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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:
August 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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Beautiful, Rustic Lake Front Home
average rating of 4.868421 based on 38 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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Charming lake cottage

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our week here. Very comfortable and charming home.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tina, So glad that you all enjoyed your stay!
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  • 5 of 5

The cabin was perfect! Preston, the owner was wonderful. He checked in to make sure we were comfortable and to see if we needed anything. We rented his pontoon boat for the week (best deal in town). Preston is a professional fishing guide and available for hire. The boys went out with him, had a fantastic time and caught plenty of delicious fish for dinner. The gas station at the top of the hill is a must for breakfast. We will definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this home for the week of the 4th of July with our 3 year old son and another couple with two young kids. We had the BEST time!! The house was perfect and we really enjoyed having the dock right on the water. Renting the pontoon boat is a MUST!! We took the boat out every morning and afternoon and found some little, private sandy beaches to pull up to and have a swim and play in the sand. It was great having the full kitchen and the screened in porch was a nice bonus. We would highly recommend this home and will most certainly be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lauren, The pontoon boat does make being on the lake more fun. We look forward to having your family back again.
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  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a week long stay. I cannot say enough good things about the home, the process for renting, and the owner, Preston. The home is immaculate and exactly as pictured. It is located on a beautiful cove and very private with little boat traffic...making it perfect to swim and fish off the dock. We rented the pontoon boat for the week and it was well worth the price as we were able to explore the lake and find many lovely beaches to relax and swim on. We were there with our two grown children and our two young grandsons who enjoyed tubing and swimming. We also chartered a fishing trip with Preston, the owner as a treat to the grandkids and were very happy we did. The boys caught lots of fish and had a great time. Would highly recommend this property to all looking for a nice lake vacation. Thank you Lucy and Preston for making the week extra special.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Debra, It sounds like you and your family made the most of your time at the lake. Preston is an excellent fishing guide and loves trips that have small children in hopes of "turning them on" to fishing, too. We hope to hear from you again!
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Awesome time spent here.

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful and very comfortable. We loved the screened side porch for eating meals. All bedrooms very nice and roomy. The landscaping reminded us of the Pacific NW. Lots of firs and a beautiful rose bush. The view is terrific, the boat is a must. Cranked right up and let us explore the lake and islands and deserted much fun. Thanks Preston and Lucy for a great time.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that everything went well for you. Thanks so much for choosing to stay here.
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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

Townville House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $150
Damage Deposit $300

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.