HARTWELL HEAVEN & THE SURF SHACK - COTTAGE AND CARRIAGE HOUSE

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HARTWELL HEAVEN & THE SURF SHACK - COTTAGE AND CARRIAGE HOUSE

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House, 4 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-15)

HAD A CANCELLATION ON JULY 4TH WEEK. Aloha and welcome to Hartwell Heaven and the Surf Shack! A unique, charming cottage-style lake home on Lake Hartwell! Main house comes with a detached carriage house (our Hawaiian-themed Surf Shack, complete with TIKI BAR, air hockey and foosball). Perfect for family vacations and celebrations. A covered dock with a 26 ft. slip rests just outside the back door - perfect spot for your boat, or we can help you arrange a pontoon rental. Six minute boat ride to Hartwell Marina for refueling or to get a bite at their weekend grill.

Four-person pedal boat and three person Grumman canoe included in your rental. High-Speed Internet connection. Bring your laptop and check your e-mails after your ski run, from the dock or screened porch! Two exterior decks on either side of the house, and a large screened-in porch overlook the lake - a great way to begin or end the day. Both decks have seating areas, one has a propane grill.

Our quiet, emerald-colored, no-wake cove is perfect for protected swimming and for the avid fisherman. The adjacent cove is large enough for water sports - and stays smooth (the little ones can learn to ski and tube here) when the rest of the lake is choppy! Stone/timber walkway to the dock, light pole and water supply at dock. Fire pit area. Tree swing. MAIN HOUSE - 3BR/2.5BA. Bookshelves in the foyer with games, puzzles, books, magazines, etc. Spacious master features king bed, walk-in closet, cable TV/DVD, private tiled bathroom with tub/shower).

Two additional bedrooms have connecting full bath (with large shared closet area) and feature queen beds both open onto the screened porch with lake views. Kitchen features ample cabinet space, plenty of tableware, flatware, blender, and microwave.

Family room (lake view) features woodburning 'Buck' stove, sleeper sofa and two recliners; sunroom (lake view) features two sofas as well (one is a sleeper sofa) -- everyone will have a place to curl up and relax!

Half bath adjacent to the kitchen area. Huge laundry area. Dock is about 50 paces (very gradual grade) from the deck (very close corp line!). Excellent swimming off the dock -- plenty of space to bring a cooler down and set up for the day. Very little boat traffic, so the kids stay safe while swimming!

THE SURF SHACK - Our Hawaiian-themed detached carriage house sleeps 5 people in beds (3 singles and a full futon). Approx. 700 square feet of heated/air conditioned living space. The surf shack has two levels -- main level has living area with a surfboard-themed futon, a kitchenette featuring an over the top 'tiki' bar, sink and mini fridge; game area has air hockey, foosball, wall mount tv/dvd, loads of cool retro hawaiian touches like vintage posters, mid-century bamboo furniture, carved tikis, surf boards, all of which will have you feeling like you are on the Big Island!!

Upstairs is a full tiled bath (lake views) and a very fun sleeping area with three twin beds done in comfy PB Wahine bedding, complete with grass bedskirts. Sleeping area has another TV/DVD with Nintendo. A second story deck off the back of the Surf Shack completes the picture -- perfect to walk out and enjoy the view as you plan your day of fun at the lake (check our the REAL surfboard mounted on the side of the Shack)!

Keywords: House + Carriage House

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Guestbook comments from the owner
Just a note to let you know that our whole family thoroughly enjoyed our week at Hartwell Heaven. Everything was very nice and we had everything we needed. The grandchildren never once said they were bored or had nothing to do.
Jul 2007
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We love Lake Hartwell!

The Owner purchased this house in 2005

This location is a 6 minute boat ride to Hartwell Marina, a 2 minute boat ride to one of the few slalom courses on the lake, and less than 10 minutes drive to downtown. We also love the vacationy feel of the lot and positioning of the house from the point, allowing water views from two sides of the house.

The tiki bar gives people an excuse to have a luau and even the kids can get into it - frozen virgin pina coladas and leis make every day fun! The grumman canoe is great to explore the coves, and the pedal boat is great for both kids and adults.

Sleeps15
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
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Hartwell Lake North Georgia Mountains
Imperial, PA
5

THE PERFECT VACATION SPOT!

  • 5 of 5
We loved Hartwell Heaven. It was perfect for our family. The kids had a separate place to play away from the adults. We loved the dock!! The pedal boat was so much fun and there were lots of noodles for us to all float on. The house had so many amenities, way more than expected. Plenty of towels for swim and bath. Lisa was so quick to answer any questions I had while preparing for our trip! She had everything so organized! Hartwell Heaven was like being at home and we just wish we could have stayed longer!
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Hartwell Lake North Georgia Mountains
Athens, GA
5

HARTWELL HEAVEN

  • 5 of 5
We had a relaxing stay. The house is very accommodating, clean, with everything you need except your personal toiletries, food and clothes. We didn't use the Surf Shack, but it would be great for younger people or teens to "get away" from the old folks. the cove is literally 5 minutes from Hartwell Marina and the ramp, easy to find, clean and quiet. The dock was fun to swim from and tie up the boat. The walk to the dock is not difficult or long as with a lot of other properties. Lisa is very easy to work with and answers your emails ASAP.
  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Hartwell Lake North Georgia Mountains
Dallas, Texas
5

THANKSGIVING WAS ALMOST HEAVEN

  • 5 of 5
What a great stay we had over Thanksgiving at Hartwell Heaven! This property is awesome and dealing with Lisa was a pleasure. Although our week started cold and rainy, then turned sunny and stayed cold, we hunkered in and just enjoyed the place. Once the weather cleared we caught a ton of fish. The dock is great and the kids enjoyed the Surf Shack. This property is very conveniently located to the town of Hartwell so groceries and supplies are 10 minutes drive.
  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Hartwell Heaven & the Surf Shack - Cottage and Carriage House
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Hartwell Lake North Georgia Mountains
5

WEEKEND STAY

  • 5 of 5
The house was beautiful. There was plenty of space for all of our guests, the home was quaint and comfortable. We didn't have a single problem (except for the rain) during our entire stay. There was plenty of parking in the driveway, the dock was well-maintained and beautiful, and we enjoyed the use of the peddle boat and the canoe. It was especially nice to be able to bring our dog along with us. She had such a great time! The Surf Shack was a perfect place for people to hang out, play games, relax, etc. We would love to come back on a weekend that is warmer and sunnier to get the full effect. The kitchen utensils and cooking-ware are a little random, so make sure you bring anything special you might need. Other than that the kitchen was more than able to accommodate and the grill was the perfect size.
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Hartwell Lake North Georgia Mountains
Dallas, TX
5

GREAT EXPERIENCE

  • 5 of 5
Fantastic house right on the lake. Property and house was just as described. Clean and well maintained. Owner Lisa is extremely responsive and easy to work with. We had 9 adults and 6 kids and it worked out great with the 2 sleeper sofas and futon in the surf shack. Lots of fun games, toys, Hawaiian dress-up items, and decor. Well stocked kitchen. We went in early Aug and the lake was very quiet. Really can't say enough good things about our experience, wish we were still there. If the family doesn't grow we will be back!
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Hartwell Lake North Georgia Mountains
Alpharetta, GA
5

OUTSTANDING LAKE HOUSE

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I spent a week here, with friends and family visiting almost daily. There is a lot of space in the main house and several decks/porches. The location on the lake is excellent, being near the dam and very close to Hartwell Marina. The cove from the Hwy 51 bridge to the house is perfect for skiing/tubing and nearly always wake free. The lake was at full pool during our stay and the depth at the back of the dock was 12'. I can imagine this dock is in the water in all but the worst droughts. The dock itself is very nice, with several chairs and plenty of space for sunning or fishing. The walk from the house to the covered dock is short and very easy with well-maintained steps.

I have rented other lake houses in the past and this one was the best. They've thought of everything. There is a very large laundry room in the house with full-sized washer and dryer. There's a coffee maker, microwave, stove and free wi-fi that worked perfectly the entire stay. The beds were comfortable and the bedding in great shape.

My nephew and niece enjoyed the Surf Shack, which has a air hockey table as well as a foozball table. It was surprisingly large, being 2 stories with a 2nd story deck off the side. I'm guessing you could sleep 5-6 kids in that building alone.

Overall, this was an outstanding vacation in a superb lake house in a very quite cove. Another very cool feature about the location is that it's a very short boat ride to the Swamp Guinea restaurant. They have a dock there, so if you have a boat, you should make that trip one night for dinner.
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway

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Great 'themed' venue for special birthdays or anniversaries!! Have your own family luau! Antiques, Canoeing, Waterfalls, White Water Rafting, Flea Markets

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Hartwell Lake House Rental Rates

Notes

  • From $150/nt - $1600/wk (tax additional)
  • US Dollars
  • 2012 - Off Peak $1,000/wk - 2013Peak $1600/wk 7 nts - Daily Rates Avail. - Inquire
  • 12% TAX ADDITIONAL Cleaning $150 additional; Pet Fee (sm. dog) Addt'l- Inquire
  • Weekends and Daily Rates - Please inquire - Based on Avail.
  • $300 Security Deposit required (fully refunded if no damage).
  • Snowbirds - Inquire for Special Off-Peak Pricing on Longer Stays
  • Holiday rentals subject to rate increase, please inquire.

Amenities

Hartwell Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Ski-In ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Ski-Out ...
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (3) two sleeper sofas in main house; futon in Surf Shack
Entertainment:
  • Air Hockey
  • Foosball
  • Video Library
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • shopping
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hunting
  • golf
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • jet skiing
  • basketball court
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • rafting
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • kayaking
  • cycling
Notes:
Our detached carriage house THE SURF SHACK is a unique spot. Young and young at heart will adore it and find plenty to do when not on the lake. Decorated in vintage Hawaiian style, with board games, leis, hawaiian shirts (all sizes) and skirts (have your own family luau!). Air hockey and foosball table provide loads of fun. Authentic tiki bar (with complete barware for mixing up the perfect island drink!) Classic Grumman 17 ft. canoe and four person pedal boat included in your rental - great exercise! Basketball and Goal provided, stainless steel fire pit, tree swing, hammock, life jackets, flotation devices, floats, fishing rods. Bedding, 1 King, 2 Queens, two Sleeper Sofas (main house), three twins and a full futon (Surf Shack), sleeping mats for overflow; new fish cleaning station (with water supply) at the dock

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