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Luxury Home, Hot Tub, Wifi, Hd TV, Free Kayaks, Amazing River! Aug.1-8 Available

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Last updated: 05/24/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

You'll think you've died and gone to heaven! This luxury cabin known as 'White Rapids Retreat' is located on the Buck Shoals gorgeous wide stretch of the Chattahoochee River near Helen, and is anything but ordinary. Relax and sleep to the sounds of the rushing river rapids just 50 feet from the cabin and enjoy the panoramic open views of the river while soaking in the hot tub. Complimentary Kayaks are included so you can enjoy some river adventure!

This unique section of the river directly behind the cabin is your own private water amusement park: enjoy swimming, sunning and relaxing on the sandbar in the middle of the river, tubing / kayaking / rafting from behind the cabin, playing on the natural rock waterslides, and hiking along the river. The fishing is excellent behind the cabin for smallmouth bass, striped bass, catfish, and bream.

The kids will love climbing trees and playing on the tire swing on the property. Your stress will melt away as you catnap in the riverside hammock. The screened porch with natural slate tile floor overlooks the river and has satellite TV so Dad won't miss any of the football game. Plasma TV's with High Definition receivers are a nice amenity. Any gourmet chef would be delighted by the beautiful kitchen, gas grill on the deck, and charcoal grill down by the river.

The picnic table next to the river makes the perfect place for a Sunday afternoon cookout. Your kids will never forget the family nights spent around the riverside campfire telling ghost stories, catching fireflies, and roasting marshmallows. Drink a cherry Coke on the front porch swing and you'll feel like your back in Mayberry.

Nature lovers should keep an eye out for the wild deer and Canadian geese in the backyard while sipping your morning coffee. This property is very private and secluded on 5 acres of wooded property, and the opposite side of the river is part of a state park. Enjoy nature walks through the woods on the property.

Play games and watch movies by a cozy stacked stone fireplace. The interior of the cabin is beautifully decorated with rustic log furniture and antique motif. Whatever your age or interests, there is something for everyone at this extraordinary river cabin retreat.

Guests consistently remark that they have never seen a more breathtaking river view property as this one!!! This is the ultimate river cabin vacation experience!!!

Keywords: cabin river Helen Georgia Chattahoochee

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1650 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 25 years old....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Pet fee required...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 7-10

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Picnic Table next to the River, Hammock next to the River, Tire Swing.

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    DirecTV satellite receivers with HD feed...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    3 TV's (2 are Flat screen Plasma TV with High Definition receivers)...moreless

  • Video Library:

    DVDs available for guests....moreless

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront:

    Located directly on wide panoramic portion of white water rapids on the Chattahoochee River....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    plus 3 bar stools at kitchen counter top bar...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    wireless WiFi ...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace:

    Stacked Stone with Rustic Log mantle....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    With Stainless steel appliances....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    We have 2 sit on top kayaks for use by our guests. One is a tandem kayak, the other is a solo kayak. We also provide you with life vests, paddles, and helmets....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Screened-in porch overlooking the river with couches and satellite TV. Great area for partying or relaxing....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Located on deck overlooking river....moreless

 

Reviews

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Peak Season
Mar 5 - Nov 1, 2015
1 night min stay
$275
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$200

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Taxes Included

Notes:

50% payment due at time of booking, 50% balance payment due 14 days prior to check in.


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Last updated: 05/24/2015
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Location

Tubing on the river behind the cabin.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: Our family used to live in South Florida. I am a Physical Therapist, Marisol is a Pharmacist. We wanted to have a vacation property to escape to with the kids and build family memories through the years. I wanted a place in the Florida Keys. Marisol did NOT. I am glad I listened to my wife. We spent about 7 years vacationing to this property with our family and created so many wonderful family memories right there on the river. We gradually fell in love with the North Georgia mountains and relocated to this area with our family. There is a plaque on a rock down by the river that says 'A little peace of heaven'. And that is exactly what this property is. I am never happier than I am at this property spending time with family and friends. Now that I live only 30 minutes away from White Rapids Retreat, I am able to come over once per week and perform regular maintenance, repairs, and make improvements to the property, so year by year we gradually add amenities and make upgrades for everyone's enjoyment.

Why the Owner Chose Helen:
This property is located 1.5 hours drive from Atlanta, so you can either drive there or fly into Atlanta and rent a car for a short drive. We looked at alot of properties in North Carolina, South Carolina, and North Georgia. Our family loves the river, so we were only looking at river properties. There were alot of options, but we wanted a river with rushing rapids to play in and the sound of the water to lull you to sleep in a hammock. Most properties are either slow moving water, or the house is too far away from the river. The moment we saw this property, I told the realtor 'This is it'. We actually ended up in a bidding war with another buyer over this property. We won!!! It has been worth every penny. We would like to share this property with you and your family to enjoy.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
There are so many things to do at the cabin, in the river, and in the North Georgia area, that I can't pick just one. Mostly, we just love spending time with family and friends experiencing what 'a little piece of heaven' is like.


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Photos

  • View of the river behind the cabin

    View of the river behind the cabin

  • Great Room with leather couches and stacked stone fireplace

    Great Room with leather couches and stacked stone fireplace

  • Beautiful kitchen and great for entertaining!

    Beautiful kitchen and great for entertaining!

  • Loft with bunk beds and pull-out trundle bed

    Loft with bunk beds and pull-out trundle bed

  • Have your backyard BBQ picnic by the river

    Have your backyard BBQ picnic by the river

  • Tubing in the river behind the cabin.  Beautiful National Park like setting!!!

    Tubing in the river behind the cabin. Beautiful National Park like setting!!!

  • Kids playing on the rocks in the middle of the river behind the cabin

    Kids playing on the rocks in the middle of the river behind the cabin

  • Spectacular view upriver behind the cabin!!!  National Forest type setting.

    Spectacular view upriver behind the cabin!!! National Forest type setting.

  • Alternate view down river from behind the cabin.   Ansel Adams type scenery.

    Alternate view down river from behind the cabin. Ansel Adams type scenery.

  • Natural rock waterslide behind the cabin!  Who needs Disney World?!!!

    Natural rock waterslide behind the cabin! Who needs Disney World?!!!

  • kids will be playing in the river all day!

    kids will be playing in the river all day!

  • easy access across river walking over shallow rocks

    easy access across river walking over shallow rocks

  • View of the back of the property

    View of the back of the property

  • Master Bedroom with french doors opening out to deck overlooking river

    Master Bedroom with french doors opening out to deck overlooking river

  • Guest Bedroom with french doors opening to balcony with wide river views

    Guest Bedroom with french doors opening to balcony with wide river views

  • screened porch overlooking river with satellite TV and fans

    screened porch overlooking river with satellite TV and fans

  • Complimentary guest use of 2 sit on top kayaks (1 tandem, 1 solo kayak).

    Complimentary guest use of 2 sit on top kayaks (1 tandem, 1 solo kayak).

  • Hot tub on the back deck overlooking the river.  Time to relax!

    Hot tub on the back deck overlooking the river. Time to relax!

  • Relax on the natural sandbar in the middle of the river behind the cabin.

    Relax on the natural sandbar in the middle of the river behind the cabin.

  • View down the river from behind the cabin

    View down the river from behind the cabin

  • beautiful grassy backyard with stone pathway down to the river

    beautiful grassy backyard with stone pathway down to the river

  • Panorama photo of river

    Panorama photo of river

  • view of the backyard ('A Little Piece of Heaven')

    view of the backyard ('A Little Piece of Heaven')

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 2 days
  • Response rate 90%
  • Calendar last updated 05/24/2015
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