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Fairy Tale Style Cottage Awaits You And Your Children Into A Magical Wonderland

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Get Away From It All And Enjoy The Beauty Of Rabun Gap In This 4 Bedroom House

Elysium cottage in the woods, literally looks like it's straight out of a fairy tale. There is something very magical about this house and surrounding area. The house was originally our family home when my son attended Rabun Gap Nacoochee School. We have since moved back home to The Turks and Caicos Islands. There are 4 bedrooms with the master on the same floor as the living area , which is great for elderly family members who can't manage stairs. There are three bedrooms downstairs and another family room for the kids to have fun! Downstairs leads out into a fully fenced area, ideal for small kids to play safely.

The house backs onto Black Rock Mountain State Park where black bears roam freely in their natural environment. There is a wide range of wildlife to be found in the surrounding areas and a few lakes to fish or boat on. If you enjoy outdoor life, you'll love it here! We'll try to make you feel at home while you're here in whatever way we can. Help is a phone call or email away!

More Details

Alison Williams
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 February, 2018

About Alison Williams

I am a teacher and own a primary school on the island of Providenciales, Turks and Caicos, where I also offer our guest cottage for rental. I lived in Rabun Gap for 5 years while my son attended school here, but I am now offering other people the chance to enjoy the experiences that my son and I had. My son has just opened up a gym and smoothie bar in The Turks and Caicos Islands, and we are both into eating healthily and becoming as fit as we can. My fitness level isn't quite the same as my son's, but I still LOVE walking and hiking Talulah Gorge and other surrounding areas in and around Rabun County, as I'm sure you will too.

Alison Williams purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Alison Williams chose Rabun Gap

My son and I loved this house the first time we set eyes on it.

It just looked magical and different to the other houses around. Something attracted us to it and we still love it. It's very cozy inside, and has a little deck to sit out on, during the warmer summer nights. It really is a home away from home and I have no doubt that you'll enjoy your stay here. No parties please as we want to keep the house in tip top shape for our next guests.

What makes this cottage unique

The house sleeps quite a lot of people, but it is also very peaceful for a couple coming to visit. It is very convenient to all the sights. Every day you're here, you will find a waterfall to visit. It's nice to come home after a long walk, get a hot shower or bath and curl up on the sofa or bed and relax. It's also very close to Rabun Gap Nacoochee School for visiting family and friends!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Allison!

Steve loved, loved, loved your cabin. We stay in different

cabins around Rabun Gap when we travel down south to visit my

husband's parents. This time he had to travel down without much notice due

to his father's death. Needless to say, the trip was anything but a

pleasure trip. So, imagine how surprised I was when I received phone calls

raving about how "perfect" your cabin is and how it's the only place he

wants us to stay when we visit Georgia to see his mother!

The clean, welcoming hospitality of your cabin was the one bright spot on

this trip for Steve. Thank you for that! We will be sure to book with you



Oct 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Rabun Gap in Rabun County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Master ensuite bathroom exists of separate toilet and shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Sink is separate to toilet and bath/shower.
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , l Half bath is on main floor
  • Master bath has full luxury tiled shower with 3 shower heads. Toilet is in same area with separate sink and walk in closet. There is anothe half bath on main floor, consisting of toilet and sink. Downstairs bathroom has a toilet and bath, with separate sink area.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Sleeping bag
  • Master bedroom is on the main floor. If you have a travel cot, there is plent of space in the bedroom for a baby. There is also a huge Walk in closet that could also be an extra kiddie bedroom and ensuite bathroom, shower and double sink.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
For any additional needs, please ask Alison and she will arrange what she can for you. No renters under 25 years of age.


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Everything was as expected or even better! :))

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your wonderful home with us for the holidays. We had a lovely time and thought the accommodations were terrific. We would recommend your cottage to anyone looking to stay in the area and hope to return next year if the cabin is available.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Cottage I’ve ever stayed at

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is more than the pictures show. I expected a small, quaint, little cottage but when I got there it was way more than we could’ve asked for. This cottage was gorgeous, it felt like home. I never wanted to leave. There was plenty of room and it was so clean. The good thing about this cottage is also the location, everything is near by. You could literally walk to the nearest gas station or resturaunt. Despite it being so close to commerce, it still felt like a peaceful mountain retreat. The owner was wonderful, Alison answered my questions right away and did everything she could to make sure we had a comfortable stay. Whenever I come back to Georgia I will only stay at this cottage. It truly was a fairytale. Thank you so much Alison, it was a blessed stay. Loved it!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy, warm & welcoming!

  • 4 of 5

House was as shown and I didn't want to leave! Really had the "cottage" charm that you don't see a lot of these days. If there were changes/additions I would make, it would be a couple more TVs as the only one is in LR. With multiple people/rooms downstairs it would just make things easier. A few more "kitchen size" utensils & a hand mixer would have been good but these things certainly wouldn't prevent me from renting again or recommending this place! taking a girls long weekend would be perfect at this cottage. Thank you for sharing your home.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice place that was close to a lot of sights and towns.

  • 4 of 5

Drive way steep but the cottage made up for that. The master suite was amazing. Would suggest bringing all condiments including salt and pepper.

We were all into cooking so would suggest bringing sharp knives. Otherwise a delightful place large enough for a family. Thank you Alison for your help.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your feedback and I'm glad you liked the house. I've just spent some time up there, made a few improvements to downstairs and bought knives and a few more supplies. Trouble is, people sometimes gather up stuff when they leave and we think we have supplies when we don't. So, for future guests reading this, better to be on the safe side and bring condiments with you.
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Lovely, spacious, cosy, quite

  • 4 of 5

My family had a wonderful stay here. The Black Rock Mountain State Park is within 15 mins drive. We had a great time!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for or taking time to write a review and I'm glad you enjoyed you stay. Alison
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We had a great stay!!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was great. We felt at home in this house, location was perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Asheville NC or Greenville SC or Atlanta GA
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Mexican, Japanese, Italian, fast food etc.
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Lake Rabun
Car: necessary

If you love walking and exploring the beauty of the Appalachian Mountains with their incredibly beautiful waterfalls and wildlife, you'll absolutely love this area. Nestled right in the center of Rabun Gap, (very close to Rabun Gap nachoochee School, We are approximately 20 mins from Tallulah Gorge, and 45 mins from Cherokee where there's so much to learn about the lives of the Cherokee Indians. Highlands is also a lovely place to visit and to see their shops. Helen is a little under an hour away. There are lots of fun activities to do such as white water rafting, zip lining, tubing etc. If you fly into Atlanta, we are a very pleasant 2 hour drive north.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Rabun Gap, Georgia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
July 4
30 Jun 2018 - 9 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
20 Dec 2018 - 7 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £54.16
Pet Fee £72.21
Refundable Damage Deposit £180.52
Tax Rate 12.0%

Guests have the choice of booking online, paying via PayPal, wire transfer or paying cash upon arrival.
As of February 2016, VRBO have added a 10% service charge. To avoid this charge, you may prefer to pay via PayPal, or cash upon arrival.
Please note additional guest fees apply (over 4 persons). No parties/invitation of non guests, without prior agreement. Please request permission before traveling with a dog. (Pet fee applies). Cleanliness is of utmost importance to us and in the case of extra people or dogs, special cleaning arrangements need to be made ahead of time so we can be fully prepared for our next guest's arrival. Thank you for your consideration and understanding.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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