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Secluded Country Home, 32 Acres, Fish Pond, Trails, Streams

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front stairs and porch, master bedroom and balcony on right


Last updated: 05/12/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:Chateau / Country House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Chateau / Country House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

This is an owner designed, owner built, wood and stone mountain home. Real wood throughout. Three fireplaces, wood stove, streams on both sides of house. High vaulted ceilings throughout. This is an unusual place. House sits among 150 year old trees. Large, elevated, front stone deck, and stone back patio with outside fireplace. Wood and stone floors throughout. The home is more than a half mile off the main road and is totally secluded. There is a small fish pond on the property along with a number of streams and a waterfall. There are hiking trails on property, hilly terrain.

There are three kayaks and four mountain bikes on the property for you use (all safety equipment is included too). There is a small climbing wall in the barn on the property.

The inside is decorated to suit the location, simple country construction and details, not fancy. Solid wood and rock floors with oriental rugs. There is a game room with poker table and bar. There are two Sony flat screen TVs with directv connection. Bellsouth dsl and wireless. There are two large refrigs and a bar refrig. There is about 4200 total sq ft in the house.

Two of the baths have double showers. There are no neighbors close by. most of the rooms have no curtains or blinds.

the home has three separate zones/thermostats heating and AC. the kitchen has granite countertops and owner built wood center island. large gas cook top and sub zero refrig/freezer. lots of gourmet tools, pots and pans. trash compactor. cabinets are simple, hand made.

the drive from the main road to the house is about 1/2 mile, partly paved and partly loose gravel, mildly steep in a couple places. it is not an interstate highway.

There are iron and stone gates at the head of the main road that allow you to lock the property to prevent access. However in the 30+ years of owning this place, we have never had a single intruder. This is rural farm land. There are houses nearby on the main road, but this is countryside, not downtown.

Maid service is provided every other day. Linens and basic food essentials provided. one load of firewood is provided as part of the rental fee; additional firewood is $25 per quarter face cord.

Skeet shooting can be arranged on site. Guided deer and turkey hunting are also available during season. Proper SC hunting license required. Contact us for more information and pricing.

Property is close to Issaqueena Forest, about 5 miles to Lakes Hartwell and Keowee. the closest landing on Keowee is Gap Hill or Mile Creek, and the closest on Hartwell is Twelve Mile or Lawrence Bridge.

Keywords: secluded, country, farmhouse, cabin, wood, lodge,
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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/12/2017

Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 4000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    our kids grew up here, more or less...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    dogs welcome. there is a dog door which you can use or close as you see fit...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Loft: 1 queen

    the loft is a full size room, but open to below w/screen...moreless

  • master: 1 king

    large room, vaulted ceiling, fireplace, outside balcony...moreless

  • second floor: 1 queen

    15 x 15 room on second floor, private...moreless

  • ground floor: 1 queen

    ground floor/open to outside basement, full windows...moreless

  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Baby Cribs (1)

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • master bath: toilet, shower

    large master, dual sinks, double showers...moreless

  • second floor: toilet, tub, shower

    old claw foot tub, newly remodeled shower...moreless

  • ground floor: toilet, shower

    large shower, two heads, brick floor...moreless

  • main floor: toilet, shower

    main floor full bath with shower...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 32 acres, secluded, hiking trails, mtn bikes and kayaks avail, fish pond, water fall, streams....moreless


  • Books:

    there are books for different ages, kids to classics...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television:

    TVs in great room and ground floor den. master bedroom has tv as well...moreless

  • Toys:

    mountain bikes and kayaks. automatic, electric skeet thrower available...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining:

    there is an indoor formal dining area, and an outside patio dining area with fireplace....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    three separate units with zoned controls...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available:


  • Fireplace:

    there are two indoor fireplaces, and one outside on back patio...moreless

  • Garage:

    but it is not available for renter use unless special arrangements are made...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    three separate units with zoned controls for each floor...moreless

  • Internet:

    AT&T high speed DSL...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    bed and bath linens provided. robes provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    pictures speak louder than words...moreless

  • Parking:

    for many cars...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    way off street!...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    Vonage land line...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    unsecured wireless and booster...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    2 inside and 1 outside, plus a wood stove...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Vermont Castings fireplace on ground floor...moreless


  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker:


  • Cooking Utensils:

    cuisinart food processor, toaster, blender, kitchenaid mixer, and full compliment of knives, tools, and accessories...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    full complement of pots, pans, tools; two sets of dishes, china, and silverware...moreless

  • Dishwasher:


  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    large, full with 4x10 wooden carving board island...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    pantry is stocked with staples, salt, pepper, spices, oil, flour and other essentials....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    sub zero...moreless

  • Stove:

    gas 5 burner cooktop...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles:

    three mountain bikes and helmets...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    three kayaks, life vests and paddles...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    huge and expansive...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


from 19 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 24 - Aug 17, 2017
2 night min stay
$2,955 $9,000
Total Eclipse of the Sun
Aug 18 - Aug 22, 2017
2 night min stay
Early Clemson Football
Aug 30 - Sep 4, 2017
2 night min stay
$3,900 $9,500
Clemson Football
Sep 7 - Nov 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$4,390 $9,800
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$2,395 $8,700
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $100
  • Tax Rate 7%


During Clemson football season, the high rate only applies on the weekends.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 05/12/2017
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Our home is convenient to Clemson, which is about 12 miles away and an easy 20 minute drive, except during football weekends!! you should allow at least an hour to get from our home to the stadium on game days.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1980

About the owner: My father, wife, and I built this home ourselves. It took about 5 years total from wood we had cut locally and on our farm in south Georgia. We raised our two boys on this property until 2006. I work at Clemson and living mostly in MT and a second home in downtown Clemson, when we aren't enjoying this place.

Why the Owner Chose Central, SC, USA:
The site is wooded, secluded, quiet, and full of wildlife, deer, turkey, herons, pileated woodpeckers, owls, squirrels, and more. For those who enjoy the outdoors, this home is perfect. It is half a mile off the main road, and there are no neighbors.

The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
Rare chance to enjoy the foothills of SC with plenty of open space, trees, land, and no neighbors. This property is located in the woods.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/12/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • front stairs and porch, master bedroom and balcony on right

    front stairs and porch, master bedroom and balcony on right

  • view from front yard

    view from front yard

  • front porch and Kaw-Liga

    front porch and Kaw-Liga

  • main room from balcony

    main room from balcony

  • main room and kitchen

    main room and kitchen

  • back patio and fireplace

    back patio and fireplace

  • bridge across stream in front yard

    bridge across stream in front yard

  • basement den/cave

    basement den/cave

  • master suite

    master suite

  • master bath

    master bath

  • Second floor shower

    Second floor shower

  • ground level bedroom

    ground level bedroom

  • front of house

    front of house

  • entrance to property on Old Seneca Rd

    entrance to property on Old Seneca Rd

  • great room from front door

    great room from front door

  • kitchen area of great room

    kitchen area of great room

  • main fireplace from upstairs balcony

    main fireplace from upstairs balcony

  • water fall on property

    water fall on property

  • the driveway down to the house

    the driveway down to the house

  • basement


  • master suite

    master suite

  • 2d floor bedroom

    2d floor bedroom

  • loft sleeping area

    loft sleeping area

  • ground level entrance, master bedroom and balcony above

    ground level entrance, master bedroom and balcony above

VRBO #313856

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Saturday, May 27, 2017

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