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

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14

Wind your way up the wooded, blacktopped drive to the top of the ridge and your first look at Kleinhaus will have you saying 'WOW'. 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 culmination of a lifelong dream, Kleinhaus has been meticulously 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 fantastic architectural 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. Sit a spell in the screened in porch off the kitchen. In the summer you can curl up with a book and listen to the crickets while enjoying the night breezes; while 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 is perfect for a rainy day with a beautiful built in bookcase window seat and even 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

Lisa 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:
April 24, 2018

About Lisa 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.

Lisa Klein purchased this house in 2015

Why Lisa 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:
  • 3000 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 ...
  • * During back to back rentals, check in time is moved from 4pm to 4:30pm to allow the cleaners time to prepare the house for the next guests.
  • * Holidays have a 4 night minimum with no check out the day of the holiday.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • 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 4.9104476 based on 67 reviews

Views from many rooms and room with many views - SPECTACULAR

  • 5 of 5

Working with Lisa and family was a positive experience and very much appreciated! All details were attended to in an exceptional manner. The home was immaculately clean and impressive, yet warm and inviting. Our group had time to relax, decompress, and fellowship after a hike on the A.T. The scenic mountains were inspiring with many vistas from the top of the summit. The area is away from all the busyness of life, yet close to so many of the area's offerings e.g. fly fishing, hiking, state parks, exploring and the amenities of daily living (groceries and area restaurants). Peacefulness, quietness, serenity, and tranquility allow one to immerse themselves in the moments...if you are looking for a great place to relax/stay this is the place you want to experience. While on site I was able to meet the excellent housekeeping staff and see the work they put into readying the property for guests. We look forward to returning to Kleinhaus in the future...Lisa and family, thank you for a marvelous stay in your home and for making our trip a memorable experience. 5 STARS PLUS...God Bless...

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Royce, your group has been one of the best yet! From our initial communications to the care you took with our home, to your generosity with our cleaners you rate a 10 as a guest, I would be honored if you decide to stay again!
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Beautiful house/cabin with plenty of room for our family. Excellent experience!

  • 5 of 5

Truly enjoyed our long weekend stay. Property owner was gracious and helpful. Overall, we had an incredible experience.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Top of the Mountain!

  • 5 of 5

Super place to stay. So beautiful there. Greatest views ever. Top of the world!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect. The mountain views were stunning, especially from the master bath. We had plenty of privacy and there was plenty of parking and that has not always been the case with other rentals. We grilled out one evening and really enjoyed sitting outside admiring the scenery. Also the ping pong table was a hit. We would definitely go back again.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed yourself! We love going up there and enjoying the quiet too. Thanks for the nice review, you were a joy to work with and please come again!
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  • 5 of 5

The place is gorgeous and the views are amazing. The owners are quick to respond when you send them a message and are very sweet. I have nothing bad to say about the cabin, our weekend was perfect! Make sure to follow the directions given to you, we had a few of our friends follow there GPS and it sent them to the wrong cabin. One thing I would recommend is a bigger tv in the living room. We will be back in the future for sure. :)

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying! We are glad you enjoyed yourselves. Yes, we find that letting the GPS direct you will take you strange places in the mountains, which can make for a fun exploring day, but usually not when you are trying to get to our home and settle in. Thanks for the suggestion on our TV. We measured the space on our chimney and the TV we put there fit just perfectly. Our goal in building our home was to provide a place to decompress and get away from it all, but we understand that for some that means enjoying a movie or playing an electronic game, thats why we added wifi and TV. As we get to the point of finishing the basement, there will likely be a larger TV down there.
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Amazing Views!

  • 5 of 5

The mountain views in this cabin are amazing!! Watching the sunrise over the mountain was breathtaking! The attention to detail in every aspect of the cabin were incredible... you can tell so much thought was put into this cabin. We had a great time!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the compliments! We put a lot of planning, heart and soul into our house and we are so happy to share it with you! Please come back anytime!
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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

Refundable damage deposit $375
Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.0%

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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