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

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

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

Our house sits at the top of Screamer Mountain in Clayton, GA. The jaw dropping views from all 3 levels of "Halfway to Heaven" are some of the very best in Northeast Georgia. At 3,000' in elevation, you can see the southern end of the Blue Ridge Mountains 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, a very spacious Ingle's supermarket, and a multitude of outdoor activities including rafting, hiking, golf, and much more. The drive up the mountain is paved the entire way. We can accommodate up to 7 adults. With over 2,100 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 $75 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

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Jason & Joanne Carter
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Jason & Joanne Carter

We actually live in Jacksonville, FL. When we need to get away from the hustle and bustle, there is no place better than our peaceful mountain home. It is our happy place and will surely become one of yours.

Jason & Joanne Carter purchased this townhome in 2016

Why Jason & Joanne Carter chose Screamer Mountain

20+ years ago, my husband lived 1/2 way up the mountain and has never forgotten his time in Clayton. Fast forward 20+ years and when we saw the location of this townhouse, we couldn't resist. We bought this property because of the location. It sits right at the top of Screamer Mountain and the views are just breathtaking. With downtown Clayton being just 5 miles away, this was a perfect place to just unwind.

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 are many outdoor activities to do here, including hiking, boating, fishing, biking, and golfing. If shopping is what you are looking for, look no further. Downtown Clayton has plenty of boutiques to browse through and if you are looking for antiques, Butler Galleries has all that and more! We are only 5 minutes from Downtown Clayton, but our townhouse is located on the opposite side of the mountain from town, and 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 of "Halfway to Heaven"! Whether you are looking for a weekend getaway, or a family reunion, this is the place for you!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

The views from the house were breath taking! The house binder had everything we needed including places to eat, and trails and hikes to explore. Our dogs had a blast on the hikes and slept like logs when we got back. There were plenty of big fluffy towels and lots of space to all have dinner together or sit and watch the Olympics. We had a great time!
Feb 2018
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Screamer Mountain Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
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
  • Free Wifi
  • 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 ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
The den sofa sleeper will comfortably sleep 1 adult, or 2 children


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Halfway to Heaven **Our Mountaintop Home**
average rating of 4.7540984 based on 71 reviews
Madison Ga

Not clean, couldn’t stay.

  • 1 of 5

We were unable to stay. We had to leave a few hours after we arrived in Day 1. There was a lot of dog hair and evident animal odors, 2 of the 3 toilets were dirty (hair and feces) , several spots with red/brown smudges and chunks on walls and door jambs, & couch cushions were extremely stained. Mid level deck needs to be sured up, was very wobbly and creaky. Planned on a 2000 sq foot home and had to settle for a 300 sq ft hotel room.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We try our best to make sure that all of our guest visiting our house is a great experience. This is the first I am hearing about this issue and I know that this guest stayed in the property the entire time. I even spoke to the guest during her stay because I had a package delivered and this was never mentioned once. I wish the experience would have been better. I actually stayed right before this guest and the place smelled and looked great. We have lots of repeat guest and never really have had any complaints.
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Gainesville, Florida

The house is very nice and the view was awesome.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay and will keep this one on our list for this area. It was very quite at night and on a clear night the view was incredible.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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North Carolina

Excellent views. Relaxing porches.

  • 4 of 5

Excellent views from the three porches on this condo. While we were there we had 8 inches of snow. We were prepared with enough food and it was a good thing as there is a hill coming in to the complex that wasn't plowed by the city. The condo itself is showing some age but it is comfortable and spacious with 3 floors of living space. I would recommend this as a good place to stay for families.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Views are incredible.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful townhome. Very well furnished and owners have made sure the renters feel welcome. We definitely would like to return and highly recommend this rental.

The instructions to get there were great but at night we missed seeing the last of the turns which was Summit Drive in the dark because it is a very old hand painted and faded small sign. IF YOU ARRIVE AT NIGHT especially in the fog like we did we would advise you to look for the bright yellow and black Saddle Gap Rd sign which points left but you turn right instead and you will be there at the townhome very quickly and WOW you will be amazed at the stars the moon and the quietness of the night and truly feel halfway to heaven from all 3 of your private decks.

I packed our favorite keurig pods but forgot my creamer so black coffee it was but I truly didnt mind because sitting on that deck wrapped in one of the small blankets provided by the owner on a chilly morning watching the sun rise was truly priceless. The only advice I have is for the cleaning crew to throw the shower curtain into the washer along with the towels every once in a while to keep it squeaky clean and less slippery at the bottom.

Otherwise a sheer perfection stay at the very caring and welcoming vacation home of the couple that choose to share they're paradise.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Statesboro, GA

Perfect Mountain Vacation Rental!

  • 5 of 5

Half Way To Heaven was the perfect mountain vacation rental for my family! The Mountain View’s were spectacular from every level, very comfortable beds and sofas, and it had everything we needed, and more! I loved sitting on the deck every morning to watch the sunrise, so quiet and peaceful. The electric fireplaces made us warm and cozy as we played Scrabble in the living room, or slept in the master suite upstairs. It was so nice not to have to deal with hauling fire wood and sparks flying indoors, just used the remote controls. There was a wonderful fire pit and stone seating area next to the covered carport where we did light the provided fire wood and made s’mores our last night there. We loved Clayton and all of the unique shops, cafes, and restaurants. Everyone was so nice and friendly there. This rental was perfect for just staying indoors and enjoying the views through the windows and using the WiFi to work, or for getting out and exploring the area. We hiked at Black Rock Mountain State Park, explored the Foxfire Museum village of Appalachian life and watched the village weaver, Sharon Grist, weaving on a loom. We purchased beautiful hand woven scarves and towels there for Christmas gifts.

The kitchen was fully stocked for cooking meals, and they had salt, pepper, dish detergent, paper towels, trash bags, etc already there. You only need to bring your food, beverages, and clothing. All linens and towels were provided. Also, the tap water tasted wonderful for drinking. They even had a Keurig with k-cups provided in addition to a Mr. Coffee.

I plan on returning there with more family and friends in the future to enjoy the mountains of North Georgia.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Can't beat the views or peace and quiet.

  • 5 of 5

Excellent time! Perfect location for a getaway. Views are incredible, yet so close to downtown Clayton. Top of mountain privacy. Unit nicely equipped and furnished, especially the kitchen, great televisions, plenty of linens, pillows and blankets and even a dog bed for my dog, who much preferred it to his own. All in all a great stay in the mountains!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Black Rock Mountain State Park
There are several hikes here of varying length that are suitable for all fitness levels. The...
Foxfire Museum & Heritage Center
A very well done working display of life in the mountains in earlier times, when most everyt...
Universal Joint
Wide menu selections, dozens of craft beers on tap. Great for cool summer nights. Seating is...
Kingwood Country Club & Resort
A great place for very scenic round of golf.
Goats on the Roof
Tallulah Gorge State Park
Any visitor to Rabun county must come see this! The park offers splendid scenery with easy h...
Tiger Mountain Vineyards
Excellent, locally grown wine
Great Food, Shopping, and Friendly Faces!
Minnehaha Falls
One of the the most scenic and photographed waterfalls in Georgia, and only a short hike fro...
Chattooga River
The Bull Sluice observation area on Hwy 76 just after it passes into SC is a great place to ...
Lake Rabun Hotel & Restaurant
Farm to table, award winning chef, locally sourced, and the best restaurant in Rabun County....
Grapes & Beans Cafe
Open Thurs - Sat only.
Fortify Kitchen and Bar
The best food in the area. Reservations recommended.
The Wicked Pig
The Dillard House
The restaurant is pretty popular in this area. It is good southern food served family style....
Great place to shop. Cute town with lots of boutiques.
Madison's Restaurant
Beautiful restaurant inside the Old Edwards Inn. The best chicken salad I have ever had!!
Nearest Airport
117 Miles
Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Clarks on Main
Nearest Golf
4.3 Miles
Kingswood Resort
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Downtown Clayton
Nearest Ski
70.6 Miles
Cataloochee Ski Area, Maggie Valley, NC
Nearest Point of Interest
The Dillard House restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Breathtaking scenery
Nearest Point of Interest
Stockton House restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Goats on the Roof!
Nearest Point of Interest
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!

We are only 45 minutes away from Cherokee, NC, if gambling interests you!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $75
Damage Deposit $150

7 day minimum rental on holidays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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