfalls. The boys loved the soccer field and the pools and beach area. We were able to see turkey and deer and the whole setting in Big Canoe is gorgeous! This is a very family-friendly area and the children were more than welcome everywhere we went. It would be nice to visit this area in the Fall to see all of the leaves changing. We only wish we had gotten to stay longer. Thanks for making our visit so memorable and we will certainly come back! Best regards, Charlie, Connie, Robbie, Jessi, Bobby, Matthew and Tommy!
  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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'Almost Heaven' Luxury Mountain Home - On the Lake & Hot Tub
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p309508
+1 678 464-3147
Big Canoe North Georgia Mountains
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
5

FAMILY VACATION FUN

  • 5 of 5
"Almost Heaven" was a wonderful place for a family vacation. It is a very friendly neighborhood. The home is clean and well maintained with plenty of room for everyone. Each bedroom has their own bathroom, which is a must with several families. There is plenty to do in Big Canoe, hiking, swimming, boating, relaxing, and tubing less than an hour away. The grocery store is convenient if you plan on cooking while on vacation. This home has just about everything you would need for a great vacation.....
Highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Young Children
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'Almost Heaven' Luxury Mountain Home - On the Lake & Hot Tub
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p309508
+1 678 464-3147
Big Canoe North Georgia Mountains
Big Canoe, Georgia
5

A REAL TREASURE

  • 5 of 5
We live in Big Canoe but were celebrating anniversary, birthday, marriage, graduation and a new job! The first time family had been all together for five years. This house rounded out the accommodations and it was a beautiful choice. The owners were thoughtful, letting us bring in bagels, coffee, flowers etc. a day ahead of everyone's arrival. The water view is good, neighborhood quiet and location couldn't be more convenient, less than a mile from the fitness center at big canoe, the beach, clubhouse, golf course and trails. We had a great time and this will be the first place we'll look next special occasion.
  • Submitted: May 14, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • 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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'Almost Heaven' Luxury Mountain Home - On the Lake & Hot Tub
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p309508
+1 678 464-3147
Big Canoe North Georgia Mountains
5

GREAT LONG WEEKEND

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Almost Heaven for a long weekend, 4 adults and 4 children. Tom was great to work with and he responded quickly to questions. A snow storm had hit the area prior in the week and Tom provided constant updates on the condition of the roads for our Friday arrival. The house had plenty of room and everything we needed for entertainment and cooking. The home is well located in Big Canoe with easy access to the amenities and beach. It was a quick drive to the local grocery store to pick up food for meals. We ate at the clubhouse pub as recommended by Tom. We were very well pleased with the quality and price of the food. This was a great weekend away for the families!
  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Big Canoe North Georgia Mountains
Shady Point,OK
3

BEAUTIFUL HOME, BUT NEED TO UPDATE PICTURES

  • 3 of 5
My family and I spent a week at “Almost Heaven”. Our trip was nice and the house was very clean, comfortable and well stocked. The house looked just like the pictures, however the rest of the pictures were very misleading. The beach can not be seen from the house, there is no trail down to beach unless you want to walk through a jungle of trees, weeds and bugs, and the hike back up the hill is a steep climb. This was very disappointing because it was one of the main reasons we chose this house. The dock in the pictures is a part of the swim club, it isn’t a private dock as we thought, perhaps that was our fault for not getting better information but as I said before the pictures are misleading. We had a issue when my 3 year old nephew wanted to dig in the sand on the beach and my sister was told very rudely that she must pay the daily club fee, when she explained she was simply going to watch him play in the sand, she was told she had to pay or come back after dark when the club closes, that is also the only time you can swim in lake without paying. The home itself was nice,clean and comfortable.
  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers
Owner's Response: In the middle of the summer the trees fill in and block part of the view of the lake.

We do have a trail to the lake but it sounds like our guest went straight down the hill and did not follow the trail that we made. The bugs are part of being with nature in the mountains.

Sorry for the misunderstanding regarding the dock. We assume our guest knew the dock was part of the Swim club because it extend into the lake from the beach.

To keep the natural beauty of the area there is not a fence around the swim club. The fees for the Swim club are required to pay the life guards and help keep everyone safe. So to use any part of the Swim club when lifeguards are on duty you are required to pay entry fee to the club. The fees allow Big Canoe to bring in new sand for the beach every 1 to 2 years. With that said there is no reason for one of the lifeguards to be rude. I spoke to the manager at the Swim Club about this and the lifeguard was disciplined.

Tom & Judi (owners)
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'Almost Heaven' Luxury Mountain Home - On the Lake & Hot Tub
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Big Canoe North Georgia Mountains
5

GREAT VACATION HOME BUILT WITH HELPFUL OWNER

  • 5 of 5
Really enjoyed the home and surrounding community. Plenty to do if you're an outdoors person - hiking, fishing, swimming (we didn't swim - got snow instead), lots of local attractions like Amicalola Falls, Helen and other cities with shopping included.
The home is a great fit for 10 people. We had 4 adults and 6 kids ages 5 to 13. The big bonus was all the little things were covered. One fire log per night we were there was great. All paper products we needed for cooking and restrooms were there, didn't have to run to the store to buy something we forgot. Plenty of plates / silverware for 10 people and nice dishwasher. Salt, pepper, little things you need but didn't think to bring. Made my wife very comfortable for sure.
Can't believe the foosball table withstood the pounding from 6 guys all week, that was a lot of fun each night plus board games available.
The home's layout is also great. Three of the four bedrooms have bathrooms attached. Home was very comfortable temperature-wise, including large windows on the middle level with nice blinds to let the sun in or keep it out.
Would highly recommend this specific property for two families to split and enjoy an outdoors week together.
  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children

Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Atlanta
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Steve Tata and GA53
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Big Canoe
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Big Canoe

Hiking, Golf, Tennis, Racquetball, Basketball, Fitness Center, Fishing, Wildlife Viewing, Restaurants, Sightseeing, Swimming, Boating, Running/Walking Trails, Biking, Waterslide, Shopping, Horseback riding (overnight boarding facilities for your horse 10 minutes from main gate at a state of the art equestrian Center).

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Big Canoe House Rental Rates

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Cleaning USD95

Notes

  • $195-275/Night
  • Nov 16-Mar 15 .. $195/night (2 nights or more) .. $1100/week.
    Mar 16- May 30.. $275/night (2 nights or more) .. $1475/week.
    Jun 1- Aug 13.. $275/night (2 nights or more) .. $1575/week.
    Aug 14- Nov.15.. $275/night (2 nights or more) .. $1475/week.
    Thanksgiving, Christmas & News Year's will be considered at these rates.
    Nov 16-Mar 15. $1100/week ..$195/night (2 nights or more) ..$300/night (1 night)
    $200 Damage Deposit required; refundable after inspection.
    $95 Cleaning Fee.
    One night rental ($275 or $195) deposit required to confirm.
  • Low season - Nov 16- Mar 15 .. $195/night (2 nights or more) .. $1100/week.
    Peak season - Mar 16- May 30.. $275/night (2 nights or more) .. $1475/week.
    Peak season - Aug 14- Nov.15.. $275/night (2 nights or more) .. $1475/week.
    Peak summer- Jun 1- Aug 13.. $275/night (2 nights or more) .. $1575/week.

Amenities

Big Canoe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Basic Soaps
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom Master - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
    Bathroom 6 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom Master - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2nd Master - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Loft - 2 twin/ single
    foldup beds - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Foosball
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Games for Kids
Outside:
  • Canoe
  • Walkway to Water
  • Pedal Boat
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Tennis Court
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Wood Deck
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Bicycles
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Hot Tub
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • forests
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain climbing
  • golf privileges optional
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • hiking
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • rafting
Notes:
The house has 4 bedrooms, loft and 4 1/2 bathrooms. You could say 5 bedrooms if you count the loft. The master bedroom is on the main level and has a queen size bed with its own bathroom and a large Jacuzzi tub. The Family room on the main level has a TV and DVD player. The screen porch is off the Family room with a deck off the screen porch. The terrace level has 2 bedrooms, and second family room that has a love seat, sofa, TV, VCR and games. There is also a laundry room on the terrace level that guests are welcome to uses. There are 2 bedrooms on the terrace level bedrooms have their own bathrooms. One of the bedrooms have queen size bed and the other bedroom has a Sterns & Foster king size bed. Outside on the patio off the terrace level is where the eight person Hot Tub is located. The upstairs of the house has a bedroom with 2 twin beds and a full bathroom. The loft is also on the upper level and it has a sitting area, stereo with radio, tape player, and CD. The loft also has a tr