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True Log Home - Deep Water - Pontoon Boat - Hot Tub-Media Rm - 3 Fplcs

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, Sleeps 13 in beds. Two roll-away beds

Are you ready for SOME FOOTBALL? Watch EVERY NFL game this season in our large media room equipped with 8 Lazy Boy chairs. We provide the complete NFL Sunday Ticket program! Watch your favorite college games, too. And we have 7 other flat screen TV’s with 236 satellite stations to select from.

Waterford Lodge is an authentic log home right on LAKE HARTWELL, complete with ALL the modern conveniences that you would expect in a luxury lake resort destination. It’s located less than 2 hours from downtown Atlanta, but it feels like it’s a million miles away from all the hustle and bustle. Maybe our NEW EIGHT PERSON HOT TUB has something to do with that! It is cleaned and comfort balanced for each individual visit.

You enter the grounds through the stone and iron gates into a treed lake setting that is private, but not isolated. The Lodge has four complete master bedrooms with private baths and it will sleep 15 people comfortably. The master bedroom bathroom on the main floor even includes a seated steam shower, so kick back and pamper yourself for a change! The terrace level is equipped with a custom-made bar constructed from real pine logs, a second living area with flat screen TV, and a cozy master bedroom with full bath. And don’t worry if you get a little rain, because the home has a complete entertainment and media room with Lazy Boy theatre seating. We even provide over 50 DVD movie selections for your viewing enjoyment. Or you can try your hand at Karaoke, board games, croquette, billiards, ping pong and MORE! It is the PERFECT place to spend a full-fledged resort-style vacation or you can simply enjoy a fantastic long weekend get-away.

The fully equipped kitchen has it all……complete with specialty cookware and flatware……even a Margarita Machine! Just bring some clothes and some food and enjoy your getaway. If you forget something, you can pick it up along with miscellaneous sundries at the local Calico Store and bait shop. For those “Grilling Enthusiasts”…….we have a nice new stainless grill to cook up those family barbeque recipes on.

The Lodge is perfect for football fanatics in the fall and for swimmers, skiers, wake borders and children of all ages in the warmer months. Want some exercise? Jump onto one of three mountain bikes that are tuned and ready to go. Look out back through our 6ft panoramic windows in the low light of early morning or late evening and you might steal a glimpse at some deer gathered around our deer feeder in the woods! The bird feeder just outside the family room windows is always an area of interest.

We also have a 25 foot Pioneer pontoon boat for rent! It seats 12. And the rental fee is 15% less then that of the local marina. Or you can bring YOUR boat or jet-ski and tie it up on our private dock. The boat launch is just a few miles away. With a DEEP WATER, floating 2-slip dock, we’re on a part of Lake Hartwell that is active but not too busy….it’s just right. Bring your fishing gear and cast out into one of the better fishing lakes in Georgia. You can Google our area guides that have some great half and full day rates to insure that you’ll come back to fry up a whole stringer full of stripers or crappie. Or just fish with the kids right off the dock. One guest caught a 5 lb. bass from the dock this year.

We’re also close enough to head over to The Curahee Golf and Tennis Club, home of one of the ten most scenic golf courses in Georgia. And the Club is a great place for fine dining, too or you can take a half hour drive to Andersonville, SC. You will find

culinary excellence there to satisfy every taste.

Downtown Toccoa is about 20 minutes away. They have a grocery store in addition to restaurants, banks, package stores, etc. There is an adorable downtown street with art galleries, a few cute shops and stores that any antiquary would enjoy. Also in Toccoa is a Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Los Amigos Mexican Restaurant, a nail salon, a Sally Beauty Supply and more.

The mountain town of Helen GA is a famous German hamlet that is about an hour away where you can tube down the Chattahoochee River, zip-line or just watch the tubers floating by while you enjoy a beverage and some live music. Oktoberfest in Helen is a HOOT, but the area hosts year round activities and family enjoyment. You can also go white water rafting on the Chattooga River and/or explore the 3 waterfalls at Brass Town Falls.

We are 45 minutes from either University of Georgia or Clemson. So come on over for the best little football party you ever imagined!

All facets of your stay are covered in our complete handbook that you get when

check in, along with your complimentary gift for telling your friends about the GREAT times you had at THE WATERFORD LODGE. Check out the schedule below and

BOOK EARLY……’ll love this place!

More Details

Chrystal Stachura
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

About Chrystal Stachura

Hi there! We don't get away much. So when we do, it's gotta be WORTH IT! One weekend we had time to visit friends at this very house on Lake Hartwell. We had a great time on the water and that evening we sang and danced and laughed during our own little concert in the media room. We fell in love with this home. Now it's ours! We still love it and we hope you will too!

Chrystal Stachura purchased this house in 2012

Why Chrystal Stachura chose Martin

We chose this location due to its proximity to metro Atlanta as well as the fact we have never seen a log house so authentic and modernly functional at the same time. It's close to white water rafting the Chattooga River, the tourist town of Helen, GA; the Tanger Outlet stores and then Anderson, SC for traditional mall shopping.

What makes this house unique

When you are inside Waterford Lodge, you know you're in a log cabin. There are no sheetrock walls. It is all log cabin and it feels and smells sooo good. There are trees everywhere and is a great place for the lake and just for a cabin getaway. Great for a girls weekend get away or a family week at the lake. Ask about renting our 25' pontoon boat!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time by all family members. Everything was clean, well-stocked and plenty of room for everyone. Wish we could have stayed longer.
Aug 2012
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Martin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Min. age of primary renter: 27
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Steam Room
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , In Bedroom UP 1
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , In Bedroom UP 2
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , In Terrace Level Bedroom
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , In Terrace Level Bedroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Main Floor - 1 queen
    Upstairs Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Upstairs Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Terrace Level Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bunk Beds - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Loft Like on Terrace Level
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Raft
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Pool / Spa:
  • Steam Shower
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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True Log Home - Deep Water - Pontoon Boat - Hot Tub-Media Rm - 3 Fplcs
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 59 reviews

Better than expected.

  • 5 of 5

I can say enough about how wonderful was this cabin. Every body in my group loved it. Even teenagers. There were all kind of activity inside and out

Cabin was beautiful , clean, comfortable, well equipped and welcoming. Thanks to chrystal and jack for a great weekend getaway.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Amazing place

  • 5 of 5

We have already been to this cabin in December 2015, and now we have returned, we had a wonderful weekend with the people of my church, the house is still clean, well equipped and ,well cared, I hope to return next year.

Thank you very much Chrystal .

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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  • 5 of 5

The pictures do not do the home justice. This place is absolutely stunning! We had a great time with absolutely no complaints.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Verry very nice house the location it good too

  • 4 of 5

We rent this home for my family from Florida to stay it was my Daughter wedding we also rent it 2 more home in the same area for the family from NY and the family from west GA this location was the best to relax will recomended if you traing to get away from the city life and relax come with all you need store are not close to this houses

I had a great time

ps. The manager lock of response was the down side of the total experience.

Will give then a ** start

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the Lodge. The house was beautiful, very clean and had everything we needed. The lower level was a great place for the kids to hang out while the adults gathered upstairs, plenty of room for everyone. We also enjoyed spending time outdoors too: floating on the dock, Smores in the fire pit, the hot tub or just relaxing on the porch. Just wish we would have had more time to enjoy it! Thx for letting us stay

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA

An immaculate property that has it all!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful modern log lodge surrounded by lovely lake-front forest. Plenty of room to relax and breathe. The furnishings are very comfortable, kitchen is well-equipped and the bedding top-notch. Renting the pontoon boat was an easy process and added another fun dimension to our stay.

We were so content celebrating 3 birthdays and enjoying the eclipse that we didn't have time for the theater and many other amenities. Hopefully next time!!! Thanks for a Perfect Getaway.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55.8 Miles
Athens Airport, 1010 Ben Epps Dr., Athens, GA
Nearest Train
17.6 Miles
Amtrak Station, 47 North Alexander St Toccoa, GA
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $225 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 7.0%

January - March: $1850/week; $750/weekend
April: $2100/week; $875/weekend
May - Sept: $3000/week; $1100/weekend
October - December: $2100/week; $875/weekend

50% deposit due to confirm reservation. Balance due 14 days prior to visit.

Cleaning fee $175 (not included in rate)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.