Photo gallery

South Shores Shangri-la Lanier, Best Location on Lanier. Minutes to Everything!

Star Rating



4.8 / 5Exceptional
9 reviews


  • Pool
  • Kitchen
  • Air Conditioning
  • Washer


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Pine Isle Golf Course
    16 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Buford Dam Park
    16 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Lanier World Waterpark
    19 min drive
  • Airport
    Atlanta, GA (PDK-DeKalb-Peachtree)
    39 min drive

Choose dates to view prices

Book online or call:


    About this area


    Located in Buford, South Shores Shangri-la Lanier, Best Location on Lanier. Minutes to Everything! is near theme parks and on a lake. Pine Isle Golf Course and Bear's Best are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Lake Lanier and Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. Traveling with kids? Consider Big Splash Interactive Fountain, or check out an event or a game at Infinite Energy Arena.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Buford Community Center - 10 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area - 16 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Pine Isle Golf Course - 16 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Buford Dam Park - 16 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Lanier World Waterpark - 19 min drive

    Getting around

    • Gainesville Station - 25 min drive
    • Atlanta, GA (PDK-DeKalb-Peachtree) - 39 min drive

    About this property

    South Shores Shangri-la Lanier, Best Location on Lanier. Minutes to Everything!

    Located on the south shores of Lake Lanier, this is truly a paradise away from reality. Offering spectacular vistas, with attention paid to every detail, the owners want to make sure your stay is care-free! Located minutes from Downtown, Historic Buford, Lake Lanier Islands, Holiday Marina, the Mall of GA, as well as many restaurants, bars, and grocery stores, anything you could desire is right around the corner. Local activities include boating, fishing, golfing, horseback riding, zip-lines, water park, wildlife viewing, state parks, walking trails, and just about anything you could imagine. But, then again, you may not want to leave this paradise; as it offers a swimming pool with bar, hot tub, pool table, numerous games, a dock with a party top with plenty of seating & a covered boat slip, Main floor: *master w/ cal king poster bed w/ wall of windows for incredible views of the lake, a luxurious bath w/ sep. shower & soaking tub also w/ views of the lake, huge walk-in closet, and a flat screenTV. *Fully equipped kitchen w/ all appliances, pots, pans, glassware, plates, utensils(enough to serve 20+ diners) Keurig coffee maker, 4 slice toaster, Cuisinart Smart Duel Blender/food processor, crockpot, & generous supply of spices/seasonings, & paper products, as well as bar seating. *Dinning room w/ formal table that seats 10+ diners. *King poster bdrm w/ flat screenTV, and access to full bath a few steps down the hall. *Full laundry center w/ washer/dryer, iron & board, laundry detergent. linen shelf. *Open living rm w/ a wall of windows overlooking the lake, flat screen TV, sony Blu-ray disc BD/DVD home theatre system, book shelves w/ some easy reading, warm fireplace, comfortable seating, and the sofa is also a full sized bed. Upstairs: *Loft w/ entertainment center with a gaming TV, wii game console w/ several games. There is a queen sized sofa. *Upstairs master w/ a cal king poster bed w/ a wall of windows w/ incredible lake views, a fireplace, sitting area, a flat screen TV, an elaborate bath w/ soaking tub, sep. shower, double vanities fit for royalty. (sitting area can be converted to a plush baby bed, or toddler bed, if you've got the need. Terrace level: There's a whole other house here; a common area w/ a full kitchen, stocked with the usual, including a refrigerator w/ ice maker. a dining area, a bar, a pool table a flat screen TV, and a wall of windows for spectacular views of the lake. *Queen sized poster bdrm w/ a wall of windows, a flat screen TV, with access to a full bath, just around the corner. *A bunk bed rm w/ an air hockey table, a cabinet of games & puzzles, with a gaming table for hours of fun. There's a full bath for the kids to have their own spot. *Tanning bed rm that remains locked, unless opened by a responsible adult to get a tan, or use the Total Gym. All linens are provided, as high quality towels & bedding, a lot of the bedding is hypoallergenic Each level offers Friends & Family common areas for gathering, but also has space for those private moments. There is a sunny deck off the living rm that overlooks the lake and the party dock, and there's a shady porch off the terrace level with beautiful vistas as well. The swimming pool is something you'd find in Vegas with large greek goddesses holding the base of a beautifully lit fountain; inspiring relaxing evenings. There is plenty of seating/loungers for everyone to enjoy, with a covered bar area. The private hot tub sits at the base of a waterfall coming from the pool. There is seating and a firepit to enjoy. Beach towels are provided.

    Property manager

    Geri Chastain

    Speaks English



    Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM

    Special check-in instructions

    Guests will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions.


    Check-out before 11:00 AM

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.


    • Pets not allowed

    Payment types

    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
      Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    We should mention

    A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property.

    Property amenities


    • Close to skiing


    • Private pool
    • Heated pool
    • Spa tub


    • Internet access

    Parking and transportation

    • Onsite parking

    Family friendly

    • Highchair
    • Toys


    • Refrigerator
    • Stovetop
    • Microwave
    • Oven
    • Dishwasher
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Toaster
    • Cookware/dishes/utensils


    • 5 bedrooms
    • Linens provided


    • 5 bathrooms
    • Hair dryer
    • Towels provided

    Living spaces

    • Fireplace
    • Living room
    • Dining room


    • TV with cable/satellite service
    • Pool or billiards table
    • Arcade/game room
    • Video game console
    • DVD player
    • Stereo
    • Games
    • Books
    • Video library

    Outdoor areas

    • Balcony
    • Garden


    • Washing machine and dryer


    • Air conditioning
    • Heating


    • No pets allowed


    • Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences

    • Concierge services
    • Iron/ironing board

    Location highlights

    • On the lake

    Things to do

    • Fitness center
    • Hiking/biking trails, sailing, and theme parks nearby


    • Sleeps 15

    Nearby things to do


    Recreational amenities at the vacation home include a spa tub and a fitness center. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
    • Rafting nearby
    • Water skiing nearby
    • Rock climbing nearby
    • Mountain biking nearby
    • Hiking/biking trails nearby
    • Kayaking nearby
    • Sailing nearby


    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor

    5/5 Excellent

    Perfect lake weekend!

    We threw a surprise birthday party for my mom here and Geri was SO accommodating - everything from an early check-in, late check-out, putting up decorations before we arrived, helping with parking the day of the party - and the house was perfect. All of the pictures are exact and everyone was happy. Thanks so much!!

    5/5 Excellent

    Beautiful, fully equipped and convenient to Lake Lanier and Buford.

    Very spacious well equipped and beautiful setting.

    4/5 Good

    Nice property but . . .

    The house is a good size with plenty of room for our group of 7 adults, 4 teenagers and a 2 year old. The house itself is clean with a fairly well stocked kitchen, plenty of towels and bed linens and lots of places to hang out. We rented a boat for the duration of our stay and spent lots of time on the lake which was a ton of fun and the pool is a nice addition . . . The location is great . . . close to grocery store, coffee shop, marinas, etc. and some great running in a nearby campground. Geri is a wonderful host and super accommodating . . . On the flip side, the entire property needs work . . . the dock has wood planks popping up, the outside chair pillows and cushions are dirty, the gutters have not been cleaned in a LONG time, the wooden stools at the pool were not meant to be outside and are rotting and peeling, lighting is needed on the dock and on the way down to the dock. The pullout sofas on the main floor and upstairs are less than comfortable . . . In general, just some TLC is badly needed . . .

    4/5 Good

    Loved the lake experience!

    The house was well suited for our family. Well equipped.Unable to put crib together and wifi was spotty. Upstairs pullup very uncomfortable and TV did not work.Umbrella on top dock was very much needed, but put up at last day of visit. Lighting was insufficient on top dock.Overall we had a wonderful stay, but it was very disturbing to discover from neighbors' guests that a young man died jumping from the top deck, only three weeks ago. The owner was right next door and never mentioned a thing about the accident.Nothing was posted. Submitted by Carol Graber

    5/5 Excellent

    Would show up again!!

    A Huge house with 4 king/queen very comfortable beds. It has 5-6 other beds as well we never used. Well furnished kitchen. Dining room seats 10 easily. Great pool we used a lot. Private dock that worked very well. Owners (Geri and Jack) live next door and are a hoot. We spent some great days and nights with them. Caution: Tom Heavern also lives in their house and he is a 2 golf handicap! I laugh as I write this as he is also a great guy, ton of fun, part of the experience. Do NOT bet against him in golf.....would be a serious error on your part. Most important,, the house is close to everything you want to do: Lake Lanier Islands, 4-5 close marinas, Buford Dam, Historic Buford, Historic Delonega, Cummings, etc. Gotta visit those if your time permits. Great fishing. We rented a boat for the entire month (kept it at our dock) that was great. Geri can get you to that guy. Would go again...............................

    Tell us how we can improve our site