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Private 6 Bedroom Luxury Lake Front Property On Over Three Plus Acres.

Bedrooms 6
Space 4,550 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

Incredible Views of the Lake , Spacious 6 Bedrooms sleeps up to 18 guest

Please click on the video tab to view the entire property . The main floor living area offers a spacious open floor plan perfect for accommodating more than one family. Two story vaulted ceiling great room includes a stack stone fireplace, 60 inch large flat screen TV and a surround sound stereo system . A cooks kitchen and two eating areas provide plenty of seating for multi family gatherings. Main level accomodations includes a master bedroom suite with king size bed and flat screen tv . French doors open to the deck, front lawn and lake. Two guest bedrooms suites one with a king sized bed and french doors that open to the deck and lake and one with a queen sized bed and tv are also located on the main floor. Each bedroom has its own bathroom. Second level offers private guest bedroom suite with a king sized bed, full bathroom and window seats with lake views. An additional vaulted ceiling bedroom is set up with 2 bunk beds and 2 daybeds. The terrace level offers a bedroom with a king sized bed and full size bed. Terrace level includes a pool table, flat screen tv, fireplace , second kitchen and bar with ice maker. One full and one half bath complete this floor.

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Hicks Milner
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Hicks Milner

I have been going to Lake Lanier since 1955. My father built the original Renlim Retreat. In the early nineties I purchased the property and built a new and improved Renlim Retreat .

My sons are now grown men and we are visiting Renlim Retreat less than when they were children. I have decided to offer our property as an opportunity for others to enjoy and make lifelong memories.

I will do everything I can to make your stay enjoyable.

Hicks Milner purchased this house in 1993

Why Hicks Milner chose Dawsonville

Renlim Retreat offers over three plus acres of privacy on a quiet section of Lake Lanier. I built a lakefront home that offered my family and guest a place to enjoy boating, swimming, fishing and incredible views. A grand front lawn overlooks the lake and allows guest to enjoy many fun games and activities. A very short stroll from the home to the lake and dock make it comfortable on guest of all ages.

What makes this house unique

Renlim Retreat is a privately owned home that includes many unique entertaining spaces. A vaulted ceiling screen porch overlooks the front lawn and the lake. This space offers guest a place to gather for meals or cocktails.The two outdoor decks provide an oversized grill and spectacular views of the lake. The terrace level offers a fireplace, bar with ice maker, flat screen tv and pool table.


Dawsonville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master Bedroom has two sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Guest Bedroom with enclosed shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Guest Bedroom with Stand up Shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Guest bedroom
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Upstairs Guest Bedroom with Stand Up Shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , Downstairs Guest Bedroom has stand up shower down the hall
    Outside Shower - shower , Shower Outside
  • All bedrooms have private baths and showers except downstairs as described above.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Guest Bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 3 king , Guest Bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 4 king , Upstairs Guest Bedroom
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed , Upstairs Guest Bedroom Sleeps 6
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Downstairs Guest Bedroom Sleeps with King and Single
  • Six Bedrooms with private baths and showers. Lower Level Bedroom has shower down the hall. Bunk Room upstairs sleep 6-8 children with private bath and shower.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Large dogs are not allowed in the house. Only small house dogs under 15 pounds are allowed in the house. Outside security cameras are used to provide security throughout the property. Please list the number of guest when requesting information through VRBO.


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Private 6 Bedroom Luxury Lake Front Property On Over Three Plus Acres.
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews

Perfect in Every Way

  • 5 of 5

Others have used this same phrase to describe Renlim Retreat and we don't like to be redundant, but it's the only phrase that sums up this amazing home and property. The location is ideal, at the end of a curvy private road with complete privacy and surrounded by water on three sides, yet just 5 miles from supermarkets (Publix and a giant Kroeger), liquor store, restaurants, and shops. The house is large, comfortable, beautifully designed and laid out to afford privacy for each bedroom suite, and includes everything that one would need when on vacation. All appliances, dishware, kitchen utensils, furnishings, etc. are of top quality. It's incredibly easy and fun to work with the owners - this is the third time that our group of college friends (40 years out of college now) have rented this lovely home, and for this most recent visit our group traveled a total of about 30,000 miles R/T to be together. We're so spoiled by Renlim retreat that we don't think that we could go anywhere else at this point. We rented the owner's pontoon boat this year, and we were so glad that we did - the dock and boat are right there, and the boat is luxurious and beautiful, perfect for exploring Lake Lanier. The grounds of the property are meticulously maintained, as is the house itself, with more improvements being made every year (although we never think that any improvements are ever needed, but the owners are good at anticipating guest needs!). Each bedroom is individually climate-controlled, which is another plus. When the weather is good, we spend most of our time sitting and eating on the screened-in porch - it's so comfortable and the view at all times of day just can't be improved upon, from beautiful sunrise to glorious sunset.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beyond Incredible!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family and some family friends had the distinct privilege of staying at Renlim Retreat in November. It's difficult to put into words how beautiful this property is and how gracious and accommodating the owners are. The property has incredible views and the house has premium everything (appliances, electronics, sound system, etc.). We've been to many lake homes over the years and they all pale in comparison. There is plenty of room and always something to do. I can't recommend this property highly enough. If you are looking for a 5 star private lake house getaway there is no reason to look any further.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our family has rented Renlim twice and we will definitely do so again next year!!! We have rented other places in the area, but NONE compare to Renlim. It is total perfection in every way -- a true 5 star lake house -- a resort all to itself!!!!! It exceeds all our expectations. The owner and his family go above and beyond to make sure you have EVERYTHING you could ever need. We have a few older family members and having easy access to the lake and all the lake activities is a must for us and this place is certainly ideal for this and ideal for us in every way. Thank you Hicks and family for allowing us to have another magical family vaca in your beautiful lake home.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Rented Renlim Retreat for 6 nights in July for our family reunion of 14. The house is amazing and not your typical rental vacation home. The owner and his family were a pleasure to work with and went out of their way to make sure we had to best possible experience. Perfect Lake House!!!!!!

Our family has rented many North Georgia luxury vacation homes over the last 12 years. No other rental came close to the experience we had. Make sure to include the pontoon rental in your vacation. Access to the lake completes the Lake Lanier Experience. This vacation property will be part of our families vacation plans for years to come.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutley Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 18 (10 adults/8 children) enjoyed our annual family vacation at the Renlim Retreat this year. It was by far, one of the best vacations we have had with the entire family. There wasn't a thing missing when it came to entertainment. The house was extremely spacious, as we never felt cramped or on top of each other. The house was beautifully decorated, kitchen was stocked with all the necessities, and the bedrooms were extremely spacious. I too am a VRBO homeowner, and I can honestly say, Hicks goes above and beyond to make sure your stay is pleasant and that you have everything you need. We hope to return next year, and I would highly recommend it to anyone! Thank you for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pictures don't do it justice

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have been doing Family Vacations for several years now and this home is by far our favorite. There were 14 of us from ages 3-50 and everyone loved it, we were never on top of one another, room for all and some. The house is decorated elegant but yet relaxes you the moment you walk in. Plenty of bathrooms for all the kids loved their bunk room and the teenagers enjoyed their downstairs room with pool table and surround sound. The yard, oh my the yard GORGEOUS!!

Beach on one side, dock on other, a shaded walking trail, I loved having coffee on the upper story if the dock at sunrise. I could go on and on about this home. Close to everything, yet when your there you feel a million miles away from the hustle and hurry of city life. Outlets, grocery stores all a 10 minute drive. Hicks and family have out done themselves with this one. We will for sure be back for another stay. Love this home and everything about it !!!!

You'll be so glad you picked this home out of all the choices around it. Surrounded on 2 sides by water, no neighbors, stunning views, interesting inside and out.

Thank you Milner Family for sharing your home with us. See you again


Lancing, Tn

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Gainsville airport (GVL) or Peachtree Dekalb (PDK)
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
several bars in town
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Chestatee Golf Club is 15 minutes (706-216-7336)
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Highway 400 short distance with groceries stores
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Many Restaurants located within 10 minutes
Car: recommended

Renlim Retreat meets the needs of those seeking a fun filled Lake Lanier experience! This spectacular lake front property is located on the Northern side of War Hill Park Mountain and the North Western side of Lake Lanier. Convient to Athens Boat Club, restaurants, movie theater, shopping and the North Georgia mountains. Situated on over 4 acres of private property Renlim Retreat offers comfortable professionally decorated rooms with water views.

Renlim Retreat's private dock is located on a point on the Chestatee River. Vacation memories made at this one of a kind home will last a lifetime!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning $450
Tax Rate 7.0%

Maximum of 5 couples and no more than 18 people allowed.
Pets fees are $150 per dog.
Events are not allowed except on special request of owner.
Weddings are not suitable for this property.
Please price out the property on VRBO.
The contract will be mailed once we have have had a conversation with Rosina confirming dates, the details of your outing and pricing has been confirmed on VRBO.

Fifty Percent deposit required to reserve Lake House along with signed contract.
Remaining funds required 30 days in advance.
Contract has addition terms and must be mail in with deposit in order to secure reservations.
Reservations are on a first come basis and are not guaranteed until deposit has been received and deposited.
Weekly rentals run Monday thru Sunday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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