We've lovingly restored our 1968 lakefront cottage and welcome you to experience the tranquility of our lake house in a quiet fishing cove. What sets our vacation rental apart are the long range views of the dam across deep water, which is why our listing is coined "Great Dam View." Because our cottage sits on a large grassy lot with very few houses in our cove, it makes for a wonderfully relaxing getaway where you truly feel as if you're away from it all.
Here are our bedding and bathroom arrangements:
Master - Queen bed with en suite bathroom with stand up shower and large tub
Guest Room 1 - Full bed
Guest Room 2 - Two twin beds
Guest bathroom with stand up shower
*Optional add-on for an additional $300 per stay - Garage Bunkhouse with 4 twin beds, 1 full sized futon, and 1 full bathroom
Here are our property amenities:
-Two story dock with two boat slips for your boats
-2 Single Person Kayaks
-2 Stand Up Paddle Boards
-Firepit (firewood unfortunately isn't provided)
-Gas grill, charcoal grill and electric smoker
-Full kitchen with all cookware essentials
-Games & toys such as corn hole, horseshoes, lake floats, fishing poles, etc
-Smart TV's with Disney+, ESPN, Netflix, Amazon Prime TV & Hulu
-Basic toiletries such as shampoo & soap
-5 minutes to downtown Hartwell with shopping and dining, a new grocery store and Walmart
-Less than a mile from a public boat ramp to put your boat in the water
-Pet friendly with $100 pet fee
-Sleeps 12 if you opt to rent the bunkhouse along with the main house
We have guests from all over the North and Southeast looking for a restful spot on the water for their families, or for a peaceful night's sleep during work travels. We've received hundreds of five star reviews because we work very hard to listen to our guests and consider their feedback to enhance the travels of future guests. With that in mind, here are a few comments we feel you should know about prior to booking:
-The Cottage is located in a county without leash laws. We have a few neighborhood dogs who roam without a leash. Two of them are teeny chihuahuas, but a couple others are medium to large sized dogs. If you're afraid of dogs or you plan to bring a dog that wouldn't enjoy our neighborhood pets, you may feel better booking a different property.
-Our driveway is pretty long and easy to access, but it does have a tight turn with overhanging trees that make bringing an RV pretty difficult.
-We have a few neighbors, and while they are spaced out very privately, we want to avoid any loud parties or chaos that would impact their daily lives at their private residences. If you're having a college reunion or a wild shindig, this isn't the right place to rent.
With unbelievable lake views in almost every room of the home, the cottage features a romantic master bedroom with a wood burning fireplace, a large lakeside porch to snuggle in a hammock with a book, and a relaxing two story dock dock ready for fishing or laying in the sun. Enjoy a cup of coffee in the adirondack chairs on the front porch and see the sun rising over the Hartwell dam across the lake. Roast marshmallows around our stone fire pit with vintage lighting and comfortable chairs as you enjoy the lake view.
Rent a boat from Portman Marina and tour around Lake Hartwell or take a long cruise and catch the cheers of a football game at Clemson University with its lakeside stadium (about 45 minutes away). We also love cruising to dinner at a lovely local restaurant called the Galley in Anderson, SC (about 20 minutes away by boat). If you own a boat, easily drop it in the water at the public ramp only one street away and use our covered boat slip at our private dock with power at the dock. Fishing is plentiful at Hartwell and our guests frequently comment on their success in our large, quiet cove. We recently had a family visit who told us their son was so proud of his first catch ever - a five pound catfish!
The Cottage is full of memories from guests playing on the lake, building fires, and running outdoors with the big grassy yard and plenty of yard games. Enjoy the horseshoe pit, ladderball, cornhole, giant Jenga, and our kayaks and stand up paddleboards.
After a day on the water, relax in the open concept living room and kitchen with a wall full of windows showcasing expansive lake views. Cozy up in our comfy couches in the living room with cable tv, a replica Atari video game, or a family board game. With a dining table and a humble kitchen you won't have to leave, but downtown Hartwell is a 5 minute drive away and offers wonderful restaurants with a nostalgic "Main Street" feel. Here you'll find a mix of antique shops, great local cooking, and seasonal events in the downtown square. A large grocery store, Ingles, is less than 5 minutes away. Some of our guests stop by this Ingles on the way in, and enjoy staying at the cottage the entire trip without having to venture out and break up the relaxation time.
We also have a garage bunkhouse that is only available to guests renting the cottage. If you're interested in renting the bunk house for an additional $300 per stay (this fee covers the air conditioning and another housekeeper), we'll give you a separate code for the door. It features four twin sized beds, one full sized futon, and an en suite bathroom with stand up shower. The view from the expansive lakeside window is amazing!! Please keep in mind that this room is above the garage, and the steps are quite steep. The steps would not be suitable for toddlers or those with any difficulty walking. Just let us know if you'd like to rent the bunkhouse and we'll send you an additional payment request for the $300 fee.
We poured our heart and soul into the renovations, and while we still have Pinterest boards full of inspirational photos for future projects, we love the way it turned out. Coming to the lake cottage allows us the chance to escape from our crazy schedules and to take a moment to just relax. Surrounded by vintage furnishings and rustic beauty, we find it easy to lose track of time and soak in the family memories together.
This home is very special to us, and we are so excited to share it with you!
This home was amazing! The property owners have equipped the home with so many activities and extras! We always had more than enough to do at any time. This home is close enough to town to make it easy, but private enough to feel relaxed. Everything was beautifully updated and ready for guests the minute we arrived. By the way, this may have the best view on the entire lake!
This is our second year staying at this amazing property. We had two family with 5 kids and 4 adults and 2 dogs. The kids love the bunkroom and it makes for a quiet main cottage. The views from the cottage and bunkhouse are the best. Having morning coffee on the front porch as well as a rainy afternoon nap was the best. The dock is top-notch. We rented a boat that was easily docked. We enjoyed playing right off the dock. The cove is quiet with only a few boats going by. Kayaks and paddle boards were a nice option for all of us. We will be back next year for sure!
The view is just as beautiful as the listing. This is a great property. Has a bunch of amenities along with water toys all included. Thanks for the vacation spot.
Charming lakefront cottage, incredible views from every room! Abundance of activities available, paddle boards, kayaks, corn hole, board games…there’s something for everyone. We enjoyed sitting on the boat dock and porch and just relaxing. Easy check-in and good communication from host. Would definitely visit this property again!
We loved staying here as much the second time as we did the first time. The view is just breathtaking!
Weather wasn’t good at all. Only able to sit out on dock one day. Rainy and cold. We had fun doing lots of indoor things. We enjoyed our stay as much as last time.
We were looking for a relaxing place on Lake Hartwell while visiting our daughter at Clemson. This house was a true gem and exceeded our expectations! The property is gorgeous, nestled back in a neighborhood including some full time residents which we loved. Very friendly dogs welcomed us upon arrival. Everything was just as described, the new dock is a blast, the games, fire pit area, and the porch could not be beat. We truly felt at home as if staying with family or friends. The trek to Clemson at 45 minutes wasn’t bad. We rented a pontoon boat one day, and caught some beautiful sunrises and sunsets as an added bonus.. We checked out Tocoa Falls one afternoon and the town of Hartwell. Thank you so much for your hospitality! We would stay here again in a minute.
We loved the porch and the quiet area. We were able to unwind and enjoy the view and listen to the birds. The hammocks and picnic table on the porch meant we could be outside most of the day. The dock was a great place to hang out too. We used the two kayaks to explore the nearby coves. The life jackets are in the garage along with floats to enjoy the water. We used the fire pit at night. A well stocked Ingles is 5 minutes away in case you forgot anything. The property was clean and well maintained and we will come back soon to this beautiful house.
This property and its hosts were excellent - would definitely return! We had a great time, and the home and location were perfect
I selected this house because of the description the owner provided via VRBO. The cottage is tucked away just passed a cow farm at the very end of a driveway. When the owner describes that they loving restored the cottage - it's just that. There is love and passion for the lake and cottage in every corner. It's tucked away but close to everything. Though we did visit in winter - there was plenty to do. Short drives, long drives. Tallaluh Gorge - hiking. Botanical garden right in town with a cute area for children to play. Historical places In and around the area as well. We also visited Clemson University to see Hanover house, Botanical gardens and the geology museum. I cannot imagine what it must be like here in the summer. And look forward to coming back. The owners are attentive and thoughtful. If you wanna get away from it all and relax - this is it. If you wanna get away from it all and have fun - this is the place. Oh, and it does have a good dam view.
This is a great place for your family vacation. The moment you walk in the door you feel welcomed and comfortable. The lake view is absolutely amazing. There is something for everyone to do while here. We definitely plan to visit again!
We did not want to leave! Beautiful sunrises! Didn't want to leave!
My family and I went for a weekend getaway. The location was super easy to find using the GPS. The home was very clean, so peaceful and just a beautiful view of the water. We regret not being able to stay longer. My husband and I made a little brown furry friend. We assumed he or she lived in the neighborhood, but he was sooooo sweet and spent some time with us, Lol. He even went fishing with my husband. Overall, all was well and we would recommend this location to others.
Couldn’t ask for a prettier spot. The lake view is amazing & the glass windows make viewing sunrise & sunset over the lake easy. Also loved the master tub, fireplace & rocking chairs.
The family and I wanted to get away for the weekend and this spot was perfect. Would definitely recommend!!!We did notice some older water bottles under the bed in the master room and also there was some trash under the couch closet to the dining table. Outside of those things I loved everything about this cottage❤️❤️❤️.
Love this property! Not too many stairs in the entrance to the house so that was perfect for my Mom (and very hard to find!). It rained the whole time, so we didn't get to use the dock or firepit, but the beds were super comfy, Alexa controlled stereo to house and porch, and the view from back porch was just awesome. Very relaxing trip! Would definitely recommend!
Our fourth visit to this home. A perfect location on the lake and lots of privacy with little lake traffic this time of the year. The bunkhouse made having three couples easy. Even with one full day of rain and a huge downpour another day ( 15 minutes long) we had a wonderful time. I am sure we will be back!!
Needed a jaunt away from home to relax and re-energize; this property allowed it. Three adults and their furry children sitting on a deck at the edge of tranquility and occasionally using the beautiful dock for water play. Did we take full advantage of the week.....no we could have added boat rentals....etc..but this time is was just about getting away and family and furries....and it worked. We did run into the neighbors dogs coming to intercede on our tranquility by using the yard as their own potty place and making it difficult for peace during those 8-9 times they conversed with our furry children. Little unfair to have to pick up neighbors dogs scat as well as your own pets.
This was our third consecutive year to vacation on the lake. This lovely little cottage is a perfect retreat. If you love to boat, swim, read, relax, play corn hole, make s’mores by the fire and relax, this is the place for you! We’ll be back next year!!
My family and I had a wonderful last vacation of the summer before school started back. The house was perfectly located, had a beautiful view on the lake, and was very clean and comfortable. We loved sitting on the front porch in the afternoons and swimming from the dock most of the day. Would love to return next summer! Thank you for sharing your perfect little lake cottage!
This was the cleanest dog-friendly home we have stayed in. They won me over when the refrigerator was completely empty and clean. Our favorite spot was the deck with the view. The fans on the covered deck were great to beat the heat. We rented a boat and probably only saw 4 other boats over 2 days while we were out. The inside living area was the perfect size for our family of 4. We plan on coming back.
We had a great time! Beautiful view of the lake. The water by the dock is nice and deep for jumping off. The house is cute with all that you would need while you’re away.
We enjoyed this beautiful home on Lake Hartwell so much! The attention to detail made our stay so comfortable and relaxing. Everything was clean and thoughtfully arranged. We are already talking about coming back next year for a longer stay!!
2nd time staying at this location. Well maintained, wonderful little cottage with an incredible view. Very relaxing.
Wonderful lake house!! We visit the lake every summer and this is one of the best houses we have rented. The location on the lake is also amazing. Jordon and Ryan were excellent hosts. Our first morning there we found the coffee pot did not work. Thankfully there was a Keurig in the cabinet. Informed Jordon of the problem and we had a new coffee pot deliver to the house the SAME day... Would recommend this house to anyone wanting to relax and enjoy the view of the lake. The huge porch was wonderful to watch the amazing sunrise and watch all the lake activity 5+++++ stars
Wonderful property! We will be back, Lake Hartwell is the best.
The cottage in Lake Hartwell was a perfect getaway! The house was just as described, very clean, and had all the necessities to cook, etc. We brought our boat from Florida and the dock worked seamlessly. The public ramp was just down the road and was easily accessible. There were many hammock naps, cornhole games, and popsicles on the porch! Jordan wan an excellent communicator and she had great recommendations on restaurants and things to do in the area! We ended up switching up rooms as the master stays the darkest with black out shades and I wanted the kids to sleep in later 😀We would absolutely return to the cottage...except for 2 weeks instead of 1 next time!
Wonderful view across the water. Cottage was clean and charming. Owners were super helpful. Will definitely visit again.
We had no intentions of using the lake for anything other than the view, and it would be nice to come back when it's a bit warmer to at least enjoy the awesome porch (and hammocks!) But we had a restful and cozy time enjoying the cold rain from inside. Jordan & Ryan have re-done & decorated it comfortably and we enjoyed ourselves for a few days away.
Views were great, lots of bird life, house was everything in the ad. Will certainly be back
This place was amazing. The house was clean, spacious, and had everything we needed. Favorite part was definitely the views. Sunset and sunrise over the lake was so pretty. The hosts were helpful and responsive. I’ll definitely be staying here again.
We desperately needed a break and to get away. The cabin was exactly what we needed. It’s cozy, quiet and the views are amazing. Lots of outdoor games and indoor games for whatever the weather permits. Bring binoculars the star gazing is wonderful.
We love this place! Pictures really don’t do it justice!! It’s breathtaking and charming! We also love how convenient it was to restaurants and the grocery store. We are already talking about when we will be coming back!
We loved the Cottage! Great place to just relax, very clean, welcoming, and beautiful views. The kids loved the fire pit for roasting s’mores and the dock was perfect for checking out all the gorgeous views. We hope to come back in the summer.
Absolutely perfect! Exactly as described and more! The outside spaces are very comfortable and the views (especially the sunrises) are spectacular. The inside is nicely decorated and the beautiful master suite was an unexpected surprise. We dream of owning a lake house some day and this place provided a great incentive to achieve that goal.
The listing did not do this cottage justice. We wanted a small getaway to give our kids a fall break trip to remember. We only stayed for 2 nights but it definitely exceeded our expectations. Some of the many things we did at the cottage was eat dinner atop the fire pit, ate s’mores, rode kayaks, went fishing, and played horseshoes and corn hole. We are definitely going to try and come back again in the future.
My all-time favorite Lake Hartwell home away from home! Everything you need for a relaxing and fun get-away. Charming home with such a beautiful view and access to the lake. The owners are very responsive and wonderful! Such a great experience all around every time I have stayed at their beautiful home.
Awesome property! Very relaxing- & Jordan & Ryan responded to all of our questions! We will definitely be back!
This is a great lakeside get away that is quiet and peaceful. A bonus is that a fully stocked large Ingle's grocery store is only minutes away. It was too chilly to use the many water toys, including 2 kayaks. Maybe next time. You will not be disappointed to rent this spacious cottage , its really more a good sized home with an associated bunkhouse for larger families to utilize.
Had a wonderful time. Perfect time of the year for this vacation. Very little boat traffic on lake and no crowds. Wonderful place that we plan to return to, for the fourth time!
This is a great cottage on Lake Hartwell with a beautiful view, great access to the lake and an awesome place to stay!
We enjoyed your cottage immensely. Although the weather was horrible due to Hurricane Sally we still enjoyed the peace and tranquility of your collage. The collage was clean and very well maintained. Thanks for sharing your cottage.
This place is awesome! We loved it and look forward to more stays. The location was perfect. The owners are very quick to respond to any concerns or questions that we had!
Everything was exactly as pictured and advertised! The cabin is very comfortable. Gorgeous lake views throughout the house! Huge back porch!
This is our second time staying at the cottage and both times have been perfect. The house is clean and well stocked with cookware and essentials. The property is beautiful and the views from the porch are breathtaking!!! We plan to make this our yearly vacation spot!
We enjoyed a family getaway. Ages ranged from7-we are not telling 😊 A great time! We enjoyed the adorable, comfortable cabin, spacious porches with plenty of comfortable seating, ceiling fans, s’mores around the fire pit, boating and floating off the dock, all while close to groceries and other things we might need. The garage fridge , life vests, and laundry machines were an added plus. Would love to come back!
Beautiful spot to enjoy the lake. Cottage is beautiful and well equipped. Highly recommend the hammock on the back porch.
We loved the cottage on the lake! Great views of the lake and the cove is quiet. We will definitely be coming back!
Our family get together was so perfect in this adorable cottage! The setting is so peaceful and beautiful and yet just a few minutes from shopping. Everything is perfect and we can’t wait to return!
This house was everything our family wanted to make special memories with our kids! This was our 3rd visit to The Cottage and we loved every minute! We spent 10 glorious days unplugged!! We were outside on the porch, on the dock or in the water! The vicinity to everything from groceries to the quaint downtown Hartwell was awesome! If this place ever goes up for sale, I want first dibs!!
I’ve stayed here many times. Such a relaxing place to stay.
My family made a long-weekend getaway to Lake Hartwell and enjoyed our stay here immensely. The Cottage is very charming with great access to the lake with its own dock. We rented a boat from Hartwell Marina which is only a 10-15 minute drive by car and 30 minutes by boat. The cove the Cottage is located on was quiet, but still close proximity to grocery stores. Also, the sunrise views are pretty incredible. The owners are pleasant and communication was great. We would definitely stay here again if our travels bring us back to Lake Hartwell. If I had to find one thing to knock, it would be something completely out of the owners' control. What seemed to be a neighbor's dog visited us a couple of times during our stay. The dog was friendly enough, so no bother, but it did leave a deposit in the backyard. Being dog people it didn't bother us to pick it up. Other than that, I give our stay high marks across the board.
This adorable cottage surpassed my expectations... it was clean, beds were comfortable, the view was amazing and the sound system was great! We listened to music on the back porch all weekend (while we were there) We will def be back.
We couldn’t stop smiling while at The Cottage on Lake Hartwell. Everything was perfect. The outdoor fire pit was a huge plus and we lounged the day away on the dock and front porch. We are already planning our next visit!
We had a very great time...the house was awesome...we can’t say enough about our stay there at the cottage ...you guys have a great thing going there...keep it up...we will return next year or maybe sooner...great place....dave nancy gower...
My wife and I wanted a nice, relaxing getaway for our baby moon, and this was the perfect place! It was secluded, (yet extremely close to all essentials), and the views from the cottage over the lake were remarkable. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect stay! 5/5 would highly recommend!!!
Cute cottage! Great yard and dock! Super quite cove...my boys and husband caught 5 bass off the kayaks provided. Really nice weekend.
Incredible property. absolutely beautiful sunrise- better then at the ocean. loved relaxing on the porch and all the amenities. it was so peaceful, relaxing and tranquil. It was off season so not sure what the lake on the summer would be like, but we saw 3 people. Kids loved the dock and kayaks. it was well needed and restful.
Fantastic stay. Will most definitely put this on the “ come back to “ list.
The view was amazing. Would definitely stay again.
Our stay was December 21 to January 4 and the time just flew by too quickly. We had so much fun on the lake fishing, too cold for swimming, but we made the most of our stay by going for walks down the road, took a drive to Helen, Clayton and Lanier lake. We love the idea that we were able to include our pets. The porch was a perfect place to read a book and to just enjoy the lake view, so relaxing. We will definitely be back in warmer time of year to enjoy swimming in the lake. Thank you Jordan and Ryan for opening your home to us we could have a memorable vacation. Robert and Estela from Florida
It's A Great Dam View! LAKEFRONT Family-Friendly Exactly as described! Perfect!!! 5+ Stars! We experienced incredible views that included spectacular sunsets and sunrises over the lake. A beautiful cozy house that was just perfect that became our home for the week. It even included just the right amount of technology from internet to ALEXA that we used during our entire trip to play music throughout the house. We had breakfast every morning on the back porch while we took in the view of the lake. We enjoyed relaxing on the dock and taking in the view just like the brochure portrayed. We also enjoyed a campfire were we roasted marshmallows. The property made you feel like you were away from everything even though you were only minutes from a large grocery store and other conveniences . We also took the owners advice on several local restaurants and were not disappointed. This property is definitely 5 stars. We will be back next year to soak up some more peace and quiet on Lake Hartwell! Thanks again! John & Pam from Florida
What a beautiful home! It was perfect for our 3 families to enjoy a wedding weekend without having to be crammed in a hotel room. Swimming in the lake with the fun floats, playing Corn Hole, running around in the yard and enjoying company and conversation with the beautiful view made it all just perfect! I definitely recommend this property and we hope to make it back sometime!
This was a perfect setting to decompress for a few days. The views of the lake are beautiful. I enjoyed my morning tea on the porch while watching my husband fish from the dock. Afternoon naps in the hammock on the porch were refreshing. The master bedroom and bathroom are huge, and the bed was extremely comfortable. The house was clean and the kitchen was well stocked with dishes. We look forward to returning with additional family members in the future!
This is a fantastic cottage on a quiet cove. It’s unlike most rental properties in that it’s clear that this is a home. It has everything you need, from the big things down to the smallest items. The porch overlooking the water with the hammocks was a hit with the entire family. The kitchen, living room and dining room are warm, welcoming and the perfect size to feel at home. The bedrooms are well appointed and great for a family. Mornings with the sunrise across the lake are spectacular and peaceful.
This cottage has everything.... a beautiful view, dock, spacious covered porch with swings and a such a serene setting. The home is perfectly appointed. The location is amazing and so close to a grocery store, restaurants and charming downtown Hartwell. I almost hate sharing how amazing this cottage is because I’d love to keep it all for myself! The owners were incredibly gracious and responsive. I definitely plan to go back and hopefully often. Highly recommend this place.
We arrived to find the Lake Cottage neatly cleaned and prepped for our stay. The charming home was exactly what we had hoped to find and provided us the perfect quiet getaway to celebrate our 36th anniversary! We've enjoyed fancier locations over the years but none any better, as this lovely home seemed to welcom us in with 'open arms' the minute we walked in. The lake view was so nice to enjoy, no matter where we were inside or out! After several years celebrating special Anniversaries at Ocean front Condos, we wondered how this new adventure would compare. . . and the private lake home did not disappoint! We felt almost at home with the ability to enjoy the lake-view from the covered porch, to preparing a few awesome dinners on the grill, and for us - a flashback to times we remember just hanging out fishing down at the lake! * the catfish were biting with a few nice ones that got away, and a couple we caught and released. The last three years of Hurricane troubles off the Ga coast were the biggest reason for this year's venture to Lake Hartwell, . . . but after experiencing the 'north-western' wind storm that took us by surprise while fishing one afternoon- the Jordan's instructions about always keeping chairs and kayaks and anything left unattended on the dock secured!! It was an awesome sight to watch the wind and slight rain come roaring across the lake from near the dam, towards the cove! Overall, we truly had a great time together, playing horseshoes, listening to music throughout the house and acting as though it was our own place. With plenty of room for our kids and grandson, we look forward to hopefully returning for a family lake adventure in the Spring! Thanks to the Jordans for responding to our pre-visit questions. Even though we've never met, we were taken care of and treated like familiar, family guests.
My husband and I traveled with our 2 dogs to this amazing property on Lake Hartwell. The views are simply spectacular! The home had everything we needed to enjoy our stay and plenty of space to share our vacation with my dad and stepmom for a couple of days. We made great breakfasts in the morning, hung out on the lake during the day and used the grill at night. Since we had the dogs, eating out wasn't an option :( One thing I really appreciated was that this home has all the conveniences of our home. The washer and dryer came in handy since our little dog got car sick on the drive to Hartwell. Also we had plenty of muddy towels after spending the day in the lake. Being able to wash everything was awesome! There is a hose in the back that we used to rinse the dogs - super convenient. The kitchen is well stocked and the extra refrigerator/freezer in the garage came in handy as we always pack too much food and drinks. A few things to point out if you are traveling with your fur baby. There is a great set of steps leading down to the lake. Bordering the steps is a rock seawall. Our Border Collie decided to try to climb the rocks and had trouble getting out of them. Thank goodness he only did this once! There are 3 dogs on neighboring properties that roam free. They may be friendly (I didn't investigate) but they bark menacingly and gave me a shock when they showed up. This is not a knock on the property, just a heads up if you travel with your pets. Overall we had an outstanding stay and can't wait to come back!
Our family of 5 have stayed at many lake house rentals through the years, and this was the best! We always rent a boat and spend our days on the water, island hopping and tubing. But every night we’d spend many more hours by the fire pit, roasting s’mores, playing horseshoes and cornhole and spending amazing quality family time with each other. This home is 5 star for many reasons including the proximity to big open water, 5 minute drive to Ingles, best views of the lake and wonderful outdoor space. We loved it and definitely will be back!
Wonderful lake view and easy access to the dock. Perfect location for groceries and supplies. We had a very relaxing and fun stay.
I’m a local REALTOR and my family needed a short couple of days to relax not too far from home. We enjoyed beautiful sunrises, swimming, kayaking and lots of napping. We almost fought over the big hammock. The cabin is clean and comfortable. It has an awesome stereo system with easy to use instructions to play music inside or out. The beds and pillows make you feel like you are at your Grandma’s house. There is a double vanity and jetted tub in the master bath with a separate shower. There are plenty of ceiling fans and the ac works great. The kitchen had everything we needed and there are two grills. One gas and one charcoal. The walk to the lake is gentle and not too far. There is a boat lift as well as one for a jet ski. The best thing about the dock is the ladder! It’s not straight up but more like steps. This made it very easy to get in and out of floats and kayaks. We had the cove to ourselves most of the time. I would highly recommend this place to any family. We loved it and appreciate you sharing your home. Maralee Ray RE/MAX Classic
Our vacation at the Cottage on Lake Hartwell far exceeded our expectations!! We felt like we were “home” from the minute we walked in the door!! Furnishings were comfy, kitchen well stocked, and view spectacular. We rented a boat and the dock was a favorite spot for swimming and reading. We are already planning our vacation there for next summer!! For our family, it was perfect!! Thanks so much for sharing this little slice of heaven with us!!
This property is so lovely, gorgeous and perfect we loved it so much and can’t wait to go back. :)
We surprised my in-laws for their 50th anniversary with a trip to this amazing spot. Can’t say enough about the home and the time we had. We’ll definitely be booking this home again and hope to make it an annual vacation destination.
We enjoyed our wonderful stay! Views from house were outstanding and home was so comfy and decorated beautifully. Loved relaxing on the back porch overlooking the lake! Perfect long weekend for my hubby and I!
This was our second summer staying at the cottage- exceeded our expectations once again!! Love love love everything about this place. The cottage has such a “home” feel to it and the view is beyond amazing! Jordan and Ryan are wonderful to work with. The back porch is one of my favorite places to hang out at the cottage. The view from each room of the cottage, the back porch, and the dock is worth the stay! The walk to the dock is short and slightly sloping. I have a bad back and couldn’t handle a steep walk to the dock. This place was just perfect- and always deep water!! Thanks so much for sharing your home with us. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would recommend this place to anyone!! You won’t be disappointed.
Needs signage for the guests that arrive after dark, like we did and ended up trying to get in the neighbors house, LOL! , but it ended well. We really enjoyed the cottage, especially the back porch and hammock. Would rent again!!
Well appointed, comfortable, clean, spacious, gorgeous, a perfect getaway! Highly recommend!!!
It was a very cozy house that makes you feel you are at home. The view and the location is the amazing! It was a vacation to remember
We stayed here for a girls weekend, and we couldn’t have asked for a more perfect place. The back porch was perfect for coffee in the morning and wine at night. We also ate breakfast out there 2 out of the 3 mornings we were there. The view is wonderful, and the neighbors are quiet. It was so peaceful. The beds were comfy and the bathrooms were clean. We cooked almost every meal in the kitchen, and it had everything we needed. I can’t wait to come back with my family in the summer, so we can enjoy the lake more.
Can’t wait to come back. The place is so cozy. Just what I needed.
Cabin has such a great view of the lake. Maybe 40 yards from the back door to the dock where you can fish, swim, or launch the included kayaks! Owners were so great and easy to interact with. Almost immediate response time. Too many amenities to list - so many games, fishing gear, 2 kayaks, hammocks, grill, the list goes on. Would definitely stay again
Beautiful spot on the lake. Just the right size for our group. Really enjoyed the hammock chairs on the porch.
Hurricane Florence decided to show up on our weekend but she was merely drizzle when we saw her on Saturday/Sunday early am. We could still use the kayak and a huge float we took. Lots of swimming and riding around in the float. We had the entire cove to ourselves for all three days! Only saw a total of 4 other boats while we were there and only 1 was close, unloading from Powderbag launch. . It was fabulous. The cottage was great. Everyone slept well and we were very comfortable. The fabulous views and the spacious dock was exactly what we wanted and needed for our long weekend. Having several walkers and a runner in our group, we loved the quiet back roads for taking walks and runs.Planning to come to The Cottage again!! Thanks for a great time.
Enjoyed every minute at this house. View of the lake is pristine. Enjoyed lounging in the hammocks on the porch while the cool breeze came across the lake. Loved the stone patio with the fire pit. Very quiet and secluded, but also only 5 minutes away from the Ingles grocery store for any groceries you might need. We would definitely come back to this house.
A very beautiful place with such an incredible outdoor space. The town of Hartwell was friendly and fun! It was a great way to connect with our family before school starts!
This was the perfect place for a family getaway. The house was comfy and cozy. The dock and the deep water was great for swimming and fishing. We cooked in every night and enjoyed the fire pit on numerous occasions. Thank you to Jordan and Ryan for allowing us to be the first people to use the cute garage apartment. It allowed all family members to be comfortable with lots of space. And the view, enough said!!!
We decided to stay near home this vacation, and rent a lake house. After considering Lanier (again), we decided to look at Lake Hartwell, for a little more peace and relaxation. The decision was exactly perfect. Hartwell is a giant lake, good for exploring, and plenty of things to do, but extremely quiet. We never saw more than 10 boats on the water (at one time) in peak season! The cottage is very comfortable, extremely clean, and upscale, but simple and relaxing. The big porch has hammocks and Adirondack chairs, which are a perfect place to watch the sun rise over the lake. We took drinks down to the dock and the kids played in the water and caught fish every day. We mountain biked at nearby Payne's Creek Park (awesome medium-challenging trail), we boated up to Clemson, took a hike on Ghost (Cemetery) lsand (look it up), and boated right up to the Galley Restaurant and had dinner. We even had some friends boat down and spend some time with us at the cottage. Restaurants that we tried in town were great. There were so many things to do, that I felt like I had to do it all, but the best was to just relax and forget about work, while the kids played in the water. We didn't get to use the fire pit, because it was a hot week. We will definitely be back. There are good vacations, but when 3 young kids ask when we get to come back, you know you found a great spot!
This home was perfect! We will make this our yearly vacation spot!
We loved everything about your adorable cottage! Personally, I could have stayed in the hammock on the porch forever, relaxing and enjoying that gorgeous view. The interior of the home was great--comfortable beds, very clean, and had everything we needed--but most of our time was spent outdoors... floating in the lake for hours, jumping off the dock, kayaking, playing yard games, reading in the hammocks, grilling out, and toasting marshmallows in the AWESOME fire pit. We took a trip to the nearby town of Hartwell and followed the walking tour of the downtown shops and restaurants, did the dam walk, and stopped for ice cream. The rest of our vacation was happily spent at the cottage. Wonderful memories made with our two teenaged daughters. Hope to return!
This cottage, and it's location, are great. The owner's are very attentive and easy to work with. Good local eateries, Ingles Grocery, Walmart and Belk 5ish minutes away. The views are incredible! You can't go wrong!
We were throughly pleased with our stay at the cottage. From the time we started inquiring about the property to beyond check out- we couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Jordan and Ryan are awesome to work with. They made the whole experience very enjoyable! We had a little bit of rain but that didn’t damper our time together. We enjoyed playing the board games and hanging out of the back porch in the hammocks. Fun times in the kayak and on the lake and it was awesome to just hang out on the dock doing some fishing. The fishing was great! We caught many good sized catfish! We were able to bring our dogs with us to and they had a blast. Our kids enjoyed playing ladderball and eating at the picnic table on the back porch. We had make your own pizza and fruit pizza night and sang to the radio and laughed so hard tears were streaming down and sides were hurting! I have back trouble and looked for a place that didn’t have a steep walk to the dock and I was not disappointed! Your place was perfect! Nice close sloping walk to the dock - couldn’t ask for anything better! Amazing views from every room! We have never done a lake vacation but we are sold on this is the way to go. Awesome way to relax and unwind and we are so looking forward to coming back to the cottage. The beds slept wonderful, the cottage was very clean and the touches that have been added to the cottage are really nice. Felt like home. We mainly cooked our meals but we did venture out to the Galley for supper and the Market for lunch. Amazing food and great place to eat! Will be back there as well. We highly recommend staying at Ryan and Jordan’s lake cottage- you will not be disappointed. Thank you again for everything.
Totally relaxing! The bedding was top shelf! Convenient to attractions but we stayed mostly at the house,too beautiful to waste going anywhere else except for Clemson graduation. We will return. Ihave told my whole family up north about how great it was. Thanks for R&R. Pauline Quirk
Wonderful stay with a perfect piece of the lake.
Just what the doctor ordered. My wife and I and another couple needed time away from the big city and this cottage was Perfect. The cottage was clean, the beds comfortable and we really enjoyed the fire pit and the view of the lake. We will be back. Thank you for sharing your cottage with us.
Had a great time with the family.. Beautiful house and outside area nice and quiet with lots of deers.. love the fire pit had s’more’s every night there..and best of all was waking up in the morning to the sunrise over the lake right from my bedroom view...hope we can rent again this summer when the lake is warmer..
Great cozy get-away! Peaceful and a super location away from it all but close to all the things you may need, like groceries etc!
Our stay at the cottage was exceptional.The cottage was neat and well arranged. It was welcoming and cozy. The view from the cottage overlooking the lake breathtaking. We did everything like fishing at the pier and huddling up at the fire pit. The weather was also beautiful, we experienced a unique early morning phenomenon as the clouds mass lifted of the lake, it was totally awesome. We would definitely recommend this cottage and return for another family fun weekend.
Stayed at the lake house to visit with family in the area. Explored the local parks and local towns. It was very relaxing. The house was great! The views are fantastic. The house is very inviting and very comfortable! The kitchen was well equipped with the necessities. The owners are great and quick to assist with any information (Directions, etc...). Hope to come back again!
It was a perfect spot on the lake and a very comfortable home.
Our family of 5 (our kids are in high school and college) had a great time over our Thanksgiving break! The house was absolutely spotless and was beyond our expectations in comfort and convenience. We have rented several lake houses on different lakes over the years and this one was by far the most comfortable for our family. The large back porch was the perfect place to watch the sun set. The kitchen was well supplied and even though the oven is small, if we could cook a Thanksgiving feast in it, it should be just fine for any other needs you may have! The cove is quiet and looks like a great place for swimming and boating in warmer weather. Being so close to grocery stores was a plus for us. We only have high praise for the house and owners (very easy to work with and very accommodating to our schedule). No complaints! Thank you for a great time!
The pictures in the ad tell it all. We had a nice, quiet stay at this beautifully kept residence. This home had everything...it was comfortably decorated, well maintained and had a great view of the lake to top it off. Located just far enough out of town to be in the woods and on the lake, we were still close enough to be able to shop and dine if we needed to. Close by boat rentals made the trip complete and we spent a great afternoon cruising the lake in a pontoon boat. I would highly recommend this as a great place to get away from it all.
We had an amazing time at the lake cottage, we got married on the lawn overlooking the lake and it was beautiful, everyone had a great time, the views have to be the best on the Lake. . My favorite spot wat to have my coffee on the porch with the sunset. Absolutely gorgeous!!! I would recommend this place it has everything you need all bundled up in one place!!
The property was great to stay in, the water on the lake is gorgeous - both for swimming and just watching the many enthusiasts who use the lake. The place was homey, had everything anyone would need. The back porch is amazing at night and by day. I would return if I had any reason to be in the area again.
Our group of adults and kids had a great time at Ryan's place. Very comfortable home with great placement on the lake. Private, but easily accessible from Atlanta.
I stayed at this cozy cottage for a 3 day work trip that brought me to Hartwell. The closest name brand hotels were 20+ minutes away and this spot was 5 minutes from downtown. All that said, I will be back to this place to truly enjoy the property. The views are great, the dock is very nice, and the house feels so homey. Nice compliment of random things you need when cooking. Master bedroom sheets are so soft. I was in love. Fast wifi by Comcast- great for keeping up with work.
We stayed at this lake front home for 5 nights and LOVED every aspect of it (even the teenagers!). The house is exactly like you see in the pictures. It is very well maintained, it is very clean, very spacious, and very comfortable. The house is less than 5 minutes from town, but is in a quiet area that seems secluded from everything. We rented a pontoon boat from the local marina and took advantage of the beautiful lake. We also spent a day whitewater rafting on the Chatooga River, which is about 75 minutes north of this home. If we were in the market for a lake front home - we would buy this one! Highly recommend!
Our family had a wonderful time in your home. It was the perfect place to getaway and relax. The views from the bedrooms and off the back deck were fabulous. Every night we listened to music on the deck, played some games at the table and swung for hours in the hammocks. During the day we swam off the dock and enjoyed the sun. We loved the quaint cottage feel and the décor and it was exactly what we were looking for as a last getaway for the summer. Unfortunately, my husband herniated a disc upon arrival so we spent some time in a local urgent care that was nearby, but even with his pain, your home was a perfect place to recover and relax. We also loved all the nearby restaurants allowing us to not even have to cook, and the close proximity of the grocery store. We had a great time and definitely plan on a return trip!
The home was just Wonderful! Everything we needed for a quite weekend of fishing. Very quite cove. Not far from all amenities. We enjoyed your home and will be back! Thank you, Nena
We had a great time at this beautiful cottage. The cottage was very clean and inviting. We enjoyed relaxing on the huge porch overlooking the lake. The view was spectacular! We also enjoyed sitting down at the boat dock where it was very peaceful and quiet. It was a perfect getaway for my family.
We had a wonderful time relaxing at the lake this past 4th of July. The weather was perfect. The front porch is relaxing. I could not imagine a more relaxing place to be.