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POOL, onToccoa RIVER Now Booking for 2017 OPENING IN August

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


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

More Details

Ashley Gebhard Agent
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 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.
Jan 2017
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Mineral Bluff House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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
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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POOL, onToccoa RIVER Now Booking for 2017 OPENING IN August
average rating of 4.881579 based on 79 reviews
Kenmore, NY

We'll be Back!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to Riverview Retreat and will not be our last! We had 8 adults, two teens, two kids and one toddler. All had space to relax separately or together. We cooked each evening meal either in the gourmet kitchen or at the pool kitchen. The family chefs thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Numerous trips were made to Blue Ridge for shopping, lunches, and touristy activities. We enjoyed visiting with Mr. Bruce, the owner. He joined us for dinner one evening and entertained us with stories from his past. He is a terrific guy!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Excellent family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Well maintained and cozy. Great owner and wonderful property manager. Must visit again! We enjoyed the pool and the river.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Fun for the whole family!

  • 5 of 5

Great location and beautiful house! This truly was a home away from home. We had everything we needed. Great memories and fun for all of us! Thank you Bruce for sharing your home with us and being available for anything we might need!!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our Favorite Place Ever

  • 5 of 5

This is our third year in a row that we have stayed at the "River House" as my grands call it. We have never been disappointed. From the spacious home that accommodates all thirteen of us comfortably to the gazebo/pool area that offers endless hours of entertainment. Mr. Bruce is always nearby if there is a need of any kind and is the most kind and hard working man around. Thank you!! See you next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beyond our expectations!!!

  • 5 of 5

I have rented quite a few places over the years and I have to say, this property was at the very top of the list for quality, set-up, and comfort!!

The agent Ashley, was great to work with. She answered her phone or called me back immediately! I got emails on the upcoming trip with directions and everything we needed. On arrival we met with the owner who gave us a tour and answered any questions we had. The house was spotless and in great shape. Everything worked well, appliances were clean and worked great. Even the washer and dryer worked great. There was everything we needed, including multiple places to store food and drinks. Every room had plenty of towels, sheets, blankets, basically anything you need!. There was 3 adults and 5 kids and we didn't even use all the rooms. Tons of space and the game room was great to split up when we wanted.

The pool was beautiful with a kitchen and bathroom next to it. We spent a lot of time there and looking over the river. Almost every night we grilled out and cooked SMORES. Even though the kitchen in the house is a chefs dream, we spent most of out time poolside.

The fire alarm stated beeping, and the owner brought me a battery within minutes. It was great to have him so available in case we needed anything. Luckily, the battery was it!

We will definitely be going back, most likely with another couple to take advantage of the space and great places to hang out!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice!! Clean and looked just like pictures. The owner was very accessible and helpful

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed the property. Views are amazing.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $225
Pet Fee $100
Damage Insurance $79
Damage Deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.