Large 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath Craftsman style home on a peaceful Lake Hartwell lot with a covered dock close to town and one minute from boat ramp. Home offers plenty of room for entertaining with kitchen open to the living area, large rear deck perfect for grilling, screened porch, and finished basement with bar and large screen Smart TV. Master on main floor contains a queen, upstairs bedrooms contain a king and a kids room with two sets of bunk beds, and basement also has a separate queen bedroom and bath. Backyard leads to private covered dock with spacious views of the lake.
- House3010 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
Spacious 4BR house with private dock that is perfect for family vacations
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 21, 2018
About Gary Goff
We bought this house for our eventual retirement, so we would have a chance to return home to Georgia more often. Because we currently work and live in Ohio with our two children, we felt that investing in a future retirement lake house was a great way to see our family more and build memories with our kids while they are still young.
Gary Goff purchased this House in 2016
Why Gary Goff chose Hartwell
We chose Lake Hartwell because it is a beautiful lake situated between two unique college towns and is perfect for both fishing and recreational boating. One of the reasons why we chose this house is because we wanted a place that would comfortably accommodate multiple friends and family members and provide a great space for entertaining. Lastly, we were looking for a place in the city of Hartwell because we wanted to offer guests the convenience of being centrally located to local shops and amenities.
What makes this House unique
You may notice if you rent the house that it is named Paula's Place. We recently lost my husband's mom to cancer, and she always dreamed of owning a house by the water when she retired. We were so upset that she never realized her dream, that we took the risk and bought this house--fulfilling a lifelong dream of hers and ours. We ultimately chose this particular house after falling in love with both the look of it inside and outside, the open gazebo/fire pit area in the front, and its views of the lake from every bedroom.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 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.
WOW! We loved it!!!
Truly, this is the FIRST vacation review I have ever written. Mainly because we have a vacation rental of our own and my standards are VERY high but I've never been willing to roast a host, since I am one. I prefer to share the shortcomings between the owner or manager and myself. LOVE this house! Love the sweet and quiet cove it lies on! Love the grocery is 10 minutes away! (We always have tons of kids!!! I have a paranoia of running out of food) the house is lovely, the spaces are just perfect! It was nice separation to have the boys downstairs, the girls upstairs and my husband and I had the bedroom on the main floor. All the big kids loved the basement - terrific movie selection and loads of ping pong was played every night. The little girls were happy with us on the main in the evenings reading and playing games (we brought but they had some there as well) on the screened porch. The host was responsive to our needs (wasps outside - exterminator was called and came right away) We loved the house and I know we will be back again!
Near perfect getaway
Rented the Goff’s place recently for a quick family getaway during that awkward gap between the end of school and beginning of camps. Absolutely loved the home - very thoughtful layout with plenty of common areas, while still providing privacy and quiet. The only demerit was due to the weather. Rains leading up to our stay flooded out the ramp to the dock. We had to walk through ankle-deep water to reach the dock. Outside of that - flawless.
What a great place!
What a wonderful house on Lake Hartwell! The house was very clean and spacious, there was more than enough room for our family. This is a property that is even better than the pictures! The location was so convenient, the best of both worlds-secluded yet easy access to the town of Hartwell. Gary (the owner) couldn't have been nicer, very accommodating. We had a wonderful stay, and would give this house top recommendation to anyone wanting a peaceful stay on the lake.
Beautiful home with access to the lake. Very relaxing and a quiet place to get away.
Quiet and Comfortable
We rented for our annual spring fishing trip and had a great time at this property. Very accommodating for all 8 of us and the dock was great for all four boats. It was nice that the boat ramp is right down the street for easy lake access. Overall a great house in a quiet neighborhood. We hope to come back soon!
Great place for family time
We had a great time at this lake house. The layout is perfect for more than one family. It is very comfortable and welcoming. The kitchen was equipped with everything you would need to fix meals. It was very cold when we went so we were not able to enjoy the beautiful porches and the nice dock. We loved the fire pit though. We plan to return when the weather warms up so we can enjoy all of the amenities. Great location. It seems remote but it is close to town.