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This is an unusual family home built in the 70's, well maintained and offered for the first time to rent. Direct paved access in the Chattahoochee Nature Preserve in the Aska Adventure Area, the cottage has a year-round running creek, mountain and valley views, large screened porch and sleeping area with two large private bedrooms (one king, one queen), comfortable upscale living room and dining room furnishings with full kitchen and laundry room. Large spa retreat bathroom with extra powder room. All recently painted and refurnished with original art, antiques and amenities such as three flat screen TV's, DVD, CD, Stereo System(s), Gas Grill, unlimited long distance and wireless internet with laptop and printer.
King size bed (1) super comfortable memory foam mattress, Queen size Bed (1) super comfortable memory foam mattress, Twin or Single Beds (1) daybed sleeping porch bed which doubles as a sofa, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) living room sofa is large enough for one adult to sleep, but does not pull out...moreless
There is a camp ground site along the creek which is private and near the house. Perfect for picnics or older children who might like to camp out near a kitchen and bathrooms with supervision in the house....moreless
A large selection of novels, cook books, historic accounts of the area, meditative & spiritual books, bird watching, fishing, hiking guides and a complete selection of local activities...moreless
There are some board games in the living room...moreless
Satellite / Cable:
Direct TV satellite television in the main living area...moreless
Radio/CD players in the living room and bedrooms....moreless
Three flat screen TV's. The ones in the Living Room and Bedroom have built in DVD players. The King suite features both DVD and VHS players...moreless
A large selection of current and classic movies, pilates, yoga, spiritual, historic documentaries and civil war. ...moreless
Away From It All
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Hot Air Ballooning
Hunting Small Game
Beautiful cherry wood dining table seats 4 but there are 2 extension pieces in the bedroom closet to make seating for 6....moreless
Abundant bath towels, beach & lake towels, kitchen linens, dining linens, high thread count sheets, extra blankets and quilts, lots of pillows...moreless
Living room lovingly furnished with family heirlooms and includes a 32' flat screen TV with Direct TV network and built-in DVD player...moreless
There is limited cell phone reception due to the remote area. However, the driveway gets a signal and so do parts of the porch...moreless
Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
A boat or trailer will fit in the driveway with one car....moreless
Three telephones, one in each bedroom and in the main living area. The King suite features a hard wired phone (in the remote instance of power failure) and the other two phones are cordless....moreless
Complete with a convection oven, microwave, coffee pot, toaster, blender, cuisinart, caserole dishes, pots & pans, cookie sheets and all the kitchen gadgets you can imagine including wine openers, choppers, knives of all kinds, granite island, full size refrigerator, crock pot and more...moreless
Full size refrigerator with freezer, ice maker...moreless
Non-refundable pet fee of $20 per dog, max 2 dogs with prior approval.
$75 cleaning fee per visit.
Credit Card on file for damages, missing items, heaving cleaning.
Cancellation fee of 25% within 15-30 days of stay. 50% cancellation fee within 15 days of stay.
Rates do not include 12% GA States Tax
Payment in full is expected at the time of rental via credit card: Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
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Blue Ridge, Blairsville (Ellijay slightly further)
Blue Ridge Lake, Lake Nottely (Blairsville)
Nestled in the middle of the Chattahoochee National Forest, a short walk to the Toccoa River, ten minutes away from rafting & canoe launches, 20 minutes from Historic Blue Ridge, Blairsville, Ellijay, Cartecay Winery, antique shops, restaurants, ziplining, horseback riding, helicopter rides and more. Excellent restaurants and farm to table shopping (farm fresh produce, eggs, dairy & goat cheese, organically grown meats available at farms & shops near Ellijay and Blue Ridge. The road is paved to the door, so no worries for access.
Year Purchased: 1972
About the owner: We are Bruce & Terri, Floridians whose hearts live in the Blue Ridge mountains. Bruce is a retired combat firefighter still working for the Fire Department in logistics. Terri owns a small business selling Gourmet Foods. Our dream of owning a home in the Blue Ridge mountains recently came true when we purchased this quaint cottage in the woods. It was recently renovated and updated by the former owners who treasured it over many decades. It has a new tin roof, new paint inside and out and has been furnished with family antiques and original art collected over a life time of several generations. It is our gift to you.
Why the Owner Chose Blue Ridge: We have been coming to Blue Ridge for over 20 years to visit friends, explore the area and shop. It has always been our desire to have a retirement home here. We owned a property 3 miles away but last year it was struck by lightning and burned to the ground. Heartbroken, we sold the land and took some time to decide how to proceed. Exactly one year later, we found this lovely cottage for sale and knew it was the place for us. We have spent many peaceful hours on the screened porch listening to the creek running just outside the back door. Our philosophy is, 'If you can't find peace on this porch, you can't find peace anywhere.' We've hired professionals with impeccable standards to oversee the cleaning and maintenance so that you have a worry-free stay in our home.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage: Unlike many mountain retreats, Blue Ridge Escape has fully paved access, high speed wireless and satellite dish television with three phones featuring unlimited long distance and local calls. No other houses are within view and the heavily wooded property gives the feeling that you are in a tree house, with the sound of running water from the the creek nearby. The cottage is ideal for romantic weekends (for one or two couples), ladies & friends weekends away, working vacations and entertaining. Amenities, such as the load ramp for the Toccoa River, are within ten minutes from your door. Its a great place to hike, bike and stroll with excellent views of nearby farms and fields. The mist from the mountains in the morning air give the place a mystical feel.