On the Water at Lake Burton

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Last updated: 10/04/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Availability: April 26 - November 30; rental during winter on request

This unique house is located in Perrin Cove on the beautiful emerald green waters of Lake Burton. The homesite once was the location of a 1920's vacation cabin with a handsome rock fireplace. Through the years, the cabin eventually rotted away, but the fireplace remained. In 1960, the current owners discovered the fireplace and built a small but quaint cabin onto it--we call this the 'old part'. Two large additions were made to the little cabin: one for a master bedroom suite, and one for a large dining room. Also added to the grounds were a two-story garage and a two-story boathouse.

The main house itself has four bedrooms, each with a full bathroom. The 'old' part of the house has its own front porch and sitting area, and also has the original woodburning rock fireplace (there is a generous supply of wood stacked on the grounds). The 'new' part of the house has a large living room with gas logs in the fireplace, a spectacular dining room with a huge round table, large galley kitchen, large master suite, and a large wooden deck with a hot tub. There are views of the lake from the porch, deck, living room and dining room.

Down the hill is the two-story boathouse with a separate bedroom (no bathroom). Many hours can pass just sitting on the porch swings and hammock. For the more active vacationers, swimming and boating are absolutely fabulous in this pristine lake!

Up the hill is the two-story garage. A curving covered walkway lets you escape those mountain showers during loading and unloading your car when getting from the garage to the house. Above the garage is a separate bedroom and bath with shower; and there is a wonderful little porch with an adirondak chair waiting for you.

The water in Lake Burton is some of the cleanest in the state--it holds the most beautiful colors of nature, reflecting the green trees in spring and summer, the autumn hues in fall, and the bright blue of the skies in winter. There is a marina on Lake Burton where you can rent a boat and tour the lake.

The area surrounding Lake Burton holds many pleasant surprises for those adventurous enough to leave the lake. Clayton is close by, and Highlands, NC is a short trip, too. And don't miss the local places like Goats on the Roof (they really are on the roof!), The Dillard House, and the Alpine town of Helen.

Keywords: Lakefront house with boathouse

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    There must be two adults at least 35 years of age in order to rent....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

    Handmade hickory bed; ensuite with shower...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Hand-crafted king bed; tv; sitting area; 4-pc ensuite...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Hickory handmade bed; ensuite with shower...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    Antique iron bed; ensuite with tub/shower...moreless

  • Other (See Description): 2 twin/ single

    Loft above Bedroom #1...moreless

  • Bedroom 6: 1 double

    private bedroom above garage with ensuite bath with shower...moreless

  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2) There are two twin beds in the loft area above the master bedroom....moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    Double vanity; separate toilet room...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Large shower separate from toilet and sink...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Single, large sink...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

    Rock-walled bathroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 5: toilet, shower

    En-suite for private garage bedroom/bath...moreless

  • Each of the 5 bathrooms has a shower; two have tubs also. There are 5 bedrooms with adjacent private bathrooms....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The house and grounds are perfect for families and multiple families who gather for a special vacation. The lake is always cool and inviting, even on the hottest days. For those who aren't interested in the lake, there is much to do close by: shopping, sightseeing, hiking. Or just RELAX!...moreless


  • Books:

    There are many books related to the North Georgia area and the lakes in particular...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    We have several board games for all ages as well as a card table and chairs and cards, of course....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Dish network...moreless

  • Television:

    The master bedroom as well as upstairs and downstairs living rooms have tvs...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Extensive dvd library including classics and tv shows (Dirty Jobs, e.g.)...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    The house is 'up the hill' along the wooden steps; the boathouse is, of course, right on the lake!...moreless

  • Mountain View
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Paragliding
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    Handcrafted round table with large Lazy Susan; Old Hickory chairs add seating for 10 at the round table. There is a farm table with seating for 6 also....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    The house is fully air-conditioned...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Front-loading dryer, large capacity...moreless

  • Garage:

    There is an ample overhang to park under--the garage is not available for parking in....moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    There are 2 gas fireplaces: one in the downstairs living room and one in the dining room....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    The house is fully heated...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless internet...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets are 300 count or better...moreless

  • Living Room:

    The living room is part of the open concept dining room and kitchen so that all guests can be included...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    There is parking adequate for 2-4 cars...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    A generous amount of towels and washcloths are provided. Bring your own beach towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Front-loading washer, large capacity ...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    There is one beautiful wood-burning rock fireplace in the upstairs sitting area...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    There is a large coffeemaker and also a Keurig in the coffee bar...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    fully stocked cabinets of cooking utensils: pots, pans, cookie sheets, muffin tins, etc....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Complete large sets of dishes and silverware...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Galley kitchen, with dishwasher, 2 refrigerators, separate freezer, granite countertops...moreless

  • Microwave


  • Deck / Patio:

    An enormous deck surrounds the front and side of the house, giving a spectacular view of the water and mountainside....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    There are two kayaks at the boathouse for renters to use at their own risk...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    The boathouse has a large deck on top with great views of the lake...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    There is a large Green Egg and also a smaller one....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    A large hot tub is on the deck just outside the living room...moreless

  • Jetted Tub:

    The master bathroom has a jetted tub...moreless



Write a review 4.7
from 10 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Aug 15 - Nov 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$650 $675
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$650 $650
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $200 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 11%


A security/damage deposit of $500 and 50% of the rental fee is due immediately, at the time of the reservation. The remaining 50% of the rental fee is due no later than 10 days prior to your arrival date. Rental fee includes rent, tax, and cleaning fee. The security/damage deposit is refundable, less deduction for above normal wear and tear. Cancellation fee is $500.

HOLIDAY RENTALS: $725.00 PER NIGHT with a 3-NIGHT MINIMUM. Includes all Federal and Traditional Holidays (including but not limited to Easter, Thanksgiving, July 4th, Christmas, New Years, Valentines Day, Labor Day, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, MLK Day, Presidents Day, Mothers Day, Fathers Day, Halloween, Columbus Day)

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 10/04/2016
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80 Miles
Nearest Airport
Atlanta-Hartsfield Airport

Car: Necessary

The house is located at the end of a quiet cove, perfect for swimming. It is on a large lot with tons of room to spread out. Other lakes nearby are Lake Rabun and Lake Seed. Clayton and Helen are the closest towns.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1960

About the owner: This property has been in the family for 2 generations, and loved by all who go there.

Why the Owner Chose Tiger, GA, USA:
Lake Burton is the most beautiful lake in North Georgia. And this house is right on the lake in a quiet cove.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
There are so many activities in the area that they are too numerous to count. The lake is great for swimming and boating. Shopping is so much fun around the lake, too. You can take day trips to wonderful places, even into North and South Carolina!

Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Facing the lake

    Facing the lake

  • Outside rock dining table

    Outside rock dining table

  • One example of hickory furniture

    One example of hickory furniture

  • Living room downstairs

    Living room downstairs

  • View from master bedroom

    View from master bedroom

  • The boathouse with pontoon boat

    The boathouse with pontoon boat

  • Mule hame lights in the living room

    Mule hame lights in the living room

  • View of lake from sitting room and porch

    View of lake from sitting room and porch

  • The large tiled shower

    The large tiled shower

  • The kitchen with undated countertops

    The kitchen with undated countertops

  • We love to eat breakfast at this long table

    We love to eat breakfast at this long table

  • Old rakes make great wineglass holders.

    Old rakes make great wineglass holders.

  • Welcome to the Lake!  Come sit on the swing

    Welcome to the Lake! Come sit on the swing

  • Fire Pit

    Fire Pit

  • Living room downstairs 2

    Living room downstairs 2

  • Master bedroom, bed with loft above

    Master bedroom, bed with loft above

  • Relax at the lake!

    Relax at the lake!

  • From the futon swing on the boathouse

    From the futon swing on the boathouse

  • Sitting room with old fireplace & Old Hickory furniture

    Sitting room with old fireplace & Old Hickory furniture

  • Master Bath

    Master Bath

  • Dining Room fireplace

    Dining Room fireplace

  • Coffee, anyone?

    Coffee, anyone?

  • Enough seating to feed a crowd in style

    Enough seating to feed a crowd in style

  • The Lazy Susan on the the large round dining table & ten Old Hickory chairs.

    The Lazy Susan on the the large round dining table & ten Old Hickory chairs.

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Saturday, October 22, 2016

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Tiger, GA, USA #289827

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