About the property
- House1600 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
We’ve lovingly restored our 1968 lakefront cottage and welcome you to experience the tranquility of our lake house in a quiet fishing cove. In the summertime, soak up the sun on our large dock and float the day away with a cold drink in hand. Our children love racing across the dock to see who can create the best cannonballs, and the adults love relaxing alongside them in the dockside chairs. With unbelievable views in almost every room of the home, the cottage features a romantic master bedroom with a fireplace, a large lakeside porch to snuggle in a hammock with a book, and a relaxing dock ready for catching the next five-pound catfish. Enjoy a cup of coffee in the adirondack chairs on the front porch and see the sun rising over the Hartwell dam across the lake.
Rent a boat from Portman Marina and tour around Lake Hartwell or take a long cruise and catch the cheers of a football game at Clemson University with its lakeside stadium (about 45 minutes away). We also love cruising to dinner at a lovely local restaurant called the Galley in Anderson, SC (about 20 minutes away by boat). If you own a boat, easily drop it in the water at the public ramp only one street away. Fishing is plentiful at Hartwell and our guests frequently comment on their success in our large, quiet cove. Relax around our newly built stone fire pit with vintage lighting and comfortable chairs as you enjoy the lake view.
After a day on the water, relax in the open concept living room and kitchen with a wall full of windows showcasing long range lake views. Cozy up in our comfy couches in the living room with cable tv or a family board game. With a dining table and a humble kitchen you won’t have to leave, but downtown Hartwell is a 5 minute drive away and offers wonderful restaurants with a nostalgic “Main Street” feel. Here you’ll find a mix of antique shops, great local cooking, and seasonal events in the downtown square.
The master bedroom offers a plush queen bed with an amazing lake view and a romantic wood-burning fireplace. In the morning brew a pot of coffee and enjoy it in bed as you watch the stunning sunrise over the lake. There are blackout curtains on the windows if you prefer to sleep in and maybe even start a morning fire in the fireplace. Some mornings we enjoy opening the French doors off the master bedroom and eating breakfast at the picnic table on the front porch, quietly enjoying the view. The guest room also has French doors with a lake view and has a full sized bed. The remaining bedroom is perfect for families and offers two twin sized beds.
Coming to the lake cottage allows us the chance to escape from our crazy schedules and to take a moment to just relax. Surrounded by vintage furnishings and rustic beauty, we find it easy to lose track of time and soak in the family memories together.
Jordan & Ryan
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 18, 2018
About Jordan & Ryan
We purchased the property as a way to unwind after a busy week at our full time jobs. Time seems to pass by slowly at the Cottage, and we enjoy soaking up the lake memories with our family. The Cottage is a rustic home that we have poured our hearts into renovating. The Cottage isn't the Ritz-Carlton, but there's something wonderfully romantic and charming about it that leaves the soul so satisfied!
Why Jordan & Ryan chose Hartwell
The lot sold us from the minute we stepped onto the property. We knew we'd be doing some renovating, but you can't find lakefront lots like this one. While we do have neighbors, you won't notice they're there. Our lot feels so long and wide that we truly have a spot on the lake that's our own.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Wonderful Getaway for my wife and I, we’ll be back!
Great cozy get-away! Peaceful and a super location away from it all but close to all the things you may need, like groceries etc!
Great get away!!!
Our stay at the cottage was exceptional.The cottage was neat and well arranged. It was welcoming and cozy. The view from the cottage overlooking the lake breathtaking. We did everything like fishing at the pier and huddling up at the fire pit.
The weather was also beautiful, we experienced a unique early morning phenomenon as the clouds mass lifted of the lake, it was totally awesome.
We would definitely recommend this cottage and return for another family fun weekend.
Thank you so much for your stay at The Cottage! Sounds like it was a beautiful weekend and we're so glad you enjoying fishing and the fire pit. Come back and visit anytime! Thanks again, Jordan and Ryan
Stayed at the lake house to visit with family in the area. Explored the local parks and local towns. It was very relaxing. The house was great! The views are fantastic. The house is very inviting and very comfortable! The kitchen was well equipped with the necessities. The owners are great and quick to assist with any information (Directions, etc...). Hope to come back again!
Thank you so much for staying at the Cottage at Lake Hartwell! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit and that you were able to explore the local town. We welcome you back anytime!!
Jordan and Ryan
It was a perfect spot on the lake and a very comfortable home.
Thank you for staying at the Cottage! We are so glad you were able to get away from it all and enjoy the lake. Hope your dog enjoyed it too!
Jordan and Ryan
Great Thanksgiving getaway!
Our family of 5 (our kids are in high school and college) had a great time over our Thanksgiving break! The house was absolutely spotless and was beyond our expectations in comfort and convenience. We have rented several lake houses on different lakes over the years and this one was by far the most comfortable for our family. The large back porch was the perfect place to watch the sun set. The kitchen was well supplied and even though the oven is small, if we could cook a Thanksgiving feast in it, it should be just fine for any other needs you may have! The cove is quiet and looks like a great place for swimming and boating in warmer weather. Being so close to grocery stores was a plus for us. We only have high praise for the house and owners (very easy to work with and very accommodating to our schedule). No complaints! Thank you for a great time!
Heaven on the Lake
The pictures in the ad tell it all. We had a nice, quiet stay at this beautifully kept residence. This home had everything...it was comfortably decorated, well maintained and had a great view of the lake to top it off. Located just far enough out of town to be in the woods and on the lake, we were still close enough to be able to shop and dine if we needed to. Close by boat rentals made the trip complete and we spent a great afternoon cruising the lake in a pontoon boat. I would highly recommend this as a great place to get away from it all.
Additional information about rental rates
The tax rate is mandated by Hart county and the state of GA.