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Dogwood Lakehouse Retreat ,Easy Comfortable lakefront fun, minutes to Harrah's

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Gentle easy living big shady oak trees close to the water, hard to fine.

Large Family Room, Kitchen, 4 bedrooms 4 baths, 2 car garage, Screen porch, open decks,private deck off master bedroom, covered front porch, Dock. Gentle concrete walk to dock. Upstairs sleeps 6, also another bedroom with Queen bed and bath downstairs for sleeping 8 . Another large couch if needed for sleeping in TV Family room. Charcoal Grill for cooking hamburgers and hot dogs on the open deck over looking the lake.

Joe or Teresa Reece
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

About Joe or Teresa Reece

We grew up in Clayton County Ga. and wanted to get out the fast pace of the city. We loved the mountains and consider it a blessing to move here. Hiawassee is known to be called The Jewel of the Mountains for its lake. I believe it to truly be a Jewel. Hiawassee is also less commercialized and a pleasure to kick back and enjoy the mountains and the lake !

Joe or Teresa Reece purchased this house in 1988

Why Joe or Teresa Reece chose North Georgia Mountains

The Dogwood Lakehouse Retreat, sits down on the water, offers comfortable easy living, located on what the locals call sunnyside. Has alot of shade trees, plenty of elbow room on a gentle lot and with a short walk to the covered boat dock for fishing, swimming or boating. Enjoy the view from the property or with a close drive to town for your convenience to stores and activities.

What makes this house unique

The property is located beside a Bird Santuary . We have seen all kinds of birds. The gentle lot and the screen porch is so relaxing, listening to the birds and watch the sparkling water.The water stays at the dock year round and in the peak season is 10 to 12 feet deep at the end of the dock. Great place to play games in the yards and the water is so close with easy access for the elder. ATTRACTIONS: Brasstown Bald, (Ga,s highest Peak,) Ga. Mtn. Fair , Tallulah Gorge & Tallulah River Trout Fishing (1 hour away) October Fest ( In Helen ) Country Music at Georgia Mountain Fair, Brasstown Valley Resort (Golfing/Spa) Lake Chatuge Bass Tournments, Appalachian Trail (Hiking) Moonshine Cruise-in (Car show) Sorghum Festival (Blairsville) Fall Festival in Hiawassee Vogel State Park , Bryon Herbert Reece Farm (Blairsville) Amicalola Falls in Helen Bald Mountain Park --Harley Rally-- BMW Rally (Hiawassee) Helen Georgia-- Swiss Alps Town Ocoee River Rafting (1hour ) Tenn. Harrah's Cherokee Gambling Casino (1hour) North Carolina


Hiawassee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3) for a total of 4 beds
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
POOL TABLE Hokey Game Chest Board Table with Rocking Stairs


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Dogwood Lakehouse Retreat ,Easy Comfortable lakefront fun, minutes to Harrah's
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews
Lake Oconee, GA

Great location and large house

  • 4 of 5

Our party of four couples were in Hiawassee for a concert at the Anderson Music Hall. This house met our needs with 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. The owners are great to work with and I received a timely response to my questions. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is the access to the 4th bedroom. There is not a staircase inside to get to the downstairs where the 4th bedroom, bath and game tables are located. Other than that it was perfect. If you are planning a summer trip to Hiawassee this house is ideal.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property right on the water.

  • 5 of 5

This property in probably in the top 20% of vrbo places we stayed in over the years in terms of the quality of furnishings and maintenance. With that said, we brought three children and got charged $ off our deposit for water marks/ circles on marble coffee table, the type of furniture that probably should not be in a rental property. We really enjoyed the fire pit outside at night and the dock for fishing and boating - we rented a boat at a marina nearby. Overall a great experience and would recommend the property to others.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was absolutely the best rental I've ever done. The lake was perfect. We found the best fishing spot. Enjoyed just sitting on the deck watching the geese. Great spot for kayaks. The water was a little too cold to swim but hopefully I can go back in the upcoming summer months

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Albany, Southwest Ga

Million Dollar View!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful lake home that features a view that will literally 'drop your jaw', amazing and breathtaking.

Everything we needed to cook and we made everything from breakfast casseroles to whole hams as we cooked for just about every meal for the entire week of our stay. So convenient being on the lake for fishing, swimming and tubing, and it is located in a low boat traffic area making it super safe for kids playing in the water. The only surprise was that the first floor is not directly connected to the main living area and you will need to use exterior stairs to access but it wasn't an issue just a head's up. A/C was great as it was an unusually hot July this year. Overall a beautiful place to spend quality time with family and friends. The screened porch has plenty of seating and is THE place to be when not on the water, thanks for sharing your lovely home!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful lake retreat!

  • 5 of 5

This house was beautiful inside and out. We rented a pontoon boat and rode all the way up the lake. The area is gorgeous and is convenient to beautiful scenery and many activities. The home was very comfortable and beautifully decorated. Hope to visit again soon. Thank you so much for a fun, relaxing week.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA

Beautiful getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved our weekend at Lake Chatuge! We had 4 adult couples in the home and loved the spacious adult bedroom. The living room was very open and comfortable. We enjoyed swimming by the dock because it was away from the busier areas of the lake. The campfire space near the water was perfect.

We will definitely visit again. The owners were incredibly helpful when we had questions.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

The lake house has satellite TV, Wi Fi for your computer, washer,dryer,kitchen setup,screen porch, private deck off master, Fireplaces, 1 king bed & 2 queens for sleeping 6 upstairs & another queen bed and bedroom available for sleeping 8 downstairs and a roll away sleeps 1,total 9, pool table . All for a relaxing vacation, Don,t forget to go to Funworld, See country Music stars at Ga. Mountain Fair grounds ,The Brasstown Bald (Ga,s highest peak), The Ga. Mountain Fair, Vogel state Park, Octoberfest in Helen Georgia , Harrahs Casino in Cherokee North Carolina , The Moonshine Car Show , The Harley Rally at Bald Mountain Park, Brasstown State Resort for Dinner or Golfing ,Bryon Herbert Reece Farm in Blairsville close to Vogel State Park,Great to visit.


Rates & Availability

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Refundable damage deposit $500

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