Carefree Cottage at Lake Lanier Oasis


Entire cottage hosted by Sandra

2 guests, 1 bedroom, 2 beds, 1 bath
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This serene lake-front oasis is the perfect retreat experience for couples or solo travelers. Explore landscaped gardens, bamboo forest, scenic decks and floating docks over Zen pond and Lake Lanier. Fall in love with our exotic Japanese koi fish and turtles. Enjoy our paddleboat, 2 paddleboards, kayak or bring your own boat. Fully-equipped new kitchen, sleek modern decor, private woodland screened porch adjacent to the bamboo forest. Rejuvenate in carefree comfort.

The space
Carefree Cottage is a private guest house on a three-acre lake-front estate. 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, our Zen pond is home to exotic Japanese koi fish, turtles, frogs and birds. From the floating round dock, sprinkle fish food (provided) into the pond and watch the graceful dance of the koi and the antics of our family of turtles. Enjoy the chirping of birds in the morning and the sounds 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, floats, paddleboat, 2 stand-up 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. The Carefree Cottage has been completely renovated with comfortable, modern decor. Prepare meals in the well-equipped full kitchen kitchen or treat yourself to the wide variety of nearby restaurants (delivery and takeout available).

What this place offers

Lake access
Free parking on premises
Air conditioning
Private patio or balcony
Private backyard – Not fully fenced
Luggage drop-off allowed
Hair dryer

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4.98 out of 5 stars from 60 reviews


Where you’ll be

Cumming, Georgia, United States

We are in a quiet lakefront neighborhood and down a one lane, dead-end road, so we don't have any through-traffic. There are plenty of shopping, dining and entertainment options nearby. 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.
Cumming is in Forsyth County, one of the fastest-growing areas in the U.S. 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 Greenway for walking and biking.
Nearby shopping, dining and movie theatres: The Collection at Forsyth (6 miles), the recently-opened Avalon (18 miles), North Georgia Premium Outlets (10 miles), Phipps Plaza (28 miles).

Hosted by Sandra

  1. Joined in May 2014
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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…


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During your stay

We welcome all guests and provide a tour of the Cottage, grounds and dock. We reside in the main house and are available if needed. Otherwise, we respect the privacy of our guests.

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Things to know

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

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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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