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Family Getaway Estate, near UGA/Athens

Commerce, GA, USA
  • Estate
  • Bedrooms7
  • Sleeps25
  • Bathrooms6
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 4 nights

Sleeps 25 comfortably

This 60-acre with river frontage property sleeps 25 people comfortably and has ample space to enjoy friends and family while on vacation or staying near Athens, Georgia. There are three buildings, a large pool with lounge seating, a giant outdoor fireplace, plenty of beds to sleep in, and numerous rolling pastures to explore.

The main farm house holds a large commercial kitchen, washer and dryer, and numerous, southern-style decorated bedrooms. The attached guest house sleeps 6, with a lounge area and spiraling staircase.

The garage/bunk house has a pool table and cabana baths, and is a perfect place for the kids to play.

Whether you're on vacation, visiting a Georgia football game, or just need a weekend away, Little L Estate is the premier location to relax and refresh. Little L Estate is just a short drive to several outdoor adventure locations, historic sites, and only 28 miles from UGA Sanford Stadium. Newly renovated and perfectly tucked away, your country escape awaits. Great location for Family Reunions, Church Retreats, Corporate Retreats, and Weddings. MAKE SURE TO CHECK OUT OUR VIDEO. Last Picture on photo section.



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Calendar last updated:
Apr 12, 2018
About LHardin

We're a large family who have lived in Georgia for over twenty years. Originally from south Florida, we were inspired by Georgia's beautiful change of seasons and gentle hospitality and made the move. We are fitness and health enthusiasts, and know the value of quiet peace, relaxation, and making time for yourself.

LHardin purchased this Estate in 2002

Why LHardin chose Banks County

We were initially drawn to Little L Estate's tranquility and southern charm. But as we spent more and more time there, we discovered how perfect it was for hosting our vibrant family gatherings. We hope you feel the same way every time you stay at Little L Estate. Bring your family and friends and find your peace at Little L Estate. Make sure to check out our VIDEO, last picture in photo section.

What makes this Estate unique

When your family and friends are sitting around the large pool, or your dog is resting in your lap on the front porch swing, there's a tranquility that envelops you. We love the way this house brings us together. It is what made us choose this place, and what we hope to pass along to you.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
      • Master in Main House
        1 queen
      • 3 pigs room in main house
        3 twin/ single
      • Patriot room main house
        2 double
      • Bunk house above garage
        6 bunk bed, These are twin size beds each with trundles. totaling 12 bed
      • Frog room Guest House
        2 double
      • Guest room 2 Guest House
        1 queen
      • Loft in guest house
        2 sleep sofa /futon, 2 full size futons
      • Main house family room
        1 sleep sofa /futon
      • Main house front bedroom
        1 double, this room is connected to large full bath on main level


        • 6 Bathrooms

            Location Type

              • Mountain View
              • Water View
                Hudson River frontage at base of pastures. Cool clear water, for tubing, fishing and fun.
              • Waterfront
                Property is surrounded by Hudson River. Nice River for tubing, fishing and relaxation.


                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions


                      • Guests provide their own meals


                          • Internet
                          • Air Conditioning
                          • Fireplace
                            Outdoor fireplace wood burning by pool.
                          • Garage
                            Garage connects to bunk house and cabana bathrooms.
                          • Heating
                          • Clothes Dryer
                            One in main house and One in bunkhouse
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Living Room
                          • Parking
                            Plenty of parking is available. No parking allowed on grass areas.
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Washing Machine
                            One in main house and One in garage


                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Dishes & Utensils
                                All needed for large groups.
                              • Dishwasher
                                2 dishwashers.
                              • Kitchen
                                Commercial kitchen all gas appliances. Full stocked with dishes and cookware and ice maker.
                              • Microwave
                              • Oven
                                commercial oven
                              • Pantry Items
                                we include paper towels, and toilet paper for the first two days of stay.
                              • Refrigerator
                                additional refrigerator in garage for extra storage.
                              • Stove
                                commercial gas stove with griddle.
                              • Toaster


                                  • Child's Highchair
                                  • Dining
                                    Dining area in open kitchen has three round tables that will sit up to 18 people (6 at each). We also have a eating area next to the kitchen with a custom large farmhouse table that will seat 14.
                                  • Dining Area
                                  • comfy seating for 32 people


                                      • Books
                                      • DVD Player
                                      • Foosball
                                      • Game Room
                                        pool table in bunkhouse and foosball table in garage that is connected to bunkhouse.
                                      • Games
                                        board games and puzzles
                                      • Pool Table
                                        In bunk house.
                                      • Satellite / Cable
                                      • Stereo
                                      • Television
                                      • Video Library


                                          • Deck / Patio
                                          • Lanai / Gazebo
                                          • Lawn / Garden
                                          • Outdoor Grill
                                            Gas run commercial grill.


                                              • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                              • limited accessibility

                                                Pool / Spa

                                                  • Private Pool
                                                    Large 25x50 pool. With large covered lanai.


                                                      • churches
                                                      • cinemas
                                                      • festivals
                                                      • health/beauty spa
                                                      • museums
                                                      • playground
                                                      • restaurants
                                                      • winery tours

                                                        Leisure Activities

                                                          • antiquing
                                                          • horseshoes
                                                          • outlet shopping
                                                          • scenic drives
                                                          • shopping
                                                          • sight seeing
                                                          • walking
                                                          • wildlife viewing

                                                            Local Services & Businesses

                                                              • ATM/bank
                                                              • fitness center
                                                              • groceries
                                                              • hospital
                                                              • laundromat
                                                              • massage therapist
                                                              • medical services

                                                                Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                  • fishing
                                                                  • fly fishing
                                                                  • freshwater fishing
                                                                  • hiking
                                                                  • kayaking
                                                                  • rafting
                                                                  • swimming
                                                                  • water tubing
                                                                  • whitewater rafting

                                                                    House Rules

                                                                    Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                    Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                                    100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                    8 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    Great property for large family gatherings.

                                                                    albert t.Monticello, Georgia

                                                                    Property exceeded expectations. The commercial grade kitchen made cooking easy. The main area had three large tables used for games, cards, puzzles. The bunk room over the garages were perfect for our family. The detached 2 BR house was used for adults with much privacy. Property would be great for a summer reunion. Large pool with great facilities. Just a few suggestions for owners: lighting in separate guest house was totally inefficient. Need better lamps in bedrooms and sitting area. There were no places to effectively read. Large refrigerator and freezer in garage did not work. Would have been nice for all the food we brought. These suggestions are minor compared to the enjoyment we had as a family. I would certainly use again. Owners were very gracious during all calls.


                                                                    Rodney M.Bushkill, Pennsylvania

                                                                    The pictures of the L estate does no justice at all! The estate is incredible with the lush greenery, pecan and grape trees! The main and guest houses were great, well kept and clean. We had a group of 17 and had more than enough space for everyone! The pool and patio was wonderful as well i believe we spent more time outside than in! The owners were great! Looking forward to another great time at the L estate soon!

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    We are glad to see you enjoyed your time at Little L Estate. You and your family were great guest. Thank you again and we hope to see you soon.

                                                                    Spacious, Perfect for Family Gatherings or Large Groups

                                                                    Ronald H.


                                                                    - Beautiful main house- lots of character and charm. Love the hard wood floors.

                                                                    - Owners were super helpful and prompt in communication. Super nice, too!

                                                                    - Large pool and sitting area outside in back

                                                                    - Huge open kitchen and sitting area- perfect for cooking/socializing at same time

                                                                    - Lovely grounds and landscaping

                                                                    - Three separate buildings with sleeping accommodations in each (perfect in our case: seniors in one area, kids in another and parents in the other. No complaining or whining about music too loud, messy rooms, etc).

                                                                    - Isolated amidst rolling hills and beautiful pastures. No neighbors to speak of. Stars!!

                                                                    - Two HUGE gas grills by the pool area.


                                                                    -In reality, there is no cell service (and we had ATT, Verizon and Sprint phones). Verizon and Sprint you can't do anything. ATT had spotty service, depending on the time of day.

                                                                    - They have WIFI...but the connection is minimal (at best). Anything more than email and you will be disappointed. No Netflix or streaming music for sure!

                                                                    -The kitchen is big (good thing)...but poorly furnished. No oven mitts, no (working) blender, no spatulas, no big mixing bowls, no measuring spoons, no spices, no baking/cookie sheet pans, etc.

                                                                    - No king beds: all are single or doubles. The master has a queen.

                                                                    - TV in main house older without HDMI port for playstation or HD connections (not that I cared..but the kids..).

                                                                    Having said all that- we would most definitely return. The "CONS" noted above are not deal breakers...but would have been nice to know before arriving. And now you do-- so enjoy!!

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    We would like to thank you for your stay at Little L Estate and we greatly appreciate your feedback so we can make it better for future guest and your return.

                                                                    Currently we have purchased a new television to replace the one you have mentioned to make sure it is up to date. Additionally, with regards to the utensils, there are additional utensils and commercial size bowls, etc, in the pantry for use. We will however add for future guest.

                                                                    There is a wi-fi booster that has been placed at the property, not sure why your reception was not that great. Again, we would like to let you know we greatly appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon.


                                                                    Little L Estate.

                                                                    Work retreat

                                                                    Damon K.

                                                                    The pictures don't do the property justice–it's a beautiful estate. The house feels warm unlike a typical rental house. We had a wonderful time!

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thank you and we are happy you enjoyed Little L Estate and hope to see you again soon.

                                                                    Awesome Family Vacation!

                                                                    Luke R.

                                                                    The home was beautiful! Very private becuase the home is situated on such a large tract of land. Linda was wonderful to work with. The pool was not fully cleared up after just being opened for the season.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    We are happy your family selected Little L for your family vacation. Since your stay we have decided to keep the pool open year round, so not to have to take long to get it ready for the season. We appreciate your patience.

                                                                    Fun Family Reunion

                                                                    Nancy C.

                                                                    We were so blessed to find this rental! It was just the right size for our three-generation family reunion. Although it was too cold to make use of the swimming pool, we enjoyed the outdoor fireplace, used the grill, and played soccer in the large back yard. The kitchen was large enough to share cooking and cleanup responsibilities, and the common areas provided lots of seating. The estate was so inviting and friendly. We made memories that will last a lifetime. Thanks for sharing such a clean, well kept property.


                                                                    Commerce, GA, USA

                                                                    We are close to North Georgia Mountains, White water rafting, gem mining, Helen, Athens, University of Georgia.

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                                                                    No hunting allowed on the property, NO pets, NO smoking. ABSOLUTELY no fireworks. Check in time 3:00p.m. and check out time 11:00 a.m. is strict.

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