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7 mi from Clemson, 5000 square ft lake house, beach & deep water, 2 king suites

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 9-11)

- Beds: 2 kings, 2 twins, bunk beds (double below and single up top), sleeper sofa, air mattresses

- Exceptional, well-stocked gourmet kitchen

- 3 large decks, each with a grill

- Deep water at the dock, AND a natural beach

- Kayaks and canoe provided

- Great for families with children (toys, books, Pack-n-Play, high chair, life jackets, sand box, walkout beach, outdoor shower)

- Boat rental within walking distance

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You can truly relax in this exceptional 5,000 square foot home, 1 mile from the main highway in Seneca, and only 7 miles from Clemson, opposite game day traffic. Enjoy this pristine lake by renting a boat from the Lake Keowee Marina which is within walking distance, or for a slower pace, you can kayak to one of many islands. A CANOE AND 3 KAYAKS ARE PROVIDED. Pack light! This home is very well equipped for families, including toys, games, beach towels, coolers, wet suits, etc. Stunning water and mountain views can be seen from any of the 3 large decks (each with a grill), the screened-in porch next to the sandbox with playhouse, or from the all-glass dining room with gourmet kitchen. Wireless internet is accessible anywhere in the house. There are 8 TVs with cable and DVD players, and ceiling fans throughout the house, as well as outside. Enjoy the natural beach with fire pit and kayaks. An outdoor shower makes for easy clean-up after the sandbox or beach. We have one high chair, and a new Pack-and Play stored in the laundry room. Please note that the house is child-friendly but not baby-proof.

Our very large gourmet kitchen with central island, 2 microwaves, and double oven is well stocked. The dining room seats 10, and overlooks the lake. The nearby breakfast bar seats 4. The huge 2 story great room has a stacked stone fireplace, TV, and stereo. The wall facing the lake is all glass. The spacious master suite has an attached sitting room which also overlooks the lake and opens out to the deck. The laundry room is large, with plenty of counter space, and a sink. Laundry supplies will be provided for your use.

Upstairs there is a second suite with a king bed and full private bath, IDEAL FOR ANOTHER COUPLE OR A SECOND FAMILY. Also on this level are 2 additional bedrooms which share a full Jack & Jill bath. The king suite and the other two bedrooms are on opposite ends of the house, divided by a bridge walkway. Each bedroom has a ceiling fan and flat panel TV with DVD player.

The lower level walks out onto a covered deck and a screened porch, both with lights and ceiling fans. The sand box with playhouse is adjacent to the screened porch, so small children can be watched from under a fan. There is a gas grill in the screened porch. Meals in the porch are easy with a second kitchen just inside on this level. A bar that seats 5 is adjacent to the kitchen. The game room has children's air hockey, shuffle board, and numerous toys for small children. A full size sleeper sofa is also in this room. In a separate room is a TV with cable, DVD and VCR. A full bath is also on this level. In addition to a sofa with both ends that recline, there are blow-up beds with linens to accommodate additional guests.

There is a large deck made of Ironwood with plenty of seating along the water's edge walkway between the natural sandy beach with fire pit, and the floating dock which has a covered section with table and chairs, small refrigerator, ceiling fan, and deep water. There are kayaks, life jackets, and wetsuits available for your use. The upper-most deck off the great room and dining room has additional seating as well as a gas grill for meals inside or out. The view of the water and mountains is beautiful!

Unlike other lakes in our area, Lake Keowee's water levels are maintained year round, even at the expense of the lakes both upstream and down, if necessary.

The marina has a launch if you should choose to bring your own boat, and there is plenty of room to park a trailer at the bottom of the lower driveway at the house. Also nearby are two grocery stores and two pharmacies, each approximately 1.5 miles away. There are several restaurants and multiple fast-food choices within 5 miles, and the hospital is approximately 4 miles away.

PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR HOUSE IS ON A QUIET RESIDENTIAL STREET, AND OUR NEIGHBORS ARE NOT NECESSARILY IN VACATION MODE. THEREFORE, PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT OUR HOUSE IS NOT SUITABLE FOR LOUD NOISE OR PARTIES, AND IS INTENDED TO BE FOR THE USE OF ADULTS RESPECTFUL OF OTHERS NEARBY.

PARKING IS LIMITED TO A MAXIMUM OF 4 VEHICLES.

LASTLY, PLEASE NOTE THAT WHILE FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN ARE OF COURSE WELCOME, THE FINANCIALLY RESPONSIBLE PARTY SIGNING THE RENTAL AGREEMENT MUST BE AT LEAST 35 YEARS OLD, AND MUST BE AN OCCUPANT OF THE HOUSE DURING THE TERM OF THE AGREEMENT. RENTING ON BEHALF OF GUESTS LESS THAN 35 YEARS OLD IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

Keywords: Lake House

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2017

About The Owner

Jim is a physician who practices in Seneca, about 3 miles from the lake house, and so is nearby most weekdays. Diane is a retired nurse anesthetist, now at home with our 3 children. We've lived in the Upstate of SC Carolina since the early 1990s with this house as our primary residence until 2006, and can think of no other place we'd rather be. We are still only 30 minutes away, and could never completely leave this house, or the lake with mountains in the backdrop. Come visit, and you'll understand why.

The Owner purchased this house in 1992

Amenities

Normandy Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Bunk Beds-- single over double (1), Baby Crib (1), sleeper sofa (1), Pack-and Play (1).
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Sand Box
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(69 traveler reviews)

7 mi from Clemson, 5000 square ft lake house, beach & deep water, 2 king suites
average rating of 5.0 based on 69 reviews
5

Beautiful serene Lakefront living

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here. The house fit our needs in every way. Being a cook I really enjoyed my meal preparation in the well stocked gourmet kitchen. Our granddaughters were well entertained with all the toys and books. Really enjoyed the beach and campfires. And was great to have our own boat and kayaks to explore​ the beautiful lake. Perfect place for family!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Can't wait to go back

  • 5 of 5

The home is perfect with more than enough space. The lot is gorgeous with beach access and dock for boat. Plenty of space to enjoy the beautiful scenery. 3 level home with plenty of room to spread out. The owners have it set up to give an inviting atmosphere from the moment you walk in the door. Highly recommended and plan to return.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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5

Awesome house!

  • 5 of 5

What a great place! Awesome views and the house is well equipped! It was just my husband and I but we are already making plans to come back and bring our friends! Would highly recommend this house to couples or families!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Dream Vacation House!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at Jim's house the week between Christmas and New Years and we had the most amazing experience! This house is everything as stated and much much more! It has everything you could possibly need and the pictures don't do it any justice. It is simply breathtaking! This was our very first rental with HomeAway and the Hardy Lake house has spoiled us for sure! We can't wait to plan our next visit. Thank you Jim for everything! Your made our vacation a dream come true!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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5

We absolutely enjoyed and loved this house!!!

  • 5 of 5

This house is really nice and I would come back and stay here again but during the summer! The grounds are really well kept. The property is very roomy and it had a lot of space for everyone to have their own thing going on (Considering we were ages 5 - 50). There is a wonderful play room downstairs for the kids to play full with toys and games. The view is absolutely amazing and relaxing. This is the perfect spot to get away from the busy life and take a deep breath and enjoy the lake. I can't wait for our next trip here!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Outstanding property!

  • 5 of 5

Once again, staying at the Hardy's property on Lake Keowee was an absolute pleasure. Our two families, as well as friends of ours from Pittsburgh, enjoyed the multiple amenities of the house. Other than the outcome of the game, it was a great weekend. This property will always be my first choice when I head to Clemson.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
52 Miles
Greenville-Spartanburg (GSP)
Car: necessary

Lake Keowee has 300 miles of shoreline and an average depth of 54 feet. Fresh water from mountain springs and streams feeds into this extremely clean lake. Its crystal clear water is great for boating and water sports, and the fishing is outstanding. We're located 45 minutes west of Greenville,SC and 2 hours from Atlanta. Lake Keowee Marina is literally right around the corner where boats and water sports equipment are available for rent. Also at the marina is the Tiki Hut, a bar and open-air restaurant open for lunch and dinner. PLEASE NOTE that we are about as close to Clemson as you can get and still be on the lake!

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Rates & Availability

Normandy Shores House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - May 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
$330
From
$410
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,200
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$330
From
$410
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,200
 
 
Citadel game
Nov 16 2017 - Nov 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,600
Flat fee
 
 
Winter 2017
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$275
From
$300
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,700
 
 
Christmas 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
$375
$2,300
 
 
New year's 2017-18
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 4 2018
4 night minimum stay
$375
$2,300
 
 
Jan - Feb 2018
Jan 5 2018 - Feb 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
$275
From
$300
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,700
 
 
Mar 2018
Mar 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$330
From
$410
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,200
 
 
April - May 2018
Apr 1 2018 - May 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$375
From
$425
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,500
 
 
Memorial Day 2018
May 25 2018 - May 28 2018
4 night minimum stay
$1,850
Flat fee
 
 
June - mid Aug 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Aug 17 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,950
 
 
end of summer 2018
Aug 18 2018 - Aug 29 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,950
 
 
Labor Day (if home game) 2018
Aug 30 2018 - Sep 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,700
Flat fee
 
 
Fall 2018
Sep 6 2018 - Nov 18 2018
3 night minimum stay
$375
From
$425
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,500
 
 
Thanksgiving Week 2018
Nov 19 2018 - Nov 25 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,900
Flat fee
 
 
Winter 2018
Nov 26 2018 - Dec 21 2018
3 night minimum stay
$275
From
$300
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,700
 
 
Christmas 2018
Dec 22 2018 - Dec 28 2018
4 night minimum stay
$375
$2,300
 
 
New Year's 2018-19
Dec 29 2018 - Jan 4 2019
4 night minimum stay
$375
$2,300
 
 
Clemson spring graduation 2019
May 6 2019 - May 12 2019
7 night minimum stay
$3,200
Flat fee
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning & linens $180 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

*** Fall 2018 weekends: football = $1800 (your choice of Thu, Fri, and Sat nights or Fri, Sat, and Sun nights)

Posted package rates do not necessarily imply availability. Please view our calendar for current availability.

Sales and accommodations taxes combined = 10%, and by SC law area applicable to both rent and cleaning.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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