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Sunset Summit - 5 Bdrm / 4.5 Bath Home W/ Amazing Lake Lanier Views & Amenities

Lula, GA, USA
  • House4089 sqft
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps15
  • Bathrooms4
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights

5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 15

This 5 bedroom/4.5 bath house on 4.5 acres is perfect for enjoying amazing views of Lake Lanier year round. When you're not enjoying the views or spending time in the lake or pool, the house also has 60' flat screen TV's in both the living room and game room that are great for watching sports and movies. In addition, there are two master suites at Sunset Summit. The upstairs master has beautiful views of the lake from the bedroom and bathroom and a large balcony to relax on while you enjoy your morning coffee or wind down at the end of your day. The master on the main floor has direct access to the pool deck and views of both the pool and lake. The dual masters ensure that multiple people have equally impressive views and amenities. We have additional photos and information available at our website. The home features a gourmet kitchen with double ovens and two dishwashers that are extremely helpful with large groups. There is also a fresh water 1/4 acre pond on the property that you can also fish on.

**Please note that the pool will be closed and covered from October 17 - March 16, each year. The spa is available, however, year-round.**

The home furnishings and floor plan are perfect for a small group or multi-family/multi-generational groups. This property was custom built by a home builder and every detail from the interior to the massive retaining walls and landscaping were meticulously executed. The home was further renovated three years ago. Michelle and I continue to improve the property where possible and we have no doubt that your group will thoroughly enjoy this three-level house regardless of the purpose of your trip. Through the years we've booked groups for family reunions, friend gatherings, Road Atlanta race weekends, races at the Olympic Rowing Venue, lodging for a wedding party at Walters Barn, and group fishing trips.

This home has amazing open water lake views that are unobstructed from most rooms in the house and the pool deck which is very uncommon for Lake Lanier. There is also a double-slip dock with party deck that you can use with your own boat or rent one from Gainesville Marina. We also have a four seat pedal boat available for our guests. This northeastern part of the lake is calm for fishing or water skiing or just playing around the water or using our pedal boat.

Don Carter State park is directly across the water from the house. This is the only state park on Lake Lanier (all other parks are federally run). The park includes 1,300 acres with great amenities such as horseback riding trails, hiking/walking trails, sand beach, camping and cottage sites (please ask us about how we can accommodate larger groups than 14 if needed). The park can be easily accessed with our pedal boat or your own boat/rental boat. For further information on the park, please see the included link in the 'Links & Video' section of this listing.

Last but not least, this home is very convenient to multiple venues including: Chateau Elan, Road Atlanta, Olympic Rowing Venue, Walters Barn wedding venue, UGA, Gainesville, Cumming, and the North East Georgia Mountains. Please contact us if you are attending an event in any of these areas and are looking for a getaway with amazing views but within close proximity. We look forward to helping families and friends make wonderful memories for years to come.


Jarrett & Michelle

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About Jarrett & Michelle

Michelle and I live in Atlanta and have always loved Lake Lanier. We've had a boat on the lake since 2007 and finally took the leap to own a house on this beautiful lake.

Jarrett & Michelle purchased this House in 2014

Why Jarrett & Michelle chose Lula

We've both always wanted to own property on the water and this home has some of the best views we've ever seen on Lake Lanier. Because 99% of homes on Lake Lanier have Corp of Engineers property between their property and the water, most homes have no view or at best partial/seasonal views. This home has unobstructed, open-water views from most rooms in the house. The property is not in a subdivision and has 4.5 acres of nature to enjoy including a fresh water pond and long winding driveway. You feel secluded yet close to all the amenities of Gainesville. The North Georgia Mountains are also in close proximity and you can see them from parts of the property. Sunset Summit has beautiful views and scenery year round which is unique to most lake houses. This home was also extremely well built with a lot of custom features and was recently renovated. We are looking forward to sharing this property and helping others create lasting memories on Lake Lanier.

What makes this House unique

This 4.5 acre property has amazing views of Lake Lanier from most windows in the house and also has fall and winter views of the North Georgia Mountains. The house also includes dual master bedrooms and a beautiful pool and hot tub overlooking the water. There is also a short walk to the lake with a double-slip dock with party deck that you are free to use with your boat or our paddle boat while you visit the property. Lastly, the only state park on Lake Lanier is directly across the water from this home. The park offers additional amenities that are easily accessed via water from this home.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
      • Upper Master Bedroom
        1 king, Amazing open water lake views and renovated master bath
      • Main Level Master Bedroom
        1 king, Views of the pool deck and lake and a renovated bathroom
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen, 1 baby crib, View of the front garden and woods/stream on the property
      • Bedroom 4
        3 twin/ single, two single beds with trundle mattress. Room can sleep 2-3
      • Bedroom 5
        4 twin/ single, Terrace level bedroom with four twin beds
      • Living Room
        1 sleep sofa /futon, Queen size sleep sofa in living room
      • There are five bedrooms in this home that sleep 12-13 people plus a pull-out sectional couch in the living room that can sleep one to two more people. There are a total of seven twin size beds at Sunset Summit. We have the availability to convert four of the twin beds into two king beds. If your group would rather have more king beds for couples than individuals, we can configure the rooms to best suit your needs.


      • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Upper Master Bath
        toilet, shower, Renovated upper master bathroom with beautiful lake views
      • Master bath on main floor
        toilet, shower, Renovated master bath with duel sinks
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 4
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 5
        toilet, Half bathroom/laundry/mudroom between kitchen and pool deck

        Location Type

          • Lake View
          • Lakefront
          • Water View
          • Waterfront


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


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Iron & Board
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Fireplace
                      • Garage
                        Garage will remain locked for owner's purposes.
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Clothes Dryer
                        Front loader
                      • Linens Provided
                        All linens are provided at the house.
                      • Living Room
                        Beautiful lake views, flat screen TV, and a wood burning stove/stacked stone fireplace are just a few of the features.
                      • Parking
                        Large parking pad and winding driveway can accomodate as many cars as needed.
                      • Towels Provided
                        Bathroom towels and some pool towels are included.
                      • Washing Machine
                        Front loader
                      • Wood Stove


                          • Coffee Maker
                            There is a traditional coffee pot plus a Keurig. Please bring your own K-Cups...
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                            Two dishwashers
                          • Kitchen
                            Renovated chef's kitchen that features a large island, high-end appliances that include double ovens, two dishwashers, and plenty of room to socialize.
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                            Double ovens
                          • Refrigerator
                            Refrigerators in the kitchen and terrace level (game room bar).
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                The dining room seats ten people and the breakfast room seats six additional people. There are great views from the dining room and a pool deck dining table that seats eight people for sunset dining.
                              • Dining Room
                              • comfy seating for 10 people


                                  • Ping Pong Table
                                  • Books
                                    Small library with a wide array of titles for all ages to enjoy while at the property.
                                  • Foosball
                                  • Game Room
                                    The terrace level game room includes pool table, foosball table, ping pong table, and Wii video game console with 24 games including rock band, Wii Fit, and Wii Draw.
                                  • Games
                                    Various board games, video games, and pool games for groups to play.
                                  • Music Library
                                    Sonos sound system with access to Spotify, Pandora, and Amazon music.
                                  • DVD Player
                                    There are approximately 50 DVD movies of varying genres to watch on a rainy day.
                                  • Pool Table
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                    There are flat screen TV's in the great room, terrace level game room, and the two master bedrooms.
                                  • Video Games
                                    Wii with 24 games including Wii Fit, Rock Band (guitar and drums), and Wii Draw. We also have a full size Golden Tee arcade game.
                                  • Video Library


                                      • Balcony
                                        Upper master balcony measuring 6' x 21' with outdoor furniture and an amazing view of the lake.
                                      • Boat
                                        We have a pedal boat and life vests for use by our guests.
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Large pool deck with amazing year-round unobstructed views of Lake Lanier.
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        Front yard garden and beautiful woods border the house to the right and left.
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        There is a propane gas grill provided at the property on the pool deck. Enjoy the lake views while grilling for your group.
                                      • Water Sports Gear
                                        Some life vests will be provided at the dock area

                                        Pool / Spa

                                          • Hot Tub
                                            Eight person hot tub with two waterfalls with amazing open water lake views.
                                          • Private Pool
                                            Beautiful 22 x 44 in-ground 9' deep pool overlooking the lake and double-slip dock.


                                              • botanical garden
                                              • cinemas
                                              • library
                                              • marina
                                              • restaurants
                                              • water parks
                                              • winery tours
                                              • zoo

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • boating
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • paddle boating
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • walking
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • massage therapist
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • pier fishing
                                                          • equestrian events
                                                          • freshwater fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • jet skiing
                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • sailing
                                                          • ski privileges optional
                                                          • skiing
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • water skiing
                                                          • water tubing
                                                          • wind-surfing


                                                              • There is also a fire pit overlooking the lake, a double-slip dock with a party deck, woods & running stream, 1/4 acre pond, full service bar with 28 bottle wine cooler and ice maker (makes 55lbs per day which makes filling a cooler for the lake very easy), and 4.5 acres of seclusion to enjoy on this property.

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                60 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Perfect for any family vacation

                                                                Mary C.

                                                                We picked Sunset Summit for our family reunion and can't have been more pleased. Everything about Sunset Summit far exceeded our expectations. The view, the pool area with the hot tub, the beautifully decorated bedrooms, fully equipped kitchen...the list goes on and on! Can't thank Jarrett enough for helping making our stay special. He was very helpful and gracious. I highly recommend Sunset Summit to anyone that wants to enjoy a beautiful home. We are planning on going back soon! Thank you, Jarrett, for sharing your wonderful home!

                                                                Owner's Response:


                                                                Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Sunset Summit and we are so happy that you and your family enjoyed the property! We really appreciate the kind words and hope to see you guys back sometime soon.

                                                                Jarrett & Michelle

                                                                Wonderful property ready to entertain your whole party!

                                                                Stephen H.

                                                                Stayed 10 nights and we were very happy with everything. Furthermore the owner is super nice and responsive.

                                                                Highly recommend this place!

                                                                Owner's Response:


                                                                We're so glad you and your team enjoyed the property and that it suited the needs of your company for the Petit Le Mans race event at Road Atlanta. Looking forward to having you guys back next year.

                                                                Spacious, quiet, modern and all around great.

                                                                Jamie C.Los Angeles and New York City

                                                                Jarrett and Michelle are fantastic hosts. They made sure we had everything we needed to ensure a great stay. The property itself is massive! With its own private entrance to the lake, a double decker dock with a peddle boat, a massive pool over looking the lake. It's north on the channel so it's really quiet. We had everything onsite so we didn't have to leave! Nor did we want to! It was a great place to host our group of 10. We would definitely stay here again. Thanks for everything J and M!!

                                                                Owner's Response:


                                                                Michelle and I are so glad that your group enjoyed the property and that it provided a nice getaway for everyone. Thank you for the kind words and we hope to see you guys again sometime soon.

                                                                AMAZING Family Vacation

                                                                Bruce and Monica J.Norfolk, VA

                                                                Sunset Summit was a perfect place for our annual family reunion. We had lots of bedrooms, bathrooms, space for congregation and family meals, space to get away from the activity to chill, beautiful home, beautiful lake, professional quality decor, lots of fun stuff like the pool, dock/boat house, hot tub, ping pong, recreation room for the kids, quiet, well maintained. We had a group of parents, adult children and families, plus a family reunion for a day with extended guests. Perfect and our hosts were terrific! We'll be back!

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Monica & Bruce,

                                                                Thank you so much for the kind words. Michelle and I are so glad that you enjoyed the property and hope to see you guys again soon!

                                                                Amazing Vacation...

                                                                Renee A.

                                                                Let me start by saying as gorgeous as the pictures are on this site, it really didn't capture the full beauty of this property! The view was truly breathtaking and the home was beautiful. We had a large group and there was plenty of space for everyone. No one felt overcrowded and was able to separate and come together when needed. It was great having the lower level where the pool table was and the 4 twin beds in the one room. The kids felt like they had their own little retreat.

                                                                The pool was wonderful as well as the hot tub which is always a plus on the cooler nights. Our families loved sitting by the fireplace and watching the beautiful sunset. I couldn't say anything negative about this home. It was truly an amazing vacation with all it had to offer!

                                                                Thank you, Jarrett, for being so helpful and answering all of my questions and being so prompt. It was a pleasure dealing with an owner who takes pride in their property. I would definitely recommend this property and cannot wait to go back to Sunset Summit!

                                                                Owner's Response:


                                                                Thank you so much for the kind words. Michelle and I are so happy that you and your family enjoyed the property and your long deserved vacation. We're biased but we agree the view and property are hard to beat. We truly hope that you guys can come back again sometime soon.

                                                                Jarrett & Michelle

                                                                The Perfect Lake House!

                                                                Kim T.

                                                                Sunset Summit was the perfect lake house! It has a rare view of the lake, and is perfect for watching the sunset. The house itself has everything you could possibly need. A kitchen with 2 dishwashers and double ovens for entertaining. A dining room with a view of the lake. A living room with glass walls facing the lake and the pool. Nice size bedrooms including 2 masters, and 2 rooms with twins set up perfectly for sleeping kids! A game room - and we do mean a game room - pool table, fusball, ping pong, games, movies, books, and a fire pit just outside! A 9 ft deep pool! A hot tub! A fountain with a light show!! A party deck! A paddle boat! And there is even a creek that runs along the path to the deck!! This property truly had everything!

                                                                We live in the area, and had lots of friends up, and everyone called this place "The Perfect Lake House"!!

                                                                And to top it all off, Jarrett/Michelle were so welcoming, helpful, and available...I truly felt that I could call them at any time with questions! Thanks to you both for a fabulous week!!


                                                                Lula, GA, USA

                                                                This home is located within a 15 minute drive of downtown Gainesville. Gainesville is small enough to have a charming town square but large enough to have a regional medical center and plenty of restaurants/shopping for anyone to enjoy. There are also many more attractions and interesting places within a close proximity. Below is a short list of some of the cool places we've discovered so far: NEARBY ATTRACTIONS (within 30 minutes) •Don Carter State Park (1,316 acres) – Directly across the lake • Fishing – ramps, fish-cleaning station • Boating – ramps and docks • Lake Swimming -- large sand beach • Hiking and Biking – 1.5-mile paved multi-use trail and 2-mile hiking trail • Lake Lanier Islands • Picnicking • Playgrounds • Alpine Village of Helen • Historic Dahlonega, GA • Dahlonega Gold Museum • Downtown Gainesville • Clarks Bridge Olympic Rowing Venue • Francis Meadows Water Park • INK, Fun for Kids • Elachee Nature Center • Northeast Georgia History Center • Mt. Yonah • Chattahoochee River • North Georgia Premium Outlets • Quinlan Visual Arts Center • Longstreet Society • The Oaks Miniature Golf • Chattahoochee Golf & Country Club • Cabbage Patch Kids / Babyland General Hospital • Smithgall Woods State Park • Mountain Fresh Creamery • Jaemor Farms • Treetop Quest (Zip lines and obstacles)

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                                                                **Please note that the pool will be closed and covered from October 16 - March 16, each year. The spa is available, however, year-round.**

                                                                60 Reviews
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