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Beautiful, Rustic Lake Front Home

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 Full Bathrooms, 50 Yards On A Gentle Slope To The Lake!

This lake house was built in 2007 so that I could be right on the water and fish any time I wanted to. The home is constructed with only stained or painted wood. It includes 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, an open kitchen, dining and living room with a gas log fireplace. The interior was professionally designed and decorated.

A screened in porch sets the stage for perfect outdoor dining and a deck both of which overlook the lake.

The unusual and original covered boat house has a boat lift and alarm system. The fish that congregate there in the water are my pets and love to be fed. Guests will see bass, crappie, carp, catfish and turtles.

Fishing charters are available upon request through Bucktail Guide Service. Please let me know if you are interested in setting up a fishing guide trip.

This lake house is in a quiet established neighborhood with many full time residents and a family owned diner at the top of the hill that serves the best breakfast around.

My home is in a cove and it not exposed to constant boat traffic. Swimming and floating off the dock are safe and relaxing.

More Details

Property Manager
Lucy S. Bell
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

About Lucy S. Bell

I am a full time fishing guide on Lake Hartwell and also travel to fish in Montana,Tennesse and Louisiana.

Lucy S. Bell purchased this house in 2007

Why Lucy S. Bell chose Hartwell Lake

In 2007 I built this lake house in order to continue my fishing guide business and to enjoy living on the lake.

What makes this house unique

I love the peace and quiet of the small neighborhood in which my home is located. It is not a gated a community with fancy houses. As in many places on the lake their are a variety of styles of housing in one neighborhood.

The lake is only 50 yards from my back door. I have a covered boathouse with an alarm system and a boat lift.

There is a park nearby with hiking and biking trails that go around the lake. It's shady and great exercise, too.


Townville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Master bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Second upstairs bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs private bathroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
The pontoon boat is available for a 3 day minimum rental for $600.Seven day rental is $1,000. The boat is delivered to the dock with a full tank of gas.You may return it full of gas or we will refill it and charge for the number of gallons used and a service fee of $25 .


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average rating of 4.860465 based on 43 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect for our family get together of 4 couples and 2 dogs . We all traveled about 9 hours to meeting the middle at this house. The pictures are very accurate. 3 queen beds and one king was perfect for us we didn't want anyone to have bunk beds. It is beautifully decorated and is stocked with everything you need to cook. Plenty of space for everyone to relax. We ate all our meals on the screened in porch then sat out on the beautiful deck overlooking the lake to take in the stars. The landscaping is beautiful,surrounded by trees and shrubs so you have plenty of privacy and we even played some frisbee on the front lawn. We rented the Pontoon boat with the house for 3 days and went fishing and tubing. They had kayaks there that you could use and they were a lot of fun to try. Lucy and Preston were very responsive of any questions I had and I would highly recommend this house

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lori, We are delighted that you and your family had a wonderful time! We look forward to hearing from you again. Have a great rest of the summer. Lucy
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Hartwell Family Weekend 2017

  • 4 of 5

Our family definitely enjoyed our long weekend! Having 4 bedrooms/3 bathrooms worked really well and the house was very comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked. Loved the beautiful views/private yard and lots of parking! Having use of the garage was helpful for our group, too. The area was very quiet at night to sleep. We will definitely check on availability for another trip!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome lake house with all the amenities for a perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous weekend at this charming lake house which is located just 20 minutes from Clemson. We had never been to the area before and Lucy made this trip a truly memorable experience by accommodating us with all of our needs. Looking forward to coming back for another great weekend of tailgating with friends and family!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great property. We really loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Beautiful lake and great fishing! Thank you.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great lake views and quaint house

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here to watch the 2017 eclipse and I can't imagine a better place to have done it. But the eclipse was just the icing on the cake. This is a GREAT place. Good location on the lake - not too much traffic. A few extra spider webs around the boat house but they wash of quick when you jump in and use the kayaks. 2 adult sized and 2 kid sized. Wish we could have taken advantage of renting the boat (next time) as they have all the toys to go with it. Ample room around the house to cool off when you want. Nice screened in porch to enjoy coffee while the sun rises without fear of getting eaten up by mosquitoes. All in all it was a great place. Lots of towels, comfy beds and pillows, and everything in the kitchen to cook a Thanksgiving style meal (actually baked a turkey while there). Quick answers via text for any questions and Waldrop's landing almost next door is a nice little place to enjoy a good home cooked breakfast. On a scale of a 1-10 - it is a 10+.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house and great fun on the lake

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year staying at this house and once again it exceeded all expectations. The house is well maintained, clean and the lake is at the end of the walkway. The boat, kayaks and water toys are a bonus and make the lake experience even better. The owner, also a fishing guide, is accessible and immediately available to address problems (we had none). We highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Greenville S.C.
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
The Galley at Portman Marina
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Clemson University
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Waldrops Diner
Nearest Beach
240 Miles
Charleston S.C.
Car: necessary

There is a wonderful State Park right around the corner from my house that curves around the lake. The park is great for picnics, hiking and mountain biking.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee $150
Pet Fee $150

Additional options for guests:
2 or more pets are $200
3 day Pontoon Boat Rental $600
7 day Pontoon Boat Rental $1000

Regarding pontoon boat rentals: The boat is delivered to your dock with a full tank of gas. Guests may choose to refill the gas tank during their stay or we will refill it with a service fee of $25 in addition to how much the cost of gas is to fill the tank. This price will be deducted from your deposit.

Payment in full is required if reservation is made less than 30 days before check in.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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