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Bright Stars Mountainlake Family Fun Getaway ***Special due to low water levels!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

****This dock is not floating until 660 feet deep! Please inquire to find out depth or google Hartwell lake levels! Thank you!

Get away and enjoy your family and friends at this beautiful lake house. Enjoy the wrap around deck and beautiful views of the star lit sky and multitude of colors-fall foliage! The views are fantastic! Holiday or spring shopping can be easily completed at the outlets that are located 20 minutes from this lake house!

Bring your boat and cruise from this private dock!!! Get up every morning, relax on the wrap around deck then jump in, go eat at one the restaurants on the water. Have Fun!!!

***New finished daylight basement! Now complete with NEW table tennis, flat screen TV, dart board, futon sofa sleeper queen bed and 3rd bathroom!

Go skiing and then return to your own private lake house!

Shop, swim, go to Helen then relax and enjoy the serenity of this beautiful, new lake front cottage! This home is located on Lake Hartwell and is very relaxing for a family or lots of fun for a weekend get away with friends! Shop all day at the Tanger outlets (over 200 stores) then relax on the dock or the wrap around deck in serenity. Hunting and golf is available and only 20 minutes away. Six Flags is 2 hours away. There are many parks in the area that are very close to the house. White water rafting is close to this house.

There are so many fun things to do BUT the best is relaxing, boating and swimming right there at your own private newly built lake house!


Airport: Atlanta Airport

Distance: 70 minutes

Activities and Attractions

There are many fun parks in the area. 30 minutes from Clemson, go to a game! Helen is a great attraction, many shops and restaurants. 20 minutes from the Tanger Outlets with over 200 outlet stores! One exit from South Carolina. Golf Hiking Boating Fishing Hunting

See Amenities Tab for information on available clubhouse rental, perfect for parties, reunions or special occasions.

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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
April 11, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wendy, just wanted to let you know we enjoyed your house. It was the perfect size for our family . Thanks for sharing your house. We might be going back next summer.
Jun 2013
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Lavonia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (3) Located in the master, upstairs and downstairs bedrooms.
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Community Clubhouse is now available for rental for $75.00 a day. The clubhouse is a great location for your club meetings, family reunions, weddings and wedding receptions, etc. The amenities included in the clubhouse are as follows: •Large meeting room •Stage •Table and chairs •Fully air conditioned and heated •Plenty of parking •Several restrooms •Dining area that seats 6 (or use as a buffet table) •Buffet serving area •Fully equipped kitchen, including: ◦Sink and food preparation area ◦Refrigerator with freezer ◦Oven ◦Microwave ◦Cooktop Availability must be confirmed and booked with Clubhouse Manager. For Availability and booking please contact Pat Rowland at 706-476-5904 or


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Bright Stars Mountainlake Family Fun Getaway ***Special due to low water levels!
average rating of 4.357143 based on 18 reviews

More of a Camp than a Lakehouse

  • 3 of 5

Treat this more as a camp and you will be ok.

Reasons: missing cushions for outdoor chairs, gas bbq burners split in two, bbq grates for both gas and charcoal rusting and breaking off in food, wood pile for fire all rotted and velvet type sofa and chairs just doesn't work in a rental property.

Dock is third from the end of an inlet. The last two were beached at 656' or 4' below full pool. I could not drive my 18' boat under the covered dock but could coast into the far side. Another foot or two shallower and I would not even be able to do that.

House was clean and kids had fun.

So, check the lake level, bring your own chairs or cushions, a throw for the furniture and don't forget the bbq brush and bbq grates. - or just bring your own bbq.

Like a camp.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed a long weekend at Bright Stars and found the relaxing vacation we were hoping for. We loved having our jet ski so accessible at the spacious covered dock out front where we could fish in the shade or lay out in the sun before a swim. Lot's of good eating in Lavonia and the highlight of the trip was riding south on the lake to a sandy island where we beached our jet ski and enjoyed a refreshing swim. Wendy, the host, was very accommodating, even running a new DVD player over when we had issues with the existing one. We plan to return. Thanks, Wendy!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The house was nice

  • 4 of 5

and we really enjoyed our weekend. I only had one issue. My parents are elderly and can't get around very well. The main bedroom is on the first level of the house which was great but I wanted to rent a place where my dad would have easy access to fishing. In one of the pictures it says level lot but that is not the case. The house is up the hill from the dock and it's not a small hill especially for someone close to 70. From the house to the road is an even bigger hill. Someone always had to be with them to be sure they made it down the steep hill to the dock and to help them back up the hill to the house. Other than that the house was clean and well maintained. I would rent this house again but not if my parents were going with me.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I read the previous review and I was very nervous about this house. However, upon arrival our family was delighted. It is a great house. I'm not sure what the previous reviewer expected for the price, but this is fantastic. We are on the lake with an easy walk down to the dock. Usually I have to bring bath towels, detergent, hand soap etc. with me when our family rents. This house has everything including coffee filters and life jackets. With board games, wi-if, air hockey, fire pit, etc. we never had to leave to have fun. The kitchen was great with a nice supply of glasses, dishes and pots and pans. Thanks so much!!! We love it.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review! We take a lot of pride in ensuring people enjoy their vacations and although we cannot supply everything for an entire vacation we do make sure the basics are covered in case anything was left out during packing. This review really means a lot after the last one, I really appreciate your time! I'm so glad you had a great vacation!
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Don't believe the glowing reviews

  • 1 of 5

I relied heavily on the reviews for this property as the pictures were not very attractive. There is no way the reviews posted here are legitimate. There is no way they are referring to the house we rented. The furnishings are shabby, dirty, and outdated. The dark green carpet is loose and very old. The kitchen was dirty and everything needed cleaning. The coffee maker was dirty. The drawers were full of dirt and crumbs. Cabinets were grimy and full of pots and pans that are worn out and miss matched. The toaster was full of crumbs. The glasses are a collection of cast offs. The towels look to be 20 years old, as do the bedspreads. If you look under the kitchen sink, you will find more dirt and leftover junk. The bedroom closet is full of old DVR's, old bedspreads, and more junk. The downstairs bedroom is dark, creepy, and cold; next door to the strange cubby hole with and old refrigerator and some type of car or boat seat. Again, there is no way the posted reviews are legitimate. No way.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for writing this review! It gave us the opportunity to implement your recommendations before our busy season! The furniture is all hardwood with the exception of the burgundy living room coaches, I will look at them. There is a new TV and fireplace with pictures I bought at Pier One. We periodically add new items to keep the house up to date and cute such as the placemats and big bowl décor. We are looking at replacing the carpet with hard surface and since you were the first one to say the green carpet bothered you it may be done this month!!!! This will be better for guests coming and going to the lake everyday all summer long! The kitchen has been completely detailed, everything has been pulled out of the cabinets and wiped clean. Sorry about the variety of glasses, we bring new stuff there every year due to damages and missing items and I don't throw away the remaining glasses, silverware or plates from the previous sets if they are still in good condition. The cleaning company has 2 sets of towels and sheets (most of the time people check in the same day people check out) this enables them to have the house ready for new guests within a few hours! I will look at the stuff she has but new towels were added last year. New comforter sets, hand towels and wash clothes have already been added. Pics on the way! Some of the sheet and blankets have been removed from the master closet, I couldn't take them all out due to the amount of people that usually stay there require additional sheets and blankets. The downstairs bedroom, perfect for late day sleepers! There are 2 doors and blinds that can be closed to keep the bright morning sun out until you ready to get up! Most people love this level for the privacy with your own bathroom, refrigerator, rec room and access to the outside patio overlooking the water! Thanks again for taking the time to write this and best wishes with completion of your new home!
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Awesome Place!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We've rented this house several times for girls weekends!!!! We just love it!!!!! Its secluded, clean and beautiful views!!! We loved the fire pit!!!!! Its a great place for a nice vacation!!!! We will be renting again for sure!!! We LOVE this place!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80
Pet Fee $30

Off peak rates exclude Christmas and New Years holidays 12/24-01/01

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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