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Lake House with Dock on Lake Lanier near N. GA Mountains - Lots to do!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Lake Lanier home with private dock. 4 bedrooms 3 baths - sleeps 12

***Please note - during the summer months, we generally have a 5 night minimum. However, if there are slots available we will consider fewer nights. Last minute rentals welcome. We respond quickly to inquires***

Congratulations - You have found the perfect vacation home on Lake Lanier - only 1 hour from Atlanta! Whether you love to canoe, kayak & fish, explore the N GA Mountain waterfalls & wineries or just relax and get away from it all, our beautiful mountain home is designed for a perfect vacation AND it's on Lake Lanier.

Don't forget to ask about our boat rental discount at Gainesville Marina!

Our 3-story home is nestled down a lush, wooded hillside and the interior is decorated in whites, blues and nautical touches. The private platform dock is in plenty of water (narrow, private cove, but with steep underwater terrain) with room to tie up boats & jet skiis for the entire length of your stay. We have a 22' Four Winns that fits nicely (even when water levels are 4' below full pool).

This lake home is well appointed w/ 3 main/upper floor bedrooms AND a lower terrace level bedroom w/bath, bonus room w/kitchenette & Queen sleeper sofa. The 4 bedrooms all have an attached bath. The layout consists of 2 bedrooms with a Jack & Jill bath on the upper floor, Master bedroom w/ attached bath on the main floor, additional bedroom w/attached bath on the lower floor. The main floor features kitchen w/granite counters & a window seat/ breakfast nook, a dining area with 12 foot bench wall and large table, family room with wood burning fireplace that is open to a huge 3-sided glass Sunroom, perfect for bird watching and 'Oh, the views!'. This sunroom feels like a glass treehouse that is suspended over the lake. Comfortably furnished for coffee, cocktails or a well-deserved nap, the sunroom is one of our favorite spots! The lower terrace level features a 400+ square foot bonus room, Queen sleeper sofa, kitchenette and extra dining area, laundry 'room' and outside access.

The outside is just as wonderful! This 'Hidden Gem' has a large covered deck with wicker furniture, upper deck with patio table set, a grill area and several intimate outside seating areas. The walk to the lake is a short flight of stairs tthrough a lush selection of Mountain Laurel, Rhododendrun and Azalea and then a level path to the 2nd dock.

Our private platform dock, situated closer to the mouth of the cove in 'deep' water, is a party deck without the slip below. If you love to fish, you will delight at all the bait fish you can catch right off the dock. If water sports is your thing, you will be pleased with how many 'toys' you can fit around the dock and our proximity to boat ramps. Our outside areas provide plenty of places to dine, entertain, romp in the woods or just sit back and watch the lake.

Hidden Gem - Chestatee features two (2) 42' flat screen tv's (in the gathering rooms), cards/board games and magazines, wireless access, and a washer/dryer for your use.

Our lake home is perfect for families, friends, corporate retreats, girls weekends and 'Surprise' parties. Located 1 mile up from Nix Bridge Public Boat Ramp, 5 miles from the North Georgia Premium Outlets and a few miles from a beautiful golf course you are in a private escape, yet still close to it all. Golfing, tubing, wine country and waterfalls are just a bit North of our home. Dahlonega, w/ great shopping & dining, is just 20 minutes North. Alpine Helen, Cleveland and Brasstown Bald are within an hour. Whatever activities you love, Hidden Gem - Chestatee is a great place to enjoy it all!

More Details

Tom Brand
Member since: 2016
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Tom Brand

Tom & Wendy both grew up in the Atlanta area, attending schools here, then headed off to college. It didn't take long to realize we wanted to be back in Atlanta. We've enjoyed raising our family and each stage our 2 kids have experienced. Now they are teenagers and we are loving this time with them!

Tom Brand purchased this house in 2016

Why Tom Brand chose Dawsonville

Born & raised in Atlanta comes with a love and admiration for Lake Lanier and the North Georgia Mountains. It truly has so much to offer! As native Atlantans, we enjoy the comforts of our Hidden Gem and hope you will also.

What makes this house unique

There are so many wonderful features our home offers. One of our favorites is the porch with wrap around windows overlooking the beautiful trees and lake. It brings a sense of calm and peace on beautiful mornings and evenings. Another favorite is the storybook feel it has outside as well as inside. And finally, the private sloping driveway gives a feeling of privacy while we're here. There are many more unique opportunities to find at our home!


Dawsonville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility


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Lake House with Dock on Lake Lanier near N. GA Mountains - Lots to do!
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews

Amazing Home

  • 5 of 5

The home was very clean. It felt cozy. The large table was perfect for all of us to hang out.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Sandersville, GA

Convent location

  • 4 of 5

Clean lake cabin. Favorite room is the sunroom! Great view just a bit of a steep hike down to the lake, thus no yard front or back for kids to play. Roomy enough for 6 adults 2 children!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Roswell, Ga

Perfect Family Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

What a nice place to retreat for a couple of days and spend Thanksgiving! Everyone enjoyed themselves, especially our two little ones and their fascination with the bunk beds.

Tom was super responsive with our inquiries and the house was very neat and clean. We would definitely consider returning in warmer temperatures when we can use the lake!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tallahassee, FL

Pleasant, cozy, comfortable and quiet get away home.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our long weekend away. The house was clean, spacious and comfortable.

Would definitely recommend it.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, quiet, great lake location

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this nice lake home. It was just the right size for our party of 7 adults and 5 kids (three toddlers). The house was clean and welcoming. The lake is accessible via a short path and we enjoyed making use of the canoe and kayaks. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dalton, GA

Great lake spot to enjoy some time away

  • 5 of 5

We spent a long weekend at the property and had a great time. We enjoyed the canoe and kayaks provided, and also rented a pontoon boat from the Gainesville Marina for a day of tubing. The house was clean with plenty of room for us to spread out. The porch is a great spot to sit and read and look out toward the water. We would definitely rent the house again.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $50
Cleaning $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 15.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.