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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Spend time with friends and family golfing, fishing or just sitting by the fire.

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!

Ruthie Gay
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:
September 20, 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.


Cobb House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Parking is limited to 4-5 vehicles maximum. Parking on neighbors property or road may result in towing without prior permission of the owner.
  • Absolutely NO underage drinking allowed on property. And NO illegal drugs allowed! All house guests will be evicted immediately should this occur.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Main Floor #1 - 1 double
    Main Floor #2 - 1 double
    Basement - 4 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Also have fold out couch with hide-a-bed and roll-a-way bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.8235292 based on 17 reviews
Elko, Georgia

Memorial Day Weekend 2018

  • 5 of 5

From the time we walked into this beautiful house, we were pleasantly surprised. The attention to every detail was covered completely. The view of the lake was spectacular!!

Its conveniently located in a quiet neighborhood and close to the Dollar General Store and Striplings, and we thoroughly enjoyed eating at The Cove, Daphne Lodge, and Pats Fish House. We also had everything we needed to cook in the kitchen. The manager of the property, Ruthie, was wonderful and very helpful, even sending us lake and weather updates. I would definitely recommend this property for families looking for relaxation and quiet time, not to mention the fishing off of the dock was great. We are planning on coming back as soon as possible.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. So happy the weather stayed good enough to enjoy the lake and fishing, until the last day. We are so thankful for wonderful guests like you and will welcome you back any time.
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Fitzgerald, Ga

Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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!
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Labor Day Get Away

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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!
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LaGrange, Ga


  • 5 of 5

House was very clean and comfortable with gorgeous views. Loved sitting on the screened in porch. We would definitely visit again.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at Turtle Watch. Actually the screened back porch is my favorite place to sit as well. Calming and relaxing. You are an excellent guest and we look forward to your next visit. Thank you for your kind review.
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Turtle Watch is the best spot on Lake Blackshear!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I had a great stay at Turtle Watch. The front porch has the best view on the lake! We enjoyed the nice grill on the back porch and the beds were all very comfortable. The house has every amenity you need for a great stay. Don’t miss pizza at The Cove or the sausage biscuits at Striplings! The property manager, Ruthie, could not be more accommodating or helpful in making us feel welcome. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay! A weekend with friends is so important and should be nothing but relaxing and fun. Thank you for your great review! We will welcome you back anytime, hopefully soon!!! You are a GREAT guest!!
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Spectacular and Spacious

  • 5 of 5

Perfect get away ! Everything you could want was available. Special attention to details.

Even down to the toothbrushes. Very spacious, comfortable beds,furnishings and clean. I would recommend this lovely

space for a quick get-away or an extended stay. Lovely morning sunrise and sunset.

Love Turtle Bay and can't wait to go again.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We can't thank you enough for choosing Turtle Watch! You are most welcome to visit anytime you are able to get away from the busy everyday life. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and were able to have fun even if it was a short get a way. We appreciate guest like you and do hope you will choose us again for your next lake adventure! Thank you!
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Nearest Airport
46 Miles
Brunswick Golden Isles Airport
Nearest Train
14.4 Miles
Sam Shortline-Lake Blackshear Resort & Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
14.4 Miles
GA Veterans State Park, Cypress Grill & Cordelia's
Car: recommended

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Property Damage Insurance $79

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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