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14 Bedrm 12 bath Exec Retreat near Atlanta

Sleeps45
Bedrooms 14
Bathrooms12
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
45
Bedrooms
14
Bathrooms
12
Minimum Stay
3 nights

Description

Gainesville House Rental Photos and Description

Estate, 14 bedrooms, 12 Bathrooms total (Sleeps up to 45)

Welcome to The Ark at Lake Lanier, the premier family reunion location in north Georgia!

Check out our website at www.arkonlakelanier.com.

We have put countless hours and money into creating this little piece of heaven on the shores of Lake Lanier. After purchasing this place and living here for 6 years, we turned it into a vacation rental in 2013. Since then we have renovated two bathrooms and the entire backyard including landscaping, new zoysia sod, retaining walls, new fence around the pool, new pool deck, patios, beautiful plants. The current picture on this website does not do the backyard justice. In addition, we have finished building a permanent sand beach volleyball court, tether ball set and in-ground trampoline and in August 2015 have added a Gaga Ball Pit! We have also purchased beautiful new theater furniture, a full 16 theater chairs of the highest leather quality, all fully automatic and beautiful.

This multi million dollar property includes an 12,000 sq ft. home along with 3 cabins and a poolhouse. There are 16 TVs throughout the property in virtually every bedroom and cabin. We completed a major inside and front yard renovation two years ago. We worked with one of Atlanta's top designers to create a 5 star luxurious experience. The main house has 11 bedrooms and 9 full baths. The main floor has 2 kitchens. One is a professional kitchen for the chef in the family, while the other services a guest suite. The great room overlooks the lake, has a large flat screen tv, and a pool/ping pong table. The dining room table seats 12 comfortably and can easily add another table and chairs. There are additional tables and chairs to seat up to 36 on the screened porch.

There are 2 BR and 3 full Baths on this floor. There is a large 50 x 50 screened porch that overlooks the lake and pool area that is great for groups. We have 4 round tables and 36 chairs available to use in this space for dining or group gatherings.

The second den connects to a covered porch. Steps away is an 8 foot wide stone firepit that overlooks the pool and lake. It burns real wood, but has a gas starter for convenience. The basement has 2 BR and a full Bath. One room has 2 twin beds and the other has two king beds.

Upstairs you will find a 16 seat professional home theater with a 120 inch movie screen. There are 6 BR/4 BA upstairs, including a newly added master suite with a fireplace, jacuzzi tub, and three 6 foot windows that overlook the beautiful back yard and lake. The other master suite is brand new and has four built in bunks in the room beside it. The main laundry room is upstairs, but there are two other ones on the property as well.

There are three cabins, each having a separate entry, den, small fridge, microwave, and coffee pot. Cabin 1 is steps from the main house, connected to the garage and has 2 BR, 1 BA. It has a queen bed and 4 built in bunk beds. Cabin 2 is 1 BR with a queen bed and 1 BA. Cabin 3 is one large BR with 5 twin beds, one queen bed and a pull out sofa downstairs, along with 1BA.

The Poolhouse is screened in and has a full size fridge, microwave, ice maker, full size bath, and two outdoor showers. It is steps away from the green egg grill on the patio. The back yard and lake views are seen from most rooms and the back yard is flat for the kids to play. There are three main outdoor decks to relax in and each one has plenty of ceiling fans to keep you cool in the summer. We are located in a quiet cove and surrounded by 15 acres of corps protected land, so it is very quiet. Enjoy fishing off the double deck party dock, or rent jet skis, pontoon boat, or ski boat at the nearby marina. We have two jet ski platforms and a place to tie your boat up.

Lake, pool, hot tub, home theater, pool table, gaga ball, tether ball, volleyball court, lodge setting...this is the place to host your family reunion or group get together. Gather as a group or break away into small conversations in our many sitting areas and outdoor seating. This is ideal for a smaller corporate retreat or executive gathering. Boards and leadership teams are welcome.

Please note: We do not rent cabins separately. When you rent, you get the entire facility, including the three cabins. We are not set up as a bed and breakfast, so please don't ask about renting cabins separately or renting part of the house. You get it all.

We are in a residential neighborhood with neighbors nearby. This is not the place for your loud party or events.

Please email the owner to request a floor plan to use for planning purposes. Will consider stays of any length but primarily rent for full weeks in the summer and three night minimums during the spring and fall.

Keywords: Family reunions, multi family vacations, lakefront, 15 bedroom, 13 bedroom, 12 bedroom, 11 bedroom, 10 bedroom, corporate retreat, lake vacation, large lake house, executive retreat, getaway

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Owner
Jeff Hylton
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 30, 2016
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About Jeff Hylton

We lived in Atlanta for 7 years before relocating to Gainesville, Ga. We wanted to find and create a homestead and gathering place for friends and family to get away from life's distractions and rest and build deeper relationships. We lived at The Ark for six years before realizing it had a bigger purpose and wasn't meant for our family of five. We added on, remodeled and renovated with the purpose of using it to house and provide rest to missionaries coming in from overseas. We now rent it out to cover the costs of continuing to do provide a haven to those who need it most.

Jeff Hylton purchased this house in 2006

Why Jeff Hylton chose Lake Lanier

We fell in love with Lake Lanier with its convenience to Atlanta, located in the quaint small town of Gainesville, and a short distance to the North Georgia mountains. My parents had recently moved to Gainesville and we wanted the kids to be near them as well. After living here a year, we found this special piece of property. It was rare to find 4 acres with a flat back yard to the water in a cove. It is surrounded by 15 acres on the right by corp protected land, so it is private and quiet. I have seen wild turkey, owls, deer, and plenty of other wildlife in the backyard. While we lived here, we owned chickens, goats and alpacas. The animal pen that we had has been turned into a parking area.

What makes this house unique

Our place is a unique property with 3 separate cabin living spaces as well as our home. I worked with a professional decorator to give every person a 5 star hotel experience. Great care has been taken to make sure mattresses are nice, sheets are soft, and guests feel pampered while they are here. Indoor and outdoor amenities continue to be added every year. www.arkonlakelanier.com

Guestbook comments from the owner

Everything is great. We are loving this place. The wives are giddy!
Jun 2013
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(261 traveler reviews)

14 Bedrm 12 bath Exec Retreat near Atlanta
average rating of 4.9846745 based on 262 reviews
5

Amazing Space!

  • 5 of 5

I have been to the Ark two times for team meetings and it provided an fabulous atmosphere for my team to get a lot of work done AND enjoy each other.

There is plenty or privacy for large teams and several larger spaces for group meetings.

There are plenty of options for catering in meals and fun activities on-site. No need to go anywhere once you arrive.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cumming, GA
5

Great environment for team outings!

  • 5 of 5

I have been to the Ark twice for larger team meetings and it provided an amazing atmosphere for team building as well as getting a lot of work done. There is plenty or privacy for teams of medium to very large size as well as several larger meeting spaces for group meetings. There are also plenty of opportunities for FUN!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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5

90th Birthday Celebration

  • 5 of 5

Our family's stay at The Ark was the perfect place for my Mother's 90th birthday celebration. The house was clean, comfortable, and felt like a home. The weather was perfect for the 21 great-grandchildren to play outside, as well as enjoy the in-home movie theater (a real treat for them!). We had to call the Property Manager about a few small items (lightbulbs, etc.) and he responded very quickly. I would definitely recommend this property to any large family!

Joan B.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Mississippi
5

Great for a Getaway or Retreat!!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful property and getaway! As soon as I walked through the door into the one the many large living spaces, I was enraptured by the wall full of windows, overlooking the spacious backyard with pool and several screened in porches and patios. With the lake only around hundred yards away, you have easy access to the double-decker dock and with range of lake amenities. My favorite thing to do the first day I arrived was to wander around the property and discover all the different rooms! The master suite is breathtaking. The movie theatre is welcoming. But one of my favorite rooms was located on the first floor off of one of the several rooms. It was a circular room with window on almost all sides, and there were several chairs positioned inside. It was a perfect space for reading! I am by far satisfied with my time at "The Ark" and will definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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WIsconsin
5

This is an amazing place in a breath-taking location!

  • 5 of 5

This place is absolutely stunning! What a great place to get away and retreat. This places invites you in with its beautiful view and homey feels.It has such a relaxing atmosphere and has a great set up for fun activities. It has a great set up for work retreats or a family vacation.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Antigo, Wisconsin
4

THIS PLACE IS AMAZING!!!

  • 4 of 5

I visited with a work retreat. I couldn't imagine a more beautiful home and a more relaxing space. It literally has everything you could possibly dream of. The beds are so luxurious and the showers make you feel like you are staying in a spa resort.

The hosts are amazingly accommodating and humble people!

Would find it a pleasure to get to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Atlanta
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Chattahoochee Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Papas Pizza
Car: recommended

12 miles from premium outlets, visit nearby lake lanier islands, boat and jet ski rentals nearby

Rates & Availability

Gainesville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$3,500
From
$3,900
Fri,Sat,Sun
$25,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $250 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $2,000
Cleaning Fee $1,000 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. Three day minimum doesn't always apply. Please ask the owner. Less than a week rentals may also be available in the summer. More than 40 guests may incur an additional fee. Corporate outings have additional fee. All holidays are charged premium prices (add 25% minimum).

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Amenities

Gainesville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 12000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 12 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Basement - toilet , shower
    Porch Suite - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Gazebo Bathroom - toilet , shower , Double Sinks
    Bennett and Brooks' Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Brittany's Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double sinks
    Upstairs Second Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Double Sinks
    Bathroom off Kitchen - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Garage Cabin - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Kathy's Cabin - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Stable Cabin - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Poolhouse Bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 14 Bedrooms, Sleeps 45
  • Basement - 1 king
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , sleep by number adjustable king bed
    Basement interior - 2 twin/ single
    Gazebo Room - 1 king
    Bennett's Room - 2 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed , two twins, one bunk bed
    Brooks' Room - 1 queen
    Kathy's Cabin - 1 queen
    Porch Suite - 1 king , 1 bunk bed , 1 twin over full bunkbed and another room with a king bed
    Brittany's Room - 1 king
    Garage Cabin - 1 queen
    Garage Cabin Bunk Room - 2 bunk bed
    Stable Cabin - 1 queen , 5 twin/ single , 3 trundle beds, total of 8 mattresses
    Upstairs Second Master - 1 king
    Upstairs off Second Master - 2 bunk bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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