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River House with Pizzazz on the Upper Chattahoochee River

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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

Member since: 2006
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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 12, 2018

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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Demorest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No children under the age of 5 allowed. The home is unsafe because of stairs please do not book.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • 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
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.


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River House with Pizzazz on the Upper Chattahoochee River
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 29 reviews
Roswell, GA

Best Girls' Weekend Ever!

  • 5 of 5

As a group of five friends, we had the best weekend in the north Georgia mountains ever! This unique home is exactly as described, and is perfect! The art is so charming, the accomodations so comfortable, the kitchen so well equipped, we didn't want to leave. The owner has thought of every possible way to make her guests feel comfortable, down to the wonderful bath soap, the Williams Sonoma hand soap and lotion, and plush bath towels that smelled amazing!! It was so easy to get to from North Fulton, and close to things to do (we went to a charming fall festival at Hardman Farms, and discovered the world of Saturday afternoon wine tasting at Kaya Vineyards); there was even a Dollar General nearby in case of 'emergency'. The hammock on the back deck was wonderful; next time we will definitely use the hot tub! As indicated, the steps between the multiple levels take a little getting used to. The only negative we experienced was in the area of technology: no SEC Network on the Dish TV, so I couldn't watch the Georgia game, and the wifi was slow; we switched to our data plans, which were a little faster. Small price to pay for all the other magic. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so thrilled to know you loved the house too! It is a unique place and we love it. My goal is to make it as comfortable for you as we can and I'm happy to know we're on the right track. Up in the mountains, all our city luxuries aren't readily available but we try. Crazy that the wifi is the fastest plan available up there! Ah, but when you're relaxing in the hammock it makes it all worthwhile..... Please come back! We'd love to have you! Meredith
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Absolutely love this special place

  • 5 of 5

No cozy and eclectic. Love the outdoor spaces. Will definitely rent again!!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect girl's trip

  • 5 of 5

Love this place, never disappoints...heD back in a few weeks

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tracy we love having you every time! You're the perfect guest! Our housekeeper loves you and so do we! You love the house as much as we do and that warms our hearts!
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Private and perfect

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this very interesting mountain cabin. The river area is beautiful and the wooden chairs are the most unique I have seen! The artwork throughout the cabin is wonderful and the owner was very committed to making our stay effortless. Kitchen amenities included everything we needed. We would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Lori! We loved having you and welcome you back anytime! The summer is especially fun when tubing is at its best! So glad you enjoyed your stay with us! Meredith
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miami, FL

Cozy retreat

  • 5 of 5

The house has everything, Close to Helen and Anna Ruby Falls. Easy access. Clean comfortable rooms. Each Room has its own living area outside. Almost like three separate houses. close to river and has a great riverside that you can just relax by the water.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed the house!! You were perfect renters and we'd love to have you back anytime!
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Cabin is perfect for multiple couples or a large family everything you need is already there

  • 5 of 5

Cabin was very nice a cozy lil place we enjoyed every min of our stay only recommendation I have is there should be a stock pile of fire wood for the wood burning heater guest shouldn't have to go buy firewood to stay warm ... yes I would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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!




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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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