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Memorable Lake Chalet, Views, Party Dock

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Library, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Enjoy a monthly or longer lease of "Making Memories II". It is a three story chalet on the lake, that once you've visited, will draw you back year after year. Drive or cruise in, ski out or fish from your 4 bedroom 3 bath lodge nestled on the shores of Lake Lanier. Sleeping up to 10, Making Memories II is perfect for families or friends seeking fun and a residence at the lake without the time constraints of a short term rental.

The main floor includes a great room with stacked stone fireplace, dinning area, open kitchen, and breakfast area, all with stunning views from walls of glass facing the lake. French doors open to your large deck with lounges and BBQ spanning the rear of your home. For night time comfort the main floor also includes a bedroom with king bed and a small library with queen sleeping sofa.

The private master retreat spans entire top floor. The bedroom and seating room are framed by high open ceilings and 30 feet of windows viewing the lake and woods. The master bath includes Jacuzzi tub and dual headed shower.

The lake level includes a third bedroom with queen bed and door opening to the patio, garden and lake access. An additional room includes twin beds. The spacious game room includes large screen HDTV, Foosball, video games and more.

On the lake, your oversized dock is your base for fun filled days. It includes space to tie up your boat, a large lower deck with ladder for swimming, and a large party deck for relaxing and enjoying views of wide open waters of Lake Lanier. You can simply pop a cool one, lay back on one of the comfortable lounges and relax, watching friends and family enjoy another day of making memories. Your deck provides a perfect view of the sunset before retiring back for the evening's fun and games in the chalet.

Keywords: lakehouse, lakefront, fishing, waterskiing,

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 7, 2018

About The Owner

Pete and I have been married for 50 years. We have always loved being on or near the water and have had a boat on Lake Lanier for many years. Being blessed by having our kids and grandchildren all in the Atlanta area, we have been searching for the ideal second home on the lake. "Making Memories II" was the perfect find. We look forward to sharing it with others through VRBO and enjoying it with family and close friends when it is not rented. We have furnished and stocked the home to meet our personal standards and I hope you will find it both more comfortable and enjoyable than the typical lake rental.

The Owner purchased this house in 2010

Why The Owner chose Gainesville

Lake Lanier is an ideal setting less than 1 1/2 hours from Atlanta ATL airport. It is a lake spanning 20 plus miles with over 600 miles of shoreline. The lake has warm water for swimming and skiing for six months out of the year. Fishing and boating is great year round. Small islands and beaches abound and boats can be rented if desired. Activities such as golf, tennis, biking, hiking, exploring as well as area attractions are all nearby.

What makes this house unique

Beautiful home with spectacular views of woods and lake, spectacular master bedroom suite, well stocked game room, large outdoor living spaces including deck and patios, and large boat dock on deep water with swim ladder and large party deck including lounges, and sunset views.


Gainesville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • 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
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Available on request with pack and play and high chair, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Private Boat Dock with Large Party Deck, includes slip for your fishing or ski boat, swim ladder, restaurants available by car or boat


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Memorable Lake Chalet, Views, Party Dock
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Wonderful Lakefront House

  • 5 of 5

Three couples spend a fall reunion weekend recently. We could not have chosen better. Wonderful views, clean as a pin and so well equipted.All three couple had great sleeping arangements including their own bath. . Owner was great to work with - top notch. Even found a Buffalo Wild Wings 10 minutes away with the NFL Game Ticket. So I didn't have to miss my Packer game. Except for a run to the Publix we never left the house.

The house has so much room with plenty of nooks and crannies to avoid the potential to much "togetherness"

We would definately rent this house again.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA

Perfect Getaway on the Lake!!!!

  • 5 of 5

First off let me start by saying Mrs. Claudia is a wonderful person. She worked with me better than I could have ever imagined. The house is beautiful and I can't wait to visit again! The dock was nice and the boat rental was a 5 minute boat ride across from the dock. Everything was nicely organized in the house and she has EVERY single kitchen tool you could possibly need!

Thank you so much for such a great weekend!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Miami, FL, USA

Wonderful Lake home

  • 5 of 5

It was such a pleasure working with the owner to rent this home. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you could possibly need (maybe even has more than I have in my own home). It would be perfect for a chef and the person who loves to cook. The home has many warm touches, special décor and features making it feel cozy and inviting. It was perfect for 3 couples (as we had) since each couple had their bedroom on a different level. The dock is down the hill at the back of the house and we went boating every day. The trip back up the hill was somewhat challenging but good exercise. I'd definitely consider renting this house again!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovliest home / Most wonderful owners on the Lake!

  • 5 of 5

I have rented several homes on the lake and finally had the great fortune to discover Making Memories II. The home is everything it is pictured to be, and more. This is because the owners maintain very high standards for comfort, cleanliness and keep everything in great working order. I stayed for 6 months at a time for several years and the owners, in addition to being kind and friendly, were extremely responsive. They simply care so much about their lake home and their guests. Their own standards are high, and are passed along to their lucky renters. I would highly recommend this home to short or longer stays, any time of the year. The home itself is tasteful and charming with a massive master suite. These pictures don't quite do it justice. There are several outdoor spaces and a large dock for sunning, swimming and boating. The water is always deep and is just a stone's throw from the Gainesville Marina. The kitchen is better stocked than my own ;), the beds are so comfortable that its hard to crawl out in the morning, the jetted tub in the master is huge and the kitchen is like new. The location is close to shopping and dining, but far enough away that you feel secluded at the house. You will simply love this home and want to come back again and again!!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time at your beautiful home. Walking in 2 bottles of wine and dog biscuits for my 4 legged kids. - thank you - made us feel very welcome - weather was great ( little rain) which if you live in ga this summer is uncommon - house had everything - warm, inviting and extremely comfortable - dock was great - brought our boat over and had a great time - this is the house you want to go to - thank you for sharing - we will be back again

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This MUST be the best value in Gainesville!

  • 5 of 5

We chose this home for several reasons. First, it met all of my requirements regarding, "a little bit of everything for everyone." Second, it was pet friendly and we were so happy to know that our furry children could accompany us on our trip. This home exceeded our expectations. It was exceptionally clean and well appointed, especially the kitchen. Every gadget imaginable can be found in its cabinets/drawers! The location is quite private and very peaceful. It is hard to believe that "the real world" is only a 13 minute drive away. We didn't even see anyone on the few surrounding piers for 4 or 5 days! The view from the dock is just beautiful. The top level master bedroom is giant with its own enormous den and sun room perfect for reading a good book in the morning. The master bathroom...well it's just got to be experienced to be believed! The downstairs game room was wonderful for our teenagers. With the exception of our hours in the water and mealtimes, we hardly saw them! The property owners were so easy to work with as well. GREAT place!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 7.0%

We rent to one party in any 30 day period. The minimum rent is $2,450

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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