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

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 13)

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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 the 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 theater seating. We even provide a pretty full DVD movie collection 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 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 there is a stainless grill to cook up those family BBQ recipes - no charcoal needed. The grill is directly connected to a large propane tank.

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 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 or you can bring YOUR boat or jet-ski to our double-slip, covered dock. The boat launch is just five minutes away. Waterford Lodge is 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. One guest caught a 5 lb. bass right from the dock.

We’re also close enough to head over to The Currahee Club, home of one of the ten most scenic golf courses in Georgia (membership required). And the Club is a great place for fine dining too or you can take a half hour drive to Anderson, SC. You will find pretty much all your nationally recognized eateries and few local gems.

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 a statue of the strongest man in the world.

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 is their busiest time, 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 Clemson University and one hour from University of Georgia - Athens.

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

Thanks for considering Waterford Lodge!

More Details

Chrystal Stachura
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
16 October, 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 Georgia

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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Boat rental with house an option


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Martin in Franklin County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • King size beds (2) Main Floor Bedroom Terrace Level, Queen size Beds (2) Two 2nd Floor Bedrooms, Double Beds (1) One on bottom of bunk beds on Terrace Level, Twin or Single Beds (3) One each in the two 2nd floor bedrooms. One on top bunk of bunk beds.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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True Log Home - Deep Water - Pontoon Boat Avail - Hot Tub-Media Rm - 3 Fplcs
average rating of 4.94 based on 55 reviews

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

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Venice FL

Ready to book next for next year!

  • 5 of 5

Our two families have rented houses on Lake Hartwell, Lake Jackson and Lake Arrowhead for nearly 10 years and the Waterford Lodge was by far the best house we've ever stayed in. The WOW factor hits as you enter the gated driveway and the view is breathtaking when you open the front door. Beautiful true log home, decorated with the most attention to detail- from the log slab coasters to the wall decor to the little tags on the kitchen cabinets helping you find your way around --- no detail left untouched. The photos do not even begin to show the true beauty of the home. All of the bedrooms were spacious- but cozy and the bunk room on the bottom level was perfect for our lazy teens who like to sleep in, very dark & quiet. The dining room, right off of the kitchen, sat us all for dinners and game nights. The dock- though not pictured- was great for lounging and floating off of. We rented the pontoon which ran great and was plenty roomy enough for our two families. It was nice to have been checked in on by phone by Jack to make sure the accommodations were as expected- Thank you thank you for opening up your home! The only negative about our trip was Saturday morning when we packed up to leave. We cannot wait to book again!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The best ever, hands down

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Waterford Lodge as part of a graduation celebration, and annual family reunion.

We've rented properties each year (for many years) at the beach and mountains, and have enjoyed some great vacation homes, but Waterford Lodge was voted the very best by every family member. It was spacious, comfortable, beautifully furnished and very well thought out. Kitchen and dinning room large enough for all. Large Bedrooms with comfy beds, and plenty of closet space. Loved the porch with fireplace for morning coffee, and the fire pit for evening smores.

Jack, Chrystal, and staff were great to work with, and we plan on enjoying Waterford Lodge again in coming years.

George & Bettye Mathews

Windham, NH

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ball Ground, GA


  • 5 of 5

We felt like we were in a resort! The amenities and thoughtfulness of the 'little things' was great.

The cabin was perfect. We wanted the outdoor fire pit and thought we would use the one in the yard, but the one outside on the upper deck was a perfect coffee area in the morning and cocktail at night.

I was concerned with the walk to the water being steep. It was a gentle grade and easy for everyone. Plus the availability of the golf cart was perfect.

I also needed the slip to be covered and it was.

Finally, Larry and his wife are the owners of "The Calico Store" and caretakers of the cabin were wonderful and helpful.

Can't wait to come back.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Better than expected

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was soooo beautiful and so well decorated and so well equipped it was perfect

  • Review Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Martin, USA

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
SEP - OCT 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
NOV - DEC 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
JAN - FEB 2018
1 Jan 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
MAR - MAY 2018
1 Mar 2018 - 31 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
JUN - AUG 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £44.73
Cleaning Fee £170.57 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed and deposit received. Last minute discounts available. HOLIDAY RATES APPLY TO SOME DATES.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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