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

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
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!"

More Details

Debbie Hemphill
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017


Gainesville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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
  • 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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FishHook - A Unique Lakefront Cottage with 2-Story, Double Slip Dock
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews

Lovely lakefront

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful and cozy

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location for a lake front vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with how clean and comfortable the property is. The kitchen is very well equipped, as we both love to cook. The location on the lake is very scenic, and peaceful. We really enjoyed our time at "Fishook", and hope to return.

Bill and Mary Ann

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent experience start to finish

  • 5 of 5

We spent the weekend enjoying the gorgeous views from the cottage porch, top of the dock and relaxing around the fire pit. Debbie was so kind to check in with us about changing weather (never fun when you think your vacation may be rained out) but the weather was a perfect 10!

Everything in the cottage was well stocked and organized neatly. Little details that were so helpful - an ice bucket/large tray, and an ice machine to take cold water and snacks up to the dock. What a nice way to limit extra trips!

The porch was an ideal place to spend time. With a ceiling fan, over stuffed pillows on the couch and a post card view of the lake through the trees - If I had my choice, I would've spent my entire weekend there.

My family was so taken with how special the cottage was and the beauty of the location, my mom is already asking about a "mother/daughter only weekend" and my parents want to stay for their 50th anniversary. How lovely - Thank you Debbie

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kelly, our wish is to provide a special place for friends and family to "just be", without all of life's distractions. It's our job to think of the little things, so you don't have to! I love that you and your family enjoyed your time with us and are already planning future family celebrations at FishHook! We look forward to you coming back!
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Loved our week stay at Fish Hook will definitely recommend to family and friends.

  • 5 of 5

Fish Hook had everything we were looking for best lake front views so peaceful and we were able to visit so many beautiful places close by. The house was well equipped especially the kitchen had everything we need it, the barbecue was great to cook outdoor with a view. Had our coffee every morning by the fire pit and had dinner at the deck with a beautiful lake view. Thank you for sharing your beautiful house with us and hope to come back in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your favorite coffee spot is mine as well -- the Adirondack chairs on the firepit patio! Why is it that coffee tastes even better when enjoyed outside as the rest of the world wakes up? I love that you guys made the most of your vacation visiting local favorites -- wineries, Helen, and the Georgia Aquarium -- and exploring the lake on a pontoon boat. It was our pleasure having you!
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Amazing 👌Loved every minute

  • 5 of 5

My family had the best time ever. I only wish we could of stayed longer. My daughter caught a cat fish right off the dock. We highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect lake cottage!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures don't do it justice!. The house is gorgeous inside and is a nice size, not too big, not too small, with plenty of seating in the kitchen and living areas, big screened in porch, very comfortable beds. The outdoor area is amazing. Big grassy front yard all the way down to the lake. Built in gas grill to flag stone patio area with nice fire pit made for relaxing evenings. The boat dock is huge with a massive upper deck area. Sits on deep water and is the outer most dock on the finger as the peninsula to the west is preserved Army Corp land. Family of 4 was super comfortable, and we had about 12 total for a cookout which was also comfortable. We would definitely book here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Melissa, all of the details you expressed an appreciation for are exactly what make FishHook so special! Grass to the water, private, ample spaces outside to enjoy. And then you have the inside -- comfortable for a family of 4, yet generous enough to entertain 12 for a cookout. Makes me think of Goldilocks, "Not too big, not too small ... just right!" Anytime you are back this way, we'd love to have you stay with us again.
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $15
Damage Deposit $300

7-night stay required May 26 - August 4, 2017. A stay of less than 7 nights during this time, the rate is $275/night with a 3-night minimum.

1) $300 deposit due at booking

2) Half of the total fees due 60 days prior to scheduled arrival date

3) Remaining half of the total fees due 30 days prior to scheduled arrival date

Pet fee is a nightly rate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.