Nicely furnished one and two bedroom condos on Lake Lanier at Port Royale Marina with docks ready for sun and fun. Many amenities to enjoy...camping, boating, fishing, skiing, jetski's...Year Round enjoyment!
- Condo600 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 nights
Royal Cove Condo's at Port Royale Marina
Gill Mende, Jr.
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- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 22, 2018
About Gill Mende, Jr.
GEM Properties LLC has bought, sold and rented properties for over 18 years. We have 10 rental properties on Lake Lanier which we own and operate for your enjoyment. We were born and raised in the Atlanta area and Lake Lanier has been a big part of our lives. It is just a beautiful place to relax and have fun.
Gill Mende, Jr. purchased this Condo in 2005
Why Gill Mende, Jr. chose Gainesville
It was our goal to have some vacation rentals on Lake Lanier within our portfolio of properties. Lake Lanier is a fantastic place to do all kinds of activities from watersports to camping to biking etc. With our vacation rentals we can share the fun with new friends.
What makes this Condo unique
We have nine condo's at this property with 4 one bedroom units and two 2 bedroom units that we use for vacation rental. We also have four docks which we can use for our clients and their water craft. It's really turning out to be a great set up.
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I booked this stay for a week,told the owner that would have my 5 month old granddaughter during this stay. When I arrived, I immediately called owner said I needed a different unit. He said none available. My granddaughter has a baby carrier and craddle & play mat there was absolutely no roomfor these idems. The stairs to this upstairs unit was very narrow and steep; which now back at home went to Dr. to find out I have a torn mucle in my shoulder & fluid on my right knee carrying my granddaughter, diaper bag & my purse up steep narrow wooden stairs.The owner was informed I had this to do for my young granddaughter, I'm 57 yrs old....... .And it was very outdated also dirty.There was so much of someone else's pubic hair all over bathroom, found several roaches. And the coffee pot was so high up in cabinet had to get a chair to reach it ,it was so dirty inside tryed hard could not get it clean....One of the lamps I needed so when my granddaughter napped the overhead was not in her eyes ,go figure No light bulb in lamp.Anyway a gentleman that was in the unit next store said he had been renting there 8 years, And that the pictures on this site were very old when first done, and you can tell. There was no privacy at all because this gentleman stayed on his walk way very close to my unit either smoking & staring looking mad at the world ,if I tired to sit in my outdoor chair he paced back & forth so much it made it uncomfortable and would do this alot he was pacing up till midnight on one night my granddaughter did not sleep well. Being a women alone with a child that was uneasy feeling..And there where 2 bigger units that never had no one in them the entire time I was there!!!!!!! I WOULD NEVER EVER STAY HERE AGAIN IM IN A MILLION YEARS. Just down right dirty outdated for what you pay ,could have been moved there were vancanys ,owner lied, even false advertising with new picture 's when first built and thats not what you get. .And the 8 year renter guy was creepy. The lake view would have been nice though , but you could not enjoy it with a weirdo that lives there full time making you feel uneasy. .Just wouldn't recommend this place.
Totally enjoyed our stay!
We enjoyed our stay. The condo was clean, comfortable, and had all that we needed. We appreciated it being pet friendly inside and out. It was only a short walk to the lake where there was a great swimming area. Gil is a nice man and was around and assessable if needed. I will recommend GEM to my family and friends.
Dana thanks for the review. Really glad ya'll had a great time. Come back in the fall when the trees start to change on the lake. Beautiful. Thanks again.
Clean, quiet and well maintained. Thank you Gill!
Everything we needed for a few days on the lake. A short walk down to the lake for a better view. View of the lake from the rooms is "filtered" through the trees. We had a two bedroom unit which was very comfortable. Gill was friendly and helpful when needed and always available.
Stanley thanks so much for your review. It is very important to our small business. Tell your wife I have repotted the Norfolk Island Pine. Looking good. Have a safe trip home and come back to see us. Thanks again Gill
Nice property, but not clean. Bath was not clean. There were bugs and dust everywhere. Air vents need cleaned!
Karen thanks for you review. We will certainly address this issue.
We enjoyed our weekend on the lake. It was nice to have a dock to keep our boat in the water all weekend and come and go as we pleased. It was a little hike to the dock, but much easier than pulling the boat in and out of the water. Gill was very accommodating to us, and very nice.
A Picture is Not Worth a Thousand Words
We believe younger people who are on a budget would love this rental. For an older couple, it was difficult to negotiate. We evacuated our quiet home in Savannah, GA, and came to this condo, hoping for beautiful lakeside views - and the pictures of the house and surroundings seemed to show you were on this lovely lake in a lovely little cabin with peaceful neighbors. I guess if we were in better shape, we could have accessed the lake which was down a rough trail behind the trees at the rear of the rental. We arrived on Sunday, the hurricane arrived on Monday, and the power went out the same day. We were supposed to be there until Thursday, but we left on Tuesday, eager to return to the peace of our little neighborhood. It probably would have been all right had we been closer to stores, but we were far away from all amenities. The owner was very nice, but we believe there was a bit of false advertising here.
Thomas thanks for your review. We take them very seriously. Certainly you read the reviews before you booked which we are very proud of. Yes for an older couple navigating the path to the lake is a little work but still quite beautiful. Keep in mind too the weather during this time was rough also. I think my photos represent the property quite well . The great thing is you were safe from the storm with great neighbors that would step to the plate if you needed them. Thanks for your visit.
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Additional information about rental rates
Cleaning fee is $50.00 up to one week stay and $70.00 for stay longer than 7 nights.