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Jason Carter

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

Halfway to Heaven **Awesome Views from Our Mountaintop Home**

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Screamer Mountain Townhome Rental Photos and Description

Townhouse, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (sleeps 7 adults)

The jaw dropping view from all 3 levels of -Halfway to Heaven- is one of the very best in Northeast Georgia. At 3,000' in elevation, you can see the southern end of the Blue Ridge as you look out over the Chattahoochee National Forest. Our home is very comfortable, quiet, and secluded, but only minutes from Clayton's many fine restaurants, an Ingle's supermarket, and a multitude of outdoor activities including rafting, hiking, golf, and much more. The drive up is paved the entire way! We can accommodate up to 7 adults for $900/week. With over 2,000 sq. ft. of living space, you'll have plenty of room to relax!

Our home is non-smoking. You must be 25 or older to rent, loud parties please look elsewhere. Pets are accepted only after approval. In general, we allow house-trained, inside dogs that do not bark excessively. There is a $50 non refundable pet fee.

Keywords: Mountain, mountaintop, panoramic, view, vista, Blue Ridge, Smoky Mountains, North Georgia, vacation rental, Chattooga, rafting, Kingwood golf resort, golf, hiking

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jason Carter (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

About Jason Carter

Jason and Joanne Carter, Jacksonville, FL

Jason Carter purchased this townhome in 2016

Why Jason Carter chose Georgia

We love Rabun county and the mountains of Northeast Georgia!

What makes this townhome unique

Our mountaintop location is quiet and serene, with breathtaking views of the southern end of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

There's a lot to do here, including hiking, boating, fishing, golfing, shopping for crafts or local produce, or browsing around charming Clayton. We're only 5 minutes from Clayton, but our location on the opposite side of the mountain from town provides you with a view of the Chattahoochee National Forest that is mostly devoid of human presence. There is no better way to top off an adventure filled day than to enjoy a glass of locally grown wine from one of the decks at Halfway to Heaven!

Guestbook comments from the owner

This place is beautiful. The views were amazing and the new owners have done several upgrades to the place. They were very nice and responsive. Went on several hikes and saw some amazing waterfalls. The restaurants were amazing.
May 2016
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(43 traveler reviews)
Halfway to Heaven **Awesome Views from Our Mountaintop Home**
average rating of 4.837209 based on 51 reviews

beautiful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying here. The views are beautiful and the home is well stocked with just about anything you could need. We ate dinner at home most nights and the kitchen was well equipped, including a charcoal grill if you want to barbecue. Also there's wifi and access to Netflix, etc for relaxing at night. The master bedroom is wonderful with a whirlpool style tub. The downstairs has two bedrooms so our son and daughter could each have their own room as well

I stayed at this location 2 years ago and since then a new owner has taken over. prior to my stay I was worried that the new owner would not be as good as the previous. However, my fears were unfounded. The new owner was very responsive to emails and text messages, generally responding within minutes. I really have no complaints about my stay

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful vaction

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Halfway to Heaven. The views were stunning, the hummingbirds a delight. The home was very nice and well appointed. The owners were responsive and helpful. We particularly appreciated the notebook containing a lot of information about the surrounding area. I highly recommend Halfway to Heaven and hope to return in the near future.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Halfway to Heaven - Terrific View

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed our get-away to Clayton's Halfway to Heaven. The view is simply spectacular and is spectacular from every room (except the main level den). The directions were perfect and access to the condo was easy. Inside it was clean and comfortable - each of us had our own space. I was particularly impressed with how "stocked" the condo was with just about anything that we could think we needed. We cleaned and filled the Hummingbird feeder Hummingbirds lined up to feed, providing great bird watching. We also enjoyed the area and had some great food and beautiful hikes. Jason was great to work with and we look forward to returning. You just can't beat a great view!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great views!

  • 5 of 5

The place exceeded our expectations! The views were amazing!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing view, very nice rooms and very well kept up.

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place. The rooms are very nice and the house has a cozy feel. The owners were very responsive to any additional questions I had while staying there. The views are some of the best from any cabin I have stayed in. Very nice 3 story decks. Will come back when ever we can. Thanks!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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House might've lived up to the reviews...if I could've gotten in!

  • 1 of 5

Buyer beware. House under new ownership as of April 2016 so all those great reviews, definitely pertain to the formers owners care and upkeep. This owner is not easy to work with at all. My party booked under the former owner and reservation was transferred. There is one road up the mountain to this home, and upon our 1am arrival, we were greeted to a full police presence at the base of the mountain. After a full interview about our purposes and intention, we were denied entry by the police to the mountain road that accesses the property. We had to find other accommodations at 2am, not an easy task.

Initially when Jason and I spoke by phone, he acted like he didn't know who I was. I refreshed his memory about the home sale and he apologized for my experience and promised a refund. Now, two weeks later he has made up a whole story about having a police buddy, having video of me in the property and if denying a refund. I've filed a complaint with Homeaway/VRBO.

I highly advise if you plan to travel at night or are unsure of the surroundings, you steer clear.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's unfortunate that there are people out there like this. I'm not sure why she felt the need to make up this story about the police when my neighbors saw her inside of my home. She did get her money back despite the fact that she entered my home.
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Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
The Dillard House restaurant
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Breathtaking scenery
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Stockton House restaurant
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Goats on the Roof!
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Tallulah Falls Gorge State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
LaPrade's Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Tiger Mountain Winery
Nearest Point of Interest
Black Rock Mountain State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Downtown Clayton
Nearest Point of Interest
Kingwood Golf Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Rabun County Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Bull Sluice observation area
Nearest Point of Interest
Foxfire museum
Nearest Point of Interest
Mama G's Italian
Nearest Point of Interest
Oinkers BBQ
Nearest Point of Interest
Minnehaha falls
Car: necessary

Chattooga river excitement is minutes from our door, along with Tallulah Falls, Black Rock and Moccasin Creek State Parks. There are 5 lakes in Rabun county with boat rentals available. The Foxfire museum is close by and definitely worth a visit. The Bartram trail, Appalachian trail, Chattooga River trail and many other outstanding hiking trails are nearby. Trout fishing, mountain biking, horse riding, golf ... so much to do, so little time!


Rates & Availability

Screamer Mountain Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Labor Day
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 21 2016 - Nov 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 12 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning fee $100
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.0%

3 day minimum rental on holidays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Screamer Mountain Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , master bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , lower bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , main level bath
  • 2.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , The master is the entire upper floor with private deck
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , lower floor of town home, full bath + laundry room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , shares full bath with bedroom 2 , lower floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Ground level, full size sofa sleeper w/ 4' mem. foam, 1/2 BA
  • King size beds (1) dual zone Sleep Number King bed in the master bedroom, Queen size Beds (2) Queen beds in the lower bedrooms, Baby Cribs (1) a small porta-crib/playpen is available, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sleeps 2 (full size); We have a 4' memory foam topper for the bed. Located on the main level with a 1/2 bath.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
The den sofa sleeper will comfortably sleep 1 adult, or 2 children

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