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5-Stars! Romantic Luxury Bella Vista Cottage on 3.5 Acres W/ Beautiful Views!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Luxury, Fully Appointed Cabin w/ gorgeous views! 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths

"Our 3rd fall stay at Bella Vista Cottage was just as wonderful as our first and second! We stayed five days and traveled throughout the region during the day while coming "home" at night to cook in the well stocked kitchen and enjoy the fireplace. The view from this cottage is one of the best - mountains and the lake! Monica and Ed have thought of many details to make you feel that you are staying at a friend's home, not just a rental unit. This is the place to go to relax and unwind! - Pam and Clay W., Metairie Louisiana"

Just 2 hours from Atlanta GA, Chattanooga TN, Asheville NC and Greenville SC, our home “Bella Vista” (Beautiful View) is the perfect destination to get away from it all. Overlooking the Great Smoky Mountains and nestled among 3.5 quiet acres, our private cottage has views of the mountains and Lake Chatuge.

Please take a minute to click on REVIEWS to read what recent guests have said, and click on the VIDEO tab to the left above the photo to take the Bella Vista virtual tour inside and out! At Bella Vista, we want you to simply bring your clothes and relax. All the small things are provided for you... hair dryers, (even curling irons), hotel toiletries, bed, bath and kitchen linens, laundry and dish soap, paper towels, napkins, foil, spices, kitchen staples such as coffee, tea, flour, sugar, and much more.

Bella Vista Cottage is for couples and friends who will appreciate all the creature comforts of home while spending time in our smoke-free, PET-FREE and NEIGHBOR-FREE, cottage in the mountains. Enjoy a spring rain shower under the covered porch, a breezy afternoon on the open deck, or take a short drive to Brasstown, the highest peak in Georgia, where you can take in breathtaking views of four surrounding states.

By day, explore the spectacular mountains, and many other activities in the area. By night curl up with your favorite book, movie or board game. Bella Vista truly has something for everyone. Ask us about our seasonal & military specials!

"Our stay at this beautiful home was just perfect. We enjoyed the views, which differed each day. We enjoyed hiking, as well as visiting numerous interesting stops in the region. Above all, we enjoyed the peace of mind that was possible simply because we had rented from excellent owners. Monica and Ed provided everything we would need. Their care for their home transcended to us, the tenants and that meant lots. We highly recommend Bella Vista Cottage and look forward to returning in the near future. - Raul A."

For those with flexible schedules, why not take advantage of our Bella Vista Cottage Mid-Week Special? Check-in on a Sunday and stay four nights for the price of three! Standard nightly rate is $150 / Holiday periods are $170 per night.

Info about the area:

With a 128 miles of shoreline, Lake Chatuge is beautiful and clean and ideal for swimming, boating and fishing. Boat and jet-ski rental is available just a half-mile away, and Bella Vista is located less than 5 minutes from two marinas on the shores of Lake Chatuge. Nearby Jackrabbit Campground offers a public boat launch, picnic areas and a beach swimming area.

For the land lover, there are local wineries, antique stores, horseback riding, restaurants, shopping, plenty of hiking trails, and two 18-hole golf courses nearby. Enjoy events, concerts and festivals year round in downtown Hiawassee, the surrounding areas, and the GA Mountain Fairgrounds. However, the real appeal of Bella Vista is the peace and relaxation you’ll experience just absorbing the view from the comfort of this luxurious cottage.

Keywords: Bella Vista Cottage, Romantic, vacation, mountain cottage, cabin, bungalow, getaway, mountain house

More Details

Monica Ricci (and Ed)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2017

About Monica Ricci (and Ed)

We are a professional couple with no children, who love getting away to the peace and serenity of the mountains. We also enjoy sharing relaxing fun times with family and friends. Bella Vista Cottage is the perfect place for us to spend time with people we love & we feel blessed to be able to share it with others.

Our home is our sanctuary and on 3.5 private acres, surrounded by natural beauty, it can't be beat. Songbirds, hummingbirds and wildlife are frequent visitors to our getaway retreat and when we're there, we feel so at peace and relaxed. We know you will too!

Monica Ricci (and Ed) purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Monica Ricci (and Ed) chose Lake Chatuge

We looked at homes on other lakes in both the Carolinas but when we saw the Lake Chatuge area, we immediately knew this was the lake for us! Surrounded by mountains, it was the most beautiful lake we had seen and there is so much to do in the immediate area. Our home is located on 3.5 private (mostly wooded) acres in a nice, quiet, high-end community, which we appreciate. We enjoy sharing our fabulous find with others and hope you'll love it as much as we do!

What makes this cottage unique

Bella Vista Cottage is located on 3.5 wooded and private acres, yet it's easy to get to with any kind of vehicle. We have gorgeous views, lots of windows, and no visible neighbors. We are six miles from Hiawassee, 25 minutes from Crane Creek Winery and there is a lot to do in the area, including boat rental and other lake-related activities. Our home offers all the creature comforts of home in a beautiful mountain setting we know you'll love!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family had such a wonderful time at Bella Vista! We picked wild blackberries at the edge of the yard and thanks to the well-stocked kitchen were able to make a homemade cobbler for dessert. We fished in Lake Chatuge, played games and watched movies, even rented a boat to spend a day of fun on the water. This retreat is just that, a place to renew, reconnect and relax - no neighbors in site, except a rascally raccoon and some lovely hummingbirds. If you're looking for beautiful and peaceful - you'll find it at Bella Vista. Thanks for sharing your slice of heaven with us!
Jun 2011
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Hayesville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Spacious room & spacious shower with separate water closet.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , First floor bath for the 2nd bedroom
  • Beautiful stone tiled showers (no bathtubs in the house) in each bathroom. Double sinks in the master bath. Plenty of towels and wash cloths provided, as well as basic toiletries, hair dryers and curling irons.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , First floor guest room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom is a loft with gorgeous mountain views!
  • Queen size Beds -- 2 bedrooms with queen beds, all linens and plenty of pillows and extra blankets provided! Both bedrooms also have fans available (not ceiling fans) if you need to customize your air flow!
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
CLEAN and very well-appointed. Toilet tissue, paper towels, foil, plastic wrap, baggies & trash bags are among the basics we provide. Hair dryers, curling irons, toiletries and all bath & bed linens are also provided. We keep a well-stocked pantry including coffee, teas, creamer, sugar, flour, canned goods, pasta, condiments, salad dressings, spices and you are welcome to whatever adult beverages you find on the bar. We also have a small library of books (bring one to donate if you wish!), games & DVD movies, plus a bird book & binoculars for bird watchers! Beach towels and chairs are also provided.


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5-Stars! Romantic Luxury Bella Vista Cottage on 3.5 Acres W/ Beautiful Views!
average rating of 4.975 based on 81 reviews
Hudson, Ohio

Feels like home

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed in a lot of places but this one tops them all. Monica and Ed have crossed every I and dotted every T. I own and operate a seasonal rental and take a lot of pride in what I do but must admit that this place exceeded my expectations. Thanks for opening up your home to us.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a wonderful review! We are SO glad that you had such a great stay and we hope you'll return and become part of our Bella Vista family!
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Beautiful place!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I went up for my 40th birthday. The house is awesome!! It was clean & the perfect size for us. My favorite thing was how well appointed the house was. It had condiments, seasonings, coffee, creamer.....really, everything that we needed! And on top of it all, they knew it was my birthday and left me flowers. What a great stay and amazing hosts! We will be back!!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for a heartfelt review! We're so glad that your birthday weekend at Bella Vista was enjoyable and we look forward to your return!
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Greenwood, South Carolina

Peaceful pleasure and thoughtful little touches...

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a blissfully relaxing weekend at Bella Vista. Waking up to a majestic view of the mountains and lake draped in the splendor of Autumn set the stage for a long weekend of relaxation, delicious meals, and outdoor activities. Monica and Ed are so thoughtful in leaving comprehensive instructions and area info as well as ensuring the house was meticulously clean and welcoming. I loved that the kitchen was well stocked and labeled to help me find my way around. Breakfast on the deck was so peaceful and stunning. We also enjoyed biking at the Chatuge Dam and Jackrabbit Trail. Our tastebuds were delighted by The Copper Door and The Happy Hawg. Everything was wonderful, and I highly recommend letting Bella Vista transport you to an harmonious union with nature and every comfort of home.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Julie thank you for such a lovely and heartfelt review of your stay and your experience at Bella Vista! We are so glad you found all the small things made a difference. :o) We look forward to your return! ~ Monica and Ed
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Magnificent Views

  • 5 of 5

The views from the deck and loft bedroom are beautiful beyond words. Clear sight of the surrounding mountains. the cabin was immaculate. In addition the owners stock it with everything you could possibly need from soap to salt and pepper. I have never seen a rental stocked with so many of basic cooking needs. The view and this cabin is undoubtedly the best of the many we have rented.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your thoughtful review! We love that you had such a great time and we look forward to your return! I hope you'll be back when the hummingbirds are back in town -- they put on such a delightful show! Thanks again! Monica and Ed :o)
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Mountain Perfection

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived everything, and I mean everything, was ship shape. Other than the first afternoon, we were fortunate to have really lovely weather. Even the little bit of rain was pleasant. We enjoyed every moment of our stay. The view is spectacular and constantly changing in subtle ways. The surrounding communities and recreational opportunities are myriad, although we were so delighted with Bella Vista we didn't venture very far. Morning, afternoon, evening sitting on the deck sipping coffee, wine or single malt and savoring the sights, sounds and the hummingbird visits was absolutely magical. It brought back wonderful memories of family vacations when we were growing up. This was total relaxation and rejuvenation. I had one brief question and texted Monica, answered very nearly instantly. We really look forward to coming back. Bella Vista was pure joy. Thanks so much Monica and Ed.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are SO kind to have shared so much about what you did during your vacation and we're thrilled that you had such a wonderful time. We look forward to your return to visit with the birds and of course, "Old Jim" the crow. :o) Thanks again! Monica and Ed
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Awesome Short Getaway - Need More Time Next Visit

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time at Bella Vista. We were only there for 2 nights, but we enjoyed every moment of it. Monica and Ed have the cottage all set up so you really don't need to bring much other than some food if you want to cook and your clothing. We had a couple of questions while we were there and texted Monica and Ed and they responded right away. There were even snacks provided and the cottage is very clean. The views are magnificent! We spent most of our time on the deck enjoying the weather and the mountains. We also love nature, so being so close to many birds was a special treat. We saw a rabbit, but unfortunately didn't see any deer or any bears. I guess it was fortunate we didn't see any bears if I really think about it. We shopped in Hiawassee, had dinner there a couple of times and hiked Jackrabbit Trail. We did miss the Bear Meadows Restaurant. It is no longer there. We did like the new rib restaurant in town. I loved shopping at Deb Collins Gallery. I go there every time to get gifts to take back home. Lake Chatuge is great if you have a boat. No complaints on our visit at all. Monica and Ed have thought of everything. We just wish we had been able to stay longer.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Janice, thank you so much for such a lovely review of your experience with us and our home, Bella Vista Cottage. We work hard to attract wonderful guests like you and we're so glad you chose us. :o) We hope you'll come back again another time! ~ Monica and Ed
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Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Atlanta GA
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
The Ridges Resort
Nearest Motorway
NC Route 175
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
The Copper Door
Car: necessary

Hiawassee GA: 6 miles

Hayesville NC: 6 miles

GA Mountain Fairgrounds: 7 miles

Franklin NC: 25 miles

Murphy NC: 25 miles

Helen GA: 20 miles

Cherokee Casino: 60 minutes drive

Asheville NC: (Biltmore House): 90 minute drive

Atlanta, Greenville SC, Chattanooga TN: 2 hour drive to any of them


Rates & Availability

Hayesville Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mothers Day
May 12 2017 - May 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 25 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fathers Day
Jun 16 2017 - Jun 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
Independence Day
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 27 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
Christmas / New Years
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $79 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.75%

Standard nightly rates are $150. Holiday periods are $170/night and we don't charge more for weekends! NOTE: IF YOU USE THE "BOOK IT" feature please holler if the amount isn't what you expected and we'll confirm actual numbers with you before you commit to your stay! :o)

Take advantage of our Mid-Week Special: Check in on SUNDAY, stay four nights and one of your nights is FREE!

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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