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Mountain Cottage-River access, close to Helen, Cleveland, Clarksville, wineries

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WCs1
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Sleeps 4 comfortably - 2 bedrooms - 1 1/2 baths

Sorry, no pets.

This property is the guest house to the main house. It is a wonderful romantic getaway or wonderful for a small family. The Owl's Nest is well located close to Helen, Clarksville, Cleveland, and Dahlonega. You are just a short drive away from everything in this area.

This cottage is newly renovated from top to bottom. Although this property is not on the river, the main house is and we share. River access is located in front of the main house about 100 yards away. Winding earth steps lead down the mountain to 300 private feet of the Chattahoochee River. Be advised, a certain amount of physical fitness is required to go up and down the earth steps. (Not recommended for the very young or the very old). We are 67 years old and go up and down them regularly; however, we are in good shape! There are 100 earth steps. Should you be energetic enough to make the journey, there are 4 Adirondack chairs waiting on you at the river’s edge. You can rest and enjoy this stunning part of the river before the journey back up! 😂😂😂 This part of the river is rich with shoals.

There is no view of the river from the cottage in the summer months because of the rich canopy; however, in the fall and winter you can see dappled views from the fire pit area and deck. You can always hear the water running over the shoals year round. WE DO NOT CHARGE EXTRA FOR RIVER ACCESS. We share. 😎

The cottage has all the basics. Our children made sure it would have everything they needed when they visited, so it does have all essentials plus some: television, Direct TV, landline telephone, DVD player, movies, games and Wifi. There is also a dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, blender, crock pot, toaster and a washer/dryer(he). The kitchen contains cookware and utensils, and even some extras. Salt and pepper, coffee filters for a drip pot and a Keurig and all dishes, glasses and cookware are provided. One roll of paper towel to get you started, dish detergent, dishwasher detergent, dish towels, trash bags, tissue, hand soap, bath soap, towels and sheets are all there. All you need to do is walk in, unpack, put up your groceries and enjoy!

The master bedroom has a queen size bed, and so does the upstairs bedroom.

The house features a covered deck with a charcoal grill in the fire pit area with Adirondack seating and picnic table.

There is ample parking space, so you may want to bring your kayaks or trailer. Wildwood Outfitters, 5 minutes away, also rents kayaks and has tours. We suggest putting in at Wildwood and taking out at Mossy Creek. Wildwood is set up to help you do this.

There are wineries, antiques, gold and gem mines, mountain restaurants, pony rides, zip lines, cabbage patch babies, kayaking, tubing, go carts, water falls, rivers... There is always something to do.

Sorry, no pets.

Presently firewood is provided for your convenience; however, we ask for a reasonable donation based on the amount you use. If no donation is left but firewood is used, we may deduct a reasonable amount from your deposit. Firewood is expensive up here, too!

If you prefer a larger cabin right on the river, check out our other property which is located right on the Chattahoochee River: 957022

More Details

Owner
Mark and Saralyn Davis
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2018

About Mark and Saralyn Davis

Mark and Saralyn are both retired and thought it would be great fun to buy the cottage next to their home and renovate it for visits from their ever growing family: a guest house. It had wonderful potential and just needed a lot of love. Mark is originally from Covington, Ga. and was in the insurance business for over 40 years. He also played in a band called the Statesboro Blues Band for 26 years. He enjoys repairing, restoring, and building tube amplifiers. He still rocks!

Saralyn is a retired school teacher. She taught gifted language arts. She also sang back-up and harmony for her husband's band. She is originally from Sandersville, Ga.

The Davis Family has two children who are both married and 3 grandchildren.

Mark and Saralyn Davis purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Mark and Saralyn Davis chose Cornelia

We purchased this property because we have a growing family and we knew this would make a perfect guest house. Our children and their families love the North Georgia Mountains. They helped design the cottage to meet their needs, so we know it will meet yours. We always loved vacationing in this area because of the cooler summers and breathtaking views. This cottage provided us an opportunity to share our love of the Northeast Georgia Mountains with our family and many others. Many renters have suggested we raise our price, but we like making it affordable.

What makes this cottage unique

The secluded setting allows people to unwind from the daily rat race and enjoy nature and the activities it affords. The river is heard all over the mountain.

October: The fall is stunning in the foothills and mountains. The leaves are magnificent. Depending on the weather, the leaves peak about the 3rd or 4th week in October and have actually peaked the first week of November. Helen, the Bavarian Village, celebrates October-fest the entire month with an array of activities.

The Chattahoochee River is gorgeous. It is called the Living River because it sings. Kayakers, swimmers, and fisherman love it.

There are many wineries in the area that are stunning.

Antiquing: This is the area for magnificent finds. There are a plethora of antique shops filled with unique and interesting items.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We slept till 10:00 every morning. That bed was so comfortable and the area was so peaceful. The cabin was immaculate and the kitchen met all our needs and exceeded them! The owners, Mark and Saralyn, had placed a big flat of farm fresh organic eggs in the refrigerator, and they were delicious. When I called them for directions to a place we wanted to visit, they answered immediately and gave us the shortest route. I loved the Wifi, television, movies and DVD player, and peaceful surroundings. We are definitely going back. This Owl's Nest deserves 10 STARS!!!
Sep 2015
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Cornelia in Habersham County

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • 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
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , This bath has a large tile shower.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Nice size bathroom with toilet and sink located upstairs.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Mountain Cottage-River access, close to Helen, Cleveland, Clarksville, wineries
average rating of 4.888889 based on 118 reviews
5

Great hideaway, clean, lots of local attractions.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was easy to get to, which is a plus for me. The interior is decorated in the owl theme, and the design of the cabin is great. The upstairs was a magical little hideaway for my 11 year old, and it even had a creatively shaped door. One of the best parts about this place was how clean it was. There wasn’t a speck of dust or grime anywhere, which put me at ease and helped me relax. We met the owners, who were fabulous, and attentive. We’ll be back for sure!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Enjoyed meeting your sweet family. Come again!
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4

Very clean!!! Wish I could have stayed longer!!!

  • 4 of 5

Very relaxing, neat cottage. Very comfortable. Felt at home.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Comfortable relaxing clean

  • 5 of 5

I wanted a quiet relaxing stay for my birthday and The Owl Nest was the place. My family and I enjoyed and went fishing😀?😀?😀?we be back😁?

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Alamo, TN.
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was very clean and decorated so perfect! When you walked in, you felt right at home. We were in town for my nieces graduation so we were in and out! Very convenient to clarkesville and Cornelia! Thanks to the wonderful host!

  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking such great care of our sweet cottage. Come again soon.
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5

Enjoyed!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is very nice! Great place for relaxing! Loved the outside area and my girls loved “hanging out” in the hammock. The river is a difficult trek for sure to get too! Beautiful view though!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed yourselves. Come see us again!
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Alpharetta, GA
5

Super clean and well provisioned

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't have asked for a more relaxing setting to unwind from the busy holidays. So clean..and lots of extras...you both have thought of everything.! Games movies and awesome outside fireplace. Bring your wood from home to really enjoy many nights. Thank you for a restful stay!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
I 985, Highway 365, and 441

You can hear the Chattahoochee River from the deck of this lovely cottage. ,This section of Chattahoochee is called the living river because of the shoals and falls. Guests love fishing, swimming, and kayaking in the 'Hooch'.

The cottage is located within minutes of Helen- the Alpine Mountain Village-, Tallulah Falls and Tallulah Gorge - where hiking trails are great fun-, and Dahlonega - where GOLD was discovered in Georgia. You can pan for gold and gem stones at several locations. While in Helen, don't miss Unicoi State Park. Cleveland, only minutes away, is where you can find Baby Land General - The Cabbage Patch Babies!

There are many wineries located in this area and wine tastings held daily. You can also visit Clayton and Dillard where the views of the Blue Ridge Mountains are stunning. Be sure to eat at the Dillard House! There is NO food like it on the planet.

The Upper Chattahoochee and the Soque Rivers are world renowned for their trout.

There are also many festivals held in the area: gold, apple, mountain laurel, arts and crafts, wine, and on and on. There is always something going on.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Cornelia, Georgia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Labor Day
31 Aug 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£453
for 3 nights
From
£126
£838
£2,208
 
 
Thanksgiving
21 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
£453
for 3 nights
From
£126
£838
£2,208
 
 
Christmas
21 Dec 2018 - 26 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£453
for 3 nights
From
£126
£838
£2,208
 
 
New Years
28 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£453
for 3 nights
From
£126
£838
£2,208
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£282
for 2 nights
From
£103
£700
£2,208
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £76.14
Refundable Damage Deposit £76.14

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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