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Elegant Lake Jocassee Mountain Cabin with Direct Lake Access, Dock, Pet Friendly

(18 Reviews)

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Last updated: 04/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps Max 6 Adults, 2 kids)

This recently constructed, beautiful 1600 square foot home was built sparing no expense.

Elegant without pretense, this home features wormy oak floors throughout. The cabinetry in the kitchen is custom made from antique heart pine and walnut. The countertops are solid granite throughout. The home was built to be LEED certified and is extremely comfortable and efficient. Reclaimed materials and antiques were used throughout. From the antique light fixtures to the original Morris chair in the bedroom, this home exudes functional elegance. Built as a caretaker's residence for The Jocassee Sanctuary, (see website - thejocasseeclub dot com) the home was constructed with the intent to provide the comforts of a home with the look and feel of a mountain cabin getaway.

The home features a detached office/laundry that boasts it's own full bath including a marble tiled shower, covered porch, flat screen TV and mini bar. A great place for the kid's to hang out or simply used as another sleeping area. The home is nestled in the mountain situated on the back of a waterfront lot and a short walk from the waterfront. Walk a short distance to the lake and the dock which has a private single slip, covered boat dock with sun deck. Remember Jocassee is a mountain lake and all terrain is hilly. You will notice improvement in fitness in a week!

- Check-in & Check-out: Check-in is after 3PM on Friday. Check-out is by 10AM on Friday.
- Recommended Items to Bring: Groceries (the closest market is Cashiers, which is 16 miles away), paper products, laundry & dish detergent, floats/tubes/life vests for water lounging, fishing poles and fishing licenses. (*linens and towels provided)
Limit 8 occupants
- Property is located in a gated and protected area managed by Duke Energy. Guests must arrive before 6pm on the first night before the gate closes. Once guest arrives at the house, there is a keycard that will give you 24hr gate access. Lost or missing keycard is $250 replacement fee.
Keywords: lakehouse, lake cabin, vacation home, lake getaway, lake cottage,cabin, cottage, Lake Jocassee, fishing lodge.


Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome:

    Kids are welcome, but please remember that this is rugged, mountainous terrain located next to deep water. Make sure your children are supervised and ALWAYS wearing life jackets near the water. Due to the wilderness like location, you will see snakes, bees, and other natural nasties as well as eagles, deer, and loons....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Absolutely no smoking is allowed within any enclosed area in the home. We kindly ask that you not litter the landscape with cigarette butts. There will be a $500 cleaning fee charged for any renter who smokes within the home....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    We love pets and know that they are a part of the family. However, we know pets and the mess they can make. Therefore, we must require a $400 pet deposit, $300 refundable based on our short term rental agreement. Pet must weigh no more than 65 pounds....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    One bedroom is located on ground level with the only obstacle the threshold height to the entry door- approx 6'...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 4-8

  • Convertible bed(s)


  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Master bedroom, main floor of home, opens directly to porch...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Upstairs next to loft sitting/sleeping area...moreless

  • Studio: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Sofa Pulls out in the studio/ tv room...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (2), Two commercial grade sofa beds. One on the mezzanine level and one in the detached guest wing....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Private covered dock with sundeck on private sandy beach, 9 hole putt-putt golf course, horseshoes, within a gated community surrounded by nearly 50,000 acres of protected wilderness. Fishing is everywhere- streams, rivers, and of course Lake Jocassee, home to numerous state records and 10+ pound bass. During the off season, thousands of acres of public land are available for hunting, off roading, and exploring. The Foothills trail is just a few ridges away. This home was just completed in 2008 and built with exquisite attention to every detail. Feel free to bring your boats, the dock will accommodate up to three full size boats....moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Nestled into the mountain at the back of a waterfront lot and located a short walk down a path to the waterfront and private covered dock. Note that Jocassee is a mountain lake and all terrain is hilly....moreless

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning:

    The main home and detached guest room are heated and cooled by independent systems...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Brand new high efficiency front loading dryer...moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    Covered parking available for one vehicle. Parking available for up to six cars...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Garage:

    Covered Carport ...moreless

  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Park your boat trailer (less than 24') off Fisher Knob road just pass the Jocassee Haven Road entrance. Jocassee Haven Rd has a switchback difficult to navigate with a trailer....moreless

  • Telephone:

    A phone is available for local calls only. Please use calling cards for long distance....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Brand new high efficiency front loading washer...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Main living area. Please bring your own firewood....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Covered deck with fans for relaxing in the cool evening air....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 4.6
from 18 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season
Jan 6 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
Summer Season
May 26 - Sep 8, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Friday

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$2,150 $7,600
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee (NR) $175
  • Pet Fee $400
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 7%


Pet fee is $400 per pet with maximum of 3 pets. $300 of each pet deposit is refundable if all is well after departure. 60 pound maximum per pet.

Cancellation permitted as per contract. Administrative fee of $100 for cancellation after reservation.

If interested in monthly rentals during the off season, additional fees will be charged for weekly trash removal and supplies. These fees will be provided in the quoting process.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 04/24/2017
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Located within the Jocassee Gorges natural resources area, opportunities for hiking, fishing, hunting, and enjoying nature abound at your back door. With miles upon miles of logging roads criss crossing the mountain wilderness, a short drive or bike ride can take you deep into an adventure and unimaginable wild places. Ever wanted to see a plant that only grows in one spot? Ever wondered what the 'horse pasture' is? Ever wanted to land a trophy brown trout? All of this and more is literally at your back door.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: Hi, my name is Bill, long time resident on Lake Jocassee. We are proud to be able to offer this fine home for your vacation and glad you have chosen to spend some time on Lake Jocassee and this beautiful part of our country.

Why the Owner Chose Salem, SC, USA:
We have owned a home on Lake Jocassee for over 30 years. When we had the opportunity to purchase more of the extremely rare land, we jumped at the chance. Originally constructed as the full time residence for a live in caretaker for The Jocassee Club, (see website - The home is now available for rental to those who know the special magic surrounding Lake Jocassee. Lake Jocassee is known by some as the Lake Tahoe of the East. With its crystal clear waters and thousands of acres of protected land, there is nowhere else that has the same magic as Lake Jocassee.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Quiet, solitude and togetherness are often the things in our hectic world that truly rejuvenate and draws us closer together. Lake Jocassee offers that in spades, but what we really like about Jocassee Haven is that due to the location of the home on the lot, we never hear lake noise on the few days of the year even when many boaters are out. It is that sense of being enveloped in the mountains and away from it all that makes us love Lake Jocassee so very much and especially a stay in Jocassee Haven.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

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  • Living room, easy, cozy

    Living room, easy, cozy

  • Kitchen, fully appointed

    Kitchen, fully appointed

  • Mezzanine sitting area

    Mezzanine sitting area

  • Jocassee magic

    Jocassee magic

  • View of Lake Jocassee and mountains from top of dock

    View of Lake Jocassee and mountains from top of dock

  • Back of home with detached guest rooms and porch and car park

    Back of home with detached guest rooms and porch and car park

  • The beauty of water - boating anyone?

    The beauty of water - boating anyone?

  • Laurel Creek Falls - waterfall abounds.

    Laurel Creek Falls - waterfall abounds.

  • Downstairs master bedroom

    Downstairs master bedroom

  • Main room/living room/kitchen

    Main room/living room/kitchen

  • Front porch

    Front porch

  • Path to private dock and 'beachfront' -fitness time!

    Path to private dock and 'beachfront' -fitness time!

  • Front of home at porch

    Front of home at porch

  • Private covered dock with sundeck and 'beachfront'

    Private covered dock with sundeck and 'beachfront'

  • Another day - another waterfall!

    Another day - another waterfall!

  • Beautiful - lake and mountains meet!

    Beautiful - lake and mountains meet!

VRBO #304377

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017

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