Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 6 Sleeps
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About Laura Mendiola
My family and I live in Atlanta. We loved the quality of the water on Lake Hartwell as well as it's less hectic crowds over our Atlanta area lakes. When we were shopping for water front property we were so happy to find such a great spot less than a 2 hour drive from home for my family to really get away from it all! My dogs both love swimming in the lake as well as going on our boat. The casual cottage and location has made for many great family adventures and our friends love to come hang out as well. For us the cottage is a perfect fit!
Laura Mendiola purchased this Cottage in 2007
Why Laura Mendiola chose Anderson
The dock always has water due to it's location in a "green zone"... even in a draught we always have water at our dock. The paved path with lights for night time enjoyment and the fact that the path was flat make getting to the dock easy for my parents when they come to visit. I loved that it was close enough for a weekend get away for all my family scattered throughout the south and that it was an hour drive from Greenville-Spartanburg airport and 2 1/2 hours from Atlanta airport.... so location, location, location! My cottage is 10 minutes off of I-85 at exit 14.
What makes this Cottage unique
Flat, paved path with lights for safe and easy access to the dock 24 hours a day! Great water and a private dock (center slot is covered and dock can accommodate 3 boats) with water and electricity at the lakes edge. Casual and comfortable cottage with fenced in front yard. Long driveway to park cars, trucks and trailers.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Great place for boaters
This is a nice place to spend a vacation on Lake Hartwell. Good dock with a boat ramp across the cove. Plenty of room to park the trailer. A paved walkway down to the dock. Five minutes by boat to the main part of the lake. Located in a quiet neighborhood, the house had plenty of room for us. The screened in porch and deck are very large.
The dock and location on the lake were great. My family really enjoyed swimming and fishing .
The cottage was adequate with everything needed. Enjoyed sitting on the back deck looking at the lake.
Great lakefront value
My wife and I spent 2 months while house hunting. We enjoyed our stay. The owner is great. We had 2 minor issues that came up (internet speed and failed clothes dryer) and she took action to immediately correct. Couldn't ask for a better, nicer, more conerned owner!
Bass Masters Classic 2018
We rented this cottage for a long weekend for the Bass Masters Classic 2018 on Lake Hartwell. The inside of the cottage was immaculate and felt homey. Although it did not have new updates it had all the conveniences of home. The negative side we experienced was that as much as the inside was immaculate the outside was not- Trees were fallen over, there is high grass around the property, not a well kept outside appearance. Along with that the outside furniture was not clean and ready to use on our visit; and the dock was not along the bank for us to get on- it was about 3ft out into the water- we would have to wade the water to get on it. This was all very disappointing as this is why we rented this property- to sit on the deck and or the dock to be able to see the Anglers in the tournament if they came to the cove; which we did have several that fished the cove. I am giving the benefit of the doubt that we rented in the middle of transition of seasons and maybe the owners have not done spring clean up for the tenants in the spring and summers seasons. I would recommend this place only if the outside was cleaned up and the dock was accessible.
Melanie, Thank you for the 4 stars! I do apologize for any inconvenience that you had. If you had contacted me during your stay I would have been able to quickly have any issues fixed. Due to the record rains and storms the 4 days prior to your arrival I did have 2 trees downed. Since they were away from the house, drive, path and dock, I thought they would not be an inconvenience and did not want to cancel your stay and ruin your vacation plans. Luckily, docks on Lake Hartwell (any Army Corp property) are mobile and can be easily moved by a local company with no inconvenience to guest. I provide multiple contact numbers or you can always contact HomeAway to rectify any issues you have. Most owners are happy to assist you or fix any problems you may have as long as we know there is a problem. Best of luck and I hope all your future vacations are up to your expectations. Laura
The view was stunning and peaceful. The house was well stocked with all the items needed. The structure itself is in need of repair. The flooring in the kitchen looks wonderful; however, there are soft spots and at least one hole in the subflooring. The bedroom flooring is not level and again there are soft spots in the subflooring. With the right TLC this can be an amazing space.
Maggy, I am so glad you enjoyed the stunning and peaceful view and that you appreciated how well stocked my cottage is. You did not mention you noticed any problems to me during your stay so that I could have them fixed and avoid your one star review. Now that I know that an old airduct cover has shifted in the kitchen, I will get that fixed asap, the new vinyl flooring can easily be lifted for this repair. I'm not sure how the bedroom floor has any "soft" spots since the rest of the cottage has wood like laminate through out (except for the bath) but we will have that inspected. I do say in my listing that the cottage is an older home, so some imperfections are to be expected.
Such a rating, based upon your flooring views, doesn't make a lot of sense to me, but I have found that no matter how much care, effort or added touches I put into my home I just can't make everyone happy. I wish you well in your future vacation home stays. Thanks, Laura
better than expensive hotels
enjoyed 4 days of relaxation in a perfect lakeside getaway...waking up looking at views is what we were looking for ..looking to retire in the area and will be back in the future till we find something when the time comes..would recommend to anyone looking to experiance lakeside living......
ON Lake Hartwell, 25 minutes to Clemson University, 12 miles to Anderson, SC and 13 miles to Hart, GA. Great fishing from dock and hunting near-by. Local BBQ restaurant open ONE DAY A WEEK! (Yes it's that good!) just 2 miles away. Friends at the Cove Country Club one mile with golf, tennis, swimming and restaurant open 3 days a week. Lake Hartwell has lots of open water, fireworks for the 4th of July, boat to restaurants on the lake, hot air balloon event for Memorial Day weekend, fishing tournaments and horse stables near-by.