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Dusty Griffith

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Mntn stream, Lux furnshd, on grn-belt w trails, game/fit room, Free Swim Passes

30 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

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Overview

Lake Lanier House Rental Photos and Description

3/4 bdrm, 3 full bath, sleeps 12, 3 bdrms sleeps 7 + loft bdrm w bunk sleeps 5

Our rustic/modern luxuriously appointed home is located inside of the multi awarded Big Canoe luxury gated nature preserve and mountain/golf/tennis/water activities community. This is not the typical home rental. The Shack offers high-end appointments such as high thread count linens, All-Cad cookware, plush Hotel Collection towels, original artwork, high-end furnishings, granite countertops in kitchen and teak vanity tops in baths. There are 2 luxurious dens with windows galore. Both with original artwork and ample reading supply. The main step-down den offers flat screen tv with sound system with outdoor speakers and dvd player next to the stacked stone oversized wood burning fireplace with hearth seating. Use our wood for those colder nights just out the side door. Also on the main level are the Master suite with full bath including shower and jetted tub, tv and deck access and the queen guest bedroom with a plush Sterns and Foster mattress, Indonesian carved headboard, black out curtains and full bath with tub shower combo. Just off of the kitchen and second den/sunroom is the deck area with stainless dining table, cast iron fire pit, dart board and patio furniture with umbrella all overlooking the babbling stream and greenbelt. The upper level offers another queen bedroom with an extra twin sleeper and the loft area with bunks, trundle and sleeper sectional sofa. Both access the full upper bath with travertine shower. The terrace level offers 4 workout machines including BowFlex, Precor treadmill, Elliptical and Stairmaster. Also a game area that includes ping pong, foosball, Wii and a 60+ game vintage standing arcade that includes Ms.Packman, Centipede, Frogger and Galaga. Go out of the sliding glass doors into the screened-in porch that offers bug free lounging via a hammock, daybed, and two rocking loungers all right beside the babbling stream.

Enjoy utilizing our newly renovated granite/stainless kitchen with bar seating and deck areas or dine out at nearby restaurants including Black Bear Pub at the Clubhouse, Home restaurant featuring farm to table continental cuisine just outside the north gate or Fuego Mexican Cantina.

Award winning Big Canoe offers such amenities as 27 Championship holes of golf, 12 multi-surfaced tennis courts and indoor courts, many hiking trails with waterfalls, parks with playlets for the little ones, jogging paths and jeep trail. The Swim Club at Lake Disharoon featuring Disharoon Cafe is available during the summer months and includes boating, the spring fed rock waterside and spa water pool all next to the spa and fitness center. Fishing/boating/swimming including Pontoons, kayaks, canoes, and paddle boards are available all year round on Lake Petit. Just checkin at the Marina for rentals. Feel free to use our canoe for no fee on slip #246 and be sure to get life vests at the Marina outfitter.

The Shack is nestled within the 'V' of two shallow streams 15 feet from the house on a greenbelt of protected forest. Step across the stream in the backyard to a trail system that hugs the flowing creek for miles. The trail system hugs the flowing creek to Lake Petit and is a perfect spot for the picnic lunch. In the opposite direction the trail leads to historic Indian Mounds and Loop trail hugging the beautiful stream the entire way. Just off the deck enjoy a horseshoe pit, bench swing and hammock right beside the babbling mountain stream. There are many other trail systems inside of Big Canoe only a short car ride away. Bring a picnic and and enjoy these easy to moderate nature hikes in your own backyard.

The Shack offers a peaceful, private outdoor landscape with endless adventure and relaxation for children and adults alike and yet perfect for that romantic couples getaway in the mountains.

*Please note the 8 free swim passes apply only to the 2 outdoor pool areas (The Swim Club at Wolfscratch Village and Wildcat Pool). The Swim Club is opened everyday from May 28 - July 31 and only on weekends August 1 – September 5. The Wildcat Pool is open everyday from May 28 - September 5 and only on weekends September 6 - September 25. These swim passes are not valid for the indoor pool use. PLEASE KEEP TRACK OF SWIM PASS BANDS as Big Canoe charges a fee of $246.500 for 1-4 lost bands and $355.00 for 4-8 lost bands and will be taken out of your security deposit.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Dusty Griffith (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Reviews

4.9
based on 30 traveler reviews

Mntn stream, Lux furnshd, on grn-belt w trails, game/fit room, Free Swim Passes
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 30 reviews
5

Great property. We will definitely be back.

  • 5 of 5

The pool and lake was amazing. The kids had a ball on the hiking trails and in the game room in the basement. The place has something for everyone to do.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Lee Anne M.

  • 5 of 5

We took my 13 year old son and his friends up to "The Shack" and we all loved it. My kids really enjoyed the pool/lake area and the many outdoor activities they offered. The decor is gorgeous and the artwork is amazing. It's great for the adults and the kids. They have everything you would ever need and offer a Green Egg grill. The house is totally surrounded by trees making the views gorgeous. The basement has game tables and an arcade machine, perfect for children. I'm already looking at booking this place again in the fall, it's amazing!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We didn't want to leave

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 12 stayed in this home for six days while in northeast Georgia for a family wedding. What a WONDERFUL experience. The house had everything we needed for a fun-filled stay. Located in a very quiet and private neighborhood within Big Canoe, the house was clean and well furnished with lots of extras. The house has two large, comfortable living rooms with amazing views and a fireplace in one of them. The kitchen is equipped with just about anything you need. The house features a covered parking area located near the road. The house sits at the intersection of two small streams, which provided endless entertainment for our children. There’s a huge game room on the lower level, equipped with a ping pong table, an arcade game, TV and gaming system and assorted fitness equipment. Both levels of the home have large decks and/or screen porch with sitting areas. The upper deck also has a fire pit and BBQ grill. Big Canoe’s extensive hiking trail, totaling 20 miles, runs adjacent to the property, just 50 yards from the house. We rented a pontoon boat at the Big Canoe marina to explore Lake Petit. We also took several day trips, one to nearby Amicalola Falls (tallest waterfall in the Southeast) and one to the historic city of Dahlonega, the site of the first major gold rush in the United States. There’s an IGA grocery store about 20 minutes south of the home, along with an hardware store, drug store, gas station and several restaurants. After six days, we didn’t want to leave. The owner, Dusty, was excellent to work with and was always quick to respond with questions or information. We’ve rented multiple properties through VRBO.com and this is definitely one of the best!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Relaxing, beautiful and lots of fun

  • 5 of 5

The property is beautiful! The views are picturesque from every window! The home is nicely decorated and very comfortable. We really enjoyed many evenings out by the fire pit. I would have to say the hiking trails were the best!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Beautiful, secluded setting

  • 5 of 5

Such a great place. Two huge living areas, both with numerous windows letting in all kinds of natural lighting. Open a window to listen to the bubbling brook that runs right next to the cabin. The kitchen was well equipped with everything we needed. They even have a Keurig! Are you kidding me?! The house is enormous and well appointed. We limited ourselves to the main floor and basement. A highlight was the steak dinner I grilled on the Green Egg, served on the deck next to the warm fire I started in the fire pit. We drove to the end of the road and found the head of the Indian Rock trail (I think that's the name). Turns out it runs right past the back of the house. You could literally hop over the brook, walk 50 yards, and be on the trail. Gorgeous trail that takes you to the Petit Lake. If nature isn't your then (what the heck is wrong with you?!), you'll enjoy the ping pong table in the basement where I destroyed my wife, or the multicade game where memories of my quarter-popping-arcade-game youth were brought back to life. Try the Home Restaurant while you're there. The fish and chips at the something Bear Pub (Big Bear? Black Bear? Definitely something with a 'B') were fantastic and worth a try. Great hosts - everything was exactly as described and even better than we hoped. Super clean, super comfortable. I didn't want to leave, but I figured security would've come for us eventually. If you don't stay here, you're missing out.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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United States, GA, Acworth
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The Shack

  • 5 of 5

This is an awesome house and property......lovely decor, clean and well stocked and the owner is great to work with. This is one of the very best rentals we've ever stayed in. Our grandkids loved playing in the creeks and the game room helped keep them occupied. We will definitely be back. I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Black Bear Pub, Home Restaurant
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Big Canoe Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Steve Tate Hwy/Hwy 53
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Black Bear Pub and The Cafe in summer
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Big Canoe swim lake and water park
Car: recommended

Our rustic/modern luxuriously appointed home is located inside of Big Canoe luxury gated mountain/waterfront home community. This is not the typical home rental. It offers high end appointments such as 800 thread count linens, All-Clad cookware, Hotel Collection towels, original artwork and high end furnishings, yet remains perfect for the entire family or the romantic getaway. Big Canoe offers such amenities as golf, tennis, hiking, swimming/water park, fishing/boating, bird watching, fitness and spa, dining and shopping. The home is nestled within the 'V' of two shallow streams 15 feet from the house on a greenbelt of protected forest. These streams, along with the peaceful, private outdoor landscape offer endless adventure and fun for children and adults alike. Step across the stream in the backyard to a trail system that hugs the flowing creek for 1/2 mile to Lake Petit, which offers boating/fishing; in the opposite direction 1/2 mile, the trail leads to historic Indian Mounds and Loop trail. Bring a picnic and and enjoy these easy nature walks in your own backyard. Our flat yard alongside the babbling creek also offers a horseshoe pit with bench swing and hammock. The basement offers 4 workout machines including BowFlex, Stairmaster and treadmill. Also a game area that includes ping pong, foosball and a 60+ game vintage standing arcade that includes among others, Ms.Pacman, Centipede and Galaga. Dine out at nearby restaurants on and off the Big Canoe property, or stay home and enjoy utilizing our newly renovated granite/stainless kitchen with bar seating and deck areas with cast iron fire pit and lounge area.

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Rates & Availability

Big Canoe House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2
Jul 6 2016 - Aug 14 2016
6 night minimum stay
$249
From
$269
Fri,Sat
 
 
October/Fall
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$249
From
$269
Fri,Sat
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 26 2016
6 night minimum stay
$249
From
$269
Fri,Sat
 
 
Christmas
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
$249
From
$269
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Summer 2017
May 19 2017 - Aug 13 2017
6 night minimum stay
$249
From
$269
Fri,Sat
 
 
October/Fall 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$249
From
$269
Fri,Sat
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 26 2017
6 night minimum stay
$249
From
$269
Fri,Sat
 
 
Christmas 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 29 2017
6 night minimum stay
$249
From
$269
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$229
From
$249
Fri,Sat
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $175
Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $350

FREE SWIM CLUB ACCESS to both pool areas for 8 people per day. A value of $64.00 per day/ $448 per week.
*Please note the 8 free swim passes apply only to the 2 outdoor pool areas (The Swim Club at Wolfscratch Village and Wildcat Pool). The Swim Club is opened everyday from May 28 - July 31 and only on weekends August 1 – September 5. The Wildcat Pool is open everyday from May 28 - September 5 and only on weekends September 6 - September 25. These swim passes are not valid for the indoor pool use. PLEASE KEEP TRACK OF SWIM PASS BANDS as Big Canoe charges a fee of $246.500 for 1-4 lost bands and $355.00 for 4-8 lost bands and will be taken out of your security deposit.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Lake Lanier House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • River ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom 3 is upstairs and is shared between bedroom 3 and loft bedroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Bdrm offers a sleeping closet with made up twin mattress
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , loft bedroom including pull out single mattress under bunk
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • The loft bedroom offers bunk bed with a pull out single mattress/trundle sleeping a 3rd and a sleeper sofa sleeping 2 more.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Steam Shower
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Smoking allowed on decks and screened in porch ONLY. Pets allowed in basement/rec room, screened porch and decks ONLY. Large dog bed supplied in basement/rec room. All other areas pets must be crated. Indoor/outdoor stereo system available. Bring your ipod, phone or computer and connect your devices to the indoor/outdoor stereo system. Have the receiver set to 'video 1'. 2 Outdoor Pools, 1 indoor pool, spa, fitness facility, Golf club, indoor/outdoor tennis, activity lake with swimming, paddle boats, etc. are all within the gates of Big Canoe. *Please note the 8 free swim passes apply only to the 2 outdoor pool areas (The Swim Club at Wolfscratch Village and Wildcat Pool). The Swim Club is opened everyday from May 28 - July 31 and only on weekends August 1 – September 5. The Wildcat Pool is open everyday from May 28 - September 5 and only on weekends September 6 - September 25.

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