Luxury Timber Frame Home at the Water's Edge

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Front Entry with Swimming Dock in Background


Last updated: 08/15/2016

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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Comfortable luxury on the water's edge, this distinctive timber frame home is a favorite among ‘lake people’. We razed our old house and built this new in 1995. It has been on the Lake Burton Tour of Homes. It has a double car garage attached by a breezeway to the main house. The road and driveway are paved right up to the stone entry walkway. Lake frontage is a very accessible 275 feet.

Special features include extensive nearby waterfront amenities. The large boathouse has a full deck on top, half shaded by a metal roof. This is a great spot to sit in the rain in the rocking chairs with a glass of wine wrapped in a blanket. The hammock is a quiet place to watch the water or sneak in a nap. Southern exposure allows sunshine from mid-morning until sunset. Views are panoramic east to west. 150 feet of boardwalk connects the boathouse to the swimming dock. Three swimming ladders make for easy access into and out of the water.

The house has a large deck just at the water’s edge -- great for entertaining. Shaded most of the day, this is the perfect place to fire up the gas grill, pour the cocktails and watch the waterfront activities all within a few steps of the kitchen. The large outdoor dining table seats 8-10+.

The heart of the home is the Kitchen/Living Room/Dining Room area. A stacked stone fireplace is centered between tall windows framing a view of the lake. This space is perfect for relaxation or casual entertaining. There is high-definition satellite flatscreen TV with Apple TV and a Bluray DVD player. The gourmet kitchen is fully equipped with a 6 burner gas cook top, ice maker, double convection ovens, microwave, Sub-Zero refrigerator, dishwasher and wine refrigerator. It has an island for food preparation and a separate bar/counter running the length of the kitchen. This is a favorite place to snack, have a drink, and just hang out while dinner is cooking. There is a walk-in pantry and separate laundry room nearby.

The Master Bedroom is on the main level and has a queen sized bed. It also has a stacked stone fireplace with a seating area, ideal for a quiet place to read while the children watch a movie in the Living Room -- or let the children watch a movie on the flat screen, Apple TV set up here and stay in the Living Room yourselves. Step right out onto the large deck and relax by the water. The Master Bath has separate sinks and a tub/shower. There are two closets. Like all of the bedrooms in the house, there is a great view to the lake.

The loft above the Kitchen has an office (if you must work) and lounge seating. There is a printer/fax machine as well as high-speed wireless internet and broadband cable. There is good cell phone coverage at the house and out on the lake.

The two bedrooms upstairs share a balcony and bathroom. One bedroom has a double bed the other has a pair of twin beds. The guest room above the garage has a double bed and space for multiple sleeping bags. It has a full bath. It has hosted many slumber parties. It has a deck over looking the lake.

The main house and garage apartment both have heat and air conditioning. Most people can’t resist the clean mountain air.

Children are welcome. There are lots water toys, as well as board games, indoor toys, and videos. There is a 'tree house' (with light and electricity) just for them up from the driveway. It has its own small deck overlooking the lake. It is great fun to fish from the docks. The brim, trout, and bass love to play hide-and-seek in the rocks lining the lake bed.

Rent or bring your own boat with 3 places to tie up.

Lake Burton is the crown jewel of the North Georgia lakes. It has clean water, clean air, fabulous views, and abundant wild life. The mountains of the southern Appalachians come right down to the water. Even in the height of summer you’ll need a sweater after night fall. We’ve seen many kinds of water fowl - bald eagles, great blue herons, kingfishers - along with deer, beavers, foxes, and even bears. All this just 2 hours drive from Atlanta.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 4000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renters must be 25 or over...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Kids have enjoyed this home for years. Swimmers will relish easy access to lake and fishing. Non-swimmers and careless eaters will need supervision....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking anywhere on the property...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • Master: 1 queen

    On Main Floor. Fireplace. TV. Bookshelves. Bath Ensuite...moreless

  • Upstairs Double Guest Room: 1 double

    In Main House. Shares Bath with Upstairs Twin Guest Room...moreless

  • Upstairs Twin Guest Room: 2 twin/ single

    In Main House. Shares Bath with Upstairs Double Guest Room...moreless

  • Garage Apartment: 1 double

    Garage connected to house by breezeway. Bath Ensuite. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Powder Room: toilet

    On Main Floor off Living Room...moreless

  • Master Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Heated Towel Bar...moreless

  • Upstairs Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Serves 2 upstairs bedrooms...moreless

  • Garage Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Serves Upstairs Garage Apartment...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Toys
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Marina
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    Our home is at the water's edge, making quick dips or quick snacks a breeze....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Charlie Mountain to the East; The Blue Ridge and Appalachian Trail to the West....moreless

  • Water View:

    Our home faces South, with good sun from mid-morning until the last rays of sunset....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    And six additional seats at kitchen bar....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:


  • Fireplace:

    Gas starter in Living Room. Old fashioned Boy Scout version in Master....moreless

  • Garage:

    Upstairs apartment only. Owners' items are in garage itself....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Windstream DSL with Apple Time Capsule Wifi Network...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Bring your own beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:



  • Coffee Maker:

    Starbucks Barista Expresso Machine. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen central to great room and dining room...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Dual convection ovens...moreless


  • Balcony
  • Boat:

    Bring your own. Slips to tie up along dock....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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120 Miles
Nearest Airport
Atlanta-Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport

Car: Necessary

Lake Burton is the highest of Georgia's Power Company lakes, and the largest in the Northeast Georgia Mountains. Clean water, clear air, sunny days (most of the time), cool evenings, sunset mountain views.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1995

About the owner: Dick and Anne Vincent have been enjoying Lake Burton for decades and still love it. Our home is informal, but equipped with all modern conveniences. We’ve enjoyed great times with family and friends in this beautiful setting. Anne has used her professional interior design experience to keep casual comfort in mind. Our collection of artwork, accessories, and furnishings showcases the work of local and regional artists. Family heirlooms bring a sense of our family history to this special place. Our primary residence is in Atlanta, but we have children spread over 8 time zones so although this is our home for parts of the year, we travel frequently in the summer. Wherever we go, however, we always look forward to our next visit to Lake Burton.

Why the Owner Chose Clayton, GA, USA:
Lake Burton is a world away in a short 2 hour drive from Atlanta. You can take part in a wide variety of area activities or just enjoy 'kicking back' and doing nothing at all. The scenic beauty and expanse of clean water soothe the soul.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our home sits at the end of a private drive right at the water. The boathouse deck is on the same level as the house. The boardwalk and swimming dock are just a few steps down from the house. The southern exposure and panoramic view means a sunset every evening of the year weather permitting. A great place for family and friends to congregate by the water.

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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Front Entry with Swimming Dock in Background

    Front Entry with Swimming Dock in Background

  • Lake View from Deck

    Lake View from Deck

  • Lake Front Walkway and Boathouse

    Lake Front Walkway and Boathouse

  • Dining Room and Kitchen

    Dining Room and Kitchen

  • Dining Room to Foyer

    Dining Room to Foyer

  • Loft from Living Room

    Loft from Living Room

  • Master on Main with Lake Deck access

    Master on Main with Lake Deck access

  • Upstairs Guest Room #1

    Upstairs Guest Room #1

  • Treehouse...for kids only!

    Treehouse...for kids only!

  • Lakeside Deck

    Lakeside Deck

  • Lakeside Deck and Upper Deck

    Lakeside Deck and Upper Deck

  • Entry Foyer

    Entry Foyer

  • Living Room Lake View

    Living Room Lake View

  • Living Room from Loft

    Living Room from Loft

  • Loft -- Office if you must work!

    Loft -- Office if you must work!

  • Fireplace in Master

    Fireplace in Master

  • Upstairs Guest Room #2

    Upstairs Guest Room #2

  • Sunset from Boathouse Deck

    Sunset from Boathouse Deck

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Tuesday, October 25, 2016

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Clayton, GA, USA #656479

4 BR  3.5 BA  Sleeps 10

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