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Special April 8-21 $199/nt Luxury River Home, amazing river, hot tub

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,649 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

River house, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, sleeper sofa, 2.5 Baths, (Beds sleep 9)

You'll think you've died and gone to heaven! This luxury cabin known as 'White Rapids Retreat' is located on the Buck Shoals gorgeous wide stretch of the Chattahoochee River near Helen, and is anything but ordinary. Relax and sleep to the sounds of the rushing river rapids just 50 feet from the cabin and enjoy the panoramic open views of the river while soaking in the hot tub. Complimentary Kayaks are included so you can enjoy some river adventure!

This unique section of the river directly behind the cabin is your own private water amusement park: enjoy swimming, sunning and relaxing on the sandbar in the middle of the river, tubing / kayaking / rafting from behind the cabin, playing on the natural rock waterslides, and exploring the rock shoals of the river. The fishing is excellent behind the cabin for shoal bass, striped bass, catfish, and bream.

The kids will love climbing trees and playing on the tire swing on the property. Your stress will melt away as you catnap in the riverside hammock. The screened porch overlooks the river and has satellite TV so Dad won't miss any of the football game. Flat Screen HD TV's with Directv receivers have Smart TV Roku built-in so you can log into your Netflix account and enjoys movies and wine by the living room stacked stone fireplace. Any gourmet chef would be delighted by the beautiful kitchen, Viking Style gas grill outdoor kitchen unit on the deck, and charcoal grill down by the river.

The picnic table next to the river makes the perfect place for a Sunday afternoon cookout. Your kids will never forget the family nights spent around the riverside flagstone fire pit with Adirondack chairs telling ghost stories, catching fireflies, and roasting marshmallows. Drink a cherry Coke on the front porch swing and you'll feel like your back in Mayberry.

Nature lovers should keep an eye out for the wild deer and Canadian geese in the backyard while sipping your morning coffee. This property is very private and secluded on 5 acres of wooded property, and the opposite side of the river is part of a state park. Enjoy nature walks through the woods on the property.

The interior of the cabin is beautifully decorated with rustic log furniture and antique motif. Whatever your age or interests, there is something for everyone at this extraordinary river cabin retreat.

Guests consistently remark that they have never seen a more breathtaking river view property as this one!!! This is the ultimate river cabin vacation experience!!!

Keywords: cabin river Helen Georgia Chattahoochee

More Details

Rob Limehouse
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Rob Limehouse

Our family used to live in South Florida. I am a Physical Therapist, Marisol is a Pharmacist. We wanted to have a vacation property to escape to with the kids and build family memories through the years. I wanted a place in the Florida Keys. Marisol did NOT. I am glad I listened to my wife. We have spent the past 15 years vacationing to this property with our family and have created so many wonderful family memories right there on the river. We gradually fell in love with the North Georgia mountains and relocated to this area with our family. There is a plaque on a rock down by the river that says 'A little peace of heaven'. And that is exactly what this property is. I am never happier than I am at this property spending time with family and friends. Now that I live only 30 minutes away from White Rapids Retreat, I am able to come over once per week and perform regular maintenance, repairs, and make improvements to the property, so year by year we gradually add amenities and make upgrades for everyone's enjoyment.

Rob Limehouse purchased this house in 2004

Why Rob Limehouse chose Demorest

This property is located 1.5 hours drive from Atlanta, so you can either drive there or fly into Atlanta and rent a car for a short drive. We looked at alot of properties in North Carolina, South Carolina, and North Georgia. Our family loves the river, so we were only looking at river properties. There were alot of options, but we wanted a river with rushing rapids to play in and the sound of the water to lull you to sleep in a hammock. Most properties are either slow moving water, or the house is too far away from the river. The moment we saw this property, I told the realtor 'This is it'. We actually ended up in a bidding war with another buyer over this property. We won!!! It has been worth every penny. We would like to share this property with you and your family to enjoy.

What makes this house unique

There are so many things to do at the cabin, in the river, and in the North Georgia area, that I can't pick just one. Mostly, we just love spending time with family and friends experiencing what 'a little piece of heaven' is like.


Demorest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1649 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Upstairs Bedroom - 1 king
    Master Bedroom on Main - 1 queen
    Loft - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , 2 twin beds setup as bunk beds, with pullout trundle bed
    Living Room - 1 queen , 2 sleep sofa /futon , There is a sleeper sofa in the living room that sleeps 2
  • Queen size Bed in the master bedroom, King bed in guest bedroom, Pull out trundle bed in Loft, 1 set of Bunk Beds Located in upstairs loft. And 1 queen size pull out sofa bed in the living room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
Picnic Table next to the River, Hammock next to the River, Tire Swing.


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Special April 8-21 $199/nt Luxury River Home, amazing river, hot tub
average rating of 4.921739 based on 115 reviews

Beautiful location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. The owners advice on how to catch fish was spot on. My son had fun catching shoal bass. House was set up with everything you need. Plenty of room.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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  • 5 of 5

We loved this property. It was the perfect place to relax and enjoy downtime with family. The sound of the rushing water was so calming. The property is secluded with everything you need within a 15 min drive either direction. If you are looking for the perfect family get away this is it.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Has everything!

  • 5 of 5

All good. Very nice kitchen. Layout of house was good. Excellent view of the river, and because the water was high, we could easily hear it in the house. Enjoyed sitting on the porch. Sofa bed in living room was not comfortable to sit on and difficult to get up from - probably because of our age. It should probably be replaced. Need new burners for the gas grill.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Such a GREAT stay! Very beautiful and kids and us had such a great time exploring the woods! We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A true escape!

  • 5 of 5

We knew within 10 minutes of our arrival, that we would want to rent this place again. It is that great! Best rushing river front property! I want to buy this cabin, but after reading about the owner winning a bidding war from another buyer, I doubt he is interested is selling :) Will be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Vacation Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for peace, serenity and to disconnect from it all you have arrived at Vacation Heaven. White Rapids Retreat was the perfect place to leave it all behind and relax in comfort. If you want to enjoy cabin life and the true beauty of nature then this is it! We are a family of six who came from warmer shores in search of a cold winter cabin experience. It was probably our most memorable vacation thus far. Though the weather was particularly cold this winter, the cabin was always warm and cosy. It had everything that we needed, even board games on chilly nights by the fireplace. The owner Rob was always available to answer questions and everything you needed to know and more was in the rental manual on the coffee table. The drive there arriving on the first night seemed a bit daunting in the dark but in the morning when we awoke to the sunlight and sound of that amazing river - it was the most glorious sight and sound to behold! You get accustomed to the drive down to the cabin. I will forever hold that image of the river in my memory. Raw beauty. Our children thought it was the most wonderful place to be and got their first experience of snow flurries. The towns nearby have supermarkets and restaurants and all that you would need. The truth is all you really need here is food and each other. We hope to return here one day.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tubing on the river behind the cabin.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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