About the property
- House4089 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 15
This 5 bedroom/4.5 bath house on 4.5 acres is perfect for enjoying amazing views of Lake Lanier year round. This property is also the only environmentally sustainable rental on Lake Lanier. The home boasts a 12 kw solar system with backup batteries which generates the majority of the energy used at the property and helps to keep the lights on in case of a power outage.
When you're not enjoying the views or spending time in the lake or pool, the house also has 60' flat screen TV's in both the living room and game room that are great for watching sports and movies. In addition, there are two master suites at Sunset Summit. The upstairs master has beautiful views of the lake from the bedroom and bathroom and a large balcony to relax on while you enjoy your morning coffee or wind down at the end of your day. The master on the main floor has direct access to the pool deck and views of both the pool and lake. The dual masters ensure that multiple people have equally impressive views and amenities.
The home features a gourmet kitchen with double ovens and two dishwashers that are extremely helpful with large groups. There is also a fresh water 1/4 acre pond on the property that you can also fish on.
**Please note that the pool will be closed and covered from October 17 - March 16, each year. The spa is available, however, year-round.**
The home furnishings and floor plan are perfect for a small group or multi-family/multi-generational groups. This property was custom built by a home builder and every detail from the interior to the massive retaining walls and landscaping were meticulously executed. The home was further renovated three years ago. Michelle and I continue to improve the property where possible and we have no doubt that your group will thoroughly enjoy this three-level house regardless of the purpose of your trip. Through the years we've booked groups for family reunions, friend gatherings, Road Atlanta race weekends, races at the Olympic Rowing Venue, lodging for a wedding party at Walters Barn, and group fishing trips.
This home has amazing open water lake views that are unobstructed from most rooms in the house and the pool deck which is very uncommon for Lake Lanier. There is also a double-slip dock with party deck that you can use with your own boat or rent one from Gainesville Marina. We also have a four seat pedal boat available for our guests. This northeastern part of the lake is calm for fishing or water skiing or just playing around the water or using our pedal boat.
Don Carter State park is directly across the water from the house. This is the only state park on Lake Lanier (all other parks are federally run). The park includes 1,300 acres with great amenities such as horseback riding trails, hiking/walking trails, sand beach, camping and cottage sites (please ask us about how we can accommodate larger groups than 14 if needed). The park can be easily accessed with our pedal boat or your own boat/rental boat. For further information on the park, please see the included link in the 'Links & Video' section of this listing.
Last but not least, this home is very convenient to multiple venues including: Chateau Elan, Road Atlanta, Olympic Rowing Venue, Walters Barn wedding venue, UGA, Gainesville, Cumming, and the North East Georgia Mountains. Please contact us if you are attending an event in any of these areas and are looking for a getaway with amazing views but within close proximity. We look forward to helping families and friends make wonderful memories for years to come.
Jarrett & Michelle
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
About Jarrett & Michelle
Michelle and I live in Atlanta and have always loved Lake Lanier. We've had a boat on the lake since 2007 and finally took the leap to own a house on this beautiful lake.
Jarrett & Michelle purchased this House in 2014
Why Jarrett & Michelle chose Lula
We've both always wanted to own property on the water and this home has some of the best views we've ever seen on Lake Lanier. Because 99% of homes on Lake Lanier have Corp of Engineers property between their property and the water, most homes have no view or at best partial/seasonal views. This home has unobstructed, open-water views from most rooms in the house. The property is not in a subdivision and has 4.5 acres of nature to enjoy including a fresh water pond and long winding driveway. You feel secluded yet close to all the amenities of Gainesville. The North Georgia Mountains are also in close proximity and you can see them from parts of the property. Sunset Summit has beautiful views and scenery year round which is unique to most lake houses. This home was also extremely well built with a lot of custom features and was recently renovated. We are looking forward to sharing this property and helping others create lasting memories on Lake Lanier.
What makes this House unique
This 4.5 acre property has amazing views of Lake Lanier from most windows in the house and also has fall and winter views of the North Georgia Mountains. The house also includes dual master bedrooms and a beautiful pool and hot tub overlooking the water. There is also a short walk to the lake with a double-slip dock with party deck that you are free to use with your boat or our paddle boat while you visit the property. Lastly, the only state park on Lake Lanier is directly across the water from this home. The park offers additional amenities that are easily accessed via water from this home.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Sunset Summitt (Shangri-la)
Even with a family having 3 generations and eight people present, there were many spaces that could be utilized. One could sit on the porch in the swing or sit in the nook at the breakfast table. The living room with a view of the lake was AMAZING and having a pool made the difference for everybody there. The fire-pit provided a wonderful space one night when we roasted marshmallows, there was a private deck outside of the upstairs bedroom overlooking the pool and the lake too. The rec room downstairs provided lots of fun playing WII games, ping pong, and even electronic golf. All of this and more including the beauty of the house and grounds. The house itself was very updated and comfortable and the beautiful landscaping provided several photo opps as well. We highly recommend Sunset Summit for a family experience!
Great location and we'll outfitted for our paddle group.
Owner was very responsive to any of our needs.
Wonderful property ready to entertain your whole party!
Stayed 10 nights and we were very happy with everything. Furthermore the owner is super nice and responsive.
Highly recommend this place!
We're so glad you and your team enjoyed the property and that it suited the needs of your company for the Petit Le Mans race event at Road Atlanta. Looking forward to having you guys back next year.
Perfect for any family vacation
We picked Sunset Summit for our family reunion and can't have been more pleased. Everything about Sunset Summit far exceeded our expectations. The view, the pool area with the hot tub, the beautifully decorated bedrooms, fully equipped kitchen...the list goes on and on! Can't thank Jarrett enough for helping making our stay special. He was very helpful and gracious. I highly recommend Sunset Summit to anyone that wants to enjoy a beautiful home. We are planning on going back soon! Thank you, Jarrett, for sharing your wonderful home!
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Sunset Summit and we are so happy that you and your family enjoyed the property! We really appreciate the kind words and hope to see you guys back sometime soon.
Jarrett & Michelle
Spacious, quiet, modern and all around great.
Jarrett and Michelle are fantastic hosts. They made sure we had everything we needed to ensure a great stay. The property itself is massive! With its own private entrance to the lake, a double decker dock with a peddle boat, a massive pool over looking the lake. It's north on the channel so it's really quiet. We had everything onsite so we didn't have to leave! Nor did we want to! It was a great place to host our group of 10. We would definitely stay here again. Thanks for everything J and M!!
Michelle and I are so glad that your group enjoyed the property and that it provided a nice getaway for everyone. Thank you for the kind words and we hope to see you guys again sometime soon.
AMAZING Family Vacation
Sunset Summit was a perfect place for our annual family reunion. We had lots of bedrooms, bathrooms, space for congregation and family meals, space to get away from the activity to chill, beautiful home, beautiful lake, professional quality decor, lots of fun stuff like the pool, dock/boat house, hot tub, ping pong, recreation room for the kids, quiet, well maintained. We had a group of parents, adult children and families, plus a family reunion for a day with extended guests. Perfect and our hosts were terrific! We'll be back!
Monica & Bruce,
Thank you so much for the kind words. Michelle and I are so glad that you enjoyed the property and hope to see you guys again soon!
This home is located within a 15 minute drive of downtown Gainesville. Gainesville is small enough to have a charming town square but large enough to have a regional medical center and plenty of restaurants/shopping for anyone to enjoy. There are also many more attractions and interesting places within a close proximity. Below is a short list of some of the cool places we've discovered so far:
NEARBY ATTRACTIONS (within 30 minutes)
•Don Carter State Park (1,316 acres) – Directly across the lake
• Fishing – ramps, fish-cleaning station
• Boating – ramps and docks
• Lake Swimming -- large sand beach
• Hiking and Biking – 1.5-mile paved multi-use trail and 2-mile hiking trail
• Lake Lanier Islands
• Alpine Village of Helen
• Historic Dahlonega, GA
• Dahlonega Gold Museum
• Downtown Gainesville
• Clarks Bridge Olympic Rowing Venue
• Francis Meadows Water Park
• INK, Fun for Kids
• Elachee Nature Center
• Northeast Georgia History Center
• Mt. Yonah
• Chattahoochee River
• North Georgia Premium Outlets
• Quinlan Visual Arts Center
• Longstreet Society
• The Oaks Miniature Golf
• Chattahoochee Golf & Country Club
• Cabbage Patch Kids / Babyland General Hospital
• Smithgall Woods State Park
• Mountain Fresh Creamery
• Jaemor Farms
• Treetop Quest (Zip lines and obstacles)
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
**Please note that the pool will be closed and covered from October 16 - March 16, each year. The spa is available, however, year-round.** There is a seven night minimum between Memorial Day and Labor Day each summer with check-in and check-out on Saturdays only. Thank you!