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Mountain top home overlooking lake, Hot Tub, Sauna, Game loft, Boat rental

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,300 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms+ Loft, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

We can't wait for you to experience the beauty, nature, and peacefulness of Lake Arrowhead.

We may do a 2 day minimum rental. For short notice rentals if home is available. If interested please inquire.

You may also download the community APP also by going to the APP store and searching LAliving 1.0. Like us on facebook "Lake Arrowhead, GA Mountain Vacation Home Ponderosa"

We welcome you to enjoy our custom log cabin home complete with metal roof which is the color of oxidized copper. Although it is a new home, we have done everything possible to bring the features back to a rustic - turn of the century style. We have 3 bedrooms and a sleeping loft, 3 full baths, hot tub, sauna, game loft, two decks with beautiful views, professionally decorated modern kitchen, brand new electronics, linens, bedding, rustic real log furniture, etc.

IMPORTANT!! We only allow 8 people (including infants, children, and guests) to the home total during your stay. NO EXCEPTIONS. We are trying to be considerate to our neighbors and the community! The home is in a gated private community with security that checks people in and out.

Our mountain top cabin is nestled in the treetops of one of the highest ridges in beautiful Lake Arrowhead. Once there, you will enjoy the panoramic vista, which includes our pristine, spring fed Lake Arrowhead, Kennesaw Mountain as well as the lights of Atlanta in the evening.


We offer a BOAT RENTAL (2017 Bentley 20 ft pontoon with a 90 hp Mercury engine) at our marina slip for $225/day or $1150/week minimum 3 day rental peak season, 2 day minimum off peak season. Sorry, no tubing or any towing. (insurance rules). We do have kayaks and a canoe for free to access to our private lake. Enjoy boating, fishing, swimming, sailing or relaxing on the water while you stay in the tree tops of the mountains.

Wifi is offered at our cabin so you can stay connected, if necessary. Once you enter the front door, we are sure you will want to disconnect. Land line phones are available for your use with free domestic long distance. Smart TVs (HUGE 75 inch in the living room and 40 inch in the master) offer both cable, movies, SONOS sound system, music and more.

The great room overlooks the beauty of our community as well as our pristine lake and onto the sights of the North Georgia mountains. There you will find a combination of rich chocolate leather sofas, rustic wood accents and a 75 inch smart, wifi TV, with blu-ray player, wii and stereo speakers. A wood burning stove is there for your nostalgic warmth and comfort.

Our state of the art professionally decorated kitchen is designed to bring you back to memories of the turn of the century. The antique camouflaged Elmira stove conceals a secret modern electronic appliance with glass top stove and oven. The kitchen cabinets are replicated to resemble oxidized copper panels, which are accented with black granite counter tops, appliances and stainless steel.

Our sleeping loft (capacity for two) encompasses a game loft. There you will find a shuffle board table, table and chairs and all of your favorite games as well as puzzles for your relaxation and enjoyment. This room overlooks the main level and shares the same panoramic view the main level enjoys.

Please take the opportunity to enjoy our community friends such as ducks, geese, fish, frogs, wild turkeys, bears, lots and lots of deer (please be careful at dusk...they are everywhere), our own Bald Eagle, foxes, numerous species of birds, small land animals, etc. We have many visitors from Florida who rent with us and inquire about gators, worries...they do not reside in Lake Arrowhead! We have plenty of community friends ...we ask that you please leave your furry family members at home. We do not feel we can provide a quality vacation home if we allow pets. We love them and hope you understand our need for a pet free environment to accommodate our guests with allergies.

We have very simple rules at our cabin...

Relax, gather with family, take long walks, please do not keep a schedule (we have no deadlines here), smell the trees, count the stars, skip rocks, watch eagles soar (look for our own Bald Eagle on the lake), hibernate, do not feed the bears (they do live in our community), listen to the brook, gather pine cones, take time to laugh, breathe deep and enjoy the fresh air, rest, relax and renew, make smores....enjoy the great is the perfect time to explore and of all, no dress code here!

Our home is a PET FREE HOUSE! 100% no exceptions!!! Please do not ask us to allow your pet. We are very strict, regardless of (pet size, temperament, or house training, etc.) in enforcing this policy. Not only do we have new floors, furniture, bedding, etc., but also are sensitive to guests who may have pet allergies. We remain a pet free environment to insure that we will provide a high quality home free from dander and allergens which is crucial to people with allergies. We apologize if this is an inconvenience.

We recommend trip cancellation insurance. Protect your vacation. When we reserve your rental we turn dozens of other customers away while holding the property for you. If someone cancels on us it is hard to find another renter on short notice. When my family goes on vacation we purchase trip insurance, it has saved us a few times.

We do empty the water and clean the hot tub after each renter for your hot tubbing enjoyment!

The minimum age to reserve the home is 30.

We have 2 other homes in the community 334050 and 365912.

More Details

rob leyden
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

About rob leyden

We are two hard working entreprenuers with two very young children. We bought this property as an investment for our future and to be able to get away from the city life and retreat to a much more relaxing environment. Lake Arrowhead brings us to a place where we leave the stress behind and focus on family and the outdoors.

rob leyden purchased this cabin in 2014

Why rob leyden chose Waleska

If you love being outdoors, Lake Arrowhead is the place for you (golf, swimming, boating, tennis, hiking, fishing, etc). Imagine a day waking up to a beautiful sunrise overlooking a tranquil lake, with deer visiting in your back yard. Enjoy breakfast outside on the deck with a beautiful view. Rent a boat and take a ride on a pontoon boat for a few hours or the week. Travel an hour away and take in an Atlanta Braves game. Then visit some of the finest restaurants in the United States in Buckhead.....what a perfect day!

What makes this cabin unique

The view is the best in the entire community. We installed new hot tub. Enjoy a glass of champagne or cocktail while overlooking the lake and the city of Atlanta in the distance. Finish off the day with a steam in the new Sauna.


Waleska Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 queen
    Bear room - 1 queen
    Kids room - 2 double
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Mountain top home overlooking lake, Hot Tub, Sauna, Game loft, Boat rental
average rating of 4.9183674 based on 49 reviews

NYE Weekend

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful house for us to share a fun NYE weekend with three other couples!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful cabin !!!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is located in beautiful communitywith a huge lake. The cabin itself is absolutely wonderful. The view from the great room is to die for. My family had a great weekend here and we will definitely be booking again soon. The owners are very responsive and have made the cabin so welcoming.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exactly what we wanted

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for a weekend getaway. The view from the back porch is unbeatable. The living room has a huge tv that you can see from the kitchen and the back porch, was was great because we didn’t miss a second of Georgia beating South Carolina on Saturday! We will definitely come back here!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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A Delightful Week at 150 Ponderosa

  • 5 of 5

We can't wait to return to this lovely mountainside home! We were a team of 3 female decorators/organizers spending 6 nights to fulfill a week long mission at a local boys ranch. Despite leaving every morning at 7 am and returning at 6:30 pm, we were able to thoroughly enjoy all the amenities the house offered to include the immensely inviting hot tub on the lower deck, the well appointed kitchen to include our evening dining on the main deck and most importantly the heavenly beds in each of the rooms for a much needed night of rest each evening. I can say without hesitation we were all overjoyed at the opportunity to be guests in this beautiful home. It made us feel as though we were on a girls trip as compared to a challenging mission! Happily...the mission was an overwhelming success and we were blessed beyond belief with our evening accommodations allowing us to relax and reflect on the days events. Thank you for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful mountain home in quiet community with amazing views from decks and living room!

  • 5 of 5

We were here for a wedding in nearby Ball Ground and this comfortable home allowed our group the opportunity to spend time together better than any hotel. The large flat screen was great for college football while the sound system provided alternative entertainment for the other folks, and the hot tub was the cherry on top of everything. Thank you for the coffee cups, they helped us reboot each morning! Owner's attention to detail and quick communication were much-appreciated. Definitely recommend and would stay here if in the area again!!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place; gorgeous scenery

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful place - very clean and beautifully furnished. The owners responded quickly to my questions and set out a welcome basket along with very detailed instructions about where everything was. The way the home is set up, we were each able to have our own floor (my daughter and her family downstairs, my husband and me on the main floor and my niece and her family upstairs in the master suite. There were plenty of suggestions of places to go and things to do. The views were spectacular and the lake was great. I highly recommend this beautiful home and vacation spot!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Lookout Mountain
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Car: necessary


The focal point of Lake Arrowhead community is certainly our beautiful lake, which is fed by blue, pure mountain stream water. Our lake is one of the largest privately owned man-made lakes in Georgia and ranked the cleanest lake in the state. Lake Arrowhead's clear waters boast depths of over 80 feet. Whether boating or fishing, you'll be sure to fall in love with the beauty of our lake.


The new, award winning, championship Highlands Course opened in the fall of 2008. It is now considered one of the best new golf courses in Georgia. The Highlands Course measures over 7100 yards and features full-service practice facilities including a golf range, chipping and putting greens. Five of the Highland's 18 holes are along the lakefront while the remainder of the holes wanders into the North Georgia Foothills. Golf fees are $48 on weekdays and $55 on weekends (includes cart). Senior rates are also available.


junior Olympic size pool;

bathhouse with locker rooms;

great lawn- 5 acre multi-activity park;

outdoor picnic pavilion;

basketball court;

sand volleyball court;



oversized arrowhead-shaped pool;

spacious deck;

gazebo with picnic tables;

locker rooms/restrooms;

6 tennis courts;


lake shore trail - 1.9 miles;

flat rock trail - 1.0 miles;

wilderness trail 1.4 miles;


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $250

We recommend trip cancellation insurance. Protect your vacation. When we reserve your rental we turn dozens of other customers away for the same dates. When my family goes on vacation we purchase trip insurance. We limit the amount of people to 8. We are VERY strict on this. Lake Arrowhead is a private community with 24 security. If your name is not on list you cannot get in. Thanks

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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