We did it again! Another wonderful vacation!!!
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 bedroom...in 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!
Visited on "July - 2017
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.April S.
Visited on "June - 2017
Beautiful lake house
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!!!Louise E.
Visited on "July - 2016
Had a great stay over the weekend. Fabulous outdoor area and fireplace.Bonnie Y.
Visited on "April - 2016