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Privacy, Hot Tub, Mountain Views, Waterfalls, Wifi/Netflix, Big Canoe Amenities

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Sunken hot tub for unobstructed views of the mountains.

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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 Bedrooms+Loft • 2 Bathrooms Sleeps 4 Adults+2 Kids • 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 four adults plus two young children. 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 15 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'.
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Owner

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/20/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1750 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking inside or on outside deck and screened porch....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    two shower heads, one 'rainforest' style...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower

    ...moreless

  • bathroom #1 off master bedroom shower (2 heads) and toilet bathroom #2 off second bedroom shower, tub, toilet...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player:

    Three dvd-equipped tvs. ...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV service on two tvs, Wi-fi and Netflix...moreless

  • Television:

    Three tvs, 2 on satellite, Netflix, Wi-fi...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    The home overlooks a wooded conservation area with a large mountain and ridgeline in the background....moreless

  • Resort:

    In Big Canoe with golf, tennis, fishing, hiking, boating, fitness center...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining room table has four chairs plus a bench that can accommodate two adults or three children. Outdoor table on deck seats 4-6....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 7 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Wood burning...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Wireless wi-fi/Netflix ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    unlimited local and long distance...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    soap provided...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Smaller 'galley kitchen' with large island All stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. Side-by-side refrigerator with ice and water and a Keurig coffee maker has recently been added....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    paper products...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Boat:

    No gas-powered boats on lakes, electric only. The marina offers pontoon boats, john-boats, canoes, kayaks, fishing bait and tackle rentals at Lake Petit marina...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    with hot tub, gas grill and dining table, mountain views...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Big Canoe has two outdoor pools (in season) and one indoor pool in the Fitness Center...moreless

  • Hot Tub:

    Inset in outside deck with great view of the mountains...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season '17
May 22 - Jul 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$175
$1,100
Shoulder/Fall
Aug 1 - Nov 27, 2017
2 night min stay
$175
$1,050
Holidays '17
Dec 20 - Jan 3, 2018
3 night min stay
$175
$1,100
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$150 $175
Fri, Sat
$950

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • cleaning $100 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 13%

Notes:

Refunds up to 30 days prior to check-in.

Between Labor Day and Memorial Day, 2-night stays are permitted.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

72 Miles
Nearest Airport
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Big Canoe
50 Miles
Nearest Train
Atlanta
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-575
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Big Canoe Clubhouse

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.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: Bob and Diane Smith are both veterans of the newspaper business after many years at the Naples Daily News (Naples, FL). Shortly after arriving at Big Canoe, Diane was named creative director of Smoke Signals, the official newspaper of Big Canoe. She does all the graphic design and page layout for the paper. Bob writes and does spot photography work. Their full-time Big Canoe home is about five minutes from Cul-de-'Sack.'

Why the Owner Chose Jasper, GA, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
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, 819 Wake Robin is a great value.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/20/2017

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Photos

  • Sunken hot tub for unobstructed views of the mountains.

    Sunken hot tub for unobstructed views of the mountains.

  • Sunrise view from master bedroom

    Sunrise view from master bedroom

  • Screened porch for those quiet times at the end of the day.

    Screened porch for those quiet times at the end of the day.

  • A wall of windows lets the outside in.

    A wall of windows lets the outside in.

  • Granite and stainless upgrades highlight a galley kitchen.

    Granite and stainless upgrades highlight a galley kitchen.

  • Second bedroom with queen sized bed has its own shower/tub bathroom.

    Second bedroom with queen sized bed has its own shower/tub bathroom.

  • The cedar cabin was built in 1979. Kitchen and baths have been remodeled.

    The cedar cabin was built in 1979. Kitchen and baths have been remodeled.

  • The Lower Falls are just an easy 15-minute walk from the cabin.

    The Lower Falls are just an easy 15-minute walk from the cabin.

  • Leafing in the fall is made easy by Big Canoe's scenic mountain roads.

    Leafing in the fall is made easy by Big Canoe's scenic mountain roads.

  • A full service clubhouse is open to guests for dining, golf and pub activities.

    A full service clubhouse is open to guests for dining, golf and pub activities.

  • Two indoor and ten outdoor clay and hard surface courts are available.

    Two indoor and ten outdoor clay and hard surface courts are available.

  • Rent pontoon- and jon-boats, kayaks, canoes and paddle boards at the marina.

    Rent pontoon- and jon-boats, kayaks, canoes and paddle boards at the marina.

  • View from the deck over old growth forests with  mountains as a backdrop.

    View from the deck over old growth forests with mountains as a backdrop.

  • Gas grill and outdoor dining make for family-friendly fun.

    Gas grill and outdoor dining make for family-friendly fun.

  • Curl up next to the fireplace with a good book.

    Curl up next to the fireplace with a good book.

  • Dining table with bench on far side can accommodate up to seven.

    Dining table with bench on far side can accommodate up to seven.

  • Master bedroom with king sized bed overlooks deck and mountain view.

    Master bedroom with king sized bed overlooks deck and mountain view.

  • The sleeping loft with entertainment center is a perfect getaway for kids.

    The sleeping loft with entertainment center is a perfect getaway for kids.

  • Lighted walkway with handrails adjoin the driveway.

    Lighted walkway with handrails adjoin the driveway.

  • Eagle Island in the center of Lake Petit is a refuge for Canada geese.

    Eagle Island in the center of Lake Petit is a refuge for Canada geese.

  • There are 15 miles of hiking trails in Big Canoe. This one is near our home.

    There are 15 miles of hiking trails in Big Canoe. This one is near our home.

  • 27 holes of scenic mountain golf are available at Big Canoe.

    27 holes of scenic mountain golf are available at Big Canoe.

  • Daily and weekly rates are available at Big Canoe's fitness center.

    Daily and weekly rates are available at Big Canoe's fitness center.

  • Get wet in your choice of two outdoor and one indoor pool and two swimming lakes

    Get wet in your choice of two outdoor and one indoor pool and two swimming lakes

VRBO #495166

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Saturday, January 21, 2017

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