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Big Kahuna's! Luxury Home with Hydrobike, Kayak and Pedal Boat

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Covered Double Slip Dock - level walk to this huge deep water dock!


Last updated: 06/25/2014
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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Internet:Yes
  • 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, X-Box system and lots of fun games. Two 15 speed bikes with off-road tires for exploring Wyndward Pointe Drive. Wonderfully landscaped yard with plenty of grass for the kids to play. Less than 15 minutes from Paynes Creek Multi-Purpose Lakeside Trails (miles of trails along the lake).

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 the river channels, for exploring. This is the perfect lake location! 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!

Keywords: House

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


          • Children Welcome:

            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

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Please be 25 or older. No house parties permitted....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14

          • Bedroom 1


          • Bedroom 2


          • Bedroom 3


          • Bedroom 4


          • Bedroom 5


          • 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

          • Kitchen:

            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

          • Refrigerator:

            (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:

            We have enough of everything so you don't have to do the morning dishes so you can serve lunch! We know -- you're on vacation!!!!...moreless

          • Catering Available
          • Ice Maker
          • Dishwasher
          • Microwave


          • Linens Provided:

            Luxury Linens on each bed. Plenty of plush towels for a large group. Beach towels provided!...moreless

          • Gas Fireplace:

            Great Room features stone fireplace (propane on a remote). Warms up the entire room! ...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Washing Machine
          • Air Conditioning
          • Covered Parking
          • Parking Off Street
          • Garage

          Other Amenities

              • 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


              • Video Library:

                Best collection of B movies on Lake Hartwell! Just kidding, plenty of great flicks some in BLURAY ...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                (4) TVs in Master, kids' Bunkroom, upstairs greatroom and downstairs den....moreless

              • Music Library:

                hours of old time rock and roll...moreless

              • Video Games:

                All your kids' favorites!...moreless

              • Video Game Console:


              • Foosball
              • CD Player
              • Air Hockey
              • Stereo
              • Ping Pong Table
              • VCR
              • DVD Player


                  • Wireless Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Lower level patio features table for four, propane "fire bowl" perfect for making smores, and two chaise lounge chairs for enjoying the lakeside view....moreless

                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

                    Covered porch off great room, with lake views and ceiling fan. Seating for eight!...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Location & View

                      • Lakefront:

                        Very flat, shaded one minute walk to our dock!...moreless


                      • Restaurants
                      • Kayaking
                      • Tennis
                      • Sailing
                      • Fishing
                      • Rafting
                      • Hunting
                      • Hiking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Swimming
                      • Golf
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Cycling
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Medical Services
                      • Hospital
                      • Groceries
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Boating
                      • Antiquing
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Pier Fishing


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                      from 29 traveler reviews
                      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

                      Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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                      Last updated: 06/25/2014
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                      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!


                      Owner info

                      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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                      Speaks: english



                      • Covered Double Slip Dock - level walk to this huge deep water dock!

                        Covered Double Slip Dock - level walk to this huge deep water dock!

                      • Welcome to the Lake!

                        Welcome to the Lake!

                      • Luxurious Master Suite

                        Luxurious Master Suite

                      • Family Room Downstairs with 46" 1080P TV and Blue Ray DVD

                        Family Room Downstairs with 46" 1080P TV and Blue Ray DVD

                      • Guest Bedroom #2 - enjoy lakeside views

                        Guest Bedroom #2 - enjoy lakeside views

                      • Game Room (Foosball not pictured)

                        Game Room (Foosball not pictured)

                      • Hydrobike Included in your rental!

                        Hydrobike Included in your rental!

                      • Living Room Upstairs

                        Living Room Upstairs

                      • Gourmet Kitchen - Seating for 11 inside and six more on the covered deck!

                        Gourmet Kitchen - Seating for 11 inside and six more on the covered deck!

                      • Guest Bedroom #1 with en suite bathroom

                        Guest Bedroom #1 with en suite bathroom

                      • Surfer Themed Bunkroom Sleeps 6!!!

                        Surfer Themed Bunkroom Sleeps 6!!!

                      • 1 of 2 twin beds in our "Twins" bedroom

                        1 of 2 twin beds in our "Twins" bedroom

                      • Covered porch has seating for eight!

                        Covered porch has seating for eight!

                      • Tandem Kayak and Pedal Boat (not pictured) included in your rental!

                        Tandem Kayak and Pedal Boat (not pictured) included in your rental!

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                      This listing was first published here in 2009.

                      Date last modified - Thursday, February 27, 2014


                      5 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 14

                      View calendar: Updated 06/25/14
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                      (770) 826-5444

                      Speaks: english
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