About Paradise

Welcome to Paradise ... when it comes to vacation rentals!

Bald eagles soaring over Lake Petit. Wind whistling through majestic timbers. Shimmering waters under azure skies. A front porch view to nature’s wonders, and you are there to see it all from the decks of this exquisite lakefront retreat!

Stay at the very best Big Canoe has to offer. Whatever the occasion. Whether a long-awaited family vacation, reunion, wedding, anniversary celebration, golf or tennis getaway or business meeting, Paradise is the perfect year-round choice.

Savor fabulous meals prepared in your very own gourmet kitchen. Kick up your heels on expansive decks featuring outdoor grills and seating for large crowds. Enjoy breathtaking lake views and gorgeous sunsets. Take advantage of Big Canoe’s recreation areas and playgrounds, conveniently located a mile from the seven-bedroom home.

Our fabulous lakeside patio and garden lead to an onsite canoe launch for boating entertainment, which includes use of our three-seat canoe, plus a new two-person bass boat for the fishing enthusiast. Cast a line into the picturesque 100-acre Lake Petit, stocked four times annually with trout and other catchable delights. Or enjoy the ride in a party pontoon boat (rentals just across the cove) for a relaxing sunset cruise, offering stunning mountain views and the respite of tranquility from the workaday world.

At day’s end, come home. And what a home to experience!

Seven extra-roomy bedrooms, most with cable TV. The property sleeps 18 plus. One King (Tempurpedic mattress), two pulldown Murphy beds and one daybed on the main floor, two additional Kings and two Queens, two sets of bunkbeds and two pull-out sofas on the terrace level. Five and a half baths.

Light and airy kitchen and breakfast room, accommodating mealtime gatherings at the counter bar, plus a breakfast room table and comfy window seats.

Great room farmhouse table which seats eight for meals or perfect for work-from-home tasks. A separate large, elegant dining room, comfortably seating an additional 8-12 guests. Main floor great room, featuring a leather U-shaped sectional sofa, wood-burning fireplace, and wet bar conveniently located for easy entertaining

Master suite and bath with walk-in shower, tub and bidet on the main floor; within the suite, another bedroom with pull-down hideaway Murphy beds and daybed and a separate entrance with deck access

On the terrace level, huge den with another wood-burning fireplace, large flat screen TV, gaming table, pool/ping pong table, two pull out sofas, five bedrooms (three of which include in-suite full baths), bunk room and barn-door bedroom with full bath, and a full-sized deck with ample seating and eye-popping views of Lake Petit

A vast array of options for the Kosher guest as well. Please contact us for further information.

No pets, please, and keep in mind that motorcycles and RVs are not permitted inside the gates of Big Canoe. Golf carts are allowed only on the golf course.

Big Canoe offers a full array of amenities, including pontoon boating, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding and, of course, fishing on Lake Petit. The family-oriented swim facility on Lake Disharoon offers paddle boats and boards, canoes, a hillside rock water slide and beach with volleyball court.

Big Canoe also provides 27 holes of championship lake and mountain golf, 12 multi-surfaced tennis courts (including indoor), plus two pickleball courts. Miles of hiking trails accessing beautiful waterfalls, an off-road jeep trail, bocce ball, basketball courts, jogging paths and playgrounds for the kids are available, as is the 16,000-square-foot Canoe Fitness Center with spa, an indoor pool, workout machines, indoor tennis, racquetball and aerobic classes.

Fine-dining restaurants are in and adjacent to the community, and the clubhouse features the Mountains Grill and Black Bear Pub. An IGA supermarket in only a short drive away.

Other amenities include:

  • World renowned Gibbs Gardens (8 miles from Big Canoe)
  • Amicalola Falls State park (12 miles from Big Canoe)
  • River rafting/kayaking and trout streams within a 30-minute drive
  • Numerous wineries within a 10-mile radius of Big Canoe
  • One of Georgia’s premier outlet shopping malls, in Dawnsonville, is only a half-hour away, and historic Dahlonega is only 15 minutes further.

Come experience everything Big Canoe has to offer, and welcome to Paradise - Your vacation rental dream.

We can’t wait to hear from you!

Our Amenities


Golf will be forever changed after you play the 27-hole championship Mountain Course designed by Joe Lee with striking mountain peaks, rushing streams, and lush valleys. And these 3 Choctaw, Cherokee, and Creek 9-hole courses offer a wide range of difficulties to test players of all levels. Take advantage of the fully stocked pro shop, and work on your game at the practice greens and driving range. Due to COVID-19 golf carts are limited to one per cart or more if in the same household, and guests may only book 24 hours in advance. We apologize for the inconvenience. Visit the Big Canoe Golf Website for more information.


Led by Racquet Club Director, Matt Motil USPTA & PPR, the Racquet Club has eight outdoor courts with four Har-Tru clay courts, two ClayTech all-weather courts and two hard courts. The center also provides two additional indoor hard courts for out-of-season play. The indoor courts are located at the Wellness Center. Four lighted outdoor Pickleball courts are open year-round. The courts can be reserved by Big Canoe Property Owners or their registered guests by calling the Racquet Club at (706) 268-3367. Visit the Big Canoe Racket Club Website for more information.


Big Canoe’s 17,000 sq. ft. Fitness Center features state-of-the-art cardio machines, free weights, Technogym strength training equipment, two indoor tennis courts, racquetball, and squash. And to top it off, we have a five-lane indoor lap pool with saline water treatment. But the best part of it all? Ending a workout with an unbeatable view of the lake and surrounding North Georgia Mountains. Visit the Big Canoe Wellness Center Website for more information


With roughly 30 percent of its 7,000+ acres preserved as usable green space, Big Canoe is rich in hiking trails – more than 20 miles worth– accompanied by natural waterfalls, babbling brooks and all the fresh mountain air you can imagine. Whether out for a power walk or an easy morning stroll, you’ll be treated to lush scenery and a nice escape from the hustle and bustle of the everyday. There is even a Jeep Trail; Big Canoe's off-road trail designed specifically for 4x4 vehicles! Trail descriptions and maps available at https://www.bigcanoepoa.org/trails Visit the Big Canoe Trails and Hiking Website for more information


From our sparkling Lake Disharoon with a sandy beach to our 110,000 gallon free-form pool, The Swim Club at Big Canoe is perfect for lounging, lapping, paddling, and playing. Have fun with paddleboats, paddleboards, canoes, kayaks, beach volleyball, picnic areas with grills, and our ever popular rockslide! In addition to the outdoor pool overlooking Lake Disharoon, Big Canoe has an additional pool for adults and children at the Wildcat Recreation Center. The Wildcat Recreation Area is located inside of the Wildcat neighborhood near Big Canoe's North Gate entrance. It is a great place for families to gather, with two pools, a playground, covered pavilion, hiking trails, sport courts, playfields and much more. Outside food and beverages are allowed in the Wildcat Recreation area, but we ask that you please dispose of all food trash in the provided bear-proof trash receptacles. Swimming is available for a nominal fee and there is no charge for children under two years old. Contact 706) 268-3441 for the Swim Club or (706) 268-3880 for Wildcat Recreation Center Visit the Big Canoe Swim Club Website for more information


Big Canoe is home to not one, not two, but three pristine lakes–ideal for swimming, boating, paddle boarding, and fishing. Cradled by mountains and towering trees, our lakes are equal parts serenity and activity. Cruise out on a boat rental from our Marina on Lake Petit or pick a spot along the shore to cast a line. To preserve the natural beauty and ambiance of the lake, only electric–powered vessels are permitted at Big Canoe. While staying at Paradise, you can use our 3 person canoe and Bass Baby boat and launch from our shoreline directly. As Big Canoe’s largest lake, Lake Petit covers 111 acres. In addition to a variety of indigenous fish, Petit is well stocked with rainbow trout. Bass, bluegill, crappie and brim are also known to swim the waters of Big Canoe’s Lake Petit and Lake Sconti. Permits are required for anyone 12 or over prior to fishing and can be purchased at the Marina. The serene Lake Sconti is perfect for leisurely fishing, and Lake Disharoon is the go-to spot for swimming and recreation. Visit the Big Canoe Marina Website for more information


Despite its privacy and seclusion, Big Canoe still has plenty of options for shopping and dining—both inside our gates and in neighboring towns. From the Mountains Grill at the Clubhouse on Lake Sconti to local restaurant favorites like 61 Main, Fuego Mexican Grill and Home, you can’t go wrong with any of the eateries in and around Big Canoe.

Mountains Grill features a magnificent dining room with comfortable, yet upscale cabin-inspired de’cor, and some of the best views in Big Canoe. The robust menu offers plenty to choose from.

For a casual bite or cold brew, the Black Bear Pub hits the spot. Enjoy the popular Black Angus burger, cooked to order and topped your way. Enjoy one of several beer options on tap while you catch a game on the big-screen TV or sit outside on the beautiful Veranda. Both located at The Clubhouse.

Located just steps from the course, golfers needing a quick bite can do so without interrupting their game. A variety of sandwiches, burgers, cold beer and an outdoor seating area are at the ready for your convenience.

Visit the Big Canoe Clubhouse and Dining Website for more information