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A Contemporary Mountain Retreat, NO Deposit Required!!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Renovated in 2012, 2 bedrooms & a loft, 2.5 baths with year round Mountain view

Located in Big Canoe, an 8,000 acre mountain community, there are numerous activities like golf, hiking, fishing, tennis, swimming and fitness. Not to mention a first class restaurant, The Mountains Grille and Black Bear Pub that overlook the golf course and Lake Sconti. Outside of the community there is shopping, winery tours and national parks to mention a few. All the linens are new and the towels are Egyptian Cotton. The house is non-smoking and all the linens and towels are washed in an allergy free detergent.

This beautiful contemporary home was recently renovated and offers a year round mountain view. With wood floors throughout, the home is warm and comfortable. There are 3 levels. At the upper level is the loft with 2 twin beds. It overlooks the living area and is perfect for the kids. On the main level is the entry with slate flooring, living room with vaulted wood ceiling and exposed wood beams and a fireplace, dining area, kitchen, laundry, screened porch, main outside deck and the master suite with a king size bed. Downstairs is the terrace level with a bedroom with a full bed and a trundle bed with 2 twin mattresses. The terrace level also has 1.5 bathrooms and a family room with a large covered outside deck. There is uncovered parking for 3 cars. No parking is permitted on the road.

More Details

Mark & Laura Muir
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

About Mark & Laura Muir

Laura and I are both from the Midwest. We grew up in South Florida. We have traveled all around the US with our 2 children. We love how nice and helpful the residents of North Georgia are.

Mark & Laura Muir purchased this house in 2014

Why Mark & Laura Muir chose Lake Lanier

We've traveled to this area of Georgia many times in the last several years and loved it. We decided to purchase a home in Big Canoe after we toured the community in the Fall of 2013. We were very impressed so we decided to buy a home that we could use as a vacation home.

What makes this house unique

We fell in love with this renovated home when we saw it was available online. Once we toured it in person, we were hooked. We loved the contemporary craftsman style and the mountain view when you open the front door is spectacular.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you guys so much for letting us stay at your mountain home. We had a great time and your house is amazing. We want to come back possibly in the fall if we can make time but if not…soon. The whole area was so beautiful. I think you guys must have the best view at Big Canoe!

Thanks Again,

Aug 2014
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Dawsonville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • 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
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , 2 sinks and a separate toilet area
    Terrace Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Terrace Powder Room - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Suite - 1 king , Located on the main level
    The Loft - 2 twin/ single , Great for the kids
    Terrace Bedroom - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , A quiet & secluded bedroom
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(56 traveler reviews)

A Contemporary Mountain Retreat, NO Deposit Required!!
average rating of 4.982143 based on 57 reviews

Gorgeous Quiet Mountain Retreat

  • 4 of 5

As experienced travelers, our "accommodations yardstick" is a little different than most. We look for details, and this home exceeded our expectations.

DESIGN: Clearly someone had a vision when creating this retreat. From the spectacular positioning of the windows for full views, to the upgrade finishes, to the interior design/furnishings, this home is thoughtful in its design.

SAFETY: It would be difficult to feel any safer than in this beautiful gated community.

FUNCTIONALITY: Everything worked perfectly, including the WiFi (which is often not the case with vacation rentals.) Even NetFlix was easy to access with our membership, requiring only one simple remote. Music was absent, though, so bring your own.

COMFORT: We are only one couple, and we like to spread out so we loved the size of the home, but with three levels this would easily work for a family with children or two couples with children given that there are two private sleeping areas with baths for the adults plus a loft with two beds for kids (or other adults who don't require an ensuite bath.) Our only quibble with comfort was a Sleep-Number-style bed that we couldn't quite figure out.


  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Patrick, Thanks for the very detailed review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay. Your review made me chuckle because you gave us a 4 star rating. Our first EVER! I'm sorry there was no music and that you couldn't figure out the push button controls for the king size, sleep number bed. You DO have a different yardstick, LOL. Please come back and see us again, your a hoot. Your Host, Mark
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Mountain Retreat with Breathtaking Views

  • 5 of 5

Visited here for Spring Break and so grateful we chose this property! It is rare for the in person views to exceed pictures in the day and age of online booking sites, but this property exceeds it's pictures. Just loved seeing my family's faces when they first walked in, jaws were dropping as this property had the nicest views of any property we've ever stayed. My family and I had an incredible time. Very nicely decorated interior and we found the Big Canoe community to be perfect for our family. We did one of the hiking trails, used the indoor pool (separate ammenity fee), rented a boat, etc. Best part was enjoying the fireplace with my wife while our boys enjoyed the downstairs living room. Highly recommend for families or for a romantic getaway.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind review Richard. We're glad you enjoyed your stay. Come back and stay with us again soon.
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Perfect stay for a nice relaxing weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time at this retreat place. It was sooo perfect for a calm, relaxing, weekend. The place couldn't have been cleaner and the view was absolutely breathtaking! The Lauirs's were extremely helpful and very good about communicating which was very helpful as well. We really enjoyed ourselves and would definitely look forward to come back! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Shira, Thanks for the kind review. We're glad you and your group enjoyed your stay. We find it so relaxing too. Please come back and stay with us again soon. Thanks, Your Hosts, The Lauirs, LOL (The Muir's)
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This home has breathtaking views. It was very cozy, nicely updated and an incredible shape .

  • 5 of 5

We stay at big canoe at least once a year, if not more. We will definitely be coming back and staying at this residence. The homeowners were very gracious and made sure that we had everything we needed including recommendations on fabulous wineries and places to eat.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tony, Thanks for the kind review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to have you as our guests again in the near future. Your Hosts, Mark & Laura
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Washington, D.C.

Relaxing Mountain Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here over our wedding weekend and had an incredible time! The house is in the perfect location in Big Canoe (halfway between the Lodge and the Chimneys) and has a stunning view out the back porch. The owners were incredibly helpful and kind. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kathleen, Thank you so much for the review. We're glad you two enjoyed our house and had a great stay. Please come and stay with us again, maybe for your first anniversary. Thanks again, your Hosts, Mark & Laura
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Nashville, Tennessee

The Views!

  • 5 of 5

This place is exactly what you imagine and want for a weekend cabin get-away. The views are incredible and the accommodations nice, quaint and clean. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jacob, Thanks for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and out new bigger view. We just had it vista pruned. We're glad that was a good decision. Please come back and stay with again soon. Your Hosts, Mark & Laura
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Nearest Airport
81 Miles
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3.6 Miles
Black Bear Pub
Nearest Golf
3.6 Miles
Big Canoe Clubhouse
Nearest Restaurant
3.6 Miles
Mountains Grille
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Dawsonville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Fall 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Jan 2 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 14.62%

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.
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