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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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 15, 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 Sky Valley

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 4.8974357 based on 39 reviews

Gorgeous view and comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and two other couples visited for our annual leaf peeping trip to the no. GA mountains. The leaves and the house did not disappoint. The house was very clean and had a lot of amenities. We especially loved the large screen tv on the lower floor. Another nice touch were the fresh flowers in the kitchen.. The owners were great to deal with. We would definitely recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved the house, fantastic views of the mountains. Easy to get to, convenient to hiking trails.

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed the house, easy all the way around. Easy to get to, even “maps” worked all the way here. Loved the views from the porch, we spent the day hiking then lunch in Highlands. Great having 2 king beds. Next time I will stay longer!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic/Convenient/Warm Home with amazing views.

  • 5 of 5

Extremely easy to find, quickly off the main road, extremely "homey" house with tremendous views. Fully equipped kitchen allowed for grocery shopping at the near by grocery store for a great home cooked meal. Coffee with morning views that were incredible. Would definitely stay again without hesitation. All rooms were super clean, very well furnished, and extremely comfortable. All the finest pleasures of home while on the road vacationing. Highly recommended!! Danny Charlotte NC

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fortson, GA

Great football weekend with friends!

  • 5 of 5

The house worked well for 3 couples! The beds were nice, and we especially loved the downstairs king room. There were plenty of nice towels in all of the bathrooms. The stairs to the downstairs game room and bedroom are a little steep and were a little difficult for some to navigate...but the huge TV screen and comfortable seating for the AL football game made it worthwhile. Plenty of dishes in the upstairs kitchen and in the downstairs kitchen.

The location is perfect, a short drive to Dillard and Clayton or to The Highlands. We will definitely choose this place again!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review. We're glad you enjoyed the game on the large tv! I'm glad you found everything to be just what you needed. We look forward to having you visit again.
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Atlanta, GA

Lovely home and fantastic view

  • 5 of 5

We liked everything about this house. It was spacious, comfortable, clean, and bright. The deck beckons with its westerly view of the valley and the mountains beyond.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing time with an amazing view!

  • 5 of 5

The house was absolutely beautiful! The back porch provided a great place for friends who hadn't seen each other in a while to reconnect over a stunning view of the mountains!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Cleaning $100
Tax Rate 12.0%

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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