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Secluded Lakeside Cottage with Deep Water Boat Dock

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 28 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, Sleeps 6

This charming 3 bedroom lake-side cottage is centrally located on Lake Lanier between Gainesville and Cumming and is situated at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac. The Lakeside Cottage features travertine marble floors, ceiling fans in every room, dual-zone central air conditioning and heat, Wi-Fi and cable TV throughout with DVD players.

The three bedrooms are located on the same floor adjacent to the full newly remodeled bathroom for 2018 and the full size separate laundry room. There is one bedroom with a king-sized bed, one with a queen-sized bed and the third bedroom has two twin beds. All three bedrooms overlook secluded woods and the lake. The Living area and Kitchen are located downstairs by the half bath, screen porch and outdoor patio with fire pit and gas grill.

The Kitchen is fully stocked for preparing meals and the refrigerator has an auto-icemaker. There is a microwave oven and a conventional oven with stove.

The linens, towels, blankets, sheets and bedspreads are cleaned prior to all new check-ins.

A large screened-in porch with swing, rockers, and Ping-Pong table with paddles will give hours of relaxation and fun. The large Patio has a picnic table with BBQ grill and a cozy outdoor fire-pit . From there, it's a short walk to the single slip boat dock with deep water always for fishing, swimming, boating and just about any other activity on the water. Boat launch and rentals are just 2-3 miles away at Vann's Tavern boat launch and Port Royale Marina.

We are pet friendly but sorry, no cats. There is an additional fee for your pet.

We have a full size Washer and Dryer in the laundry room for your use.

Renters must be at least 25 years of age.

We have a maximum of 6 guests. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause as we are not able to accommodate larger groups.

For details regarding rates and fees, click on the "See All Rates" tab or enter your dates. There are minimum rental days as listed and additional details regarding rates, cancellations, fees, and other information. Rates are subject to change and are negotiable for smaller groups and extended stays.

For cottage location, click on the "Location" tab to view the Google map.

To reserve our cottage, 50% of the daily rate sum is required if more than 30 days away from the check-in date. The balance of the remaining daily rate, Security Deposit and Cleaning & pet fees are due 30 days prior to the Check-in date. We offer a 100% refund for cancellations made 30 or more days before the check-in date. Cancellations made less than 30 days from Check-in date will be 100% refunded once the property is re-listed and rented. Available alternate dates will be offered in the event it cannot be rented.

The refundable Damage Security Deposit is promptly sent after check-out and inspection.

The Rental Agreement and Rules documents are attached to the request and by accepting and making the Payment Request, you are agreeing to these documents.

More Details

Rich & Melanie Madden
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 19, 2018

About Rich & Melanie Madden

We live next door to the rental property but it is very private and we respect our guests privacy. There are woods on the other side with winter views of the lake. If there is ever any need, we can quickly be of assistance. Since we are dog lovers, your pets are welcome also. ***The pet fee is $100.00 per dog***

Maximum 2. Dogs have to be well trained and under voice command. We have nice furnishings and bedding and NOT ALLOWED ON FURNITURE OR BEDS. Must be supervised at all times. Dogs cannot be left alone in cottage or on property. Damage deposit will NOT be refunded if these requests are not followed. Thank you!

Rich & Melanie Madden purchased this house in 1957

Why Rich & Melanie Madden chose Gainesville

We have remodeled my Grandfather's cabin with updated amenities and furnishings that you will surely appreciate as appropriate for lakeside living. We have a dual zoned central heat and air, 3 full sized bedrooms and 1 full bath located between. A 4th bedroom was converted to a laundry room with a full sized washer and dryer. There is a 1/2 bath located next to the living area downstairs by the screen porch and patio. The screen porch area has rockers and a swing with ping-pong for hours of fun and relaxation. The spacious patio has an outdoor fire pit, picnic table and chairs for family and friends to gather and share the fun. The private dock is just that-a private dock for your use and no sharing with the owner! It has a single slip, sundeck and lounge chairs. The deep water at the dock guarantees enough water for year round use.

What makes this house unique

On the Lake, centrally located, close to shopping, restaurants, and 3 grocery stores within 5 miles.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We truly enjoyed our stay in your very charming home. You have provided all of the comforts of home combined with the relaxation of a vacation on the lake. We had a wonderful time and appreciate your true hospitality.

Bob, Mary Jean, Chris, Brad, Heather & Sophia
Aug 2011
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Gainesville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Half Bathroom - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , newly renovated 2018
  • The new bathroom has a walk in shower and a double sink vanity with granite countertops
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • All bedrooms have lake or forest views
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
*You must be at least 25 years old to rent this property WI-FI! * Single slip private Boat Dock with sun deck * Cable TV with DVD players including large Flat Screen TV's * Ceiling Fans and central AC * Screened-in porch with swing and rockers plus ping pong * All new kitchen with granite counter tops, new appliances and all utensils * All linens and towels included * Large patio with BBQ grill, picnic table, fire pit and chairs * Lake or forest view from every bedroom * Seperate laundry room with full size washer and dryer


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Secluded Lakeside Cottage with Deep Water Boat Dock
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 45 reviews

Perfect Lake Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My family were able to stay here for a Long weekend. Everyone had a great time! The home is in great shape and has everything you would need for a lake home. We really enjoyed ourselves and will for sure be back!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very clean, very comfortable and easy assecess able.

  • 5 of 5

Loved it. We will come back!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hurricane Irma Refugees

  • 5 of 5

My family is from the Tampa Bay area, and we found the cottage on vrbo when we were desperately trying to escape hurricane Irma. We had never been to Two Mile Creek or Northern Georgia, and we were really just looking for a safe place to ride out the storm. We could not have been more impressed with the cottage, the view of the lake, and the peaceful surroundings. It is truly a beautiful place to stay and we enjoyed every minute of it. The beds were extremely comfortable, the cottage has incredible charm and everything was so clean and nice. My favorite thing to do was to sit in one of the rocking chairs and enjoy the beauty of the lake. My family enjoyed the kayaks and canoe along with the fire pit. I would so highly recommend this cabin to anyone looking for a relaxing, beautiful environment. In fact, we are planning to come back next year we enjoyed it so much! The owners are also very special and wonderful people. They were so accommodating to us in our time of need and really went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and to do whatever they could to help us deal with the hurricane, including letting us stay a couple extra days. We LOVED this place and our whole experience.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Once we realized the impact hurricane Irma was going to have to Florida, we quickly got the cottage ready. Our guests found it online within a few minutes of posting it and with their new-born precious baby, they needed to evacuate immediately. Once they arrived after 17 hour drive, we got busy setting up a generator and getting supplies in case Irma made an impact to the area. After the storm passed just west of here, there was concern their Florida home was without power and unsafe. After 2 more days they were able to determine they could return and we said our goodbyes. We wished they could have stayed longer as we missed having our special family who made it safely back home to Florida. We look forward to their return someday so they can enjoy a visit without so many worries!
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Perfect Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the home and the hospitality of the owners. Couldn't have asked for more; great location, the house had everything we needed, and the dock and lake were very relaxing. We loved it so much we'll probably be back, highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Fantastic place. Very clean and all the perks. Great place for a weekend or longer at the lake.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. The house is perfect.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great birthday weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had a great birthday weekend at the cottage. The house had everything we needed, the bedrooms were clean and charming, plenty of outside living areas to eat, listen to music, roast smores in the fire pit and be with family. The house is tucked back in a secluded part of the lake so the traffic in front of the dock is limited and offered great floating off the dock. The only thing we caution against is the path from the house down to the dock can be a bit treacherous when wet. With that said, we would stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our cottage location offers privacy on a quiet cul-de-sac and creek area just a short distance to the main lake area near marinas, the islands, and also several shopping areas with great restaurants. Recent heavy storms washed away part of the path from the cottage to the dock but have since been repaired and apologize for any difficulties that may have been encountered. The good news is the lake level is coming up!
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Atlanta ATL
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Port Royale's Pelican Pete's
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Lake Lanier Islands
Nearest Motorway
5.5 Miles
GA 400
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Lake Lanier Islands
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Hire a professional fishing guide.

* Hop in your boat and you're minutes from Lake Lanier Islands.

* Swimming, floating, and splashing.

* Sample the cuisine at the many restaurants.

* Enjoy the sunsets while cruising under a starlit sky.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Hang out at the dock and watch the boats go by.

* Try your luck for a trophy bass or crappie..

* Swim in our cove.

* Catch a nap in the hammock.

* Relax and unwind around the firepit.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Go shopping at the Premium Outlet Malls.

* Rent a pontoon boat and explore Lake Lanier.

* Golfing at Lake Lanier Islands, Hampton, Chestatee plus others.

* Learn how to Water Ski or ride a tube.

* Ping pong matches or plenty of other games.

* House boat, ski boat, pontoon boats and jet-ski rentals at Port Royale Marina, 2 miles

* Close to the big open Sailing waters and Lake Lanier Islands!

* Fishing and swimming from your own private dock

* Close to all the Lake-side restaurants at Port Royale Marina, Sunset Cove, Hide-away Bay Marina, Aqualand Marina, and Holiday Marina.

* Premium Outlet Mall is just a few minutes away!

* Lake Lanier Islands for beach park, public beach, public golf course and many other activities!

* Visit Helen, Dahlonega, and other mountain resort locations just a short drive away


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning fee $120 + Tax

You must be at least 25 years of age to rent this property.
Rates are seasonal and are based on the maximum number of 6 guests.
Owners must be notified regarding pets, maximum 2, and any visitor with pets. Sorry, no cats allowed at any time due to allergy possibility of future guests. Dogs must be on a flea/tick prevention .
We offer a 100% refund for cancellations made 30 or more days before check-in date. Cancellations made less than 30 days from Check-in date will be 100% refunded if the property can be rented. Available alternate dates will be offered we are unable to re-book the cottage.
The refundable Damage Security Deposit is promptly sent after check-out and inspection. A credit is issued to the credit card less service charge or the full amount ($250) can be sent by USPS if an address is provided.
Please be aware that your credit card company puts a hold on your funds when the property is requested for booking when using the "Book Now" button. . In the event the property is not available, the funds are still held for a short period by the credit card company and not us, Home Away, Vacation Rentals, or Vacation Rentals By Owner. Please contact us to confirm availability prior to making a booking attempt. Once you have used the "Book Now" feature, we have 24 hours to accept (or decline) your request and if accepted, we will send you a reservation request for payment. The Rental Agreement and Rules documents are attached to the quotation and by accepting and making the Payment Request, you are agreeing to these documents.
Effective February 9, 2016 the HomeAway websites which includes Vacation, Vacation Rentals by (VRBO) and will charge a Service Fee between 4% and 10% based on the length of stay for using their web sites at the time of booking (when using the on-line payment service). The fee is paid directly to HomeAway and is 100% refundable if the reservation is cancelled more than 30 days in advance.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.