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Beautiful Home on Lake Hartwell

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft + Office, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 9-11)

Looking for the perfect family getaway? Then this beautiful home on Lake Hartwell is the one for you! Vaulted ceilings with lots of windows provide great lake views from the house or the two covered decks. The open kitchen plan has a table that seats eight comfortably and a table on the deck just outside seats four more. The pine floors and ceiling in the living area, along with the stacked stone fire place give the house a mountain feel but its just a short, easy walk to the dock.

The master bedroom on the main level of the house provides lake views, a king-sized bed, TV with satellite, and private bath. A bonus room (equipped with a single bed with trundle) and half bath are also located on the main level. The large open living area features lake views, a queen sleeper sofa and 46 inch TV with satellite and DVD/VCR player. And WiFi.

The upstairs features two bedrooms, a full bath and a large loft area with plenty of room for an air mattress. One bedroom has bunk beds with a double on the bottom and single on top and the other bedroom has a queen bed. Unfinished basement has a ping pong table for those rare rainy days.

The double decker dock sits at the beginning of a quiet cove that allows for children to play safely in the water. The dock also features a single boat slip, swim deck and covered area on the top deck. We also provide 2 Kayaks for guest to use. Owner's boat is on a lift in the slip but there is plenty of room for two more boats on either side of the dock.

It's just a short drive to Harbor Light Marina (where you can rent boats and jet skis) or to Tugaloo State Park which has a beach area, picnic area, miniature golf, and other amenities. Toccoa Falls and shopping in Toccoa is only a 15 minute drive from the house. Helen Georgia is less than an hour drive away with plenty of unique restaurants, shops and other activities including a water park and river tubing.


More Details

Chad Lowery
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 8, 2018

About Chad Lowery

My wife and I got married in 1997 and have lived in Athens GA. for most of our lives. Our children are Peyton (18) and Tristan (13). I am a real estate invester and my wife works for the University doing training. We love to travel, snow ski, scuba dive and just hang out at the lake.

Chad Lowery purchased this house in 2007

Why Chad Lowery chose Martin

We chose to buy our house at the lake because we loved the area and it is only a 1 hour drive from our house in Athens. Lake Hartwell is a beautiful lake with a feel of being in the foothills. Fishing is great and it is such a large lake so there is plenty to explore.

What makes this house unique

Our house is convient to I-85 and easy to get to from Atlanta. There are parks nearby and plenty to explore. Our dock has a party deck and can accomidate a large family compfortably. It is in a wooded area that allows for plenty of privacy.


Martin 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
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , master bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , upstairs
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , downstairs
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , double on bottom & twin on top
    Loft + Office - 2 twin/ single , trundle bed
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) single bed with trundle, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) queen sofa bed, Bunk Beds (1) lower unit is a double bed
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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(29 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful Home on Lake Hartwell
average rating of 4.586207 based on 29 reviews
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Beautiful and Quiet!!

  • 5 of 5

The house is so easy to get to but seems so secluded with it's great buffer of deep woods. The neighbors we could see on the water were lovely and enjoying themselves as much as we were. We loved our time on the porch and on the dock, the spacious living area was terrific for our brood of little boys, and the nighttime quiet was perfect for listening to the tree frogs and watching the moonrise. We will be back!!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I’m glad you enjoyed your time
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Comfortable house.

  • 5 of 5

We had 6 adults for a golf tournament at Currahee. The house accommodated 5 easily. The 6th brought a blow up mattress in lieu of using the couch fold out bed. The grill was a little small to accommodate our 6 large steaks, but we got it done. The back porch was comfortable. We were able to get 6 cars parked in the driveway with a little work. The ping pong table in the basement was a nice touch.

Overall the house was comfortable and a great value. Thanks.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful woodsy/lake home

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful, quiet cove! Kids could be on the kayaks of in the water without concern for safety from other boaters. House was clean, apart from a couple dead roaches found upon arrival (in the woods, so not surprising). Kitchen could use a few more microwave save bowls to heat up meals. Our family had a wonderful time on the lake and enjoyed this home!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great dock and water exposure!

  • 5 of 5

Second time at home. The most important factor of a lake house to me is the dock and water access. This dock is two story which provides ample shade (few docks have this) . When the lake is full pool I would estimate the depth at end of dock is ten feet. Great spot to hang in the water!! The house has an open floor plan which is great for time with friends and family. It’s definitley a more rustic outdoors which we liked, you felt like you were in nature. The affordable price and rental flexibility (two night min during summer) make this house a great stay without breaking the bank. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding Experience

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect for a family getaway. Everything exceeded our expectations. Chad was a very gracious host, answering our questions while traveling internationally. We will definitely return to this cabin in the future. We loved the flexibility of the space indoors and outdoors. Three generations of our family were able to gather together seamlessly, spending time together on the lake, at the dock, and in and around the house. It was an exceptional time to make memories, and this cabin played a key role.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I’m glad you had a good stay
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House not quite as described

  • 2 of 5

Unfortunately, this is not a new house and not fully as described. The owner was very attentive to questions prior to arriving, but when I encountered issues that were different than what I was informed of, he became less interested in communicating. Overall, the house is nice, but not new. Some of the furniture was broken (kitchen chair, patio table, grill, etc.). The deck chairs on the dock are all moldy, ripped or generally worn out. I have pictures if you are interested. Also, lots of the carpet was worn out. None of this would be a big deal if I knew it up front as I would have rented a different house. Upon asking the owner for a discount due to their lack of forthrightness in their description, they dismissed my request. So renter beware. Note: the lake is beautiful and one that kids and family will enjoy.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have never had a bad review. This one is greatly exaggerated.
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Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Gum log restruant
Car: recommended

Located on beautiful Lake Hartwell in Martin Georgia, this house is close to Toccoa, GA. Clemson S.C. and not far from Helen, GA.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable Damage Deposit $250

Rates are subject to change until confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.