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River House with Pizzazz on the Upper Chattahoochee River

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

This three bedroom, two bath chalet is located on over five and a half acres of property with 650 feet of frontage on the Upper Chattahoochee River. Located about 9 miles from Helen in the Sautee Nacoochee Valley, this retreat is well appointed with decks at the house and river, tiki bar at the river, a hot tub, grills and tubes.

Just 90 miles from Downtown Atlanta, this tranquil setting is seemingly light years away. If you can't take a hint, there is a DSL internet connection, satellite TV, DVD and CD players, BBQ Grill, hot tub, and tubes. The bedrooms are on three different levels, with separate living areas on each floor. The house can easily accommodate three couples or a large family. This open loft like floor plan is not suitable for younger children.

There are good restaurants in the nearby Saute Nachoochee Valley, Helen and Clarksville. Regular and Gourmet Grocery stores are about 9 miles away and a convenience store is within minutes. We like to cook, and the kitchen will allow you to prepare your favorite meals. You can then dine in at a comfortable table that will seat 8, or on an outside deck amidst the trees.

There is a treehouse-like feeling from the surrounding woods, and the river is accessible by an easily travelled path. Formerly owned by local folk artists, the house offers an eclectic mix of folk art and artifacts you will enjoy perusing and contemplating.

You'll love this spot on the river and the house! Come see what others rave about!

Keywords: River House; Helen, GA;

More Details

Owner
Meredith
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

I cannot praise highly enough this cabin. Will easily accomodate 3 couples. Each floor has a separate bedroom. What can I say about the kitchen? Awesome is all that comes to mind. It has a modern kitchen that most would be proud to have in their own home. All you need to cook is the food. It's fully stccked with all the spices and condiments plus cooking gear. It's not far from helen but you could easily enjoy a couples retreat without leaving the property!Recommended for: Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway,

My Response



Alex, I'm so glad to hear you loved the house as much as we do. It's a unique place and very special to us. We love to cook and once we get to the house, we never want to leave. I'm happy you found you didn't have to either! We'd love to have you back. Let me know when you come our way again! Meredith
Oct 2016
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Amenities

Demorest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Home is unsafe for any children under the age of 5
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
Wood Burning Stove, wireless DSL, 3 Queen beds, 1 queen futon, Washer and Dryer, Gas Grill (BBQ), Tubes Maximum 6 adults. House is not suitable for children under the age of 5. There are a lot of steps in an open loft like floor plan.

Reviews

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River House with Pizzazz on the Upper Chattahoochee River
average rating of 4.769231 based on 20 reviews
5

My ZEN Getaway

  • 5 of 5

As a repeat renter, I can say this is one of my favorite places in Georgia! It's such a unique property and space - you will amazed that it's a 'rental' property. The home itself has a unique layout - with the 3 bedrooms & living spaces on three separate floors, allowing for some 'spreading' out room. The artwork and décor give this rental more personality than any other rental I've ever stayed in. You will continue to find interesting pieces throughout your stay here.

We've rented this property as a romantic getaway, as our family vacation spot, and for a girls getaway. While the property is secluded, providing privacy, its very close to Helen and a number of North Georgia attractions as well. Perfect spot in North Georgia!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tracy, It warms my heart to hear how much you love our fabulous spot on the river! The house is my zen place too and I'm thrilled you receive the same benefit as we do when you come! Looking forward to having you visit again!! Meredith
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Canton, GA
5

Unique property

  • 5 of 5

I spent the weekend here with 5 of my girlfriends. The layout of the home is open and interesting, and the artwork is fantastic! There is a bedroom and full living area on each of the three floors. Great decks look out into the woods. There is plenty of room to spread out or come together. The river area is a little secluded and a short but hilly walk from the home. Blueberries there were great! It is a quick, easy 10 minute drive to downtown Helen. The home is well stocked with everything needed for a great time, down to the waffle iron and board games. Washer and dryer, iron and hair dryers are a bonus! Warning, though: there are a lot of stairs. Not just the obvious between floors, but throughout the first two levels, there are one to three stairs between rooms. It adds to the charm, but can be a little challenging.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just ok

  • 3 of 5

I must say this is a very interesting home. This is not a home you would stay at if stairs are any kind of issue. There are stairs everywhere. This is definitely not a rental if you have smaller children.

We found the home had not been completely cleaned in the basement living area to include the back porch sitting. Each floor of the home has a tv sitting room and a nice size kitchen on the main floor. Parking more than 2 cars in the driveway can be a issue. It would be a good rental for 2, maybe 3 couples who want to sight see around the area and don't mind a older home in the woods.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so sorry you weren't a fan of the house! It is a very unique layout! The open loft like floor plan does include a lot of stairs (we have 3 floors) and you are correct it is not suitable for younger children which is why we avoid renting to families where it would present an unsafe environment. I'm very sorry you found the house was not cleaned properly down stairs and on the back deck. I will certainly make sure that does not happen again and appreciate you letting me know so I can address the issue. Cleanliness is very important to us!
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5

Hidden Gem- Cozy, Secluded and close to Helen

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here in October. It was me and a few girlfriends for a fun birthday weekend. We loved this cabin! It was so cute and fun, and there was definitely enough space for everyone! I want to book here in the summer with a few other friends to celebrate their engagement! What I love most is that it is on the water too, so we don't even have to travel into Helen is we don't want to! Although, I must be honest, it's a pretty dark and steep walk down the path to the water and fire pit! So you can imagine a few girls walking down there alone, at night, in the dark and we basically scared the jibbies out of each other lol. But with a fire, that spot would be so cozy! Truly- I hidden gem just outside of Helen. Working with the owner was super easy and she was very communicative which is a huge plus.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jami, Thanks for the great review! I'm glad you all had a great time! You've given me a great idea to provide flash lights for the walk to the river at night! You're right it can get dark with the canopy of the trees and nothing but stars to guide you! I hope you'll come back in the future! We'd love to have you! Meredith
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Lawrenceville, GA
5

This place is amazing

  • 5 of 5

It is rare that you find that place that is available and perfect!!! My wife and I stayed here last year and will continue to go as long as we can. The place has such a warm and cozy feeling that you will lose yourself in the North Georgia Mountains.

Jeff and Tammy

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jeff and Tammy, It was so nice to have you back! You are the perfect guests and we're thrilled you love the place as much as we do! Congratulations on your marriage too! Thanks for the great review and we look forward to having you again! Meredith
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5

Cutest most kitschy cabin ever!!!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot praise highly enough this cabin. Will easily accomodate 3 couples. Each floor has a separate bedroom. What can I say about the kitchen? Awesome is all that comes to mind. It has a modern kitchen that most would be proud to have in their own home. All you need to cook is the food. It's fully stccked with all the spices and condiments plus cooking gear. It's not far from helen but you could easily enjoy a couples retreat without leaving the property!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Alex, I'm so glad to hear you loved the house as much as we do. It's a unique place and very special to us. We love to cook and once we get to the house, we never want to leave. I'm happy you found you didn't have to either! We'd love to have you back. Let me know when you come our way again! Meredith
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We are just 9 short miles from the Alpine village of Helen, GA that is most popular in the Summer and Fall. Celebrate OctoberFest with us relaxing in the woods after a day in Helen. Tube or Kayak from our dock! Explore Anna Ruby Falls, The Appalachian Trail, local potters, antiques and more!

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Rates & Availability

Demorest House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Off Season
Nov 1 - Mar 30
2 night minimum stay
$175
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$225
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $80

Our home is not suited for younger children.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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