|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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You will be delighted once you enter the cottage front door to find an open floor plan urban retreat with 20 foot ceilings, white pine walls and Asian Walnut hardwood floors. Completely renovated in 2013 and 2014, the 1700 sq. ft. living space features a large great room with a wood burning, stone fireplace and a large flat screen TV with comfortable leather seating. The room also opens to a six seat country dining table setting for intimate meals, great conversation, or a game of Scrabble. In addition, the well appointed area features an open, cook's kitchen with granite countertops, new stainless appliances, necessary spices, a snack bar for easy entertaining and new gas grill within reach on the deck. Enjoy evenings on the newly remodeled screen porch and enjoy herds of deer passing through or wait for a large flock of feathered guests which might arrive on any given winter night. Your Urban Retreat features a Master Bedroom with large walk-in closet and convenient, private full bath. The second bedroom, with queen size Serta Sleeper Sofa - doubles as a fully functioning office with free internet, desk area, French Doors and a private half bath. Both bedrooms feature stylish furnishings, sumptuous linens, and individual TV's complete with Apple TV and Netflicks. The newly finished downstairs offers a TV/game room with large flat screen TV, two additional bedrooms, one with a queen bed and one with two twins, two blow up twin beds with linen for the 'extra' guest and a laundry room with washer/dryer. Your get-away retreat is equipped with all the amenities including wi-fi and cable with all premium sports and movie channels. It is conveniently located to ALL Bent Tree amenities and within walking distance (2 homes away) to the 19th Hole for Dining, golfing or a mountain setting driving range and putting green. Once you are done with a day of golf, enjoy a short walk for a late afternoon swim in Lake Tamarack, or a game of Bocci Ball. Hiking one of the many woodland scenic trails for waterfall viewing is also an option. Within a short drive are two swimming pools and indoor/outdoor tennis courts for year round tennis. Journey a short distance the opposite direction to find a dog park, waterfalls, lake swimming, stables for horse boarding and trail rides, a pavilion for parties, shuffle board and plenty of 'bent trees!'
Ken's story: As a full time residential appraiser, I have worked in the area for many years and fell in love with Bent Tree over twenty years ago. I purchased the home in the early 1990's and have played tennis here for as long. The area remains one of the most scenic areas I know of with amenities that make it very attractive for vacationing and also for retirement.
Stacy's Story: As Ken's fiancé, I first saw this home in Late 2012 when a long term renter suddenly left. What appeared initially to be a stroke of financial misfortune turned in to a unexpected and delightful blessing. It was immediately clear that underneath the previous 40 years of siding and flooring, the general structure had a very interesting floor plan and soaring exposed beam ceilings that made for a delightful weekend get away home. We bought a 'Zaw Saw' Memorial Day Weekend 2013 - with no idea how to use it - and spent the next 9 months renovating the top floor of this wonderful old home in the very best location. With the proximity to the lake for relaxing, kayaking, fishing and the closeness of the 19th Hole for Golf and easy and always good refreshments, we decided to open the completed top floor of the home to short term rental as we continued work on renovating the basement. Well in advance of our schedule, we completed the basement renovation and added a laundry room, bedroom, HVAC and redo of an existing bedroom. Next year or sooner, we will tackle the landscape and our parking and storage for important items like a canoe and a golf cart. Hopefully, we are creating a space perfect for families and couples and golfers looking for a special place to return year after year.
Ken Portwood and Stacy Miles purchased this house in 1992
This home was one of the first homes built in Bent Tree in 1972. It remained a long term rental home until late 2013 when we decided to renovate from floor to rafter. The home's closeness to Atlanta and ideal local location to all Bent Tree amenities allows for an entire week or weekend spent without ever needing to drive anywhere in a car.
Location. Location. Location. Deer galore. Feathered wildlife. Privacy. Serenity. Quietness.
Nine of us enjoyed stay for 3 days at the cabin. We appreciate the house condition and décor for the winter season. All appliances are functional, clean air, the surfaces free from dust. The dining area fit for all of us to make nice New Year celebration.
This cabin is not large and we used each little corner of it, especially the weather this time of the year kept us inside. We had a great time with the fireplace, TV, and table games.
I will suggest rent this property for smaller amount of people. Eight adults fit perfect. If you have a larger company the air matrass and the linen generously provided. We found lots of great quality soft clean towels. Five of the bed matrasses are great to rest. The office couch is good for office. I would avoid using it as the night bed.
In case you will get to the subdivision from Back Gate, ask the code number from owner in advance.
The cabin located walking distance from the beautiful lake in the park with trails and beach.
Thanks Stacy and Ken for the hospitality, great place, and their availability for any questions about it.
We had a wonderful time staying in this house. It was decorated beautifully and had different areas where we could do things together but enough space that we could split up and have time to ourselves. Would love to stay there again.
The property is beautiful and was perfect for our three families. Everything we needed was provided. (We couldn't use the fireplace because of the drought.) We were able to walk to the Beaver Run Trail (beautiful - along a creek) and the Sallie Doss Trail from the property - a highlight of our weekend. Interesting to note - there is a very tall pine nearby that many large birds roost in at evening time - probably vultures but fascinating none the less!
Our family had a great time staying here.
This adorable home was a perfect place to stay for a nearby wedding we attended. Stocked with everything we could need and very clean. Perfect accommodations, we wish we had more time to spend exploring the beautiful area. Thanks for sharing this lovely home!
The house was very nice. We were very comfortable and had plenty of linnens. This house was very easy to access and the gate guards were very polite. Plenty of parking and fealt safe.
All Bent Tree Amenities are available for enjoyment of our guests. There are fees associated with each amenity based on usage. Please check with the Administration Building upon arrival for specific fees or if there is a weekly discount for the pool for example.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
|Cleaning Fee 1||$140|
|Cleaning Fee 2 - 6+||$40|
Rates are subject to change until reservation made. Pets on pre-approval only. For parties of 8 or more including children - damage fee protection of $89.00 required.