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A Contemporary Mountain Retreat, NO Deposit Required, Sleeps 8, a VRBO Bear stay

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

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
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 16, 2018

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 Dawsonville

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
Floor Area:
  • 2200 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:
  • 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 queen , 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


You won't believe the views from this Big Canoe home!!!

VRBO Bear stayed here

Jul 20, 2017

It’s a pleasure to give our highest possible rating to this marvelous home in Big Canoe, and it was the ideal setting for a family reunion. To begin, the owners couldn’t be more hospitable. They were very attentive before, during and after our stay to make sure we had all of the information we would need to be happy and comfortable throughout our week. The actual property itself is even better than pictured. We were giddy with utter joy walking through the front door every day. What a view! The home benefits from a stunning design that is part cozy mountain cottage, part sleek contemporary home. There was plenty of space for our family of 8 to spread out; however all of the common areas were well appointed and designed for family time. By the end of our stay, we wanted to move in! The home is located in the community of Big Canoe, a private mountain community comprised of thousands of acres of beautiful Appalachian forest, lakes, nature trails, and wildlife. There are also a host of amenities and facilities for both adults and families. We used the swim and tennis clubs daily, rented pontoon boats, hiked and the spent evenings on one of the several porches or balconies at the home to enjoy the mountain sunsets. Overall, it is a very idyllic place in a great location. Other things our family truly appreciated were the kitchen, the extensive outdoor entertaining space, the allergen-free policy, and the well-stocked game cabinet. We cooked most meals, so we appreciated how well-equipped the kitchen was. We have allergy-sufferers in the group, so we loved that the cleaning detergents were all perfume free and the pillows/bedding/towels were hypoallergenic. We also made good use of the puzzles, games and DVDs on hand. Overall, it was a wonderful trip, and we definitely look forward to going back next year!

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A Contemporary Mountain Retreat, NO Deposit Required, Sleeps 8, a VRBO Bear stay
average rating of 4.9863014 based on 74 reviews

Great family getaway for our little family of 4

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent stay at "A Contemporary Mountain Retreat" this week and were very pleased with everything from the beautiful mountain view to the clean/neat style of the home to the proximity to ammenities. The home is nicely appointed with everything you'll need for a great stay in the mountains.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tasha, We're glad you enjoyed your stay at our home. When we were furnishing the home our goal was to keep it clean and simple. Thanks for noticing. Please come back and stay with us again in the future. Your Hosts, Mark & Laura
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Beautiful house & view

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time in this mountain retreat, and were pleasantly surprised on our vacation. The house is adorable and so nicely appointed. The view was perfect and private. The area provides plenty of things to do. We fished, took pictures of the eagles, visited local waterfalls and wineries, and played games in the evenings. You can also kayak, golf and enjoy food & beverages at the Black Bear Pub, not to mention hike the nature trails. We loved how nature-conscience this place is. Deer were literally walking down the street. We saw turkeys too! We cannot wait to return!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Shannon, Thank you for your great review. You hit all the key points of why we also love Big Canoe. Please come back and stay with us again soon. Your Hosts, Mark & Laura
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A wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

We just enjoyed a weekend at this beautiful home and our only regret is that we couldn't stay longer! The home is perfect in every way and the views are amazing. Mark was so great to work with. When the weather necessitated a change to our plans he was so accommodating. He was so easy to communicate with and quick to respond with any questions about the stay. We cannot wait to return!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Robin, Thank you for the kind review. I’m glad everything worked out for you after the weather canceled your original reservation. I think the wait was worth it. Please come back and stay with us again soon. Thanks again, Mark & Laura
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Fabulous, clean and well appointed home. Perfect vacation home.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home with a fabulous view. Wonderfully equipped and met all of our needs. It exceeded our expectations. We plan to return!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Susan, Thank you for the wonderful review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and for booking a return trip in August. We look forward to your return. Thanks again, Mark & Laura
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We had a wonderful stay at Big Canoe!

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful vacation home is fully equipped with every thing you need. I enjoyed my Christmas baking in the wonderful kitchen! You feel right at home in this wonderful home. We especially enjoyed our visit to down town Dahlonega, where the 2017 Hallmark movie "Christmas In Home stead" was filmed.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Robin, Thanks for the wonderful review. We’re glad you enjoyed your stay in our mountain retreat. Please come back again soon. Thanks again, Mark
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Wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

Great place with lovely view of the mountains. Stay up late on the balcony and look at the sky. You wouldn't regret it!

The owner is very friendly and knowledgeable of local attractions.

The house is very clean and comfortable and felt like home. While kids enjoyed many board games we watched some of the good DVD collection in the lower level.

Highly recommended, we would love to go back!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pedram, Thanks for the great review! We're glad you enjoyed your stay. Please come back and stay with us 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125
Property Damage Protection $59

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.

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