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Large, Relaxing Mountain Retreat on the Lake!

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Cabin, 5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 14)

You will enjoy every season as each offers its own special delights for your group to enjoy in the North GA mountains: peaceful privacy, dock on quiet cove, spacious and lovely home with fun for all. Please take a minute to look at our reviews: we hope all our guests go home saying 'That was a perfect place and a great stay!'

The main level at Kedra feels like a peaceful mountain lodge with wood floors, pine-paneling, and a stacked-stone gas fireplace in the family room. This is open to the dining room with seating for 14, and our heavily equipped 3-cook kitchen. The master bedroom is also located on this level and windows line the rear of the house allowing for great views. You can step onto the covered porch to pass the afternoon in a rocking chair or porch swing.

Upstairs you will find two enormous bedrooms each outfitted to sleep a family, as well as a full bathroom. We decorated our cabin with a 'bed-&-breakfast' feel, with each bedroom having its own unique character. The lower level may be your center of activity where you can have friendly competitions in air hockey or playstation, relax by the tv, or head to the lake. Also located there are two more bedrooms and a full bath. The crowning feature in the back: walk the 75 yards down the gently-sloped property to a large firepit, sandbox, and 100 feet of lake front with a private dock and canoe on a quiet cove for swimming.

Our cabin is on a beautiful, low-traffic TVA lake and a pontoon boat is available for rental. (Please note that Lake Nottely is lowered in the winter months and during drought seasons by the TVA). The town of Blairsville is sleepy and quaint but still has plenty of shopping, restaurants, and entertainment options to suit everyone's desires. (Go to the Union County Chamber of Commerce web page for more information.)

In the end, it is our previous guest's own words that say the most about our cabin: 'beautiful... thank you for the warmth and hospitality of your home... home away from home... elegant... 2 weeks was not enough... all of our needs were met by your preparations... spacious and clean... very realxing... family friendly... we will be back!'

Keywords: Lake House, 5 bedrooms, log, ping pong, private dock, large, lake nottely, blairsville, rental, family, retreat, fire, boat

More Details

Property Manager
Kelly Finley
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 26, 2017

About Kelly Finley

Welcome to our vacation home, Kedra on the Lake! We are Ralph and Ann and we are retired and live in the Metro Atlanta area. We have 4 married children and 6 grand kids who we love like crazy and with whom we share many wonderful times at Kedra through out the whole year. We would love for you to bring your crowd here too and please know that you will be treated like a treasured guest!

Kelly Finley purchased this cabin in 2004

Why Kelly Finley chose North Georgia Mountains

Lake Nottely in Blairsville has the perfect combination of charm, convenience, natural beauty and remoteness that makes our trips up there so enjoyable. There is lots to do but you don't have to fight a crowd of other vacationers to do it! The house is huge and is easy for more than one family to share, giving us each a little space to breath and plenty of room to share.

What makes this cabin unique

Each year we add to our list of things to do, taking expeditions to find new and interesting adventures. Of course, the lake is the biggest draw... fishing, canoeing, boating, swimming; it is all heaven on this lovely, peaceful lake. We also enjoy tubing and rafting down the rivers, golfing, hiking to waterfalls, shopping and eating out at our favorite restaurants. Probably our favorite outing is to Vogel State Park, a must-do on every trip. Mostly it is time spent together, making memories and getting refreshed from the peacefullness and beauty.

Guestbook comments from the manager


Thanks much for the rental of your lake home in Blairsville. Kedra was great for our family reunion. We did rent the small cabin called “granny’s cabin” in order to have 2 additional bedrooms. It was only about 2 miles away (5 minutes), back down Pat Colwell. The owners are a very nice couple from Florida. I would highly recommend their cabin to others you rent to who need 2 addtl bedrooms.

I trust your cleaning people will find Kedra in great shape. We always take great care to leave our rentals in the best of condition. Although the water was cold, our family enjoyed two days of perfect weather and a quiet scenic retreat. We actually all left on Sunday afternoon, as only one group of three was able to stay the 3rd night. We will place your VRBO number in our vacation file for the future. And I have already provided it to a friend looking for a place this summer.

Thanks again,

May 2014
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

Large, Relaxing Mountain Retreat on the Lake!
average rating of 4.810811 based on 87 reviews

Very nice property. Had a great time.

  • 4 of 5

There was really only one thing that was disappointing. The lake was WAY down and we would have appreciated being forewarned about it. Apparently it had been down for quite awhile according to the neighbors.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This guest is right, the lake is WAY down due to our severe drought here in GA. Please note that the chance of varying lake levels is posted on our listing and is also noted in our reservation agreement. We also currently have a fire ban and that alert is added to the final reminders we send guests before checking in. Unfortunately the TVA determines lake levels and during long periods of drought, the lake will get very low in addition to the fact that it is always drawn down to lower levels in the off season. With the colder weather making the lake less of a feature, we know there is plenty of fun, relaxation and activities to go around and we hope our guests are able to enjoy all the other amenities Kedra and the area offer!
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Absolutely a wonderful vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much. The cabin was a perfect fit for our large group. Very beautiful inside and out. Had every thing we needed. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Once again we had a wonderful long weekend a Kendra.

This was our Cousin trip for the year 2016.

Plenty of laughing, sharing memories of time passed, and of course shopping at Alexander's. With a lots of foods.

Already looking forward to our next trip Oct 2017.

Your friend

Nancy Spence

Snellville, Georgia

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks girls! So happy to have you back. We need to get your reservation for Oct. 2017 set up :)!
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Love This Home!

  • 5 of 5

This was our third family vacation at Kedra on the Lake, in the woods, in the hills. For two weeks our family (eight of us) canoed, fished, swam, skipped stones on the water, went for walks and hikes, played air hockey & PlayStation, grilled burgers, enjoyed a campfire, star-gazed, sat on the balcony swing, watched deer and turkey, took naps, watched movies, and read our Bibles together as a family. We also enjoyed Brasstown Bald, Pappy's on the River, and the Sorghum Festival at Meeks Park. This house is beautiful with a great view and we're looking forward to spending even more time here.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always love our return guests the best! This stay at Kedra sounds like exactly what the doctor ordered and I'm just wishing I was one of the family :-). Thanks for coming back !
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Enjoyed Kedra on the Lake

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed Labor Day weekend with our children and grandchildren at Kedra on the Lake. There was ample space for all twelve. The kitchen was large and well equipped. There is one bedroom on the main level which is nice, but the steps going up and down to the other levels were a little steep. I may have noticed this more because of problems with my feet and legs. Also the walk up the hill from the lake was pretty steep. Loved the wrap around porch, rocking chairs and swing. There was a very nice craft fair in Blairsville that we went to. We also visited Mercier's Orchards along with lots of others....very crowded! Our biggest disappointment was that the lake was so low (no fault of anyone) and also that the pontoon boat we had reserved was having engine trouble and we didn't find that out until we got there. Had we known earlier, we might could have gotten one at the Marina. but by that time they were all taken. The owner of the boat did give our refund back. There is a row boat that belongs to the house that we used. The weather was perfect and we were happy we came. The owner of Kedra was very nice and easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outdated, broken appliances, and bugs

  • 1 of 5

Our family from all over the country rented this house for a week during the summer. As we arrived we first noticed the lawn was very high which made it difficult to make it down to the lake for elderly guests and all 3 trash cans were completely full. When we made our way inside there were multiple lights out, the washing machine didn't work but had wet towels from the previous guests or cleaning people, and the a/c struggled all week to keep the middle level cool. As the week went on we found more and more problems including sugar ants all over the counters. Then the Internet went down for 2 1/2 days. This usually isn't much of a problem with smart phone but none of us got service at this house. We contacted the agent about the Internet and she advised it was a service problem not the house or the router. A day and a half later I called her back because none of us could check into our flights. Then the Internet finally came up. Another complaint was the tvs. There is only one 32" hd tv all the others are very old and small. Lastly the grill wow I could not believe this cabin did not have a nice gas grill. Instead were 2 tiny charcoal grills that were garbage. We could not even bbq. This property needs some major updating including big screen tvs, a/c work, lights, nice big gas grill, and a new air hockey table. The washing machine got fixed (yes we had to deal with the workers on our vacation) and the lawn got mowed while we were trying to relax. We will not be renting this house again unless some changes are made especially for the amount of money that we spent.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so disappointed to receive our first negative review in 13 years! We strive to provide the kind of experience we are proud to provide and almost without exception, we have accomplished that goal. Unfortunately this was a week that presented some issues for our guests, but we took every measure to efficiently fix the problems. This was a return guest from 2015 and although we regularly replace things like linens, TV's, beds, furniture and the grill with new ones, we do so with similar or improved options so the guests were very familiar with the features of the home. To address the other items: We are in the country and do not keep the back property manicured but rather rather have a service mow every 2 weeks on a regular schedule. We provide 2 commercial sized trash cans and 2 smaller ones, they are taken out on Mondays and the cans are always full at the end of the week as it probably was when these folks checked out. Unfortunately we are unable to change the pick up day to coincide with check-out days. The washing machine stopped running the day these guests checked in. We are prepared for this type of issue and have double lines for all beds and bathrooms. The cleaning lady took the dirty ones home to clean. The repair service was called on Monday and the guests alerted to scheduled repair work. There is no other way to handle this situation but we do our best to get it done quickly and with as little effect on our guests as possible! Light bulbs will go out in a big house like ours and we leave extras in each bathroom and the kitchen so you always have replacements during your stay. This summer was extremely dry and it brought out the ants. In addition to the regular pest service, we have had the exterminator out to the house 3 extra times this year just for ants. He guesses that guests are leaving food out on the counters which brings them back in. I offered to have them come back out during this stay but the guests declined. As soon as I knew there was a wi-fi problem, I called the internet company who said there was an outage in our area that would be fixed shortly. I shared this and asked the guests to inform me if it did not come back on. I did not hear back until the following afternoon and it was running soon after. We will continue to be readily available to address concerns to the best of our ability and although this was a rocky week, I hope our record shows that we have done that with overwhelming success.
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Swimming Pool, Pontoon boat rentals, Canoeing, Bowling, ATV Trails, Scenic Byways, skateboard park


Rates & Availability

Blairsville Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - May 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 20 2017 - Jun 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Peak Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 11 2017 - Sep 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
Sep 6 2017 - Nov 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
Nov 28 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter Holidays
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.0%

During Winter months we do allow 2 night stays for a charge of $525.00 for the weekend.
Summer holidays of Memorial Day, Labor Day and July 4th week will have a 10% premium up charge.

Booking within 3 weeks of Check-In? Ask about a last minute booking discount!

Manager'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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Blairsville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs Jack-n-Jill Bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Lower Level Jack-N-Jill Bathroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , In main living area
  • All bedrooms are directly attached to bathrooms.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Last bed is a trundle.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • King size Beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (5)
  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Playstation, Cooking Utensils, Blow Dryers, Air Hockey Table, Games, Videos, Books, Canoe, Outdoor Firepit, Sandbox, Dock

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