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Gorgeous Lake Retreat on Large Cove ~ Outdoor Kitchen and Fire Ring

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Private Lake Home Setting with Party Dock is Convenient to Gainesville

House, 5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths (Sleeps 13)

This newer lake home is the perfect spot for your Lake Lanier vacation. Located on a huge cove, this waterfront property has views of 'big water' from the dock and a large double slip dock with party deck on a quiet area of the lake in Gainesville, Georgia.

This spacious home would be perfect for a family vacation, family reunion or even a couple of families staying together. There is plenty of room to spread out and enjoy your stay in Gainesville on Lake Lanier. The property gently slopes to the water for an easy walk to the dock. The house is only a short drive from downtown Gainesville as well as Lake Lanier Islands and the Premium Outlet Mall in Dawsonville.

There are 5 bedrooms (see below), 4 full bathrooms and one half bathroom. This house has plenty of of beds-- located on 3 floors which allows for some privacy. The main living room has a wall of windows overlooking the trees and lake view through the trees, beautiful hardwood floors, a stone fireplace and vaulted ceilings.

Wifi is available and there is an office area--a perfect spot not far from other activities to get away for a little quiet.

For outdoor living, there are three deck areas – two covered decks--one with 3 ceiling fans--and a deck by the outdoor kitchen and fire pit. For entertainment, there are board games, a large flat screen, smart TV with Blu-Ray player and a shuffleboard table on the terrace level.

When you are at the lake, you can sit on the dock and enjoy the sun on the upper part of large party dock or stay below for more shade or fishing. Either location allows for a great view of lake activities. There are boats and jet skis for rent at various marinas on the lake, the closest being Port Royale. Ask about kayak and stand up paddle board rental from owner - free delivery.

****Please note, we do NOT allow events at the home such as weddings, large birthday bashes, bachelor parties, etc.**** CALL TO DISCUSS PRIOR TO REQUESTING A BOOKING.

We are a residential location and cannot accommodate a large EVENT. Family gatherings, couples, mature women or men's groups are fine and welcome. If you have more than 13, please inquire about suitability of space. We strive to maintain our home in pristine condition and have found 'party events' are not in keeping with the vision for our vacation rental. Thank you for your understanding.

CALL FOR PET APPROVAL PRIOR TO REQUESTING A BOOKING. Typically we accept small, non-shedding dogs.

Bedroom Lay Out

1. King (Ground floor/terrace bedroom)

2. King (Upstairs bedroom)

3. King (Main level bedroom)

4. Queen and bunks (upstairs bedroom)

5. Three single beds--not bunks (upstairs bedroom).

Keywords: House, retreat, Lake Lanier

More Details

Joni Tuttle
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Joni Tuttle

We are from Gwinnett county Georgia and wanted a second home not too far from our primary home so we could use it often. We have since moved to the lake full time since our kids have graduated and moved out of the house. Family time is precious and being together at the lake makes it easier for us to spend some quality time as a family.

Joni Tuttle purchased this house in 2006

Why Joni Tuttle chose Gainesville

We owned a house on Lake Lanier a little further north before building this one. We desired a lot that wasn't as steep of a walk down to the lake, and this one fit the bill. No matter what the water levels are on the lake, we are able to move the dock out further so that we always have water and can get our boats in and out.

The house itself is great for couples as well as families since four of the five bedrooms have their own bathroom. It has been a wonderful house for family vacations as well as entertaining.

What makes this house unique

There are many things we love about the house. The outdoor kitchen with the fire ring is one of our favorites. No matter what time of year, we use the outdoor grill and fire ring as a place to gather. The covered decks off the back of the house are good for meals and to sit and relax with a cup of coffee. The ceiling fans keep it a comfortable temperature in the warm months.

The cove where our dock is located makes a great spot to sit and watch people fish, tube or ski. It is a protected spot, yet very open without being in an area where the dock/boat gets knocked around. The location on the lake is convenient; we love to take the boat over to Pelican Pete's to eat and listen to music. There is always something to do and Gainesville is 10 minutes away if we want to go shopping or go to dinner.


Gainesville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4.5
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Main level. Private bath.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Lower level. Private bath accessed from hallway.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Upper level. Private bath.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , Upper level. Queen with 2 single (bunk bed). Private bath.
    Bedroom 5 - 3 twin/ single , Upper level. Bathroom access through other bedrooms.
  • King size beds (3) Terrace level king bed--access with no steps from garage or patio; Main floor bedroom with king bed--opens to covered deck; Upstairs bedroom with king--has view to lake (through trees); All king bedrooms have private bath. Queen size Beds (1) 1 queen bed--located upstairs in room with bunk beds., Twin or Single Beds (1) 3 singles in one bedroom., Bunk Beds (1) Twin bunk (in room with queen bed upstairs).
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Well-stocked game closet available for rainy days and evenings. Indoor shuffleboard table is available on terrace level.


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(56 traveler reviews)

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Gorgeous Lake Retreat on Large Cove ~ Outdoor Kitchen and Fire Ring
average rating of 4.857143 based on 56 reviews

Awesome Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time on Lake Lanier! There was enough room for everyone to be comfortable, and enough common space for congregation. The outside kitchen area was great for an evening and the porches are a great space to relax. The lake is a short jaunt from the house, and if you have more than a few people laying out on the top deck of the dock you should bring a few extra chairs. BUT everything else was awesome. We'd totally stay here again!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your time at our lake house. Our goal is to make sure that the house is stocked and set up for a relaxing, comfortable stay for everyone. We certainly hope you come back when you can!
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Lovely house on the lake!

  • 5 of 5

Clean, bright house with a great view!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home and great communication experience with the owners. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

We held a women's retreat over the weekend. We had 9 overnight guests, but could have hosted more if needed. We had wonderful gathering areas in the downstairs and outside decks. The home is well furnished and comfortable. The only drawback was the need for some kind of lighting such as solar lights on the steps from the parking area to the front walkway. I would definitely plan on returning!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great !!! Weekend Get Away

  • 5 of 5

What a great house!!! Anything we needed was there. All we had to bring was our clothes & groceries. Thanks so much for an affordable, relaxing, fun mini vacation! We hope to come back next year!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Thanksgiving Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Our family gathers in a central location at Thanksgiving. This is the first time that we have stayed at this particular cabin. There was amply parking for all of our vehicles and ample space for all twelve of us to sleep and gather together. One of our favorite parts of the house was the fire pit. It was a hit with children and adults alike! We have stayed at other homes on Lake Lanier where the water was so low from late in the season drought you could not use a boat at their dock. Though the temperature was too cold for water activities this year, the dock for this house was large, nice and sat in deep water. I can imagine that it is great for use in the summer.

If I were to make any suggestions to the owners, it would be to supply more blankets on the beds. The nights were chilly and each bed only had a sheet and a top cover.

Thank you to the Tuttles for a great family gathering!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Lake Lanier is located north of Atlanta and just south of the foothills of the Georgia Blue Ridge Mountains. Visitors can enjoy the city of Atlanta and, in the space of a short drive, can lose themselves in the tranquility at Lake Lanier.

Lake Lanier encompasses 38,000 surface acres of water with 540 miles of shorelines. There are numerous recreational opportunities around the lake--Lake Lanier Islands water park, golf, zip-lining, etc. There are wineries, breweries and hiking trails in the north Georgia area as well as some cute towns (Gainesville, Buford, Flowery Branch) with downtown restaurants and shopping.

Lake Lanier was host to the 1996 Centennial Olympic Rowing and Sprint/Canoe/Kayak Events, as well as the 1996 Paralympic Yachting events.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Eve are calculated at a holiday rate--no discounts. Longer bookings than 3 night minimum may apply.

We love our pets but are aware of guests who might have allergies so all pets have to be small (25 lbs or less) and
PRE-APPROVED. Thanks for your understanding.

Credit card payments carry a 3% convenience fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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