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A Perfect Lake Front Condominium

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 78 m²
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bath Condo with Inspiring Lake Views!

The lake photos shown are the ACTUAL VIEW you will enjoy sitting on your back deck from a shady cove in SC looking all the way into Georgia!

Delivered to your front door by the Savannah River National Scenic Highway (HWY 187) this peaceful and park like setting will melt tensions away as you enjoy the quiet, privacy, and views of this recently updated lakefront condo. Located on the clean clear big water of Lake Hartwell it is a place where deer, turkey, fox, beaver, raccoon, squirrels, geese, ducks, osprey, loons, crane, and gulls, share the tranquility.

Sitting in a large protected cove near Hartwell Dam your condo is the perfect launching ground to the 55,000 acre playground in your back yard. Away from boat traffic it is ideal for fishing, swimming, boating, and water sports of every kind. There are 3 courtesy docks available for overnight boat tie up; the closest is 100 yards away and within eyesight of the condo.

This relatively unknown little paradise on Lake Hartwell is protected too. Immediately adjoining is Sadlers Creek State Park. This 400 acre peninsula acts as a nature and wildlife preserve while offering a launch ramp, docks, camping, biking, walking trails, and some private sandy beaches if you explore!

No horns, sirens, passing trucks, or traffic noises and no constant buzzzzz of Jet ski’s all day.

A fantastic and affordable getaway for singles, couples, or a small family and it is ONLY:

8 minutes to Bi-Lo or Food Lion

10 minutes to Anderson SC

10 minutes to Hartwell GA.

25 minutes to Clemson

All things considered this is one of the best values you will find on the lake!

-Lake Hartwell is a 55,000 acre impoundment with 980 miles of shoreline. Great for sailing, boating, fishing, or just plain relaxing and gazing over the tranquil waters.

-In February 2008 and again in February 2015 Lake Hartwell was the site of the $1.200,000 B.A.S.S. BASSMASTER’s CLASSIC known as the “super bowl” of Bass Fishing tournaments.

-Striper/Hybrid fishing is excellent and has caused quite a stir at Lake Hartwell. It can be very exciting when large schools begin to feed on the surface. Several guide services are available.

-Recreation Areas offering designated beach/swim areas such as Singing Pines, Hartwell Dam, Big Oaks, and Watsadlers are only minutes away.

-Hartwell Dam & Visitor Center offers brochures, maps, displays, and information about Hartwell Lake, including tours of the Army Corps of engineers’ hydro electrical operations.

-Hartwell Dam Walking Trail begins beside the visitor center and is an extraordinarily scenic paved and handicap accessible 1.37-mile trail following the shoreline up to the concrete portion of Hartwell Dam. Fantistic views for a morning or evening walk or run.

-Surprisingly there is designated stocked Trout Water in the tail race below Hartwell Dam.

Savannah River National Scenic Highway The Savannah River Scenic Byway is a 110 mile gateway to the SC "freshwater coast". Its lakes, Hartwell, Russell, and Thurmond, includes more than 2,700 miles of shoreline. The scenic highway provides access to 59 recreation areas and it provides access to your vacatioin condo at Hartwell Villas.

Restaurants, malls, movies, and shopping are only 10-15 minutes away in Anderson SC.

Great Mexican food and fast food are available in Hartwell GA also only 10 minutes away.

Clemson by water is about 25 miles up lake and is about a 20 minute drive.

More Details

Dale and Helen Merrill
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2017

About Dale and Helen Merrill

My wife Helen and I are native to the mountains and live in Asheville NC. We both love trips to the lake whether boating or fishing. After years of driving back and forth to many different lakes for a single day on the water Lake Hartwell became my favorite and I discovered this park like getaway right on the water! It is the perfect setting, quiet and peaceful, with scenic and soothing lake views looking all the way into Georgia! Before I met Helen it was my fishing hut, thankfully her touches converted this Condo into a warm friendly inviting place we are proud to call our lake home. We do not get to go as often as we wish but get a lot of satisfaction sharing it with other lake lovers!

-Dale Merrill

Dale and Helen Merrill purchased this condo in 2006

Why Dale and Helen Merrill chose Hartwell Lake

At Hartwell Villas only a few units offer really great lake views, I progressively owned units until ending up with one of the choice Condos offering not only fantastic views but great access to the water!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hey Dale – we had the BEST time! You have such a nice condo and we loved the area. All the coves are perfect for boating. I hope we can rent it again this summer some! Thank you again! You made it so easy!
May 2014
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Anderson Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 78 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Half Bathroom -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Additional Condo Amenities: -Pavilion at poolside with large stone Fireplace and Charcoal fire pit -3 Community Docks offer overnight boat tie up (no electrical hookup) -2,000 feet of shoreline -A sandy beach/sailboat launch when the lake is full PLUS: Sadlers Creek State Park adjoins Hartwell Villas offering boat launch, several miles of biking and walking trails, public pavilion, picnic tables, grills, and some private sandy beaches if you explore the park and shoreline. Fee is only $2 per vehicle per day.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


4.8/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)


Nice lakefront retreat

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our recent stay in the condo. Nice lake touch decor and for fishing enthusiasts. Small drawback were the number of air freshers plugged that immediately gave us headaches. Otherwise, it had everything we needed - comfortable queen bed, good size fridge, two bathrooms along with an in- unit washer and dryer. Very clean unit. Beautiful to sit out on the deck in the evenings to watch the sunsets. This is the quiet time for South Carolinians and not many folks around. Great bird watching and listening for them. Weather's been phenomenally warmer than usual this time of year so it is an earlier spring full of flowering trees. The property is nice, quiet and the lake adds so much more. Would recommend to anyone looking for a retreat away.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mauldin, SC, USA

Best Family Vacation EVER !!!

  • 5 of 5

Thank You Thank You Thank You

My daughter, son and his wife, my 2 grandchildren, and I absolutely enjoyed the time we spent at this lake condo. The view of the lake is beautiful from the back deck. We enjoyed the lake, the pool, tennis courts, the trails, and walking along the lake. This condo is so comfortable and clean. The neighbors are very friendly and made us feel like one of the lake family. We hated to leave and are already planning a return trip next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best kept secret on Lake Hartwell!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic condo! Spotlessly cleaned. Truly, everything you needed to make you feel like you're in your own home. Monster TV with direct TV in the living room. Breathtaking view of Lake Hartwell! Really enjoyed your gas grill. And the neighbors were very gracious and welcoming. Made us feel like we were part of the community. Thanks, Dale, for sharing your home away from home with us. P.S.; please don't tell anyone else about this. Let's keep it our secret... ;-)

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey George, I am glad you discovered my place at the lake to stay for a few days. I really enjoy sharing my “secret haven” with folks who love the lake like I do. I appreciate your kind words and I appreciate having you as guests!
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Hancock, New Hampshire

Lovely, quiety space!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the condo - so clean and quiet! We were in the area for our daughter's graduation from Clemson University - and the drive back and forth was very manageable. The BBQ, access to Sadler Creek State Park (great hiking/biking trails/fishing pier) were huge pluses. And Dale the owner gave us access to his canoe. He was terrific communicating with us - being very prompt and answering any question. Needless to say, we would return to this property in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Stevensville, MI

Peaceful Lakefront Condo

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in Hartwell Villas. The condo was clean, well maintained, and conveniently located in a gated community within walking distance to Sadlers Creek State Park. Meals taken on the outdoor deck offer a great view of the lake. The wooded area is filled with a variety of birds and wildlife. Very peaceful.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Season
Nov 28 2016 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Refundable damage deposit $100

Nightly Rate: $110 - $120

Weekly Rate: $600 - $700

Monthly Rate: $1800 - $2200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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