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Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Space 9,000 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Estate, 7 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 26)

Relax in upscale style in this gated European estate on deep water. This luxurious three level home with greater than 9000 sq feet of living space provides beautiful lake vistas from most every room. The main level is truly stunning. From the moment you enter the front two story foyer, the well appointed formal living room with gas fireplace will simultaneously invite you in and take your breath away. If you can pry yourself past this room, next door you find the spacious open family room with bountiful seating, flat screen HDTV, gaming table, and walls of lake-view windows. This level also contains the fully loaded gourmet stainless and granite professional kitchen with eating space for 20 at your choice of a formal dining room, casual dining room, kitchen bar and family room table. The huge upper patio balcony and lower level porch have additional outside seating and tables for 16, and the garden level has inside eating space for 10. Two spacious bedrooms with private baths are just down the hallway on this main level.

The custom hand forged wrought iron curved staircase leads you to the garden level. Here there is a second fully outfitted stainless kitchen to make two or more family stays easier. Also makes for a great party staging area since it is right off the pool patio. This light and bright level provides king and queen bedroom suites suited for royalty. There are two additional full bathrooms, one with access to the pool area. The nautical themed great-room area with adjacent game room provides ample seating for family gatherings and the kitchen bar provides additional space for eating and entertaining. Through the french doors, the pool and patio area await. The full sized non-deep free form pool is safe for all swimmers. If you prefer a break from the fun in the sun, try your luck at ping pong, foosball, cards at the two gaming tables, or the many board games provided in the gaming areas.

Steps take you down to the gradually sloping 200 foot trail to the double slip covered boat dock. Here views of mountains, lake, fish & wildlife abound.

The third story boasts a spectacular king master suite with private desk, custom spa bath, and master closet that you can get lost in. For your convenience, fabulous full-sized front loading washer and dryer are located in the center of this closet with 360 surround of custom high-end cabinetry. Adjoining 7th bedroom, with three double beds, provides additional comfortable sleeping for 6. You will find yet another spacious bedroom on this level as well. This charming room with gas fireplace has both queen and full-sized beds, and a splendid view of the lake

This exceptional property, only seven minutes from downtown Gainesville, provides ample space for large gatherings; yet allows for privacy, and self sufficiency on each level. Your comfort is assured with every detail from the high quality sheets and towels to every hand picked piece of furniture and bedding.

Your vacation in this unique, beautiful, and restful setting is sure to create memories for a lifetime. Our calendar fills up quickly! So hurry and book your dream vacation now!!

Warmest regards,

Harold and Tina


Third Floor

Master king bed+ queen sofa-bed with bath & lake view

Lg 2nd BR: 1 queen & 1 full bed + fireplace and lake view

Three full beds in 7th bedroom room with shared master bath

Second floor

Queen bed with private bath

Two twins with private bath and lake view

First Floor

King bed with jack and jill bath and lake view

Queen bed with jack and jill bath

Separate free standing bathroom

Additional beds

Four twin rollaway beds

One Queen & 3 twin blowup mattresses

Keywords: Gated, upscale, luxurious, private estate, estate, lake house, pool, dock, lake, 7 bedroom, lakefront, lake view, chateau, chateau, Lanier, lake Lanier, vacation, family reunion, corporate retreat, retreat,

More Details

Chateau Lanier, LLC
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2017

About Chateau Lanier, LLC

We are Georgia transplants since 1991. Although we have traveled throughout the world, we are continually amazed at the beauty of Lake Lanier. We also absolutely love sharing our home with guest from around the US and the world. Always exceeding our guests expectations has become an obsession for us. We and our staff work tirelessly to make sure our guest's experience is without equal. Come stay with us and let us prove it to you.

Chateau Lanier, LLC purchased this estate in 2007

Why Chateau Lanier, LLC chose Lake Lanier

This property is truly a magical place on Georgia's largest lake. It sits on a beautiful piece of land where it is perfectly positioned to provide pristine views of the lake. We love the privacy it's high hedges, large lot, and private gate provide. And it's close proximity to Gainesville and Atlanta allows our guests to have it all.

What makes this estate unique

We love the ability to enjoy this beautiful lake with a large group of friends and family. The home itself is just a blast with it's unique character and surprises around every corner. It's position on deep water assures lake access no matter the lake level. Endless hours of relaxing by the pool, fishing off the dock, exploring the natural beauty of the lake by boat, or sharing a bottle of wine with friends while enjoying the lakeside ambiance are some of our favorite pastimes at Chateau Lanier. Book a stay today and come discover yours!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Comments sent to us by email and letter:

"Just a note to tell you that we had a wonderful time staying at your spacious, lovely home. Thank you for my security deposit refund as well."


"Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us. We had a great time!"

Jul 2011
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Gainesville Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 9000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 26
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 5.5
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 26
  • Upper level Queen + Full - 1 queen , 1 double
    Upper level Master - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Main level Queen - 1 queen
    Main level Zebra Room - 2 twin/ single
    Upper level Bunk Room - 3 double , Shares master bathroom
    Garden level King - 1 king
    Garden level Queen - 1 queen
    Convertible Beds - 4 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 murphy bed
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (2); Roll-away twin beds (4), Sleep Sofa (1), Full size inflatable bed (2), Twin inflatable bed (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 28 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Gourmet kitchen, Second full kitchen, Game room, Private double slip dock, Private gated entry, Wine cellar, Wine cooler, Lots of board games, Ping pong table, and Foosball table.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.9375 based on 35 reviews

21 RN's who all graduated together in 1972.

  • 5 of 5

This place was fabulous and just right for these age 65+ nurses, some of whom had not seen each other in 44 years.

The website contained the info needed to plan sleeping for those who had to avoid stairs.

The well equipped kitchen, multiple eating areas, and outdoor areas met our needs well. The five full bathrooms worked great for our group.

We were oriented by Harold upon arrival and it was clear what was expected of our group. All our needs were met with everything connected to this house. I think our group will be back...

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We continue to be very gratified by the consistent stream of comments we receive like yours. It is very fulfilling for us to provide a great venue for groups like yours to reconnect. See you back soon!!
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The Complete Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

We had reunion vacation with a number of friends and their families. 12 adult and 12 kids. The house had ample room for everyone and was very convenient to the local amenities(grocery store, restaurants, marinas). The large dining tables were great for dinners and the kitchen was great for preparing large meals. I think the favorite places in the house were the bar downstairs and the pool area. I believe that is were we spent most of our time. The walk to the dock was not too bad just a little steep. We would recommend Port Royal Marina for boat rentals. It was a great week with family and friends. I would highly recommend Chateau Lanier for larger parties looking for a relaxing week. The owners were great to deal with also. Always a quick response with any questions we had. Thanks again for a great week! We would love to do it again.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An amazing house.

  • 5 of 5

Our very large family rented this house for a week, and was impressed with the lovely decor and attention to detail throughout. We were provided with a personal tour and a lovely gift basket upon arrival. We had ample room for everyone, and when some were downstairs making noise, you didn't even hear it. Every lady in our group wants the fantastic closet in the upstairs master bath. Having two well stocked and equipped kitchens was very convenient, and the pool was great. The view of the lake is gorgeous, and it's not a terribly difficult decent to the covered dock. Dealing with the owner was prompt and always pleasant. No regrets.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lora. Assuring that every guest has a perfect stay at Chateau Lanier week after week is our relentless mission. We are very happy to have another confirmation that our efforts are paying off!! All the best!!
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Perfect family reunion spot

  • 5 of 5

My large extended family and I had an amazing week in this beautiful home. Even though there were 13 adults and 14 children, we never felt cramped for space. When we arrived, the home was in immaculate condition, and we had no issues at all during our stay. I would highly recommend this home for large parties wanting to enjoy all that Lake Lanier has to offer.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words! We work very hard to assure that every guest during every visit has the same amazing experience that you had. Hope to see you back soon!!
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Wonderful home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a large group of middle school media students and chaperones attending a conference in Atlanta and chose to stay in a home for comfort, affordability, and team building. We found the amazing Chateau Lanier, and even though it was an hour drive to the conference each day, coming home to such a beautiful, well appointed home, made the drive worth it.

The home had more than enough room for our group of 20+ and was well stocked with blankets, mattresses, pillows, towels, etc. Each room was beautifully decorated, the kitchen was a dream, and having multiple laundries made keeping up on wash quite easy. The owners were kind, accommodating, and very quick in giving our deposit refund.

If we ever travel to that part of the country again, this will be the house. In fact, I wish I could just visit and rest on the porch, rent a boat, or go hiking in the beautiful area.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We absolutely love this place!

  • 5 of 5

I did my 40th ;) birthday celebration at this home with 20 close friends and family members. Everyone loved it! The house lacks nothing, is clean and spacious and Harold is a jewel. It is not as secluded as the pictures would lead you to believe but other than that, what you see in the pictures is what you get. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear you loved your Chateau Lanier stay. As we approach our 6th year of leasing this estate, we are proud to say that your experience has been shared by 3000 other guests. Our future guests can rest assured that our team will continue to work extremely hard to assure they too will be thrilled with their Chateau Lanier experience
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Nearest Point of Interest
Premium Outlet Mall
Nearest Point of Interest
Lake Lanier Island Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Olympic Rowing Venue
Nearest Point of Interest
Dawsonville Hwy Bridge
Nearest Point of Interest
Gainesville Marina

Lake Lanier Island resort and water park


Rates & Availability

Gainesville Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak 2017 Season
May 20 2017 - Aug 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
Peak 2018
May 19 2018 - Aug 18 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750
Cleaning fee $395
Tax Rate 7.0%

Cleaning $395
Refundable security Deposit $750
Tax Rate 7%
Holiday rates $1200/night 3 night minimum stay unless otherwise specified

$1000 due at booking with remainder due 45 days prior to check-in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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