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A Lot of House for the Money

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

You can enjoy our home on lovely Lake Wateree for your next vacation, family reunion, or fishing trip. The home is spacious, with 2500 square feet, and features five bedrooms and 3.5 baths. The home is fully equipped with a complete kitchen, laundry machines, cable television and wireless internet. You will enjoy the view from the 1000 s/f deck that stretches across of back of the house or from the cypress swing facing the main channel of Lake Wateree. Use of the house includes the use of the lighted dock and the public ramp just five minutes away. The home is ready for relaxation or the excitement of water sports and great fishing.

Our home is located on Lake Rd. just 2.5 miles above the lower dam on the Lugoff side of the lake. It is located 30 minutes away from Carolina Adventure World and 30 minutes from Columbia. Reservations can requested by calling or by sending an e-mail. Responsible adults with families are welcome and pets are not allowed. Smoking is not permitted. A security deposit is required.

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Jim Braswell
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2018

About Jim Braswell

We are James and Peggy Braswell, long time residents of South Carolina. We are from Columbia, but now live in Florence and love the lake life. We are celebrating 12 years of enjoyment of our lake house.

Jim Braswell purchased this house in 2003

Why Jim Braswell chose Ridgeway

This is the perfect getaway from almost any direction, Columbia, Florence, Charlotte, and beyond. The hilly terrain around the lake makes some folks feel like you are in the foothills of SC. Access to the lake is certainly off the beaten path and your get that unpretentious feeling around Lake Wateree that invites you to take your shoes off and dangle your toes over the dock in peace.

What makes this house unique

Lake Wateree offers the best of all worlds. Unlike Lake Murray, there is congestion or traffic issues on or around the lake. Unlike Lake Marion, you will find virtually no stumps or alligators. Just great fishing and wonderful boating. We are located just below "Skiers Alley" a wonderful channel of calm water for great water skiing. This is a great location and a wonderful lake. Best kept secret in SC. Superior sunrises and sunsets with wonderful wildlife. Talk softly in the morning and enjoy the blue heron that calls our cove home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great guests to have in your home. They were helpful, patient and understanding.
Oct 2016
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Ridgeway House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Parking available for 5 cars or less.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Half Bath - toilet , Adjoins the Cabin Room
    Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , Double sink
    Front Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Hall Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Adjacent to master bath and walk in closet. Has television.
    Cabin Room - 1 queen , Queen bed with entrance to deck and half bath.
    Jungle Bedroom - 1 bunk bed , Bunk bed with double and twin beds. Access to loft.
    Sports Bedroom - 1 bunk bed , Single on the top and double on the bottom. Access to deck.
    Beach Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Beach theme with two twin beds.
  • Air Hockey
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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(24 traveler reviews)

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A Lot of House for the Money
average rating of 4.7916665 based on 25 reviews
Elgin, South Carolina

Very nice place!

  • 5 of 5

This house has everything you could need or want at your house. I love the dock, tankless hot water heater, gas appliances. I could keep naming all the things this place has that we enjoyed but I would run out of room. Every time I looked at something I thought wow that was very well thought out. I took a lot of notes on things to consider if I ever move to the lake or build my own house.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for coming to our home. Glad you had a good time. Come again soon.
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Best place ever!

  • 5 of 5

You can't go wrong by staying here, the owner is great to work with. The lake house is very relaxing and enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for coming. Glad you had a relaxing time. Come again.
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. The house and property was great. Kids had a great time. Would rent again!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks guys. Come again.
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Great Value with lovely lake view

  • 5 of 5

Great setup for a vacation with a couple of families. Multiple bedrooms and bathrooms with good separation. Great Deck and Dock for outdoor gatherings with superb lake view. Lake Wateree is a very interesting lake with many fingers/coves and islands.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ipswich, Suffolk, UK

A lot of house, well kept, it easily met our expectations.

  • 4 of 5

We travelled from the UK after having found this property to visit my sister, she lives in Fort Lawn SC. The Braswells trusted us as we did them, our trust was well placed as this property is everything it appears and more. We hope to visit again and will look to rent here again. As it is situated mid state places were all a similar distance away with the house offering comfort on our return we loved it!

The Mayhew's from England

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house

  • 4 of 5

Had a great time at this house and Thanksgiving dinner eaten on the deck was great for us since we are from northern Indiana.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to have you at our home. Glad things went well. Please come again. Thanks for the nice comments. We do try hard to get things right and positive comments are so nice.
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
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Nearest Point of Interest
Boat Landing
Car: necessary

Located nearby the Springdale Horse Race track home of the Carolina Cup. Medical care located in Camden, 15 minutes from the house.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $200

A reservation agreement is required and is e-mailed.
A payment of 25% secures the reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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