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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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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
  • Children welcome
  • 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 4.625 based on 17 reviews

Comfortable house, very private with a responsive host

  • 5 of 5

Jake's place is hidden away from view but accessible, a few country miles from Toccoa. Lots of parking areas for a large group with sleeping for 13+. The kitchen is well equipped with dishes, appliances and utensils; there is a bonus refrigerator and sink downstairs. We didn't use the theater downstairs but there are many dvd's available as well as a lot of books. We had a class reunion with 12 staying at the house and as many more over for meals and memories - no problem! The deck handled the overflow easily! If you're using Google, don't use Cliffs Ridge Drive as the destination but Sunshine Ridge. Bing was OK!

If using Heaven on Hartwell for water sports in early October, the water level was low.

Our class had a great time at Jake's home; we wouldn't hesitate to use it again!!

Thanks, Jake

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a wonderful privilege it was to host you all. Thank you for being so kind and delightful to me. You clearly loved the house was wonderful to walk in and find it in such great shape. You are welcome back any time!
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Very nice place to stay with family and frendes

  • 4 of 5

The owner (Jake) very kind and the house was nice. The house just need a better grill

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet Location and Perfect for a Large Group

  • 4 of 5

If you are looking for privacy, this is an ideal house. We had a large group (14) stay for a long wedding weekend. Jake was very accommodating and provided directions and answers to questions. There were plenty of sleeping areas and the house is well-stocked with necessities. The house was perfect because there were spaces for togetherness, and there were areas where you could have privacy. We enjoyed the fire pit and gazing at the stars at night. The only drawbacks for us were that the water level on the lake, unfortunately, was low so we did not use it. Also, the driveway to the house was a little rough in one spot. We were all able to navigate it, but a small vehicle (like a Honda Civic) would struggle. Overall, though, I would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

We used the cabin for a Clemson football weekend. It was very clean and we'll kept. We'll go back. Go Tigers!!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not what we expected.

  • 2 of 5

We rented this house to celebrate my birthday with both daughters and their families. There was room for all, and we'd come from different places to be together and have fun, but there were problems. First, my daughter, her husband and my granddaughter were to stay in the downstairs apartment, but in the middle of the first night, my granddaughter woke up coughing and wheezing, and her parents realized that with the door to the bedroom closed, there was a distinct odor of mold. So, they moved to the loft - not private, but far more comfortable. We were also disappointed to find the dock shoved up on the property - the walkway two feet above ground, the ladder detached and stuck in the bottom of the "lake." We all left a day early, and I called the owner to tell him we were leaving and the problems we'd had. Despite those issues, we enjoyed each other, and the house has good points. I would not be writing this negative review - never have before - except that Jake, the owner, has yet to return our deposit! It's been a month. I've contacted him twice, and he responded that he would send it, but he has not. Do not rent this house.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jake Rothschild
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

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 Toccoa

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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Nearest Train
8 Miles
Amtrak station in Downtown Toccoa
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
Hwy 17 and I-85
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.