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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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 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 Cleveland

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!


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.


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 4.9295774 based on 71 reviews

This place was perfect for our three families with teenagers!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here and will definitely be coming back! The kids really loved the huge game room with pool table, ping pong table, foosball, air hockey card table and every board game you can think of! They had a fire pit, boats and bikes to use and a hot tub! Very friendly owners and they had a bottle of wine and s’mores waiting for Us when we got there!! Perfect place!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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surprised by so much

  • 5 of 5

We booked the Cameron House for our family to call home while our son was getting married at Willow Creek Farms in Cleveland, GA. We're from California so were surprised by the southern style and extensive decorations on every vertical and most horizontal surfaces. The pictures are mere shadows of how many bunnies, chickens, dogs, horses, birds and BOOKS inhabit this unique home. The game room was a life saver as the day of the wedding it rained from sunrise to sunset, so the groomsmen took it over rather than hiking togeether that morning. We invited "a few" relatives of the bride and groom over for a brunch the day after the wedding. The flow of the house and expansive dual living areas accomodated the 40+ people who came. The hot tub was a welcome treat for us easily chilled west coasters. Only wish we'd been able to utilize the large deck, front picnic and play area, and fire pit by the lake. It was just too cold, rainy and windy on 10/28 and 29. We're actually thinking of coming back with the whole fam, most of whom live in California, to enjoy the area with our son and new wife who live in Atlanta. We did have a couple of issues with the wifi and a fireplace not working, but the owners and local care taker were super quick to work with us to fix the problems. We told the owners we we're having a brunch on Sunday and asked if they had a large coffee maker and a few carafes. They didn't, but went out and bought them for the house anyway. Hospitality and excellence. Kudos!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The home is beautiful, you couldn't ask for more. Wonderfully decorated and equipped everything you could possibly need. The game room is great you can have a ton of fun. The lake with the dock and use of the boats is awesome. My favorite place is sitting on the deck and taking in all the scenery and the peacefulness.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Home!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 10 ladies stayed here for our annual club trip. What a wonderful home and the owners were so nice, quick to respond to any questions we had. The home was furnished so nicely and tastefully decorated with so many wonderful unique items. The house had everything you would need. Best stocked home we have every rented, we lacked for nothing! The special touches the owners provide to the guest was so nice. So quiet and peaceful to sit on deck and look at lake or sit on front porch on swing. Hot tub was enjoyable as the night got cooler. Great location to downtown Cleveland, Helen, wineries, grocery, antique places are everywhere. If you have time go to Smith House in Dahlonega. Good food served family style at table and the town is so cute with shops. For lunch try the Soda Fountain Cafe in downtown Cleveland. Great food and prices! Wendell's for breakfast or lunch for some good southern food. Betty's was a neat general grocery store in Helen and stop on the way to Helen to Nora Mills Granary - a grist mill and country store. If you are into Cabbage Patch kids, don't miss the Babyland where they are born!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: September 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: July 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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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
cleaning fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 15.0%

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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