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Skaggs Properties

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Skaggs Properties

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2015
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Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Gainesville Estate Rental Photos and Description

Estate, 7 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 26)

Relax in upscale style in this gated European estate on deep water. This luxurious three level home with greater than 9000 sq feet of living space provides beautiful lake vistas from most every room. The main level is truly stunning. From the moment you enter the front two story foyer, the well appointed formal living room with gas fireplace will simultaneously invite you in and take your breath away. If you can pry yourself past this room, next door you find the spacious open family room with bountiful seating, flat screen HDTV, gaming table, and walls of lake-view windows. This level also contains the fully loaded gourmet stainless and granite professional kitchen with eating space for 20 at your choice of a formal dining room, casual dining room, kitchen bar and family room table. The huge upper patio balcony and lower level porch have additional outside seating and tables for 16, and the garden level has inside eating space for 10. Two spacious bedrooms with private baths are just down the hallway on this main level.

The custom hand forged wrought iron curved staircase leads you to the garden level. Here there is a second fully outfitted stainless kitchen to make two or more family stays easier. Also makes for a great party staging area since it is right off the pool patio. This light and bright level provides king and queen bedroom suites suited for royalty. There are two additional full bathrooms, one with access to the pool area. The nautical themed great-room area with adjacent game room provides ample seating for family gatherings and the kitchen bar provides additional space for eating and entertaining. Through the french doors, the pool and patio area await. The full sized non-deep free form pool is safe for all swimmers. If you prefer a break from the fun in the sun, try your luck at ping pong, foosball, cards at the two gaming tables, or the many board games provided in the gaming areas.

Steps take you down to the gradually sloping 200 foot trail to the double slip covered boat dock. Here views of mountains, lake, fish & wildlife abound.

The third story boasts a spectacular king master suite with private desk, custom spa bath, and master closet that you can get lost in. For your convenience, fabulous full-sized front loading washer and dryer are located in the center of this closet with 360 surround of custom high-end cabinetry. Adjoining 7th bedroom, with three double beds, provides additional comfortable sleeping for 6. You will find yet another spacious bedroom on this level as well. This charming room with gas fireplace has both queen and full-sized beds, and a splendid view of the lake

This exceptional property, only seven minutes from downtown Gainesville, provides ample space for large gatherings; yet allows for privacy, and self sufficiency on each level. Your comfort is assured with every detail from the high quality sheets and towels to every hand picked piece of furniture and bedding.

Your vacation in this unique, beautiful, and restful setting is sure to create memories for a lifetime. Our calendar fills up quickly! So hurry and book your dream vacation now!!

Warmest regards,

Harold and Tina


Third Floor

Master king bed+ queen sofa-bed with bath & lake view

Lg 2nd BR: 1 queen & 1 full bed + fireplace and lake view

Three full beds in 7th bedroom room with shared master bath

Second floor

Queen bed with private bath

Two twins with private bath and lake view

First Floor

King bed with jack and jill bath and lake view

Queen bed with jack and jill bath

Separate free standing bathroom

Additional beds

Four twin rollaway beds

One Queen blowup mattress

Keywords: Gated, upscale, luxurious, private estate, estate, lake house, pool, dock, lake, 7 bedroom, lakefront, lake view, chateau, chateau, Lanier, lake Lanier, vacation, family reunion, corporate retreat, retreat,

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Skaggs Properties (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2015

About Skaggs Properties

We are Georgia transplants since 1991. Although we have traveled throughout the world, we are continually amazed at the beauty of Lake Lanier. We also absolutely love sharing our home with guest from around the US and the world. Always exceeding our guests expectations has become an obsession for us. We and our staff work tirelessly to make sure our guest's experience is without equal. Come stay with us and let us prove it to you.

Skaggs Properties purchased this estate in 2007

Why Skaggs Properties chose Gainesville

This property is truly a magical place on Georgia's largest lake. It sits on a beautiful piece of land where it is perfectly positioned to provide pristine views of the lake. We love the privacy it's high hedges, large lot, and private gate provide. And it's close proximity to Gainesville and Atlanta allows our guests to have it all.

What makes this estate unique

We love the ability to enjoy this beautiful lake with a large group of friends and family. The home itself is just a blast with it's unique character and surprises around every corner. It's position on deep water assures lake access no matter the lake level. Endless hours of relaxing by the pool, fishing off the dock, exploring the natural beauty of the lake by boat, or sharing a bottle of wine with friends while enjoying the lakeside ambiance are some of our favorite pastimes at Chateau Lanier. Book a stay today and come discover yours!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Comments sent to us by email and letter:

"Just a note to tell you that we had a wonderful time staying at your spacious, lovely home. Thank you for my security deposit refund as well."


"Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us. We had a great time!"

Jul 2011
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Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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based on 24 traveler reviews

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average rating of 4.9166665 based on 27 reviews
Kennesaw GA

Wonderful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family and several friends spent a wonderful fall weekend at Chateau Lanier. It was an absolutely wonderful experience. We were running late for check in but Harold still waited patiently for us and gave us a tour of this immaculate home. I was quite impressed with how well this home is impeccability maintained. It is very unique and just a lot of fun to stay in. The kitchens were very well stocked with everything we needed and then some. The views of the lake from the home were simply breathtaking. Our second day we had a cold snap come through, but we found a lot to do for both the adults and kids inside. We had a foosball and ping-pong tournament and played several of the many board games the home provided. Sunday when the weather warmed up, we leased a boat from a nearby marina and really enjoyed the sights on the lake especially with the changing leaves. I highly recommend this place. You'll love it!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Louisville, Kentucky

Bridal Party Weekend

  • 4 of 5

The bride and groom opted to get the entire bridal party together a couple months before their wedding so everyone could get to know each other, bond and create some great memories for their wedding experience. This house was perfect for our group. We felt right at home and had a wonderful time. The owners provide all the basics needed for a comfortable stay, from toiletry starters, well appointed appliances, plenty of roll away beds and towels. The wifi was a little spotty and having a hot tub would have taken this to the next level, but the decor and cleanliness of home reassured us we had picked a great rental home. Definitely would recommend for a group of up to 16 singles who don't mind sharing bathrooms.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Four Generation Family

  • 5 of 5

We rented Chateau Lanier for a week to gather our family together for a four generation family vacation. Owner was so helpful and house was wonderful! Gainesville area had many things to do for those that wanted activities (kayaking, shopping, golfing, fishing, etc.), but home allowed us the perfect setting to just have quiet conversations or dine together. Children and adults loved swimming and cooling off in the pool! Everyone from 3 months to 80 years had a wonderful time! Recommend Chateau Lanier to all!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Wilmington, NC

Absolutely perfect! You will love it!

  • 5 of 5

Chateau Lanier was just amazing and absolutely perfect!!! My four sister’s families and my mom enjoyed this mansion and it fully accommodated all of us (10 adults & 10 children). I don’t even know where to start. This is what we liked, not in any particular order.

1. The owner met us at the house when we arrived and gave us a tour. He was extremely nice and helpful. He cares a lot about his guests and wants to make sure you enjoy your stay. He left a pleasant welcome basket with wine and snacks.

2. Everything about the house screams quality. Nothing was cheap.

3. The gourmet kitchen was immaculate. It is well stocked and has nice dishes. It even had nice plastic cups and plates for the children.

4. The pool was just awesome! We swam everyday and the pool men came mid week to clean. There is a sunroom full of pool toys so there isn’t a need to bring any.

5. The dock was large and accommodated all of us. The children and adults were able to spread out and fish on two sides while there was still space for others to take a portion of the dock to jump off of and swim. The lake did not have any direct boating traffic near us so it made it very safe for swimming.

6. The bedrooms are nicely decorated. The sleeping arrangements were plentiful. The 4 cots were great! My three year old loved it so much she called it her “little bed” and loved climbing into it to watch TV and fall asleep for a nap. We put it next to our bed in the master bedroom on the third floor. (Bring a baby monitor if you need one. I brought one with a camera so I could make sure she didn’t wander off when she awoke). Clean sheets for the cots were with the cots too.

7.The house was immaculate and we felt very clean while on vacation. The house is very well taken care of and exactly as pictured on the website.

8. Towels were plentiful. Each bathroom had a closet full of NEW BRIGHT WHITE towels.

9. The board games and stuff were great entertainment for everyone. The guys really enjoyed the poker room too. They also had a blast with the ping pong table and foosball table.

10. There are grocery stores 5 minutes away (Publix and Kroger). There is also a Wal Mart, Target, Sam’s Club, movie theatre, mall, and lots of restaurants. Gainesville was very accommodating to our vacation.

None of us wanted to leave at the end of our vacation!!! It was so comfortable and accommodating, we just all felt like we were at home. I highly recommend this house to anyone. You will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Suwanee, GA

The perfect place to have a family reunion

  • 5 of 5

We had 16 family members gather at this beautiful home the last week in June. It was the perfect getaway with enough room for all of us and then some. We were able to enjoy each others company but have enough room to have some privacy when we needed our space. We cooked all our meals in the gourmet kitchen which had everything we needed. The house is tastefully decorated and the pool was a bonus. We felt right at home the minute we got there. We would rent it again in a second.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

family reunion

  • 4 of 5

Chateau Lanier was a great location for our family reunion - filled the house with family and comfortably had some visitors for dinner on a couple of evenings. Spacious accommodations and great location. Walk down to lake is not bad at all.

"Garage" playroom was perfect for the youngest generation AND for the nieces and nephews - nice to have a place where noise didn't 'float' up the bedrooms :)

Owners are gracious landlords - highly recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Point of Interest
Premium Outlet Mall
Nearest Point of Interest
Lake Lanier Island Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Olympic Rowing Venue
Nearest Point of Interest
Dawsonville Hwy Bridge
Nearest Point of Interest
Gainesville Marina

Lake Lanier Island resort and water park


Rates & Availability

From $679 Per night

Gainesville Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 23 2015 - Jun 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Jun 6 2015 - Sep 7 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jan 4 2016 - Mar 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $350.00
Refundable damage deposit $750.00
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes Cleaning fee $350
Refundable security Deposit $750
Tax Rate 7%
Holiday rates $1000/night 3 night minimum stay
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Gainesville Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 9000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 5.5
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 26
  • Upper level Queen + Full - 1 queen , 1 double
    Upper level Master - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Main level Queen - 1 queen
    Main level Zebra Room - 2 twin/ single
    Upper level Bunk Room - 3 double , Shares master bathroom
    Garden level King - 1 king
    Garden level Queen - 1 queen
    Convertible Beds - 4 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 murphy bed
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (2); Roll-away twin beds (4), Sleep Sofa (1), Full size inflatable bed (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 28 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Gourmet kitchen, Second full kitchen, Game room, Private double slip dock, Private gated entry, Wine cellar, Wine cooler, Lots of board games, Ping pong table, and Foosball table.

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