BOOK FOR A WEEK (7 nights) AND GET ONE NIGHT FREE! 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.
3/3 whitewashed shiplap lake house with great decks on Lake Hartwell
Keith & Elizabeth Ward
- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 14, 2019
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.
Everything and Then Some...
This house is exactly as described. It is immaculately kept and beautifully decorated. We were there for the Clemson/Carolina game over Thanksgiving weekend. It was so quiet and peaceful that it afforded our family some much needed rest and relaxation. The owners were readily available to answer any questions and to accommodate our stay. I would highly recommend this home to anyone, and will definitely return myself.
Thanks for your kind review! We hope you will come again!
Great weekend with friends in a super location
Everyone in my group was impressed with the comfort and cleanliness of the well decorated lake house in which we stayed. There were so many extra touches, such as the wood for the outside fire, games to play and books to read, access to the lake, the well equipped kitchen, etc. We all wished that we had planned to stay longer. We have already recommended the area with its beautiful fall color and fantastic waterfalls. Thanks for a great weekend; we do plan to return.
Thank you for your kind review! We'd love to have your group come back again another time. There's just not a bad season! Come any time!
Highly recommend - Very clean and comfortable
Thank you to the owners who made our stay very nice. It was very clean, yet very comfortable. We loved how they have everything well kept and appreciated all the detailed notes and binders :) We were able to sit on the dock one morning and it was quiet and peaceful. We recommend you take the short trip into town - there are some very fun shops and we met the mayor in the town square :) Highly recommend.
Thank you so much! Glad y'all had a good time. Please come back! We'd love for you to be guests again!
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.
Thanks for choosing our home! We hope you will come back soon!
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!
Our cabin is in the quiet solitude of the country, but if you find yourself wanting to leave Lake Hartwell for a different adventure, there are many spots close enough for a fabulous day trip. The North Georgia mountains and Tallulah Falls are about 40 minutes away. Clemson University is about 45 minutes away. The Alpine village of Helen is about an hour west. The bustle and charm of Greenville, SC, is about an hour north. Toccoa and Lavonia both offer quaint shops and restaurants to explore (30 min & 10 min away.) Road Atlanta's motor speedway and several cute shops & eating spots are in Braselton about an hour south of us.
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.