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Rustic Elegance on Lake, Fabulous Mtn Views, Reunions, Weddings, Retreats, Fun!

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Lakefront View. Guest Cottage is on the Front Left.


Last updated: 03/25/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Lake Burton house description

See our awesome views of the lake and of mountains in three states. Pink sunsets melting behind the mountains are magnificent. So pretty that couples have their weddings on the dock at sunset! Perched on a peninsula in the main part of the lake, you can watch your children and friends tubing, wake boarding, and skiing right in front of you. The dock is large enough for your boat or a rental boat to dock during your stay. Inside it has stunning all wood floors, walls, and vaulted ceilings crafted with hickory, red oak, black walnut and pine. You can see the lake and mountains from every room! MAIN HOUSE KITCHEN: The kitchen is state of the art with the newest stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops, with roomy dining for 12 or more. PENTHOUSE MASTER BEDROOM: Has its own private deck overlooking the lake activity, a king size canopy bed (with a pillow top mattress), and a steam shower and whirlpool tub in the Tuscan master bathroom.

Additional Room Information:

COUNTRY FRENCH BEDROOM: (Double bed) On the main floor, it has hand painted rustic furniture, high ceiling, and its own bathroom. 2nd MASTER BEDROOM: It has a king size bed with a pillow top mattress, a bathroom, a spectacular view the minute you wake up, and a beautiful stained glass window shining its bright colors into your room. It also includes its own balcony. BASEMENT: Downstairs is a perfect place for kids to play games and watch their own large screen TV. Filled with Native American artifacts it is often visited by adults as well. The kids dorm has a bunk bed, a pillow top twin bed and a bath. GUEST COTTAGE: On our lot we have preserved and renovated one of the original cottages built after the Burton Dam was finished in the early 1930s. Used as a guest cottage, it still has a working hand stacked stone fireplace and antique bedroom furniture (full size bed). Including a full kitchen and old fashioned tub, it has been lovingly decorated to keep its charm and cozy feel.

Amenities: You will want to relax on the wrap around porch with its hand made cypress rocking chairs and large lounge chairs for complete comfort while you read or snooze. Snoozing is also allowed in the hammock swinging next to the lake.

For those who want to do some office work (bah! humbug!) there is a study with a computer (includes broadband Internet access), a fabulous lake view, and its own full bathroom. A one person roll-away allows you to use the study as an extra bedroom.

For spectacular TV watching there are HDTVs in the great room, kid's room, master bedroom and the guest cottage.


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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome:

    Great area for swimming and diving. Kid's Room has their own large flat screen TV, video games, and a large game table....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 11-18

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 king


  • Bedroom 3: 1 double


  • Bedroom 4: 1 double


  • Bedroom 5: 3 twin/ single


  • KING BEDS (2) have pillow top mattresses. DOUBLE BEDS (2) have hand painted antique furniture. TWIN/SINGLE BEDS (3) include one twin with pillow top mattress, and one bunk bed. CONVERTABLE BEDS (4) include three queen size sleeper sofas and one single person rollaway....moreless

Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 4: toilet, tub


  • Bathroom 5: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 6: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Each bedroom has its own bathroom, plus a bathroom for the living room/study room (Total of 6 bathrooms)....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Every bedroom has its own bathroom. Here are the types of beds in each bedroom: Master (upstairs) - 1 king size bed; Second Master (upstairs) - 1 king size bed; Main floor - 1 double bed; Basement - 1 bunk bed and 1 twin (3 people); Guest cottage - 1 double. Additionally there are 3 comfortable queen size sofa beds: Main house living room; Basement game room; Guest cottage living room. If needed, the study room on the main floor can also be used as a 6th bedroom. It has a full bathroom and a comfortable roll away bed for one person....moreless


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (4) HDTV using Direct TV...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake
  • Lakefront:

    Right on the water, it is only a few steps to the dock. Good for senior citizens....moreless

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View:

    See mountains from three states: Georgia (Brass Town Bald), Tennesee, and North Carolina (Standing Indian Mountain). Situated next to Lake Burton's Charlie Mountain....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    Retrieve emails online....moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available:

    Has a printer....moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Large lake dock for boats....moreless

  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    (2) The main house and the guest cottage have full kitchens....moreless

  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave:

    There are 2 microwaves and a double oven in the main house kitchen, and one microwave and one oven in the guest house. ...moreless

  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    One in the main house, one in the guest cottage, and a small refrigerator in the game room....moreless

  • Stove:

    The main house has a 5 burner stove. The guest cottage also has a stove....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Private balcony off of master bedroom. Has a patio table and chairs...moreless

  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio:

    5 decks including the master penthouse balcony with table and chairs, the covered picnic table porch, a wrap around house deck, a stationary dock with octagonal bench seating, and a big floating dock....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Paddle Boat...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Steam Shower
  • Whirlpool


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season
Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2015
2 night min stay
$550 $650
Fri, Sat
In Season 2015
May 1 - Oct 31, 2015
2 night min stay
$750 $850
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $750
  • Cleaning $300 + tax
  • Tax Rate 5%


2015 Off season:1/01/15-4/30/15.. $3900/wk; $550/wkday night; $650/wkend night.

2015 In season.. 5/1/15-10/30/15.. $4950/wk; $750/wkday night; $850/wkend night.

Half up front; 2 to 3 night min; $300 cleaning fee; $750 damage deposit; 5% tax on rental and cleaning fees.

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DISCOUNT:Without Guest Cottage (Sleeps 4) save $350/wk or $50/night. Main House still sleeps 14.

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Last updated: 03/25/2015
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110 Miles
Nearest Airport
Atlanta Intl Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
Kingwood Golf Club
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
La Prades Chophouse Restaurant and Marina

Car: Necessary

You will relish the quiet moments in front of the fireplace, drinks on the deck at sunset, counting the stars at night on the dock, and drinking coffee in the morning on the penthouse balcony. What could be better?!

CLOSE BY ACTIVITIES you won't want to miss: Short hikes to beautiful waterfalls (Minihaha, Panther and Angel Falls). Tour the Moccasin Creek Fish Hatchery (you can get there by boat!). It also has a playground area for kids. Slide and play in the brisk river water at Sliding Rock. Take in the mountain views at Black Rock Mountain Museum. Taste the excellent wines made at the Tiger Winery.

Other Activities: boating, paddle boarding and other water sports, fishing, horseback riding, ziplining, and mountain shopping


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1976

About the owner: The Story Behind “Kayc’s Kottages”...... Because of its phenomenal view and location, our point was one of the first lake lots built on after the Lake Burton Dam was finished in the late 1920’s. The first cottage was built in the early 30’s by an Atlanta developer. Some years later he built a second little cottage right next to the first one. This is now our Guest Cottage. Then in May 1976 he sold both of these small cottages to me, Kayc. I was 23 and I decided to use my savings towards lake property rather than buy a house or condominium. I had been to Lake Burton on a blind date and I fell in love with the lake. I couldn’t have been more excited than the day I drove up to my first little piece of real estate, soon to be known as “Kayc’s Kottages”. The first cottage was getting so old it was called Critter Cottage because that’s where all the animals slept! So in 1984 I replaced the older cottage with the Main House with the glass prow front, but I kept the smaller cottage next to it to be the Guest Cottage. It is one of the few old small cottages left on the lake. Then in 2007 my husband and I renovated the cottage and added to the Main House as you see it today. We added a penthouse master bedroom and master bath, a country French bedroom and bath, a large entrance foyer, and an all new kitchen and breakfast nook. We also recently added a rustic covered porch to the boathouse.

Why the Owner Chose Lake Burton:
Interesting Tid Bits about the Lake...... Lake Burton has over 1100 homes on it with 75% of the lots owned and leased out by Georgia Power. In the 1920’s Georgia Power bought the land and built the Burton Dam fed by the Tallulah River. Lake Burton is about 10 miles long. The city of Burton is underneath the 80 foot deep water basin in front of our lake house. From our house you can see mountains from three states: North Carolina’s Standing Indian Mountain, the Tennessee mountains and Georgia’s tallest mountain, Brass Town Bald. The Lake Burton Country Club rests on top of one of the Lake Burton mountains overlooking its award winning golf course. It was built by the Ritz Carlton founder Bill Johnson, who originally had a Tennessee Walking Horse farm on that site. People you may know with homes on Lake Burton include Alan Jackson, Sam Nunn, Vince Dooley, Fran Tarkenton and Nick Saban. Recently, Iron Chef Winner and Atlanta restaurateur, Kevin Rathbun, rented our place to cook for a group of his friends. And the world renowned Cirque Du Soleil performers spent their Christmas at our place! For those that know the 1972 film Deliverance, starring Burt Reynolds and Jon Voight, scenes were filmed along the Tallulah River where it feeds into Lake Burton. Also filmed on Burton was Four Seasons starring Alan Alda and Carol Burnett. And more recently, we met Clint Eastwood and Justin Timberlake when they were at the lake for scenes in Trouble With The Curve.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Lakefront View. Guest Cottage is on the Front Left.

    Lakefront View. Guest Cottage is on the Front Left.

  • Front Foyer

    Front Foyer

  • All New Kitchen

    All New Kitchen

  • View from the Kitchen

    View from the Kitchen

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Reflection of Sunset on Master Picture Window

    Reflection of Sunset on Master Picture Window

  • Master Bath Whirlpool Tub and Steam Shower

    Master Bath Whirlpool Tub and Steam Shower

  • Second Master Bedroom

    Second Master Bedroom

  • Lake Front View

    Lake Front View

  • Kid's Room or Man Cave... Your choice!

    Kid's Room or Man Cave... Your choice!

  • Hydrangeas on Lakeside of House

    Hydrangeas on Lakeside of House

  • Beautiful Sunset from Dock

    Beautiful Sunset from Dock

  • Sunset View from Master Bedroom Balcony

    Sunset View from Master Bedroom Balcony

  • Breakfast Nook

    Breakfast Nook

  • Large Great Room

    Large Great Room

  • Great Room and Fireplace

    Great Room and Fireplace

  • View from Master Bedroom

    View from Master Bedroom

  • Tuscan Master Bathroom

    Tuscan Master Bathroom

  • Cozy Bedroom in Main House

    Cozy Bedroom in Main House

  • Guest Cottage Bedroom

    Guest Cottage Bedroom

  • View Through Prow Front Window

    View Through Prow Front Window

  • Covered Porch on Boathouse

    Covered Porch on Boathouse

  • Original Pawley's Island Hammock next to Lake

    Original Pawley's Island Hammock next to Lake

  • Wedding on Dock at Sunset

    Wedding on Dock at Sunset

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