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Quaint Wooded Lakehouse w/ Party Dock! Great for Families! Large Deck, New Grill

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Party Dock On Quiet No Wake Cove

Come relax at our quaint, lakefront home with high speed cable and Wifi. Our home is nestled on a wooded lot with seasonal views of the lake. It’s like staying in a mountain getaway with lake access. You have a nice walk through the woods on the lighted path to the dock where you can fish, swim, or use the provided peddle boat to explore the cove. Enjoy our beautiful media room with a 58” 4K TV and Stereo Surround Sound System and DVD player if the weather is not cooperative. You can also relax on the large screened-in porch overlooking the woods. There are a lot of board games and cards to enjoy as well. This tranquil location provides peace and quiet with the wooded surroundings. Our home away from home is perfect for a weekend getaway, family retreat, or taking time away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Our home consists of 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. You will enjoy a restful night's sleep in the plush king size tempurpedic bed located in one of the two upstairs bedrooms. The second bedroom upstairs has twin beds that we can convert to a king bed upon request. The third bedroom downstairs has a comfortable king size bed with a large closet and access to the large screen porch. Additionally, we have a bonus area in the basement with twin beds, perfect for older kids.

Be sure to enjoy a nice cup of coffee on the large deck or screened in porch before you stroll down to the lake for the day. Our cove is a no wake zone perfect for swimming, fishing, and relaxing on a float. The private dock has a large sundeck on top with loungers and a table and chairs to enjoy lunch or dinner on the lake. You can rent a boat or jet skis from Port Royale or Gainesville marina, both are a ten to fifteen minute drive from the house. If you have your own boat, you can put it in at War Hill Park, which is across the cove on the lake, or you can put it in at Little Hall Park which is a three to five minute drive from the house and not far down the lake. Whether you are fishing, skiing, sun bathing, or peddle boating, you can rest assured that our cozy home will provide a soothing end to a relaxing day.

Upon returning from the lake, throw some burgers & dogs on the gas-fired grill, or cook up a nice meal in the kitchen and enjoy it on the deck or screened-in porch. After dinner, toss a couple of logs in the wood-burning fireplace, select your favorite movie (we have Showtime and Encore or you can bring your own to put in the DVD player) and enjoy the home theater experience in the comfort of the beautiful media room. Now, that's the perfect ending to the perfect day on the lake.

More Details

Julia & Sean Matthews
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Julia & Sean Matthews

We purchased this home in the summer of 2015 as a weekend retreat. We absolutely love this home and want to share it with others when we are unable to get away. We love the wooded mountain feel of the home with the bonus of lake access and party dock. Our home away from home lets us relax after a long work week and we want to share that relaxing feeling with others. We love making a big Sunday breakfast of eggs, bacon, and waffles and then enjoying the rest of the day on the lake. We plan to retire here once our kids are out of school. We hope you will enjoy your stay as much as we do!

Julia & Sean Matthews purchased this house in 2015

Why Julia & Sean Matthews chose Gainesville

We chose this home because of its location on Lake Lanier and the bonus of a mountain wooded setting. It is close enough by water to the craziness of the southern part of the lake, yet the main part of the lake outside our cove has calm water, great for tubing, skiing, and cruising in our boat. The cove our home is located in is a no wake zone great for relaxing on a float, fishing, sunbathing, swimming, or peddle boating. It is perfect for travelers wanting a rustic, relaxing feel with the bonus of lake access. It is our happy place and we want others to enjoy that feeling as well.

What makes this house unique

Our quaint home looks small from the outside, but once you step inside you will see why we fell in love with this home. The floors are Italian tile throughout the bedrooms and main living areas. The media room has hardwood laminate with a gorgeous limestone wall. There is a very unique wine bar with custom rot iron doors upstairs in the kitchen/living area. We have a large 16' x 20' screened in porch with dry below ceiling to enjoy the outdoors in rainy weather with a 16' x 20' deck above to enjoy in nicer weather. The gentle walk to the lake through the woods is easy and relaxing. Once at the lake, the quiet no wake cove is great for swimming, floating, peddle boating, sunbathing, and fishing.


Gainesville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • 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 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Towels, washcloths, & hand towels provided
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , We can convert to "king" bed upon request
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • There is an open bonus area in basement with two twin beds.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Quaint Wooded Lakehouse w/ Party Dock! Great for Families! Large Deck, New Grill
average rating of 4.83871 based on 31 reviews

Beautiful vacation home

  • 5 of 5

The house was a perfect getaway for our family vacation! Julia was very helpful and accommodating, especially after it unexpectedly snowed our last day there. The house was very comfortable (we had 7 adults and 5 dogs) for our group. We came down in December when it was too cold to really enjoy the party dock, but we definitely will book here again for a summer vacation.

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Madison, WI

Good place poor roads

  • 4 of 5

The house and the owners were just fine. I would give the house and owner 5 stars but the road to get to the place would get maybe two stars. I did expect hills but nothing like what was actually there. It definitely made me wish I had bought an all wheel drive minivan.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious home in quiet neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

Julia was a great host, explained everything in great detail, and was easy to communicate with whenever our group needed anything. The home was extremely spacious and was perfect for a weekend getaway at lake lanier. It is in a quiet neighborhood and ideal for a very small group. The only con is the driveway is steep and parking is a bit difficult. Overall, very pleased with the home. Thank you Julia for being a wonderful host!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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The home is beautifully laid out. The path to the dock is a mini vacation on its own.

  • 5 of 5

The Matthews are wonderful hosts. The house is comfy and every nook and cranny is so well thought out. The secluded dock is perfect for fishing. We loved it!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible property, pictures don't do the house justice!

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived Julia gave us a tour of her house and was extremely friendly. The property is beautiful and the house was really clean. They even had a new grill installed! I look forward for to our next lake vacation and will definitely try to book this house again!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place for some easy down time for the family

  • 5 of 5

Great location and great accommodations. Easy to think you're way out in the country, sitting a quiet deck and lounging on the dock. Everything we needed for a getaway close to home. Good spot on the lake to be able to boat northbound or southbound.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Nearest Airport
63 Miles
Hartsfield International Airport
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Buffalo Wild Wings
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Little Hall Park
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $100
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $450

50% Deposit due at booking - Remaining 50% due 30 days prior to check-in. Check in time is 3 pm and check out time is 11 am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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