Paved path from house to dock. Water, electric and pole lamp to guide your way home at nightview of house from dock
Escape From Reality
Escape From Reality
6 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
6 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
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Renovated May 2016 Lake front cottage with private dock, fenced front yard, large deck & screened in porch to enjoy the view! Path to the dock is flat and paved with lights. Newly painted inside, new flooring throughout (no carpet!) Decorated with a beautiful lake theme, comfortable cottage has a fully equipped kitchen with a large island, dining area with cozy day bed and large living room with flat screen TV . Long driveway to park trucks & trailers. Water & electric at lakes edge.

The space

1,200 sq ft of living space. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, large comfortable living room, fully equipped kitchen, dining room, large screen in porch and huge deck leading to paved, lighted path to private dock. Power and water available at lake edge light post. Queen bed in the master bedroom and full size bed in the 2nd bedroom. Laundry room with washer/dryer. Flat screen TV in the living room with lots of comfortable seating, twin sofa bed in living room, twin day bed for naps or reading in the large dining area. Newly renovated May 2016 with fresh paint from ceiling to trim, new light fixtures, new flooring and new linens.

Guest access

Enjoy the entire cottage, private covered dock with space for 3 boats, long drive with space to park trailers and a fenced in front yard. Deer pass through morning and evening. Great fishing from the dock. Swim ladder and partially covered dock has water, electric and lights at waters edge. 2 charcoal grills available for use

Other things to note

Comfortable and casual Escape From Reality is great for boating and fishing on Lake Hartwell. Great water zone so we always have water. Pets must be kept on a leash. Charcoal grills on the deck and fire pit in the back yard. Screened in porch with lots of comfortable seating. Not completely rustic but comfortable, clean and peaceful !

Family/kid friendly
Pets allowed

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 single bed, 1 sofa bed, 1 couch

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check-in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox
Security deposit is $151

No smoking inside!! Pets must be approved by owner with a $35 fee and leashed when not confined in the yard or house. Check in time is 4:00pm. Check out time is 11:00am.


6 Reviews

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Lisa User Profile
October 2017
Our stay here was so lovely and we felt so relaxed and at home. We were here over a weekend and didn't expect it to be so quiet, but there was a Clemson home game on Saturday, and we were told that is a BIG deal in this area! Hot water worked great, the bed was comfortable, linens were clean - really, the whole house was very clean. We spent a lot of time sitting on the porch and weren't bothered by bugs. The view of the lake is great and bringing our boat and being out on it was so much fun! There is a beautiful and well-stocked Ingle's supermarket about 10 minutes from the house, and a great restaurant called The Grill Man just a few minutes away. We really can't say enough about how much we enjoyed it here. You won't be sorry if you go!

Dina User Profile
July 2017
Laura's lake house is a slice of heaven! Beautiful scenery, and the lake is to die for! Everything is provided, down to the floats for swimming, and the grocery store is not far away. This was our second visit there, and renovations had been done in the meantime, which made our stay even better. Being able to do laundry is always a plus too. If you enjoy the peace and quiet, the slow pace away from it all, and most of all your own private beach, this house has it all! We just love it!

Annie User Profile
July 2017
This place is so beautiful and the perfect lake getaway! Great space to relax on the dock and dive into the water. Our dogs loved romping around the fenced in front yard and swimming after tennis balls. The cabin itself is so relaxing and calm, I could've stayed there all week! We loved staying here and will definitely try to return in the future. Thanks Laura!

Chris User Profile
September 2016
Great home, great location, awesome holiday for the family and the kids. Will keep this one on our list for next year!

Kristin Kristin User Profile
August 2015
Location. Location. Location. This property is directly on the lake and easy to get to. The property needs updating but you get what you pay for and the lake makes up for it. There are additional fees not listed on the posting so make sure you ask about those before booking. We had a great time during our stay and the lake was great!!
Laura User Profile
Response from Laura:
I always appreciate honesty and constructive criticism and you do get what you pay for. The cottage IS listed as rustic, budget and comfortable. I am disappointed that Kristen felt the need to take advantage of my hospitality to avoid paying for the privilege of bring her large pets (a one time $35 fee) and staying past check out time. Kristen's actions effected not only my income but inconvenienced my housekeeper and the next guest checking in. I hope that in the future that Kristen will respect a person's home like she would like hers to be treated and request permission to bring lots of large pets or to stay late after posted check out time. I've not heard a word of apology or offer to pay even part of the fees incurred. I felt that this rental to Kristen was a huge disappointment. I guess I am lucky to just now have my first bad apple show up after 7 years of rentals. I wish Kristen luck in the future.
August 2015

Eileen User Profile
July 2015
The host canceled this reservation 31 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

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Laura User Profile
Interaction with guests

I am available by phone, text and email. Housekeeper and handy man live 2 miles from cottage

About Laura

My husband and I grew up near Gatlinburg and love to get away from it all at our cabin. We try to have everything you could need already provided to make your stay peaceful. We love to travel but can't live without our electronics so we can always be reached! We love our beautiful, talented children. We also have a few 4 legged, furry children that we adore. When we bought our cabin the goal was to own it for a few years and then sell it. That goal passed us by when we discovered that we love the cabin too much to lose it and we enjoy our guests tremendously!! We've had weddings, lots of honeymoons, girl get away trips plus books and music written by guest! I always try and accommodate any special request and I love it when guest share their experiences with me. I have 5 guest books completely filled with pictures, poetry and genuine gratitude by my guest and I treasure them all. I don't believe in soliciting reviews from guest but I always appreciate when a review is freely given. It is your vacation and you should enjoy it!

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