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'The Best of Everything!'

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights


Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Jasper - Urban Woodland Retreat

Four Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Home within walking distance to the Bent Tree Clubhouse

You will be delighted once you enter the cottage front door to find an open floor plan urban retreat with 20 foot ceilings, white pine walls and Asian Walnut hardwood floors. Completely renovated in 2013 and 2014, the 1700 sq. ft. living space features a large great room with a wood burning, stone fireplace and a large flat screen TV with comfortable leather seating. The room also opens to a six seat country dining table setting for intimate meals, great conversation, or a game of Scrabble. In addition, the well appointed area features an open, cook's kitchen with granite countertops, new stainless appliances, necessary spices, a snack bar for easy entertaining and new gas grill within reach on the deck. Enjoy evenings on the newly remodeled screen porch and enjoy herds of deer passing through or wait for a large flock of feathered guests which might arrive on any given winter night. Your Urban Retreat features a Master Bedroom with large walk-in closet and convenient, private full bath. The second bedroom, with queen size Serta Sleeper Sofa - doubles as a fully functioning office with free internet, desk area, French Doors and a private half bath. Both bedrooms feature stylish furnishings, sumptuous linens, and individual TV's complete with Apple TV and Netflicks. The newly finished downstairs offers a TV/game room with large flat screen TV, two additional bedrooms, one with a queen bed and one with two twins, two blow up twin beds with linen for the 'extra' guest and a laundry room with washer/dryer. Your get-away retreat is equipped with all the amenities including wi-fi and cable with all premium sports and movie channels. It is conveniently located to ALL Bent Tree amenities and within walking distance (2 homes away) to the 19th Hole for Dining, golfing or a mountain setting driving range and putting green. Once you are done with a day of golf, enjoy a short walk for a late afternoon swim in Lake Tamarack, or a game of Bocci Ball. Hiking one of the many woodland scenic trails for waterfall viewing is also an option. Within a short drive are two swimming pools and indoor/outdoor tennis courts for year round tennis. Journey a short distance the opposite direction to find a dog park, waterfalls, lake swimming, stables for horse boarding and trail rides, a pavilion for parties, shuffle board and plenty of 'bent trees!'

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Ken Portwood and Stacy Miles
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
4 November, 2016
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About Ken Portwood and Stacy Miles

Ken's story: As a full time residential appraiser, I have worked in the area for many years and fell in love with Bent Tree over twenty years ago. I purchased the home in the early 1990's and have played tennis here for as long. The area remains one of the most scenic areas I know of with amenities that make it very attractive for vacationing and also for retirement.

Stacy's Story: As Ken's fiancé, I first saw this home in Late 2012 when a long term renter suddenly left. What appeared initially to be a stroke of financial misfortune turned in to a unexpected and delightful blessing. It was immediately clear that underneath the previous 40 years of siding and flooring, the general structure had a very interesting floor plan and soaring exposed beam ceilings that made for a delightful weekend get away home. We bought a 'Zaw Saw' Memorial Day Weekend 2013 - with no idea how to use it - and spent the next 9 months renovating the top floor of this wonderful old home in the very best location. With the proximity to the lake for relaxing, kayaking, fishing and the closeness of the 19th Hole for Golf and easy and always good refreshments, we decided to open the completed top floor of the home to short term rental as we continued work on renovating the basement. Well in advance of our schedule, we completed the basement renovation and added a laundry room, bedroom, HVAC and redo of an existing bedroom. Next year or sooner, we will tackle the landscape and our parking and storage for important items like a canoe and a golf cart. Hopefully, we are creating a space perfect for families and couples and golfers looking for a special place to return year after year.

Ken Portwood and Stacy Miles purchased this house in 1992

Why Ken Portwood and Stacy Miles chose North Georgia Mountains

This home was one of the first homes built in Bent Tree in 1972. It remained a long term rental home until late 2013 when we decided to renovate from floor to rafter. The home's closeness to Atlanta and ideal local location to all Bent Tree amenities allows for an entire week or weekend spent without ever needing to drive anywhere in a car.

What makes this house unique

Location. Location. Location. Deer galore. Feathered wildlife. Privacy. Serenity. Quietness.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(20 traveller reviews)

'The Best of Everything!'
average rating of 4.85 based on 20 reviews

Beautifully decorated home. Nice community. Close to many fun things to do. Great fall trip.

  • 4 of 5

Our family had a great time staying here.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cindy. I am surprised, however, you gave us a four start rating and then indicated that the home was beautifully decorated. We are glad you stayed however and from your personal email to me and the one you wrote for the site - it sounded like enjoyed yourself and had a "great Fall trip...".
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Charming cabin retreat

  • 5 of 5

This adorable home was a perfect place to stay for a nearby wedding we attended. Stocked with everything we could need and very clean. Perfect accommodations, we wish we had more time to spend exploring the beautiful area. Thanks for sharing this lovely home!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Nicholas! Come back and see us again next year. Glad to have you stay and glad you enjoyed.
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Lots of room, clean, and plenty of linnens

  • 5 of 5

The house was very nice. We were very comfortable and had plenty of linnens. This house was very easy to access and the gate guards were very polite. Plenty of parking and fealt safe.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home in a beautiful community!

  • 5 of 5

This was my wife and infants fist time in North Georgia and this was the perfect place to stay! The home is BEAUTIFUL! Very clean and cozy. Would definitely recommend this home!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home & Convinient Location

  • 5 of 5

This home is beautifully decorated and makes you feel instantly relaxed. The location is super convinient near the 19th Hole Restaurant, golfing and the beach. The owners are very responsive and pleasant. We definitely recommend it and would love to come back soon!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jessica, Please do come back! We also love how close it is to the amenities. My nieces' timed our drive to the lake the last time we were there - 120 seconds!! (Niece time!) Beats a two hour commute any day!! We appreciate you! Stacy
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  • 5 of 5

I made the prior review below and expect VRBO to change it from a 4 star to 5. I clicked the wrong button. When I walked in it was immaculate and I immediately noticed the care and preparation made before my arrival. I can't express enough how convenient the area is if you need convenience. The owners have tremendous pride in their house and I will attest to it. Visit, and find out for yourself. They have Netflix, wifi, and the works.

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you again!
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Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
The 19th Hole
Nearest Golf
0.1 Miles
Bent tree Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
THE 19th Hole
Car: necessary

All Bent Tree Amenities are available for enjoyment of our guests. There are fees associated with each amenity based on usage. Please check with the Administration Building upon arrival for specific fees or if there is a weekly discount for the pool for example.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Jasper, North Georgia Mountains

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £47
Cleaning Fee 1 £111
Pet Fee £80
Cleaning Fee 2 - 6+ £32

Rates are subject to change until reservation made. Pets on pre-approval only. For parties of 8 or more including children - damage fee protection of $89.00 required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Jasper in Georgia

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • resort ...
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • 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
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Newly remodeled in 2013
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Complete New Bath - Fall 2013
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , New Addition
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Well appointed Master and Guest Room which can alternate as an office, separate TV/Den area? Two blow up twin beds available for larger parties and on approval.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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