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Luxury Lakefront, Mountain view, Private Cove, Deep Water, w/ Boat available

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Space 6,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 4.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 14)

“Nottely Escape” is anything but your typical cabin. Just completed in 2011, our 5 Bedroom, 4 bath (plus 3 ½ baths) is prime lakefront property on Lake Nottely with views overlooking the lake and the highest mountains in Northern Georgia. Our home sits about half way between Blue Ridge and Blairsville in an area that is known for the wide variety of activities and ease of access. Private dock. Swimming cove. Deep water. Easy slope from house to lake. Easy access from highway.

Lake Nottely is one of the most beautiful and larger lakes in Georgia known for fishing and incredible boating with two thirds of the surrounding lakefront owned by the US Forrest service. It seems that very few people have heard about this TVA lake (and we want to keep it a secret :)). It is almost a private lake any time of the year!

While feeling incredibly peaceful and secluded, our home is incredibly easy to access – just 90 miles north of Atlanta and all highway driving. But with all the feelings of seclusion, you are only about 10 minutes to a super WalMart and very close to some of the most charming towns in the Southeast including Blue Ridge, Blairsville, Murphy, Young Harris. You will find endless opportunities from the lake to the mountains enjoying everything the Georgia mountain area has to offer.

While back at the home, enjoy the comfort of our modern surroundings and everything our home offers from our in-home entertainment to our hot tub overlooking the lake. Keep fit in our home gym with mountain views and relax by the fireplaces (we have 4) while enjoying our new 3D Satellite TV’s our even relax in the master Jacuzzi or steam shower in our “Suite 3”.

This home is perfect for family getaways and large enough to accommodate multiple families.

We built the dream home that one day will be our permanent home, but in the meantime, we hope that you and your guests will enjoy our home and everything the area has to offer as much as we do.


1. Master Bedroom.... King Bed

2. Suite 2................ King Bed

3. Suite 3................ Two Queen Beds

4. Suite 4 ............... Two Queen Beds

5. Bonus Room.......... 3 Full size beds, 3 Twin Beds

Bedroom characteristics:

1. Master ........ Fireplace, Huge bathroom, Sitting room, coffee bar, huge walk-in closets

2. Suite 2 ........ Sitting area with view of lake and mtns, french door to patio, huge walk-in closets, huge bathroom.

3. Suite 3 ........ Private patio through french doors, steamshower, walkin closets, gorgeous woodwork.

4. Suite 4 ........ Steamshower, walkin closets, gorgeous woodwork.

5. Bonus Rm ..... 35 feet long, ideal for children or groups, huge bathroom, walk-in closet, views, TV, gameroom.

Home gym overlooking lake and mountains, gentle slope down to the dock, completely private cove -- perfect for swimming (impossible for boats to endanger swimmers).

Our lower level is completely above ground. It is not a basement, but truly a lower level with 10 foot ceilings and the many architectural elements that you will expect in a luxury home like this.

Keywords: Lakefront, Luxury, Mountain View, Georgia, Mountains, Mountain, Nottely, Cabin, Dock, Hot Tub, 5 Bedroom, House, View, Views, Retreat, Huge, Georgia Mountains, Pontoon Boat

More Details

Kenneth M. Schultz
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2018

About Kenneth M. Schultz

Ken and Diane Schultz currently live in Greenville, SC and have fallen in love with the Georgia Mountain area. With 3 children we built out dream home a few years early that we hope others will enjoy. We are both involved with large law firm automation which keeps both of us occupied and on the road much of the year.

Kenneth M. Schultz purchased this house in 2011

Why Kenneth M. Schultz chose Blairsville

After shopping throughout the Southeast for lakefront property for over 20 years, we fell in love with Lake Nottely and the location between Blairsville and Blue Ridge. The beauty and privacy of the lake (two thirds of the surrounding property is US-Forrest owned) and the ease of access (all highway driving to and from Atlanta), make this the ideal location. We found what we felt was the perfect lot and we built our dream home. We just hope that others will enjoy the house, the location and all the area has to offer as much as we do.

What makes this house unique

When looking at the lake and mountain view from our home you get the feeling of being isolated and being 'one' with nature. The stars at night are so bright you feel that you can reach out and touch them. Yet all of this is just a few miles off the main road and just about 7 miles to the super Wal-Mart. Truly the best of both worlds! An incredibly easy to access location and as beautiful and peaceful as any place you will ever visit.


Blairsville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • See rental agreement for additional information regarding cancellation policy.
  • We keep an "allergy free" home and have a strict no smoking and no pet policy. Smoking is not allowed within 30 feet of our home.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • 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 ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Master bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Suite 2 bathroom can double as a powder room during the day
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bonus room bath has an oversized tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Powder room on main level
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , Lake Bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Suite 3/4 has brand new oversized shower with shower panel
  • 4 full bathrooms and 3 half bathrooms
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom on main level
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Suite 2 on lower level
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , Suite 3 on lower level with private patio
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen , Suite 4 on lower level
    Bedroom 5 - 3 double , 3 twin/ single , Bonus room on 3rd level
  • King size beds (1) 2 King Beds Total, Queen size Beds (1) 4 Queen Beds Total, Double Beds (1) Actually 3 full size in bonus room, Twin or Single Beds (1) 3 Twin beds in bonus room, Baby Cribs (1) Available upon request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Each bed in bonus room has a trundle underneath it
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.989362 based on 94 reviews

It was great!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Nottely Escape! Ken and Diane were great to work with and quick to respond with any questions we had. The house is beautiful with everything you need. The lake is so quiet and relaxing with amazing views. We had a wonderful time and would definitely go back again!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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If you want to escape to a lake house in the mountains, Nottely Escape is for you!

  • 4 of 5

The house is wonderful. Plenty of room for four or five couples or a large family or a couple of families with kids. Very nicely furnished and fully stocked with everything you would need. The views are great. Nottely is a fantastic lake. We paid extra for the pontoon boat and used it every day to explore the lake. Ken and Diane are very friendly and responsive and a pleasure to work with. The proximity to Blue Ridge, Blairsville and Murphy makes it a perfect location. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Franklin, NC

Beautiful home with lots of space for large family

  • 5 of 5

This home has everything a large family or group of people could want for a wonderful vacation. The kitchen is well equipped to prepare large meals for a any size group of people. The home is very clean and well maintained. The grandchildren and their parents loved the game room with the pool table, playing in the large back yard, the fire pit, pontoon boat, and the secluded cove to swim and the private dock to go fishing. Everyone had a wonderful vacation in a fabulous home located in a beautiful setting!!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at this beautiful lakefront home and it couldn’t have been better. The pictures don’t even do justice! We sat outside for dinner each night and the kids played in the lake or on the lawn until the sun went down. Plenty of room for all of us and tons of games, tubes, water toys on site. We will talk about this vacation for years to come!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Jacksonville, FL

Fabulous Family Vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful time we enjoyed at this gorgeous mountain/lakeview home with our children and grandchildren!!! The house is amazing with everything you need for your visit with a breath taking view of the mountains and lake. The kitchen is equipped with anything that you need for preparing meals during your stay. The lake provided hours of fun for all of us, boating, skiing, tubing, fishing and make sure you look for the rope swings that are located along the shores. It truly felt like we were on a private lake. There is PLENTY to keep you occupied just staying at the home but then you have Blue Ridge and Blairsville so close by. We enjoyed Mercier Orchards, hiking to waterfalls, local shopping, train ride in Blue Ridge and several fabulous restaurants in Blue Ridge. Diane and Ken were so cooperative to work with and provided all the information we needed to enjoy their "dream" home as well as giving us information about the surrounding areas.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful home in a beautiful setting on Lake Nottely.

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the few properties that accommodated our three families consisting of ten people ranging in ages from 6 through 74. The house has large windows with views of the lake on the first and second floors. Our 6 year old was excited to see her second and most beautiful rainbow across the lake from the first level. The views from the house of the mountains and lake provided a serene environment. We rode the pontoon from the dock to the dam and saw many nice, large homes. The way this home sat up high for all to see with its beautiful landscape truly set it apart from the others. The lake was clear and our family enjoyed swimming and fishing in it. The location was about 2 1/2 miles from downtown Atlanta and was convenient to Blairsville and Blue Ridge. Having both towns convenient gave us opportunities to have shopping and dining. We especially enjoyed Jim's Barbecue, GG's restaurant, Alexander's store and Vogle State Park in Blairsville.

The house was well furnished and all the bedrooms had comfortable bedding. Everyone commented how well they slept. The large kitchen was well equipped with cookware, three ovens, a gas stove, ice maker, dishwasher, etc. There was plenty of room to socialize with the open concept on the first and lower floors. Our family enjoyed the ping pong table (over the pool table), basketball court, hot tub and fire pit. This gave us a range of activities in which to participate.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Old Union Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Car: necessary

White Water Rafting, Boat Rental, Festivals, Bass Fishing, Trout Fishing, Jet Skiing, Off Road trails


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000

Rates are subject to change, please call. Please contact us separately about boat rental. Pontoon boat is available during "boating season" only and is owned and operated by "Nottely Escape Marine" exclusively for our guests.
Cleaning fee is a pass through item from our property management company. Quote is an estimate only and may be more depending on size of group and condition house is left after check-out.

Owner'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.