Lake Cottage Couples/Family Retreat-Open Slip Drought Proof Dock in Quiet Cove(30 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Cottage w/Lake Views & Open Slip Dock/Perfect for Family-Couples-Friends
The woods surrounding the house provides privacy and shades the deck in the morning and again in late afternoon while the home’s high location above the large sloping lawn allows a year round lake view from the large windows in the kitchen and family room, as well as from the deck. The view of the sunset over the water begs dining al fresco. Located on a half-acre, mostly wooded lot (lots of hiding places for Capture the Flag) the lawn is great for tossing a football. We love that our house sits so far from the street. It's quiet here. Turn slowly into the drive when you return from a late dinner and you will most likely see deer in the woods. When you sit on the deck with your early morning coffee, look down the trails. You may see them looking back. On a pre-dawn winter morning, they may be in the front yard, nibbling acorns fallen from the giant oaks. It’s peaceful here. The only neighbor you will hear is the pileated woodpecker.
Follow the leaf strewn trail down to the dock and rest quietly. You will see fish under the dock and maybe witness the flight of a great blue heron. Because our dock is deep in the cove, the water is calm without wakes or sounds from boats passing on the lake. It is a safe place to swim, play, and float. We have a covered, single slip dock that is open, and boat and jet ski rentals (Port Royal),as well as a public boat ramp (Mountain View Park), are just minutes from the property by land or by water. Our dock is drought proof! Even when the lake level drops, we always have 15-20 feet under our dock, and where many properties are located in shallow tributaries, our cove provides full lake access from the Olympic Rowing venue, all the way to Buford Dam.
Passing the dock, you can continue your walk through the woods around the point and along the lake shore trail for a celebration of fall color. If you look out the windows during a heavy snow, you will have the impression you are on a mountain top above the clouds. In the spring, the profusion of gardenia blooms scent the air, and the woods are full of birdsong and speckled with the white blooms of indigenous rhododendron. The slam of the screen door during family picnics will sound just like your childhood.
This is not just a house at the lake. It is a true lake house.
If you wish to venture out, we are minutes from downtown Gainesville (check out www.Gainesville.org and don’t miss the free concerts on the square), Starbucks (a must for my husband), shopping malls, grocery stores, Multi-Movie Theaters, live theater, parks with walking trails, hiking, waterfalls, and every type of dining experience from candle lit, white linen to fast food. We are, of course, close to Lake Lanier Islands and all the activities there. We are also not far from Chicopee Woods Golf Course, North Georgia Premium Outlets, Georgia wineries, Gibbs Gardens, all the fun in Dahlonega including a tour of the gold mines and free shows at the planetarium (check out dalonega.org), and you might even catch a rodeo at the Cumming Fairgrounds.
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Member since: 2014
- 1700 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only:
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 7-9
- Master-Queen, BR2-Queen, BR3-Twin-Over-Double Bunk Bed
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- master bath has tub, shared hall bath has shower
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lawn / Garden:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 27 - Feb 28, 2017
2 night min stay
Mar 1 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
May 29 - Sep 4, 2017
2 night min stay
4th of July
Jun 30 - Jul 6, 2017
7 night min stay
Sep 1 - Sep 3, 2017
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- cleaning $90
- Pet Fee $75
- Tax Rate 7%
It is possible to save on service fee based on your method of payment. Please contact me to discuss. 770-823-0062.
Rates are subject to change until payment is received.
Preferred turnover day for week long rental is Friday. This may be flexible depending upon the dates of your stay.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: My husband and I are transplanted Yankees, although we've been in Atlanta for over 30 years. We're looking forward to retirement and a permanent move to Gainesville on Lake Lanier!
Why the Owner Chose Gainesville, GA, USA:
We bought our lake house as a weekend getaway, but find that we spend more and more time here, away from the traffic and noise of the city. We love that our house is a true lake house. We love the views, the quiet, and the DEER! We see them 3 or 4 times a week. We love settling in with a good book while flames dance in the wood burning stove. We love that our house has history. It faces what was once a county road, now under water with the development of the lake. It was built by a man who worked construction and it originally had a human dumbwaiter instead of basement steps. Rooms have been added over the years. We bought the house from a couple who were high school sweethearts & who were married only after being reunited at their 20 year reunion. The wood bookcases & the stained glass window that is over the door to the master bedroom came from a 1920’s house in her Nebraska hometown. She loved gardening, & the greenhouse was a Valentine’s Day surprise from her husband.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Private. Quiet. Beautiful views. Tranquil cove for sunbathing & water play. Our dock is drought proof! We still had 15' under our dock and access to all of the lake from the Olympic Rowing Venue all the way to Buford Dam when the lake level dropped 21' in 2007! We have an open, covered dock for your watercraft and we are close to boat and jet ski rentals. In addition to all the water play on the lake, we are close to downtown Gainesville--groceries, shopping, antiques, theater, movies, restaurants, public parks w/trails, playground, picnic areas for larger gatherings, historic sites, museums, art galleries, fabulous spa. And for a longer stay, we are the perfect location for day trips to Gibbs Gardens, Georgia Wineries, festivals and offerings of other North Georgia towns. We have compiled an extensive directory of activities in the area including Sports & Adventure, Leisure Activites (including theater & the arts), Food & Dining, Shopping (including Antiques), and a current calendar of events for your stay. Contact us before you arrive and tell us your interests. We can help you plan your vacation before you arrive!
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Year round view of lake from large deck, family room & kitchen windows.
View of lake. Shaded late afternoon in plenty of time for dining al fresco
Keeping Room w/wood burning stove--Sleeper Sofa sleeps 1 adult or 2 children
Kitchen area w/breakfast table is open to Keeping Room
Master Bedroom--Queen Bed
Green room has twin over futon double--sleeps 3
Large sloping lawn--outdoor games, football, capture the flag--no croquet here!
Single slip open dock. Quiet Cove. Swim Play Float.Boat & Jet Ski Rentals nearby
View from our place in the cove.Dock in the distance is located at cove entrance
'Who could ask for anything more?'
Front of House--long driveway, additional lg parking area for RV & boat trailer
Family Room Dining Area
Family room--Dining, Smart TV, Lake View
Keeping Room off kitchen--Sleeper Sofa is a full size
kitchen w/dishwasher, microwave,coffee maker,toaster,dishes, pots, utensils
Blue room--Queen Bed
wooded trail to the dock
Dock has morning sun & afternoon shade, sun on water just off dock until evening
Bring your boat or jet ski or rent--public ramps & rentals nearby
Beautiful Fall Colors
A good day to read by the fire
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Wednesday, December 07, 2016
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