House - 782 Whitewater Rd - Demorest, Georgia 30535
Porch - Our Favorite Spot in the house - Great for reading, relaxing,
watching satellite TV or listening to the sounds of the river.
Furniture and lights on lower deck!!
access to the River from the house
Kids bunk room with access to lower deck.
2 rope swings (swing at own risk)
furniture on Lower Deck
Fun! Yes there is a rope swing 3 miles down river that lets you fly off into the water. Very Dangerous!
Pictures in front of house
Love the River House!
house is the last house on Whitewater Rd. You should be able to google
map the address and get to Whitewater Rd without a problem. As you get
toward the river and end of Whitewater Rd, look for my blacktop tar driveway
between to 4x4 post to the right.
782 Whitewater Rd - Demorest, Georgia 30535
information about the house:
2 rope swings on the property, one for smaller kids and one for bigger
kids. They go very high off the ground, swing at own risk and children
should be supervised at all times. If you notice anything unusual or
unsafe, use common sense and stay off the swings...
We have a shared well with several homes up and down Whitewater Rd.
Our family has never used this water for cooking or making coffee but
have no issues with brushing teeth, bathing, taking medicine and such.
The water is safe but we choose to cook and make coffee with gallons
of bottled water and recommend bringing bottles of water.
- TV's: There are 4 tv's in the house with satellite controls. Only the tv in the family room requires the TV clicker and the Satellite clicker. All the others can be completely controlled by the Satellite clicker alone. The tv in the loft only has the PS2 contolling it, you can not watch tv in the loft.
There are 4 propane tanks at the house. They might or might
not have gas in them. If you run out of propane be prepared to refill
the tank at the store close by. Lowes or the Dollar store has tank swap
service for $20/$25 or so. There are 2 propane heaters on the deck.
There are tanks and they might or might not have gas. You can away's
bring a tank or two but I would plan to swap them at the dollar store.
The tall heater on the upper deck generally requires the pilot light
to be lit manually by a grill lighter.
- Propane heaters on porch: The electric starter does not work on the older unit and has to be lit manually. Follow the directions to a tee on the newer unit to get to light.
- Grill: Make sure and pull the grill away from the house before using. Also when done cooking, turn off the propane tank or you might leak out a tank of gas. The knobs to control the gas on the grill dont seem to always turn off the gas completely.
A disposal and dish washer have been installed in the house. "New
for us, we went 13 years without either". The kitchen is very well
equipped with pots/pans/dishes/etc. Generally there are plenty of paper
Safety: The river water is very clean generally speaking. We
have spent days upon days playing in the river and rapids with no issues.
Always be careful playing in the river. Rocks are very slippery and
rapids can be very dangerous. I would recommend life jackets for any
younger children and there are several at the house for use. If it has
been raining, the water will cloud up and rise. Clouded water is still
very clean and be very careful of rising water.
- River Shoes: Always wear good shoes that protect your toes and feet when playing in the river. You will regret playing in the river without shoes that protect your feet. The rocks are very slippery so be very careful. There are a bunch of old shoes in the wet room in the basement, use those if need be.
There is 1 queen on the main floor. There is a queen and pull-out couch
in the loft. There are 4 bunks and a pull out in the kids room going
out to lower deck. 1 queen in the other room in the basement. The pull-outs
have sheets on the already and there should be extra pillows in the
closets. There is also foam egg crate for 1 of the pull-outs in the basment closet closet.
There are 12 towels at the house and 12 wash clothes. There is generally
plenty of washing machine detergent and dyer sheets if you need to wash
the towels during your stay. There are 4 towels in or around each bathroom.
The beds will have sheets on them.
There are 3 full bathrooms in the house, 1 on each floor. The bath in
the basement was added several yrs ago and is pretty small. This bathroom
works off a sump pump. If the alarm ever goes off, the float might be
stuck in the sump pump and need to be played with. Stop any water usage
in the basement if the pump happens to go off until it is resolved.
If power ever goes out, do not use the basement bathroom.
after 4:00pm and check-out by 11:00 and can vary depending on scheduling
of tenants. Do not ever assume this is OK to check in early. Just check
with Kent ahead of time. I never recommend getting to the house after
dark. Whitewater Rd is very dark and it can get confusing if you have
never been to the house before. We can often allow early check-in or
late check-out if tenants are not coming or going the same day.
Please remove sheets from beds that have been slept in and put in front
of washer. Feel free to wash a load of towels the evening before to
help with clean-up time. If there are any messes in the house, we expect
you to clean them up. All trash should be collected and double bagged.
Start with trash in the tall kitchen bags and secure and put into the
bigger black trash bags. As a general rule the house should be pretty
clean as you are leaving. This is not a hotel and the house should be
treated as your own or better.
There is generally room for 4 cars and no more in the driveway,
plan accordingly and never park in the neighbors drive way.
- Internet Service: We have dsl service, the speed if very slow compared to phone LTE and 4G speeds. You might choose to use your phones as hotspots for better connections. Password is on the modem.
No shooting any type of guns on the property,
leave them at home.
- Fires: We do not have a fit pit and do not want any fires started on our property.
We have 2 full time friendly neighbors next door on the left. No neighbors's
on the right side of the house. Always be mindful of their property.
Contract - Rates - Deposits - Fees
$135, our house stays very clean and lets us know if there
are areas of concern for cleaning.
fee: $25 - if you take your own trash with you, fee is
waved. For larger groups staying for several days, as the trash builds to 2 large black trash bags filled, call/txt Susan 706-768-2767 and she will
come pick-up. This is better than letting it stack up on the porch.
Never leave trash outside the porch. The critters will get into it.
Fee: $25 per pet - non-refundable, animals that shed throughout
house will be charged more. We are very pet friendly and ask that the
pets stay off the furniture or make sure you clean the furniture before
leaving. There will be additional fees charge if property manager has to spend time removing pet hairs off the furniture.
$250 - is paid up front with rental fees. The fee is generally refunded
within a few days of leaving the house. Any pet or trash fees will be
deducted from the deposit refund. Please inform us right away if something
gets broken in the house so that we can resolve asap.
Rental Rates: $300-$350 ; premium charged for larger parties/holidays/etc.
- 50% Payment
required tp book through VRBO:
All bookings and payments arre handled through VRBO booking services.
After a request has been made, we will accept the booking within 24
Rental Agreement and must signed and send in with
Wide Garbage Service
360 Jud Tench Rd
can arrange pick-up of garbage
to take trash:
of the property:
- We have a couple
of neighbors close by, respect their property better than you would
your own. There is absolutely no parking in the neighbors driveway.
Our driveway can not accommodate more than 4 cars. Even with 4 cars, you might plan to leave 1 car at the top of the driveway. There is the potential to have a couple of cars parked at the top of the driveway.
- All linens from
beds used, need to be pulled off the bed and put in front of the washer/dryer
in the basement when leaving.
- Always use trash
bags. There is no trash service on White Water Rd. The tall white trash
bags from the kitchen needs to be put in a bigger black trash bag and
left in the corner inside of the screen porch. Do not leave any trash
on the deck, animals will tear up the bags. There are plenty of trash
bags under the kitchen sink. There is a $25 trash fee unless you take
all of your trash with you. Never leave the trash outside of screen
porch. Animals will get in it.
- Make sure all dishes
make it to the dish washer and turned on before you leave.
- The house is to
be left in the condition, you find it.
- The french doors
off the kitchen are meant to be locked. Less dirt from feet and shoes gets tracked into the house if entering from the porch. There are key available if need be.
is a private home, not a hotel. Treat it better than you would your
- There are many
personal items in the home, take care of them as your own.
- Have fun and stay
of Interest near by:
Store less than 2 miles from house on Hwy 115 by the river.
GA 10-12 miles away
- Anna Ruby
Falls next to Helen http://www.helenga.org/annarubyfalls/
- Mark of
the Potter in Clarksville http://www.markofthepotter.com/
GA 7.5 miles away
GA 7.5 miles away
GA 7 miles away
Super Store 6 miles in Cornelia, GA
State Park 15 miles away
- Blue Berry
picking is available in late July early August
- Lots of
new Winery's in the area, Mt Yohah only 10 minutes away.
plenty of restaurants in all of the above-mentioned areas if you are planning
to eat out. These include great local and national chain restaurants.
Tubing & Kayaking:
are sitting enjoying the river, there will be plenty of boaters coming down
the river. Most of the boats are sit-on-top kayaks. Wildwood Outfitters
provides a rental and shuttle service for this adventure. Most boats are
put in at the 115 bridge(1/2 mile up river) or the 255 bridge(5.5 miles
up river). Take-out is at Duncan Bridge(4.5 miles down river). Wildwood
Outfitters can be reached at Phone 800-553-2715 or 706-865-4451. www.wildwoodoutfitters.com
go to Helen and tube for a couple of miles through Helen. There are hundreds
of people doing this each day in Helen. You can also get your own tubes
from Wal-Mart or auto parts stores next to Wal-Mart and put in at the 115
Bridge above the house and tube down to the house. Or put in at the house and go down about
a mile. Each of these will require running your own shuttle. If you put in at the house the best take-out is at the end of Ponderosa Dr, check out google maps
in front of the house is mostly bass and the best fishing is with a spin
rod and some spinner lures. We have spent hundreds of hours spin rod fishing
and fly fishing around the house. It is fun to hike up or down the river
to try different holes to fish in.
You can go to Helen to fish for trout. They do not stock trout around
our house. There is also a public section of the Soque River that is good
for trout fishing. I would also call Unicoi Outfitters in Helen if you
want more info on trout fishing, they are a fly shop in Helen (706) 878-3083
and can tell you all the best public places to fish in the area. www.unicoioutfitters.com
Private Water Trout Fishing: There are several places
on the Soque River and in Helen that charge big money for big trout. This
is for fly fisherman only. If you have never fly fished before they have
guides or might require guides. Unicoi Outfitters has a private section
of the Chattahoochee behind their fly shop www.unicoioutfitters.com.
2 lodges on the Soque River are www.brigadoonlodge.com
. I have fished all of these places several times each and they all have
big fish. I like the places on the Soque better than the Chattahoochee.
There is also a public (free) section on the Soque between BlackHawk and
Brigadoon Lodge that people can fish with spin rods or fly rods.
- Local Hospital:
541 Highway 441 N Demorest, GA 30535 (706) 754-2161
- Property Owners:
Kent/Allison Taylor 404-213-1868/1869 Kathryn Davis 404-226-0116