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Luxurious Lakefront Country French Villa

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
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.

More Details

Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017

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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Big Canoe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • 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
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
  • 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Luxurious Lakefront Country French Villa
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews

Exceptionally comfortable and beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at this stunning villa for a family get-together with six adults and three teenagers. The home is beautifully furnished and fully equipped with no detail overlooked. Beautiful views of the lake from the two decks as well as several bedrooms. We felt like we were at home - comfortable and relaxed. Plenty of space in the home and something for everyone at Big Canoe - fishing, boating, golf, swimming, hiking, fitness center, restaurant and let's not forget the pool table at the house. Everything is "as advertised" and first-class. In short, the adults as well as the teenagers thoroughly our stay at the Boyd Villa. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Most beautiful home at big canoe !

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing weekend at this gorgeous home with four families. Plenty of space for everyone, beautiful views over looking the lake, and wonderful owners who provided everything we needed. Cannot beat this home for a weekend at big canoe filled with lake activities and hiking.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our annual long weekend with college friends was delightful at the Boyd Villa! Finding comfortable accommodations for 7 couples is a challenge, but this home was perfect. This home is beautiful and comfortable. The kitchen is spacious and has everything that you need. The outside living space is perfect for enjoying the beauty of Big Canoe. Our time enjoying this beautiful home in Big Canoe was too short!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent for Retreats!

  • 5 of 5

For the past two years, I have taken my “spiritual daughters” (Berry College students) to The Boyd Villa for a Bible study retreat. The Villa has everything you will need to have a successful event: ample sleeping accommodations and bathrooms, meeting area in front of a cozy fireplace, big dining table and adjoining breakfast bar, well equipped kitchen to prepare large meals, and lots of room so no one feels crowded.

What makes The Boyd Villa standout from the other rentals I have used is:

• The high-end furniture. The owners didn’t furnish the Villa with “expendable” items because renters would be staying there. They furnished the Villa for their use trusting that the renters will act responsibly.

• The large dining room table. All 14 of us were able to sit together at the dining table to eat and play games which was a nice change from past rentals where the group had to be divide up at different tables.

• The adjoining sitting room in the main level master suite. Because I am disabled my husband must accompany me so he needs a “man-cave” for the weekend. Having a large room overlooking the pretty lake gives him a very comfortable place to hibernate.

• The owners’ hospitality also makes this rental special. They make you feel like family by being welcoming, they strive to make your visit the best it can be, and they work hard to accommodate your special needs.

The Boyd Villa has my highest recommendation.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing home with everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

Hard to find such a large home to comfortably sleep 16 guests. Top of the line furnishings and appliances and entertainment options. Owners so caring and easy to work with. Stayed multiple times will stay again!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We spent Christmas at the Boyds Bid Canoe home and everything about the stay was absolutely wonderful! The home perfectly fit our family of 13 with adult children and accommodated us all in the dining room for a Christmas meal. The amazing views over the lake and watching the bald eagle were mesmerizing. The Boyds were excellent host and made our stay just absolutely perfect.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Swim lake with beach, Riding and Shopping nearby


Rates & Availability

Big Canoe House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 20 2017 - Aug 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
Winter Sale
Jan 1 2018 - Jan 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Property Damage Protection $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.
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