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Cancellation-Avail. for Mem. Day Wkend: On Cart. River, Kayaks, 10 tubes,Firepit

Megan Atherton

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, spanish, Se habla Espanol.
Sleeps16
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Megan Atherton

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish, Se habla Espanol.
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2015
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Cancellation-Avail. for Mem. Day Wkend: On Cart. River, Kayaks, 10 tubes,Firepit

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Ellijay House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bdrm + bunk room , 2.5 Bath, 2 Lg Decks Overlooking Cartecay River

The Gingerbread River House is a tranquil 4 bedroom + retreat overlooking the Cartecay River in East Ellijay in the Northwest Georgia mountains.

Surrounded by apple orchards and wineries, this vacation home offers much more than just peaceful relaxation. For adventurers, there are kayaking outfitters, mountains to hike, lakes and rivers nearby to explore, or water holes to fish. For the non-adventurers, there are plenty of antique stores, trading posts and places off the beaten path to discover. Whether you want to pick apples or berries will probably be one of the hardest decisions you will have to make while vacationing here.

Downtown Ellijay is just a 10 minute drive if you want to find typical stores, restaurants, or a night out on the town.

The double entrance doors welcome you into the large foyer, next to the kitchen with stainless appliances, and a large granite island. Hardwood floors run throughout the entire main & upstairs levels.

The kitchen gives onto the family room area with a comfortable seating area, real wood burning stove, wall mounted flat screen TV with free Netflix & Cable, WIFI; along with plenty of games & puzzles for family fun.

The dining room has a large table that can be extended for large groups, with all lighting on dimmers throughout all the main living/dining/kitchen areas, so you can create your perfect relaxed setting inside.

The master on main is tastefully decorated to make you feel at home. 3 sets of French doors run across the back of the main level, opening to the back upper deck. One set opens from the master bedroom, one from the dining area, and one from the family room. Connected to the master is the master bathroom with slate tile and granite vanity.

Upstairs you will find a large kid's bedroom with 2 sets of twin bunk beds, with a TV, small seating area, and plenty of toys and books in this room. This room has a small balcony with French doors overlooking the family room below.

Also upstairs is another guest room with a queen bed and antique dresser. Directly across the hall from this room is a large full bathroom.

In the slate tiled basement, you will find a secondary master bedroom with a king bed, and an attached half bath. There is a laundry room across the hall from the bedroom.

Also in the basement there are 2 more bunk beds in a small bunk room (which is kept locked, and is unlocked for parties of more than 10 people), & a family room area with cable TV, another seating area, a foosball table and more room to enjoy!

Outside the basement door is the lower deck with hot tub.

Beyond the deck you will find a large fire pit rimmed with river rocks and adirondack chairs. On the left at the river's edge, there is a small set of stairs, leading down to a sandy beach area of the river, with a swimming hole just beyond the beach. Kayaks are provided for your enjoyment on the river. Please remember to bring your life jackets, as we have limited sizes. Life jackets are highly recommended for all children playing or swimming in the river.

You will find it easy to unwind, but hard to go home after your stay at The Gingerbread House.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Megan Atherton (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, spanish, Se habla Espanol.
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2015

About Megan Atherton

Family of 5 from Alpharetta, but originally from Texas, with 2 additional four legged family members who love the cabin as much as the rest of us!

Megan Atherton purchased this house in 2011

Why Megan Atherton chose Ellijay

We were looking for a peaceful escape from Atlanta, where we could come experience the beautiful nearby mountain areas, river activities, and good old fashioned family fun.

What makes this house unique

The beautiful Cartecay river is just shallow enough in front of our property, & normally fairly calm enough for our 3 kids, yet rugged enough to kayak/tube and provide water fun. With almost no neighbors, our property offers peace and tranquility for a quiet relaxing getaway.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thanks Megan,



Hopefully we will be able to plan next years trip at your cabin as well. Everyone absolutely loved the peaceful setting with the fire pit near the river, all claiming it was the best cabin we had stayed at yet. It was PERFECT! Thanks again!
Nov 2014
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 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.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.7
based on 9 traveler reviews

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Cancellation-Avail. for Mem. Day Wkend: On Cart. River, Kayaks, 10 tubes,Firepit
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 11 reviews
Georgia
5

Great Girls' Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

I brought a group of 14 women from church who all loved it. The river was so peaceful, and we loved the view from the back deck, as well as the Romeo and Juliet balcony overlooking the living room. We want to make this a yearly tradition!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for spending your girls' weekend at our home! We would love to have you back for your next get away. We are so happy you enjoyed our home! Thank you, Megan
3

Retreat Seeker

  • 3 of 5

The cabin was nice. The size worked out for a Retreat of 5 couples. I had to do a good deal of cleaning when I arrived. The walls have been touched up with an off color paint and makes the walls look dirty. The doors were pretty dirty at the bottom, I guess from animals in the house. Both tubs had debris that needed to be wiped out and cleaned. I was cooking for the retreat and Megan graciously allowed me to arrive a couple of hours prior to the original check in time. It was great to be able to be there to set up for the others coming. I began cooking dinner and the oven was so dirty it completely smoked up the house. We had to open all of the doors and windows It was embarrassing to start our Board Retreat with the first impressions being a room of smoke. We stopped cooking dinner, let the stove cool, my husband had to take the grates in the stove outside to clean and scrub the inside of the oven while our guests were arriving. Once the oven was clean we were able to restart dinner.

Other than those few cleanliness issues the cabin was represented well online. The river was beautiful and I could see how it would be a great place in the summer to play in the water!

Thanks for sharing your home with others.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing our cabin, and thank you for your feedback. Unfortunately, the walls were touched up with a paint color that was not an exact match and we couldn't see the problem until the paint had dried. As we discussed, I am currently in the process of getting quotes for having the whole interior of the home, including doors, repainted. I do apologize that it sounds like my housekeepers overlooked the oven, and a few other things, possibly due to the fact that they were rushing through to accommodate your early check in request. I will speak with them to ensure more attention to detail for future check ins. I appreciate you letting me know. Thank you, Megan
4

holiday house

  • 4 of 5

We loved the house so much. It was perfect and our Christmas was a hit. The only thing I have to say is your house keeper isn't doing a very good job. The bedroom upstairs with the double bed had a pair of pajama pants made up in the bed. Which made us feel like she didn't change the sheets. And some of the dishes weren't really clean and I don't think she vacuumed. I wouldn't say any thing but if it was my house I would want to know. Thank you so much and I will call you about this summer.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing our home and for your review. We appreciate the feedback. I will speak with the housekeepers to make sure they are changing all beds that have been used. Sometimes if guests make the beds before checking out, rather than leaving them unmade or stripped, I think the cleaners can't always tell if the bed has been used, or are happy to assume that it hasn't been used. I apologize for anything that was not up to par with the housekeeping, and will address it immediately. I do take the cleanliness of my home very seriously and will correct this. We hope you will return this summer! Many thanks, Megan
5

Great fall weekend!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently stayed here with 3 other couples and it was amazing! Perfect spot of the river, plenty of room for everyone and a great kitchen with everything needed to prepare meals. It's secluded but not too far from town. Just perfect. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at our home! We are so happy to hear that you had a good time and enjoyed your weekend at our cabin. We would love to have you back at anytime! Many thanks, Ed and Megan
Prospect, TN USA
5

The Gingerbread House was awesome!

  • 5 of 5

We had 7 adults and 4 children at the Gingerbread House this past summer. The home was beautifully decorated and very spacious and surpassed what we expected. We relaxed and enjoyed the Cartecay River from the large porch

and fire pit area. The younger ones (ages 7- 38) tubed, kayaked, and fished to their hearts' content. One grandson caught 6-7 trout, with at least three weighing close to two pounds. He said it was the most fun he'd ever had fishing. Thank you for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Great Labor Day Get Away

  • 5 of 5

My family and some freinds (9 in all) went up to stay at The Gingerbread House over Labor Day weekend and had a fantastic time. The cabin is on a river and somewhat secluded, but not too far from Ellijay. It is well appointed (outdoor decks, spa, kayaks, TV/VCR, grill, etc.), nicely decorated and very comfortable. Everuything was as described and communication with the owner was quick and easy. I highly reccomend this place.

Everything was great.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Grindles, We are happy to hear that you had a nice time at our cabin! We hope you will return for another visit again in the future. We welcome you back at any time! Our sincerest thank you, Megan & Ed

Map

Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Hwy 52
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Various restaurants on the way to downtown Ellijay
Car: necessary

The Gingerbread House is located directly on the Cartecay River in East Ellijay, peacefully surrounded by nature, rhododendrons, wildlife, and the sounds of rushing river water. Just 5 miles down the road, you will find R & A Orchard's with all kinds of goodies for visitors, as well several more orchards down the same road that offer pick your own fruit and seasonal fun.

Several wineries that offer tours and wine tastings are also nearby. Across from the closest orchard is a kayaking outfitter that offers kayaking. Tubing and kayaking are offered at many places nearby. Fly fishing, hunting, hiking, and many other outdoor activities can be found in Ellijay and the surrounding area. Carter's Lake and Lake Blue Ridge are not far if you are looking for boating and lake activities.

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Rates & Availability

From $225 Per night

Ellijay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Memorial Day weekend
May 21 2015 - May 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
$300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer rate
May 26 2015 - Jun 17 2015
2 night minimum stay
$275
 
 
Father's Day weekend
Jun 18 2015 - Jun 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
$250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer rate
Jun 22 2015 - Jul 1 2015
2 night minimum stay
$275
 
 
4th of July
Jul 2 2015 - Jul 5 2015
3 night minimum stay
$300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
Jul 6 2015 - Sep 3 2015
2 night minimum stay
$275
 
 
Labor Day weekend
Sep 4 2015 - Sep 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2015
Nov 20 2015 - Nov 29 2015
3 night minimum stay
$300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Xmas-New Years
Dec 18 2015 - Jan 3 2016
3 night minimum stay
$300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$225
$1,500
$3,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50.00 + Tax
CleanFee up to 10 guests $125.00 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400.00
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes Rates are for up to 10 people. Over 10 people, add nightly fee of $50+tax,pp over 10th person.
+ more than 10 people add $25 + tax to the clean fee.
+ add $50 + tax, per dog for each approved pet with signed pet agreement.
+ large groups may require additional refundable damage deposit.
+ add 7% tax to all fees, except deposit.
+ add 3% for Paypal transactions.
Rates subject to change w/o notice.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Ellijay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , 36' new vanity with granite; new slate tile throughout.
    Basement Bathroom - toilet
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Basement Master - 1 king , with adjoining half bath.
    Master on Main - 1 king , with adjoining full bath on main level.
    Queen Bedroom UP - 1 queen , Upstairs across from full bath in hall.
    Kid's Bedroom UP - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 bunk bed , Large bdrm with sitting area, balcony, TV, toys in closet.
    Basement Bedroom 5 - 2 bunk bed , Small bunkrm;this rm locked unless more than 10 people rent
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
There is a fenced dog run in the front of the house with a dog house, if you would like to bring your dog and want him to be able to be outside without worrying about your pet running off. Pets are also welcome inside, but ask that you keep them off the furniture.

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