Lake Rabun, House for Rent, 5 BR/4 BA House & Boat House
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- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
The maximum capacity of this house is 10 persons. 'August House' is where memories are made on Lake Rabun, known for its cool, clear water, fed by mountain streams. Summer evenings are comfortable and sometimes cool, and fall offers a colorful display unique to the region.
This 3000 square feet home is located on a quiet cove and is fully furnished and equipped and beautifully decorated. On three levels, 'August House' features five spacious bedrooms, four full baths, a covered deck with outside fireplace, and a boathouse for relaxing and entertaining. Bring your own boat or Jet Ski. No Smoking and No Pets, no exceptions. To prevent fraud, always make sure you speak personally by phone with the property owner, in this case, Gordon Van Mol.
900 acre Lake Rabun was built in 1915 by Georgia Power, therefore many lakeside residences in the area have historic appeal. 'August House' is a modern home, built in 1993, with everything included. Just bring your toothbrush!
A shoreline 'cocktail cruise' is an experience in itself, not only for the natural beauty, but as well for viewing many of the mountain mansions that dot the shoreline. But Lake Rabun is a friendly place, where it's customary to wave at every passing boat.
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- 4.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
- Bathroom 3
- Bathroom 4
Kitchen & Dining
- Ice Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Wood Fireplace
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Air Conditioning
- CD Player
- Video Library
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Free Long Distance
Pool & Spa
- Hot Tub
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
Location & View
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Water Skiing
SITES TO SEE, Tallulah Falls Gorge -- the oldest natural gorge in North America, Second in depth to Grand Canyon, Black Rock Mountain -- located astride the eastern contintental divide -- altitude 3, 640 feet, Anna Ruby Falls -- a unique set of spectacular twin waterfalls, Minnehaha Falls -- one of the prettiest in Northeast Georgia, Places to Go, Foxfire Museum, Babyland General Hospital, Alpine Helen, Plus, a wide variety of local craft shops, galleries, flea markets, outlet malls, and antique stores...morecollapse
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We loved staying at the August House!
We loved staying at the August House!
We had about 5 couples stay at Gordon's house over the weekend for a friend's wedding at the Rabun Pavilion and we absolutely loved the place. There was plenty of space and the fireplaces (both in and out) were such a treat! The beds were very comfortable and the place was very clean. There was firewood outside for us to use also. Gordon had told me that the place was only a 3 min drive to the Pavilion (he was right!) and it was so easy to get back and forth to the wedding festivities. There are restaurants and inns nearby to have food. However, the driveway getting in and out of the place is a little steep - so be careful, especially if it is icy outside! The kitchen was well stocked with everything you needed to cook meals, even spices! The internet worked great up there, but if you have AT&T, forget it - no one's phone had any service, which was kind of a blessing :) I would love to stay at this house during the summer, since it was cold out, but the trees were so beautiful with all the leaves changing. The boat house was relaxing to sit out on in the hammock. The hot tub was especially nice on the cold nights. I would absolutely recommend this place to friends and relatives. In fact, we talked about possibly renting it again next summer with my family. Thank you, Gordon, we had a wonderful time!
- Guest RyanLynch
- Date of stay 11/04/11
- Review Submitted 11/07/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
Fall family getaway
Fall family getaway
August house was a perfect get away for our family. The porch fireplace was our favorite gathering spot. Although too cool to swim, we enjoyed cruising the lake, gawking at the gorgeous lakefront homes, boathouses and mountains. The kitchen was well equipped with lots of dining space for a large group. We'd love to visit again.
- Guest ck
- Date of stay 10/07/11
- Review Submitted 10/11/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
Owner response: Thanks very much, Cindy. I hope you will be our guests again in the future. Gordon
We're heading back to August house in early fall for another amazing week. I discovered this home on line last year and absolutely fell in love once we arrived. The photos can't alone describe it's beauty. This is THE place to regenerate. It does a soul good! Pam and Ken
- Guest Pam and Ken
- Date of stay 09/25/06
- Review Submitted 09/25/06
We have just returned from our third stay at the beautiful August House and can't wait to return next year. The highlights were the 7am skiing trips when we had the lake to ourselves and the evenings after dinner on the back porch. We even built a fire one chilly night! The children loved having the downstairs to themselves. The house is very well stocked with spices, beach towels, etc, which really makes you feel at home. We are already looking forward to our next visit to Lake Rabun and August House.
- Guest Dudley G.
- Date of stay 07/10/06
- Review Submitted 07/10/06
We had a great time at this property. It is very well-stocked (towels, spices, the kind of stuff you don't want to pack) and in a great location. The back porch is great for dining or just hanging out, and there aren't too many steps from the boathouse to the main house! We would definitely stay here again.
- Guest Kim Wachtel
- Date of stay 08/03/05
- Review Submitted 08/03/05
Our week on the lake was wonderful. We had some rain, but even that was enjoyable with the covered dock, the wonderful porch with fireplace, and the hot tub. And never have we stayed at a house so well equipped! We lacked for nothing. We've loved Lake Rabun all along, and staying in a lovely house on the lake made us love it even more.
- Guest Sandy Lunt
- Date of stay 07/06/05
- Review Submitted 07/06/05
We had a great time at the "August House'! It was wonderful-very beautiful and very relaxing. A group of 8 girls went up for a weekend get-away from Atlanta and it was the perfect distance-not too far but you definitely felt like you were on vacation! Everyone was very impressed with the size of the house and each of us said we would LOVE to book it for another weekend. The outdoor fireplace on the screened-in porch was the best. If you are nervous about booking a house you haven't seen before, August House is the place to rent because you won't be disappointed.
- Guest Jodie Anderson
- Date of stay 04/21/05
- Review Submitted 04/21/05
We had two amazing visits to August House this summer and we're not sure which one was the best!!They were both totally relaxing and fun.Waking up in the morning,slipping on a bathing suit and spending the entire day at the boathouse,looking at the beautiful lake,swimming,boating,eating and enjoying the simple pleasures in life is just a piece of heaven!!We truly loved every minute at your beautiful house and can't thank you enough for the opportunity to spend time there with our family!
- Guest judy and bob2
- Date of stay 09/10/04
- Review Submitted 09/10/04
We had a wonderful time at "August House" for a week. The house was perfect for our group. All 5 teens had a great time tubing on the lake - we practically had it to ourselves. They loving sunning on the boathouse deck, sitting in the jacuzzi & watching movies on the big screen TV. The adults loved the rocking chairs on the porch & having our meals there..almost felt like being in a treehouse! We had a great time talking, reading & boating. What a slice of heaven - we can't wait to go back!
- Guest The Williams family & guests
- Date of stay 08/10/04
- Review Submitted 08/10/04
Hi Gordon, Just a quick note to say thank you for a wonderful week at August House. Linda, Clare, & I had a great time- perfect weather, beautiful surroundings, and a home that made us feel comfortable, relaxed, and welcome at every turn. I'm a dedicated slalom-ski fanatic, and I couldn't have asked for better conditions- water as smooth as glass every morning- even my driver (Linda) was eager to get up early- no small accomplishment! The kids stayed wet, (and when they weren't, they were asleep), the TV's stayed off, we taught friends to ski for the first time, and we ate well, and often. As much as we hated to leave, we're looking forward to a repeat visit- please let me know if the week is available again next year- we'd love to make it a regular thing. Please pass along our compliments to you wife, as well- and thanks again for letting us share your home! TR
- Guest Todd & Linda Reid
- Date of stay 08/02/04
- Review Submitted 08/02/04
Summer (Sat before Memorial Day to Labor Day) $3900/week. Fall (Labor Day to Oct 30)................... $2600/week. Winter (Nov 1 to April 1) ................... $2100/week. Thanksgiving $2400 Spring (April 1 to Sat before Memorial Day).. $2600/week. Rental is from Sunday to Sunday. 50% of rental fee due at time of reservation. Balance 60 days before check-in. $500 refundable security deposit. $150 housekeeping fee. Check in time 4PM, check out promptly at 10AM Daily rate is minimum of $450 with at least two night. Sales & bed tax totals 10%.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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The Boat House.
The view from 'August House' to the boat house
Fully equipped kitchen
Outdoor fireplace on the deck
One of two Queen bedrooms on Terrace Level
Boat house dining
Lake View from the covered porch
This is a portion of the Living Area. Separate dining area seats 10
This is another view of the living room
Media Room on Terrace Level
2nd Queen bedroom on Terrace level
View of house from water
Additional outdoor living space is on the covered terrace level deck
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