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13 Years of Exceptional Reviews! 2018 is Booking Already!

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cabin, 5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 14)

Kedra has been a guest favorite with high reviews since our first guests arrived in 2004 and we recently made some improvements to make it better than ever! These include a new double oven, a new large flat screen for the basement, new efficient hot water heater, adding an additional new king sized bed, and new high quality linens throughout. Your family will enjoy every season as each offers its own special delights for your group to enjoy in the North GA mountains: peaceful privacy, dock on quiet cove, spacious and lovely home with fun for all. Please take a minute to look at our reviews: we hope all our guests go home saying 'That was a perfect place and a great stay!'

The main level at Kedra feels like a peaceful mountain lodge with wood floors, pine-paneling, and a stacked-stone gas fireplace in the family room. This is open to the dining room with seating for 14, and our heavily equipped 3-cook kitchen. The master bedroom is also located on this level and windows line the rear of the house allowing for great views. You can step onto the covered porch to pass the afternoon in a rocking chair or porch swing.

Upstairs you will find two enormous bedrooms each outfitted to sleep a family, as well as a full bathroom. We decorated our cabin with a 'bed-&-breakfast' feel, with each bedroom having its own unique character. The lower level may be your center of activity where you can have friendly competitions in air hockey or playstation, relax by the tv, or head to the lake. Also located there are two more bedrooms and a full bath. The crowning feature in the back: walk the 75 yards down the gently-sloped property to a large firepit, sandbox, and 100 feet of lake front with a private dock and canoe on a quiet cove for swimming.

Our cabin is on a beautiful, low-traffic TVA lake and a pontoon boat is available for rental. (Please note that Lake Nottely is lowered in the winter months and during drought seasons by the TVA). The town of Blairsville is sleepy and quaint but still has plenty of shopping, restaurants, and entertainment options to suit everyone's desires. (Go to the Union County Chamber of Commerce web page for more information.)

In the end, it is our previous guest's own words that say the most about our cabin: 'beautiful... thank you for the warmth and hospitality of your home... home away from home... elegant... 2 weeks was not enough... all of our needs were met by your preparations... spacious and clean... very realxing... family friendly... we will be back!'

Keywords: Lake House, 5 bedrooms, log, ping pong, private dock, large, lake nottely, blairsville, rental, family, retreat, fire, boat

More Details

Property Manager
Kelly Finley
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

About Kelly Finley

Welcome to our vacation home, Kedra on the Lake! We are Ralph and Ann and we are retired and live in the Metro Atlanta area. We have 4 married children and 12 grand kids ages 1-22 who we love like crazy and with whom we share many wonderful times at Kedra through out the whole year. We would love for you to bring your crowd here too and please know that you will be treated like a treasured guest!

Kelly Finley purchased this cabin in 2004

Why Kelly Finley chose Blairsville

Lake Nottely in Blairsville has the perfect combination of charm, convenience, natural beauty and remoteness that makes our trips up there so enjoyable. There is lots to do but you don't have to fight a crowd of other vacationers to do it! The house is huge and is easy for more than one family to share, giving us each a little space to breath and plenty of room to share.

What makes this cabin unique

Each year we add to our list of things to do, taking expeditions to find new and interesting adventures. Of course, the lake is the biggest draw... fishing, canoeing, boating, swimming; it is all heaven on this lovely, peaceful lake. We also enjoy tubing and rafting down the rivers, golfing, hiking to waterfalls, shopping and eating out at our favorite restaurants. Probably our favorite outing is to Vogel State Park, a must-do on every trip. Mostly it is time spent together, making memories and getting refreshed from the peacefullness and beauty.

Guestbook comments from the manager


Thanks much for the rental of your lake home in Blairsville. Kedra was great for our family reunion. We did rent the small cabin called “granny’s cabin” in order to have 2 additional bedrooms. It was only about 2 miles away (5 minutes), back down Pat Colwell. The owners are a very nice couple from Florida. I would highly recommend their cabin to others you rent to who need 2 addtl bedrooms.

I trust your cleaning people will find Kedra in great shape. We always take great care to leave our rentals in the best of condition. Although the water was cold, our family enjoyed two days of perfect weather and a quiet scenic retreat. We actually all left on Sunday afternoon, as only one group of three was able to stay the 3rd night. We will place your VRBO number in our vacation file for the future. And I have already provided it to a friend looking for a place this summer.

Thanks again,

May 2014
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Swimming Pool, Pontoon boat rentals, Canoeing, Bowling, ATV Trails, Scenic Byways, skateboard park


Blairsville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs Jack-n-Jill Bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Lower Level Jack-N-Jill Bathroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , In main living area
  • All bedrooms are directly attached to bathrooms.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Last bed is a trundle.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • King size Beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (5)
  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Playstation, Cooking Utensils, Blow Dryers, Air Hockey Table, Games, Videos, Books, Canoe, Outdoor Firepit, Sandbox, Dock


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13 Years of Exceptional Reviews! 2018 is Booking Already!
average rating of 4.7555556 based on 95 reviews
Decatur, GA

Wonderful House

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Kendra. The house is very spacious, very well equipped and close to everything.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great time! 😁

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very comfortable home.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much. The air wasn't working on the main floor the first and second day but we corrected the problem by the second night. Kitchen was sufficiently stocked for our needs. The beds were very comfortable and we had plenty of room. We rented the boat

from the next door neighbor and had a wonderful time exploring the lake and fishing. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful lake, lovely home

  • 5 of 5

Our crew had a wonderful time here. Very nice place. We'd come back for sure!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great memories were made

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for your warm hospitality. Our family of 13 felt right at home. We have rented several other properties but Kendra by far was the best. It is definitely designed for families.We appreciated the nice sheets and linens. It has a wonderful large kitchen, it made it easy for us to work in. The additional refrigerators certainly helped. We had great weather enabling the kids to enjoy the lake. Doug, next door was nice enough to rent his pontoon boat to us. It was a great place to make wonderful family memories. Thank you again.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Mary! We love to hear that our efforts to keep Kedra a perfect combination of form and function are paying off. We are headed up next week and will be bringing a new family room rug and set of pans... we are always updating something as we know our guests want a beautiful and beautifully maintained home.
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We were celebrating our 50th Wedding Anniversary. What better way to celebrate it than with family

  • 4 of 5

This was a perfect place for our family to get together for such a special occasion as our 50th Wedding anniversary. The accommodations were all we were looking for.. Each family had their own floor. With all ages, from 1 yr old to 69 yr old. We were able to spend time together as well as have our own privacy.

We fished, played ping pong, fooshball, played in the sand box, fished if the dock. Rocked on the porch, swing in the swing, spend family quality time around the fire pit. Some did early morning Yoga on the dock. And little children got to watch Tom and Jerry cartoons on TV. We read, went out to eat, and totally enjoyed ourselves.

The family history of this place is unique and interesting. They are very accommodating. Having all amenities they say they have.

We have Verizon cell service. We were able to have cell service except in the down stairs area (inside) Wifi was available everywhere though.

This is such a wonderful, peaceful place to spend with family and friends.

You will be missing a great place to stay in Blairsville if you pass this VRBO up.

It is all and more than you would expect.

We were there in May 2017. The water level had been raised since the winter. It was deep at the dock.

Thank you for sharing "Kedra" with our family.

Luanne and Ronnie Rhodes, Tennille, Ga

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.0%

During Winter months we do allow 2 night stays for a charge of $525.00 for the weekend.
Summer holidays of Memorial Day, Labor Day and July 4th week will have a 10% premium up charge.

Booking within 3 weeks of Check-In? Ask about a last minute booking discount!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.