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Large, Magical Mountain Lake Cabin on Lake Keowee

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Front of house, taken from circular driveway.


Last updated: 04/06/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:14
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 14)

'A Stay Away' (the phonetic Cherokee language translation of 'Cedar Creek', the branch of Lake Keowee on which the property is located) is a true Mountain Lake Vacation Home. It is a 4000 sq ft, Lindal Cedar Home with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, large, open common spaces, a stone fireplace, spacious kitchen, and ample sleeping areas. The house was renovated in 2009, and the kitchen got new appliances in 2011.

In addition to two bedrooms with king beds, and one with a queen bed, there is a comfortable queen-sized swing bed (on a ceiling-suspended platform) on a sleeping porch, and a bunkroom with 4 beds. One of the king-sized rooms also has an additional set of bunk beds, and each floor has a queen sofa bed (new, firm memory foam mattresses), most comfortable for one adult or two children, of course. In addition, there is a pack-n-play for infants, and a futon mattress which can be used for extra sleeping space.

Main floor:
Master with one king
4-season porch with suspended queen "swing bed"

Lower level (daylight, walk out basement):
Bedroom #2: queen bed, private bath across the hall
Bedroom #3: king bed and bunk beds, jack and jil bath shared with bunk room
Bunk Room: 4 bunk beds

futon under master bed
2 x queen sleeper sofas (memory foam mattresses are actually pretty comfortable)

Outdoors, there is a two-level deck, with shady and sunny areas.

The dock is a double decker with a covered slip and an uncovered slip. There's also a wave runner float lift.

Mostly, you'll want to spend the days on the lake, or retreat to the quiet seclusion of the cabin itself. Aside from a rarely-occupied log cabin next door, the nearest house is across the lake! In the summer, there are many lake activities available. Many nearby activities (golf, hiking, shopping) are available.

We are *not* TV people, but there is a flat screen TV on each floor (36" and 50", I think). There is no cable in the area, but we have basic DirecTV. While there is a DVD player, VHS player, and satellite receiver, it may not be the best place for TV watching or TV watching parties (eg, sports events). Wifi is via a Verizon "Jet Pack". We have a large data plan, but we do sometimes have to purchase more data as needed for renters. (Please go easy on us with the streaming!)

The community paid a fortune to bring in county water in 2014, so all our water filters are obsolete. We still have a separate kitchen drinking water filter (RO). We think it's better than bottled.

The property is about a 30-minute drive from Clemson, SC, a 40-minute drive from Seneca, SC, 50-minute drive from Greenville, SC, and about 45-minutes from Cashiers, NC.

Keywords: House,lake,lakehouse,cabin,rustic,large,remote,quiet,dock,keowee,north, south carolina,mountain,mountains,woods,wooded


Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 04/06/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 4000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 14
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    We love having kids and friends' children join us at the lake. However, there are many special risks to children at any lake home. Please inform the owners of any children which will be staying at the home or visiting, for special advice re: prudent use of the home. We want this to be a SAFE and enjoyable experience for all our guests!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Zero tolerance. Please, let's stay friends. ...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Must get specific clearance on this from owner....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 4: 1 king, 1 bunk bed


  • Sleeping Porch: 1 queen


  • Bunk Room: 2 bunk bed


  • King size beds (1) Two rooms have king beds., Queen size Beds (1) Two queen-sized beds, including the swing bed on the four-season sleeping porch (good mattress on platform hung from ceiling)., Baby Cribs (1) Pack-n-play crib available., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Each floor has one queen-sized sofabed, recommended for one person, or two children., Bunk Beds (6) There is a room with 4 bunk beds, and another room with 2 bunk beds in addition to a king-sized bed....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Master Bathroom: toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub


  • Powder Room: toilet


  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Jack n Jill: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Separate sinks for each room that shares this bathroom...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Double-decker dock available. Boats may be rented elsewhere on the lake. Dock has an extra, uncovered boat-slip. Owner's boat and waverunner may not be used secondary to liability issues. WiFi Internet access is often available from an unknown source....moreless


  • Satellite / Cable:

    No cable. Basic DirecTV available. We do not have premium channels or ESPN currently. It's possible that the forest could grow and block the signal, but we're currently good. ...moreless

  • Stereo:

    There is one, but I would bring a boom box with connections to your iPod or smartphone of choice....moreless

  • Television:

    50" and 36" flat screen TVs....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    More than a dozen old VHS tapes. Bring your own DVDs....moreless

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    By Lake Keowee standards, the slope to the lake is gentle. It is an unpaved path, and is about 100 steps. Older people, small kids may take pause, but it's not at all undoable for most people. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining:

    10 can be seated at the dining table. There isa bar with 4 backed swivel stools (high style)....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Two units: one up, one down. Through the wall unit on side porch....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace:

    main living room upstairs...moreless

  • Internet:

    We do have reliable wi fi, though it's via Verizon "jetpack". Data is via our cellular plan, so please go easy on us and avoid massive data usage....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street:

    There is a long circular driveway. It's somewhat steep. More than 4 or 5 cars would be a stretch....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    We have had people successfully park a boat trailer in the cul de sac at the top of the driveway. Recently people have inquired about *two* trailers, which looks possible, but tight....moreless

  • Telephone:

    There is a land line, but cell service is good....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    There is a washer and dryer in a separate laundry room....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    I THINK you will have everything you need!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Griddle, Blender, Crock pot, pizza stone, dutch oven....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    New stainless steel appliances in 2011....moreless

  • Microwave


  • Golf:

    Most of the golf locally is private. There is the Reserve at Lake Keowee, and The Cliffs' Vineyards. The Rock is, I believe, still public, and I hear good things....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    We do leave a couple of kayaks and paddles out....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    If you run out of propane, pick some up nearby and we'll reimburse you for the cost....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub


Write a review 5
from 4 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 24 - May 25, 2017
3 night min stay
May 26 - Aug 31, 2017
7 night min stay

Sep 5 - Nov 6, 2017
3 night min stay
Nov 7 - Mar 23, 2018
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Pet Fee $50
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Taxes Not included


Holidays may be higher priced than regular season rates. "Long weekends", such as Labor Day, require a 4 day stay. Thank you.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 04/06/2017
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46 Miles
Nearest Airport
Greenville Spartanburg (GSP)
1.4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 133
18 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Aunt Sue's Country Corner

Car: Necessary

This house, at the north end of Lake Keowee, is remote. The nearest grocery is Ingles in Pickens, 13 miles, though there is a nice, smaller market closer on Hwy 11 (the Market) at the entrance to "Falls South".


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: We are a family of 5 who live in Greenville, SC. We work too much to enjoy the house as often as we would like. Renting it out allows us to afford upkeep and taxes (whew!). We genuinely love the thought of people up there enjoying it in our absence. We are old-school VRBOers. We do not have a professional management service, and can't always provide concierge services, but while you're guests at the house, our house is your house. Overall, we've had a very enjoyable experience as owners on VRBO. It's fun to get feedback about the great vacations on the lake!

Why the Owner Chose Sunset, SC, USA:
I grew up near Surfside Beach, SC, and my family would spend weekends there. We wanted something close by to make family memories. Love cool, clean, scenic Keowee!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The house is truly remote. Sometimes we feel like it's the only place we get away from it all. The house has a way of sucking the desire to work right out of you. The only people you're likely to see are the people across the cove. The wifi is only recently good enough to do any significant work online. Cell service wasn't even reliable until about 5 years ago. We reluctantly got TV service about the same time.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 04/06/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Front of house, taken from circular driveway.

    Front of house, taken from circular driveway.

  • Main Living room

    Main Living room

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Bunk beds in Bedroom #3.

    Bunk beds in Bedroom #3.

  • "Bunk room"

    "Bunk room"

  • Famous "swing bed".  Comfy queen sofa suspended from ceiling.  Or "pirate ship"?

    Famous "swing bed". Comfy queen sofa suspended from ceiling. Or "pirate ship"?

  • Double decker dock with two slips

    Double decker dock with two slips

  • Kitchen


  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Bedroom #3.  King bed and bunk

    Bedroom #3. King bed and bunk

  • Bedroom #2 with queen bed

    Bedroom #2 with queen bed

  • Downstairs living area with pool table and foosball. Sleeper sofa.

    Downstairs living area with pool table and foosball. Sleeper sofa.

  • Downstairs living area with larger TV

    Downstairs living area with larger TV

  • Best I could do showing slope to dock.

    Best I could do showing slope to dock.

VRBO #163859

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 19, 2017

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