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Bedrooms 4
Space 2,900 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom/ 3 Bath Upscale Mountain River House (4th BR w/Garage Suite Option)

Bord D'eau, which is French for "Beside the Water" and is pronounced Bordeaux like the wine, is a charming, upscale, beautifully situated cabin located just 50 feet from the edge of the pristine Toccoa River. One of the many unique feature of this cabin is that not only it is located on one of the river bends allowing for viewing down the river from the East and West side it is easily accessible by foot for fly fishing or paddling down the river. This custom built cypress wood sided cabin seats on 1.1 acres of a well maintained, shaded tree lot that is very park like. There's plenty of room for family outdoor activities in the grassy lawn areas. This unique property gives you a feeling of privacy and comfort but not seclusion as it's only 10 minutes to the city of Blue Ridge which has a great supermarket, Ingles along with many unique shops and restaurants. The Bord d'eau River House has a spacious floor plan with an open downstairs kitchen and dining area which connect to the living area with its floor to roof expansive open space. The custom built gourmet style kitchen is well stocked with cooking utensils and has a gas burning stovetop with a vented hood. There are two bedrooms downstairs which share a bath. The Master Bedroom suite located upstairs with its own bathroom and outside private porch area which offer wonderful river views. You'll enjoy lounging and eating on the large 300 sf screened porch that looks out over the river. There's also room for additional seating on the open deck on the entry side of the cabin. Outside, guests will find themselves on the expansive dock that hangs over the river's edge while enjoying the cool early evening air with an aperitif of their favorite beverage and snacks. Also, many memories will take place reminiscing around the fire pit late into the evening hours.

During the growing season, you will find blueberries and flowers growing in the garden areas. The water supply for the cabin comes from a deep water artesian well located in the "outhouse" building in the front yard. For an additional fee: We also have a guest suite as our 4th bedroom above the garage that has a separate entrance sleeps 4!

Bord d'eau is located in a small subdivision of upscale homes mostly comprised of vacation or second homes. The entry road to the cabin is private so there is never much outside traffic coming into the area. With access to the property being on paved roads all the way to the cabin's road, there should be no worries about driving on challenging mountain roads. Located just five miles north of Blue Ridge, GA, at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Bord d'eau River House is where you will experience the beautiful serenity of nature yet all the wonderful amenities of home. This property has 150 feet of River frontage, located on the Toccoa river the #1 trout river in Georgia. This home is a beautiful 4 bedrooms and 3 baths when you include the guest suite. You will find all the comforts of home so just pack your bags and come enjoy this wonderful vacation home away from home.

The Toccoa River itself is a federally protected waterway which flows north into Tennessee where it becomes the Ocoee River. Only a 30 minute drive north will take you to the River launch site on the Ocoee River for some exhilarating White Water Rafting. The Toccoa River has a healthy population of both Rainbow Trout and German Brown Trout which can be caught although we recommend a catch and release policy in order to maintain a health level of fish in the River ecosystem. There is easy access to the river with the depth being no more than wading level depths at most times.


For a wonderful guided fly fishing tours contact Natalie Sharp... Toccoa River fly fishing tours!

World Class White Water Rafting(Ocoee River or Nantahala River)

Horseback Riding or Hiking in the Cohutta Mountains

The Swan Drive In Theater,Blue Ridge

Trophy Trout Fishing(Chartered Trips Available)

Zip lining

Blue Ridge Railroad Excursion

Boat Rental at Lake Blue Ridge Marina

Fine Dining and Shopping in Blue Ridge

Horseback Riding Nearby

More Details

Property Manager
Ashley Gebhard Agent, Randy and Florence Smith Owner
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 17, 2018

Why Ashley Gebhard Agent, Randy and Florence Smith Owner chose Mineral Bluff

This charming river house sits on a beautiful lot without any houses on either side or behind it....this private setting is rare and allows for total relaxation in a most comfortable environment.

With all the amenities you could want, it's the perfect place to get away from it all without giving up any comforts.

What makes this cabin unique

There is a rocky "fish trap" in the river behind the house which provides the soothing sound of gently flowing water that can be enjoyed from the large Deck overhanging the river.

Also the sunsets can be beautiful while looking downriver from the deck. Interacting with the passing boaters and floaters is always fun too. And of course the fishing for trout from the back yard is always available. The river gets stocked with trout several times a year so there is always an abundance of fish.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cabin rental in Mineral Bluff, Georgia

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Studio Above Garage - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Separate Guest Suite above Garage - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , This has a separate entrance from the main house.
  • 4th Bedroom is optional for an additional fee.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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average rating of 4.822222 based on 45 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place. Clean. Relaxing.

  • Submitted: 1-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good location for family event.

  • 3 of 5

The house was great for the location of a family wedding right down the road. The screened in porch was a great spot for early morning coffee and late night talks. The kitchen was good except I wouldn't say well stocked. We were in need of measuring spoons -- but we managed. The upstairs master was very nice with a very comfortable bed. The deep tub showers were fine for all of us except my father who is a healthy active 87 year old -- just something that I will need to make sure to ask on future trips when taking anyone elderly.

The hot tub was fun.

There was a lot of poison ivy around the stairs to the cabin above the garage that should be addressed.

  • Submitted: 29-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful place to stay! We have been staying there since 2015 and it gets better with every trip. The house is beautiful, everything is clean and the back porch is the best! Many hours have been spent out there relaxing or having a meal. The property has everything you need and is laid out perfectly. My husband loves fishing in the river and has caught some great trout. We love sitting around the fire pit at night listening to the river. Ashley is a real gem to work with on reserving your perfect trip.

When staying here, make sure you stop in at April's Attic on Hwy 515 as she has some great finds in her shop. I highly recommend this place to stay for a perfect getaway.

  • Submitted: 29-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Conyers, Georgia

Absolutely AMAZING!!!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at many VRBO rentals, and this by far was the best!! Let us first say THANK YOU to the owners for graciously allowing us to have our very small wedding at their property. It was truly magical. Ashley, the agent, is superb and was in constant communication with us from the day we reserved it until now. We got to know her so well, we even invited her to our ceremony. This is a rare property that is far better in person than even the breathtaking photos portray. The outside is lovely, and the inside is clean, organized, roomy, and had everything we could have ever needed or wanted. Everything from the mattresses, the appliances, the hot tub, and the electronics all worked flawlessly. We have NO complaints at all about anything. If you are looking for a peaceful retreat for families or friends, this one has it all. We hope to return next year for our anniversary, if not sooner.

  • Submitted: 4-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Amy, Thank you for your kind comments and we're thrilled that you group enjoyed your time at Bord D'Eau River House. We hope you come back for another visit soon. Best Regards, Randy & Florence/Owners
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Buford, GA

Gathering places

  • 4 of 5

This cabin is very clean and well laid out

It has many “gathering places” you can sit by a fire outside, dock on the river, picnic table outside....but the gathering place we liked the most was where we had breakfast each morning in the screened in porch. It was so tranquil and peaceful - this is a great cabin

  • Submitted: 18-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best girls weekend ever!

  • 5 of 5

There were 10 of us staying for the weekend, and this place was absolutely amazing! You are right on the river, and the view every morning on the back porch is amazing. The neighbors across the river were really fun/nice. Maybe a ten minute drive to the grocery store and downtown, but far enough away to be secluded in your own world. We forgot about the porch upstairs until the last day so we did enjoy it for a little while. We enjoyed the screened back porch since we had rain all weekend. Ashley was amazing to work with through the whole booking process. They are very upfront with the costs. If you have more than a certain number of people there is an extra charge, and i know some people complained about that but it says that plain as day in the description so I did not have a problem with it. This will be my go-to cabin from now on if it is available. I highly recommend this cabin and the owners to everyone. Thank you for letting us enjoy it for the weekend.

  • Submitted: 19-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Chattanooga. Atlanta Hartsfield also available
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Old Toccoa Farm
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Cuchina Rustica
Car: necessary

Downtown Blue Ridge just a 10-15 minute drive, 15 minute drive to visit Copperhill,Tennessee. And 30 minute drive to Murphy,NC...Apprx 30 minutes to the Ocoee River Whitewater Center for rafting,hiking,mountain biking and sightseeing.

Approx 1 hour drive to the Nantahala Outdoor Aventure Center for rafting and sightseeing. O miles to just relaxing at our river house.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cabin rental in Mineral Bluff, Georgia

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$259.04
Pet Fee C$132.84
Damage Insurance C$78.38
Damage Deposit C$398.52

Any cancellation after reserved will incur a $150.
00 cancellation charge. The suite is an additional fee. No cancellation after 60 days prior. We reserve the right to require a longer minimum night for different seasons and Holidays.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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