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Quiet Lakefront Retreat - Dog Friendly!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Your fall headquarters! If you are looking to get away from it all and enjoy a serene and quiet retreat, our home is perfect.

Pet friendly!

Quiet cove, wooded lot, great lakefront location. Most of the other homes in our cove are second homes so oftentimes you have the cove to yourself!

Adults, kids and dogs love our location on Lake Hartwell.

Swim in our cove, fish off the dock, moor your boat or jet ski on our dock, paddle in our two-person kayak, or just enjoy a meal or cocktails on the screened porch.

We are approximately 1 hour & 45 minutes from downtown Atlanta and 1 hour from Greenville.

All the bedrooms can be closed off for privacy and kids’ earlier bedtimes. The cabin comfortably sleeps 8 (1 King, 1 Queen, and 2 bunk beds).

The outdoor area includes chaise lounges, a fire pit and charcoal grill.

A gentle slope takes you down to the dock and shallow kids’ play area. We are also very close to the big water if you bring your own boat or Jet ski.

The cabin is five minutes by car from Carter's Ferry Boat Ramp, 10 miles (20 minutes)to historic downtown Hartwell, and 9 miles to Hartwell Marina.

There is a fully refundable security deposit of $500 if no damage. The housekeeping fee is $105. We do welcome pets with a flat fee of $25 per pet.

Keywords: waterfront, lakefront, cabin,

More Details

Member since: 2008
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 22, 2018

About The Owner

We bought this cabin so that our little girls would have an escape from the city to experience nature and the country. After purchasing the house, we quickly renovated it, adding the living room and master bedroom so that we could have friends and family stay with us.

We hope that you will enjoy our cabin as much as we do!

The Owner purchased this house in 2005

Why The Owner chose Hartwell

Lake Hartwell has the unique combination of easy accessibility to major metropolitan areas and a quiet, remote location. Even on major holidays, such as July 4th, you feel like the lake is your private playground since there are so few people!

What makes this house unique

We love our quiet cove! There is no need to worry about jetski or boat traffic near our dock so kids can swim and relax without worries.

The gently graded and short walk from our house to our dock makes the transport of coolers, towels and supplies an easy task.

Our lot is wooded so you have lots of privacy.

We renovated and decorated our home for a lakeside feel with fishing prints and country antiques. We love to cook so our newly renovated kitchen is fully stocked with everything you need to make a memorable meal!

The wood-burning fireplace makes for a cozy getaway in the Fall and Winter as well.

Owner is a licensed realtor in Georgia.


Hartwell House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Bunk Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Screen Porch for dining and relaxing, hammock, picnic table, dock with swim ladder, kayak for guests' use.


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Quiet Lakefront Retreat - Dog Friendly!
average rating of 4.9 based on 80 reviews

We would go back in a second

  • 5 of 5

A fun beautiful home on a gigantic lake with a dock. What more could a family hope for. The home was very comfortable and pleasing. All the pots, pans and dishes you would ever need. With 3 grandchildren and a lake to swim and kayak in we spent maybe 30 minutes watching cartoons. Outside was the place to be. We look forward to coming again.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Labor Day 2018

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our vacation!! We all wished we could have stayed a longer time. The home was so cozy and inviting and it had everything we needed! The home is located in a nice and quiet deep water cove. We could get in the water and not have to worry about boat traffic. We can't wait to come back soon!!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice and quiet secluded lake cabin

  • 5 of 5

Very nice, quiet and cozy lake house! Well stocked. Nice covered dock great for swimming and fishing. Love that this cabin is pet friendly!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being such a great guest...and really hope to have you back! Stephanie
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Love it there.

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed twice this summer. We love it there. Very well stocked and clean so cute and private and we love that we can bring our fur babies. They love the lake. We will be going back again!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love having you as our guest (twice!) and hope to have you and four-legged babies back soon!
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Another great week on Lake Hartwell

  • 5 of 5

Whipporwhill cabin was a great setting for another week at Lake Hartwell! The house is comfortable, clean, and well supplied with everything we needed to prepare meals, do laundry, etc. The location is convenient to town/ shopping, and the deep water was perfect for boating.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! We hope to have you back soon!
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Really enjoyed this place

  • 5 of 5

Very nice and peaceful place. We really enjoyed staying here. Everything was just as the listing said. There were no surprises after arriving. The covered dock was great to be able to play in the water and have a place to put our boat. The screened porch was a nice place to relax during the afternoon showers. The house has plenty of room to give everyone their space(we had 4 adults and 2 kids). We will definitely use this place again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind comments! We hope you will return as our guest soon!
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Nearest Point of Interest
Big Water Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Carter's Ferry Boat Ramp
Nearest Point of Interest
Gordon's Marine Services


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $115
Pet Fee $25
Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Add 12% tax and $95 housekeeping to rates quoted.
$25 per pet, per stay (not a daily charge)
Three-night minimum during summer season.
One-week minimum over July 4th.
Thanksgiving and Christmas weeks are $190/night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.