It's all about the creek…and the mountains

It's OK, you're in the mountains now... Breathe.

Believe me, you’ll never leave the porch – unless you decide to move over to the hammock.
Gili’s Cove Cottage offers you a way to escape the traffic, noise and stress of urban living. 

Gili's Cove Cottage

Just imagine waking up to the sounds of the birds and the creek, having your morning coffee out on the back porch while gazing at the mountains.  Maybe the early-birds are already up, watching the sunrise over the hills while fishing in the creek or the pond.  Plan a waterfall adventure or a hike in the national forests that surround us.  Or simply imagine yourself lazily swinging in the hammock as the sun sets over the creek and pond.  Gili’s Cove is the perfect home base for any mountain getaway.

Gili's Cove Cottage Details

Right On The Creek

Tusquittee Creek, a rushing stream with headwaters in the Nantahala mountains, is sure to wash away the stresses of everyday life.

Bright & Light Open Floor Plan

A wall of windows in the family room and a large open plan means you can gaze at the creek and the mountains from almost every window. 

More Details About Your Stay

The cottage sits on a level lot surrounded by an acre of flowering trees and shrubs with a pull-through drive and a carport.  Serenity Lane is a dead-end road with only four homes. The first is Gili’s Cove Cottage, next is an acre of woods, then Blackwell Branch Cabin (our sister property), another wooded lot and then our own home.  Beyond our home at the dead-end is our one and only neighbor.  We own the property between the cottage and the cabin next door, so children (and grown-ups) can feel free to wander among the trees and wildflowers. This special location, tucked away on the south side of the creek, ensures peace and quiet, complete privacy.

Interior:  2 bedrooms & 2 full baths (1500sf)

The home is a two-bedroom/two-bath cottage with a split plan for privacy, sleeps six.  Living room + family room allows plenty of room for you and all your gear.

The living room has a gas fireplace heater with two comfy recliners.  The family room has a wall of windows overlooking the creek, with an oversized counter and wet bar. 

The all-season porch is screened in summer, but when the weather gets cool, the 360-degree windows allow you to still enjoy the porch  and the gas fireplace and comfy chaise lounge provide a perfect spot for curling up with a good book.

The kitchen is large, open and bright, and is fully equipped to handle meals for family gatherings. Off the kitchen is the laundry room with a wash-up sink, folding table and plenty of hanging space. Hi-speed internet with Wi-Fi means you’ll never be out of touch. Also provided is a landline phone with free domestic long distance.  The cottage has central heat & A/C.

Bedroom 1 has a beautiful oak sleigh bed with brand new queen mattress & boxspring and luxurious hotel-quality linens. Brand-new wall-to-wall carpeting. Open the windows and fall asleep to the sounds of the creek. On cool nights, enjoy the warmth of the Amish fireplace heater. Large closet along one wall with plenty of hangers and storage for your clothing and gear.  Private en-suite bathroom allows complete privacy from bedroom 2, which is on opposite side of cottage. 

Bedroom 2 has two single beds, large closet on opposite wall with plenty of hanging space and storage. New mattresses & bedding and new wall-to-wall carpeting in both bedrooms. Luggage racks provided. Each bathroom in this split plan offers complete privacy– perfect for couples– and are impeccably clean, with brand-new toilets, large vanities, and plenty of fluffy towels.  Futon in family room sleeps 2.


No need to worry about dirt roads or steep inclines.  The roads into the cottage are level and paved for easy access– no crazy ups and downs or stomach-churning turns.  The pull-through driveway with carport keeps your vehicle clean and dry.  No ramp, but cottage is on a level lot with easy access, three steps up into the house from the front porch.  Backyard: A large firepit is right beside the creek, as well as the yard swing and hammock.  Gas BBQ is provided for grilling your just-caught dinner. 

Internet, TV and telephone:
Keeping in mind that cellular service here in the mountains can be somewhat erratic, we’ve provided a landline telephone (unlimited long distance in the continental US) and hi-speed internet (Wi-Fi) to help you keep in touch.  TV is provided by DirectTV and a Roku streaming device lets you use your Netflix, Hulu and other accounts.

Equipment & Supplies:
Bedrooms & baths:  All sheets and towels are provided, with extra pillows, sheets, blankets & towels in the linen closet.  Bathrooms are supplied with bar soap, liquid hand soap, extra toilet paper and Kleenex, and hairdryer.  Kitchen is fully equipped with microwave, coffeemaker, crockpot, toaster, blender, hand-mixer, all pots & pans, dishwasher soap and liquid dish soap, hand soap, paper towels, foils and wraps.  Reading library, games & puzzles: You’ll find a large collection of books of all types in the bookcase and nightstands.  A supply of jigsaw puzzles and games is also provided to help keep the kids entertained.  Firepit: We provide a starter supply of wood for the big fire-pit out by the creek.  You’ll also find plenty of dead-fall wood on the property.

Ready To Book? Give us a holler!

Use the calendar below to check availability then send the form to book or inquire about your dates.  Have questions?  We can help with that too! 

Gili's Cove Cottage Amenities




Standard rate172.00VariableContact Owner
Holidays188.00VariableContact Owner
Fall Color Season
Oct.19 to Nov.08
188.00VariableContact Owner
Cleaning Fee$ 90.00
Pet Fee-up to two dogs with approval from Owner140.00
Pet Fee for additional dog, with prior approval50.00
Local Tax10%
Memorial Day May 24 to May 27
4th of July June 30 to July 06
Labor Day Aug 31 to Sep 03
Thanksgiving Nov 27 to Dec 028
Christmas & New YearsDec 22 to Jan 02 2023


Perfectly Stocked Extremely Clean

Perfectly Stocked Extremely Clean ! Cabin was perfectly stocked with everything you would need and extremely clean. Linda has the place set up with a very thoughtful taste. The property and surrounding area is beautiful with Tusquittee creek 20 steps from the house. We really enjoyed and highly recommend.

Mike & Kelley B.

It Never Disappoints

creek with rocks

It never disappoints! This is our 3rd trip to Gili’s Cove and it never disappoints. It’s a beautiful home and always very clean and well stocked for your needs. All you need to bring is your groceries if you intend to cook! The property is absolutely breathtaking, with the running creek in the back and a beautiful pond. Lots of area to just take a lovely walk and enjoy the beauty of the property! If you’re looking for a lovely place for your vacation that’s quiet and peaceful we definitely recommend Gili’s Cove!
Steve and Diane

Steve & Diane C.

Steps From the Most Beautiful River

Steps from the most beautiful river! The house was steps from the most beautiful river with windows and rooms taking advantage of the view and sounds of the water. Every need was anticipated by the host, the home was clean and stocked with everything one would need for a mountain getaway.

Andrew W. & family

Winter Getaway

Winter getaway… The Cottage was absolutely perfect for our winter getaway! Linda met us to check in and give us a tour. The Cottage was fully equipped with everything we could possibly need and was impeccably clean. Linda even had bowls and treats for our dog who came with us. We could not have had a better experience and will definitely be coming back for a Summer getaway!

Emily L. & Savon

Setting is to Die For

The setting is to die for! The house is furnished well and the setting is to die for. If you are looking for a hidden gem – well this is it. This is our 2nd Thanksgiving here and we are just as happy with our second visit as we were with the first. The house itself is well maintained and the creek flowing beside can relax any one in any mood. A little slice of heaven!! Thanks Linda & George!!

Thomas C. & Family

Clean and welcoming

Tusquittee Creek

Clean and welcoming. The property was amazing, the creek and pond area to take walks around was lovely and the house itself was clean and welcoming. We will definitely be staying here again.

Kassi & Chris K.