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Perfect family gathering home, Kayak, fish, golf, hike and enjoy lake days.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,850 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom Deep Cabin, Deep Water Lakefront Lot With Awesome Views!

Imagine yourself in a chaise lounge chair overlooking a sparkling lake.

A stay at Catfish Lake House on Lake Chatuge will turn that daydream into a reality. You will love the end of the lake serenity with glimmering moonlight dancing on the water while you sit lakeside in the evening at the new fire pit. Also, the new casino at Harrah's is only 35 minute drive.

Our spacious lakeside vacation rental can sleep up to eight guests comfortably. Its a newly remodeled three-bedroom, 2 bath house on the Lake, yet close to stores, restaurants and activities in the Hiawasse / Young Harris / Helen area of the North Georgia Mountains.

The Catfish Lake House has its own dock. For fishing, the dock has a "fishing" chair on the edge of the swim dock. The chair swivels making casting easy from all angles. The property has its own boat ramp for convenient access to launch your jet ski or boat. On top of the dock is a wonderful deck for sunbathing or sipping cider at sunset. The house was built to take advantage of magnificent lakefront views. There is a sun room and screened porch as well as a large brand new from november of 2014 hot tub just feet from the shoreline. There is a fire pit for your nightly campfire and marshmallow roast.

The heart of the house is the great room with gas-log stone fireplace, 52' cable TV/DVD with HBO and Cinemax, and 2 brand new leather sofas and recliner. This large room adjoins the open kitchen and indoor dining area. It is very open with its vaulted solid pine ceiling. The home is furnished with casual comfort in mind. It has an all-wood interior including hardwood floors, leather furniture and comfortable bedding. Enjoy the Lake - from one of our lakefront living areas in the house, from the hot tub in the gazebo, on the sun deck over the boat dock, and, of course, from a boat. Enjoy the year round sun room with floor-to-ceiling windows, leather sofa and flat screen TV; and the screened porch with casual outdoor furniture. There are three inviting dining areas - in the house, on the covered porch overlooking the lake or at the screened porch lakeside, or of course on top of the dock. The Master is outfitted with a brand new King and the other 2 bedrooms have Queen sized beds. There are a set of brand new bunks tucked away on the back side of the house in the second living room or Sun Room. The master bedroom has a flat screen TV/DVD combo, a large 6 foot jetted tub, double sinks and separate shower. The other 2 bedrooms share a bath with a tub/shower. Sleeping 10 is easy here as long as some are children.

All rooms are comfortably equipped with closets and dressers. There is plenty of room for your weekly stay. There is of course a washer and dryer for your personal needs.

Local attractions in Hiawassee, include many restaurants to suit varying tastes. Outside the obvious fast food, there are several local favorites. Asiano's is a Japanese steak house with a Hibachi Grill and separate sushi room. Excellent food. Michalee's Chocolate Cafe, in nearby Blairsville Ga, is a very popular local haunt known for high quality cuisine as well as their incredible coffee and desserts. The Blue Otter is either a drive or a boat ride to one of local marinas. Very family friendly.

There are 2 local marinas. Boundary Waters is the closest and is on the same road as the home. They are unique in that they are a full service marina with lots of options for renting anything to do with fun on the water.

At your disposal, you have 3 wonderful golf courses. All are within 20 minutes driving. For the hiking enthusiast, the Appalachian Trail is about 10 minutes away on the same road that takes you to beautiful Helen, Georgia (20 minute drive). Helen is a tiny hamlet patterned after Bavaria in Germany. The town is always alive with festivals like Oktoberfest. World Class trout fishing is everywhere, and about a 45 minute drive to world famous Nantahala River, where both trout fishing and white water sports are the rage.

This beautiful lake house is literally at the doorstep of Nature. Yet it has all the conveniences to please your whole family, young and old. A nighttime unwind at the local Fieldstone cinema features will help you get tucked into bed for another adventurous day. You will find time spent here accommodating, comfortable, and relaxing.

New in the summer of '16, we have added an extravagant backyard patio/chargoal brick grill/firepit. You should be able to sit lakeside in the evening and roast marshmellows on a new fire pit. There is a circular concrete/rock seating area that will hold 12-15 people. It also has a second ledge behind it to hold drinks, snacks, marshmallow and any smores concoctions that you fancy. The new concrete patio with attached BBQ grill is certainly a major upgrade in both style and functionality.

All that is missing is you.

Our direct cell is 8287353118. We receive texts and do not screen calls before 8 p.m. Call us! Use our email if you prefer.

7 night minimum stay during prime summer season with Saturday checkin and checkout.

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Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
November 29, 2017

About Carrie

We are lifelong natives of the Smokies and Lake Chatuge. We love this area and are proud of this home. We aim to treat you and your family how we want to be treated. Our goal is to build a long lasting relationship with folks that visit our home and neighborhood.

Carrie purchased this house in 2014

Why Carrie chose Hiawassee

Being from this area, this home offers the opportunity for everyone to unwind and to relax. Everything is close, yet there is no hustle and bustle. Views are magnificent, and the tranquility is incredible. Our cove has almost no marine traffic and is dreamy for family time in the lake. A brand new Harrahs Casino opened September 2015.

What makes this house unique

Sitting in the private hot tub at night looking onto the lake and listening to the crickets is divine. A cup of coffee in the morning on top of the dock, brings us peace that is often missed.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The home was immaculate. The pictures on the website are very representative of what the house looks like. The owners were always eager to help us with the smallest of questions. They helped us with restaurants and directions and anything else we could think of. We are always appreciative when owners promptly communicate and return calls or emails. Prompt returning of the deposit without having to remind them is simply the way business should be done. Simply, we cannot say enough kind things about them. The house was very clean and the outside is even freshly painted this spring. With a younger family, we had a great appreciation for the TV selections, especially late in the evening. Everything was just perfect. 5 stars for this place
Apr 2014
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Hiawassee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Double vanity
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double vanity
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Back porch has brand new double bed bunk bed and a couch
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Owners are always ready and able to help with many local attractions and directions. We have just installed a newer boat dock which is spectacular. It has a dual boat slip (giving renters the option of storing their boat in the dry), a swim platform and an upper deck. The upper deck is fabulous for sunbathers as well as sunset cocktails and sunrise coffee. There is a Spa for Ladies just about 10 minutes away. Massage treatments and other spa treatments are available. Reservations HIGHLY recommended. Casino coming August 2015 estimated. 30 minute drive.


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Perfect family gathering home, Kayak, fish, golf, hike and enjoy lake days.
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 22 reviews
Atlanta, Georgia

BEST family vacation in years!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a perfectly wonderful vacation in this house on Lake Chatuge. The accommodations were beautiful, clean clean clean and had everything we needed and more. All the little things were taken care of... soaps, towels, sheets and there were even a few kitchen items available to us that were nice to have and make it feel like home (sweetener for my coffee that I forgot, for example!! We restocked the items we used so others could enjoy these little benefits as well.)

We were steps away from the lake and we could enjoy the view from the hot tub, the deck, the firepit or the awesome two story dock! We played games as a family, swam in the lake, counted shooting stars at night, rented a deck boat for the week from Boundary Waters Marina (awesome too) and tubed, floated and just putzed around the lake. We grilled out, made s'mores over the fire pit, relaxed in the hot tub and watched the sunset over the lake. The only things we did not do were turn on the huge tv's in the house and spend much time on our cell phones!! These memories are a treasure for us with two teenage daughters... our time with them goes by way too fast and this house and lake was the perfect spot for all of us to enjoy each others company and simply be together as a family and all of this was only TWO hours from our house in Atlanta GA!!! No terribly long family road trip!! Ahhhh!! It was perfect.

The owners were wonderful as well, asking if there was anything we needed and were so accommodating and welcoming, treating us as friends and guests, not renters. There is absolutely nothing I would change about our week... well, maybe one thing, making it two weeks!! With that said, we will be back next year for two weeks plus we plan to rent for a few weekend gettaway's throughout the school year whenever we need to recharge! Thank you Carrie & Tim for your kindness, generosity and sharing your beautiful home. We are blessed by our time there and we sincerely thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So blessed to have Kristin and her family spend time in our lakehouse! Awesome renters who took perfect care of our home! Thank you Carrie and Tim
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Where do you live?Hull

Great place!

  • 4 of 5

We were met and welcomed by the owners when we arrived. The home is lovely and well equipped. Plenty of room for our group of 5, we enjoyed the porches, the fire pit area, the hot tub and especially the fishing dock. Grandfather and grandchildren especially. I am comfortable recommending this home to anyone wishing to stay in the area.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are blessed to have folks like y'all as guests in our home. Thank you so much for coming and please come again. Tell your friends! Tim and Carrie
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Jacksonville Florida

Beautiful Lake and mountain view

  • 5 of 5

This home had everything and more. The view of the lake and mountains were so breathtaking. The inside very lovely with the wood walls, felt like a cabin. The beds were very comfortable and the bunk bed room with TV and sofa was a great hang out for the kids with windows overlooking the lake. The master bathroom had a big shower and separate spa tub, which was nice. Kitchen has everything you need, two coffee pots, blender and all the extras to cook. Living room very spacious with a sofa, love seat and chair that all have recliners. Great for movie time on those rainy days. Now for the outside, the screened in porch was great for evening sun sets which were so pretty. The opened porch with the high top table and chairs was great for the kids. The hot tub beautiful and private. The fire pit and sitting area were great for night time gathering and roasting marshmallows. The lake well it was so beautiful with amazing views and fish jumping! Just a short walk to the dock. Great dock area with a bench to sit and look out over the water. A fishing chair and we caught lots of fish. Kids had fun fishing for catfish, brim and a couple of other fish. The swim ladder was nice and upstairs on the top deck a great place to get some sun or just relax with a book. The kids loved jumping off the top and yes its deep enough! The kids floated in the lake all day and my son brought his paddle board which he used to explore the lake. Not much boat traffic since it's located in a cove, so I didn't have to worry about the kids in the lake. We explored away from the house too. Helen, Ga was a german inspired town we loved the food and shops and only about 30 minutes. Lots of parks nearby to explore too. There is a Dollar General within walking distance and an Ingles a short drive into town. The owners were so sweet and a joy to work with. They really take pride in their lake house and it shows! Our week was more than we could have imagined.We didn't want to leave. We will be back again. Thank you Tim and Carrie for everything. It was such a relaxing week for us ♡

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so grateful that you chose to spend vacation time with us and sincerely hope that you will return and visit again. It is a pleasure having guests that love our home and take care like your family did. Thank you so much and please come again.
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Atlanta, GA

Awesome Place and Location

  • 5 of 5

This home is everything that we want in a vacation rental. Everything is as advertised. The home is immaculate. All the beds sleep great. The master bed is particularly comfortable. The "bunk room" is a fabulous addition to the existing 3 bedrooms. The children were loud and we did not notice! Fantastic. The 2 baths are perfect for families. The master has a shower and a tub for smaller children. The kitchen is so open with the living room and dining room. Great for family dinners.

With the new patio and fire pit in the back yard, we will certainly be back. This is a fantastic addition for night time on the lake. We roasted marshmallows nightly and enjoyed family time around a campfire with the lake glowing in the background.

The back yard is lakefront and very easy to access since it is a level lot on the lake. Very positively unusual. We loved the dock and the swim platform. The ladder made it accessible for ALL AGES. Can't wait to come back next year. Thank you Carrie and Tim

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much. We are eager to please and are very proud of this lakehouse. We take pride in people being happy at our house. Beth, you took great care of our house. Thank you for coming and thank you for taking awesome care of our place. We look forward to your family's return.
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Great Place with a Great View!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a fabulous visit to this beautiful place on the lake. The weather did not cooperate (rain, rain) but we enjoyed every minute of this comfortable home! The owners are great to deal with always willing to help with places to go and the great places to eat. We enjoyed the buffet at Brass Town Valley on Christmas Eve and made a visit to Harrah's Casino which is a easy drive and a Vegas quality place! Thanks again to Tim and Carrie for sharing your beautiful home. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking great care of our home. We are eager for fantastic people to come stay with us. Please stay in touch.
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Asheville NC

Excellent home, exceptional people

  • 5 of 5

My wife, children and family had a tremendous visit. The home had every thing that we could ask for and was very comfortable. The master bed is brand new, along with the hot tub. Our stay was beyond exceptional. The owners, Tim and Carrie, were very easy to work with and eager to help with details of the local area restaurants and attractions. We loved the proximity of the fabulous hiking trails, fishing, and even the new casino. What a bonus that was for an unexpected evening of fun. Our children loved the Brasstown Valley Friday night dinner seafood buffet. The closeness of Helen Georgia, 18 miles away, and their Kris Kringle market was a fabulous time. Thanks so much for a wonderful time and thank for you for a quick return of our security deposit. Thank you. Thank you and Merry Christmas

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy that your time at our house was good for your entire family. It was so nice chatting with you around the fire. Please consider us again. Thanks so much
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Atlanta, Georgia
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Chatuge Shores
Nearest Motorway
60 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Car: not necessary

Equani Spa, a part of Brasstown Valley Resorts, is a fantastic spa and is less than a 10 minute drive. There are 3 golf courses within 20 minutes. Helen Georgia, 18 miles away, has frequent festivals including Oktoberfest in the fall. Hiking on the world famous Appalachian Trail is only 9 miles away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $200
Tax Rate 12.0%

Pets require prior approval and must meet very strict guidelines

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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