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Fairy Tale Style Cottage Awaits You And Your Children Into A Magical Wonderland

Rabun Gap, GA, USA
  • Cottage1600 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay1 - 3 nights

Get Away From It All And Enjoy The Beauty Of Rabun Gap In This 4 Bedroom House

Elysium cottage in the woods, literally looks like it's straight out of a fairy tale. There is something very magical about this house and surrounding area. The house was originally our family home when my son attended Rabun Gap Nacoochee School. We have since moved back home to The Turks and Caicos Islands. There are 4 bedrooms with the master on the same floor as the living area , which is great for elderly family members who can't manage stairs. There are three bedrooms downstairs and another family room for the kids to have fun! Downstairs leads out into a fully fenced area, ideal for small kids to play safely.

The house backs onto Black Rock Mountain State Park where black bears roam freely in their natural environment. There is a wide range of wildlife to be found in the surrounding areas and a few lakes to fish or boat on. If you enjoy outdoor life, you'll love it here! We'll try to make you feel at home while you're here in whatever way we can. Help is a phone call or email away!


Alison Williams

Member Since 2014
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within two days
Calendar last updated:
Apr 10, 2018
About Alison Williams

I am a teacher and own a primary school on the island of Providenciales, Turks and Caicos, where I also offer our guest cottage for rental. I lived in Rabun Gap for 5 years while my son attended school here, but I am now offering other people the chance to enjoy the experiences that my son and I had. My son has just opened up a gym and smoothie bar in The Turks and Caicos Islands, and we are both into eating healthily and becoming as fit as we can. My fitness level isn't quite the same as my son's, but I still LOVE walking and hiking Talulah Gorge and other surrounding areas in and around Rabun County, as I'm sure you will too.

Alison Williams purchased this Cottage in 2007

Why Alison Williams chose Rabun Gap

My son and I loved this house the first time we set eyes on it. It just looked magical and different to the other houses around. Something attracted us to it and we still love it. It's very cozy inside, and has a little deck to sit out on, during the warmer summer nights. It really is a home away from home and I have no doubt that you'll enjoy your stay here. No parties please as we want to keep the house in tip top shape for our next guests.

What makes this Cottage unique

The house sleeps quite a lot of people, but it is also very peaceful for a couple coming to visit. It is very convenient to all the sights. Every day you're here, you will find a waterfall to visit. It's nice to come home after a long walk, get a hot shower or bath and curl up on the sofa or bed and relax. It's also very close to Rabun Gap Nacoochee School for visiting family and friends!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, Sleeping bag
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 4
        1 double
      • Master bedroom is on the main floor. If you have a travel cot, there is plent of space in the bedroom for a baby. There is also a huge Walk in closet that could also be an extra kiddie bedroom and ensuite bathroom, shower and double sink.


      • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, Master ensuite bathroom exists of separate toilet and shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower, shower, Sink is separate to toilet and bath/shower.
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, l Half bath is on main floor
      • Master bath has full luxury tiled shower with 3 shower heads. Toilet is in same area with separate sink and walk in closet. There is anothe half bath on main floor, consisting of toilet and sink. Downstairs bathroom has a toilet and bath, with separate sink area.

      Location Type

        • Rural
          Wooded lot, very quiet and peaceful. Lakes 5 minutes walk, very close to Black Rock Mountain State Park and its lakes and waterfalls. Plenty of beautiful walks within a shot driving distance


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Please switch AC off when departing property. Thank you.
                    • Fireplace
                      There is a gas fire in the living room. The one in the bedroom has been capped off as it is against regulations to have a gas fire in the bedroom.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Please leave heat on at 55 when departing property during winter months to prevent pipes freezing. Thank you
                    • Internet
                      Internet is provided free of charge. You can stream videos using our Netflix account or use your own.
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                      Driveway has ample space for two cars and more if parked behind each other. Gravel driveway.
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          Fully equipped with two ovens, stove, microwave, dishwasher etc
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove


                            • Dining
                              Table seats six
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                • Television
                                  Wind stream TV service


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Tennis


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome


                                            • churches
                                            • festivals
                                            • restaurants
                                            • winery tours

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • bird watching
                                                • boating
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • outlet shopping
                                                • photography
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • mountain climbing
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hunting
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • mountaineering
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • water tubing
                                                        • whitewater rafting


                                                            • For any additional needs, please ask Alison and she will arrange what she can for you. No renters under 25 years of age.

                                                              34 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Best Cottage I’ve ever stayed at

                                                              Leticia F.

                                                              This cottage is more than the pictures show. I expected a small, quaint, little cottage but when I got there it was way more than we could’ve asked for. This cottage was gorgeous, it felt like home. I never wanted to leave. There was plenty of room and it was so clean. The good thing about this cottage is also the location, everything is near by. You could literally walk to the nearest gas station or resturaunt. Despite it being so close to commerce, it still felt like a peaceful mountain retreat. The owner was wonderful, Alison answered my questions right away and did everything she could to make sure we had a comfortable stay. Whenever I come back to Georgia I will only stay at this cottage. It truly was a fairytale. Thank you so much Alison, it was a blessed stay. Loved it!

                                                              Everything was as expected or even better! :))

                                                              CBVJ H.

                                                              Thank you for sharing your wonderful home with us for the holidays. We had a lovely time and thought the accommodations were terrific. We would recommend your cottage to anyone looking to stay in the area and hope to return next year if the cabin is available.

                                                              Cozy, warm & welcoming!

                                                              Dianne T.Florida

                                                              House was as shown and I didn't want to leave! Really had the "cottage" charm that you don't see a lot of these days. If there were changes/additions I would make, it would be a couple more TVs as the only one is in LR. With multiple people/rooms downstairs it would just make things easier. A few more "kitchen size" utensils & a hand mixer would have been good but these things certainly wouldn't prevent me from renting again or recommending this place! taking a girls long weekend would be perfect at this cottage. Thank you for sharing your home.

                                                              Very nice place that was close to a lot of sights and towns.

                                                              Al H.

                                                              Drive way steep but the cottage made up for that. The master suite was amazing. Would suggest bringing all condiments including salt and pepper.

                                                              We were all into cooking so would suggest bringing sharp knives. Otherwise a delightful place large enough for a family. Thank you Alison for your help.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thanks for your feedback and I'm glad you liked the house. I've just spent some time up there, made a few improvements to downstairs and bought knives and a few more supplies. Trouble is, people sometimes gather up stuff when they leave and we think we have supplies when we don't. So, for future guests reading this, better to be on the safe side and bring condiments with you.

                                                              Lovely, spacious, cosy, quite

                                                              Sammi L.

                                                              My family had a wonderful stay here. The Black Rock Mountain State Park is within 15 mins drive. We had a great time!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you for or taking time to write a review and I'm glad you enjoyed you stay.


                                                              We had a great stay!!

                                                              KEVIN H.

                                                              Our stay was great. We felt at home in this house, location was perfect.


                                                              Rabun Gap, GA, USA

                                                              If you love walking and exploring the beauty of the Appalachian Mountains with their incredibly beautiful waterfalls and wildlife, you'll absolutely love this area. Nestled right in the center of Rabun Gap, (very close to Rabun Gap nachoochee School, We are approximately 20 mins from Tallulah Gorge, and 45 mins from Cherokee where there's so much to learn about the lives of the Cherokee Indians. Highlands is also a lovely place to visit and to see their shops. Helen is a little under an hour away. There are lots of fun activities to do such as white water rafting, zip lining, tubing etc. If you fly into Atlanta, we are a very pleasant 2 hour drive north.

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                                                              Guests have the choice of booking online, paying via PayPal, wire transfer or paying cash upon arrival. As of February 2016, VRBO have added a 10% service charge. To avoid this charge, you may prefer to pay via PayPal, or cash upon arrival. Please note additional guest fees apply (over 4 persons). No parties/invitation of non guests, without prior agreement. Please request permission before traveling with a dog. (Pet fee applies). Cleanliness is of utmost importance to us and in the case of extra people or dogs, special cleaning arrangements need to be made ahead of time so we can be fully prepared for our next guest's arrival. Thank you for your consideration and understanding.

                                                              34 Reviews
                                                              Excellent 4.6/5
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