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Lanier Laptime, Unconventional Lakefront Living, Dock, Kayaks, Kamado grill

Gainesville, GA, USA
  • House2600 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps14
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

Large House With Privacy, Own Dock and partydeck at the end of a cove location.

Lanier Laptime is your gateway to "laketime".

This house will accommodate small or large groups in two full stories and long sleeping loft. Large windows opens up to the nature and the lake. There are two long decks along the house where to sit and enjoy. Two bedrooms are on the first level, along with large kitchen and a bathroom with shower. The dining area has 10' long table, bar table and a sofa for admiring the view from giant window. You can enjoy the fireplace with gas logs and watch TV from 60' smart TV with family members and friends. In addition you can utilize the bluray player, Roku and internet radio.

Going up steel spiral staircase you will find the Master Bedroom with 20' tall window, wood burning fireplace with gas starter and room to let worries float away. Master bathroom has jacuzzi, shower and his/hers sinks. Living room has sofa and surround sound system with another 60' smart TV, including a Netflix and other internet videos. Naturally there is Bluray player and Roku here as well. On second level there are two sliding glass doors to outside deck facing the water.

Going up another set of spiral staircase you will find long loft area with queen bed and place for kids to play - spread out. It has three windows towards the lake and couple of seats for reading and relaxing.

This property has it's own dock with party deck and there are four kayaks available for renters to use. The cove is away from open waters and fast boats, so it is a good area to experience lake kayaking. Life vests and paddles are also included.

You can bring your own boat to the house, closest public ramp is about a mile away. Please note the water levels, the bottom of the cove is at 1065', so if current lake level is close to that, please check the draft of your watercraft.

There is a portable cowboy-style firepit and eight stackable chairs if you'd like to roast marshmellows or prepare food by the lake in the evening. The easy path from house to shore is lit with LED lights and the area is neat and mowed.

The recently renovated 28x24 dock with furnished partydeck includes sunshade, dining set seating 6, charcoal grill, zero gravity lounge etc for spending time on the lake. You can bring your own boat or jet skis and launch it from public park mile and a half away, or rent those from either of marinas closeby.

Property Manager

Heikki Rinta-Koski

Member Since 2011
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english, finnish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 14, 2018
About Heikki Rinta-Koski

Living in Suwanee with wife and daughter, grew up in Finland

Heikki Rinta-Koski purchased this House in 2015

Why Heikki Rinta-Koski chose Forsyth County

We fell in love with unconventional style and good quality materials of this house. The space may be larger than we need, but it has also benefit being able to entertain larger group of friends.

What makes this House unique

The views to the lake are great, and they can be enjoyed from multiple rooms and areas. The cabin is secluded, quiet neighborhood where you can hear rooster while sipping morning coffee outside on the deck. Convenient to groceries and even outlet shopping makes lake weekends trouble free, we can do spur of the moment meals and snacks. Location allows shorter visits from home without issues.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Master bedroom with sectional queen size sofabed.
      • Bedroom 2
        1 king, Downstairs bedroom with big window to driveway.
      • Bedroom 3
        1 king, Private bedroom by the dining area.
      • Bedroom 4
        1 queen, Loft
      • Master bedroom with King bed, wood burning fireplace with queen size sofabed sitting area. 20' tall glass walls overlooking lake. Two King size Bedrooms downstairs. Long loft with queen beds. All beds custom made from sturdy whitewood for this location. Additional sleeping in queen size sofabed in downstairs living area. All mattresses, beds and sofabeds including all linens and beddings are brand new in September 2015.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, Downstairs bathroom.
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, jetted tub, Master bathroom with dual sinks and lots of canted mirrors.
      • Downstairs bathroom traditional with shower. Upstairs master bathroom unconventional, large, with jetted tub, dual sinks

      Location Type

        • Lake View
          Beautiful Lake Lanier water view can be seen year round from kitchen, , dining area, master bedroom and two levels of deck.
        • Lakefront
          End of cove location with own private 28x24 dock. The bottom of the cove is at 1065 ft, full pool at Lake Lanier is 1071 ft. You are welcome to bring your own watertoy, please be courteous.


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Fireplace
                      Dining area has gas logs. Master bedroom has wood burning fireplace.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                      65 Gb Comcast internet, wifi.
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                          Stainless steel
                        • Kitchen
                          All normal appliances, lots of pots and pans and bowls, dishes, utensils, glasses for different types of drinks, slow cooker, blender, toaster, coffee maker, drink shaker,
                        • Microwave
                          Brand new over the range 1000W
                        • Oven
                          Electric, Stainless steel
                        • Pantry Items
                          Basic spices
                        • Refrigerator
                          26 cuft Freezer and Fridge. Currently no icemaker.
                        • Stove
                          Electric, Stainless steel
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              10' table seats 12 comfortably. One side has bench, the other individual seats. Bar table seats additional 2. There is sleeper sofa in the dining area.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 14 people


                                • DVD Player
                                  BluRay player
                                • Games
                                • Stereo
                                  Radio with built in internet.
                                • Television
                                  Two 60" TV:s
                                • Video Library


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      2 stories
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Four Kayaks with life jackets and paddles provided.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Acorn insulated grill by the house, charcoal grill at the dock. Charcoal or lighter fluid not provided.


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair accessible
                                          Kitchen area with two king size bedrooms can be accessed with wheelchair. Doors are normal width.


                                            • autumn foliage
                                            • bay/sound
                                            • marina
                                            • restaurants
                                            • water parks
                                            • waterfalls

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • outlet shopping
                                                • paddle boating
                                                • photography

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • groceries

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • snorkeling
                                                        • sound/bay fishing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • water skiing


                                                            • No parties or loud and disturbing behaviour allowed, any reported disturbance of unruly behaviour will cause immediate eviction, and possible damages will be charged from renter.

                                                              29 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Place was great!

                                                              Billy M.

                                                              Owners were very easy to work with and we had a great stay. Great neighborhood and 5 minutes from anything!!

                                                              Wonderful lake house!

                                                              Corey A.

                                                              This was such a wonderful get a way and simply can NOT beat the price!

                                                              Great property & great owner! We'll be back.

                                                              Jon H.

                                                              A great place to relax for a few days!

                                                              Great Thanksgiving week with our family!

                                                              Doreen G.

                                                              We had an amazing week with our family from the East Coast. This house worked perfect for our family, the older Grandparents were able to stay on the ground floor with no need to climb the stairs. The remaining family upstairs did share the upstairs bathroom that had curtains instead of a door. We look forward to staying here during the summer sometime & take advantage of the lake activities.

                                                              Good time had by all.

                                                              Lilia F.

                                                              We really enjoyed our week long stay at this property. We did a lot of kayaking, paddle boarding and fishing. It was great not to have to go off-site to rent the boats. The house had everything we needed, including a fully equipped kitchen and plenty of space for two families. There is a pristine public beach and picnic area just a short distance away and lots of hiking trails nearby. If you are looking for a relaxing vacation on the water, this place is perfect.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you for taking such a good care of our lakehouse. We are looking forwards having you again!


                                                              Great vacation; Great location; Great outdoors! Would stay here again as well as recommend to friend

                                                              Jennifer S.Perkiomenville, PA

                                                              We had a wonderful time at the house, lake and surrounding parks. We stayed for a week and drove down from PA. We arrived very late Sunday night and were pleased with the private cove and also noticing that neighbors were true residents of the community. Our kids were so excited to select where they would sleep. They were even more impressed that there were two living rooms. My husband and I claimed the downstairs for watching the Olympics while the kids enjoyed the second floor living room. We planned our meals and cooked all week long and enjoyed the second floor deck/ grill out at the boat dock. We hiked to Blood Mountain, Anna Ruby Falls and Heikki suggested Tallulah Falls which was so beautiful! We also went zip lining in Whitesburg, GA at Banning Mills. We also contacted the one marina just down the street that Heikki had listed and spent a day tubing with the kids. Having access to the kayaks as well as the paddle board was also great and the kids explored the cove even on their own. We were already informed that the water was low but we did not let that discourage us. We swam off the dock during the day and did night fishing with the kids. Even hooked into a 27 inch blue catfish! We also enjoyed local wild life from the dock; doe with twin babies just on the other side of cove. Thank you so much for letting us enjoy your home and all of the info you supplied prior.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you for your stay and we are glad that you had a great time! Sitting on the dock watching the birds and fish is my favorite activity at the cabin as well.



                                                              Gainesville, GA, USA

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                                                              29 Reviews
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