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Everything a body needs. Play hard, relax here!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Spacious 3100 sf mountain retreat on 2+ acres. Perfect for large groups.

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Reunite with your family, friends or interest group at this grand 3100sf home on 2+ acres. Enjoy panoramic mountain views of the Chattahoochee National Forest plus seasonal views of Lake Chatuge. After playing hard all day, return here to rejuvenate and reconnect.

No hassle check in/out with state of the art coded door lock. No keys needed.

More than 11 guests? Please be sure to review the additional bedding options in the loft area to ensure they meet your needs.

Towing a boat? New for 2017: modern boat ramp and parking on Hwy 76, right at the end of our street! So convenient and useful for boaters.

This rustic literary themed home sits atop a small mesa that provides plenty of privacy, serenity, and fabulous views from multiple angles of the property. The themed decor of each of the four bedrooms is inspired by a well known story (or two).

Master bedroom - main floor, 1 king & 1 twin bed

Bedroom 2 - main floor, 1 queen bed

Bedroom 3 - 2nd floor, 1 king bed

Bedroom 4 - 2nd floor, 1 king bed

Loft - 2nd floor, 2 twin beds & 1 queen folding sofa bed

Queen air mattress also available

The upstairs loft area has a large play area for board games and seating for chess. Board games, books, and table games are provided. Our "Mythos Bar" room on the main floor has a 3-in-1 slate table with a built in Monopoly board. Use it for cards, bumper pool, board games or dining.

Guest Access:

You have free access to the house grounds, including a large rear deck, covered porch with gas grill, and stone fire pit patio area. Plenty of seating and tables are provided. A children's play set with swings and fort is also available in the yard, as well as a porch swing in the front of the yard.

A portable high chair, pack-n-play, baby gate, and baby monitor are available to assist families with small children.

Wireless high speed internet is provided by fiber optic cable. This area usually gets good cell service for the following major carriers: AT&T, Verizon, TMobile. Sprint is spotty. Please Note: Our Smart TV allows you to stream video using your own streaming service accounts (such as Hulu and HBOGo). We have also added Sling TV to the house, giving access to ESPN (1,2 & 3), AMC, CNN, HGTV, Comedy Central, Cartoon Network, HISTORY, Disney Channel, TNT, Food Network, TBS and more!

The house is your home to enjoy without interruption during your entire booking. If an emergency arises, give us a call and we will work to resolve the situation as soon as possible.

The Neighborhood:

The home is in a well established neighborhood near Hiawassee's downtown Main Street. The Ingles supermarket and local shopping is within 3 miles or less. Public beach access to Lake Chatuge is 5 miles away, as is the Georgia Mountain Fairground. There are plenty of nearby eateries and a movie theater on the way to Young Harris.

Getting around:

A car is recommended to get around Hiawassee and all the neighboring towns, activities, and sights.

Other Things to Note:

Up to $100 non-refundable pet fee. Dogs only please. Up to 3 dogs.

Rental agreement takes precedence over listing details.

We offer a 10% military discount. Please include a copy of your current military ID for active or retired military members so that we can reflect the discount on your quote.

More Details

Ernie & Betty Phelps
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2018

About Ernie & Betty Phelps

We are a happy couple with many hobbies and passions, including making jewelry. Betty is a business analyst for a financial software company. Ernie is a software consultant. We have several pets and enjoy seeing pictures of our guests with their pets on the grounds of the house.

Ernie & Betty Phelps purchased this house in 2015

Why Ernie & Betty Phelps chose Hiawassee

Many of our vacations have been spent in the Hiawassee area. We enjoy going to the William Holland jewelry school and exploring the many distinct towns in the area. Long term we will probably spend some or most of the year in this picturesque area.

What makes this house unique

The stone work was what we first noticed when we drove up to the property. Real stone walls, flower beds and the huge stone fire pit area in front of the cook house drew us in. Inside we were enamored of the high ceilings and Tuscan fixtures. We have added some cast iron elements and plan to accent more with it as we get more time to spend at this wonderful retreat.


Hiawassee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • ALL garbage must be bagged. No loose garbage allowed in outdoor bins. Loose garbage prevents Waste Mgmt Co from picking up garbage. No exceptions.
  • If you move furniture, please return it to its original position before checking out.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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 ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bath 1 and 2 are on the main floor. Bath 3 is upstairs.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Master Bedroom Suite - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Suite has sliding glass door access to the rear deck.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Loft - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Also, Queen air mattress and baby pack and play available
  • The Master Bedroom Suite and Bedroom 2 are on the main floor. The remaining sleep areas are upstairs. The loft has additional sleeping options: A folding couch that opens to a queen foam bed on the floor; A queen air mattress (you will have to inflate it before use; an air pump is provided) and a baby pack and play.
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
We do not provide any audio or visual media. We have high speed internet allowing you to choose what your heart desires using your own online streaming media service accounts. We do supply Sling TV streaming service.


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Everything a body needs. Play hard, relax here!
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The property was fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent Christmas week at the property and were very impressed at the accommodation and all the local activities available.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

Great pace for large groups. We had four families and there was plenty of room.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great mountain weekend!

  • 5 of 5

A lovely home, roomy and comfortable! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Brenda. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in our home and look forward to having you stay again.
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Beautiful and peaceful get away.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our days here in the peacefulness and breathtaking mountains views. The home is well equipped providing a homey atmosphere for the entire family.

Would love to return.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular Views!

  • 5 of 5

Location spectacular, house was perfect for the size of our party. Everyone was comfortable.

J Doherty

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again! - Betty and Ernie
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Hiawassee home - very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable home for our group of 9 women. Easy access to sights and stores in/near Hiawassee. Priced nicely too.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
114 Miles
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5.6 Miles
Sand Bar
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Amtrak 47 N Alexander St Toccoa, GA 30577
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
U.S. 76
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
525 U.S. 76, Hiawassee, GA 30546
Car: necessary

In addition to Atlanta International Airport, 3 other airports are within 115 miles: Chattanooga Metropolitan in TN, Asheville Regional in NC, and Greenville-Spartanburg International in SC.

Hamilton (botanical) Gardens is 5 miles away off US 76.

The Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds is also 5 miles away off US 76. Several annual events are hosted there, including the Georgia Mountain Fair in July.

Hike the High Shoals Creek Falls and enjoy the beautiful waterfall. Located in Hiawassee, these falls are a must see.

For horseback riding, try Trackrock stables in Blairsville, 22 miles away.

Visit Tallulah Gorge for waterfalls, hiking and beach access. Just 33 miles away and worth the trip.

Chatuge Shores Golf Course in Hayesville, NC is 10 miles from the house.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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