Helen's Best In-town Vacation Cabin - Located On The Chattahoochee River
About Billy Maynard
We live in Statham, GA and own a learning center, Kidz Academy, located in Winder, GA. We take a very hands-on approach to managing our business, therefore we work very long days. When we are fortunate enough to take time off for pleasure we enjoy visiting our cabin, the Chattahoochee Charmer. We also enjoy camping. So when our cabin is rented we are camping and exploring the area in our Jeep Wrangler with the top down. We have two boys and they also have Jeep Wranglers and enjoy camping with us. We have been visiting Helen and enjoying Oktoberfest since 1977. Our entire family would all meet in Helen for Oktoberfest...great times were had and great memories were made! Everyone should experience Oktoberfest in Helen!
Billy Maynard purchased this Cabin in 2014
Why Billy Maynard chose Helen
We rented the Chattahoochee Charmer the first time nine years ago and we fell in love with it! We rented it four more times and it was always our dream of owning this cabin! When we camped in the area we would always drive our Jeep by the Chattahoochee Charmer continuing to dream. In May of 2014 we were making our traditional drive by and noticed the For Sale sign in the yard. Our dream came true in June 2014. The Chattahoochee Charmer is our place to go to relax and to continue to make amazing memories with our family and friends. If you every stay at the Chattahoochee Charmer you will never stay at another cabin in Helen!
What makes this Cabin unique
The most unique benefit of the Chattahoochee Charmer is the location. The cabin is located on the Chattahoochee River within a short walk to downtown Helen. You have incredible rivers views from all of the bedrooms, the family room, the hot tub, the huge deck and the outdoor patio and fire pit. The river bank offers a unique beach that allows easy access to the river to wade or swim. The cabin is located in an area of the river that offers the best trout fishing in White County...the largest trout caught in White County was reeled in near our cabin. Everyone that stays at our cabin LOVES that you can walk to downtown Helen...within 5-7 minutes you can enjoy all of the activities in downtown Helen including Oktoberfest, shopping, restaurants, coffee shops, candy shops and much more!
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Smoking outside only.
Pets are not allowed under any circumstances.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Pets are not allowed under any circumstances.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Awesome outdoor space!
We had a lovely little weekend here for a wedding. I wish we could have spent more time at the property but it was a busy weekend for us. I'd love to return to take advantage of the most amazing outdoor space with games and a peaceful view of the river. Awesome location and just a quick walk from all the shops and restaurants in Helen.
Great property, great location, easy communication, wonderful memories.
Rental process and follow up right til arrival was easy.
Better than advertised!
Good but not great !
Our party of 6 adults recently visited Helen and stayed @ Chattahoochee Charmer. We really enjoyed the visit. While the positives outweighed the negatives, some improvements should be considered. Why good and not great ?
The owners were great responding to questions via email and phone. The location is "great" with a short walk to the town center and local grocery. The BEST feature of the property is the "outdoor leisure" area. So nice! Walk-up access to the creek, lot of seating for relaxing, fire pit, and nice patio under the deck with outside TV. Local firewood purchased at General Store would not burn, but no fault of the property. There were lots of landscape lighting but none worked.
To be fair, initially we had planned for only 4 adults and added 2 adults later. The main living area accommodates 4 adults nicely. Master suite and queen suite have comfortable beds (squeaky bed in queen). The other 2 adults stayed in the Loft bedroom. This area is not ideal for adults. Very narrow winding staircase and no bathroom on that level. Probably works great for teenagers or smaller kids.
If I was the owner, I'd appreciate all feedback (positive and negative). Below are considerations that would improve the customer experience.
- Plugs/outlets in bedrooms were tough to reach (behind furniture) and once phone chargers were plugged-in, they would just fall out. Maybe provide power strips or replace the old power outlets.
- Main TV in living room and cable service is poor compared to other properties we've stayed in. High definition TV is pretty standard these days. The amenities list say "free netflix" but we couldn't figure that out. Not a big deal because the internet probably too slow to stream anyway.
- Internet WIFI speed was very poor (1mb download speed). Terrible by today's tech standards.
- Hot tub ran constantly 24 hours and is very loud. Not ideal when trying to relax outside. Probably need to place a service call.
- Landscape lights outdoors did not work. This would have been beautiful at night.
- There were 2 regular (non-Keurig) coffee makers and both needed throwing in the trash. Inexpensive fix for the customers.
This place is awful and you definitely shouldn't stay here!!! ***PLEASE KEEP READING*******
I am totally kidding, and only said that so that it will always be available for us!!! This place is amazing. As if it wasn't perfect enough with all of my Bulldogs represented throughout, the owners have truly gone above and beyond to make this cabin the most wonderful spot. The cabin is beautiful, the location is perfect, and the atmosphere is relaxing and gorgeous. Only two caveats... we were rudely awakened one morning at 8a.m.!!!! by the landscapers blowing leaves LITERALLY right outside the bedroom door on the deck. I immediately sent a message to the Maynards. I was pretty upset. They graciously replied within minutes saying they had called the landscapers and apologizing profusely. I understand that wires get crossed, and accidents happen, and was very pleased that they were on top of it. Not only that, but within the next couple of hours, the landscapers had come by and left an apology note on our windshield. It goes a LONG way to have that kind of attention. The other caveat was the spiral stairs. They are very difficult to maneuver, and not really conducive to nighttime potty breaks. That will not keep us away, though and we will definitely be booking again next year. Thanks.
Excellent piece of property!
I cannot say enough good about this property. Excellent communication with owners, easiest check-in/check out process ever, gorgeous outdoor area, cozy well decorated home, great amenities. Very likely the most beautiful property on the Chattahoochee. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! This place did not disappoint.