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Hi Romance on the Lake

28 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Clayton Cabin Rental Photos and Description

You will get a warm and cozy feeling from the moment you walk in the door. I built the cabin for that reason. I did not want just another city house. The home is all warm wood. Not a stick of dry wall to be found. The house features two bedrooms both with king beds. There are two more queen beds if you're up to climbing a ladder to a loft over looking the living area. Older kids love this space. There is a fire place in the living area as well as one in the master bedroom. Two full baths. The kitchen is fully equipped with anything you may need. Dining room off the kitchen looks over the lake. The master bedroom and bath will knock your socks off. Large with walk out sliding doors leading to a deck and over looking the lake. A spiral staircase goes up to a office space also looking over the lake. Master bath features a large glass block shower, twin sinks, bidet, private toilet, and a jetted corner tub looking over the lake as well. This a very cozy home and perfect for one couple, two couples or a family with older kids. It has been used for two honeymoon couples and they loved it. Located in a quiet cove with an unspoiled view of the mountains and not a lot of other houses. At times I enjoy the winter most. Light both fire places and curl up to a good book.The house is easy to get to. Just four tenths mile from a US highway. Paved all the way to the door. If you enjoy fun times and crazy things you will enjoy the walls decorated with toboggans, sleds, ice skates, fun posters, old large hornets nest, fishing poles, etc. Enjoy the use of two kayaks on the lake. Now with wifi internet access if you must bring work to the lake. Please be aware this is a NO SMOKING home

  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Jim Gardner
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2016
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About Jim Gardner

I raised three boys at the lake and they grew to love going there. Many of their friends also visit often. During the years we met many nice folks close by. Wonderful place to grow up.

Jim Gardner purchased this cabin in 1967

Why Jim Gardner chose North Georgia Mountains

From the very first time I saw Lake Burton I knew I had to have a piece of paradise. Best thing I ever did.

What makes this cabin unique

My favorite part of the cabin is the warmth and cozy feel.


based on 28 traveler reviews

Hi Romance on the Lake
average rating of 4.857143 based on 28 reviews
cleveland, ga

Simply awesome!!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great weekend. Enjoyed everything about the cabin. The cabin was in a perfect place on the lake. The weather was awesome, cool mornings and warm afternoons. Everyone enjoyed the use of the kayaks and jumping off the 2 story dock into the water. Best of all we have some great memories with a lot of laughs. Thanks again, Mr. Gardner for sharing your piece of treasure with us

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am always happy to hear from guests that had a good time and enjoyed the cabin. Memories are made at the lake. Great talking with you and hope you will visit again soon. Happy you agree the cabin is on the best part of the lake.
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Wonderful, Funky, Comfy, 70's-Style Lake Cabin

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful way to spend my 50th birthday!! Our whole family had a blast at this cozy, funky cabin on Lake Burton. It was immediately a place that felt comfortable and cozy, like somewhere you had been going for years. It almost seemed as if you were in a tree house with the large trees and views of the lake.

We swam, kayaked, and just enjoyed the peaceful relaxation of the beautiful surroundings. My kids and husband ( the oldest kid} jumped off the boat house. We drank coffee and watched a storm come in off the mountains from the covered porch. We rented a pontoon from Anchorage Marina and took the kids tubing. Best of all, my oldest son proposed to his girlfriend on the deck of the boathouse on the morning of my birthday. She said "Yes!" Lots of wonderful transitions for our family.

Couldn't recommend this place enough. Jim is super-nice, and the cabin has everything you could need to enjoy your stay. I recommend shopping at Ingles Grocery in Clayton upon arriving. It is closer than I thought it would be, so I will do that instead of packing in groceries next time. First experience with VRBO, and an overall good one. Thanks for everything Jim!

The Parker Family

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well my, my you are the third person that called the cabin a funky little house. Guess that's not a bad thing. Maybe I should change the name to the funky cabin that hugs you. Very happy you had a great B day and the proposal was a perfect place to happen. Hope to see you nice folks again very soon.
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If only everyone in the would was this nice.

  • 5 of 5

We have not even stayed here, our reservation is for Sept. But Jim and his lovely wife were at the cabin this past weekend and graciously offered to to give us a tour. Within a couple of minutes they had us feeling like family. After we sat at the boathouse and chatted for an hour and half over a couple glasses of chardonnay. It's a perfect cabin on a beautiful spot on the lake. So looking forward to September.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow Alan I must say this is the very first review from someone who has not even stayed at the cabin. It's greatly appreciated and we really enjoyed our meeting with the two of you. Talking about nice people, put yourself on that list. Looking forward to your stay soon.
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Winter Springs, Florida

Best Spot on the Lake !

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to "High Romance" and it is by far our favorite spot on the lake! We have stayed in several other homes over the last 5 years, but this one feels like home. Mr Gardner is so so nice and easy to work with. He truly wants his guests to have a great time and does whatever he can to make that happen. the master bedroom is huge and has an amazing bathroom with a jacuzzi tub. The guest room is very nice as well and also has a king size bed. Both bedrooms have flat screen tv's with cable/satellite. The dock and boathouse are both great and plenty of room for guests to bring their boat. Great location on the lake for swimming as well because this part of the lake doesn't have as much boat traffic as some of the other parts. The location of the house is great because it is fairly close to town ( Clayton ) and only about a 15 minute drive. The house is always well stocked and turn key ready. We will be back again soon!!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was just great having you back again. I really appreciate how you treat my home like it was your own. I agree it's the best spot on the lake and so convenient to town. Some homes on the lake have to drive 15 minutes just to get to a main road. It's almost like we have our own little part of the lake for ourselves. Please come back soon. Looking forward to it.
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Winter Park, FL

Relaxing, refreshing, family fun

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful private spot on Lake Burton. Very peaceful and quiet. We loved the nostalgic décor and cabin feel of the house. Our sons (19 and 21) loved jumping off the high boat deck down into the cool, refreshing water and fishing from the dock. We enjoyed the kayaks and canoe as well. We rented a ski boat and tube for a day at the local marina and had a blast. The hammock on the porch was my favorite spot to relax. This house was perfect for our family getaway. We will definitely plan on returning one day. In addition, Clayton was an adorable small town. The BBQ at the Wicked Pig was delicious, and the Universal Joint had great food and outside atmosphere.

Can't wait to plan a vacation here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy to hear you had a good time. The lake Burton Store is a great place to go if you are tired of cooking. They have nightly specials most of the week. The refrigerator on the boat house keeps you from hauling coolers down. If you caught fish you are a better fisherman than I am. Please come back again soon.
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Fun Funky Lakehouse

  • 5 of 5

My family and another couple enjoyed a great week at Jim's lakehouse. Our favorite area was spending time on the great sprawling deck (the beer fridge on it was helpful). We had fun catching fish off the dock in the evening and the beautiful views. Jim was very easy to communicate with and we would definitely rent this home again. Lake Burton grocery was a short 2 miles away and our go to take out food when we got tired of cooking. My daughter loved the loft bedroom area where she could go and her little brother couldn't get to her. Lots of nooks and crannies for people to have their own space. The old signs on the walls were pretty funny and got some laughs! Thanks for being a great host Jim and we hope to return.



  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you had a good time. Ya I guess you could call it a fun funky house. But also a warm and inviting house. Another guest shared your thoughts as well. I knew you wouldn't want just a plain Jane vacation so had to lighten up things a bit. Glad you enjoyed it. The new Lake Burton store is blessing after the old one burned down last year. I am still thinking of changing the name to "The house that hugs you" As we say in the South Ya ll come back
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This cabin is on the shore line of one of the most beautiful lakes in the country. The elevation of 1800 feet keeps it like spring in the summer. About an hour to the Smokey Mountain Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Wonderful roads to ride and explore. Motorcycle heaven. Delightful small towns to enjoy with great stores to shop. Fish in one of the many Trout Streams or drop a line in the lake. If you like to gamble there is a casino 50 minutes away just over the border in NC.


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Clayton Cabin Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $125 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 5.0%

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Clayton Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (2) Two bedrooms on ground floor, Queen size Beds (2) Two Queen beds in the loft
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
All bookings are tentative until a deposit is received. The bookings are filled fast so it's first come with a deposit.

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