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A Unique Executive/Family Retreat with Private Boat Ramp and Dock

Bedrooms 5
Space 7,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Gated Ranch 5/4 Home * 2 Levels * Sleeps 20-24 * Private Boat Ramp * 2 Docks

Great care has been taken to masterfully renovate this 7000 sq ft Lake Lanier retreat. From the moment you walk in, you appreciate the large, open kitchen, dining area and great room. You can't help but notice the high, wood paneled, vaulted ceiling with Crow's Nest. Adjacent to this, is a spacious living room with comfortable seating, large gas fireplace and entertainment center. For those who just can't seem to 'get away', or 'unplug', wireless broadband internet is provided.

With the many generous indoor amenities and lake activities, this retreat is ideally suited for a corporate retreat, large gatherings, family reunions, even quaint weddings/receptions. On the terrace level, you can enjoy a large recreation room with pool table, second 'kitchenette" with island, 42' flat panel TV with cable. Just a few steps away, you can immerse themselves in a thrilling movie experience in our professionally designed and installed movie theater. Now showing your movie of choice, this theater has generous seating and spectacular surround sound. When our guests are ready to be outdoors, there is no shortage of amenities. Our retreat boasts a private concrete boat ramp, deep water boat house for your boat or jet skis and separate, large swim deck.

When you are ready to retire for the evening after a full day of activity, there are beds for everyone! This retreat sleeps 20 people comfortably in beds and up to 26 people including our provided folding mats and crib.

This property is an asset of the Lake Lanier Travel Club and occupancy requires a membership in the club.

*Master 1 - King bed, queen size La-Z-Boy hide-a-bed, 50' flat screen, DVD Player, cable TV, spacious his and her bathroom.

*Master 2 - King bed, queen size La-Z-Boy hide-a-bed, 50' flat screen, DVD player, cable TV, private bathroom.

*Bedroom 3 - King bed, 42' flat screen, DVD player, cable TV and adjoining bath.

*Bedroom 4 - Queen bed, twin over twin bunk. Shares bathroom with bedroom 5. 42" flat screen tv.

*Bedroom 5 - Two (2) Twin over full bunk beds. 42" flat screen tv.

Keywords: House, lake house, lake lanier, wedding, wedding reception, family reunion, retreat, chateau, private retreat, reunion, gated, gathering, venue, corporate retreat

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2017

Why Alex chose Lake Lanier

Lake Lanier has been the source of many family memories and this location is perfect to foster the same experiences for others.

What makes this house unique

Gated, security entrance. Rare, private boat ramp for your personal use. Boat house and Swim platform dock with amazing lake views. Wide open, spacious, and oh so comfortable home.


Gainesville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Safe
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , 1 toilet with tub/shower + 1 toilet with stand up shower
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , 2 full beds with single bunk beds above
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , *1 queen bed with twin bunk beds
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (1), Twin bunk Beds (1), Twin over full bunkbeds (2), Baby Cribs (1) portable pack n play, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) wonderfully comfortable lazy boy brand inflated queen hide-a-bed,
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Private gated entrance with security code. Dedicated home theater, professionally built, exquisite surround sound with video projector and wall mounted screen. Can seat 18 people. Private concrete road to the shore and concrete boat ramp. Deep water boat house and swim dock.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

A Unique Executive/Family Retreat with Private Boat Ramp and Dock
average rating of 4.740741 based on 27 reviews

It was perfect!!!!

  • 5 of 5

My daughter was graduating from UNG and we stayed in this amazing house for the graduation weekend. We had friends and family come for the graduation and this house had plenty of room for all of us. The house was clean, spacious and very comfortable. We enjoyed the fire pit and how peaceful it was outside. It is a beautiful home!!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love coming back here every year!

  • 5 of 5

The Northwestern University Crew team trains at the Olympic Rowing course on Lake Lanier every spring. We've stayed at this house for many years in a row now and it's always comfortable, spacious, clean etc. Will return next year!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous home!!

  • 5 of 5

Took a large youth group for a weekend and had an amazing time in this beautiful home!! It had everything we needed to make the weekend one to remember!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA

Incredibly spacious, awesome theater room

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 14 stay at this property over MLK weekend, and we had a great time. The home has tons of space and could easily have held a handful more people. With social spots in different areas of the house, folks could easily break off to watch NFL on a big screen in one room or play board games somewhere else. The theater room was awesome with a projector, surround sound, and a ton of DVDs to watch. Just as important to us, though, was that the dining room table was enormous and we could get everyone together for meals. Only suggestions for the owners would be batteries cause some remotes were missing them, and it wasn't entirely clear where the outdoor garbage area was. Overall we had a great time and would definitely go back!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very gracious review. We strive to make or guests welcome and comfortable during their stay. We do apologize for the remote control batteries and thank you for bringing it to our attention. Thanks again! Alex & Dawn
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Gaithersburg, MD

Bad experience

  • 1 of 5

The owner charged us over $1000 for damage caused by a clog in the plumbing system that predated our arrival. We had several years of wonderful experiences when renting this property from the previous owner and regret that we'll need to look elsewhere for our future family retreats.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: To Kelly: I am saddened to read this review from one of our long time guests. That said, I respectfully disagree with her accounting of the situation. Our guest stayed in our home for a week. We received a call for a clogged/over-flowing toilet on the SIXTH day of their stay. We responded immediately and needed to call in a plumber to clear the clog. Furthermore, the over flowing water also caused damage to the ceiling dry wall on the floor below. The home, including the toilet in question, was operable at the time the guests arrived at the home. I am confident this was the case because I stayed in the home prior to their arrival. Please note: one of the requirements to rent our home is to purchase property protection insurance in order to protect not just the owner of the home, but also the renter from the financial burden of damages that may occur during their stay. Even though our guest ignored several reminders to purchase the insurance, we elected to allow them to stay in the home by accepting a credit card in lieu of the insurance.. This was done in the interest of good customer service for a long time guest. The guest accepted the responsibility and agreed that any damages could be charged to the credit card. Again I am very sad to read this review, but we had no other choice than to recover the cost of repairing the damages caused by our guest.
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Alpharetta, GA

Loved It!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing getta-way retreat! You can never be too sure what to expect from a website, but this was a truly spacious home nestled in a very secluded, peaceful wooded location. If you’re looking for very nice large home that can sleep a large party and accommodate them all with full amenities quite nicely, this is your place.

The furnishings are well maintained and very clean. The kitchen is very modern and open. We had everything we needed to cook with, ample room to play games and for some of us, our solitude outdoors. The family areas and bedrooms are all very generous in size and well furnished. Honestly, it has that “home away from home” feel and we settled right it.

The cherry on top is the private boat ramp & dock. This portion of the lake was quite and very enjoyable. I highly recommend this venue! We will be back and this time, with a boat.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks we loved hosting you and appreciate the review. We try hard to makes sure everything is just right for you!
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Car: recommended

Other Activities: boating, Lanier Islands water park and zip lining, Restaurants on the lake


Rates & Availability

Gainesville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 29 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 18 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
July 4th Holiday
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 10 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 18 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Late Summer 2017
Jul 11 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 18 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 18 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 18 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Winter Holiday
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 18 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2016
Jan 8 2018 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 18 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 18 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Travel/Prop Insurance $100
LLTC Membership Fee $30
Refundable damage deposit $750
Cleaning Fee $275

1) $750 deposit at booking via check or credit card.
2) Half of total fees 60 days and 30 days prior to the scheduled arrival date.
4) Purchase of $5,000 of Damage Protection Insurance is required. Go to and enter VRBO No. 232794 and to complete the form.
5) Membership in the Lake Lanier Travel Club is required for occupancy.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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