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Gina Hancock

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Hawk's Nest Overlook **The Hawks are even jealous of the view**

38 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Georgia Chalet Rental Photos and Description

3 levels with views of the River and the mountains. Sleeps up to 8

Enjoy these features at Hawk's Nest

- Beautiful long range river & mountain views.(Read our reviews)

- Master suite with Jacuzzi tub.

- Basement has kids/family getaway.

- Fire pit

- Gas log stone fireplace.

- 3 swimming pools (1 heated year-around)

- Well equipped gym.

- Tennis courts

- 18 hole putt-putt

- Parks on the river.

- Gated resort security.

- Fenced back yard for pets.

- Free Wifi

- Cable TV (3 flat screen TV's)

- Easy access (all paved roads)

Hawk's Nest has some of the best views in the resort. Perched high up on the side of the mountain, you have a view of both the Coosawattee River and long range views of the mountains from 2 decks that span the back of the house. It is located in Coosawattee River Resort, which is a 6500 acre gated resort in some of most beautiful mountains in North Georgia. Everybody says that the pictures don't do justice when it comes to showing the view.

Large windows allow natural light and scenic views from inside or outside. Out on the decks you can hear the Coosawattee River as it flows over the rapids and meanders through the valleys.

This is a great place for a couple to enjoy and relax with a jacuzzi tub in the spacious master bath, or for entertaining family or friends with sleeping for up to eight people. The back yard is fenced in for those who want to bring their pets and allow them to enjoy the outside.

Building a fire in the outside fire pit is great for relaxing and enjoying. You can make smores and grill hotdogs while making lasting memories.

The house is decorated with a lot of thought put into the mountain experience. Vaulted wood ceilings and a floor to ceiling rock fireplace make this an ideal getaway. The master bedroom on the upper floor has a queen bed and a large master bath with a Jacuzzi tub and shower. There is a loft with a queen bed. The main floor has a full bath and a bedroom with a twin and a fold out roll away bed. The basement has an area for entertaining a family or a kids getaway. It has a queen, and bunks with a full, a twin, and a half bath. The basement opens out to a full length deck that has as spectacular a view as the main deck.

To stay connected(or you don’t have to) there is WiFi and cable TV on 3 flat screens. There is also a good selection of family friendly movies for small kids and adults.

Hawk's Nest is also easy to get to, with all paved roads.

The Coosawattee River flows through the resort for 11 miles before it forms the headwaters of Carters Lake. There are many amenities to take advantage of while vacationing in the resort. There is an indoor heated Olympic sized pool, a outdoor Olympic sized pool with a kiddie wading pool, and a smaller outdoor pool. There is a well-equipped gym, game room, tennis courts, and basketball courts. Several parks along the Coosawattee River have picnic tables and playgrounds.

In the summer you can take a tubing trip down the Coosawattee (and tube past the house) with the resorts tubing company.

Thanks for looking.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Gina Hancock (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Gina Hancock

We are Gina and Brian and our regular home(when we are not in Ellijay) is in Fayetteville, Ga. We have a daughter Amber (22) and a son Michael (20).

Why Gina Hancock chose Georgia

We love the North Georgia area and particularly the Ellijay area due to the beauty and convenience. It is the closest to metro Atlanta as you can get and still be in the mountains, and in a different world.

What makes this chalet unique

We fell in love with this house when we first saw it. How could we pass up this beautiful property with it amazing views. We thought it would be a great property to share. It is near our other rental property and is in Coosawattee River resort with all the amenities you could ask for.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Beautiful. We really enjoyed our stay. Being close to the deer and turkeys was such an awesome thing. We will definitely be back. Can't wait to tell our friends about it. Such a beautiful display of God's handwork. Thanks for a great place.
Oct 2013
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based on 38 traveler reviews

Hawk's Nest Overlook **The Hawks are even jealous of the view**
average rating of 5.0 based on 39 reviews

Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our stay over Valentine's weekend exceeded our expectations, from the minute we walked in, until the moment we had to say goodbye. Crayons, coloring books, and an array of movies were provided to keep two four year olds occupied for hours! Not to mention, enough firewood to occupy the adults! Everything was thoughtfully prepared throughout the cabin & made our stay that much more enjoyable & effortless. The only downside would be navigating the resort layout and the distance to the rec center. (The heated pool was worth visiting though, the kids throughly enjoyed it!) We will be returning. Thanks for everything.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ashley. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Sounds like the everyone had a great time. Looking forward to having you stay with us again soon.
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Lawrenceville, GA USA

The Hawks Nest was a perfect weekend retreat for two but would also be a great family vacation spot.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent a weekend at the Hawk's Nest and the cabin was perfect and had everything the owner's promised. The view of the mountains and the river was excellent. The decks overlooking the river were enjoyable and the sound of the river below was very soothing. The cabin was clean and comfortable and had everything you needed for a relaxing weekend. We enjoyed the indoor fireplace and the movies aw well as the outdoor fire pit. We would recommend the Hawk's Nest to anyone as a weekend couples retreat or a family outing.


Ken and Wendy

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us. Hawk's Nest is great for a couples retreat or a couple of families. It does have great views and soothing sounds from the river. It can be a relaxing experience or a base for an active family with many things to do in the area. Thanks again.
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Family Mini Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time staying at Hawk's Nest Overlook and it was great! I chose this place for the view and it lived up to the pictures. I had planned this trip for our family to include 2 grandchildren (5yr & 2yr) and at the last minute my 80yr mother wanted to come. She totally enjoyed the porch, she was determined to see a "bear". The house was perfect for all of us, we were able to go to different areas if needed. All the "extras" were a very nice touch and welcomes. I will say the town of Ellijay is packed for the Apple Festival and going to the Apple Orchards! Thank you for letting us stay, totally enjoy our mini-vacation. Oh yes, our beagle came and loved all the deer that came in the yard.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a wonderful time. I'm glad your mom enjoyed the porch. There is a possibility of seeing just about anything from birds to bears. Hawk's Nest does have plenty of space to get away and chill out if you need to. See you again soon.
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Idyllic weekend in Ellijay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Hawk's Nest Overlook. When we arrived there on Friday night, it was raining, but the sound of the rain from the porch was so relaxing. The owners thought of everything - there were plenty of blankets, equipment for smores, and an extra propane tank for the grill. We enjoyed the indoor pool at the resort on a rainy Saturday morning and a nice walk in the afternoon once it cleared up. On Sunday, we headed to the Red Apple Barn for some apple picking. We loved that the space was intimate, but large enough for all of us. The basement was a nice plus, as we played board games down there at night while our friends' 2 year old was sleeping upstairs. I definitely can see us coming back! About the only thing missing was a hot tub!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed yourselves. Even when it is raining it is relaxing and you do have the option of the indoor pool open year round as well as a gym, and a game room at the rec center. We don't do hot tubs due to personal experiences with sanitation issues that go along with hot tubs. We do have a Whirlpool jet tub in the master though. It is flushed and sanitized after each rental. Hope to see you back again some time.
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Wonderful Stay. Just what our family needed!!

  • 5 of 5

We were very impressed when we got there. The cabin was exceptionally clean. Plenty of room for our family of four and then some. The views that you get from the deck of the cabin of the river and mountains was breath taking. The owner thought of everything a family might need or want to do while staying there. We really enjoyed the wildlife there. Hummingbird and deer were everywhere and often came to eat the corn we left for them. Be sure to bring a camera there are lots of oppertunities for great photos. Our family really enjoyed our stay there. We can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you were able to stay with us and enjoy your vacation. This time of year the views are ever changing. Me and my wife find ourselves taking many pictures every time we are there, especially the sunrises over the mountains as you are sitting on the deck. We never get tired of it, or take it for granted, even as much as we stay there. Looking forward to having you stay again soon.
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Perfect Mountain House

  • 5 of 5

We loved our mini vacation in beautiful Hawk's Nest. It was the perfect house for the six of us. We often stay in vacation rentals and this was the best stocked house that we have had the privilege of enjoying. Immediately upon arriving we realized that we didn't want to waste time in restaurants, so we headed to the nearby Walmart. We grilled on the gas grill both nights. The kids enjoyed the rec area, swimming, working out, and playing putt-putt. My best activity was putting my feet up on the beautiful deck and enjoying the great view. Our only regret is that we did not book early to tube down the river. Thanks for sharing this mountain getaway. We loved it!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Roberta. We are glad that this was your best vacation rental experience. That is our goal. Glad our cabin was so inviting that you decided to eat in instead of going out. Looks like you were able to take full advantage of the amenities. It is a good idea to book for the tubing, especially during the peak summer weekends. Thanks again for staying with us.
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Atlanta Hartsfield Intl
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway (Blue Ridge,Ga)
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Hwy 515

Ellijay is the historic county seat of Gilmer County, and the Apple Capital of Georgia. Mountain vistas, cold clear rivers, antique shops, and biking. It is the host of the Apple festival each October. Ellijay has the convenience of a super Walmart, Ingles, Food Lion, etc. Dining is also good with Longhorns, Ruby Tuesdays, Shanes Rib Shack, to name a few. There is also almost any fast food restaurant you could ask for such as McDonalds, Wendy's, Sonic, Subway, Hardees, Taco Bell, etc. There are also many local restaurants which are favorites to locals and visitors alike. Ellijay is a good central location for all the activities you look for in a mountain vacation. Carters Lakes is only 15-20 minutes down the road with recreation areas for fishing boating, picnicking, playgrounds and swimming. Blue Ridge, Dahlonega, and Amicalola Falls State park are a short distance away. Come and get lost in paradise!


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 1 2016 - May 25 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2016
May 26 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Fall 2016
Sep 30 2016 - Nov 1 2016
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 18 2016 - Nov 28 2016
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Christmas/New 2016
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 4 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $30 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning fee $95 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Min 2 nights winter, 3 nights summer. Min 4 nights in October and holidays.
12% Hotel/Motel Tax
cleaning fee $95
$30 one time pet fee.
$200 refundable deposit.

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Georgia Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Master Bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full bath on main floor.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Half bath in basement.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Basement with entertainment and sleeping area.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom is upstairs.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Loft with a queen bed and privacy screens. Located upstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Only bedroom on main floor. Has a twin and a fold out bed.
  • Master bedroom and full bath on upper level. Loft with queen on upper level. Bedroom with twin bed on main level with full bath. Basement with queen, full, and twin in basement with a half bath and entertainment area.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Enjoy! Enjoy! Enjoy!

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