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Old fashtion river fun tubes,kayaks, rope swing, slide, trophy trout 5-10lbs

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights


Helen Cottage Rental Photos and Description

- 2 bedrooms 2 baths sleeps 6

SAVE $$$

Jan-Feb $185 a night/excludes Holidays

Only 12 minutes from downtown Helen.

We have more to do than any other rental in this area.

UNLIKE MOST RIVER homes in this area::: NO STEEP STEPS or driveway to river, so you can actually enjoy your stay and use the river!!

Read their sites carefully or ask as sometimes they do not tell you about this.

(over 1,500 ft of river frontage for fishing playing)

The N Georgia Mountains like it used to be. This cottage is in the woods, quiet area & lots of wildlife. Deer, turkey, beaver, etc.

On 14+ very secluded acres, steps from the Chattahoochee River

Our places are the CLEANEST you will find anywhere.


We have 6 tubes, 4 kayaks, a slide in your backyard, swing next to the river and a rope swing for your use. Other rentals my have kayaks, but they don't keep them up and most times are almost the info on their sites to be sure.

We also supply some firewood for fire pit free of charge.

Will be glad to make any arrangements you'll need to make your stay

We pride ourselves in having almost 40% repeat renters.

Very Quiet area of the river so you have the place pretty much to yourselves!!

Helen is a constant noise pollution on the river!

We have tubes available from May to end of September, unless weather or water temp permits it sooner or later.

Kayaks are out from March till end of October, unless weather and water temp permit.


Only vacation rental cabin in Helen Georgia / N. G.a mountains w/ FARMHOUSE STYLE homes.

Will be glad to make any arrangements you'll need to make your stay perfect, just ask!

Unlike other homes we are right here to help you with anything you need. No management company we pride ourselves on our service and our homes.

Very clean home, w/2 master bedrooms 1 w/king -1w/queen-sized feather padded bed & pillows, vaulted wood ceilings & pr. baths. Old fashioned pine board white washed ceilings & walls, w/ pine hardwood floors. Relax in your hot tub or rocking chair & listen to the shoals on the river. Beautiful real river rock fireplace..

So come and make some once of a life time memories!!

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Nancy Loomis
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2016
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About Nancy Loomis

We have always loved living here. Our kids grew up here and can think of no place we would rather be...

We love sharing our place with our renters and over the years some have become good friends.

Hope you will to.

Nancy Loomis purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Nancy Loomis chose North Georgia Mountains

We have a great access to the river unlike other homes.

Great swimming area and we are in a VERY quiet area with lots of wildlif..we love here

And we are HERE to help you in anyway we can!!

What makes this cottage unique

Rope swing, quiet area of river, kakyaks, slide into the river behind home, tubes, swing down by river. Horseshoe pit in back yard some fire wood for fire pit..etc.......

Guestbook comments from the owner

By: Mary Li Creasy

This property is fabulous! The location is very private yet close to all the N. Ga. mountain attractions. We loved seeing the deer and wild turkeys on the property, tubing on the river, the hot tub, panning for gold, fising and hiking Brass Town Bald, Unicoi and Anna Ruby Falls. The cottage itself couldn''t be lovelier and the owner thought of everything. A real home away from home retreat. We are looking forward to returning in the fall!

Service: 5 Value: 5 Atmosphere: 5 Overall: 5

By: Frank Castillo

As an outdoors enthusiast, I love to hike, moutain bike and such. Living in Florida, without mountains is not as exciting as with them. After many years of staying at "adequate" cabins in Georgia and North Carolina, I FINALLY found one that is close to home that felt like home, but yet gave that "vacation-get-a-way from it all" feeling. Speaking with Nancy on the phone made me feel like I made the right choice, and after driving up through the woods and making that turn - seeing the house upon the hill was jaw dropping, tongue swaying, eyes bugging GORGEOUS! Upon entering the house, seeing the immaculant wood flooring, clean like new kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms (upstairs and downstairs), the awesome fireplace, and the spectacular view of the river from the screened in porch with the Hot Tub - I was in heaven. With Helen only a few easy to drive miles away, we had everything near us to do. My girlfriend Theresa and I even easily drove to Charlotte (about 2 1/2 hours) for a football game. The cabin in within an easy drive of MANY MANY hiking trails (it was winter so no white water rafting)but shopping in Helen and Dehalanega. Nancy was an awesome host - thanks for the SpiderMan video - she was there when we needed her, and out of sight when we didn''t. My friends and I HIGHLY reccommend Nanna''s Cabin. Definately Gold Star Service.

Service: 5 Value: 5 Atmosphere: 5 Overall: 5
Dec 2004
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Old fashtion river fun tubes,kayaks, rope swing, slide, trophy trout 5-10lbs
average rating of 5.0 based on 64 reviews
Tompkinsville, KY

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

Nana's Cottage was awesome! It has such a "homey" atmosphere. We loved just sitting in the rocking chairs and relaxing on the screened in porch, listening to the sounds of nature. Nothing could be more relaxing or romantic than the hot tub with the view of the river. Nancy thought of everthing you could possibly need, towels, hair dryer, candles, etc. We loved the feather beds. I could go on and on. Everything was so clean, it was perfect. I highly recommend staying at Nana's.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2007
  • Stayed: Sep 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The home was beautiful and well decorated! Very clean! Great location! Owners were great to work with! I would definitely stay in these cabins again.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Exactly what we were looking for. Beautiful well kept home, nicely furnished. Many extras for renters convenience, including large fire pit, swing by the river, tubes, kayaks, horse shoes & hammock.

Secluded yet an easy drive to nearby shopping, parks and attractions. Owners close by and easily accessible. We've been visiting North Georgia for years. This is by far our most favorite place to stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. We appreciate you taking the time to write it. We hope to have you come again sometime soon. Nancy
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Awesome cabin on the river!

  • 5 of 5

Our family really enjoyed this cabin on the river! Everything was spotless and the beds were very comfortable. Nancy was very helpful and friendly. We loved having the river right out the back yard and had a really fun time kayaking. We will definitely be back.

The Howerton Family

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sweet and secluded

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Nana's on the River! It was close enough to Helen and other locals without being in the crowd. The kids loved the slide, Jacuzzi and kayaks that were on the property. The cabin was very clean and the beds were so comfortable. I did have some difficulty cooking on the stove as some of the eyes were uneven but I just used one side of the pan to scramble eggs :) The owners were very nice and helpful.

I will be honest and say I will not use VRBO or Home Away again to secure a rental. There are too many fees on both parties. I'v used them in the past and there were not all these extraneous costs. $98 to book through the website, plus costs that the owner charges for credit card fees and taxes put me at $200 over what I expected.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. Sometimes the eyes on stove need to be realigned we will look at this and thank for letting us know. The fees started in February and we have had a lot on complaints about it. If you would like to book direct with us you may.
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  • 5 of 5

We loved the location, views, sites and everything about this cottage. We felt at home the minute we opened the door! We kayaked, tubed and enjoyed the outdoors the entire time.

We cooked each meal in the well stocked kitchen.

Slept peacefully in the extremely comfy beds. The TV's were a plus but we hardly had time to use them.

We were thankful to have such a nice place that allows pets. Some others do but they usually have ratty furniture. Our dog Anna's favorite spot was on the deck overlooking the water. We simply cannot say enough about our stay, thank you for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We love when our renters have a great time with us. Hope to see you again Nancy
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Car: necessary

We are getting very well known for the wonderful wines this area produces. Take a wine tour to several in our area.

.Alpine Helen, Cabbage Patch Land, with in 12 miles. Hiking, Appalachian Trail, waterfalls, the highest peak in Georgia, the best white water in the US, golfing, horse back riding, shopping. Helen, and antiquing all very close by. There is plenty to do and see...

Other Activities: Helen just minutes away, Cabbage patch hospital, hiking, lots of waterfalls and state parks, white water rafting

Rates & Availability

Helen Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
mid winter
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
christmas new years
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 7 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $650
Tax Rate 18.0%

Holidays and High season 3-4 night minimum
Discounts on rates in Off-season (call for off seaon rates)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Helen Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • River ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , feather padded beds and upgraded linens
    Bedroom - 1 queen , feather padded beds and upgraded linens
    Living Area - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Both bedrooms have their own baths. Upscaled linens, Feather padded beds and feather pillows Master has a jetted tub.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck Furniture
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
River view from porches, Tubes and loungers are available for your use, feather beds, firewood supplies, 1200 feet river frontage (cottage right on river no steep hills to river), tube run, rope swing 2 satellite TVs with Showtime, HBO, Staz, and ESPN channels Kayaking till mid Oct. tubing Mid. May- Mid or late Sept.

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