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Secluded Lakeside Cottage with Deep Water Boat Dock

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 111 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 28 nights

Overview

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 bathroom and the 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. 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.

If you click the "Book Now" button, please be aware that your credit card company puts a hold on your funds. In the event the property is not available, the funds are still held for a short period by your credit card company and not Home Away, Vacation Rentals, or Vacation Rentals By Owner. Please contact us to confirm availability prior to making a "Book Now" booking attempt. Once you have used the Book Now feature, we have 24 hours to accept (or decline) your request and at that time we will send you a reservation request for payment.

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.

Effective February 9, 2016 the HomeAway websites which includes Vacation Rentals.com, Vacation Rentals by Owner.com (VRBO) and Homeaway.com 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.

More Details

Owner
Rich & Melanie Madden
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017

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.

Rich & Melanie Madden purchased this house in 1957

Why Rich & Melanie Madden chose Lake Lanier

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 canoe and small kayak are for our guests use also. 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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Amenities

Gainesville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 111 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Half Bathroom - toilet
  • Shower is walk-in
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • All bedrooms have lake or forest views
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
*You must be at least 25 years old to rent this property NOW with WI-FI! * Single slip private Boat Dock with sun deck * Cable TV with DVD players including large Flat Screen TV * 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

Secluded Lakeside Cottage with Deep Water Boat Dock
average rating of 4.948718 based on 40 reviews
5

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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5

Gorgeous!

  • 5 of 5

This house is so beautiful! Nice and clean, in calm and quiet location and with a stunning view of the lake. Rich & Melanie are very nice people and easy to communicate with. You will make no mistake if you choose for your vacation time this wonderful cottage! :-)

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Relaxing Lake Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable home on the lake. We had a great time relaxing with family at this charming home. The paddle boat and kayak were a big hit with the children. Rich and Melanie were gracious host. I would highly recommend this home and plan to stay again in the future.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very pleasant stay in this charming cottage.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed a month long stay in this comfortable cottage. Located on a quiet, dead-end street, the cottage was well stocked with all the comforts of home. Great location for exploring the area, or just relaxing on the enclosed porch, or enjoying a nice fire in outdoor fire ring. Fall foliage from the back yard was some of the best in the area. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Enjoying the secluded location is a great way to relax and we have a great location for day trips also. With the well stocked kitchen, dine-in or checkout some of the great restaurants nearby. For shopping, the N.Georgia premium outlet mall is close by and offers a variety of outstanding retailers.
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5

Perfect getaway cottage

  • 5 of 5

I wish we had had more time to spend at the cottage since we really enjoyed our stay of three nights. The house was very roomy and comfortable and was decorated in classy, lake-house decor. The property and house were both well maintained and clean. We enjoyed cooking in the well-stocked kitchen and using the grill. There was so much to enjoy that the tv was never turned on! Lakeside we relaxed on the dock (plenty of both shade and sun), fed the geese and fish, swam, floated and kayaked. The teenage girls enjoyed the relaxing time outside, playing ping pong, and YES! - the wifi works perfectly (even at the dock.)

Melanie and Rich were exceptionally hospitable. It's quite clear that guest comfort is a top priority for them. We really appreciated how pleasant and accommodating they were. They are the kind of owners that go above and beyond, which is what we look for in vacation rental properties. I look forward to visiting the cottage in the future, and I would highly recommend the cottage for families, friends, couples, etc.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Quiet peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four adults and two kids (ages 7 and 3) loved our stay here. The house layout is great with two large bedrooms for adults and twin beds in 3rd bedroom. One small note-- there is only one shower and no bathtub, which was fine. The main living areas are downstairs, so it was easy for the kids to sleep while adults were still awake. There are lots of nice touches-- games, spices in pantry, etc. that make it clear the owners care about their guests. The dock is great, very deep water and a fairly secluded spot on Lanier that felt safe to swim in. There wasn't much passing boat traffic. We enjoyed jumping off the dock and tooling around in the provided canoe and kayak. We will happily return in the future!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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
Rice
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

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Rates & Availability

Gainesville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
July 4th 2017
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,200
Flat fee
 
 
Labor Day 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,200
Flat fee
 
 
Fall
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,150
$3,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
28 night minimum stay
$100
$2,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $120 + Tax
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 3.0%

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 Rentals.com, Vacation Rentals by Owner.com (VRBO) and Homeaway.com 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.
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