House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)
About Tom O'Connor
Tom, Judi and Stephanie - We were the first home owners in the Laurel Ridge section of Big Canoe 15 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 Big Canoe
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.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
It was a perfect stay, close to the Chimneys wedding venue and pool. The O'Connors were very pleasant to work with, the rental was well stocked and organized. We would highly recommend 'Almost Heaven'.
My wife and her friends really enjoyed their stay!
Wonderful property with a wonderful host!
Our family loved Almost Heaven! We had a tri-generational gathering and having the fitness center so nearby assured that there was something for everyone even during winter months.
The lake views were scenic and relaxing, allowing everyone to unwind. There was even a ‘device lockbox’ so that we could truly disconnect. Also we loved the hot tub!
Last but not least - Tom is an attentive, gracious, and responsive host. Everything was labeled clearly and if there was ever a question, it was great knowing that he was just a text away. Thank you, Tom!
We, just came back from a relaxing stay in Big Canoe Ga, at Almost Heaven. The name says it all, a nice size house with all the comforts of home in the mountains of Georgia. The house is on a colder sack overlooking the lake with a short walk down the hill to it. Close to the pool and hiking trails. The house was tastefully decorated and the kitchen had everything we needed for cooking. Tom provided great instructions for the trip up, he called to make sure we didn't have any issues, and left us his cell phone number in case we needed anything. Thanks for helping us make great memories!
The homes was great and the owner was very helpful and responsive before and during our stay.
Beautiful setting, would come back for sure. Perfect for a long weekend with the family and some outdoor activities!
Better then expected.
Wow! what a fabulous house and weekend my family and I enjoyed at Big Canoe. We were all there for a wedding and were not disappointed. The cabin was spotless and everything you needed was available. There was more than enough room for the nine of us. Television in every room was a plus.
I would recommend this lovely cabin to everyone and anyone. Tom the owner was extremely helpful. I do hope to return in the summer.
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