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Escape to a Mountain Retreat

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

Spacious 3 BR/2BA Villa overlooking Lake Sconti. Fully furnished

RARE FIND-WHITE SANDY BEACHES W/ MOUNTAIN AND GOLF VIEWS! LOCATED ON SCONTI LAKE IN THE HEARTBEAT OF BIG CANOE VILLAGE, TAKE EASY WALKS TO THE CLUBHOUSE,GOLF COURSE, TENNIS COURTS, FITNESS CENTER OR THE CHAPEL. SPACIOUS 3 BR-2 BA VILLA HOME RENOVATED TO INCLUDE GRANITE COUNTERS IN KITCHEN AND BATH, ALL NEW STAINLESS APPLIANCES, BATH FIXTURES, THERMO PANE WINDOWS, CEILING FANS,LIGHTING. INSIDE/EXTERIOR, PAINT CARPET AND TILE AND EXPANDED GREAT ROOM. ENTERTAIN ON THE OVERSIZE UPPER & LOWER DECKS, BUILD SAND CASTLES, SUNSET KAYAK,GO FISHING! LAKE PROPERTY! Need to stay connected to the world.. Wifi & TV available


Owner
Fran Farias
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

About Fran Farias

One Hour north of Sandy Springs/Atlanta for a "get away" in the mountains. Once you pass through the gates and drive under the covered bridge, life's problems melt away. Our 2nd home becomes your vacation Get-Away. Enjoy fishing or kayaking on Lake Sconti.

Fran Farias purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Fran Farias chose Northwest High Country

Your in the Wildcat Village - short walk to the Clubhouse, Golf, Fitness Center, restaurants, Tennis and out door pool. Enjoy the Bear Pub any day of the week especially on Friday nights - special entertainment & Seafood night. Drive around the corner to the Club House for golf or a short drive or Walk to Tennis, Pickleball or the Fitness Center. There are 3 lakes, 2 out door pools, indoor pool, hiking meadows, hiking waterfall trails. Many things to see inside the gates or even short day trips to Amicalola falls or nearby wineries.

What makes this cottage unique

Prime Destination

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for allowing us to rent our your Big Canoe cabin this past weekend. It was perfect for our needs! Our family had a delightful stay and enjoyed the scenic views (and fireplace!). We hope to return again for another visit!



Best regards,
Dec 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Atlanta
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Hwy 53 and Steve Tate Hwy
Nearest Beach
short walk
Car: necessary

Big Canoe was awarded the National Silver Community Award - for best places to live, work and play - over 3500 homes in a diverse, active style living

Amenities

Big Canoe Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , granite counters with single sink
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , granite counter - main bath
  • Master En-Suite
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , main floor guest
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Loft sleeps 4: queen plus day bed/trundle twins(2)
  • Master Bath with En-Suite, sliding doors to the deck overlooking lake. Master bath has tub-shower, sink and toilet.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Go to: www.BigCanoe.com; www.bigcanoechapel.org; for a list or more community amenities

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
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average rating of 4.5 based on 9 reviews
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Overall good experience.

  • 3 of 5

Overall good experience.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Thanksgiving with the Family

  • 5 of 5

We met our children from Texas and Kentucky for Thanksgiving and truly enjoyed our time at Big Canoe! The home was in the perfect setting and although we did not spend a lot of time on the porches and decks we still enjoyed the view! The beds were comfy with plenty of sitting room for everyone in the living area, and there was plenty of hot water. The kitchen had all the essentials to cook a THanksgiving dinner. We went hiking and fishing and rented a pontoon boat. We ate at the clubhouse on the last night which was very convenient and the food was good.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Evacuation Vacation

  • 4 of 5

We had to evacuate due to Hurricane Matthew and despite all the worry of home, enjoyed our stay very much!! The cabin villa was wonderful. Had everything we needed and the view was gorgeous!!! Thank you so much!!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Longwood, FL
5

Peaceful and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our visit at Big Canoe. The home is located on a circle with other villas. The view is great of the lake and the mountains. We were very comfortable at the home as the furnishings were very accommodating. We enjoyed our walks everyday. And my son loved the rock slide which was a very short drive from the house. There are alot of amenities in the community that we never had a chance to partake in.

There were only a few downsides to the property..cell service was scarce w our mobile devices which are through Verizon and Sprint and there is no wifi at the house, but it was nice to actually unplug from all of that and enjoy the beautiful natural setting. And I wish there were blinds or curtains on the windows in the dining area, as the other units around us could see inside and from the parking lot.

There were so many pluses to the home...the drive to exit out of the gate was very short in comparison to other homes in the community, the view is great, the bottom deck has a wonderful swing and is covered which is perfect when it's so sunny out, the upper deck was perfect for grilling and eating out on, the dining room was the perfect size, the kitchen was very well equipped, there are not alot of steps to get into the home compared to some of the other units, and the grounds are beautiful.

We hope this was the first of many visits to Big Canoe and highly reccommend this home!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great Cabin! Perfect for a Relaxing Get Away!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here for a week over the Memorial Day holiday and had an amazing time! Fran was super nice, responsive, and made the entire transaction easy. The cabin itself is wonderfully stocked; we had everything we needed plus some, and it was nicely decorated and very comfortable. The decks have amazing views and the proximity to the lake and small, more private, beach was perfect! My 9 year old daughter had a wonderful time playing in the sand, catching tad poles, and just playing in the water. She also loved the pool, and the lake activities at the larger clubhouse beach. Unfortunately there were a couple of downsides that are the only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5, and they are really just personal to our group. We have T-Mobile cell phone provider and we had 0 service at the cabin. We literally had no way to call or text at all. We had to go all the way out of Big Canoe or connect to the wifi at the pool (which was hit or miss if you could even get service there). There was no landline either. It wasn't a great feeling knowing we couldn't even call 911 if we had an emergency. Wifi would be a great addition to this cabin. Our T-Mobile phones would work with wifi. Also, because of this, my 15 year old son was miserable and refused to stay. He left when his Dad had to go back to work. The only other downside was we had to pay $10 per person, per day to use the pool and clubhouse lake amenities. It was worth it, though. That price allowed you access to the pool, the lake with the inflatables, the paddle boats, canoes, kayaks, and a rock slide that my daughter loved. If there had been wifi I would have given it 5 stars because everyone would have been happy at that point. I highly recommend this location for a relaxing get away.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad your family had a wonderful "memorial week" holiday! With all the amazing out door activities available! The $10 fee for pool, canoe, paddle board, boats along with pool and water features is a great value! There are 2 cell towers in big canoe along with all the public area- fitness center, pool, club house that offer free wifi! Thank you for your response -have. Great summer!
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Satellite Beach, Fl.
5

Fantastic view and a very nicely decorated home.

  • 5 of 5

We spent four nights at the Lakeside Villa and enjoyed our stay. Had two seniors , two adults and three small kids in our party and the villa fit our needs very well.

The large decks gave us room to spread out and enjoy the view , the fall colors were gorgeous .

We rented a boat at the marina and spent a nice afternoon on the water. Burt's farm a large pumpkin patch is a must see in late October for the kids. WiFi would have been nice but it was enjoyable to unplug for a few days , WiFi is available at the golf clubhouse. It was a plus to have a wood fireplace with ample wood supplied.

The Black Bear Pub is a bar and grill located at the golf clubhouse near-by that we enjoyed,

We have stayed in Big Canoe many times and this villa was by far the nicest to date.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $100
Damage Insurance $99

3 night weekend for Short Term rentals - $550.00

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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