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A Unique Executive/Family Retreat with Private Boat Ramp and Dock

Bedrooms 5
Space 7,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Gated Ranch 5/4 Home * 2 Levels * Sleeps 20-24 * Private Boat Ramp * 2 Docks

Great care has been taken to masterfully renovate this 7000 sq ft Lake Lanier retreat. From the moment you walk in, you appreciate the large, open kitchen, dining area and great room. You can't help but notice the high, wood paneled, vaulted ceiling with Crow's Nest. Adjacent to this, is a spacious living room with comfortable seating, large gas fireplace and entertainment center. For those who just can't seem to 'get away', or 'unplug', wireless broadband internet is provided.

With the many generous indoor amenities and lake activities, this retreat is ideally suited for a corporate retreat, large gatherings, family reunions, even quaint weddings/receptions. On the terrace level, you can enjoy a large recreation room with pool table, second 'kitchenette" with island, 42' flat panel TV with cable. Just a few steps away, you can immerse themselves in a thrilling movie experience in our professionally designed and installed movie theater. Now showing your movie of choice, this theater has generous seating and spectacular surround sound. When our guests are ready to be outdoors, there is no shortage of amenities. Our retreat boasts a private concrete boat ramp, deep water boat house for your boat or jet skis and separate, large swim deck.

When you are ready to retire for the evening after a full day of activity, there are beds for everyone! This retreat sleeps 20 people comfortably in beds and up to 26 people including our provided folding mats and crib.

This property is an asset of the Lake Lanier Travel Club and occupancy requires a membership in the club.

*Master 1 - King bed, queen size La-Z-Boy hide-a-bed, 50' flat screen, DVD Player, cable TV, spacious his and her bathroom.

*Master 2 - King bed, queen size La-Z-Boy hide-a-bed, 50' flat screen, DVD player, cable TV, private bathroom.

*Bedroom 3 - King bed, 42' flat screen, DVD player, cable TV and adjoining bath.

*Bedroom 4 - Queen bed, twin over twin bunk. Shares bathroom with bedroom 5. 42" flat screen tv.

*Bedroom 5 - Two (2) Twin over full bunk beds. 42" flat screen tv.

Keywords: House, lake house, lake lanier, wedding, wedding reception, family reunion, retreat, chateau, private retreat, reunion, gated, gathering, venue, corporate retreat

More Details

Alex and Dawn
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

Why Alex and Dawn chose Lake Lanier

Lake Lanier has been the source of many family memories and this location is perfect to foster the same experiences for others.

What makes this house unique

Gated, security entrance. Rare, private boat ramp for your personal use. Boat house and Swim platform dock with amazing lake views. Wide open, spacious, and oh so comfortable home.


Gainesville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 45 ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Our member/occupancy agreement is attached for your review and will be emailed to you separately to sign electronically prior to reservation approval
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Safe
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , 1 toilet with tub/shower + 1 toilet with stand up shower
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 45
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , 2 full beds with single bunk beds above
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , *1 queen bed with twin bunk beds
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (1), Twin bunk Beds (1), Twin over full bunkbeds (2), Baby Cribs (1) portable pack n play, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) wonderfully comfortable lazy boy brand inflated queen hide-a-bed,
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Private gated entrance with security code. Dedicated home theater, professionally built, exquisite surround sound with video projector and wall mounted screen. Can seat 18 people. Private concrete road to the shore and concrete boat ramp. Deep water boat house and swim dock.


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A Unique Executive/Family Retreat with Private Boat Ramp and Dock
average rating of 4.7 based on 30 reviews

It was perfect!!!!

  • 5 of 5

My daughter was graduating from UNG and we stayed in this amazing house for the graduation weekend. We had friends and family come for the graduation and this house had plenty of room for all of us. The house was clean, spacious and very comfortable. We enjoyed the fire pit and how peaceful it was outside. It is a beautiful home!!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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You'll pay a little more, but I doubt if you'll be disappointed....

  • 5 of 5

Reflections on Lanier was a little more cost than we had done in past vacations, but we had 16 in our group this year and needed the bigger home (not to mention the kids have grown to adults!). In the case of this home, you get what you pay for!

The home was fantastic and fit us well (we could have had more join us if needed!). The kitchen and dining area were great gathering places for dinners and evening games. We all fit around the table with ease and for the first time didn't have to eat in shifts as with prior trips! The living areas were big enough so we could all fit comfortably and the bedrooms were spacious (ok, huge!). The separate theater in the basement made for great end of evening movie watching or for the one day of rain we had.

The outdoor area afforded nice cornhole tournaments on the drive throughout the evening and a fire pit off to the side for nightfall (wood was there for us to use, don't know if this is common or if the prior renters left their supply). The swim dock was a great area to gather all day and laze in the sun/lake (though deck boards on the dock will need to be addressed soon). It was large enough to have us all gather on it for the day.

Dawn and Alex were great to work with and were attentive to responding to emails.

Only real issue, the gas grill needs work as all of the knobs were stripped and wouldn't turn the burner adjusters (didn't work for us at all and was mentioned in the house book by the prior renter). Luckily there was an old/small charcoal grill available (which we prefer to gas anyway!).

Overall the week was a great experience, you can't be disappointed with this house, it should meet all your vacation needs and then some.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I was disappointed with a few things

  • 3 of 5

The upstairs refrigerator was not working properly as one of the fans was broken so our food was in danger of spoiling. We moved all the food to the downstairs refrigerator however it was disgusting. It was clearly not cleaned in a long time. We had to clean the entire refrigerator before we place our food in it. This took time and energy that we should not have spent on our first night. On the outside of the house there is a clear bee problem as they were swarming everywhere. My wife was bitten as she went from the car to the house. Not sure if anything can be done but it was not something we would like to encounter again.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We apologize for the condition of the second refrigerator in the basement. The cleaning crew did not check it as they should have and it should have been cleaned properly. There is no excuse for this and it has now been addressed and will not occur again. The primary refrigerator was/is working properly. We received a message from Matthew P about this entire situation, late on Saturday evening, the first night of their arrival. They later informed us that the refrigerator was, inexplicably, working and that there was no need to address the situation. We suspect that the extended time keeping the refrigerator open while loading caused the internal temperature to rise to 48F. Once the door was kept closed and the refrigerator was allowed to work as designed the temperature settled to the appropriate level, 37F. This was confirmed by our guest. We do all we can to maintain not only the indoor, but also the outdoor environment free of pests and unwanted insects. We have a regular exterminating service that provides this service and that can be called upon on an as needed basis. Now that we are aware of this issue we will have it addressed. However, please understand, the home is located in a beautiful natural environment and nature will often intrude, even in the parking lot of the home. As you pointed out in your review, there is little that can be done to prevent this. While we apologize for the bee attack and the temporary inconvenience of the refrigerator we are glad that you and your 17 other guests had a good time for 5 days at our home and would certainly welcome the opportunity to make your stay absolutely perfect next time.
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  • 5 of 5

Just the right size and place for our family reunion

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Ana, we are delighted that you and your guests enjoyed your stay.
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Love coming back here every year!

  • 5 of 5

The Northwestern University Crew team trains at the Olympic Rowing course on Lake Lanier every spring. We've stayed at this house for many years in a row now and it's always comfortable, spacious, clean etc. Will return next year!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: And we love having your crew stay with us every year as well. Looking forward to next year!
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Fabulous home!!

  • 5 of 5

Took a large youth group for a weekend and had an amazing time in this beautiful home!! It had everything we needed to make the weekend one to remember!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Chad! You and your group were wonderful. Hope to see you again.
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Car: recommended

Other Activities: boating, Lanier Islands water park and zip lining, Restaurants on the lake


Rates & Availability

Gainesville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Summer 2017
Jul 11 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 18 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 18 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 18 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Winter Holiday
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 18 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2016
Jan 8 2018 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 18 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Memorial Day Weekend
May 24 2018 - May 28 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 18 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Early Summer 2017
Jun 1 2018 - Jun 29 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 18 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
July 4th Holiday
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 8 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 18 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 18 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $275
Additional Guest Fee $15 per person per night
Damage Deposit $750

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.