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7 BEDROOMS - 6 1/2 BATHS Awesome Views/Deep Water Dock/Pool/Volley Ball

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Space 9,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 7 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 6.5 Baths, (Sleeps 18-25+)

Our fabulous lake home, Matthew's Manor, sits on over 2 acres and offers everything you could possibly need or want for the ultimate vacation. There's 9200+ sq. ft. on 3 levels with 2700 sq. ft. of decking, 600 ft. of shoreline on deep water, plus a pebble tech pool with tons of fieldstone decking overlooking the lake, a full sand volley ball court and a small basketball court. We have an enclosed boat dock with party deck on top offering complete privacy with no other boat docks in sight. Also, there’s 2 jet ski platforms and room to tie up 2 boats. Windows across the back of the house on all levels affords fabulous lake views on 3 sides with the most incredible sunsets you have ever seen.

This is a perfect place for vacations, family reunions, executive retreats and any special occasion for lasting memories.

Large gourmet, extremely well stocked kitchen can seat 10 at the breakfast table and bar. Dining room easily accommodates 10 people.

Two separate living rooms on the main level with wet bar and ice maker and double sided stack stoned fireplace. One room has a large HDTV. The other offers a quieter sitting area perfect for relaxing conversation, reading, games, etc.

2 master suites with king beds, one on the main level and one on the terrace level both with private baths. One includes a small nursery/sitting room off the bedroom and the other has a steam shower in the bathroom. Also, on the main level there are 2 queen bedrooms with baths, an additional 1/2 bath and a laundry room.

On the terrace level in addition to the bedroom and bath there is a recreation room with big screen TV, huge sectional sofa, wet bar with refrigerator and microwave and a pool table. Also, there is an additional game room with pin ball, centipede, darts, books and games galore with double doors that lead to the pool area. Another full bath is located off the game room. There is also a second laundry room on this level and another ice maker.

Upstairs you will find 2 large bedrooms with queen beds, a small bedroom with a full bed and 2 twin beds, in an alcove as you enter the workout room there is a queen bed, on the farside of the workout room there is a queen sofa bed, and a full size sofa bed located in the sitting area. There is a complete mirrored workout room with treadmill, Stairmaster, recumbent & stationery bikes, free weights, bench, a 4 point weight station and much, much, more.

Keywords: House, home, lake, waterfront, boat, dock, swimming pool, 7 bedrooms, luxury estate, upscale, views.

More Details

Jim Matthews
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 10, 2017

About Jim Matthews

After selling our business in Atlanta we moved to the lake in 1997, where we lived until moving to Destin, Florida in 2009. We have experienced some of the best times of our lives in this home. Our 4 children, 7 grandchildren and extended families have loved having a place large enough to all congregate comfortably and enjoy the fabulous amenities this property offers. From a very young age, our grandchildren have been swimming, skiing, tubing, fishing, jumping off the dock, riding their bikes, scooters and skateboards in the large circular driveway, shooting baskets, playing volleyball and much, much more. We have built memories here that will never be forgotten. It is our sincere hope that your stay in our home will produce unforgettable memories and special times that will last a lifetime!

Jim Matthews purchased this house in 1997


Gainesville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 9200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 25
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • Master on Main - 1 king , Bath in suite, huge closet, gas fireplace & sitting room
    Master on Terrace Level - 1 king , Bath in suite, sofa, extra mattress under bed
    Main Level Queen BR 2 - 1 queen , Bath in suite
    Upstairs Queen BR 1 - 1 queen
    Upstairs Queen BR 2 - 1 queen
    Children's Bedroom Upstairs - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
    Main Level Queen BR 1 - 1 queen , Bath in suite, love seat
    Convertible bed(s) - 3 queen , 1 double , 1 baby crib , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Qn. bed in workout room, 2 sofa beds, 2 air mattresses.
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (5), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Pack N Play, Sleep Sofa or Futons (4) Additional mattresses, blow up beds, and sofas for sleeping.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 12 garden chairs
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Private Boat Dock, Boat House with Party Deck, Sand Volleyball Court, Half Basketball Court, Game Room with Pin Ball & Centipede


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

7 BEDROOMS - 6 1/2 BATHS Awesome Views/Deep Water Dock/Pool/Volley Ball
average rating of 4.969697 based on 33 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Matthew's Manor was an ideal vacation rental for our Family Vacation!! Our family, ranging from 17 years of age to 79, enjoyed the lake activities (swimming, diving, boating) as well as the volley ball court and swimming pool. Jumping off the boathouse roof was a favorite! The house itself was magnificent and large enough to allow us to separate and do individual tasks such as read a book, view and send e-mails and enjoy the game room and gym. The family membeers in their 20's spent most of their time swimming in the lake and the pool and playing volleyball. The adventurous kayaked on the lake! We rented a party boat with a water slide for 4 hours and cruised the lake naturally using the water slide to slide into the water. What fun! Maurice was a wonderful resource during our stay. The house is also convenient to stores, movies, churches, etc. Everything about the property exceeded our expectations! Just one suggestion: some sort of railing going down to the boathouse and lake would be very helpful. We thank the Matthews for sharing their beautiful house with us. The care that they give to their property is very evident. We highly recommend this property for anyone who desires an enjoyable stay in Georgia!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sarasota fl.


  • 5 of 5

Our family of three generations enjoyed the lake activities, which included boating, swimming and diving.The generous sized pool and the volley ball court was great for the grandchildren as their parents and grandparents relaxed as spectators. The house was large enough to allow us to gather for dinner and board games while allowing us to separate to do some reading or process emails.(The internet was too slow to provide a satisfactory response.)We went to nearby Helen for most of a day which included a hike to a water fall, river tubing and a Bavarian meal.Our family is looking forward to returning next year. The family experience was 'priceless.'

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St Louis Missouri & Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Family vacation for 23 from Florida & Missouri

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous week!!! Your home is perfect for families with children of all ages to enjoy. We had the enough room for all 23 of us. The dining room was perfect for the 10 adults and the 13 children ate at the breakfast area table and barstools or the table outside the kitchen on the deck.

Weather was hot -- a little warmer than we expected but no problem. We rented a pontoon boat for 2 days -- the kids love the tube behind the boat. They also enjoyed the top of the boat house jumping in the lake. The 2 younger kids(3 & 4) had sand buckets and played in the sand at the volleyball court. The pool was used from early morn until late at night.

The neat thing was in the evenings the older 4 kids (15 - 14 - 13- 12) played the board games you had Risk, Life, etc from years ago. So nice to see this instead of electronics. The 13 children were from age 15-1/2 to almost 4 yrs. They got along so well we were amazed. The 2 older ones had not met all of Tom's grandchildren and they were so helpful with them fishing, etc. We did everything. The little girls used the fitness room for the mirrors to practice ballet and dancing -- so cute.

I hope we can plan a vacation there again. We have gone to Hilton Head & Naples with our children but not recently. We were waiting for the younger ones to get out of the toddler stage.

Maurice was helpful, considerate and a great asset for check-in and during our stay. I called him to get the name of a dentist for my son's girlfriend that broke a tooth. He got an appointment for her on Mon morn at 11 -- amazing for a new patient to be seen so quickly even if it was an emergency. We appreciate his help.

We have given the VRBO # to several of our friends and family. I hope they can enjoy your home.

Thank you for sharing your home with our family.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous lake house

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your beautiful lake house with us. The family enjoyed all the house and lake had to offer. Jumping off the top deck of the boat dock was enjoyed by all ages – from 9 to 71. We enjoyed a family dinner in the dining room and a picnic by the pool. With groceries in the refrigerator there was no need to leave the property.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful stay in your beautiful home. The owners and property managers were a pleasure to work with. We could have never left the property with all the activities available to us. We would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Independence, Ohio

Great House

  • 5 of 5

My family, all 19 of us, spent a great week at this property. My phone and email conversations with Vicki were very positive. This is not a typical rental house. You can tell Vicki has a lot of love for this property. The house, pool, lake, and everything in between was exceptional. Maurice met us at the house when we arrived and gave us the tour. He came back twice during the week to make minor repairs. He could not have been more accommodating. We would not hesitate to go back.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Gainesville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
Mar 1 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Sep 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 4 2017 - Oct 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Oct 30 2017 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750
Cleaning Fee $500
Tax Rate 7.0%

Weekly rentals for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years weeks are charged at the summer rate.

A payment of 25% of the rental rate plus the $750 damage deposit is due within 10 days of reservation. The balance is due 45 days prior to the stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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