LAKEFRONT LODGE 14 BEDROOMS/12 BATHRM WITH 3 CABINS ON 4 ACRES WATERFRONT

Jeff Hylton

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Sleeps44
Bedrooms 14
Bathrooms12
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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LAKEFRONT LODGE 14 BEDROOMS/12 BATHRM WITH 3 CABINS ON 4 ACRES WATERFRONT

Gainesville House Rental Photos and Description

Estate, 14 bedrooms, 12 Bathrooms total (Sleeps up to 42)

2015 NOW OPEN FOR BOOKING! PEAK SEASON IS JUNE THROUGH AUGUST.

NEW PICTURES POSTED OF BACKYARD, POOL AND VOLLEYBALL COURT! UPDATE: We have just renovated two bathrooms and the entire backyard including landscaping, new zoysia sod, retaining walls, new fence around the pool, new pool deck, patios, beautiful plants. The current picture on this website does not do the backyard justice. We will update pictures soon. In addition, to the side of the house, we have finished building a permanent sand beach volleyball court, tether ball set and in-ground trampoline. Horseshoes and gaga ball are coming. We have also just purchased beautiful new theater furniture, a full 16 theater chairs of the highest leather quality, all fully automatic and beautiful.

This multi million dollar property includes an 12,000 sq ft. home along with 3 cabins and a poolhouse. We completed a major inside and front yard renovation one year ago and have just completed a major backyard renovation along with two bathrooms inside. We worked with one of Atlanta's top designers to create a 5 star luxurious experience. The main house has 11 bedrooms and 9 full baths. The main floor has 2 kitchens. One is a professional kitchen for the chef in the family, while the other services a guest suite. The great room overlooks the lake, has a large flat screen tv, and a pool/ping pong table. The dining room table seats 12 comfortably and can easily add another table and chairs. There are additional tables and chairs to seat up to 36 on the screened porch.

There are 2 BR and 3 full Baths on this floor. There is a large 50 x 50 screened porch that overlooks the lake and pool area that is great for groups. We have 4 round tables and 36 chairs available to use in this space for dining or group gatherings.

The second den connects to a covered porch. Steps away is a 6 foot wide stone firepit that overlooks the pool and lake. It burns real wood, but has a gas starter for convenience. The basement has 2 BR and a full Bath. One room has 2 twin beds and the other has a king bed.

Upstairs you will find a 16 seat professional home theater with a 110' movie screen. There are 6 BR/4 BA upstairs, including a newly added master suite with a fireplace, jacuzzi tub, and three 6 foot windows that overlook the beautiful back yard and lake. The other master suite is brand new and has four built in bunks in the room beside it. The main laundry room is upstairs, but there are two other ones on the property as well.

There are three cabins, each having a separate entry, den, small fridge, microwave, and coffee pot. Cabin 1 is steps from the main house, connected to the garage and has 2 BR, 1 BA. It has a queen bed and 4 built in bunk beds. Cabin 2 is 1 BR with a queen bed and 1 BA. Cabin 3 is one large BR with 5 twin beds, one queen bed and a pull out sofa downstairs, along with 1BA.

The Poolhouse is screened in and has a full size fridge, microwave, full size bath, and two outdoor showers. It is steps away from the green egg grill on the patio. The back yard and lake views are seen from most rooms and the back yard is flat for the kids to play. There are three main outdoor decks to relax in and each one has plenty of ceiling fans to keep you cool in the summer. We are located in a quiet cove and surrounded by 15 acres of corps protected land, so it is very quiet. Enjoy fishing off the double deck party dock, or rent jet skis, pontoon boat, or ski boat at the nearby marina. We have two jet ski platforms and a place to tie your boat up.

Lake, pool, hot tub, home theater, pool table, lodge setting...this is the place to host your family reunion or group get together. Gather as a group or break away into small conversations in our many sitting areas and outdoor seating.

Please note: We do not rent cabins separately. When you rent, you get the entire facility, including the three cabins. We are not set up as a bed and breakfast, so please don't ask about renting cabins separately or renting part of the house. You get it all.

We are in a residential neighborhood with neighbors nearby. This is not the place for your loud party or events.

Here's a link to Initials Inc spring/summer catalogue. They used our house for the photo shoot. http://initials-inc.com/catalog.

Keywords: Family reunions, multi family vacations, lakefront, 15 bedroom, 13 bedroom, 12 bedroom, 11 bedroom, 10 bedroom

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • limited accessibility
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Everything is great. We are loving this place. The wives are giddy!
Jun 2013
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Jeff Hylton

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My husband and I lived in Atlanta for 7 years before relocating to Gainesville, Ga. We wanted to find and create a homestead and gathering place for friends and family to get away from life's distractions and rest and build deeper relationships.

Jeff Hylton purchased this house in 2006

We fell in love with Lake Lanier with its convenience to Atlanta, located in the quaint small town of Gainesville, and a short distance to the North Georgia mountains. My parents had recently moved to Gainesville and we wanted the kids to be near them as well. After living here a year, we found this special piece of property. It was rare to find 4 acres with a flat back yard to the water in a cove. It is surrounded by 15 acres on the right by corp protected land, so it is private and quiet. I have seen wild turkey, owls, deer, and plenty of other wildlife in the backyard.

Our place is a unique property with 3 separate cabin living spaces as well as our home. I worked with a professional decorator to give every person a 5 star hotel experience. Great care has been taken to make sure mattresses are nice, sheets are soft, and guests feel pampered while they are here.

Sleeps44
Bedrooms 14
Bathrooms12
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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4.9
based on 39 traveler reviews

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LAKEFRONT LODGE 14 Bedrooms/12 Bathrm with 3 cabins on 4 acres waterfront
average rating of 4.948718 based on 39 reviews
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LAKEFRONT LODGE 14 Bedrooms/12 Bathrm with 3 cabins on 4 acres waterfront
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p459652vb
4042853266
Gainesville Lake Lanier
Tennessee
5

FAMILY REUNION/HOLIDAY GATHERING

  • 5 of 5
This place is WONDERFUL!! Beautiful - comfortable - easy - fun!! This was our 3rd time to stay here and we look forward to each visit more and more, as the facilities are constantly being enlarged and improved. The lake view is gorgeous and all the large windows make it so peaceful to enjoy from indoors. There are plenty of areas indoors and outside to allow folks to spread out and relax, nap, play, talk or work with ease. Yet the setting really invites folks to gather and mingle as well around the fire pit, huge kitchen island, various lounges, porches and Adirondack chairs scattered around the property. I have little children and this place is very FAMILY FRIENDLY!! Our group included ALL ages and there was something for everyone. We had a blast in the pool, hot tub, in-ground trampoline, and on the sea doos, pontoon, ski boat, 4-wheelers, tree swings, sand volleyball, theater, pool table, etc. The owners really paid attention to the DETAILS when creating this amazing retreat! They were readily available and made sure guests are very well taken care of and have an excellent stay. The rooms are beautifully decorated and well stocked with all the essentials to have an EASY, comfortable stay. The various ice machines and fridges throughout the property made the meals and snacking so fun and easy! We fed a lot of people for every meal and we were able to cook easily in the kitchen (well stocked) and then eat in the dining room, screened in porch, or pool house. The outdoor hanging lights and lanterns make the evenings feel festive and special! This place really is unique and beautiful and we can't wait to return!
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Bring the rest of your family from Tennessee next time!
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LAKEFRONT LODGE 14 Bedrooms/12 Bathrm with 3 cabins on 4 acres waterfront
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Gainesville Lake Lanier
Martinez, Georgia, United States
5

PERFECT PLACE FOR LARGE FAMILY GATHERINGS

  • 5 of 5
Allison

This place is amazing!! The pictures do not do it justice. You have to see it in person to experience it. I loved how you could all stay there as a family and have your own privacy in your own room. Drinking coffee on the porch in the mornings with the view of the lake was awesome. My kids had a great time in the pool, the unbelievable movie theatre, the lake, making s'mores in the fire pit, and playing volleyball. It was truly a great place to have my family reunion. We will for sure be back.
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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LAKEFRONT LODGE 14 Bedrooms/12 Bathrm with 3 cabins on 4 acres waterfront
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p459652vb
4042853266
Gainesville Lake Lanier
Augusta, Ga. USA
5

A PLACE FOR ALL OF US TO STAY!

  • 5 of 5
We arrived for our July 4th annual family get together on Thursday July 3rd and tearfully departed on July 6th. We finally found a place that could house all of us. This allowed the entire family (25+) to be able to enjoy each other's company without spending part of the time traveling to a central meeting place. The accommodations were absolutely great. All of the rooms and cabins were of sufficient size for us to be able to move around and have family in for personal conversations if needed. The amenities were more than expected, allowing all of us to enjoy the day and have fun doing what each one of us wanted to do: from riding 4 wheelers, playing Cornhole or just sitting by the pool watching the kids have fun. The high swings were comfortable for the little ones as well as the adults to enjoy the fun. The kitchen, large screened in porch, Great Screened in Pool house, dens and other rooms are simply great for the type of get-together we had. I would highly recommend this facility to anyone who is looking for the PERFECT place for a large group to meet for several days or more. "Look at the pictures, see for yourself", they accurately describe what you can expect when you get there. (It is even better than the pictures and descriptions.)
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you.
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LAKEFRONT LODGE 14 Bedrooms/12 Bathrm with 3 cabins on 4 acres waterfront
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4042853266
Gainesville Lake Lanier
5

PERFECT FOR FAMILY FUN!

  • 5 of 5
My family is quite large, and we needed a venue for a family reunion that could accommodate young,older, and in between. We wanted a place that had built in entertainment AND relaxation. And we wanted a place near water. This beautiful lake home fit the bill! First let me tell you about the beds...I wonder if the owner has stock in a mattress company. There are A LOT of beds, and they are ALL COMFORTABLE. And there are dozens of ways to arrange sleeping for families that can make even the pickiest happy (with a variety of male and female cousins ranging in ages from infancy to late teens, you can imagine how sleeping arrangements can be a source of "debate"). My older relatives loved the king sized beds and ensuites, and my younger relatives adored the fun and comfy bunks! And like the numerous sleeping options, there are also numerous eating options! The first night we all cooked in the chef's kitchen and ate on the lovely screened porch. The second night we ate by the pool while the older folks sat in the screened pool house under ceiling fans. The third night we ate hot dogs roasted over the fire pit! And what else did we do? Well, besides visiting and laughing and eating and sleeping, we played on the swings (an endless source of entertainment for the young ones), swam in the pool, played horseshoes, tether ball and volleyball, fished, and of course the lake offered hours of entertainment. Note that you can rent jet skis nearby or from the owner (from whom you can also rent a pontoon boat, like we did). At the beach, we would have spent tons more on this kind of entertainment! I think the coolest thing about this rental is that its size and amenities offer enough options to keep everyone happy. There are tons of places to "escape" to snooze or read and an equal amount of "togetherness" spaces. Not once did we hear, "I'm bored." And at the end of our days spent having fun, we all got to come together on a porch or by a fire or in a pool house or in a huge theater room and relax and enjoy each other. (One more note: we had a technical issue with the theater the first day, and Jeff, the owner, took care of it immediately. He seemed to go out of his way to make sure our stay was perfect, and constantly asked if we needed anything.) I highly recommend this wonderful rental home! Not only is it comfortable and beautiful, but it just facilitates fun. It was the best reunion we've ever had, and we've already booked it for next year.
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow. You are quite a writer. Thank you for the kind, detailed review.
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LAKEFRONT LODGE 14 Bedrooms/12 Bathrm with 3 cabins on 4 acres waterfront
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4042853266
Gainesville Lake Lanier
-
5

G'MAMA'S EXPERIENCE

G'mama's Experience
  • 5 of 5
Great spot for a family reunion. All ages 5 months to 71 had a great time and something to enjoy the whole time. Put down your electronics and enjoy the view and quiet conversation and relaxation. Water sports, swimming, boating, movies in the theatre, swings to delight the oldest to the youngest, and much more! This G'mama had a great time and plans to be back! The private cottage was perfect for these grandparents!
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed Kathy's cabin. You and your guests were delightful.
business
LAKEFRONT LODGE 14 Bedrooms/12 Bathrm with 3 cabins on 4 acres waterfront
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4042853266
Gainesville Lake Lanier
Braselton
3

LARGE WEDDING

  • 3 of 5
While this property is certainly beautiful and well-appointed inside and out and I'm sure for small family functions or couples' vacations, it works very well, it is not the place to host a wedding or any other large affair.

My daughter's wedding was the largest the owner had hosted on the property. I was assured there would be no problem with the guest list at 165 people at the time I signed the leasing agreement. As it turned out, the owner had issues with acquiring the necessary permitting from the County and was dealing with very unhappy neighbors. Due to these issues, what should have been a happy occasion was a very stressful experience.

We were shocked to find, on a rainy Friday night, that the roof of the screened-porch leaked during our rehearsal dinner causing a very large puddle in a high-traffic area, causing concern for guest safety. When shared with the owner, his response was "I paid a lot of money to have that repaired last week, if it wasn't done correctly, it's not my fault."

The pool was also dirty so no one swam. The service came by and dumped the automatic vacuum into the pool on Friday and did not come back to check the condition or remove the vacuum.

My advice to anyone thinking about renting this home is that you walk, with the owner, through the entire home/property before you take possession and make sure to note ANY damage you see at the time, no matter how small. You should also know that you will be required to drive your trash to the county dump before you check out. Note to the wise, bring an old truck.

To end on a good note, the wedding was beautiful and my daughter married the man of her dreams, the man I would have chosen for her myself.
  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. You are right, we have discovered this place isn't the location for large weddings or events. The noise travels too easily and we are in a residential neighborhood. Smaller, quiet family reunions and family vacations are what we do best.

As for the roof of the screen porch, it had been repaired the week of your arrival. Apparently, the repair didn't fix the problem. The roofer has been back 7 or 8 times and hopefully it is corrected now. Things happen in houses of this size. We are constantly doing maintenance. It's quite a job.

As for the pool, the pool cleaning crew was there and cleaned the pool on Friday night AND Saturday morning. I was there on Friday and Saturday and the pool was clean. I asked you multiple times if there was anything you needed. You never mentioned this to me. The storm and rain you have mentioned may have brought in some dirt, but you never mentioned this to me until after you were gone. As you know, if it were in fact dirty, you could have called me and I would have had the cleaning company come back out immediately. You never did. I can't help you when you tell me after the fact. Every thing you mentioned to me while you were there got taken care of immediately.

A walk through to note any damage at the beginning is definitely welcomed and recommended. There were multiple issues for this group including a ruined very expensive rug that the renter did not want to take responsibility for, even after admitting to ruining it. She suggested I cut it in half and just use half of it (the good half) and then return her deposit.

And yes, since we are in a residential neighborhood and house, any excess trash must be taken to the trash dump (5 minutes away). This is clearly laid out in the manual and is just common sense. Note: these renters left all of their garbage for us to take, as well as left all of their chairs and tables outside stacked up that should have been put back onto the screen porch.

It was a stressful experience for all of us and will not be repeated. Please understand: there will be maintenance issues. We will address promptly and to the best of our ability. I am accessible and go overboard to make sure my guests enjoy themselves and have everything they need. I will continue to do so. And there is a security deposit for a reason. If you ruin something, your deposit covers the cost of that item.
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Atlanta
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Chattahoochee Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Papas Pizza
Car: recommended

15 miles from premium outlets, visit nearby lake lanier islands, boat and jet ski rentals nearby

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Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$3,500
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Fri,Sat,Sun
$24,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee 1,000 + Tax
Pet Fee 500
Refundable damage deposit 2,000
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. Minimum weekend price for weddings or other large events is $1,500 event fee over and above normal rental rates with 3 day minimum. May be more depending on number of guests. All holidays are charged premium prices (add 25% minimum).
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Amenities

Gainesville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 12000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Water View
  • Lake View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Stove ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 12 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Basement - toilet , shower
    Porch Suite - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Gazebo Bathroom - toilet , shower , Double Sinks
    Bennett and Brooks' Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Brittany's Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double sinks
    Upstairs Second Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Double Sinks
    Bathroom off Kitchen - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Garage Cabin - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Kathy's Cabin - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Stable Cabin - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Poolhouse Bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 14 Bedrooms, Sleeps 44
  • Basement - 1 king
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , sleep by number adjustable king bed
    Basement interior - 2 twin/ single
    Gazebo Room - 1 king
    Bennett's Room - 2 bunk bed , 2 twin/ single , two twins, one bunk bed
    Brooks' Room - 1 queen
    Brittany's Room - 1 king
    Garage Cabin - 1 queen
    Garage Cabin Bunk Room - 2 bunk bed
    Stable Cabin - 5 twin/ single , 1 queen , 3 trundle beds, total of 8 mattresses
    Upstairs Second Master - 1 king
    Upstairs off Second Master - 2 bunk bed
    Kathy's Cabin - 1 queen
    Porch Suite - 1 king , 1 bunk bed , 1 twin over full bunkbed and another room with a king bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Pool Table
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Foosball
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Tennis ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • miniature golf
  • horseback riding
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
  • laundromat
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • pier fishing
  • water skiing
  • swimming
  • mountain biking
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • water tubing
  • kayaking
  • jet skiing
  • skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • golf
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • basketball court
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