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The best of Lake Chatuge - Stunning lake & mountain views! A perfect retreat!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

House - 3 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 2 Baths. Lake & mountain views!

Please read content thoroughly to learn about Waterside Cottage, one of the most favored vacation homes in Hiawassee. For affordability, comfort and location it doesn't get much better.

Waterside Cottage is your next perfect vacation getaway. Not a cabin, not a castle...a lakeside cottage, light and clean with all the comforts of home.

Lovely views of the mountains and the lake. Close to town, quaint shops, restaurants and vineyards, Waterside Cottage is the perfect retreat for small families, seniors, and couples. Sorry, we do not accept requests from parties or groups. Surrounded by the lake and mountains, the home faces Lake Chatuge, known for it's clean waters. Lake Chatuge is perfect for swimming, boating, fishing and water sports. The town of Hiawassee, with its lake and mountain views is often referred to as "The Enchanted Valley."

Close to hiking trails, waterfalls, parks, marinas, boat rentals, antique malls, boutiques, golf, and fine and casual dining, there really is something for everyone to enjoy. Within walking distance to the town of Hiawassee, in a lakeside neighborhood with no steep mountain roads, Waterside Cottage is located on a paved road with gentle terrain. It is not remote and there are neighbors close by. It is approximately one mile to HWY 76, a main road that takes you to the entire surrounding area. Nearby towns include Clayton, Helen, Blue Ridge, Hayesville, and Franklin and are all about a 30 minute drive. Take a trip over the great smoky mountains and visit Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Asheville or Chattanooga, all about a 2 1/2 hour drive away.

THERE IS NOT A BOAT DOCK ASSOCIATED WITH WATERSIDE COTTAGE, however, there are boat launches nearby and space on the property to park a boat if desired. There are marinas to rent boats nearby as well.

Waterside Cottage offers the use of the "boat shed," which contains 4 kayaks, a paddleboat and bikes for an additional fee.

There is a preserve area out the front gate and across the quiet road for access to the lake. The water front is a gradual slope where you can wade out or stay close to shore. The front porch or lakefront is the perfect place to watch the the boats go by, enjoy a good book or relax in the sun.

There are marinas nearby to rent boats, or bring your own.

Watch the sunset over the lake and roast marshmallows around the firepit while the kids catch fireflies. Enjoy the picturesque views from the front porch and balcony or take a relaxing dip in hot tub.

Walk or bike to the town of Hiawassee (or take the 3 min drive), where you will find fine restaurants and fast food, upscale shops and old fashioned general stores. There is 'Music on the Square' every Saturday summer night, and a farmers market to buy local produce and crafts.

Just a 5 minute drive away are the Georgia Mountain fairgrounds and Music Hall where there are festivals and concerts all year long.

You can catch a movie, play golf or visit the spa at Brasstown Valley Resort.

Visit the nearby towns. Blue Ridge where you can ride the train though the mountains, or the Bavarian town of Helen where you can tube down the river or enjoy the longest Oktoberfest in the US. You can also take a zip-line in Sautee, or Blairsville. Visit Brasstown Bald, Georgia's highest mountain where the views will take your breath away. Hike the Appalachian trail - there is an entrance just a few miles away.

The Master bedroom is upstairs with a new King sized bed (2016), and a spacious balcony with great views. Also upstairs is the guest bedroom with 2 new twin beds and trundles underneath.

There is one bathroom upstairs, with double sinks, a tub/shower and commode.

Downstairs there is a 2nd Master bedroom with a new (2016) queen bed, TV.

There is one bathroom downstairs with a tub/shower and commode.

The kitchen is fully equipped for cooking with pots/pans, utensils, spices and coffee service.

For added fun include the boat shed access which contains four kayaks, bicycles and fishing gear. Please note: the kayaks are for experienced and active people and are not recommended for people who are sedentary.

Waterside Cottage: not an isolated cabin in the woods, but a lakeside retreat close to town and all that it offers.

Waterside Cottage is proudly under new ownership. With over 60 previous five star reviews, Waterside Cottage will not disappoint. Here's what some of the previous guests are saying:

"...We have rented homes in several states over the years and this is one of the best" -May 2016

" of our favorite places" -Aug 2017

"...All that I expected...will definitely do this rental again" -Jun 2017

"Beautiful property with a great view" -May 2017

"This was an amazing home away from home for our family" -Mar 2017

"...couldn't have been happier with the cottage at Waterside...I will count the days until we can return again" -Mar 2017

**If you are interested in booking, please email, tell me a bit about yourselves, if you would like to bring a pet and I will be happy to respond. We treasure our guests and always want to ensure a wonderful experience.

Keywords: Lake House, Mountain home, Vacation home, lake cabin, mountain cabin, lake cottage, waterside cottage, waterside cabin.

More Details

Danielle Todt
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2018


Hiawassee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 -
  • To ensure the most comfortable accommodation, a maximum of 5 adults
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Two twin beds, however, there are two additional trundles
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6 For the maximum comfort, a limit of 5 adults
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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The best of Lake Chatuge - Stunning lake & mountain views! A perfect retreat!
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Cute and welcoming with great view

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time, everything you would need was provided, which made us feel right at home. Comfortably fit four adults and two kids

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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Atlanta, Georgia

These people have figured out how to cover every detail, perfect!

  • 5 of 5

I pretty much only use airb&b and home away for adventures these days. I must say this place has them all beat, every little creature comfort and detail was covered. Games, kitchen supplies, details about the house itself were all meticulously detailed. Oh, not forgetting it was a beautiful place for a peaceful retreat!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cheshire, Connecticut

Beautiful Lakefront Home

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our vacation in Hiawassee and loved staying in this cottage. The cottage is very comfortable and has everything you need to feel like you are home. It was so relaxing. I loved sitting on the upper deck - having a cup of coffee and reading a book. Since we were visiting during the holidays so we did not take advantage of the kayaks, paddle boat or bicycles, but look forward to visiting in the summer and enjoying those activities. If you stay here you will not be disappointed - well maybe you will because it is very hard to leave; you will wish you were staying. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Holiday Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed our stay in Hiawassee. The cottage was set up perfectly for our family. There are two living areas plus a game room, which worked out really well for our four sons age 17 to 24. The hot tub and second floor balcony are great. We can't wait to book a vacation for the summer so that we can enjoy the lake!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, clean, well decorated, fully equipped, quiet and relaxing with added bonus

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed the view from the master bedroom’s porch; water level was low and a little cold so we didn’t use the kayaks or paddle boat available for an extra low fee. Would love to go back in summer when we can enjoy all these activities. Conveniently located with not much driving distance to hiking trails; grocery store is a short drive down the road; enjoyed the quietness, only residents drove the small road in front of property. Fire pit was big and had a couple of dinners outside by the fire. Pool table is smaller than usual but we enjoyed having it; there are so many beautiful sites to go to that we didn’t have enough time. Will definitely be back. The owner, Danielle, was very nice and acomodating. Bedding was beautiful and very clean, comfortable beds. Highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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I always love staying here

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property stayed here several times. If you stay here you will want to make it your home. Neighbors are friendly and my dogs love the yard.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $150
Damage Deposit $250


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.