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Keowee waterfront w/private dock close to Marina, 7 mi to Clemson's Death Valley

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

A 4 bedroom, 2 bath home with private dock; 3 bedrooms have private balconies

This comfortable lake home is located 7 miles from Clemson University's football stadium and all the excitement it has to offer. It is located less than 5 minutes by boat or by car to the Lake Keowee Marina and famous Tiki Hut Restaurant on the water. Don't let the proximity to all the activity concern those who seek peace and quiet, though. This home is located in a quiet, mostly-wooded cove that feels like a true get-away. From our dock you can swim, fish or just sit and take in the view. Being equipped with power and lighting makes our dock a great spot for those who love to night fish or listen to music as they bask in the sun. The depth at our dock is a minimum of 10 feet, so boaters can enjoy our spot on a year-round basis. We are close to big, open water, so you can easily get to wherever your favorite spots are on the lake. We are 2 coves over from the Lake Keowee Marina (the largest full service marina on the lake) which provides boat and equipment rentals, a store for supplies and bait, and a restaurant. We have 2 kayaks, 2 paddleboards, and a canoe provided for your enjoyment. We also have several tubes, a knee board, and other floats for hanging out in the water. The garage is set up to house a brand new indoor/outdoor ping pong table. Our house is very child-friendly with a closet full of child-size life jackets as well as several baskets of toys for young children. We even have books for adults and children (and a book exchange: take one and leave one) located throughout the house. Two of the bedrooms have rocking chairs for rocking little ones to sleep. Each of the beds has brand new, high-quality bedding, so you can get a quality night's sleep in comfort.

While many of our guests want to come and unplug, we also have groups who gather to watch "the big game" and be near Clemson. Our home is perfect for any of those purposes. We have 2 wifi networks to support streaming and those who may need quick internet access. We also have have the Deluxe Cable package which includes all standard channels and many additional ones such as ESPN 1, ESPN 2, ESPN 3, The SEC Network, and Fox Sports. A foosball table is located in the upstairs balcony, and we've just added a brand new ping pong table located in the garage. A fire pit overlooking the water provides a perfect spot for lounging and spending quality time with your favorite people. Our home is set up for all ages and interest levels to enjoy.

We have a spacious back deck and screened-in porch for lounging close to the house or enjoying an outdoor meal. A gas grill is provided for good ol' lakeside cooking. This home has an open floor plan, so guests can enjoy time together. A large rock fireplace adds to the comfort and rustic feel of a true lake getaway. The great room is two stories, and can be viewed from the upstairs balcony. The master bedroom and bath are located on the main floor. Three additional bedrooms and a full bath are located upstairs. Almost all rooms have a lakeview. Three bedrooms even have their own private balconies that overlook the beautiful emerald green waters of Lake Keowee.

Overlooking the lake, we have added a new firepit to enjoy with your group. (Please note that we do not provide the firewood; however, there are several locations [Lowe's, Wal-Mart, etc.] within less than 2 miles where this can be purchased.) If you are staying for several nights and plan to use the fire pit, we can also recommend a very affordable option for having fire wood delivered to the home for you.

An outdoor shower with hot and cold water is conveniently located beneath the deck, for those who want to rinse off before heading inside. Our family loves to have the kids all get their showers right there before we even go in the house. That way showers are taken care of and there's more time for games once inside!

This setting is so quiet and peaceful, you'll forget you're conveniently located within 2 miles of numerous restaurants and grocery stores. Come see why Lake Keowee has become a favorite getaway!

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We are always checking to make sure our property is clean and up-to-date. Here are some recent improvements we've made as we begin the 2018 year:

-Brand new furniture in master bedroom

-Master bed upgraded from queen to king with plush brand new mattress

-New bedding in master and 2 bedrooms upstairs

-Tournament sized indoor/outdoor ping pong table added in garage

-New high end cutlery in kitchen

-Brand new Speed Queen washer and dryer set

-New lamps throughout (several with internal extra outlets and USB plugs, so you can conveniently charge your devices)

-Tankless hot water heater, so you'll always have hot water

-Bluetooth-capable soundbar in great room so you can enjoy music from your phone while on the deck

-outdoor shower with hot and cold water to conveniently rinse off on your way back up to the house

-tankless hot water heater, so you never run out of hot water

*If you plan to rent a boat or waverunner, let us know. We have a partnership where our renters get 5% off boat and waverunner rentals from Lake Keowee Boat Rentals.

**The owner's boat will usually be parked on the lift at the dock, but there is space for up to 2 more boats to park alongside the dock.

***Please note that our home is in a residential neighborhood. Many of our neighbors live there permanently and are not on vacation. Keeping a positive rapport with our neighbors is important to us; therefore, we expect our renters to be respectful of the community.

More Details

Member since: 2017
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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2018

About Neely

The Ledford family lives in Travelers Rest, SC. Brad is a CPA, and Neely is an elementary school teacher. We have two young children, which means we are a busy, active family. Lake Keowee is our favorite spot to make sure we slow down and enjoy time together as a family.

Neely purchased this house in 2017

Why Neely chose Seneca

We looked at many properties all along Lake Keowee. Neely grew up going to her grandmother's rustic lakehouse on Lake Greenwood. It had a great swimming area, a screened-in porch, and lots of decking for good ol' "porch sitting". That's what we were looking for in our special lake retreat. This house is convenient to everything in Seneca as well as to Clemson University, but when you get there, you forget how close you are to town. The house itself (with its large rock fireplace, balcony overlooking the great room, and outdoor balconies for 3 of the bedrooms) just looks like a lakehouse should to us- different from a residential home. We love the cozy feel of the home, so we knew this was the one for us! We hope you can relax here and enjoy it as much as we do.

What makes this house unique

This home is less than 1 mile from the main road in Seneca where you can shop, eat out, and not have to travel forever to pick up whatever you may need. Our house is close enough to everything that even Papa John's delivers here! A huge plus when you've come in from playing hard on the lake all day! Once you arrive, though, our cove is so peaceful and relaxing that you will forget how close you are to everything. The Lake Keowee Marina is 5 minutes by boat or by car. You can rent watercrafts, get gas, purchase food, and enjoy live music here.


Seneca House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • 1) All parking must be done in our driveway only (5 cars maximum). Additional parking is available at either of the 2 local marinas.
  • 2) No loud or disruptive behavior is allowed. Respect the property and the neighbors.
  • 3) Pets are allowed upon approval from the owner and after payment of $75 pet fee. No pets are allowed on the furniture.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , on main floor, adjoining master
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , upstairs, accessed from hallway
  • A fun outdoor shower is located beneath the deck, along the path back into the house. This is a quick way to get everyone cleaned up so there's more time for fun and games once inside.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , upstairs bedroom with private balcony overlooking water
    Bedroom 4 - 4 double , 2 twin/ single , 2 full over full bunkbeds and 1 twin over twin bunkbed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , master with private balcony overlooking water, on main level
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Keowee waterfront w/private dock close to Marina, 7 mi to Clemson's Death Valley
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 48 reviews
Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina

Perfect for a weekend with family!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time on Lake Keowee! The house worked for a long weekend with two families and grandparents; there was something for everyone. Kids loves swimming in the quiet cove, parents kayaked and canoed and grandparents floated on huge much fun! We enjoyed s’mores over the fire pit two nights in a row, sparklers in the back yard and mornings on the back porch. We had to drive to Clemson several times a day for our son’s football camp, and it was an easy drive - only 12 minutes. The house was well equipped and clean, and the owner (Neely) was responsive and helpful. A nice time was had by all!!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family weekend

  • 5 of 5

This house is the nicest VRBO experience we've ever had. The home was incredibly well-stocked with whatever we needed, and everything was impeccably clean. The finishings were the perfect mix of upscale, comfortable, and cozy. After our first night, I messaged the owner about where the pillows and master bedroom mattress, because this was the first time in years that I have not awoken with back pain. Maybe it's the peaceful, stress-free setting of the home or the beautiful scenery from any of the balconies, porches, or decks? Either way, this was the perfect way for our family to gather in preparation for my son's graduation from Clemson. My only regret is not having found this house sooner! If child #3 ends up at Clemson, too. This house will be homebase for our family's visits!

Some tips: boat rentals are right around the corner at the marina. Let the owner know if you plan to rent. Neely has negotiated a small discount for their renters. This really came in handy when renting waverunners and a boat over several days. Also, Neely sends each renter a "welcome book" with house and area information. Use it. We found it to be very helpful. There are many great restaurants and spots to enjoy on the lake.

Lake Keowee is the most beautiful lake we've ever visited, and this house is a perfect spot to take it all in!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Terrific House and terrific host

  • 5 of 5

Our group was comprised of a bunch of grown men from the North American Mission Board. We were in town to attend several meetings at Clemson. This home was perfect for us. We didn't have time for lake activity as we were here for business, but many of us agree that we'd love to come back with our families. The beds were all incredibly comfortable, and we never felt crowded. The openness of the house allows for great gathering spaces. The deck and screened porch were awesome as well. Neely was incredibly helpful in answering questions beforehand. Before our arrival, she sent us a guide of local restaurants and places to visit. We appreciate Neely being flexible with our group and accommodating us. I highly recommend this home!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Andrew. I'm so glad your group enjoyed your stay at the lakehouse. Please do come back to enjoy with your families. We've found it to be a great home for children and families as well!
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Very nice place

  • 5 of 5

Very nice place. Slept all of our group very comfortably.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, John. We hope your group will come stay again!
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Great getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Having our children and grandchildren with us under one roof was wonderful. The kitchen was well stocked, beds were comfortable for all and enough room for 11 of us. The house and dock were great. We will return.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Paula! We enjoyed having your group out at the lake, and we look forward to your return!
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This house was a wonderful place to stay. We stayed for a long weekend and it fit our large group with ease. Plenty of space and very well taken care of. Large outdoor deck to hang out on with a grill. Large dock on the lake to relax during the day. We plan on staying there again this year.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Mike! We look forward to having your group back out at the house again!
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Paesano's Italian Restaurant
Black's Smokehouse
Puerto Nuevo Mexican & Seafood
Tiki Hut
The Lighthouse Restaurant & Event Center
Joe's New York Pizza
Sole Grill and Sushi Bar
Taco Riendo
Ram Cat Social House
The Spot on the Alley
Baker's Dogs
YoGo Express
Presst Food & Wine
Copper River Grill
The Original Blue Marble Deli
Hochstetler's Deli
The Grill at Clemson Marina
Betty's Hungry House Cafe
Paw's Diner
Waffle House
Atami Express
Rainbow Garden Chinese Restaurant
The Beer Station
Marco's Pizza
Heavenly Hog's BBQ
Beyond the Bull
Walnut Street Bakery
Firehouse Subs
China Inn

Our property is located 8 miles from Clemson University, on one of the most scenic lakes in the United States. Lake Keowee offers mountain views, waterfalls, and emerald green water fresh from the mountains. We are 2 coves over from the major marina on the lake where you can rent boats, waverunners, and recreational equipment. Come enjoy all the beauty of Lake Keowee!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Pet Fee $75
Damage Deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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