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

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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 the mountain is paved the entire way. We can accommodate up to 7 adults. 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

Jason Carter
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2017

About Jason Carter

Jason and Joanne Carter, Jacksonville, FL

Jason Carter purchased this townhome in 2016

Why Jason Carter chose Clayton

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 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 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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Screamer Mountain Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
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 ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • 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
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
The den sofa sleeper will comfortably sleep 1 adult, or 2 children


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(49 traveler reviews)

Halfway to Heaven **Awesome Views from Our Mountaintop Home**
average rating of 4.836735 based on 57 reviews

Halfway to Heaven...totally heavenly!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Halfway to Heaven while helping with the wildfires in November/December 2016. I wasn't sure how many nights I would be staying and Jason worked with me and was completely flexible. The bed was very comfortable. The house was clean and immaculate. I'll be bringing my family back as soon as we can. Thanks, Jason!

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for a group to visit!

  • 5 of 5

We have been to Halfway to Heaven twice. It is a beautiful, well stocked condo with room and "space" for adults. We had my husband and myself and our 2 sons and fiances. We had lots of "together" time but plenty of room for down time or relaxing away from the crowd if needed. The views are magnificent and location convenient for going downtown or finding places to hike (which is our main interest.)

We highly recommend touring the Tiger Mtn winery. We did not know if we had time but decided to try even though it was a holiday weekend and very close to closing time. They were very hospitable and took their time to talk about the wines and let us sample. It was worth the trip.

We decided we wanted to cook at the condo for Thankgiving and the kitchen had enough dishes and cooking utensils for us to have a real turkey dinner. There was nothing else we could have asked for- even found an insulated turkey gravy boat for serving! We also brought games with us but the condo has plenty of them if you leave yours at home.

We all had computers and internet service was a little slow. Also there are tvs everywhere but we had difficulty figuring out how to use them or get more than 1 or 2 channels. We did not miss tv or internet but if that is important to you, be forewarned.

Overall this is one of the nicest places we have stayed in for a family get together. We appreciate the flexibility in that you can stay for a few days or an entire week, unlike some vacation rentals which require a minimum of a week or require you to rent from within a prescribed time frame. Note it is at the very top of Screamer Mtn...if it is your first time, drive carefully and keep going up. We wondered if there was danger of snow or ice in Nov. and there was none to speak of but if there had been I would not attemt to drive up.

We love the mountains of Rabun county and will be back. This place is a good choice and is as nice as it seems in the pictures.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed the views, Jason was very responsive! Would love to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Homerville GA

Girls Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Halfway To Heaven for a week three times, and the four of us agree it is the best place in Rabun County to stay! The home is very well kept,with everything you need for an extended stay! We have a trip to Ingles before the drive up the day we arrive and could stay the entire week on the items the 4 of us get,but we venture out on the second day!! We do this each time we go.We all enjoy Rabun County and everything it has to offer. The great covered porch and decks have the most beautiful views of sunrises and mountains you will find in North Georgia.(Our ages range from 48 to 69)

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Views are indeed awesome!

  • 4 of 5

The townhouse is very nice - at the top of Screamer Mountain. The area is quiet and peaceful. First ride up there (thankfully on all paved roads) was challenging because we didn't know the way, although described very well by Jason. On the way down we were surprised how short and easy it really was! The kitchen was the best stocked of any of the many rentals we have been in. The master room bed was most comfortable.

The cell service faded in and out so we were grateful that the house phone was available for our use locally and long distance.

Of the 3 televisions, only the one in the living room was working and it could not be muted or the sound lowered to a tolerable level. Jason was called but nothing was done about fixing the TVs. One afternoon, there was a problem with very low water pressure and after calling the 3 numbers posted on the refrigerator to contact in such a case and getting no response, Jason was called. He said he would look into it and call us back. By the middle of the night the water was restored and we had no further problems; however, we did not get a call back from Jason which would have been appreciated.

All in all, it is a great place to stay. Be sure to eat at Mama G's and drive up to Highlands, NC.

Mel and Ginny

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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What an amazing home!

  • 5 of 5

Such an amazing home. The homeowners are so wonderful and made our stay so easy and enjoyable! We will definitely be coming back!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport
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The Dillard House restaurant
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Breathtaking scenery
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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

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $125
Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 7.0%

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.

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