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Jeff Hylton

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

14 Bedrm 12 bath Exec Retreat near Atlanta

213 Reviews
Sleeps45
Bedrooms 14
Bathrooms12
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

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
Jeff Hylton (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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

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14 Bedrm 12 bath Exec Retreat near Atlanta
average rating of 4.9859157 based on 214 reviews
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Don't wanna leave!

  • 5 of 5

Came for work and then stayed for some R and R , slept like a baby in the peacefull setting and the super comfortable beds! The amenities to this property are endless and we enjoyed them all;rhe lake, the pool and hot tub, out door and indoor games, and Sunday football in the custom theater! This place is luxurious yet homey and comfortable, there is something for everyone. Everything is high end, I loved cooking in the gormet kitchen and the whole family loved the fire pit!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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5

Absolutely incredible

  • 5 of 5

This place is amazing! The pool and spa are great to relax in, the rooms are peaceful and relaxing, there are just so many things to do here and it's never boring! And of course the views are insane! For children the trampoline and Gaga ball pit is great!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Malaga, Spain
5

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  • 5 of 5

I came to Georgia to do a conference over the last four days and brought my family with me. Each night we would bring the leaders back to this home and it was the perfect setting! The fire pit the Jacuzzi the big outdoor areas the gourmet kitchen to cook big meals in; if you were looking for a perfect setting for a corporate function, the best most amazing spot for a wedding or just to get away with family and friends you have found the perfect place! We will come back here over and over and some of our friends that came through are now booking their wedding to do here it is simply that amazing!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Denver
5

Love The Place!

  • 5 of 5

This is the nicest place I have ever stayed in America. From the home, to the grounds, to the lake, everything is absolutely beautiful! The home is huge and provides an incredible space for large families and intimate enough for romantic getaways. They have a shed full of games to play, and the grounds includes a trampoline, a volleyball and basketball court, and an excellent swimming pool. The house has kayaks for the lake, so I went out and enjoyed the beautiful view early in the morning. It's excluded enough out of town to not hear cars all day but rather it's quiet at night time with a beautiful view of the stars. While at the same time not being more than 10 minutes outside of town. Loved my stay and look forward to returning in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oklahoma City
5

As good as it looks

  • 5 of 5

We arrived on a Thursday afternoon and stayed through the weekend, and absolutely loved it. I personally enjoyed the property because it cater to everyone in my family and my friends. Pool, lake, fire pit, BBQ, volleyball, and most importantly space. I love my family and friends but I also like to drink coffee and read alone, and this place offers that type of privacy. A +

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Gainesville, Georgia, USA
5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

It's a beautiful home such that I would rather stay inside much of the time exploring and taking in the house rather than be outside. When I did go outside, the lawn was beautiful and there's a nice pier that sits on one of the lakes. Also, the home has multiple structures on its property, and all of them are exciting to explore. On the more practical side, these smaller buildings lend an easy solution to getting away from people, if you so choose. The main house is a wonderful atrium where everyone can mingle and be a part of the action, but there are about 3 other smaller areas that are completely self-contained, with bathrooms and other necessities.

It was relaxing to enter into a wonderfully furnished and architected building.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 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

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Rates & Availability

Gainesville House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
$3,500
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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
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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