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Exquisite home on a lovely lake point- The sweetheart home of Lake Lanier

Bedrooms 6
Space 5,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 16 in six charming bedrooms; private party dock on ideal deep water.

Current county zoning requires that we rent this home on a 30-day basis only.

Welcome to the uncompromising standards, unique amenities and grace of Bluewaters Cottage. We call this 5,000 square foot home a cottage because of its charming design featuring shake shingles, tongue and groove ceilings and exposed beams, all in a wonderfully uplifting theme of white and cream with tasteful touches of blue. The property has a private two-level party dock, and we enjoy views of the lake from all of the main areas of the home as well as the patio.

The main level of the home, which steals your heart when you enter, entices you back to the outdoors through any of eight sets of sliding and French doors. The patio welcomes you with abundant seating and a stainless outdoor grilling area as you catch your second views of Lake Lanier.

Follow our gentle walkway to the large two-level party dock and you know where the liveliest fun will be! Here the water is always deep, the toys are plentiful, the seating is both shaded and sun-drenched, the outdoor bar is waiting for you and the action is lively. The double deck party dock is the heart of all the summer fun with abundant, stylish and comfortable sectional seating, numerous oversized umbrellas to provide shade on the top dock, and a lower level for lazing in the shade and breeze while watching the kids frolic in the lake. The views from the dock are open and lovely, the water is cool, the dock comfortable and the source of many hours of lake delight. We have a slip available for your own boat if you bring it. And, you can fish from the dock.

Back inside you find your way back to one of our six delightful and thoughtful guest rooms for a great night of sleep snuggled in luxury sheets. Every bedroom has its own flat screen HDTV and each of them is charming with its own character and its own name outside the door: Magnolia, with its queen bed and french doors leading to a sweet private patio; Summer, fit for a sizable family with two queen beds divided by a curtain if you like, bunks and even a crib; Grace, with two queen beds and full of charm and warmth; the Master Retreat with a king bed, sitting areas, fireplace, very spacious bath with two person shower, TV, fireplace and free-standing bathtub; the Teen Suite, with the Queen room and its adjacent sitting area with its flat screen TV; and the adjacent bunk room--a dream for kids with built in bunks served by their own built in ladder, each bed with its own reading lamp.

The Teen Suite deserves its own introduction. The suite begins with a queen bed suitable for parents. French doors lead into the main part of the suite that was built to delight the imaginations of children. The four bunks are built into the sloping wall, served by a built-in ladder with rope handles, and are equipped with their own reading lamp. Bookshelves line the two-level bunk area which can be charmingly closed off by blackout drapes to give the bunk area privacy and, frankly, FUN. A flat-screen TV is the coup de grace of the bunk area. The rest of this room is designed to let kids hang in their own space with a sofa, tables, large gaming chair and, of course, another flat screen TV and video games. If this space were not delightful enough for teens, they have their own private deck. The suite is complete with its own bath with double sinks, deep bath and shower and its own washer and dryer.

Wake up to a private patio or deck for your morning coffee or join the group back on the main patio, already awash in the first morning rays. The coffee is abundant with coffee for 24 from the first brew and you can sip it delighted in the knowledge that you get to do this again and again.

In the kitchen, you will find two spaces-one more for entertainment with its immense granite island, ice maker, four refrigerators and a bar for either coffee or cocktails around the corner. The second space with a third dishwasher, stove with indoor grill and second sink is more a prep area leaving the primary area open for gathering. The kitchen is equipped with everything we need and with everything you want. Everything matches. Everything works. Everything is handy.

There are four separate sitting areas in the home so that everyone can nestle into their own space when togetherness needs a break. Each of these areas is comfortable in its own way. The main living room has walls of windows overlooking the lake, an electric fireplace which you can use only for ambiance (and no heat) if you like, and HDTV and DVD. This area easily seats 8-10. The upstairs nook adjacent to the Teen Suite has a 50 inch HDTV and DVD player and is comfortable for a cozy group of five or six. The upstairs Sitting Room, possibly the most amazing room of the house, has two walls of windows looking down over the lake. It, too, has its own HD flat screen TV and DVD player, as well as a private bath. And the teens can hang out in their teen suite sitting area.

Once you decide to venture away from Bluewaters by boat or car, you will find everything you need close by--watersports (12 passenger pontoon boats, 2014 Sea Doo Sparks, paddle boards, kayaks, canoes, wake boarding and even Fly boarding and Hover boarding!), shopping, restaurants and night life.

Great golf is minutes away at the Legacy on Lanier Golf Club. The club represents a return to the Golden Era of Golf- a period from the early to mid 1900’s when designers created some of the most storied courses in the world. Created by renowned designer Billy Fuller, Legacy on Lanier Golf Club offers stunning views of Georgia’s Great Lake. An unrivaled golf experience, the layout traverses a natural setting with twelve scenic holes on the water. Legacy on Lanier Golf Club offers tactical challenges for the avid golfer while not proving too daunting for the casual golfer.

Quaint and historic Flowery Branch is minutes away. There you will find antiquing and a delightful candy store reminiscent of something from the turn of the century.

Groceries, gas, Target shopping are all conveniently bundled together and only ten minutes from the cottage. Everything is far enough away that you feel peace and quite at home, but close enough that you will enjoy immense convenience and waste no time getting to and fro.

More Details

Betsy Pearson
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Betsy Pearson

Russ and Betsy Pearson live in South Haven, Minnesota and keep Bluewaters Cottage as their home in the South. Betsy has a background in the hospitality industry and Russ owns a road construction company. Both sons have attended Riverside Military Academy in Georgia and they have traveled this far to be close to the school. Their older son has now graduated and accepted an appointment to West Point.

Betsy Pearson purchased this house in 2014

Why Betsy Pearson chose Flowery Branch

Our home base is Minnesota. Our sons chose to attend Riverside Military Academy in their pursuit of a unique and rigorous education. After spending three years renting homes in the area, we chose to purchase our own. We spend the school year at this home in Georgia and return to Minnesota for the summers. It just made sense to us to make this wonderful home available to discriminating travelers for the summer months while we are up North. Betsy has a background is in Hospitality management having spent time with Loews Hotels, the 5-star Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Virginia, and Hyatt Hotels. She brings all her passion for hospitality and her experience into this much more personal endeavor. We adore this home and love hosting guests here. Our goal is to make everyone who spends time at Bluewaters Cottage feel like they have been embraced by the warm experience of staying here. As this is our home in the South, you will find every detail up to our own uncompromising standards: wonderful bedding, lovely kitchen ware, warm rooms, inspiring peacefulness when you need it, fun when you want it! There are four sitting areas in which to spread out , an unbelievably awesome Teen suite that your kids will talk about for weeks :), a very special master retreat and a large patio that walks into the spacious main area of the home. The home is gracious, while being fun for adults and kids alike. You will feel the captivating warmth of the home the moment you walk through the front doors. And then, at every turn, you will delight in a new morsel of comfort.

What makes this house unique

Because this is our home, not a rental unit, we treat it as such. We work on the house all the time we are in it to upgrade the charming details of the home so that we are sure you will feel overwhelmed with tasteful comfort. If you like the photos you see here, you can safely assume that the home is even lovelier with more upgrades than the photos can keep up with. Bluewaters stole our hearts in a moment. Then we went to work to enhance everything we could to prepare it for your visit. The towels are new and soft, the sheets are new and lovely, the flatware matches as does the china and glassware. This is what you want from a home--not a house. This home has all the charm of a cottage with all the space and amenities of a spacious and modern home. We welcome any ideas you may have to help you enjoy your next stay at Bluewaters Cottage!


Flowery Branch House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Modern, efficient and stylish.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located within the Teen Suite-modern and too cute.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Modern and lovely.
    Outdoor shower - outdoor shower , Perfect after the lake and before the house.
    Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , Fireplace, TV, pedestal bath, double shower, large and chic
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • 'Magnolia' - 1 queen , Charming room with private patio through french doors.
    'Summer' - 2 queen , 1 baby crib , 2 bunk bed , Very large room with private patio. Perfect for a family.
    'Grace' - 2 queen , Lovely room for four. This rooms just makes you feel good.
    Master Suite - 1 king , Splendid large suite with fireplace and reading niches.
    The 'Teen Suite' Bunk Room - 4 bunk bed , bunks are built in and served by built in ladder
    The 'Teen Suite' Queen - 1 queen , Semi-private queen room leading into bunk room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Bluewaters Cottage is a charming cottage located on a point on Lake Lanier. The water is always deep and fun. You can choose to laze around the lovely house, relax on the patio with your favorite beverage or play on the lake. However you choose to spend your time here, it will be unique and memorable.


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Exquisite home on a lovely lake point- The sweetheart home of Lake Lanier
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews

Excellent attention to detail!

  • 5 of 5

A cook's dream! She thought of it all. All kitchen utensils and tools available, large fridge and freezer, cooler space provided on deck, and plenty of phone charging stations. Anything we forgot we found an equivalent in the house. Thank you again for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Paul, Thank you for your kind words. I'm happy you found everything you needed :) We try to make sure you don't have to spend any part of your precious vacation time shopping or searching. It was wonderful having you and I hope we will see you again soon! Kind regards, Betsy
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Washington, DC/USA

Wonderful property with lake Lanier right in your backyard

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house over Labor Day weekend and had the most wonderful experience! The house has an awesome, very open floor plan, but the many bedrooms were tucked away with the perfect amount of privacy. 10/10 would recommend

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for being such delightful guests! We hope we will see you again soon :) Betsy
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  • 5 of 5

The home was again very nice. The owners have gone out way of their to make guest have a great stay. We would like to come again in 2018, same week.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It will be so nice to have you back again, Leroy :) Booking the dates for you now! Every year we try to make improvements and enhancements to the property so that when you come back each year, you find something new and exciting added to our list of comforts and amenities :) Thank you for being our guests~ Betsy
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  • 5 of 5

One of the coolest properties we have rented on VRBO - We did not need anything once we arrived, every detail was taken care of. I would highly recommend this property. Only draw back is a power line is close to the home at no fault to the owner and water at this location on the lake can get very rough, especially on a holiday but we would definitely rent again.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for being our guests! One of the givens of being on a point on Lake Lanier is that is where they cross the lake with their power. The line is very high above the house and lake so not a concern at all to us or our guests. The benefit though, is that trees must be cleared under these areas; while no other trees can be cleared on the lake. In the summer when all the trees are leafed out, this means we have a water view and most other homes can only see trees from their homes. Lemonade :) We look forward to having you back! Betsy
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Atlanta, Ga

Absolutely beautiful....inside and out!

  • 5 of 5

Our family has stayed at many vacation rentals and this one is not only beautiful but it is owned by wonderful people that go out of their way to make your stay memorable!! Many thanks Betsy - I appreciate your attention to every detail!! This perfectly situated, gorgeous home is warm and inviting as well as relaxing- PLUS, it's directly on Lake Lanier!!! My son loves to fish and he had an amazing birthday celebration enjoying the dock and kayaks. We are grateful to have found this incredible home (and owners) - there are no negatives to this PERFECTLY POSITIVE HOME!!! Thank you!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lisa, We loved having you as our guests and simply adore being able to weave Bluewaters Cottage into our guests' special occasions. I hope we'll see you again for more memory making :) All the best, Betsy
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Beautiful lake house!

  • 5 of 5

We all enjoyed our stay at this beautiful lake house. We especially appreciated all the extra special touches the owners left for us around the house. Hope to return next summer!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words! We hope to see you again next summer :) Betsy
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Napoli's Pizza
Shanes Rib Shack
Coastal Breeze
Shogun Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar
Flowery Branch Antiques
Fish Tales Lakeside Grill
Divana Mediterranean Grill -- CLOSED
Taco Bell
Carvel Ice Cream & Bakery -- CLOSED
SUBWAY® Restaurants
Duncan Corners Bottle Shoppe
Sonic Drive-in Spout Springs
Vinny's New York Pizza and Itallian Grill
Wells Fargo Bank
Branch House Tavern
Common Grounds Coffee
Coastal Breeze
Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3.6 Miles
Branch House Tavern
Nearest Golf
7.5 Miles
Legacy on Lanier Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
8.9 Miles
Interstate 985
Nearest Restaurant
3.9 Miles
Antebellum Restaurant~ Contemporary Southern
Nearest Beach
7.3 Miles
Lake Lanier Beach and Water Park
Car: necessary

Our home, located on an always deep point of Lake Lanier enjoys all the peace of the point and the fun of the lake. But all the amenities to which our guests have become accustomed are within just a few miles: grocery shopping, restaurants, night life, antiquing, shopping and golf. Amazing water sports abound just a few minutes away by either water or road. Perhaps the most exciting nearby attraction for kids of all ages is Lake Lanier Islands Beach and Waterpark with 11 water slides; Georgia’s largest wave pool; FunDunker, a water attraction equipped with more than 100 ways to get kids wet; Kiddie lagoon, complete with age-appropriate waterside; and Wiggle Waves, a kid-sized wave pool. There’s food and drink, stellar people-watching, boat docks, Sunset Cove, and a glorious beach waiting for you only 8 miles from Bluewaters Cottage. If you want to make your own fun on Lake Lanier, you can do that, too! Minutes away by boat or car are every kind of water sport you can imagine including the very exciting fly boarding and hover boarding! For an inland excursion, Flowery Branch, our hometown, is small, charming and historic. Known as the town where “Cotton was King”, Flowery Branch was the place where farmers in Northeast Georgia brought their crops to be ginned, sold and shipped by rail. Main Street, the central core of Flowery Branch, is steeped in history today with “turn of the century” buildings including a Historic Train Depot. Now on this charming and historic street you will find an antique shop, a hair studio, a coffee shop and even candy store reminiscent of a turn of the century sweet shop. Hmmm, good coffee, antiques and a hand-made chocolate: what else do you need from a morning out and about? Here on Main street you will also find Antebellum Restaurant located in a quaint historic home. Complete with a charming wrap-around porch and candlelit by lanterns, the restaurant ambiance lends itself to an elegant dining experience. The restaurant serves a seasonal menu, complete with ingredients from local farms and traditional dishes with a twist. A stay at Bluewaters challenges your senses to find something NOT to like. Whether you stay at home in this charming place or venture out, you will be delighted.




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
cleaning fee $450 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 7.0%

We are honored that you are considering our property for your vacation. We pride ourselves in providing accommodations and service beyond your highest expectations.

This home can only be rented on a monthly basis.

Bluewaters Cottage is an ideal family vacation home. It is not at all suited, however, to events of any size due to parking, noise and facility limitations. An event is considered any gathering of more than the amount of guests staying overnight, not to exceed 16.

Reservation will be confirmed upon receipt of the down payment and the confirmed rental agreement. We understand that there are times when a cancellation is unavoidable. Bookings cancelled at least 60 days before the start of stay will receive 100% refund. Bookings cancelled between 59 and 30 days before the start of stay will receive a 50% refund. Bookings cancelled within 29 days of arrival will not receive a refund.

Any holds on dates are considered tentative, and rates are subject to change until a confirmed rental agreement and deposit are received.

Check-in time is 4pm and Check-out time is 10am.

Housekeeping fee of $450 plus tax is charged per stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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