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5-Stars! Romantic Luxury Bella Vista Cottage on 3.5 Acres W/ Beautiful Views!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Luxury, Fully Appointed Cabin w/ gorgeous views! 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths

"Our 3rd fall stay at Bella Vista Cottage was just as wonderful as our first and second! We stayed five days and traveled throughout the region during the day while coming "home" at night to cook in the well stocked kitchen and enjoy the fireplace. The view from this cottage is one of the best - mountains and the lake! Monica and Ed have thought of many details to make you feel that you are staying at a friend's home, not just a rental unit. This is the place to go to relax and unwind! - Pam and Clay W., Metairie Louisiana"

Just 2 hours from Atlanta GA, Chattanooga TN, Asheville NC and Greenville SC, our home “Bella Vista” (Beautiful View) is the perfect destination to get away from it all. Overlooking the Great Smoky Mountains and nestled among 3.5 quiet acres, our private cottage has views of the mountains and Lake Chatuge.

Please take a minute to click on REVIEWS to read why over 80 guests have given Bella Vista 5-stars!

At Bella Vista, we want you to simply bring your clothes and relax. All the small things are provided for you... hair dryers, (even curling irons), hotel toiletries, bed, bath and kitchen linens, laundry and dish soap, paper towels, napkins, foil, spices, kitchen staples such as coffee, tea, flour, sugar, and much more.

Bella Vista Cottage is for couples and friends who will appreciate all the creature comforts of home while spending time in our smoke-free, PET-FREE and NEIGHBOR-FREE, cottage in the mountains. Enjoy a spring rain shower under the covered porch, a breezy afternoon on the open deck, or take a short drive to Brasstown, the highest peak in Georgia, where you can take in breathtaking views of four surrounding states. Even closer is Bell Mountain with AMAZING 360-degree views of awesomeness!

By day, explore the spectacular mountains, and many other activities in the area. By night curl up with your favorite book, movie or board game. Bella Vista truly has something for everyone.

"Our stay at this beautiful home was just perfect. We enjoyed the views, which differed each day. We enjoyed hiking, as well as visiting numerous interesting stops in the region. Above all, we enjoyed the peace of mind that was possible simply because we had rented from excellent owners. Monica and Ed provided everything we would need. Their care for their home transcended to us, the tenants and that meant lots. We highly recommend Bella Vista Cottage and look forward to returning in the near future. - Raul A."

For those with flexible schedules, why not take advantage of our Bella Vista Cottage Mid-Week Special? Check-in on a Sunday and stay four nights for the price of three! Standard nightly rate is $150 / Holiday periods are $170 per night.

Please note that by reserving at Bella Vista you acknowledge that you have been informed that there is an exterior security camera on the property for your security and the security of our home during periods between scheduled rental guests. This camera monitors only the driveway, the front walkway and the steps up to the front door.

Info about the area:

With a 128 miles of shoreline, Lake Chatuge is beautiful and clean and ideal for swimming, boating and fishing. Boat and jet-ski rental is available just a half-mile away, and Bella Vista is located less than 5 minutes from two marinas on the shores of Lake Chatuge. Nearby Jackrabbit Campground offers a public boat launch, picnic areas and a beach swimming area.

For the land lover, there are local wineries, antique stores, horseback riding, restaurants, shopping, plenty of hiking trails, and two 18-hole golf courses nearby. Enjoy events, concerts and festivals year round in downtown Hiawassee, the surrounding areas, and the GA Mountain Fairgrounds. However, the real appeal of Bella Vista is the peace and relaxation you’ll experience just absorbing the view from the comfort of this luxurious cottage.

Keywords: Bella Vista Cottage, Romantic, vacation, mountain cottage, cabin, bungalow, getaway, mountain house

More Details

Monica Ricci (and Ed)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 12, 2018

About Monica Ricci (and Ed)

We are a professional couple with no children, who love getting away to the peace and serenity of the mountains. We also enjoy sharing relaxing fun times with family and friends. Bella Vista Cottage is the perfect place for us to spend time with people we love & we feel blessed to be able to share it with others.

Our home is our sanctuary and on 3.5 private acres, surrounded by natural beauty, it can't be beat. Songbirds, hummingbirds and wildlife are frequent visitors to our getaway retreat and when we're there, we feel so at peace and relaxed. We know you will too!

Monica Ricci (and Ed) purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Monica Ricci (and Ed) chose Hayesville

We looked at homes on other lakes in both the Carolinas but when we saw the Lake Chatuge area, we immediately knew this was the lake for us! Surrounded by mountains, it was the most beautiful lake we had seen and there is so much to do in the immediate area. Our home is located on 3.5 private (mostly wooded) acres in a nice, quiet, high-end community, which we appreciate. We enjoy sharing our fabulous find with others and hope you'll love it as much as we do!

What makes this cottage unique

Bella Vista Cottage is located on 3.5 wooded and private acres, yet it's easy to get to with any kind of vehicle. We have gorgeous views, lots of windows, and no visible neighbors. We are six miles from Hiawassee, 25 minutes from Crane Creek Winery and there is a lot to do in the area, including boat rental and other lake-related activities. Our home offers all the creature comforts of home in a beautiful mountain setting we know you'll love!


Hayesville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • By reserving Bella Vista Cottage you acknowledge that you are aware of one exterior security camera which monitors the driveway, walkway and steps.
  • All guests must sign the attached rental agreement and provide complete mailing address prior to booking.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Spacious room & spacious shower with separate water closet.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , First floor bath for the 2nd bedroom
  • Beautiful stone tiled showers (no bathtubs in the house) in each bathroom. Double sinks in the master bath. Plenty of towels and wash cloths provided, as well as basic toiletries, hair dryers and curling irons.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , First floor guest room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom is a loft with gorgeous mountain views!
  • Queen size Beds -- 2 bedrooms with queen beds, all linens and plenty of pillows and extra blankets provided! Both bedrooms also have fans available (not ceiling fans) if you need to customize your air flow!
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Very CLEAN, well cared for and well-appointed. Toilet tissue, paper towels, foil, plastic wrap, baggies & trash bags are among the basics we provide. Hair dryers, curling irons, toiletries and all bath & bed linens are also provided. We keep a well-stocked pantry including coffee, teas, creamer, sugar, flour, canned goods, pasta, condiments, salad dressings, spices and you are welcome to whatever adult beverages you find on the bar. We also have a small library of books (bring one to donate if you wish!), games & DVD movies, plus a bird book & binoculars for bird watchers! Beach towels and chairs are also provided. PLEASE NOTE: By reserving at Bella Vista Cottage you acknowledge that you have been made aware of the exterior security camera which monitors the driveway, walkway and entry stairs.


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Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Atlanta GA
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
The Ridges Resort
Nearest Motorway
NC Route 175
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
The Copper Door
Car: necessary

Hiawassee GA: 6 miles

Hayesville NC: 6 miles

GA Mountain Fairgrounds: 7 miles

Franklin NC: 25 miles

Murphy NC: 25 miles

Helen GA: 20 miles

Cherokee Casino: 60 minutes drive

Asheville NC: (Biltmore House): 90 minute drive

Atlanta, Greenville SC, Chattanooga TN: 2 hour drive to any of them




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $79 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 9.75%

Standard nightly rates are $150. Holiday periods are $170/night and we don't charge more for weekends! NOTE: IF YOU USE THE "BOOK IT" feature please let us know if the amount isn't what you expected and we'll confirm actual numbers with you before you commit to your stay! :o)

Take advantage of our Mid-Week Special: Check in on SUNDAY, stay four nights and one of your nights is FREE!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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