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A vacation at the lake can be a great way to relax and recharge as well as enjoy a wealth of activities on the water. Georgia is home to nearly two dozen lakes, many in the northern part of the state, along with a lush national forest. These lake house rentals provide the perfect base for your getaway – many are right on the water.
Located on Lake Chatuge, this two-bedroom lake house accommodates up to six and boasts a gorgeous backdrop with wall-to-wall windows that showcase the scenery, including lake views from nearly every room on its three levels and a two-level back porch. Just a few of the other highlights include a spacious master bedroom with access to the back deck and a bath that has a Jacuzzi tub where you can soak with a view. There’s a gas log stone fireplace in the living room and a fire pit area in the back.
A Hygge-inspired home (a Danish type of dwelling designed to encourage relaxation and a cozy feel), this lake house comes with lots of luxuries, including a living room with a fireplace, expansive lake, woods, and sunset views. It accommodates seven in three bedrooms and includes the latest in smart home features too. On the back porch, there’s a built-in grill table with a Blackstone griddle and a Kamodo Joe grill, along with plenty of outdoor seating. Guests also have access to a boathouse with paddleboards, floats, and other lake toys.
This authentic three-bedroom log cabin accommodates up to six and boasts an idyllic location with a secluded mountain feel while being just a short drive from downtown Blue Ridge. It includes a complimentary paddle boat and inflatable kayaks along with entertainment indoors like a pool table and a 100″ projector for movie nights.
Located near downtown Tyrone, making it easy to pick up ingredients for cooking meals in your full outdoor kitchen, the two-bedroom Boundary Cottage sits right at the water’s edge on a 24-acre property. You’ll be able to paddleboard, fish, canoe, paddleboat or simply unwind and enjoy the view. After dark, enjoy the outdoor fireplace and fire pit – don’t forget to bring the firewood.
A two-bedroom for up to six guests, this cottage features more than 100 feet of water frontage on Lake Harding’s Georgia side, with complimentary kayaks, fishing poles, floats, a paddle boat, and life jackets all included. It’s close to restaurants and a marina while providing all the essentials and then some, including a fireplace and a washer/dryer.
This four-bedroom lakefront home is ideal for a large family and probably a few friends or cousins too, sleeping up to 12 guests. While it’s set in a private, quiet area, grocery stores and restaurants are only minutes away. It includes a large screened-in porch with a space heater, fire pit, outdoor grill, and a large private dock if you want to bring your own boat or rent one nearby. A full kitchen, fireplace, TV, and washer/dryer are all included too.
This beautiful two-bedroom log cabin offers spectacular lake and mountain views from a huge deck, nestled in the forest. Up to eight guests will be able to enjoy easy access to the lake for fishing, canoeing and other sports along with scenic hiking trails. It includes a lounge/gaming area with a 50″ TV that has an Xbox 360 console, a game table, foosball, and board games. The luxurious master bedroom has a king-size bed and extensive private balcony furnished with rocking chairs and a chair hammock while the great room features an oversized rustic stone fireplace and a 55″ TV. You’ll also have an oversized fire pit outdoors with firewood supplied.
The Lakeside Family Retreat accommodates up to nine, located along the shores of Lake Oconee. You’ll be able to watch tranquil sunrises over the water right from the back porch along with fabulous lake views throughout much of the house. It comes with a sandy ‘beach box’ with stairs leading into the water and a private dock with a glider ideal for sunbathing and watching the sunset. There’s a full kitchen and gas grill, but when you want to dine out you’ll find plenty of restaurants nearby. Other highlights include a fireplace and a semi-enclosed hot tub.
This three-bedroom lakefront home is ideal for those who want to enjoy a tranquil lake escape and a base for watching loved ones graduate at nearby Fort Benning. It includes two kayaks and 155 feet of private waterfront along with a porch for watching the wide range of birds in the area, including eagles. Inside, there’s a fireplace, full kitchen, TV, and washer/dryer.
This luxurious lake retreat for up to eight guests includes two bedrooms plus a loft, along with a dock, boathouse area, private beach, and jet ski lift. After a day of fun out on the lake, you can look forward to evenings gathered around the fire pit. Inside, there’ a fireplace and a flat-screen Smart TV. along with all the essentials.
Up to nine guests can be accommodated at this three-bedroom lakefront home that sits on a one-acre wooded lot along a quiet stretch of Lake Oconee. It includes a full kitchen and large living room, as well as an expansive deck that overlooks the lake. From the rec room on the lower level, you can walk out to the hot tub and backyard with a fire pit and max dock that has an open boat slip, perfect for taking advantage of the outstanding fishing here.
Enjoy your own lakeside oasis right in the city, just 20 minutes from downtown Atlanta by booking this spacious one-bedroom apartment located in a private home. While it can accommodate up to four, it’s particularly ideal for a couple’s stay and includes fabulous indoor and outdoor spaces, along with your own private entrance. You’ll be able to fish right from the dock and get out on the water in a complimentary paddle boat.
This two-bedroom lake house accommodates four guests and offers amazing lake views from the kitchen and living room along with two complimentary kayaks for getting out on the water. It has its own private dock and boat access, with a boat ramp and marina just minutes away. Enjoy relaxing in a rocking chair or on the swing in the screened-in front porch that overlooks the lake, gathering around a fire pit and cooking out on the grill which sits on another deck that’s perfect for alfresco dining. There are flat-screen TVs in both bedrooms and the living room too.
Kampa Cottage sits on Lake Lanier, accommodating up to eight guests in three bedrooms. Look forward to uninterrupted panoramic views of the lake and your own large, covered private dock. You’ll be able to fish, swim, kayak, boat, and more. Over at Park Marina, there are restaurants as well as paddleboards and jet skis available for rent. Highlights inside include a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace and a Smart TV. There’s a deck area overlooking the lake and a patio with a gas grill for cookouts too.