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Lake Ranch Lodge - an Authentic Mid-Century Modern, Lake House

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Georgia House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 9-11)

Lake Ranch Lodge on Lanier is the perfect location for your next family getaway or corporate retreat!

A mere 35-minute drive from Atlanta, Lake Ranch Lodge is an authentic, mid-century modern, lake house. Hand-built decades ago by craftsmen, it features custom-milled paneling of pecky cypress – one of the rarest and most beautiful kinds of wood – and exudes a relaxing get-away feel that will make it hard to want to leave.

This sizable, three-level lakeside bungalow features more than 3,000 sq. ft. of living space on a private, hardwood-shaded one-acre lot neatly nestled in a quiet cul-de-sac. Lake Ranch Lodge is professionally decorated with casual, mid-century modern furniture, steeping it in the sort of retro-chic styling that would make Don Draper feel at home.

Overlooking the great room – with its high, vaulted ceiling of tongue-in-groove clear cypress and large masonry fireplace – is a second story mezzanine walkway providing dramatic perspectives of the room, deck and water. Floor-to-ceiling windows lining the great room deliver a panoramic vista of an enormous, secluded bay, while ample windows in every room ensure that you can see the water from anywhere.

Double sliding glass doors lead from the great room to an enormous deck outside, where a short, gently- sloped walk to shore means you’re always just steps away from beautiful water for skiing, fishing and, swimming. The expansive 250 ft. of shoreline on deep water ensures you'll always have water and the huge bay offers plenty of fishing – it's a favorite of guides looking for hybrid bass.

The private dock with lights and power features a covered, over-sized single slip, water-level sunning deck, a fish-cleaning station, a large storage closet and a swim ladder.

After a swim retire to the tree-house/cabana to rinse off in the shower or enjoy your favorite beverage while sitting on the benches under the ceiling fan as you take-in the lakeside view. The tree-house above has lights, ceiling fan and room for kids to play while you relax.

To experience authentic, traditional lakeside living, Lake Ranch Lodge is the place to stay.

Keywords: Lake House, lake cabin, lake lodge, lake front, Lake Lanier house, Lake Lanier cabin,

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Sonya Stoudemire (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Why Sonya Stoudemire chose Georgia

Lake Lanier's emerald-colored waters make it the region's premiere destination for skiing, boating, and fishing. When the chance came to actually own a house here, it was as though Lake Ranch Lodge found us. Everything about the place says relax and enjoy yourself with friends and family. Or have one of the best off-site meetings with staff or clients you can imagine.

What makes this house unique

What a house, like something right out of a 1960's lodge or chalet plan book. The original owner built the house from large cypress trees he harvested in south Georgia swamps and then saved until he found the right lot. He got one of the best and then set carpenters to work for months constructing, customizing and hand finishing every stick in the place. Thick 8' slabs of solid cypress for stair treads, massive solid beam rafters w tongue & groove ceiling and extra wide pecky cypress paneling from floor to ceiling. They took such pride and care right down to the hand-made bathroom towel racks of cypress limbs to the wood & rope closet latches that lend an air of whimsy that says have fun here. An expansive view on to a large bay with limited boat traffic is like having your own private lake. During the week you may not see anyone else for hours which is remarkable given it's proximity to Atlanta. The large great room and enormous deck plus awesome A/V and Wi-Fi system throughout are perfect for family and small corporate off-site gatherings.

Guestbook comments from the owner

what perfect accomodations...we must do this again!!
Apr 2010
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Reviews

4.7/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)
Lake Ranch Lodge - an Authentic Mid-Century Modern, Lake House
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 7 reviews
4

Great house & location

  • 4 of 5

The house is close to town and has a great central location on the lake. At the end of a cul de sac of a pretty row of houses. Master (California King bed) with master bath is on the main level along with a second bedroom (Queen bed) and bathroom in the hallway for general use or for that room's occupants. Upstairs are bedrooms #3 (Queen bed) and #4 (2 twin beds) with a jack and jill bathroom connecting them. Walk-out basement has a futon in an open game room that also has a pool table and TV. The 5th bedroom is also down in the basement with a single bed and is fine but a bit desolate towards the back across from the 4th bathroom. Dryer in the laundry room is ancient and I don't think it really works but who really wants to do laundry on vacation? Living room on the main level is super comfy with plenty of room for everyone. Views were beautiful. Deck was great. FYI- The treehouse is useless- old musty smell and look inside didn't make it a hangout for the kids.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We have been recently made aware of the dryer and are actually in the process of getting a new one in place. Sorry about any inconvenience. Also, thank you for being made aware of the tree house. I will speak to the owner regarding this and hopefully we can get that taken care of sooner rather than later! Please keep us in mind for any future travel!!
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5

A wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for us. We had three generations on our trip and everyone had a great time. When we arrived the end of the dock was under water due to the recent very heavy rains and the caretaker had it fixed the next morning so we were able to put our boat into the water and use the dock. The house is much larger than it looks in the pictures and has everything you need for a wonderful stay. Town is only a couple of miles away for anything else. There are great places to eat very close. My son and his friends had a great time fishing and playing pool. I loved that the house was decorated for christmas. If we are in the area ever again we will for sure stay here again. It was wonderful that we were able to also take our dog. We highly recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry for the late reply to this review!! But thank you for all of the compliments!! FYI, we do offer return visitors a discount!! We will look forward to seeing you again!!
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Athens, GA
5

Surpassed our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

My fiancé and I selected this home in a crunch for a location to host our wedding party for a informative meeting for our upcoming destination wedding. We reached out to Sonia via phone and immediately we knew we were in good hands.

After confirming that the property was available, she outlined the next steps required to secure property same day and she executed each step with perfection.

The property offered more than we expected. The private large driveway was fantastic for our wedding party for their one day visit. The huge deck was welcoming and inviting and the picnic tables and lounge chairs provided enough seating for everyone. We used the gas grill to prepare lunch and the fully stocked kitchen had every cooking utensil, bowls supplies imagined.

We enjoyed fishing on the dock and spent quiet time after everyone left to reflect on the day's events and enjoy a romantic view of the sun setting.

We couldn't have selected a better place to spend our weekend.

Erika and Ali

  • Submitted: May 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Erika! I am glad that the weekend was a success for your bridal party informational session! I am also glad that you were able to enjoy some quiet peaceful time with your fiancee'! Congratulations on your wedding again!!!
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Rates & Availability

Gainesville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2016
May 14 2016 - Sep 10 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,900
$9,800
 
 
Fall
Sep 11 2016 - Nov 11 2016
3 night minimum stay
$375
$2,200
$7,750
 
 
Winter
Nov 12 2016 - Mar 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
$335
$1,900
$6,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150

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Amenities

Georgia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Architecturally matched 'tree house w cabana & outdoor shower', and 28x28 ft dock w oversize slip, fish cleaning station, swim ladder, storage closet, lighting w outlets; HD cable w HBO & Cinemax

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