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On Mntn STREAM in BigCanoe, LUX FURNSHD, grn-belt w trails, gameroom, Swm passes

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

Luxury Big Canoe retreat, sleeps 12, 3 bdrms sleeps 7 + loft bdrm sleeps 5

The Shack, a rustic/modern luxuriously appointed home is located inside of the multi-awarded Big Canoe luxury gated nature preserve and mountain/golf/tennis/water activities community and sits on a beautiful, babbling mountain stream. This is not the typical home rental. The Shack offers high-end appointments such as high thread count linens, All-Clad cookware, plush Hotel Collection towels, Stearns and Foster mattresses, original artwork, high-end furnishings, granite countertops in kitchen and teak vanity tops in baths.

There are 2 luxurious dens with windows galore. Both with original artwork and ample reading supply. The main step-down den offers flat screen tv with sound system, indoor/outdoor speakers and dvd player next to the stacked stone oversized wood burning fireplace with hearth seating. Use our wood for those colder nights just out the side door. Also on the main level is the Master suite with full bath including shower, jetted tub and double sink teak vanity. The master bedroom offers a king sized super plush Stearns and Foster mattress with tv, seating area and deck access. The queen guest bedroom, also on main level, offers another plush Stearns and Foster mattress, Indonesian carved headboard, black out curtains and full bath with tub shower combo. Just off of the kitchen and second den/sunroom with three walls of windows is the deck area with stainless dining table, cast iron fire pit, big green egg, dart board and patio furniture with umbrella all overlooking the babbling stream and greenbelt.

The upper level offers another queen bedroom with an extra twin sleeper nook and the loft area with bunks, trundle and sleeper sectional sofa. Both access the full upper bath with travertine shower. The terrace level offers 4 workout machines including BowFlex, Precor treadmill, Elliptical and Stairmaster. Also a game area that includes ping pong, foosball, Wii and a 60+ game vintage standing arcade that includes Ms.Pacman, Centipede, Frogger and Galaga among others. Bring the razor scooters as the children like to ride around in the terrace level. Go out of the sliding glass doors into the screened-in porch that offers bug free lounging via daybed, and two rocking loungers all right beside the babbling stream, hammock, bench swing and horseshoe pit.

Enjoy utilizing our newly renovated granite/stainless kitchen with bar seating and the peaceful deck areas or dine out at nearby restaurants including Black Bear Pub or Mountains Grill at the Clubhouse, Home Restaurant featuring farm to table continental cuisine and now Sourwood Cafe just outside the north gate. Fuego Mexican Cantina and Forno Italian are also close by next to the IGA grocery store.

Award winning Big Canoe offers such amenities as 27 Championship holes of golf, 12 multi-surfaced tennis courts and indoor courts, many hiking trails with waterfalls, parks with playsets for the little ones, jogging paths, ball fields, bocce courts, basketball court and jeep trail. The Swim Club at Lake Disharoon featuring Disharoon Cafe is available during the summer months and includes canoeing and paddle boarding, the spring fed rock waterside and spa water pool all next to the Spa and Fitness Center. Fishing/boating/swimming including Pontoons, kayaks, canoes, and paddle boards are available all year round on Lake Petit. Just checkin at the Marina for rentals. Feel free to use our canoe for no fee on slip #246 and be sure to get life vests at the Marina outfitter.

The Shack is nestled within the 'V' of two shallow streams 15 feet from the house on a greenbelt of protected forest. Step across the stream in the backyard to a trail system that hugs the flowing stream. The trail system follows the flowing stream to Lake Petit and is a perfect spot for the picnic lunch. In the opposite direction the trail leads to historic Indian Mounds and Loop trail hugging the beautiful stream the entire way. Just off the deck enjoy the horseshoe pit, bench swing and hammock right beside the babbling mountain stream. There are many other trail systems inside of Big Canoe only a short car ride away. Bring a picnic and and enjoy these easy to moderate nature hikes.

The Shack offers a peaceful, private outdoor landscape with endless adventure and relaxation for children and adults alike and yet perfect for that romantic couples getaway in the mountains.

*Please note the 8 free swim passes, a $10 per person/day value, applies only to the 2 outdoor pool areas in Big Canoe during the summer months only (The Swim Club at Wolfscratch Village and Wildcat Pool). These swim passes are not valid for the indoor pool use. PLEASE KEEP TRACK OF SWIM PASS BANDS as you could be charged a fee for lost bracelets. The indoor pool is open year round for daily fee at the Spa and Fitness Center about 3 mns from the house.

More Details

Owner
Dusty Griffith
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2017

About Dusty Griffith

Real estate investor/artist/musician/believer Dusty Griffith's art is on display at Pryor Fine Art in Atlanta or viewable online at dustygriffith.com. Julia Denton is a talented actress at IMDB.com/juliadenton.

Dusty and Julia are also the owner of the 4 bedroom/4.5 bath lakefront home "The Roost" in Big Canoe, Home Away #989686.

Dusty Griffith purchased this house in 2003

Amenities

Dawsonville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please do not leave trash outside as it could attract bears or wildlife. There is a trash refuse area just inside the North Gate Entrance of Big Canoe
  • Pets are not allowed on the main level or upstairs level of the home under any circumstance. Basement level has an oversized doggie bed for your pet.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • River ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom 3 is upstairs and is shared between bedroom 3 and loft bedroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , loft bedroom including pull out single mattress under bunk
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Bdrm offers a comfy twin mattress sleeping nook
  • The loft bedroom offers bunk bed with a pull out single mattress/trundle sleeping a 3rd and a sleeper sofa sleeping 2 more.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Steam Shower
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Smoking allowed on decks and screened in porch ONLY. Well behaved pets are allowed in the terrace/basement level only. Large dog bed supplied in basement/rec room. Indoor/outdoor stereo system available. Bring your ipod, phone or computer and connect your devices to the indoor/outdoor stereo system. Have the receiver set to 'video 1'. 2 Outdoor Pools during summer months, 1 indoor pool year round. Spa, fitness facility, Golf club, indoor/outdoor tennis, activity lake with swimming, paddle boats and trails are all within the gates of Big Canoe. *Please note the 8 free swim passes apply only to the 2 outdoor pool areas (The Swim Club at Wolfscratch Village and Wildcat Pool).

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

On Mntn STREAM in BigCanoe, LUX FURNSHD, grn-belt w trails, gameroom, Swm passes
average rating of 4.8717947 based on 39 reviews
5

Tranquil, beautiful, relaxing get away

  • 5 of 5

We loved every second that we spent at "The Shack". The decor and artwork are stunning, and the quiet surroundings are so relaxing. This home has everything you need for a quiet get away....lots of beautiful scenery, a comfortable beautiful interior, tons of books for reading on the sunporch or in the hammock, and just minutes from some great restaurants, like HOME.

Dusty, the owner, is a super nice guy, and he will make sure you have everything you need. We can't wait to go back!

~Tiffany & Gabe

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Atlanta, Georgia
5

Beautiful house and property!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great long weekend in this beautiful house! The house has everything you need. It's very relaxing, especially the property! We loved the ping pong table and arcade games. We enjoyed many of the hiking trails in Big Canoe - what a great community!

Dusty was super accommodating - we would recommend this property to everyone!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Great location for a girl's trip!

  • 4 of 5

I, along with 8 other girls spent the weekend at this cabin. We had a great time. There are more than enough beds for everyone. The couches in both living rooms are comfortable and perfect for lounging around. The kitchen is fully stocked. I would suggest bringing aluminum foil for pans for easier clean up. The bed in the master bedroom, along with all of the other beds, is very comfortable.

Pros:

Amazing cabin

Great location

Beautiful scenery

Cons:

-You have to take your trash down to the front gate. Not really a con but definitely something to keep in mind.

-Hot water doesn't last long if there are a lot of people needing to shower.

-Include where the fuse box is in the information book (we blew a fuse upsatairs).

-Bunk beds are a little wobbly, it's definitely more suited for children or teenager.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Danielle Thank you once again for visiting The Shack. Per your review we have tightened down the bunk beds and they are much more stable now. We will now mention where the fuse box is for future guests accessibility. Also Big Canoe does not have trash pick up due to it attracting wildlife/bears. Unfortunatley all trash does need to be brought to the North Gate refuse area. Lastly when all bathrooms are in use at the same time as with most houses there is a chance hot water could run low. Most of the time this is a non issue as people stagger. Our apologies.
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Covington, Georgia
5

Perfect Christmas at The Shack

  • 5 of 5

My extended family--parents, in-laws, my husband, and I--enjoyed a wonderful Christmas at the cabin. It was immaculately clean and just as gorgeous as the story told by the pictures. We all had room to spread out and sleep comfortably. The game room was lots of fun, too--although I didn't quite beat the Pac-Man high score--maybe next year!!

This Christmas was especially tender for us, as my grandmother, our "Gimmy," recently passed away. Our first Christmas spent away from home was a great success, and The Shack was a big part of that success. We all had a sweet, peaceful vibe and would definitely recommend :).

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home for a family holiday!

  • 5 of 5

Eleven of us stayed in this home the week between Christmas and New Years! It was very comfortable, clean and we had a wonderful time! We would come back to this home any time to stay again! Thank you Dusty for sharing your beautiful home and making it so comfortable for guests. We've stayed in many cabins over the years and this one was especially nice and cozy!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA
4

Family Time

  • 4 of 5

My family recently stayed at The Shack during the weekend before Thanksgiving. The accommodations were comfortable and inviting. Art work is fantastic! Dusty, the owner, is very accommodating and quick to answer questions. The book that contained the house instructions was in the front room in a bin; I wish we had found that earlier and would have known how to work the garbage disposal! Overall, it was a comfortable stay with beautiful views.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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"pumpkins galore, food, shopping, hay rides."
Gibbs Gardens
Amicalola Falls State Park Lodge Restaurant
"Hiking, camping, gift center, play grounds, start of the Appalachian Trail."
Cartecay Vineyards
"Wine tastings and live music."
Cartecay River Experience, llc
"Tubing and kayaking."
Home Restaurant
"Farm to table continental cuisine with bar and Tvs for the big game."
Fuego Mexican Grill
61 Main
"Fine dining in Jasper."
North Georgia Premium Outlets
Big Canoe Fitness Center
"State of the art fitness center with spa services, excersize classes, indoor heated pool, ra..."
Big Canoe Marina
"Picturesque Lake Petit nestled in the Big Canoe mountains, the Marina offers boating rentals..."
Big Canoe Golf Shop
"27 Championship holes in the picturesque setting of the Big Canoe Mountains."
Big Canoe Tennis
"Multi-surface picturesque tennis facility with proshop. Both indoor and outdoor courts nestl..."
Polar Bear Ice Cream and Coffee
"Ice cream and coffee shop."
Mary's Bread Basket
"Fresh baked breads, breakfast and gourmet sandwiches."
Rocco's Pub
"Live music, upscale award winning bar food, and beers galore."
Big Canoe Swim Club
Venti Italian Bistro
"Excellent Italian fare worth the 30 minute drive from Big Canoe."
Terraces At Big Canoe
Carriage House
Chateau Meichtry
"Great winery for Georgia with amazing tasting room and facilites."
Engelheim Vineyards
Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Black Bear Pub, Home Restaurant
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Big Canoe Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Steve Tate Hwy/Hwy 53
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Black Bear Pub and The Cafe in summer
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Big Canoe swim lake and water park
Car: recommended

Our rustic/modern luxuriously appointed home is located inside of Big Canoe luxury gated mountain/waterfront home community. This is not the typical home rental. It offers high end appointments such as 800 thread count linens, All-Clad cookware, Hotel Collection towels, original artwork and high end furnishings, yet remains perfect for the entire family or the romantic getaway. Big Canoe offers such amenities as golf, tennis, hiking, swimming/water park, fishing/boating, bird watching, fitness and spa, dining and shopping. The home is nestled within the 'V' of two shallow streams 15 feet from the house on a greenbelt of protected forest. These streams, along with the peaceful, private outdoor landscape offer endless adventure and fun for children and adults alike. Step across the stream in the backyard to a trail system that hugs the flowing creek for 1/2 mile to Lake Petit, which offers boating/fishing; in the opposite direction 1/2 mile, the trail leads to historic Indian Mounds and Loop trail. Bring a picnic and and enjoy these easy nature walks in your own backyard. Our flat yard alongside the babbling creek also offers a horseshoe pit with bench swing and hammock. The basement offers 4 workout machines including BowFlex, Stairmaster and treadmill. Also a game area that includes ping pong, foosball and a 60+ game vintage standing arcade that includes among others, Ms.Pacman, Centipede and Galaga. Dine out at nearby restaurants on and off the Big Canoe property, or stay home and enjoy utilizing our newly renovated granite/stainless kitchen with bar seating and deck areas with cast iron fire pit and lounge area.

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Rates & Availability

Dawsonville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
May 19 2017 - Aug 13 2017
6 night minimum stay
$269
From
$289
Fri,Sat
 
 
October/Fall 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$249
From
$269
Fri,Sat
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 26 2017
6 night minimum stay
$249
From
$269
Fri,Sat
 
 
Christmas 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 29 2017
6 night minimum stay
$249
From
$269
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$239
From
$259
Fri,Sat
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Cleaning $175
Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 6.0%

FREE SWIM CLUB ACCESS to both outdoor pool areas for 8 people per day. A value of $64.00 per day/ $448 per week.
*Please note the 8 free swim passes apply only to the 2 outdoor pool areas (The Swim Club at Wolfscratch Village next to the Spa and Fitness Center and Wildcat Pool near the north entrance gate). Both are opened during the summer months. More passes may be purchased at the pool entrances. These swim passes are not valid for the indoor pool use. PLEASE KEEP TRACK OF SWIM PASS BANDS as you could be charged a fee for replacement bracelets. The indoor pool is opened year round at the Spa and Fitness Center for daily fee.

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.
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