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The ultimate getaway with total privacy

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Our beautiful sanctuary will change your perspective if not your life.

4 bedroom, 3 bath home right on deep water on Lake Hartwell. Amenities galore, the best of which are peace and quiet. An hour and 45 minutes from Midtown Atlanta, with great golf nearby, fishing down the path on our private dock, birdwatching everywhere, huge dvd library in private screening room...perfect for a family, a small corporate meeting...or just you and your thoughts.

The town of Toccoa and the nearby towns of Clayton, Highlands, Dillsboro and Sylva are great short drives for sight seeing, restaurants, white water rafting and shopping.

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Jake Rothschild
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

About Jake Rothschild

I am the founder of Jake's Ice Creams in Atlanta and I fell in love with this property and all it represents. As a writer I love being able to enjoy total peace and solitude. As an avid fisherman I am astounded by how well stocked the lake is. As a kayaker I am in heaven with every stroke as the oars hit the beautiful water.

I am happy to think of you having the same kinds of joy from Heaven on Hartwell as I have had.

Jake Rothschild purchased this house in 2013

Why Jake Rothschild chose Hartwell Lake

I was looking for total privacy...not a party dock. I wanted beautiful views and a house that accommodate my friends and family.

What makes this house unique

The screening room has a transformational affect on me...and makes me enjoy the films I watch even more. I love the hardwood floors and the vaulted ceiling in the living room. I mostly just love how gosh darned beautiful everything is.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our house was left unlocked and exposed after Phil and his friends were given a weekend for free. He left the house in a filthy mess and refuses to do anything about it. Because of how I worded what was expected he is legally off the hook, but morally he has every obligation to make recompense for the extra cleaning needed.
May 2016
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Toccoa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • All doors and windows must be locked upon departure. Failure to do so will result in automatic forfeiture of deposit and potential damages.
  • Any damages must be reported during stay or deposit is forfeited.
  • We set the alarm and turn it off just before arrival and on at check out. We must get notification when you are leaving or the alarm will be set.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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The ultimate getaway with total privacy
average rating of 4.909091 based on 12 reviews

Fantastic lakeside getaway in Toccoa

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying in this beautiful home in Toccoa. It had a ton of room -- much more than expected -- and lots of great features. Kayaking on the lake was a highlight. Jake, the owner/lister, was helpful and courteous every step of the way. Would stay again! A++++

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Charleston, SC

Family Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had three families come together for a quick family reunion this weekend. The layout of the home lets everyone have their own space, but still has room for everyone to spend time together without feeling cramped. The home was clean, nicely decorated, and the kids really enjoyed the movie room. There are lots of books, puzzles, and games. The climb down the stairs to the water is steep, so my aunt and uncle couldn't go down, and the water level was low so the kids didn't swim there, but we went to a nearby county park and the kids had a blast. Toccoa is a cute town, too. Overall, we are happy with the stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is great. You can not go wrong with this one. Movie room is amazing and the deck and fire pit rock! We loved our stay and would book it again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

As described. Beautiful remote location. Can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were the perfect guests. You are welcome back anytime!
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Knoxville, TN

Good for family get togther.

  • 4 of 5

"Heaven on Hartwell" is a nice lake home with three levels. We were there for a 70th birthday celebration. The "birthday boy" lives in Mobile, AL but has three generations of his children living in Toccoa and Gainseville. Six adults and a child stayed in the home but on Saturday and Sunday there were many relatives visiting. The house is large enough that no one felt crowded. There are musicians among us and the fire pit area made for a nice amphitheater for pickin. and grinin'. There is a new staircase leading down to a new dock with a covered boat slip. The stairs are lengthy and steep. Anyone with mobility or heath conditions would not be able to make the climb. You have to put a watercraft in else where and bring it to the dock by river. Be prepared to take your trash and recyclable's with you as there is no trash pick up for the house.

So, for a large family get together the house is excellent. If you have a watercraft and want to stay on the lake the house is excellent.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Memories Are Made Of This

  • 5 of 5

First off the views are just stunning! Great wrap around porch to sit and eat breakfast and fade into the beauty of Lake Hartwell. The house has plenty of room for 2 Families and friends to sleep comfortably. Lots of bathrooms and space! The Kids loft upstairs makes them feel like they are at camp. Plenty of dishes and pots and pans to cook dinner after your day of refreshing inspiration (lots of towels and sheets too). The kids had a great time on the kayaks and chilling with their ENO's on the dock. We also used the grill and fire pit out back. Short drive from Atlanta. We did adventure out to Tocca Falls 186ft tall beautiful falls about 12min away and to Bell's Dinner for some amazing Chicken and Gravy, a step into the past! They even had a phone with a cord attached to the wall! Can't wait to rent again and add to the amazing Memories we just made, everyone loved it!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Train
8 Miles
Amtrak station in Downtown Toccoa
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
Hwy 17 and I-85
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Toccoa House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $300

Check in is at 4 p.m. Check out is at noon.

Payment can be made by check 10 days in advance or by Paypal.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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