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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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 October, 2017

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 North Georgia Mountains

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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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.


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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Fairy Tale Style Cottage Awaits You And Your Children Into A Magical Wonderland
average rating of 4.62069 based on 30 reviews

We had a great stay!!

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cabin in the woods

  • 5 of 5

We evacuated to this cabin during hurricane Irma. It was a lovely escape and so serene. We would love to go back again!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed our stay at Elysium Cottage. We wanted a quiet place to relax and we found it at the Cottage. We enjoyed our stay. Very nice place with a fireplace in the master bedroom. Loved the huge shower in the master, bath as well. If you want to get away from it all this is the place to go.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a blast. The cabin is practically in Black Rock Mountain State Park, we went there several times. It is a great centralized location for Moccasin Creek State Park and Tallulah Gorge State Park, we spent time at both. We also ran off to Helen. By the way, the zip line at Unicoi has 19 "zips" for $90, which is about one third the price for a zip course in Colorado, and it is much more exciting. Tubing on the stream in Helen was a great trip for our kids (ages 3 and 4).

I would suggest getting familiar with Moses road. Going over the mountain on Moses road is the fast way to anything South, East or West of the cabin. The directions to the cabin come in the slower route, but it is easier to find if you come in that way and are unfamiliar with the area. Phone apps which guide you in get you close, but at least two roads are wrong on the app. My wife memorized the photo of the cabin and picked it right out as we got close.

A black bear walked down the driveway while we were there.

The kitchen was fine, we cooked most of our meals.

The internet works well, and the code is on the back of the modem.

The DISH TV is spotty if it is raining, which is how it is at our house also. "Live TV" comes in better than "non-live" whatever that is, so some channels work and some don't.

It is easy to switch from DISH to the DVD if you use the controls on the side of the TV, use the channel button to switch inputs. Bring a few DVD's in case of rain.

The beds were very comfortable. We overslept every day.

We have kids, when we arrived I took a picture of where everything breakable was and then stashed it all in the upper cabinets; then put it all back as we were leaving.

The shower is wonderful.

Have fun.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation home and lovely owner!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this vacation home this past weekend and had a wonderful experience. We purchased the weekend stay as part of an auction basket at a Gala fundraiser for the Auditory-Verbal Center, which is a non-profit clinic that teaches Deaf/Hard of Hearing children how to speak with the use of hearing aids, cochlear implants and a specialized type of therapy. Alison donated a weekend stay at her home out of the kindness of her heart and I think that donation speaks greatly to her character. Alison also was truly a pleasure to coordinate with-- she responded to messages very promptly, was informative, courteous and helpful. We easily arranged our weekend stay.

The home itself was quite lovely-- everything was clean and in good order; plenty of amenities/supplies were provided. The home is well suited both for a romantic getaway and for a larger group/family. The main floor has the master suite and all of the living space. Then downstairs there are several more bedrooms-- which provide an abundance of space, but if you stay on just the main level the house didnt feel at all overwhelmingly large for a couple. So I think it works out perfectly for many types of vacation-goers.

The location of the cottage was also very nice-- we went to Tallulah Falls and Black Rock Mountain State park, all in one day. There is also a nice grocery store and a Walmart about 10-15 min away. The house is fairly secluded with lots of surrounding trees.

Overall, wonderful home, kind owner, and great location. Would highly recommend!

-Sarah & Brian Radlinski

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sarah and Brian, It really was a pleasure working with you also and I'm happy that you too supported this charity event. As the founder of an elementary school in The Turks and Caicos Islands I am always extremely grateful to people who donate and support our fundraising efforts. I know what it takes to organize such events and how important they are in helping support children with a variety of needs and what a difference this makes in their lives. This was an opportunity for me to give back to another charity. I'm extremely happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay in the house and surrounding area. All the very best! Alison
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Nice house but needs some TLC. Drive way is tough going for large road bikes

  • 3 of 5

Large house with nice dining and living room, down stairs level needs some TLC.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
10 Jul 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
1 Dec 2017 - 15 Jan 2018
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

Pet Fee £75.28
Refundable Damage Deposit £188.2
Cleaning Fee £48.93
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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