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Waterside Cottage, picturesque house on Lake Chatuge. Boat, Swim, Fish!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 2 Baths, lake view, mountain views.

For availability at Waterside Cottage, please check your dates, the calendar is current. Or, get a detailed price for your dates by clicking to the right. Rates listed are the "best rate" available for this 3 bedroom 2 bath lake house, IF THE RATE LISTED DOES NOT MEET YOUR BUDGET, PLEASE LOOK ELSEWHERE, WE HAVE POSTED THE BEST RATE POSSIBLE. Discounts ARE considered on longer stays. Please read description below to answer all your questions about Waterside Cottage. If you do not find the answer here, please email or call the owner.

Not a cabin, not a castle...a lakeside cottage, casually elegant, comfortable and affordable.

Lovely views of the mountains and the lake. Close to town, quaint shops, restaurants and vineyards, Waterside Cottage is a retreat for small families, seniors, and couples.

Light and clean with all the comforts of home make this the right choice for your holiday plans. Surrounded by the lake and mountains, the home faces Lake Chatuge, known for it's clean waters, great for swimming, boating, fishing and water sports. The town of Hiawassee, with its lake and mountain views is often referred to as "The Enchanted Valley".

Hiking trails, waterfalls, parks, antique malls, boutiques, golf, fine and casual dining and so much more is conveniently close. Waterside Cottage is not a party home, and is not suitable for large groups or party people. Rather, it is a centrally located, affordable, comfortable cottage. Within walking distance to the town of Hiawassee, in a lakeside neighborhood, with no steep mountain roads, it is located on a paved road with gentle terrain. It is not remote and there are neighbors close by. It is approximately one mile to HWY 76 a main road that takes you to the entire surrounding area, towns such as Clayton, Helen, Blue Ridge, Hayesville, and Franklin, all about a 30 minute drive. Take a trip over the great smoky mountains and visit Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Asheville or Chattanooga, all about a 2 1/2 hour drive.

There is NOT a boat dock associated with Waterside but there's room to park a boat and a launching area close by.

Lake access is out the front gate and across the quiet road where there is a park like setting. The water front is a gradual slope where you can wade out or stay close to shore. Or stretch out on the Adirondack chairs and watch the the boats go by.

There are marinas nearby to rent boats, or bring your own.

Watch the sunset over the lake and roast marshmallows around the firepit while the kids catch fireflies.

Walk or bike to the town of Hiawassee (or take the 3 min drive), where you will find fine restaurants and fast food, upscale shops and old fashioned general stores. There is 'Music on the Square' every Saturday summer night, and a farmers market to buy local produce and crafts.

Just a 5 minute drive away Georgia Mountain fairgrounds and Music Hall where there are festivals and concerts all year long.

You can catch a movie, play golf or visit the spa at Brasstown Valley Resort.

Visit the nearby towns. Blue Ridge where you can ride the train though the mountains, or the Bavarian town of Helen where you can tube down the river or enjoy the longest Oktoberfest in the US, take a zip-line in Sautee, or Blairsville. Visit Brasstown Bald, Georgia's highest mountain where the views will take your breath away. Hike the Appalachian trail, there is an entrance just a few miles away.

The Master bedroom, upstairs with a new King sized bed (2016), and a spacious balcony with great views.

Also upstairs is the guest bedroom with 2 new twin beds and trundles underneath.

There is one bathroom upstairs, with double sinks, a tub/shower and commode.

Downstairs there is a 2nd Master bedroom with a new (2016) queen bed, TV.

There is one bathroom downstairs with a tub/shower and commode.

The kitchen is fully equipped for cooking with pots/pans, utensils, spices and coffee service.

For added fun include the boat shed access which contains four kayaks, bicycles and fishing gear. Please note: the kayaks are for experienced and active people and are not recommended for people who are sedentary.

Waterside Cottage: not an isolated cabin in the woods, but a lakeside retreat close to town and all that it offers.

Keywords: Lake House, Mountain home, Vacation home, Cabin, lake cabin, mountain cabin, lake cottage, waterside cottage, waterside cabin

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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017

About Catherine

I grew up spending my summers in the mountains of upstate NY and Vermont. I fell in love with the Hiawassee area because it reminded me so much of those areas I knew as a child. The pristine mountains and waters and the air that smells so fresh. Now my family and I live in South Florida, and altho we are blessed to live here, there is something so special about Hiawassee, we hope to live there someday.

Catherine purchased this house in 2005

Why Catherine chose Lake Chatuge

Location, Location, Location, It is a mountain and lake community with funfilled summers and sometimes snowy winters. So close to everything, in a peaceful community on the lake. Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds with concerts and festivals is 7 minutes away! See link above.

What makes this house unique

Here you can experience the small town community of Hiawassee and the lake, or the surrounding mountains, but have all the modern conveniences in an easily accessible home that it gorgeous and comfortable. You can relax in quiet solitude at the house, go out on the lake and explore the undeveloped islands or join the community on the town square for an evening of great food and music, the choice is yours. Fine dining, casual fast food, great shopping, movies, theatre, the list goes on, its all here.

Guestbook comments from the owner

So, I want to thank you for your lovely place! We had such a great family time. Your home is very accommodating and well stocked with everything we could have wanted and we enjoyed it very much.
Nov 2012
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Hiawassee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 To ensure the most comfortable accommodation, a maximum of 5 adults.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4) For the maximum comfort, a limit of 5 adults
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Based on the number of bathrooms, we retain the right to accept a max of 4 adults and 2 children.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(66 traveler reviews)

Waterside Cottage, picturesque house on Lake Chatuge. Boat, Swim, Fish!
average rating of 4.878788 based on 80 reviews

A great experience

  • 5 of 5

We have rented homes in several states over the years and this one is one of the best. It is everything that it is advertised to be and more. It is by far the best equipped kitchen in any home we have ever booked and the place is immaculate and everything works! Little thing like coffee and condiments, soaps and detergents, are provided at no charge, the towels and linens are good quality and new, not threadbare like some places we have stayed. Maintenance issues are up to date, nothing is lacking paint or showing excessive wear.

The layout is very well thought out to be convenient to families with children or without. Hiawasse is a beautiful place to visit and this home is close to shopping and dining, the neighborhood is quiet and the scenery is unbeatable. We attend a festival in the area every May and definitely will reserve this home for next year.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed all that Waterside Cottage has to offer! Our cottage in the mountains is a sweet place for sure, and it most appreciated by folks like you who know how to enjoy life! Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience here.
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

Waterside Cottage was charming, clean and well maintained. The cottage is well situated, by the lake and close to the shops and town. We had a great time and hope to go back soon.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Love this house

  • 5 of 5

My Sister and I have stayed here three times and each time is better than the last. It's location is perfect, close to town, close to all the wonderful small towns around. Catherine the owner is quick to get back to you and very quick to get anything that may happen corrected. The house is wonderfully decorated and has everything you need. Love sitting out on the porch in the rockers upstairs and down. Bumble Bees are rather bothersome but they don't do anything but buzz around you, if you leave them alone they leave you alone. Love this house and I am sure we will return for a 4 th stay in the near future.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous home for family!

  • 5 of 5

The house and location was fabulous! We really had a great time. The house was clean and spacious for our big family. Owner was great to work with. We really couldn't have asked for a better week, well maybe better weather, but guess there are some things we can't special request;). Looking forward to renting again soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 had the opportunity to get away for Spring Break last week and we couldn't have been happier with the cottage at Waterside. I loved the front yard with the white picket fence (complete with a fire pit and picnic table), the view (it cannot be beaten), the updated kitchen and overall cleanliness of the entire house... I could go on and on. The owner is possibly one of my new favorite people (and I've only had a handful of interactions with her)! The surrounding area offers a lot of opportunities that we miss out on in our everyday busy lifestyle- the lake, a really cool playground less than a mile away, horseback riding, hiking, John C. Campbell Folk School, Foxfire museum, awesome restaurants (Dillard house and Happy Hawg BBQ were our favs). We also prepared many meals at the house, which was economical and simple. It's always a small risk to book a place solely by viewing it online, but I'm thankful we did and I will count the days until we can return again.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful inside and out!

  • 5 of 5

This was an amazing home away from home for our family! If you are looking for a relaxing stay or adventures with your family this is the place! The home was amazing and well equipped with everything our family needed.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Funworld and Movies
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Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds
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Town Square
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Timberlake Square
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Antiques Mall
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Brasstown Valley Resort
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The Chop House
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Brasstown Valley Spa
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Brasstown Valley Golf
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The Oak Grille
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The Fieldstone Marina
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Dairy Queen
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Coffee Shop
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Ingles Supermarket
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Car: recommended

Marinas and boat rentals, and Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds 7 minute drive away


Rates & Availability

Hiawassee House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 27 2017 - Aug 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
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Oct 7 2017 - Dec 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Clean fee $100
Pet Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $100


Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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