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10% OFF w 7 NTS JUL/AUG-DEEP WATER Lake Cottage Retreat w Views on QUIET COVE

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property


Cottage w/Lake Views & Open Slip Dock/Perfect for Family-Couples-Friends

Our cottage at the lake is a great location for a family or couples getaway, girls only/guys only weekend, and only 45 minutes from Atlanta. It has 3 bedrooms—two with a queen, and one with a twin-over-double bunk bed. The sleeper sofa in the family room is a full size, comfortably sleeping 1 adult or 2 children. The house sleeps 6 Adults and 3 Children comfortably. The master bath has a tub and the smaller, hall bath has a shower. Watch TV or your favorite movies on our Smart TV or DVD in the Family Room viewed from the most comfortable recliners ever designed. The keeping room and kitchen are flooded with sunlight in the morning and are the gathering place for family and guests while breakfast is prepared. Light the wood burning stove for additional atmosphere.

The woods surrounding the house provides privacy and shades the deck in the morning and again in late afternoon while the home’s high location above the large sloping lawn allows a year round lake view from the large windows in the kitchen and family room, as well as from the deck. The view of the sunset over the water begs dining al fresco. Located on a half-acre, mostly wooded lot, the lawn is great for tossing a football. We love that our house sits so far from the street. It's quiet here. Turn slowly into the drive when you return from a late dinner and you will most likely see deer in the woods. When you sit on the deck with your early morning coffee, look down the trails. You may see them looking back. On a pre-dawn winter morning, they may be in the front yard, nibbling acorns fallen from the giant oaks. It’s peaceful here. The only neighbor you will hear is the pileated woodpecker.

Follow the leaf strewn trail down to the dock and rest quietly. You will see fish under the dock and maybe witness the flight of a great blue heron. Because our dock is deep in the cove, the water is calm without wakes or sounds from boats passing on the lake. It is a safe place to swim, play, and float. We have a covered, single slip dock that is open, and boat and jet ski rentals (Port Royal),as well as a public boat ramp (Mountain View Park), are just minutes from the property by land or by water. Our dock is drought proof! Even when the lake level drops, we always have 15-20 feet under our dock, and where many properties are located in shallow tributaries, our cove provides full lake access from the Olympic Rowing venue, all the way to Buford Dam.

Passing the dock, you can continue your walk through the woods around the point and along the lake shore trail for a celebration of fall color. If you look out the windows during a heavy snow, you will have the impression you are on a mountain top above the clouds. In the spring, the profusion of gardenia blooms scent the air, and the woods are full of birdsong and speckled with the white blooms of indigenous rhododendron. The slam of the screen door during family picnics will sound just like your childhood.

This is not just a house at the lake. It is a true lake house.

If you wish to venture out, we are minutes from downtown Gainesville (check out and don’t miss the free concerts on the square), Starbucks (a must for my husband), shopping malls, grocery stores, Multi-Movie Theaters, live theater, parks with walking trails, hiking, waterfalls, and every type of dining experience from candle lit, white linen to fast food. We are, of course, close to Lake Lanier Islands and all the activities there. We are also not far from Chicopee Woods Golf Course, North Georgia Premium Outlets, Georgia wineries, Gibbs Gardens, all the fun in Dahlonega including a tour of the gold mines and free shows at the planetarium (check out, and you might even catch a rodeo at the Cumming Fairgrounds

More Details

Maria and Bill
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2018

About Maria and Bill

We love the lake .. summer, fall, winter ... anytime. The girls love to tube, we like to relax and pack a lunch and have a great day but then it ends and we have to go home. We hated the going home part so decided we wanted the lake to be "home" at least some of the time. We hope to some day slow down and spend more time there but until then we want to share the happiness of the cottage and the lake with you.

Maria and Bill purchased this cottage in 2017

Why Maria and Bill chose Gainesville

We fell in the love with the quiet cove, the location on the South end of the lake and the deep water. Our cove is perfect for playing, relaxing and just a great day at the lake. No boat traffic with interrupt your time in the water. Port Royale and Pelican Pete's one of our favorite lake places to grab a bite is an 8 minute boat ride away. Lake View Cottage lets you leave the city behind... kick back and relax.

What makes this cottage unique

Private. Quiet. Beautiful views. Tranquil cove for sunbathing & water play. Our dock is drought proof! The cottage still had 15' under our dock and access to all of the lake from the Olympic Rowing Venue all the way to Buford Dam when the lake level dropped 21' in 2007! We have an open, covered dock for your watercraft and we are close to boat and jet ski rentals. In addition to all the water play on the lake, we are close to downtown Gainesville--groceries, shopping, antiques, theater, movies, restaurants, public parks w/trails, playground, picnic areas for larger gatherings, historic sites, museums, art galleries, fabulous spa. And for a longer stay, we are the perfect location for day trips to Gibbs Gardens, Georgia Wineries, festivals and offerings of other North Georgia towns. We have compiled an extensive directory of activities in the area including Sports & Adventure, Leisure Activites (including theater & the arts), Food & Dining, Shopping (including Antiques).


Gainesville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Fire Pit


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10% OFF w 7 NTS JUL/AUG-DEEP WATER Lake Cottage Retreat w Views on QUIET COVE
average rating of 4.625 based on 16 reviews

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

This place fit me, hubs, 2 boys and a dog perfectly. It was super clean and had all the items we would ever need. Lounging in a float on the lake was so nice and relaxing. I would highly recommend this home to anyone! Thanks for letting us stay at your beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy cottage stay

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying in this cottage on Gorgeous Lake Lanier. We will return to enjoy the Lake and Sunset views from the deck. Sweet flower beds were in bloom with irises and lemon balm. Owners provide books, movies, beach toys, fire pit, grill - you name it! Be sure to enjoy the excellent lunch at nearby Pig Tails waterfront restaurant. The gourmet slaw and chicken tacos are fantastic. Saw fox, squirrel, deer - what a lovely area.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean, extremely relaxing. We felt like we were s long way from Everything but in fact weren’t

  • 5 of 5

Woke up in the morning - beat the sunrise - made some coffee and went out and sat on the deck and watched the lake as daylight slowly appeared - it is awesome.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute, clean, relaxing, comfortable

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay! The house was cute, clean, and comfortable and the view of the lake beautiful. We enjoyed dining on the deck, grilling outside, and relaxing in the living room. The walk down to the lake was a great workout!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a great time.

  • 4 of 5

We went in March 2018 and it was either raining or cold so we didn't experience much of the lake but I can see where if you rented a boat or brought your own and used the boat dock it would be a lot of fun. We have 4 kids so we needed a place to stay that could hold us all and it's a much better option than a hotel room. It's a short drive up to Helen and Unicoi State Park and also close to Amicolola Falls. We went to Atlanta for a day as well. It's 45-60 minutes to any of the normal places you would want to go. Where else can you be in the big city one day and the mountains the next? Walmart and Target are close by and there's a liquor store or 2 close as well. With 4 kids I needed that. Overall nice place to stay. Not luxurious but for the price and location it was great.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house with peaceful views of Lanier!

  • 5 of 5

Maria and Bill were great to work with... house was in excellent condition upon arrival and the house was exactly as advertised. I will enjoy a visit back in the future!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $95
Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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