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14 Bedrm 12 Bath Exec Retreat Near Atlanta

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Last updated: 02/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:45
  • Bedrooms:14
  • Bathrooms:12
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Estate, 14 bedrooms, 12 Bathrooms total (Sleeps up to 45)

Welcome to The Ark at Lake Lanier, the premier family reunion location in north Georgia!

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We have put countless hours and money into creating this little piece of heaven on the shores of Lake Lanier. After purchasing this place and living here for 6 years, we turned it into a vacation rental in 2013. Since then we have renovated two bathrooms and the entire backyard including landscaping, new zoysia sod, retaining walls, new fence around the pool, new pool deck, patios, beautiful plants. The current picture on this website does not do the backyard justice. In addition, we have finished building a permanent sand beach volleyball court, tether ball set and in-ground trampoline and in August 2015 have added a Gaga Ball Pit! We have also purchased beautiful new theater furniture, a full 16 theater chairs of the highest leather quality, all fully automatic and beautiful.

This multi million dollar property includes an 12,000 sq ft. home along with 3 cabins and a poolhouse. There are 16 TVs throughout the property in virtually every bedroom and cabin. We completed a major inside and front yard renovation two years ago. We worked with one of Atlanta's top designers to create a 5 star luxurious experience. The main house has 11 bedrooms and 9 full baths. The main floor has 2 kitchens. One is a professional kitchen for the chef in the family, while the other services a guest suite. The great room overlooks the lake, has a large flat screen tv, and a pool/ping pong table. The dining room table seats 12 comfortably and can easily add another table and chairs. There are additional tables and chairs to seat up to 36 on the screened porch.

There are 2 BR and 3 full Baths on this floor. There is a large 50 x 50 screened porch that overlooks the lake and pool area that is great for groups. We have 4 round tables and 36 chairs available to use in this space for dining or group gatherings.

The second den connects to a covered porch. Steps away is an 8 foot wide stone firepit that overlooks the pool and lake. It burns real wood, but has a gas starter for convenience. The basement has 2 BR and a full Bath. One room has 2 twin beds and the other has two king beds.

Upstairs you will find a 16 seat professional home theater with a 120 inch movie screen. There are 6 BR/4 BA upstairs, including a newly added master suite with a fireplace, jacuzzi tub, and three 6 foot windows that overlook the beautiful back yard and lake. The other master suite is brand new and has four built in bunks in the room beside it. The main laundry room is upstairs, but there are two other ones on the property as well.

There are three cabins, each having a separate entry, den, small fridge, microwave, and coffee pot. Cabin 1 is steps from the main house, connected to the garage and has 2 BR, 1 BA. It has a queen bed and 4 built in bunk beds. Cabin 2 is 1 BR with a queen bed and 1 BA. Cabin 3 is one large BR with 5 twin beds, one queen bed and a pull out sofa downstairs, along with 1BA.

The Poolhouse is screened in and has a full size fridge, microwave, ice maker, full size bath, and two outdoor showers. It is steps away from the green egg grill on the patio. The back yard and lake views are seen from most rooms and the back yard is flat for the kids to play. There are three main outdoor decks to relax in and each one has plenty of ceiling fans to keep you cool in the summer. We are located in a quiet cove and surrounded by 15 acres of corps protected land, so it is very quiet. Enjoy fishing off the double deck party dock, or rent jet skis, pontoon boat, or ski boat at the nearby marina. We have two jet ski platforms and a place to tie your boat up.

Lake, pool, hot tub, home theater, pool table, gaga ball, tether ball, volleyball court, lodge setting...this is the place to host your family reunion or group get together. Gather as a group or break away into small conversations in our many sitting areas and outdoor seating. This is ideal for a smaller corporate retreat or executive gathering. Boards and leadership teams are welcome.

Please note: We do not rent cabins separately. When you rent, you get the entire facility, including the three cabins. We are not set up as a bed and breakfast, so please don't ask about renting cabins separately or renting part of the house. You get it all.

We are in a residential neighborhood with neighbors nearby. This is not the place for your loud party or events.

Please email the owner to request a floor plan to use for planning purposes. Will consider stays of any length but primarily rent for full weeks in the summer and three night minimums during the spring and fall.

Keywords: Family reunions, multi family vacations, lakefront, 15 bedroom, 13 bedroom, 12 bedroom, 11 bedroom, 10 bedroom, corporate retreat, lake vacation, large lake house, executive retreat, getaway
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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/27/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 12000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 45
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage


  • Limited Accessibility

Bedrooms: 14 Bedrooms, Sleeps 45, Beds for 42-45

Bathrooms: 12 Bathrooms

  • Master: toilet, shower, jetted tub


  • Basement: toilet, shower


  • Porch Suite: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Gazebo Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Double Sinks...moreless

  • Bennett and Brooks' Bathroom: toilet, shower


  • Brittany's Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Double sinks...moreless

  • Upstairs Second Master Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Double Sinks...moreless

  • Bathroom off Kitchen: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Garage Cabin: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Kathy's Cabin: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Stable Cabin: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Poolhouse Bathroom: toilet, shower



  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table:

    Pool table also has a ping pong top for easy conversation to table tennis...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Charter cable ...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Whole house audio system...moreless

  • Television:

    Home theater as well as 2 large screen tvs...moreless

  • Toys
  • Video Library:

    DVDs available, as well as Netflix...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining:

    Inside seating of 12 around the dining room table. Most groups eat on the screened in porch which can over 30. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    3 dryers...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Two indoor fireplaces, one outdoor fire pit...moreless

  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Wireless internet around the property...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Plenty of parking...moreless

  • Telephone:

    No land line...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels provided. Beach/pool/lake towels are to be brought by guests. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    3 washing machines...moreless


  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    commercial stove, double oven, warming drawer...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    2 full size refrigerators/freezers...moreless

  • Stove:

    Dacor commercial stove...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    Great place for bike riding...moreless

  • Boat:

    boat and jet ski rentals at nearby marina or you can rent ours...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    3 decks and 1 poolhouse...moreless

  • Golf:

    Multiple golf courses within 20 minutes...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Three kayaks available on property...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    poolhouse with a full bathroom and kitchenette...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Huge backyard with gentle walk to the lake...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Big green egg...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Tennis courts 5 minutes away at Sardis Elementary...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    life jackets available...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool:

    Can be heated for additional cost. ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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from 298 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$3,500 $3,900
Fri, Sat, Sun

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $250 + tax
  • Cleaning Fee $1,000 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $2,000
  • Tax Rate 12%


Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. Three day minimum doesn't always apply. Please ask the owner. Less than a week rentals may also be available in the summer. More than 40 guests may incur an additional fee. Corporate outings have additional fee. All holidays are charged premium prices (add 25% minimum).

Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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Last updated: 02/27/2017
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70 Miles
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Chattahoochee Country Club
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Papas Pizza

Car: Recommended

12 miles from premium outlets, visit nearby lake lanier islands, boat and jet ski rentals nearby


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: We lived in Atlanta for 7 years before relocating to Gainesville, Ga. We wanted to find and create a homestead and gathering place for friends and family to get away from life's distractions and rest and build deeper relationships. We lived at The Ark for six years before realizing it had a bigger purpose and wasn't meant for our family of five. We added on, remodeled and renovated with the purpose of using it to house and provide rest to missionaries coming in from overseas. We now rent it out to cover the costs of continuing to do provide a haven to those who need it most.

Why the Owner Chose Gainesville, GA, USA:
We fell in love with Lake Lanier with its convenience to Atlanta, located in the quaint small town of Gainesville, and a short distance to the North Georgia mountains. My parents had recently moved to Gainesville and we wanted the kids to be near them as well. After living here a year, we found this special piece of property. It was rare to find 4 acres with a flat back yard to the water in a cove. It is surrounded by 15 acres on the right by corp protected land, so it is private and quiet. I have seen wild turkey, owls, deer, and plenty of other wildlife in the backyard. While we lived here, we owned chickens, goats and alpacas. The animal pen that we had has been turned into a parking area.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our place is a unique property with 3 separate cabin living spaces as well as our home. I worked with a professional decorator to give every person a 5 star hotel experience. Great care has been taken to make sure mattresses are nice, sheets are soft, and guests feel pampered while they are here. Indoor and outdoor amenities continue to be added every year.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/27/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Backyard wonderland

    Backyard wonderland

  • Dock with mist on the lake in the morning.  Boats and jet skis are for rent.

    Dock with mist on the lake in the morning. Boats and jet skis are for rent.

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Screened in porch- great for parties and meals

    Screened in porch- great for parties and meals

  • Cabin 1 bunk room

    Cabin 1 bunk room

  • Theater with 16 high end leather seats

    Theater with 16 high end leather seats

  • Bunk room

    Bunk room

  • Garage cabin bedroom with queen bed

    Garage cabin bedroom with queen bed

  • Pool facing house

    Pool facing house

  • Main level master bedroom with king bed

    Main level master bedroom with king bed

  • Basement master bedroom with king bed

    Basement master bedroom with king bed

  • Volleyball court and lake in background

    Volleyball court and lake in background

  • Patio, tether pall, grill and sand volleyball court

    Patio, tether pall, grill and sand volleyball court

  • Front yard

    Front yard

  • Great room with billiards table and flat screen TV

    Great room with billiards table and flat screen TV

  • Main Master Bathroom

    Main Master Bathroom

  • Cabin 2 with queen bed

    Cabin 2 with queen bed

  • Fourth master bedroom with king bed

    Fourth master bedroom with king bed

  • Lower cabin den area

    Lower cabin den area

  • Upstairs second master bedroom with king bed

    Upstairs second master bedroom with king bed

  • Night time view of the screened porch

    Night time view of the screened porch

  • Kitchen and sitting room

    Kitchen and sitting room

  • Master bedroom with king bed (adjustable double sleep by number)

    Master bedroom with king bed (adjustable double sleep by number)

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Friday, March 24, 2017

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