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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

About the property

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

Owner
Jeff Hylton
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
December 12, 2016

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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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

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(294 traveler reviews)

14 Bedrm 12 bath Exec Retreat near Atlanta
average rating of 4.9863944 based on 295 reviews
5

Much needed Kat nap!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a few days on a retreat at the Ark. IT IS AMAZING!! So so spacious and such beautiful campus. We can't wait to stay there again!!! This venue is perfect for family reunions, retreats, or any event where you want to whole crew to stay together on a lake house!!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect for Big Family or Business Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin has it all - plus more than you thought you wanted! This is a perfect place to host a large gathering. Great view of the lake, multiple areas to have great conversations, the perfect place to get away.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, Georgia USA
5

Highly Recommended

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed at The Ark three times now and it never disappoints. Perfect for a group retreat or a large family reunion. You will have a great stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Incredible!

  • 5 of 5

This is an absolutely amazing place to get away! We went with a large group and it accommodated everyone very comfortably, amazing view of the lake, so much to do!

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Big Place, Cozy Space!

  • 5 of 5

The Ark was the perfect spot to host our retreat of more than thirty people. This beauty was incredibly well-kept, clean, and so welcoming! Highly recommend for those in need of a large place that truly feels like a home away from home.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Birmingham
5

What a Great, Big House

  • 5 of 5

I've had the opportunity to stay in lots of big houses for long weekends, family get aways and retreats. The thing that kept blowing me away about this place was that even though it was big, and easily accommodated 30+ people for 3 days, it felt like a home. This is so rare in most large rental properties. The house itself, beds, furniture, bathrooms, etc.. all felt like a nice (and real) home, not a big rental property. The pool, hot tub, kitchen, volleyball courts, and the greatest fire pit I've ever seen made this home such a good place to get out of the city for a few days. Very highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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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

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Rates & Availability

Gainesville House Rental Rates

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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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