THE ARK AT LAKE LANIER 14 BEDROOMS/12 BATHRM WITH 3 CABINS ON 4 ACRES WATERFRONT

Jeff Hylton

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Sleeps45
Bedrooms 14
Bathrooms12
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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THE ARK AT LAKE LANIER 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.

Please email the owner to request a floor plan to use for planning purposes. Will consider stays of any length.

Keywords: Family reunions, multi family vacations, lakefront, 15 bedroom, 13 bedroom, 12 bedroom, 11 bedroom, 10 bedroom, corporate retreat, lake vacation, large lake house

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Jeff Hylton (Owner)
Advertiser since 2013
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About Jeff Hylton

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

Why Jeff Hylton chose Gainesville

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Everything is great. We are loving this place. The wives are giddy!
Jun 2013
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Sleeps45
Bedrooms 14
Bathrooms12
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

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based on 47 traveler reviews

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THE ARK AT LAKE LANIER 14 Bedrooms/12 Bathrm with 3 cabins on 4 acres waterfront
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 47 reviews
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THE ARK AT LAKE LANIER 14 Bedrooms/12 Bathrm with 3 cabins on 4 acres waterfront
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Gainesville Lake Lanier
5

Exceeded Expectations

  • 5 of 5
My family recently stayed at the Ark for a family reunion and were blown away by the facilities. The home was very modern with a lake house feeling. There was plenty of room for our entire group in the main house, but the girls enjoyed having a cabin of their own on the same property. The pool, pool house, and boats were all well maintained and very easily accessible. Our kids especially enjoyed swinging in the tree hammocks, and had a great time roasting marshmallows around the comfy fire pit.
  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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THE ARK AT LAKE LANIER 14 Bedrooms/12 Bathrm with 3 cabins on 4 acres waterfront
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Gainesville Lake Lanier
Huntley IL
5

ALL 38 OF US ARE FANS OF "THE ARK!"

ALL 38 OF US ARE FANS OF "THE ARK!"
  • 5 of 5
We celebrated our 50th Anniversary with 38 of our family members and close friends for a week at this fabulous property. It is all the website proclaims and more. Three generations supremely enjoyed outstanding lodging accommodations. We created great meals, cooking and dining inside and out "The Ark" was the perfect spot for our togetherness, games, boating, swimming, hot tubbing, jet ski and media needs. We delighted in using the billiards, ping pong, pier, tether ball, in-ground trampoline, theatre and the massive lush lawn for the baseball equipment, bags game & bocce set we brought. The spacious great room was the setting for puzzles and games for all of us. We will long remember the fun we had at The Ark and would strongly recommend it to others.
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Glad you had such a great time! It was great having you. Hope you come back!
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THE ARK AT LAKE LANIER 14 Bedrooms/12 Bathrm with 3 cabins on 4 acres waterfront
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Gainesville Lake Lanier
Fallbrook, CA
5

DON'T MISS THIS UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY!

DON'T MISS THIS UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY!
  • 5 of 5
Oh my goodness, our family enjoyed every minute of our time together at this remarkable Lake Lanier location. Every square inch of the property was utilized from the refreshing lake, to the tranquil pool, to the volleyball court, trampoline, fire pit, and the shade-drenched front porch. The bedrooms, baths, and gathering rooms were very comfortable, and the unique design of The Ark provided lots of opportunities to gather together as well as the chance to find a secluded spot to cozy up for a quiet conversation. As in most homes, our family spent a lot of time hanging out together in the kitchen which was furnished with everything we could possibly have needed...it was actually fun preparing meals, and there was plenty of room for everyone to join in! We have been raving about our time here since our return, and we know you will as well. Don't miss the opportunity to spend time in this little piece of paradise!
  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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THE ARK AT LAKE LANIER 14 Bedrooms/12 Bathrm with 3 cabins on 4 acres waterfront
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Gainesville Lake Lanier
Augusta, GA
5

What a Destination

  • 5 of 5
We have stayed here multiple times and it keeps getting better and better every year. The owners keep improving the property…hard to think what will be next! This is a premier vacation rental spot, great for family reunions. Lots of room to spread out, and lots of great spots to gather together as well…theater, great room, dock, huge screened in porch. The lake is wonderful to wear out the kids on a boat, and then put a movie on in the huge theater, while the adults gather around the huge fire pit. We had about 30 people and had ample room for all of us. We'll be back!
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
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THE ARK AT LAKE LANIER 14 Bedrooms/12 Bathrm with 3 cabins on 4 acres waterfront
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Gainesville Lake Lanier
Fallbrook, CA
5

Best Family Reunion EVER!!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in this SPECTACULAR home for our family reunion. There were plenty of beds & bathrooms for all of us. My husband and I stayed in a first floor bedroom with our own attached sun room. I only wish my bedroom at home were this nice. This place has something for everyone! From the beautiful pool/hot tub, to the floating dock and lake, to the in-ground trampoline, to the sand volleyball court, to the frisbee golf, to the giant movie room, there was always something to do. We loved the very large screened-in room with plenty of tables and chairs for our family to eat. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you will need. My suggestion is to plan your meals and make a run to Costco and you'll never have (or want) to leave. The owners are exceptionally wonderful and checked in on us to make sure we had everything we needed. We will for sure stay here again!!
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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THE ARK AT LAKE LANIER 14 Bedrooms/12 Bathrm with 3 cabins on 4 acres waterfront
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Gainesville Lake Lanier
New York City
5

East Coast/West Coast/Midwest Went Down to Georgia!

  • 5 of 5
Impressive! As advertised, this was a great location for our family vacation. We brought down 24 (adults and kids) and had blast. Jeff, the owner and Rob the property manager were extremely accessible for any questions or fixes. We would recommend having boats available. We rented Jeff's and spent a ton of time on the lake. Thanks again Hylton's!
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Atlanta
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Chattahoochee Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Papas Pizza
Car: recommended

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

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $3,500 Per night

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $1,000 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $2,000
Pet Fee $250
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. Three day minimum doesn't always apply. Please ask the owner. Less than a week rentals may also be available in the summer. More than 40 guests may incur an additional fee. Corporate outings have additional fee. All holidays are charged premium prices (add 25% minimum).
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Amenities

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Gainesville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 12000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • 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 45
  • 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 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed , 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 - 1 queen , 5 twin/ single , 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:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
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