Mountain living that pays for itself

Services for Real Estate Pros with Geza Design

We quit the rat race eight years ago, and moved to the North Georgia Mountains.

This was a life changing decision, and as it turns out, a great decision. Both my wife and I quit good jobs, left successful businesses behind to find ourselves a more tranquil, less stressful lives. Was not all that easy initially, but through the years our entrepreneurial spirit overcame all obstacles, and we created a very successful, yet almost stress free and definitely FUN business. Now we live on the property we purchased in 2007 that not only offers a lifestyle we searched for but also pays our bills and allows us to save for retirement. Not that I will ever retire - I like to stay active, and will do so as long as I am physically capable. Good track record though - my grandfather who passed on at the great age of 101 worked until his last days and my father, who is now 86, is more active than most young people we know.

Lilly Pad Village Blue Ridge GASo what is this great business that allows us the lifestyle and happiness most people look for? Very simple - we cater for over 25K family visitors annually who come to the mountain escaping the dread-lock of traffic, the hectic city life and seek fresh air, good water and a surround of nature at its best. Our property is located in the heart of the Aska Adventure Area, with hiking trails galore - the property is set on four acres of pristine and beautiful land with a large fishing pond a nine hole mini golf course and a large gem mining operation. By gem mining I do not mean the pick-ax, helmet and grunt labor type of operation, but rather a relaxing set of sluce boxes (flumes) where our guests of all ages can sift through some pay dirt and take a large quantity of gem stones back to their city lives.

We established a great web presence; countless amazing reviews and we now have a following of guest from all over the Country - most return year after year, so we get to see the kids grow into young adults and even bring their own children back ...

What makes us different from other similar businesses? First of all our service and family orientation. We treat all as family. But I am sure a lot of other mom and pops do the same. I believe the biggest key to our success is the fact that we offer three activities - three activities that are so different yet go so well together. Fishing, mini golf and gem mining! What a trio!

Now comes the kicker! We have decided to sell the business. Why on earth would one sell something that works so well? It is a personal choice. We decided that only one year away from the great 60 it is time to travel and spoil the grand kids. With our families spread over not only states by continents the short one week here one week there does not work any more. Time to do a "live here a bit, live there a bit" routine, and short of finding someone to run the business for us the next best thing is to pass the torch, and help someone achieve what we have and allow someone else to live the lifestyle that is so conducive to healthy, stress free living.

So - spread the word! The Lilly Pad Village in Blue Ridge, GA - an amazing destination - is now available to purchase. Not only is this a turn key, earn a living from the get-go business, but also offers amazing possibilities for expansion. An undeveloped two acres is prime for up to six "little" cabins or tree houses for rentals and the main building (and the area) is prime for food service. With the already present 25K+ visitors annually, one really cannot go wrong.

See out listing here.

Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Geza: I reviewed your listing and operation. It looks like you have a wonderful operation there and offer visitors lots of family fun. Good luck in selling and on the next phase of your adventure!

Oct 12, 2014 11:51 PM
Tom White
Franklin Homes Realty LLC (615) 495-0752 or - Franklin, TN
Franklin Homes Realty LLC, Franklin TN

Geza, I just came over from Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905 travelogue post today. I love your set-up. What a great opportunity for a family getaway in northern Georgia!

Jan 13, 2015 04:15 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-739-3843

Geza, I featured this delightful post in today's Tuesday Travelogue

                                      Travelers in the Rain!



Travelers in the Rain logo-Vineyard at Gales Creek Oregon-Gayle Rich-Boxman Copyrighted All Rights Reserved 2013

Jan 13, 2015 04:18 AM
Geza Csuros
Geza Design - Blue Ridge, GA

Gayle - Thank you so much for featuring my post! Your efforts and Tom's comment above made my day - so someone actually reads these posts :-)


Jan 14, 2015 10:43 AM
Geza Csuros
Geza Design - Blue Ridge, GA

BTW - I did enjoy reading your Tuesday Travelogue ....

Jan 14, 2015 10:44 AM