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Blue Ridge Escape, high end family home, pet friendly

Bruce & Terri Bemiss

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Bruce & Terri Bemiss

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Calendar last updated:
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Blue Ridge Escape, high end family home, pet friendly

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Bent Tree Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage in the woods with complete privacy

This is an unusual family home built in the 70's, well maintained and offered for the first time to rent. Direct paved access in the Chattahoochee Nature Preserve in the Aska Adventure Area, the cottage has a year-round running creek, mountain and valley views, large screened porch and sleeping area with two large private bedrooms (one king, one queen), comfortable upscale living room and dining room furnishings with full kitchen and laundry room. Large spa retreat bathroom with extra powder room. All recently painted and refurnished with original art, antiques and amenities such as three flat screen TV's, DVD, CD, Stereo System(s), Gas Grill, unlimited long distance and wireless internet with laptop and printer.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Bruce & Terri Bemiss (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2015

About Bruce & Terri Bemiss

We are Bruce & Terri, Floridians whose hearts live in the Blue Ridge mountains. Bruce is a retired combat firefighter still working for the Fire Department in logistics. Terri works with Keller Williams Real Estate. Our dream of owning a home in the Blue Ridge mountains recently came true when we purchased this quaint cottage in the woods. It was recently renovated and updated by the former owners who treasured it over many decades. It has a new tin roof, new paint inside and out and has been furnished with family antiques and original art collected over a life time of several generations. It is our gift to you.

Bruce & Terri Bemiss purchased this cottage in 1972

Why Bruce & Terri Bemiss chose Bent Tree

We have been coming to Blue Ridge for over 30 years to visit friends, explore the area and shop. It has always been our desire to have a retirement home here. We owned a property 3 miles away but last year it was struck by lightning and burned to the ground. Heartbroken, we sold the land and took some time to decide how to proceed. Exactly one year later, we found this lovely cottage for sale and knew it was the place for us. We have spent many peaceful hours on the screened porch listening to the creek running just outside the back door. Our philosophy is, 'If you can't find peace on this porch, you can't find peace anywhere.' We've hired professionals with impeccable standards to oversee the cleaning and maintenance so that you have a worry-free stay in our home.

What makes this cottage unique

Unlike many mountain retreats, Blue Ridge Escape has fully paved access, high speed wireless and satellite dish television with three phones featuring unlimited long distance and local calls. No other houses are within view and the heavily wooded property gives the feeling that you are in a tree house, with the sound of running water from the the creek nearby. The cottage is ideal for romantic weekends (for one or two couples), ladies & friends weekends away, working vacations and entertaining. Amenities, such as the load ramp for the Toccoa River, are within ten minutes from your door. Its a great place to hike, bike and stroll with excellent views of nearby farms and fields. The mist from the mountains in the morning air give the place a mystical feel.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

4.8
based on 13 traveler reviews

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Blue Ridge Escape, high end family home, pet friendly
average rating of 4.769231 based on 13 reviews
Macon, GA
5

Perfect Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Love, love, love this cabin! This was my second visit and this time I brought my Mother for a late Mother's Day vacation. We both love the decor as well as all the comforts - wonderful linens, great kitchen utensils and dishes, books, bathroom amenities. And the porch - oh, the wonderful porch. It rained one day - which we had prayed for - and we both just read and napped on the porch all afternoon. I am already looking forward to another visit.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled you and your Mother had such a great getaway! Thank you for your kind words. We continue to look for ways to make our guests feel right at home. And we completely agree with you...a rainy afternoon on the porch is a little slice of heaven. We look forward to your next visit! Terri & Bruce
5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Great house. Great location for relaxing and going hiking. We practically lived on the porch.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. We are very pleased that your family enjoyed out cottage. We welcome you back anytime. Bruce & Terri Bemiss
4

Quaint Cottage in the Woods

  • 4 of 5

My family wanted to get away for one last weekend before the kids had to go back to school. This cottage in the woods was great. It was the perfect size for my husband and I and our two kids. The kids loved the cozy room upstairs with all of the frogs and the screened in porch was amazing. We had a great time.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you and your family enjoyed the cottage. The frog collection is always a hit with the children as is the porch with the adults. We welcome you all back anytime.
5

A Great Place to Relax

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were trying to find a last-minute place to stay in the mountains for the weekend with our 2 children, and after hours of searching and finding most places booked or not what we were looking for, we found this little house. Terri answered my inquiry quickly and made things very easy and smooth to work out, even though it was the day of.

The house is just as pictured. Everything is decorated so cozy and comfortably, with a well-stocked kitchen (even with coke in the fridge, coffee, and a few spices), books, DVDs, and even fishing poles. The screened-in porch was my favorite, surrounded with the greenery outside, and with the comfortable daybed piled with pillows and blankets, perfect for curling up with a book all day listening to the rain or the creek (which is exactly what I did). And the kids loved being able to play in the creek.

Other little touches, like the coffee cups and tray waiting on the cozy bed upstairs, the throw blankets over every living room chair, and the large bathroom set up with plush towels and soaps and lotions made this place very inviting and relaxing. We will certainly come here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind review. It was a joy working with you. We are so happy your family enjoyed our home away from home. The creek is a wonderful place to play and that porch just draws you in. We look forward to having you visit again. Bruce & Terri
5

Charming little cottage in the woods.

  • 5 of 5

What a peaceful charming little haven which is so very warm and welcoming! I could have spent the entire weekend on the screened porch.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Great escape a little ways from town 25-30 min, but all paved roads. Solid amenities including wifi. Great for anyone or couples looking to escape pet friendly, dogs had a great time.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you had a good time! In the mountains, if you want privacy you have to go a bit out of town, but the drive is short and beautiful along the way.

Map

Nearest Barpub
20 Miles
Blue Ridge & Blairsville (about same distance)
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Blue Ridge and Blairsville
Nearest Train
19.8 Miles
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
US 76 (Hwy 515) Appalachian Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
19.8 Miles
Blue Ridge, Blairsville (Ellijay slightly further)
Nearest Beach
19 Miles
Blue Ridge Lake, Lake Nottely (Blairsville)
Car: recommended

Nestled in the middle of the Chattahoochee National Forest, a short walk to the Toccoa River, ten minutes away from rafting & canoe launches, 20 minutes from Historic Blue Ridge, Blairsville, Ellijay, Cartecay Winery, antique shops, restaurants, ziplining, horseback riding, helicopter rides and more. Excellent restaurants and farm to table shopping (farm fresh produce, eggs, dairy & goat cheese, organically grown meats available at farms & shops near Ellijay and Blue Ridge. The road is paved to the door, so no worries for access.

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Rates & Availability

From $125 Per night

Bent Tree Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring
Apr 1 2015 - Jul 3 2015
2 night minimum stay
$145
 
 
Summer
Jul 4 2015 - Sep 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$145
 
 
Fall
Oct 1 2015 - Dec 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$165
 
 
Winter
Jan 1 2016 - Mar 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$125
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $20.00
Cleaning Fees $75.00
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes Ask about discounted rates for long term stays.
Holiday bookings are non-refundable.
Non-refundable pet fee of $20 per dog, with prior approval.
$75 cleaning fee per visit.
Credit Card on file for damages, missing items, heaving cleaning.
Cancellation fee of 25% within 15-30 days of stay. 50% cancellation fee within 15 days of stay.
Rates do not include 12% GA States Tax
Payment in full is expected at the time of rental via credit card: Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
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Amenities

Bent Tree Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 1.5
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size bed (1) super comfortable memory foam mattress, Queen size Bed (1) super comfortable memory foam mattress, Twin or Single Beds (1) daybed sleeping porch bed which doubles as a sofa, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) living room sofa is large enough for one adult to sleep, but does not pull out
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
There is a camp ground site along the creek which is private and near the house. Perfect for picnics or older children who might like to camp out near a kitchen and bathrooms with supervision in the house.

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