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Enjoy the BIG WATER, large Dock w/Flat Screen TV and FirePit! Great Fishing!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 241 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Beautiful Lakefront Retreat With One Of Lake Sinclair's Best Views!

Famous Author's Lakefront Getaway! With one of Lake Sinclair's best views, the historic Wildwood Flower Retreat is perfect for couples, families, and that special girl's or guy's weekend away. The Retreat is completely furnished and decorated in a sportsman's theme of wildlife prints, southern college football, golf and fishing motifs. Sit in the hot tub, while watching the waves hit the lake wall. Or enjoy the fire pit and flat screen TV on the dock!

Home of famed author of 'Go West Young Man and Don't Come Back,' the Wildwood Flower is one of the first homes on Lake Sinclair.

The Wildwood Flower was built in 1955 by the former 'boss hog'-type mayor of Milledgeville, Walter B. Williams Jr. who 'ruled' Milledgeville, GA from the 50's through the 70's. This home served as the back-drop for many of Walter's political meetings and lavish lakefront parties - complete with live bands that won many 'votes' for the mayor! The house has only had two owners ... The Williams Family and the current owner, Gary Spillers who has owned the property for the last 14 years.

The Wildwood Flower's pavilion is big enough for a variety of waterfront activities and entertainment. Private fishing areas are also available to guests.

The beautiful morning sunrise, the gorgeous panoramic lake views and a campground-feel make this renovated sports retreat irresistible!

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Gary Spillers
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 March, 2018

About Gary Spillers

Gary currently splits his time between Atlanta and Milledgeville in pursuit of commercial/investment real estate opportunities. In his spare time, he enjoys writing 'mostly true' tales about himself and his interesting array of suspect friends and the 'messes' they used to get into as told about in 'Go West Young Man, But Don't Come Back!' by Gary Spillers (2011), available on Amazon. A native of Milledgeville, Gary starred in all sports while attending Baldwin High School and took his love of football to Troy University, where he became an All-Conference linebacker and was voted team captain his senior year. After graduating with a degree in marketing and business administration in 1970, Gary launched what became a 34-year real estate career.

Gary Spillers purchased this house in 1999

Why Gary Spillers chose Milledgeville

Gorgeous panoramic lake views and a campground feel make this renovated sports retreat irresistible!

What makes this house unique

This property features gorgeous long-range views down the lake and a spacious concrete dock - ideal for fishing! Enjoy our fire pit while you watch sports and movies on the wide screen TV on the dock...then if you get bored take a shot at the pin on our floating golf green. After this action take a dip in our bubbling hot tub while enjoying a Pinot, cocktail or some good ole sweet tea....bless your heart!!!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Milledgeville

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 241 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
  • 2.5 Bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Master - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Enjoy the BIG WATER, large Dock w/Flat Screen TV and FirePit! Great Fishing!
average rating of 4.5526314 based on 38 reviews

Quiet with nice view.

  • 4 of 5

Older house with quirks, but charming and comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 18/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good renters We enjoyed having them as guests!
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It was relaxing and beautiful.

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time and the host was extremely hospitable. The view is beautiful with good access to the lake. The hot tub was a main attraction we were able to watch as sun rise in the lake and relax as the sun set in the hot tub.

  • Review Submitted: 14/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Had a great time at this property! Awesome house out on the lake with a beautiful view! The owner was really helpful and made sure we had everything we needed. Definitely would come back and would recommend this property to others!

  • Review Submitted: 31/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is easy to accommodate good guests! Blake and his friends are welcome guests at the Wildwood Flower anytime!
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Nice property..

  • 5 of 5

This was a men's trip.. we had enough space the owner was very helpful and nice.. we will be back soon....

  • Review Submitted: 20/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, guys we appreciate it when good folks enjoy our little bit of paradise on the lake!😎
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Unique home, best views, great amenities!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed the week of the 4th of July. I have asked to reserve again for next year. I also believe the home would make an excellent winter/ fall lake retreat.

There are many houses on the lake to rent that are newer and more modern with upgraded finishes...just like the home I live in daily. But this home offers a unique lake experience that reminds me of my childhood. I doubt there is another home on the lake similar. After 4 days, I was still finding interesting decor, quirky wall hangings and interesting things to read. My wife, 3 boys (21,19, 13) along with friends all felt it was our favorite lake rental. We wake surfed, wake boarded, pulled tubes, swam, paddle boarded, fished, grilled, had a crab boil, went out to eat once, hit golf balls into the lake, watched late night TV on the dock, saw sunrises from the hammock, saw sunsets from the hot tub, played cards & games into the night at the huge table and still wanted more days before coming home.

The house was very clean and the bathrooms were very adequate. The dock is older but held and protected my two boats well tied properly. Plenty of parking room for guests. Like any old property, there are more items in need up updating and repair than with a new property. Everyone is different, but I found the far more upside in the unique experience than I would have in pristine finishes.

The owner, Gary and his Property Manager, Julian were easily accessible and super eager to satisfy.

I highly recommend the home for you family...just not next 4th of July!

  • Review Submitted: 15/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It makes my heart go pitter patter to read a review like this! We work hard to give everyone that stays with us a quality lake vacation.. Thanks and we will save you the whole 4th week next year!😎�
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Reidsville, GA

Beautiful view, immaculately kept home

  • 4 of 5

The home was spotless. Exceptional view of the lake. Easy access by boat and drive. 4 stars instead of 5 because: Wifi did not work and that was one of the reasons I chose this place as my daughter had homework and was unable to do it without the wifi. Beds/linens were clean but not the most comfortable; however, we were there to be on the lake and not sleep. The toilet in the half bath did not work properly, but the manager indicated that it was to be repaired.

  • Review Submitted: 24/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate the great review! Both the fi wi and the commode have been repaired. Just bad timings !
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Baldwin County Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Duke's on the Lake
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Milledgeville Country Club
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
Hwy 20 and 441
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Jackson's on the Lake
Car: necessary

Lakefront fun and fishing!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Milledgeville

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Christmas Holiday
23 Dec 2018 - 26 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$113.41
Property Damage Protection AU$75.18

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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