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, we have a master bedroom (brand new king-sized bed) 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.
- House2000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay1 - 3 nights
3/3 whitewashed shiplap lake house with great decks on Lake Hartwell
Keith & Elizabeth Ward
- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 22, 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!
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.
Lovely house! Beautiful back deck and patio. Very clean, too! Comfortable for six adults plus a toddler. The house was even decorated for fall, which was a nice touch.
Lake Hartwell home
This house was as advertised; our family of six thoroughly enjoyed it. We used it as a family retreat for a Clemson football weekend and it was great.
Thanks! We hope you'll come again!
Clean, Peaceful House
Our family enjoyed our stay here. The house was very clean and the furnishings were very nice. It was great to have paddle boards to use. Be aware that they are very heavy. Taking them down to the lake wasn't too bad, but bringing the back up the hill was tough.
We just stayed one weekend. I wish we could have stayed longer!
We like to consider toting the paddle boards part of the work-out! Thanks for coming! We hope you will choose our house again!
Great rental on quiet part of Lake Hartwell
We had a great time at this home with another couple- we had 4 adults and 4 kids and had plenty of room. It is more roomy than the pictures appeared. Very clean and updated and we had everything we needed. Nice quiet part of the lake. Was great to be able to use the paddle boards as our boat died when we were there. Owners are very particular, but you know that upfront in their rental agreement. We forgot some clothes there and they mailed them back immediately which were very grateful for. Also visited nearby Tallugah state park and hiked a little. Would rent again for sure!
Glad you enjoyed it! We hope your boat repair was not a costly one. We look forward to having you as guests again!
It was a super relaxing weekend that allowed my family to enjoy each other.
Let me begin by saying my wife and I have stayed at many lake houses and this one by far was the best. It was super clean and decorated in such a way you felt like you were home. The space was great and of course the lake front and view of the lake were incredible. The owners were very easy to get a hold of and very quick to respond. Although we did not need anything due to everything being well explained prior to our arrival. The dock was great for the kids and I to swim from and have fun. I would recommend this property to anyone looking to relax and have some great family time. We loved the house and property!!
Thank you so much! We hope that you will plan to come again. We enjoy sharing our lake house with families who love it like we do. Thank you for taking such good care of our home away from home!
Wonderful family vacation @ Lake Place Retreat!
Just returned from Lake Place Retreat. The lovely, cozy, cabin in the woods was everything the owners said it would be and more. From the charming lake decor, comfortable rooms, great deck and beautiful lake views! There is a nice sloping path to the lake and floating dock. My husband, our two daughters, and son in laws and their "two little guys" thoroughly enjoyed our visit and would love to vacation here again!
Dave and Vickie
Mt. Pleasant, SC
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.