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Charming secluded, Lakefront home on Lake Hartwell

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Master bath has Jacuzzi tub. Sleeps 6.

Our home is well maintained with 1600 sq. ft, landscaping, and sits in a private, wooded 11-acre tract. It has a large master suite with a jacuzzi tub and separate shower. Hardwood floors with area carpets enhance the living experience. There is a huge covered dock with sun deck to tie your boat up to. Rental boats available at Harbor Light Marina. Free use public boat ramp close by to launch your boat. Available canoe and floats to use for your leisure activities. We do have a security system in place which shows the 4 corners of our nearly 11 acres of property on a monitor. No one is manning this monitor, but it is helpful to have in place in case of a concern. The visual does not extend as far as the dock. We also have in place several motion sensitive lights. Those lights come on whenever motion is detected. This might be a person, a cat (there are 4 outside cats), deer, raccoon, or other animal. These are not connected to any cameras. They are just courtesy lights. Probably the best courtesy is for a late arrival. When you would pull up in the drive way, the motion sensor light comes on and stays on long enough for you to put the code 1243 in the key box, retrieve your keys, unlock the door, retype 1243, replace this key, and close the box, all with plenty of light. You will then find several sets of keys on the kitchen counter. It's also a nice way to welcome you back 'home' after dinner when it is dark, and you forgot to leave an outside light on.

Great rental. Cozy in the woods. Right on the lake.. Everything you need is right here. Pets considered. When pets are allowed, we ask that they not be on any furniture. I do use the red sofa covers when a pet is here, just in case. If I did not put them on by mistake, please find them in the master closet in the top drawer. And we thank you so much.

Wi fi is available. The Password is located in the master bedroom on the bottom of the router where it says PASSWORD. Use that password and you will be connected.

Directions for using the TV's are located in the living room, under the glass on the coffee table top. There are very specific directions for which controller to use for what and the order in which to push the buttons. There will be no difficulties when done in this order. And again, we thank you so much. Neither of us is very 'techy,' and me not at all.

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Property Manager
Mary Masters
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2017


Fair Play House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , one vanity, private for this bedroom-2nd door to dining area
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , double vanities, stained glass window, walk in shower, bench
  • Master bath has private water closet, separate shower with built in seating, double vanities, jacuzzi hot tub, and stained glass window. Smaller bathroom has pocket door connecting it to smaller bedroom for occupant's complete privacy, and a second door connecting it to dining area making it accessible to main living area as well as for private use by 2nd bedroom occupant.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , large bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 2 single beds--not bunks
  • Exceptionally Large Master Bedroom Suite with 2 large walk in closets. Windows on 2 walls with one full wall of windows facing lake, courtyard, and adjacent woods. Executive size desk and internet add to the usability of this room for the business person. The large TV completes the picture. Smaller bedroom has wall of windows looking out to park like bluff area with family type bench swing and sturdy single swing. 'Very peaceful / serene' is our most frequent comment. A computer desk and chair have been added. Adjacent bathroom can be private for this room alone, or opened to the dining area as well as this bedroom. Queen sized blow up floor bed available upon request for extra $20.00. There is plenty of room on the floor to add this in the master bedroom. May be useful for small child who needs same bedroom as parents and low to floor for safety. Closets large enough for port-a-crib for private infant bedroom.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books for Adults
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Raft
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
House is 1 level and easily accessible (no step) from driveway to house. No steps inside house. Open floor plan. From house to dock would require 0 step downs from driveway side to solid surface (brick and concrete) to walkway to dock. Land is a gradual slope to dock, not a steep descent. This would allow occupant of wheelchair to enjoy dockside lake activities while sitting on lower level of dock. Sunsets here are lovely, very serene. Please ask about our lake level. This is a nearly private deep water cove. However, we have had to chase water during droughts and 'dam maintenance,' low water times. When this occurs, we have approximately 6 steps from the walkway to the shore. During those times, it would be very difficult, even unsafe , to try to get a wheelchair occupant to the dock. So please ask owners before booking. Our goal is for your safety first, and your pleasure and memorable experience second. We love return visitors and hope you will be among them.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(46 traveler reviews)

Charming secluded, Lakefront home on Lake Hartwell
average rating of 4.7608695 based on 46 reviews

Clemson football weekend

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Perfect!!

  • 5 of 5

Pat and Mary are the best!! The house was perfect and the walk down to the dock was an easy stroll. The dock itself is the nicest i've used in the 6 years staying at Hartwell. Loved it. The outside cats were so darn cute and "furball" greeted me every morning as I made my way down to the dock to go fishing. I highly recommend this vacation house.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazingly Beautiful and Tranquil!

  • 5 of 5

We wanted to get away from the crowds of Charleston, South Carolina to have some quality vacation time and that's exactly what we got. The home had everything you could need or want....we will never stay in a hotel again! The bed was so comfortable and the loved the Jacuzzi tub in the master bath. Kitchen had everything you needed and if you had any questions the owners were always willing to help..such a lovely couple! The yard was so beautifully landscaped! Location....location..location! It was our first time visiting lake Hartwell and we did not realize it has lots of homes on the side of little mountains!!! This home had a gentle slope down to the incredible 2 story boat dock. We sat out on the dock just about every night to watch the stars! Fell in love with the lake and its crystal clear blue green water...will defiantly be returning and staying at this home again!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot and lovely owners

  • 5 of 5

Great time in a great spot. Owners were very nice and accommodating to all our needs. Very lovely spot and easy to get to. we were dropping off our son at Clemson and it was only a short ride to the school through some beautiful back county roads.

Unit was very clean and neat. Dock is amazing and is on a private cove that allowed us to float for hours without being disrupted by boat traffic. Offers a canoe which was nice for the kids.

Highly recommend this lovely spot.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Breath Taking

  • 5 of 5

My family and I just returned home from this wonderful lake house. We had an amazing time! Everything was perfect. Mary and Pat were so welcoming, and they shared great stories with us. We highly recommend this beautiful lake house to anyone looking to relax, enjoy nature, and spend all day at the beautiful lake. We will definitely be back, God willing.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

I don't know if there will be enough space to write all of the glowing accolades I have for the week my husband, children, grandchildren, and four-legged child experienced with Pat and Mary at the little house! Not only was the home well stocked, welcoming, and comfortable, but as soon as Pat saw our boat, he knew it was too big for the local landing. He loaded himself up with us and graciously drove our boat back to the magnificent dock. We made use of this great dock pretty much daily...the grandchildren came down to visit and love swimming from it, our son loved watching the sunset from the top level, and our labradoodle enjoyed making use of the bench seat as her launching off pad to start her swimming.

Pat and Mary were extremely gracious hosts, and have the true gift of hospitality! Our entire family fell in love with them both and hope to return again for many more stays in the future!!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Rates & Availability

Fair Play House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

maintenance / cleaning $100
Pet Fee $100

Cleaning fee is variable.
For a 2 night stay, the cleaning fee is $50.00.
For a stay of 3 nights, the cleaning fee will be $75.00.
For 4 or more nights, the cleaning fee will be $100.00.
For 4 people or more, not in the same family--ie--2 couples as opposed to a family with 3 kids--the cleaning fee would be $100.00.
This fee does NOT apply to bookings already on the calendar.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Carolina Pizza Co.
Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 85
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles

Lake Hartwell , a man-made lake bordering Georgia and South Carolina, is one of the largest and most popular public recreation lakes is the southeast. It has a shoreline of 962 miles. Our home sits on almost 11 acres of that land with 1032 feet of shoreline. There are many public parks and marinas close by. Fishing is legal anywhere on the lake with either a GA or SC license. Visit nearby waterfalls. Play golf. Go rafting or canoeing on the Chattooga River, or use our canoe for a more leisurely ride. Enjoy Clemson University sports or visit the Botanical Garden. Go hiking at trails of all levels of difficulty. Go boating or water skiing. Tie your boat to our dock, the largest private dock (we're told) on the lake, in the deep water cove we call home. Relax and enjoy.


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