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Lake Cottage Couples/Family Retreat-Open Slip Drought Proof Dock in Quiet Cove

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Year round view of lake from large deck, family room & kitchen windows.

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Last updated: 12/07/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:9
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Cottage w/Lake Views & Open Slip Dock/Perfect for Family-Couples-Friends

Our cottage at the lake is a great location for a family or couples getaway, girls only/guys only weekend, and only 45 minutes from Atlanta. It has 3 bedrooms—two with a queen, and one with a twin-over-double bunk bed. The sleeper sofa in the keeping room is a full size, comfortably sleeping 1 adult or 2 children. The master bath has a tub and the smaller, hall bath has a shower. Watch TV or your favorite movies on our Smart TV or DVD in the Family Room viewed from the most comfortable recliner ever designed. The keeping room and kitchen are flooded with sunlight in the morning and are the gathering place for family and guests while breakfast is prepared. Light the wood burning stove for additional atmosphere.
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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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/07/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Non-smokers only. No smoking anywhere on the property....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Contact the owner to see if your 4 legged friend is welcome. Dogs only....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 7-9

  • Bedroom 3: 1 bunk bed

    Bunk is twin-over-double futon--sleeps 3...moreless

  • Sleeper Sofa in Keeping Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Sleeper comfortable for 1 adult or two children...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Master-Queen, BR2-Queen, BR3-Twin-Over-Double Bunk Bed

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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  • master bath has tub, shared hall bath has shower

Entertainment

  • Games:

    board games, cards, puzzles, croquet...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    smart TV...moreless

  • Toys:

    noodles & other floats. Toddler toys available for small guests...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

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

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    view from large deck, & family room & kitchen windows....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    covered, single slip dock is open to dock your watercraft...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Kitchen area table seats 2, or 4 with drop leaf table leaves extended and table against wall, main dining area in Family Room seats up to 8....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Beds will have been made with fresh linens when you arrive...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Great lake view, Smart TV, DVD, sofa has recliner on both ends....moreless

  • Parking:

    Property has gravel drive through the woods from street and large parking area which would accommodate RV or boat trailer, paved drive in front of house ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath linens, kitchen towels and beach towels ...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    fireplace converted to wood burning stove, wood for short stays provided November-February ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    non dairy creamer, sugar/substitutes, coffee filters provided for short stays...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Owner loves to cook! You will find a fully equipped kitchen....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    dishwasher powder and dishwashing liquid supplied for short stays...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    salt, pepper, lemon pepper, cooking spray provided for short stays...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    You will find condiment packets in the fridge for short stays....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Bicycle rentals nearby--this is hilly country! Bicycling for the die-hard cyclist!...moreless

  • Boat:

    Jet Ski and other boat rentals available at nearby Port Royale and other locations on the lake. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Table & 4 chairs, 2 lounge chairs...moreless

  • Golf:

    Several public courses in the area. search 'golf courses Gainesville GA', Chicopee Woods is closest...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayak and Canoe Rentals near by, also paddleboards. Moonlight paddle monthly at the Lanier Kayak and Canoe Club...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Small, flat front lawn and large, sloped lawn, woods from the street to the house and from the lawn to the lake=area for outdoor games: croquet, football, hide & seek, capture the flag....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas Grill...moreless

  • Tennis:

    22 tennis facilities in Gainesville. Check www.tennisround.com ...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Rentals near by...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter
Nov 27 - Feb 28, 2017
2 night min stay
$125 $140
Fri, Sat
$750
Spring 2017
Mar 1 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
$150 $200
Fri, Sat
$900
Summer 2017
May 29 - Sep 4, 2017
2 night min stay
$185 $225
Fri, Sat
$1,250
4th of July
Jun 30 - Jul 6, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,350
flat fee
Labor Day
Sep 1 - Sep 3, 2017
3 night min stay

$700
flat fee

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • cleaning $90
  • Pet Fee $75
  • Tax Rate 7%

Notes:

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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Location

  • Elachee Nature Science Center

  • Consolidated Gold Mine

    "Tour the gold mine, history of mining in Ga, learn "Fire in the Hole!" and hydraulic mining ..."

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  • Chestatee Wildlife Preserve & Zoo

  • Gibbs Gardens

    "Gorgeous public gardens, include rose garden, cottage garden, Japanese garden. Plan 3-5 hou..."

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  • Sautee Nacoochee

  • Yahoola Cherokee Museum

    "Cherokee cabin, learn to speak and write Cherokee"

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  • Hollywood 15 Cinemas

    "Movie Multiplex"

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  • The Spa On Green St

    "full service day spa"

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  • Smithgall Woods State Park

    "23 miles of hiking and bicycling trails."

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  • yahoola creek trails conservancy

    "27 kayak and canoe tours in the North Georgia Mountains"

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  • Appalachian Outfitters - Canoeing and Kayaking

  • Cool River Tubing

    "Tube down the upper Chatahoochee--very shallow water, great family/kids adventure"

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  • Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club

    "Canoe, kayak & paddleboard rentals, Full Moon Kayak Tour"

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  • North Georgia Canopy Tours LLC

    "Zip line canopy tours, geocaching, disc golf, family & adult"

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  • Chicopee Woods Golf Course

    "I'm not a golfer, but many friends and guests have repeatedly chosen this course."

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  • Chattahoochee Golf Club

    "another choice for golfers--affiliated with the Chatahoochee Country Club"

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  • Oaks Miniature Golf LLC

    "fun mini golf for the whole family--close to the cottage!"

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  • Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge

    "beautiful hiking trails and spectacular falls"

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  • Anna Ruby Falls

    "spectacular falls in the Chatahoochee National Forest. Great hiking trails for a more vigor..."

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  • Gold City Corral & Carriage Co

    "Horseback riding for all skill levels. “Gold City Corral is nestled in the foothills of the..."

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  • Sunny Farms North

    "Horseback Riding “No guides are needed to explore our trails, our horses know the way! Howe..."

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  • Sawnee Mountain Preserve

    "rock climbing, repelling"

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  • The Ice

    "ice skating & hockey complex"

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  • Skate Country

  • Frances Meadows Aquatic Center

    "'Fitness Center, 10-Lane Indoor Competition Pool, 4-Lane Indoor Instructional Pool, Seasonal..."

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  • Bill Vanderford's Guide Service, Inc. | Fishing Charter | Wild life Tour | Lake Lanier

    "I haven't taken one of Bill's tours yet, but they are highly recommended by friends. “Lake ..."

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  • Windsense

    "highly recommended by friends"

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  • North Georgia Premium Outlets

    "More shopping than you can do in a day!"

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  • 2 Dog

    "Local farm to table, eclectic menu, dogs welcome for on the deck dining."

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  • Luna's Restaurant

    "Fine dining in a relaxed --our go-to restaurant for special events, family gatherings, or a ..."

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  • Sperata

    "fabulous fine dining with live piano "

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  • The Blue Bicycle

    "fine dining"

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  • Pelican Pete's Bar & Grill -- CLOSED

    "DOCKSIDE DINING Traditional pub fair, GREAT Pina Coladas, live music. Crowded during the day..."

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  • Sautee Nacoochee Vineyards

    "Plan to stop late afternoon, select your wines with wine tasting, then enjoy with snack plat..."

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  • Mayfield Dairy Farms

    "Tours of the dairy offer an inside look into the history production and great flavor of Mayf..."

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  • Babyland General Hospital

    "Very FUN! Tour the hospital where cabbage patch kids are born. Adoptions available"

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  • Gainesville Theatre Alliance

    "Live theater at several local venues. Check their website for current productions"

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  • Quinlan Visual Arts Center

    "gallery, gift shop, classes"

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62 Miles
Nearest Airport
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson+closer county airports
6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Texas Road House
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Chicopee Woods Golf Course
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I 985
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
El Maguey (or call for pizza delivery!)
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
River Forks Park

Car: Necessary

We have accumulated extensive information on activities available in the area. If you have any particular interests, please let us know and we can provide information prior to your arrival to assist you in planning your vacation. A calendar of local events is also available for the time of your visit

 

Owner info

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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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/07/2016

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Photos

  • Year round view of lake from large deck, family room & kitchen windows.

    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

    View of lake. Shaded late afternoon in plenty of time for dining al fresco

  • Family Room

    Family Room

  • Keeping Room w/wood burning stove--Sleeper Sofa sleeps 1 adult or 2 children

    Keeping Room w/wood burning stove--Sleeper Sofa sleeps 1 adult or 2 children

  • Kitchen area w/breakfast table is open to Keeping Room

    Kitchen area w/breakfast table is open to Keeping Room

  • Master Bedroom--Queen Bed

    Master Bedroom--Queen Bed

  • Green room has twin over futon double--sleeps 3

    Green room has twin over futon double--sleeps 3

  • Large sloping lawn--outdoor games, football, capture the flag--no croquet here!

    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

    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

    View from our place in the cove.Dock in the distance is located at cove entrance

  • 'Who could ask for anything more?'

    'Who could ask for anything more?'

  • Winter Wonderland

    Winter Wonderland

  • Front of House--long driveway, additional lg parking area for RV & boat trailer

    Front of House--long driveway, additional lg parking area for RV & boat trailer

  • Family Room Dining Area

    Family Room Dining Area

  • Family room--Dining, Smart TV, Lake View

    Family room--Dining, Smart TV, Lake View

  • Keeping Room off kitchen--Sleeper Sofa is a full size

    Keeping Room off kitchen--Sleeper Sofa is a full size

  • kitchen w/dishwasher, microwave,coffee maker,toaster,dishes, pots, utensils

    kitchen w/dishwasher, microwave,coffee maker,toaster,dishes, pots, utensils

  • Blue room--Queen Bed

    Blue room--Queen Bed

  • Entry Garden

    Entry Garden

  • wooded trail to the dock

    wooded trail to the dock

  • Dock has morning sun & afternoon shade, sun on water just off dock until evening

    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

    Bring your boat or jet ski or rent--public ramps & rentals nearby

  • Beautiful Fall Colors

    Beautiful Fall Colors

  • A good day to read by the fire

    A good day to read by the fire

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, December 07, 2016

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