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Home of the "Astonished Fish"

Home of the "Astonished Fish" Guest bedroom with King bed. Lake Hartwell is a great place for boating or sailing Have Coffee on the dock in your bathrobe watching the fish jump. Bring your boat (or rent a boat) to tie up to our dock for your stay. View as you arrive. Ample parking. Open air dining. Easy low slope walk to the dock and a good water view. Screened Porch Dining Area. View from Screened Porch Updated Screened Porch Fold out sleeper love seat in Living Room Living Room seating. Stainless Fridge with icemaker & stainless microwave. King Size Select Comfort mattress with fully adjustable firmness. 2nd full bath. Extra seating on covered lower patio facing lake. Lake side of house. Cozy even in Fall & Winter. On the deck. And at the end of a wonderful day at the lake.....

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Last updated: 04/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Hartwell house description

Recent improvements Sept 2013: New Love Seat and Swivel Rockers on screened porch and Bose sound system.
FIREWORKS here are the weekend before the 4th and you can view them from your boat or off the Hartwell Dam.
Only an hour to an hour and a half to UGA or Clemson University by car. You can also go to Clemson University by boat from here. It's only 60 miles to Helen, GA where you can raft the Chatahoochee (world class white water rafting on the Chatahoochee) , ride a zip line or enjoy Octoberfest in Helen. Tallulah Gorge is only 50 miles away where you can pan for gold, hike and ride bikes. There are 3 waterfalls you can visit at Brasstown Falls.

WE HAVE GREAT WATER! Ten feet at the end of the dock and 25 feet deep in the middle of the cove. You can rent a boat at Gordon's Marina. We have a canoe and Kayak here for your use along with life jackets.

Home of the 'Astonished Fish' (see photos). The first time you sink into a chair and take in the lake view you will understand. This is truly a unique property and you will be surprised at how much you relax even in the first 24 hours. Screen porch is newly done in Caribbean colors
Very peaceful setting with a good water view. Sit on the swim dock and watch the sunset. If you bring a boat you can launch about 10 minutes away and tie up to our swim dock. Enjoy the deep (25' deep in the middle of cove), clear water. A natural spring keeps our wide, deep cove flowing and clean. Large screened porch is a favorite place to eat or wake up with a cup of coffee while being mesmerized by the water. Abundant wildlife in the area including beaver and red fox and turkey, Heron and Canadian Geese.

Wooded area directly across the water is reserved as Park land so you are looking at only nature. The masonry fireplace makes it a perfect year round get away. Living Room has cathedral ceiling and the property has been newly painted inside and out. The Master Bedroom has a luxurious King Size Select Comfort air mattress bed with individual controls. The Guest bedroom has a new King bed. There are two sleeper sofa's and one sleeper chair in the living room making it a home that can sleep at least 8. There are two full baths. There is Hi-speed internet access. The modem is in the Great Room with a cat 5 cable provided. Simply plug into your laptop.

The kitchen is fully outfitted with microwave, dishwasher and icemaker. There is a gas grill on the large side deck. There are dining tables on the deck, in the screen porch & in the great room. The lower patio is covered and has seating and is decorated with handcrafted fish made by local a craftsman (snap a photo of the one you like and we can have one made for you). The gently sloped walkway from the driveway to the deck means there are zero steps or stairs to navigate entering the home, making it easily accessible even with walkers or wheelchairs. Great neighborhood for walking or bike riding with virtaully no traffic. Enjoy!
Short drive to scenic Greeneville and Ashville.
10-15 minutes to Restaurants and Shopping.
Dine and Golf at nearby Cateechee Golf Course/ Waterfall Grill


Keywords: Lake House

Property Type

  • 1000 sq. ft.
  • House

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Limited Accessibility:

            Easy walker or wheelchair access from car into house. Bathrooms are not currently wheelchair accessible....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Dogs only. No cats please....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 4-8

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining Area Seats:

            0...moreless

          • Refrigerator
          • Dishwasher
          • Oven
          • Kitchen
          • Microwave
          • Toaster
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Dining
          • Ice Maker
          • Coffee Maker
          • Cooking Utensils

          Amenities

          • Heating
          • Air Conditioning
          • Wood Fireplace
          • Linens Provided
          • Parking
          • Washing Machine
          • Towels Provided
          • Fireplace
          • Clothes Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • Dining table and chairs provided on screen porch, and glass dining table and chairs on deck. Living Room sofa's and chair convert to sleeping for 5 with sleeping for 4 more in bedrooms, wood provided for fireplace. Spring fed cove with clear cool water....moreless

              Entertainment

              • VCR
              • CD Player
              • Books
              • Video Library
              • DVD Player

              Communications

                  • Broadband Access

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    Canoe and a kayak for your use with life jackets....moreless

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Theme

                  • Family
                  • Away From It All
                  • Adventure
                  • Romantic

                  Location & View

                  • Water View
                  • Lakefront
                  • Lake View

                  Activities

                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Kayaking
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Boating
                  • Restaurants
                  • Churches
                  • Shopping
                  • Hiking
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Groceries

                  Other Activities

                      • Golf and dining available at Cateechee Golf Club only 5 minutes south of Hartwell. Ingles Grocery, WalMart & Home Depot 15 minutes away....moreless
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • Another Great Stay

                        Another Great Stay

                        • Guest junebug (Atlanta, Georgia)
                        • Date of stay 06/08/13
                        • Review Submitted 10/12/13
                        This was our second stay at the lake house, and we had a terrific time. The property is fun to explore tucked back on a quiet little street where we road our bikes. The cove is very deep and provides hours of play; we literally lived at the dock when it wasn't raining. The owner is kind and generous, and he always makes sure everything is just right. We really do love it here and it has become a special part of our memories. The house is comfortable and filled with everything you would need for a fun time as well. We stock the pantry with food and just spend our days relaxing at the house, but there are also many great places to visit nearby if you want to explore. Really can't say enough good things.

                        Recommended for: Girls getaway, pet owners, adventure seekers, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway.

                        Owner response: Clori. Thank you so much for your kind words!! We are very pleased to be able to share the lake house with people such as yourself who "get" the lake house vibes. Look forward to having you as a quest in the future! Mark

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                      • This Cottage Exemplifies Lake Living

                        This Cottage Exemplifies Lake Living

                        • Guest Junebug's Mom (Atlanta)
                        • Date of stay 07/14/12
                        • Review Submitted 07/28/12
                        My husband and small daughter had an amazing two-week stay at this lovely lake cottage. It's truly a treasure in the midst of a quiet farming and lake community, and we hope to return in the future. It is also situated among some truly wonderful up-state Georgia and South Carolina cities that have quaint historic districts offering terrific dining and shopping experiences (we visited Greenville, Athens, Anderson, Pendleton, and Hartwell). The cabin is stocked with everything you'll need for a low-key stay on the lake. If rest it what you're searching for, you'll find it here. The cove is deep and secluded, and the large dock was our main place to play while here. During our two weeks at the end of July, we saw only two families with boats come into the cove, and that's only because they were returning from cruising the lake. We felt safe and quiet tucked back in this beautifully wooded setting. The bird life was exciting -- hawks, osprey, eagles, and geese. Although we didn't catch any fish, we did notice lots of big, beautiful trout. We also enjoyed just walking around the house and around the neighborhood. We collected over fifteen different species of wild flowers during our strolls. We brought our kayaks and had a wonderful time touring the lake. This is a well lived-in house complete with more than you will ever need, so pack light, buy a few beers or some wine, bring some great food to cook, and head to this cottage to create some great memories with your family and friends.

                        Recommended for: Girls getaway, pet owners, adventure seekers, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

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                        • Guest Athens GA
                        • Date of stay 05/14/11
                        • Review Submitted 06/18/11
                        We had a wonderful weekend here at your place - brought the boat from the marina in Hartwell where we keep it. All of us want you to know how much we enjoyed it! This was the Best Mothers Day I can remember! I love your house because it is unique and has so much personality- very comfortable.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/2

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                        • Guest Carrollton Ga
                        • Date of stay 04/10/11
                        • Review Submitted 06/18/11
                        Only our 2nd stay at Lake Hartwell. We are really loving this lake. Your home made it feel "home away from home". The kids and dog had a blast and we hope to stay here again!

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

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                        • Guest Barb, Wanda, Janet, Karen
                        • Date of stay 11/21/10
                        • Review Submitted 06/18/11
                        Great place for a girls week-end. We love the Hartwell Dam. It was a dam good visit. Thanks for allowing us to visit.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/1

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                        • Guest Judith and David
                        • Date of stay 11/05/10
                        • Review Submitted 06/18/11
                        Thank you for a comfortable quiet place to relax and experience the natural world. This is a great place to be comfortable and be quiet. Thank you.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                      • Guest comment entered by owner

                        • Guest Marisol, Pedro
                        • Date of stay 10/20/10
                        • Review Submitted 06/18/11
                        We are being blessed to stay in this wonderful place for a week (it went too fast). We had a very quality family time. The beds were perfect, the home has everything that we need and more. The lake was great. We fished and my daughter and me went swimming. This was our first time swimming in a lake because we are from Miami Fl. We really hope to have the opportunity again to come back again soon.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                      • Guest comment entered by owner

                        • Guest Mary, Cassie, Francis
                        • Date of stay 10/01/10
                        • Review Submitted 06/18/11
                        Your lakehouse is the perfect getaway cabin. We love the dock and our dogs are in heaven! Florida lost and it doesn't get any better than that! Weekend of football, feasts and cocktails! Fun! Thank you so much!

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

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                        • Guest Dave & Debbie M
                        • Date of stay 08/13/09
                        • Review Submitted 08/13/09
                        Wonderful get-away. Nice central location to meet our daughter & son from Atlanta. Kids were able to wake board & swim. Thanks for being dog friendly. They had a blast. Hope to visit again! Dave & Debbie M Savannah

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

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                        • Guest Tony & Carmen
                        • Date of stay 08/09/09
                        • Review Submitted 08/09/09
                        What a beautiful cabin to spend a few days away from a busy city. Thank you for the peaceful and re-charging vacation. We'll be back soon! Tony & Carmen

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                       
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                      2 night min stay
                      $195

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                      Last updated: 04/18/2014
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                      Location

                      • Nearest Airport: Greenville Spartanburg Airport at 75 Miles
                      • Nearest Golf: Cateechee Golf Course and Restaurant at 11.4 Miles
                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2006

                      About the owner: Our Dock has ALWAYS had good boatable water at least 8 feet at the end of the dock even during the recent historic drought.

                      Why the Owner Chose Hartwell:
                      Lake Hartwell has good, clean refreshing water. It is much quieter than some of the other major Georgia lakes.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      We thoroughly enjoy the peace and solitude of the lake whether having meals and drinks on the dock, or taking a short boat ride out to one of the undeveloped islands. The water in our part of the lake is spring fed and always feels clean and fresh.


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                      Photos

                      • Home of the "Astonished Fish"

                        Home of the "Astonished Fish"

                      • Lake Hartwell is a great place for boating or sailing

                        Lake Hartwell is a great place for boating or sailing

                      • Bring your boat (or rent a boat) to tie up to our dock for your stay.

                        Bring your boat (or rent a boat) to tie up to our dock for your stay.

                      • Open air dining.

                        Open air dining.

                      • Screened Porch Dining Area.

                        Screened Porch Dining Area.

                      • Updated Screened Porch

                        Updated Screened Porch

                      • Living Room seating.

                        Living Room seating.

                      • King Size Select Comfort mattress with fully adjustable firmness.

                        King Size Select Comfort mattress with fully adjustable firmness.

                      • Extra seating on covered lower patio facing lake.

                        Extra seating on covered lower patio facing lake.

                      • Cozy even in Fall & Winter.

                        Cozy even in Fall & Winter.

                      • And at the end of a wonderful day at the lake.....

                        And at the end of a wonderful day at the lake.....

                      • Guest bedroom with King bed.

                        Guest bedroom with King bed.

                      • Have Coffee on the dock in your bathrobe watching the fish jump.

                        Have Coffee on the dock in your bathrobe watching the fish jump.

                      • View as you arrive. Ample parking.

                        View as you arrive. Ample parking.

                      • Easy low slope walk to the dock and a good water view.

                        Easy low slope walk to the dock and a good water view.

                      • View from Screened Porch

                        View from Screened Porch

                      • Fold out sleeper love seat in Living Room

                        Fold out sleeper love seat in Living Room

                      • Stainless Fridge with icemaker & stainless microwave.

                        Stainless Fridge with icemaker & stainless microwave.

                      • 2nd full bath.

                        2nd full bath.

                      • Lake side of house.

                        Lake side of house.

                      • On the deck.

                        On the deck.

                      VRBO #93718

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                      This listing was first published here in 2006.

                      Date last modified - Sunday, April 20, 2014

                      $195 per night (USD)
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                      2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

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                      Minimum stay: 2 nights
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