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Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12-14)

We welcome you to “Riverview Retreat” located on the Toccoa River in Mineral Bluff, Georgia. Mineral Bluff is approximately five miles north of Blue Ridge, GA in the beautiful Smoky Mountains, and approximately ten miles south of the Georgia/Tennessee border.

Riverview Retreat is 5,600 square feet of luxury living with three levels of enjoyment. Only ten minutes from Blue Ridge, you will enjoy shopping, restaurants, antique stores and the small town atmosphere that is so delightful in our mountain getaway. If you like to fish (license required) or kayak, the Toccoa River is a 75-yard walk from the house. The Toccoa River is rated the #1 trout river in all of Georgia. Directly on the river itself you will enjoy an 8,500 square foot private pool area with a 16 x 40 in-ground pool (operational from May 1st - Labor Day), covered pavilion area with kitchen facilities, gas grill, full rest room with shower, and large outdoor fireplace.

The house was built in 2002 and has three levels for your enjoyment. The upper level has three bedrooms (2 with queens and 1 with 2 twin beds) and two full baths, one with jetted tub. Also on the upper level is a loft area with a reading nook and a game table for card or board games. The main floor has a mud room with washer and dryer adjacent to the attached two car garage, large kitchen with six burner Viking gas range with two ovens and griddle, breakfast bar and custom table that can seat ten people and bar area that can seat 6. There is also a separate dining room that can accommodate eight people. The great room, with floor to ceiling stacked stone fireplace and entertainment center with flat screen TV above fire place, also on this level is the master bedroom with a queen bed, Flat screen TV, stack stone fireplace, and full bathroom with double sinks, steam shower, and large jetted tub. The lower level has a very large bedroom with a double and queen-sized bed, and a large bathroom with shower. Private patio access from this bedroom. There is also a great room on this level with a flat screen TV, stack stone fire place, sleeper sofa, game room with nine-foot pool table, air hockey, foos ball, and indoor putting game. For relaxation, enjoy the night sky in the private hot tub located outside on the lower patio.

Every level has great views of the river and the screened porch is a great place to grab a nap, use your laptop (we have wi-fi) or just enjoy the afternoon with your favorite beverage and watch the river glide by. You can even have a picnic on the porch at the teak table. So come and stay at “Riverview Retreat’ for a couple of days or even a week or more, and we’re sure that you will thoroughly enjoy the experience. Unlike most rentals, you can bring your extended family (up to 14 people), at NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE. Hope to see you soon!

Keywords: cabin, retreat, blueridge

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Ashley Gebhard Agent
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 24, 2017

About Ashley Gebhard Agent

My wife and I purchased our Riverview Retreat in 2006 where we continue to escape the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives. Nestled on a hill overlooking the Toccoa River, our 5,600 square foot home, and 8,500 square foot pool area, is ours to share with you. Enjoy.

Ashley Gebhard Agent purchased this house in 2006

Why Ashley Gebhard Agent chose Northwest High Country

While I am retired and my wife continues to work, we plan to make Rivervew Retreat our permanent home one day. It is our perfect getaway, close to everything, yet far enough away to enjoy the peace and tranquility that you too can experience.

What makes this house unique

We enjoy swimming, fishing, kayaking, shopping, and do much more.

Guestbook comments from the owner

River Retreat was a wonderful choice for our ladies' weekend getaway. Although the home is quite spacious, it offers many cozy areas to relax or read a book. We especially enjoyed the amazing chef's kitchen; it is so organized and well-equipped. Beds were very comfortable, and having temperature controls on all three levels insured the comfort of everyone. Finally, the morning views of the river and valley, especially from the upper level, will take your breath away.

Due to a shift to very warm weather, there was an issue with Lady Bugs during our stay. However, Ashley was prompt and professional in addressing our concerns. On that note, Ashley was attentive and helpful throughout the booking process, and her concern for customer care continued throughout our stay and beyond. She is truly "one phone call away." It is because of Ashley's professionalism and the special way she treats her clients that we will return to River Retreat or stay at another of her properties.
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Now Booking for 2017
average rating of 4.878788 based on 69 reviews

Very impressed with the house. We really enjoyed our weekend there would love to rent it again.

  • 4 of 5

Was very happy with the house and the amount of room it had. Great view from up on the hill of river. We were a little disappointed in that the outside fireplace and pool was across the road from house and with the way it looked but that was ok because of weather and short stay we didn't have time to use it anyway. Overall the house was great and love the big Kitchen to cook in. We will look at renting it again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Great Experience

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay! Working with Ashley (the realtor) made planning for the weekend away, a breeze!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Moms Florida

Awesome house! Great views and amenities. We would recommend it to all our friends and family

  • 5 of 5

We had a Christmas family reunion. It was an awesome time with our family. We didn't do a lot of shopping or excursions because we didn't want to leave the house! We would return in the future.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Absolutely Fantastic!!

  • 5 of 5

This property has everything needed. The owner greeted me and my guest. The cabin os equipped with all your needs. Its very spacious and the kitchen is to die for. I will be back....

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Fantastic place for the whole family!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time, and everyone thought the house was perfect. If the house is available next year, we will be back!!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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ladies retreat

  • 4 of 5

It was the perfect place for 5 ladies to spend a couple days, leaf peeking and hiking. The house is so well built we never heard early risers and that is very unusual for a home in the mountains. We are thinking about making this an annual event. The kitchen is exceptionally well equipped.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Train Rides, downtown Blue Ridge Shopping, dining and more.


Rates & Availability

Mineral Bluff House Rental Rates

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Summer 2017
May 1 2017 - Oct 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $225 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 12.0%

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Mineral Bluff House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • 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
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 24 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Steam Shower
    Cottage Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Upstairs hall bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Main Floor Powder Room - toilet
    Family or Kid Suite - toilet , shower , Large Bathroom
    Pool Bathroom down by Gazebo - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Upstairs bedroom - 1 queen
    Cottage Room Upstairs - 1 queen
    Master Suite - 1 queen
    Twin Room Upstairs - 2 twin/ single
    Family or Kid Suite - 1 queen , 1 double
    Sleeper Sofa off Game Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (4), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Viking Gas Range (double oven, griddle, six burners)

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