Affordable family vacations at the R Ranch in the Mountains – Dahlonega!

Very affordable year round family vacation getaway in Dahlonega!
We are selling our share in R Ranch in the Mountains!
Own a part of 830 acres with an horse stables and private herd to ride all year, plus cabins, RV sites and a clubhouse and pool. Gated community to spend your weekends with the family. This is a not a time share, but an investment in your family’s future vacations and getaways.
The R Ranch regularly hosts member events and even has a chapel for Sunday services and weddings. If you like swimming, trail riding, hiking, camping and fishing – this is your kind of place.
Cabin rentals are less than $7 for the weekend (cleaning fee). RV spots too! You can also leave/store your RV there year round!
We have loved our time here so much and use the R Ranch on a regular basis year round!
Only a short 1 hour drive up 400 from Sandy Springs.
Assessments are $620 semi-annual and you won’t owe any until October.
Park you RV here! Gated and safe! All hookups, beautiful views and plenty of activities.
Only asking the transfer price of $500. (They do charge $50 for credit check).

Contact:

(404) 434-3374
mtsmith1013@yahoo.com

Sandestin, Pet Friendly with Golf Cart, Plus Many More in The Destin Area

Free Activities Fun Pass! Enjoy the Bay View and Sunrises, 2-Bedroom/2.5-Bath, Golf Cart, Pet Friendly This tastefully decorated vacation home offers one beautiful surprise after another. From the picturesque window overlooking the Choctawhatchee Bay to the Links Golf Course, everything here speaks “relax and enjoy.” Sitting on your private deck you can unwind with a view of the of the Choctawhatchee Bay, the lakes on the fairway or the beautiful sunrises. This charming unit has a spacious open floor plan including two bedrooms and two and half bathrooms.. The fully-equipped kitchen with washer and dryer opens to the large living and dining area. The dining table seats 6 and the breakfast bar seats 3. The living room faces more windows and features a flat screen television, so there’s plenty of room for the whole family to curl up and watch movies or enjoy the scenery.

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Contact:

Barbara Loudon, Press 2
(855) 550-8005
info@shoredreams.net

Beach time share week available from September 10 to September 17

Time share week available from September 10 to September 17 at Shoreline Towers in Gulf Shores, Alabama. The unit is approximately 1400 sq ft with two bedrooms (total occupancy 6), kitchen, living/dining area, balcony with chairs and table, washer and dryer, TVs and WiFI.  It is located on the beach and has a pool.  We are asking $110/night or best offer. Check in at 3PM on the 10th and check-out by 10AM on the 17th.

Contact:

Peggy Browne
brownep46@yahoo.com

Amelia Island Plantation Ocean Front Condo with Secured Wifi

Our condominium is on the third floor of Turtle Dunes, a condominium complex that is part of the Dunes Club on Amelia Island Plantation. Our Our unit has a breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean. It also overlooks a sparkling pool. Sunrises and sunsets are mesmerizing! With the beach fewer than 100 yards away, morning and evening walks are always enticing and exhilarating!

Let our home away from home be your home away from home!

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Margaret kittrell
(770) 396-5347
aipcondo@aol.com

Hilton Head Island Villa

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Enjoy your Hilton Head Island vacation while staying in Palmetto Dunes Plantation. This resort is regarded as one of the finest family resorts. Your beautiful two-bedroom, two-bath, 2nd floor villa is only a short walk to the beach. This spacious villa features two master suites, each with two queen-size beds and private bath. The floor plan is very open and offers a living room with vaulted ceiling, dining area, full kitchen with breakfast bar, washer/ dryer, and a covered porch that overlooks the lagoon. Your villa is also equipped with 3 TVs and high-speed wireless Internet access. This floor plan is perfect for two families or a golf/ tennis foursome.

• The Centre Court Villas have a private on-site pool, tennis courts, and conference center.
• Our guests will enjoy FREE court time at the Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center
• Golfers have the benefit of the three world-class golf courses within Palmetto Dunes. A discount is available for Palmetto Dunes Golf Courses.
• The 11-mile lagoon is perfect for kayaking, canoeing, and fishing
• Have fun biking on the leisure paths and the three miles of sandy beaches within the resort
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Contact:

Lisa Gill
(770)350-9137
ltgill@bellsouth.net

Hitlon Head 3 BR/3BA Townhouse (deal on a November getaway!)

Hilton Head-Beautiful 3 bedroom/3 bath townhouse by Carolina Club Resorts in Shipyard Nov. 9-16 It’s a timeshare week I can’t use this year but I would love several couples or some gals or a family to get to use it. It includes a discounted round of golf everyday. Two bedrooms have king size beds and the third has two twins. 2 bikes allow a quick ride through the woods to the beach. It also has a car pass to the very nearby beach.
The going rate is $980 but I would rent it for $800.

Contact:

Sue Cunnold
(678)427-4038
scunnold@bellsouth.net

Cottage for Rent, Come Hike and Bike in Brevard, NC.

SONY DSCThe Cottage at Franklin Park’ is conveniently located in downtown Brevard, North Carolina. Located in the Franklin Park neighborhood, directly across the street from ‘The Big Play’ and City Pool. Just a stones throw from Main Street shops and restaurants. Easy walk to Brevard College, Silvermont and Transylvania County Library. The cottage has 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen and laundry room, dining room for 6, living room with fireplace and cable TV, wireless internet and a fantastic screen porch. Property also has a fenced in backyard with deck area. Local attractions include….Brevard Music Center, Porter Center, Pisgah National Forest, Dupont Forrest, Blue Ridge Parkway, and the ever popular Sliding Rock. Asheville is just 30 minutes north and easily accessible. Come visit Brevard, a perfect location to call home camp while exploring Transylvania County and all of Western North Carolina.

Note from Audra:  Ive been here, personally know the owners, and know you’ll have a great visit!

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Contact:

Robert McCully
(803)707-9119
rwmccullyjr@aol.com

Beach house rental in Seagrove Beach, Florida

Group-of-pics-1Custom designed by an award-winning architect, this beautiful new beach cottage is located along scenic Highway 30A in Seagrove Beach, Florida, just a 3-minute walk to the turquoise waters and white sandy beaches of the magnificent Emerald Gulf Coast. It is the perfect paradise for fun and relaxation with family and friends.

If you and the kids don’t feel like going to the beach, you can relax at 2 lovely community pools. For your personal enjoyment, we have 4 new bicycles so you can take leisurely rides to Seaside, Watercolor, Grayton Beach, Watersound, Rosemary Beach, or you can simply explore several of the nearby state parks. And if you like tennis, there are 2 community tennis courts.

This ecologically designed house features 3 bedrooms and 2-1/2 bathrooms that comfortably sleeps 8-10 people. The bedroom on the first floor has a king-size bed, walk-in closet, flat screen HDTV and private bathroom with walk-in shower. On the second floor, there is another bedroom with a king-size bed, walk-in closet and flat screen HDTV. There are 3 sets of bunk beds on the second floor: a bunk room with 2 sets of bunk beds and built-in storage to keep up with everyone’s belongings. There is also a bunk alcove that sleeps 2 additional people. There is a full bathroom (with bathtub) as well as an extra sink alcove so several people can wash up at the same time. The second floor also features a loft that overlooks the 2-story living room for quiet reflection, reading, writing or even an afternoon nap.

The living room features a 55” flat screen HDTV with custom-designed reclaimed barn wood surround. Connect to the Onkyo receiver and the built-in speaker system to listen to Pandora or your favorite playlists.

The full size kitchen features stainless steel appliances, refrigerator and freezer with ice maker, dishwasher, granite countertops, maple cabinets and a full range of appliances, including a Keurig coffee maker, blender, and microwave.

On the front porch, enjoy the comfortable rocking chairs and porch swing as you unwind from another relaxing day in paradise.

The private screened-in rear porch overlooks a beautiful nature preserve and walking paths that lead to a lovely pond and picnic area.

Bring your sunscreen, flip flops and your favorite beverages. Relax, unwind and enjoy your stay!Group-of-pics-2

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Contact:

Howard Wertheimer
(404)277-1013
werth1108@gmail.com

SPECTACULAR HIGHLANDS NC CABIN FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND DESIGNERS!!!!!

IMG_0150 Ready for you is a stunning vacation rental home located on the lake within the Cold Springs Saddle and Tennis Community and just a short seven minute drive to downtown Highlands and 15 minutes from equally fabulous Cashiers. We have everything you could want in a Highland’s cabin…house and garden perfect! We have a private and peaceful lakefront setting with a gentle brook running through property. Two beautiful tennis courts are available and gorgeous walks throughout the community, with its horse pastures, lake, woods and private kayaking from our dock! Take the kids fishing from the island in the lake. There is one screened porch on the first level with dining table for 8 and one open porch on the second level with lovely stone and gas fireplace. There are great views of the lake from the porches and yard.

Our home sleeps 8 in four large bedrooms and even has a daybed in the great room for two more. There are private bathrooms for all and two full levels of living and dining. Three levels including the bedrooms. There are three separate dining areas with each table seating eight or more! Have breakfast in the family dining area near kitchen, lunch in town and grill back at the house with dinner in the second floor great room beside the soaring stone fireplace. You can play bocce ball and horseshoes on our forest court and enjoy board games and books on a rainy day! Truly a home for relaxing and entertaining!

For complete information and photos, visit: http://www.vacationrentals.com/vacation-rentals/52409.html
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We can go on and on about the pleasures of Highlands…food, music, art, hiking, canoeing, whitewater rafting, wine events, shopping, enjoying small charming towns, outdoor games, board games, loving family and friends. A true destination retreat for one week or more…you will not want to leave!

MENTION THAT YOU SAW THIS AD IN THE AHA! CONNECTION AND WE WILL REWARD YOU WITH A $200 ONE WEEK PRICE REDUCTION!!!!

YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO BE HERE!!!!
(And so does your family dog if it is well trained and doesn’t mind a muddy lake.)

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Contact:

Lindsey Hooper
(703)532-0418
hooper4h@msn.com

Beautiful Private Beach/Vacation Home on Captiva Island!

3BR/2BA private beach home located in gated South Seas Island Resort on Captiva Island, Florida. Gorgeous panoramic views of the beach and the Gulf of Mexico from almost every room in the house. Pool and beach are located just steps away from the screen porch. Sunsets that will astound you! Excellent rental income potential.

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Contact:

Mary Ann Cowart
(239)851-6447
MACowart@aol.com

Fabulous NC Mountain Vacation for Whole Family

Hampton-GLenSecluded in the woods on the Horsepasture River, yet only a short walk away from the fun activities at Sapphire Valley Resort, this new three-story up-scale town home includes 4 BR, 3 1/2 BA.

Three bedrooms have their own private bath; the fourth is a bonus room with bunk beds and sofa/den area (perfect for kids). The beautiful kitchen with granite counters has everything you need (even an ice-cream maker) or you can grill outside. The focal point of the den is a gorgeous stacked-stone gas fireplace. The back deck overlooking the river includes a table for outdoor eating and rocking chairs. Everyone will enjoy roasting marshmallows at the fire pit by the river. We also have lots of board games in addition to the 3 TV’s.

Visit www.vrbo.com/420966 for pictures and more information about our vacation home.

Sapphire Valley is in the heart of Western NC, in the area known as the “Land of the Waterfalls.” Fabulous for hiking, mountain biking, picnicking, and simply playing in the rivers. Great restaurants and shopping are in nearby Cashiers (5 minutes) and Highlands (25 min).

Sapphire Valley Resort amenities include golf, tennis, winter ski slope/snow tubing, indoor/outdoor pools, hottubs, dry and wet sauna, fitness center, putt-putt, gem mining, water activities (swimming, canoeing, kayaking, paddleboats, fishing) at Lake Fairfield, children’s summer camps, art classes and more. Summer is filled with nearby art festivals and concerts. Visit www.sapphirevalley.com for information on resort activities. Mention The Aha! Connection in your VRBO Inquiry for a 10% discount!Hampton-Glen-collage

 

 

 

 

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Becky Jarrell
(770)355-7726
beckyjarrell@gmail.com

2BR/2BA Luxury vacational rental in Saint Martin- Oyster Bay Beach Resort

This is a 4Star/5 Diamond award winning Carribean resort in St Martin.
You will have access to go scuba diving, snorkeling, deep sea fishing, parasailing
& many more fun activities on the island. The resort is adjacent to
your own private beach which is connected to the Westin at Dawn Beach.
You can charter day trips to St Bart’s, Anguilla, Saba & many more.
We have multiple 2BR/2BA units available mid-Jan thru mid-Dec.
Each week currently goes for $2500/week. If you mention Aha,
we will give you a one-time 10% off your weekly rental.
Please checkout www.obbr.com for more resort info & pictures.

Sean Stobart
All Executive Limo & Travel
404.550.3451

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Contact:

Sean Stobart
(404)550-3451
Allexecutive@mindspring.com

Lake Oconee Lakefront 3BR/3BA Condo in Cuscowilla

Three bedroom, three bath, lakefront condominium in Sojourn at Cuscowilla on Lake Oconee. Perfect getaway for a family vacation or a corporate business outing. Meeting rooms and business services available. Located one hour east of Atlanta off I-20. Beautiful resort within a gated golf community. World class 18 hole Ben Crenshaw golf course, tennis courts and two restaurants within Cuscowilla. Kids club and pool within walking distance of the condo. Condo is furnished with class and comfort, granite countertops in kitchen, Italian tile, granite and whirlpool in MBR, slate porch overlooking the lake. Sleeps 6. Boat, bike and watercraft rentals available within walking distance. Ritz Carlton Lake Oconee with 3 award winning restaurants and spa is located within 6 miles of the condo for your enjoyment. Call to schedule your rental at 770-313-6186 or email lindapm05@aol.com.

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Contact:

Linda Miller
(770)313-6186
lindapm05@aol.com

New Home in Watersound West Beach, FL 3BR/ 3.5 BA + Bunk Nook

2a26f59a-f714-46a9-ae7b-4d42fb050bd5.1.10Located South of the famed Scenic Highway 30-A in the sugary white sands and emerald green waters of the Emerald Coast, we invite you to experience our recently completed beach home.

WaterSound West Beach is a community that offers the advantage of being centrally located in the midst of the 30A communities such as Seaside, Watercolor and Rosemary Beach but has over 2 miles of very private beaches that are rarely crowded and offer you and your family the chance to truly relax and enjoy some of the most spectacular beaches in Florida. In addition to the beach experience, our community is bordered by Deer Lake State Park that shares its name with rare dune lakes located within the park. If you are looking for the ultimate place to enjoy nature and family- you have found it!

Our new beach home is professionally decorated and full of custom upgrades throughout the house that has everything you need for the perfect get away. This 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom vacation home sleeps 10 easily and its floor plan offers plenty of room. The first floor includes a gourmet kitchen, dining and living room in an open floor plan. The living room includes a home theater system with a 60 inch LCD TV and seating for 10. The dining area seats 8 with additional seating at the granite island. A master bedroom is also located on the main floor with a king size bed and grand private bathroom.kitchen

The second floor features two beautifully appointed bedrooms including a second master with a king size bed and large custom bathroom. The second bedroom is large with two twin beds. In addition, a separate custom bunk nook is also located in this area with 2 oversize twin XL mattresses. A den on this floor features a TV/Video game area as well as a queen sleeper sofa

The house also has a outside screened porch with comfortable furniture and just outside the porch is an enclosed hot/cold water shower for the after beach wash down.

Beach chairs, bicycles, putter/golf balls , beach towels and access to fitness center are provided during your stay. Guests also have access to neighborhood pool, private beach access, and a ‘puttering park’. In addition, guests can also visit the Watersound Beach Club- a beachfront oasis offering a pool, kids area, locker room, clubhouse, restaurant, bar and beach chair service for an additional fee.

Rates do not include 12% sales tax and a $250 cleaning fee. A $750.00 fully refundable security deposit is also required.

Labor Day – October 20 $1800/ week ($275 night – 3 night minimum)
October 20 – March 2 (excluding holidays) $1500.00 week ($250 night- 3 night min)
Fall/Winter Holidays – $1900/ week
March 2 – March 23 $2500/ week
March 23 – April 13 $3000/ week
April 13 – May 25 $2800/ week
May 25 – Aug 3 $3300/ week (July 4th week $3600/ week)
Aug 3 – Labor Day $2500/ week

Contact:

Paige Meier
(404)909-4318
paigem@bellsouth.net