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Lake Retreat With Party Dock, Beautiful Cove And Plenty Of Water Activities

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

5 Bedroom, 3 And A Half Bathroom On The Lake

House, 5 Bedrooms, 3 and a half Baths (Sleeps 12)

This lake home is the perfect spot for your Lake Lanier vacation! Located in a beautiful cove, this waterfront property has views of the lake from both living rooms, all 5 bedrooms and can be enjoyed on our large double slip dock with party deck on a quiet area of the lake in Gainesville, Georgia.

The main floor living area offers a spacious open floor plan, and is perfect for accomadating a family vacation, family reunion or even a couple of families staying together. A renovated kitchen and indoor and outdoor eating areas provide plenty of seating for multi-family gatherings. For outdoor living, there are 5 deck areas – the main deck provides a perfect setting for an outdoor meal or sunset-watching on the porch.

Main level accommodations includes a master bedroom suite with king size bed and a guest bedroom suite with a queen sized bed, each with a deck overlooking the lake. Each bedroom has its own bathroom. The downstairs level offers a guest bedroom with a queen size bed. An additional bedroom is set up with 1 bunk bed and 3 daybeds. Downstairs level includes a foosball table, flat screen TV, fireplace, bar with mini fridge and ice maker, and a window-covered wall with window seat that overlooks the lake. For entertainment Wifi is available, a large flat screen, and a foosball table downstairs. The detached terrace level offers a bedroom with a bunk be that has a queen on bottom and twin up top and a half bathroom with views of the lake.

The property gently slopes to the water for an easy walk to the dock. The house is only a short drive from Gainesville for shopping and restaurants as well as Lake Lanier Islands, several golf courses and Atlanta attractions.

When you are at the lake, you can sit on the dock and enjoy the sun on the upper part of large party dock or stay below for more shade or even fishing. The cove is large and not busy so great for hanging on a raft or letting the kids swim. We have two kayaks and paddles free for your use with your stay. There are boats and jet skis for rent at various marinas on the lake.

We are a residential location and cannot accommodate a large EVENT. Family gatherings, couples, mature women or men's groups are fine and welcome. If you have more than 12, please inquire about suitability of space. We strive to maintain our home in pristine condition and have found 'party events' are not in keeping with the vision for our vacation rental. Thank you for your understanding.

More Details

Property Manager
Doug Church
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2018

Why Doug Church chose Lake Ranch Estates

We appreciated the beautiful cove that our house sits on. It's large, but so quiet! We are of the main section of the lake so you don't get heavy boat traffic and can really enjoy relaxing days swimming around the dock or boating nearby.

What makes this house unique

We would have been hard-pressed to find a lake house that could make us happier. This house called our names the first time we walked through and we've loved the long years of hard work and memories we've put into making it a cherished family space. We have had so many laughs shared with friends and family, and seen the most beautiful sunsets in the entire world! This has been our home away from home and we hope you can feel that on your stay!


Lake Ranch Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , main level guest bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , downstairs level
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , terrace-level bathroom
  • each showerhead has just been replaced with a brand new one June 2015
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , porch, small office area, and full bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , porch overlooking lake and full bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , can sleep 5 with windowseat and porch over lake
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , queen bed, porch with views of lake
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , twin above, queen below, half bathroom
  • Main level accommodations includes a master bedroom suite with king size bed and a guest bedroom suite with a queen sized bed, each with a deck overlooking the lake. Each bedroom has its own bathroom. The downstairs level offers a guest bedroom with a full below/twin above bunk. An additional bedroom is set up with 1 bunk bed and 3 daybeds. The detached terrace level offers a bedroom with 2 daybeds and a half bathroom with views of the lake.
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Lake Retreat With Party Dock, Beautiful Cove And Plenty Of Water Activities
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 17 reviews

Amazing house with amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house equipped with everything we needed for our party of 11. Perfect lake retreat!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Beautiful house with a great dock!

  • 4 of 5

This house was perfect for quiet getaway on the lake. The pictures truly don’t do it justice! The house has plenty of space for everyone. We cooked almost all of our meals throughout the week in the kitchen and it was completely outfitted with everything we needed. And the dock was extremely nice. A top level with umbrellas and plenty of chairs and a bottom level with more seating in the shade, kayaks, floats, and noodles. We were easily able to park our boat at the dock and take it right out into a great cove for skiing and tubing (calm during the week but a little more traffic on the weekend). The walk down to the dock is easy but there are several flights of stairs to get back up to the main level of the house. The driveway down to the house was also extremely steep. My only other complaint was the bugs. Even using bug spray religiously we still couldn’t escape them, in and out of the house. There also seemed to be a wasps’ nest in the railing of the dock. All in all we had a great week! Doug was very accommodating and we would definitely return for another stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cumming GA

Great house, close to the water. Great party dock too, deep water

  • 5 of 5

The House was very clean, plenty of beds. Kitchen is a bit small, so not good for a big dinner crowd. The house deck is a bit small too. The short walk to the dock is a little steep but really not that bad. I would rent it again and recommend it others. Doug was very helpful with instructions etc. the water is deep at the dock so no worries there. Great dock for hanging out at with a great view of the sunset and sunrise.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a fabuous weekend!

  • 5 of 5

This is a GREAT home for vacationing on Lake Lanier. We have enjoyed yet another wonderfully relaxing week at this home. Lake Retreat is no exaggeration. It was a great escape for us this past weekend. The hustle and bustle of back to school had worn us all out and we were glad to have the opportunity to relax and recharge over this past weekend.

It is such a beautiful home and we have stayed here twice now, we have also recommended it to friends who have booked as well and have already booked it to return for Memorial Day weekend 2018! We are big fans!

The Churches are such easy homeowners to work with. Very easy check in and check out instructions. They have such pride for and take such great care of their home too. The home is stocked with all you need to prepare and cook in the kitchen. 2 refrigerators, plus a great "retro" cooler perfect for drinks only. Large washer and dryer for all those lake towels and extra laundry that needs attention. Open concept living on the top level for folks to gather as well as a lower level with another large TV and 2 large sofas, foosball table, long window seat to perch and watch the lake, etc. Tons of hang out space. We had LOTS of football to watch this weekend so it was a perfect set up for us. ;)

Plenty of beds for large family gatherings too.

The house has multiple decks for lake viewing and enjoying the breezes and shade of the trees.

The dock is two level with plenty of deck space below for gathering in the shade or sun bathing up top.

The home is situated along a quiet part of the lake and the neighbors were all so friendly too.

We are already looking forward to our next visit. ;)

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Venice, Fl

Best Vacation EVER!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We have been vacationing on the lake area for over 15 years and we were especially pleased with this vacation. Plenty of space, shade, water and the home had plenty of room for all of the ages that we had, infants to seniors. The location on the water was perfect, not busy or crowded. Our family hated to leave and we look forward to returning. Thank you Mr Church!!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cumming, GA

We were pleased with the lake location and the size of the property.

  • 5 of 5

We used four out of the five bedrooms. Having the half bath on the bottom floor helped with bathroom runs from lake side. Overall experience was fantastic. We are very pleased with the decision to stay at the lake for the whole week. Likely to stay again until we find a property of our own.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Chestatee Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
3.6 Miles
Skogies Lakefront Restaurant
Car: necessary

Our house is in an ideal location for any type of vacation. Since we are located on the Chestatee, you are secluded from the main traffic of the lake in a quiet, but large cove. There are several marinas and ramps nearby, easy to access by car or water to get your boat in the water. The local marinas also offer a variety of rentals like boats, jet skis, wakeboarding lessons, and more! There are also a variety of famous lakefront restaurants. Don't miss Lake Lanier Islands, a nearby waterpark and resort with delicious restaurants, golfing, and plenty of events throughout the year.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Refundable Damage Deposit $300

NOISE: No tenants or their guests shall make or permit any disturbing noises or permit any other persons to do anything that will interfere with rights, comforts, or convenience of other tenants or neighbors. DRINKING: There shall be no alcoholic beverages consumed on or around the premises by any minor under the age of 21 years, and there shall be no congregating or drinking on lawns, or surrounding premises and streets by anyone. In addition, there shall be no illegal drugs consumed on or around the premises by anyone. COMPLAINTS: Any complaints to the Police Department concerning tenant’s behavior while in or on the premises shall constitute breach of his contract, resulting in forfeiture of security deposit and eviction from the premises. DAMAGE: The security deposit is to be paid by the tenant and held by the Landlord until final inspection of the unit. IF the rental unit has sustained damage by the tenant, then the landlord must notify the tenant by certified mail along with an itemized list of cost corrections or replacement. In the event that the repair of damage exceeds the amount of deposit, additional fees may be assessed. RIGHT OF ACCESS: Landlord shall have the right, but not the obligation, to enter into the premises, or any part thereof, at all reasonable hours for the purpose of inspection but the landlord agrees not to exercise this right in such a way as to unreasonably interfere with the quiet enjoyment of the tenant. PETS: Absolutely no dogs or other animals shall be kept or harbored in the premises. SMOKING: There is no smoking allowed inside the premises. PARKING: Private parking can accommodate a maximum of four (4) cars, so long as vehicles do not cross the plane onto the street. RETURNED CHECKS: If any check given by tenants to landlord for the payment of rent is returned for insufficient funds, stop payment, or any other reason, tenants shall pay the landlord a returned check fee of $25.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.