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'The Best of Everything!'

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Four Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Home within walking distance to the Bent Tree Clubhouse

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 Portwood and Stacy Miles
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2017

About Ken Portwood and Stacy Miles

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

Why Ken Portwood and Stacy Miles chose Northwest High Country

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.

What makes this house unique

Location. Location. Location. Deer galore. Feathered wildlife. Privacy. Serenity. Quietness.


Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
The 19th Hole
Nearest Golf
0.1 Miles
Bent tree Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
THE 19th Hole
Car: necessary

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.


Jasper House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • 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
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Newly remodeled in 2013
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Complete New Bath - Fall 2013
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , New Addition
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Well appointed Master and Guest Room which can alternate as an office, separate TV/Den area? Two blow up twin beds available for larger parties and on approval.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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'The Best of Everything!'
average rating of 4.84 based on 25 reviews
Miami, Florida

Perfect family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 2 weeks at Stacy & Ken house which was absolutely perfect for our family and the location Bent Tree is an amazing place where you have something to do for each one in the family. We enjoyed every minute!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Emanuela! I am glad you and your family loved staying at our home. How special to have two weeks!! One day I might try it for myself!! Thanks again and come back!! Stacy
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West Palm Beach


  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful, clean and well appointed. The location was beautiful.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New 2017 Year!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for kind response Tatyna. You did have a large group but since it was New Years Eve we decided to make an acceptation and say OK. It is noted in our details that we sleep 8 in beds and have a maximum of ten. This is really more for the families that have little children that sleep well in the pillow top blow up mattresses that we provide. It is not what we would recommend for 9+ adults. Glad you still found it comfortable. I have changed my occupancy rules effective today to 8 max for the future. And I personally have slept on the sleeper sofa in the den and have found it very comfortable. It is nice to have that room as additional space however - especially when 9 are staying and three more are visiting for dinner. Happy New Year. Hope you all had fun. Best, Stacy
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Winter retreat

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home!

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautifully decorated home. Nice community. Close to many fun things to do. Great fall trip.

  • 4 of 5

Our family had a great time staying here.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cindy. I am surprised, however, you gave us a four start rating and then indicated that the home was beautifully decorated. We are glad you stayed however and from your personal email to me and the one you wrote for the site - it sounded like enjoyed yourself and had a "great Fall trip...".
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee 1 $140
Pet Fee $100
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.