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FishHook - A Unique Lakefront Cottage - Close to the Water!

Bedrooms 2
Separate WCs1
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Quaint 2-bedroom, 1.5 bath lakefront cottage -- close to the water, great views

FishHook is a timeless and unique “Hemingway style” cottage, offering an unforgettable Lake Lanier experience. A “stone’s throw” from the shoreline, this home sits less than 100 feet from the water’s edge at the mouth of a wide cove with deep water and main channel access. A private, two-story double slip dock is just steps away down a gently-sloping, grassed lot and is well-equipped for your stay on the water with plenty of options for lovers of sun and shade. There are both dining and bistro tables, swivel rockers, lounge chairs, and umbrellas, and at the end of the day, make sure you take a leisurely stroll through the 2 acres of Corp-owned property adjacent to our lot and celebrate the sunset!

Within minutes of your arrival, you'll realize that FishHook is truly a special place, full of character and nostalgic charm – a one of a kind lake cottage. Extensive stonework highlights the home’s exterior -- accenting a patio, fire pit and summer kitchen -- while the home’s tongue and groove wood interior plays up to an artful blend of vintage and new. Rustic lighting, rich wood and fabric accents, natural fiber rugs, and bamboo occasional pieces have been tastefully blended with new inspiration to create the signature "Hemingway" style. Original brick floors ... vaulted, suspended beam ceiling ... brick fireplace and louvered windows maintain the charm of this quintessential lakeside cottage while granite counter tops, stainless kitchen appliances and new hardwood floors in the bedrooms add a modern flair.

You’ll fall in love with the open floor plan and simple living of this single-story cottage. It's a layout that allows you to really enjoy the company of those you call "family". The kitchen, family room and dining room all open onto a spacious 10’ x 30’ screen porch complete with dining table and additional casual seating. The kitchen is fully-equipped, even for the most discerning of chefs, and meals can be served informally at the eat-in island with seating for 5, at the dining table with seating for 6, or alfresco on the porch. There are two beautifully appointed bedrooms – a king master with half bath and flat screen Smart TV and a second bedroom sleeping five in a twin over full bunk with twin trundle and a separate twin bed. Indoor amenities include central A/C and heat, wood-burning fireplace, ceiling fans, AT&T U-verse, WiFi, 50" flat-screen Smart TV, DVD player, and stainless dishwasher, stove and refrigerator.

Under a canopy of native hardwoods, the house benefits from generous amounts of shade and invites you to let the outdoors in. Enjoy the cool breeze off the lake from any number of places – the screened-in porch that runs the entire length of the house, the stone fire pit patio with Adirondack chairs, or the outdoor kitchen. With 180 degree lake views from most anywhere on the property, your only decision will be, “Where do I want to spend the next hour?” You'll never tire of the beautiful views that surround this place.

So, if you're looking for a place that will take you back to an easier, simpler time, a place to reconnect with yourself, family and friends, then we invite you to experience FishHook! We hope you leave "hooked!"

More Details

Debbie Hemphill
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Gainesville in Hall County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • No cats allowed
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Master half bath with sink vanity and toilet
    Bathroom 2 - Hall bath with sink vanity, toilet and shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King master with half bath, ceiling fan and flat screen TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Twin over full bunk bed, twin XL and ceiling fan
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Public boat ramp within .5 mile via water and 3 miles via road. Wahoo Boat Ramp and Park 3961 Mt Vernon Rd Gainesville, GA 30506


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FishHook - A Unique Lakefront Cottage - Close to the Water!
average rating of 4.980769 based on 52 reviews
West palm beach

4 adults and their dogs!

  • 5 of 5

The property is just beautiful. We rented a pontoon boat at Gainesville marina and they were super friendly. The kitchen is well equipped. We never dined anywhere else we had all our meals at Lake house which was very convenient . Ours dogs LOVED the woods and yard. They became friends with the German Shepard next door also.

We visited Amicalola Falls which was a beautiful 40 minutes or so drive and I highly recommend it.

Debbie (owner) was very helpful before and during our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing July 4th holiday on the lake

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed a relaxing and super fun holiday staying at Fishhook. We were able to bring our boat and keep it right at the house under a covered slip. The top deck was so nice to be able to relax while our teenage boys swam and fished. We enjoyed a campfire in the stone fire pit and loved watching the fireflies. The house is really beautiful and stocked with all the supplies you need including nice cookware and dishes. Debbie was very helpful and responded right away to any of our questions. It was also nice to be able to bring our Golden with us too! We would love to stay here again sometime!!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I love that there was something for everyone! Sounds like you all embraced the true spirit of a family getaway. It's funny that you mentioned the fireflies, because the last time we were there, there were out in numbers! It makes for a magical summer night. We'd love to have you stay with us again!
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Charming lake front home with lovely views with nice dock for swimming and fishing.

  • 5 of 5

The owners took special care in updating the lake house to make it comfortable yet maintain its original charm. The house and property exceeded our expectations. The owners went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable and relaxing. We rented a boat on the beautiful lake, enjoyed relaxing on the screened porch, and experienced local restaurants as recommended by the owners.

Overall, my husband and two children had a wonderful relaxing time. We hope to go back next year!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I agree with you -- the charm of FishHook is what sets it apart from so many other homes on Lanier. You can't help but relax when you're here, and we love taking care of our Guests. It's important that they leave with a smile on their face, wanting to return. We'll see you next time!
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The idyllic lake house!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful weekend at FishHook! It was beyond adorable! It was your picture perfect lake house! Plus it was super clean and organized! Even my picky husband commented on how there was no mold or allergies like at any other lake house we’ve stayed at! The only problem was that we didn’t stay long enough. We will most definitely be back! Thank you for a great weekend!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you guys enjoyed yourselves, and as for not staying long enough, we'll have to fix that next time! Enjoy the rest of your summer, and we look forward to having you back.
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Great getaway & owner

  • 5 of 5

Used FishHook for a last minute retreat from the city - great shaded lot, deep water, quiet cove, and Debbie was very accommodating - all the comforts of home. Recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad we could be that last minute, comfortable retreat that you needed! Anytime you need to get away, we'll be here!
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Marietta, GA

Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place to relax on the lake. Owners were very attentive and accommodating. I would highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £95.6
Pet Fee £11.47
Refundable Damage Deposit £229.44

7-night stay required May 25 - August 3, 2018. A stay of less than 7 nights during this time, the rate is $275/night with a 3-night minimum.

1) $300 security deposit

2) Half of the total fees due at booking

3) Remaining half of the total fees due 30 days prior to scheduled arrival date

Pet fee is a nightly rate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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