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'Almost Heaven' Luxury Mountain House - Walk to Amenities - Swim Passes

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Vacation in the Mountains of Big Canoe, Georgia. Lake house with mountain and golf course views.

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Spend your vacation this year in our four bedroom, four and a half bath, Luxury Home. The house also includes two family rooms, a loft that can be used as a 5th bedroom, patio with a large hot tub overlooking the lake, screened porch, and large deck where you can enjoy a view of the lake, pool, golf course, and mountains.

Everything you need to enjoy your time at Big Canoe is available to you in our home located on Lake Disharoon. You can wake up to the sound of the Canadian Geese flying overhead and go to sleep listening to the songs of the frogs. Our home has central heat and air as well as ceiling fans in all rooms, but sometimes you don't even need them!

Set in the foothills of the scenic North Georgia Mountains with elevations exceeding 3000 feet lays the enchanted land known as Big Canoe. Be prepared to brake for deer or wild turkey at any given turn in the road.

You can walk out the back door of our house and down the hill to the lake (beach), pool, waterside, and fitness center with an indoor pool. No need to get in the car if you don't want to.

We offer low season rates of $195 per night or $1100 per week from Nov. 5 to March 14 except for holidays.

Keywords: Mountain House

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Tom O'Connor
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

About Tom O'Connor

Tom, Judi and Stephanie - We were the first home owners in the Laurel Ridge section of Big Canoe 13 years ago. We live in metro Atlanta in the town of Smyrna Georgia, 65 miles from Big Canoe. Judi is a retired elementary school teacher and I was a Sr. Project manager working projects in 27 countries and retired March 2016. Stephanie is our lovely special needs daughter and along with working is very active in a number of sports in Special Olympics.

Tom O'Connor purchased this house in 2003

Why Tom O'Connor chose Northwest High Country

This house will be like taking your own home on vacation with you. This house is not a small mountain cabin, It has room for the entire family to have their own space or bond together in the living room. From the lower level of the house it is only a 50 yard walk down the hill to the swim club and the start of the hiking trails through the woods. After a swim, hike or run in the woods you can relax in our 8 person hot tub.

What makes this house unique

You can sit in the living room and have a view of the mountains, beach and the golf course. In the morning. In the evening you can see wild life outside the windows. Unlike many homes in the area our parking pad will accommodate 4 cars.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(114 traveler reviews)

'Almost Heaven' Luxury Mountain House - Walk to Amenities - Swim Passes
average rating of 4.9649124 based on 114 reviews
Cape Coral


  • 5 of 5

Wanted a little Getaway before school started back Monday couldn't have picked a Better place than this Beautiful home!! We made lots of memories and took great pictures!! The Big Plus was we had Snow!! Got to watch my grandkids enjoy there first experience in the snow!!! The home was just Beautiful had everything we needed!! We all had our own bedrooms with some to spare!! They loved walking down to the beach and sliding down there to!! Tom was great in keeping us updated about everything especially the weather!! We will definetlty be Back!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

Our youngest son and his fiancé (now wife) chose Big Canoe for their 'destination' wedding. Everything was beautiful including 'Almost Heaven', the house we stayed in for the few days we were there. It felt just like home to my husband, myself and our family. Many thanks to the owners who were extremely helpful with my many questions.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Accommodating

  • 5 of 5

We decided at the last minute to take a trip, and we were a little nervous to book so late. We had been to Big Canoe several times before; however, we had never booked through VRBO. Tom (Owner) responded very quickly and was extremely detailed with the entire transaction. His communication and guidance through the process helped to eliminate our stress.

Very nice property, and very close to fitness center/beach/hiking trails (walking distance). Property has a nice hot tub which is an added bonus over any property we have stayed at Big Canoe.

Property sleeps 10, but a nice feature is that 8 of the 10 are in actual beds in bedrooms. The other two are a more than adequate trundle bed in the loft space play room. We have stayed in properties before where several of the sleeping areas are on fold-out couches. The kids do not mind sleeping out in the living room; however, it can be a little awkward for adults sometimes. This property has very nice bedroom spaces.

All in all, this was a wonderful trip to Big Canoe.

Thank you again Tom, and we hope to return to your property in the future!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ideal Condo Two Years In A Row

  • 5 of 5

I live in Big Canoe and serve on a program committee that organizes an annual concert for our residents. For the past two years I've been in charge of finding appropriate accommodations for the entertainers for the September concerts. I've chosen this lovely condo both years because it is a beautifully decorated and maintained 4BR 4.5BA home ideally located near the center and all of the amenities in Big Canoe. The separate bedrooms/baths on three levels offer privacy for all guests, as well as lovely gathering space for all in the open great room, screen room and deck overlooking a pretty golf course. All the guests have been so impressed with "Almost Heaven" that they are hoping to return with their family and friends for a future vacation.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place

  • 5 of 5

Almost Heaven was wonderful. The house is warm and inviting with everything you need. The adults and kids were comfortable and we all enjoyed the games in the loft. I would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA

Wonderful stay - perfect for our writing retreat

  • 5 of 5

I rented this house w/ 3 of my colleagues for a recent writing retreat and it was perfect. House was in great condition and the owners were very accommodating and easy to communicate with (very responsive). We would definitely stay here again - it was wonderful!

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
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Running/Walking Trails, Waterslide, Horseback riding (overnight boarding facilities for your horse 10 minutes from main gate at a state of the art equestrian Center), ___________________________________________________________________, The swim club offers a brand new free form pool, which provides an infant section with gradual entry - great for parents with infants, Plenty of lounge chairs, large umbrellas, and sunshine, Qualified lifeguards are in attendance during the swim season, Lake swimming is available on a sandy beach, The club also has picnic tables, and snack bar, Don't miss the rock water slides, where cool mountain stream water rushes over a smooth rock surface for 153 feet of fun, For a slower pace, canoes and paddleboats are available, included in the admission price


Rates & Availability

Big Canoe House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter rate - 3rd night free
Jan 2 2017 - Mar 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
Mar 11 2017 - Jun 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 3 2017 - Aug 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $200

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.
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Big Canoe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Golf Course View
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4), Baby bed (1). Baby bed is a Pack N Play.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • jetted tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
Large 8 Person Hot Tub, Wireless High Speed Internet (DSL), Foosball table, Ice Cream maker, Garbage Disposal, Hair dryer, Iron, Fabric/Clothes Steamer, large jacuzzi tub in master bath, Ceiling Fans & in addition the property is a Pet & Smoke FREE Environment

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