Zen Pond Oasis at Lake Lanier

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Entire guesthouse hosted by Sandra

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bath
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Nourish yourself with a private retreat at Zen Pond Oasis in a Bamboo Bungalow perched over a glorious koi pond adjacent to a majestic bamboo forest. From your private deck, enjoy sunset lake views and the serene sounds of a water fountain and a waterfall as you feed the colorful Japanese koi fish and turtles. Take an easy short stroll to a our deep-water dock on Lake Lanier. Bring your own boat or cruise the cove in our paddleboat.

The space
Zen Pond is the focal point of our three-acre lakefront oasis on Lake Lanier and is a serene setting (for one or two) for those seeking an inspiring place for reflection, writing, photography, a romantic getaway, or restful place to explore the lake and the delights of the North Georgia mountains. This property has been featured in several magazines and was voted "Atlanta's Coolest Backyard" in a landscape design competition. Surrounded by a forest of towering bamboo, graceful Japanese Maples, Ginko and Cedar trees, the natural pond is home to exotic Japanese koi fish, turtles, frogs and birds. The Bamboo Bungalow is perched directly over the pond. From your private deck, sprinkle fish food (provided) into the pond and watch the graceful liquid dance of the koi and the antics of our family of turtles. Enjoy birdsong in the morning and the soundscape of the crickets and frogs in the evening. Explore the landscaped gardens, terraces and bamboo forest. Enjoy Lake Lanier from our private dock where you have access to lounge chairs, hammock, floats, paddleboat, 2 paddleboards and a kayak for exploring the cove. There’s room at the dock to bring your own boat (or rental) if you’d like. Ask us about private, captained boat cruises on Lake Lanier. The Bamboo Bungalow is a cozy, adorable studio featuring a bamboo ceiling, sea grass walls, wide-plank pine floors and restored barn-wood cabinets. Prepare simple meals in a well-equipped efficiency kitchen or treat yourself to the wide variety of nearby restaurants (delivery and takeout available). Smart TV and Amazon Echo Show available for on demand streaming of music and movies. The Bungalow is professionally cleaned, observing current enhanced cleaning standards.

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What this place offers

Lake view
Waterfront
Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
TV
Air conditioning
Private patio or balcony
Private backyard – Not fully fenced
Luggage drop-off allowed

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Cumming, Georgia, United States

Our home is on Lake Lanier in Cumming, Ga. We are located 3 miles off of GA 400 Exit #16 Pilgrim Mill Road. We are approximately a 30-minute drive north of Atlanta’s perimeter and approximately a 1-hour drive from the Atlanta airport (44 miles). Lake Lanier Islands Beach and Waterpark offers year-around entertainment and dining, accessible by boat or by car. Nearby are picturesque North Georgia mountain towns including Dahlonega (23 miles) and Georgia’s wine country featuring beautiful wineries on elegant estates with fine dining, entertainment and special events. Enjoy scenic hiking trails, many featuring majestic waterfalls, such as Amicalola Falls (25 miles). Gibbs Gardens (15 miles) offers more than 250 acres of world-class landscaped gardens, Japanese gardens, seasonal festivals and entertainment. Within 5 miles of our home you will find a wide range of restaurants - from fast casual to fine dining - many offering delivery or takeout. Also nearby are Lake Lanier public parks, Sawnee Mountain hiking trail, Central Park, Cumming Aquatic Center, and the Big Creek Greenway for walking and biking.
Nearby shopping, dining and movie theaters: The Collection at Forsyth (6 miles), Halcyon (14 miles) Avalon (18 miles), North Georgia Premium Outlets (10 miles), Phipps Plaza (28 miles).

Hosted by Sandra

  1. Joined in May 2014
  • 220 Reviews
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We have been enjoying the beauty and serenity of Lake Lanier for almost 30 years. In our early years we sailed and weekended aboard a 34-foot sailboat. In 1999 we discovered Zen Pond. We were enchanted by the private pond surrounded by a grove of bamboo, graceful Japanese maples, Ginko and cedar trees. Friends and family tell us that visiting our home is as relaxing and restful as a spa retreat. We now share the Zen Pond experience by making our two guest houses available on Airbnb. We invite you to leave the stresses of daily life behind and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of our lakeside oasis. We embrace Albert Einstein's philosophy on life, "Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."
We have been enjoying the beauty and serenity of Lake Lanier for almost 30 years. In our early years we sailed and weekended aboard a 34-foot sailboat. In 1999 we discovered Zen Po…

Co-hosts

  • Daniel

During your stay

We live in the main house and will be onsite during guest visits. We will greet you and give you a socially-distanced tour of the Bamboo Bungalow, gardens and dock. We are available to you if you have questions, otherwise, we respect your privacy.
We live in the main house and will be onsite during guest visits. We will greet you and give you a socially-distanced tour of the Bamboo Bungalow, gardens and dock. We are availab…

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House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 p.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Heights without rails or protection
Climbing or play structure

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