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Perfect Lake Keowee Waterfront Family Vacation Home

Bedrooms 4
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8-12)

It's 5 o'clock here!

Relax, unwind and get away to this beautiful setting on scenic Lake Keowee! This spacious home is in a quiet, established neighborhood convenient to Lake Keowee Marina, The Tiki Hut, grocery stores, shopping, Clemson University, golf courses and many other attractions. You will feel secluded, away from the cares, worries, and hustle and bustle of everyday life, but you will be only five minutes away from conveniences and attractions. Stop by the Lake Keowee Marina where you can rent a variety of water sports equipment and visit the Tiki Hut next door to eat, party, sing karaoke or enjoy friendly neighbors. You will be only 7 miles from Clemson University. This is a great house to rent if you want to attend Clemson events! The lovely small town of Seneca, SC is only minutes away and offers gift shops and dining.

Of course, Lake Keowee is the main attraction here. The house overlooks a scenic cove which offers beauty and serenity and is only a 2-minute boat ride to the main part of the lake. The Lake Keowee Marina has a boat launch and also rents pontoon boats. The marina is only 5 minutes away from the house by car or boat and the cruise from the lake house to the Marina is the perfect place to see a beautiful lake sunset. The lake is surrounded by beautiful homes and natural woodlands with the mountains of North and South Carolina visible in the distance. The lake is beautiful in all seasons of the year. A map of the lake is available for viewing in the house and are available for purchase at the marina. Because the lake is oriented in a north-south direction with coves off to the east and west, it is quite easy to navigate.

This is a wonderful home in which to enjoy the lake, family, and friends. From the moment you enter this spacious 4,000 square-foot house, you will be surrounded by relaxing beauty both inside and out. There is a beautiful rock path leading to a new, double-slip dock. The lot is landscaped with mature native and imported trees and shrubs which are enjoyed by squirrels and a variety of birds.

The warm, welcoming feeling you experience upon entering the front door will follow you through the house. The living room and rock fireplace create a relaxing environment year round. The incredible screened-in porch invites you to enjoy nature, a gorgeous view of the lake and comfortable furniture from a local artist under a cooling fan. You can rock away the hours on the glider on one of the decks or the patio porch swing. You can read a good book in an overstuffed chair in the library which overlooks the lake. You can soak away stress in the master suite Jacuzzi tub or simply enjoy a good night's sleep on a pillow-top mattress that surrounds you with comfort. The fully-equipped kitchen is a welcoming space; practical, comfortable, with every amenity, and opens to the living room and dining room for ease of conversation and functionality. The den downstairs offers a large gathering space for games and entertainment with a gas fireplace, a 52' flat-panel HDTV and a Wii.

You will feel so relaxed and welcome in every room and space in this home you will not want to leave and will definitely want to come back!

It's 5 o'clock here so relax and enjoy!

2017 Clemson Football Schedule (home games):

9/ 2 - Kent State (reserved)

9/ 9 - Auburn (reserved)

9/23 - Boston College (reserved)

10/ 7 - Wake Forest (reserved)

10/28 - Georgia Tech (reserved)

11/11 - Florida State (reserved)

11/18 - The Citadel (reserved)

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2017

About Kellye

The owner of this lovely property is KKM Properties, LLC. The owners of KKM Properties, LLC are Kellye and Michael Ratcliff and Kellye's sister, Karen Smith. Kellye and Michael live in Simpsonville, SC and own their own business, and Karen is a Cardiologist in North Carolina. All grew up in western North Carolina and still have family there.

Kellye purchased this house in 2009

Why Kellye chose Seneca

A love for the mountains, the lake, being together with family, creature comforts and entertaining, as well as an appreciation for the beauty of nature prompted our interest in buying the house at Lake Keowee. It is located in close proximity to Kellye and Michael's home in Simpsonville which makes it convenient for them to enjoy the house frequently and to ensure that it is well-maintained. Lake Keowee is a beautiful lake with a nice marina. While there are many residents, it is not overly populated or crowded. Some other SC lakes have endured problems with low water levels in recent years, but this has not been the case with Lake Keowee. It is owned and well-maintained by Duke Power. The location is also convenient to Clemson University, the mountains of NC, small picturesque towns and larger cities such as Greenville, Charlotte and Atlanta. Terrific location for Clemson home football games!

What makes this house unique

Lake Keowee itself is, of course, the main attraction. We enjoy the lake-front location of the house and the new two-slip covered boat dock. The house is in a quiet cove at the southern end of the lake in a lovely neighborhood. The yard is beautifully landscaped. The location in the cove provides privacy and peace, but allows easy access to the main portion of the lake and to the marina. Available activities include boating, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, jet skiing, water skiing, sailing, and swimming, hiking, biking, and picnicking. We also enjoy the close proximity to Seneca, Easly, and Clemson which provide shopping, golf, restaurants, antiquing, sightseeing, movies, miniature golf, and Clemson University sports.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great lake house! The most comfortable and best appointed rental we have ever stayed in. On a peaceful cove. The most glorious sunsets we have ever seen. Looking forward to our next trip to 5 o'clock somewhere!
Sep 2009
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Normandy Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King suite w/shower & Jacuzzi tub, walk-in closet, lake view
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen bed, walk-in closet
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Queen bed and lake view
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Queen bed, full bath, lake view
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Full & 2 Twin sleepers in den, full bath
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Sleep Sofa (1), Queen (1) and 2 Twin sleepers
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Perfect Lake Keowee Waterfront Family Vacation Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews

Wonderful Annual Trip!

  • 5 of 5

This is our third year celebrating Memorial Day weekend at this beautiful lake house. Although it was just three couples this year (yay!), the house is so spacious that it easily and comfortably accommodates us all when we bring along the five kids. The home is extremely clean and very well-stocked with anything you could need for a great vacation. The convenience to the marina for boat and jet ski rentals (and Tiki Hut) and to grocery stores is fantastic. Although the oven is somewhat outdated, small, and doesn't cook evenly, we finally figured out how to cook in it without burning the bottoms of things like biscuits and cookies. Kellye was a pleasure to work with as always, and we are already looking forward to returning again next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Eboni, Thank you for your kind and thoughtful remarks. We are so glad that you have enjoyed the house and location each year. We are also grateful that you take such good care of everything while you are there. We are happy that you are planning to come back. We do appreciate your business! Thanks, again!
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Beautiful home on peaceful cove

  • 5 of 5

We rented this amazing property for the weekend so we could attend a Clemson football game. It was a bit of a reunion weekend for my husband's college roommates. The house was amazing....clean, comfortable, incredibly convenient to Clemson. We will definitely make plans to stay at this property again.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lara, Thank you for the nice review you gave. We do appreciate you taking the time to do that. I am so glad you all had such a good time and found everything you needed. We do hope you will return! Thanks, again.
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Family Fun

  • 5 of 5

Our family of six adults and four little ones under three loved this house. Everyone had their own space but the family room downstairs and the living/kitchen/dining rooms upstairs allowed enough space for us to all gather for meals and playtime. The beach was a great place for the little ones to play and swim. Our family will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Beverly, Thank you for your kind words. I am so glad that you enjoyed the house and had a good time! Glad to hear that you'll be back! That's our goal - happy guests who return and tell their friends! Thanks, again. Kellye
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Excellent getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We lived staying here for our daughters wedding weekend! The convienient local and peacefulness of the lake were just what we and our guests needed! Clean and neat upon arrival, the Kitchen is well stocked with pots pans etc, plenty of room for guests up and downstairs. Thanks Kellye for a superb stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Jodie, for taking the time to write such a nice review. We do appreciate it! We are so glad you had a good time and had everything you needed! Thank you for taking good care of our home. We do hope you will come back soon!
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Great Home for our Family Clemson Football Trip!!

  • 5 of 5

I don't always right reviews, but felt I needed to this time because we were so pleased. What a great time we had!! The home was just as listed. Every amenity that we could have needed was provided. Very clean and comfortable. Directions to help us with the functionality of the home were very simple. Looking back it was such a short trip. We will just have to come back another time. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! We are so glad that you had everything you needed, that you had a good time AND that you plan to come back again! Those are the reasons we do what we do!
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Perfect for Clemson visits!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for the Clemson-App state game and have reserved this house again for graduation in May. The location is perfect for going back and forth to campus, and having grocery stores and restaurant nearby is a great convenience. We didn't have time to enjoy the water but did sit on the dock to enjoy afternoon cocktails and morning coffee, and did the same on the peaceful settings of the screened in porch and deck. The layout worked well for our large group...the downstairs was perfect for the college kids to stay up late watching football without keeping others awake. We parked at least five cars with no problem. I've rented a number of homes and found this one extremely well equipped. The owners are very generous with supplies and it's obvious that they also love and use this home themselves. Would definitely recommend this house and look forward to returning in May!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your nice words! We are happy that you had a good time and found the house to be as advertised and that it met your needs. The thorough review you wrote should provide good information to potential guests and we appreciate it! We look forward to having you come back in May! Thank you for your business!
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1 hour from Greenville, SC; 15 mintues from Clemson, SC

Other Activities: Boating, Wildlife Viewing, Shopping, Kayaking, paddle boarding


Rates & Availability

Normandy Shores House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak Season
May 26 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Off-peak Season II
Sep 5 2017 - May 24 2018
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $170
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

Rates are subject to change without notice. 2-night minimum for Clemson graduation weekend. 7-night minimum for July 4th week. 2-night minimum for Clemson home football game weekends.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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