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Heron Cove Guest House

3527 Southview Circle , Gainesville, GA 30506 USA (Show map)
12 Reviews
$115 - $125
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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
  • Service5
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.9

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Gainesville Glory!

5 on November 17, 2014

My husband and I spent a weekend with DeeDee and Carolyne in their beautiful Inn to enjoy the fall colors and some much needed R & R. The stay surpassed all of our hopes and expectations! The scenery was phenomonal, the quiet was beyond words, and then the friendliness of both DeeDee and Carolyne put us right over the moon! And the breakfast was fresh, well appointed and delicious! This just may become a regular fall trip for us, and we have never been one to repeat past adventures as there are so many new ones out there. But this visit was just that wonderful that it may need to be repeated!!

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!


5 on April 20, 2008

We had a great time! The atmosphere was quiet and peaceful, with plenty of fresh air and flowers from the garden. How refreshing, after driving most of the day, to wander out to the lake with two plastic goblets and a bottle of wine, and re-learn how to skip stones. Back in our suite, we enjoyed satellite TV and comfy furniture. Breakfast included homemade marmalade, biscuits, great coffee, fresh-squeezed juice, vegetable frittata and more - just outstanding. But the best part was getting to meet DeeDee and Carolyne, and getting to know them a bit. This is the best B&B we have ever stayed at. Thank you!

Innkeeper Response
You are so welcome! We enjoyed your stay and hope you'll come see us again.

Why didn't I think of this before?

5 on February 21, 2008

Thankfully all the hotels in Gaineville were full, otherwise I may never have considered the B&B alternative to business travel. Dee Dee and Carolyne were delightful, the accomodations were immaculate, and breakfast was fit for a king. When was the last time you saw a gas fireplace in your room at a name brand hotel? Why didn't I think of this before! Thank you Dee Dee and Carolyne. I'll see you again when I get back to Gainesville!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you, John. We are so very glad that you found us and we look forward to your return. Have a wonderful trip to Ireland!

The perfect getaway....

5 on January 14, 2008

If your in search of peace and tranquility you'll find it here. The hostess Dee and Caroline were fantastic. The accommodations were both very clean, comfortable, and beautifully furnished. Breakfast was outstanding, and you are close enough to Gainesville for other meals. If you are looking for a quiet place to meditate or for a romantic weekend, this is it. I've stayed at over 50 B&B's throughout the southeast and this one ranks in the top five. I'll be back and will certainly recommend to my friends.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you, Michael. We enjoyed having you stay with us and look forward to your return. Best to you in your new career!

We'll be back!

5 on September 27, 2007

This was one of the best business trips we have ever taken. My partner and I thankfully unable to find motel or hotel rooms anywhere in Gainesville blame fate for bringing these wonderful Innkeepers into our life. Carolyne and Dee Dee are two of the most wonderful people we had the opportunity to meet while in Gainesville. Their home is truly an oasis for the soul. The setting is more beautiful than you can describe nestled into the gorgeous woods surrounding Lake Lanier. The stresses of arriving there in our rented car after a 6am flight from NY through Atlanta rush hour to negotiate a business deal immediately dissolved when we were met with the friendly faces of Carolyne, Dee Dee and the five fabulous cats! We immediately knew this was the right place for us to stay. The room we had was clean, attractive and spacious with just the right amount of charm and a view that knocks your socks off. That evening we slept like babies. Morning came early and the breakfast was delectable and prepared with the utmost care. The little touches of the candle lit breakfast table did not go unnoticed. The eggs could not have been fresher as they were gathered from the chicken coop on the property. The fruit was superb, the coffee sublime, the juice so tasty and fresh off the vine! French toast prepared upon request for a guest a bit picky but not quite a pest. And if you happen to be lucky enough to catch the tomato basil pie I’m sure you’ll enjoy it as much as we did. To our newest friends Carolyne and Dee Dee we thank you so very much for your true Southern hospitality! We will see you again!

Innkeeper Response
So glad your trip was a success! We thoroughly enjoyed your visit and look forward to your return. Your rewiew captured exactly what we are all about.

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Location Type

Countryside, Lakeside


Atlanta, GA (ATL-Hartsfield Intl.)

Directions to property:

5 Miles off I-985

Area Attractions

Lake, National/State parks, Nature area, Appalachian Trail, Lake Lanier Islands, Outlet Stores, River

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: Outside only Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Prior arrangements are necessary
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • 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

Cats , We have chickens!!!

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.


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

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