Staycation time! Unique Airbnbs around Gwinnett and Lake Lanier

4:38 p.m Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 Things to Do in Atlanta
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You can relax on the lake, in the woods or even in the back of a van when you're looking for a staycation in Gwinnett County.

Sometimes you just need to get away and forget the stress of life, but even that is stressing you out. You don’t want to drive a few hours or shell out the money for a plane ticket just to unwind. 

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Luckily, there are some unique Airbnb listings around Gwinnett County where you can unwind close to home. You can sprawl out in a beach house, cast a line from a backyard dock or even squeeze into a van outfitted with a bed.

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You can relax on the lake, in the woods or even in the back of a van when you're looking for a staycation in Gwinnett County.
Airbnb
You can relax on the lake, in the woods or even in the back of a van when you're looking for a staycation in Gwinnett County.

At this Lilburn home on Lake Lucerne, you can walk out of the back door and be steps from a day of fishing. The “curiosity cottage” sleeps six, with two bedrooms, six beds and two bathrooms. Birdwatchers can take advantage of a lakefront sunroom, complete with three sets of binoculars and a telescope. Or, you can just row around the lake in a canoe or kayak.

You can relax on the lake, in the woods or even in the back of a van when you're looking for a staycation in Gwinnett County.
You can relax on the lake, in the woods or even in the back of a van when you're looking for a staycation in Gwinnett County.

This Buford home is walking distance from the shores of Lake Lanier, but if you don’t want to leave the house, you still have access to the water thanks to a backyard pool. Up to 12 people can stay here, so you can bring the whole family (and maybe some friends), or sprawl out in the four-bedroom home all by yourself. Bamboo around the pool and front entrance give the home a vacation feel any time of year.

Airbnb
You can relax on the lake, in the woods or even in the back of a van when you're looking for a staycation in Gwinnett County.
Airbnb
You can relax on the lake, in the woods or even in the back of a van when you're looking for a staycation in Gwinnett County.

Meet Vanny McVanface, a Sprinter van that has been converted into a tiny home. The van is parked in front of a Stone Mountain home , where you can use their shower and bathroom, though there is also a composting toilet in the van for easy access. You can sleep on a full-size matress and there is some shelving for storing your items. Guests also have access to a community lake, where you can canoe, kayak, paddleboard or just sit at the beach. 

Airbnb
You can relax on the lake, in the woods or even in the back of a van when you're looking for a staycation in Gwinnett County.
Airbnb
You can relax on the lake, in the woods or even in the back of a van when you're looking for a staycation in Gwinnett County.

Get cozy in this renovated 1940s hay barn in Loganville. Selah Barn went from storage to a home in a 2016 renovation, with two twin bunks in one room and a full-size and twin bunk in the other. Seven guests can fit in this barn on 50 acres of land, and some guests have used it for events including weddings. 

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If you’re the forgetful type, you might still have your Halloween decorations up by the time Gwinnett County’s official Christmas tree arrives The county has selected a 30-foot Norway Spruce to be the centerpiece of the Annual Lighting of the Tree The conifer will arrive in the county on Nov. 6, a week after Halloween and 49 days before Christmas The tree will be decorated and installed for public viewing on Nov. 7 on the grounds of the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse The Annual Lighting of the Tree wil
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