Upscale Lake Estate/Pool, Dock & Volleyball Court
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Gainesville house description
7 bedrooms/6 ½ baths/Pool/Hot Tub/Dock/Volley Ball Court/Incredible Views!!!!
Our fabulous lake home, Matthew's Manor, sits on over 2 acres and offers everything you could possibly need or want for the ultimate vacation. There's 9200+ sq. ft. on 3 levels with 2000 sq. ft. of decking, 600 ft. of shoreline on deep water, plus a pebble tech pool with tons of fieldstone decking overlooking the lake, a full sand volley ball court and a small basketball court. We have an enclosed boat dock with party deck on top offering complete privacy with no other boat docks in sight. Also, there’s 2 jet ski platforms and room to tie up 2 boats. Windows across the back of the house on all levels affords fabulous lake views on 3 sides with the most incredible sunsets you have ever seen.
This is a perfect place for vacations, family reunions, small weddings, executive retreats and any special occasion for lasting memories.
Large gourmet, extremely well stocked kitchen can seat 10 at the breakfast table and bar. Dining room easily accommodates 10 people.
Two separate living rooms on the main level with wet bar and ice maker and double sided stack stoned fireplace. One room has a large HDTV. The other offers a quieter sitting area perfect for relaxing conversation, reading, games, etc.
2 master suites with king beds, one on the main level and one on the terrace level both with private baths. One includes a small nursery/sitting room off the bedroom and the other has a steam shower in the bathroom. Also, on the main level there are 2 queen bedrooms with baths, an additional 1/2 bath and a laundry room.
On the terrace level in addition to the bedroom and bath there is a recreation room with big screen TV, huge sectional sofa, wet bar with refrigerator and microwave and a pool table. Also, there is an additional game room with pin ball, centipede, darts, books and games galore with double doors that lead to the pool area. Another full bath is located off the game room. There is also a second laundry room on this level and another ice maker.
Upstairs you will find 2 large bedrooms with queen beds, a small bedroom with a full bed and 2 twin beds, in an alcove as you enter the workout room there is a queen bed, on the farside of the workout room there is a queen sofa bed, and a full size sofa bed located in the sitting area. There is a complete mirrored workout room with treadmill, Stairmaster, recumbent & stationery bikes, free weights, bench, a 4 point weight station and much, much, more.
Keywords: House, home, lake, waterfront, boat, dock, swimming pool, 7 bedrooms, luxury estate, upscale, views.
- 9200 sq. ft.
- 3 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Limited Accessibility
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25, Beds for 18-25
Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
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- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils
- Child's Highchair
- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Gas Fireplace:
- Wood Fireplace:
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- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
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- Linens Provided
- Fitness Room / Equipment
- Parking Off Street
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Pool Table
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- Broadband Access
- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
- Private Pool
- Jetted Tub
- Hot Tub
- Water Sports Gear
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
Location & View
- Water Skiing
- Fitness Center
- Basketball Court
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Sight Seeing
- Water Parks
- Theme Parks
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Wildlife Viewing
- Outlet Shopping
- Boat Rentals Nearby
ReviewsWrite a review
The property was perfect for a family reunion. It was very clean, with a well stocked kitchen, and a great layout with plenty of space. The pool and hot tub were a big hit with both the kids and the adults. There were plenty of lounge chairs, floats, and pool toys. With the retractable shades, the decks made wonderful gathering spaces all day. We had a boat and jet skies thus were able to take advantage of the calm waters in front of the boat house to teach the younger members of our family to ski and wakeboard. Like the house, the boat house was well stocked with water toys, small skies, and fishing equipment. The walk from the house to the lake was difficult for the older members of the family as it was steep and long. The winding stone steps helped but there wasn't a banister. Given the size of our group, we made daily runs to Publics for food and beverages. It was nice to have two refrigerators and two ice makers were an added bonus. We highly recommend this property.
- Guest Terri N. (Greenville SC)
- Date of stay 08/03/13
- Review Submitted 08/17/13
We were there with children and grandchildren. Beautiful place but would caution older guests about all the steps and different levels. The 87 year old grandfather could not make it to the dock. Kitchen and eating areas were very nice...loved that and that Publx was near. Well taken care of and everything from salt to beach towels were available..thanks for that.
- Guest Gmom (Jackson tn)
- Date of stay 06/15/13
- Review Submitted 08/11/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers.
What a great time! We had 17 people and the house accommodated us wonderfully! Even with such a big group, we never felt crowded. Everyone had plenty of space and privacy. The house has everything you could possibly need - from a full kitchen to board games to arcade games to a pool table. The pool and hot tub were fabulous and we had a great time jumping in the lake. We brought a boat for fishing and tubing and our kayaks. Can't wait to go back for another relaxing week at Matthew's Manor!
- Guest Smart-Gibson Family Enterprises L. (-)
- Date of stay 06/08/13
- Review Submitted 06/17/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, families with young children, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
Thank you so much to the Matthews for opening their beautiful home to others. In August my family from all across the US met at Matthews Manor. We had a wonderful time and never wanted for anything. The house and location provided with plenty of activities to do as a large group and yet areas for privacy. We swam in the pool, relaxed in the hot tub, and boated on the lake. Groups of us took in a Braves game, went to the outlet stores, took the kids to the musuem. We did a Road Rally / Scavenger Hunt through Gainesville and had a blast! Did you know it was the "Poultry Capital of the World"? Maurice, the caretaker, gave us an excellent tour of the house and showed us how to operate all the amenities. We made so many memories and were able to become a closer family from the ages of 10 months to 72 years old. Thank you There are steps down to the pool and the hillside to the dock has many steps down the hill, but they didn't stop us from a great time. Some of us with bad knees went to the neighborhood marina to get on and off the boat.
- Guest WV Mountaineer (Elkview, WV)
- Date of stay 08/11/12
- Review Submitted 09/07/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
The home is absolutely beautiful! My whole family gathered here for a family reunion consisting of 16 adults and 12 children. There was so much offered right here on the premises that our guest only left one day to go to a water park, make regular store runs and for a boat rental which is a must when on a beautiful lake such as this. Everything is right there for you and it was amazing. Plenty of fun and relaxation plus privacy when needed. You couldn't ask for anymore. We loved your home and hope to come back real soon.
- Guest jeannette e. (margate,florida)
- Date of stay 07/28/12
- Review Submitted 08/08/12
Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
Perfect for our Family Vacation!
Perfect for our Family Vacation!
We had a WONDERFUL week with our whole family (18). There was more than enough room for all of us and probably 8- 10 more. Property was exactly as advertised, very neat and clean, and well maintained. We thoroughly enjoyed the hot tub, the pool, the lake and each other! Our only complaint was that it went too fast! Hoping to rent this home again next summer. Would recommend this rental property without a doubt.
- Guest Ray (New Windsor, NY)
- Date of stay 06/23/12
- Review Submitted 07/05/12
Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
Wondeful Vacation Home For My Wedding Anniversary.
Wondeful Vacation Home For My Wedding Anniversary.
We stayed at this home right before the Christmas holiday to celebrate my 20th wedding anniversary. This home is a dream getaway. Everything was just perfect. If I didn't have to leave the grounds; that would have been fine with me. This home is very clean, warm, inviting and truly upscale. I could not have asked for a better place to stay. Maurice the property manager was so helpful, kind and caring. The process of reserving it was a smooth transaction of emails and confirmations. I am going to schedule to stay at this property again just my husband and I the next time. I can imagine the summer visits to this home with the pool, volleyball courts and private decks. The view of the lake before the sun comes up was breathtaking. My daughter played the beautiful piano for us, the built in music system plays in the lower part of the home. There is a special room for everyone and the decorating was impeccable. Fireplaces were everywhere even in the kitchen. I can go on and on. Please don’t ever sell this home. I found my Georgia getaway!!! I am a well versed traveler and this is my style home of a getaway right here in Georgia. I can't wait to come back. Thank you for sharing this beautiful home, everything was just as it showed and more of the pictures that were posted. Wow beautiful, beautiful vacation home. I need to reserve the summer really soon.
- Guest Haszaan and Liz (Duluth, Georgia)
- Date of stay 12/15/11
- Review Submitted 12/29/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, girls getaway, people with disabilities, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
Lake Lanier Championship
Lake Lanier Championship
We had a group of 12 golfers from across the country and Europe converge on this home the first week in October. The weather and golf were fantastic and the accommodations outstanding! The home easily absorbed our group, providing room to convene and room to spread out. The lake dock, hot tub and kitchen got thorough workouts, all earning high points. We expect to return!
- Guest Jack (Danville, CA)
- Date of stay 10/01/11
- Review Submitted 10/18/11
Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
Absolutely stunning lakeside home
Absolutely stunning lakeside home
I have to say, Matthews Manor is a dream house. I honestly cannot find the words to describe how amazing our holiday was and it was all due to this beautiful lake house. Each and every person that stayed there or even those that came to visit, could not have been happier with the place. We will remember this trip forever and its all thanks to this wonderful home that you and your family have built. I will never forget the site of the most amazing sunsets from the party deck on the boat dock. You really have thought of everything, the creature comforts, the level of activities, the attention to detail and the beauty of your home will remain in our hearts and minds for life. We made so much use of every bit of your home and I have to say when our last day came to an end we were all extremely sad, but very grateful and thankful for the opportunity to have been able to stay at such an amazing home. Thank you so much for giving us this opportunity to stay at your home and I really do hope that we can revisit again sometime in the future. Finally, the Caretaker Maurice, was an absolute pleasure to be around. A true gentleman, with a heart of gold!
- Guest Simran (London, England, UK)
- Date of stay 08/21/11
- Review Submitted 09/21/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, girls getaway, pet owners, people with disabilities, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
Labor Day 2011
Labor Day 2011
This place was great! I went here with a group of 20 friends from college and we couldn't have been happier with it. The location was perfect. Easy access to the lake and a bit secluded with stores being a short drive away. The house was also big enough that we never once felt cramped. My group particularly liked the pool. We spent an entire day lounging around it. Good times! Highly recommended if you've a large group wanting a weekend to yourselves.
- Guest Jay (Seattle, WA)
- Date of stay 08/31/11
- Review Submitted 09/06/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
WEEKLY RENTALS ONLY FROM MAY 25 TO SEPT 7 2013 - SATURDAY TO SATURDAY $5600 per week, plus 7% tax, $400 cleaning fee & $750 refundable deposit Weekly rate also applies to Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years weeks All other times of the year require a 3 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY Off Season Rates - $850 per nt. or $4800 per wk. Additional fees - 7% tax, $400 cleaning fee & $750 refundable deposit 25% of rental rate + deposit due at booking with balance due 45 days prior to stay 3% fee for credit cards.
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Year Purchased: 1997
About the owner: After selling our business in Atlanta we moved to the lake full time in 1997. We have experienced some of the best times of our lives in this home. Our 4 children, 7 grandchildren and extended families have loved having a place large enough to all congregate comfortably and enjoy the fabulous amenities this property offers. From a very young age, our grandchildren have been swimming, skiing, tubing, fishing, jumping off the dock, riding their bikes, scooters and skateboards in the large circular driveway, shooting baskets, playing volleyball and much, much more. We have built memories here that will never be forgotten. It is our sincere hope that your stay in our home will produce unforgettable memories and special times that will last a lifetime!
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Front of Home
The view of the lake and private boat dock with party deck
2nd Living Room
Kitchen with Sub Zero, Double Oven, Gas Cooktop, Breakfast Bar
Master Bedroom on Main Level
2nd Master on the Terrace Level with in suite bath and steam shower
Queen Bedroom upstairs
Queen Bedroom on Main Level with Bath
Mirrored Exercise Room with cardio equipment, free weights & more....
Pool Table (also with wet bar/fridge/microwave
Pool and Decks
One of Two Wet Bars
Another large queen bedroom on main floor with in suite bath
Queen Bedroom Upstairs
Kid's Room/2 Twin Beds and 1 Full Bed
Large and comfortable additional family room
Volley Ball Court
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