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True Log Home - Deep Water - Pontoon Boat Avail - Hot Tub-Media Rm - 3 Fplcs

Sleeps15
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 13)

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Waterford Lodge is an authentic log home right on LAKE HARTWELL, complete with ALL the modern conveniences that you would expect in a luxury lake resort destination. It’s located less than 2 hours from downtown Atlanta, but it feels like it’s a million miles away from all the hustle and bustle. Maybe the EIGHT PERSON HOT TUB has something to do with that! It is cleaned and comfort balanced for each individual visit.

You enter the grounds through the stone and iron gates into a treed lake setting that is private, but not isolated. The Lodge has four complete master bedrooms with private baths and it will sleep 15 people comfortably. The master bedroom bathroom on the main floor even includes a seated steam shower, so kick back and pamper yourself for a change! The terrace level is equipped with a custom-made bar constructed from real pine logs, a second living area with flat screen TV, and a cozy master bedroom with full bath. And don’t worry if you get a little rain, because the home has a complete entertainment and media room with theater seating. We even provide a pretty full DVD movie collection for your viewing enjoyment. Or you can try your hand at Karaoke, board games, croquette, billiards, ping pong and MORE! It is the PERFECT place to spend a vacation or you can simply enjoy a fantastic long weekend get-away.

The fully equipped kitchen has it all……complete with specialty cookware and flatware……even a Margarita Machine! Just bring some clothes and some food and enjoy your getaway. If you forget something, you can pick it up along with miscellaneous sundries at the local Calico Store and bait shop. For those grilling enthusiasts there is a stainless grill to cook up those family BBQ recipes - no charcoal needed. The grill is directly connected to a large propane tank.

The Lodge is perfect for football fanatics in the fall and for swimmers, skiers, wake borders and children of all ages in the warmer months. Want some exercise? Jump onto one of three mountain bikes that are tuned and ready to go. Look out back through our panoramic windows in the low light of early morning or late evening and you might steal a glimpse at some deer gathered around our deer feeder in the woods. The bird feeder just outside the family room windows is always an area of interest.

We also have a 25 foot Pioneer pontoon boat for renT or you can bring YOUR boat or jet-ski to our double-slip, covered dock. The boat launch is just five minutes away. Waterford Lodge is on a part of Lake Hartwell that is active but not too busy….it’s just right. Bring your fishing gear and cast out into one of the better fishing lakes in Georgia. One guest caught a 5 lb. bass right from the dock.

We’re also close enough to head over to The Currahee Club, home of one of the ten most scenic golf courses in Georgia (membership required). And the Club is a great place for fine dining too or you can take a half hour drive to Anderson, SC. You will find pretty much all your nationally recognized eateries and few local gems.

Downtown Toccoa is about 20 minutes away. They have a grocery store in addition to restaurants, banks, package stores, etc. There is an adorable downtown street with art galleries, a few cute shops and stores that any antiquary would enjoy. Also in Toccoa is a Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Los Amigos Mexican Restaurant, a nail salon, a Sally Beauty Supply and a statue of the strongest man in the world.

The mountain town of Helen, GA is a famous German hamlet that is about an hour away where you can tube down the Chattahoochee River, zip-line or just watch the tubers floating by while you enjoy a beverage and some live music. Oktoberfest is their busiest time, but the area hosts year round activities and family enjoyment. You can also go white water rafting on the Chattooga River and/or explore the 3 waterfalls at Brass Town Falls.

We are 45 minutes from Clemson University and one hour from University of Georgia - Athens.

All facets of your stay are covered in our complete handbook that you get when arrive.

Thanks for considering Waterford Lodge!

More Details

Owner
Chrystal Stachura
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About Chrystal Stachura

Hi there! We don't get away much. So when we do, it's gotta be WORTH IT! One weekend we had time to visit friends at this very house on Lake Hartwell. We had a great time on the water and that evening we sang and danced and laughed during our own little concert in the media room. We fell in love with this home. Now it's ours! We still love it and we hope you will too!

Chrystal Stachura purchased this house in 2012

Why Chrystal Stachura chose Hartwell Lake

We chose this location due to its proximity to metro Atlanta as well as the fact we have never seen a log house so authentic and modernly functional at the same time. It's close to white water rafting the Chattooga River, the tourist town of Helen, GA; the Tanger Outlet stores and then Anderson, SC for traditional mall shopping.

What makes this house unique

When you are inside Waterford Lodge, you know you're in a log cabin. There are no sheetrock walls. It is all log cabin and it feels and smells sooo good. There are trees everywhere and is a great place for the lake and just for a cabin getaway. Great for a girls weekend get away or a family week at the lake. Ask about renting our 25' pontoon boat!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time by all family members. Everything was clean, well-stocked and plenty of room for everyone. Wish we could have stayed longer.
Aug 2012
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Amenities

Martin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4.5
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • King size beds (2) Main Floor Bedroom Terrace Level, Queen size Beds (2) Two 2nd Floor Bedrooms, Double Beds (1) One on bottom of bunk beds on Terrace Level, Twin or Single Beds (3) One each in the two 2nd floor bedrooms. One on top bunk of bunk beds.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(46 traveler reviews)

True Log Home - Deep Water - Pontoon Boat Avail - Hot Tub-Media Rm - 3 Fplcs
average rating of 4.9347825 based on 51 reviews
Ball Ground, GA
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We felt like we were in a resort! The amenities and thoughtfulness of the 'little things' was great.

The cabin was perfect. We wanted the outdoor fire pit and thought we would use the one in the yard, but the one outside on the upper deck was a perfect coffee area in the morning and cocktail at night.

I was concerned with the walk to the water being steep. It was a gentle grade and easy for everyone. Plus the availability of the golf cart was perfect.

I also needed the slip to be covered and it was.

Finally, Larry and his wife are the owners of "The Calico Store" and caretakers of the cabin were wonderful and helpful.

Can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Better than expected

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was soooo beautiful and so well decorated and so well equipped it was perfect

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA
5

3rd year in a row!

  • 5 of 5

This is our 3rd year in a row celebrating New Year's weekend at Waterford Lodge and we love it! The house has everything a group could want and is maintained very well - the pics really don't do it justice. Its spacious enough to allow people to spread out - playing a board game in the dining room, watching football downstairs, reading in the living room; and the kitchen never feels crowded even when a lot of people are prepping a meal. We look forward to future stays!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Weekend

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect! It had everything you needed and more. We are already planning our next trip to this house! We had 4 adult couples. Everyone had their own bedroom and bathroom. The kitchen was huge and had a giant dining room table perfect for all of us to have a meal. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

My guest and I enjoyed our weekend at the lake. THE house had every detail we could have imagined.

  • 5 of 5

My 50th Birthday was a success, everyone seemed to enjoy doing whatever they liked, fishing, football, grill, hiking, and the always needed R&R! We picked a great home that was everything thing we dreamed it would be.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jefferson, Georgia
5

AMAZING!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our group has stayed in several rentals on Lake Hartwell. I have to say this is the nicest house we have ever rented. Waterford lodge is immaculate!!! Nothing has been overlooked! The home is perfect for kids and adults and everyone can't wait to come back next year. Thank you again for a wonderful vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Rates & Availability

Martin House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
JUN - AUG 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
SEP - OCT 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$325
From
$350
Fri,Sat
$2,100
 
 
NOV - DEC 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$350
Fri,Sat
$1,950
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$325
From
$375
Thu,Fri,Sat
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $225 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 7.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed and deposit received. Last minute discounts available. HOLIDAY RATES APPLY TO SOME DATES.

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.
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