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Amazing Log Cabin On Lake Oconee

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Just Renovated! Hidden Cabin On 2 Acres, With Unobstructed Lake Access And Dock

This is the real deal - a 3 story cabin, 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths in a serene setting - 2.5 wooded acres - hidden from the road and open in back to the water. There's a bamboo forest and a wide open back yard which is perfect for playing catch, throwing the ball or just hanging out in the sunshine.

The home has a rustic feel with the kitchen and dining room opening to the living room with a large stone fireplace and beautiful staircase leading to the private master suite which boasts large closets, a jetted tub, marble and glass tile, spa-like rain head shower. All bathrooms have just undergone extensive renovation with new tile, toilets, and vanities. There are 3 queen beds on site - one in the master suite, the other on the main floor level bedroom, and a third in the walk out basement/garden level bedroom. The other main floor bedroom has a bunk bed and is perfect for kids. There are also 2 pack n plays, 2 couches, a blow up mattress, extra pillows, and a futon for additional sleeping. The downstairs has a wide open playroom which opens to the back yard. There's also a renovated bath downstairs. The cabin is fully wired with WiFi and cable and a dock for your iPad/iPhone. The basement tv comes with DVD and apple tv. Cellphone service is good with nearby cell towers so you're always in touch. The new heat pump heats and cools the space to your liking and the pine log walls and wide plank hardwoods give that perfect cozy cabin feel you've been dreaming of. There's a laundry room in the basement to keep things clean. The kitchen is stocked with dinnerware, cups, glasses, a single serve coffee maker, regular coffee maker, blender, cooking pots/pans, and a wine opener. There's a fire pit for making s'mores on the lower patio.

The dock in back is the perfect sunset setting and there's good fishing too! If you rent a boat for the weekend you'll find the Ritz only 10 min away by water and Oconee's own 'cocktail cove' just 5 min away. Oconee is an amazing lake as the water never gets too low and its always clean and pristine for swimming off the dock or tubing/wakeboarding/skiing.

Plantation Rentals is proud to offer rentals including 12 person Pontoons, and Plantation Rental (706) 467-1194 - they will be happy to assist with all your needs.

Pontoon - $75 per hour or $300 for 5 hrs or $500 all day (10 hrs); 12 person max

There's nearby hiking and mountain biking. Local roads boast 'share the road' signs so it is definitely biker friendly. Shopping is only 15 min away with a movie theater, restaurants, a Publix, and much more within an easy drive. Don't forget to check out the beautiful Oconee State Park - only a 30 min commute - for more hiking and sightseeing.

More Details

Owner
Jeff Gaines
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About Jeff Gaines

We are now a family of five. My wife and I just had twin boys and our little girl turned two recently. We love weekend getaways but will be spending time in the city until the newborns are old enough to travel. This Cabin retreat is our way of keeping sane. Its great to come home refreshed after swimming and boating and hiking and just relaxing in the woods.

Jeff Gaines purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Jeff Gaines chose Beaver Dam

If you really want to feel like you're on vacation and have 'gotten away from it all' you need a cabin. This place has all of the modern updates with nice furnishings and best of all its very private with lots of land to play on.

What makes this cabin unique

The screened in porch with lake view is a wonderful place to relax and read a book. You can catch fish right off the dock which is just a few steps from the back wrap around deck. The master suite is secluded upstairs and has its own private balcony for your morning cup of joe. You can explore the enchanting bamboo forest and hike around the neighborhood on a whim.

Map

Nearest Airport
44 Miles
Athens/Ben Epps
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Gabby's
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Harbor Club
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
I 20
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Gabby's
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Ritz Carlton
Car: necessary

This cabin is located in one of the best non gated communities on Oconee. The front of the lot is a forest and the home is placed far from the road and the trees make it seem secluded. Being 2 houses away from the dead end means no traffic! A short 10 min ride gets you to all of the major golf courses, shopping, theaters and restaurants. There's a public dock and you can have a boat delivered for your stay. The Ritz Carlton allows the public to use their beach and restaurant facilities free of charge and is just 10 min by boat or 15 by car. Stop by Publix on your way in to grab supplies for the weekend.

Amenities

Beaver Dam Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Lower level Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , jetted tub , Rain shower head, marble tile with glass tile accents
    Main level Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Tiled tub surround with glass tile accent, new vanity/toilet
  • hardwood flooring, updated tile with glass tile accents, oil rubbed bronze fixtures, new vanities/faucets/toilets
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Main level Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen with night stand
    basement Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Inflatable mattress
    Main level Bedroom 3 - 1 baby crib , 1 bunk bed , Bunk sleeps 2, shelves for storage
  • Master Suite - top floor, away from the rest of the house, oversized master with large walk in and on suite bath with marble tiled tub/shower combo, vaulted ceilings with fan, catwalk to upper deck, loft with desk for secluded work area
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Reviews

3.6/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 3.625 based on 8 reviews
4

Lots of space, excellent location, great for large groups, fairly clean

  • 4 of 5

We loved being able to fit our group of 12 comfortably in this house! The back lawn and dock were awesome, had such a fun lake day. Jeff was easy to get in touch with and was very helpful. Cabin was mostly clean-- we did not have paper towels and a drain was clogged. Overall though great house for the value! Would absolutely recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Columbia SC
2

Far from Amazing Cabin - description above is misleading

  • 2 of 5

READ CAREFULLY BEFORE RENTING

Pros:

- Great cabin, cool A frame and it does creak lots but it fits the house

- Nice bathroom upgrades and kitchen upgrades (see cons for kitchen)

- Kayak was great

- Very responsive owner after we had a few issues when we first arrived

- Secluded, private, great yard, friendly neighbors, lots of wildlife

- Excellent master bedroom in loft

- Used owners suggestion for boat rental and was great

- Cute toys downstairs for kids

CONS:

- NO SMOKE ALARMS IN THE HOUSE AT ALL - not so good as it is all timber

- There was no canoe to be found on the property

- Bunk beds were in musty basement bedroom and I would never allow my 3 and 6 year old to sleep downstairs alone. The description says they are on the main floor. They are not.

- Second bedroom on main floor has a nice queen mattress.....ON THE FLOOR.

- Fan nor light in the main floor bedroom with the bed on the floor ever worked.

- Lots of closets, no dressers in main floor bedrooms. Prepare to hang everything.

- The stairs are very narrow (width wise) going up to the loft and down to the basement. Again, another reason my kids we not allowed to go downstairs without an adult helping them. Or we went through the screened porch to those stairs to get down.

- Screened in porch had a few screens ripped...defeats the purpose of a screened in porch

- Main side door screen was bent and we kept on bending it back to get on the track.

- Regarding the kitchen:

- total mismatched glasses and plates

- we had to buy a sauce pan - only one frying pan could be found. Rest of the lacking cookware was terribly dirty and nasty.

- cabinets are original and hardware falling off

- no toaster

- leaky refrigerator

- Gas grill, not a charcoal grill on site

- Firepit (which we asked for a new one) had a huge hole in the side. We emptied it which was FILLED with fourth of july fireworks, added a few stones and a grate and had our fire on that.

- As others have said, no lights by the stairs down to the dock or on the dock

The owner addressed big issues right away when we contacted him and we were relieved at. But it was definitely not the house for us. A bunch of guys or a family with older kids, maybe. But definitely needs more attention and upgrades to make it more attractive. Also needs to be honest in main description. The swimming and private cove was great and we made it work for our week. Rent with caution!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Good Overall Value

  • 4 of 5

We were a group of 4 guys staying during masters week. Overall property was as expected. Nice central location between atlanta and augusta. Gave us access to local courses and at a much better value than other properties in prime areas, at the cost of a little drive time around the lake from restaurants and other things (about 20 min away). Owners were great to deal with.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA
5

Charming, Peaceful Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Our stay here was too short! We'll definitely be back. Serene, beautiful setting with a huge backyard leading up to the lake. Back porch overlooks the lake, and we loved that we could have meals out there while we enjoyed the view. As for the inside, the owner mentioned that he'd recently renovated, and it showed. Loved that there were pack n' plays available (this saved a lot of room as we packed the car), and bunk beds for our older son. We had more than enough room for the four of us- we plan to return with another family on our next visit. The location is great- very close to town, but still very secluded and private. The only negative we had was that the dock could use some better lighting at night. All in all, the place was a hit for both us and the kids. We're already planning our next visit!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Upkeep Needed

  • 3 of 5

While the cabin was rustic and comfortable with a great lake front location the place felt like it needed some upkeep.

Several, and I mean several wasps greeted us upon our arrival at the main entry door and despite our attempts to swat them away every day of our stay, they kept reappearing. Wasp nests could be seen tucked in the window frames outside.

The rental needed to be hosed down on the wraparound porch and screened in portion. An incredible amount of pollen had collected in the screened porch area, making it unusable as it gave it a dirty, unkept feel.

It would have been nice to use the under deck area where the firepit was located but once again the concrete pad area felt like it hadn't been hosed down or attended to in years. The s-curse seat was comfortable but again was so dirty and dustry it needed a blanket over it, if you wanted to sit on it.

The yardlight on the back property by the lake, was burnt out and never came on while we were there. Sitting down on the dock at night was a "blackout" experience with no lighting on the dock either.

As for inside the rental, the constant creaking and crackling coming from the rafters and walls in the night prompted me to text the owner and inquire if the house was haunted or something. I did not sleep well, with these unnerving and ever present noises every night. He said the noises had to do with the cabin being an "A-Frame construction with open ceiling and beam construction" with no drywall to muffle the noises.

The ceiling fan/light located on the upper level and at the highest point in the house did not work. Not having a light to turn on once you exited the bedroom in the night made traversing the short/steep stairs to downstairs a harrowing experience.

The basement had an extreme musty smell and the stand up shower in the basement needed some extreme cleaning as it had yellow and brown water stains. My boys would not use it because it felt "gross".

All in the all, the place was acceptable but for a rental the lack of upkeep was certainly disappointing.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Augusta,Ga
3

Nice getaway

  • 3 of 5

Great view on a beautiful property. Plenty of room to spread out inside. Would have been happier if we didn't have to locate sheets and towels in basement and make our own beds. Also the kitchen needed some measuring utensils and a few more pots and pans.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Just added a new set of cookware and utensils. Always looking to improve things for our guests. Sheets and towels are cleaned and left in laundry area after each guest stays so new guests have no questions on whether the bedding has been changed.
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $155
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $50

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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