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Beautiful Like New Lakefront Home w/Dock & Outdoor Fireplace - Sleeps 12+

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,950 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom w/ Loft and 3 Full Baths (1 on each floor) Wet Bar & Outdoor Fireplace

It is time to explore and venture to Lake Hartwell which is one of the Southeast’s largest and most popular recreational lakes around. With its easy boat launch access 1/2 mile away, known for fishing, boating and water sports.

Come join the likes of this well maintained, beautiful lake front home if you are looking to get away from it all for a while and relax. Bring your family and enjoy your time swimming, tubing, floating, gathering on the dock together and creating wonderful and memorable times with family and friends. Great location for a Guys weekend with nearby golf courses (Cateechee Golf Course & Dining), fishing or bring along your corn-hole boards. Girl’s weekend is great fun with a day of lounging, sunning, floating, and topping the night off on the dock with a beautiful vibrant Sunset on the south-west facing dock and then an evening by the outdoor fireplace.

This is a prime location about 8 minutes off the I-85 interstate Exit 173, in the growing town of Lavonia, GA. It is approximately 1 hour northeast of the Atlanta metro area, 30 miles south of Exit 19 Anderson, SC (Clemson University) or 45 minutes from Athens, GA (University of Georgia).

Oversized rustic cedar deck with wrap around walkway access to the driveway and backyard. Deck is furnished with an umbrella covered large table with built in seating for +/-10, gas grill, additional seating and chaise lounge chairs. Large lower concrete patio has a beautiful serene view of the backyard, pebble stone patio with outdoor fireplace. Enjoy the afternoon swinging on a hammock with a wonderful view of the lake. This lakefront home comfortably sleeps 12+. The upper level has a delightful three twin bed bedroom, the loft area has a bunk bed and are shared by a colorful full tiled bath. The loft also has a TV for videos, DVD and gaming (bring along your game console for the kids). Fans in both bedroom areas. The main floor with vaulted Cypress ceiling has two bedrooms (Queen & Full, both w/ Fans), full tiled bath with double sinks and separate water closet, open 2 story great room with stack stoned fireplace, HD Direct TV on a 48" Smart TV, Wi-Fi & direct ethernet wired internet, fully equipped kitchen and dining area, hardwood floors looking through a glass wall to the lake. The lower terrace level has a very large 4th bedroom (with Fan) is also used as a theater room with pull out sofa bed, additional seating and wall projector TV (DVD, VHS & Direct TV). Full tiled bath, kitchen/oak bar with full size 2nd refrigerator, wall oven & wet bar, game table (pool/ping pong/air hockey). Utility room includes full size washer & dryer and utility sink. AC throughout.

No need to bring bathing towels or linens – we fully stocked the linen closet. Beach towels not stocked.

The water is perfect for swimming and fishing. Feel free to bring your fishing poles, canoe, or kayak. The local boat-launch is just a 1/2 mile down the road – perfect if you wish to tow a jet-ski, boat or there are boat rentals at Harbor Light Marina. Lake frontage is located just inside the Eastanollee Creek Channel just off the Tugaloo River Main Channel with large open boating areas & cliff jumping. The Tugaloo State Park is close either by boat or roadway. Lake water has minimal boat traffic and great for water sports (minimal lifejackets available).

Lavonia 10 minutes – restaurants, grocery stores, gas stations, package stores, drug store, Antique market & new Hospital. Toccoa 15 minutes – restaurants, Home Depot, Wal-Mart, Dirt Race Track. Anderson, SC 30 minutes – major restaurants, full parkway of shopping Wal-Mart. Clemson University is approximately 45 minutes and University of Georgia is approximately 55 minutes away.

More Details

Joanne Van De Velde
Member since: 2016
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 few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 8, 2018

About Joanne Van De Velde

Owners built Lake Home in 2008 on property purchased in 2006. Everything about property is up to date with the highest upgrades. Built outdoor fireplace and lower patio after house was completed to enjoy evening campfires to roast marsh mellow/smores or pop campfire popcorn. Owners are from Cumming, GA.

Joanne Van De Velde purchased this house in 2006

Why Joanne Van De Velde chose Lavonia

Closest lake house on Lake Hartwell to Atlanta! Very easy access off I-85 from either exit 177 from the north or exit 173 from the south, approximately 7 miles off the interstate. Dock is on beautiful large open channel on lake on Eastanolee Creek just off the Tugaloo River Channel. Great for water skiing, jet-skiing, tubing and relaxing cruising on the lake. Very convenient boat launch just 1/2 mile down Poplar Springs Rd. Fish off the dock or anywhere else by boat.

What makes this house unique

Very easy access off I-85 at exit 173 in GA or exit 177 from SC. House filled with the highest upgrades. Wi-Fi and Smart TV. OUTDOOR fireplace and backyard patio. Basement level theatre room/bedroom, 3 full baths (1 on each level), wet bar/2nd kitchen w/ additional wall oven and game room! Very easy walking path to lake. Concrete driveway for parking up to 6 vehicles. Large concrete patio under oversized deck.


Lavonia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2950 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd Floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main - water closet and double sinks
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Terrace - large full bath
  • 2nd Floor - Full Bath w/ tub/shower Main Floor - Full Bath, tub/shower, double sinks & water closet Terrace - Large Full Bath w/ tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , sleeper sofa w/ 2 twin blowup beds
  • 2nd Floor - Bedroom w/ 3 twin beds and Loft w/ bunk twin beds Main Floor - 2 Bedrooms w/ 1 queen & 1 full Terrace - 1 Large Bedroom/Theatre Room w/ queen sofa pull out & twin blowup beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Beautiful Like New Lakefront Home w/Dock & Outdoor Fireplace - Sleeps 12+
average rating of 4.8 based on 40 reviews

Perfect spot on the lake!

  • 5 of 5

Group of friends enjoyed a really nice time at the house on the lake. House was clean, up to date, and perfect for a group of people (large outdoor space, theater room, etc). Had an issue with the A/C when we first arrived but the owners responded quickly and had the issue fixed. Very impressed by that. Thank you again!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Black Mountain, NC

Family fun time

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for allowing us to enjoy your beautiful home. It met and exceeded expectations. We stayed the last couple of days in March and first couple of days in April, including Easter. There were 6 adults and 4 children, 7,4,3,2. Easy access to the lake but enough of a buffer for small children. Beautiful lake view from the deck. We brought a boat and Papaw took turns taking out parents and children. I had a brother from Charlotte that came down for a couple of days and a sister and brother in law come down for the day. We had plenty of room. Everyone had room to spread out for nap times and come together for family time. Back yard was wonderful for a Easter egg hunt. You can't go wrong with this house rental. Owners were prompt and pleasant with any questions and refundable deposit was returned promptly. Thanks again. The Swann Family

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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As another reviewer stated the pictures do not show the property justice!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our family get together ! Their were 14 of us and we had sooo much room!! From the lake front , the huge deck, the wooded area, and the three levels, they were all so beautiful and relaxing! We rented the house for my husbands 30th and our son's 3rd birthdays! Family came from Ga,SC,DC, and NY. I made lasagna ahead of time for Friday night and we grilled out on Saturday. They'r we're two refrigerators so it made it easy to have all the food we needed on hand and the kitchen was great so It worked out so wonderfully! The out door fire pit was great for our late night hangout time roasting marshmallows and enjoying our family and Mother Nature ! We all said we hope we can return at least once a year and maybe extend the stay next time! Thanks so much for letting us enjoy your home! If you rent this place you won't be dissapointed! It exceeds expectations:)

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our family enjoyed our vacation.

  • 4 of 5

Our family enjoyed our stay. Nice home. I did need to drive into town and buy batteries for the smoke alarms. It may be because it was the end of the year when they started beeping. Our family enjoyed our time & give a high rating for the home. Blessings, J. Dennis Adams.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very impressed with the home. Exceeded my expectations

  • 5 of 5

The home was awesome. We loved the home and it was more than enough. The kids loved the home and especially the basement/game room. Would definitely love to rent it again.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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nice place

  • 4 of 5

it was a nice place for a Clemson football weekend

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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New Hospital within 10 minutes. Grocery store within 8 minutes. Walmart and Home Depot only 17 minutes away. Restaurants within 10 minutes.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $145
Pet Fee $75
Damage Deposit $300

Owners' Cancellation Policy - 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. Initial 50% booking deposit can be refunded if cancelled inside 30 days of arrival date, if and only if, we are able to re-rent the property for the same reserved dates. $300 damage/security deposit is non-refundable for any circumstance if property is booked and cancelled on any Holiday weekend.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.