Anchors Away On Lake Hartwell Private/Deep Water Dock w/ water mat and 2 kayaks

Hartwell, Georgia

Fully renovated in 2022. The perfect get-away on Lake Hartwell! Anchors Away is a waterfront home on a quiet cove in Reed Creek right off big water and out of the way from all the boat traffic and waves. Fish right off our covered dock, enjoy using our water mat and 2 kayaks, or relax on your floaty and feel your cares drift away. This open airy cottage has over 1,300 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 1 full bath and 1 half bath with an over-sized deck and beautiful views of the lake. Anchors Away features granite counters, stainless steel appliances, wireless internet, YouTube TV with Starz, dining area, great room with large sectional/pull-out queen sofa bed, outdoor firepit, and fully-equipped laundry room.

Sleeping/Floor Details-

Main level- Kitchen, dining area, great room with sofa sleeper, 2 bedrooms each with queen beds, 1 full bath, 1 half bath.

Ground Level- 1 bedroom with queen bed and twin bunk bed, laundry room with full size washer and dryer.

Anchors Away is only about 100 miles from Atlanta, 35 miles from Clemson University, 51 miles from University of Georgia, 60 miles from Helen, GA, and close to several state parks including Tugaloo, Tallulah Gorge, and Victoria Bryant. You can also just stay in Hartwell and enjoy the quaint restaurants, antiques stores, and specialty shops in the historic downtown. Boat ramps and Hartwell Marina less than 10 minutes away.

Lake Hartwell has over 960 Miles of shoreline and approximately 56,000 acres of water. On a lake of this size everyone can enjoy boating, skiing, jet-skiing, canoeing, kayaking, and sailing. There are also 21 species of fish in Lake Hartwell to keep your pole jumping. Lake Hartwell is also home to many fishing tournaments including FLW Fishing League Worldwide and American Bass Anglers American Fishing Tours.

Golfing in the Lake Hartwell area is at its best. Cateechee Golf Club offers 475 acres designed by renowned architect Mike Young and built in 1998. Cateechee wanders through 474 acres of spectacular natural landscape with tree-lined fairways, four dog-legs, three ponds and a well-positioned creek on the finishing hole gives golfers a spectacular golf experience.

Just 51 miles away is the Chattooga River, "the crown jewel of the southwest, offers whitewater rafting and there’s nothing like it. The Chattaooga river is undammed and remains the only river East of the Mississippi that hosts commercial rafting while bearing the national designation of a Wild and Scenic River. With spectacular falls and an abundance of wildlife, the Chattooga is one of the top destinations for adventurers and thrill seekers.



  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Bird Watching
  • Water Sports
  • Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Antiquing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Boating


  • Kayaking
  • Cycling
  • Water Tubing
  • Rafting
  • Hiking
  • Sailing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Water Skiing
  • Swimming


  • Marina


  • Water View
  • Lake View


  • Lake
  • Waterfront


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dining Table
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Pets Not Allowed


  • Deck/Patio
  • Fire Pit
  • Kayak/Canoe
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Outdoor Furniture


  • Games
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Smart TV


  • Washing Machine
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking
  • Iron & Board
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Fireplace
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Clothes Dryer


  • Dining Area


  • Free Wifi

Suitability Chkbox

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters


  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Exterior Lighting


  • Smoke Detector

Dining Checkbox

  • Dining

Houses Rules

  • 04:00 PM
  • 10:00 AM
  • No parties/events
  • Smoking allowed
  • Pets allowed
  • Children allowed
  • Max occupancy: 10

Pet Fine (No Pets Allowed) $500 fine should a pet be seen at the house. This will be charged to cover complete disinfecting of the property.

Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

59 Reviews

    Clear water!!

    5/5 Stayed Jul 5, 2022
    Submitted Jul 8, 2022

    We had a lovely time staying at Anchors Away. The dock space was amazing. The water is clear and deep. As a former northerner I’m a lake snob. Lol.. I don’t usually go into southern lakes because they are muddy. This lakefront was stunningly clear. I got right in swimming with the kids which added so much to the vacation.. The deep water was excellent for kids to jump or dive in without any issues. They loved catching the little sunfish too. The space was well equipped to handle our family. Little tip bring paper plates since there’s no dishwasher. It was not a problem for us as we managed this easily even with our big family. The kids loved the kayaks and the water mat.. I was impressed with how well stocked the kitchen was as far as pots, pans utensils etc. We will definitely look to rent the space again in the near future. Just a great idea lace to spend time with each other as a family.

    Great Place to Relax

    4/5 Stayed Jun 20, 2022
    Submitted Jun 24, 2022

    This is a very clean and nice house. It was possibly a bit small for 8 of us (the bunk and double room was super tight and both bathrooms are nearly side by side, with only one shower). Also, no dishwasher! However, the dock, the porch, and the lake were outstanding. Loved the kayaks and the dock mat, and the fishing and swimming were awesome. So, I would absolutely recommend for maybe 4-6 people. Great time overall.

    Super fun family place

    5/5 Stayed Jun 15, 2022
    Submitted Jul 2, 2022

    Wow!! Wonderful place on the lake with kayaks . Great price . Host was excellent to work with. Plan on going back again.

    Very nice

    5/5 Stayed Jun 3, 2022
    Submitted Jun 10, 2022

    Only thing that people should know is steep hill going down to dock. Difficult for older people going up and down.

    Perfection on the lake!

    5/5 Stayed May 27, 2022
    Submitted Jun 1, 2022

    We had the best time at this property - it is really set up for an easy relaxing, fun time with family. We didn't want to leave!!! It met my expectations and beyond!

    Enjoyed our stay

    5/5 Stayed Apr 22, 2022
    Submitted Apr 25, 2022

    Property met expectations. Owners were Rey nice and helpful.

    As advertised!

    5/5 Stayed Mar 3, 2022
    Submitted Mar 12, 2022

    Very clean, great space, well stocked. My only mistake was not realizing the walkway down to the lake was a bit steep for my in-laws. So I rented a golf cart, which was actually fun anyway. Would love to stay again. Thanks!

    Prefect get away

    5/5 Stayed Feb 14, 2022
    Submitted Mar 13, 2022

    The house was great, the location gave the the space and relaxation I needed

    Fall Break Getaway

    5/5 Stayed Oct 11, 2021
    Submitted Oct 16, 2021

    We enjoyed Anchors Away Cottage! It is definitely off the beaten path so lots of quiet family lake time. The lillipad and kayaks to use at the dock was awesome for our kids! The cottage has everything you need for cooking with a well stocked kitchen. The deck and dock were awesome, perfect to relax and enjoy the days and evenings! There are not many restaurants close so I definitely suggest bringing food with the intention of eating all meals there as you won’t want to run out to the store as it’s about a 40 minute round trip. In all it was a very well maintained house that delivered all it promised! The lake access, Water toys and dock made it a fun and relaxing family getaway!

    Nice Long Weekend Getaway

    5/5 Stayed Oct 8, 2021
    Submitted Oct 14, 2021

    Enjoyed our trip to Anchors Away. The dock is very nice, the kayaks, floating mat and access to fishing make it the place everyone wants to be. The house is very comfortable with the amenities needed.

    PK Stay

    5/5 Stayed Aug 27, 2021
    Submitted Aug 30, 2021

    Everything was great. We enjoyed or stay and will consider booking again in the future. Communication with owners was excellent.

    Clean & Comfortable

    5/5 Stayed Aug 8, 2021
    Submitted Aug 15, 2021

    AnchorsAway was a very relaxing spot for our family of 5. Swam, floated, paddled, fished right off the deep dock. Owner Karen was very responsive to issues. Only downsides were a lack of a dishwasher and a bit of a drive to find groceries & restaurants. Bottom line: we'd go back.

    Amazing Lake House

    5/5 Stayed Jul 15, 2021
    Submitted Jul 20, 2021

    Perfect for us, loved every minute ! We will be back !

    Great location, great for families

    5/5 Stayed Jun 15, 2021
    Submitted Jun 24, 2021

    This was our first lake house get away and we loved it. Reed Creek has everything you need to enjoy Lake Hartwell. Excellent location, great dock with easy access to the larger part of the lake. With renting a boat and using the covered dock you couldn’t ask for a better set up. Loved the extras with the use of provided kayaks (well the kids) and lake mat. Dock also includes patio furniture and swing, great for morning coffee. Large deck and nice deck furniture. Everything we used worked as expected. Recommend Reed Creek and renting from these owners. (Always got a prompt response with any questions we had)

    Perfect Quiet Spot on Lake Hartwell

    5/5 Stayed May 28, 2021
    Submitted Jun 16, 2021

    The house was nicely appointed and clean upon arrival. The kitchen was well stocked with utensils, pots, etc. Our kids loved the basement bedroom. The top bunk is very close to the ceiling a smaller child needs to sleep on the bunk as it is a little cramped. There is no dishwasher so just be prepared to wash everything or pro tip bring paper plates. The dock was a wonderful hangout spot for the kids. We used the mat daily.

    Great trip all around

    5/5 Stayed Apr 30, 2021
    Submitted May 4, 2021

    Clean, spacious, well stocked. We were a group of 4 adults who loved spending our days on the dock with the kayaks and water mat. Nice large porch to grill and enjoy all meals on. Quiet location so easy sleeping at night.

    I enjoy the lake house big front porch and your fire pit

    4/5 Stayed Apr 15, 2021
    Submitted Apr 22, 2021

    Walking to the lake was very hard coming up that hill other than that I had a nice time

    Nice Lake Front Property and Responsive Home Owners

    5/5 Stayed Apr 7, 2021
    Submitted Apr 25, 2021

    The home owners were great to work with prior to booking the property and also when we were onsite. Property is as advertised. The property has lots of small amenities that improves your vacation comfort - plenty of cookware, glasses, utensils, and smart TV. If you have a boat, the dock is great.


    5/5 Stayed Apr 3, 2021
    Submitted Apr 7, 2021

    Perfect getaway and not too far from home . It was peaceful and had everything we needed! The kayaks were a great addition and we used them everyday!

    Very responsible and caring owner; will visit again

    5/5 Stayed Dec 27, 2020
    Submitted Jan 16, 2021

    The property was perfect for our family of 4 (10 yr old boy and 7 yr old girl). It was very quiet, and the private dock was perfect for fun-fishing and kayaking. The owner clearly cares about their property and reputation of the property and did their best to address our small concerns. It was not just an email communication, and the owner reached out to us by phone to make sure the concerns were resolved well. Would recommend to others.

    Great getaway!

    4/5 Stayed Oct 22, 2020
    Submitted Oct 26, 2020

    Enjoyed our stay at Anchors Away!! Great location, cozy home and loved the lake access!


    5/5 Stayed Oct 9, 2020
    Submitted Oct 13, 2020

    Even though it rained our entire trip, we had a great time with our sona dn his wife that we don't get to see very often. The house was the PERFECT getaway!

    Wonderful long weekend getaway!

    5/5 Stayed Sep 4, 2020
    Submitted Sep 8, 2020

    We enjoyed three great nights at this wonderful property. The location on the lake was fantastic, and we almost had more fun at the dock than we did on our boat! The kayaks and the lily pad were a hit with the kids, and there was plenty of seating for four adults to watch and enjoy the view. We also found the kitchen to be well stocked with plenty of dishes and cups, and additional items like Ziploc bags and aluminum foil were a pleasant surprise. The deck at the house itself was large and shaded with plenty of seating, and we got some great use out of the fire ring when the weather cooled down in the evenings. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

    All the amenities

    5/5 Stayed Aug 25, 2020
    Submitted Aug 29, 2020

    We brought our kids and our boat for a quick Hartwell getaway. This property had a well stocked kitchen and dock with all the toys. We met the owners on our way out and they were lovely. We'd definitely come back here!


    5/5 Stayed Aug 7, 2020
    Submitted Aug 17, 2020

    We had such a wonderful time at this lakehouse. It was so relaxing and truly paradise. We can't wait to return!

    Nice Lake House!

    5/5 Stayed Jul 20, 2020
    Submitted Aug 26, 2020

    Nice property from the cleanliness of home, the area, lake and dock. Owners were very responsive when you needed to contact them. But make sure you check out by 10am because their cleaning lady was not flexible any minute after that time!

    Wonderful Getaway

    5/5 Stayed Jul 5, 2020
    Submitted Jul 11, 2020

    We loved our time at this beautiful cottage on the lake! It was a perfect getaway for our family. The house was clean and well appointed. The neighborhood was great for riding bikes and visiting the farm up the road. Karen was very responsive and helpful when we had questions. We loved it!

    5+ stars

    5/5 Stayed Jun 28, 2020
    Submitted Jul 1, 2020

    The owners have thought of everything, truly a beautiful place.

    Great house for families with teens

    5/5 Stayed Jun 22, 2020
    Submitted Jul 6, 2020

    It was so easy! The house was lovely and so clean! Big room in the basement for older kids/teens. We loved using the kayaks at the dock. It was a wonderful place to vacation and socially isolate. We did not dine/carry out, but the supermarket was only 15 minutes away.

    Fun & Relaxing Escape From City Life!

    5/5 Stayed Jun 9, 2020
    Submitted Jun 13, 2020

    We had a great time escaping the city for a few days and relaxing at this lake house. It was a great size for our group, the house was very clean and cozy. Well thought out details and a stocked kitchen made it feel like home. Thanks for sharing your space with us! We loved kayaking and fishing right off the dock! We will definitely rent again!

    Excellent choice

    5/5 Stayed Jun 1, 2020
    Submitted Jun 6, 2020

    This is a lovely home and our stay was a complete success. The homeowner was very responsive from the beginning of the process of choosing right through to check out time. The kitchen is stocked with everything needed. The setting is beautiful. The home was clean and 100% ready upon our arrival. They have taken the time to make a stay here perfect. I hope to stay here again and again!

    June 2020

    5/5 Stayed May 28, 2020
    Submitted Jun 3, 2020

    Magical...great house, very clean

    Reed Creek

    5/5 Stayed May 21, 2020
    Submitted May 25, 2020

    We so enjoyed our stay! Super clean and wonderful location!


    5/5 Stayed Apr 3, 2020
    Submitted Apr 24, 2020

    This property is now an annual tradition for our family. Great location, perfect size, and excellent views.

    Perfect for our family

    5/5 Stayed Oct 11, 2019
    Submitted Oct 15, 2019

    Loved this property! Spent a great deal of time by the water. House was very homey. A plus was access to the kayaks. Thanks!


    5/5 Stayed Aug 22, 2019
    Submitted Aug 25, 2019

    Enjoyed the stay, cozy house and good times

    Great place!`

    5/5 Stayed Aug 8, 2019
    Submitted Aug 12, 2019

    My girlfriends and I enjoyed staying at this property. It was clean, equipped and the lake was amazing!! Thank you!

    Great family vacation

    5/5 Stayed Aug 1, 2019
    Submitted Aug 9, 2019

    We had a great vacation at Anchors Away cottage! We really enjoyed the private dock for our boat, and for fishing & swimming. The kayaks were a lot of fun too! This is a great property, we will definitely be back! 😊�

    Amazing place, wonderful family time. My kids enjoyed kayaking, fishing and swimming on the lake.

    5/5 Stayed Jul 24, 2019
    Submitted Aug 1, 2019

    Very pleasant experience, owner of this house went above and beyond, very well decorated, super clean, they even have table games for family so we can share time together and enjoy ourself, and it feels so good to hear our kids laughing and watching theirs happy faces, and really thanks Karen for that. Karen is very nice person, always there if you need anything during your stay. We spend a lot of time, swimming, kayaking, fishing, found BBQ and having dinner in the balcony with the beautiful view to the lake, my 10 year old got up early at 6:00 am to swim and fish. At nighttime at the fire pit talking and laughing 😂. Or in dinner table playing family games. Best family vacation.

    Great family Vacation

    5/5 Stayed Jul 19, 2019
    Submitted Jul 25, 2019

    Thanks for sharing your lake house with our family we had a great time and so many memories were made. This was our second year staying here. We will be back.

    Great view of lake

    5/5 Stayed Jul 14, 2019
    Submitted Jul 19, 2019

    Very clean with lots of outdoor common areas. Updated nice size kitchen. Enjoyed the time spent at this cottage.

    Great location- Beautiful Lake Setting!

    5/5 Stayed Jun 16, 2019
    Submitted Jun 23, 2019

    We had a great week and thoroughly enjoyed our vacation!!

    Lovely cottage by the lake

    5/5 Stayed Jun 8, 2019
    Submitted Jun 16, 2019

    House, dock and property were as described and our family had a lovely stay. Karen was very pleasant and easy to work with.

    Beautiful home

    5/5 Stayed May 3, 2019
    Submitted May 12, 2019

    This was a great cottage right on the lake. Loved the large dock with table chairs and a swing. The house is beautiful with comfy furniture and well sized bedrooms. We had a great week on the lake. Will visit again


    5/5 Stayed Apr 16, 2019
    Submitted May 1, 2019

    This house was amazing! It literally had any and everything you could think of. I could have came with just my clothes and some food and would have been all set! The owners were SO VERY friendly and accommodating. The dock and cove were both wonderful! I couldn't find a single issue with the house. We will definitely be back!

    Fabulous location

    5/5 Stayed Apr 1, 2019
    Submitted Apr 7, 2019

    The view, location, and cottage were all fabulous! We will book again soon!


    5/5 Stayed Jun 18, 2018
    Submitted Jun 23, 2018

    everything you will need for a great vacation !!!!!!

    Great Lake Getaway

    5/5 Stayed Jun 1, 2018
    Submitted Jun 4, 2018

    Our entire family really enjoyed staying at Anchors Away. The house is very open. A few perks were the fabulous dock with a table, umbrella, and chairs, extra floats and noodles, a large deck with a nice gas grill, bunk beds and a double bed downstairs, and a very well stocked kitchen to cook or bake whatever your heart desires. Also, if you are taking kids, this is the perfect spot away from boat traffic. We will be visiting again very soon. Thank you!!

    Cozy Lake House on Lake Hartwell

    5/5 Stayed May 25, 2018
    Submitted May 28, 2018

    Anchors Away had everything we needed. Very clean and comfortable with plenty of space. Dock and deck were well maintained with comfortable seating. Cove was quiet and the lake was very clean!

    Awesome would stay there again

    5/5 Stayed Apr 2, 2018
    Submitted Apr 10, 2018

    Everything was neat and clean. The kitchen was well stocked we grilled out on the deck one evening The boathouse was really nice I liked Being able to put my boat on the boatlift and having a dry boat when starting an early morning fishing trip. Had a great time would definitely stay again

    Wonderful cottage!

    5/5 Stayed Nov 21, 2017
    Submitted Nov 24, 2017

    We enjoyed our Thanksgiving here! The cottage had everything we needed and provided an atmosphere our whole family could enjoy .


    5/5 Stayed Jul 29, 2017
    Submitted Aug 5, 2017

    Loved the cottage, the dock, the parking. It was so clean, and we enjoyed our stay!

    This rental did not disappoint. We had a wonderful time with our kids. Clean, neat, and well stocked

    5/5 Stayed Jun 25, 2017
    Submitted Jul 1, 2017

    The dock area was well equipped and fun to swim off of with the kids. Nice deep water cove. Our family will definitely be back. It was a wonderful vacation. The owners have done a great job with this rental.

    Perfect lake family getaway!

    5/5 Stayed Jun 9, 2017
    Submitted Jun 24, 2017

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We had 4 adults and 4 kids. The cottage was very clean and recently updated. The owner has gone above and beyond to stock the cottage with everything you need! Only tiny negative was no dishwasher but that can easily be solved with paper products which the owner had plenty (we had already brought own own). Boat dock is awesome and the water is clear and deep!!! We loved using the two kayaks and knee board. The cove is very peaceful and only a few minutes to the big water. There are 2 marinas within a 15 minute boat ride to rent boats. Cottage also has a great fire pit and huge deck with a gas grill! I would highly recommend!!!

    Great place to get away!

    4/5 Stayed May 11, 2017
    Submitted May 26, 2017

    It was a great place for our family to gather for our daughter's graduation from Clemson. Figuring cost of hotels and eating out, this saved us money and also gave us a place to kick back and connect. Not knowing the area, we got around fairly easy. We caught a little bad weather but...that is life! The owner made it special with a little touch putting out a congrats sign for our graduate and a bottle of bubbly! Thanks again! The Funk Family

    Great Time on Hartwell

    5/5 Stayed Apr 14, 2017
    Submitted Apr 24, 2017

    Made some memories on the lake with friends and family. Cozy house for the 2 families to meet up at. Kids loved the docks and Kayaks, having the boat in the backyard was a plus. Early morning coffee sitting on the dock was peaceful until the kids you brought find you. Ha! Owners were sweet and let us hang out in yard to hunt Easter eggs. Thanks again, Tim

    Great overall experience

    5/5 Stayed Mar 23, 2017
    Submitted Mar 31, 2017

    I was at Hartwell for a 5 day fishing tournament. Stayed at the house with five other guy. We had ample room, prepared all our meals in the well stocked kitchen and grill on the back deck. But more importantly, we had more than enough room in the extra wide, extra deep driveway for 3 trucks and 3 boats without having to unhitch every night

    The best rental we have ever stayed in!

    5/5 Stayed Dec 30, 2016
    Submitted Jan 1, 2017

    We toasted the new year in front of the beautiful fireplace! What a wonderful, well-appointed, comfortable home. Six adults, two kids and a baby, and we had everything we needed and more. I hope we can come back in the summer and enjoy the lake! The owner has been helpful and responsive. We have no complaints and are grateful for a great weekend.

    Beautiful, relaxing home

    5/5 Stayed Nov 11, 2016
    Submitted Nov 14, 2016

    We completely enjoyed our weekend at this charming home. Karen, the owner, went out of her way to make sure we were comfortable. We would definitely stay here again when we are in the area.


      Hartwell, Georgia

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