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Enjoy the BIG WATER, large Dock w/Flat Screen TV and FirePit! Great Fishing!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Beautiful Lakefront Retreat With One Of Lake Sinclair's Best Views!

Famous Author's Lakefront Getaway! With one of Lake Sinclair's best views, the historic Wildwood Flower Retreat is perfect for couples, families, and that special girl's or guy's weekend away. The Retreat is completely furnished and decorated in a sportsman's theme of wildlife prints, southern college football, golf and fishing motifs. Sit in the hot tub, while watching the waves hit the lake wall. Or enjoy the fire pit and flat screen TV on the dock!

Home of famed author of 'Go West Young Man and Don't Come Back,' the Wildwood Flower is one of the first homes on Lake Sinclair.

The Wildwood Flower was built in 1955 by the former 'boss hog'-type mayor of Milledgeville, Walter B. Williams Jr. who 'ruled' Milledgeville, GA from the 50's through the 70's. This home served as the back-drop for many of Walter's political meetings and lavish lakefront parties - complete with live bands that won many 'votes' for the mayor! The house has only had two owners ... The Williams Family and the current owner, Gary Spillers who has owned the property for the last 14 years.

The Wildwood Flower's pavilion is big enough for a variety of waterfront activities and entertainment. Private fishing areas are also available to guests.

The beautiful morning sunrise, the gorgeous panoramic lake views and a campground-feel make this renovated sports retreat irresistible!

More Details

Owner
Gary Spillers
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Gary Spillers

Gary currently splits his time between Atlanta and Milledgeville in pursuit of commercial/investment real estate opportunities. In his spare time, he enjoys writing 'mostly true' tales about himself and his interesting array of suspect friends and the 'messes' they used to get into as told about in 'Go West Young Man, But Don't Come Back!' by Gary Spillers (2011), available on Amazon. A native of Milledgeville, Gary starred in all sports while attending Baldwin High School and took his love of football to Troy University, where he became an All-Conference linebacker and was voted team captain his senior year. After graduating with a degree in marketing and business administration in 1970, Gary launched what became a 34-year real estate career.

Gary Spillers purchased this house in 1999

Why Gary Spillers chose Milledgeville

Gorgeous panoramic lake views and a campground feel make this renovated sports retreat irresistible!

What makes this house unique

This property features gorgeous long-range views down the lake and a spacious concrete dock - ideal for fishing! Enjoy our fire pit while you watch sports and movies on the wide screen TV on the dock...then if you get bored take a shot at the pin on our floating golf green. After this action take a dip in our bubbling hot tub while enjoying a Pinot, cocktail or some good ole sweet tea....bless your heart!!!

Amenities

Milledgeville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2.5 Bath
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Master - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

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Enjoy the BIG WATER, large Dock w/Flat Screen TV and FirePit! Great Fishing!
average rating of 4.5384617 based on 39 reviews
4

Great time!

  • 4 of 5

My family really enjoyed staying at Wildwood Flower. The house was very spacious and had everything we needed for a great trip. Gary was very hospitable and was there if I had any questions.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Josh and his family were very good guests. We would love to have them back!
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4

Quiet with nice view.

  • 4 of 5

Older house with quirks, but charming and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good renters We enjoyed having them as guests!
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4

It was relaxing and beautiful.

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time and the host was extremely hospitable. The view is beautiful with good access to the lake. The hot tub was a main attraction we were able to watch as sun rise in the lake and relax as the sun set in the hot tub.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time at this property! Awesome house out on the lake with a beautiful view! The owner was really helpful and made sure we had everything we needed. Definitely would come back and would recommend this property to others!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is easy to accommodate good guests! Blake and his friends are welcome guests at the Wildwood Flower anytime!
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5

Nice property..

  • 5 of 5

This was a men's trip.. we had enough space the owner was very helpful and nice.. we will be back soon....

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, guys we appreciate it when good folks enjoy our little bit of paradise on the lake!😎
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5

Unique home, best views, great amenities!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed the week of the 4th of July. I have asked to reserve again for next year. I also believe the home would make an excellent winter/ fall lake retreat.

There are many houses on the lake to rent that are newer and more modern with upgraded finishes...just like the home I live in daily. But this home offers a unique lake experience that reminds me of my childhood. I doubt there is another home on the lake similar. After 4 days, I was still finding interesting decor, quirky wall hangings and interesting things to read. My wife, 3 boys (21,19, 13) along with friends all felt it was our favorite lake rental. We wake surfed, wake boarded, pulled tubes, swam, paddle boarded, fished, grilled, had a crab boil, went out to eat once, hit golf balls into the lake, watched late night TV on the dock, saw sunrises from the hammock, saw sunsets from the hot tub, played cards & games into the night at the huge table and still wanted more days before coming home.

The house was very clean and the bathrooms were very adequate. The dock is older but held and protected my two boats well tied properly. Plenty of parking room for guests. Like any old property, there are more items in need up updating and repair than with a new property. Everyone is different, but I found the far more upside in the unique experience than I would have in pristine finishes.

The owner, Gary and his Property Manager, Julian were easily accessible and super eager to satisfy.

I highly recommend the home for you family...just not next 4th of July!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It makes my heart go pitter patter to read a review like this! We work hard to give everyone that stays with us a quality lake vacation.. Thanks and we will save you the whole 4th week next year!😎�
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Map

Little Fishing Creek Golf
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Baldwin County Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Duke's on the Lake
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Milledgeville Country Club
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
Hwy 20 and 441
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Jackson's on the Lake
Car: necessary

Lakefront fun and fishing!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $89
Property Damage Protection $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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