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Location Location Location - Our Home Is Your Home

Donna Stromatt

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Location Location Location - Our Home Is Your Home

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


Buford House Rental Photos and Description

5 Bedrooms, 4 1/2 Baths, Spectacular Lake Views, Outdoor Decks And Covered Patio


You have found the perfect house in a great location. This spacious 5 bedroom lake house has all the modern conveniences and enjoyment you could ask for.

This house is tastefully decorated with high end furnishings (pottery barn) linens, towels and much more. A fully equipped kitchen will make any chef happy.

This casually elegant lake home boasts breathtaking views. Relaxation sets in as soon as you hit the front steps. Walk through the house to the back deck where you can enjoy grilling, relaxing on a chaise lounge, reading or sunbathing. The back deck with the amazing lake view is the ideal place for morning coffee or cool afternoon drinks.

There are two large family rooms each with their own large flat screen TV's and fireplaces. Upstairs the kitchen and dining room are large and open to the family room - great atmosphere for enjoying each others company. Wander down to the terrace level and watch the sun rise over the lake or enjoy some quiet time on the bottom deck.

This house sleeps 10 in beds and has a maximum occupancy of 8-10.

1st Level

Family Room w/fireplace and flat screened tv - Dining Room - Large Kitchen - Laundry Room - Powder Room. There are two bedrooms (the King Master and a Queen Guest) 2 1/2 baths and a 3 car garage. Beautiful deck with seating for six and a gas grill.

Terrace Level

Large Family Room w/fireplace and w/multiple TV's - Game Room w/Poker Table - 2 Queen Bedrooms with a shared bathroom and a third bedroom that has bunkbeds, full size day bed and a full hall bath. There is also a beautiful covered patio with seating off the family room.

Property is located directly on the lake, private boat dock and year round lake views of the water. It is great for swimming, boating and fishing. Boat rentals are available from Holiday Marina and various boat vendors on the lake. The property sits in a private cove in deep water. Relax on a raft the whole day long. Enjoy the 'True Lake Experience' at this home.

WE also just purchased a new KEURIG coffee maker so be sure to bring some of your favorite coffee flavors with you to enjoy as you sit out on the porch and enjoy the lake.

The ABC’s of our Policies

AMENITIES: Please enjoy the books, magazines, games and cards while you are here, just put them back in the same condition as you found them when you are done.


In the event you cancel or change your reservation 30 or more days in advance of the date you are scheduled to arrive, you will receive a 100% refund of the all monies received.

CANDLES: While renting the Lake House: No open flames (candles). Do not light any of the candles on display.

CAPACITY: Please abide by the stated maximum capacity of 10 persons, unless prior arrangements have been made with us.



Please leave enough time to run through our departure checklist.

CLEANING: Please treat our home with respect and care. Please leave the house in the same relative condition as you found it, with items stored and in the same condition as they were when you arrived. While the final cleaning is provided, you are asked to leave the house as you would want your guests to leave your home.

CONTACT INFO: You can reach us pretty much anytime at (404) 849-9904 (Donna’s cell); (404) 849-9997 (Jeff’s cell); (770) 787-6767 (Home). Donna’s cell number is the best and fastest way to reach us so try that first. Also, feel free to email Donna at: dstromatt@yahoo

DAMAGE: If any damage occurs, please notify us immediately, so we can get in and correct problems before our next guests arrive. While you are renting the house, you are responsible for damage to the home and for any lost or misplaced items. We do keep a detailed count of all towels, linens, utensils, furniture, equipment, etc. We inventory these items after each visit.

DECK FURNITURE: Please stack the chaise cushions in the garage in the event of a storm and/or before you leave.

DEPARTURE: Please turn off all lights. Please leave your trash in the garage. Please also turn off the AC. Please make sure that all exterior doors are locked, as well as any windows that you may have opened.

DISTURBANCES: Enjoy yourself; however please respect the right of the neighbors not to be disturbed.

DOCK: Please do not move the dock in or out without first contacting us. It is imperative that this is done correctly or it can cause severe damage to the dock and can result in injury. Movement of the dock without express permission will result in additional cost to you to reposition the dock.

DOCK SAFETY. We have a policy that we hope you adopt with your children while you are renting the house – we require that children (anyone under age 14) wear life vests when they are on the dock, swimming off the dock or near the water. The water is deep off the end of the dock when the lake is full. We also strongly encourage all adults to do the same. No children at any time should be allowed on the dock without an adult present. We think any child who goes in the water should have a coast guard approved PFD (personal flotation device) that fits them. Also, please do not dive from the dock. Although the water depth is fine, the lake is a natural body of water and the lake bottom can change – logs or limbs of trees can be carried into our cove by currents under water. Swim at your own risk.

FIRE EXTINGUISHER: There is a fire extinguisher in the house – under the kitchen sink

FIRST AID: There is a first aid kit in the storage closet.

FOOD: If you eat on the dock or deck and spill food, etc. please clean these areas before you checkout, as outside areas are not typically included in our cleaning. Don’t forget to remove all food items from the refrigerator, freezer and cabinets.

FORCE MAJEURE: We shall not be liable for any failure to perform our obligations where such failure is as a result of Acts of Nature (including fire, flood, storm or other natural disaster), lockout or interruption or failure of electricity [or telephone service].

GRILL: You’re welcome to use the grill - please absolutely remember to turn off the grill after each use and close the grill once it cools back down.

HAZARDS: Most fireworks are illegal in Georgia and may not be discharged near the house, dock, lawns or streets.

HOUSE BINDER: Please make sure our House Information binder is back on the kitchen counter or on the desk in the kitchen.

INTERNET: Internet access is provided for your convenience, please do not utilize it for any peer to peer downloading of copyrighted materials.

KEYS: The key is in the lock box at the front entrance. The key is to the front door and to the rear deck door and the terrace door. The code to the lock box will be provided after booking. You will have to enter this code both when you take out the key and when you put the key back in the lock box upon your departure. VERY IMPORTANT: Please place it back in the lockbox when you checkout. If you do not do this, our next renter will not be able to get in!!!

LINENS: Linens are provided with the rental. Please plan to bring your own beach towels for use outside at the dock and in your boat. Please do not take any towels, blankets, pillows, etc. outside of the home.

NO SMOKING. We really do mean “no smoking.” There is no smoking inside the house, on the dock or on the decks. If you choose to smoke outside on the property, please put your butts in a container and dispose of them in the trash.

NO WAKE: Please be respectful of our neighbor’s docks and don’t create a wake if you are within 250 feet or so of their docks.

OWNER ACCESS: There may be times when we (or service people we contract with) will need access to the property (like the lawn guy, bug guy, etc.). We will try to give you advance notice.

PARKING: Please DO NOT park on the grass. There is plenty of parking in the driveway, and in the 3 car garage.

PEST CONTROL: We have a pest control service that does a pretty good job with pest control. However, you may see some live bugs while you are here (we don’t think you will, but you are in the woods out here and on a lake).

PETS: No Pets are allowed.

PHONE SERVICE: There is a land-line (phone) at the house it can be used for local calls and long distance calls.

SEPTIC: Our house is on a septic system. Do not flush feminine hygiene products down the toilet. Do not flush wet wipes.

SUPPLIES: We supply you with a supply of soap, dish wash detergent, laundry detergent, toilet paper, and tissues. Also, there are plenty of towels in all bathrooms.

SWIM LADDER: At the end of your stay, please raise the swim ladder at the dock so it is resting on the dock and not in the water (it gets algae build up on it if you leave it in the water).

THERMOSTATS: Feel free to set the thermostat to a temperature you find comfortable. Please turn all thermostats to OFF when you depart. Remember, there are 2 thermostats in the house, one upstairs and one downstairs.

TRASH REMOVAL: Please place the small white trash bags into a large black trash bag and place in the trash receptacles in the garage. Please empty liquids such as half empty bottles of soda, etc. down the drain before throwing them in the trash. Do not pour oil or grease down the drain.

WE Require Renters purchase property Damage Protection By CSA Travel Protection for $89.00 and a $500 fully refundable damage deposit.


The Stromatt’s

**Drew Barrymore was a guest in this home for 5 weeks while filming the movie 'Blended', with Adam Sandler in August 2013.**


More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Donna Stromatt (Owner)
Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2015

About Donna Stromatt

My husband, daughter and myself live less than an hour away from our lake home...but we feel like we have been transported to another time when we visit. It is so peaceful and relaxing here.

Donna Stromatt purchased this house in 2013

Why Donna Stromatt chose Buford

After spending 8 plus summers enjoying this lake home we jumped at the chance to purchase it. And we are excited about sharing it with you. We want you to be able to relax and love spending time here as much as we do.

What makes this house unique

This home is in a perfect location. Less than 50 feet away is deep water and a private dock in a quiet cove.

Both Holiday Marina and Lake Lanier Islands are only minutes away by lake or land. If you have spent all day on the lake and are just too tired to cook,the Mall of Georgia and the dozens of restaurants that surround it are only 10 minutes away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank You!

We loved this home so very much! We were so happy here. Cheers to you and your family. All my love D.

**Drew Barrymore stayed as our guest for 5 weeks while filming "Blended" with Adam Sandler.**
Aug 2013
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Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
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average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
Central Illinois

Highly Recommend

  • 5 of 5

Thanks so much for letting us stay in your beautiful home last week. The location was convenient and the house provided spacious accommodations for each of our four families who were in Georgia for a family wedding. We got to visit with each other yet still had plenty of room to spread out when we needed some privacy.

I have nothing but praise for all the amenities: comfortable beds, loads of towels & extra pillows, etc. The view was fantastic, and the well-equipped kitchen was to die for. I loved the spacious work area, as well as the beverages and snacks that were provided. In addition, we also appreciated all the dishes and storage containers we made use of.

Coming from IL, we were hoping for nicer weather, but our son and his wife still got the outdoor wedding they were dreaming of. Thanks again, Donna, for making our home away from home so warm and inviting!! We couldn't have asked for more.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. I am glad you had a wonderful stay.
Chapel Hill, NC

Fabulous Home, Poor VRBO Experience

  • 5 of 5

My stay was fabulous but no thanks to VRBO. Because of some glitch in the VRBO system, my reservation was never shown as active, at least to me, although it did to my host. VRBO did respond to my inquiry about this problem and couldn't correct the situation. If it hadn't been for my host's wonderful cooperativeness, I would have been a basket case about whether or not this stay even existed. I would point out that I did get billed by VRBO when deposits were due and, each time, nothing posted for my review. They were also anxious for my feedback so here it is.

That said, this house was fantastic and the host hugely accommodating. We rented the home for our extended family during my daughter's wedding nearby. Our group included a 3 week old baby. The floor plan was ideal with the master bedroom apart from other sleeping quarters, giving the new parents a quiet place with the baby and the other guests quiet places from the admittedly quiet baby. All the houseguests commented on how quiet their bedrooms were at night. How nice! Lake views were fantastic with my biggest regret the fact we were so busy with the wedding we hardly had a chance to enjoy the setting.

The home also has lots of indoor entertainment options including lots of TVs. Again, we weren't able to appreciate this although this would be a great house for a family football weekend. We had 5 cars and all were easily worked into the ample parking area as well as the 3 car garage.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I so enjoyed talking with you. Enjoy that new grand baby. Hope to rent to you again in the future.


  • 5 of 5

This home was very large, very clean and very stocked with pretty much anything you may need for a stay. The owners are fabulous to work with. They even provided a few snacks and k-cups to get us started. We plan to rent this home again. This home is so nice, if it were mine I would never rent it - I would live in it myself. Thanks for a great weekend.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review. We look forward to your staying again.


  • 5 of 5

We attended a wedding with my large, extended family in Atlanta area and decided to hit the lake for some R&R before heading back up north. What a fabulous house! We just absolutely loved it and Donna was so easy to work with. The lake is fantastic. Highly recommended won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Great house

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house it was perfect for our big family of children and grands. We are looking forward to our next stay at this great house.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review. Looking forward to your next stay.

Extended family gathering

  • 5 of 5

This lake side home was a casual yet elegant backdrop for me and my siblings to meet up with our respective posse's of people. The home had everything from a gourmet garlic grater to a boathouse for our ski boat. Although, in the adult rooms the TV's mostly went unused, there were abundant area's for the assorted aged children and teens to set up games and to view movies with autonomy from one another - after being properly worn out from all the aquatic activities! The bed's were comfortable and furniture tasteful. Groceries convenient - even a motor repair shop that fixed our boat engine in one day. We'll be back :)

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Mall Of Georgia
Longhorn Steakhouse
Lake Lanier Islands' Beach & Waterpark
Red Lobster
Waffle House
TGI Friday's
PF Chang's China Bistro
Krispy Kreme
On the Border Mexican Grill
Car: recommended

Less than 2 miles to local groceries, gas stations and restaurants. Only 10 miles to the Mall of Georgia and dozens of dining options, shopping and movie theaters.


Rates & Availability

From $450 Per night

Buford House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Season
May 1 2015 - Sep 12 2015
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving week
Nov 20 2015 - Nov 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 18 2015 - Dec 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250.00
Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Property Damage Protection $99.00
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes Cleaning Fee: $250
WE Require Renters to purchase property Damage Protection By CSA Travel Protection for $89.00
Fully Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Buford House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 5 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen Bedroom with private bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Queen with Jack & Jill Bath
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Large Master with Lake View and huge Master Bath
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Bunk beds and a Day Bed with a Full Bath in the hallway
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Queen Bedroom with lake view and Jack & Jill bath
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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