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Life is better in the mountains!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house


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.

More Details

Anne Hughes
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 23, 2017

About Anne Hughes

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.

Anne Hughes purchased this house in 2014

Why Anne Hughes chose Northeast Mountains

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.

What makes this house unique

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.


Sky Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , double sinks
    Upstairs guest - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs bath - toilet , shower
    Downstairs Powder Room - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , upstairs
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , downstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , upstairs
  • King in Master Suite and downstairs bedroom. Two queens on main floor. Comfortable mattresses and lots of pillows offer a restful sleep.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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


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Life is better in the mountains!
average rating of 4.878788 based on 33 reviews

Beautiful property - house was lovely and view was divine. :)

  • 5 of 5

Great experience - we had my parents and brother's family visit and the house fit us perfectly. What a great week! We ate every dinner out on the porch with the wonderful view each night. This is centrally located for hiking, Highlands, Cashiers, Dillard, and not too far for our excursion to Helen for a reunion at Unicoi State Park. Highly recommend this location and we will consider it again next year or after! Highly recommend gem mining, Silver Falls (our kids LOVED that), Whiteside Mountain hike, Sunset rock, and the list goes on. Definitely eat lunch at Wild Thyme in Highlands *yum*. Stay here and just take in the beautiful view!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful suggestions for activities! Yes, the view is fantastic!
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Wylie, TX 75098

Super Summer week

  • 5 of 5

We had our son & daughter, along with their families, here for the week. Absolutely everyone said they enjoyed it immensely. Took advantage of the tennis and pool at Sky Valley. It was just a wonderful experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely spectacular views! And the house is lovely. Perfect for families.

  • 5 of 5

This is clearly a family vacation home, not just a house. It's well-kept and comfortable. The downstairs media room is worth the trip, if the views weren't already so amazing. Watching the mist move over and through the mountains reminds you of why they are called Great Smoky Mountains. Well-appointed, great layout and secluded, without being isolated. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome mountain getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful views from the back porch of a lovely comfortable vacation rental setup to perfection. Husband and niece fell in love with basement movie system. Thanks for helping our family have a relaxing weekend together. We will be back!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House with an Incredible View

  • 5 of 5

This house not only has great views but lots of space and a fantastic media room downstairs. The owners were super responsive and great to work with! We will definitely consider this house again if staying in the area!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nashville, TN

Beautiful Mountain Views

  • 5 of 5

The home was more beautiful in person that it is in the pictures. There was ample amount of space and everything we needed was onsite. Thanks to Anne for being a wonderful host and for responding promptly to any email or call!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $350

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.

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