Porchview Manor hosted by St James Vacation Homes
What do you get when you combine a premier golf and lake community with a 4-bedroom, 3.5-bath home that feels like a cozy beach bungalow but with detailed modern upgrades? The answer is Porchview Manor, nestled at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac that provides dual views of towering woodlands and The Landing, the original golf course built at Lake Oconee. A recently renovated new addition, Porchview is designed to indulge guests throughout its two levels of spacious accommodations.
Upon arrival, you’ll appreciate the digital entry that makes keeping up with keys a thing of the past. Stepping inside the front door, guests will be greeted by the open floor plan of the living area, kitchen, and dining nook. A vaulted ceiling, warm colors, soft fabrics, and abundant natural light immediately say, “Welcome home!” While you’ll be tempted to sink into the leather sofa, light the gas fireplace, and find your favorite show on the wall-mounted flatscreen TV, this retreat has too many amenities left to explore, beginning with the kitchen. Help yourself to the stainless steel appliances, including a 6-burner gas stovetop and oven, side-by-side fridge, dishwasher, microwave, and farmhouse sink. Granite countertops run throughout, including the oversized island that can serve as buffet for steaks off the grill or takeout from one of the nearby eateries. Pull up one of the under-counter barstools, or gather round the 6-seat table for a more intimate setting under the glow of a modern oil-rubbed chandelier. A sliding barn door conceals a large walk-in pantry area with new front-load washer and dryer.
The master-on-main suite continues the bungalow appeal with its seagrass carpet and plentiful sunlight from windows that offer private views of the 11th hole. A plush king bed, cozy reading chair, flatscreen TV, walk-in closet, and elegant en suite bath provide a retreat within a retreat. There’s room for two at the double-sink vanity and even the custom tiled shower! A separate entrance to the screened-in back porch presents a quiet opportunity for sunrise coffee.
Accessed from the living area or the master suite, the screened-in back porch is a real crowd-pleaser that offers generous seating, an outdoor dining experience, and a mounted flat-screen TV perfect for Masters week or football season. This is a favorite gathering spot that can accommodate one or up to 12, all while being surrounded by natural beauty without requiring bug spray.
On the lower level, wall-to-wall seagrass carpet, earthy hues, and refined furnishings define laid-back luxury. The family room invites guests to lounge on the large sectional or leather recliner, take in a new Netflix release, or relax by the gas fireplace. Step out to the back deck and light the propane grill for a golf-side barbecue.
Also on the lower level are three additional guest rooms, each tastefully designed with queen beds, dresser storage, flatscreen TVs, and custom finishes. The two front rooms share a full bath with separate toilet and tub/shower, and the back room comes with an en suite bathroom and views of the 11th hole and surrounding wooded territory.
Though Porchview Manor is situated in a prestigious gated community, it’s just down the road from plenty of local favorites and activities. Travel south on Highway 44 to stock up at Publix, enjoy breakfast at Café 44, or browse the home décor at The French Hare. Three miles further south is Harmony Crossing, home to popular cafes, restaurants, and boutiques. We also recommend visiting the historic districts of downtown Eatonton and downtown Greensboro. Both have mom-and-pop cafes, restaurants, and retail stores that are locally owned and operated. Be sure to check area events, festivals, and farmer’s markets, too!