Sleeps 11 in six charming bedrooms; private party dock on ideal deep water.
About Betsy Pearson
Russ and Betsy Pearson live in South Haven, Minnesota and keep Bluewaters Cottage as their home in the South. Betsy has a background in the hospitality industry and Russ owns a road construction company. Both sons have attended Riverside Military Academy in Georgia and they have traveled this far to be close to the school. Their older son has now graduated and accepted an appointment to West Point.
Betsy Pearson purchased this House in 2014
Why Betsy Pearson chose Flowery Branch
Our home base is Minnesota. Our sons chose to attend Riverside Military Academy in their pursuit of a unique and rigorous education. After spending three years renting homes in the area, we chose to purchase our own. We spend the school year at this home in Georgia and return to Minnesota for the summers. It just made sense to us to make this wonderful home available to discriminating travelers for the summer months while we are up North. Betsy has a background is in Hospitality management having spent time with Loews Hotels, the 5-star Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Virginia, and Hyatt Hotels. She brings all her passion for hospitality and her experience into this much more personal endeavor. We adore this home and love hosting guests here. Our goal is to make everyone who spends time at Bluewaters Cottage feel like they have been embraced by the warm experience of staying here. As this is our home in the South, you will find every detail up to our own uncompromising standards: wonderful bedding, lovely kitchen ware, warm rooms, inspiring peacefulness when you need it, fun when you want it! There are four sitting areas in which to spread out , an unbelievably awesome Teen suite that your kids will talk about for weeks :), a very special master retreat and a large patio that walks into the spacious main area of the home. The home is gracious, while being fun for adults and kids alike. You will feel the captivating warmth of the home the moment you walk through the front doors. And then, at every turn, you will delight in a new morsel of comfort.
What makes this House unique
Because this is our home, not a rental unit, we treat it as such. We work on the house all the time we are in it to upgrade the charming details of the home so that we are sure you will feel overwhelmed with tasteful comfort. If you like the photos you see here, you can safely assume that the home is even lovelier with more upgrades than the photos can keep up with. Bluewaters stole our hearts in a moment. Then we went to work to enhance everything we could to prepare it for your visit. The towels are new and soft, the sheets are new and lovely, the flatware matches as does the china and glassware. This is what you want from a home--not a house. This home has all the charm of a cottage with all the space and amenities of a spacious and modern home. We welcome any ideas you may have to help you enjoy your next stay at Bluewaters Cottage!
Max guests: 11
Minimum age of primary renter: 28 - Minimum age for renting is 28.Minimum age for renting is 28.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Beautiful Home and Ammenities Extreme
This home is everything and more...I felt like I was on HGTV! Have been renting Ocean homes for years, and this lake home was unbelievable. Well appointed, everything advertised, and so much more! Extremely clean! And well cared for! And an awesome double slot, double deck dock with floaties, furniture, umbrella, and more! And lake towels too! Bath towels and wash clothes so abundant we did NO laundrey and had gobs left over! Drink refrigerators, Extreme coolers, Grills, and an incredible toaster! lol Loved it!
Awweee, so glad you liked Bluewaters. We loved having you; you were wonderful guests. (I love that toaster, too~~LOL). Please let us know if we can ever help in the future!
You won’t be disappointed
Great home. The property is well laid out, it is impeccably cared for, and the owner make a tremendous array of items available (dishes, knives, pots, pans, towels...). Jump on it If you can get on the schedule for this one.
Fabulous Family Trip
We celebrated our 6th annual “cousins week” at this lovely property. Plenty of room for all, great boating, well stocked home. Management was exceptionally communicative and accessible
This property is unbelievably gorgeous and well maintained . It was like a week in heaven. Betsy's decorating and amenities make your stay extra special. Everything you think you might need or want has been thought of and provided. It was a perfect week except for the rain! There was still plenty to keep us occupied inside- games, movies, books, and video games! It was perfect! Thank you!
Best accommodations ever for our extended family.
The property is beautiful down to the smallest detail. Each couple had their own space for privacy, yet oodles of room for all 16 of us to gather. One truly needs to bring only his clothes and personal effects. The kitchen and linen closets were completely stocked - even beach towels were provided.
Lake Lanier is huge with many coves to anchor a boat and enjoy the clear water. Had a fun day at Margaritaville, where there was something for everyone to enjoy, from the 10 year old to the 82 year old. We found Aquasports a great place for boat rental and loved the grouper served at Fish Tales.
Thanks Betsy for being such a wonderful hostess. You went overboard to see to our comfort. Perhaps we'll see you again in the future.
We loved having you! I hope to see you again soon-- no overboard it too much for you!
All the best,
Our home, located on an always deep point of Lake Lanier enjoys all the peace of the point and the fun of the lake. But all the amenities to which our guests have become accustomed are within just a few miles: grocery shopping, restaurants, night life, antiquing, shopping and golf. Amazing water sports abound just a few minutes away by either water or road. Perhaps the most exciting nearby attraction for kids of all ages is Lake Lanier Islands Beach and Waterpark with 11 water slides; Georgia’s largest wave pool; FunDunker, a water attraction equipped with more than 100 ways to get kids wet; Kiddie lagoon, complete with age-appropriate waterside; and Wiggle Waves, a kid-sized wave pool. There’s food and drink, stellar people-watching, boat docks, Sunset Cove, and a glorious beach waiting for you only 8 miles from Bluewaters Cottage. If you want to make your own fun on Lake Lanier, you can do that, too! Minutes away by boat or car are every kind of water sport you can imagine including the very exciting fly boarding and hover boarding! For an inland excursion, Flowery Branch, our hometown, is small, charming and historic. Known as the town where “Cotton was King”, Flowery Branch was the place where farmers in Northeast Georgia brought their crops to be ginned, sold and shipped by rail. Main Street, the central core of Flowery Branch, is steeped in history today with “turn of the century” buildings including a Historic Train Depot. Now on this charming and historic street you will find an antique shop, a hair studio, a coffee shop and even candy store reminiscent of a turn of the century sweet shop. Hmmm, good coffee, antiques and a hand-made chocolate: what else do you need from a morning out and about? Here on Main street you will also find Antebellum Restaurant located in a quaint historic home. Complete with a charming wrap-around porch and candlelit by lanterns, the restaurant ambiance lends itself to an elegant dining experience. The restaurant serves a seasonal menu, complete with ingredients from local farms and traditional dishes with a twist. A stay at Bluewaters challenges your senses to find something NOT to like. Whether you stay at home in this charming place or venture out, you will be delighted.