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Poolside Mt Retreat is a luxury lodge that has it's very own private in ground swimming pool! Now with a salt system for a more enjoyable swimming experience! This makes it one of the most sought after vacation homes in Ellijay Georgia! This cabin sleeps up to 21 people in 4 large bedrooms, dens, loft, and even has an observation tower! Main floor and lower level bedrooms have king size beds and the two upper level bedrooms have queen size beds. The loft is one of the most relaxing places to hang out and even has a twin size 'tent' bed for some extra fun at bedtime! There are 3 1/2 bathrooms so everyone can feel at home and enjoy their privacy during their vacation time! Rustic custom made furnishings and comfy leather wrap around sofas make Poolside Mt Retreat a warm and unique vacation destination to enjoy with family and friends. The dining room features a 10ft hand made white and red cedar dining room table complete with 8ft long benches and two 3 ft end benches for plenty of seating for those special gatherings for meals, game time, and conversation time! The oversized kitchen is fully stocked and has stainless steel appliances for the ultimate cooking experience! Enjoy preparing meals while you visit with friends at the 6 kitchen bar stools. When you walk in the front door you know that it's going to be a very special vacation! The awesome mountain views draw you over to the extra large glass doors that leads to one of the private decks, perfect for sitting in the rockers to enjoy the solitude of the area! The high cathedral ceilings made of tongue and groove logs and open floor plan allows for plenty of space for everyone to spread out during their stay at Poolside Mt Retreat! Lounge in the oversized leather wrap around sofas with recliners and you are all set to enjoy 'the game' or a great movie! The wood burning fireplace provides warmth and a cozy romantic atmosphere on those cold winter nights! The mountain views are breathtaking from inside as well as from the many large decks. Take a walk up to the observation tower for a 360 degree view of the North Georgia Mountains! Many corporate retreats as well as church retreats and family reunions have called Poolside Mt Retreat their home away from home for an unforgettable work or vacation experience! You asked for it! The game room or 'Fun Center' has just about everything you can imagine! Pool table, air hockey, Sorcerer pin ball, Foosball, darts, multicade arcade game, large flat screen TV's, Blu Ray players, DVD library, electric fireplace, wireless internet, wet bar and mountain views! We hear lots of great comments about spirited gaming tournaments and how much fun everyone had in the game room. To complete the outdoor amenities you will find the two features that are requested the most, a large 6 person hot tub and large out door fire pit! The owners have also paid for guest access to Coosawattee Resort Amenities. A 20 minute drive and guests will be swimming in an indoor Olympic sized swimming pool! The memories are waiting to be made at Poolside Mt Retreat!
Keywords: Mountain home with observation tower to enjoy the mountain vistas features a private swimming pool, hot tub, fully loaded game room, outdoor firepit, wireless internet and so much more!
King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1) double futon on lower level game room adds to your sleeping options, Twin or Single Beds (1) Tent style twin size bed makes bed time an adventure for your young one!, Sleep Sofa or Futons (3) 3 Queen size sleeper sofas. One on each level....moreless
The 'Fun Center' also has darts, wet bar and large area for lounging and hanging out with your friends! To avoid disappointment you may want to bring darts for the electronic dart board due to prior guests removing or damaging them....moreless
Ping Pong Table
Satellite / Cable:
(4) 3 large flat screen TVs in main areas and master
1 bedroom has smaller TV...moreless
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
Cleaning fee$225 + tax
Refundable Damage Deposit$500
$225 per night for up to 4 people!
$275 per night for up to 4 people peak,holiday
Add $15 per person per night for non peak
Add $20 per person per night peak,holiday
WEEKLY RENTALS ONLY for summer and holidays
Weekly rate $3000 + the other fees for summer + holidays
Weekly rate $2500 + the other fees for non peak dates
$225 cleaning fee, 12% tax, $500 security deposit Must be 25 yrs old
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Well stocked convenience store is 13 minutes away. Carries most basic items to include swimming, food, and personal care items. Firewood and fishing bait may be found across the Street at the Minnows and More Trading Post. Dominoes Pizza is at the corner.
Poolside Mt Retreat is located near one of the boat ramps for Carters Lake! Bring your own boat or rent one to get the full enjoyment of being by this best kept secret in Ellijay Georgia! We also have a private fishing guide for hire!
As an extra special bonus for our Poolside Mt Retreat guests, you now have the use of all the amenities at the near by Coosawattee River Resort! The guest pass will give you full access to the outdoor pools, indoor heated olympic size swimming pool, rec center, game room, fitness center, tennis courts, mini golf, fish pond, river and parks! River tubing trips can be booked for a fee at the General Store!
Year Purchased: 2010
About: Hi everyone! We are a family of 3+3. Mom and Dad in our 40-50's; a 10 year old daughter; two rescued cats and a rescued dog. Dad works for National Defense as a Physicist. Mom also works for National Defense as an Engineer. We have spent a fair amount of our lives in the South and love the mountain area!
Why Carters Lake: Why Ellijay: We fell in love with the area when visiting a couple of years ago and ended up buying a home we loved it so much. We have visited Gatlinburg often but find that this area provides a more immersive experience and enjoy it more. It is also closer for us than Gatlinburg! Ellijay provides a low key small town feel and the area really lets you unwind and feel connected with nature.
Why this home: We chose this home because 1) it has an in ground pool!; 2) it has a great flow and feel; 3) is new and well built ; 4) the subdivision is controlled and is gated. Homes are spread out and we rarely make contact with anyone when we visit. We certainly never see other houses from this one. This makes for a very private and relaxing break. The house has an open floor-plan with 20+ foot ceilings and lots of pine tongue-and-groove. Everything was built well to include the professional fire pit and outdoor pool.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin: My daughter would have to say the number one benefit is the in ground pool and Hot Tub. She spends most of her time in either one! For Mom and Dad, it is the peacefulness of the area and the openness of the house. When you look out from most living areas there are wonderful long range views of the Georgia Mountains, views of mature Hickory, Hemlock, Oak, and Cedar. To me, the house feels integrated into the mountain area. Views of the North Georgia Mountains are everywhere, Even the fire pit has a view!
We all love the game room. Lots of tournaments to be had and family fun. This is a massive room with full sized air hockey, pool table, multicade arcade game, restored Sorcerer pinball machine, Foosball, electronic darts, and PS2. My daughter is pretty good with the old arcade games - she beats me all the time! Her favorite is Time Pilot. My wife is a die hard Centipede fan. Although I never played it in the 80's, I like Gyrus. There are 48+ arcade games to choose from; built into an original 80's MS. Pac-man game cabinet! My favorite in the game area has to be the Sorcerer pinball machine. I took the game apart, refurbished it, put it back together, and it plays great! Reminds me of playing pinball in the 80's - lots of fun.
There are fishing ponds within a 5 minute walk and walking trails that start at the backyard of this house. With one of the best stream and Lake fishing in Georgia within 20 minutes as well as tubing and canoeing, the options are endless.
The perfect evening for us is to take a dip in the pool and Hot Tub after a long day while Dad grills steaks. Dad: the Grill is in line of sight of the pool/Hot Tub and in talking range. You wont be relegated to an isolated spot. We eat the steaks by the pool then take a dip in the hot tub while a fire is starting in the fire pit. On a clear night we see shooting stars from the hot tub every couple of minutes! Then we sit around the fire and enjoy stories while roasting marshmallows.