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

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 4,530 sq. ft.
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:
22 March, 2018

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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4530 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • 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.
  • Books
  • 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 4.9166665 based on 65 reviews

All the comforts of home and then some!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing long weekend with extended family. The property is clean and well maintained inside and out. The floor plan offers the perfect combination of togetherness, with plenty of opportunities for privacy. We look forward to returning during warmer weather.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This place is EVEN MORE impressive on the inside! We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Great space. Lovely lay out for a big family. Bathroom in every bedroom and all the bells you could hope for! The back deck overlooks the lake and sun coming up over the lake is inspiring.

There was something for everyone in the family, but my favorite spot was the outside fireplace in the big seating area.... Great spot to hang out.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this cabin for New Year's of 2017-2018. This cabin is very comfortable, spacious, updated place with everything you need to have a great and relaxed time by the beautiful lake Hartwell. We loved it and want to stay there again in the future!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very beautiful cabin with so much to do without ever leaving the property!

  • 4 of 5

Overall the cabin is a great getaway from busy life. Only complaint is the pool table was very small and not the one pictured.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

Loved everything about this place

  • Review Submitted: 26-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Lovely Cabin On the Tugaloo River at Lake Hartwell

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at Waterford Lodge. The cabin exceeds all our expectations. We will be staying here year after year.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boat rental with house an option


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Martin, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
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 £42.6
Cleaning Fee £162.47 + 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 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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