My family recently stayed at Shady Rest for Labor Day weekend. We have tried several lake houses, but we have now found our annual vacation spot!! The house, yard, dock, and location were all perfect, and it is even better than the pictures. You're super close to town, but you still feel secluded. The gentle sloping yard is great for kids, and the trees make it feel like a true retreat. The deck was probably our favorite part- beautiful views and very comfortable. The house layout is great- open common spaces but privacy in your room. Everything was immaculate. Barry was a fantastic communicator- answered every question I had and made sure we had what we needed to make it a special vacation. I can't say enough good things about both my renter experience with the owners as well as the house itself. Truly perfect and we will be back again next year!
My husband, myself, and 2 other couples stayed here at Shady Rest and I must say, the name fits it perfectly! Plenty of space, bedrooms, and bathrooms for all! But our favorite spot was the porch on the back overlooking the lake. We spent lots of time out there catching up! Hoping we’ll be able to rent it again next year!
This Hiawassee lake front home was very spacious, nicely decorated, and very comfortable. It has everything you would need for your stay... especially the kitchen. The bedrooms and bathrooms are large and roomy. King size beds in all bedrooms that were very comfortable. There are 2 dens which were good and came in handy. It has an awesome huge yard leading to the dock & water. 3 sets of bench swings and a fire pit we used twice (Smores). The view of the lake and background mountains is great and beautiful. (You are facing Brasstown Bald.) The location is awesome as well. The home is about 3-4 blocks from downtown Hiawassee and the local grocery store which makes it very convenient. Owners were awesome and attentive as needed. We had a great week and will definitely return and rent this home.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Shady Rest. The house was immaculate and the furniture and the three king beds were very comfortable. It was perfect for 4 adults and three kids. The location was very convenient to stores and restaurants. We enjoyed fishing off the dock, floating in the lake, and relaxing on the porch. We rented a pontoon boat one afternoon from Boundary Waters Marina and had a blast! There is a public sandy beach area just down the road which we enjoyed one day. The owner was great to work with. We definitely recommend this house!
The deck overlooking the lake was spectacular and restful--we took two naps on it! But if that wasn't enough, the kitchen was beautiful, the bedrooms comfortable and spacious, and the bathrooms were sparkling and well-appointed. The condo was absolutely spotless with special attention to detail. We will definitely be back!