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Halfway to Heaven **Awesome Views from Our Mountaintop Home**

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

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

The jaw dropping view from all 3 levels of -Halfway to Heaven- is one of the very best in Northeast Georgia. At 3,000' in elevation, you can see the southern end of the Blue Ridge 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, an 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 2,000 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 $50 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

More Details

Jason Carter
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2017

About Jason Carter

Jason and Joanne Carter, Jacksonville, FL

Jason Carter purchased this townhome in 2016

Why Jason Carter chose Screamer Mountain

We love Rabun county and the mountains of Northeast Georgia!

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 at Halfway to Heaven!

Guestbook comments from the owner

This place is beautiful. The views were amazing and the new owners have done several upgrades to the place. They were very nice and responsive. Went on several hikes and saw some amazing waterfalls. The restaurants were amazing.
May 2016
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Screamer Mountain Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
The den sofa sleeper will comfortably sleep 1 adult, or 2 children


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Halfway to Heaven **Awesome Views from Our Mountaintop Home**
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 65 reviews
Statesboro, GA

Perfect Mountain Vacation Rental!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Can't beat the views or peace and quiet.

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Very enjoyable! The view was spectacular.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much. 7 adults and one child were accommodated very comfortably. The attractions in and around Clayton were enjoyed by everyone in our group.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful views, close to state parks

  • 5 of 5

What a fun place! Three stories of porches, great kitchen, lots of space, covered parking, fire pit, grill. Can't go wrong.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

It exceeded our expectations! Plenty of room and super clean. We hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA

VEry nice

  • 5 of 5

The place is as advertised and we went up to watch the eclipse. The weather wasn't perfect but the views are just killer. Very relaxing place literally on top of a mountain. If you are looking for a nice place to kick back with great views then this is it!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Black Rock Mountain State Park
"There are several hikes here of varying length that are suitable for all fitness levels. The..."
Zeppelin's Pasta House -- CLOSED
"Pizza, pasta, and nightly specials. Buffalo burgers and seafood as well."
Rumor Hazit
"Seafood with a Caribbean flair and a full menu as well"
Foxfire Museum & Heritage Center
"A very well done working display of life in the mountains in earlier times, when most everyt..."
Clayton Cafe
"A great place for breakfast or lunch. Cash only!"
Universal Joint
"My personal favorite for lunch or dinner. Wide menu selections, dozens of craft beers on tap."
Warrior Dash 2011
Kingwood Country Club & Resort
"A great place for very scenic round of golf. "
Mama G's Italian Restaurant -- CLOSED
"Great Italian food!"
Dillard House
"Fabulous Southern food, and lots of it!"
Goats on the Roof
"Unique country store"
Tallulah Gorge State Park
"Any visitor to Rabun county must come see this! The park offers splendid scenery with easy h..."
LaPrade's Marina
"Rental boats, beautiful architecture, and great food!"
Tiger Mountain Vineyards
"Excellent, locally grown wine"
"Don't miss breakfast or lunch at the Clayton Cafe, Prater's Main St. Books, Reeves Hardware,..."
Minnehaha Falls
"One of the the most scenic and photographed waterfalls in Georgia, and only a short hike fro..."
Chattooga River
"The Bull Sluice observation area on Hwy 76 just after it passes into SC is a great place to ..."
Southeastern Expeditions, Inc.
Lake Rabun Hotel & Restaurant
"Farm to table, award winning chef, locally sourced, and the best restaurant in Rabun County...."
Tiger Mountain Vineyards
"Excellent, locally grown wine"
Grapes & Beans Cafe
"Open Thurs - Sat only."
Fortify Kitchen and Bar
"The best food in the area. Reservations recommended."
Caffe Rel
"Worth the drive. After lunch at Cafe Rel, why not drive to Highlands and check out the shops..."
Tiger Drive In Theatre
The Wicked Pig
Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
The Dillard House restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Breathtaking scenery
Nearest Point of Interest
Stockton House restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Goats on the Roof!
Nearest Point of Interest
Tallulah Falls Gorge State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
LaPrade's Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Tiger Mountain Winery
Nearest Point of Interest
Black Rock Mountain State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Downtown Clayton
Nearest Point of Interest
Kingwood Golf Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Rabun County Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Bull Sluice observation area
Nearest Point of Interest
Foxfire museum
Nearest Point of Interest
Mama G's Italian
Nearest Point of Interest
Oinkers BBQ
Nearest Point of Interest
Minnehaha falls
Car: necessary

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!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $150

7 day minimum rental on holidays.

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.

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