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

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Sleeps 6 comfortably - 2 bedrooms - 1 1/2 baths - queen size sofa bed .

This property is our family guest house to the main house. We enjoy sharing it with good people when our grown children and their families are not visiting. The Owl's Nest, named so for the late nights our family worked on it, 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. River access is located in front of the main house about 100 yards away. 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 66 years old and go up and down them regularly; however, this is the mountains! It's not the beach.

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.

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. Coffee, salt and pepper, coffee filters 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, the upstairs bedroom also has a queen size bed, and the sofa-bed (which is very nice, Sterns and Foster) is also a queen.

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, water falls, rivers... There is always something to do.

Sorry, no pets.

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 traveler experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 December, 2017

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 2 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: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • 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
  • 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 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Comfortable sofa bed: Queen Size in den
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Comfortable queen size sofa 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 4.8899083 based on 110 reviews
5

A perfect vintage charmer!!

  • 5 of 5

Just had to take a minute to share what a LOVELY stay my family had at the The Owl's Nest. I was looking for a quick getaway to squeeze in some QT with my husband and 2 teenagers before the school fall madness begins. This property totally fit the bill. Our family was immediately delighted at how well appointed the decor was. A true mountain vintage charmer with all the modern and new conveniences all vacationers hope for when traveling. The place was incredibly clean, clean, clean...spotless!!!! Both bedrooms were very comfortable and had lots of extra pillows and blankets!. The upstairs bedroom is entered through a delightful arched doorway which was much appreciated my 13yr daughter. It reminded her of a fairy house! :) EVERYTHING we needed was available; all linens, fully stocked kitchen, great selection of books, dvd's. board games and even firewood. It rained most of our stay but we were able to enjoy some hammock time, dinners and s'mores by the cozy fire pit area. Marshmallows sticks were even provided....thank you! :) I highly recommend this sweet little house for your next getaway! The house met all of our expectations but more importantly so did the owners. 5 star service!! Their communication with us was wonderful! Every email was answered within minutes....that's what I call service!!!! Thanks for everything!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad your family enjoyed your stay at the Owl's Nest, and thank you for taking such great care of our sweet cottage. Come again.
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Adorable, beautiful setting.

  • 4 of 5

Owners were responsive, warm and friendly. Cabin/house isn't directly on the river, but very close. Firepit was amazing.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The property was more than we imagined. It is cozy and beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time staying at the Owl's Nest! We had everything we needed from a stocked kitchen to comfy beds. We could hear the rushing river when we were outside and loved the serenity of the sound. I highly recommend staying here. The owners were amazing. We didn't have any issue with the property at all! We will definitely be back to stay again!!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Exactly What We Needed

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I find cabins to to stay in at least twice a year (spring and fall). I read reviews of the properties and research the areas prior to booking, but I rarely leave a review myself. If you are looking for a clean, comfortable, cabin, that feels secluded, yet is not far from all sorts of things to do, then look no further. I brought a lot of things that I normally need, only to find out that they had already supplied them. (lighter fluid, charcoal, firewood, dish washing liquid, dishwasher detergent, flashlight, etc.) We were supposed to check in that afternoon, only to be called early that morning to let us know the cabin was ready and we could check in anytime. Mark and Saralyn will make you feel like family. Having the three deer walk by the deck, while we were outside drinking coffee at 10:30 in the morning, was a nice touch.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The best cottage ever!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for an anniversary weekend and it was very relaxing. This cottage has it all. The river is a short walk away and if the weather isn't cooperating there is plenty to keep you entertained! The Daily's

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Home in the Woods

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was very clean and well maintained. I would definitely recommend to anyone. Thank you!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 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:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£218
for 2 nights
From
£86
From
£94
Fri,Sat,Sun
£642
£2,297
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £45.03
Refundable Damage Deposit £75.05

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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