It's all about the creek…and the mountains

Gili’s Cove Cottage-Reviews

Fireflies Were Magical

Fireflies near the pond were magical! WE had a wonderful time at the cabin. The rooms were spacious, the creek was lovely and the pond was full of bass!! While there we saw deer, geese, red wing blackbirds, turtles, and a whole host of wildlife. There were thousands putting on a show all the way… Read more “Fireflies Were Magical”

Christopher K.

Hosts Thought Of Everything


Hosts thought of everything! Even made sure we had all the things we might need for our pup, everything was there for us to use. Will definitely come back!

Faiza B.

Smores By The Campfire

Old barn

Smores by the campfire! We had a really great and relaxing stay. The house was very clean, comfortable and exactly as listed. We fished, made S’mores over a campfire, took walks and enjoyed the beautiful location. Linda was a great host.

Kevin C.

Overall A Great Trip

Overall a great trip! I stayed here with my husband and our 2 dogs. The house was very clean, well stocked and right on the stream. There were well defined walking trails around the property for the dogs.

Katie R.

Paradise For Nature Lovers

Paradise for nature lovers! EVERYTHING that we needed was conveniently available at the house. The owner’s appear to have put everything into place that they think anyone would want, including great information on the surrounding area. This location is paradise for nature lovers. It is far enough from ‘civilization’ to allow you to feel like… Read more “Paradise For Nature Lovers”

Tod & Vanessa W.

Beautifully Maintained Quiet Getaway

Beautifully maintained for a private getaway. Gili’s Cottage is a beautifully maintained, cozy space by the creek with walking trails along the far shore of the creek, and paths to two ponds. The cottage was the perfect place for a quiet getaway, and we spent most of our time in the sun room out back,… Read more “Beautifully Maintained Quiet Getaway”

Dal & Vanessa K.

Awesome Place For Hiking

Awesome place for hiking! Awesome place to stage for hiking and sightseeing around the mountains. When you’re done with that, come back to this place that sets you at ease and provides the ultimate in relaxation with all of the amenities. Very peaceful and serene!

Charlie & Kim M.

Gorgeous Setting & Super Clean

Couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful setting to relax and unwind. Everything we go to the mountains for was just a few steps from the doorsteps. Large flowing creek, beautiful pond, and breathtaking mountain views. Add to it that it was the cleanest cabin we’ve ever stayed at, made for an amazing trip. Even… Read more “Gorgeous Setting & Super Clean”

Julie & Jason H.

Better Than We Ever Expected

Better than we ever expected! I booked this home for our family’s Thanksgiving get away and it was better than we ever expected. The home was extremely clean and well stocked. The hostesses made sure our every need was taken care of prior to our arrival. We will be back!

Melissa & Hugh K.

By Far The Best Place

By far the best place! This is by far the best place we have ever stayed on a vacation. The surroundings are absolutely stunning and we loved having the woods and the mountains surrounding us. The sound of the trout stream in the back was very soothing and the pond was fun to fish from.… Read more “By Far The Best Place”

Lori & Jack C.

Cleanest & Most Organized Place Ever

Tusquittee Creek

Cleanest and most organized place we have ever stayed. It was so roomy and comfortable. I especially loved the porch, backyard, & stream. The quiet setting was perfect. Hopefully we can come again next year. Thank you so much!

Gail & O.E. Clark

Gilis Cove Best Rental By Far

Old barn

Gilis Cove best rental by far! It is so beautiful and peaceful. Linda went above and beyond for us. The place was spotless and had everything we needed. We enjoyed every second of our time there. I don’t want to stay anywhere else from now on!! This was, by far, the best rental we have… Read more “Gilis Cove Best Rental By Far”

Theresa S. & Family

Wonderful Hospitality

Wonderful hospitality! We recently stayed at this beautiful, secluded cabin! We usually come to this area twice a year and I have to say that out of all of the cabins we have stayed at so far, this is probably our favorite. From the private location, to the beautiful river in the backyard, to the… Read more “Wonderful Hospitality”

Sandra & Alex R.

Little Piece of Paradise


Little piece of paradise! A beautiful home and property! The house was super clean and Linda was so helpful and welcoming! Thank you for a great week. We loved the house. I appreciate the time and assistance you gave me in finding my way around. Your property is a little piece of paradise! We loved the… Read more “Little Piece of Paradise”

Lisa McK. & Family

Entire Grounds Feel Magical

The entire grounds feel magical and the house is pet-friendly!  Right from the beginning, Linda was very helpful and communicative. When we met on check in day, she continued to make everything seamless. She was very clear, attentive and detailed. She welcomed us and paid personalized attention to each of us in our party including… Read more “Entire Grounds Feel Magical”

Yilah C.

Always a Warm Welcome Home

Welcome Home ! As the heading states, we always receive a warm “Welcome Home” when we arrive at the cottage. As return guests and being a native of Hayesville myself, it truly is returning home. Linda and Jorge are excellent hosts, and provide all that guests could possibly need for a relaxing stay in the… Read more “Always a Warm Welcome Home”

Ellen and Larry D.

Loved the Hammock

Tusquittee Creek

Loved the hammock next to the stream! The house is lovely, and the outdoor space is even better! We loved the screened in porch, the fire pit and the hammock next to the stream. The views of the mountains beyond the pond were breathtaking. We couldn’t have asked for a better place to relax! Thank… Read more “Loved the Hammock”

Sherri & Dale W.

Who Could Ask For More

Old barn

Who could ask for more? The property and location is very peaceful and quiet. So beautiful and full of nature! Who could ask for more?! We loved it!!

Lynn Santana & family

By Far The Best One

Trilium wildflowers

By Far The Best One. We have stayed in many places in the mountains. This cabin was by far the best one. It was immaculate and had all the supplies you could need and then some. Linda was there to meet us and she and Jorje were very friendly and helpful to us and our… Read more “By Far The Best One”

Carol & John B.

Our Stay Was Too Short


Our stay was too short! We had a peaceful, restful stay in Gili’s. Everything we needed was in the home. The landscaping was gorgeous, the stream sounds were beautiful and relaxing. Our stay was too short- but we’ll come back for a longer stay next time!

Patricia & Rick D.

Hated To Leave !


Hated to leave! If you are looking for the perfect vacation location this is the place!! I could fish in the stream for Trout and never leave the Yard or take a very short walk and fish in a beautiful private pond. The owners are amazing and so thoughtful. I hated to leave and can’t… Read more “Hated To Leave !”

Terri R. & Tim H.

This Place Is Spotless

Trilium wildflowers

This place is spotless!  There are SO MANY great reviews for this property, and they are all absolutely true. Everything about the house is so well thought out. It’s very easy to find everything you might need. Linda is such a joy to communicate with, and she really knows how to make a home. This… Read more “This Place Is Spotless”

Cayla & Mike T.

Cleanest VRBO We Ever Stayed In

Tusquittee Creek

Cleanest VRBO we ever stayed in. Very nice place and yes it is kept extremely clean…and yes, the cleanest VRBO we have ever stayed in… which is amazing considering they allow dogs.. The yard, neighborhood and river access is great. The kitchen is well appointed and the furniture is very comfortable. Extremely relaxing place to… Read more “Cleanest VRBO We Ever Stayed In”

Mike & Karen C.

Nestled On A Beautiful Stream

Tusquittee Creek

Nestled on a beautiful stream!  This is a lovely cabin nestled on a beautiful stream right outside the back door. Exactly what we needed for a quiet weekend.

Chris & Ilana G.

Absolutely Loved This Cottage And Setting


Absolutely loved this cottage and setting! Would definitely like to come back! Linda was an exceptional host, the cottage was so comfy, spotless, and had everything you would need and then some! Had fresh flowers and snacks and fruit in the kitchen awaiting our arrival, along with welcome treats for our doggies! Fresh flowers in… Read more “Absolutely Loved This Cottage And Setting”

Holly & Chris C.

Our Stay Here Was Lovely


Our stay here was lovely! Linda met us and gave a short tour of the property and told us about the area. The house was super clean and Linda and Jorge really did think of everything for their guests from fresh fruit on the table to frosted mugs in the freezer for a nice drink… Read more “Our Stay Here Was Lovely”

Cory & Jess D.

River Was Absolutely Beautiful

Daffodils by river

River was absolutely beautiful! The location was beautiful, peaceful and serene. Our family had a wonderful time at this peaceful cottage. The river was absolutely beautiful with the backdrop of the mountains behind it. The cottage was very clean and the kitchen had everything needed to cook a meal. The fireplaces were fantastic as well… Read more “River Was Absolutely Beautiful”

Annette B.

Riverfront – Right Next to Rushing River

Tusquittee Creek

Riverfront house – Right next to rushing river! This is a clean well kept home that is next to rushing river. We enjoyed sitting around the fire pit, attempting to fish and overall just relax for a few days. Linda our host provided everything we needed, including treats for our pups. We would return without… Read more “Riverfront – Right Next to Rushing River”

John & Robin S.

Creekside Relaxation

Snow firepit creekside

Creekside relaxation. We really enjoyed staying at Gilli’s Cove Cottage. Linda and Jorge were amazing hosts. The house was extremely clean and well organized. Great WiFi, Direct TV, Streaming Services and instructions for all amenities and local attractions. Great fishing at the pond near the house. Beautiful mountain and valley views. The Tusquittee Creek is… Read more “Creekside Relaxation”

The Fosters

Unbelievably Spotless House


Unbelievably spotless house !  If you’re looking for an unbelievably spotless house, your search is over! We arrived the day after a snowstorm, so the area was just beautiful. Linda met us when we arrived to show us around and shared some valuable information about the area. She and Jorge live nearby and are readily… Read more “Unbelievably Spotless House”

Lynn & Chris H.

Home Was Spotless

snow on serenity lane

The hoe was spotless!  We absolutely loved our stay at the cottage! Linda was very welcoming to our family, even leaving little treats for the children. The home was spotless, and everything we needed was readily available. The creek, pond, and view of the mountains are so beautiful and relaxing, especially when we caught the… Read more “Home Was Spotless”

Stephanie M.

Memories For A Lifetime

Big Laurel Falls

Memories for a lifetime ! The place was better than the pics could show. Views were amazing, the time with my family was amazing. We made memories for a lifetime.

David S. & family

Campfires On chilly NIghts

Campfires on chilly nights – we loved building fires on chilly nights beside the creek. We had such a nice and relaxing stay at this property! Linda was extremely accommodating and nice during the check in process, met us at the door, and gave a nice tour of the property and how everything worked. The… Read more “Campfires On chilly NIghts”

Miranda & Ellis C.

A peaceful and comfortable place to stay!


We enjoyed our stay here so very much. From the very beginning, Linda was easy to communicate with. We first selected a date in March but needed to postpone due to Covid. Linda was very gracious and allowed us to select a date in May. Then as May approached and Covid became more tense, Linda… Read more “A peaceful and comfortable place to stay!”

Karen F.

House Is Spotless

Tusquittee Creek

House is spotless! My husband and I (and our dog) really enjoyed our 5-day stay. The house is really spotless, and anything you might need is included. The stream running through the backyard was so pleasant that I found I didn’t need my white noise machine to sleep. The enclosed porch is great for reading,… Read more “House Is Spotless”

Carla & Mark S.

Fantastic Vacation!

Tusquittee Creek

We stay in rental cabins every year and this one is without a doubt one of the best ever! The cabin was beautiful, immaculate and so well stocked! I couldn’t think of anything I needed that wasn’t there. And the location was wonderful. So peaceful and serene. My husband really enjoyed being able to fish… Read more “Fantastic Vacation!”

Beth. & Tim Fox

Every 5 Star Review Is Accurate

Tusquittee Creek

Every 5 star review you read on this property is accurate. The house is spotless, shiny even, well stocked and in a great location. Upon booking, Linda provides a wealth of information about the property and surrounding areas. We had a great time the 5 days we were there and will certainly return next time… Read more “Every 5 Star Review Is Accurate”

Santino & Denise B.

Relaxing, peaceful Hideaway

Such a relaxing, peaceful hideaway! We had a wonderful time relaxing in a peaceful hideaway at Gili’s Cove Cottage. Even though it rained a little every day, we had a wonderful time enjoying your cottage and exploring local areas and restaurants. We enjoyed relaxing on the sun porch, reading a good book and watching the… Read more “Relaxing, peaceful Hideaway”

Cheryl & Jon P.

Great Place To Stay

Tusquittee Creek

This is a great place to stay. Excellent location right on the creek. Everything we needed and the owners were super-responsive to any questions we had. Cottage was very clean, well-equipped and organized — lots of room and right on the creek. We will definitely be back!

Joe & Paige C.

A True Home Away From Home

This is truly a home away from home in every sense of the word. When we arrived, music was streaming through the TV, providing a relaxed and peaceful ambiance. Fresh peaches from SMM Farms in Hayesville, Fires Creek Crackers from Two Country Hens, also from Hayesville, and… Read more “A True Home Away From Home”

Larry and Ellen D.

Wonderful Cottage In Serene Setting

Tusquittee Creek

Wonderful little cottage in serene setting. Linda and Jorge are fantastic hosts! They have overlooked nothing and add so many little touches that make you feel even more welcome. The creek was a great place to sit and relax and we even caught a few fish down at the pond. We would definitely book here… Read more “Wonderful Cottage In Serene Setting”

Ashley C.

Kindness And Hospitality

Chinquapins ice cream parlor

Thank you for your kindness and hospitality. We had such a great time! The kids LOVED the creek – they were in it all day and begging for more! Thank you again for allowing our crazy bunch to stay in your beautiful cottage. This was a wonderful vacation!

Jessi & James M.

Beautiful Secluded Cabin

Tusquittee Creek

Beautiful secluded cabin. Very clean and the location is perfect. So quiet, except for the sound of the river. SO peaceful… We will be back, and we have recommended to friends and family.

James & Lan B.

Wow What a Beautiful Home


Wow what a beautiful home! We enjoyed the beautiful yard, the hammock, the screened porch, the rushing creek, the comfy beds, the modern appliances in the kitchen. We found every little needed item in well-stocked cabinets and closets. Thank you so much for welcoming us with fresh flowers and fruit and a personal welcome. We enjoyed… Read more “Wow What a Beautiful Home”

Sandy & Bob D.

An amazing vacation at one of the most beautiful mountain area’s we seen!

Tusquittee Creek

The beautiful stream, outstanding landscaping and the cozy well equipped and beautiful cabin made our mini vacation one of the best ever! We loved the privacy, our Grandchildren were able to ride their bikes without worrying about traffic. Linda made our stay so pleasant. She was so courageous and answered all our questions. We certainly… Read more “An amazing vacation at one of the most beautiful mountain area’s we seen!”

Michael Whitworth

Spotless One Of The Best Places

Gili's Cove Cottage

Spotless! One of the best places I’ve ever stayed. It was unbelievably beautiful! It was so neat and clean and had everything you needed at your fingertips. These guys thought of everything and you could open anything there and would find something you need and forgot to pack. They gave us suggestions of where we… Read more “Spotless One Of The Best Places”

Meshelle H. & Rich A.

Perfect Place to Kick Back


Perfect place to kick back and relax!  This is a perfect place to spend a couple of days or a couple of weeks. Linda is amazing and was there to greet us when we arrived. She showed us around and made sure that we felt welcome in this beautiful cottage. The cottage is very neat… Read more “Perfect Place to Kick Back”

Tom & Melinda F.

Peaceful and Charming

Tusquittee Creek

Peaceful and charming… My wife and I spent 2 nights at Gili’s Cove Cottage and were both impressed with the house and the hosts. Linda was super nice and very helpful. She was there to greet us, show us around the property and answered any questions we had. Its the perfect place for a relaxing,… Read more “Peaceful and Charming”

Yann & Sarah G.

Fly-Fishing Chasing Rainbow Trout


Fly-fishing ad chasing rainbow trout! This is the place! My family stayed for the week and had a great time relaxing, enjoying the views, catching Rainbow trout, walking thru the woods and enjoying the fire pit. House was very cozy and clean with plenty of space. Home owners were especially nice and welcoming to our… Read more “Fly-Fishing Chasing Rainbow Trout”

David S. & family

Perfect Getaway !

Perfect getaway! Very peaceful and relaxing weekend listening to the sounds of the creek. Home was very clean. Linda does an amazing job communicating with you through the booking process and welcoming you on arrival.

Pam & Scott D.

So Easy And Stress Free

Our hosts made our stay so easy and stress free, so we could just relax and enjoy the beauty that was all around us in the mountains. Fresh flowers, fruit and even dog treats for our dog were waiting on us when we arrived, and the house was very clean and well organized with all… Read more “So Easy And Stress Free”

Joyce K. & Family

Beautiful Riverfront Property

Beautiful riverfront property. Spent two weeks in this very quiet property right on the river. Owners maintain it exceptionally well and it has everything you need in the kitchen as well as other areas. Dog-friendly with lots of areas to go for walks. Hayesville is a quaint town with nice shops and friendly people. Lots… Read more “Beautiful Riverfront Property”

Kathy & Harold L.

Trying To Decide When We Might Return

Tusquittee Creek

The wife is already trying to decide when we might return. We spent four nights at the property, right on the creek,  and were impressed with the house and the hosts. Both Linda and Jorge were super nice and helpful.  Their recommendation for Mary’s Southern Grill was spot on, we did dinner there one night… Read more “Trying To Decide When We Might Return”

Jim & Beverly V.

This Is The Best Yet

Tusquittee Creek

This is the best yet! We have stayed in many cabins & cottages and this is the best yet. We especially enjoyed the peaceful setting and complete privacy. We want to come back again!

Dennis T. & guest

Loved The Screened Porch

Tusquittee Creek

Porch- We loved the screened porch. We stayed for four days. Property is well maintained and cared for. The property owners are very attentive and helpful. The river is crisp and clean. A lot of fun to wade and tube. We spent a lot of time there. The owners have paid a lot of attention… Read more “Loved The Screened Porch”

Jeremy D. & family

Five Stars !

Tusquittee Creek

Five Stars! All the way around! Nothing left to say 🙂

Alaina & Kevin G.

Wonderful Cottage Beautiful Stream

Tusquittee Creek

Wonderful cottage by a beautiful stream. Perfect getaway for anyone who needs some peace and quiet. Linda and Jorge are wonderful as well! Thank you again for sharing your home with us. We had a wonderful stay.

Kathy W.

The Creek-It’s Pure Serenity

Tusquittee Creek

The creek, and just like the road’s name, it’s pure serenity.  Everything is clean and very neat as the photos show. The owners were very welcoming. Looking forward to returning in the future .

Gail & Clarence C.

The Cleanest Cabin Ever!


This is the cleanest cabin we have ever stayed in and we are very particular about cleanliness. We absolutely loved Gili’s Cove Cabin! The atmosphere of this home is so relaxing and the sounds of the Tusquittee Creek right on the property are very soothing. We brought our grilling grate and cooked over the fire… Read more “The Cleanest Cabin Ever!”

Cyndi & Hal D.

Paradise Found


Paradise found! If you need to escape the hectic and stressful pressures of this the world, Gili’s Cove Cottage is just what the Doctor ordered! Just returned from a nine night stay and didn’t want to return home. Linda and Jorge treated us like family.l! You can have days of adventure or peace and quiet.… Read more “Paradise Found”

Alan J.

We Made A Campfire And Made Smores


We made a campfire and made smores! We truly enjoyed our stay! We had 2 adults, 2 teen girls, 2 preteen boys and 2 dogs. I can tell you that each and everyone of us went home happy. The boys stayed in the creek the entire time except to get out and fish a little. My… Read more “We Made A Campfire And Made Smores”

Crystal 7 Nick L.

The Property Is Beautiful


The property is beautiful. It is very well maintained and clean. We had visited this beautiful property before, but this time we brought our 4 grandkids with us (ages 4-8). The Gonzalez’s are thoughtful and kind hosts. We hiked, fished and made a fire in firepit next to the creek and had smores. The property… Read more “The Property Is Beautiful”

Paul & Cindy W.

This Is A Wonderful Cottage

Blackwell Branch Cabin

This is a wonderful cottage in a peaceful, wooded area. There are views of a quick running creek outside the windows! The sound is very calming. The screened porch offers outdoor relaxing, although it was much too cold for us to us. The cabin is spotlessly clean and comfortable with everything you need for a… Read more “This Is A Wonderful Cottage”

Mary Simon

Special place to spend Thanksgiving


We were looking for a special place to spend Thanksgiving week, and we found it here. The house is so warm and inviting and spotlessly clean. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook our Thanksgiving meal, which we ate in the all-season porch with the warmth of the gas fireplace. Watching and listening to the… Read more “Special place to spend Thanksgiving”

Christy H. & family

Serenity On Serenity Lane, As Advertised!


Serenity on Serenity Lane, as advertised! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Gili’s Cove Cottage and would highly recommend it to others seeking a peaceful, no-worries retreat in a beautiful area. The cottage is bright, clean, comfortable, and very well equipped — you’d find everything you could possibly need in the kitchen alone. The creek —… Read more “Serenity On Serenity Lane, As Advertised!”

Barbara & Brian S.

What A Cool Place You Have

Gili's Cove Cottage What a col place you have – exceeded only by your hospitality. Thank you for sharing your little slice of heaven.  Happy holidays!  Hope to see you next year.

Mikki & Rusty

Quiet, peaceful, and relaxing.

Lake Chatuge

Quiet, peaceful, and relaxing. This lovely cottage is a fabulous find and it is loaded with everything you may need during your stay. I look forward to a third visit in the springtime.

M. Smith

Paradise In The Mountains !


Paradise in the mountains ! Our experience at this little piece of paradise could not have been better. Linda and Jorge are the nicest most attentive hosts we have ever come across. The house itself has everything you could possibly need from hair dryers to a quality library of books. My parents joined us for… Read more “Paradise In The Mountains !”

Ali & Charlie A.

A True Home Away From Home

We have stayed more than once at the Gili’s Cove Cottage on Serenity Lane and always look forward to our yearly stay. It is truly a home away from home for Larry and I, although more so for me (my hometown.) Tucked away in a quiet corner of the little mountain town of Hayesville, you… Read more “A True Home Away From Home”

Larry and Ellen Devenny

Everything We Were Looking For Plus More


Our stay at the cottage was everything we were looking for plus more. The house was very clean and beautiful with everything you could possibly need. Linda went above and beyond to ensure we had everything we needed to relax and enjoy the area. We had four adults in the house and there was more… Read more “Everything We Were Looking For Plus More”

Barbara B. & Jim S.

Hated To Leave

Bridge rain

Hated to leave… We have travelled a lot in our lives. Rarely have we found a place we truly hated to leave. This is one. We appreciate that you have given us the opportunity to experience this jewel.Hated to leaveRead more “Hated To Leave”

Sally & George

Creek Is Amazing !

blue flowers

The creek is amazing! WE LOVED the creek…it’s the reason we chose to stay at this cabin. And the cabin was immaculate– so tidy and organized with everything you would need. I definitely didn’t need to pack all the stuff that I brought. The cabin is secluded and all you hear is the sounds of… Read more “Creek Is Amazing !”

Cheri & J. K.

Tranquility! Calms The Soul!

wildflowers in grass

Tranquility! God’s creation shines here…calms the soul!  My husband and I have stayed in this area three times in the past few years. We were okay with the other two homes we stayed in, but not overly impressed. This time, we were impressed. From the start, everything went smoothly with the reservation, questions answered quickly… Read more “Tranquility! Calms The Soul!”

Cammy & Brad H.

Beautiful, Peaceful, Relaxing

kid & dad fishing

Beautiful, peaceful, relaxing…! We stayed for a week at this wonderful cottage. My husband, 82 year old father and 14 year old grandson and myself all fell in love with this place. Linda and Jorge made everything so easy and made us feel so welcomed. This cottage has everything you will need for a peaceful… Read more “Beautiful, Peaceful, Relaxing”

Sheila I. & family

A Little Heaven On Earth!

pond fall colors

We LOVED it! It was our first time to Hayesville, NC so we didn’t know what to expect. We went looking for good fishing and we were not disappointed in the fishing or the home!! It was beyond our expectations! Mrs. Linda was so welcoming and helpful with everything from showing us the house, the… Read more “A Little Heaven On Earth!”

Laura R. & Jimmy D.

We Still Love It


This is the third time my wife and I have stayed here at Gili’s Cove Cottage and we love it as much after this stay as we did after the first time. We look forward to staying again soon!

Rickey & Evelyn B.

We Give This Place 5 Stars!


Thank you for making our stay at Gili’s Cove Cottage so pleasurable. Everything exceeded our expectation! We loved the screened porch area, enjoying morning coffee & quiet dinners while listening to the sounds of the creek. The landscaping of the property with all the shrubs and trees provided privacy and a calm, restful atmosphere. The… Read more “We Give This Place 5 Stars!”

Jan & Pete S.

Great Relaxing Trip

pond fall colors

Great place to get away and relax. Owner greeted us upon arrival and showed us around, making things easier for us. She also left us a few snacks and treats for our little dog. The house was spotless. Kitchen was well stocked with almost anything you wanted (dishes, small appliances, pots/pans, seasonings, cleaning supplies, etc.)… Read more “Great Relaxing Trip”

Kathy & Anthony O.

We SO Love Every Minute Of Our Time There!

Fall colors

Your cabin and cottage (we’ve stayed in both) are immaculately clean, organized and stocked. Linda and Jorge are so kind, helpful and welcoming! Once you cross that sweet bridge you leave the world behind you and all you see and hear are the peaceful sounds of the rushing creek, sounds of nature and the breeze… Read more “We SO Love Every Minute Of Our Time There!”

Judy P.

Wonderful Place For A Stay

kid & dad fishing

Gili’s Cove Cottage is a beautiful, well kept house completely stocked for your stay. The owners Linda and Jorge are very kind and easy to deal with. They own three homes in the area and all of them are lovely. The peaceful sound of the creek helps wash away all the stresses of daily life.… Read more “Wonderful Place For A Stay”

Albert & Barabara P.

The House And Grounds Were Immaculate

Lake Chatuge

We enjoyed our 3 week stay at this property. The property was beautiful and well-maintained. The house and grounds were immaculate. Appreciated that the kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed. The screened porch was fantastic with the sounds of the creek, extremely peaceful place for vacation.

Nancy & Bentley J.

We Slept Good Every Night


We wanted to let you know that we enjoyed your house on the creek. We loved the sound of creek–just like rain! We slept good every night. The walks over to the pond were so pleasant, looking at the geese and watching to see if we might catch a plane coming or going. We were… Read more “We Slept Good Every Night”

Carole P.

You Can’t Ask For More!

wildflowers in grass

This private and peaceful place to stay was perfect for our needs. The water tumbling over the rocks sounded like rain falling on the roof. The cabin was easy to get to but isolated. The kitchen was the most well stocked with appliances and more utensils than any I have been in. Clean and roomy… Read more “You Can’t Ask For More!”

John P. & Family

Fantastic House

pond fall colors

Fantastic house. Big clean great bathrooms. Secluded but not too secluded.

Mark & Elyse G.

Fantastic Getaway!

girl with fish

A lovely cottage and beautiful surroundings. Couldn’t ask for a more relaxing setting. Even caught a dozen or so fish in the pond. Linda made us feel very welcome and made sure we had everything we needed. We’ll be back soon!

Alan L.

This Was One Of The Nicest Places We’ve Stayed In

dogs in water

This was one of the nicest places we’ve stayed in. Linda met us at the property when we arrived and gave us a thorough tour. I was amazed how clean the place was. Just about anything you could possibly need was provided. Very spacious and comfortable. I loved the floor plan of the house. I… Read more “This Was One Of The Nicest Places We’ve Stayed In”

Pat & Paul S.

Awesome Get-A-Way!

Flowers on table

Awesome getaway! Very clean, quiet and the perfect getaway. We will come back again!

Joe & Tabitha C.

Gili’s Cove Is The Perfect Home Base!

Lake Chatuge

Had a wonderful time at Gili’s Cove Cottage! House was well-appointed, clean and very private. Our hosts were fantastic…dog treats for our pups, a wealth of local information and fresh flowers were all there when we arrived. We ate all our meals on the screened porch and spent the rest of the time in the… Read more “Gili’s Cove Is The Perfect Home Base!”

Jenny D.

Exceeded Expectations

Boy on tube in creek

We rented two cabins (Gili’s Cove Cottage and Blackwell Branch Cabin) and it was the best vacation we have ever taken. The other family stayed 50 yards away and the kids would knock on our door at 7am (ugh) wanting pancakes, pancakes! Our kids floated up and down the creek all day, caught tons of… Read more “Exceeded Expectations”

Suzanne & Jason W.

Exceeded Expectations

Tusquittee Creek

Our stay at Gili’s Cove Cottage was the best vacation we have had in years. Everything about the cottage was as good or better than expected and the sound of the creek is mesmerizing. It was our first time staying in that area and we loved it. We can’t wait to stay there again!

Janet & Daniel H.

What A Great Place!

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Linda could not have been more helpful. The home is clean, comfortable, in an incredible location. The owners were quick and helpful with information and emails, in fact, I have stayed in any number of places through VRBO/HomeAway and never got the amount of helpful information, down to what it takes to get a fishing… Read more “What A Great Place!”

Mike B.

Little Piece Of Heaven

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This is the second time we have stayed at this little piece of heaven. My wife and I just love this place. We plan on returning again as soon as we can. Again thanks Linda and Jorge for letting us share in your perfect area for some needed rest and relaxation.

Rickey & Evelyn B.

Perfect Stay For Some Rest And Relaxation And Just Enjoying The Mountains!

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Beautiful place, perfectly kept with all the amenities in one central location to sight-see North Carolina/Georgia mountains. Just wish I could have stayed longer! Already planning next trip later in the year. Would absolutely recommend staying at one of Linda and Jorge’s places. I could not have picked a better place in the mountains!

James S. & Friend

Tranquil And Relaxing!


This trip was exactly what we needed. The location was so private, we didn’t see even one other car on the road the whole weekend! It was absolutely BEAUTIFUL! With all of the flowers surrounding the home, it was like being in a botanical garden. The creek running by the home added a peace and… Read more “Tranquil And Relaxing!”

Christy & Brent M.


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The cottage was not only immaculate, Linda and Jorge made us feel as if we were the most important guests they have ever had. Fresh flowers, fruit bowl, and other goodies greeted us along with the friendly owners. So well organized. This setting is breathtaking. Perfect retreat. Only complaint is that our time was too… Read more “THE BEST!”

Dee O.

Our New Mountain Home Away From Home!

Tusquittee Creek

Gili’s Cove Cottage is our new mountain home away from home! It is a neat and comfortable house, well-equipped with all the necessities, and it sits right by a serene and peaceful mountain creek. We had excellent communication with Linda, the host, from the moment we booked, and when we arrived, we found small special… Read more “Our New Mountain Home Away From Home!”

Cindy & Paul W.

Very Good Property. Peaceful. Well-Furnished

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I have visited this property twice in the past 6 months. I will return. For my most recent visit, I carried two of my grandchildren , 4 and 6. They loved it as much as I do. The place is spotless, nicely furnished, and very well positioned by a beautiful creek. There are more special… Read more “Very Good Property. Peaceful. Well-Furnished”

Pamela R. & Grandkids

Great Experience!

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Everything was more than I expected. The house was spotless and fully equipped. Linda was waiting for us and gave us lots of recommendations. It was a great opportunity for our family to rest and get away from the city for a few days. I would come back some other time for sure!

Ana M. & Family

A Thanksgiving Getaway

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The cottage was everything that we needed. Linda was great to work with. We weren’t sure if our getaway was going to take place this year with the forest fires going on but Linda kept me informed on the conditions and at the last minute we decided to give it a try. My dad is… Read more “A Thanksgiving Getaway”

Tammy B. & Family

Thank You So Much For The Hospitality

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Thank you so much for the hospitality. We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Gili’s Cove Cottage. Everything was simply perfect. Thank you for making our stay so memorable. We loved all the special touches– the fresh fruit, fresh flowers, welcome gift, supply of firewood ready for a cozy campfire! We loved our stay and want… Read more “Thank You So Much For The Hospitality”

John & Alice P.

Very Nice Accommodations

Tusquittee Creek

This rental has everything I was looking for. The area is very beautiful and quiet. I will definitely be back!

Pamela R. & Guest

Highly Recommend Staying On Serenity

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On arrival we were met by Linda and Jorge with a warm welcome. We even got a golf cart ride around the property which included a tour of Blackwell Branch Cabin. Gili’s Cove Cottage was the cleanest and most equipped VRBO that we have ever rented. We enjoyed the nice touches of flowers, fresh fruit… Read more “Highly Recommend Staying On Serenity”

Louise N.

A Gem Of Serenity


Outstanding experience! Nestled amongst gorgeous trees in the beautiful Tusquittee Valley, this gem of a cottage grabbed my heart. Gili’s Cove exudes a warmth, peacefulness and a sense of being in one’s own private sanctuary. Linda and Jorge have done an exceptional job ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable stay. They provide spacious accommodations, impeccable cleanliness,… Read more “A Gem Of Serenity”

Margaret S.

Our Home Away From Home

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Just spent another 5 weeks at Gili’s. It is the home we always wanted in NC but without the headaches of having two homes. It is really magical to us and our dog Abby. We come, unpack and make believe we live here and it’s always so hard to come back home to Florida. But… Read more “Our Home Away From Home”

Judy & Dennis P.

Secluded And Cozy

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This was by far one of the best VRBO experiences that my husband and I have had. First, let me say that Linda and Jorge are the epitome of hosts and were extremely easy to work with even on short notice. They met us upon our arrival and showed us around the property. In addition,… Read more “Secluded And Cozy”

Karen & Rick S.

Favorite Getaway

Tusquittee Creek

We have enjoyed 2 visits to this cottage and have already scheduled a 3rd. I am a bit OCD about cleanliness and this beautiful creekside get-away is by far the cleanest we have ever rented. Everything is of high quality from the sheets and towels to the glasses. The screened porch is the big draw… Read more “Favorite Getaway”

Barbara & Jeff W.

Best Vacation Rental Yet!

If I could give this property 6 stars, I would! We arrived to an immaculate home and could immediately hear the rushing waters of the creek just behind it. Linda (the owner) swung by to greet us and was incredibly welcoming and helpful. The cottage was very well stocked, not only with things like pots,… Read more “Best Vacation Rental Yet!”

The Pinney Family

Linda And Her Husband Are Excellent Hosts


We found and stayed at Gili’s Cove Cottage last year in July. Once again we returned and spent a relaxing week at the cottage. As stated in previous comments, the cottage is immaculate, the home setting is beautiful, and basic items needed are supplied. There was a bowl of fresh fruit on the table, fresh… Read more “Linda And Her Husband Are Excellent Hosts”

Ellen & Dennis D.

Absolutely Wonderful!

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We have traveled around for many years and stayed at a lot of vacation homes, but this place was outstanding!  Linda certainly knows how to make a vacation special. Everything you would need is there. The cottage was immaculate and the sounds of the rushing creek were so relaxing. The mountain views, fishing in the… Read more “Absolutely Wonderful!”

Vicki & Dave S.

Awesome Birthday Getaway Weekend!


Wow…this place is so cool!!! Beautiful views all around the landscape, the stream behind the house, the pond and the mountains in the background. Lovely, clean, spacious, fully equipped home. My husband & I, 13 yr-old daughter with a friend truly enjoyed our stay! Thank you Linda and Jorge for going the “extra mile” in… Read more “Awesome Birthday Getaway Weekend!”

The Park Family

Wonderful Oasis

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Serenity. My family was long overdue for some time away from the routine. I needed a place where I could totally cease the rush and pressure of life and Myleen and the children needed fun things to do. This was the perfect place to meet all of our needs, The family played in the creek,… Read more “Wonderful Oasis”

Bob S. & family

Lovely, Peaceful And Beautiful Setting

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We searched online for several weeks before deciding on the destination for our vacation. We came across Gili’s Cove Cottage and the description sounded wonderful and just what we were looking for. When we arrived the owner was there to meet us and showed us the cottage and we were very impressed!  Everything was absolutely… Read more “Lovely, Peaceful And Beautiful Setting”

Diane & Steve C.

Lucky To Get This House!


My two daughters and a friend and I just got back from a long weekend stay at this AMAZING place. This house is the cleanest rental that I have ever stayed in (I have booked over 30 VRBOs in the past two years). The homeowners were extremely informative and responsive to my booking questions and… Read more “Lucky To Get This House!”

Mary T. & friends

Get-Away Weekend

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My wife and I just got back from a weekend stay! We did not want to leave! I was amazed at the fishing. I was expecting a few but was surprised at how many I caught. The biggest was four maybe four and a half pounds. My wife also caught two on two casts. The… Read more “Get-Away Weekend”

Ricky & Evelyn B.

Away From it All

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If you are in need of a break or an escape of any kind, this is the place to go. First, the location is amazing– tucked in a gorgeous tiny valley surrounded by the beauty of the mountains.  The cottage itself is located in a beautiful, out of the way spot on a roaring creek… Read more “Away From it All”

Barbara & Jeff W.

Our New Found Paradise


Beautiful, spacious and very cozy! Can’t wait to visit again!  Mrs. Linda is wonderful and very thoughtful. Thanks again for a special birthday. We absolutely love adventures and privacy.

Denise A.

Best Kept Secret In Hayesville


My husband and I booked this cottage at the last minute and we are so glad we did. Linda was extremely nice on the phone and in person. This house was much more than we expected. We have stayed at numerous vacation rentals over the last six years. Never had we had an owner who… Read more “Best Kept Secret In Hayesville”

Tom & Mary W.

Peaceful And Tranquil-In The Woods/Meadow/Stream, All Of The Above

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I have stayed at many VRBO’s and I sincerely believe this is my favorite. Linda was the consummate host ensuring all details were handled, communication was plentiful, and no surprises.  Even the beautiful snowfall that fell the day we were to arrive, she made sure we knew and had already cleared the drive. We needed… Read more “Peaceful And Tranquil-In The Woods/Meadow/Stream, All Of The Above”

Bonnie & Glen B.

Perfect Location, Outstanding Rental

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This was one of the very best VRBO rental experiences that we have ever had. My family of five stayed for five days over New Years’ and my only complaint is that we could not stay longer. The location of this home is perfect if, like us, you prefer a quieter area in the “real”… Read more “Perfect Location, Outstanding Rental”

Rob & Emily R.

The Best Getaway To Clear Your Mind

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this was our second time staying here with our dog Daisy. Once again, Linda and Jorge knocked it out of the park! They have even made many upgrades since our last stay! They go out of their way to meet any need, and on top of it all, the place is spotless. Plus, they treat… Read more “The Best Getaway To Clear Your Mind”

Leslie & Mark S.

Perfect For Our Needs

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We have been staying in western North Carolina for many years now. We have never stayed in the same home twice, however we will definitely break that pattern with this home. We had never stayed in Hayesville before, opting previously for the Murphy or Nantahala areas. Hayesville turned out to be a lovely area, less… Read more “Perfect For Our Needs”

Amy A.

Perfect Thanksgiving Getaway


This property was the perfect Thanksgiving getaway for our family of 4, plus dogs! The home was spotless and welcoming and the surrounding property with the creek literally at your back door is stunning. Our kids spent hours playing on the creek rocks (rain boots recommended, it can be slippery). They also thoroughly enjoyed the… Read more “Perfect Thanksgiving Getaway”

The Storey Family

Linda Thought Of Everything!

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All of the Nelson family thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Gili’s  Cove Cottage– only wish it could have been longer.  Linda thought of everything! This was one of our nicer experiences, thank you!

The Nelson Family

God’s Beauty At Its Best!

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Turn the corner and you are in a magical place………God’s beauty at it s best!!!!!! Oh my goodness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!…….this was the most beautiful fall view I have seen in a very long long time. The fall colors were just perfect and we enjoyed our stay even though it rained most of the time. How could you not?? First let… Read more “God’s Beauty At Its Best!”

Steve & Rhonda M.

We Can’t Wait to Return In September!

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Thank you so much for making your wonderful cottage available for us and others to enjoy. We can’t wait to return in September! See you soon!

Jane & David M.

Best VRBO Ever

Lake Chatuge

I am an avid VRBO fan and this cottage tops them all.  I say that because not only is the house well kept and nicely furnished, but also because anything and everything I could need or want was readily available. I was greeted with a welcome packet loaded with information about the area, a bowl… Read more “Best VRBO Ever”

Nikki Smith

Just What The Doctor Ordered

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Nice house- very clean and nicely appointed. The property  with the stream right off the porch and the lake with mountain views steps away made for a perfect mountain retreat. The location is easily accessible, close enough to town yet very private and Linda was great to work with. I wouldn’t hesitate to stay again… Read more “Just What The Doctor Ordered”

Barbara & David W.

Beautiful Cottage – Fantastic Owners!!


My husband and I were staying in Hiawassee GA but everything was booked there. We broadened our search radius and were lucky enough to find this jewel!! House was beautiful, well-equipped with anything and everything we could want. All we needed to bring was clothing & food. Owners have truly thought of everything to make… Read more “Beautiful Cottage – Fantastic Owners!!”

Randy & Lisa L.

So Many Little Extras

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We enjoyed your wonderful VRBO. We enjoyed everything about our stay. You thought of so many little extras that made our stay so comfortable. Thank you so much!

The Kaufmann sisters

So Peaceful And Quiet


From a thank-you note:
Thank you for letting us enjoy your beautiful place. It is so peaceful and quiet. Everything was so neat and clean. Our stay was way too short. Maybe next time it will be longer. The pups enjoyed their walks everyday as I did. Mama really enjoyed her walks too. Loved… Read more “So Peaceful And Quiet”

Pauline L.

It Was Perfect!

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We just spent 4 nights in this amazing cottage.  It was perfect for the 5 of us! We came in late on our first night because of prior plans and Linda was there to greet us as we drove over the bridge…ticked in next to the creek, it was perfect! The house is clean and… Read more “It Was Perfect!”

Melissa D. & family

Peaceful Getaway

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Gorgeous cabin!!! The cabin was spotless and well-stocked. Linda and Jorge were very helpful and thought of all the extras to make this one of the best vacations ever. Our dog loved the creek and pond. Our 12 year-old grandson had a wonderful time and said it felt like we belonged there.  We got to… Read more “Peaceful Getaway”

Leslie & Mark S.

Cozy Cottage

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What a cozy cottage! My boyfriend, my dog and I had a great time at this cottage over a chilly winter weekend. Linda was very accommodating and went above and beyond preparing lots of hiking suggestions for us to check out– not to mention the little Valentine’s Day themed welcome gifts she left for us.… Read more “Cozy Cottage”

Olivia L.

Home Away From Home!

Lake Chatuge

Home away from Home! This place is such a perfect getaway! Peaceful and quiet, yet minutes from plenty of things to do. My husband and I took our toddler and met up with friends for a long weekend. There’s a great playground in town for the kiddos, family-friendly restaurants, close-by hiking trails, the backyard fireplace… Read more “Home Away From Home!”

Clare & Dan B.

A Little Piece of Heaven

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This place was a little piece of heaven. If you are looking for relaxation in a quiet peaceful place, this is it. Mom and I were looking for a place to just relax and enjoy nature. The creek will lure you to sleep and the sun room was awesome.  The flowers were beautiful, the birds… Read more “A Little Piece of Heaven”

Pauline and her mom

Absolutely AMAZING!

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Absolutely AMAZING! Close your eyes and imagine the most serene, beautiful and amazing place you can conjure up.  If you rent this place, you are there. What an amazing time we had. The house is immaculate and has all the comforts of home. Linda and Jorge thought of everything. The views are breathtaking, the neighbors… Read more “Absolutely AMAZING!”

Nikki & Jorge G.