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Secluded Privacy & Your Own Theater on Lake Lanier

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, 16 Sleeps

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The Alcove Retreat on Lake Lanier is waiting for your visit. Enjoy the thrill of the lake or the surrounding area during the day and the comfort of home at night. If it's warm enough for you, bring your boat and tie up at the dock. There is a boat ramp for

launching very close by. After a day of activity come back and relax in the hot tub on the lower deck. If you?d rather be cozy and comfortable inside, relax with satellite HDTV (51? RPTV) in the gathering room downstairs or the dedicated theater upstairs perfect for sports events like the Super Bowl (are you ready for a near 10' diagonal screen?). Both can handle the DVD's you bring along including BluRay DVD's in the theater. If you want to just get away from things then relax in the library, close the doors, and read to your heart's content. Or break out a puzzle (dozens available) and spread it out on the dining room table for a challenge. A limited selection of books is available. If you'd like to surf or stay in touch with the outside world, bring your laptop and wireless card to tap into the DSL wireless network.

This is an ideal getaway for that special vacation or for team building. An offsite meeting place is a great way to get that office, club, or church group focused on that special roject. The Retreat offers the wooded seclusion of a mountain cabin and all the comforts of home as well as the fun and enjoyment of being on Lake Lanier.

The Retreat is only a 45-minute ride up GA400 from I-285 on the north side of Atlanta. It's located on the northwest corner of Lake Lanier on a quiet Chestatee River cove. The location provides easy access not only to "The Lake" but also a wide variety of activities

in the foothills of the north Georgia mountains. Dahlonega, Helen, Amicalola Falls, North Georgia Premium Outlet Mall, Mall of Georgia, and much more are close by. Boating, hiking, horseback riding, rafting, golf, gold mining? whatever you would like to do is

probably close by as well.

Sorry, but there is no smoking. Pets will be considered upon request.

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More Details

G R Evans
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!! Beautiful house and thoughtful setup. Have a lovely summer.
May 2014
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Dawsonville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Half Bathroom -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
First Floor Kitchen: Fully equipped with pots & pans & utensils, casual place settings of plates and side dishes, glassware, flatware, microwave, stove, double oven, refrigerator, table w/ chairs, end of counter bar stools, kitchen office desk and chair w/ phone Pantry: Washer & dryer, ironing board and iron Half Bath (adjacent to kitchen and door leading to deck) Dining Room: Table w/ chairs Gathering Room: 51? RPTV - HDTV w/ satellite & DVD, overstuffed sleeper sofa and chair, leather recliner, bar stools at wet bar window, fireplace Library: Recliners and side table, limited selection of books Wet Bar: Stemware, coffee maker, coffee grinder, blender, corkscrew, phone Bedroom (Mother-In-Law suite): Queen bed w/ pillowtop mattress, sitting chairs, suitcase dresser, walk-in closet, bedside tables Full Bath (serves both 1st floor bedrooms) Bedroom (Mirror room): Queen bed w/ pillowtop mattress, sitting chair, suitcase dresser, walk-in closet, bedside tables Second Floor Master Bedroom: King bed w/ pillowtop mattress, sitting chair, suitcase dressers, dresser w/ mirror, walk-in closets (2), sleeper sofa, fireplace Bedroom (Balloon Room): Queen bed, sitting chairs, suitcase dressers, closet Bedroom (Kid?s Room): 4 Twin beds w/ pillowtop mattresses, chest of drawers, sitting chair, baby?s chest of drawers Theater: 118? Screen, CRT Projector, sound system and speakers, satellite HDTV, DVD, video processor, tiered Seating for 10-12 Outdoors Upper Deck: Gas grill (propane), patio table w/ 6 chairs, umbrella Lower Deck: Hot tub for 8 Single slip dock


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(7 traveler reviews)

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Secluded Privacy & Your Own Theater on Lake Lanier
average rating of 4.714286 based on 8 reviews

Loved the home, but dock could use some repair

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Stayed 4 nights, Robin was very nice to work with, the house is very nice. There were 14 of us , grandchildren loved having their own room with four single beds. Close to shopping and dining. The house not being on the lake was not an issue for us, but the disrepair of the dock was. The dock was functional for loading and unloading on the boat, but not for leisure.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the constructive critique. The dock did have some warped and loose decking that has now been replaced or secured. Complete stripping, sand blasting, repainting, and re-decking is on the schedule for this fall. In the meantime the dock will be inspected before each arrival for any needed maintenance.
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  • 5 of 5

Incredible home! All and much more then I expected. Extremely clean and very well maintained. The movie theater made a great nightly entertainment. Property centrally located to all needs.The owner was amazingly helpful. The lake is beautiful. Gettimg ready to book it again for next years getaway.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible location, amazingly convenient and an extremely nice owner.

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at this house for a week and actually brought two boats and 2 families. The owner, Robin, has prepared a meticulous guide to the house and the area nearby, including how to launch your boat. While the house is not actually on the lake, the dock is excellent and extremely convenient, just like the rest of the house. I would say that staying right on the lake has little real advantage, as the views from the house are all gorgeous. The beds, linens and towels are all top notch and the little touches that make the stay even better are everywhere. The home theater was a huge hit with the kids, and the bar area with a blender and mini-fridge was a perfect milkshake station. Robin is a great host and you will be guaranteed a great house if you rent it.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, tx

Family Vacation

  • 4 of 5

My 4 grown children, their families & I enjoyed 4 days/nights at this property.

One of my sons has brain cancer and we wanted a place where we could all be together and visit with him. The Lake house was the perfect solution! There was plenty of space in the large house for privacy when desired and togetherness also. My son enjoyed the deck where we took turns visiting with him. The children enjoyed swimming in the lake while we sat on the dock. One day some of us went tubing while others rented a pontoon boat, tube & jet ski and had a wonderful time on Lake Lanier. Restaurants and shopping were close by.

I was surprised and pleased at how well stocked the house was. There were plenty of dishes, pots & pans, towels etc. The theater room was enjoyable also.

I would certainly recommend this lake house to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2011
  • Stayed: June 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Garner, North Carolina

Family Christmas

  • 5 of 5

Our family Christmas vacation was really enjoyable here the amenities and layout were perfect. We had family flying in from Michigan and Texas for a total of 17 quests overnight and five of them were children under 10. All enjoyed the house tremendously especially the theater room. The accomodations were great, the house well maintained. We really enjoyed having a well stocked kitchen of utensils and space.

We enjoyed being near shopping (Walmart)expecially. However, though the lake was in close walking distance I personally would have liked actually being on the Lake.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2011
  • Stayed: December 2010
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Lakeland, FL USA

Family Thanksgiving

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a central location to have Thanksgiving this year and this was perfect! There were reservations from members regarding what it would be like, but all doubters were pleased once arriving. Many comments about how clean the house was & how nice it was. It was the perfect size for our family (14 adults and 2 young children). We will definantely keep the info for future famiy holidays!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2010
  • Stayed: November 2010
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Boating and all imaginable water activities on Lake Lanier; Hiking

the Appalachian Trail from the Amicalola Falls visitor center and

Southern Terminus Access Trail; Several horseback riding venues;

Golf at the Chattahoochee Country Club or Gold Creek Resort;

Dahlonega Gold Museum, gold mining, and unique shops and

restaurants; Alpine Helen with it?s taste of Bavaria; Rafting; Trout

fishing; Shopping at the North Georgia Premium Outlet Mall or the

Mall of Georgia; Restaurants are springing up all around of all

kinds. You will be only minutes away from grocery, pharmacy, video,

and other shopping.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $750
Tax Rate 15.0%

Nightly Rate: $300 - $375

Weekly Rate: $1650 - $2100

Monthly Rate: $0 - $0

Rates: Dates: Nightly: Weekly:
In-Season Mid-May through Mid-Sep, 3 night minimum $375.00 $2100.00
Off-Season Mid-Sep through Mid-May, 3 night minimum $300.00 $1650.00
Holidays are at the In-Season rates.
Cleaning Fee: $150.00
Payment by Credit Card Only: VISA, MasterCard, or Discover.

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
Rates are subject to sales (7%) and occupancy (8%) taxes. If you have special
circumstances or considerations, please advise so that we might have
a chance to satisfy your needs. All Guests must be registered at
time of rental application. No ?parties?.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.