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5 BR, Lakefront Home -- Large Windows, Hot Tub & Covered Dock

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10-14)

Relax in our 4200 square foot Mountain House -style waterfront home right on tranquil Lake Hartwell, 25 minutes from Clemson, 90 minutes from Atlanta and 45 minutes from Greenville. Nestled on one full acre of woods and rolling lawns, this home feels totally secluded yet is a simple drive from Atlanta, Charlotte, or Greenville. The house is designed by a Colorado Mountain House architect and provides the true away-from-the-city feel. Aside from the standard new home features, the house offers large windows and decks overlooking the back yard & lake, a private covered boat dock, an 6-person hot tub, a pool table and an oversize master bedroom suite taking up the entire 3rd level of the house. Also, be sure to try the new, custom fire-pit deck with a 42-inch fire pit at the edge of the yard overlooking the lake (see photos). ALSO NEW IN 2016 – all bathrooms and kitchen have been remodeled.

This three story home has a combination of hardwood floors and carpet, rich wood ceilings and interior finish (like a hunting lodge), comfortable furniture (and rocking chairs), a modern, spacious kitchen with island, and three stone fire places. Each level has a full bathroom, and a TV and DVD player equipped with DirecTV. The main level houses two bedrooms, each with queen beds, the main living room area overlooking the lake through a wall of windows, the kitchen and dining room. The first floor (basement) has two bedrooms (one with a queen bed and one for the kids with two twin beds), a large bathroom, sofa seating area and plenty of room for playing games or lounging. A big screen TV overlooks a full size billiards table and card table and leather chairs, surrounded by a stone fireplace on one side and a wall of French doors opening to the lower deck and the back yard. The third floor houses a large master bedroom /bathroom suite, sitting area, small office area and stone fireplace all overlooking the large façade of windows. The master bathroom has a gorgeous vintage clawfoot tub and walk-in shower.

A quick walk down hill through the back yard and using steps (next to the fire pit deck), you will find a private covered dock, where you can easily tie up a boat if you bring one (deep water cove). You'll enjoy spending the entire day on and around the dock and swimming in this quiet cove away from the wind, waves and boat traffic. Note that the last portion of the walk to the dock can be steep and requires caution, particularly if the water level if low!

The House is about 90-minutes north of downtown Atlanta, and only 45 minutes from Greenville, SC making this an easy weekend or full-week getaway. For those interested in attending CLEMSON GAMES, the stadium is about a 25 minute drive from the house. For groceries and standard city amenities, Anderson, SC is just 20 minutes north of the house near Clemson University. NOTES re WiFi and Trash: Because of the location, this house does NOT have WiFi or Trash Pickup Service. However, the major cellular carriers (except Tmobile) have excellent reception at the house and we use Cellular Hot Spots for internet access. Prior to leaving the house, we request that renters take their garbage and recycling to the local 'convenience' center (details sent to you prior to your use of the house).

Keywords: waterfront, lakefront, lake house, deep water, hartwell, water ski, boating, south carolina, greenville, atlanta, clemson, Anderson

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

About The Owner

I would say I'm somewhat of a non-conformist... I've worked hard in my life, but I'm now focusing on creating memorable experiences with friends and family that I can ultimately share with my Grand Kids! As such, I travel and recreate a lot and have gotten a serious head start on my 'bucket list'. My main hobbies include travel, health /fitness, kite surfing, cooking and reading.

The Owner purchased this house in 2006

Why The Owner chose Hartwell Lake

Only 90-minutes north of my home in Atlanta, I can easily and spontaneously access the lake house.

What makes this house unique

The home offers the following main benefits:

--while only 2 miles from the highway, the house is very secluded, peaceful and quiet

--the style and architecture are very soothing and appropriate for the wooded lakefront setting

--true relaxation whether boating, sitting in the hot tub, in a rocking chair or in front of the fire

--quality time with friends and family


Fair Play House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Large master bath on suite, double vanity
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main level bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Basement/floor 1 bathroom
  • 3
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Large loft bedroom with fireplace, desk area...
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Very comfy queen bed!
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Very comfy queen bed!
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Very comfy queen bed!
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Two good twin beds - great for kids!
  • King size beds (1) The master bedroom has a very comfortable king bed., Queen size Beds (3) Three other bedrooms have queen beds., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) There is plenty of room in the basement for those that don't have beds to sleep. Note that there are a total of 6 beds (3 queens, 1 king and 2 twin bunk beds). Guests that don't sleep in one of the beds can sleep on the couch or floor in the basement. The 5th bedroom has 2 twin beds (unstacked bunk beds).
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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5 BR, Lakefront Home -- Large Windows, Hot Tub & Covered Dock
average rating of 4.923077 based on 26 reviews

Awesome house for a great getaway family or friends.

  • 5 of 5

Awesome house to get away with family or friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceeded Our Expectations!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this beautiful home for a family retreat and could not have had a better time! There was plenty of room for everyone to spread out for a little privacy when needed and plenty of room for getting all together to eat, play cards, watch TV and simply relax!

We spent most of the time on the dock and out on our boat, but at the end of the day, it sure was nice to come back to such an amazing gathering space and have dinner together.

We already talking about doing another mini-vacation here this fall!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, classy accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 days here for our favorite brother's 50th birthday party and the accommodations were amazing! 9 adults slept, showered, ate and lounged quite comfortably! The views were beautiful and the house was well stocked leaving nothing to need. Most importantly, the homeowner was incredibly responsive and accommodating. Great long weekend for a crazy group of adult siblings to spend time together, reflect on life's memories while creating a few more!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house and we had such a relaxing time!

  • 5 of 5

Close walk to the dock and very quiet. The location was nicely tucked in a cove. The kids enjoyed swimming and loved the fire pit for smores. The owner was wonderful to work with. .

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Will be doing it every year!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the house! Will be returning next year. Our family love the home it was very clean, comfortable and beautiful. All of our friends are already asking if they can go next time😁 2 thumbs up👍👍

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

An awesome lakefront home with a lot of space for family and friends. The owner is very easy to get along with, and a pleasure. Both the home and scenery are beautiful.

James Cahill, Sumter, SC

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $450

During Holiday periods and high-peak times (summer, etc.), the house rents for $2800 per week. During off peak weeks (non-summer or holiday), the house rents for $2500 per week. Clemson football weekend are $475/night with a 3-night minimum. In addition to the tax and damage deposit listed above, add a cleaning fee of $125. Rates may very based on demand, party size and unique circumstances. Please note that i will make exceptions for rentals less than a week on a case-by-case basis. Thanks!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.