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  • Minimum stay:3-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Welcome to the perfect lake house! Our ranch-style home sits on the North end of Lake Lanier, on a quiet street, in the foothills of the North Georgia mountains. Enjoy panoramic views of the lake, only a few flip flops away. Walk/bike one mile to the War Hill Park with sand "beach", pier, swings, volleyball net, boat ramp and campsites. Whether you need a home base for a Stay-cation/Lake Weekend this Summer or a Fall Leaf Tour/North GA Festival, our Hidden Gem lake home is THE place. Winery Hopping/Tours and Antiquing Weekends are also great reason to visit N GA.

Every room in 'Hidden Gem' has been decorated to make you feel at home. With 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, updated kitchen, dining area, family room and study (in an open plan), there is plenty of room for everyone. The open family room features a vaulted tounge-in-groove cedar ceiling, with skylights, and a soaring stone fireplace (please use local wood)! The Master has a King bed, 42' flat screen TV w/dvd player and en suite bathroom. 1 Guest Bedroom has a Queen bed and blackout curtains with a connected half bath. The other Guest Bedroom, with adjacent full bath, has one Full bed, one youth mattress below, and a Loft twin bed. The lake side of the home has an entire wall of glass doors and windows with fabulous views of the lake. The living room has an additional 42' HD flat screen tv, DVD, Wii and wood burning fireplace. Games, dvd's, books and magazines are provided for additional entertainment. The study area, off of the family/dining room, has a Queen sleeper sofa and desk with printer and wireless modum. The kitchen has updated stainless steel appliances, butcher block island with seating and plenty of dishes, pots and pans.

The backyard is even better! With a large fire pit, cozy hammock and a gently sloped, easy walk to the covered swim and party "tikti" dock, you may have just found your 'happy place'. The outside lake side of our home features an enormous deck with bench seating, rain sheltered under-deck area with bistro style seating and a hot & cold water outside shower. This is an excellent location for lake viewing, dining, entertaining or just watching the leaves change.

Our property is great for families, friends and also the perfect location for a wedding or professional team building meeting. (Please no wild and crazy parties - we love and respect our neighbors!)

Spend the day fishing and swimming on your private dock located in a quiet cove. Catch the 'Big Ones' right off your dock or enjoy swimming, canoeing, kayaking or paddle-boarding in a 'wake-free' zone for your safety. Secluded, yet located within minutes of the North Georgia Mountains, there are many activities you can choose from if you decide to take a break from the lake. Enjoy an affordable family sport in karting or an adrenaline filled adult experience on the Car Circuit at Atlanta Motorsports Park, in Dawsonville. Pan for gold in Old Historic Dahlonega, the 1st gold rush town with the original mine still open. Antique shop in multiple historic townships from Alpharetta, Norcross and Roswell to Cleveland, Helen and Hiawassee. Enjoy hiking or picnic-ing at nearby Amicalola Falls or tube the Etowah (or go a bit farther to Unicoi or Brasstown Bald). You are within 5-8 miles from a variety of restaurants, theaters, Uncle Shuck's Corn maze, a great Day Spa and the North Georgia Premium Outlets.

If you like to 'do it all', travel less than an hour South on GA 400 to Downtown Atlanta for a ball game, World of Coke, GA Aquarium, High Museum, Fox Theatre or the Botanical Gardens.

Whatever the time of year, Hidden Gem offers a sunset every day and a fabulous vacation!

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    24 years...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Quiet neighborhood with a cul-de-sac for cycling and skateboarding....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking allowed in the lake house. All cigarette butts must be contained and put in a trash bag and placed in outside dumpster....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 7-9

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 1 twin/ single, 1 child bed

    Twin bed is an upper bunk/loft. Can sleep 2 children...moreless

  • 3 bedrooms, Sleeps 7-8 in bedrooms, 2 on sofa bed Bedroom 1 - King Bedroom 2 - Queen Bedroom 3 - Full, loft twin, trundle youth Convertible bed - Queen, in study...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 3

    half bath connected to guest room...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Master en suite...moreless

  • 2.5 bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Located in the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains on Lake Lanier near the clear incoming waters of Thompson Creek. We have fabulous bird watching. As of today, I have seen the following: indigo bunting, red breasted grosbeak, goldfinch, juncoes, warblers, purple finch, red headed woodpecker, red bellied woodpecker, hairy & downy woodpecker, blue jay, cardinal, nuthatch, brown headed nuthatch, chick a dee, titmouse, redwinged blackbird, crow, brown thrasher, carolina wren, slate colored juncos, mockingbirds and who knows what I'm forgetting! Not to mention the water fowl, cranes, etc! Come enjoy. Watch the sun set every day from the deck or dock or come up with your own favorite way to enjoy our home!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable tv and high speed internet...moreless

  • Television:

    Flat screens; 1 in master, 1 in great room...moreless

  • Toys

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    beautiful panoramic views from inside and out...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    a few easy steps to the firepit, lake on quiet cove and dock with swim platform, swim ladder & upper party deck...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    We are on the North end of Lake Lanier, at the foothills of the N GA Mountains...moreless

  • Water View:

    beautiful panoramic views from inside and out...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Nothing between the deck and the dock except nature!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Our farmhouse table has 2 leaves, 6 chairs and a bench. We have seated 14! Additional bar height table w/ 4 stools and tons of outside seating. Also, you can play ping pong on this table:)...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 14 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Air...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Dryer is in the home for renter's use...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Wood burning fireplace with wood provided at no charge. Please do not bring wood in from other parts of the country. It is not environmentally friendly. Thanks...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room:

    vaulted, with stacked stone fireplace all the way to the wooden ceiling. Sliding glass doors and windows provide the wonderful view and make the entire back of the house 'open' to the lake....moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty of parking and parking areas for your boat and water toys...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Washer is in the home for renter's use...moreless

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen with stainless steel appliances; self cleaning oven and electric range, dishwasher, microwave, toaster oven, Keurig and standard coffee makers, Blender, and normal pots, pans and access....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    side by side w/ ice and water in door...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large 800+ square foot deck with bench style railings, chairs and teak bar style tables and stools...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Room in the front and back for play. Back yard has a gradual slope to the lake and a swing, hammock and chairs and firepit. The front yard has a tree house w/swing and a small zip-line....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Outdoor grill with gas and smoker options...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Day
May 21 - May 26, 2015
4 night min stay
$300
July 4th
Jul 1 - Jul 6, 2015
6 night min stay
$325
$2,275
Labor Day
Sep 4 - Sep 9, 2015
4 night min stay
$325
Fall
Sep 10 - Nov 20, 2015
3 night min stay
$235
$1,500 $2,500
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$295
$1,900 $2,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning $125 + tax
  • Tax Rate 15%

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Location

60 Miles
Nearest Airport
Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport
5.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Friends or Longhorn's
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 400
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Corner Cafe, many others 5 miles away
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
War Hill Park, man made sand "beach"

Car: Recommended

Single-slip covered party dock with "tiki" area, bench seating and cushioned lounge chairs up top. Owners canoe, kayak and paddle boat available if requested. Ranch home w/over-sized deck, bench style railing and grill/smoker overlooking fire-pit and lake. Perfect area for boating, biking, walking and nature watching. Walk/bike one mile to the War Hill Park with sand "beach", pier, swings, volleyball net, boat ramp and campsites. 5 miles from N GA Premium Outlets, 20 minutes from Dahlonega, 30 minutes from Amicalola Falls

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: We purchased this home as a lakehouse for weekend use when we lived in Atlanta. Our 'weekends' kept getting longer and longer, so we decided to move to the lake full time and turn the home into the perfect get-away. We have now renovated this 'hidden gem' to the perfect retreat and we have decided to share our home with others, In 2014 we added another lake home, just 10 minutes away. Stay tuned, we may add another;)

Why the Owner Chose Dawsonville:
Having enjoyed living in a community with a shared common area on South Lanier; we wanted a change of pace. We looked for a private spot on the lake with its own dock, views and a bit of land to enjoy. When we found this spot we knew it was just what we had been looking for. The area is quiet and beautiful with plenty of hardwoods and a very gradual slope to the lake. The cove is not large, so there is seldom any other traffic. I think you'll enjoy our home, too!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Tucked away on a quiet cove in an older community, our home is ideal. Our lot has a gradual slope to a small beach area and fantastic cove for floating, swimming, playing and relaxing. Our cove opens up to a great ski area and is less than a mile from a year round access public boat ramp. Lovely views from the oversized deck, living, dining and master bedroom. We have plenty of room for your cars, lake toys and family to enjoy this vacation setting.


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Speaks: english
 

Photos

  • Sunset off the deck

    Sunset off the deck

  • Tiki cover back on!
It does not get much better than this!

    Tiki cover back on! It does not get much better than this!

  • Front yard tree 'loft' and swing (small/youth sized zip-line behind)

    Front yard tree 'loft' and swing (small/youth sized zip-line behind)

  • Back of the house. Now that's a deck!

    Back of the house. Now that's a deck!

  • Middle section of back deck, tree grows right through!

    Middle section of back deck, tree grows right through!

  • Fire pit with swing, hammock, dock beyond

    Fire pit with swing, hammock, dock beyond

  • Updated stainless kitchen with butcher block island

    Updated stainless kitchen with butcher block island

  • Master from other direction, showing deck right out a sliding glass door

    Master from other direction, showing deck right out a sliding glass door

  • Guest room, Queen bed, attached 1/2 bath

    Guest room, Queen bed, attached 1/2 bath

  • Loft twin w/play area below, Q bed to right.

    Loft twin w/play area below, Q bed to right.

  • Full bath (tub/shower combo), adjacent to 3rd bedroom

    Full bath (tub/shower combo), adjacent to 3rd bedroom

  • Another view at water's edge, a perfect way to end the day.

    Another view at water's edge, a perfect way to end the day.

  • Summer view of our dock (without tiki-cover), house beyond; Very easy walk

    Summer view of our dock (without tiki-cover), house beyond; Very easy walk

  • Fishing anyone?

    Fishing anyone?

  • Quaint front entrance, but wait 'til you see the back of 'Hidden Gem'

    Quaint front entrance, but wait 'til you see the back of 'Hidden Gem'

  • Outdoor shower with hot and cold water. Perfect after a day on the lake!

    Outdoor shower with hot and cold water. Perfect after a day on the lake!

  • View from dock back to house (behind hammock)

    View from dock back to house (behind hammock)

  • Walk to War Hill Park, just up the road!

    Walk to War Hill Park, just up the road!

  • Family room w/entertainment ctr, wood burning fireplace and lake views beyond

    Family room w/entertainment ctr, wood burning fireplace and lake views beyond

  • Master bath

    Master bath

  • Half bath connected to Guest Bedroom and Front Hall

    Half bath connected to Guest Bedroom and Front Hall

  • Queen bed in 3rd br, loft bed to the left

    Queen bed in 3rd br, loft bed to the left

  • Sunrise, down the street at the War Hill Park boat ramp

    Sunrise, down the street at the War Hill Park boat ramp

  • Sunset in back yard. You'll never want to leave!

    Sunset in back yard. You'll never want to leave!

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  • Bathrooms
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