Destination guide

Explore the lakeside setting in Gainesville

Enjoy the festivals and other features of Gainesville. This city's lake, cafes and shopping draw many visitors. A holiday rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Sightseeing in and around Gainesville

Are you looking for top things to see and do during your stay? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Gainesville a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Chicopee Woods Golf Course (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)
  • Stonewood Riding Stables (11.2 mi / 18 km)
  • Chestatee Golf Club (11.4 mi / 18.4 km)
  • Countryland Golf Club (11.5 mi / 18.6 km)
  • Hampton Golf Village (13.4 mi / 21.5 km)
  • Mayfield Dairy Farms (13.8 mi / 22.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Gainesville

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, Gainesville is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Wilshire Trails Park (0.8 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Lake Lanier (6.1 mi / 9.7 km)
  • Don Carter State Park (7.6 mi / 12.2 km)
  • Lake Lanier Islands (14.3 mi / 23.1 km)
  • Bogan Park Community Recreation & Aquatic Center (15.6 mi / 25.1 km)
  • Buford Dam Park (16.8 mi / 27.1 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Gainesville

The nearest airport is in Athens, GA (AHN-Ben Epps), located 37.5 mi (60.3 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Atlanta, GA (PDK-DeKalb-Peachtree), which is 39.7 mi (63.9 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, you can make your way to Gainesville Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around Gainesville?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 263 holiday lettings around Gainesville. From 158 houses to 56 cabins, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a lakefront property in Gainesville?

Imagine it. You and your buddies, on your deck, appreciating picturesque lake views with a vino in hand. Our lakeside retreats are all about easygoing days and super chill nights. HomeAway has 129 rentals close to lakes available. Of course, that might not suit everyone. Luckily, HomeAway has loads more options, including:

  • 106 lake-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 86 shore-front holiday accommodation options.
  • 83 water-view holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Gainesville?

Instead of staying in a cookie-cutter, chain hotel room this holiday, you could just rent a whole house. You'll feel like you're part of the neighbourhood in no time! There are 164 options currently on HomeAway. Prices begin at £59 per night. If that doesn't suit your posse's taste, we've got a number of different self-catering accommodation options available, such as:

  • Cabin: 49 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £69 per night.
  • Hotel: 19 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £84 per night.
  • Cottage: 16 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £103 per night.

Can I stay in Gainesville in a large group?

There's nothing quite as exciting as exploring somewhere entirely new with your family and loved ones. The good news is HomeAway has options suitable for big groups. Why not browse through the 25 house holiday rentals available here? They're the most popular option for big groups of guests. The holiday rentals that are on offer for large groups around here include:

  • On the lookout for rentals that can hold 8 of you? We have 84 that will fit the bill. Prices begin from just £89 per night.
  • After a place for 6 guests? We have 73 that will serve you well. You can book one for as little as £46 per night.
  • Trying to find places for rent to suit 10 guests? You'll be thrilled to know we have 68 that will fit the bill. You can bag one for as little as £115 a night.

Your whole squad will be more than satisfied when you organise your Gainesville getaway through us!