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Life is Better in the Mountains!

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View from the upstairs deck at sunset!


Last updated: 04/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

4 bedroom, 4 bathrooms with layered mountain views

Experience beautiful sunsets and quiet conversation while taking in the panoramic, multi-layered mountain view on the covered porches of this 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath, 2 level home. Relax following a day of shopping, golf, hiking scenic woodland trails, horseback riding, fishing, or rafting in the surrounding area near Dillard, Georgia, and Highlands, North Carolina. Toast marshmallows in the wood burning fireplace while enjoying the cool evenings afforded by the 3200 feet of elevation. The serenity afforded by the “million dollar view” is incomparable.

On the main level, with level entry and two car garage, is a welcoming great room with a stacked stone fireplace, fully equipped kitchen, breakfast nook, dining area, laundry room, and three bedrooms. The great room, kitchen and dining area share the beautiful view and open onto a porch which runs the length of the house. The dining room seats 8, with additional seating in the breakfast nook, or outside on the covered porch where you can enjoy fresh vegetables from local farmers or a delicious meal you picked up in town, all while watching the sunset over the mountains. The master has an en suite bath and a reading nook and also opens onto the covered porch. Wake up to see the sunlight on the mountains opposite, and watch the morning clouds drift by as you read your favorite novel or magazine.

The lower level of the house is a media room with a large screen and state of the art projection system. A large sectional sofa provides ample and comfortable seating for viewing your favorite college rivalries or old movies. There are tables and plenty of room for board games and puzzles should the weather provide an opportunity for staying indoors. There is a kitchen with a sink and full size refrigerator, a bar, a sitting room, and a bedroom and private bath on this level, all opening onto another covered porch with mountain view. Whether on vacation with your family, a fishing weekend with the guys, or a girls’ getaway, this is the perfect setting for sharing laughter and making memories.

Take advantage of the shopping and wonderful restaurants in the picturesque towns of Highlands and Dillard. Visit nearby waterfalls and hiking trails. Fish in one of many excellent trout streams. Enjoy boating on nearby Lake Rabun or Lake Burton, both of which have boat rentals available, or feel free to bring your own. Raft and tube in the summer and snow tube in the winter. Take advantage of the pool and fitness center at Sky Valley Gold Resort. There are many ways to enjoy the outdoors within easy driving distance of Bird’s Eye View.
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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/23/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 3500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • Master: 1 king


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 4: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • King in Master Suite and downstairs bedroom. Two queens on main floor. Comfortable mattresses and lots of pillows offer a restful sleep....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    Air Hockey, Gaming table that converts to a billiard table...moreless

  • Games:

    Board games and puzzles...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket is also provided through DirecTV...moreless

  • Stereo


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    The dining room seats six. Four more can eat in the breakfast nook. Six can dine on the covered porch. There is also room for six to eat downstairs....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Sleeping with the windows open is a treat on all but the hottest summer nights. Central air conditioning is available when needed....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Enjoy a cozy fire on the coolest summer nights. Firewood is available for purchase in nearby Dilliard....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Access to the Sky Valley Fitness Center is available....moreless

  • Garage:

    Holds two vehicles....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    A nice fire warms the great room, but a heat pump works wonders when you need it....moreless

  • Internet:

    No password. You can conduct business or search the web with no difficulty....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    In addition to the two-car garage, parking is available for several more vehicles....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Unlimited local and long distance calling. No international....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Don't take those dirty clothes home! Feel free to use the washer and dryer in the laundry room....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Both a Keurig and drip coffee maker are available. Drip coffeemaker is available downstairs....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Ample dinnerware for dining indoors or on the deck overlooking the mountains. All you need for a delicious mountain supper with trout you catch locally and fresh produce from nearby farm stands....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    One on each level....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Both a Keurig and drip coffee maker are available. The kitchen also includes a blender, toaster and crock pot, so dinner will be ready when you return from your day's adventures....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:


  • Refrigerator:

    One on each level. Both have ice makers and freezers....moreless

  • Stove:


  • Toaster


  • Golf:

    In nearby Sky Valley, Highlands, Franklin and Clayton...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Access to the Sky Valley Resort Pool is available....moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 28 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Aug 31 - Jan 1, 2018
1 night min stay
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$1,500 $5,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $350
  • Tax Rate 12%

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 04/23/2017
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: Originally from Albany, Georgia, the owners now live in the Northeast Georgia Mountains. Jay is pastor of Cornelia United Methodist Church and Anne is employed by Piedmont College, in addition to being an Independent Distributor for Premier Designs Jewelry.

Why the Owner Chose Sky Valley, GA, USA:
We chose this property for many reasons, not the least of which is the magnificent view of the mountains we love. We have always enjoyed the hiking, waterfalls, restaurants and shopping in this area, but when we walk in the front door and see the view from our deck, we know we are home.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Even if the weather does not cooperate with you on your vacation, the house offers activities and room to enjoy them. We have an a gaming/billiards table, and plenty of books, games and puzzles available, as well as a large projection TV for enjoying your favorite movies or watching your favorite teams play.

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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/23/2017

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  • View from the upstairs deck at sunset!

    View from the upstairs deck at sunset!

  • Deck living

    Deck living

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Downstairs bedroom

    Downstairs bedroom

  • Bedroom #2 upstairs

    Bedroom #2 upstairs

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Fireplace in Living Room

    Fireplace in Living Room

  • Westward evening view from upper deck.

    Westward evening view from upper deck.

  • Downstairs Theater Room

    Downstairs Theater Room

  • Beautiful Fall view from upper deck

    Beautiful Fall view from upper deck

  • Beautiful Fall view from upper deck

    Beautiful Fall view from upper deck

  • Entrance and front view

    Entrance and front view

  • Snow tubing and ice skating is just 3 miles away at Scaly Mtn. Outdoor Center!

    Snow tubing and ice skating is just 3 miles away at Scaly Mtn. Outdoor Center!

  • Media room projection system and seating.

    Media room projection system and seating.

  • Downstairs media room and game room.

    Downstairs media room and game room.

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Sitting area in Master Bedroom

    Sitting area in Master Bedroom

  • Upstairs Bedroom #3

    Upstairs Bedroom #3

  • Kitchen and butler's pantry toward the dining room and deck.

    Kitchen and butler's pantry toward the dining room and deck.

  • Downstairs Kitchen area

    Downstairs Kitchen area

  • Downstairs Bar area

    Downstairs Bar area

  • Beautiful Fall view from upper deck

    Beautiful Fall view from upper deck

  • Beautiful Fall view from upper deck

    Beautiful Fall view from upper deck

VRBO #580441

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Sunday, April 23, 2017

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