Located on beautiful Lake Blackshear, this unique property faces east overlooking the lake. Experience breathtaking sunrises and shady afternoons. Lake is less than 30 feet from the house, full lake view from the dining room, living room and kitchen. Screened in deck allows for wonderful visits while gazing at the lake or watching the swimmers. Boat house with lift for your lake pleasure and protection. Plenty of space and beds for the family to have fun and sleep with comfort. Beautiful backdrop for all your memory pictures, selfies or just the skyline! Dock and boat house allow for sunbathing, picnics and great breeze. This property is designed with your family and friends in mind. Come and let us help you make your lake experience something to treasure year after year!
Place for gathering together to work, play or just visit!
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 19, 2018
About Ruthie Gay
We enjoy getting away from every day life from time to time and decided this was a great way to do it. After years and years of working hard it is nice to have a place like this to go to. Yet we can't go often enough so we decided to open it up for others to enjoy. Life gets busy and hectic so we all need some time away to relax and have fun.
Why Ruthie Gay chose Cobb
This property just spoke to me the very first time I walked in the front door. All I could see through the wall of glass on the back side was the beautiful lake. The serenity and calming feelings that this view brought on was breathtaking. Sitting on the back screen deck in the evening and watching the lights across the lake come on and twinkle in the water is just the most relaxed feeling. This is why I just love this home.
What makes this House unique
Turtle Watch is unique in that it has beautiful views but also a very unique charm all it's very own. The coziness and family atmosphere in every room. Nothing over the top extravagant but comfortable and refreshing. The electric boat lift along with the extra covered deck make lake watching, riding or fishing easy for all to be done at the same time by multiple people. Normally with a nice breeze blowing through to keep everything enjoyable. Large enough to take a picnic out to the covered deck and enjoy snacks while you spend the day out doors.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Perfect Location for Relaxing/Fishing or Visiting!
The home has the most beautiful view of the lake. So relaxing and enjoyable from the living room, dining room, back screened porch and kitchen. Fishing was great!! The home is clean and has everything needed for cooking in, grilling out or just light fixings. Comfortable beds and plenty of room for a large group to enjoy without being crowded. We will most definitely be back.
We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your return visit. As we work to improve things on a regular basis hopefully when you come again you'll see a change for the better each and every time. Thank you again for choosing Turtle Watch for your lake/fishing pleasure. You are very much appreciated!
acceptable, but wouldn't come back.
the area is beautiful with nice view of the lake and the sunrise. the house would probably be more enjoyable in the summer with access to a boat. first impression was that the house was not very clean. the front porch was dirty and full of spider webs up by the light (could use a good sweeping). the house did not smell good when we first walked in (smelled stuffy). the kitchen is dated and dark, but contained everything we needed except a sponge to be able to wash dishes by hand before using them (my husband is a germ-a-phobe). therefore, we quickly ran out of paper towels. we had issues with the hot water on the first night and two of us had to take a cold shower. my husband went and flipped the breaker and we had hot water the next day with no problems. there was a cockroach crawling down my back while i slept in the bed the first night which was very disconcerting. we saw a second cockroach in the bathroom ceiling the second day. the house could probably use some fumigation and dusting. the dark blue wall paper in the bathroom is starting to peel inside by the tub. with new, lighter color kitchen cabinets, upgraded appliances and lighter wall paper in the bathroom, it would be a great improvement. Also the awnings over the front windows makes the front of the house very dark. being from Miami we are used to a lot of natural light. another great improvement would be wood flooring over carpet/linoleum.
Teresa, I am so sorry you didn't enjoy your stay and had all these issues. We have been working really hard to update the home on many levels. Have made many already. The home normally has a lot of light, which is why we have the shutters.
I am not making excuses but we had recently experienced damage from Hurricane Michael. The hot water heater was shut off due to being without power/water for more than a week. We must have forgotten to turn it back on once the power was restored.
I am truly sorry you didn't like the home. I can't explain the bugs as we've never had that mentioned before and have a regular exterminator.
We do not supply sponges due to the fact that they hold germs. There are plenty of dish rags/towels in the kitchen to use while washing/drying dishes. If you were concerned about germs being in the dish towels (though they are very clean) there is a washer and dryer in the home.
Again, I am so sorry you didn't enjoy your time at Turtle Watch. We are constantly working to update outdoors and indoors. Started outside since that is where most people spend their time. And have already updated much in doors but still have more to do.
Thank you for your input. We will most definitely take all this into consideration.
Beautiful home !!
We really enjoyed our stay !! This home had everything you needed . So relaxing !! The manager Ms Ruthie was so sweet and she made sure we had everything we needed for the stay. Thank you.
I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. We work hard trying to make sure guest like you have what you need to enjoy your time away from home. Sure hope you can come again and spend more time on the water or just relaxing with a fishing pole. You are great! Thank you so much for choosing Turtle Watch as your place to stay. You are always welcome to come again.
We enjoyed the weekend at turtle watch! The house is clean and well furnished yet not pretentious!
Wonderful view! The screened porch and dock were out favorite hang out spots on a late October weekend! The house is spacious and provides ample space for a large group to be comfortable!
We are so HAPPY you had a good time! And, the weather was pleasant. We sure hope you will make arrangements to come back again, maybe even stay a little longer. We truly appreciate guest like you and will welcome you anytime!
Thank you so much for choosing Turtle Watch!!! Looking forward to your next trip.
Great location for our much needed weekend getaway. We had a great time and enjoyed our stay. Can’t wait to go back. Ruthie was a pleasure to work with.
Thank you so much for your review. I'm so glad you were able to enjoy your stay especially with the couple of issues. You are a great guest and we DO hope you will return. We work hard to make sure our guest are happy with their stay so they want to return again. Thank you again for choosing Turtle Watch for your lake fun!
Labor Day Get Away
We thoroughly enjoyed our Labor Day weekend at Turtle Watch on Lake Blackshear. Turtle Watch is a very comfortable home that we had no problem sleeping 8 to 10 guests. It has a great view of the lake with a covered boat dock that is located just across the lake from Lake Blackshear Marina and Resort which offers food, gas, and entertainment. I highly recommend!
Thank you for your great review! We appreciate guest like you so much and hope you will plan on a return visit. It is because of people like you that we are adding updates and improvements, hoping you will continue and make this your go to lake retreat. Thank you so much for choosing Turtle Watch!
The GA Veterans State Park is a "Must See" Museum of our history along with planes out in the pasture to walk up to and look at and take pictures with. (10-15 minutes away from Turtle Watch) They are truly amazing. Great place for family day, have a picnic or go to one of the restaurants there.
Andersonville, GA and Americus, GA (about 35 minutes away) many historical Museums and historic sites to visit. Along with more restaurants and shopping.