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Luxurious Lakefront Country French Villa

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Front of Boyd Villa

Front of Boyd Villa Great Room on Main Level Dining Area and Kitchen on Main Level Great Room from upstairs Library Kitchen on Main Level Mini Bar off Main Kitchen with Mini Frig and Ice Maker Master Bedroom on Main Level View of Lake Petit from the Master Bed Master Bath on Main Level with Air Jet Ultra Bain Tub for Two His & Her Master Bath on Main Level with walk-thru Steam Shower Library on Upper Level King Guest Room on Upper Level Queen Guest Room on Upper Level with Balcony Great Room Downstairs on Terrace Level with Full Kitchen & Pool Table Sitting Area in Terrace Level Great Room Second Master on Terrace Level Bath for Master on Terrace Level with Garden Tub and walk-in Shower Queen Guest Room on Terrace Level Bunk Room on Terrace Level with 4 Twins & 2 Trundles Futon Room on Terrace Level Full Bath for Bunk Room and Futon Room on Terrace Level Deck off Main Level over looking Lake Petit View of Lake Petit for Deck

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Last updated: 04/23/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Big Canoe house description

Truly the most luxurious rental in Big Canoe - we encourage you to preview the Villa before your stay to verify our claim. If you are having a family reunion, family vacation, golfing retreat, company retreat, romantic getaway or honeymoon the Boyd Villa will meet your needs. Come watch the sunrise over Lake Petit from this extraordinary, 6000 square foot luxury lakefront home. Fabulous views of the lake from two huge wrap-around decks and most rooms. A short 20 minute drive to the new world renowned Gibbs Gardens

Exquisitely furnished with two great rooms each with large fieldstone gas fireplace, two fully-equipped kitchens - the main kitchen features Viking appliances and Sub Zero Refrigerator - top of the line appliances through-out + wet bar with icemaker and mini-refrigerator. Two washer/dryers, two master suites, (one with his and her bath, walk-through steam shower, and Bain Ultra Air Jet Tub), six bedrooms (includes three kings, two queens, four twins + 2 trundles & 1 full futon, seven full and 2 half baths (includes two whirlpool and 1 airjet). Close to all amenities. Rent a canoe or pontoon boat at the nearby marina or swim lake.

Beautiful Big Canoe is a spectacular gated golf and tennis community just 1 hour north of Atlanta, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia. Amenities include a 27 hole championship golf course, ten tennis courts (indoor and outdoor), new fitness center featuring: indoor pool, racquetball, exercise equipment, aerobics, snack bar and professional health services including: facials, massages, pedicures and more.

Our swim club includes: a swim lake with sandy beach, pool, waterfall rock slide, canoes, paddle boats and beach volleyball. We have three lakes for quiet boating (no gas motors), fishing and swimming. Hiking and jeep trails with picturesque waterfalls. A play field for basketball, baseball, soccer, walking and playground. Great restaurants and catering. Close to antique shopping, outlet mall, site-seeing, river rafting, speed boating, horseback riding, and so much more.

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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            Only small well behaved pets with prior approval....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 16

          Bathrooms: 7.5 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Cooking Utensils
          • Ice Maker

          Amenities

          • Linens Provided

          Other Amenities

              • 2 Gas Fireplaces, 2 Full Kitchens with top of the line appliances, wet bar with icemaker and mini-refrigerator, 2 washer/dryers, pool table 2 large decks overlooking lake, 7 TV's (3 new wide screen), Wireless High Speed DSL....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Video Library
              • VCR

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet
              • Free Long Distance

              Pool & Spa

              • Communal Pool:

                2 Communtiy Swim Center and Indoor Pool and Hot Tub in Fitness Center...moreless

              • Sauna:

                Steam Stower in Master Bath and Sauna at Fitness Center...moreless

              • Jetted Tub:

                2 Whirlpool and 1 Air Jet Tub for 2 in Master Bath...moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                (2) 2 large decks on Main and Terrace Level. Every Room opens onto deck on Terrace Level...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill

              Location & View

                  Activities

                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Swimming
                  • Racquetball
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • Tennis
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Kayaking
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Cycling
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Fishing
                  • Hospital
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Restaurants
                  • Marina
                  • Churches
                  • Fitness Center
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Other Activities

                      • Swim lake with beach, Riding and Shopping nearby
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • Family Thanksgiving time

                        Family Thanksgiving time

                        • Guest Karen M.
                        • Date of stay 11/23/13
                        • Review Submitted 12/09/13
                        We had a wonderful time at the Boyd Villa!! There was plenty of room for our large extended family ages from 6 weeks old to 80! Between both kitchens we had everything we needed to cook all our meals. We went on hikes and played games on the big field. We enjoyed relaxing and sharing with each other around the warm fireplace and of course some big pool tournaments down stairs! We would highly recommend this beautiful place for some great family time!! Beverly was very helpful and great to work with!

                        Recommended for: Girls getaway, age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, adventure seekers.

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                      • Beautiful Retreat

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                        Beautiful Retreat

                        • Guest Annette, Virginia
                        • Date of stay 07/28/12
                        • Review Submitted 10/17/13
                        Our family meets each summer for get togethers. My son Brian found the Boyd Villa this summer. It has been one of the nicest places that we have stayed. Plenty of room and everything you need for a great visit. Some of the family come up from the gulf coast and we go south from Virginia. Ages from 3 to 80 and all of us had a wonderful visit. The bunk room kept the 3 kids happy......they loved their retreat!!!! We also rented the pontoon a few times. It is a beautiful home and we all loved all of our family time there!!! Thanks very much!

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                      • Nothing compares

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                        Nothing compares

                        • Guest Cindy & Dave Morrow, Woodstock Georgia
                        • Date of stay 03/11/13
                        • Review Submitted 10/17/13
                        We have stayed at the Boyd Villa a few times for a Family Reunion and my husband has used it for his Company's annual working retreat. This year, due to my husband having added employees, he needed a second home in Big Canoe. We told the agent we were renting the Boyd Villa and would like something smaller but comparable. "Well, there really is nothing that compares to the Boyd Villa, but I have....." Wow. Was he right. The second house, while in Big Canoe, was not even in the same league as Boyd Villa. We look forward to staying at Boyd Villa again soon.

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                      • Family Reunion

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                        Family Reunion

                        • Guest Cathy Zeliff
                        • Date of stay 08/14/13
                        • Review Submitted 10/17/13
                        My extended family rented the Boyd Villa in August 2013. While I live in Big Canoe, some flew in from Seattle, San Francisco, & Phoenix, while others drove from Virginia, North Carolina, and Ohio. Because they traveled so far, I wanted to make sure they had top-notch accommodations. After hours checking out rentals online, and visiting others in person, I emailed my family and said, there is one clear option that you will love, The Boyd Villa. I told them the rental price and they thought it was very reasonable given how many people can stay at the Villa, and how much more they have paid when staying at hotels. It's even better than a luxury hotel, because our family was able to be all together, in the comfort of an upscale, beautifully decorated home. Our needs were diverse, ranging in age from 2 months, to 10 years, 40 years and 80 years old. I can’t imagine too many rental homes offering the quality accommodations that the Villa offers. You just don’t find this caliber of furniture, bedding, well-stocked kitchen, and thorough cleaning and maintenance that the Boyds offer in their own personal home. It was such a pleasure to see friends and family mingle and relax in the comfort of the Villa. The French doors were open to the fresh air, and the party flowed easily from the comfy, lodge-style living room to the back deck with views of the Lake. We have wonderful memories at the Villa, which feels like part of our family experience now. To make everyone equally happy, most of the bedrooms have very pretty views of sparkling Lake Petit. Other bedrooms had their own charm, such as the 6-bed kids' bunk room. Constant rain was not a problem since the views of the Lake, lovely décor, and our ability to cook homemade meals in the gourmet kitchen made for a great vacation, despite the weather. We enjoyed the Jeep Trail hike with gushing waterfalls (due to so much rain!), murmuring streams, and lush greenery. We rented a pontoon boat in the evening. When the weather improved the kids had fun building sand castles at the beach. Hiking and playtime on the beach and lake are great, but they’re even better when you have a beautiful place to “come home to” afterwards. Big Canoe is wonderful on its own, but the Boyd Villa really elevates your stay to something luxurious and memorable.

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                      • Four generation family gathering

                        Four generation family gathering

                        • Guest Sandy (Florida)
                        • Date of stay 07/21/12
                        • Review Submitted 07/31/12
                        Our extended family just spent a week at the Boyd Villa in Big Canoe with four generations present, ranging in age from 2 to 82. I am pleased to say that the descriptions and pictures in the internet listing are accurate. If anything, they don't adequately show how gorgeous the house is and what a wonderfully beautiful view there is from the patios. We were a large group looking for a place where family could gather from VA, OK, LA and FL and where we could all be together as we anticipated our parent's 60th wedding anniversary and spend a week just fellowshipping together and catching up. The Boyd Villa certainly exceeded our expectations. Everything was clean and well maintained and the kitchen was equipped with all the necessary utensils. We enjoyed being able to cook and eat our meals together in the house. Having multiple bathrooms on all three levels was very convenient and having two laundry rooms was a plus. The wireless WiFi worked and so those who wanted to stay in touch were able to. We took advantage of the amenities within Big Canoe and enjoyed swimming, canoeing, boating in the pontoon boats on the lake, hiking and visitng the children's play ground -- all without leaving the Big Canoe community. Beverly was a joy to work with and she checked in by phone during the week to make sure that we were doing ok. We are all very grateful that we found such a great place where we could be together, enjoy the beauty of nature and the peace and quiet and yet have enough activities to keep all entertained. I would certainly recommend this property.

                        Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers.

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                      • Everything a Bride could wish for & more!

                        Everything a Bride could wish for & more!

                        • Guest mary f. (-)
                        • Date of stay 06/07/12
                        • Review Submitted 06/12/12
                        Planning my wedding at Big Canoe and having my family stay at the Boyd Villa was a dream come true! Everything was top notch at the home and my family couldn't stop talking about what a lovely home the Boyd's have. Dealing with the owner, Beverly, was so pleasant as she was so helpful and prompt with all my needs and questions. The house was very accommodating as everyone had their own room and bathroom. The kitchen was well stocked with anything one could need for cooking. We will all remember and cherish our time together in this special home. Molly & Dewey

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                        • Guest Harry & Gayle
                        • Date of stay 06/10/11
                        • Review Submitted 07/14/11
                        We just finished the long drive home to Texas...with each mile reflecting back on our wonderful week at Big Canoe in your beautiful and comfortable villa on Lake Petit. When I asked my two 4 year old grandsons what their favorite thing was about Big Canoe (thinking they would say the rock slide, fishing or the boat ride) they both blurted out "The bunk beds!!". How we all enjoyed your beautifully appointed and tastefully decorated home with room to spare for our growing family. All 4 of the grandchildren piled into the large lower level bath tub for a group bath each evening...such fun! Cooking in your lovely kitchen was not a chore but quite a treat. Harry and I loved the breathtaking view of the lake from your master bedroom as we adjusted the wonderful Tempurpedic bed to the perfect setting. After staying in our home and looking at the many pictures of your attractive family...I do hope we will have the opportunity to meet one day. Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous home with our family...we feel blessed to have been able to gather together in such a lovely setting.

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                        • Guest DENISE STEWART (MIRAMAR, FLORIDA)
                        • Date of stay 12/04/09
                        • Review Submitted 12/04/09
                        JIM AND BEVERLY, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU FOR OPENING YOUR LOVELY HOME TO MY FAMILY. WE JUST SPENT THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY AT THE VILLA. MY SISTER, MARY HARRELL, AND I HAVE ALREADY DECIDED THIS WILL BE A FAMILY TRADITION, THANKSGIVING AT THE BOYD VILLA (WHENEVER IT'S AVAILABLE, OF COURSE). I CAN'T WAIT UNTIL WE CAN ALL GET TOGTHER AGAIN. I COULD GO ON AND ON, BUT WORDS CANNOT DO YOUR HOME JUSTICE. BELIEVE ME, EVERYONE, SEEING IS BELIEVING. THANKS AGAIN, AND GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. DENISE STEWART

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                        • Guest Leigh McMutry (Winston, GA)
                        • Date of stay 09/28/09
                        • Review Submitted 09/28/09
                        There are not enough peaceful, fabulous, spectacular or extraordinary words in the English language to describe my experience at the Country Villa. To say it was serene and perfect would NOT do it justice. The online photos, while beautiful do NOT adequately describe the beauty and detail of the home. The bedding was WHEW! I've NEVER slept so good. The mattress and the linen were magnificent in their own way. 2 Washers/Dryers, 2 Full Kitchens, The kids' room have two extra beds under the bunk beds. The view of Lake Petit CAN NOT be described by any human on this planet. From this point on, no matter what, there is only ONE home that I will rent in Big Canoe Georgia and that is the Boyd Villa. And last, but certainly not least, the Boyds are real live angels. No doubt about it. I looked in every closet for their extra set of wings, but did not find them. I don't know where they hide them, but i know they have them somewhere. Ms. Beverly sounds like that family member you love to hear talk. EXTREMELY kind and pleasant. I LOVE them. They are part of my family forever. And Mr. Boyd, GOOOOOOO DAWGS...sic 'em! Class of '94!!!!!!

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                        • Guest Rita and Bill Collins (-)
                        • Date of stay 09/15/09
                        • Review Submitted 09/15/09
                        Our family visited the Boyd Villa at Big Canoe July/2008. The house was beautiful with wonderful views. The house was perfect for our family. The golf course was great. The rock slide at the pool and fitness center was exceptional. Everyone enjoyed the hiking as there were different levels ranging from easy to hard. We enjoyed your beautiful and comfortable home. Thanks to Beverly and Jim for a great vacation.

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                      Reduced 2010 Rental Rates      (discounted from $950/night)
                      $700-$800/night    3 nights $800/night    4 nights or more $700/night   $4900/week
                      All fees included (linesn, cleaning, utilities etc.)
                      3 night min stay - weekly rentals only Summer Season - Call for holiday rates.
                      A security deposit of 1/2 of total rental is required to hold reservation
                      Remainder + a $800 refundable damage deposit is due 30 days prior to arrival
                      Non-smoking home - however we have ample decks with ashtrays provided
                      Small well behaved pets allowed with prior approval
                      

                      Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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                      Last updated: 04/23/2014
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                      Photos

                      • Front of Boyd Villa

                        Front of Boyd Villa

                      • Great Room from upstairs Library

                        Great Room from upstairs Library

                      • Mini Bar off Main Kitchen with Mini Frig and Ice Maker

                        Mini Bar off Main Kitchen with Mini Frig and Ice Maker

                      • View of Lake Petit from the Master Bed

                        View of Lake Petit from the Master Bed

                      • His & Her Master Bath on Main Level with walk-thru Steam Shower

                        His & Her Master Bath on Main Level with walk-thru Steam Shower

                      • King Guest Room on Upper Level

                        King Guest Room on Upper Level

                      • Great Room Downstairs on Terrace Level with Full Kitchen & Pool Table

                        Great Room Downstairs on Terrace Level with Full Kitchen & Pool Table

                      • Second Master on Terrace Level

                        Second Master on Terrace Level

                      • Queen Guest Room on Terrace Level

                        Queen Guest Room on Terrace Level

                      • Futon Room on Terrace Level

                        Futon Room on Terrace Level

                      • Deck off Main Level over looking Lake Petit

                        Deck off Main Level over looking Lake Petit

                      • Great Room on Main Level

                        Great Room on Main Level

                      • Dining Area and Kitchen on Main Level

                        Dining Area and Kitchen on Main Level

                      • Kitchen on Main Level

                        Kitchen on Main Level

                      • Master Bedroom on Main Level

                        Master Bedroom on Main Level

                      • Master Bath on Main Level with Air Jet Ultra Bain Tub for Two

                        Master Bath on Main Level with Air Jet Ultra Bain Tub for Two

                      • Library on Upper Level

                        Library on Upper Level

                      • Queen Guest Room on Upper Level with Balcony

                        Queen Guest Room on Upper Level with Balcony

                      • Sitting Area in Terrace Level Great Room

                        Sitting Area in Terrace Level Great Room

                      • Bath for Master on Terrace Level with Garden Tub and walk-in Shower

                        Bath for Master on Terrace Level with Garden Tub and walk-in Shower

                      • Bunk Room on Terrace Level with 4 Twins & 2 Trundles

                        Bunk Room on Terrace Level with 4 Twins & 2 Trundles

                      • Full Bath for Bunk Room and Futon Room on Terrace Level

                        Full Bath for Bunk Room and Futon Room on Terrace Level

                      • View of Lake Petit for Deck

                        View of Lake Petit for Deck

                      VRBO #4118

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                      This listing was first published here in 2000.

                      Date last modified - Sunday, March 02, 2014

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                      7 Bedroom / 7.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 16

                      View calendar: Updated 04/23/14
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