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Cameron House Retreat: Lake, wine & mountain paradise! 5 miles to Helen!

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


About the property

5 Bedroom, 2 Bath home, (Sleeps 14 adults, 3 infants)

Our newest additions are a large deck off back of the house overlooking Mt. Yonah and the lake, and a 500 sq. foot game room!

Stay 7 nights, get the 8th night free!

Stay Mid-week (Sun-Thurs. only) and receive an additional 10% off our regular rates!

The newly renovated Cameron House Retreat is nestled in the foothills of Northeast GA wine country, and sits at the base of Mt. Yonah, and butts up to the Chatahoochee National Forest, a short walk from our property.

This sprawling 5 bedroom, 2 full bath home is like no other in the area.

Our home is located halfway between famous Alpine Helen and historical Cleveland, just 1.5 miles off Hwy. 75, and only 90 minutes NE of Atlanta.

This area is quickly becoming known as THE premier spot for excellent wines, with more than a dozen local, highly rated wineries for enthusiasts to tour and taste!

Convenient to restaurants, boutiques, sports activities, nature trails with beautiful waterfalls, scenic drives and quaint towns, Cameron House Retreat is the ideal vacation spot for adults and children alike.

Kids can spend hours tubing down a lazy river, go miniature golfing, go carting, panning for gold, or enjoy a day at the water park, all minutes away!

Enjoy roasting marshmallows by a campfire down by a private shared lake, take a rowboat out for a little fishing, a pedal boat out for a little paddling, relax in our shaded pavilion, or just sit on the dock and take in the breath-taking million dollar views.

With wrap around porches, a hot tub, a large extended back deck, and a warm and cozy environment, our home is a stand-out. With many nooks and crannies, it is small enough to curl up in a favorite corner with a book, yet large enough to secure the privacy of up to 14 adults, and 3 infants!

Each area has it's own unique theme and personality. The main floor has a fully equipped farmhouse style eat-in kitchen, a den with a gas fireplace, 2 bedrooms, a full bath, a dining room, laundry room, and a large living room with a wood burning fireplace for chilly nights.

One flight up leads you to the master bedroom with vaulted ceilings and private terrace, another guest bedroom, and full bath, and a private wing that sleeps 6.

NEW FOR 2017! A 500 sq. ft. detached game room for playing poker, ping-pong, Foosball, pool, and air hockey while watching sports on a 60" flat screen TV! Room for little kids, (big kids too), to color and play board games.

Be prepared to be enchanted by our relaxing and secluded mountain retreat. And please don't think of it as going away, just think of it as coming home...

More Details

Robert & Debbi Sloane
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

About Robert & Debbi Sloane

We are native New Yorkers, born and raised, but have lived in South Florida for the past 20 years, where we work and play and enjoy our family; especially our twin grandchildren who turn 5 this October.

Robert & Debbi Sloane purchased this house in 2013

Why Robert & Debbi Sloane chose Northeast Mountains

Our family vacationed here in 2012 and fell in love with the area, and knew we had to come here again and again. It took some doing, but we finally convinced the previous owners, Carol and Greg Crumley, to sell!

Northeast Georgia is called the 'gateway to the mountains'. With balmy days, and cool nights, this home melds both of our worlds, (New York and South Florida), into one.

We are very fortunate to be able to share this amazing vacation experience with others.

What makes this house unique

Quiet Seclusion, Spectacular Views, In the heart of Wine Country, close to shopping and all attractions. Appealing to everyone!


Cleveland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • 1. Don’t forget to run the water when using the garbage disposal. Put only soft foods, down there; no bones, fruit rinds, or eggshells.
  • 2. No food or drinks are permitted in the bedrooms. Please try to confine eating to the kitchen or dining room.
  • 3. Our lake is shared by 3 other families. Please respect boundaries. DO NOT wander onto other people's property. DO NOT make excessive noise.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Upstairs
  • Hairdryers, Make-up mirrors, curling irons, tissues, toiletry amenities, and magazines in both bathrooms
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Downstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Downstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Master Bedroom upstairs
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Upstairs
    Bedroom 5 - 6 twin/ single , 2 room suite. Main room has 3 trundles that sleep 6
  • The following is available if requested: Baby Cribs (2), Pack and Play (1), High Chairs (2), Baby monitor (1), humidifier, (1) baby wipe warmer, (1)diaper genie, (1)double stroller
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 9 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Board Games, Playing Cards, Books & Magazines Lake with Boat for Fishing and/or rowing, plus paddle boat for fun on the lake! Also a shaded pavilion and fire pit down by the lake with picnic table and additional chairs


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Cameron House Retreat: Lake, wine & mountain paradise! 5 miles to Helen!
average rating of 4.925373 based on 67 reviews

Perfect home and location for 70th birthday surprise!

  • 5 of 5

The Cameron House Retreat far exceeded our expectations for a family weekend in the mountains celebrating my Mother in Law's 70th birthday! The home was incredibly well decorated, spacious enough for 14 of us ranging in age from 11 months -70 years of age. The game room was a perfect way for the kids to have fun together, and the view of the lake was breathtaking. Our family enjoyed making S'mores at night by the dock and we weren't far from Helen so it was easy to go into town for lunch. Robert and Debbi were incredibly helpful to us as we planned for this surprise weekend - providing recommendations for dinner, birthday cake and more. We will definitely return for another family trip!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Cameron House is a gorgeous property, and the owners and managers took great care of us! The expansive layout, peaceful lake with fire pit and boats, and awesome game room provided the perfect setting for our family of 7 adults and 6 children, ages 2 months - 16 years. Very comfortably furnished and beautifully decorated, the sunny rooms were all inviting and unique. We took advantage of nearby horseback riding, hiking, swimming, and a trip to the lovely Brasstown Bald, GA's highest point. But mostly we boated, fished, roasted marshmallows, played pool, air hockey, foosball and board games, and rested--all on the property. Perfect! I hope we have reason to return again. [The only down side is the small cooking area in the kitchen, which made meal prep somewhat cramped, but I can't see how better to design that space, and it was only a small annoyance. Still 5 stars for sure!] Thank you Robert and Debbi!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Elizabeth, Thank you so much for your glowing review of our home. Rob and I are very happy you and your family had a good time. Thanks also for the small criticism about the kitchen space. Rob and I are throwing out ideas on how to remedy the problem, and by the time you return, and we hope you will, you will see a difference in the counter top space, giving you more room for cooking and serving. Regards, Deb and Rob
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Wonderful, Beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

My family and friends had a wonderful time. Very accommodating! House is fully stocked, didn't have to bring a thing! This home is gorgeous, just breathtaking! Very homey and comfortable. I would definitely recommend this house, and would like to return one day. Robert and Debbi were great to work with (Along with Terry & Gary, the property managers. They were there to greet us and answer any questions we had)

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The pictures do not do this beautiful home justice. It was perfect!!!

  • 5 of 5

There were so many little extras in this home that we just loved!! So many special touches. My family had so much fun in the boats, and the game room was a hit! We highly recommend this home. You will not be disappointed. Thank you to the owners and property managers for taking such good care of us. A++ customer service!!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property!

  • 4 of 5

Nice views and lots of room for the family to get together. Plenty of activities in the game room and the paddle boat around the pond was a definite plus, as well as the hot tub in the evenings.

Would rent again!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Kept Secret

  • 5 of 5

My family and I rented Cameron Retreat for our annual family vacation. It has been said that love is in the details and my family felt a lot of love here. First, Robert and Debbie made the reservation process effortless. They were very responsive to any questions and made check-in very easy. We were also greeted by a lovely couple who answered all of our questions. The home will also not disappoint. It is very beautifully decorated and has everything you need. It felt more like visiting a relative than renting a vacation home. Robert and Debbie also had the "sweetest" welcome gift and binders full of local restaurants and activities for us to consider. One word of caution-if you have fishermen who like to fish out of their motor boat, the lake is not deep enough for that level of fishing, but they do provide a small rowboat and paddle boat so you can enjoy the water. It rained on one day, but we had plenty to do with the collection of DVDs, CDs and game room to keep us busy. Overall, it was a great place to spend quality time with family.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
86.5 Miles
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Helen- Bigg Daddy's, King Ludwig's Beer Garden
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Famous Innsbruck Golf Club, open to the public
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Cleveland-Hwy 75
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Cleveland-Western Sizzlin' Buffet
Car: necessary

Over a dozen local wineries! National Forest hiking trail 2 minutes away, State Parks & Historic Sites minutes away, Longest Running Octoberfest in scenic Alpine Helen, 4 Golf Courses within 15 minute drive, Shopping, Tubing, Water Park and Miniature Golf, Gold Mining, Carriage Rides, Train Museum in Helen, Zip Lining, Quaint Towns, etc.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $200

Guests have a choice of either a non-refundable property damage protection fee of $59, which covers up to $1500 in damages, or a refundable damage deposit of $200, which is refunded to you within 2 weeks of departure from the property.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Sorry, but pets are not allowed due to allergies some guests may have.

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.