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Blue Ridge Mountains & Jocassee Dam Views (Morning Glory)

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

This Home has a Million Dollar view. Relax on the deck or screened in porch watching the painted sky change during every time you look out. The mornings are worth getting up and enjoying the sunrise.The 2800 sf living space gives you plenty of room. The first floor has a master bedroom with a large bath separate shower and Jacuzzi tub. Also on the first floor is the family room, large kitchen, breakfast dining area, formal dining, office area and another full bath with shower/tub. All of this over looks the beautiful Blueridge mountains and Jocassee Lake Dam. The second floor has two bedrooms with queen beds, a large bonus room with queen bed and a sectional sofa for playing games or just relaxing in your own private getaway. This floor has a full bath with tub/shower combination. All bedrooms are furnished with new pillow top bedding. The interior of the home is tastefully decorated. The location is centrally located between Charlotte NC and Atlanta, GA. and is within short drive to Greenville SC, Clemson SC, Cashiers NC, Highlands NC Asheville NC, and Cherokee NC. If you like a scenic drive or a boat tour of the Water Falls on lake Jocassee its just a few moments away. Some enjoy the Adventures of the white water rafting on the Chattooga river.

This is a new home with all new furnishings, washer/dryer and stainless steel appliances: stove, microwave, refrigerator and dishwasher.

Keywords: New Home, Lake Jocassee, Keowee, Mountain Views, Hiking, ,Fishing, Scuba Diving, White Water Rafting, Horse Back Riding, Cashiers,NC, Highlands, NC Clemson, SC Greenville, SC, Asheville, NC, Central Location

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Phil Hester
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

About Phil Hester

I built this house and hope to retire here someday and leave it to my children and grandchildren. During this time you get to enjoy what I plan to when I retire.

Phil Hester purchased this house in 2011

Why Phil Hester chose Lake Keowee

I love this area of South Carolina its a big secret that is slowly getting National Attention. It is not hard to get to and has a wonderful views and is close to Clemson, Lake Jocassee & Keowee. It has a central location near Charlotte, Greenville, Asheville, Cashiers, Highlands, Atlanta.

What makes this house unique

The Benefits are that you can have the Mountain Views everyday and the lake access to both Jocassee and Keowee are moments away. Its location is very private. You don't need a boat or pontoon you can rent and they place it in & out of the lake for you. Fishing guides available for both lakes.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Bob and I had a wonderful week. Your home is beautiful and all the extras provided were appreciated.

Things like cleaning products for the counters, soap for dishes. paper towels in bathroom, hand soap in bathrooms etc.

We did not cook! Vacation time. Purchased items for the microwave and a salad.

When I print the pictures, I am going to refer to our week at "Morning Glory" house.

Have a great week and if you get to Naples.....keep our phone numbers and give us a call.


nancy jane and bob
Apr 2011
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Salem House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Full 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Jetted Tub & Private Shower in Master
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 4 is the Bonus Room with Queen Bed and Sectional Sofa & TV and a perfect get away for couples with a small child.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • recreation center
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Lake View: You can see the Jocassee Dam and Rock Wall. Mountain View: The Mountain Views are the best around the area and the sunrise is worth getting up early to enjoy. Every day will give you a different portrait of the sky above the Mountain Range. Bring the Camera to take home the views. The gated community has a pond stocked with fish and has a shed with tables and fireplace to enjoy while onsite. Devils Fork State Park on Jocassee Lake is 2 miles from Jocassee Ridge entrance. Boat rentals are available near by and also white water rafting on the Chattooga a few miles away. Clemson Sporting Events 25 miles away.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Blue Ridge Mountains & Jocassee Dam Views (Morning Glory)
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Clean, well stocked, awesome views, kind and helpful owner

  • 5 of 5

2nd stay. Love the home!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home with Extraordinary Views

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home so all of our family could be under one roof as we commuted to and from Clemson University to attend our daughter's graduation. Our group included my in-laws, my mom, my husband and myself. Everyone had a room of their own and the spacious living area and dining area afforded us the opportunity to enjoy a TV show together as well. The house is aptly named "morning glory" as we saw a spectacular sunrise and enjoyed scenic views of the area when traversing the hilly terrain to reach our destination. The home itself is lovely, with incredible attention to detail in its craftsmanship and design. The kitchen was also stocked with spices and coffee, olive oil etc. and all the dishes, pots, pans and storage containers you would need. We did a quick inventory before going to the store and found that we only needed the basic perishables for our stay, since we only ate breakfast at the house. The owners are very accommodating and offered great ideas for local touring and sights. We felt at home from the moment we arrived and it seemed more like we were staying at a friend's home rather than a stranger's. If you are considering this home for a short or long term stay, you cannot go wrong with this property or the owners.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your stay and Congratulations on a National Champion Clemson Tiger Grad. Best of luck. hope when come back to the area you will come back to stay with us again.
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A Fine House

  • 5 of 5

My family, 5 adults and a 3yr.old baby boy, enjoyed a lovely New Years weekend in this fine home at Lake Jocassee. Could not participate in outdoor activities, but loved the comfort of the arcitecture and decor of this very well appointed home. Until the fog rolled in, the view was spectacular. Host very accomadating and communicative. We know this area and their are wonderful fun towns and cities for day trips.

A good find!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Mountain Home

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed our stay at this mountain home for a football weekend. The house was spacious and clean. It was helpful having a refrigerator in the kitchen as well as one in the basement for all of our tailgating food. The views are gorgeous and the porch is perfect for relaxing. Was an easy drive to the stadium as well. The owner is very accommodating and made sure all of our needs were taken care of prior to arrival.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you you enjoyed your stay please come back soon we'll leave the light on for you. Thanks for the review.
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Peaceful Relaxing Home

  • 5 of 5

Amazing Views! This is a beautiful comfortable home, with amazing views of the mountains. We were looking for a quiet vacation, that was still a short drive to everything, and we found it. This home is so comfortable and clean, with many of the extras that other rental homes do not have. The owner thought of everything, we felt like we were staying in our own home everything we needed was right here. Less then 5 minutes to Lake Jocassee, our favorite lake, with fishing, kayaking, water falls, and peaceful hiking trails, Lake Jocassee is a gem! Can't wait to come back next year, thank you Phil for being so kind and friendly.

-The Thompson Family

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Thompson Family for the Great Review of our Home. I could not have given it a better description. We are so glad you appreciated our place and the area where we are located. We try to make everyone feel at Home thank you for confirming this for us. Lake Jocassee is a treasure that most people have not heard about even the people in South Carolina but the word is getting out. Don't forget to send me some of your pictures you made so I can put them on my website & HomeAway if you don't mind. Hope to see you next year and plan to stay a little longer so you can explore more of the area around ourMorning Glory Home. Best Regards, Phil & Aileen
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Beautiful, Spacious, Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent the July 4th Holiday weekend & beyond at Morning Glory. It was just as lovely as it appeared in the photos, and felt like home away from home. Phil Hester could not have been better with regard to quick communication and answering any and all of our questions. The home was very convenient to everything we needed, especially Devils Fork Park where we rented a boat. We enjoyed every minute of our stay and plan to rent this lovely home again.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear your Family enjoyed your stay an looking forward for your return. It is a great location which is why we chose to build there. The privacy and the scenes outside we love so much. We have had some of the best people who come to our place. They fill like partners because how the take care of our home. Thanks so much for your kindness and look forward for your next visit. Best to you from, Phil & Aileen Hester
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Greenville Spartenburg
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Falcons Lair
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Clemson, SC
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 11
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Victoria Vineyards
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Sapphire Valley Ski Area
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Devils Fork State Park
Car: necessary

Other Activities: boating kayaking, wildlife 30 minutes to 4 star Dining & Shopping in Cashiers,45 minutes to White water rafting on Chattooga River,75 minutes to Biltmore House, Gem mining, Blue Ridge Parkway. Contact for Pontoon and Kayak Tours, 864-280-5501. Fishing Guide -, 864-638-9433. Boat Rentals -, 864-944-9016


Rates & Availability

Salem House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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