Vacation Rentals in Athens & Lake Oconee, GA!
Surround Yourself With History and Charm in Northeast Georgia. Located just an hour outside of Atlanta and home to the University of Georgia, Athens is a vibrant town rich in history and southern charm. Whether you’re looking to do some antiquing, indulge at delicious restaurants and bars, or immerse yourself in the area’s eclectic art scene, there is plenty to do for everyone in this energetic college town. Top off your vacation with some time in Lake Oconee, located just a short drive away. If the natural beauty of the area is not enough to invite you to the area, the charming historic towns, boutique shopping, museums, live performances, and outdoor activities should be.
Browse our great selection of vacation rentals in Athens and Lake Oconee! Whether you’re looking to explore Georgia history, heading out on the water in Lake Oconee, or taking a weekend trip to cheer on the Dawgs, there is a Grand Welcome vacation rental for everyone!
Locally owned and operated
Grand Welcome of Athens and Lake Oconee is owned and operated by Mark Aronson and Joe Long.
Mark is a Georgia Native and graduate of the University of Georgia. He has been in real estate for 30 years and has been a licensed broker for the last ten. He loves spending time with his two daughters and family.
Joe is a native Georgian with over 30 years of experience in the commercial construction and real estate industry. After serving in the United States Marine Corps, Joe started his career in the commercial construction industry and spent the last 30 years growing his company into one of the largest commercial painting companies in the southeastern United States. He has one daughter, Ella who is a high school junior, and one son, Austin, who is a junior at Louisiana State University.
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