About the property
- House3000 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)
Our Lake Hartwell, Custom Built home is in a Gated 3 home community with a park like setting that is truly spectatular. We enjoy sitting on the front porch looking at the 'park' just as much as sitting on the back porch viewing the lake. The house is so close to the lake with unobstructed views and a gentle walk. We've been coming to Lake Hartwell for over 10 years and have never seen a lake home in a better setting or with a better view.
Another favorite thing about our property is that it is less than 7 minutes off I-85 which makes it so convenient. We used to rent different lake houses and other than an old dirty home, the # 1 problem we would have is getting off the highway excited to get there only to find that we had another 25 minute drive through questionable areas just to get to the house. Not with ours!
I'm a custom home builder in Atlanta, Ga and built our dream home on the best lot I could find. We have all the amenities you would find in a fine home (granite countertops, upscale appliances including a food warmer built into the island, and even a floor heater in the master bathroom for fall and winter guests. Our priority when building our home was to have an upscale lake home yet with a cozy lake feel so we would feel like we were at the lake and not in Atlanta.
Our home is perfect for one family or two! We have 2 King sized beds so if you are used to sleeping on a King you don't have to fight with another couple over who gets the King...you both do!
The master bedroom has its own bath with a luxurious oversized shower, garden tub, double vanity, and floor heater. The upstairs bedroom with the King bed has it's own bath with tub/shower and single vanity. The other two bedrooms upstairs share a Jack-n-Jill Bath with tub/shower and a double vanity. The one bedroom has two bunk beds (4 beds total) and the other has a queen bed. Between the 3 upstairs bedrooms is a loft area where multiple air mattresses (1-queen air mattress provide) can comfortably be placed.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
About Lana Wertz
Jeff & Lana Wertz are the owners of the property. Jeff is a custom homebuilder from Atlanta, Ga and Lana is a nurse midwife also from Atlanta. We have 3 daughters who love to waterski, swim, and bike. We also have 2 dogs Mac & Paisley. Paisley was a stray dog who kept coming to the lake house and would chase our car down the road when we left. One day we put her in our car and never looked back! Our lake home is wonderful for kids and pets. Our girls like to have bonfires, take nature walks, pick wild blackberries and pears, do all the water sports and just do a lot of the things Lana and I did when we were kids that they don't do in Atlanta. Nights at the lake are my favorite, cooking dinner, sitting on the porch and taking a walk with the dogs under the stars! For those with older guests or families the walk to the water is very gentle and short with no woods to meander through. Also, the main master bedroom is on the first floor so there is no need to climb up and down stairs to get to the bedroom.
Lana Wertz purchased this House in 2009
Why Lana Wertz chose Lavonia
We chose to buy this property when we saw the land come on the market in 2008. This was the best lake lot we had ever seen (still is). We spent 6 months working on the plan and built our dream lake home on the property. We knew the area well and loved the convenience not only to the property but from the property to shopping, grocery stores, and to boat ramps (the nearest ramp is on our property!).
What makes this House unique
We love getting to the house the first night, unpacking and going to the front or back porch and just look at the view! We also like going to Lavonia which is 10 minutes away to get doughnuts on Saturday morning and walk through the small shops and antique stores. We also buy local produce at the farmer's market on the square.
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My family and I love this home!
My family has had the pleasure of relaxing in this gorgeous, family friendly lake home many times. As always, last weekend was another memorable, fun filled weekend.
Thank you so much Jones Family! Though you are Clemson fans and us Alabama/Georgia fans, we love that you think of our home as your own, and keep staying with us. We are grateful to have you as returning guests year after year!!
Lana and Jeff
The house was beautiful! We loved the decor and the view. It was a great place to spend Thanksgiving weekend with our family!
Immaculate, very clean, quiet, beautiful home with a wonderful view of lake. We booked for a family getaway – and everyone had a fantastic time. Property is as advertised and is a place we will definitely return to for another visit. Owner is exceptionally responsive to inquiries and was great to work with for all of the details related to our trip. Would highly recommend.
Thank you so much Tom! So happy you had a wonderful vacation week!
Very Nice Property!
My husband and I rented this home to spend a week with our 2 daughters and their families. This is our second year in a row staying here and won't be our last!! It is big enough to comfortably accommodate 4 teenagers, 5 adults and a dog without feeling like everyone is on top of everyone else. The home itself is very nice and clean with all the essentials that you will need. The dock is on deep water so we never have to worry about not being able to dock a boat or play in the water. We highly recommend this home and property for a lake get away! The owners are great to work with!
Thank you Ginger for your amazing review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your vacation and look forward to your return!
Lana and Jeff
Wonderful and Relaxing Retreat for New Years!
Along with two other families with kids, we rented this lake home for several nights over New Years. The house is fantastic, offering plenty of room for six adults and five children ranging from 3 years old to 8 years old. The house offers tasteful decoration, great amenities, and everything was clean and reliable. We loved the great common area and open space connecting the dining area and kitchen. We all could relax together and have dinner or watch the game as a big group or the adults could play cards while the kids played upstairs. Throughout the process, Lana was helpful and quick to respond with any questions. This is a beautiful property located on a scenic view of the lake and would also be an amazing place to stay during the summer. The kids have room to run and play sports outside and the boat dock looked great even though it was too cold for us to venture out on the lake in December...We loved it!
Outstanding!!! The property, the location and the owners made this vacation the BEST.
We were a group of six. This was our first lake vacation and because we found this perfect rental home, it won't be our last. Prior to arriving at the rental, the owners were very responsive to our questions and made the dialogue easy. They provide great directions and instructions regarding the property and nearby towns and restaurants, to include places to access by boat. The upstairs AC acted up on the 2nd day we were there and the owners had someone there to fix it within the hour. Amazing response and service which was very much appreciated.
The home is just as described..an upscale lake home with a cozy lake feel. The house was open and spacious allowing us room to prepare meals, grill, or play cards at the kitchen table while still keeping an eye on the TV to watch the Olympics. The master bedroom made me feel like I was in a resort and the king size bed was soooo comfortable. The morning sunrise off of the porch overlooking the water is a must-see. Two refrigerators made it ideal to keep all our beverages cold in one fridge and the other for food. (Ingles nearby for all your grocery needs.) We opted to take our own boat with us and could easily keep it tied up to their dock. We spent time daily at "party island" (very near their home) which offers a beach area to hang out. Being the end of summer, there weren't but a couple of boats out there at a time so we made our own party. So so much fun!
We had great expectations to go hiking and tubing and trying out 211 Main St Cafe. We did research prior to our arrival (all nearby) but we couldn't pry ourselves away from the house. We did save a day for whitewater rafting down the Chattooga (Southeastern Expeditions). It was only like 45 min to 1 hour away from the lake house. Fun time. Four of us drove to Cherokee one night to try out Harrah's casino. Definitely don't waste your time on that trip. (Save your money for Las Vegas). We went to eat one night at Nami (an Asian Bistro) in Anderson at the Portman Marina. Now that is definitely worth the time and money. Delicious!
Lake Hartwell and the Wertz provided a fabulous and relaxing vacation. This was our first VRBO rental and I couldn't have been more impressed. Jeff and Lana have a beautiful home and are very generous to open it up to strangers. Next trip to Lake Hartwell...this is the place to stay. You will not regret it!
Thank you so much Rick for such a thoughtful, kind review. You were wonderful guests and we appreciate you spending your vacation at our lake home. It's so nice to read such a descriptive review because hearing the activities you experienced outside of the lake area, plus restaurant tips, is so helpful. Again, thank you for taking the time to write such a great review! Please stay with us again in the future!!
Lana and Jeff
Farmers market in Lavonia every Saturday morning. Delicious restaurants, walk-in Vet clinics, antique and grocery stores in Lavonia.
Rates & Availability
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We only rent Saturday-Saturday during the Summer months