House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)
About Tom O'Connor
Tom, Judi and Stephanie - We were the first home owners in the Laurel Ridge section of Big Canoe 15 years ago. We live in metro Atlanta in the town of Smyrna Georgia, 65 miles from Big Canoe. Judi is a retired elementary school teacher and I was a Sr. Project manager working projects in 27 countries and retired March 2016. Stephanie is our lovely special needs daughter and along with working is very active in a number of sports in Special Olympics.
Tom O'Connor purchased this House in 2003
Why Tom O'Connor chose Big Canoe
This house will be like taking your own home on vacation with you. This house is not a small mountain cabin, It has room for the entire family to have their own space or bond together in the living room. From the lower level of the house it is only a 50 yard walk down the hill to the swim club and the start of the hiking trails through the woods. After a swim, hike or run in the woods you can relax in our 8 person hot tub.
What makes this House unique
You can sit in the living room and have a view of the mountains, beach and the golf course. In the morning. In the evening you can see wild life outside the windows. Unlike many homes in the area our parking pad will accommodate 4 cars.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Minimum age of primary renter:25
CHECK-OUT LIST 1. Empty dishwasher 2. Clean and unplug coffee maker 3. Trash must be taken to recycling area at north gate 4. Lock windows & doors
5. Strip sheets and pillow cases from beds (not blankets or mattress pads) and place in laundry room with all used towels 6. No trash on screen porch
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
We enjoyed our stay and would recommend the property. Great location to hiking.
Owner is very nice and easy to get in touch with!
We had a great stay at 'Almost Heaven'. Very cozy and well equipped house with a 'warm welcome' feeling! Some small details and nice interior made it stand out compared to other houses we rented before.
We had a great stay at Almost Heaven which is a very fitting name! Everything was PERFECT! Tom was one of the best if not the best hosts ever. He made sure everything was perfect and gave lots of information. And he was always on top of questions! Don’t hesitate on this one!
Beautiful property. Very clean. Gorgeous views and Tom goes out of his way to make sure everything is fine.
The property is in such a beautiful area!
Vacation for Grandson’s Wedding.
It was a very clean property and had a very enjoyable stay. We were there for our grandson’s wedding. Wish we had more time to go on the many trails. We had plenty of room and it was nice for everyone to have their own room and not to be falling all over each other. Would definitely recommend this place and the owner was very friendly and helpful.
Running/Walking Trails, Waterslide, Horseback riding (overnight boarding facilities for your horse 10 minutes from main gate at a state of the art equestrian Center), ___________________________________________________________________, The swim club offers a brand new free form pool, which provides an infant section with gradual entry - great for parents with infants, Plenty of lounge chairs, large umbrellas, and sunshine, Qualified lifeguards are in attendance during the swim season, Lake swimming is available on a sandy beach, The club also has picnic tables, and snack bar, Don't miss the rock water slides, where cool mountain stream water rushes over a smooth rock surface for 153 feet of fun, For a slower pace, canoes and paddleboats are available, included in the admission price