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Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

easy access to river, lg. trout, 4 kayaks 6 tubes, slide into river, rope swing

Our home comes with:

4 kayaks, 6 tubes, 2 lounging rafts, private slide into the river, swing by river,some firewood for fire pit, horseshoe pit, All in your back yard. Rope swing (which is only for our guests,is at bottom of small tube run or a short walk down the road and beach is across from rope swing.

We have tubes available from May to end of September, unless weather or water temp permits it sooner or later.

Kayaks are out from mid March till end of October, unless weather and water temp do not permit.

Also includes all cleaning supplies, dish soap,paper towels,electric dish soap, etc etc etc.

Just bring your clothes and food

Our homes are spotless read the reviews

Easy Access to River ::: be careful, some homes have very steep banks to river.

GREAT FISHING very private

4 WELL KEPT KAYAKS: some have kayaks and canoes but do not guarantee their condition.

We live on same street as rental and are HERE to help you in anyway we can. We pride ourselves on our homes being clean and well maintained. We are not a management company like most rentals on this site, who just don't care about you or the property.(been told this by my renters!) We check our cottages often to keep them well maintained and our goal is for you to have a relaxing time during your stay. We are here to help you or a phone call away.

Come to the North Georgia mountains near Helen like it use to be. No crowds, very quiet.

Lots of wildlife, deer, turkey, beavers, and all kinds of birds and bunnies!!

VERY CLEAN Rental cabin

Large flat screen TV in living area.

The Garden Cottage rental on the River is a farmhouse style cottage is on 16 acres and is quiet w/ lots of wildlife.

Summer months in North Ga. Mountains are filled with family fun! So much to do at the cabin you may never leave. Spoil yourself with ultra-thick feather padded beds. Snuggle in the hammock on the huge porches overlooking the river! It has a large hot tub on screened in porch. Kayaks and private tube run, rope swings etc..

FREE::: 4 Kayaks, 6 Tubes, slide behind home, Rope Swing at end of small tube run in our backyard, for our guests only

To See a VIRTUAL TOUR of this home click on the web-link at the bottom of the page.


This home has its own slide into the river behind the home

You will not find a cleaner home rental in this area!!

We supply all those things you normally have to buy with other rentals, laundry soap, toilet paper, elect dish soap, etc..We want our guests to relax not have to worry about the little things.

Fireplace in Living room and Master Bedroom

The Garden Cottage is more upscale then most homes for rent in this area & is decorated in an old farmhouse style inside with boarded walls & high ceilings. French doors in every room open up to the huge porches with river views. 6 tubes are supplied in the warmer months. We even have a tube run, rope swing ,slide & ..great swimming area.

There is a large flat rock to sit on in middle of river right in front of this cottage, perfect for lounging in the river. Wildlife comes daily and you can watch the deer and wild turkey in your backyard (not to mention Marshmallow the bear, who makes an appearance now and then). The cottage's land is length-ways on the river so you have over 1000' on the river

More Details

Nancy Loomis
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 17, 2017

About Nancy Loomis

We came from south Florida for a vacation here and never left.

We love it here.

Both of us are in Hospitality, so you know you are getting good service.

Nancy Loomis purchased this cabin in 2001

Why Nancy Loomis chose Northeast Mountains

WE loved the river.

We go in it everyday in the summer and sit by it when water is too cold.

What makes this cabin unique

We are in a quiet area of the river, do not have people going down it all day yelling like in Helen.

So you can enjoy the sounds and wildlife.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Property Testimonials

Rating: 1 5 : 5 being best

By: Cindy & Marc Trestman

Loved the accommdations! Very Clean and very nicely decorated in a very cozy fashion. The screened in porch made it very comfortable to relax every day and night. reading and taking a jacuzzi! Our children also enjoyed it especially the smores we had at the fire pit over looking the very scenic river!

Service: 5 Value: 5 Atmosphere: 5 Overall: 5

By: Jo Ann Morris

We had a great time at Nana''s River Cottage. The deer came through the yard everyday and the river is so peaceful. North Ga. Mts. are very beautiful. The owners made our stay comfortable and enjoyable.

Service: 5 Value: 5 Atmosphere: 5 Overall: 5

By: Leni & Tom Weber

All we can say is WOW! We love it here! Very Clean! Lots of fun! We will be back!

Service: 5 Value: 5 Atmosphere: 5 Overall: 5

By: Julia & Luis Valenzuela

Peaceful, tranquil and beautiful. This is the place you can take a long nap on the porch and enjoy the sounds of nature. Or, if you want to go tubing, canoeing or fishing, it''s all there! The cottage is absolutely beautiful! This is the kind of place you dream about. We are looking forward to going back, and staying longer next time!( even saw a bear during there stay!, which is now named Marshmellow)

Service: 5 Value: 5 Atmosphere: 5 Overall: 5

By: Cheryl Knight

I have to say we absolutely loved this cabin, it was way beyond our expectations as the pictures just dont do it justice! (and we are VERY picky) The porches were awesome and huge with lots of comfortable sitting areas where we spent literally hours and hours hanging out in the fresh air and talking. My husband loved the fishing and we made a fire in the fire pit and made smores in the evenings after dinner! The beds are amazingly comfortable (which is rare for us to find) and we slept like babies after all that fresh mountain air! Helen was a hop-skip and a jump away, so we were surpised how peaceful and secluded the property was. Truly a pleasure and we can''t wait to go back for another trip! Thank you Nancy for your wonderful hospitatlity and your truly amazing cabin! -Cheryl, Scott, Stephanie and Kevin! Cheryl had written to me (Nancy) in an e-mail the following: We absolutely loved the was way beyond my expectations and it was immaculate! The porches were amazing and I loved all your decorator touches and the details
Dec 2004
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Helen Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort
  • River ...
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Floorboards
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Split-System Heating
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    2nd Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , Sink
    Outside - outdoor shower
  • Bathrooms are done in a farm house style.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Feather padded queen bed
    Living Area - 1 sleep sofa /futon , sleeper sofa
    Master Bedroom - 1 king
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Free long distance phone calls in con.US only and wifi Large flat screen TV in living area Upgraded feather padded beds/linens, 2 fireplaces, DVD library, Showtime/Stars, ice maker, gas grill, tubes, w/tube run, great swimming area, Great fishing on property, 5-7 lb. trout, bass and brim.


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average rating of 4.8636365 based on 67 reviews

Great getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The home was so comfortable and the property so beautiful! My family had a great time with the kayaks and tubes! The kids want to go to "this exact house" next year!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write a review. We are so glad you had a great time. We try our. Eat to offer everything possible to our renters. See you next year Nancy
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Great family fun!

  • 5 of 5

Great cabin close to everything.

We are repeat visitors, it's always clean and has plenty of room. We are so thankful for it being pet friendly.

We'll be back again!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lawrenceville, GA

Great cabin with plenty of fun stuff included in your stay

  • 4 of 5

We greatly enjoyed our stay in Nana's cottage. The cabin was clean and everything was in order when we arrived. Check-in was simple and quick. We enjoyed all of the extras provided that you may not see at other cabins--the tubes, horseshoes, fire pit, hot tub, grill, great outdoor seating on the screened in porch, and the slide into the river. For the price, this was an outstanding cabin in a great location directly on the river. If I had to make one complaint it would be that whoever stayed in the cabin before us left beer bottles and cans stuffed in the bottom of the tubes. As we were tubing down the river, one of the bottles broke in the bottom of the tube and when we went to clean it up after, I cut my finger. Outside of that I would highly recommend this cabin for guests of all ages. We are already planning a trip back and would definitely consider Nana's cottage.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Im so glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to you coming again. We do offer more than any other cabin in our area. I'm so sorry the renters before you left their trash in the tubes. Sometimes I just don't understand why people do these things. I actually just cleaned all the tubes and loungers last week after your stay. Hope we can help you again sometimes soon Nancy
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  • 5 of 5

The cabin was awesome. We had a great time. We enjoyed the kayak rides. It was cool enough to enjoy the fire pit. It was just an overall awesome time.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to seeing you again Nancy
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Wonderful place !

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful WE spent at Nana's cottage ! Very clean and secluded, with easy to understand instructions for appliances and hot tub. Beautiful landscape with nobody other than squirrels and wild animals...The host Nancy is very helpful and helped managed switching house in a very positive way. Great place to "retreat" :-)

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing vacation condo!!

  • 5 of 5

Nancy and Robert are so helpful and friendly! They are eager to help you with any concern or problem. I'm very particular about the amenities of where I stay and their Garden Cottage had everything I could dream of from the screened in hot tub on the porch to a gas grill and fireplace to a fire circle!! Can't say enough about how wonderful our stay was. Will definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Car: necessary

Tribute to Elvis, The Appalachian Trail, Alpine Helen, Unicoi State Park, Cabbage Patch-Baby Land General, waterfalls, gold museum, Historic Dahlonega.

Hiking, rock climbing, biking, golf, tennis, fitness center, gym, miniature golf, amusement parks, fishing, hunting, wildlife viewing, horseback riding, shopping, restaurants, live theater, cinemas, museums, sightseeing, swimming, boating, water-skiing, windsurfing, jet skiing, white water rafting, tubing, kayaking, sightseeing, boating, so much to see in our area.

Other Activities: white water rafting, Kayaking and canoeing, tubing..


Rates & Availability

Helen Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
summer high
Jul 16 2017 - Jul 19 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jul 20 2017 - Aug 12 2017
4 night minimum stay
late summer
Aug 13 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
labor day weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
late summer
Sep 4 2017 - Sep 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Sep 29 2017 - Nov 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
early winter
Nov 6 2017 - Nov 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
pre winter
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Christmas and new years
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 6 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Jan 7 2018 - Jan 18 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
cleaning $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $650
Tax Rate 18.0%

Pet fee is $50-$150 depending type of pet and size
Cleaning fee is $100-$150 depending on how many are staying
We limit the rental to 7 persons max.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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