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River Bend Retreat

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 7 Guests
From: $400 / Night

Leave all your cares behind and indulge your senses at our secluded, private and fully-equipped log cabin on gorgeous Lake Oconee!

This 2-bedroom 1.5 bath inviting retreat comfortably sleeps 6 and can sleep up to 8. Offering a cozy living area with pine walls and hardwood floors that set off the rustic furnishings and decor, a large sectional and flat screen television. 

In addition to stainless appliances, the open kitchen features granite countertops and everything you'll need - whether fixing something simple or a holiday feast.  There is enough room for the entire family at our harvest table with seating for 8.  

After a long day boating and fishing on the lake, step inside to a chilled glass of wine from our built-in wine cooler.

You will rest comfortably in one of our two bedrooms that are complete with king size beds.

The bathroom features a full tub/shower combination with a single sink granite vanity. 

Children and teens will love the bunk room upstairs with a twin bed, a queen bed alcove and half bath. 

Central heat and air will keep your family comfortable while you are here. 

If grilling is your preference, enjoy our outdoor gas grill and covered deck.

There's plenty of seating for outdoor eating enjoyment or watching the kids play. 

Take a short walk from the deck where you will find the fire pit area for roasting marshmallows and making S'mores. 

We have a private dock so be sure to bring your boat and fishing poles and catch enough for dinner!

Lake Oconee is an ideal spot for family vacations. Renowned for its natural beauty and serenity, it has more than 80 miles of shoreline available for outdoor recreation.
 
The lake is a popular place for fishing, boating, jet skiing, canoeing, kayaking and swimming.
 
If you like cycling, you will enjoy exploring the area’s gently rolling hills and fragrant pine forests. If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, the Oconee National Forest, with miles of mountain biking and hiking trails, is just a short distance away.
 
Also within easy driving distance is Madison, “the prettiest small town in America”, where you can wander the streets and admire the stately old houses in Georgia’s oldest and largest National Historic District.
 
Enjoy Madison’s unique style and southern charm as you shop for antiques, and visit renowned restaurants.
 
University of Georgia at Athens is an hour away and is a popular destination for football fans of the Georgia Bulldogs.
 
In the St James Vacation Homes Guest Portal you'll find things like directions, passwords, and home access codes.
 
We are looking forward to making your vacation seamlessly easy and incredibly fun!

We are seasoned travelers, who have had the opportunity to use vacation rentals on many occasions, and we are proud to be part of this community.

Accommodations House Cleaning Optional, Other Services Concierge, Dryer, Wifi
Amenities Air Conditioning, Internet, Heating, Washer, Dryer, Parking, Living Room, Hair Dryer, Iron Board, Linens, Towels, Iron, Shampoo, Hangers, Essentials, Internet Access, Cable/satellite TV, TV, Linens provided, Towels provided, Private Entrance, Self Check-In, Keypad, Bed Linens, Extra Pillows And Blankets
Attractions Autumn Foliage, Marina, Museums, Health Beauty Spa
Car Recommended
Changeover/Arrival Day 24Hr Check-In
Property Lake Oconee, Private Dock
Cleanliness Enhanced Cleaning Practices, Cleaning Disinfection, Self Check In / Check Out, All towels and bedding washed in hot water that's at least 60ºC, High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant
Emergency Emergency Exit Route, Emergency Medical Contact, Emergency Police Contact, Emergency Fire Contact
Entertainment Television, Satellite or Cable
Kitchen and Dining Kitchen, Dining Area, Refrigerator, Coffee Maker, Microwave, Dishwasher, Dishes Utensils, Stove, Toaster, Oven, Room, BBQ, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Cooking Basics
Leisure Antiquing, Bird Watching, Horseback Riding, Paddle Boating, Boating, Shopping, Water Sports, Wildlife Viewing, Horse riding nearby
Local Features ATM Bank, Fitness Center, Groceries, Hospital, Waterfront
Location Types Lake, Rural, Waterfront, Lake Front, Water View, Water views, Beach or lakeside relaxation, Lake Access
Outdoor Grill, Kayak Canoe, Private yard, Patio Or Balcony, Garden Or Backyard, Fire Pit
Safety Features Fire Extinguisher, Smoke Detector, Deadbolt Lock, Outdoor Lighting
Sports and Adventure Fishing, Hiking, Pier Fishing, Kayaking, Watersports nearby, Fishing nearby, Golf course within 30 min drive
Suitability Children Welcome, Smoking Not Allowed, Minimum Age Limit, Free Parking, Ceiling fans, Central heating, Air Conditioning, Hot Water, Long Term Stays Allowed, Pets allowed
Themes Family, Romantic

Located on a generously sized waterfront lot in the gated community of Harmony Bay, this immaculate and spacious 6500-sqft, 5-bedroom, 5.5-bath craftsman home shines like a pearl on the shores of Lake Oconee. From top to bottom of its three levels, Harmony Bay is dressed to impress with spacious rooms, an open floor plan, designer finishes, and luxurious amenities (including a pool!) that guarantee this lakefront oasis will be a family favorite for years to come.

Step inside the front door for a sweeping view of the living area, kitchen, and dining room that all offer 180-degree vistas of the sprawling back yard and glittering waters of Lake Oconee. Highlighted by a cascading chandelier, the vaulted living area is anchored by an enormous flatscreen TV with optimal streaming views from any angle of the oversized sectional and leather swivel chairs. Steps away is the gourmet kitchen that will bring a smile to anyone whose love language is food! It boasts a walk-in pantry and stainless-steel appliances including a custom side-by-side refrigerator/freezer, 5-burner stovetop oven, dishwasher, and built-in microwave and secondary oven – perfect for large crowds, especially at holiday time! A central island provides a farmhouse sink, additional prep space, and countertop seating for four. Ensconced behind the cabinets is a plentiful supply of dinnerware, servingware, and cookware. A dual-feature Cuisinart coffee machine is on standby with a carafe and k-pod reservoir. Seating options abound with two separate dining nooks that accommodate eight each, plus another four at the bar, making this a moveable feast for up to 20! In mild weather, take the dining experience outdoors for a fresh-air meal on the upper deck, and enjoy the use of the propane grill.

Also on the main floor are a master suite and guest suite, each occupying opposite wings and with private lakeside views. The elegant master bedroom showcases a king bed flanked by two nightstands, reading area with two sitting chairs, wall-mounted flatscreen TV, and private digital thermostat. The ensuite bathroom feels like a spa retreat with a European shower, soaking tub, double sink vanity, and a walk-in closet fit for royalty. The guest suite is no less impressive, with a king bed, wall-mounted flatscreen TV, and spacious private bath with a European shower and walk-in closet.

Down the hall is an office area that can be sectioned off by two sliding barn doors, a mudroom (for easy access from the adjacent garage), and a laundry room that would make Martha Stewart proud. Here, guests can take advantage of a digital frontload washer and dryer set, utility sink, and wardrobe rack.

From this end of the house, take the staircase to the bonus room above the garage. With a twin daybed + twin trundle, two bunk sets (four twin mattresses), two wrought iron twin beds, and a wrought iron queen bed, this space will be coveted by kids of all ages. It offers two entertainment areas (each with a flatscreen TV), and the bunk nightstands come with USB ports to keep devices juiced up! A full bathroom completes the bonus area.

The finished lower level needs its own zip code. With plentiful natural light streaming in from the floor-to-ceiling windows, this is less of a basement and more of bespoke entertainment and lounge area that leaves nothing to the imagination. A large sectional and two leather armchairs surround a wall-mounted flatscreen TV. Nearby, a wet bar comes equipped with a stainless-steel side-by-side refrigerator/freezer, sink, and icemaker. Three can sit on the counter-height barstools or at the adjacent live edge table with bench seating. Lining the room's perimeter are a pool table, NBA arcade machine, air hockey table, and dual basketball arcade game. Off the common area are three sizable bedrooms, one with a king bed, flatscreen TV, and ensuite bath with a European shower. The other two rooms (one with a queen bed and one with two bunks sets) both come with flatscreen TVs and share a full bath – perfect for a family whose little ones might need some nearby supervision.

Located on a generously sized waterfront lot in the gated community of Harmony Bay, this immaculate and spacious 6500-sqft, 5-bedroom, 5.5-bath craftsman home shines like a pearl on the shores of Lake Oconee. From top to bottom of its three levels, Harmony Bay is dressed to impress with spacious rooms, an open floor plan, designer finishes, and luxurious amenities (including a pool!) that guarantee this lakefront oasis will be a family favorite for years to come.

Step inside the front door for a sweeping view of the living area, kitchen, and dining room that all offer 180-degree vistas of the sprawling back yard and glittering waters of Lake Oconee. Highlighted by a cascading chandelier, the vaulted living area is anchored by an enormous flatscreen TV with optimal streaming views from any angle of the oversized sectional and leather swivel chairs. Steps away is the gourmet kitchen that will bring a smile to anyone whose love language is food! It boasts a walk-in pantry and stainless-steel appliances including a custom side-by-side refrigerator/freezer, 5-burner stovetop oven, dishwasher, and built-in microwave and secondary oven – perfect for large crowds, especially at holiday time! A central island provides a farmhouse sink, additional prep space, and countertop seating for four. Ensconced behind the cabinets is a plentiful supply of dinnerware, servingware, and cookware. A dual-feature Cuisinart coffee machine is on standby with a carafe and k-pod reservoir. Seating options abound with two separate dining nooks that accommodate eight each, plus another four at the bar, making this a moveable feast for up to 20! In mild weather, take the dining experience outdoors for a fresh-air meal on the upper deck, and enjoy the use of the propane grill.

Also on the main floor are a master suite and guest suite, each occupying opposite wings and with private lakeside views. The elegant master bedroom showcases a king bed flanked by two nightstands, reading area with two sitting chairs, wall-mounted flatscreen TV, and private digital thermostat. The ensuite bathroom feels like a spa retreat with a European shower, soaking tub, double sink vanity, and a walk-in closet fit for royalty. The guest suite is no less impressive, with a king bed, wall-mounted flatscreen TV, and spacious private bath with a European shower and walk-in closet.

Down the hall is an office area that can be sectioned off by two sliding barn doors, a mudroom (for easy access from the adjacent garage), and a laundry room that would make Martha Stewart proud. Here, guests can take advantage of a digital frontload washer and dryer set, utility sink, and wardrobe rack.

From this end of the house, take the staircase to the bonus room above the garage. With a twin daybed + twin trundle, two bunk sets (four twin mattresses), two wrought iron twin beds, and a wrought iron queen bed, this space will be coveted by kids of all ages. It offers two entertainment areas (each with a flatscreen TV), and the bunk nightstands come with USB ports to keep devices juiced up! A full bathroom completes the bonus area.

The finished lower level needs its own zip code. With plentiful natural light streaming in from the floor-to-ceiling windows, this is less of a basement and more of bespoke entertainment and lounge area that leaves nothing to the imagination. A large sectional and two leather armchairs surround a wall-mounted flatscreen TV. Nearby, a wet bar comes equipped with a stainless-steel side-by-side refrigerator/freezer, sink, and icemaker. Three can sit on the counter-height barstools or at the adjacent live edge table with bench seating. Lining the room's perimeter are a pool table, NBA arcade machine, air hockey table, and dual basketball arcade game. Off the common area are three sizable bedrooms, one with a king bed, flatscreen TV, and ensuite bath with a European shower. The other two rooms (one with a queen bed and one with two bunks sets) both come with flatscreen TVs and share a full bath – perfect for a family whose little ones might need some nearby supervision.

Date Range Daily Weekly Monthly
07/08/2024 - 08/28/2024 Sun-Thu: $380.80, Fri-Sat: $380.80 $2,160.00 $6,000.00
08/29/2024 - 09/04/2024 Sun-Thu: $392.00, Fri-Sat: $403.20 $2,100.00 $6,000.00
09/05/2024 - 10/31/2024 Sun-Thu: $358.40, Fri-Sat: $369.60 $1,600.00 $5,400.00
11/01/2024 - 11/26/2024 Sun-Thu: $358.40 $0.00 $0.00
11/27/2024 - 11/29/2024 Sun-Thu: $369.60, Fri-Sat: $380.80 $1,980.00 $5,500.00
11/30/2024 - 12/20/2024 Sun-Thu: $358.40 $0.00 $0.00
12/21/2024 - 01/02/2025 Sun-Thu: $280.00, Fri-Sat: $302.40 $1,600.00 $5,500.00
01/03/2025 - 02/28/2025 Sun-Thu: $358.40 $0.00 $0.00
03/01/2025 - 04/06/2025 Sun-Thu: $312.48, Fri-Sat: $334.88 $2,040.00 $5,800.00
04/07/2025 - 04/13/2025 Sun-Thu: $446.88, Fri-Sat: $480.48 $3,600.00 $10,000.00
04/14/2025 - 05/21/2025 Sun-Thu: $312.48, Fri-Sat: $334.88 $2,040.00 $5,800.00
05/22/2025 - 05/27/2025 Sun-Thu: $358.40, Fri-Sat: $358.40 $2,160.00 $6,000.00
05/28/2025 - 06/28/2025 Sun-Thu: $380.80, Fri-Sat: $380.80 $2,160.00 $6,000.00
06/29/2025 - 07/06/2025 Sun-Thu: $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
07/07/2025 - 08/27/2025 Sun-Thu: $380.80, Fri-Sat: $380.80 $2,160.00 $6,000.00

Located on a generously sized waterfront lot in the gated community of Harmony Bay, this immaculate and spacious 6500-sqft, 5-bedroom, 5.5-bath craftsman home shines like a pearl on the shores of Lake Oconee. From top to bottom of its three levels, Harmony Bay is dressed to impress with spacious rooms, an open floor plan, designer finishes, and luxurious amenities (including a pool!) that guarantee this lakefront oasis will be a family favorite for years to come.

Step inside the front door for a sweeping view of the living area, kitchen, and dining room that all offer 180-degree vistas of the sprawling back yard and glittering waters of Lake Oconee. Highlighted by a cascading chandelier, the vaulted living area is anchored by an enormous flatscreen TV with optimal streaming views from any angle of the oversized sectional and leather swivel chairs. Steps away is the gourmet kitchen that will bring a smile to anyone whose love language is food! It boasts a walk-in pantry and stainless-steel appliances including a custom side-by-side refrigerator/freezer, 5-burner stovetop oven, dishwasher, and built-in microwave and secondary oven – perfect for large crowds, especially at holiday time! A central island provides a farmhouse sink, additional prep space, and countertop seating for four. Ensconced behind the cabinets is a plentiful supply of dinnerware, servingware, and cookware. A dual-feature Cuisinart coffee machine is on standby with a carafe and k-pod reservoir. Seating options abound with two separate dining nooks that accommodate eight each, plus another four at the bar, making this a moveable feast for up to 20! In mild weather, take the dining experience outdoors for a fresh-air meal on the upper deck, and enjoy the use of the propane grill.

Also on the main floor are a master suite and guest suite, each occupying opposite wings and with private lakeside views. The elegant master bedroom showcases a king bed flanked by two nightstands, reading area with two sitting chairs, wall-mounted flatscreen TV, and private digital thermostat. The ensuite bathroom feels like a spa retreat with a European shower, soaking tub, double sink vanity, and a walk-in closet fit for royalty. The guest suite is no less impressive, with a king bed, wall-mounted flatscreen TV, and spacious private bath with a European shower and walk-in closet.

Down the hall is an office area that can be sectioned off by two sliding barn doors, a mudroom (for easy access from the adjacent garage), and a laundry room that would make Martha Stewart proud. Here, guests can take advantage of a digital frontload washer and dryer set, utility sink, and wardrobe rack.

From this end of the house, take the staircase to the bonus room above the garage. With a twin daybed + twin trundle, two bunk sets (four twin mattresses), two wrought iron twin beds, and a wrought iron queen bed, this space will be coveted by kids of all ages. It offers two entertainment areas (each with a flatscreen TV), and the bunk nightstands come with USB ports to keep devices juiced up! A full bathroom completes the bonus area.

The finished lower level needs its own zip code. With plentiful natural light streaming in from the floor-to-ceiling windows, this is less of a basement and more of bespoke entertainment and lounge area that leaves nothing to the imagination. A large sectional and two leather armchairs surround a wall-mounted flatscreen TV. Nearby, a wet bar comes equipped with a stainless-steel side-by-side refrigerator/freezer, sink, and icemaker. Three can sit on the counter-height barstools or at the adjacent live edge table with bench seating. Lining the room's perimeter are a pool table, NBA arcade machine, air hockey table, and dual basketball arcade game. Off the common area are three sizable bedrooms, one with a king bed, flatscreen TV, and ensuite bath with a European shower. The other two rooms (one with a queen bed and one with two bunks sets) both come with flatscreen TVs and share a full bath – perfect for a family whose little ones might need some nearby supervision.