Quiet & Comfort on Great Water - Sleeps 8- 10, Kid Friendly - Blue Bottom Cove


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Blue Bottom Cove, is conveniently situated on beautiful Lake Hartwell, located in the quiet serene of a rural type setting in a deep water cove – and yet close to the things that are most important for making your family vacation or weekend getaway comfortable and relaxing.

The home comes complete with a fully equipped kitchen, Wi-Fi, Big Screen TV's, Bar, and will sleep 8 – 10 comfortably with 3 Bedrooms, 2 Futons, and a Sofa Sleeper along with 2 Full Baths. There is a large screened porch with vaulted ceilings that is a favorite gathering place for morning coffee and evening wine and is the epicenter of relaxation. A large sunroom is connected and sits behind with a bar, fireplace, and oversized dining table that seats 8-10 persons.

We are located on the Georgia side, just a stones throw from South Carolina around the corner from the New Prospect Boat Ramp, only minutes away from the Hartwell Dam, Hartwell Marina, and Hart State Park.

We sit in great water where the main body of Lake Hartwell borders Hart County. Boat Rentals: There are a couple of places to rent boats nearby. Less than 10 mins. away by car, or around the corner by water. On the property there is a very nice boat dock with two JetSki ramps, swim platform, seats and a table. There is also a Paddleboard / Kayak here for your use along with life jackets.

We are only 10-15 minutes away from numerous restaurants and shopping surrounding historic downtown Hartwell. It is only a short drive to many scenic areas both on and off the lake including some top rated golf at nearby Cateechee Golf Course, and memorable dining at the Waterfall Grill. Portman Marina hosts two very nice restaurants accessible by both land and water.

On a clear day – from many parts of Hart County, you can see the Blue Ridge Mountains in the background. There are many great hiking trails in both GA and NC in 30-45 minutes of the home. With only a short drive you can visit other nearby scenic areas like Toccoa, GA; Greenville, SC, and Ashville, NC. We are only 1.5 hours from Atlanta – only 1 hour from Highlands, North Carolina – only 45 minutes from Athens, Georgia, and the University of Georgia – only 25 minutes from Anderson, South Carolina and Clemson University, which is accessible by boat.


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Fantastic lake home for families

Loved our stay! The home was clean and had everything we could ask for. The giant sand pit for the kids was a huge hit and of course the lake was fantastic. Would happily stay here again!

Visited on "July - 2017

Extremely clean and well kept

We had a terrific stay at Blue Bottom Cove! Pictures do not do justice to this beautiful property. We felt very at home during our stay, and the home and surrounding property is clean and tidy. We enjoyed putting our boat in at the ramp just around the corner and being able to keep it in the water at the dock. The house is convenient to downtown Hartwell and surrounding state parks, as well as Clemson University! We will visit again!

Visited on "October - 2016

Perfect location for a beautiful lake house.

We had two couples and 6 children ages nine and under and this was a great house for all of us. The house was immaculate when we arrived and we definitely had enough space for everyone to spread out and have their own space, even at bed time. The kitchen was fabulous with its huge island and upgraded range, the two wine fridges in the family room really came in handy for all of the local wine we bought on our winery tours, and the screened porch was a favorite for morning coffee. The outdoor fire pit got a lot of use as well. We used it to cook up some hot dogs for the kids and steak for the adults one night and s'mores for everyone a few nights. We even built fires at dusk other nights just to enjoy the relaxing surroundings and chat with each other. It was perfection. The surrounding woods are gorgeous and provided the five boys we had with us hours of exploring fun. The path down to the lake is an easy slope that was even doable for the two year old. The lake front provided more endless fun for the kids with its wide shoreline and beach area that was easy for them to swim in. Just be forewarned that it is red Georgia clay down there, and not sand, that gets on everything and is almost impossible to wash out. Not that we cared or that it slowed the kids down at all, but just a word to the wise. We fished and swam from the dock and rented a pontoon boat for 4 days from Hartwell Marina, which is right around the bend so that made pick up and drop off easy. We got out on the boat as much as possible and had a blast tubing and jumping in for a swim, it was HOT. Lake Hartwell is huge and we had an awesome time exploring it, we even pulled up onto one of the uninhabited islands for a little exploring and fishing. It was so cool! Hartwell is a great location as well as we made day trips to Greenville, SC, the wineries around Dahlonega, GA, and then made our annual trek to have lunch in Helen, GA. We even made it to Unicoi State Park near Helen for the first time. It was absolutely beautiful! We wished we had more time to go swimming at the swimming beach and to also go tubing down the river through Helen. Bill Briggs was a great host and was always available through phone, email or text to answer our questions or address any concerns we had. The house was perfect for our stay! Thank you so much for sharing it with us!

Visited on "August - 2016

Love this beautiful home!

Wow! What a lovely, spacious and fun place to spend a vacation! Our family spent four nights at this VRBO and we thoroughly enjoyed the accommodations. The kitchen was well stocked with backup supplies and the bedrooms worked well for our group of three couples plus our infant grandson. The dining room and sitting area is huge and is adjacent to the lanai which was the perfect place to watch the rain fall after a sunny day on the dock. The cove is very private with great water for easy boat access. We had a blast and hope to come back again when our grandson is old enough to use the kiddie play area. Thanks Bill!

Visited on "August - 2016

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