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Luxurious Lakefront Country French Villa

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 7 Bedrooms, 7.5 Baths, (Sleeps 16)

Truly the most luxurious rental in Big Canoe - we encourage you to preview the Villa before your stay to verify our claim. If you are having a family reunion, family vacation, golfing retreat, company retreat, romantic getaway or honeymoon the Boyd Villa will meet your needs. Come watch the sunrise over Lake Petit from this extraordinary, 6000 square foot luxury lakefront home. Fabulous views of the lake from two huge wrap-around decks and most rooms. A short 20 minute drive to the new world renowned Gibbs Gardens

Exquisitely furnished with two great rooms each with large fieldstone gas fireplace, two fully-equipped kitchens - the main kitchen features Viking appliances and Sub Zero Refrigerator - top of the line appliances through-out + wet bar with icemaker and mini-refrigerator. Two washer/dryers, two master suites, (one with his and her bath, walk-through steam shower, and Bain Ultra Air Jet Tub), six bedrooms (includes three kings, two queens, four twins + 2 trundles & 1 full futon, seven full and 2 half baths (includes two whirlpool and 1 airjet). Close to all amenities. Rent a canoe or pontoon boat at the nearby marina or swim lake.

Beautiful Big Canoe is a spectacular gated golf and tennis community just 1 hour north of Atlanta, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia. Amenities include a 27 hole championship golf course, ten tennis courts (indoor and outdoor), new fitness center featuring: indoor pool, racquetball, exercise equipment, aerobics, snack bar and professional health services including: facials, massages, pedicures and more.

Our swim club includes: a swim lake with sandy beach, pool, waterfall rock slide, canoes, paddle boats and beach volleyball. We have three lakes for quiet boating (no gas motors), fishing and swimming. Hiking and jeep trails with picturesque waterfalls. A play field for basketball, baseball, soccer, walking and playground. Great restaurants and catering. Close to antique shopping, outlet mall, site-seeing, river rafting, speed boating, horseback riding, and so much more.

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Big Canoe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
    Bathroom 9 -
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1) Foldout, Baby Cribs (1) in Queen Guest Room on Terrace Level, Bunk Beds (2) + 2 trundles
  • CD Player ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • swimming
  • tennis
2 Gas Fireplaces, 2 Full Kitchens with top of the line appliances, wet bar with icemaker and mini-refrigerator, 2 washer/dryers, pool table 2 large decks overlooking lake, 7 TV's (3 new wide screen), Wireless High Speed DSL.


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Luxurious Lakefront Country French Villa
average rating of 5.0 based on 40 reviews
Granbury, TX

Perfect Vacation in the Mountains

  • 5 of 5

Words can't describe the perfect family reunion we had in the Boyd Villa. From ages 17 to 80 everyone had plenty of activities to participate in Big Canoe, Georgia. Relaxing and playing games were so much fun because Boyd Villa had room for everyone. It's really extraordinary to find a house to accommodate a group of 16 comfortably. The house was beautifully decorated with the most comfortable beds. A completely stocked kitchen allowed us to eat several meals in. The owner was so accommodating and completely at our disposal. You couldn't ask for more for your vacation home and we are all very grateful to the Boyds.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure having you stay with us at The Boyd Villa and we look forward to your return.
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Amazing home with great hosts.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here during our wedding along with our bridal party. The house was amazing! Beautifully decorated with tons of space for everyone. Beverly was an amazing host and provided us with everything we needed. During our stay it snowed the entire weekend. The views from the house over the snowy lake were priceless. I can't even properly describe how beautiful the home and property were during the snow storm. We had an unforgettable weekend. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous house, great location

  • 5 of 5

This house is wonderful! It is spacious & well-appointed. We had a mini-reunion with family coming from 3 different states & the space was perfect - room for the 15 of us to spread out & spots for all of us to gather. We appreciate you sharing your home & giving us a memorable Thanksgiving!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Warm and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

My staff and I needed a place to stay while hosting an event in Dawsonville for the weekend. There were seven of us and this house had seven bedrooms so it was a fit. All we needed was a warm bed to bunk for the night, but we got so much more. From the very start of the reservation Beverly was a pleasure to work with and was available to answer any questions and make sure our stay was pleasant. The house is gorgeous and well equipped. Every utensil we needed to cook was available in the kitchen. All the bathrooms and bedrooms were clean and welcoming. Perhaps the most liked feature by my staff and I were the fireplaces. After a long day of work in the rain, it was great to eat a hot meal and then sit around the fireplace and fall asleep watching the football game! I would recommend this house to anyone staying in the area. I know we want to come back!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

To other vrbo guests: This home is incredible. The pictures don't do it justice. It is much more beautiful in person.

To the Boyd Family. Thank you for this beautiful place to seek refuge from Hurricane Irma. The unexpected trip provided an opportunity for us to come together as family and make an enjoyable experience out of a devastating event that impacted the lives of many Floridians. While the storm eventually followed us to Big Canoe, the warmth and coziness of the home kept our attention away from the wind, rain and falling trees/debris going on outside. This one is surely going into the long-term memory bucket. Until we meet again...

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Member since: 2000
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:
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Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family meets each summer for get togethers. My son Brian found the Boyd Villa this summer. It has been one of the nicest places that we have stayed. Plenty of room and everything you need for a great visit. Some of the family come up from the gulf coast and we go south from Virginia. Ages from 3 to 80 and all of us had a wonderful visit. The bunk room kept the 3 kids happy......they loved their retreat!!!! We also rented the pontoon a few times. It is a beautiful home and we all loved all of our family time there!!! Thanks very much!
Jul 2012
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Swim lake with beach, Riding and Shopping nearby


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
Damage Insurance $99

If book 4 nights or more the nightly is $700.00
Please call for Holiday Rates and Minimum Stays.

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.

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