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HAD A CANCELLATION ON JULY 4TH WEEK. Aloha and welcome to Hartwell Heaven and the Surf Shack! A unique, charming cottage-style lake home on Lake Hartwell! Main house comes with a detached carriage house (our Hawaiian-themed Surf Shack, complete with TIKI BAR, air hockey and foosball). Perfect for family vacations and celebrations. A covered dock with a 26 ft. slip rests just outside the back door - perfect spot for your boat, or we can help you arrange a pontoon rental. Six minute boat ride to Hartwell Marina for refueling or to get a bite at their weekend grill.
Four-person pedal boat and three person Grumman canoe included in your rental. High-Speed Internet connection. Bring your laptop and check your e-mails after your ski run, from the dock or screened porch! Two exterior decks on either side of the house, and a large screened-in porch overlook the lake - a great way to begin or end the day. Both decks have seating areas, one has a propane grill.
Our quiet, emerald-colored, no-wake cove is perfect for protected swimming and for the avid fisherman. The adjacent cove is large enough for water sports - and stays smooth (the little ones can learn to ski and tube here) when the rest of the lake is choppy! Stone/timber walkway to the dock, light pole and water supply at dock. Fire pit area. Tree swing. MAIN HOUSE - 3BR/2.5BA. Bookshelves in the foyer with games, puzzles, books, magazines, etc. Spacious master features king bed, walk-in closet, cable TV/DVD, private tiled bathroom with tub/shower).
Two additional bedrooms have connecting full bath (with large shared closet area) and feature queen beds both open onto the screened porch with lake views. Kitchen features ample cabinet space, plenty of tableware, flatware, blender, and microwave.
Family room (lake view) features woodburning 'Buck' stove, sleeper sofa and two recliners; sunroom (lake view) features two sofas as well (one is a sleeper sofa) -- everyone will have a place to curl up and relax!
Half bath adjacent to the kitchen area. Huge laundry area. Dock is about 50 paces (very gradual grade) from the deck (very close corp line!). Excellent swimming off the dock -- plenty of space to bring a cooler down and set up for the day. Very little boat traffic, so the kids stay safe while swimming!
THE SURF SHACK - Our Hawaiian-themed detached carriage house sleeps 5 people in beds (3 singles and a full futon). Approx. 700 square feet of heated/air conditioned living space. The surf shack has two levels -- main level has living area with a surfboard-themed futon, a kitchenette featuring an over the top 'tiki' bar, sink and mini fridge; game area has air hockey, foosball, wall mount tv/dvd, loads of cool retro hawaiian touches like vintage posters, mid-century bamboo furniture, carved tikis, surf boards, all of which will have you feeling like you are on the Big Island!!
Upstairs is a full tiled bath (lake views) and a very fun sleeping area with three twin beds done in comfy PB Wahine bedding, complete with grass bedskirts. Sleeping area has another TV/DVD with Nintendo. A second story deck off the back of the Surf Shack completes the picture -- perfect to walk out and enjoy the view as you plan your day of fun at the lake (check our the REAL surfboard mounted on the side of the Shack)!
Your kids will find so much fun and distraction in the Surf Shack that they will NEVER utter the dreaded 'I'm bored' while on vacation. Mom and dad will have peace and quiet (even on a rainy afternoon) because the kids will have so much to do and a place of their own. Kids love to dress up in the Hawaiian shirts, leis, hula skirts and beachcomber hats we leave out for them. Great memories are made here!...moreless
Non Smoking Only:
Absolutely NO SMOKING on the premises, including screened porch....moreless
Well behaved dogs will be considered on an individual basis. Pets must be completely house broken, well behaved, kept off furniture, on an flea/tick preventative, and be cleaned up after (yard). $20/day pet fee...moreless
Our detached carriage house THE SURF SHACK is a unique spot. Young and young at heart will adore it and find plenty to do when not on the lake. Decorated in vintage Hawaiian style, with board games, leis, hawaiian shirts (all sizes) and skirts (have your own family luau!). Air hockey and foosball table provide loads of fun. Authentic tiki bar (with complete barware for mixing up the perfect island drink!)
Classic Grumman 17 ft. canoe and four person pedal boat included in your rental - great exercise! Basketball and Goal provided, stainless steel fire pit, tree swing, hammock, life jackets, flotation devices, floats, fishing rods. Bedding, 1 King, 2 Queens, two Sleeper Sofas (main house), three twins and a full futon (Surf Shack), sleeping mats for overflow; new fish cleaning station (with water supply) at the dock...moreless
(3) Full-sized fridge in kitchen, additional full-sized fridge in basement room (great for keeping drinks cold and for extra space when you are entertaining a group); mini-fridge in the Surf Shack bar....moreless
Deck / Patio:
(3) two decks on either side of the house; one deck on the second floor of the Surf Shack; plus a screened-in-porch with lots of seating and ceiling fans! Another patio in front of house with built-in bench seats and a hammock!...moreless
2012 - Off Peak $1,000/wk - 2013Peak $1600/wk 7 nts - Daily Rates Avail. - Inquire
12% TAX ADDITIONAL Cleaning $150 additional; Pet Fee (sm. dog) Addt'l- Inquire
Weekends and Daily Rates - Please inquire - Based on Avail.
$300 Security Deposit required (fully refunded if no damage).
Snowbirds - Inquire for Special Off-Peak Pricing on Longer Stays
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Great 'themed' venue for special birthdays or anniversaries!! Have your own family luau! Antiques, Canoeing, Waterfalls, White Water Rafting, Flea Markets
Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: We love Lake Hartwell!
Why the Owner Chose Hartwell: This location is a 6 minute boat ride to Hartwell Marina, a 2 minute boat ride to one of the few slalom courses on the lake, and less than 10 minutes drive to downtown. We also love the vacationy feel of the lot and positioning of the house from the point, allowing water views from two sides of the house.
The Unique Benefits at this House: The tiki bar gives people an excuse to have a luau and even the kids can get into it - frozen virgin pina coladas and leis make every day fun! The grumman canoe is great to explore the coves, and the pedal boat is great for both kids and adults.