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Thompson's Lake House, Covered Dock In Private Cove

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,330 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 Bed, 2 Bath, Sleeps 8

CALENDAR: We strive to provide you with accurate and up-to-date availability on our calendar to ease your vacation planning. We block it off as soon as someone confirms their stay.

THE RIGHT PLACE: Plan your next getaway to a relaxing place on Lake Lanier in Cumming, Ga. Whether you are looking for a just a weekend retreat, a week escape, or even an entire month length of stay you have found the right place!

BEST LOCATION AND VIEW: Best location on the lake located in Cumming, just south of Browns Bridge near the deepest part of the lake. Our lake house has a beautiful lake view through our wall of windows on the back side of the house. Located in a quiet neighborhood so you will really appreciate the peace and quiet during your vacation. You can enjoy being out on the lake all day enjoying water sports or fishing; or you can relax on the large covered dock, fish off the dock, or lay out on the lake soaking up some sun in a private, no wake cove with little traffic. Whatever you choose, you’ll make some unforgettable memories with friends and family.

CLOSE AMENITIES: Hammonds Fishing Center, Publix grocery, North Georgia Premium Outlets, and fine dining all located within 20 minutes driving distance. Just around the corner is Young Deer Creek Park for an easy access to a boat ramp. Just a few minutes boat ride to Lake Lanier Islands and Water Park.

DESCRIPTION: This house is a three bedroom, two bath, with one queen and one full bed. Large living space with leather sofa, electric fireplace, flat screen TV, DVD player, dining area for 6 with room for 2 at the bar. Furnished kitchen with large fridge, gas stove/oven, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, and coffee maker (uses K-cups or grounds). Also has additional room with 2 twin over twin bunk beds that sleep 4, a baby crib, loveseat sofa, and TV with DVD/VCR player. One car garage on the house (there is a detached 2 car garage that will not be accessible). Stainless steel, large capacity 4.7cu ft Washer and 7.2cu ft Dryer available.

PATIOS: Two lakeside patios, one side with a masonry charcoal grill, electric grill, and seating for 2. The other side has a 6-seater Hot Tub.

THE DOCK, BEST AREA FOR SWIMMING: The walk down to the dock is easily accessible with only a slight incline and 8 steps, great for those who have a hard time with steep hills or lots of steps. You'll really enjoy the large, (34'X28') two slip covered dock. It has an amazing sunset view that you won't want to miss and the tin roof makes for a relaxing evening in the rain. Entire dock is covered; right side has fencing for little ones so they can not jump in or get through the rails and there are two infant/toddler swings. Located in a large private cove in a no wake zone, perfect for enjoying the day on the dock or swimming. Has stairs on the dock for easy entry and exit from the lake. We are in deep water, 15ft under the dock at full pool.

ANTI-ALLERGY: NO carpet anywhere in home. Great for those with allergies. Also, all mattresses and pillows are encased in waterproof anti allergy covers.

TIMES: Check-in time is at 5pm, and check-out time is at 10am. These times are flexible, provided no one is scheduled to come before or after you, but please discuss this with us ahead of time.

SERVICES: Yard services are done weekly, hot tub maintenance biweekly, and quarterly exterminating will be done with as needed indoor spraying on request. Includes power, water, cable TV, wireless internet, linens, and trash service. Any stay longer than 2 weeks requires biweekly cleanings at $100. No smoking inside.

PETS: dogs considered, no cats (Sam is allergic). $25 pet cleaning fee per dog, and $10/night per dog. Must be 25lb or less, 2 years or older, up to date on rabies vaccination, and flea and tick free. Dog MUST be kenneled when you leave the home. Pick up their poo, nobody likes to step in it. Ask for our pet policy if needed.

INTEGRITY: We want to assure you we are honest people and give you our word to provide you with secure payment options. We accept personal check and paypal payments. Personal checks for deposit will not be cashed prior to stay, they are held until after the stay and either shredded or mailed back if you prefer. Checks for rent payment will be cashed and a written receipt will be e-mailed to you. If paid through paypal, you will receive a paypal receipt. We uphold our cancellation policy in our rental agreement. We will be glad to answer any questions you may have.

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Cumming House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1330 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • 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 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 baby crib , 4 bunk bed , Two twin over twin bunk beds in 3rd room
  • Sleeps 8 total.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Corn hole boards available in closet. 1 set for adults and another small set for children.


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Thompson's Lake House, Covered Dock In Private Cove
average rating of 4.75 based on 36 reviews
Barnwell sc


  • 4 of 5


  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home. Family stayed here and loved it.

  • 5 of 5

Owner was very helpful and easily reachable when called. Family stayed here and loved it. Said they loved the hot tub and the views from the deck.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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One of the best vacation rentals!!

  • 5 of 5

The Thompson's home was absolutely perfect for me and my friends. Very spacious, comfy beds, a beautiful dock and lovely views to wake up to! The kitchen was awesome! We all loved it and cannot wait to rent it again for the summer and enjoy the lake!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Raleigh, NC

Cute, quaint and clean lake house

  • 5 of 5

Very spacious living area and nice modern kitchen. The private boat launch / floating covered deck is really nice for fishing and hanging out.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It’s a cozy place for family or friends gathering

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. The lake house is equipped with things we need. It’s clean and well maintained home. We like the smell of freshness when we came in, and saw the beautiful view of the lake just by sitting in the living room. The hot tub is a great addition to a more relaxing stay. The deck is big enough to just relax and enjoy nature. The location is nearby to stores and easy drive, it’s very convenient, yet away from the noise of the city, a nice place to just enjoy the moment.

The owner is very responsive to my inquiries. We appreciate for his flexibility to allowed us to check in few hours early. Overall, it’s very comfortable place, we had an awesome time together, and we are grateful to the owners who welcome and share their lovely lake house to other families like us who will enjoy it. A big thank you!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

it was a great time of year to be here. the neighborhood was quiet and serene. My son and I don't get to see each other often because of our schedules so we agreed to meet here for the weekend and just hang out. this was a great place to do it. weather was beautiful and we enjoyed sitting on the dock catching up.

Owners were very accommodating, and easy to work with. very responsive.

we'll be back.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sam Thompson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

About Sam Thompson

This lake house has been in our family for over 40 years, but just recently became ours. Over the last 4 years we have worked hard getting it ready for others to enjoy and even added a few upgrades including an additional stand up shower and updating the kitchen. Our family has enjoyed this property making memories year after year fishing with our friends and family, swimming all day, riding on the boat, and enjoying water sports. We love visiting and enjoying the lake but when we can't be there we want others to be able to enjoy it as much as we do. We hope you feel at home and come back year after year.

Sam Thompson purchased this house in 2011

Why Sam Thompson chose Cumming

Cozy, beautiful view, great location, quiet neighborhood, and perfect for swimming in a no wake cove. We have accommodations for children including safety latches on the doors, toys in the closet for small children, infant/toddler swings on the dock, and half of the dock is fenced in to help prevent falls into the lake.



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Cleaning Fee $25
Per dog per night $10
Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $125

To Secure Reservation Dates: deposit & contract required. The deposit is for security & will be refunded within 10 days of check-out date if there are no damages.

Rent & Cleaning Due: in full on or before 14 days of the check-in date. We accept checks, (written receipts provided), and all major credit cards through Paypal.

Cancellation Policy: The rental and cleaning fee are fully refundable at any time before the check-in date, but the deposit will be forfeited as follows:

50 % if cancelled within 30 days of the check-in date
100 % if cancelled within 14 days of the check-in date

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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