TRANQUILITY ON A QUIET CUL-DE-SAC. NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED!

Sandy & Milt

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Big Canoe House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms 3 bathrooms Sleeps 6-8; 2-3 nights min. stay

We purchased this house in 2007 as a get-away retreat for our rest and relaxation. Because we soon learned that we achieved our goal, we named our home Tranquility. The primary problem that we have had is our inability to visit Big Canoe more often. We are excited to make Tranquility available to others so that they may experience the character of our home, the beauty and multiple activities available and the ambiance of Big Canoe.

We're located in the scenic foothills of the North Georgia mountains with elevations exceeding 3,000 feet. Big Canoe consists of 8,000 acres of dramatic mountain peaks and ridges, and natural woodland forests. In addition, Big Canoe is also an Audubon Society Wildlife Sanctuary where you can see deer, wild turkeys, and other wildlife at any given turn in the road.

As you enter the front door of our charming house, you'll start smiling when you are greeted by the lovely decor and beautiful artwork. You will immediately feel so at ease, that you will want to kick-off your shoes, lean back in one of the comfortable sofas, and just enjoy the flavor of this home. You might also decide to take a short drive around Big Canoe to see the fitness center, well manicured golf course, outdoor pools, sandy beach and a lake that is stocked and available for immediate fishing. If you are a fisherman, please don't forget your fishing permit or you may purchase one here!

Upon entering our home, you will experience the Great Room that has a lovely sitting area with a stacked, rock fireplace, a 50' plasma tv and home theater setup, and an adjacent computer (monitor, printer, and separate fax). The Great Room extends into the Dining Room and an open kitchen that is fully equipped and stocked with all the staples (from salt to wax paper, hot chocolate to marshmallows) that you might want or need.

Overlooking the great room is a loft which has an office with a computer with high speed internet access. There is also an area where children may entertain themselves by playing some of our age appropriate games or viewing one of the dvd's in our extensive video library. If you must work while you are here, and you prefer to bring your own laptop, you can use the high speed wireless internet. There are 3 nice sized bedrooms, with one on each floor, and 3 full baths. A lovely Sun Room sits outside right off the Great Room and provides a very relaxing atmosphere. You will be able to sit on the hanging swing and listen to the sounds of the rambling creek, song of the birds, and deer rustling in the woods. There is also a deck that is just off the Great Room and is also accessible to the Sun room. There is also a gas grill provided and lovely sitting areas for your family entertaining. There is an amazing, well-equipped Exercise Room with a 50' wide screen television and a convertible full-sized futon. There are televisions located in each bedroom.

We provide everything including linens, luxurious bath towels, and paper products (such as tissues, paper towels, toilet paper, tooth paste, garbage bags, and coffee filters), as well as laundry and dishwasher detergent. Guests will only need to provide their own meals. We have everything you can want in your vacation home. Tranquility is spacious enough for a big family or 3 couples; and is able to sleep comfortably 6-8 people.

If the family chef needs a well deserved 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! 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 you decide a beautiful mountain home, containing the luxuries you are used toys located a short distance from the gate. A short distance from Big Canoe is Mary's Bread Basket that provides wonderful sandwiches, yummy bread and fabulous desserts.

No matter what activities you choose for your Big Canoe vacation, Tranquility is just what you are looking for. It is the perfect place to relax or 'escape' for a short weekend, family vacation, wedding, or reunion, 'Tranquility' at Big Canoe will be your special 'home away from home'. You will find our home a delightful & cozy getaway that takes you away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Romantic get-aways, weddings, families, and girl's get-away.

Children are welcome. Pets are welcome.

Non-smoking only.

You have the opportunity to enjoy 27 championship golf holes; four hard court, four soft court, and one indoor tennis court; 20 miles of hiking trails; two outdoor & one indoor pools; a fitness center; 2 restaurants; a beach with lake swimming; a natural water slide, waterfalls; paddle boats; canoes; pontoon boats; wildlife; and fishing in a stocked lake. There are qualified lifeguards in attendance during the swimming season.You will have very easy accessibility to Gibbs Gardens, Amicalola Falls, the North Georgia Premium Outlets, antiquing and apple picking.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Guestbook comments from the owner
Thank You so much! We enjoyed our stay with our daughter and son-in-law at your lovely home. We enjoyed meeting you and you were lovely to work with. Thoroughly enjoyed it! Hope to return at a future date.
Dec 2013
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Sandy & Milt

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We have two grown daughters and two rescue dachshunds - Nudnik and Pixie. We enjoy listening to music, watching movies, having quality time with each other, and spending most of our free time at Big Canoe.

Sandy & Milt purchased this house in 2007

We love the accessibility of Marietta, Georgia to Big Canoe. In little more than an hour, we can arrive at the North Gate of Big Canoe and be at our Tranquility get-away home within a few minutes. The beauty, solitude, and relaxing atmosphere make Big Canoe our respite from all the typical stress and pressures of daily living when our home is not being rented!

Our home is on a quiet dead-end cul-de-sac. While outside you can hear the enchanting melody of birds chirping and the sounds of rustling leaves as the wind blows gently through the tree tops. While enjoying the deck or taking a walk through the backyard, we can enjoy the pleasant sound of the rambling creek that runs into nearby Lake Petit that surrounds the cul-de-sac at the end of Robins Nest. Our driveway leads into a parking area that can accommodate up to 3 cars.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 10 traveler reviews

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Tranquility On a Quiet Cul-De-Sac. No Deposit Required!
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews
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Tranquility On a Quiet Cul-De-Sac. No Deposit Required!
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Big Canoe North Georgia Mountains
Huntsville, AL
5

Relaxing and enjoyable stay

  • 5 of 5
Family of four + dog had a wonderful 3-night stay in Big Canoe. House was perfect for us - one teen son slept downstairs, one teen son slept upstairs, and parents on main floor. House is an older house, but roomy and well maintained. Screened porch was a favorite for us. Beautiful lot in thick woods, sloping in back down to a creek that flows into Lake Petit. Many positives, few minor negatives. (Internet service throughout Big Canoe is intermittent, for example.)
Lots to do at Big Canoe. Nice fitness center, well-kept hiking trail, canoe/kayak/pontoon boat on small lake, good pools, excellent tennis facilities, and a beautiful golf course. We hiked, canoed, played tennis, played board games, and relaxed.
Owners are very nice. Good communication.
  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Big Canoe North Georgia Mountains
Roswell, GA
5

Great time with family

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time at Big Canoe and having a safe and comfortable, yet private place to stay was simply icing on the cake. The house is very well maintained, kitchen very well stocked with utensils and staples,laundry facilities and toiletries included. Children loved the screened in porch with the swing and the TV in the bedrooms. The gym in the house was an added bonus. Very suitable for multiple families traveling together since each of the rooms are on a different level and each has its own bathroom. I have to mention the folder with information about the amenities nearby was very helpful. Wi-fi was available and we definitely used that as well. The owners were very accommodating and kind and did everything they could to make our stay enjoyable. Thank you very much for sharing your home with us and making our weekend a truly memorable experience. We will definitely be back and also recommend you to friends.
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Tranquility On a Quiet Cul-De-Sac. No Deposit Required!
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Big Canoe North Georgia Mountains
5

Beautiful home in the tranquil woods

  • 5 of 5
The home was just as described in the description. It was fully equipped with anything you could need. The laundry room was a bonus for the city folk and the screened in decks were lovely. The house was just perfect. The only thing that I wished was that we had more time to stay there. A group of 5 of us stayed for two nights for a wedding and did not get to spend as much time as we would like in the house. The hosts were friendly and helpful. Everything went smoothly. Big Canoe is a lovely community. We had a chance to kayak and do a quick hike in the community and it was a lot of fun. I'd recommend visiting for 3 days at least to fully get the chance to see the community and hike around. It was also a major plus having a full kitchen including a dishwasher there. I'd definitely stay here again if given the time off and money to do so. Enjoy!
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tranquility On a Quiet Cul-De-Sac. No Deposit Required!
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Big Canoe North Georgia Mountains
5

Great Time

  • 5 of 5
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Very nice and comfortable. Owner was so accommodating and helpful.
  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway
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Tranquility On a Quiet Cul-De-Sac. No Deposit Required!
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Big Canoe North Georgia Mountains
5

Life at Big Canoe

  • 5 of 5
My family and I had a wonderful time some of the things that I like best are the TV's in each room and the balcony that sits over the creek. I also like the fact that I could still keep in shape with all of the gym equipment that was downstairs. The beds and pillows were very comfortable and it was peaceful and quiet at night.
  • Submitted: May 26, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I'm thrilled you & your family enjoyed your visit. I look forward to your future visits.
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Big Canoe North Georgia Mountains
McDonough, GA
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What are you looking for?

  • 3 of 5
Our stay in this home wasn't what we were expecting based on previous reviews. We were there for my daughters wedding and therefore in need of so much that wasn't there. No internet was available. We needed to communicate with so many and it was difficult. We thought we were back in the 80's. None of the bedrooms have any overhead lighting and for me that was a big issue. The only lights were lamps and not all of them were plugged in. Getting ready in the dark isn't for me. I like lots of light. Lots of stairs for little ones. If you are looking for a place to get away from everything this might be for you. Just wasn't for us.
  • Submitted: May 8, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joanie,
Thank you for your comments, especially those that pertain to the difficulties that you had during your recent stay at our home.

When we purchased this house several years ago, we inquired about installing overhead lighting in the three bedrooms. Due to the manner in which the house was constructed, our electrician believed that the expense and difficulty of adding overhead lighting would be prohibitive. Consequently, we wired each bedroom so that one switch (either the wall switch or the bedside switch) controlled the main lighting.

Also, I know you were disappointed in not being able to access the internet through our router's Wi-Fi. Full instructions and the "pass key" were given in our welcome booklet. We regret that you did not call us with questions, as we requested verbally and in the information book. We could have walked you through the process of connecting your computer to our home network. We assume that you were referring to a personal laptop since we have two desktop computers there already connected to the router.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Blue Ridge Scenic Railroad
Nearest Motorway
16 Miles
1-575
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Tavern at Wolfscratch Village
Nearest Ski
125 Miles
Sapphire Valley Resort
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Big Canoe Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Black Bear Pub
Car: necessary

Big Canoe is located in the foothills of scenic North Georgia with elevations exceeding 3,000 feet. It is approximately 70 minutes from Atlanta and a short drive to Dahlonega where you can get some of the best Southern food in Georgia at The Smith House. If you are a shopper, you will love North Georgia Premium Outlet in nearby Dawsonville. During your stay don't forget to visit Appalachicola Falls and Gibbs Gardens located near Big Canoe.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Big Canoe House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
Aug 1 2014 - Nov 15 2014
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$185
Fri,Sat
$1,099
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
Nov 17 2014 - Feb 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
$135
From
$145
Fri,Sat
$845
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
Mar 1 2015 - May 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$185
Fri,Sat
$1,099
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$165
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Pet Fee $45
Cleaning Fee $135
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes Jun.1- Aug16 - $185-$195/nt $1197/wk
Aug.17 - Nov. 16- $175-$185/nt $1099/wk
Nov.17-Feb.28 - $145-$155/nt $935/wk
Mar.1- May.31 - $175-$185/nt $1099/wk
Cleaning: $135; Pet Fee: $45 per dog
Property Protection Plan: $49 (PDP)
7% tax.
Note: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night per additional guest. Until confirmed, prices subject to change without notice.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Big Canoe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Parking ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Linens Provided
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Downstairs bathroom has nature motif with a moose rug; shower curtain, matching towels, tooth brush holder and light switch.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Futon that converts to a bed for 2-3 people in the Exercise Room downstairs.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • VCR
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Game Console
  • Toys
  • Game Room ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Games ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Golf ...
  • 17 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • scenic drives
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • paddle boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • fishing
  • mountaineering
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • golf privileges optional
  • golf
  • equestrian events
  • water tubing
  • rafting
  • mountain biking
Notes:
Accessibility to golf course, fitness center with indoor pool, racquet ball, Yoga, Pilates and Spa with Massage by appointment in the fitness center;rock water slides, full service restaurants, close to Gibbs Gardens, Amicalola Falls, North Georgia Premium Outlets, and wonderful antique shopping. The Ammenities are extra and paid by renters.
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