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'ALMOST HEAVEN' a relaxing mountain 'get away retreat' """

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,185 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 3 full baths, sleeps 8 comfortably, with a spectacular mountain view.

ALMOST HEAVEN offers an opportunity to visit a 'get away retreat' in the mountains with all the comfort and enjoyment of mountain living. Located just 8 miles to downtown Blue Ridge. This is the perfect place for a sorority sisters/girlfriend getaway as indicated by reports from several sorority groups in the past. All roads and the driveway leading to this premier property are paved. You will enjoy the beautiful view to the west across a valley approximately 30 miles to a blue mountain range. Spectacular sunsets are visible from the living room, bedroom, large open deck, screened-in porch or hot tub. Professionally landscaped yards include variegated cypress, Leland cypress, willow, dogwoods, wild cherry, pine and various hardwoods. During your visit chances are you may see wildlife including deer, wild turkey, fox, rabbit, and squirrel. Black bears have been seen in the area on rare occasions. The porches and decks are fully furnished with mountain style chairs, rockers, couches, and swings that accommodate relaxed lounging and provides a great place for bird watching the many species of birds that visit. The property provides a mecca for casual or professional photography.

On the main floor this beautiful home offers a living/dining area with gas fireplace, fully functional modern kitchen, master bedroom with king size bed and full private bath. Upstairs is a bedroom with twin beds, private full bath with jetted tub and a work area with WI/FI provided for computer activity, etc. Down stairs is a large den with gas fireplace and sofa with pull out queen size bed, bedroom with queen size bed and full private bath and a full size laundry room. 6 to 8 people will sleep comfortably. All bedrooms, living room and den have modern TV's connected to the Dish Network.

A Fire Pit, with seating, provides a popular place to roast hot dogs, marshmellows, etc. and visit while viewing spectacular sunsets across the valley.

25 miles to Harrah's casino in Murphy, N.C. - Approximately 8 miles to downtown Blue Ridge


More Details

Frank Vawter
Member since: 2014
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 18, 2018

About Frank Vawter

Nancy is a retired science teacher and research biologist. Frank is a retired Army Aviator,(CW5). We live in Wetumpka, Al.

Frank Vawter purchased this house in 2012

Why Frank Vawter chose My Mountain

We left Alabama headed to the Cherokee and Pigeon Forge area of North Carolina to find the right mountain home to purchase. A relative suggested that we drive through Northwest Georgia to look at the possible mountain options here. We visited Blue Ridge for two days and were favorably impressed with the area. After continuing our trip to N.C. and spending two days there we decided that North Georgia offered everything we were looking for in a mountain home. Spectacular views, wildlife, bird watching, white water rafting, trout fishing, good places to eat, unique shopping areas and friendly people.

One of the defining factors is the location.

(2 hours from Atlanta and Chattanooga,

4 hours from Montgomery, Birmingham and Nashville.)


My Mountain House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2185 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Couch in den makes a queen sized bed.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
25 miles to Harrah's Casino, Murphy, N.C.


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'ALMOST HEAVEN' a relaxing mountain 'get away retreat'
average rating of 5.0 based on 42 reviews

Amazing Property

  • 5 of 5

The whole thing inside and out is so amazing! The grounds are beautiful and the hot tub was a huge hit! Loved the inside of the cabin - the main floor has everything you need, the loft is awesome for the kids and the basement is super neat - we loved hanging out down there at night! Thank you for all the you supply - especially all of the towels for after hot tubbing! Have to mention the screened in porch and the huge deck off the back - those are both incredible! Thanks for sharing your lovely cabin!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Newberry, fl

Beautiful views that you won’t want to miss!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at almost heaven! The view is absolutely stunning and the House was perfect for us! We will definitely be coming back!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely Amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

Almost Heaven is exactly the appropriate name for this phenomenal cabin!!! We happened to stay there in early to mid December during an unexpected snow storm; about 11 inches of snow fell, blanketing the property with pristine white snow. It couldn’t have been more beautiful and it was perfect for the romantic getaway we had planned. We didn’t have electricity for most of our stay but that was no problem, the gas fireplaces kept us warm and we cooked our food on the grill. Frank checked in with us as did one of the neighbors, John, who helped make sure we knew how to work the gas fireplaces and the heater in one of the bedrooms (thank you John!). The Mountain views are fantastic and we had about 5 deer visit daily while we were there and got some great pictures!! There’s so much to do, even in the winter. We hiked Springer Mountain to the Appalachian Trail and also hiked to the Toccoa River Swinging Bridge (yes in the snow and ice)!! We also visited and climbed up to the top of Amicalola Falls (quite the hike climbing all those stairs but the view is definitely worth it!!). The cabin itself was amazingly beautiful and also decorated for Christmas. We got good use out of the fire pit in the backyard and the stars at night were incredible!! There are not enough words to describe how wonderful Almost Heaven is. Thank you so much Frank for sharing your beautiful home!! We will definitely plan a trip back!!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The cabin was perfect for our family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed the cabin The cabin, and location, was very comfortable and felt safe. It was close enough to enjoy the surrounding area but far enough away to be quiet and serene. The cabin was well equipped with everything we needed to enjoy our time there. We would definitely like to return to ‘Almost Heaven’ again in the future!

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home in A Nice Location

  • 5 of 5

Well maintained home, with all the desired amenities and to top it all off, its in a great location. Atlanta is just a little over an hour away.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing view!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our weekend stay chasing fall from Florida! The roads are all paved with easy access and the view is incredible! The community is well maintained & it’s private without being remote. We are a family of 4 with a 3&5 year old and the accommodations were more than sufficient- you could fit a 2nd family in here as well. Loved the hot tub at night & we were even visited by 6-8 deer one night we were in there!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Insurance $59

Payments accepted through Home Away or PayPal.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.