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FishHook - A Unique Lakefront Cottage with 2-Story, Double Slip Dock

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

About the property

Quaint 2-bedroom, 1.5 bath lakefront cottage -- close to the water, great views

FishHook is a timeless and unique “Hemingway style” cottage, offering an unforgettable Lake Lanier experience. A “stone’s throw” from the shoreline, this home sits less than 100 feet from the water’s edge at the mouth of a wide cove with deep water and main channel access. A private, two-story double slip dock is just steps away down a gently-sloping, grassed lot and is well-equipped for your stay on the water with plenty of options for lovers of sun and shade. There are both dining and bistro tables, swivel rockers, lounge chairs, and umbrellas, and at the end of the day, make sure you take a leisurely stroll through the 2 acres of Corp-owned property adjacent to our lot and celebrate the sunset!

Within minutes of your arrival, you'll realize that FishHook is truly a special place, full of character and nostalgic charm – a one of a kind lake cottage. Extensive stonework highlights the home’s exterior -- accenting a patio, fire pit and summer kitchen -- while the home’s tongue and groove wood interior plays up to an artful blend of vintage and new. Rustic lighting, rich wood and fabric accents, natural fiber rugs, and bamboo occasional pieces have been tastefully blended with new inspiration to create the signature "Hemingway" style. Original brick floors ... vaulted, suspended beam ceiling ... brick fireplace and louvered windows maintain the charm of this quintessential lakeside cottage while granite counter tops, stainless kitchen appliances and new hardwood floors in the bedrooms add a modern flair.

You’ll fall in love with the open floor plan and simple living of this single-story cottage. It's a layout that allows you to really enjoy the company of those you call "family". The kitchen, family room and dining room all open onto a spacious 10’ x 30’ screen porch complete with dining table and additional casual seating. The kitchen is fully-equipped, even for the most discerning of chefs, and meals can be served informally at the eat-in island with seating for 5, at the dining table with seating for 6, or alfresco on the porch. There are two beautifully appointed bedrooms – a king master with half bath and flat screen Smart TV and a second bedroom sleeping five in a twin over full bunk with twin trundle and a separate twin bed. Indoor amenities include central A/C and heat, wood-burning fireplace, ceiling fans, AT&T U-verse, WiFi, 50" flat-screen Smart TV, DVD player, and stainless dishwasher, stove and refrigerator.

Under a canopy of native hardwoods, the house benefits from generous amounts of shade and invites you to let the outdoors in. Enjoy the cool breeze off the lake from any number of places – the screened-in porch that runs the entire length of the house, the stone fire pit patio with Adirondack chairs, or the outdoor kitchen. With 180 degree lake views from most anywhere on the property, your only decision will be, “Where do I want to spend the next hour?” You'll never tire of the beautiful views that surround this place.

So, if you're looking for a place that will take you back to an easier, simpler time, a place to reconnect with yourself, family and friends, then we invite you to experience FishHook! We hope you leave "hooked!"

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Debbie Hemphill
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks Debbie!! We had the best time!! I just filled out the review for you!! Five stars!! Looking forward to coming back!! Best~
Jun 2015
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

FishHook - A Unique Lakefront Cottage with 2-Story, Double Slip Dock
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The home was perfect! Quiet and privet. Perfect to get away from the day to day rat race.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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COmfotable, cozy, cute and clean.

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent visit at FishHook. The home is so comfortable and well laid out, it accommodated my family of five without a problem. It was incredibly clean and had everything we needed for our visit. Enjoyed cozy evenings by the fire and crisp mornings with coffee on the dock. Even though lake Lanier is quite low right now the water at the dock was still very deep. Also appreciated the very large screened porch.

Debbie was available to take my call as I was having some trouble entering the home upon arrival. She was very helpful and friendly.

We really enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Place!!!

  • 5 of 5

When I rent a house I'm looking for location and cleanliness and a Modern/up-to-date home. My husband prefers the perfect campfire spot, fishing and football as well as a more rustic home. THIS HOUSE HAS BOTH! We were incredibly surprised to find this place to have the perfect combination. The kitchen is fully equipped with very, very nice cookware and utensils(which is very rare in rentals). We used the charcoal grill and the fire pit for cooking. The beds were comfortable. The pillows were fantastic, CLEAN and fluffy and there were tons of them. The blankets and comforters were like mine at home! The floors were spotless. The outdoor furniture was high-end and clean. The porch was comfy, clean and modern. The ceiling fans and lights were modern combined with the exposed beautiful wood beams to give it a cabin charm. The TV's and sound system were excellent which made the football game experience what we were hoping for! The deck and deck furniture on the lake was gorgeous. We used our jet skiis, paddleboard and swam. The grass area was great to throw the football and play corn hole.

The owners were extremely kind and thoughtful in which I was able to bring exactly what I needed to avoid running to the store. Thank you Debbie for sharing your home with us! Our family had a blast!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ginger, my goal is to exceed your expectations, and your experience is exactly what we strive for! I love that the things that matter to you are the things that are important to me as well ... a rustic home with modern touches, premium cookware and utensils, luxurious pillows and the linens, and cleanliness. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and would love to have you back!
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Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at fishhook and won't be our last!

It's perfect for our family and lots of memories made. Our 4 year old grandson said it best as he left "GG lets stay here 2 weeks".

Debbie is so kind and thinks of everything.....😊

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Patti, I love that FishHook is the place your family thinks of when you all want to get away and reconnect, and we love having you! Guests, like you, that keep coming back are a true testimony to how special the place is! Till the next time ...
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Good as it gets

  • 5 of 5

Great weekend to catch up with some old college friends. Whether it was hanging out on the double decker dock or up by the grill and fire pit playing cornhole, we couldn't have asked for a better spot.

We're already talking about making it annual event here if possible.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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  • 5 of 5

The family had a great time staying in this cozy cabin on the lake. All the amenities one could ask for during your stay. Would definitely consider staying again in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Gainesville Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
President's Day
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Mar 31 2017 - May 25 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
May 26 2017 - Aug 30 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 21 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $125 + Tax
Pet Fee $15 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.0%

7-night stay required May 27 - September 9, 2016. A stay of less than 7 nights during this time, the rate is $275/night with a 3-night minimum.

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Gainesville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - Master half bath with sink vanity and toilet
    Bathroom 2 - Hall bath with sink vanity, toilet and shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King master with half bath, ceiling fan and flat screen TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Twin over full bunk bed, twin XL and ceiling fan
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Public boat ramp within .5 mile via water and 3 miles via road. Wahoo Boat Ramp and Park 3961 Mt Vernon Rd Gainesville, GA 30506

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