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Gili's Cove Cottage
Here’s what you need to know…
Sleeps 6 Adults
Family & Kid Friendly
Free Wi-Fi + Roku Streaming
Gili’s Cove Cottage… You’ll never leave the porch!
Gili’s Cove Cottage offers you a way to escape the traffic, noise and stress of urban living. 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.
The property: 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.
Outside/Accessability: 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.
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”
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”
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”
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”
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!”
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.
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.
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 !”
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”
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”
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.
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 !”
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!”
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”
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!”
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!
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!”
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”
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!”
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”
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.
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”
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!”
Fantastic house. Big clean great bathrooms. Secluded but not too secluded.
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!
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”
Awesome getaway! Very clean, quiet and the perfect getaway. We will come back again!
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!”
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”
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!
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!”
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.
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!
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!”
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!”
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!”
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”
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!
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”
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”
This rental has everything I was looking for. The area is very beautiful and quiet. I will definitely be back!
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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!”
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”
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!”
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!”
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”
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”
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!”
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”
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”
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.
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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!
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!”
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!
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”
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”
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!!”
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!
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 sitting… Read more “So Peaceful And Quiet”
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!”
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”
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”
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!”
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”
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!”
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