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Luxury, Long Range Mountain Views Near Lake Burton & Clayton, GA

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14

The classic elegance of our modern rustic home nestled in the tree tops and the phenomenal 10 layer mountain views promise to deliver the mountain experience you have been dreaming of. A lifelong dream, Kleinhaus has been planned and built to maximize the mountain experience. Since everyone who stays at Kleinhaus is from somewhere else, we believe in concierge hosting, before, during and after your stay. Questions on where to eat or what to do while staying with us? Just ask, I am happy to help where I can!

Once you enter through the front door, you’ll be amazed at the styling and attention to rustic detail. Our main floor features a gourmet kitchen and dining area with ample seating for large groups. The comfortable great room with stacked stone fireplace and floor to ceiling windows surround you with beautiful long range views. Enjoy the screened in porch off the kitchen. In the summer you can curl up with a book and listen to the crickets, while the fall offers a roaring fire in the stacked stone fireplace and laughter with family and friends. The well-appointed master suite offers a king sized bed with a private covered porch that is perfect for sipping coffee in the morning. The en-suite bath offers a soaking tub and natural slate shower for that spa feel and there is an adjacent walk in closet that connects to the laundry for convenience

The second story has a guest bath with a spacious stone walk in shower, two queen bedrooms and a large bonus room with en-suite bath. The bonus room has a beautiful built in bookcase window seat and a hidden room behind the bookcase! There are two sets of bunk beds in this room with three twin beds, a twin trundle and a full size. There is also a TV in this room for entertainment.

For dining, Kleinhaus is conveniently located to Lake Burton, Clayton, Hiawassee, Sky Valley, Franklin, Highlands and Cashiers North Carolina. If you are looking for a special night out, make a reservation at the nearby Farmhouse at Persimmon Creek, an elegant farm to table restaurant on the grounds of a vineyard.

There are plenty of attractions within a few miles to keep you occupied. Minutes down the road, the Tallulah River offers kayaking in the spring and year round trout fishing. If you prefer catching, Andy’s Trout Farm near Dillard can hook you up and they’ll even clean your catch! Only a few miles from Kleinhaus and you are on beautiful, crystal clear Lake Burton. Nearby Anchorage marina offers boat rental and other water sports during the summer months. Just down from the marina there is a sheltered swimming beach perfect for all ages. Finally, don’t forget to take a beautiful scenic drive to view the numerous waterfalls in the area and hiking in the Nantahala Wilderness Area and Chattahoochee National Forest.

Rabun county and the surrounding area offers plenty of activities like antiquing, the Georgia Wine Highway and it’s fabulous wineries, Georgia and South Carolina apple orchards, Osage Farmers Market, the Tiger Drive In, Georgia Mountain Fair, Dillard House, hiking, zip lining, white water rafting, hunting, fishing, shopping in Highlands and Cashiers North Carolina, boating, swimming, kayaking, wildlife viewing, waterfalls, leaf peeping in the fall, gem mining in Franklin North Carolina, casinos in Cherokee North Carolina, skiing in Sky Valley and North Carolina, Smokey Mountain National Park and general sightseeing . All this and we are only about 2+ hours from Atlanta!

More Details

Ian Klein
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About Ian Klein

Ian and Lisa Klein and their kids reside in Loganville, GA. A former fisheries biologist for GA DNR, Lisa changed careers after an injury and has now been in residential real estate for the past 12 years in the Atlanta area. Ian is in international business.

Ian Klein purchased this house in 2015

Why Ian Klein chose Clayton

Kleinhaus has been a labor of love. When we married back in 1999, we began a search for the perfect mountain property that took us from one end of North Georgia to the other. We saved for the purchase from our early married days and In 2010 we found this beautiful property that would become our future mountain home. Construction on Kleinhaus was complete in June 2015 and now we want to share our beautiful mountain home with you! We are set up for last minute, same day bookings! Please call for details!

What makes this house unique

Our beautiful, modern rustic home has been designed with luxury and convenience in mind. Once you walk in, you will see why it's so special to us. There are Arts & Crafts accents throughout the home as showcased by our beautiful built in's, use of natural materials and styling. Don't forget a nod to the great lodges out west with rustic touches such as live edge cedar, fire killed Montana juniper on our staircase and stacked stone walls. Other natural materials such as hardwood floors, slate, travertine, and granite have also found their way into nearly every room in Kleinhaus.

All the lots in our little development are large (4-5 acres) and very private! The flow through our home is perfect for entertaining a houseful and that is exactly what we had in mind when we built it! Bring your family and friends and enjoy the long range mountain views and beautiful, wooded setting at the top of our 2,500 ft mountain. I'm sure they will inspire you as they have us.


Clayton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Max. adults: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • *Reservation=agreement between Guest & Owners equaling no liability on or off the premises including: house/furniture/land or anything attached or not
  • * Holidays have a 4 night minimum with no check out the day of the holiday. (NYE, Memorial Day, July 4, Thanksgiving, Christmas)
  • *STRICT no pets policy, we have a relative that stays frequently who is EXTREMELY allergic to pets! Please DO NOT sneak your pet into our house!!!!
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , On the main floor off the kitchen.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , En-suite to the bunk room for convenience.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Master bath is en-suite and has a walk-in shower with seat.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Upstairs guest bath has a walk-in shower with seat.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master on main floor w/en-suite bath.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Family Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full sized pull out bed in Great Room sectional.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 4 twin/ single , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , 2 bunk bed , One twin bed is a trundle. Pack-n-play is available.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Flat $200 fee for cleaning after your stay. For longer stays, there is additional housekeeping available. This includes fresh sheets and an additional trash haul away. Additional $75 fee applies.


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Luxury, Long Range Mountain Views Near Lake Burton & Clayton, GA
average rating of 4.9078946 based on 76 reviews

Splendid NE Ga Mountain Rental

  • 5 of 5

I’m somewhat reluctant to post this review. My wish is that the Kleinhaus thrive but not become so popular that we can never book it again owing to excessive bookings. Of all the upscale rental properties that we’ve experienced, this mountain aerie far surpassed any of our previous rentals. The view of the mountain range was breathtaking and the Klein’s were incredibly thoughtful in providing all amenities and comforts. Sheer bliss at the top of a mountain...

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are absolutely too kind and I am beaming with happiness as I write this! This is why we host, reading reviews from thoughtful folks who really enjoyed our home. We love it when people like our home as much as we do and see the beauty that N. GA has to offer. Please come back anytime, we would love to have you again!
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Stars above, no lights below

  • 5 of 5

What a delight at night to look up at a sky filled with stars, and scan the horizon and see no lights below. That level of solitude and peace. House was lovely, designed for families, and the hosts were so pleasant and genuinely accommodating that I felt like we were visiting family.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property

  • 5 of 5

We had a family get together and it was a great space with a breathtaking view. We loved it.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! I'm so happy you had a good visit and family time. Come again anytime!
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Gorgeous house with breathtaking views

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay and were blown away by this house, the amenities and most of all the spectacular setting and view. We managed to fit two families of five and a few friends in here very comfortably for two days. The kitchen is huge and allowed us to cook for a large crowd easily and with room to spare even when everyone was gathered in that one space. We also loved the screened in porch and outside fire pit. It was the perfect place for our mini vacation. We would absolutely stay here again. Thank you, Lisa, for sharing your beautiful home with us!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are so kind! Yours was a great group to host, thanks so much for staying with us and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Please come back again in the future!
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North Palm Beach, USA

I can’t say enough about how beautiful the house is and the view is spectacular!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time, would definitely go back again. If you plan on going into town definitely try Fortify for dinner, it was delicious! Such a beautiful area. The only warning for people like me who aren’t used to driving in the mountains is be prepared to be scared driving up the mountain to the house. It’s extremely steep, four wheel drive would have really come in handy in some areas!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I’m glad you enjoyed our home and view, they are truly one of a kind. Thankfully all our roads are paved and it’s not necessary for a four wheel drive, it can be a bit surprising for folks used to driving where it’s completely flat though, but as long as the view is there, most believe it’s worth it. Sorry the weather was a bit rough during your stay.
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It was beautiful and very well kept up, we have already suggested this location to friends & family.

  • 5 of 5

The property itself was great and awesome views, the location was a little far from most things and getting there was a challenge for our guest at night. Having driving directions printed off or screen shots is a must because you will lose reception.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: One of the best things about staying is that you can enjoy the quiet of the mountains and the storms as they roll in, it’s why we bought the property. It does take about 15 minutes to get to town, but activities are all around and though curvey roads just take a little longer, we like to think that mountain time is why you come. Glad you enjoyed the property and the views
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Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Kingwood Resort
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Lake Burton Grocery
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Sky Valley
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Lake Burton
Car: necessary

Located in the beautiful Persimmon area of Rabun County, Kleinhaus is only one road from the Tallulah River with trout fishing, kayaking in the spring, hiking and swimming. It's only 5 miles to Lake Burton with the Lake Burton Grocery for breakfast/lunch/dinner and several marinas for boat rental. There is also a beach a few more miles down for swimming, located off Charlie Mountain Road.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $375
Property Damage Protection $59

1) No Saturday check outs regardless of the length of stay. Changes may be made at the discretion of the homeowner, check with owner first before booking.

2) Four (4) night minimum for the major gathering holidays of Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving & Christmas. No check outs the day of the holiday. Changes made at the discretion of the homeowner.

3) Three (3) day minimum for Easter and New Years Eve. No check outs the day of the holiday. Changes at the discretion of the homeowner.

4) Two (2) day minimum for all other stays. No exceptions.

5) Last minute weather cancellations due to snow/ice are non-refundable, but may be re-booked for a future date.

6) Any extra cleaning required if client doesn't follow checklist will result in a prorated damage deposit to pay for cleaning.

7) Loss or failure to replace gate key will result in pro-ration of damage deposit for key re-placement/re-key fee or holding of the damage deposit until key is returned.

8) NO SHOOTING FIREARMS on the property. We have covenants that restrict this and neighbors in our development will call law enforcement.

9) We are currently not hosting weddings or receptions at Kleinhaus.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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