Lake Lanier rental home stocks up on amenities!
You never really know what you’re going to get with a rental home. Sometimes the photos online may make it look bigger and better than it is, or the space may lack items that are needed for a comfortable stay. That is not the case at Southern Shore Cove, a short-term rental home located on the shores of Lake Lanier in Flowery Branch. Purchased in September 2020, the spacious six-bedroom, three-floor home underwent a huge remodel and feels like the owners have thought of everything to keep their guests comfortable.
The responsive and flexible host made booking a weekend stay with my family (including two dogs and a few friends) a breeze. We communicated directly to coordinate this trip, but the house can be booked through the home’s website, Airbnb or VRBO.
After the short 45-minute drive from Atlanta and an easy key code entry, the fun starts (but doesn’t stop) in two game rooms of every little and big kid’s dreams. One takes place in the garage with a pool table, shufflepuck, vintage arcade games and a buffet of complimentary candy and snacks; the other downstairs features a card table and a stack of board games for every age, perfect for game night or a rainy day. A chessboard surrounded by plush seating beckons players near the front entrance and a cozy movie-watching space downstairs featuring more snacks on a lazy Susan and one of 10 big-screen smart TVs. Crank up the tunes on the surround-sound Sonos speakers for a soundtrack to your good time.
Tucked into a wooded lot, Southern Shore Cove offers ample private outdoor hangout spaces including a screened-in porch with a picnic bench; a back deck with a grill, large dining table, couches and hot tub; a fire pit area; a hammock; and a lower patio featuring an outdoor shower. The view is more trees than lake, so you’ll need to walk down a path toward the dock offset to the right of the property to get that onthe- water feeling. Several kayaks and paddleboards are available for lake exploration. You can also rent or bring a boat, as we did, and park it in the boat slip. Fishing poles are available to add to the lake life experience.
While they might take a backseat to the shared spaces, the bedrooms are equally comfortable. With three king rooms, two queen rooms and a spacious bunk room with four full beds and two optional trundles, there’s space for several friends or families.
Just like the rest of the home, each room is well-decorated in mostly neutrals and blue tones with a beach meets lake vibe (think oars, shiplap panels and coral accessories).
Our group had a blast cooking up a storm in the fully stocked kitchen, marveling at how it had everything from a slow cooker to a rice maker. Other thoughtful amenities included face masks and hand sanitizer, bikes, umbrellas and coffee bars.
In a nutshell, this rental property is flawlessly outfitted for a stay-and-play visit. There’s no need to get into a car until you drive back home.
SOUTHERN SHORE COVE
Rates starting at $529 per night
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