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Countless people describe this as their favorite house on Lake Burton. They say it is the perfect house, on the perfect lot, with a perfect view. It has been featured in Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles magazine and was on the Lake Burton Tour of Homes. The design of the house is open, warm and inviting. One of its many distinctive characteristics is the wide variety of options it provides for relaxing and dining. The house sits on a point with breathtaking views of the main part of the lake, but because it is at the end of a private road and off the beaten path, it offers cherished privacy. The 1.7-acre flat lot has over 400 feet of lakefront.
The rising entry on the lakeside fills the house with light and makes for a dramatic introduction. The two screened porches are stepped down toward the lake, opening onto a large stone terrace that is the activity center of the site. The “hammock porch” is everyone’s pick for a quiet snooze, while the main porch is a natural draw for reading, socializing and dining. The primary area of the first floor combines living room, dining area and kitchen in one large, open space… perfect for casual entertaining. The gourmet kitchen area is anchored by a large island, around which guests love to gather, trade stories over a glass of wine and see what’s cooking! Work by local artisans and furniture makers can be seen throughout the house.
The master bedroom suite was built on the foundation of the original cabin and features a morning deck, stacked stone fireplace, large jetted tub and steam shower. A billiard room anchors the house on the opposite end. Two guestrooms with queen-sized beds and a large laundry/utility room complete the first floor.
A sleeping loft with walk-in closet and full bath has a comfortable double bed futon and it’s own lounging nook. The loft, as well as the observation tower above, provide private places to view the beauty of Lake Burton, the North Georgia mountains and the world. The house also has a fold up cot, inflatable twin beds and a Pack ‘n Play portable crib for extra guests.
The boat dock features a gazebo with Adirondack chairs and stairs for the swimmers in the group. There is a second swimming and play area with a sloped entry by the boathouse, which is ideal for young children needing to swim in a protected beach type environment rather than in deep water.
Boats are available for rent at the nearby marina, or you can bring your own. A canoe is available for guest use, along with a few fishing rods to catch “the big one”. The lake has an abundant supply of bass, trout and catfish, and one of the best fishing spots on the lake is right in front of the house.
The two-car garage is attached by a covered walkway, and additional space is available for guest parking. Both a gas grill and charcoal grill are available for guest use, as well as two mountain bikes.
The house is equipped with WiFi and a modern entertainment system that provides music throughout the house and includes HDTV, TIVO and Blueray DVD. There is a copious selection of books, DVDs, games and toys from which to choose. The house has central heat and air conditioning, but most people prefer the fresh mountain air.
Well-behaved pets and children are very welcomed!
About Lake Burton
There are numerous reasons why Lake Burton is considered to be the finest lake destination in the southeast. Tucked away in the north Georgia mountains, it offers stunning views, moderate temperatures, clean air and clean, clear water. Despite its popularity, Lake Burton is a very peaceful setting.
It is an easy two-hour drive from Atlanta, but in many ways, it is worlds away.
There is plenty to do for people of all ages and all interests. From our doorstep you can enjoy swimming, boating, skiing, fishing, jogging and cycling. Close by you’ll find golf, horseback riding, antique and crafts shops, the Appalachian Trail and other beautiful hiking paths. You can also explore the local produce stands, tour Persimmon Creek and Tiger Mountain vineyards, visit nearby historic Clayton, Highlands, Cashiers, Franklin and Helen Alpine Village or go white water rafting on the Nantahala or Chatooga rivers.
Queen size Beds (3 - Three regular queen beds), Twin or Single Beds (3 - One twin fold up cot and two inflatable twin beds), Baby Cribs (1 - Pack 'n Play portable crib), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1 - Comfortable double bed futon)...moreless
Fall Shoulder Sep 8 - Oct 31, 2015 2 night min stay
Winter Nov 1 - Mar 31, 2016 2 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
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$750 refundable deposit required to secure reservation; checks are accepted upon with signed contract
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About the owner: RON SCHARBO - Ron has been visiting Lake Burton for over twenty-five years. For many years, he conducted “the search for the perfect lot.” He found his perfect lot in 1990 and built his dream home there the following year. A devoted fan of renowned architect, Robert Stern, Ron wanted the design to reflect Stern’s style. He describes it as a New England costal cottage with a contemporary twist. Ron was also adamant that the house, boathouse and dock fit well on the site. Ron has an advertising and marketing agency in Atlanta. You will see his creative touches throughout the house, especially his photography. He also loves to travel and to cook. Ron’s primary residence is in Atlanta, but he cherish his frequent “escapes” to Lake Burton. It is possible that his Jack Russell, Yip, enjoys the visits even more! Some of his best memories of the lake are those spent with the growing family. In fact, Ron says that the house had “its finest hour” when the family gathered there for the wedding of his daughter, Dana. “Every time I look toward the gazebo, I see Dana and Josh exchanging their vows.”
Why the Owner Chose Lake Burton: Lake Burton is magical. The boathouses are like nothing else I have seen in the South. You can get away from the urban intensity and be in a different world in just two hours. There is a wide variety of things to do, or you can just relax. Every time we leave Lake Burton, we can't wait to get back, any season of the year.
The Unique Benefits at this House: This is a very unique lot, much larger than most, private and flat. You can walk from the terrace right down to the lakefront without having to go down a long flight of stairs. The size of the lot and design of the house offer many options for group activities or to get away on your own for a little while.