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Casual elegance in a secluded setting is just the beginning

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
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
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 a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

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 Gainesville

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.


Gainesville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
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 ...
  • 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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Casual elegance in a secluded setting is just the beginning
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 46 reviews

Loved relaxing at this Lake house!!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this lake house on Lake Lanier. The home is spacious and very nicely decorated and very clean. The 3 bedroom and 3 bathrooms suited our needs perfectly since we were 6 people. The bedrooms are big and the bathrooms have plenty of room also. The beds in all the rooms were VERY comfortable. It shows the owner went the extra mile to make sure everyone enjoyed a comfortable stay. The 50 inch HD TV was nice and came in handy watching the College Football Playoff games on New Years Day which is something I was really looking for. The fire pit on the outdoor deck was nice also to roast marshmallows since it was chilly outside. The kitchen had everything you need. The downstairs bedroom is very big and has a couch for relaxing there also.

The leather sofa in the living room was great since it reclines on both ends....very comfortable for relaxing and taking a nice nap!!! I would definitely stay here again and would recommend this property if you are looking for a nice place on the lake.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Lake House Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We (4 adults and 2 kids) spent four days and nights after Christmas 2017 in this house. Secluded, quiet and very enjoyable. A nice clean, well maintained house! Very functional layout with sleeping areas and baths on three levels, wonderfully equipped kitchen for those who want to cook, a great view and well equipped for entertainment with numerous TVs , games and quiet areas for listening to music and holding a conversation. Even though it was cold, we ventured down to the dock a number of times imagining the summer sunsets and opportunities for fishing and swimming. You need only bring your beverages, food and a good vacation attitude to appreciate this lakeside getaway. Everything else is provided. The owners are very responsive and cooperative. We will be returning as renters soon!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jacksonville, FL

Loved our stay at this beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

Perfect vacation house for our girl's weekend away. The kitchen had everything we needed, with lots of extras. The house was nicely decorated with wireless internet, and the beds were very comfortable. Very quiet, secluded neighborhood with lots of trees and a wonderful lake view. We saw a couple of deer roaming around, which was nice to see. We would definitely stay here again for our next getaway. Also, Phil was extremely pleasant and made sure we had everything we needed. Thanks for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Miami, FL

One of the most memorable thanksgiving getaways with the family!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first family vacation for thanksgiving and let’s just say that the bar was set high! I was the one that booked this property so my family was in awe when we arrived. The property is far enough from adjacent homes to feel private. The inside of the cabin is felt like home to us. The dock/boathouse looked like a fun feature for summer fun and was a romantic location for the wife and I to watch the sunset. The kitchen was stocked with plenty of seasons/spices that made preparations an ease. For other eating needs, there’s a publix and restaurants within 15 mins of the cabin. There was high speed WiFi throughout the cabin to stay connected. The living area was well decorated and furnished. The 3 rooms were spacious and the beds were comfortable. There was six of us total. Phil was very hospitable & available for any needs while booking and during our stay. We will definitely be going back in the near future!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Home in the Woods

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful home on Lake Lanier was perfect for us. It was spacious and comfortable and had everything you could possibly need. It was only about a 15 minute drive to Gainesville so it was easy to eat out or get groceries. It was very quiet and peaceful. It was about 40 degrees outside when we were there recently but the house was as cozy and comfortable as you could ever want. The fireplace was great. We would rent this home again in the future. It was within an hour's drive of Atlanta.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here, such a great place! The views are woods, wildlife and some water. The dock is beautiful with awesome views. It felt very private with the trees. The owner is great to work with and very accommodating. Fully stocked kitchen and tastefully decorated. We hope to stay here again!! Thanks very much from the Florida and Wisconsin gals!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $75
Damage Deposit $300

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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