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Waterside Cottage, picturesque setting on Lake Chatuge. Spring specials!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 2 Baths, lake view, mountain views.

For availability at Waterside Cottage, please check your dates, the calendar is current. Or, get a detailed price for your dates by clicking to the right. Rates listed are the "best rate" available for this 3 bedroom 2 bath lake house, IF THE RATE LISTED DOES NOT MEET YOUR BUDGET, PLEASE LOOK ELSEWHERE, WE HAVE POSTED THE FAIREST RATE POSSIBLE. Discounts ARE considered on longer stays. Please read description below to answer all your questions about Waterside Cottage. If you do not find the answer here, please email or call the owner.

Not a cabin, not a castle...a lakeside cottage, casually elegant, comfortable and affordable.

Lovely views of the mountains and the lake. Close to town, quaint shops, restaurants and vineyards, Waterside Cottage is a retreat for small families, seniors, and couples.

Light and clean with all the comforts of home make this the right choice for your holiday plans. Surrounded by the lake and mountains, the home faces Lake Chatuge, known for it's clean waters, great for swimming, boating, fishing and water sports. The town of Hiawassee, with its lake and mountain views is often referred to as "The Enchanted Valley".

Hiking trails, waterfalls, parks, antique malls, boutiques, golf, fine and casual dining and so much more is conveniently close. Waterside Cottage is not a party home, and is not suitable for large groups or party people. Rather, it is a centrally located, affordable, comfortable cottage. Within walking distance to the town of Hiawassee, in a lakeside neighborhood, with no steep mountain roads, it is located on a paved road with gentle terrain. It is not remote and there are neighbors close by. It is approximately one mile to HWY 76 a main road that takes you to the entire surrounding area, towns such as Clayton, Helen, Blue Ridge, Hayesville, and Franklin, all about a 30 minute drive. Take a trip over the great smoky mountains and visit Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Asheville or Chattanooga, all about a 2 1/2 hour drive.

There is not a boat dock associated with Waterside but there's room to park a boat and a launching area close by.

Lake access is out the front gate and across the quiet road where there is a park like setting. The water front is a gradual slope where you can wade out or stay close to shore. Or stretch out on the Adirondack chairs and watch the the boats go by.

There are marinas nearby to rent boats, or bring your own.

Watch the sunset over the lake and roast marshmallows around the firepit while the kids catch fireflies.

Walk or bike to the town of Hiawassee (or take the 3 min drive), where you will find fine restaurants and fast food, upscale shops and old fashioned general stores. There is 'Music on the Square' every Saturday summer night, and a farmers market to buy local produce and crafts.

Just a 5 minute drive away Georgia Mountain fairgrounds and Music Hall where there are festivals and concerts all year long.

You can catch a movie, play golf or visit the spa at Brasstown Valley Resort.

Visit the nearby towns. Blue Ridge where you can ride the train though the mountains, or the Bavarian town of Helen where you can tube down the river or enjoy the longest Oktoberfest in the US, take a zip-line in Sautee, or Blairsville. Visit Brasstown Bald, Georgia's highest mountain where the views will take your breath away. Hike the Appalachian trail, there is an entrance just a few miles away.

The Master bedroom, upstairs with a new King sized bed (2016), and a spacious balcony with great views.

Also upstairs is the guest bedroom with 2 new twin beds and trundles underneath.

There is one bathroom upstairs, with double sinks, a tub/shower and commode.

Downstairs there is a 2nd Master bedroom with a new (2016) queen bed, TV.

There is one bathroom downstairs with a tub/shower and commode.

The kitchen is fully equipped for cooking with pots/pans, utensils, spices and coffee service.

For added fun include the boat shed access which contains four kayaks, bicycles and fishing gear. The boat shed is automatically included in the summer rate. Please note: the kayaks are for experienced and active people and are not recommended for people who are sedentary.

Waterside Cottage: not an isolated cabin in the woods, but a lakeside retreat close to town and all that it offers.

Keywords: Lake House, Mountain home, Vacation home, Cabin, lake cabin, mountain cabin, lake cottage, waterside cottage, waterside cabin

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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2017

About Catherine

I grew up spending my summers in the mountains of upstate NY and Vermont. I fell in love with the Hiawassee area because it reminded me so much of those areas I knew as a child. The pristine mountains and waters and the air that smells so fresh. Now my family and I live in South Florida, and altho we are blessed to live here, there is something so special about Hiawassee, we hope to live there someday.

Catherine purchased this house in 2005

Why Catherine chose North Georgia Mountains

Location, Location, Location, It is a mountain and lake community with funfilled summers and sometimes snowy winters. So close to everything, in a peaceful community on the lake. Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds with concerts and festivals is 7 minutes away! See link above.

What makes this house unique

Here you can experience the small town community of Hiawassee and the lake, or the surrounding mountains, but have all the modern conveniences in an easily accessible home that it gorgeous and comfortable. You can relax in quiet solitude at the house, go out on the lake and explore the undeveloped islands or join the community on the town square for an evening of great food and music, the choice is yours. Fine dining, casual fast food, great shopping, movies, theatre, the list goes on, its all here.

Guestbook comments from the owner

So, I want to thank you for your lovely place! We had such a great family time. Your home is very accommodating and well stocked with everything we could have wanted and we enjoyed it very much.
Nov 2012
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Hiawassee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 To ensure the most comfortable accommodation, a maximum of 5 adults.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4) For the maximum comfort, a limit of 5 adults
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Based on the number of bathrooms, we retain the right to accept a max of 4 adults and 2 children.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(62 traveler reviews)

Waterside Cottage, picturesque setting on Lake Chatuge. Spring specials!
average rating of 4.887097 based on 76 reviews

A great experience

  • 5 of 5

We have rented homes in several states over the years and this one is one of the best. It is everything that it is advertised to be and more. It is by far the best equipped kitchen in any home we have ever booked and the place is immaculate and everything works! Little thing like coffee and condiments, soaps and detergents, are provided at no charge, the towels and linens are good quality and new, not threadbare like some places we have stayed. Maintenance issues are up to date, nothing is lacking paint or showing excessive wear.

The layout is very well thought out to be convenient to families with children or without. Hiawasse is a beautiful place to visit and this home is close to shopping and dining, the neighborhood is quiet and the scenery is unbeatable. We attend a festival in the area every May and definitely will reserve this home for next year.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed all that Waterside Cottage has to offer! Our cottage in the mountains is a sweet place for sure, and it most appreciated by folks like you who know how to enjoy life! Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience here.
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Beautiful inside and out!

  • 5 of 5

This was an amazing home away from home for our family! If you are looking for a relaxing stay or adventures with your family this is the place! The home was amazing and well equipped with everything our family needed.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Escape

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four enjoyed our stay at this little jewel of a home. Even though we were celebrating Spring Break, we got a dose of winter with a beautiful snow fall over the first night of our stay. We woke up to a Winter Wonderland which was a treat for this Florida family.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Feb 2017 stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time, beautiful location right by the lake! Thank you.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay .The house is so comfortable , plenty of room. Because we chose to vacation in December we didn't get to take advantage of the Lake activities besides the Views but there was plenty to do in the house , enjoying the fireplace, playing games, cards, watching a movie, or reading. Good family time spent together. Found lots to do around in nearby cities , Helen Ga. was my favorite. Plenty of good restaurants to choose from all around or I enjoyed taking advantage of the full kitchen at the house and cooking some meals.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing winter holiday home!

  • 5 of 5

This house was a perfect getaway for our family of six. We spent three nights at the lake house and were very pleased with our experience! The house was comfortable and clean. The kids loved the pool table and foosball table, as well as the hot tub. The owners were very helpful and they answered any questions that we had. The views were amazing and the town was quiet and peaceful. If you want a full service experience then a hotel may be better suited for you. They ask that you wash dishes, strip the linens, wash the towels, take out the trash, and leave the home as it was when you arrived. This was fine for us :), but may not be for everyone. Plenty of places to eat and an overall great place for a quiet weekend. We also enjoyed the blue ridge scenic railway and the festival of lights at the fairgrounds...we absolutely loved our stay in this beautiful home and will rent again. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds
"For great concerts, fairs and festivals. Or put your boat in here. Just 5 minutes away by ..."
Cafe Portofino
Michaelee's Chocolate Caffe -- CLOSED
Chatuge Shores Golf Course
Enota Mountain Retreat Center and Sanctuary
El Cancun Mexican Restaurant
Monte Alban Restaurant
Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa
"A must see! There is an elegant dining and a more casual eatery with pool tables downstairs..."
Funworld At Fieldstone
"Movie Theatre"
Hiawassee Antique Mall
"People come from all over the country to visit this vast and unique antique mall."
Ridges Resort & Marina
"The Oak Grille has wonderful atmosphere, and delicious food Also here is a more casual eat..."
Chophouse of Hiawassee
"Great steak, salads and wine, views of Lake Chatuge and our lake area."
Daniel's Steakhouse
"All you can eat, and so close!"
Ingles Market
"Local Supermarket, 2 minute drive, has a Starbucks!"
Dairy Queen
"All I can say is I scream, you scream we all scream for icecream!"
"Never have tried it, but my guests rave about it."
Chunky Gal Stables
"Guests have told me they go here for trail rides"
Big Al's Pizza
Hamilton Rhododendron Garden
"I love walking through this beautiful place. Great for couples, families and photo opportun..."
Chatuge Lake
"Of course, there is no better lake in my opinion. And it is right out the front door at Wat..."
Chatuge Dam
"Another beautiful spot to walk and take pictures and enjoy breathtaking scenery!"
Boundary Waters Resort & Marina Inc
"We have rented a pontoon from this establishment and it was a great experience!"
Nearest Point of Interest
Funworld and Movies
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Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds
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Town Square
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Timberlake Square
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Antiques Mall
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Brasstown Valley Resort
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The Chop House
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Brasstown Valley Spa
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Brasstown Valley Golf
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The Oak Grille
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The Fieldstone Marina
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Dairy Queen
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Coffee Shop
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Ingles Supermarket
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Marinas and boat rentals, Funworld (a great place for children, young and old) and Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds 7 minute drive away


Rates & Availability

Hiawassee House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring Specials
Apr 1 2017 - May 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer Starts
May 21 2017 - Jun 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Peak of Summer
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 25 2017
6 night minimum stay
Fall leaves
Sep 23 2017 - Nov 4 2017
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $100
Clean fee $100


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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