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Lake Front Designer Home

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights


About the property

Waterfront Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths with lake and mountain views.

Lake Burton, Georgia USA, waterfront cottage . Located in the Northeast Georgia Mountains.

Two-story waterfront Cottage, recently renovated on a very private level lot. Three Bedrooms, two full Baths, Den, Living Room and separate Dining Room. Beautifully appointed, sleeps up to 6.

The Free boat ramp just up the road and there is ample room to dock your boat at the Cottage.

Lake Burton is the Southeast's finest lake destination. Spectacular views, cool clear water, and moderate summer-time temperatures. This home is designer-owned, custom built, and recently renovated with a mix of new and antique furniture accented by original art. It has a fabulous attached screened porch right on the waterfront for dining or just relaxing in the rocking chairs. The house is equipped with a fully digital electric cook-top, oven, warming tray, microwave oven and includes hard-coat aluminum cookware and full utensils perfect for gourmet cooking or quick and easy casual meals. There is a Webber gas grill with all utensils so you can cook on the waterfront while enjoying a sunset.

Our private cove affords spectacular long views to the west and great swimming. You can enjoy the hammock strung between two trees in the shade of the side yard or take our canoe out for a leisure tour of the cove.

Bring your boat and tie up along side our boat house at our covered private dock and.. the best thing is that the free to use boat ramp is just two minutes away. By boat it maybe 5 minutes.

You will enjoy our location, easy access, walking from your car to the dock with no stairs to climb.


The 2nd floor was designed to be a Master Suite.

The Master Bedroom overlooks the lake. It has a vaulted ceiling with antique heart pine beams, skylight and a queen-size bed. Just across the hall is a separate Den with a stone fireplace, a full-size sleeper sofa, Satellite TV, WiFi and High Speed Internet. A master bath with a walk-in shower.


Bedroom #1 has a queen-size bed.

Bedroom #2, 'The Crew's Quarters' has a bunk bed.

Dining room with stone fireplace.

Living Room with Satellite TV, BlueRay and DVD.

Bath with tub and shower.

Kitchen - fully equipped.

Fabulous Screen Porch with rocking chairs and dining table. Stone Terrace with covered swing.

Private Boat dock & deck with a Stainless Steel Gas Grill.

Side yard with Hammock and a circular drive.

Keywords: Lake Front Home, Mountain Lake Home, The Allen Cottage, Lake Front Rental, North Georgia Mountains, Mountain Lake Rental,

More Details

Bob Allen
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 6, 2017

About Bob Allen

My background is in architecture, graphic design and marketing services. I am semi-retired but still consult. My wife Keri was once an active partner and ran our Interior Design Studio but now writes and teaches in full time ministry.

Our firm helped shape many landmark projects mostly here in the Southeast but also in other major markets within the United States and a few here and there in Europe and the Middle East.

Our cottage is not a reflection of our commercial real estate work but more a reflection of our desire to have a comfortable yet tasteful and simple place for relaxation and...a place for the kids to play and enjoy themselves while they make memories for later... and happily we get to watch.

I love to draw and paint so if you stay at the cottage you will find several originals on the walls. Most of which are of Lake Burton and the beautiful mahogany boats that live here.

Bob Allen purchased this cottage in 1982

Why Bob Allen chose Northeast Mountains

Lake Burton is one of the most beautiful lakes in the region. The water is clear and the water level hasn't varied 6 inches all summer.

On first sight Lake Burton reminded me of the lakes in the Ozarks where I used to fish with my Grandpa more than a half century ago. My grandchildren and now my Great-grandson are set to have a lifetime of memories of their own.

We just started sharing our cottage in 2006 when we listed it with VRBO but we have owned it for over 30 years. With the most recent renovation completed in the summer of 2006, it remains our family's favorite place in the world.

We have been fortunate to share our cottage with some of the most wonderful people and by the way they take care of our cottage I assume they must love it as much as we do.

What makes this cottage unique

After our first two years at Lake Burton we looked all over the lake trying to find just the right house and location. After two years of looking we decided we already had everything we were looking for. So we decided to renovate, expand and stay where we were. We made it fit our family. We had an almost flat piece property safely tucked back in a cove with a wonderful view. We found out the combination was hard to find on Lake Burton.

Our location is close to Atlanta and only a 15 minute drive from Clayton. The Free boat ramp provided by Georgia Power is just a short walk from the cottage. And... most importantly we are tucked away and distant from major boat and the water ski traffic.


Tiger Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 1st Floor - full bath tub and shower combination. 2nd Floor Master - full bath with walk in shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - Queen size Bed, Guest Bedroom - Queen size Bed, Bedroom #3 Bunk Beds - Upper and lower bunks
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Linens and towels are provided. Beds are made and towels are in place at check-in. Salt and Pepper Grinders, Paper Towels, Septic Safe TP are also furnished.


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(13 traveler reviews)

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Lake Front Designer Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
Northeast Georgia

Local Residents Enjoying This Vacation near Home

  • 5 of 5

We loved the cottage; We chose to vacation near home with our two daughters, their husbands and the new grandson; What a great time we had even though it rained much of the week. The porch was great for taking our meals and playing card games every night. We took turns making gourmet meals in the very nice galley kitchen.

The dock area was fun for swimming and we enjoyed using the canoe. The home is very well kept and a great small place for a family that enjoys each other's company.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cincinnati, OH

Scenic Lakeside Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this very well maintained vacation home on Lake Burton. The cottage is located on a beautiful section of Murray Cove with great access to the lakes points of interest. The owner was very easy to work with and provided us with timely feedback to our questions. We appreciated his guidance and recommendations for boat rental, restaurants and nearby hiking trails. The listing photos and property description accurately reflects the property's appearance, condition and lakeside amenities. When we next return to Lake Burton we will look to rent this property again.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad Stan and his wife took full advantage of our location and experienced all that the Lake Burton area has to offer. Such gracious people, easy to deal with, great communicators and they were absolutely meticulous in how they left our cottage. I know I repeat myself but we are so fortunate to have guest like Stan and his wife share our lake home and want to return. Of course it helps that we are on one of the best and most scenic lakes anywhere.
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Ahhh, perfection!

  • 5 of 5

Such a delight! This lovely home, filled with the owner's artwork and neat antiques, is perfect. It is on a peaceful cove with a long view of Lake Burton, which, by the way, is the best lake in Georgia. The owners are great to work with. All home information and the directions were precise and detailed. I loved this special place and we did not want to leave. We will be back! ( I forgot, this home was immaculate! ) ( One more thing: the view from the master bedroom is amazing...what a wonderful way to start the day... )

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sherry was delightful to work with and just the kind of guest everyone wants. It sure seems that her party enjoyed the Lake and their time there. They have asked about returning for a week next summer. By the way they took care of the cottage as if it were their own. Guest like Sherry make it easier to not be on the Lake ourselves. It's never been a business for us and I never really thought about how rewarding it would be to know wonderful people are enjoying our home when we cant be there. We have been blessed with nicest people wanting to share our cottage on open dates.
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Tallahassee, Florida

What a wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived with friends for a 3 night 4 day stay and were very impressed with this home. The location and views are outstanding! The house is perfectly decorated and has “ALL” the needed amenities you will need. The owners description and pictures were a perfect representation. The owner’s personal touches tell you right off this is a home and not just a rental. Plenty of dock space for parking the jet skis and a pontoon boat. Be sure to hang up the hammock, but be careful because you will fall asleep under the shade trees and great view of lake and mountains. The owner was great to communicate with. There will be no second guessing on this wonderful Lake Burton property.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I didn't get to meet Harry in person but he was really fun to deal with and his gracious review is appreciated. You can tell in talking to people like Harry that they will appreciate your home and take really good of it. Harry, I hope to meet you in person some time.
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Roswell, GA

Great Memorial Day Weekend with family

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our w/e so much. The cottage was perfect for the 4 of husband & I and our son & his friend. The cottage is so relaxing & easy to get used to! We enjoyed grilling the 1st 2 nights, eating on the porch with the cool breezes coming thru. The boys had their space downstairs and we enjoyed the sitting room upstairs. The patio is nice as well and my husband & boys enjoyed the fishing off the docks. We rented a boat @ LaPrade's on Memorial Day and enjoyed a quiet morning on the Lake taking it all in. We ate in Clayton @ the Universal Joint one evening and had lunch @ the Marina. So much to do if you want to. Also enjoyed the local Farmer's market. Bob made it easy to find the cottage and we loved sharing their home away from home. We look forward to our next stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ellen and her family were very easy to work with and there communications were excellent. We have been so fortunate to have such wonderful guest like Ellen's family who take care of the cottage as if it were their own. We get many comments on how nice it is to have the screened porch at waters edge where the adults can sit is the shade under a ceiling fan and watch the children swim and play in the lake or paddle around in the cove in the our canoe.
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Atlanta, GA

Beautiful Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful fall weekend at this picturesque lake house. The

cottage is immaculate with lovely decor that greatly compliments this

tranquil setting. There are many darling antiques and original artwork

in the house. The master suite has a breathtaking view of the lake. A

spacious screened in porch allows the visitor to watch the changing

moods and lighting of the lake. The lake house is well equipped with

all of the needed comforts. The kitchen is fully stocked with a

compliment of amenities needed to prepare any meal. The beds were very

comfortable and the linens are well stocked.

There is much to do in the immediate area. We rented a boat and enjoyed

the extensive and gorgeous lake. There was a trip to the state park to

take in a spectacular waterfall. We dined at several restaurants in the

area that had delicious cuisine and nice wine selections.We highly

recommend The Allen Cottage for a lovely vacation. This getaway spot is

truly a gem. You will leave with special memories of the breathtaking

scenery and feelings of tranquility from your intimate contact with


  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vivian, thanks so much for your review. I am humbled by your comments. Our cottage is very special to us but in addition we both are designers with professional careers in architecture and commercial interiors. This kind of feedback is so reassuring that the results of our efforts to make this a special place for our family also speaks to our guests as well.
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Nearest Airport
117 Miles
Greenville-Spartanburg Intern... 88 - Atlanta 117
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Waterfall Club (13 mi), Kingwood Golf Club (20 mi)
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
The Chop House at LaPrades Marina
Car: necessary

Lake Burtonl Country Club is near by for guest of members.

White Water Rafting on the Chatooga River up to class four.

Highlands N.C. is a great side trip (Approximately 45 min.) for Shopping, Galleries and Lunch or Dinner.

Many beautiful waterfalls are in the area. Some require a hike to reach.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125

Call for rates: Fireworks week, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Holidays.
Call Bob 404

Calendar shows availability

$500 Deposit due at time of making securing reservation
50% of total due 60 days out from check-in date
50% of total due 21 days out from check-in date
Payment: Personal checks written on a National Banks

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.