Spacious Gainesville Retreat On Lake Lanier!

Property ID: 468577GainesvilleGAUS
Sleeps 83 BR3 BA
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The ultimate lake retreat awaits you and your family at this picturesque home in Gainesville! This 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom vacation rental property features a fully equipped kitchen, a large deck, a fire pit, and a shared dock. With Lake Lanier right in your backyard, spend your days swimming, kayaking, and fishing with ease. When you’re not on the water, check out hiking trails nearby, try out local restaurants, or take a day trip to sightsee in Atlanta. The opportunities for fun are endless!


  • Kitchen
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Washer
  • Essentials
  • Self Check-In


Location Details

THINGS TO SEE & DO: Lake Lanier (on-site), Little Hall Beach (3.3 miles), Lanier Point Park (5.0 miles), Longwood Park (6.1 miles), Wilshire Trails (6.3 miles), River Forks Park (8.8 miles), Botanical Gardens (10.2 miles), Chestatee Wildlife Preserve & Zoo (14.9 miles), Don Carter State Park (16.9 miles), Sawnee Mountain (19.4 miles), Lake Lanier Islands (22.6 miles), Buford Dam Park (24.5 miles), Little Mulberry Park (26.7 miles), Blood Mountain Trails (37.0 miles)

EAT & DRINK: Sherry's Bait & Barbecue (0.6 miles), Skogies Lakefront Restaurant (3.4 miles), Chicken Salad Chick (4.6 miles), Luna's Restaurant (6.6 miles), Atlanta Highway Seafood Market (6.6 miles), Scott's Downtown (6.7 miles)

VISIT ATLANTA (~56 miles): Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, CNN Studio Tours, Zoo Atlanta, High Museum of Art, Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta Botanical Garden, Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, SunTrust Park

AIRPORT: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (63.8 miles)


6 reviews
  • Always the best!


    This was our third stay at the Retreat on Lake Lanier. As always the place was clean, including all the sheets and linens and such a very comfortable space. The kitchen is stocked with all the dishes and utensils needed to create meals for all that were staying.

    I appreciated the quick responses from Elaine, she checked in to be sure we were all set and she always responded when needed.

    We look forward to coming back in 2024!

    Published January 2, 2024
  • Thanksgiving at our Retreat on Lake Lanier, the M&M house


    Our hostess, Eileen, was excellent as the 6 of us converged on the Retreat on Lake Lanier. She was very responsive to our communications, even allowing us to get into the house a little earlier.

    This is the second Thanksgiving we have been here and it was as we would expect: very clean throughout the house, bedrooms made up very nicely with lots of towels and amenities in the bathrooms. The beds were very comfortable and the kitchen is a great size to fit all the cooks and all the utensil that we needed were there for our use. The dinning space fit all of us and the Thanksgiving meal.

    Due to the time of year we did not get to the lake, so cannot relate any experiences on that.

    The family visit was a big success in large part to all the attention to details, for that we are very grateful.

    Published November 28, 2023
  • Great House for a Friends Weekend


    The house was great! Had ample space for everyone staying with us. Kitchen had everything we needed. Super easy check-in process and Elaine was great to communicate with and answer any questions I had before arrival. The walk to the dock is quite long and steep. 5 stars all around-would stay again!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Ashley V.
    Published July 11, 2023
  • 1/5

    Let me start with the positives. Easy check-in, clean, comfy beds, well stocked kitchen. Fun dishes, great appliances, nice fire pit and plenty of parking. It’s obvious in the house a lot of thought was placed in it as a rental property. Sadly, the outside doesn’t reflect that same attention to detail. The neglect for the outdoor area around the house and down at the dock greatly disappointed my family who traveled to vacation and relax. Dirty and I mean dirty, dirty floats, dirty kayaks, dirty/damaged/missing chair cushions, dirty grill (the drip pan needs emptying to keep it from flaring up while cooking) And just overall clutter outdoors took away from our experience in what we hoped would be an enjoyable and relaxing weekend. We spent a lot of time cleaning the areas to attempt to use them. In terms of safety - the missing steps down to the shoreline at the very bottom is dangerous and the slippery path straight down is strenuous even for the fittest. I’m not sure if there’s a whole section of the dock missing (there was a pile of old wood that looked like it might be once a part of it)but it was obvious that there had not been recent activity or attention to anything down at the lake/dock area. Which is sad as we rented the place specifically for lake access to enjoy the water and Georgia sunshine for two days and could not. Hence, our decision to leave a day early and find something else. If you’re going for lake access and outdoor fun, look elsewhere.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Melissa B.
    Published July 11, 2023
    Manager's Response:

    Hi Melissa, we take guest feedback seriously and passed your comments on to the homeowner who would like to share the following:
    - We're glad to hear you enjoyed your overall stay but disappointed to hear your stay didn't fully meet your expectations.
    - We take our guest feedback seriously, and can confirm the bottom dock stairs have been repaired and replaced. We will be cleaning the equipment at the dock every other week to ensure future guests do not share the same experience. We are sorry that this happened. Georgia has had a monumental amount of rain and moisture this year. It has rained so consistently it has been difficult to keep up with the outdoor spaces. We have the lawn person coming to take care of the weeds that have become overgrown. The grill grease container will be emptied and checked more frequently so that we don’t have this issue in the future.
    - The excess wood down by the dock, has also been removed. In addition, we’ve since updated our listing to reflect that this is a very steep path to the lake. Where there is a steep incline/decline, there is deep water at the dock. Guests are able to jump into the water without risk of hitting the bottom. The water surrounding our dock is approximately 20 feet deep.
    We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience.
    We do all we can to make the best possible stay, and we look forward to this property hosting many satisfied guests.

  • Relaxing lake vibes


    Overall this is a nice property. The kitchen amenities in particular really stood out as the best our two families have ever experienced at a rental property! Elaine the property manager is also great, as is the handy man who promptly took care of a minor issue at the house. But the walk to, and especially back from, the lake is a doozy, and nothing in the property description comes close to saying what it's really like. There is a VERY steep incline down, most of which is just a dirt path, and it takes several minutes to get to the dock. There are also several loose boards and steps on the final stairway down. Young children or anyone with mobility issues would have a very hard time navigating the path, and it's not a situation where you can quickly run back up to the house if you forget something. But with that said, the house itself is quite nice, spacious, and very comfortable.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Liz S.
    Published August 24, 2022
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