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DOWNTOWN convenience! Cleaning Fee Included! 2 or 3 King plus bunks option!

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


About the property

Perfect for couples, families, weekend getaways or extended stay!

My cozy and comfortable 'Martin Mountain Retreat' is the most convenient housing in Helen, located just one block from Main Street & Betty's Country Store in downtown Alpine Helen. It is a short walk to the shopping area and the Oktoberfest Festhall. Built in 2006, kept up to date and clean. This retreat offers the conveniences of home with a fully stocked kitchen, comfy king sized beds, gas grill, flat screen TV's, DVDs, magazines, books and games for everyone to enjoy! Free Wi-Fi.


2 King BR's plus bunk bedroom


3 King BR's plus bunk bedroom (additional cost per night)

Cleaning Fee included in rates. Each king bedroom has the convenience of a private full bath.

On the 1st floor is one room with bunk beds - a full size on the bottom and twin on top. The 2nd floor offers a full kitchen, half bath, dining room, living room with large sectional sofa and screened deck with hot tub and gas grill. The 3rd floor consists of 2 king bedrooms each with their own full bathroom.

Optional King Suite includes a king log bed, flat screen TV, DVD, gas logs, kitchenette, bar height table with chairs, bathroom with a shower & jetted tub and a screened deck with patio table and chairs. (King Suite is available with additional cost per night).

The condo is walking distance from: Betty's Country Store, Paul's Steakhouse, all the downtown shops and the Festhall during Oktoberfest. It is also just minutes from Unicoi State Park, Anna Ruby Falls, Old Sautee General Store, Innsbruck Golf Course, Appalachian Trail, Lake Burton and Lake Chatuge. Explore all of Northeast Georgia with day trips and look forward to getting back to your 'Mountain Retreat'.

More Details

Property Manager
Lillie Bakhtiari
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

What makes this condo unique

CONVENIENCE! Since my property is located in downtown you can park your car and WALK. You don't have to worry about traffic or parking. Also walk to Betty's Country Store to pick up the things you need whether it be a band-aid, snacks, drinks, lunch or something great from the fresh meat counter to grill for supper.

Guestbook comments from the manager

"We needed a nice relaxing weekend getaway with friends and this condo did not disappoint. Very clean, cozy and close to everything in town. Once you park the car you really don't need it to explore the wonderful downtown area of Helen, Ga. Being so close to a country store was helpful as well since we decided to cook most of our meals ourselves. The flat screens in every room, hot tub and movies are a nice touch and were used many times. Also great bonus having Wifi, can't go anywhere without connectivity nowadays! Thank you very much and we will return in the future!"
Nov 2010
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Helen Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Kitchen area on 2nd level - toilet
    2nd King BR on 3rd level - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    3rd King BR on 3rd level - toilet , shower
    King Suite on 1st level - toilet , shower , jetted tub
  • Each bathroom has a hair dryer and plenty of towels, hand towels and washcloths. Tile floors and showers.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bunk Bed Room - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Full on bottom and twin on top
    2nd King BR on 3rd level - 1 king
    3rd King BR on 3rd level - 1 king
    King Suite - 1 king
  • All king beds are custom log beds with quality pillows, sheets, blankets and comforters as well as Simmons Beauty Rest mattresses for a good nights sleep. Each bedroom has a ceiling light/fan, alarm clock, bedside lamp on nightstand, dresser, closet, and a 42' flat screen TV. King Suite is optional (additional charges apply). There is a queen sleeper located on the second level in the sectional sofa. All 3 levels of the condo have separate temperature controls. There is an iron and ironing board located on the 1st and 3rd levels.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Full kitchen is located on the 2nd floor and fully stocked with utensils, bakeware, cookware, spices, mixing bowls, serving pieces, etc. If renting the King Studio Suite, the kitchenette offers a mini-fridge, microwave, 2 eye burner stovetop, sink, glassware, dinnerware, silverware, cookware and blender. Wheelchair accessible ramp to 1st level King Suite only. Plenty of parking available. Park your car and walk to downtown Alpine Helen. All TV's are 42' flat screen TV's. Living room is stocked with games, DVD movies for both adults and kids, books and magazines.


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DOWNTOWN convenience! Cleaning Fee Included! 2 or 3 King plus bunks option!
average rating of 4.8382354 based on 87 reviews
Helen, Ga. USA

Best ever stay in Helen!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a 2 night stay in Helen at this condo. It was absolutely perfect. The location is so close to everything that we could walk. We never even got in our car. The condo was spotless. The decor was so nice, we all just loved it. Kela was just as fantastic, she was so easy to deal with and made our stay perfect. We would highly recommend staying here and would definately return.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2009
  • Stayed: October 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Perfect location in downtown Helen! Clean and beautifully decorated with coziness and comfort in mind. Wonderful reviews from all past renters! Thank you for your rental and consideration!
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Comfy and cozy

  • 5 of 5

Condo was great. Walking distance to everything. Parking was a little cramped, probably the 2 spots were tight. Beds were comfortable. Couch was awesome. Hot tub took a little while to come to temp and the cover was broken, upstairs toilet, leaked, but overall cheaper than a hotel and much nicer.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location, great price, poorly maintained

  • 2 of 5

Just like lots of other reviewers have said, the location is perfect! We could walk everywhere and were set back enough from the road that noise wasn't a problem. I was unpleasantly surprised at the condition of the condo, especially because several of the things that I noticed had been mentioned on earlier reviews and I thought they'd be taken care of.

Here is some of the email that I wrote to the property manager on 7/3:

"I wanted to let you know about the condition of the townhome. There were several things that I wanted to bring to your attention as a property manager.

First is the condition of the hot tub and porch. The hot tub has a leak that has been going on for a while and is leaking on both the floor below and the ceiling fan. The leak has pooled on the floor below, the pool of water has developed green slime and the flooring on the porch is rotting. The deck underneath the hot tub shows signs of damage as well.

It's obvious that the cleaning company is not doing their due diligence. The sheets on the bed in the main bedroom hadn't been washed. There was a large stain on the sheets that I was able to get out with one wash. The pillows and pillow cases smelled so badly that we initially thought the HVAC unit was sucking in air from near the dumpster and putting it into the bedroom until we realized that it was the pillows and pillowcases. The smell went away with one wash. The bunkbeds had a pair of socks, candy, and loose change in them. There were bottlecaps and paper wristbands on either side of the hot tub. There were dozens, if not hundreds, of scuff marks all over the walls of the property that could easily have been cleaned. All these seem to be signs of a cleaning company that's doing an incomplete job and I wanted to let you know.

There were other damages to the house that seemed to be easy fixes that were unaddressed. The porch had a large tear in the screen, the toilet paper holder in the half bath was missing, the towel holder in the main bathroom was missing, there were gouges in the wall by the first floor stairs, and the handrail on the front porch was rotting and detached.

I hope this allows you to address these issues and make improvements in the property."

I've never posted a bad review, but no one's responded to my email and I hope that the owners or property manager see this review and take necessary action.

This could be an amazing place if it were maintained.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Stewart. I apologize if our tardiness in responding to your email upset you. The summer season is incredibly busy, and we have been swamped. As soon as we received your feedback, we jumped straight to work addressing your concerns with our cleaning company and maintenance man respectively. Unfortunately, Helen is a small town, and things move slowly. We do our best to address every complaint in a timely fashion. I assure you that all of these repairs are already in the works, the biggest one being the hot tub leak, which we had fixed the day after we heard from you! (We truly appreciate you letting us know about it). As for the cleanliness issue, we have not had the problem in the past, and we had a serious conversation with our cleaning company. They will be sending a new employee to clean for us in the future. We do appreciate your feedback, and absolutely take it into account. Again, I apologize if you feel that our communications didn't reflect that. Kind regards.
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Spacious, cute and close proximity to town!

  • 5 of 5

We had a decent sized group with us for our trip to Helen - coming from south west and central Florida, Virginia, Ohio, New Jersey and South Carolina. The condo had enough room (even with blow up mattresses) and didn’t make us feel like we were sleeping on top of each other. The location was amazing, having the liquor and country store across the street was even better. It was not even a mile walk to as far as big daddy’s! I come to Helen every May (for what was SoWo) and this was my first time actually in town. I would 100% recommend this for your next stay in Helen!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Convenient, Clean, & Spacious

  • 5 of 5

Great Stay! Owner was super responsive to answer questions and address any minor issues that arose during our stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing space and location

  • 5 of 5

Owner was so nice, place was clean and in walking distance of town! We enjoyed it so much! We will definitely be back

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Other Activities: hiking, tons of kids activities


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee included $0
Pet Fee $25
Refundable damage deposit $200

Cleaning fee included in rates!

With optional King Suite, pricing is as follows:
3 King Bedroom + bunks $300/night
Oktoberfest 3 King + bunks $400/night

$200 refundable deposit required
Credit card payment available via PayPal
All rates include cleaning fee, linens and starter paper products.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.