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Privacy, hot tub, mountain views, waterfalls, Wifi/Netflix, Big Canoe amenities

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,750 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms+Loft • 2 Bathrooms Sleeps 5 • Big Canoe #495166

Be as busy as you want to be or break new ground in creative loafing, 'Cul-de-'Sack,' (with apologies to the French), lets you do both.

This cozy and updated cabin is ideal for couples seeking a quiet and private getaway or smaller families looking for a full menu of activities suitable for all ages.

Maximum capacity is five, no more than four adults at one time. Cancellations allowed up to 30-days prior to check-in with 100% refund.

This is not a party cabin for large gatherings but for those who wish to enjoy mountain activities and Big Canoe amenities, it's an excellent choice.

A rushing stream provides the soothing backdrop to an elevated deck that features a hot tub, gas grill and outdoor dining table, all with an expansive view of the forest and mountains. Nestled amid Mountain Laurel and towering White Oaks, wild turkey and deer are frequently seen around the cabin.

Enjoy walking down a short slope to a level trail meandering through Big Canoe's nature preserve of old growth trees. The trail follows a rushing creek and winds up at the first of two lovely waterfalls just 15 minutes from the cabin. Bring your camera!

Although relatively small (1750 sq. ft.) this airy and bright cabin has been recently updated with a wall of windows and skylights, a remodeled granite/stainless kitchen and upgraded, tiled baths. Netflix and Wifi are available to keep guests entertained and connected.

The master bedroom features a king-sized bed with its own dramatic view of the sunrise over the mountains. It also has a wall mounted flat screen TV and DVD player. The master bathroom is tiled and the shower has two shower heads, one an overhead 'rain forest' style fixture.

The second bedroom has a queen bed and its own bathroom with a shower/tub. This bedroom and bath are "en suite" for added privacy. The loft has a high quality, very comfortable inflatable bed along with a fold out sofa and chaise. The inflatable is suitable for adults as well as children while the sofa and chaise are comfortable only for younger kids (under 50-lbs).

Big Canoe is an 8,000 acre private gated community with 30% of that area in green space. It has 18 miles of hiking trails and three lakes for fishing, boating (electric motors only) and swimming. Lake Petit is regularly stocked with trout.

On-site amenities include 27 holes of golf, ten tennis courts (2 indoors), a modern fitness center with indoor pool and two outdoor pools in season (Memorial Day - July 31, weekends through Labor Day). A full service marina offers pontoon boats, john-boats, kayaks and canoes for rent. Bait, tackle and other supplies are also available at the Lake Petit marina. Daily and weekly rates are available for those visiting Big Canoe who wish to use the amenities on an a la carte basis.

Off-site, the magnificent 300 acre Gibbs Gardens and spectacular Amicalola Falls State Park are 15 minutes away. Beyond that, the charming mountain towns of Dahlonega, Ellijay and Blue Ridge offer antiquing, quaint shops and inviting restaurants. The N. Georgia Premium Outlets with 140 stores is just 30 minutes away in Dawsonville. Plus, all the cultural and entertainment attractions of Atlanta are just 45 miles away.

The owners, Bob and Diane Smith, are Big Canoe residents who live five minutes away. This is their only rental property and they are very hands-on in making sure the cabin is scrupulously clean, well stocked and in good repair. Weather permitting, all linens are line dried and pillow cases ironed.

A digital Guest Guide, written by the Smiths specifically for their guests, a Big Canoe map and arrival instructions are sent prior to arrival. The guide is written and designed to help Cul de Sack guests plan their vacation and enjoy Big Canoe and surrounding mountain areas to the fullest.

As a courtesy, Bob and Diane Smith call prospective guests prior to booking to answer any questions they may have regarding all aspects of their Big Canoe vacation. Upon arrival, guests are met by the Smiths at the North Gate of Big Canoe and guided to the property for a very brief introduction to the cabin's systems (wi-fi, TVs, hot tub, grill, etc.) before being left alone to enjoy their vacation.

Cul-de-'Sack' allows visitors to set their own pace. Many choose to relax with long soaks in the hot tub, a good book by the fire or simply enjoying the view while taking a well-deserved rest. Others hurl themselves into Big Canoe's impressive list of things to do ... golf, tennis, hiking, fishing, etc. Most do a little bit of both. You can set your own pace at Cul-de-'Sack'.

More Details

Robert Smith
Member since: 2013
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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Robert Smith

Bob and Diane Smith are both veterans of the newspaper business after many years at the Naples Daily News (Naples, FL). For many years, she was the creative director of Smoke Signals, Big Canoe's monthly newspaper. Bob did spot reporting and photography work. Their full-time Big Canoe home is about five minutes from Cul-de-'Sack.'

Robert Smith purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Robert Smith chose Big Canoe

After living in the community of Big Canoe for several years, we were on the lookout for a rental property that met all our criteria for comfort, location and condition. 819 Wake Robin met all of these and more so we purchased the property in September of '13. Its beautiful view coupled with end-of-the-road privacy and over-all charm closed the deal.

What makes this cabin unique

This is the Smiths' only rental property and they treat it almost like a B&B, providing line dried linens and ironed pillow cases. They live five minutes away in Big Canoe and are very hands-on making sure the cabin is scrupulously clean and well maintained. Because they are nearby, they can respond quickly to any questions or situations that may arise. Guests are met at the North Gate of Big Canoe and led to the cabin for a very brief orientation on how to operate wi-fi, TVs, hot tub, grill, etc. One of, if not the most affordable rental in Big Canoe with a view and hot tub, the cabin is a great value.


Big Canoe Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Parking available for only two cars.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , two shower heads, one 'rainforest' style
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • bathroom #1 off master bedroom shower (2 heads) and toilet bathroom #2 off second bedroom shower, tub, toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom #1 king sized bed, wall mounted tv, master bath, view of sunrise over mountains. Bedroom #2 queen sized bed with its own en suite shower/tub bath. Loft - Very comfortable high quality queen-sized inflatable bed. Flatscreen TV for DVDs and Netflix. Game cube for checkers, chess, Chinese checkers and Backgammon.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Very private sunken hot tub built into deck with a great view of the forested conservation area. Outside, there is a dining table, gas grill and chairs on deck. Separate screened porch area. Satellite TV, free long distance. Available Big Canoe golf, tennis, lakes, fitness center, rental boats, fishing, hiking, rock slide and nearby sightseeing.


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average rating of 4.989011 based on 91 reviews

Property is well maintened with nice upgrades

  • 5 of 5

Loved the cabin and its location. Hot tub is a huge plus!!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Suwanee, GA

Awesome cabin, lacking nothing!

  • 5 of 5

Best renting experience ever. A lovely, well appointed cabin which immediately felt like “home” and owners living close by who are very friendly and give great attention to detail. We will be back!!

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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We Loved our vacation and cabin at Big Canoe. Great Place. Relaxing and quiet place.

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time at Big Canoe at our cabin. Enjoyed the beautiful scenery. During our stay we watched the deer walk past our cabin plus during the drive in one day we seen turkeys along the road. We enjoyed the nearby towns and historic areas. There are Several wonderful Antique stores in the towns surrounding Big Canue. After a long drive of 9 hours our Cabin was the best well stocked cabin we had ever been to on vacation and didn't have to leave the first night. Planning to come again and enjoy Big Canoe sometime. Sharon E. / Arkansas

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Peaceful and quiet

  • 5 of 5

Very organized. Nice place to get away from it all.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Lakeland, Florida

Awesome mountain cabin.

  • 5 of 5

We visit Big Canoe one to two times per year and always stay at this cabin. The owners keep this place immaculate and it always has everything we need for our stay. We just enjoyed a week over Thanksgiving and had a wonderful time. The kitchen has all the essentials, the bedding is very comfortable and there was plenty of firewood. We also love the hot tub for relaxing after our hikes. The owners greeted us upon our arrival to ensure we had everything we needed and even gave us homemade cookies. Thank you. We look forward to a return trip soon.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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The cabin was lovely !

  • 5 of 5

I was under the impression that Big Canoe was a town of its own with shopping, restaurants, maybe a movie theatre and to much of my surprise there was nothing like that!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Nearest Airport
72 Miles
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Big Canoe Black Bear Pub
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Big Canoe
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Big Canoe Black Bear Pub
Car: necessary

If the hiking trails, waterfalls, lakes, golf, tennis, etc. within the gates of Big Canoe are not enough, there's plenty to do off-site. A complete visitors' guide will be in the home but, briefly, right outside the gates is Gibbs Gardens, 300 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and an estate house. Spectacular Amicalola Falls State Park is also nearby along with a number of vineyards and wineries. Dahlonega, Blue Ridge and Ellijay are charming mountain towns with quaint shops and cozy restaurants. If you have to, the 140-store Premium North Georgia Outlet Mall is 35-minutes away in Dawsonville. Talullah Gorge, Anna Ruby Falls and Brasstown Bald (highest spot in GA) are all within a half-day's drive and well worth a look.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $250

Refunds up to 30 days prior to check-in.
Between Labor Day and Memorial Day, 2-night stays are permitted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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