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Casual elegance in a secluded setting is just the beginning

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 - 5 nights

About the property

3BR 3BA all on separate levels, perfect for 6.

Dock Envy is where it begins.

New 2-level dock with spectacular views, deep clear water and no cluster of neighboring docks is just the start.

Casual Elegance is where it continues in this 3 BR, 3 BA (each located on their own level) nestled in a forest of protected trees bursting with life. Located 10 miles from the outlet mall, 30 mins to the Mall of Georgia and 1 hr from Atlanta is a perfect retreat for 6.

A fabulous screened cedar gazebo is ideal for mid-day game playing during thunderstorms, a quiet place to enjoy your favorite beverage and well suited for intimate evening dining. Or relax one the the many decks and decide if you are at a lake house, a mountain cabin or romantic tree house.

The open living/dining/kitchen rooms with fireplace also allow for those same serene views. It is well appointed with subtle lighting and includes Xfinity WiFi, a 55” Samsung Smart TV with Apple TV and Xbox 360. The kitchen is fully equipped - including spices, rubs and condiments - and the dining table can be expanded for 8+. New refrigerator and granite counter tops added in 2016.

All bedrooms are nicely sized (especially the master) and include cable TV.

Please be aware that this is on a hill and that there are approx 15 steps at the end of the pathway to access the dock – that’s why we have deep water. There is room to moor your boat on either side of the 26' dock. There are boat rental options close by and numerous launching options.

More Details

Phil Rabon
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

About Phil Rabon

This home is co-owned by two friends from Atlanta -one a lawyer, the other a software specialist. My father first purchased a lake lot at Lake Wateree in South Carolina when I was 6 where as a family, we all pitched in built a cabin. Numerous family reunions were held, more fish frys and catfish stews than I can remember but mostly, a gathering and social place. Now, many years later, my brother and sister each have their own lake homes so it really is in our blood.

Phil Rabon purchased this house in 2001

Why Phil Rabon chose Lake Lanier

When looking for a lake home, I wanted the feeling of being away from the city and was wanting a mountain cabin feeling. When I first walked into this house, I immediately knew this was it.... the soaring floor to ceiling windows, hard wood flooring, multi-levels, fabulous fireplace, deep water, low maintenance... it just called out to me. I have spent these years making this a destination that my friends and family would want to do again and again.

What makes this house unique

Most important is that it is only a one hour drive to Atlanta and all it has to offer. Sandwiched between Gainesville and Cumming, it is 10 mins from the outlet mall and 30 mins from the Mall of Georgia and close to all the north Georgia fall festivals.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

Casual elegance in a secluded setting is just the beginning
average rating of 4.870968 based on 31 reviews

Amazing lake house

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location and very comfortable. Owner very helpful and available to answer any questions. Would like to experience it in the summer when I could enjoy the water

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ft Pierce


  • 5 of 5

I must say I was a little worried about what the driving conditions would be, coming from Florida, but upon my arrival to the house I was pleasantly surprised that all the driving was easy and smooth. The house had everything we could ask for. I was cooking on Sunday, and thought to myself they aren't going to have garlic salt, but I looked any way and they did! The house is so spacious, our daughter loved the downstairs bedroom, bathroom and living area as well as the doors to the back yard. My husband and I loved the upstairs and how it overlooked the living room. And, our dog enjoyed going up and down the stairs looking for us, I think he got more exercise then he has in the last year! We visited the Consolidated Gold Mine and did some mining and took the tour, we also went to visit Amicalola Falls State Park to see the waterfall and went all the way up to the lodge. What beautiful views! They have a restaurant up there with fantastic views but my family wasn't interested in the food they served, but it was a good experience. We also drove to Atlanta to visit the GA Aquarium, the drive was only about 50 minutes and was a simple drive, we also enjoyed walking around downtown Atlanta after walking thru the aquarium, which is by far the best aquarium I have ever been to. Our only wish was that we had more time to use the house, grill, dock, fire pit and explore the surrounding areas. Fantastic trip, house and owners! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ventura, CA

Attention to details

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this wonderful home on Lake Lanier was top notch. The home is in a lovely setting with viewing decks and wide window views. The owners pay attention to decor details that are great and accommodating. the kitchen is well equipped - one of the best I have experienced. The three levels makes privacy easy for families. Each level has a great comfortable bedroom with its own bath. Shopping is near by. We loved this property and would come back again. Thank you for having this property available to us.

The owners were responsive with questions and clear with details in writing at the property as to internet access and recommendations.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Jacksonville, FL

Absolutely Beautiful Setting

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for Thanksgiving week with two friends. We wanted peaceful, quiet and a view. We got all three plus some. This is an awesome house for a family gathering or as we were just three friends looking for some down time. The leaves were not yet gone and the scenery was breathtaking. The house was well appointed with just about anything you could possibly need. Phil was wonderful to work with and very responsive to any questions we had. I would return here over and over again. Would love to see it in the spring and summer.

You could not ask for better owners to work with or a better appointed home to spend time in. I would recommend this home to any and everyone.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Winter Park, Florida


  • 5 of 5

The house was well equipped and comfortable. Perfect setting for three couples to enjoy visiting and relaxing. The owner was very cooperative; VRBO was properly informative; however HOME-AWAY was a pain. I do not want to work with HOME-AWAY ever again.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home and very peaceful!!

  • 5 of 5

Needed nothing but ourselves and some good relaxation. Everything was there that was needed. Wonderful view form the dock. Will surely come back in the future!!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Gainesville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Season
Jan 6 2017 - Mar 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 21 2017 - Jun 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Jun 25 2017 - Jul 7 2017
5 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Aug 28 2017 - Sep 8 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $125

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Gainesville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • All bedrooms are nicely sized and equipped with TV's. No tiny closet converted to make a bedroom. Each on their own level including one on the main living level for those that are "stair challenged". Lower level BR has separate living area and direct access to large deck.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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