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MOUNTAIN LAKES VACATION RENTALS is a fully licensed brick and mortar vacation rental management company representing privately owned vacation rental homes on Lake Keowee in South Carolina and on Lake Hartwell in both Georgia and South Carolina. We offer a complete range of vacation accommodations. Most are used routinely by their owners, all are air conditioned and come with a boat dock unless otherwise specified. Linens, cooking utensils, and the final cleaning are provided. Although many of our houses are pet friendly (with an extra charge) others do not allow pets. Please confirm before bringing pets.
Planning a Reunion, Scrap Booking Retreat or Golf Outing? With our large selection of houses we can accommodate larger groups in multiple houses.
an independent privately owned locally based company. Vacation rentals are our only business, not our hobby or second job. We do not buy or sell property and are not affiliated with any realty or time share company. We are members of most tourism organizations and chambers of commerce that serve our area.
Feel free to ask about us at any of these organizations or at the State Visitor Centers on I-85 in Fair Play, SC or Lavonia, GA.

Why Rent Your Vacation Home From Mountain Lakes?

Fair & Consistent Descriptions: Most descriptions and pictures were prepared directly by us and all meet strict guidelines for fair representation. With over 60 houses available we want your choice to be based on what is best for you, not the skill of a photographer. If time permits, we can show you up to three houses before you make a decision. Or talk to our staff and tell them what you want. Our agents will listen to your needs and recommend options that suit you rather than trying to force a square peg into a round hole.

Prices - Always Equal or Lower: Find the same house available the same dates, advertized at a lower price, show us the ad and we will match it. We accept any standard form of payment including most major credit cards. Always be wary of prices quoted on the internet that seem "Too good to be true":
Cleaning Fees: Most rentals "By Owner" add a cleaning fee of $50-$150, with Mountain Lakes the cleaning is always included.
Sales Tax: Both Georgia and South Carolina place the burden of paying Sales and Accommodations Taxes on you, the consumer, whether or not they are collected by the Cabin Owner. Mountain Lakes always collects and pays these taxes so you don't have to. These taxes range from 7% to 11% depending on location.
Rental Guarantee: At Mountain Lakes we automatically guarantee our rentals and you don't pay any extra fee. (One popular Owner site offers to "Protect Your Rental Payments", i
f you sign up for the guarantee in advance and pay a fee of $19 to $49.)
Other Charges: Some have agencies and/or owners have an extra charge for just about everything. Some even charge extra to furnish linins. With Mountain Lakes there are NO hidden charges

No Fault Satisfaction Promise: Should you arrive and find that the home you chose it is not right for you for any reason, we will arrange for you to transfer to another available home with no moving charges. All we ask is that you call us within 2 hours of your arrival. Not only do we want you to rent from us, we want you to return year after year.

Call us for service 24 / 7: Feel free to call us. Our office is open 9-2 Tuesday - Friday and 10-2 on Saturday.  Our locally staffed answering service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Your call will be answered by a live, local person,. not a recording, not someone in India, Florida, or Atlanta, BUT a live person that lives in the Hartwell, Keowee area. If you are having a problem, our service department will be paged immediately. A local contact with local knowledge helps provide safety and security not available from someone 500 miles away. If you have a question or problem, call us any time night or day.

100% Absolute Guarantee (No separate insurance policy required): What if the A/C, Plumbing or something else major goes out? We carefully inspect your rental prior to your arrival but things can happen beyond our control. When they do, our staff is usually able to resolve the problem in a few hours. If we do need to call an outside service person, the contractors we use generally place our requests at the top of their priority list since we manage several houses. If, for some reason, we can not fix the problem in a reasonable period of time we will arrange for you to move to an equivalent or better house at the same price as your original house. If nothing satisfactory is available, we promptly provide a refund.

Licensed Business Since 1993: We are a professional Vacation Rental company licensed by the SC State Real Estate Commission. All funds are held in an Escrow account until the rental is satisfactorily completed. Your credit card and contact information is safe with us. We do not sell or give out your information to anyone. You will not be inundated with phone calls, e-mails, or junk mail. We are not Real Estate Sales Agents and will not try to sell you a house, time share or anything else. We concentrate on providing you the best vacation possible whether it is for a month, week, or weekend.

Local Folks - Local Knowledge: We are a "Brick and Mortar" business, not simply an address on the "World Wide Web". Our office is easy to find and is even somewhat of a local landmark. Stop by or call our toll free number (800-610-0020) to get more information or make reservations. Feel free to call us anytime you have a question about the house or need help with local services. Or use the internet anytime to compare houses, check availability, or make a reservation with our on-line booking system.

LAKE HARTWELL is conveniently located in the Southeastern US on the Georgia - South Carolina line at I-85 only 2 hours from downtown Atlanta, Georgia, 2 hours from Charlotte, NC, and 1 hour from Greenville, SC. Hartwell Lake is one of the largest of the lakes in Georgia or South Carolina. Numerous Recreation Areas add to your family vacations by providing public access to 962 miles of shoreline and 56,000 acres of some of the best boating and bass fishing in the southeast. GOLF one of many nearby courses, Bring your boat (Or rent one here) and FISH Lake Hartwell (Home of the 2008 and 2015 Bassmaster Classics), Lake Keowee (Home of the 2008 WBT Championship) or just off your dock for one of our 40 pound Striped Bass. Or If you prefer, relax on a quiet island or one of many natural sand beaches. Visit for current Lake Area News
is primarily in Oconee County, SC near: Seneca, Salem, Clemson, Walhalla and Westminster, South Carolina (All less than 10 miles from Keowee Lake). Highlands, Cashiers, Sapphire, and Brevard, North Carolina are all within 30 miles. Keowee Lake provides a cooling reservoir for Duke's Oconee Nuclear Station and features 18,500 acres of "blue" water, 300 miles of shoreline, and great views of the Blue Ridge mountains. Full pool elevation is 800' msl. Maximum depth is 297' and the average depth is 54'.
  Over 2 million acres of National Forests feature hundreds of hiking trails, mountain trout streams, waterfalls, horseback riding, zip line canopy tours, whitewater rafting, canoeing, rock climbing, mountain biking, scenic drives, bicycling, gem mining, and dozens of beautiful picnic areas.
Shopping is plentiful in the local towns of: Anderson, Clemson, Seneca, Westminster, Toccoa, Lavonia and Hartwell as well as many unique area craft markets and factory outlets as well as the largest flea markets in the Southeastern US.

Our reservation desk is open 9 - 2 Monday-Friday. After hours, our answering service is available for emergency calls 24/7.

PLEASE NOTE: Unless otherwise specified all the homes we represent have the following features: Lake Front, Private Dock, Washer/Dryer, Central Heat & Air Conditioning, TV, Grill, Microwave.
Smoking is not permitted inside any of the houses (Unless otherwise specified)
Pets are not permitted on the premises except in certain houses and then only if specifically approved by Mountain Lakes.
All homes are privately owned and used frequently by the owner, they are fully furnished and well equipped.
Homes are rented primarily for summer family vacations but are available at any time of the year.
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ABOUT PRICES: Unlike many, the prices we quote include all fees and taxes.
There are no other charges except Pet Fees if you bring a pet. A tip of $5 per bag is required if you leave trash for the maid to take.
W/E*** 3 night Weekend prices apply only when weekends are available (Generally no more than a month in advance)
CONTACT US 800-610-0020 Payment Options RESERVATIONS Why Mountain Lakes? SPECIALS
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