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Waterside Cottage, picturesque house, stunning views on Lake Chatuge

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 2 Baths, lake view, mountain views.

For rates and availability check to the right. Read content thoroughly to learn about Waterside Cottage, one of the most favored vacation homes in Hiawassee. For affordability, comfort and location it doesn't get much better.

Not a cabin, not a castle...a lakeside cottage, light and clean with all the comforts of home.

Lovely views of the mountains and the lake. Close to town, quaint shops, restaurants and vineyards, Waterside Cottage is a retreat for small families, seniors, and couples. Sorry, we do not accept requests from parties or groups. Surrounded by the lake and mountains, the home faces Lake Chatuge, known for it's clean waters, great for swimming, boating, fishing and water sports. The town of Hiawassee, with its lake and mountain views is often referred to as "The Enchanted Valley".

Close to hiking trails, waterfalls, parks, antique malls, boutiques, golf, fine and casual dining. Within walking distance to the town of Hiawassee, in a lakeside neighborhood, with no steep mountain roads, it is located on a paved road with gentle terrain. It is not remote and there are neighbors close by. It is approximately one mile to HWY 76 a main road that takes you to the entire surrounding area, towns such as Clayton, Helen, Blue Ridge, Hayesville, and Franklin, all about a 30 minute drive. Take a trip over the great smoky mountains and visit Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Asheville or Chattanooga, all about a 2 1/2 hour drive.

THERE IS NOT A BOAT DOCK ASSOCIATED WITH WATERSIDE COTTAGE, however there are boat launches nearby and space on the property to park a boat if desired. There are marinas to rent boats nearby as well.

Waterside Cottage offers the use of the "boat shed", which contains 4 kayaks, a paddleboat and bikes for an additional fee.

Lake access is out the front gate and across the quiet road where there is a park like setting. The water front is a gradual slope where you can wade out or stay close to shore. Or kick back on the front porch and watch the the boats go by.

There are marinas nearby to rent boats, or bring your own.

Watch the sunset over the lake and roast marshmallows around the firepit while the kids catch fireflies.

Walk or bike to the town of Hiawassee (or take the 3 min drive), where you will find fine restaurants and fast food, upscale shops and old fashioned general stores. There is 'Music on the Square' every Saturday summer night, and a farmers market to buy local produce and crafts.

Just a 5 minute drive away Georgia Mountain fairgrounds and Music Hall where there are festivals and concerts all year long.

You can catch a movie, play golf or visit the spa at Brasstown Valley Resort.

Visit the nearby towns. Blue Ridge where you can ride the train though the mountains, or the Bavarian town of Helen where you can tube down the river or enjoy the longest Oktoberfest in the US, take a zip-line in Sautee, or Blairsville. Visit Brasstown Bald, Georgia's highest mountain where the views will take your breath away. Hike the Appalachian trail, there is an entrance just a few miles away.

The Master bedroom, upstairs with a new King sized bed (2016), and a spacious balcony with great views.

Also upstairs is the guest bedroom with 2 new twin beds and trundles underneath.

There is one bathroom upstairs, with double sinks, a tub/shower and commode.

Downstairs there is a 2nd Master bedroom with a new (2016) queen bed, TV.

There is one bathroom downstairs with a tub/shower and commode.

The kitchen is fully equipped for cooking with pots/pans, utensils, spices and coffee service.

For added fun include the boat shed access which contains four kayaks, bicycles and fishing gear. Please note: the kayaks are for experienced and active people and are not recommended for people who are sedentary.

Waterside Cottage: not an isolated cabin in the woods, but a lakeside retreat close to town and all that it offers.

If you are interested in booking, please email, tell me a bit about yourselves, if you would like to bring a pet and I will be happy to respond.

We treasure our guests and always want to ensure a wonderful experience.

Keywords: Lake House, Mountain home, Vacation home, Cabin, lake cabin, mountain cabin, lake cottage, waterside cottage, waterside cabin

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Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
21 August, 2017

About Catherine

I grew up spending my summers in the mountains of upstate NY and Vermont. I fell in love with the Hiawassee area because it reminded me so much of those areas I knew as a child. The pristine mountains and waters and the air that smells so fresh. Now my family and I live in South Florida, and altho we are blessed to live here, there is something so special about Hiawassee, we hope to live there someday.

Catherine purchased this house in 2005

Why Catherine chose North Georgia Mountains

Location, Location, Location, It is a mountain and lake community with funfilled summers and sometimes snowy winters. So close to everything, in a peaceful community on the lake. Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds with concerts and festivals is 7 minutes away! See link above.

What makes this house unique

Here you can experience the small town community of Hiawassee and the lake, or the surrounding mountains, but have all the modern conveniences in an easily accessible home that it gorgeous and comfortable. You can relax in quiet solitude at the house, go out on the lake and explore the undeveloped islands or join the community on the town square for an evening of great food and music, the choice is yours. Fine dining, casual fast food, great shopping, movies, theatre, the list goes on, its all here.

Guestbook comments from the owner

So, I want to thank you for your lovely place! We had such a great family time. Your home is very accommodating and well stocked with everything we could have wanted and we enjoyed it very much.
Nov 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Hiawassee in Towns County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 To ensure the most comfortable accommodation, a maximum of 5 adults.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4) For the maximum comfort, a limit of 5 adults
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Based on the number of bathrooms, we retain the right to accept a max of 4 adults and 2 children.


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Waterside Cottage, picturesque house, stunning views on Lake Chatuge
average rating of 4.8591547 based on 85 reviews

A great experience

  • 5 of 5

We have rented homes in several states over the years and this one is one of the best. It is everything that it is advertised to be and more. It is by far the best equipped kitchen in any home we have ever booked and the place is immaculate and everything works! Little thing like coffee and condiments, soaps and detergents, are provided at no charge, the towels and linens are good quality and new, not threadbare like some places we have stayed. Maintenance issues are up to date, nothing is lacking paint or showing excessive wear.

The layout is very well thought out to be convenient to families with children or without. Hiawasse is a beautiful place to visit and this home is close to shopping and dining, the neighborhood is quiet and the scenery is unbeatable. We attend a festival in the area every May and definitely will reserve this home for next year.

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed all that Waterside Cottage has to offer! Our cottage in the mountains is a sweet place for sure, and it most appreciated by folks like you who know how to enjoy life! Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience here.
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful set up

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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This place was ALL that i expected! Great location close to tons of antique shops.

  • 5 of 5

Awesome location. Close to Brasstown Bald and Vogle state park! Close to local marina so you can rent a pontoon boat and enjoy the lake right outside your front door. Will Definetly do this rental again!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Maumee, OH

Family friendly cottage on beautiful Lake Chatuge, GA

  • 5 of 5

Good location. Easy access to Lake Chatuge. Great floorplan for a family gathering. Well maintained and spotlessly clean. Everything we needed was available or could be obtained easily at local stores just a short drive or nice walk away. We had a perfect, relaxing stay and certainly will plan to return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! So glad you and your family made some memories to cherish at Waterside Cottage on Lake Chatuge. It was wonderful having you as a guest!
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Beautiful property with a great view

  • 4 of 5

It is a cozy, clean and simply but beautifully decorated house. Neighbors were very friendly. The neighborhood felt very save and although it doesn't have sidewalks it is pedestrian friendly.

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable and Cozy

  • 4 of 5

A very nice house. It was very comfortable and in a quiet neighborhood. It is across the street with a great view of Lake Chatuge. There were 4 adults (2 couples) and we both enjoyed the cottage. We used the hot tub every day we were there. It was very relaxing. It is very convenient to everything in Hiawassee & other nearby towns. We highly recommend this Cottage.

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, it was great having you visit Waterside Cottage! So glad you loved it!
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Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds
"For great concerts, fairs and festivals. Or put your boat in here. Just 5 minutes away by ..."
Cafe Portofino
Michaelee's Chocolate Caffe -- CLOSED
Chatuge Shores Golf Course
Enota Mountain Retreat Center and Sanctuary
El Cancun Mexican Restaurant
Monte Alban Restaurant
Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa
"A must see! There is an elegant dining and a more casual eatery with pool tables downstairs..."
Funworld At Fieldstone
"Movie Theatre"
Hiawassee Antique Mall
"People come from all over the country to visit this vast and unique antique mall."
Ridges Resort & Marina
"The Oak Grille has wonderful atmosphere, and delicious food Also here is a more casual eat..."
Chophouse of Hiawassee
"Great steak, salads and wine, views of Lake Chatuge and our lake area."
Daniel's Steakhouse
"All you can eat, and so close!"
Ingles Market
"Local Supermarket, 2 minute drive, has a Starbucks!"
Dairy Queen
"All I can say is I scream, you scream we all scream for icecream!"
"Never have tried it, but my guests rave about it."
Chunky Gal Stables
"Guests have told me they go here for trail rides"
Big Al's Pizza
Hamilton Rhododendron Garden
"I love walking through this beautiful place. Great for couples, families and photo opportun..."
Chatuge Lake
"Of course, there is no better lake in my opinion. And it is right out the front door at Wat..."
Chatuge Dam
"Another beautiful spot to walk and take pictures and enjoy breathtaking scenery!"
Boundary Waters Resort & Marina Inc
"We have rented a pontoon from this establishment and it was a great experience!"
Nearest Point of Interest
Funworld and Movies
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Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds
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Town Square
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Timberlake Square
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Antiques Mall
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Brasstown Valley Resort
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The Chop House
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Brasstown Valley Spa
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Brasstown Valley Golf
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The Oak Grille
Nearest Point of Interest
The Fieldstone Marina
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Dairy Queen
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Coffee Shop
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Ingles Supermarket
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: recommended

Marinas and boat rentals, and Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds 7 minute drive away


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Hiawassee, 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
Late Summer
12 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Fall Colors
7 Oct 2017 - 2 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £77.68
Pet Fee £116.52
Damage Deposit £77.68


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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