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Luxurious Rustic Log Home with Great Water Views and Sunsets!

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 14-16)

This beautiful custom built, three-story Real Log Home is located on a 1 ½ acre lot on Lake Keowee. The owner/builder constructed the 5000+ sq. ft. home in 2005 and captured all of the fine details. Not only does the home provide large open water and mountain views, but the lot has plenty of trees and green space.

The home has 6 large bedrooms and 3 ½ baths, a spacious loft area with incredible lake views. Five of the home’s bedrooms offer a picturesque view of the lake. Three bedrooms are upstairs with a Jack and Jill Bathroom. The main level includes the master bedroom and master bath (shower, jetted tub, separate his and her vanities). French doors open from the master room onto the deck.

The great room has a high vaulted tongue & groove ceilings and has windows from the floor to ceiling to capture the beauty of Lake Keowee. A gas fireplace enhances the room. Beautiful hickory wood floors are on the main level (carpet and tile in the master bedroom and bath). The dining room is included in this open floor plan. Dine inside or out and enjoy the breathtaking scenery.

A gourmet chef’s kitchen includes a five burner gas range, dual ovens, a microwave, two side by side refrigerators with dual ice makers and bottom freezers, walk-in pantry, beverage cooler, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, spacious island with prep sink and filtered water tap, deep double commercial sink with disposal and cutting area. The breakfast bar provides additional seating. This kitchen overlooks the great room and dining area. This kitchen will bring out the gourmet in you.

The home has two spacious decks. The deck off of the main level includes a fireplace, porch swing, and gas grill. The deck off of the lower level provides you with an easy access to the lake.

The newly built walk-out basement includes two bedrooms and a full bathroom. A great room includes a Clemson orange pool table, separate ping pong table, dart board, gas fireplace, wet bar, and flat screen television.

A laundry room with a washer and dryer is available for use on the main level.

A private covered dock with a boat lift, wave runner ramp, and two kayaks continue the adventure. Not only does the dock provide great swimming opportunities, but it also provides a relaxing backdrop. The location also provides easy access to a boat ramp (less than 1/2 mile – Warpath Landing). In fact, you can view the ramp from the neighborhood. For your convenience, there is plenty of space to park your boat trailer at the top of our driveway.

Great location. The home is within minutes to Clemson and Seneca. Downtown Greenville, SC and Cashiers NC is approximately 45 minutes.

As well, I have a pontoon boat that can be rented with the house at a good price!

Keywords: Clemson, Lake Keowee, water front, big open water views, sunset views, mountain views, private dock, lake home, Six Mile, SC, South Carolina, mountains

More Details

Richard Smith
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 15, 2017

About Richard Smith

Richard Smith moved to Lake Keowee in 1979, and is a graduate of Seneca High School and Clemson University. As a result, he has a significant knowledge of the area and Lake Keowee (restrictions, lot prices, peak-season vs. year-round living). After graduating from Clemson in 1988, he moved to Atlanta and worked for VeriFone/HP and traveled the country as a Systems Analyst. In 2003, Richard and his wife returned to his roots believing the quality of life that the area offers is incredible. They selected the area to live, to work, and to raise their two children.

He started Southern Horizon Builders, LLC. Richard has experience in renovations and residential building in NC & SC allowing him to provide insight regarding structure, enhancements, and building or renovation costs. Richard received his Real Estate License in 2011 and has worked in vacation rentals, and helping others find the home of their dreams or to sell their current home. Richard joined the team at the Monaghan Company in 2014.

Richard Smith purchased this house in 2006

Why Richard Smith chose Lake Keowee

I grew up on Lake Keowee and always wanted to build a house on the lake. Once that day came, I wanted a big open water view with nice sunsets. I purchase two lots side by side back in 1998 and never look back. This is such a unique property with year round sunsets and very peaceful.

What makes this house unique

You will be amaze of just the number of different wildlife you can spot on any given day. Just sitting off the back deck, you will be able to experience how peaceful it really is!

Guestbook comments from the owner


I just want to let you know what a wonderful time my family and I had while staying at your beautiful home on Lake Keowee. Your home is wonderfully furnished and the space was perfect for all of my family - lots of room to spread out and, also, to be all together. We enjoyed the deck, the dock and the magnificent sunsets.

The time together was so special for all of my family. It was probably the last time that all of us will be together for at least 3 years. My oldest son, his wife and 2 small children moved back to Cambodia about a week ago. The time together at your lake home was a final time for all of us to be together before they left. We had great fun and good times together at your home and there were tearful goodbyes ("see you laters") for all of my children/grandchildren on your driveway.

I want to thank you for providing your home to rent and, thus, allowing us to spend a few treasured days with our family, making special memories in a beautiful home in a beautiful location. We are hopeful that we will, again, be able to rent your home for our next family get together!


Carla Slagel
Mar 2014
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Six Mile House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Upper Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Separated private vanities areas
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Lower Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Half Bath off main - toilet
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Upper Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Upper Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Upper Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 bunk bed
    Lower Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Lower Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Master Bedroom 6 - 1 king
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Bunk Beds Twins (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Luxurious Rustic Log Home with Great Water Views and Sunsets!
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The property was just as advertised. So relaxing. Perfect location for enjoying the lake

  • 5 of 5

I gathered here with my family to celebrate my birthday. Various ages and interests among the group but every one found the stay perfect for them. We used the pontoon boat to motor beautiful lake keowee. Swam off the dock and paddled around in the kayaks. The sunsets were beautiful and the deck and dock perfect locations for watching them. Some needed only time to relax and read. The house is also perfect for that with comfortable couches giving a view of the lake. We hope to be back next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Piedmont, SC

Great experience on Lake Keowee

  • 5 of 5

We loved every minute of our stay at this home! Thank you for sharing your place with us. The roominess accommodated all our family and the needs we have. We enjoyed the lake access, your boat and the beauty all around. The house was very clean and the beds were comfortable. The kitchen had everything we needed. Again, thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious and roomy

  • 5 of 5

We greatly enjoyed our stay with family rendezvousing from around the country. We loved the outdoor deck with swing, fireplace, and picnic tables to dine as we watched the sunset. It was rainy during much of our stay, but the game room provided fun for both young and old. I have rented many places through HomeAway, rental agencies, and acquaintances, but I have never found anyone more attentive or accommodating than Richard. He was truly a pleasure to work with. You'll love your stay at his home.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house and property but furniture needs updating.

  • 4 of 5

We rented for the Christmas holiday and wish there would have been Christmas decorations to make it feel more homey. The owner was very good communicating with me and the check in process was very easy as well. The house was really spacious for 9 adults. The kitchen was great and accommodated many cooks at once. The view is incredible.

As for the furniture, all of it could use replacing. The cushions are worn to point of feeling like you were almost sitting on the floor. Also with all of the space in this home, more seating is needed. The beds are in the same condition.

Despite the furnishings, we were able to all be together for the holidays and enjoy some great family time.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merry Christmas! We're glad that you enjoyed your stay. We agree that it is time to switch out a few pieces of furniture. We strive to have furnishings that are attractive, comfortable, and durable. We want our guests to feel comfortable. In order to keep our rates down and attractive, we update items periodically and planning to do so in the up-coming off season. We can sleep up to 16 people and we haven't had an issue before due to lack of seats. As for Christmas decorations, we don't always have the house available for rent during the holidays. It's a special time for us, too. I know that you inquired about decorations before your stay and we promptly replied. However, if there is a future demand for holiday decorations, we may be able to offer a concierge service. Usually, guests want to put their own touch on decorations, etc.
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Spring Lake New Jersey

NJ Clemson Families Reunion

  • 5 of 5

We are two families from NJ who have been renting for Clemson games for the past five years. Each year we say, wow, this was even nicer than last year. Well this past week didn't disappoint us. This home is just perfect. The owner is very approachable and quick with answers to any questions. The sunsets are priceless and the home is just gorgeous. My husband was in heaven in the kitchen with everything he needed to cook a great meal. The kids loved the game room downstairs and the kayaks outside. The house is spotless and so convenient to downtown Clemson and the grocery store. This house is definitely on top of our list and any future houses will have strong competition. We will definitely come back here again!

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing lake home!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from our second year at this home on Lake Keowee and plan to return next year. Pretty much sums it up!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Cleaning fee $200. Security Deposit $500. Plus Tax.
July 4th week: $4000
Other Holidays $600/night
Clemson Football Weekends (3 Night Min.) $2000

Note: HomeAway and VRBO have implemented a service fee on all reservations processed through the "Book It" tab on their websites. The service fee is intended to provide fraud protection and 24/7 customer support to travelers. Please email me to discuss.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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