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Murray Cove Cottage On Beautiful Lake Burton

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths sleeps 8 with lake front and Mountain Views

Located just 1 1/2 hours north of Atlanta, Lake Burton is the premier mountain lake destination. Located between Helen and Clayton, we are close to any activity you might want to take advantage of. For families that are interested in boating, there are two marinas that rent boats and there is a year round boat ramp just down the road. Swimming, fishing, hiking or laying on the lounge chairs make this the ideal place to rest and relax.

The Cottage is newly renovated throughout with new appliances, furniture and beds. There is a queen size bed, 4 bunk beds and a queen size sleeper sofa. Amenities include WiFi and TV with Direct TV and ESPN.

More Details

Matt and Laura Freeman
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017

About Matt and Laura Freeman

Matt and Laura Freeman have been coming to Lake Burton all of our lives. Natives of Atlanta and Spartanburg we love Lake Burton and are excited to be sharing it with you. We bought Murray Cove Cottage and spent a year totally refurbishing it with all new plumbing, wiring, a/c and appliances.

Matt and Laura Freeman purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Matt and Laura Freeman chose North Georgia Mountains

Murray Cove Cottage is the perfect size for one or two families to share. Being located on the north side of Murray Cove ensures that you get sun on the dock all day and the trees keep the house shaded! It is only fifteen minutes from Clatyon, GA since it is on the east side of the lake and near Bridge Creek Road. The house has amazing views and is nestled on a flat lot with a yard complete with swing and a fire pit.

What makes this cottage unique

The Cottage has easy access with a ramp that leads to a set of french doors. The swim dock with it's umbrella and lounge chairs feels like you have your own private beach. The steps that go down into the water from the swim dock makes it easy to jump into the lake and get out. There are several places to tie up boats for people that want to bring up their boats and put them in at the boat ramp just down the road.


Zeppelin's Pasta House -- CLOSED
"They have a great sun dried tomato hummus. We like to get this to go and serve to guests at..."
Goats on the Roof
"Fun family owned tourist spot with live goats! How cool is that?"
Rumor Hazit
Louie's On The Lake
"Great pizza joint and local hangout for the Lake Rabun crowd. Up your local cred and get a ..."
Hillside Orchard Farms and Country Store
"Good barbecue."
Tiger Mountain Vineyards
"Fun local winery."
Universal Joint
"Great hamburgers and good local brews on tap!"
Tiger Drive In Theatre
"Great family place to see first run movies. Movies start just after dark."
Clayton Cafe
"Great place to have breakfast place and catch up with the local folks."
Nearest Airport
118 Miles
Atlanta, Greenville/Spartanburg
Nearest Barpub
11 Miles
Fortify, Clayton, GA
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Kingwood Resort, Clayton, GA
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Toccoa, Ga
Nearest Motorway
65 Miles
Road Atlanta, Braselton, GA
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
The Chophouse LaPrade's, Lake Burton, GA
Nearest Ski
94 Miles
Catalooche, NC
Nearest Beach
300 Miles
Folly Beach, SC
Car: necessary

Murray Cove Cottage is located on the east side of Lake Burton surrounded by the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Northeast Georgia. Lake Burton is the highest in a chain of lakes on the Tallulah River and is fed by pure mountain streams with some of the best trout fishing in the Southeast.

Lake Burton is near to Helen, Clayton and Hiawassee, Georgia and is only a 1 1/2 hour to 2 hour drive from Atlanta. The Appalachian Trail is just few miles away to the west and the Chattooga River is just 20 miles to the east.

Fishing is available year round with trout, bass, bream and walleye. There are several trout streams nearby and fishing guides work the area and are available for hire. A boat ramp is conveniently located just down the road from the Cottage making it ideal for families that wish to bring their own boat. There are also two marinas on the lake that rent boats on a daily or weekly basis.

Hiking is a great activity with Tallulah Gorge, the Appalachian Trail, Panthers Creek Trail, Bartram Trail, Chattooga River Trail and many short day hikes and waterfalls nearby. Whitewater rafting and kayaking are popular with the Chattooga River, Nantahala River and Ocoee River all close by.


Tiger Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • 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 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Half Bath - toilet , Located off of the family room
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
    Main Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Great Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size sleeper sofa sleeps 2
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Wake up to views of the lake. Sleeps 2
    Bunkroom - 4 bunk bed , Quiet bunkroom sleeps 4
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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(48 traveler reviews)

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Murray Cove Cottage On Beautiful Lake Burton
average rating of 5.0 based on 48 reviews

Absolutely Charming Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five and Grandmom stayed three days and two nights in this absolutely charming cottage. It is located just steps away from the lake and has fabulous views from virtually anywhere inside due to the open floor plan and large windows. The interior is completely renovated and beautifully furnished. Owners Matt and Laura didn’t overlook a single detail. Highlights of the property include: shiplap walls, hardwood floors, a sizable front porch and fire pit overlooking the lake, and an outdoor shower. The cottage also includes a great dock with high quality outdoor furniture, a grill at both the cottage and the dock, and ample parking. And, for those who may suffer from allergies, you won’t have them here. The cottage is extremely clean and has great air quality. If you’re looking for a perfect getaway, this is it.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Darren, What a treat to have a lovely family like yours come and enjoy The Cottage. We are so thrilled to know that you liked what we did with it! The leaves this time of year are just starting to change and the lake is still full. It is our favorite time to be in the mountains. We can't wait to have you come back and stay with us again. Sincerely, Laura and Matt
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The perfect family getaway

  • 5 of 5

We rented the cottage for a weekend getaway for my family and it could not have been better! The cottage was perfect for our family of four. We rented a pontoon from the marina for the weekend and relaxed. We grilled out on the boat house every night, took sunset cruises around the lake, then finished w/ s'mores on the fire pit. The house is updated and spotless. The bunk beds will let the kids each bring a friend next time we come up. Matt and Laura were great to work with. They called the day we got there to make sure everything was perfect. They were also flexible when we had to reschedule our date from earlier in the summer. We can't wait to rent it again!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ted, Thank you so much for the kind review. We tried to make The Cottage the perfect place for a family to come and enjoy lake living. We are so glad that you and your family enjoyed it. Sincerely, Laura and Matt
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Chapel Hill, NC

Good things come in small packages! We loved this perfect lake cottage

  • 5 of 5

How do describe perfection? Matt and Laura have put so much care and love into this Lake Burton gem. It made for the perfect end of summer family vacation: Swimming in the lake, canoe excursions, simple dinners on the boat house deck, reading on the covered front porch overlooking the lake, and oh so much more. If you are looking to relax, simplify, and appreciate the fine details, this is your spot.

Thanks again Matt and Laura. We will be returning next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect summer cottage on perfect lake!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough good things about this home on lake Burton! It is perfection. The interior is charming, comfortable and immaculate. The location right on the lake is so relaxing. There is a swimming dock with 8 chairs and steps into the water! We are already booked for next summer. We rent from Homeaway all the time, and this is our favorite house so far! I liked it even better than the one I had previously had as my "top"

In Taos , NM! Thank you Laura and Matt for this little piece of heaven‼️

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Katie, Wow! What a great review! We are so happy that you and your family enjoyed The Cottage so much. We look forward to having you back. Sincerely, Laura and Matt
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  • 5 of 5

Clean. Nice deck and boathouse. Well decorated.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA

Adorable cottage, perfect all around

  • 5 of 5

Perfect stay for our family of four. Laura and Matt have thought of everything -- comfortable beds and well-designed and outfitted kitchen. Plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, grills times two, and shade or sun on the decks, take your pick. Outdoor shower and extra half bath meant that we were well accommodated, even when one of our teens had a few friends drop by for a swim and a shower. Lake Burton is the perfect backdrop for a family holiday. We can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Giulia, We really tried to make The Cottage exactly the way that we would want our vacation getaway to be. We are so thrilled that you and your family enjoyed your stay and we hope that you will come back again. Sincerely, Laura and Matt Freeman
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Labor Fee $120 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.0%

Must be at least 21 years of age to rent. Fifty percent of payment is due upon reservation as a deposit. The remaining fifty percent is due 15 days prior to stay. Reservations canceled sixty days prior to stay will be have deposit refunded 100%. Reservations canceled fifty nine to fifteteen days prior to stay will have 50% of deposit refunded. A rental agreement will be sent and must be filled out and returned upon reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.