House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)
About Tom O'Connor
Tom, Judi and Stephanie - We were the first home owners in the Laurel Ridge section of Big Canoe 15 years ago. We live in metro Atlanta in the town of Smyrna Georgia, 65 miles from Big Canoe. Judi is a retired elementary school teacher and I was a Sr. Project manager working projects in 27 countries and retired March 2016. Stephanie is our lovely special needs daughter and along with working is very active in a number of sports in Special Olympics.
Tom O'Connor purchased this House in 2003
Why Tom O'Connor chose Big Canoe
This house will be like taking your own home on vacation with you. This house is not a small mountain cabin, It has room for the entire family to have their own space or bond together in the living room. From the lower level of the house it is only a 50 yard walk down the hill to the swim club and the start of the hiking trails through the woods. After a swim, hike or run in the woods you can relax in our 8 person hot tub.
What makes this House unique
You can sit in the living room and have a view of the mountains, beach and the golf course. In the morning. In the evening you can see wild life outside the windows. Unlike many homes in the area our parking pad will accommodate 4 cars.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Vacation for Grandson’s Wedding.
It was a very clean property and had a very enjoyable stay. We were there for our grandson’s wedding. Wish we had more time to go on the many trails. We had plenty of room and it was nice for everyone to have their own room and not to be falling all over each other. Would definitely recommend this place and the owner was very friendly and helpful.
Relaxing week at Big Canoe. Homes' location in the resort was within walking distance to sand beach. Nicely outfitted kitchen appliances, grill. Lightening fast communication from owners. Nice vacation.
Exactly as described in the review!!
The house fit our needs very well. For half the week we only had 2 adults and 2 children, but on Wednesday our group increased to 9 as our son’s family of 5 arrived. The house met our needs very well during this time. The screened in porch and deck were both used extensively as we grilled out often and had incredible weather for late July in Georgia.
It is perfectly situated to the beach and pool, the marina, and the golf course, all of which we used quite often!
The house was equipped with all the necessary cooking items including all the utensils we cook ever need, and the cupboard was well stocked with spices, wraps, paper goods, it was truly like being at home!
Tom was very accommodating and called to check in to make us feel like we had a friend in the area.
Thanks to Tom and Judi for a wonderful week at “Almost Heaven”!
Great Georgia Reunion
Had a great time with an extended family reunion. A variety of activities kept us on adventures all week. All 3 houses were in same culdasac. Tom was great communicating with us and helping us find the 3rd house. We loved our stay there.
Great family vacation
Big Canoe is wonderful, as is the house. My family had a fantastic time, one of our best vacations. There is a path down to a small lake with a beach, volley ball, floating obstacle course in the lake for the kids, pool, snack bar, and kayaks/paddle boards/paddle boats/canoes for rent for a very reasonable $40/week per person unlimited use. Hiking trails right out the back door. The golf course down the road is stunning, and the restaurant at the golf course is top notch.
The house was in perfect condition, and the owner very attentive and responsive.
All was absolutely perfect.
It was a perfect stay, close to the Chimneys wedding venue and pool. The O'Connors were very pleasant to work with, the rental was well stocked and organized. We would highly recommend 'Almost Heaven'.
Running/Walking Trails, Waterslide, Horseback riding (overnight boarding facilities for your horse 10 minutes from main gate at a state of the art equestrian Center), ___________________________________________________________________, The swim club offers a brand new free form pool, which provides an infant section with gradual entry - great for parents with infants, Plenty of lounge chairs, large umbrellas, and sunshine, Qualified lifeguards are in attendance during the swim season, Lake swimming is available on a sandy beach, The club also has picnic tables, and snack bar, Don't miss the rock water slides, where cool mountain stream water rushes over a smooth rock surface for 153 feet of fun, For a slower pace, canoes and paddleboats are available, included in the admission price