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Colorful Artistic Lakefront Home Canoe Opt - Central to Stone Mt + everything!

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Space 1,750 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Lovely Colorful Lake Front Home with Screened Porch, Canoe Opt Close to Stone Mt

Colorful Lake Home Canoe Optional

This delightful, artistic lakefront 4-br colorful home is located in a serene neighborhood - a stone's throw from Stone Mt, the DeKalb Farmer's Market and central to just about anywhere in ATL. Canoe by arrangement and public pool in summer, laser and fireworks show every Sat in warm months and Snow Mountain tobogganing in winter just around the corner. Fun, whimsical, artistic, joyful, airy with lots of possibilities & extras! Enjoy the screened in porch and views of the lake! We have added upgraded Calvin Klein luxury bedding in some rooms, a bidet, and colorful china, crockery and towels. The kitchen is fully loaded.

This charming 4-bedroom (well three bedrooms and a cool private wing which is a den/ office with porch walk-out and its own suite feel) artists' home faces a beautiful small lake and pond, and even offers a canoe by arrangement! There are lots of possibilities here including a sunny King Master Suite with private full bath and lake views, a lovely Victorian Queen, a couch surfer's comfortable suite with office, half bath, laundry and walk - out screened porch with lake views and an economical futon in an intimate private room. The couch pulls out to a full sized comfortable bed. The entire 4-bedroom house is available with an additional pull out couch and futon that can sleep up to 6-8 people. Colorful home and artistic painted furnishings with twinkly lights and tons of atmosphere! Fully loaded kitchen, upgraded bedding, colorful crockery, towels, bedding and china. New bidet. lake front property with canoe by special arrangement; w/d, fully loaded kitchen; dishwasher; microwave, disposal, toaster, pots and pans; full laundry (by arrangement), office and a beautiful serene atmosphere. Great location - central to everything, but quiet and relaxing with lovely views. Just a stone's throw from Stone Mountain, the DeKalb Farmer's Market and not far to downtown Atlanta and the airport! There's even a public swimming pool just around the bend. This creative and artful home is truly one of a kind! Ask! We'll try to accommodate you if we can! WIFI, and by request amenities, shampoo, hair dryer, hangers, iron and more!

There is a canoe that you can use by special arrangement, and in the summer months, the neighborhood swimming pool is available just around the corner! We do not assume any liability if you choose to use either the canoe or the swimming pool.

We have two widescreen TVs, WIFI, Netflix and make additional amenities such as hair dryer, iron, shampoo, computer available upon request. 24 hour check in may be made available.

Regretfully, our listing is only child friendly If you take 100% responsibility for the safety of your children. Please do not allow them access to our elevated deck with no rail, the nearby lake and our artful decor but we are open to discussion on this and have had quite a few families with children stay who all had a wonderful time.

Clarkston is a fascinating neighborhood with more ethnic diversity in our one mile by one mile radius than all of Manhattan. Great ethnic restaurants even walkable - Try Kathmandu for Indian/Nepalese with a great and economical lunch buffet. Check out Stone Mountain Park, just five minutes ways, two fabulous Farmer's Markets and more. You are not far from downtown Atlanta and the air port. You may park in the drive way or on street parking.

We make some exceptions for pets with proof of defleaing and a deposit.

Be sure to experience Golden Pond time and just relax on the screened in porch with beautiful lake views!

More Details

Property Manager
Cathy B.
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018

About Cathy B.

I am an upbeat, positive, responsible person who runs my own business. With a can do attitude, I love to travel and am very pleasant to deal with. An excellent communicator, friendly, warm and welcoming. Available as needed.

Cathy B. purchased this house in 2003

Why Cathy B. chose Clarkston

This lake front house is perfect in so many ways. It is central to everything yet quiet and peaceful with a serenity that helps you get away from it all. It's colorful, unique, artistic and fun but with all the comforts of home. A great big comfortable King bed, a brand new Queen, a cool private suite downstairs with office, walk-out screened porch, pull out couch and a cozy upstairs private futon - intimate! The kitchen is fully loaded and perfect if you'd like to cook a modest meal. It's really fun to be on the lake. We do have a canoe which is available for your stay for a modest $30. We have WIFI, Netflix, sometimesAmazon Prime, an office area if needed an laundry facilities if desired. We are close to Stone Mountain Park, two fabulous Farmer's Markets and easy access car ride, MARTA ride or Uber ride to downtown. The air port is easy and accessible and not far at all. People love relaxing on the screened porch and just kicking back enjoying the lake views. Our decor is truly one of a kind and very colorful with twinky lights indoors and out for a really romantic and appealing atmosphere. The tri-level house is spacious and cozy at the same time! You'll never get bored exploring all our art, colorful china, crockery as well as multi colored towels and sheets. We've just added a bidet, and top of the line Calvin Klein bedding in some of the rooms. Everyone who has stayed here can't wait to come back - and we are still quite reasonably priced. We like to go the extra mile so often leave extra surprises. We are always happy to accommodate your needs for any thing such as hangers, shampoo, any amenities, waters for the road, snacks, a place for your lap top, laundry, coffee maker, coffee and tea and more! If there's anything you might need, just ask! We will do our best to make this happen! I am available as needed as I am self employed so you can always text or call me with any queries. The house is on a keyless lock so entry and exit are easy as pie.

What makes this house unique

I've always dreamed of living in an artists' house on a lake! And now I do! Everyone always says "Keep your house nice and neutral in case you ever want to sell." Well, in this case we threw caution to the winds' and have created our dream house! Every wall is a different color and we have not held back with creative, fun, unique and whimsical choices! You'll get a big bang our of our one-of-a-kind decor! And you can't beat the lakefront location! Can you tell - we LOVE painted furniture and outsider art!

We've created a Victorian Cottage feel in a 50's Split Level. Go figure!

Guestbook comments from the manager

We were thrilled to host Katy, Katy's husband, Patsy and their wonderful children and grandchildren! They were an absolute delight to deal with in every way, great communicators, super appreciative and left the house in spectacular shape! Their three boys handled themselves beautifully and they all seemed to mightily enjoy Golden Pond for which we were very very happy! They even enjoyed the canoe! A first! They left us a beautiful and completely unexpected gift of a tea pot and tea cups and saucers - how generous! Honestly, they were as near to perfect guests as we could have hoped for and we would welcome them back with open arms any time at all!
Jun 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Clarkston in DeKalb County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Cool 50's pink and black bath, new bidet! colorful towels!
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Darling yellow bathroom with firefly theme - unique, playful
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Super comfortable pillowtop with lake view
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Brand new super comfortable Queen -private bedroom upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Casual futon on the floor upstairs - nice bedding, private!
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Private suite downstairs pull out sofa bed, porch, half bath
  • The King is upstairs large and comfortable. The Queen is brand new and super comfy. The futon is ideal for kids or the young! It could be large enough for two. All three of these are upstairs with easy access to the full bath and have doors. The downstairs Club Room is cool cause it's a private full suite, with an office, a half bath and a walk out to the sliding glass door to the lovely screened porch. You also have acess to the laundry here. All three bedrooms have doors upstairs. This room is downstairs open but very private.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
We are super close to the world famous Stone Mountain Park; also easy access to downtown Atlanta, Decatur, Roswell and airport. Awesome and central location but away from it all! Clarkston is a super cool charming town - small town big heart with more ethnic varieties of people in our one mile by one mile radius than the whole of New York City. So this means there are lots of great ethnic restaurants in the Thriftown Shopping Center. Don't miss the exotic Thriftown Shopping center, the DeKalb Farmer's Market and the cool Vietnamese Farmer's Market in the shopping center at the corner of Ray's and Memorial Drive for great and exotic finds! For great local antiquing and house finds try Kudzu down the street. Our favorite local restaurant is the Nepalese (sort of like Indian) Kathmandu with a fabulous reasonable lunch buffet. You can walk or take a short car ride. Don't miss High Museum, Aquarium, World of Coca Cola, CNN Tour, great theater, concerts + comedy, clubs + more! GREAT food!


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Colorful Artistic Lakefront Home Canoe Opt - Central to Stone Mt + everything!
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
Asheville, NC

A house designed for holidays

  • 5 of 5

What a singular and charming house this was! We convened on Golden Pond from points throughout the Carolinas and Georgia to celebrate an annual floating holiday of our own design. The pictures on VRBO made it clear that the house, being colorful and unique, was a good match for our silliness. And it was! The adults spent most their time on the porch; the kids roamed happily and are insistent that we return for future occasions of our holiday. Though it's written into the bylaws that we not repeat locales for said holiday, we are considering making an amendment. Cathy gave us our space but was accessible and quick to help when we needed it. Great time had by all, well worth the price.

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Devin and his tribe were a delight! We would love to see you all again at Golden Pond, of course contingent on by laws!! Terrific guests in every way!
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  • 5 of 5

The home was exactly as described. Full of charm and perfect for our needs. The owner was extremely accommodating for my booking and needs. We will definitely stay there again next time in Atlanta!!!

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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603 W Queen St, Edenton, NC 27932

Lovely and relaxing place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed on Golden Pond while moving to Atlanta and house-hunting. It was a comfortable and well located spot for exploring the area. The walk around the pond is fantastic and makes for a relaxing end to a busy day. Cathy was responsive and helpful with information and recommendations, and is an all around wonderful person.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Steve and his lovely family were outstanding in every way. It was a joy to host them and to know they truly cared for our home and loved our lake as if it was their own meant the world to us! We will miss them and wish them only the greatest happiness in their new chapter in Atlanta! It was an honor and pleasure to host you all!
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The cutest place

  • 5 of 5

This was our first experience with HomeAway. We couldn't have picked a better start to our stay. We managed 3 attractions in our short stay. We did World of Coca-Cola, Georgia Aquarium and of course Stone Mountain Park.

We had 2 younger and one older boy with us. The younger boys especially liked the "lake house" as they called it when they weren't calling it home. They were very sad to go. The home is exactly as listed. Cathy was a great host. Always available even though out of town during that time. I would definitely recommend Golden Pond to anyone. We posted pics on social media and got many great comments on the decor. If asked I will definitely steer them here. Thank you Cathy for allowing us to share in the cuteness. Much Aloha, Smith Ohana.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were thrilled to host Katy, Katy's husband, Patsy and their wonderful children and grandchildren! They were an absolute delight to deal with in every way: great communicators, super appreciative and left the house in spectacular shape! Their three boys handled themselves beautifully and they all seemed to mightily enjoy Golden Pond which made us very very happy! They even enjoyed the canoe! A first! It was a delight to host this family and we would welcome them back anytime with open arms!!! A++! Five stars! Much aloha right back! Cathy B, Crispy Lee and the Gang at Golden Pond
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Brockett Pub House and Grill
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Stone Mountain Park
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
285 Entrance
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Katmandu Kitchen & Grill
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Pine Lake
Car: recommended

We are in the town of Clarkston, close to Stone Mountain Village and Stone Mountain Park. We've described in depth in another similar section. Have a look! It's a charming town with lots of ethnic restaurants, two fabulous farmers markets, Thriftown - a cool exotic market just down the road, Refuge Coffee Truck, Kudzu household goods and antiques and so close to everything: downtown Atlanta, North GA Mountains, Decatur, you name it!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Clarkston, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £44.42
Cleaning Fee £94.11
Refundable Damage Deposit £188.22
Pet Fee £37.64

The canoe is available for the length of stay for a $50 rental fee and requires signing and dating a liability waiver and verifying that each passenger can swim.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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