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New outdoor kitchen--awesome dock! Almost flat walk, close to lake!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bathrooms only steps to lake - Gorgeous views!

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths (Sleeps 10)

This remodeled Lake Lanier home is the perfect spot for your Lake Lanier vacation. The renovation was completed in 2014 and the outdoor kitchen pavilion in March 2016. Located on a huge cove, this waterfront property has lake views from almost every room in the house. The house comes with a large, private dock with party deck on a quiet area of the lake in Gainesville--sit in the shade down below or up top and get some sun.

This fabulous home on Lake Lanier was purchased because of the great views and the ideal spot on the lake. It is well suited for a family vacation, family reunion or even two or three families staying together. The property is only a few steps to the dock and lake, and the grassy area gently slopes to the water. The house is convenient to shopping and restaurants in Gainesville. Lake Lanier Islands Resort and water park is about 25 minutes away.

There are 4 bedrooms (see below) and 3 full bathrooms and one half bath. There is one bedroom on the main level and the other 3 are upstairs. Two of the 4 bedrooms open to the upstairs deck and have wonderful lake views. You can watch people tube, ski or fish from the house or dock and enjoy the sunset as well. The main living area has large windows overlooking the lake. The kitchen and the eating area can seat 10 people comfortably for dinner. There is seating outside on the patio as well.

WI-FI is available. There are two flat screen TV's (satellite service); one on each floor.

On the dock, you can sit and enjoy the sun on the upper part of the large party dock or stay below for more shade or fishing. Either location allows for a great view of lake activities. Port Royale is the closest Marina; Balus Creek or Mountain View are the two closest boat ramps. If interested, we have kayaks available for rent.

****Please note, we do NOT allow events at the home such as weddings, large birthday bashes, bachelor parties, etc.****

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 10 or 11 people, 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.

Bedroom Lay Outs

1. King (Ground floor bedroom); private bathroom.

2. King (Upstairs bedroom) - lake view- opens to deck. Shared bath.

3. Queen (Upstairs bedroom) and day bed with trundle in sitting area (2 twins). Perfect views; Opens to deck. Private bathroom.

4. Queen (upstairs bedroom). Shared bath.

5. Pull out sofa in upstairs den.

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Gainesville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Upstairs--privately located off bedroom.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , On main floor; private for lower level bedroom.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs, hall bath. Accessed from hallway. Shared bath.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Half bath off laundry--convenient back door entry from lake
  • Three full baths. Two are upstairs and one is on the main floor. The half bath is at the back of the house, convenient to the lake without having to go through the entire house to get to it.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Upstairs - access to upper deck. Adjacent bathroom is shared
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Bedroom is located on main level. Private bath.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Upstairs. Shared bathroom.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Upstairs-opens to deck. Private bath. Day bed with trundle.
  • Four bedrooms. Please note that two of the four bedrooms have outdoor access. Main level bedroom has a private bath as well as one upstairs bedroom has private bath. The other 2 bedrooms share a bath. Pull out queen sofa is in upstairs den/tv area.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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New outdoor kitchen--awesome dock! Almost flat walk, close to lake!
average rating of 4.9142857 based on 35 reviews

Beautiful view, clean, well maintained

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time this weekend. The house was better than even the pictures showed. For some reason the pictures made the beds/bedrooms seem smallish but their was ample room in all bedrooms/beds. The view of the lake was great and if the weather was a little warmer we might have enjoyed the outdoor kitchen. The table fit all 10 of us so we could all eat together. The only thing that wasn't perfect is where the sun lines up in the winter at ~4:00. Probably not an issue for the vast majority of the year. Comes right in through the sliding glass door towards some of the living area. Maybe some window treatments there and the dining area for a small portion of the day. Had a wonderful stay and Joni was very responsive before our visit to provide all details.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Big, Spacious, clean house

  • 5 of 5

It was a great place to stay while spending the days at Road Atlanta other friends and family. A great place for four couples to stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying Jill. I know that you did not plan to see snow on your visit. Neither did we! We would love to have you back for another, hopefully warmer, trip to Road Atlanta.
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Safety Harbor

Lovely home right on the lake. Clean and well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely jome on the lake. Visited with 2 other couples for a long weekend. Each couple had their bedroom and private bath. Bedding was comfortable. The outdoor living space was the best. Beautifully maintained lawn and fire pit area. If I had any complaints it would. be that the furniture on the dock was muddy and dirty so we were not able to use it. Perfect location for a relaxing weekend.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review Adele. I am glad you all enjoyed your time at the lake. I totally agree with you ~ the fire pit and outdoor kitchen is a great feature of the house and so incredibly close to the lake! We have a lot of seating there and on the dock as well. The stack of chairs on the dock had one muddy one on top. The ones below it were much cleaner ~ and since you left, all the chairs were cleaned. We look forward to having you stay again one day.
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First Time HomeAway user, VERY VERY Impressed

  • 5 of 5

We needed a place for three couples to stay while attending a local wedding and we could not have picked a better place. We were a bit hesitant to use home away because of the fear of the unknown, but our Hotel lodging options in Gainesville were very limited.

The owner, Joni, was very responsive prior to the date we were to arrive (lessening our nerves considerably).

Upon arriving, the property was very well taken care of, clean, and inviting. Everything we needed was there, and then some.

I am not sure how other HomeAway places will compare to this one, but the bar is set very very high based on this first experience.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive words! I am so glad you had an enjoyable stay. We love having guests like you and work hard to make sure that the property delivers a 5-star experience. Please stay with us again if you are ever in the area.
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Great house but won't be back

  • 3 of 5

Upon arrival the house was very nice. There was a strange odor in the house and the propane tanks were empty. Reported this immediately to owners - the tanks were refilled (the next morning) and the odor was dismissed. The owners seemed more interested in picking up the rental kayaks that were left on he boat dock (which we did not want to rent) Instead of asking if they can help with the odor, maybe drop off some airfreshner. When they came to pick up the kayaks (2nd time they'd been to the house in 2 days) their boat broke down and was left in the boat dock. Just strange that the owners visited the house to either pick something up or drop something off each day we were there. Felt like we were being monitored all weekend. Also, on our first full day we were enjoying a family BBQ and the yard service company showed up running lawn mowers through the yard next to people eating and kids playing. Not the owners fault but there could have been better coordination with everything.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This particular review has me perplexed as to why our responsiveness would be misconstrued as being "monitored". When we received a text about the propane tank being low (not out), two tanks were delivered the very next morning as promised. We go above the norm and provide propane, as much as reasonably possible, as part of our service. The odor mentioned was a cooking odor from the previous guests. Our cleaner had taken extra steps to eliminate it by cleaning filters above the cook top, washing down counters with a vinegar mixture and adding a plug-in scent. Unfortunately the odor did linger a couple of days; we prefer any frying to take place in the outdoor kitchen if possible to avoid such smells. It was the cleaner's opinion the house would need a day or two for the smell to dissipate, which it did. To address the comment about the yard service, they come weekly in order to keep the grounds in pristine condition. They are on a schedule and send a crew so that they can do their job quickly. It is unfortunate that the timing coincided with your BBQ and we appreciate your understanding. The boat slip to the dock was empty since the renter had not brought or rented a boat so when the pontoon boat picking up the kayaks was sputtering, it was left in the slip and the guest was texted to inform. No one was in the yard and no movement was up at the house so the timing seemed to be good and not intrusive in any way--again, adding to my confusion about this review. I am glad the reviewer found this to be a "great house" as have the other guests that have stayed in the past three years. We have many annual repeat guests and this review seems to be from a unique perspective ~ so we will continue our efforts to provide a wonderful experience for our future guests.
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Such a beautiful home! Great location right next to the water, we thoroughly enjoyed it!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time! I had family come from Tennessee, Texas, and South Georgia and we all fit wonderfully! There was plenty of room for my kids, grandkids, and a few nieces and nephews as well! The outdoor grilling area was perfect and we even got to enjoy a nice fire! Overall we were 100% satisfied and we hope to do it all again next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

About Joni Tuttle

Retired-- time to own a place at the lake.

Joni Tuttle purchased this house in 2014

Why Joni Tuttle chose Gainesville

My son and his wife own a house close by and this house was the perfect location on the lake for me. When all the family and grandchildren are in town we can all gather right there together on the lake for a fun time. The lake views in this house are wonderful and the walk is extremely gentle to the dock.

What makes this house unique

The view is absolutely fabulous and one of the main reasons for my purchase. The short walk to the dock is also nice.


Road Atlanta
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

Holidays may require at least a 4 night stay or longer and holiday rates apply -- typically $400 per night.

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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