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Newer, Quaint Cottage Secluded on 2 Wooded Acres, 1 mi. To Downtown Mentone!

Bedrooms 2
Space 832 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 bedroom/1 bath cozy, private cottage in the woods; close to Dwntown and falls

LAST MINUTE CANCELLATION! JULY 24, 25, 26 REDUCE TO 110 PER NIGHT. YARD SALE DAYS STILL AVAILABLE! Private, wooded and peaceful. Open the door of the little shake Cottage to find a brand new, but warm and welcoming 2 bedroom, 1 bath cottage. Walk, drive or cycle 1.1 miles to downtown Mentone! Romantic getaway or bring the kids! No Pets.

Amenities include a full kitchen with all new full size appliances, including stove, refrigerator, built-in microwave and dishwasher! There is an eat in breakfast bar for 3 and an additional eating area for 2 more individuals. Off the kitchen step outside to the back porch deck which extends the length of the cottage. You first walk out to a screened area with a small table and chairs for 3 season outdoor dining. Relax with a cup of coffee in the morning or a glass of wine at night. Outside the screen room is the full size gas grill and Hot Tub for 4. Our new fire pit beckons a romantic evening, a get together with the kids or a "smores" cookout.

The focal point of the cozy living room is a stone, wood burning fireplace. Enjoy your favorite television show or DVD while watching the fire.

Through the white barn door is the main bedroom with a huge king size bed and new luxury mattresses.

The connecting bathroom, accessible either from the master suite or the living room, has a beautiful antique vanity with vessel sink, toilet and shower/tub combination.

Just outside the bedroom is a custom designed ships ladder that is easy to climb and will take you to the loft bedroom. Almost as large as the master bedroom, 165 sq feet, the loft has two extra long, new twin size beds. Enjoy the smell of woods, the sounds of the wind and the echo of the train at our first cottage, "Hitherside". Harmony with nature awaits for you.

A note about "Internet": While internet is not available in our part of the woods, you can use your phone as a "hotspot" if you have an adequate signal. AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon (depending on the phone) seem to do the best here. No Sprint service! IF you have questions, please feel free to contact me through the "contact owner" button!


Some holidays and festivals have a 3 day minimum stay.

Thank you!

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Member since: 2017
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2018

About Claudia

After having visited the Mentone area for many years, the owners, Claudia and Robert, bought two acres on North Scenic Drive and built the first “MountainWood Cottage”. They broke ground in April of 2016 and the cottage was complete and ready to rent in February of 2017. The first cottage is called “Hitherside”. They wanted to create the ideal cottage by taking notes and learning from their past experiences with vacation rentals in the area. Topping the priority list was putting a king size bed in the bedroom with hotel style sheets and having a decent size bathroom with a shower/ tub combo and adequate space. Seclusion and privacy were also important without being too remote and far from Desoto state park, the falls, Little river canyon and the eating areas in Mentone. It was also essential to build our cottages in an area where WE HAVE CELL SERVICE! Another priority was to make the cottage as energy efficient and eco-friendly as possible. The cottage is heated and cooled with a Mitsubishi mini-split system and the water is heated with an “on-demand” central water heater. The metal roof also provides exceptional insulating qualities.

Claudia purchased this cottage in 2017

Why Claudia chose Mentone

Hitherside was custom built as if we were going to live in it. For your short stay, we want you to feel as if it is YOUR home. Be our guest and enjoy visiting all year round. We manage the property ourselves with the help of an onsite manager that works for us. This is not managed by an internet property management company! Our reviews are REAL and when you call us, you are calling our personal phone.

Each season has its own beauty. Winter is a quiet time but you can settle in at night with the fire burning and sleep in the giant king size bed under a warm down comforter. The wind blows cold but there is a quiet beauty in the surroundings. Spring and summer mean everything is green and comes to life again. It’s a great time to hike the woods and visit the parks. Autumn means stunning color and it is probably our favorite times of year in Mentone. We hope you enjoy Mentone as much as we have. As the Irish say: “Cead Mile Failte!”

What makes this cottage unique

Get away from noise of the world and listen to the wind in the trees, the rustling of the leaves, and the distant train.

You will enjoy the feeling of seclusion while being only 1 mile from downtown Mentone. Guests can either drive drive, walk or cycle to the center of Mentone as well as many of the attractions such as Desoto State Park, and Little River Falls. Because of our location you are also only a short distance from Cloudland State Park in Georgia and the Hang-gliding park in Rising Fawn. Chattanooga is only a 45 minute drive with Ruby falls and other attractions.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Mentone in DeKalb County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 832 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • The loft area is open, ships ladder to access loft is at a steep incline. For insurance purposes children must be over 7 yr of age.
  • For instant booking, regular bookings, ALL guests must fill out a rental agreement/ guest check in form within 24-48 hrs w/ ID.
  • PLEASE READ THE PROPERTY DESCRIPTION IN FULL We reserve the right to cancel your reservation if we do not receive your rental contract in 24 to 48 hrs
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Large bathroom with full size shower/tub combination. Bathroom closet has washer and dryer.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Two extra long beds in a full loft bedroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master bedroom with in room door to bathroom
  • Brand new king hybrid mattress and two tempurpedic x-long twin in loft bedroom.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • snorkelling
Please contact me if you have questions!


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Newer, Quaint Cottage Secluded on 2 Wooded Acres, 1 mi. To Downtown Mentone!
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 29 reviews

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at Hitherside at Mountainwood cottages and had a great time. The cottage is clean, decorated beautifully and with everything you would need for a nice retreat in the mountains of Alabama. We didn't know how beautiful it was! Little River Canyon and the falls are awesome in the winter. Claudia sent us information about the restaurants and the things to see inthe area before our arrival. She was very helpful if we had any questions. We will definitely be back.

Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Robert! We appreciate the kind comments and hope you will come back again to hike all the great trails in and around Mentone. We look forward to seeing you again! CLaudia
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Very clean and quaint! Claudia was great to work with!

  • 5 of 5

The location was great and loved the privacy of the woods. Would definitely stay here again

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing, quiet and clean!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Hitherside! We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed this cottage so much!! So peaceful and quite! Beautiful and clean! Will be back in the fall to take advantage of the hot tub and enjoy the fire pit. To hot in June. Thank you so much for all the help and hospitality!!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful cottage and perfect for our stay. Definitely will come back !

  • 5 of 5

Claudia was absolutely great. I would highly recommend this cottage. We will book again soon !

  • Review Submitted: 06-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great little cottage in the woods

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was like coming home. It’s clean, cozy and quiet. It’s just what I needed to relax and rejuvenate so I can be a better mom, wife and employee. Loved it!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £36.55

Special events, holidays and festivals require a 3 day stay which will not be discounted. Please contact homeowner for details.
Senior discounts for over 65 of 10%
Must be 25+ years of Age to rent this home. Children must be over the age of 7. No Pets and no smoking. Credit card must be in the name of Signor on the lease. The unlock code will NOT be given and no refund will be issued if you do NOT email to us a copy of the filled and signed rental agreement and a copy of your ID within 24 hours.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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