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Heron Cove Guest House

3527 Southview Circle , Gainesville, GA 30506 USA (Show map)
11 Reviews
$115 - $125
per night

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Located in Gainesville, Georgia, 60 miles Northeast of Atlanta on Lake Lanier. Five minutes off I-985, situated in a semi-rural area, overlooking 1996 Olympic Rowing Venue. The owner occupied bed and breakfast is a spacious lake home on three wooded acres. The cove side suite has private entrance, den with fireplace, kitchenette, bathroom with shower/sauna and adjacent bedroom with queen-size bed. Newly added is a cabana-style lake side suite, open and airy, queen size bed with ensuite bathroom and kitchenette. Approximately one half hour to North Georgia mountains, Road Atlanta, state and national parks, quaint small town shops, restaurants and art galleries.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Services5
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.9

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A peaceful retreat that soothes heart and soul.

4.6 on April 13, 2009

I stayed here in January this year after a week of hectic touristy things in Atlanta and was glad of the rest. However I had not realised just how beautiful and peaceful Heron Cove was going to be. The Guest House owners DeeDee and Carolyne are wonderful hosts warm welcoming and amazingly friendly. They ensure that your visit is just what you want it to be. As a single traveller I was touched by the efforts made to accommodate a non driver out in the middle of no where so to speak. They are more than generous with their time and attention to detail. The suite was fabulous and made all the more special by the added luxury of its own cat Bailey who loves to also make guests feel at home and welcome to his home. Some of Bailey's friends would visit but never stayed like he did. The breakfasts provided were fabulous and whatever you desired to eat was provided including the best Grits I have had in the USA ever. So good I had to buy some myself. Not enough can be said about the sheer beauty of Heron Cove - just sitting and watching a myriad of birds, chipmunks, squirrels and deer is not just a delight but a privilege these days and DeeDee and Carolyne have made the area a haven for wildlife. If you want to relax and unwind and allow yourself to soak up some nature, fresh air, long walks and the opportunity to see some wildlife then Heron Cove is just the place for you. I must add that staying here is not so much staying in a Guest House it is more like being a guest in DeeDee and Carolyne's home you are so much more than a guest you are welcomed as a friend and I look forward to having the opportunity to be welcomed back as a friend some time. Thank you both so very much for the welcome and the the way you made me feel like a visiting friend it meant so very much to me at what was a difficult time for me.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for your wonderful review! We were happy to provide a respite for you. Hope all is going well and that you will return to Heron Cove at some future time. Take care!

First night ever in USA

4.2 on December 08, 2008

We arrived in Atlanta and drove to Heron Cove quite late at night, we were greeted by Carolyne and Dee Dee who made us so welcome, every possible attention was given and we had a wonderful nights stay, home cooked breakfast was fantastic, sauna in our room was a real bonus, We highly recommend this lovely b and b, beautiful lakeside location and lovely owners many thanks James and Debbie UK

Innkeeper Response
Thanks, James & Debbie! Wishing you the best on your tour of the US. Happy Holidays!

Continues to be great

5 on October 16, 2008

Repeat visitors. Outstanding in all respects. The most welcoming and relaxing of any B and B stay ever.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so much! We enjoyed your visit.

Our opinion of the delightful Heron Cove in Gainesville GA

5 on May 16, 2008

Our daughter, Sarah, booked the reservation for us -- and then paid for it!! (Dirty pool! We didn't expect her to do that!!) Anyway, must tell you that the two proprietors, Carolyn & DeeDee are absolutely charming, wonderful hosts! They were friendly and welcoming to us every minute we were there. The morning breakfasts were REALLY "to die for" in every way and we felt totally pampered! We definitely give this establishment four stars. (It would be 5 if they'd had just a teeny bit bigger TV, since we were desperate to watch our beloved Lakers in the NBA playoffs!! BUT, the picture was OK and we did get to see it all) So -- for Heron Cove -- we definitely recommend it - to any and all who seek privacy and beauty plus friendliness!


5 on May 10, 2008

We have stayed twice here and just love it! Carolyne and DeeDee are the most friendly people and AWESOME cooks! The atmosphere is so peaceful and calm. We are headed back for our third time today. Can't wait!

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Location Type

Countryside, Lakeside


Atlanta, GA (ATL-Hartsfield Intl.)

Area Attractions

Lake, National/State parks, Nature area, Lake Lanier Islands, Appalachian Trail, Outlet Stores, River, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Water sports

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Piano, Telephone , Sauna

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3 PM
  • Check Out:: 12 Noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited Prior arrangements are necessary

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: First night's stay for the suite that you choose.
  • Cancellations: 48 hours notice to obtain refund



Carolyne Miller/DeeDee Jacobs

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

4 Cats , We have chickens!!! Others

About the innkeepers

Outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy hiking, boating and gardening.

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  • Time Served: 8:30 AM
  • Serving Location: Deck overlooking the lake, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian , Upon request

Signature Dish

the Country Omlette...
made with country fresh eggs and gifts from the garden. The Summer specialty is Tomato Basil Pie. Both are served with a fruit compote and fresh squeezed orange juice.

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3527 Southview Circle , Gainesville, GA 30506 USA (Show map)

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