|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
We apologize for the confusion regarding rates. Obviously the cabin does not rent for $1.01 per night. We were forced to put something in the spaces.
Because of a change by vrbo we were unable to keep a chart that gave rates per number of nights when potential guests click on 'Rates'.
Here are the rates for Summer, from March 16 to October 15. This includes rates, taxes and cleaning. It does not include the $200 deposit or a pet fee ($50) if you are bringing furry kids along for your stay.
3 nights: $527.50
4 nights: $675.00
5 nights: $812.50
6 nights: $960.00
7 nights: $1025.00
2 weeks: $1750.00 consecutive weeks only
Winter: October 16 to March 15
2 nights: $340.00
3 nights: $445.00
4 nights: $565.00
5 nights: $675.00
6 nights: $795.00
7 nights: $850.00
Add $110.00 per night for each night above 7 nights
Turtleback Lodge is a unique cabin in a unique location. Being surrounded on three sides by water gives guests a view of the lake from every single window in the cabin!. Enjoy relaxing, playing in the water, taking a lazy paddleboat ride into the quiet cove or taking your boat out for any water sport you like. There is nothing to match the beauty of the sunsets over the lake- who says Key West has a corner on sunsets?? Having coffee in the early morning in the gazebo while the mist on the lake burns away, fish jump, birds of all sorts take flight.... heaven!! A fire pit placed out by the lake allows relaxing with the ones you love while grilling hot dogs or roasting marshmallows while an awesome show of stars twinkle overhead. Stay on site and enjoy endless fishing, swimming, paddleboating, sunbathing, grilling and relaxing. Ending the day soaking in the hot tub on the front porch is sure to be the doctor's order for a good night's sleep!
Or venture out and enjoy year round golf with several courses nearby, local dining and other activities such as tennis, bowling, mini-golf, paintball, and biking. Visit some of the many local cultural activities such as the Greenwood Arts Council, Community Theatre and Museum. Be sure to check for seasonal festivals and celebrations. Drive a little farther... an hour to an hour and a half or so...and find mountain trails, waterfalls, parks, concerts, and dining and shopping to suit almost any taste and desire.
Bring along your furry friend and let him ride in the paddle boat, swim in the cool waters or curl up under the swing on the porch. Your best friend is sure to be fascinated by the jumping fish, the cranes as they lazily take flight or just new places to sniff and run. Let tension go as you relax on the swinging bed in the cozy bedroom corner of the porch as the ceiling fan lulls you into dream land, relaxing to the sounds of frogs and crickets and the water lapping at the shore. As one guest commented about the swinging bed: 'it's like being on a cruise because all you can see is water'!
Sleeping quarters include two bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with a queen bed, twin daybeds in the den and the twin size swinging bed in the bedroom corner of the enclosed porch. Each bed is made up, fresh and inviting with linens and towels supplied for your needs. Although there is sleeping space for 7 people, we definitely do NOT recommend trying to use the swinging bed on the porch as your place to sleep during the heat of the summer.
Our full kitchen has all the extras we could think of, including a blender, coffee maker, crock pot, deep fryer and all sorts of drink glasses! For cool mornings you can knock off the chill by firing up the gas log heater in the kitchen.
If you haven't been to TBL in a while there are a few additions.... a diving board on the floating dock has been a favorite. A gas fish fryer and a picnic table in the BBQ house have made eating out there more fun and we are just finishing up in the kitchen (March 2013) with some needed updates: new cabinets, counter tops, dishwasher, stove and sink. We maintain the character of the cabin with every change we make but do all we can to have modern convinces and a few 'extras' when possible.
Because Turtleback Lodge is a hand built log cabin, built in the late 40's and early 50's with hand hewn logs, we are very aware of the need for some special precautions and care. We are firm in the **** NO SMOKING **** provision and ask that you understand that this simply is not the rental for you if you enjoy smoking. Please understand that smoking is not allowed anywhere on the property. You are responsible for any friends you invite to visit when you are a guest at TBL. We want to be up front about this so there are no 'surprises' for people when they find the information in the contract.
The fact that we are on a peninsula means we have over 1000 feet of shore line for fishing and exploring. We also have a boat ramp on site.
We supply information at the cabin so you have directions and driving distances for stores, restaurants, and also a place to rent a boat or jet skis close to the cabin, where to buy bait, a fishing license or go see a movie. We do all we can to make sure our guests have their needs met and beyond. The feedback we get helps us plan for improvements and new ways to make Turtleback Lodge a place our guests want to return to over and over again.
We have by no means a large cabin- our bedrooms and the bathroom are small- but we are happy to provide a unique, special place, unlike any other on the lake. A recent entry in our journal in the cabin for guests' comments : 'We rent many places through VRBO and yours is the best!' .If there is any information you need please feel free to email or call during the business hours listed below.
Keywords: Cabin, rustic, unique, log, peninsula, private, secure, pet friendly
We inherited the cabin from Mart's parents and love every inch of it, making improvements whenever possible so that the cabin offers everything needed to make it the perfect place to relax or play. We live about ten miles from the cabin so we are able to be available to guests if there are any questions or needs. The wonderful comments and feedback from our guests have made us feel that others see all the love put into the cabin through the years. Mart is a full time farmer and Beverlee is a retired RN. Married for 42 years (YIKES! We don't even feel THAT old!!), we have celebrated more family occasions and events at the cabin than we can count, so it holds a huge place in our hearts.
Mart and Beverlee Simmons purchased this cabin in 1985
Turtleback Lodge was built on land bought by Mart's father when the lake was being built! If we were in the market for a get-away on Lake Greenwood we feel there could not possibly be a more perfect location. Having water on three sides gives us privacy, security, access to the 'big water' and the quiet and SO much more. It is a unigue peninsula and a unique cabin and we feel blessed to own it. When you are sitting in the hot tub or lying on the swinging bed, the views of water all around give the feel of being in the middle of the ocean! We have the ability to close off the outside world and completely relax. Being back in civilization with a short drive just adds to the overall convenience, whether there for a weekend or two weeks!
Turtleback Trail is a private drive and, at the very end of the seven- tenths of a mile road, Turtleback Lodge. With well over 1000 feet of shore line, the cabin sits out on the peninsula facing the ‘big water’ and having the quiet mouth of the cove at the back. A stay at the cabin can be as active or as tranquil as desired. With a private boat ramp there is no driving off site to get your boat into the water. Year round you are able to dock under the covered floating boat dock, built with a wide side to allow sun bathing and relaxing, with a ladder at the end for swimmers. The cabin is child friendly as well as having extremely easy access for our guests who may find it difficult to climb stairs. There are no steps into the cabin and the walk from the cabin to the dock with the gazebo is short and only a slight incline. We have had friends who have physical limitations find the in and out stairs at the main swimming area also easy to use. For years Christmas trees have gone to a new home on the bottom of Lake Greenwood, around our floating dock. These weighted trees have formed great places for fish to hang out just waiting for you to wet a line. There is nothing better than a mess of fish cooked fresh at the lake- yum! The cabin is close enough to civilization to run out for pizza or to the store for supplies. But close enough to nature that you must drive slowly down the drive at night because deer are out in numbers, along with red foxes and rabbits and all sorts of four legged creatures.
Perfect, absolutely perfect! We stayed to get some much needed rest, and the cabin was the perfect choice. We were not able to do any fishing, much to cold with the Artic Front that passed through our area. Sitting in the sunroom looking at the lake, or watching tv with a big fire going in the beautiful fireplace was just what we needed.
Everything that has been said in all the other reviews is true. The cabin is very unique, and I really liked being able to read some of the history for the family. There was nothing that I could possibly have needed in the kitchen, everything has been provided. Beverlee even made sure her sister-in-law replaced a coffee pot the day we arrived. So sweet :] Mart and Beverlee have really made every effort to make sure your stay will be pleasant and comfortable. Beverlee was kind enough to make sure we stayed warm when the temperature dropped in the single digits.
Mart and Beverlee are top notch owners with great communication. This cabin will truly make for a wonderful stay....as close to being at home that I have ever found.
We are definitely coming back to enjoy some fishing!
This lake cabin is a family charmer set in the middle of a perfect peninsula that allows swimming, fishing, boating, outside yard games and grilling/BBQ'ing, etc. The yard is well manicured that allows for perfect bocce ball, corn hole, crochet, etc and is slightly sloped so is perfect for wheelchair bound individuals, cane users and the elderly for which we had 1 of each on our vacation. There's a perfect gazebo for fishing off of or just relaxing with a cocktail or cup of coffee. BBQ house with nice gas grill, characoal grill and a fish fryer. Didn't get to use fish fryer because only caught small ones and threw them back, lol, but was nice and relaxing trying for the big catch. Got to say though, did catch a huge catfish that got away :D . Loved the cabin that was filled with "boat and fishing" memomabilia that you would find/see something new everyday. It gave a nice loving family atmosphere. We rented a pontoon boat for 2 days while there from Waters Edge, Beverlee and Mart's recommendation, and had a blast. Oh, and it was perfect to finally find a place that was "pet friendly". My daughter and son-in-laws 2 pit bull girls really enjoyed their stay and it was nice not to have to "board" them during our vacation which we don't like to do, or to find family to watch them for a week.
I must say to Beverlee and Mart, you were very acommodating and quick to respond to any questions we had AND for the best compliment I could give is a remark/compliment my husband gave to me. For a little background info first, I usually internet surf and find the "family vacation spot" for our trips and this is the first time I can remember he came up to me during our vacation at Turtleback Lodge and said, "You did a good job". :)
What an amazing property!!!!! We spent the weekend here with our two boys to get away from life and to fish. Which is exactly what we were able to do. We fished from the dock, the beach and the paddle boat. So may options and I could see this being a perfect place to get away in the summer as well!! There is a diving board, boat dock (for those with your own boat) and tons of areas to walk down to get in for a dip (if you didn't want to dive in off the dock). The property is completely surrounded by water. The history is shown throughout the property which we LOVED!!! It was beautiful in the morning, afternoon and at night. It was the perfect home away from home. Thank you Mart and Beverlee for sharing your cabin with our family....we couldn't have asked for a better place to be!!!!
Well, we just enjoyed our third visit to TBL. We spent a week and had a great time.
We fished, cruised the lake, went swimming with our two Labs (Harley and Katy) and
just relaxed. Couldn't have asked for a better vacation. Bev and Mart are great people
and I hope they continue to keep TBL just the way it is. Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jerry and Donna
My wife and I along with our four legged daughter spent 4 nights at the Turtleback Lodge, Labor Day weekend 2013. The first thing I want to mention is that the communication between the owners and ourselves was above and beyond and that their description of the property tells me that they are humble people. We have spent many vacations wondering if the property we had decided on would be like the description and I can honestly say, this property was more … much, much more. Our initial thoughts when we returned home was that the time spent at the lodge was perfect but I felt that I needed to allow some time to give an unbiased review. Well, it WAS perfect. Ok, I think my wife mentioned something about a sharp knife and I mentioned the morning sunlight (maybe a curtain to compliment the blinds in the bedrooms?) keeping me from sleeping in … lol. The cabin: every detail was amazing. Note: loved the light/fan switches ;) The accommodations were spot-on … very clean. Everything you could possibly need in the newly remodeled kitchen, plus. Living room was very comfortable with real fireplace, games, books, TV and a good selection of movies. Screened porch was a perfect place for morning coffee and an afternoon nap on the swinging bed. We didn't use the hot tub but it looked to be well maintained. Thinking back, I cannot think of a negative thing with the cabin … as I said, perfect. We were even able to use our cell phone as a wifi hotspot enabling us to use our laptop. The grounds: super clean, the grass was like carpet, multiple large trees allowing you sun or shade at any time during the day. I personally liked the diving board … deep water and very refreshing. The property has an amazing amount of waterfront footage allowing for some great fishing from the bank. Did I mention the sunsets? … amazing!! At night we would move the portable fire pit out to the furthest point to enjoy them along with the evening air.The entire weekend was very relaxing and quiet. We thought that once Saturday and Sunday came, the noise level would heighten but the way the property is situated, most of the boat traffic was across the lake. There are a few houses nearby but again, the way the property is situated, it seems secluded. Beverlee and Mart, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the wonderful accommodations. You truly have a beautiful place and if you ever have trouble coming up with and heir, keep us in mind ;) … in the meantime, we will be back ... the Graham's
If you need a peaceful and relaxing get-a-way....THIS IS IT! If there is such a thing as a perfect vacation, this is it! Now, let me tell you why. Our family is not your average family when it comes to a vacation home. First, my husband likes to fish. Second, I just want to relax and read. Third, we have guardianship of my husband's sister and she is physically and mentally handicapped so we need a one level, no steps entry located on a level ground so she can walk around with assistance. And did I mention, also, pet friendly because our basset hound, Sadie, travels everywhere with us. Turtleback Lodge has it all and much much more! And I don't think I mentioned the wonderful owners that will go totally out of their way to make sure all your needs are met. I have never walked into a vacation home and could feel the love of family and could even feel that there has been many many good family memories made there throughout the years. If fishing is what you like, just walk out the door and you are only a few steps from a floating dock. If you brought your boat along, there's a ramp right there, no getting out to search for one. If relaxing is your thing, there is a swinging bed, yes I said a swinging bed on the screened porch...a good book and a glass of cold sweet tea...what more could you ask for. I did not leave the cabin at all once we settled in. If you prefer to go out, there are restaurants and shopping just a few minutes away. As for me, I could not make myself leave this place. We did get take out from a place called The Amish Oven. If it's down home southern cooking you like, this is definitely the place. My husband went to pick it up because I would not leave. Well, I could go on and on but I guess by now, you get it! This is the Perfect Get-A-Way that I would recommend to anybody. One more thing...you can swim there too! We are already planning our next trip and for sure, we will be staying longer next time. Thanks so much Mart and Beverlee!
The area is rich with golf- ask for the list and web sites-, shopping, farmer's market for spring and summer produce, Newberry Opera House shows and performers, community theater, regional festivals and activities. A drive of an hour or an hour and a half will get you to mountain trails, waterfalls, large venue shows, shopping of all kinds, restaurants of every sort and much more. As much as there is to do in the area we have had guests tell us that their plans changed after arriving because that they wanted to stay on site, relaxing, refreshing and becoming 'lake people'. What better compliment than having guests tell us that the little cabin at the end of Turtleback Trail was where they wanted to be? Nice!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Mar 16 - Oct 15
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
Obviously the rates listed here are NOT accurate. This new option has caused confusion and inaccuracies in how we price and our rates. There are special deductions for increased length of stays that are not possible to put into a self-booking chart. I was not able to have this removed and go back to how we have listed for years but will be happy to explain our pricing if you will email us. Thanks!
Payment is requested by check(s): a week is allowed to mail the contract and deposit to us; 1/2 of the total fees are required 60 days prior to arrival and the remaining half is due by 14 days before the arrival date.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.