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Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 4,200 sq ft
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Chateau / Country House, 5 Bedrooms + Child Bunk Area, 6.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Stay at Whitewater Lodge. This spectacular, elegant yet comfortable 5 bedroom mountain lakefront home is on the pristine shores of Lake Jocassee. Considered the “Lake Tahoe of the East', the lake lies in the Jocassee Gorges, one of top 50 places National Geographic to visit in your lifetime. A place where family and friends come together!

The waters are clear and fish always stay!

• Wake up to breathtaking waterfront sunrises from the private balconies from all en-suite bedrooms and on all levels of the home.

• Share sunsets and good times with friends and family on the open, lake-front 830 square feet patio with outdoor fireplace. Covered patio allows outdoor play and entertaining no matter the weather;

• Family and friends can be together while helping to prepare meals in either of the 2 large kitchens or on the outdoor grill that rival even the finest restaurants;

• Private elevator access available to all floors (Call to get it pre-approved); A hillside tram runs from parking to dock makes this an ideal retreat for all ages.

• Outdoors:

Ski, jet ski or cruise the crystal waters of Lake Jocassee.

Discover waterfalls - (some just across from the house) swim, fish and water ski… or just relax with friends and family. Limited public access to the lake creates plenty of places to tube or learn water skiing without being overwhelmed by boats in this 75 acre lake. There are always things to do and places to explore from Whitewater Lodge!

Hike the Foothills Trail!

• Perfect for a one of a kind getaway with friends, family, or as a corporate retreat!

• More information, video and pictures available at


• No one under 35 years old is allowed to rent. Renting on behalf of guests less than 35 years old is strictly prohibited. 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.

LIMIT - 10 occupants

• No pets, no smoking.

• No house parties. Whitewater Lodge is in a pristine and quiet residential area. Please be mindful of our neighbors during your stay and understand that this home is not suitable for loud noise or parties.

• Incline Tram System/Lift that services the home will take you from the Parking lot to the Main level (called Whitewater Lodge) where you should enter upon arrival. The Lift has a 700-pound capacity. An adult must accompany anyone under the age of 18 to ride the Tram.

• 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 in Cashiers, which is 16 miles away), paper products, laundry & dish detergent, firewood, floats/tubes/life vests for water lounging, fishing poles and fishing licenses. (*linens and towels are provided)

• Please limit trash. Trash Fee will apply for removal of excess (more than 7 large bags) or for un-bagged trash (trash bags are provided).

• Boat rental near and delivery available from Jocassee Outdoors Center

• 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 available for use, that will give you 24hr gate access. Lost or missing keycard is $250 replacement fee.

Keywords: mountain home, lakefront home, estate, mountain retreat, lake retreat, 5 bedrooms

More Details

Debby Palmer
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

Why Debby Palmer chose Salem

The lake is spectacular any time of the year. There are less than 40 houses on the lake, one boat access and more than 75 miles of shoreline. Lake Jocassee is known by some as the Lake Tahoe of the East. With its crystal clear waters surrounded by thousands of acres of State protected land.

Nowhere else that has the same magic as Lake Jocassee!

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Whitewater Lodge is one of those rare places that always seems to build a deeper connection between family, friends, and the natural world with each visit.


Salem Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main level ensuite - toilet , shower
    Master bathroom, ensuite - toilet , shower
    Ensuite, tower bathroom - toilet , shower
    Main level 3rd level - toilet , shower
    Ensuite lower king - toilet , shower
    Multi-room bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Separate areas for sink, toilet, tub shower. Easy to share
    Main level powder room - toilet
  • 6.5
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Lower King bedroom - 1 king , Private balcony with access to grounds
    Bunk Area - 2 child bed , Built in bunk with play and sleep areas
    Tower bedroom - 1 king , Master bedroom on top floor, Private balcony with sitting
    Master bedroom - 1 king , Elegant, private balcony seating beautiful lake view
    Lower double beds - 2 double , Lower bedroom, access to covered porch and deck lake view
    Main level bedroom - 1 queen , On main level of home, balcony with seating & lake view
  • King size beds (3) Master bedroom, tower and lower level master, Queen size Bed (1) Main level, Double Beds (2) Two double beds in one downstairs bedroom., Bunk Beds (1) Hideaway built-in
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Second lock out honeymoon suite/tower with it's own private bedroom and kitchen, tram system that goes from top parking area all the way down to the dock (for easy unpacking or elderly/handicap access), waterfront views and porches on all 5 en suite bedrooms, private putt-putt course, giant chess board, reflection chapel, hiking trails, fishing, biking, boating, scuba diving, skiing, golfing, and more.


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average rating of 4.7 based on 20 reviews

Beautiful home with great architecture and views, but housekeeping is lacking

  • 3 of 5

Our family had a wonderful Christmas holiday with plenty of room to spread out in this house. The house is beautiful, but the housekeeping was lacking. That is the only reason for the 3 stars. Once I did some cleaning, the house was very comfortable and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. I would also suggest that renters bring their own paper towels, trash bags, and cleaning supplies since there weren’t any in the house.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

It’s a very nice house and beautiful property.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!!

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful and enjoyable time. The property was a perfect fit for my family!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Michelle Masud

  • 3 of 5

We have stayed here three times, its a beautiful house. The Kitchen needs some new pans so I would suggest to bring your own. The house needs a deep cleaning. The porch was dirty and not cleaned for awhile. Don't espect your deposit to be returned for more then a month. We rented June 7th, and still have not received our deposit back!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had the best time and would recommend this property to others! The house was great for multiple families. Can't wait to go back!!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Five Star Lake Jocassee Club

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay...a gorgeous home which was also very comfortable. The tram was like an amusement ride for the grandchildren and a necessity for the adults. We kept coming back to the main level porch to enjoy the grill, the outdoor fire and splendid views of "Lake Tahoe of the East!!"

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bill, Thank you so much for being our guest at the Jocassee Club. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope you come back soon! Best, Jocassee Club Team
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Car: necessary

Jocassee Gorges is one of the top 50 places to visit in the world as listed by National Geographic. This home lies in the Jocassee Gorges. Some of the plants and flora that exist here are not seen anywhere else in North America. Spectacular!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
Damage Deposit $1,000

Responsible party must be 35 years of age or older to rent this property. Elevator is limited for handicapped use and with adult supervision and must have owner approval before using. Sixty (60) Day Cancellation applies for both renter and owner (see contract for details). Administrative fee of $150 for cancellation any time after reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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