Come relax at Lake Place Retreat where multi-level decks overlook the quiet serenity of our deep-water cove on Lake Hartwell. Time spent at Lake Place Retreat will be sure to help the traveler unwind with boating, swimming, hiking, or simply resting. We are minutes from Tugaloo State Park, Harbor Light Marina (boat rental available), and the Poplar Springs Boat Launch. Lake Place Retreat features a great room with a stone fireplace, a large sunroom/dining room, hardwood floors throughout, and whitewashed shiplap walls. Watch the game on one of the flat-screen TVs or enjoy the lake view through the wall of windows in the great room. Granite countertops complement the fully-equipped kitchen. Also on the main floor, there is the master bedroom (queen) with en suite bathroom, a second bedroom (queen) with a full hall bathroom, and a laundry room with washer/dryer. Upstairs, you will find a cozy sleeping loft with two twin beds and the third bedroom (queen) and third full bathroom. A grill and rocking chairs sit on a covered side porch that joins the expansive dual-level deck overlooking the lake. Eight can easily dine on the deck at both high- and low-top tables. Yet another smaller deck can be found off the sunroom. Cozy up to a fire on our new fire pit patio. A gently sloping lot with a pea gravel path guides you toward the single-slip covered dock. The deep-water cove opens to Lake Hartwell's pristine 56,000 acres where you can enjoy all aspects of water sports, fishing, and swimming. Minutes away lies historic Lavonia where quaint shops and restaurants offer a pleasant change from the hustle and bustle of the city. A 30-minute drive will take you Commerce, GA--home to the Tanger Outlets--or to Clemson, SC. An hour's drive offers the great dining and night life of Athens or shopping at the Mall of Georgia in Buford. We welcome you to come enjoy the charm and peacefulness of our Lake Place Retreat.
- House1800 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay1 - 3 nights
3/3 whitewashed shiplap lake house with great decks on Lake Hartwell
Keith & Elizabeth Ward
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 20, 2018
About Keith & Elizabeth Ward
Lake Place Retreat is owned by Helen Chambless and managed by her daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Keith Ward. Helen lives in NC and enjoys gardening and her grandchildren, while Keith and Elizabeth live and work in Atlanta with their two sons. Having a place on the lake has been a dream of ours for years, and it is our pleasure to share it with you. Helen is a native of SC, and Keith and Elizabeth both graduated from Furman University in beautiful Greenville, SC, just up the road. We all fell in love with Lake Hartwell and knew this was the perfect spot for our families to gather. We hope you will share our Lake Place Retreat with your family and create some special memories of your own.
Keith & Elizabeth Ward purchased this House in 2016
Why Keith & Elizabeth Ward chose Lavonia
Our home is a unique A-frame style lake house with rustic, shiplap walls that have been whitewashed for a bright, airy feel. With three private bedroom and one sleeping loft thel setup is ideal for 2 families or a girlfriends' getaway, and the three full baths help accommodate everyone. The sunroom allows for a second relaxation area with its own TV and large dining table, big enough for a large puzzle. We spend most of our time on the spacious decks, where there is always some amount of shade.
What makes this House unique
We have a STRICT no smoking, no pet policy, so you can safely bring your family members who suffer from severe allergies like members of our family do. We know your pet is adorable and sweet, but you'll need to find another house if you must bring Fluffy with you. Also, our house is set up for a MAXIMUM of 8 people, even counting children. If you have more than 8, please keep looking at the other great houses on Hartwell that can accommodate your group. Most of our guests rave about our multi-level deck and our fire pit patio. Our house is nestled in the woods with plenty of trees for your Enos, but you can always see the water, which is why you come to the lake in the first place. Our cove is quiet and the water is deep. Even when the lake is down, we usually have well over 10 feet in the boat slip at the dock at the end of the pea gravel path. Come and relax and see why this is our happy place!
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Check-in: 4:00 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.
Look No Further !
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here, and the owner was one of the best we've experienced. She was very helpful and answered every question promptly, no matter how trivial. The home is very well decorated, and everything we needed was there. I like to cook, and it was great to have such a well equipped kitchen. The house has a nice dock and great outdoor spaces for dining or just relaxing. Each of the three bedrooms has a bathroom either en suite or next to it, so the house is perfect for three couples. There are also two single beds in the loft upstairs adjacent to the upstairs bedroom and bath-- a nice accommodation for two others. The property is well maintained, and the house is spotless, so all we had to do was enjoy ourselves. We highly recommend this lake house retreat!
Thank you for such a descriptive review! Tell your friends! We hope you’ll come again. It’s beautiful in the fall as well!
Perfect lake getaway - Beautifully decorated home on peaceful cove
Beautiful home on peaceful cove with all you could want and more for a wonderful lake getaway! This home had more than enough room for our family of 5 (with three older sons - 21, 19, and 12) and even accommodated extra guests easily when we had two friends visit. The home is decorated in a "Fixer Upper" type style that makes you feel you are staying someplace very special. The owners obviously give a great deal of care and attention to this home. Everything was so clean when we arrived, and the home is very well stocked with anything you could need. From kitchen items to towels for the lake (and bath) to bedding to plenty of lake toys (including a giant 5+ person party float, which our sons enjoyed!) and indoor games, this home has it all! The large windows across the lake side of the home give you a wonderful view of the trees and lake and make you feel like you are staying in a mountain retreat. We stayed a full week and had a number of rainy days; however, the windows and the view are so beautiful, we still felt like we were away and someplace special, even on those rainy days. The house has plenty of room for everyone to spread out, while also having a large place for everyone to gather in the family room and plenty of space for everyone at the dining room table. The multi-level deck is a fun place to eat meals or just hang out and enjoy the peace and the view. The patio area with the fire pit was perfect for relaxing while making s'mores. The dock had plenty of room for people and lake toys, as well as a slip for our boat. We enjoyed swimming from the dock in the deep, clear water, fishing from the dock, and even watching numerous meteors from the dock late one night! The cove is so peaceful with very little boat traffic. The main part of the lake did not have much boat traffic during the week either. We enjoyed using our own kayaks as well as the provided stand up paddle boards to explore this cove and beyond. Being at the home for a week gave us the opportunity to drive a short ways and take a white water rafting trip on the Chattooga River with Nantahala Outdoor Center. So much fun! Table Rock State Park and Caesar's Head are also not too far away if you want to do some hiking while staying here. Elizabeth was so kind in all of our interactions and responded promptly every time we communicated with her. We have rented many, many lake homes over the years, and this was definitely one of our favorites!
Great weekend on the lake!
We enjoyed this VRBO very much - exactly as described. Clean, well furnished and communication with owner was great! We rented a boat for several days and enjoyed the lake. We utilized the grill, the fire pit, the dock, and the back porches throughout our stay. Looking forward to coming again.
Glad you had a good time! You'll love it in the fall, too! Hope you will come back again!
A beautiful get-away !
This home was just perfect for our family visit. The decor is beautiful, the amenities plentiful, and we felt very welcomed by our hosts. We enjoyed an afternoon on the water, and loved hanging out on the dock! We will definitely visit again, when in the area!
Thanks for being super guests! We hope you'll plan to come back in the fall for a Clemson game!
Immaculate cottage on a beautiful and quiet cove
Our family stayed here for a weekend in April and had a fantastic time. The cottage is incredibly maintained and perfectly quaint. All of our needs were met. In particular, we enjoyed the secluded atmosphere, fires on the patio and catching fish off the dock. I would definitely stay here again if it is available!
Thanks so much! Y'all were fabulous guests. We'd love for you to come back any time!
The Lake Place Retreat surpassed our expectations. A dream vacation home!
Everything about the Lake Place Retreat was perfect for our family! The comfortable furnishings and attention to detail made us feel welcomed from the moment we arrived.. We enjoyed dining in charming Lavonia, hiking and a picnic at Tugaloo State Park, and experiencing Toccoa Falls in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mts. Quiet time playing Scrabble in front of the fire, skipping rocks in Lake Harney, and just sitting on the dock rounded out our long weekend.
This was our first VRBO experience and we're very pleased.
We're so glad you enjoyed your stay! We hope you'll come back and stay at Lake Place Retreat again. Thank you for your kind words. We enjoyed our many conversations with you and would recommend you to other homeowners! Come again!
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Reservation cannot be held until 1/2 of total payment has been made. Reservations are subject to cancellation without refund if guest does not provide signed rental agreement and copy of driver's license in a timely manner. Failure to comply with guidelines set forth in rental agreement can result in early eviction without refund or loss of refundable damage deposit.