Big Kahuna's! Luxury Home with Hydrobike, Kayak and Pedal Boat
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Hartwell house description
Come and spoil yourself at Big Kahuna's -- a retreat created for the ultimate Lake Hartwell experience! This 5BR 3BA luxury home sits in a deep water cove and will offer you and your guests the perfect home base for your vacation at the lake. Located in an upscale lakefront neighborhood near the Reed Creek area of Hartwell, just a few minutes from downtown. By water, we are 10 minutes from Hartwell Marina, 10 minutes to the dam and about 20 minutes to the river channels, truly an A+ location on the lake. Several nearby ramps for easy access launching your boat.
Worried about the kids having not enough to do at the lake? Don't be -- our family-friendly rental includes the use of a tandem sit-on-top kayak, five person pedal boat and propellor-driven hydrobike, not to mention airhockey, ping-pong, foosball, karaoke, X-Box system and lots of fun games. Two 15 speed bikes with off-road tires for exploring Wyndward Pointe Drive and the adjacent farm. Wonderfully landscaped yard with plenty of grass for the kids to play.
Bedding is as follows: Master (king); Guest BR #1 (queen); Guest BR #2 (queen); Guest BR #3 (two twins); Guest BR #5 (bunkroom featuring two twin over full beds - sleeps six kids). All bedrooms and living room (upstairs) and den (downstairs) have ceiling fans for your comfort.
The main level features a large great room with stacked stone fireplace (remote controlled). Living room has 46 inch high def LCD TV (with satellite and blu-ray DVD player), and is open to the gourmet kitchen and dining area.
Master bedroom is on the main level and has a king-sized four poster bed with luxury linens, LCD flat screen TV, spa-like bathroom with French doors, double sinks, deep tub, separate tiled shower and extra large walk-in closet. Light some candles and soak your cares away! Master also has private access to the covered porch...sneak out before everyone is up and enjoy the sunrise and lakeside view with your coffee!
Second bedroom bedroom on the main floor features a queen bed, super comfy mattress, luxury linens and en suite bathroom, as well as a large closet.
Large gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, all the cooking gadgets you could think of, complete service set for very large groups, and an abundance of counter space to allow everyone to get in on the action and assist the cook! EXTRA FULL SIZED FRIDGE IN THE GARAGE for easy access. Dining space is plentiful, with seating for eight at the circular dining table, overflow seating at the island breakfast bar and, if the need arises, even more dining space can be found on the covered porch, which features lake views, a soothing water fountain and it's own ceiling fan!
On the terrace level, we have three bedrooms, the family room/gaming area and a full bath. The first bedroom has two antique mahogany twin beds with very comfy mattresses. The second bedroom has lakeside views and is well appointed, with a queen sized bed covered in luxury bedding. There is a cozy reading chair positioned near the window for curling up with a good book, and an extra large closet for your things.
The kids Hawaiian-themed bunkroom is the third bedroom on this floor. The bunkroom can sleep six and features two twin over full beds, all covered delightfully in Pottery Barn surfer-inspired bedding. Walk-in closet, TV with DVD and X-Box, karaoke, and best of all -- a real long board and 'how to surf' books, so your kids can at least imagine what it would be like to catch a wave and hang ten like the Big Kahuna himself!
The family room on the terrace level features a 46 inch LCD flat screen TV, with satellite and blu-ray DVD player. Bookcases hold lots of games and books (some Hawaiian or surfer related (Surf's Up!, Monopoly Surfer Addition, Tiki Mountain, as well as all your favorites), to keep you entertained when you are not on the lake.
The gaming area is NHL-inspired (Go Penguins!) and features a deluxe air hockey table (with an awesome sound/scoring system) and a foosball table. A four person pub table covered in 1980's hockey player cards makes grabbing a snack or playing cards downstairs convenient (and entertaining if you are a hockey fan!).
Terrace level patio features table for four, fire bowl (great for smores) and two chaise lounge chairs for soaking in the lakeside view. Pathway to our dock starts right at the concrete patio -- follow it for about a minute down a shaded pathway to the dock, which is resting in one of the most pristine coves on Hartwell...yes, you can see your toes! Enjoy a nap in the lakeside hammock at nestled in the trees at the shoreline. Bring your boat(s), we have room in our double-slip dock with extra-large swim platform. Hang out all day on our colorful Adirondack chairs and watch the kids have the time of their lives! Our protected cove is just off the 'big water' of the lake. We are close to the dam, Hartwell Marina and not too far from the river channels, for exploring. This is the perfect lake location! Local slalom course is just 15 minutes away! Lots of large islands to boat to and explore! You will love this location!!!
We cannot wait to host your family or group get together at Lake Hartwell, and we know you will put Big Kahuna's on your short list for future getaways!
- Vacation Rental
Your kids will love Big Kahuna's Hawaiian-inspired bunkroom! They will have loads of fun playing airhockey and foosball when not swimming in the clear waters off the dock. Neighborhood is great for bike riding (bring yours!) and for animal watching (turkey, deer, herons, to name a few)....moreless
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14
- King size beds (1) Four poster king bed in master, Queen size Beds (2) Two guest bedrooms feature queen beds., Twin or Single Beds (2) Lovely bedroom on the terrace level features two twin beds., Bunk Beds (2) Our Hawaiian/Surfer inspired bunkroom features two twin over full bunk beds (and a real surfboard!) -- sleeps six!...moreless
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
Large open kitchen features huge island, with cooktop facing family room (watch your favor Food Network show as you whip up dinner). Quality cookware, crockpot, griddle, blender, Wolfgang Puck panini press, loads of serving dishes, storage containers, set up for large group, you'll feel spoiled!...moreless
(2) Two refrigerators are a must when vacationing! Our full sized spare is in the garage. Big Kahuna likes to keep it stocked with cold beverages, extra desserts and bags of ice for filling coolers for the dock and boat, but you can keep whatever you want in there!...moreless
- Cooking Utensils:
- Catering Available
- Ice Maker
- Linens Provided:
- Gas Fireplace:
- Air Conditioning
- Parking Off Street
- Clothes Dryer
- Covered Parking
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Washing Machine
- Tandem kayak, five person covered pedal boat and Hydrobike are included in your rental! Lots of floats, noodles and several fishing rods provided. Two adult/teen 15 speed bikes available for use at own risk (bring your own helmet). Foosball, airhockey and ping pong for when you come in from the lake....moreless
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- DVD Player
- Air Hockey
- Ping Pong Table
- Wireless Internet
- Deck / Patio:
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Outdoor Grill
- Water Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Wildlife Viewing
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- WE OFFER YOUR FAMILY USE OF THE ONLY HYDROBIKE ON LAKE HARTWELL! FANTASTIC WAY TO EXERCISE AND ENJOY NATURE. If you like water recreation, or cycling, you will love our Hydrobike. With little effort you can maintain a cruising speed of 4-6 miles per hour, and you can accelerate up to 10 mph. On Hydrobikes you're comfortably seated upright for great viewing as you cruise by canoes, kayaks and paddle boats! FEATURES: Peace and quiet: Hydrobikes are engineered for silence. It won’t disturb wildlife habitats- or fishing holes. Strong, fast, and light: Hydrobikes pontoons were scientifically developed by a professional canoe designer for optimum buoyancy, speed, and maneuverability. That means you will have a smooth ride even in choppy water. Steady and sturdy: Stable enough to dive from, Hydrobikes can also handle rough water conditions, including five foot ocean swells (not that you'll have to worry about that in our coves!). Propeller-driven for the fastest performance!...moreless
ReviewsWrite a review
Thanksgiving Week 2013
Thanksgiving Week 2013
We had a great family & friend gathering for the entire holiday week. Our age range was 74 to 18 and everyone loved it. The kitchen is well equipped and perfectly laid out. The open design allows the cooks to be constantly part of the fun. The bedrooms are nicely organized. Plenty of towels. The deck areas are both great. Very quiet neighborhood. Loved the proximity to city of Hartwell and grocery. Owner was very responsive to additional questions in advance and while on-site had a TV ? and they called immediately. Very cool spot -- we'll be back!
- Guest Teresa (Atlanta)
- Date of stay 11/23/13
- Review Submitted 12/03/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, families with teenagers, age 55+.
Lake house vacation
Lake house vacation
Beautiful home, exactly as pictured, very nicely decorated and furnished. Plenty of space for our 8 adults and 3 teenage girls. Very peaceful and relaxing on the lake, with all the floats and water toys you need. Kitchen is fully stocked, and plenty of towels etc - no need to bring anything. Thank you Lisa for sharing your home.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 07/13/13
- Review Submitted 07/23/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, age 55+.
Great house for 10 of us!
Great house for 10 of us!
Our children and grandchildren from Raleigh and Mobile, AL, joined us for 4 days over Thanksgiving. The house was perfect for grandchildren aged 2 through 13 with a great combination of sleeping arrangements. Beds were comfortable and house was very clean. The kitchen had just about everythink imaginable for Thanksgiving dinner, even a panini maker for leftover ham sandwiches. The weather cooperated and we all had great fun on the hydro-bike, kayak and paddle boat. The older grandsons kept the ping pong table and foosball table heated up with tournaments. All in all a wonderful house to gather with friends and family.
- Guest Kutarheel (Matthews, NC, USA)
- Date of stay 11/20/12
- Review Submitted 11/28/12
Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children.
My Bogeys club members had a great time at Hartwell Lake. The management crew of this house was great and even let us in a few hrs early to set the stage for a great week. With the extra ammenities for the lake we had lots of fun. We look forward to future events and will definitely give THE BIG KAHUNA another try!!!!!
- Guest BOGEYS CLUB (Land o lakes Florida)
- Date of stay 09/26/12
- Review Submitted 10/02/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers.
Tampa Bay meets North Georgia
Tampa Bay meets North Georgia
Great fun for everyone. The house was just as described and met our every expectation. The area is beautiful and the lake was cool and inviting on scorching days. Nice to just chill out for a while. Everyone had a good time from toddlers to teenagers. A couple of nice day-trips added to the lake fun. The family is already talking about next year. Thanks for the hospitality.
- Guest Tampa Bay Travelers (Clearwater, FL)
- Date of stay 07/21/12
- Review Submitted 08/01/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children.
we al had a great time the home was immaculate updated very spacious anything we could need for 14 people so many water toys we didn't need to rent or bring anything ourselves
- Guest pdrigg (nc)
- Date of stay 06/23/12
- Review Submitted 07/04/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, age 55+.
Thanksgiving Getaway 2011
Thanksgiving Getaway 2011
What a wonderful home! It was extremely clean and nicely decorated. It had plenty of room to handle ten of us and the kitchen was well stocked to prepare Thanksgiving dinner (with all of the fixings). I can only imagine the amount of fun that can be had in the summer months on the lake. We rented a boat nearby and got to enjoy the water and tried some fishing... We kayaked, pedal boated and pedal biked daily and enjoyed our time together. Thanks so much for opening your home and allowing us to continue our 12 year family tradition!
- Guest #lifeistoshort (Gainesville, FL)
- Date of stay 11/19/11
- Review Submitted 12/03/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, pet owners.
The house was beautiful and very large. Decorated nicely and very clean. Hydrobike was lots of fun even in November's cool weather. Can't think of one bad thing to say. There were 10 of us and we had a wonderful stay at Big Kuhana. Would like to return in the summer.
- Guest Southernbunny (Cumming, GA)
- Date of stay 11/04/11
- Review Submitted 11/07/11
Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with teenagers, age 55+.
The EXTRAs were exceptional!
The EXTRAs were exceptional!
Thank you Lisa for sharing your incredibly beautiful home on Lake Hartwell. We enjoyed all the games and toys -- With the Hydrobike being everybodies favorite. Your home was so well stocked with utensils, china, glasses, crockpot, waffle iron, bikes, life jackets, and water toys, etc. that it was a perfect place for our family reunion of 3 generations. Sitting hours on the lake in October was so peaceful. We loved every minute.
- Guest Liz_P38 (Atlanta)
- Date of stay 10/21/11
- Review Submitted 10/25/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, age 55+.
Great Extended Family Retreat
Great Extended Family Retreat
This is a lovely, well appointed, large lake home. Our extended family, multi-generational group of 6 adults and 5 kids was very comfortable. The kids loved the surf-themed bunk room, the poker chips, the movies and the games. Kitchen has all you could need. Ingles was the best nearby supermarket. We didn't eat out at all, much more relaxing to eat in with the kids. We rented a hurricane deck boat from Tri-County Boat rentals -- super service. They met us with the boat at Carter's Ferry boat ramp -- about 10 minutes away by car and similar by boat. We've rented at a few lakes in SC/GA and this house has by far the best collection of water toys at the dock! Having the kayak and pedal boat available was a great bonus. The dock is away from the house, but along a fairly flat path; not steep climb or steps to deal with. We also enjoyed the swing on the dock. Great place for some to wait for returning boaters. This part of Lake Hartwell was very quiet, which was super. Lots of open area for everyone to water ski, tube and knee board. Much more crowded on the northern end of the lake. We had a couple of questions early on in our stay. The owner was very easy to reach and responded quickly with answers for us. The area around this part of the lake is very quiet, and we didn't find any on-lake restaurants. Hartwell is the nearest town and has all the basics. It's probably 20-30 minute drive to get to a slightly larger town like Anderson. This suited us perfectly, but may not be what everyone is looking for. This is a great lake property and we had a great stay.
- Guest The Pips (England)
- Date of stay 08/07/11
- Review Submitted 09/14/11
Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, age 55+.
Owner response: Thanks for the excellent review! The Swamp Guinea has a dock and is about a 20 minute boat ride from the house. It is popular with locals. Siblings started in the summer of 2011 to serve at picnic tables at Hartwell Marina..very casual. If you have a fast boat, you can be at Portman Marina in 40-50 minutes and dine at Nami. We tend to eat and cook at home as well...or pack coolers and use the pontoon as a food barge! See you at the lake!
2011 Peak Season - May-Sep .. $2100/week 2011 Off-Peak Season ........ $1450/week OFF PEAK DAILY - $275-$325 night, depending on length of stay PEAK DAILY (not always avail) $385/night Cleaning Fee is additional - $150 Rates incl. linens, starter supplies, use of kayak, pedal boat and hydrobike tax additional; Refundable Security Deposit: $500 Major holidays MAY have a surcharge, inquire. Must be 25 to rent. No house parties
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Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: Come catch some air at Lake Hartwell!
Why the Owner Chose Hartwell:
The peace and traquility found at the lake is hard to beat. The water clarity at Hartwell is amazing. Our location, near the 'big water' and the marina, can't be beat for convenience. Hart County is beautiful - pastoral, with fields of sunflowers and grazing cows in the pastures. The warm country breezes and the clear sparkling waters of the lake have a way of taking the stress level down to zero.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Close to town for shopping, close to the marina for gas, close to the big water of the dam for that 'wow' factor.
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Covered Double Slip Dock - level walk to this huge deep water dock!
Welcome to the Lake!
Luxurious Master Suite
Family Room Downstairs with 46" 1080P TV and Blue Ray DVD
Guest Bedroom #2 - enjoy lakeside views
Game Room (Foosball not pictured)
Hydrobike Included in your rental!
Living Room Upstairs
Gourmet Kitchen - Seating for 11 inside and six more on the covered deck!
Guest Bedroom #1 with en suite bathroom
Surfer Themed Bunkroom Sleeps 6!!!
1 of 2 twin beds in our "Twins" bedroom
Covered porch has seating for eight!
Tandem Kayak and Pedal Boat (not pictured) included in your rental!
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