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Breathtaking Sunsets! with Your Own Sandy Swimming Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps up to 10)

This BEACH HOUSE on the lake is a one story ranch and has a view of some of the most amazing sunsets in the world! It is minutes from the Walter F.George State Park which has a public golf course and lodge with a restaurant.

Yes. Did I already say that there is your own personal beach with shallow water for swimming? So bring the kids and play in the sand.

There is some of the best hybrid bass fishing in the south right off shore.

The house is situated at the end of the road so it is very quiet and extremely peaceful.

There is a large screened in porch which is great for relaxing and drinking coffee in the morning or sipping a glass of wine as you watch the sun set below the Alabama hills across the lake- you will love it!

Keywords: Upscale Beach Front Lakehouse with beautiful level lot

More Details

Mike Gunsolus
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 14, 2018

Why Mike Gunsolus chose Fort Gaines

Great shallow swimming area. Abundant wildlife and birds, including bald eagles, osprey, grey herons, geese, coots, king fishers, pilated wood peckers, dear and more.

What makes this house unique

Great screened in porch to watch the wildlife and enjoy the fantastic sunsets. Have a picnic and explore gopher island and other islands. Great hybrid bass fishing, just off shore.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time hear. We will come back again, but this time Hurricane Matthew will not dictate our vacation. Thank you so much for working with us. Love your house and hospitality.

PS. The kids swam everyday- sometimes 3 times a day.
Oct 2016
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Fort Gaines House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • See detailed pictures on our website;
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed , Two additional floor mattresses under single beds.
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Sliding glass onto seperate porch w two Adirondack chairs
    Sitting Room/Studio - 2 sleep sofa /futon , 1 murphy bed , Sleep sofa plus single murphy bed.
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1), Murphy Beds (1) See more pictures on our website;
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • festivals
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Gentle slope to the beach area. Great swimming and fishing.


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Breathtaking Sunsets! with Your Own Sandy Swimming Beach
average rating of 4.5 based on 32 reviews
Jakin, GA 39861

Great Lake Weekend!

  • 4 of 5

We had an overall wonderful stay at this lake house. The house was clean and had just about everything we needed. I would suggest to get an extra sauté type pan, we could only find one.

It was great to watch the sun rise and set from the screened in porch. The beach area was perfect for the kids as they thoroughly enjoyed the water and sand castle building.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lawrenceville, GA

Fantastic view...

  • 4 of 5

This house is in a great spot, very private, quiet. The beach is nice. The beds were comfortable. The house was clean. The front and back porches were not. No problems with the tv or air conditioner. The back porch screen really needs to be replaced. The house is for sale so I imagine the current owner will not replace. Be sure to bring everything you need including toilet paper, paper towels and trash bags as there are no extras in the house. Might also want to bring ant spray as there is a big problem in the kitchen if you don't keep everything extremely clean and DRY! I think the ants may have been after the water more than the food. Overall, we enjoyed it. My husband caught a great big catfish right out from the house. We saw four eagles together right out back and heard them talking like we have never heard before - not the scream we are used to, but more like a song bird, but big! Also saw osprey, coyotes, hummingbirds and more in the yard. Really enjoyed the wildlife. If you are in the market for a lake home that needs some TLC, this house has great potential!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

perfect location, just steps from the water.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Place to Stay with Family! Beautiful Views, Quiet, Clean, and Spacious!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for the weekend for my husbands birthday. We had a total of 13 people stay and had room for everyone! Had a fire each night and kayaked and fished all day! Great place and would recommend to anyone looking for a place at the lake.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Fort Gaines, GA
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Bagby State Park
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Bagby State Lodge
Nearest Beach
At the house.
Car: necessary

Located about 20 minutes from the city of Eufaula, Alabama. Eufaula is known for many antebellum homes that were spared during the civil war. Home to several restaurants and antique stores.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional person/night $25
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $50

Standard rates are based on a maximum of seven people. Add $25/night/person for a total maximum of ten guests including children. Small indoor pets will be considered at the additional $50.00 pet fee. No large gatherings are allowed without written permission. All guests including those not staying overnight must be listed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund