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Halfway to Heaven **Breathtaking Views** Relaxed Mountain Living-Pet Friendly

Screamer Mountain, Clayton, GA, USA
  • Townhome2100 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps7
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 - 5 nights

Townhouse, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (sleeps 7 adults)

Our house sits at the top of Screamer Mountain in Clayton, GA. The jaw dropping views from all 3 levels of "Halfway to Heaven" are some of the very best in Northeast Georgia. At 3,000' in elevation, you can see the southern end of the Blue Ridge Mountains as you look out over the Chattahoochee National Forest.

Our home is very comfortable, quiet, and secluded, but only minutes from Clayton's many fine restaurants, a very spacious Ingle's supermarket, and a multitude of outdoor activities including rafting, hiking, golf, and much more. The drive up the mountain is paved the entire way. We can accommodate up to 7 adults. With over 2,100 sq. ft. of living space, you'll have plenty of room to relax!

Our home is non-smoking. You must be 25 or older to rent, loud parties please look elsewhere. Pets are accepted only after approval. In general, we allow house-trained, inside dogs that do not bark excessively. There is a $75 non refundable pet fee.

Keywords: Mountain, mountaintop, panoramic, view, vista, Blue Ridge, Smoky Mountains, North Georgia, vacation rental, Chattooga, rafting, Kingwood golf resort, golf, hiking


Jason & Joanne Carter

Member Since 2007
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Apr 06, 2018
About Jason & Joanne Carter

We actually live in Jacksonville, FL. When we need to get away from the hustle and bustle, there is no place better than our peaceful mountain home. It is our happy place and will surely become one of yours.

Jason & Joanne Carter purchased this Townhome in 2016

Why Jason & Joanne Carter chose Clayton

20+ years ago, my husband lived 1/2 way up the mountain and has never forgotten his time in Clayton. Fast forward 20+ years and when we saw the location of this townhouse, we couldn't resist. We bought this property because of the location. It sits right at the top of Screamer Mountain and the views are just breathtaking. With downtown Clayton being just 5 miles away, this was a perfect place to just unwind.

What makes this Townhome unique

Our mountaintop location is quiet and serene, with breathtaking views of the southern end of the Blue Ridge Mountains. There are many outdoor activities to do here, including hiking, boating, fishing, biking, and golfing. If shopping is what you are looking for, look no further. Downtown Clayton has plenty of boutiques to browse through and if you are looking for antiques, Butler Galleries has all that and more! We are only 5 minutes from Downtown Clayton, but our townhouse is located on the opposite side of the mountain from town, and provides you with a view of the Chattahoochee National Forest that is mostly devoid of human presence. There is no better way to top off an adventure filled day than to enjoy a glass of locally grown wine from one of the decks of "Halfway to Heaven"! Whether you are looking for a weekend getaway, or a family reunion, this is the place for you!!


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, The master is the entire upper floor with private deck
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, lower floor of town home, full bath + laundry room
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen, shares full bath with bedroom 2 , lower floor
      • Bedroom 4
        1 sleep sofa /futon, Ground level, full size sofa sleeper w/ 4' mem. foam, 1/2 BA
      • King size beds (1) dual zone Sleep Number King bed in the master bedroom, Queen size Beds (2) Queen beds in the lower bedrooms, Baby Cribs (1) a small porta-crib/playpen is available, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sleeps 2 (full size); We have a 4' memory foam topper for the bed. Located on the main level with a 1/2 bath.


      • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, jetted tub, master bath
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, tub, shower, lower bath
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, main level bath
      • 2.5

      Location Type

        • Mountain View
          Panoramic, awe - inspiring views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The view changes dynamically with clouds, sun angle, season... every time you look out, it's like looking at a different picture.


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Covered Parking
                    • Fireplace
                      The main level and master bedroom both have electric fireplaces with heat, if desired
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                      Free Wi-Fi. The password is located on the router, main level kitchen
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Broadband Access
                      Free DSL Hi-speed service.
                    • Living Room
                      Reclinable sofa and love seat
                    • Parking
                      Townhouse carport handles 2 cars. Extra parking is available nearby
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Telephone
                      Local calls & Long distance
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet
                    • Free Wifi


                        • Microwave
                        • Coffee Maker
                          Coffee grinder, filters provided
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Lots of dishes, utensils, bowls, etc.
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Kitchen
                          Full kitchen, everything you need to handle any cooking job
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Plenty of pans for your cooking needs
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          The pantry has a good selection of spices, paper towels, napkins, paper plates, and trash bags
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              The dining table has an insert (located in foyer closet) to accommodate 8. A highchair that straps to a seat is provided
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  A good selection of popular board games and also puzzles provided
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Television
                                  55" Smart HD flat screen TV on main level and in Master Bedroom. The 2 downstairs bedrooms have 50" flat screen TVs.
                                • Toys
                                  We have a selection of toys for younger children
                                • VCR


                                    • Boat
                                      There are several Marinas on Lake Burton that rent a variety of boats
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      3 decks: Master bedroom has a covered, private deck; main level deck has a screened room with very comfortable patio furniture. Lower deck has 4 reclineable chairs.
                                    • Golf
                                      Kingwood golf resort can be seen from the balconies, 5 minutes away by car
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      The Chatooga River is 10 minutes away; there are 3 lakes available for more sedate paddling
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Tennis
                                      Tallulah Falls state park and the Naccoochee school have tennis courts


                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • jetted tub


                                                • churches
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • restaurants
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • boating
                                                    • gambling casinos
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • photography
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • sledding
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • mountaineering
                                                            • rafting
                                                            • rock climbing
                                                            • skiing
                                                            • snowboarding
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • whitewater rafting


                                                                • The den sofa sleeper will comfortably sleep 1 adult, or 2 children

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  61 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Not clean, couldn’t stay.

                                                                  Alicia C.Madison Ga

                                                                  We were unable to stay. We had to leave a few hours after we arrived in Day 1. There was a lot of dog hair and evident animal odors, 2 of the 3 toilets were dirty (hair and feces) , several spots with red/brown smudges and chunks on walls and door jambs, & couch cushions were extremely stained. Mid level deck needs to be sured up, was very wobbly and creaky. Planned on a 2000 sq foot home and had to settle for a 300 sq ft hotel room.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  We try our best to make sure that all of our guest visiting our house have a great experience. This is the first I am hearing about this issue and I know that this guest stayed in the property the entire time. I even spoke to the guest during her stay because I had a package delivered and this was never mentioned once. I wish the experience would have been better. I actually stayed right before this guest and the place smelled and looked great. We have lots of repeat guest and never really have had any complaints.

                                                                  The house is very nice and the view was awesome.

                                                                  Eric B.Gainesville, Florida

                                                                  We enjoyed our stay and will keep this one on our list for this area. It was very quite at night and on a clear night the view was incredible.

                                                                  Excellent views. Relaxing porches.

                                                                  Excellent views from the three porches on this condo. While we were there we had 8 inches of snow. We were prepared with enough food and it was a good thing as there is a hill coming in to the complex that wasn't plowed by the city. The condo itself is showing some age but it is comfortable and spacious with 3 floors of living space. I would recommend this as a good place to stay for families.

                                                                  Views are incredible.

                                                                  Bonita R.Lawrenceville

                                                                  Wonderful townhome. Very well furnished and owners have made sure the renters feel welcome. We definitely would like to return and highly recommend this rental.

                                                                  The instructions to get there were great but at night we missed seeing the last of the turns which was Summit Drive in the dark because it is a very old hand painted and faded small sign. IF YOU ARRIVE AT NIGHT especially in the fog like we did we would advise you to look for the bright yellow and black Saddle Gap Rd sign which points left but you turn right instead and you will be there at the townhome very quickly and WOW you will be amazed at the stars the moon and the quietness of the night and truly feel halfway to heaven from all 3 of your private decks.

                                                                  I packed our favorite keurig pods but forgot my creamer so black coffee it was but I truly didnt mind because sitting on that deck wrapped in one of the small blankets provided by the owner on a chilly morning watching the sun rise was truly priceless. The only advice I have is for the cleaning crew to throw the shower curtain into the washer along with the towels every once in a while to keep it squeaky clean and less slippery at the bottom.

                                                                  Otherwise a sheer perfection stay at the very caring and welcoming vacation home of the couple that choose to share they're paradise.

                                                                  Perfect Mountain Vacation Rental!

                                                                  Rebecca L.Statesboro, GA

                                                                  Half Way To Heaven was the perfect mountain vacation rental for my family! The Mountain View’s were spectacular from every level, very comfortable beds and sofas, and it had everything we needed, and more! I loved sitting on the deck every morning to watch the sunrise, so quiet and peaceful. The electric fireplaces made us warm and cozy as we played Scrabble in the living room, or slept in the master suite upstairs. It was so nice not to have to deal with hauling fire wood and sparks flying indoors, just used the remote controls. There was a wonderful fire pit and stone seating area next to the covered carport where we did light the provided fire wood and made s’mores our last night there. We loved Clayton and all of the unique shops, cafes, and restaurants. Everyone was so nice and friendly there. This rental was perfect for just staying indoors and enjoying the views through the windows and using the WiFi to work, or for getting out and exploring the area. We hiked at Black Rock Mountain State Park, explored the Foxfire Museum village of Appalachian life and watched the village weaver, Sharon Grist, weaving on a loom. We purchased beautiful hand woven scarves and towels there for Christmas gifts.

                                                                  The kitchen was fully stocked for cooking meals, and they had salt, pepper, dish detergent, paper towels, trash bags, etc already there. You only need to bring your food, beverages, and clothing. All linens and towels were provided. Also, the tap water tasted wonderful for drinking. They even had a Keurig with k-cups provided in addition to a Mr. Coffee.

                                                                  I plan on returning there with more family and friends in the future to enjoy the mountains of North Georgia.

                                                                  Can't beat the views or peace and quiet.

                                                                  Richard R.NE GA

                                                                  Excellent time! Perfect location for a getaway. Views are incredible, yet so close to downtown Clayton. Top of mountain privacy. Unit nicely equipped and furnished, especially the kitchen, great televisions, plenty of linens, pillows and blankets and even a dog bed for my dog, who much preferred it to his own. All in all a great stay in the mountains!


                                                                  Screamer Mountain, Clayton, GA, USA

                                                                  Chattooga river excitement is minutes from our door, along with Tallulah Falls, Black Rock and Moccasin Creek State Parks. There are 5 lakes in Rabun county with boat rentals available. The Foxfire museum is close by and definitely worth a visit. The Bartram trail, Appalachian trail, Chattooga River trail and many other outstanding hiking trails are nearby. Trout fishing, mountain biking, horse riding, golf ... so much to do, so little time! We are only 45 minutes away from Cherokee, NC, if gambling interests you!

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                                                                  7 day minimum rental on holidays.

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