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Luxury Hartwell Home - A Place to Build Priceless Memories!

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 5,568 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Luxury lakefront home suitable for families, business or ministry retreats

This gorgeous lakefront home is perfect for your family, business or ministry team to have a relaxing and fun gathering. It is everything you would hope a lake house to be and everything you would expect of a luxury vacation home to have.

The home has a beautiful master suite with a king size four poster log bed with a gorgeous master bath which includes His and hers vanity, Jacuzzi tub, and slate floors. A flat screen TV compliments this room along with access to a screened porch which overlooks Lake Hartwell.

There is a second King bedroom on the garden level with its own bath. This room hosts a canopy mahogany king bed along with a TV and walk-in closet.

On the top level, there are 3 bedrooms. One bedroom is decorated with 4 queen handcrafted log beds. Custom drapes and quilts make it cozy and elegant. Private bath with shower.

The second upstairs bedroom has a queen along with two twin mattresses on the floor. Separate bath with shower is directly across the hall.

3rd bedroom has 4 canopy queen beds with black and white damask drapes. Private bath with shower.

13 beds total. 2 kings, 9 queens, 2 twins.

Gourmet kitchen with large fridge, 8 burner gas stovetop, double ovens, warming drawer and double dishwashers. A second fridge is located right off the kitchen in the Laundry room. Beautiful slate tile floor and a granite island make it perfect for cooking large meals and making memories for a lifetime. The kitchen is well furnished with pots and pans, coffeemaker, mixer, baking dishes and dishes for large groups. Bar with 5 stools, kitchen table that seats 10 and seating on the screen porch for 10.

Screen porch across the length of the back of the house overlooks the lake with chaise lounger, hammock and extra seating. Grill with propane provided.

The Garden Level also boasts a large sitting area with a flat screen TV, multiple sofas, and a pool table.

If that's not enough, this house also hosts a theater room that seats 12 with a 73" TV for your viewing pleasure of movies or group presentations. This room will be enjoyed by all after a full day enjoying the water.

The 1.5 acre lot hosts a private dock that can accommodate your boat for the week, along with access to swimming and fishing. Be sure to bring your Fishing Poles.

Chances are you will want to spend most of your waking hours outside enjoying this little piece of heaven so at the end of the day pull up one of our Adirondack chairs and enjoy the custom built fire pit. This is the perfect setting for story telling and extra fellowship while roasting hot-dogs and marshmallows. Some of your greatest memories will be made around the fire.

This home has been used for family gatherings, company team meetings and ministry groups It is in close proximity to Atlanta, Greenville, Clemson and UGA. Only 1+hour drive from the city and you feel like you’re are secluded from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

It is everything you would hope a lake house to be and everything you would expect of a luxury vacation home to have.

Our hope and prayer is that this little piece of Heaven on Earth will serve to enhance relationships among family, ministry and business teams; refreshing the body and soul. Past renters can attest to this goal.

Cable and WiFi provided

More Details

Nancy and Michael Tortorello
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2018

About Nancy and Michael Tortorello

The owners of this luxury lake home grew up in Upstate NY and at early ages developed a love for the outdoors, especially activities that revolve around the water and owned a home on one of the Finger Lakes for several years, Soon after settling into their new Atlanta area surroundings, the hunt for a Lake House began and low and behold their patience paid off. This little piece of heaven on Copper Cove came to their attention through mutual friends and a whole new season begins full of memory making moments not only for their ever growing family but for all their guests that invest time in this gorgeous home away from home!

Welcome to our water front haven!

Nancy and Michael Tortorello purchased this house in 2017

Why Nancy and Michael Tortorello chose Martin

We fell in love with this property for many reasons: we love the long driveway which sets the house away from the main drive and lends itself to a very peaceful setting surrounded by trees and a gorgeous view of the lake. Being in Copper Cove, though we have a wonderful open water setting, we don't get as much boat traffic and watercraft noise that a larger open water setting would present. The surroundings serve as a haven for wild life: the singing of birds and ample supply of fish for the fishing enthusiast.

What makes this house unique

The house has a fabulous layout for entertaining. The amazing kitchen is a dream come true for those who love to host meals from the very basic to gourmet dining. This house also provides ample gathering spots to suit your fancy from relaxing on the expansive lakefront porch to the theater room which includes 12 reclining chairs and a 73" flat screen. Game room also provides ample seating, flat screen, and a pool table. This house also has quality furnishings and bedding so a comfortable bed awaits our guests at the end of a full day on the water.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My family travels from all over the country for our family reunions and this beautiful lake home turned this year's trip into an absolute dream! It was such a blessing to have our whole family under one roof. We had plenty of room for everyone at meal time and for our nightly family activities. We cannot leave any higher of a recommendation to Dawn and her beautiful home. THANK YOU!
Jul 2016
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Martin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5568 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Speed limit within the cove is only 5mph for watercraft
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Master - duals sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , sink
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , sink
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , sink
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , terrace level - sink
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , sink
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom with luxury bath and access to porch
    Bedroom 2 - 4 queen , Large room with a full bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , twin mattresses on floor for kids - full bath
    Bedroom 4 - 4 queen , Large room with full bath
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , Terrace level with a full bath
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
You are welcome to bring your boat but cannot trail it onto the lot as the driveway is not suitable for your protection and safety. The driveway is too narrow and there is no place to turn it around. You can launch your boat or rent a boat from Harbor Light Marina and leave your trailer there. You also have the option of launching you boat at one of two public ramps that are within 1/2 a mile to 4 miles from the house. You are welcome to park your trailer at the head of our driveway before the gate on our lawn. Our dock can accommodate your boat as well as other watercraft vessels. The fire pit is complete with Adirondack chairs and wood for all your roasting desires.


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Luxury Hartwell Home - A Place to Build Priceless Memories!
average rating of 4.928571 based on 16 reviews

Amazing property beautifully situated on the lake

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful trip our group had! We had the prefect view of the solar eclipse and our surrounds couldn't have been more beautiful. This home is fantastic for large groups and issues very kid friendly! We were a group of 6 adults and small 5 kids and there was plenty of space for us with tons to spare. The kids and adults both enjoyed the movie theater and pool table and our kids all got to experience their first smores together thanks to the goodies the owners provided and we enjoyed the huge fire pit! As someone's who loves cooking and plans all the meals when going on trips I was in heaven in this kitchen! I really can't say enough about this home and the owners. They take pride in the home, which you can tell by how equipt it is as well as how clean the home is. The owner was in contact with me several times prior to our stay, during, and after to make sure we were comfortable and everything was taken care of which was very much appreciated. I would absolutely come and stay at the home again. We made so many wonderful memories together and have you to thank for that! Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to stay in your gorgeous home!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So Thankful you had a wonderful stay and to top it off, you had a front row seat for the Eclipse!! Your enjoyment of & respect for Copper Cove was reflected in the way in which you left her! You are more than welcome to come back, and we look forward to your next visit as you continue to build memories with your friends, Nancy & Michael
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House was wonderful with all amenities. Boat trailering and trailer storage was difficult though.

  • 4 of 5

Overall truly wonderful and spacious home meticulously clean upon arrival. Home owners were truly amazing, gracious and very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you John & Kimberly! You folks took great care of Copper Cove and as usual, love hosting Corporate Groups. Copper Cove's doors are wide open to future visits. We're thankful that your stay went well and that we were able to meet and perhaps exceed your expectations, Nancy
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Christmas in Luxury

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect home for our two-family Christmas get away! Plenty of space to stretch out and relax, lots to do in the home with the rec room and home theater, and everything we needed to cook big family dinners and feel like we really were at home.

Nancy and Michael are the consummate VRBO professionals while, a the same time, doing all they can to make the experience welcoming!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Copper Cove's door is wide open for future stays as you continue to build priceless memories with family & friends!
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Exceeded our expectations. The house was amazing. Perfect for 14 of us. We'll be back!

  • 5 of 5

I could go on and on about this house. Our first holiday vacation with kids and grandkids. From the moment we arrived we were in love with this property. It exceeded our expectations. We had goodies left by our host which included a nice basket of items for making Smores. The view of the lake, the fire pit, and the overall ambiance of the house made our stay spectacular. The rooms were spacious and accommodated our big group of 14. The theatre room was a big hit for watching movies each night. We will definitely be back. Thanks again for making our first family holiday vacation a success!!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Copper Cove is known for hosting & facilitating families in their quest to build priceless memories year after year. We're thankful that you had a wonderful time celebrating Christmas in this little piece of Heaven on earth! Nancy & Michael
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We can't wait to come back!

  • 5 of 5

This home is an absolute gem. 5 couples spent a long weekend here and we all wish we could have stayed longer! Definitely planning to come back with my family. The open kitchen is perfect for cooking for a large crowd or just gathering in. The screened-in porch is enormous- I enjoyed my coffee there each morning. All the ladies gushed over the detailed decor. At the end of the weekend, we all crashed in the cozy theater room to watch football.

We are Clemson Alum and drove back and forth to campus a few times. It is a 45 minute drive, but very direct and little traffic (even on game day!). The owner, Nancy, is fantastic. She provides everything that you need, and more, and is very responsive to all questions.

Looking forward to my next stay in Martin, GA.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankful your reunion was a success and that the commute to Clemson was not too bad. Love hosting groups that invest in making memories and are glad to hear you’ll be back - Copper Cove’s door is wide open to you and your group/family, Nancy & Michael
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Wish We Could've Stayed Longer

  • 5 of 5

This home is nothing short of AMAZING. With a group of 13 ladies, there was plenty of space to spread out. We spent lots of time on the screened porch and at the fire pit. I can definitely say that Nancy was a pleasure to work with and absolutely maximized the space in the home. The kitchen........OMG. It was so much space and easy to navigate with such a large group. It has every appliance and utensil you can possibly think you may need and even a few seasoning. (Those are easily forgotten). I'm already looking at the calendar for us to return. You can't go wrong with the lovely Copper Cove. Thanks, Nancy

LaKara & Friends

Hell In High Heels

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks LaKara - you ladies took good care of Copper Cove and am thankful that it was a good fit for your group!
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Nearest Airport
113 Miles
Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta, GA
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Damage Insurance $79
Damage Deposit $750

Check - in is after 4:00PM
Check out is no later than 10:00AM
No Pets allowed
No Smoking allowed
No boats and/or trailers allowed on property site for your safety and protection as the driveway cannot accommodate
them - it is narrow and there is nowhere to turn around. Boat can be launched at Harbor Light Marina and trailer stored there.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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