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Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Space 9,000 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Estate, 7 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 26)

Relax in upscale style in this gated European estate on deep water. This luxurious three level home with greater than 9000 sq feet of living space provides beautiful lake vistas from most every room. The main level is truly stunning. From the moment you enter the front two story foyer, the well appointed formal living room with gas fireplace will simultaneously invite you in and take your breath away. If you can pry yourself past this room, next door you find the spacious open family room with bountiful seating, flat screen HDTV, gaming table, and walls of lake-view windows. This level also contains the fully loaded gourmet stainless and granite professional kitchen with eating space for 20 at your choice of a formal dining room, casual dining room, kitchen bar and family room table. The huge upper patio balcony and lower level porch have additional outside seating and tables for 16, and the garden level has inside eating space for 10. Two spacious bedrooms with private baths are just down the hallway on this main level.

The custom hand forged wrought iron curved staircase leads you to the garden level. Here there is a second fully outfitted stainless kitchen to make two or more family stays easier. Also makes for a great party staging area since it is right off the pool patio. This light and bright level provides king and queen bedroom suites suited for royalty. There are two additional full bathrooms, one with access to the pool area. The nautical themed great-room area with adjacent game room provides ample seating for family gatherings and the kitchen bar provides additional space for eating and entertaining. Through the french doors, the pool and patio area await. The full sized non-deep free form pool is safe for all swimmers. If you prefer a break from the fun in the sun, try your luck at ping pong, foosball, cards at the two gaming tables, or the many board games provided in the gaming areas.

Steps take you down to the gradually sloping 200 foot trail to the double slip covered boat dock. Here views of mountains, lake, fish & wildlife abound.

The third story boasts a spectacular king master suite with private desk, custom spa bath, and master closet that you can get lost in. For your convenience, fabulous full-sized front loading washer and dryer are located in the center of this closet with 360 surround of custom high-end cabinetry. Adjoining 7th bedroom, with three double beds, provides additional comfortable sleeping for 6. You will find yet another spacious bedroom on this level as well. This charming room with gas fireplace has both queen and full-sized beds, and a splendid view of the lake

This exceptional property, only seven minutes from downtown Gainesville, provides ample space for large gatherings; yet allows for privacy, and self sufficiency on each level. Your comfort is assured with every detail from the high quality sheets and towels to every hand picked piece of furniture and bedding.

Your vacation in this unique, beautiful, and restful setting is sure to create memories for a lifetime. Our calendar fills up quickly! So hurry and book your dream vacation now!!

Warmest regards,

Harold and Tina


Third Floor

Master king bed+ queen sofa-bed with bath & lake view

Lg 2nd BR: 1 queen & 1 full bed + fireplace and lake view

Three full beds in 7th bedroom room with shared master bath

Second floor

Queen bed with private bath

Two twins with private bath and lake view

First Floor

King bed with jack and jill bath and lake view

Queen bed with jack and jill bath

Separate free standing bathroom

Additional beds

Four twin rollaway beds

One Queen & 3 twin blowup mattresses

Keywords: Gated, upscale, luxurious, private estate, estate, lake house, pool, dock, lake, 7 bedroom, lakefront, lake view, chateau, chateau, Lanier, lake Lanier, vacation, family reunion, corporate retreat, retreat,

More Details

Chateau Lanier, LLC
Member since: 2011
Speaks english, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 18, 2018

About Chateau Lanier, LLC

We are Georgia transplants since 1991. Although we have traveled throughout the world, we are continually amazed at the beauty of Lake Lanier. We also absolutely love sharing our home with guest from around the US and the world. Always exceeding our guests expectations has become an obsession for us. We and our staff work tirelessly to make sure our guest's experience is without equal. Come stay with us and let us prove it to you.

Chateau Lanier, LLC purchased this estate in 2007

Why Chateau Lanier, LLC chose Gainesville

This property is truly a magical place on Georgia's largest lake. It sits on a beautiful piece of land where it is perfectly positioned to provide pristine views of the lake. We love the privacy it's high hedges, large lot, and private gate provide. And it's close proximity to Gainesville and Atlanta allows our guests to have it all.

What makes this estate unique

We love the ability to enjoy this beautiful lake with a large group of friends and family. The home itself is just a blast with it's unique character and surprises around every corner. It's position on deep water assures lake access no matter the lake level. Endless hours of relaxing by the pool, fishing off the dock, exploring the natural beauty of the lake by boat, or sharing a bottle of wine with friends while enjoying the lakeside ambiance are some of our favorite pastimes at Chateau Lanier. Book a stay today and come discover yours!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Comments sent to us by email and letter:

"Just a note to tell you that we had a wonderful time staying at your spacious, lovely home. Thank you for my security deposit refund as well."


"Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us. We had a great time!"

Jul 2011
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation estate rental in Gainesville, Georgia

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 9000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 26 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 5.5
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 26
  • Upper level Queen + Full - 1 queen , 1 double
    Upper level Master - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Main level Queen - 1 queen
    Main level Zebra Room - 2 twin/ single
    Upper level Bunk Room - 3 double , Shares master bathroom
    Garden level King - 1 king
    Garden level Queen - 1 queen
    Convertible Beds - 4 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 murphy bed
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (2); Roll-away twin beds (4), Sleep Sofa (1), Full size inflatable bed (2), Twin inflatable bed (2)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 28 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Gourmet kitchen, Second full kitchen, Game room, Private double slip dock, Private gated entry, Wine cellar, Wine cooler, Lots of board games, Ping pong table, and Foosball table.


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average rating of 4.9459457 based on 40 reviews

Amazing Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

I travel a great deal for work and I must say, hotels get redundant after a while. It was such a wonderful experience to stay at the Chateau Lanier for a weekend getaway and have everyone under the same roof. The house is very large, beautiful and the amenities were amazing! The house features two full kitchens, a dedicated card room and table, a game room, several seating areas, a pool, a grill, an amazing view, a dock where we were able to park our Sea Ray and so much more! Although it rained on the Saturday we were there, there was so much entertainment in the house that we really didn't miss being outside. We had such a great time and the owner was very accommodating and sweet! We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: 16-May-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your happiness with your Chateau Lanier vacation is music to our ears and we never grow tired are hearing this consistent message from our guests. See you back soon!!
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Perfect for our team off-site!

  • 5 of 5

Chateau Lanier was exactly as described and what we expected. We had a work team of 12 people on a planning retreat and it was the perfect setting for our time together. Plenty of space for everyone to be together or to have separate meetings. And.... the hosts are second to none!

  • Submitted: 14-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This home offers all you can imagine for a vacation home. Tremendous living and entertaining areas with all the "Bells and Whistles!" My family loves this home so much that we have rented it for two consecutive years to have our Thanksgiving Celebration. The view of the lake is breathtaking and the home is perfect for any occasion. The owner is very nice, professional, and enjoyable. The home accommodates a large group and offers privacy. Lots of areas for parking and a large pool. Incredible house with elegant charm and an exquisite expansive master suite. This vacation home is in a great location for shopping, restaurants, and entertainment.


  • Submitted: 14-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The home is beautiful, just like the pictures,

  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed our stay in this beautiful home. The children enjoyed the pool and the game room. The 15 adults enjoyed spending time together under one roof. The home looks just like the pictures on the website. The owner was great to work with. I would recommend this home as a great place to stay, and would stay again if we get the opportunity to do so.

  • Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic family reunion site.

  • 5 of 5

24 family members from five siblings all converged to have a fantastic time on the lake, in the pool, and in the lake home. We did a day-trip to Cool River zip-lines and inner-tubing, spent two days with jet skis and paddle boards on the lake, and visited a Gold mine and Anna Ruby Falls. The house provided all the beds and privacy we needed, and plenty of open spaces for together times. There were quiet spaces where some read books and napped. There were lots of group games where we made noise and took pictures and had lots of fun. The kitchen was more than adequate, the seating was plentiful, and we ate and ate together. I highly recommend this location to others, and wouldn't hesitate to make a return visit.

PS: Harold is a very nice man and was easy to work with.

  • Submitted: 3-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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21 RN's who all graduated together in 1972.

  • 5 of 5

This place was fabulous and just right for these age 65+ nurses, some of whom had not seen each other in 44 years.

The website contained the info needed to plan sleeping for those who had to avoid stairs.

The well equipped kitchen, multiple eating areas, and outdoor areas met our needs well. The five full bathrooms worked great for our group.

We were oriented by Harold upon arrival and it was clear what was expected of our group. All our needs were met with everything connected to this house. I think our group will be back...

  • Submitted: 24-Oct-2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We continue to be very gratified by the consistent stream of comments we receive like yours. It is very fulfilling for us to provide a great venue for groups like yours to reconnect. See you back soon!!
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Nearest Point of Interest
Premium Outlet Mall
Nearest Point of Interest
Lake Lanier Island Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Olympic Rowing Venue
Nearest Point of Interest
Dawsonville Hwy Bridge
Nearest Point of Interest
Gainesville Marina

Lake Lanier Island resort and water park


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation estate rental in Gainesville, Georgia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak 2018
Jun 2 2018 - Aug 18 2018
7 night minimum stay
July 4th week
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Nov 19 2018 - Nov 25 2018
5 night minimum stay
Christmas & New Years
Dec 23 2018 - Jan 1 2019
3 night minimum stay
Peak 2019
May 25 2019 - Aug 17 2019
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee C$508.68
Refundable Damage Deposit C$965.85

Cleaning $395
Refundable security Deposit $750
Tax Rate 7%
Holiday rates $1200/night 3 night minimum stay unless otherwise specified

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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