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Waterfront Cottage Lake OconeeRecently renovated lakefront cottage with big water views, private dock and screened porch. Six miles from Ritz-Carlton, golf and lots of restaurants. Private neighborhood boat ramp one mile from house. Fast wifi (500Mbps), Amazon Fire TV Stick available for use. Super cozy, QUIET and relaxing getaway. Perfect for a weekend away to unwind and enjoy the lake.
Relaxing Waterfront w/ Pool Table, Dock, Easy DriveThe Lakeside Hideaway is the perfect vacation home for families and friends! This newly renovated home is very spacious with two separate kitchens and dens plus a huge sunroom and a gameroom complete with a pool table, poker/game table, and super comfortable seating throughout the house. There are 3 bedrooms on the main level. The main bedroom has a king size bed, walk in closet, and spacious bathroom with a stand alone shower and jacuzzi tub. There are two other bedrooms, one with a queen bedroom, and one with 2 twin beds and a trundle that will sleep 3 people. These bedrooms share a convenient full bathroom with a tub shower combo. On the main level you will also find a dining room that seats 6 and a study with a desk should you need to bring your work with you. There is a den and eat-in kitchen that is fully stocked with all you would need to create meals with your family. The Den opens up to the breathtaking sunroom. Surrounded by windows that do open up with screens so you can enjoy this room year round. Off the sunroom is a wonderful partially covered porch that is a great place for your morning coffee or breakfast. On the basement level you will find a large covered patio with a grill and plenty of seating and fantastic views of the lake. Once inside there is a cozy den that does have a sleeper sofa should you need the extra space and another fully stocked kitchen. There is a queen bedroom and full bath as well. The property is very spacious and sits on over an acre and is fenced in with a gate that can be closed for complete privacy. There is a large grassy area before you reach the dock. There is a paved walkway all the way to the dock and at the dock there are cleats to tie your boat up, should you have one. There is seating at the dock to relax and also steps to walk in the water and have your own private swimming retreat.
Firefly Cottage is lakefront living at its bestBeautiful lake views from a private, peaceful cove. A big lakeside porch with a swinging bed. Outside living - a private dock for your boat and jet ski, a big yard with a swing and firepit for cool evenings. It's total comfort in casual luxury for your family or small group of friends. Thoughtfully appointed with everything you need and within minutes of Publix grocery store, restaurants (arrive by car or water), boat rentals and shopping.
Located in the deepest reaches of central Georgia, Lake Oconee is revered statewide for its rustic natural beauty and remote location. A haven for fans of outdoor recreation, the reservoir is home to campgrounds along its banks, while the lake itself is a popular destination for jet skiing, wakeboarding, fishing, and a wide variety of other watersports. For those who are hoping to drink and dine in style, the nearby town of Greensboro is packed with popular venues catering to a diverse array of palates, ranging from the classic Southern cuisine to regional Mexican. Though watersports may reign supreme on Lake Oconee, the surrounding land is a prime destination for golfers, equipped with six individual courses that provide spectacular views of the lake and its surrounding natural beauty.
While Lake Oconee is located roughly halfway between Atlanta and Augusta, two of the largest cities in Georgia, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is the best option if you’re arriving by commercial flight. Due to Lake Oconee’s rural location, the only feasible way to access and explore the area is by car. After securing a rental vehicle at the airport, you’ll need to drive roughly 90 minutes east before reaching the banks of Lake Oconee. Once you have arrived at the lake, the closest town, Greensboro, is just a twenty-minute drive to the north.
Lake Oconee tends to favor warm-weather tourism, with peak visitorship in the middle of summer when conditions are ideal for boating and swimming. For those who prefer to avoid the crowds, a spring visit may be more suitable. Foodies will want to time their visit to mid-March when the area celebrates the popular Lake Oconee Food and Wine Festival, a three-day showcase of the region’s best chefs alongside wineries from around the world. During fall, when the crowds thin, the hills surrounding the lake turn a deep crimson in what amounts to some of the best leaf peeping in all of Georgia. If you’re less inclined to the great outdoors, winter offers ample opportunity to hit Greensboro’s hottest restaurants and boutique shops without having to stand in line.
A fixture of downtown Greensboro for more than two centuries, the Old Gaol was constructed in 1807 to serve as a jailhouse for any local outlaws apprehended nearby. Equipped with two-foot-thick granite walls, made in the style of the fortresses of Western Europe, this imposing structure was built with locally quarried granite and offers a glimpse into the harsh conditions afforded to criminals in the bygone era.
Anyone spending a day on the water should be sure to check out the Jumping Rock, a famous boulder resting on the southern edge of the Oconee shoreline. Standing at a height of ten feet, the stone is a beloved launching pad for front flips, pencil dives, and even the occasional belly flop.
Located on the shore of Lake Oconee, Old Salem Park is a rallying point for those looking to spend a day — or week — in and out of the water. The large park is easily accessible, with boat ramps and paved roads in and out, and offers plenty of shady swimming spots as well as communal barbecues and full-service campsites.