Adorable Waterfront Treehouse on Private Cove
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Gainesville house description
Come watch the seasons change from this treehouse retreat. Very private - no neighbors can be seen at all from this very peaceful, serene location. The home is on a completely private cove, so you can enjoy your coffee by the water with no other docks or boats to disturb you. It is also a great, quiet spot for fishing.
The house has everything you need for a comfortable stay - fully stocked kitchen, comfortable bedding, fresh decor, two wood burning fireplaces, and plenty of space for everyone to have their own private nook, yet still cozy.
The main room is a great room with vaulted ceiling, hardwood floors and a beautiful stone fireplace. The kitchen is clean with all stainless appliances. The master with en suite bath and soaker tub is upstairs along with two other bedrooms and another full bath. There is a glass porch and sitting area upstairs as well. Downstairs is a full suite with bedroom, sitting area, full bath and another wood burning fireplace.
All TV's are high definition flat screens with DirecTV, DVD player, broadband internet and Wi-Fi. Pontoon boat rental is available, or there is easy access to public boat ramp just around the corner.
Sitting on the upper deck offers a view of the water and nature all around or enjoy the porch swing down below. Deer dash through more often than not, and it truly feels like you are at a mountain retreat just 45 minutes from Atlanta.
Keywords: Lake Lanier, dock, secluded, quiet, private cove, boat ramp access, pontoon boat available, fenced yard
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
Small, but has everything...double oven, fridge, dishwasher. I lived here full time for several years and it is one of my favorite kitchens to cook in, despite it's small size. Everything is at your fingertips....moreless
- Ice Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Washing Machine
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- DVD Player
- Broadband Access
- Wireless Internet
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Wildlife Viewing
ReviewsWrite a review
Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this cozy house. It was perfect for what we needed. It was a nice home away frrom home while attending a family reunion in Gainesville.
- Guest Gloria T.
- Date of stay 10/25/13
- Review Submitted 10/29/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, pet owners, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.
We had a great time. It was amazing having the only dock in the cove. We had 8 adults who stayed there and all of us had our own beds and it was very comfortable and cozy. As long as there is not a recent drought the dock is very close and accessible. The only negative was how long it took the tv in the living room to change channels but we didn't watch much tv. Access to the boat ramp was literally right around the corner. We would definitely consider coming back.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 08/30/13
- Review Submitted 09/05/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway.
Excellent place, very clean , very quite, the house got everything that you need, the boat in the lake is greatest, amanda is great, i will return always that i can and amanda let us, the place us really lovely
- Guest alejandro q.
- Date of stay 08/08/13
- Review Submitted 08/20/13
Recommended for: Pet owners, families with young children, romantic getaway.
This home was very comfortable and homey. When we arrived the cleaning people were just leaving and were concerned about a bathroom and went out to purchase a plunger for emergencies. The owner was also concerned and followed up. If you want to go somewhere for a relaxing week, this is for you. Of course, you could choose as we did to go horseback riding, panning for gold and to the Cabbage Patch Hospital where you can watch them being born. This was great for small children. We were very pleased with our stay and would encourage you to do the same.
- Guest Debbie (South Carolina)
- Date of stay 07/27/13
- Review Submitted 08/06/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers.
Overall very excellent accommodations. Very clean. Lots of good exercise getting to and from the dock.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 07/14/13
- Review Submitted 07/25/13
Recommended for: Pet owners, families with teenagers.
This home was perfect for our sister's retreat! It was clean and cozy with everything needed for a comfortable stay. The owner was gracious and provided very helpful instructions and suggestions. We hope to stay again soon. If you are looking for a great place on the lake, this is the one!
- Guest Penny (Atlanta)
- Date of stay 06/28/13
- Review Submitted 06/30/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thank you so much. I am glad you had a great time!
Not Exactly Lake Front
Not Exactly Lake Front
The house was nice, clean, and well-stocked. Stairs to the bottom bedroom were steep and one of our guest fell the first night (be careful!). Laundry room is on the lower level. Back deck needed cleaning (mildew), so we never sat out there. The pontoon boat was the best part of the trip, and I can't imagine the week without it for my guys. HOWEVER, this was a family 'lake vacation' and we wanted lake front (or at least easy lake access). We were not told that lake water levels were so low, nor that the steps to the lake were super steep. From the house...standing on the back deck....you literally could NOT see the water, nor the boat. Scary sight upon arrival! My older two sons made the first trek down to the lake and discovered that the boat was further down the canal. They are young & athletic men, but were still winded from the trek when they returned. I was able to make ONE trip down the steps, but when I was near the bottom of the yard...there was a steep drop to the next lower level. If I had been able to get to that lower level, there was still a trek through mud and trees to get to the boat. Having had knee surgery years ago, I knew that the first drop was not going to be possible. So, we decided to try accessing from the boat ramp that was in our information package. After finding the appointed boat ramp, it was obvious that I could not access the boat from that area due to low levels of water, and marsh/mud. The boat could not be pulled anywhere near the ramp. So, we had to scout out a new entry area, but it was day 2 before we found one. For the entire week, I was able to get on the boat only twice due to the difficult process. My husband and sons were able to enjoy it, but it caused our family to be separated rather than together. I envisioned a lot of family time on the lake, watching my sons fish from a pier, going out on the lake at night, etc. This vacation was nothing like that. I honestly hate to give a negative review, but if you are looking for a LAKE house, you may want to keep looking. This was our first time to Lake Lanier and our first time using VRBO. :(
- Guest southernbelle (mississippi)
- Date of stay 07/22/12
- Review Submitted 05/17/13
Owner response: In the year since your visit, water levels at Lanier have varied wildly. It is an unfortunate reality. It is my hope that the drought conditions you experienced do not repeat themselves. At the current time, water levels are at full pool and the dock is in front of the house with water views. You are correct that the walk to the water is steep. With the dock in the correct position, however, it is far more manageable than what you experienced. I am truly sorry that your experience wasn't what you had hoped.
We stayed in this wonderful home at christmas from 12/23/12 - to 12/30/12 clean, cozy, every cooking utensil you could imagine great great. we bought a tree perfect corner spot. yes the kitchen was small but never felt excluded from rest of family perfect.yes we would love to stay their again. very close to moutains and hiawassee. yes we had snow in moutain area. owner very nice and made us feel at home.
- Guest JT (orlando florida)
- Date of stay 12/23/12
- Review Submitted 02/13/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, pet owners, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
I'm rating this rental with 5 stars because it was so wonderful! Finally, an opportunity to play cards, watch movies and drink Margarita's with friends. It was such a relaxing place and soo clean (Which is a big thing). It was close to good shopping and restaurants. It's a bright building, snuggled in the woods, with a nice entertainment area. There is also a good area for the kids to stay and play. And as a side note they have DVR through DirecTv and good wifi. Can't wait to come back again!
- Guest witt.cass (United States)
- Date of stay 01/04/13
- Review Submitted 01/06/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, pet owners, families with teenagers, families with young children, romantic getaway, girls getaway.
This was our 25th New Year's celebration with two other families and this place was perfect for just hanging out in front of the fireplace playing games, singing old songs and just kicking back with lifelong friends. We all took a hike down to the lake and skipped stones...simple entertainment, but just what we needed. The younger ones actually put down their iPhones and Interacted without the usually constant glow from technology. Rustic isolation but still convenient for a quick run to the store for that forgotten grocery item. We had a few more than 8, but the owner was gracious about letting us throw a few air mattresses down, so there was plenty of space for everyone. We rotate host homes every three years, so we might be back in 2015 if it's still available! Thanks for a perfect place for friends to reminisce.
- Guest Pandora (Dayton, TN)
- Date of stay 12/30/12
- Review Submitted 01/03/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, pet owners, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, romantic getaway, girls getaway.
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2 night min stay
- Pet Fee: $50 + tax
- Cleaning: $125 + tax
- Tax Rate 7%
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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View from the Front
Great Room with Vaulted Ceiling
Master Bedroom - King
Master Bath Dressing Area
2nd Upstairs Bedroom - King
3rd Upstairs Bedroom - Queen
Downstairs Suite Bedroom - Queen
View of Private Cove from the Dock
Master Bath Double Sinks
Master Bath Tub
Upper Deck Sitting Area - Dine on the Other Side
View from the Deck - water in cove fluctuates and dock is moved around some
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Date last modified - Thursday, July 18, 2013
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