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The Cove: Executive Vacation Retreat on Lake Hartwell

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,450 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

If you've been looking for a quality rental home on Lake Hartwell, the executive-style retreat called The Cove is exactly what you've been searching for.

As you enter the subdivision, you'll notice that the neighborhood possesses high quality homes, is secluded and also very convenient to Clemson and Seneca (each 15 minutes) as well as only 10 minutes from I-85.

Continuing through the front door, you'll step onto antique oak floors laid in a basket weave pattern that define the space of the foyer. The antique oak floors run through the majority of the main floor, complete with variations in plank size and original nail holes.

Directly to the left of the foyer is a formal dining room with a large window looking out to the front yard, where you're likely to spot a family of deer or other wildlife. Ahead, you'll find a great room with vaulted ceilings, hand-cut exposed beams, stacked stone wood burning fireplace, built-in bookcase and surround sound that covers the great room and the appointed screened-in patio just off the great room. Just beyond the great room is a keeping room, which is used as a bar that looks down to the lake. The huge kitchen features knotty alder cabinetry, granite countertops, double wall ovens, built-in microwave, gas downdraft cooktop, LG french door refrigerator and a breakfast area that also overlooks the lake. Off the kitchen nook is a deck that houses a gas BBQ grill. The master bedroom is located on the main floor and includes a recessed ceiling and a box bay window on the lake side of the home, along with 2 additional windows for lots of light. The en-suite master bathroom has double vanities, jetted tub, walk-in shower with 3 shower heads, separate water closet and a large walk-in closet. Completing the home's main level are a powder room and a walk-in laundry room with sink and washer/dryer.

The second floor hosts a private bedroom and full bathroom.

The main space of the lower terrace level is a beautiful den with hand carved woodwork and a second fireplace, along with a professional 8' pool table. Arguably the most exquisite space in the home is the wine cellar, which can hold up to 1200 bottles in its hand carved shelves and is perfect for wine and cheese nights. Additional rooms on this level include two additional bedrooms and a "bunk room" with two double beds as well as a shared full bathroom.

At the shoreline, 46 feet of river rock rip rap have been installed, along with concrete steps and a metal handrail. The single slip covered dock has a wheeled gangwalk, deck stairs for entering the water and a boat lift for renting just about any type of watercraft you would desire during your stay.

More Details

Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 14, 2018


Seneca House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3450 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Half Bathroom - toilet , Off Great Room
    Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Jetted Tub, Shower w Multiple Heads (incl Rainfall)
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master - 1 king
    Upstairs - 1 queen
    Downstairs 1 - 1 queen
    Downstairs 2 - 1 queen
    Bunk Room - 2 twin/ single
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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The Cove: Executive Vacation Retreat on Lake Hartwell
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Fun Family Christmas!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at The Cove over Christmas with our family of 10. We had a six year old, 2 two year olds and a three month old. Plus, we had a 96 year old spend the days with us. There was plenty of room for us all to spread out especially on the main level.

The kitchen was well equipped and with a large refrigerator to accommodate all our Christmas food. One morning we saw a fox come up the walkway from the lake, and one evening we saw several deer in the lot next door.

Shawna, the owner, even put up a Christmas tree for the kiddos and left a present for them under the tree. So thoughtful!! She responded quickly to any issues we had during our stay.

We enjoyed it so much that we are planning another stay in the fall!!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spartanburg, SC

Very nice house and well kept

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of eight friends that really enjoyed our time at The Cove. It is well kept and a very nice house. It could have had more seating in the living room considering the number of bedrooms. Overall it was a very good place and we would certainly rent it again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! I’m glad you and your family enjoyed your stay. We’ve since added additional seating in the living room. I think you will find it cozy and relaxing for all to enjoy.
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Great house!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed the house for a Clemson game and really enjoyed it!

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte NC

Beautiful lake house, well equipped!

  • 5 of 5

This house is absolutely beautiful and very well taken care of. We entered the house after a long day of work and driving and were welcomed into the beautiful living room. We felt like we were at home.

The owners thought of everything. Kitchen was adequately stocked with everything you need to cook or grill dinner. Linens were fresh and clean and an abundance amount of towels were available for each guest. The screened in porch off the living room is a wonderful way to relax and view the lake. Although we didn't get in the lake the house was again adequately equipped with rafts, floats, camping chairs and everything you would need for a fun day in the water. I just can't say enough good about this house and the owners, they really go above and beyond to please their guests. We will be back!!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Lake House

  • 5 of 5

This house is Beautiful. We really like that there was a seperate bedroom/ bath on the top floor and the master on the main floor with the remainder of the rooms on bottom floor, it gave our three faimilies plenty of space to spread out, but at the same time all gather together for meals. We loved having the dock for swimming and the ability to dock the boat and jet ski we rented. The location is great; off the beaten path but not too far to the main waterway. Owner was very helpful.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice

  • 4 of 5

House was very nice and spacious. Loved the screened in porch. Had plenty of seating for meals with the dining room and kitchen tables. We were on the water every day and it was on a fairly quiet section of the lake which was great for tubing and skiing with the kids. Also, close to a place to put in the boat. House located on a dead end cul-de-sac which was great for parking and privacy.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $175 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 7.0%

(2) night stay is available in Spring Season for $525/night.

(7) night stay is required during Summer Season.

Checkin Time: 4PM
Checkout Time: 10AM

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.