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Last updated: 09/30/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

PUBLISHED NIGHTLY RATES ARE FOR TWO DAY WEEKENDS for up to eight adults. When a two night weekend is booked owner will add Thursday or Sunday night free with some holiday exceptions. Book four or five weeknights and one is free. Ask owner for discounts when you book. One night stays will be considered in certain circumstances, but a $100 premium may apply. Bookings less than a week will not exceed our weekly rate of $1,200 rent plus tax, the cleaning fee and the VRBO service fee; CONTACT OWNER FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO BOOK DISCOUNTS AND FREE NIGHT WITHIN THIS WEBSITE!

Thar’s gold in them thar hills! Dahlonega, the Georgia gateway to the Appalachians is the site of the first U.S. gold rush. Come pan for gold in historic Dahlonega on the Chestatee river. This large home is located directly on the Chestatee river just before the Coppermines. It was recently renovated, and is now ready for eager treasure hunters and vacationers. We have central heating and air with a ductless air conditioning system in the honeymoon suite on the top floor of the house and we continue to make improvements each year so our guests have a good experience!

This warm, inviting home on the river was built in 1996. It has five bedrooms, three and a half baths, two great rooms, and two kitchens. All the rooms have high ceilings including the ground floor. If you like vaulted wood ceilings and the heavenly sound and view of the river just about one hundred feet off the covered back deck this is place to spend your vacation.

There are two suites upstairs each on a different floor with their own private bathrooms. Guests with bad knees or other disabilities can get to the mountain splendor bedroom on the main floor by going up just three steps outside. The house is not handicap accessible although one guest with a wheelchair commented in her review she was able to get around the main floor just fine. The honeymoon suite is the top floor and has an Amish king-size bed, a sitting area, a vaulted wood ceiling and a full private bathroom. The main floor master bedroom has a king size bed and a full private bathroom. The terrace level (ground floor) has three bedrooms of which two have queen size beds (the third bedroom has twin beds with a built in bunk-bed above for children under 12) one full bathroom, a great room/kitchen combo and a terrace under the main deck that also looks out at the gorgeous river and shoals. There is a day bed with a trundle bed below in the terrace level great room so a total of nine guests can stay on that ground floor level. So in total there are two king beds, two queen beds, two twin beds with a built in bunk bed above for children under 12, a day bed with a trundle bed below it, and two heavy duty camping cots and an inflatable mattress.

Take your choice of the Goldrush bedroom with golden walls, a queen size sleigh bed and antique dresser, the waterfalls bedroom with a queen size bed or the wilderness adventure bedroom that has a built-in bunk bed and two twin beds below (kids love it)!

The accommodations are perfect for two couples with children, large extended families, a girls, guys or couples getaway, wedding parties (we get a lot), family and company gatherings. The main floor and upstairs suites have an old feel to them even though the house is relatively new. Several rooms have antique dressers and gold accents. We have four televisions with Direct TV; the two upstairs bedrooms each have one and the two great rooms each have a television.

There are several old photos of civil war heros and the old south as well as some books about the area. The ground floor has an open airy feeling with high ceilings and lots of windows. Even the bathrooms are fun in this house! You'ens come down yonder and have yur picture taken with our life-size wooden hillbilly, Jed! He'll be out on the deck with his moonshine awaiting your arrival.

Have you ever panned for gold? This house comes with several gold pans so your family and friends can come search for gold without ever leaving the property. At least two of our guests have found gold right on our property. The house has badminton, volleyball, horseshoes, croquet, frisbee toss, weighted yard dart toss, a fire pit, hammock and a picnic table so you can play next to the river. We have wireless internet, Direct TV and a several indoor games and puzzles.

There are many things to do in Dahlonega including outdoor sports like kayaking, fishing, hiking, mountain biking and golf. If outdoors sports are not for you there are also several vineyards (Wolf Mountain Vineyards, Three Sisters Vineyards, Frogtown Mountain Vineyards), antique shops, arts and crafts shops, wildlife preserves and festivals to explore. The Smith House is a historic family style buffet worth visiting. Lake Lanier is also only 30 minutes south of Dahlonega in Cumming and Gainesville.

Book this exciting vacation get-a-way…make your reservations now! Owner has many photos and will e-mail additional photos to you if requested. CALL FOR LAST MINUTE SPECIALS and weekday discounts! Keywords: River House

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    must be 21 years or older...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 13-15

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Our river house is great for extended families and groups because it has three floors and three and a half bathrooms. The inside is warm and inviting and actually feels cozy on the two upper levels if there are only two to four guests yet it has another floor below with three bedrooms and a full bathroom if you have a larger group or children. We also have a covered deck with a covered patio below so you can sit outside even in rainy weather. The river is literally in the back yard with just 15 steps from the ground floor to river level and it has many shoals so you can hear the river from the house as well as see the river. If you have an elderly relative or someone who cannot do stairs there are just three steps out front to get into the main floor with everything they would need on that level including the covered deck. And you can drive around the back of the house to the river level so they can enjoy the river without having to go down any steps. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    We have a few books about the area and hikes in north Georgia...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    We have several out door games such as croquet, badminton, volleyball, frisbee toss and lawn darts...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    we have four televisions with Direct TV; two in the bedrooms upstairs and one in each greatroom...moreless

  • Toys:

    we have some puzzles and a few games inside...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Birch River Golf Course is 10 minutes away and Gold Creek is about 30 minutes; other golf courses are in Dawsonville, Cumming, Hiawassee and Helen, Georgia...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    You can rent kayaks and other boats at Appalachian Outfitters or bring your own and put in near our river house on the Testnatee and take out at our river house...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    There is a large grassy area next to river and a fire pit with several Adirondack chairs as well as a hammock ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Back to school
Jul 1 - Sep 30, 2016
1 night min stay
$150 $250
Fri, Sat
$1,200 $3,000

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

October
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2016
1 night min stay
$150 $350
Fri, Sat
$1,200 $3,000

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Summer 2017
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2017
1 night min stay
$200 $350
Fri, Sat
$1,200 $3,000

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$200 $300
Fri, Sat
$1,200 $2,800

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Pet Fee $50
  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 12%

Notes:

$300/night for up to 10 guests; $1,200 per week up to 10 guests; $1,500 per wk if over 10 or $3,400/month; $400 min rent for 1 night stays unless last minute or in slow season. Contact owner for possible free night & discounts offered. Stays longer than three nights are discounted to weekly rate. $350 refundable security deposit is held by VRBO and returned in full if there is no damage to house or property; guests can add $59 insurance option or $99 insurance premium when they book to cover up to $1,500 in damages or $5,000 in damages, but it is not required in most cases.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Location

75 Miles
Nearest Airport
Hartsfield International Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Birch River
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
GA Hwy 400
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Waffle House and Subway

Antique Shopping

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: I was born and raised in the Atlanta area, but both my parents were born and raised in Boston, MA. I currently live in Cumming, GA with my husband and our two dogs. I have a full time job at a subsidiary of a national bank. We have been renting out our river house as a vacation getaway home for over 10 years now. I love nature and the outdoors especially the mountains. I enjoy hiking, bicycling, kayaking, walking, wildlife and my pets. I try to give all our guests a good deal including one night free if two or more nights are booked. I get a lot of compliments about the house and have been told by several guests the house was better than expected. We get a lot of wedding parties that book our house since the local vineyards host a lot of weddings. I have enjoyed renting the river house out and I like knowing our house has given lots of families life-long memories they will never forget.

Why the Owner Chose Dahlonega, GA, USA:
We bought this house because my sister loves rivers and kayaking and she lives in Dahlonega. The rentals from our river house usually goes back into the house for improvements with any extra to support my elderly father with his assisted living expenses. Dahlonega is a very quaint, charming small town in the north Georgia mountains. Our river house is located directly on the Chestatee river where the first goldrush in the US took place. There are a lot of antique stores and vineyards so we get a lot of wedding parties that book our house.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The sound of the river just off the deck is heavenly. It's very relaxing to sit on the deck overlooking the river listening to the water hit the shoals below. Our river house is located on a dead end road so it's fairly private with only a two or three homes beyond ours. There is a lot of hiking in the area and you can fish and kayak on our property. However, one of the most unique activities you can do on the property is pan for gold. We have several gold pans in the house for our guests to see what they can find in the river. We also have horseshoes, badminton and volleyball you can set up in the grassy area next to the river. The square in Dahlonega is very charming and quaint. There are many stores and restaurants you can visit and if you like antiques or vineyards Dahlonega has those as well.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • The Chestatee River!

    The Chestatee River!

  • View when you come in the front door; great room and dining room

    View when you come in the front door; great room and dining room

  • Main great room and dining room when you come in the front door

    Main great room and dining room when you come in the front door

  • Main kitchen

    Main kitchen

  • Have your picture taken with our own hillbilly, Jed!

    Have your picture taken with our own hillbilly, Jed!

  • Master bedroom bathroom

    Master bedroom bathroom

  • Amish bed in Honeymoon Suite!

    Amish bed in Honeymoon Suite!

  • Ground floor great room with day bed and sofa as well as small kitchen.

    Ground floor great room with day bed and sofa as well as small kitchen.

  • Ground floor bathroom was just renovated with new floor, vanity, bathtub & tile.

    Ground floor bathroom was just renovated with new floor, vanity, bathtub & tile.

  • Second of three bedrooms on the ground floor has queen bed

    Second of three bedrooms on the ground floor has queen bed

  • Back of house from river level; this is an old photo before landscaping & stairs

    Back of house from river level; this is an old photo before landscaping & stairs

  • Parking available next to the river for those who cannot do stairs

    Parking available next to the river for those who cannot do stairs

  • The front of our river house; the Chestatee river is in the back yard!

    The front of our river house; the Chestatee river is in the back yard!

  • Main Floor Entrance; stairs go up to the Honeymoon Suite!

    Main Floor Entrance; stairs go up to the Honeymoon Suite!

  • Wood beam ceiling and gas logs add warmth to the great room.

    Wood beam ceiling and gas logs add warmth to the great room.

  • Large covered deck is off the main kitchen and dining area

    Large covered deck is off the main kitchen and dining area

  • Mountain Splendor master bedroom with full private bathroom on main floor

    Mountain Splendor master bedroom with full private bathroom on main floor

  • Honeymoon Suite with king size Amish bed on top floor with full private bathroom

    Honeymoon Suite with king size Amish bed on top floor with full private bathroom

  • Honeymoon Suite bathroom

    Honeymoon Suite bathroom

  • Ground floor great room and kitchen from lower level entrance.

    Ground floor great room and kitchen from lower level entrance.

  • Goldrush Bedroom on ground floor has queen size sleigh bed not shown here

    Goldrush Bedroom on ground floor has queen size sleigh bed not shown here

  • Third bedroom on ground floor has two twin beds and built-in bunk above.

    Third bedroom on ground floor has two twin beds and built-in bunk above.

  • Relax or take a nap on the hammock next to the river

    Relax or take a nap on the hammock next to the river

  • Parking in front of the house

    Parking in front of the house

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This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Friday, September 30, 2016

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  • Bathrooms
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