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The Ark at Lake Lanier 14 Bdrm 12 Bath Near Atlanta

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Last updated: 08/28/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description


NEW PICTURES POSTED OF BACKYARD, POOL AND VOLLEYBALL COURT! UPDATE: We have just renovated two bathrooms and the entire backyard including landscaping, new zoysia sod, retaining walls, new fence around the pool, new pool deck, patios, beautiful plants. The current picture on this website does not do the backyard justice. We will update pictures soon. In addition, to the side of the house, we have finished building a permanent sand beach volleyball court, tether ball set and in-ground trampoline. Horseshoes and gaga ball are coming. We have also just purchased beautiful new theater furniture, a full 16 theater chairs of the highest leather quality, all fully automatic and beautiful.

This multi million dollar property includes an 12,000 sq ft. home along with 3 cabins and a poolhouse. We completed a major inside and front yard renovation one year ago and have just completed a major backyard renovation along with two bathrooms inside. We worked with one of Atlanta's top designers to create a 5 star luxurious experience. The main house has 11 bedrooms and 9 full baths. The main floor has 2 kitchens. One is a professional kitchen for the chef in the family, while the other services a guest suite. The great room overlooks the lake, has a large flat screen tv, and a pool/ping pong table. The dining room table seats 12 comfortably and can easily add another table and chairs. There are additional tables and chairs to seat up to 36 on the screened porch.

There are 2 BR and 3 full Baths on this floor. There is a large 50 x 50 screened porch that overlooks the lake and pool area that is great for groups. We have 4 round tables and 36 chairs available to use in this space for dining or group gatherings.

The second den connects to a covered porch. Steps away is a 6 foot wide stone firepit that overlooks the pool and lake. It burns real wood, but has a gas starter for convenience. The basement has 2 BR and a full Bath. One room has 2 twin beds and the other has a king bed.

Upstairs you will find a 16 seat professional home theater with a 110' movie screen. There are 6 BR/4 BA upstairs, including a newly added master suite with a fireplace, jacuzzi tub, and three 6 foot windows that overlook the beautiful back yard and lake. The other master suite is brand new and has four built in bunks in the room beside it. The main laundry room is upstairs, but there are two other ones on the property as well.

There are three cabins, each having a separate entry, den, small fridge, microwave, and coffee pot. Cabin 1 is steps from the main house, connected to the garage and has 2 BR, 1 BA. It has a queen bed and 4 built in bunk beds. Cabin 2 is 1 BR with a queen bed and 1 BA. Cabin 3 is one large BR with 5 twin beds, one queen bed and a pull out sofa downstairs, along with 1BA.

The Poolhouse is screened in and has a full size fridge, microwave, full size bath, and two outdoor showers. It is steps away from the green egg grill on the patio. The back yard and lake views are seen from most rooms and the back yard is flat for the kids to play. There are three main outdoor decks to relax in and each one has plenty of ceiling fans to keep you cool in the summer. We are located in a quiet cove and surrounded by 15 acres of corps protected land, so it is very quiet. Enjoy fishing off the double deck party dock, or rent jet skis, pontoon boat, or ski boat at the nearby marina. We have two jet ski platforms and a place to tie your boat up.

Lake, pool, hot tub, home theater, pool table, lodge setting...this is the place to host your family reunion or group get together. Gather as a group or break away into small conversations in our many sitting areas and outdoor seating.

Please note: We do not rent cabins separately. When you rent, you get the entire facility, including the three cabins. We are not set up as a bed and breakfast, so please don't ask about renting cabins separately or renting part of the house. You get it all.

We are in a residential neighborhood with neighbors nearby. This is not the place for your loud party or events.

Here's a link to Initials Inc spring/summer catalogue. They used our house for the photo shoot.

Please email the owner to request a floor plan to use for planning purposes. Will consider stays of any length.

Keywords: Family reunions, multi family vacations, lakefront, 15 bedroom, 13 bedroom, 12 bedroom, 11 bedroom, 10 bedroom, corporate retreat, lake vacation, large lake house


Property Type

  • House
  • 12000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 14 Bedrooms, Sleeps 45, Beds for 42-45

Bathrooms: 12 Bathrooms

  • Master: toilet, shower, jetted tub


  • Basement: toilet, shower


  • Porch Suite: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Gazebo Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Double Sinks...moreless

  • Bennett and Brooks' Bathroom: toilet, shower


  • Brittany's Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Double sinks...moreless

  • Upstairs Second Master Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Double Sinks...moreless

  • Bathroom off Kitchen: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Garage Cabin: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Kathy's Cabin: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Stable Cabin: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Poolhouse Bathroom: toilet, shower



  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table:

    Pool table also has a ping pong top for easy conversation to table tennis...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Charter cable ...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Whole house audio system...moreless

  • Television:

    Home theater as well as 2 large screen tvs...moreless

  • Toys
  • Video Library:

    DVDs available, as well as Netflix...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining:

    Inside seating of 12 around the dining room table. Most groups eat on the screened in porch which can over 30. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    3 dryers...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Two indoor fireplaces, one outdoor fire pit...moreless

  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Wireless internet around the property...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Plenty of parking...moreless

  • Telephone:

    No land line...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels provided. Beach/pool/lake towels are to be brought by guests. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    3 washing machines...moreless


  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    commercial stove, double oven, warming drawer...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    2 full size refrigerators/freezers...moreless

  • Stove:

    Dacor commercial stove...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    Great place for bike riding...moreless

  • Boat:

    boat and jet ski rentals at nearby marina or you can rent ours...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    3 decks and 1 poolhouse...moreless

  • Golf:

    Multiple golf courses within 20 minutes...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Three kayaks available on property...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    poolhouse with a full bathroom and kitchenette...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Huge backyard with gentle walk to the lake...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Big green egg...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Tennis courts 5 minutes away at Sardis Elementary...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    life jackets available...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool:

    Can be heated for additional cost. ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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3 night min stay
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Discounts: 7 nights or more: $3,286 Nightly

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $2,000
  • Cleaning Fee $1,000 + tax
  • Pet Fee $250 + tax
  • Tax Rate 12%


Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. Three day minimum doesn't always apply. Please ask the owner. Less than a week rentals may also be available in the summer. More than 40 guests may incur an additional fee. Corporate outings have additional fee. All holidays are charged premium prices (add 25% minimum).

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Last updated: 08/28/2015
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70 Miles
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Chattahoochee Country Club
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Papas Pizza

Car: Recommended

12 miles from premium outlets, visit nearby lake lanier islands, boat and jet ski rentals nearby


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: My husband and I lived in Atlanta for 7 years before relocating to Gainesville, Ga. We wanted to find and create a homestead and gathering place for friends and family to get away from life's distractions and rest and build deeper relationships.

Why the Owner Chose Gainesville:
We fell in love with Lake Lanier with its convenience to Atlanta, located in the quaint small town of Gainesville, and a short distance to the North Georgia mountains. My parents had recently moved to Gainesville and we wanted the kids to be near them as well. After living here a year, we found this special piece of property. It was rare to find 4 acres with a flat back yard to the water in a cove. It is surrounded by 15 acres on the right by corp protected land, so it is private and quiet. I have seen wild turkey, owls, deer, and plenty of other wildlife in the backyard.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our place is a unique property with 3 separate cabin living spaces as well as our home. I worked with a professional decorator to give every person a 5 star hotel experience. Great care has been taken to make sure mattresses are nice, sheets are soft, and guests feel pampered while they are here.

Contact us

Speaks: english

Links to more information:

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Backyard wonderland

    Backyard wonderland

  • Dock with mist on the lake in the morning.  Boats and jet skis are for rent.

    Dock with mist on the lake in the morning. Boats and jet skis are for rent.

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Screened in porch- great for parties and meals

    Screened in porch- great for parties and meals

  • Cabin 1 bunk room

    Cabin 1 bunk room

  • Theater with 16 high end leather seats

    Theater with 16 high end leather seats

  • Bunk room

    Bunk room

  • Garage cabin bedroom with queen bed

    Garage cabin bedroom with queen bed

  • Pool facing house

    Pool facing house

  • Main level master bedroom with king bed

    Main level master bedroom with king bed

  • Basement master bedroom with king bed

    Basement master bedroom with king bed

  • Volleyball court and lake in background

    Volleyball court and lake in background

  • Patio, tether pall, grill and sand volleyball court

    Patio, tether pall, grill and sand volleyball court

  • Front yard

    Front yard

  • Great room with billiards table and flat screen TV

    Great room with billiards table and flat screen TV

  • Main Master Bathroom

    Main Master Bathroom

  • Cabin 2 with queen bed

    Cabin 2 with queen bed

  • Fourth master bedroom with king bed

    Fourth master bedroom with king bed

  • Lower cabin den area

    Lower cabin den area

  • Upstairs second master bedroom with king bed

    Upstairs second master bedroom with king bed

  • Night time view of the screened porch

    Night time view of the screened porch

  • Kitchen and sitting room

    Kitchen and sitting room

  • Master bedroom with king bed (adjustable double sleep by number)

    Master bedroom with king bed (adjustable double sleep by number)

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THE ARK AT LAKE LANIER 14 Bdrm 12 bath near Atlanta

Gainesville #459652

14 BR  12 BA  Sleeps 45

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