About the property
- House1800 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay0 - 3 nights
3/3 whitewashed shiplap lake house with great decks on Lake Hartwell
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.
Elizabeth C Ward
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- Apr 20, 2018
About Elizabeth C 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.
Elizabeth C Ward purchased this House in 2016
Why Elizabeth C Ward chose Gumlog
Our home is a unique A-frame style lake house with rustic, southern pine walls that have been whitewashed for a bright and airy feel. The bedroom 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.
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!
quaint, complete, and close to Clemson
I booked this house so we could attend the Clemson football game. Two of our sons attend Clemson. We booked the house because it had a lot of beds and was 50 minutes from Clemson. The owner is very thorough with communication and answered all of my questions immediately. There was enough space for the kids to spread out, a sufficiently equipped kitchen, relaxing homey decor, and everything was very clean (which is very important to me). The drive to Clemson and back was easy. The yard is fairly private and would be fun to enjoy in warmer weather. We didn't make fires, but we did use the grill. The owner delivered on what was promised and was easy to work with. I would return to this charming house in the future.
Thanks for such kind words! We hope you’ll be back. We love having guests like you who appreciate our home and take good care of it. Good luck to Clemson in the play-offs! Wishing our Auburn Tigers were going to play, too—maybe next year!
An amazing property to spend a small getaway!
We had an amazing weekend here!! This property accommodated us properly, and had everything we needed. Would enjoy staying here again. Elizabeth is very helpful with everything!
Thanks! Make plans to come back soon!
A Great Get-Away
Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful lake home with us. We had breakfast on the deck two mornings and enjoyed a fire in the new fire pit late one afternoon. The decor was perfect(I'm talking HGTV style!), and everything was available for our convenience. We also appreciated the info about the surrounding area. The only thing missing was an AU win!
Maybe another season......... WAR EAGLE!!!!
Thank you for your kind words! We'd love to have you back again. Guests like you are always a win! War Eagle!
Perfect Family Retreat
We stayed at Lake Place Retreat for five nights. Over that long, relaxing time, there was nothing we lacked. The house was so well-appointed that we didn't go out at all to pick something forgotten. The kitchen was stocked with newer dishes and cookware. This allowed us to cook with all of the conveniences of home. The house was beautifully decorated and we slept like babies in the queen-sized beds with nice, soft linens. The wrap-around deck felt like an extension of the home. We dined outside nearly every meal. The new grill makes perfect burgers and steaks! Future visitors need only to bring their swimming suits and loved ones for a time they will cherish.
We're glad you felt at home! We hope you will be frequent guests!
The house was perfect for our group. Three big bedrooms, three bathrooms with showers, a loft area with two beds but also a bathroom up there, two den areas wirh tv's, great big deck. The house was clean and the owners very friendly and responsive.
Thanks! Hope to have you as guests again!
Rates & Availability
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.