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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!
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
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
Memorial Day May 21 - May 26, 2015 4 night min stay
July 4th Jul 1 - Jul 6, 2015 6 night min stay
Labor Day Sep 4 - Sep 9, 2015 4 night min stay
Fall Sep 10 - Nov 20, 2015 3 night min stay
My Standard Rate 5 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
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Refundable Damage Deposit$500
Cleaning$125 + tax
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Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport
Friends or Longhorn's
Corner Cafe, many others 5 miles away
War Hill Park, man made sand "beach"
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
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.