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Rich and Brenda Cormier

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english, french

Private Pool, Dock, Deep Water Cove

19 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Gainesville House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

From the moment you step out of your car your stay will be relaxing or filled with activity depending on the pace you set. Stepping into this vacation getaway you will find a fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops and wood floors. The open floorplan looks out onto the flagstone deck with 20 x 50 inground pool and the beautiful lake. This Lake Lanier Vacation Home features a cozy living room with a wood burning, stone fireplace. The master bedroom is complete with king size bed, massage chair, and master bath with jacuzzi tub and walk-in oversized shower. Other sleeping arrangements include, 2 queen bedrooms and a kids room with bunk beds. Lake house living. Nice and fun property that families or just couples will relax and have the time of their lives.

When you are not enjoying the inside of the house, the outside has just as much to offer. Inground pool, fireplace and party dock with wave runner ramp or room for your boat.

Located in a private deep water cove near Gainesville Marina. You can rent a boat from the Gainesville Marina

Swimming, boating, jet skiing, sunsets, fishing can all be yours at this property.

Great location! Only 5 minutes to shopping in nearby Gainesville or 20 minutes to the outlet shops in Dawsonville.

High speed internet

Sorry no parties or weddings. Must be over 25 to rent.

Keywords: Lake house on Lake Lanier GA

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Rich and Brenda Cormier (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french

About Rich and Brenda Cormier

We use the home as our second home and love it, but schedules are too crazy with the boys sports, so we decided to rent it out. We are sure you will enjoy it as much as we do.

Rich and Brenda Cormier purchased this house in 2008

Why Rich and Brenda Cormier chose Lake Lanier

Love the house, location of nearby restaurants and shopping and absoultely love the lake. The boys love jet skiing and jumping off the local favorite 'rock'.

Reviews

4.2
based on 19 traveler reviews

Private Pool, Dock, Deep Water Cove
average rating of 4.2105265 based on 19 reviews
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Great place for lake side getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Much bigger inside than outside! Perfect for weekend getaway. My extended family of 20 had plenty of room through the day. 14 slept comfortably. Even on a rainy weekend, we had a blast. House is perfect for games, cooking and hanging out. Very homey and inviting. Rough enough around the edges to make everyone comfortable and at ease.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you made the best of weather and enjoyed yourselves :) Try us again sometime and we'll be hoping for sunny skies ;) Rich & Brenda
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5

AWESOME VACATION

  • 5 of 5

5 STARS!!!!THIS WAS OUR SECOND VACATION AT RICH AND BRENDA'S HOME. EVERYTHING WAS IN PERFECT ORDER, THE POOL WAS A BIG HIT FOR THE GRANDCHILDREN AS WELL AS THE ADULTS!!! ACCESS TO THE LAKE FOR THE PONTOON WE RENTED WAS VERY CONVENIENT ALSO.WE HAD ONE SMALL PROBLEM WITH THE REFRIGERATOR, BUT WAS RESOLVED( AFTER SPEAKING TO RICH) BY THE NEXT MORNING. THANK YOU AGAIN FOR SHARING YOUR HOME!!! WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND TO OUR FRIENDS!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Return Renters

  • 4 of 5

This was our second time staying at this property. The beautiful home accommodates my family along with my extended family well. The huge pool is great for swimming, lounging and sunbathing. There is a beautiful view of the lake. The kids and teenagers love jumping off the two-story dock. We love fishing off the shaded dock as well. Access to the Gainesville Marina is awesome. The house is located just across from the marina which is great if you want to rent a boat or eat at Skogies. The home is in a great location with easy access to all of your shopping or dining needs. Rich and Brenda are quick to respond if you have questions. We had great family time and look forward to visiting again.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Worst HomeAway experience I've had

  • 1 of 5

In some of the other reviews, the owner has questioned the bad reviews acting like these people must have stayed somewhere else. After spending two nights here, I can confirm those bad reviewers stayed in the same house I did. I can only assume the good reviews are from people who are either related or friends to the owners.

Kitchen was poorly stocked. No sponges, only one extra trash can bag, only 7 glasses, about 7 bowls, but 20 plates. A couple of roach motels under the sink and oven. We had a few huge roaches during our stay who apparently had not found the "motel" yet. Not a pleasant eating experience. Dishwasher does a horrible job. You have to wash your dishes before putting them in, which is difficult without a sponge. We had to buy our own soap for bathrooms and toilet paper as nothing was stocked. Hot water was a little sporadic, and none of us were trying to shower at the same time. The water pressure is horrible. The bunk beds are pretty shaky, with some questionable boards, and definitely not a room where you would feel safe leaving kiddos. The TV would shut off after 30 minutes and then again after about 5-10 minutes if you restarted it. Dock definitely needs some TLC. The top board is missing on the stairs resulting in a shaky walk up to the top.

Then to make matters worse, the owner shorted our deposit refund by $40 claiming it was fees charged by HomeAway despite nothing being in the contract, on the HomeAway website, or ever encountered in one of my previous HomeAway stays.

It wasn't all bad. The living dining area is perfect for a bigger group. The AC worked ok, but I could see how it would struggle to keep up when it gets hotter.

Don't question the other bad reviews. They are accurate. Every single word of them.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry you had a bad experience at our house. We really try to make it as nice as we can, but sometimes things happen and we try to resolve the best we can. The kitchenware has been resolved as sometimes people either break stuff or whatever and we rely on cleaners to tell us what is happening and sometimes that falls short on timely updates. The TV has never been a problem before your stay and after, but will replace if I hear same complaint again. The bunk beds top board came loose probably during kids being kids, but has been fixed and is solid again. Water pressure is fine as long as everyone doesn't take showers at same time and runs hose at the pool. As for credit card fee, it is clearly on contract in bold letters. We give everyone the ability to send cashiers check or even personal check if far enough in advance so that they do not get charged the fee. We truly wish you had enjoyed our house as many others have and hope that you have a better experience at your next destination. Thanks, Rich & Brenda
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Great stay!

  • 4 of 5

Had so much fun! I came to the Lake with my boyfriend. A couple of friends came up for the day to hang out at the pool. Everything was clean including the pool. It was a great size home for entertaining. The master suite had a large tub which i enjoyed and the bed was so comfortable. Rich was always available to answer my questions and was helpful when I booked the property literally the day before I came.

Only improvements I suggest are updated pool furniture, as there was no where for me to lay in the sun and seating on the dock. Other than that everything was great!! I will definitely come back for a girls weekend and rent a boat!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Krista, thanks for the review. Sorry on pool furniture. Had some major winds that trashed some of lounge chairs right before your stay and didn't realize it til I went there while you were there. Just bought a bunch of new chairs and lounge ones for when you come back ;) Glad you had fun and you're always welcome back. Thanks, Rich & Brenda
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Hillbilly Hovel

  • 1 of 5

They say a swimming pool covers a multitude of sins, but it couldn't do the job here!

The house is poorly furnished with dresser in only one bedroom, main dining room had absolutely nothing. My wife cut her lip on a chipped coffee cup, there were three more glasses with major chips, and plates. It was as if they went dumpster diving behind the Salvation Army store for the hodge-podge of kitchen implements and home furnishings. The Master whirlpool tub had the switch disconnected. There wasn't enough hot water available to fill it anyway. Showers were 3-5 minutes each, with up to 45 minutes before the next person could get in. And, the water pressure was very low. Kitchen faucet was broken, the other full bathroom shower fixture and bath faucet were loosely hanging from the wall. Pool furniture was junk, coffee maker barely functioned, light bulbs burned out, etc. However, we were "blessed" with two clothes hangers per bedroom! The double tier dock was decrepit.

To add insult to injury, it took 21 days for our deposit to be returned (with credit card fees deducted). I have rented four vacation homes so far this past year, another one coming up soon. I have rented MANY homes since 1985, only two were great disappointments. One in Cancun, now this one in Gainesville, GA.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Unfortunately, we cannot control weather and when it rains, you get this sometimes from people. Really wish there was a way to screen people before letting them stay at your homes so that you would know to refuse people like this. They stayed for 3 nights and were in the middle of 2 reviews that people loved the house. I really wish people would think more before posting stuff like this as it is clearly false and unfortunately affects our business. We do everything we can to please our renters and communicate with them as much as possible to make sure everything goes right. Would be curious to see reviews they left at other places they claim to have stayed at. I'm sure they are all pretty similar. 90/10 rule here in affect. Thanks for the review, Rich & Brenda
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Located near Gainesville Marina if you would like to rent a boat

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Rates & Availability

Gainesville House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer Peak
Jun 19 2016 - Sep 6 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,800
 
 
Fall
Sep 27 2016 - Dec 2 2016
2 night minimum stay
$275
$1,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Refundable damage deposit $400

$200 extra for holidays.

No parties

Credit cards accepted with a 3% added fee

Cancellation policy:
If cancelled 90 days or more before arrival, deposit will be refunded minus $25 admin fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Gainesville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 bunk bed
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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