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Everything a body needs. Play hard, relax here!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Spacious 3100 sf mountain retreat on 2+ acres. Perfect for large groups.

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Reunite with your family, friends or interest group at this grand 3100sf home on 2+ acres. Enjoy panoramic mountain views of the Chattahoochee National Forest plus seasonal views of Lake Chatuge. After playing hard all day, return here to rejuvenate and reconnect.

No hassle check in/out with state of the art coded door lock. No keys needed.

More than 11 guests? Please be sure to review the additional bedding options in the loft area to ensure they meet your needs.

Towing a boat? New for 2017: modern boat ramp and parking on Hwy 76, right at the end of our street! So convenient and useful for boaters.

This rustic literary themed home sits atop a small mesa that provides plenty of privacy, serenity, and fabulous views from multiple angles of the property. The themed decor of each of the four bedrooms is inspired by a well known story (or two).

Master bedroom - main floor, 1 king & 1 twin bed

Bedroom 2 - main floor, 1 queen bed

Bedroom 3 - 2nd floor, 1 king bed

Bedroom 4 - 2nd floor, 1 king bed

Loft - 2nd floor, 2 twin beds & 1 queen folding sofa bed

Queen air mattress also available

The upstairs loft area has a large play area for board games and seating for chess. Board games, books, and table games are provided. Our "Mythos Bar" room on the main floor has a 3-in-1 slate table with a built in Monopoly board. Use it for cards, bumper pool, board games or dining.

Guest Access:

You have free access to the house grounds, including a large rear deck, covered porch with gas grill, and stone fire pit patio area. Plenty of seating and tables are provided. A children's play set with swings and fort is also available in the yard, as well as a porch swing in the front of the yard.

A portable high chair, pack-n-play, baby gate, and baby monitor are available to assist families with small children.

Wireless high speed internet is provided by fiber optic cable. This area usually gets good cell service for the following major carriers: AT&T, Verizon, TMobile. Sprint is spotty. Please Note: Our Smart TV allows you to stream video using your own streaming service accounts (such as Hulu and HBOGo). We have also added Sling TV to the house, giving access to ESPN (1,2 & 3), AMC, CNN, HGTV, Comedy Central, Cartoon Network, HISTORY, Disney Channel, TNT, Food Network, TBS and more!

The house is your home to enjoy without interruption during your entire booking. If an emergency arises, give us a call and we will work to resolve the situation as soon as possible.

The Neighborhood:

The home is in a well established neighborhood near Hiawassee's downtown Main Street. The Ingles supermarket and local shopping is within 3 miles or less. Public beach access to Lake Chatuge is 5 miles away, as is the Georgia Mountain Fairground. There are plenty of nearby eateries and a movie theater on the way to Young Harris.

Getting around:

A car is recommended to get around Hiawassee and all the neighboring towns, activities, and sights.

Other Things to Note:

Up to $100 non-refundable pet fee. Dogs only please. Up to 3 dogs.

Rental agreement takes precedence over listing details.

We offer a 10% military discount. Please include a copy of your current military ID for active or retired military members so that we can reflect the discount on your quote.

More Details

Ernie & Betty Phelps
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2018

About Ernie & Betty Phelps

We are a happy couple with many hobbies and passions, including making jewelry. Betty is a business analyst for a financial software company. Ernie is a software consultant. We have several pets and enjoy seeing pictures of our guests with their pets on the grounds of the house.

Ernie & Betty Phelps purchased this house in 2015

Why Ernie & Betty Phelps chose Hiawassee

Many of our vacations have been spent in the Hiawassee area. We enjoy going to the William Holland jewelry school and exploring the many distinct towns in the area. Long term we will probably spend some or most of the year in this picturesque area.

What makes this house unique

The stone work was what we first noticed when we drove up to the property. Real stone walls, flower beds and the huge stone fire pit area in front of the cook house drew us in. Inside we were enamored of the high ceilings and Tuscan fixtures. We have added some cast iron elements and plan to accent more with it as we get more time to spend at this wonderful retreat.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Hiawassee

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • ALL garbage must be bagged. No loose garbage allowed in outdoor bins. Loose garbage prevents Waste Mgmt Co from picking up garbage. No exceptions.
  • If you move furniture, please return it to its original position before checking out.
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower
  • Bath 1 and 2 are on the main floor. Bath 3 is upstairs.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Master Bedroom Suite - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 single bed , Suite has sliding glass door access to the rear deck.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Loft - 2 single bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , Also, Queen air mattress and baby pack and play available
  • The Master Bedroom Suite and Bedroom 2 are on the main floor. The remaining sleep areas are upstairs. The loft has additional sleeping options: A folding couch that opens to a queen foam bed on the floor; A queen air mattress (you will have to inflate it before use; an air pump is provided) and a baby pack and play.
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • 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
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
We do not provide any audio or visual media. We have high speed internet allowing you to choose what your heart desires using your own online streaming media service accounts. We do supply Sling TV streaming service which offers a good variety of stations to choose from.


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Everything a body needs. Play hard, relax here!
average rating of 4.7916665 based on 24 reviews

Great Place and Location

  • 5 of 5

Great location, great views, lots of space. House is beautiful and spacious with room for everyone to spread out or spend time together. We came for Spring Break, so it was a wee bit early for activities on Lake Chatuge (beautiful) but there are a lot of other activities nearby as well. We visited Tallulah Falls, went ziplining, drove to Blue Ridge and did an escape room; even hiked a piece of the Appalachian Trail. Highly recommend this place - we'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: 01/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you were able to soak in the beauty and adventure available in and around Hiawassee. Come back when it is a bit warmer and you can tube through Helen, head up to the highest point in Georgia at Brasstown Bald, catch a show at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds or go boating on Lake Chatuge. We look forward to having you back.
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Lovely Mountain Home

  • 4 of 5

Our family enjoyed a weekend at this mountain home. The house had a large selection of games which my grandson enjoyed. He keeps asking if we can go back to the "mountain home".

  • Review Submitted: 21/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review, we hope to see you back at our mountain home soon!
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Big family? No problems here!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for large family vacations! There were plenty of games for all ages available and there was always a bumper-pool tournament going on. The kitchen was well stocked with dishes and cookware. It was an amazing place to stay😃

  • Review Submitted: 27/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing mountain retreat

  • 5 of 5

This house met all our needs for a family gathering in a beautiful, relaxing setting. We enjoyed morning coffee on the back deck overlooking the woods and use of the fire pit in the evenings. The house is located close to downtown Hiawassee and nearby Lake Chatuge. Our hosts responded quickly to any questions we had. Definitely looking forward to returning.

  • Review Submitted: 26/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice house located close to town, yet felt secluded due to being located in ridge.

  • 4 of 5

House had many amenities and utensils allowing for us to feel at home; we were not frequently running into town to purchase various odds and ends. We especially enjoyed making the mess free home made ice cream via the maker (including two freezers).

  • Review Submitted: 22/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent Christmas week at the property and were very impressed at the accommodation and all the local activities available.

  • Review Submitted: 31/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
114 Miles
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5.6 Miles
Sand Bar
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Amtrak 47 N Alexander St Toccoa, GA 30577
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
U.S. 76
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
525 U.S. 76, Hiawassee, GA 30546
Car: necessary

In addition to Atlanta International Airport, 3 other airports are within 115 miles: Chattanooga Metropolitan in TN, Asheville Regional in NC, and Greenville-Spartanburg International in SC.

Hamilton (botanical) Gardens is 5 miles away off US 76.

The Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds is also 5 miles away off US 76. Several annual events are hosted there, including the Georgia Mountain Fair in July.

Hike the High Shoals Creek Falls and enjoy the beautiful waterfall. Located in Hiawassee, these falls are a must see.

For horseback riding, try Trackrock stables in Blairsville, 22 miles away.

Visit Tallulah Gorge for waterfalls, hiking and beach access. Just 33 miles away and worth the trip.

Chatuge Shores Golf Course in Hayesville, NC is 10 miles from the house.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house around the Hiawassee

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
School's In
9 Sep 2018 - 27 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$8 per night, per additional guest
Fall Leaves Spec
1 Oct 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$8 per night, per additional guest
18 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$8 per night, per additional guest
20 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$8 per night, per additional guest
Memorial Day
24 May 2019 - 29 May 2019
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$8 per night, per additional guest
4th of July
28 Jun 2019 - 24 Jul 2019
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$8 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day
29 Aug 2019 - 3 Sep 2019
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$8 per night, per additional guest
New Year
19 Dec 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$8 per night, per additional guest
Standard pricing
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$8 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$205.83
Pet Fee AU$137.22
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$686.1

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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