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Great Escape - No Deposit Required!! Walk To The Pool/Beach!!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms + Loft, 4.5 Baths (Sleeps 11)

When you book with us and return the signed rental agreement, all we ask for is your credit card number to hold the reservation. No deposit is ever billed. Once your stay is complete and the provisions of the rental agreement have been met, there is no other transaction required. If for some reason, some of the provisions are not met, the maximum that would be charged to your card to cover the cost is $200 (the standard deposit amount required). Payment for the rental cost is split into two payments...50% is due 30 days prior to arrival and the final 50% is due 10 days prior to arrival.

If you don't like to use credit cards for your rental transactions, just put a $200 check in the mail along with your signed rental agreement. I will hold the check until your stay is complete. Again, if the provisions of the agreement have been met, I will either return or destroy your check, whichever you prefer.

If you decide to use online booking and payments, 50% of the rental amount will be due at booking while the final 50% and the $200 damage deposit will be due 10 days prior to arrival. Once your stay is complete and there are no damaged or missing items, the damage deposit will be credited to your credit card.

Big Canoe, nestled in the foothills of North Georgia Appalachians, is an 8,000-acre gated community offering dramatic mountain peaks and natural woodland forest. It is first class all the way with 27 holes of world class golf, three stocked lakes, a state-of-the-art fitness center, abundant wildlife, miles of hiking trails, a pool, a children’s park and much more! (note - cost of amenities, including swim club, is not covered in rental cost) Come see why 'Great Escape' is the perfect getaway for multiple families with children or just a quite getaway!

Located at 51 Laurel Ridge Trail in the Laurel Ridge neighborhood, a cluster community of 44 homes, 'Great Escape' is a luxurious mountain home surrounded by nature at its finest with beautiful mountain views. As well, within walking distance to pool, lake with beach and paddle boats, water slide, restaurant, general store, park, church, tennis courts and fitness center with indoor pool and a quick drive to the new Lake Sconti Clubhouse, Golf and the Jeep trail.

'Great Escape' is cozy and comfortable. It consists of three levels. The main level has a big open kitchen, breakfast area and den, which makes for easy entertaining. The full, gourmet kitchen has granite countertops, tumbled marble backsplash, and black appliances. Our farm-style kitchen table seats eight people and is perfect for game night or family style dinners. The cozy den with a gorgeous stacked stone fireplace is perfect for reading, watching TV, just hanging out or listening to music. There is also a screened porch off the kitchen with a teak table (seats 6). The screened porch leads out onto the enormous main level deck, which has a complete patio set and new gas grill.

Also located on the main floor is the master suite. The master bedroom has a queen size sleigh bed, two nightstands, a dresser and an armoire, which houses a TV and DVD player. The master bath is enormous with his/her sinks, granite counter tops and an oversized shower and separate jetted tub.

Downstairs on the terrace level is a gigantic recreational room with a 55" HDTV and a pool table. The entertainment center has surround sound, a DVD/CD player, and VCR. There are 3 oversized sofas, which seat 9 comfortably. The terrace level deck has a bistro set and various benches for hanging out. Also on the terrace level is a bedroom with a queen sleigh bed, two nightstands, an armoire and a large bathroom. In addition, there is a full size laundry room with washing machine, dryer, iron and ironing board.

On the top floor of the house, there is a cozy loft area with DSL connection and desk (as well as wifi). There are two bedrooms upstairs, each with its own bathroom. One of the rooms has a queen bed and the other room has a double bed on one side of the room, bunk beds on the other, and a flat panel TV. As well, there is an adorable mini children's playroom / fort with a twin bed in it.

More Details

Property Manager
Allen Pye
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018

About Allen Pye

We live about 30 miles east of Atlanta in the historic city of Covington. We purchased our first vacation rental home in Big Canoe in 2007 and now have a total of three properties in Big Canoe.

Allen Pye purchased this house in 2009

Why Allen Pye chose Big Canoe

This is our second vacation rental in Big Canoe. We purchased our first home in 2007 and have had great success with the rental business. We love the mountains and it's so close to Atlanta. Many mountain communities are several hours from Atlanta, but Big Canoe is only one hour. It's a short drive but you feel so much more relaxed at Big Canoe, away from the hustle and bustle.


Big Canoe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Resort
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Loft - 1 twin/ single
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Great Escape - No Deposit Required!! Walk To The Pool/Beach!!
average rating of 4.878049 based on 82 reviews

Great Time at Great Escape!

  • 5 of 5

Allen was easy to communicate with prior to our arrival. Everything was as described. The house was great for our multi-generation group. We all really enjoyed our stay at Great Escape!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very spacious, nice, clean home in Big Canoe!

  • 5 of 5

This home was spotless and had plenty of room for my family and sister-in-law. Having the master on the main was nice, and the basement offers its own large space for multiple families sharing the home. We also sooo appreciated the baby gate on the stairs down to the basement. We didn't realize the stairs would be right off the main living area, so didn't bring our own. We were so thankful to have the gate. That said, consider bringing an extra gate for the upstairs if your child needs it. My toddler can't crawl out of her pack n'play yet so we didn't have a problem. But if you have one that can crawl out and/or open bedroom doors, you may want to bring one. Check in and check out were easy. Overall, a great experience. We'd stay here again or recommend it to others!

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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It was so much more than we expected. Everything was so Clean.

  • 5 of 5

We had never stayed at such a well built house. The atmosphere was superb.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a great time staying in this home.

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying here. The house had everything we needed and more. Especially loved the bottom floor and how it was set up. It was decorated beautifully. Will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for the ocassion

  • 5 of 5

Extended family was able to gather for a wedding and the house easily accommodated the group. The location was good. The list provided from the owners was helpful and timely.

Absolutely no problems.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely comfortable home.

  • 5 of 5

We are so greatful to have a spacious home to escape to.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Other Activities: wildlife viewing, basketball, horseshoes, shuffleboard, shopping, boating, racquetball


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 13.0%

2 night minimum, 3 night minimum during holidays, 4 night minimum Thanksgiving/Christmas, 4 night minimum June, July

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.