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Upscale Home with Level Walk To Bay, Stunning Views and Drought-Proof Deep Water

Bedrooms 5
Separate WCs1
Space 4,900 sq ft
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 31 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 4 And 1/2 Baths, Basement With Home Theater, 3 Gorgeous Fireplaces

Admiral's Club offers an upscale setting for great family vacations both inside and outside. It is very roomy and offers lots of privacy with bedrooms on 3 levels plus additional sleeping areas in the basement, which has a fireplace and a home theater. The kitchen is ultramodern with 2 wine coolers, 2 double-door refrigerators, a bar, and a big island. It opens up to a large living room, a dining area, and the stunningly beautiful outdoor stack-stone fireplace and kitchen. The living room opens up to a porch with a game/poker table and windows on the wide bay.

Admiral's Club has a very large and flat driveway, which can accommodate several cars and yields easy access to a 2-car attached garage. Off the driveway, guests can easily negotiate a level and gentle walk to the nearby shore, which unveils the surprisingly wide entry into the lake. A single slip dock with sitting/deck area and 2 jet ski attached ports add to the many surprises to be had at an affordable price.

Admiral's Club is located on a peninsula with boat ramp within walking distance of the property. An ideal situation for families that desire to add more dimensions to their experience with boating made easy.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About Ray

I manage all Admiral's properties, which offer a unique feel everywhere we do business. I care the most about providing a clean and comfortable setting for families and friends to come together in a place they can call home during their stay and log memorable time. My greatest reward is my guests's 5-star rating and the confession to hate to leave but to return in the future.

Ray purchased this chalet in 2015

Why Ray chose Gainesville

I purchased this property on July 2, 2015 for its unique features. It is located in an upscale and secluded neighborhood of million-dollar homes. All, including Admiral's Club, perched on a stunning peninsula with what you would call a "private" park with a boat launch area. The property has elaborate and magnificent outdoor amenities such as a wood-burning fireplace, a Viking Professional built-in gas grill, a Big Green Egg charcoal grill, and plenty of storage for grilling accessories.

Unlike properties with very steep driveways due to the topography of Lake Lanier, Admiral's Club offers a flat driveway that easily lead to a 2-car attached garage. In addition, the walk to the shore is short and gently sloped (near level). The dock offers stunning views of the lake with decking to sunbathe and relax. You can dock your boat and up to 2 jet skis.

The interior is one for the eyes and the soul. There are no words to describe the kitchen as it simply is stunning. It offers 2 built-in wine coolers and stove-oven to die for. The first floor is roomy with views of the lake and a master bedroom with its own bath and gorgeous closet. The second floor has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. And the basement is a real treat with a fireplace, a home theater with a video projector and very large screen, a gym, and master suite with full bath.

What makes this chalet unique

- Deep water even during drought

- Outdoor entertainment with Big Green Egg, Gas grill, and fireplace

- flat driveway

- near level and short distance to shore

- fire pit patio

- sleeps 14+

- 4 and 1/2 baths

- 5 bedrooms

- bar-kitchen in basement

- Keurig

- gym with flat screen TVs

- Home theater with large screen

- Karaoke apparatus

- Flat screen TV in every bedroom

- boat ramp within walking distance

- upscale and quiet neighborhood

- dock with 2 jet ski ports


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

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Master bath
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Trace-lvel full bath
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master with attached bath
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Living room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen sleeper
    Basement - 6 Sofa bed/Futon , Full sleeper
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Terrace-level bedroom with full bath
  • This house comfortably sleeps 14 guests.
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

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Upscale Home with Level Walk To Bay, Stunning Views and Drought-Proof Deep Water
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews

We did it again! Another wonderful vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5

In 2016 we signed up for a month-long stay at the Northlake property. We had such a great time, that we booked a month in 2017! We were not disappointed! On check in day, we were surprised and delighted with updates/changes the owners had made since last summer! They added a beautiful new fire pit area in the backyard. It was perfect for making s'mores with the children and relaxing in the evenings with our guests! We used everyday the new wide staircase from the upper deck to the backyard and the lake trail. The many updates to the terrace level were appreciated...the finishing of the bar/kitchen area (including a new bottled water dispenser!), new exercise room and additional furniture in terrace the kitchen numerous updates in utensils was enjoyed. We loved the new Keurig coffeemaker!

Best of all, everything that we loved about Northlake from our first stay was just the same. A great place to gather with friends and family to enjoy everything that Lake Lanier has to offer! We brought our boat and jet ski and used the kayaks and paddle board that was with the property, so everyone had something fun to try in the water in the quiet cove...the total relaxation of floating on a raft while looking at the clouds, shared laughter as a 3 year old learns to jump off the dock, and the constant feeling of peace while in nature!

In the evenings, if we weren't grilling and eating on the expansive deck, we enjoyed the many wonderful restaurants in Gainesville. We also had some adult time in the terrace level with the big screen and watched several movies and even some of the home movies we brought to share with family!

All in all, to me a perfect vacation! We are looking forward to summer 2018 at Northlake!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Louise, You've become a veteran of Admiral's Club as a repeat customer and one who's looking forward to experience more updates at this great lake house. Your opinion has staying power because you stayed at this home twice already, spending 1 full month each time. Your reviews are a postcard to future guests who intend to spend a minimum of 1 month at this amazing lake home. BTW, the lake views have been greatly enhanced. I am sure you will love this property even more upon your return. All the best and Happy New Year to you, Tom, and your family! Ray & staff
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  • 5 of 5

The home was perfect for me and 5 other friends for the weekend. It was spacious and there was plenty of things to do in the home: play pool, watch movies, build a camp fire and grill. I would definitely plan a future vacation at this home.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear April, Thanks for the awesome review. It describes the house in a nutshell. Best regards, Ray & staff
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Beautiful lake house became our home for a month long milestone birthday celebration!

  • 5 of 5

We have boated on Lake Lanier for years. We have always wanted to own a lake home in a quiet place with calm water. This summer, in celebration of a milestone birthday, the Northlake property became our home for a FULL MONTH! We invited family and friends to staggered stays during our rental and enjoyed every minute! Owners, Ray and Carmel were wonderful "hosts" responding promptly to our pre-rental questions and doing everything possible to make our stay perfect! We encountered an issue the first week that Ray handled efficiently. We noted a problem with the septic system. Ray scheduled specialists to analyze the issue, get proper permits and dig up the back yard to greatly expand the leach field (2 year old grandson loved watching that!). The whole process was done quickly (on the day I picked that would least impact our vacation) to replace the original big hoses that had become clogged with tree roots with a new technology system that will be a permanent fix. After a city inspector approved the work, the yard was all back in order while we were on a tour of Helen! For the remainder of our stay, everything worked perfectly! We enjoyed great weather and many hours each day at the lake: swimming, floating, boating, water skiing, riding our jet ski, and sitting in the shaded boat or on the dock. The kayaks were in use nearly every day. The peace and quiet in the cove and surrounding trees was so serene. We enjoyed occasional sightings of a doe with two fawns and a daily visit from a blue heron looking for minnows at the shore. My husband, daughter and son-in-law all have their own businesses and work from home. They were delighted that the house had various places that they could work separately for part of the day and then just a quick walk to lake fun! We enjoyed the Gainesville area: great restaurants, grocery stores, fun shops to explore and GA mountains all close by. All guests reported that the beds were comfortable and bedrooms spacious. We LOVED the master. Wish we could take the spacious bath and closet home! We made use of all the extras in the house: pool table, big tv and outdoor deck for a quiet morning coffee and evening meals. We loved the quiet neighborhood and the walk to the end for a vigorous workout! All guests want to come back and several are hoping to rent the property for their family gatherings! Thanks Ray and Carmel!! Great memories! A birthday to remember! We will be back next summer!!!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Louise, Thank you so much for the great feedback. I am so very happy to read such a stunning account of your stay. You have made us look at this property through your eyes. And come to love it the most among all Admiral's properties. We are forever grateful for that. You've witnessed first hand our passion to please our guests and to step up quickly to address your needs. Everyone that owns a home knows that things break down when you least expect them to. However, it is how the owners prevent problems in the first place and how quickly they respond to those which manage to catch them off guard that matter. We are fortunate that you spent a full month at this beautiful villa and witnessed how dedicated we are to our guests, and how we've upgraded the property to make it so irresistibly attractive. In addition, Hall County has so much to offer. The home is located 20 minutes from the GA mountains, 40 minutes from Helen, GA, and Amicalola Falls and so many other attractions. And great shopping is a couple of hops away. I was really pleased when you texted: "we hate to leave." Even after a month! This is how we like it. We too hate to see you leave. However, on the brighter side, we look forward to have you back for another month next Summer. Just let me know your tentative schedule, and I'll make sure no one books your dates. Thank you for your business and this amazing account of a delighted guest. All the best to you and the family! Ray & staff
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Good stay overall

  • 4 of 5

The property is spacious, maintained , clean and appeals to all ages. First floor Master is very nice and the basement play room is great and will be even better when complete. It appears that the owner is putting alot of time and effort into the property, new dock and walking bridge. The location is good with limited boat traffic. The pontoon boat rented was excellent.

The time stay overall was a good one and we would rent again.

There were a few issues that did not cause the overall stay to be unpleasant:

o The property was not ready at time we were to occupy, but the owner extend the check out time 2 hrs

o There was broken glass on the floor in the garage

o There were medications left in an access place that could have been reached by small children

o The downstairs was being renovated and was not completely finished

o In the back yard there was septic tank leakage

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bob, Thanks for the feedback. We value it tremendously. Check-in is 4 pm. However, my crew was still on the premises for one more hour, which by my standards, is unacceptable. I reprimanded them accordingly. I think I have compensated you handsomely by granting you a late checkout and making other considerations. There was a small picture frame that fell in the garage and broke indeed. I deemed this an accident, which my cleaning crew was not aware of, based on their recollection. We've since disposed of the shattered glass. As for the septic leakage observed in the backyard, it is a phenomenon that became apparent only recently and is due to excessive water consumption for an old leach field made of sand. I have taken steps since to correct the issue by replacing the sandy field with the latest in leach field technology. I am expanding the leach field as well. Although you have mentioned the renovation of part of the terrace level, it was neither advertised to you nor was it underway during your stay. And yes, at any point in time, any part of the property can be upgraded. I make sure however that such improvements are not publicized so that they do not become a factor in one's considerations for monthly rental or timeshare. In fact, I had committed to deliver the terrace-level bar, full bath, and bedroom to my current tenant for the month. I did deliver. So, the terrace level renovation is now complete. Thanks again, Ray & staff
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Great House

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay over the weekend. Fabulous outdoor area and fireplace.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. Just so every potential tenant knows, we welcome timeshare/equivalent property time swap. However, we don't do short-term vacation rentals at this property. The monthly fee has been reduced tremendously. Take advantage of it to enjoy one of the greatest properties on lake Lanier for a minimum of 1 month.
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Great property and area

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house and great deck, patio, for grilling out. Nice quiet neighborhood and access to the lake was convenient. Golfing was also great at Legacy Lake Lanier. A wonderful place to sit back and relax with everything you need. Ray was exceptional in answering all my concerns before arriving.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Judy, Thank you so much for this superb review. It comes at a time where we're doing month to month rentals and shows that the house is so well suited to accommodate families that pool together to enjoy our amenities for an extended period of time. Let me seize this opportunity to announce that we offer 2 total house cleanings for the 1-month rental, fresh white bath towels delivered every week, and weekly garbage pickup. A boat is also available from the Admiral's fleet at a great discount to our tenants. Admiral's Club offers the most quiet and relaxing part of the lake, the stunning Georgia mountains a short drive away, Golf, water sports, and horseback riding, etc. Thanks gain for the great review. All the best! Ray
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Atlanta Hartsfield International
Nearest Beach
Lake Lanier


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Gainesville, North Georgia Mountains

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
17 Aug 2018 - 20 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
31 night minimum stay
for 31 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £379.55
Property Damage Protection £44.79
Cleaning Fee £189.78 + Tax

Admiral's Club is located in an upscale residential neighborhood. Guests must abide strictly by the following rules:

1) No loud music or parties are allowed. Guests must keep the decibels at an acceptable level
2) Guests must not aggravate neighbors with behaviors that are incompatible with a residential neighborhood
3) The property is intended for families and friends that intend to enjoy a good time together in an atmosphere that does not provoke neighbors or require police intervention
4) Guests are allowed 1 and 1/2 bag (13-gal capacity/bag) of garbage per day. However, guests must dispose of excessive trash themselves or incur a fee of $200 for disposal. (Please ask owner how to dispose of excessive garbage.)
5) Heavily soiled towels are subject to a cleaning or replacement fee
6) No pets are allowed without exception. A fee of $250 will be deducted from the refundable damage deposit otherwise
7) This property is non-smoking. A fee of $250 will be deducted from the refundable damage deposit for smoking
8) Check-in is 4 pm on the day of arrival
9) Check-out is 11 am on the day of departure
10) All furniture must be moved back to their original position
11) Guests must observe all house rules during their stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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