About the property
- House3500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
House, 5 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 16)
The Grandis Getaway is located on Lake Keowee in S.C., 6 miles from Seneca and only 16 miles from Clemson University. This beautiful contemporary 3,500 square foot lakefront home, with sandy beach, covered dock, horseshoe pits, lakefront gazebo, firepit and 4 kayaks and a canoe offers all kinds of fun for family and friends. You also have the option to rent one of our boats or jet skis delivered right to the dock. The house can comfortably sleep 16 people. Within the main living area there are three bedrooms and two baths, including a master suite with a walk-in closet, raised ceiling, full bath and door to the deck. The main living area has cathedral ceilings, wood flooring and a floor-to-ceiling gas stone fireplace. The spacious kitchen has a pantry & breakfast bar. It can seat up to 16 people with the main dining table and optional fold-out wooden table. The kitchen is amply supplied with all the pots, pans, utensils and cooking supplies including crockpot, toasters and blender. There are both Keurig and standard coffee makers with an initial supply of k-cups and coffee provided. The lower level contains two very spacious bedrooms, each with bathrooms, and a common living area w/ a stone gas fireplace, kitchenette, game table and games galore! Enjoy playing pool, foosball or pinball. There is a computer center with an all-in-one 21” computer, printer and high speed Internet which is also available wireless throughout the house. You will also find on this level a separate state-of the-art movie theatre with seating for 16, a 75” HD widescreen, 7.1 surround sound and a movie library including 3D movies! We provide the 3-D glasses. There are gaming systems including PS3, PS2 and vintage Nintendo 64 with a wide assortment of videogames.
Main Level: Within the main living area there are three bedrooms and two baths, including a master suite with a walk-in closet, raised ceiling, full bath and a door to the deck. There is even a digital telescope located in the closet to view the evening sky from the deck. The main living area contains cathedral ceilings, wood flooring and a floor-to-ceiling gas stone fireplace. There is comfortable seating and an open view to the lake. Kick back and enjoy the the large flat screen tv with a sound bar, DVD and premier cable with all the movie channels. The spacious kitchen has a pantry and breakfast bar. The kitchen is fully equipped with gas burners and oven, built-in microwave and large capacity four door refrigerator/freezer with ice/water dispenser. All kitchen utensils and amenities are provided. Off the kitchen is the screened-in porch overlooking the lake with comfortable wicker furniture. For your convenience there is wireless high speed Internet available throughout the house and wireless phones (long distance calls within the US are free).
Lower Level: The lower level of the home contains two very spacious bedrooms, two full baths and another common living area with a stone gas fireplace. There are lots of windows for light and to look out at the lake. Try a game of foosball or sit down at the computer station with hi speed internet and printer. Head on into the movie theatre with tiered theatre seating, 7.1 surround sound, blue-Ray/3D DVD player, a PlayStation3 & movie/videogames library. For your pleasure there is every movie channel & HDTV with movies on demand at no charge to you. There is an electric piano in the theater as well. The kids will enjoy all the toys and kids' video library. There is a kitchenette area with Keurig coffee maker, small sink and microwave. On this level there is another full-size side-by-side refrigerator/freezer & hi capacity washer & dryer. We supply the detergent and cleaning supplies.
Outside: The home is located in a quiet cove , perfect for fishing and swimming. A large cement driveway and 2 parking areas offer ample parking for cars and watercraft. Enjoy playing on the basketball court or horseshoe pits by the lake. There is a sandy beach area for the kids to play and swim or to layout and take in some sun. A canoe and four kayaks are there for your use. Standard lifejackets are provided. Enjoy the beautiful cedar gazebo with a hanging 2-person swing, benches & a table. Beside the gazebo is a two-person hammock for lounging by the lake. The yard has a gentle slope, allowing easy access for the elderly. There is a picnic table located below the porchroom protected from the sun and weather. The covered dock has a large deck and bench to look out over the lake. Several public boat ramps are located close by. There are beach and lounge chairs and plenty of water noodles and floats. We supply an assortment of fishing poles and gear. The dock has a swimming ladder to easily get in and out of the water. You will not find a cleaner, clearer lake than Lake Keowee!!
There is a firepit in the front with an ample supply of wood and seating within a natural wooded setting. The hanging lights in the trees adds a festive touch. A Weber 3-burner gas barbecue with gas supplied from the main house propane tank is available for your use.
These are just some of the features of the house. We are always looking to do more so there may be a few surprises. We pride ourselves on providing an environment that helps create lasting memories for family and friends.
We look forward to your stay and many happy returns to the Grandis Getaway!
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 23, 2018
About Mike Grandis
The owners, Michael and Joanne Grandis and their children, Rachel and Tyler, welcome you to the Grandis Getaway! Michael and Joanne are both psychologists who own their own practice, the Grandis Evaluation Center, in Asheville North Carolina. Rachel teaches language at Asheville/Buncombe Early College and recently got married at none other than the Lakehouse! Tyler graduated Appalachian State and is preparing for graduate school. During the summers he manages our boat and jet ski business....so you might want to contact him to reserve your watercraft during your stay. Our family came to this area of the country for its unsurpassed beauty and opportunities to be in nature. Mike enjoys tennis backpacking, traveling and of course being at the Lake , Joanne is totally into horses and gardening, Rachel is out exploring the world, having taken recent trips to Iceland, Europe and having studied abroad in Santiago, Chile. Tyler is an avid snowboarder and was a member of the Appalachian University Snowboard team. He applies those skills to wakeboarding at the lake during the summer.
Mike Grandis purchased this House in 2005
Why Mike Grandis chose Seneca
Lake Keowee is a huge lake with all kinds of inlets, parks and places to explore. Being close to the town of Seneca is a nice advantage as it provides a small-town feel, with lots of Southern hospitality, but also has all the modern conveniences including two grocery stores, a Super Wal-Mart, lots of great restaurants, a movie theater and a bowling alley. A short way further and you are in the college town of Clemson. We especially enjoy providing accommodations for the fanatic Clemson Tiger football alumni who gather every Fall at our home for Clemson homecoming weekends. There is no lack of things to do between the Lake, the towns, the many state parks, hiking trails, tennis, golf and the list goes on and on.
What makes this House unique
We rent boat and Jet Skis which we can have waiting for you at our covered dock! For more information on boat and Jet Ski rentals go to our Boat & Jet Ski website at: lakekeoweeboatrentals.com Call: 864-280-2726 (Note: we also rent to others staying elsewhere on the lake)
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Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
The house was clean and well stocked! There was lots to do inside and outside! We hiked at Lake Jocassee and the Nanahala national Forest. We love this house and all it had to offer!
March 22 weekend
Weather was not great which you can't control. Plenty of sleeping space which was good. The pinball machine didn't work (rubber came off the flipper) and the pool cues didn't have any tips so you may want to replace those.
The outside grill top cover was rotted so we couldn't get it back on after using the grill all three days. We could not find a collander strainer so low country boils and boiled shrimp are problematic for guests.
Overall we enjoyed the house and had a great birthday weekend for March.
You may want to clean your boat slip before the boating season starts as it looked like it had built up rust and algae.
Glad to hear you enjoyed the house and had a great birthday weekend! Sorry about the weather, probably will have better luck during your return visit this summer when the weather is more consistent. Thanks for the updates, the pinball machine is fixed, pool cues got new metal tips, and sorry you did not find the collander which was in one of the cabinets. We look forward to your return visit and as always feel free to contact us if you need anything as we are close by and always available to help out! Mike
A House for Everyone's Taste
This house met every expectation that our group of 8 women had - open floor plan, bedrooms & bathrooms galore, large kitchen with upscale appliances, foosball table, pool table, pinball machine and Theatre Room. The bed in the Master Bedroom was so comfortable. The location is beautiful and, although it's a little bit of a drive to Clemson, it's a beautiful trip to surrounding towns. A great find and was perfect for this group of Clemson grads.
Thanks to Grandis family for opening up there Home during Holiday Season; every family member commented on the perks of the home, kids (big kids too) especially enjoyed the theater room, kayaks and proximity to the water!
Grand Grandis Getaway
Mike & Joanne
Thank you so much for the use of your wonderful home. The Christmas decorations were an additional bonus.My wife, kids & their spouses, and the grandkids had a nice and relaxing holiday get together. It was spacious enough for all of us to gather in the dining/living rooms
and with the five bedrooms, a place for everyone to get a little privacy. The movie room was a personal favorite of mine.
The weather was a little chilly for my blood to take advantage of the lake and its activities but
the fire pit was a big hit.
We would strongly recommend the "GETAWAY" for a family/group get together.
(side note - some of the kitchen pans & especially the knives could use an upgrade)
Beautiful home. Christmas decorations were perfect. Most well furnished and equipped rental ever.
Perfect for our family Christmas. So much to do at the house that we did not go anywhere. The game room, theatre room, basketball, fire pit kept adults and children entertained. It would only have been better if we could have stayed a week.
Lake Keowee is a pristine deep blue water lake with mountain views and beautiful shoreline. There are many activities to do on the lake including boating, sailing, fishing, swimming, jet skiing and much more. The town of Seneca has restaurants, movie theatres, a bowling alley, grocery stores and all the modern conveniences in a country setting. Located amidst the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Upcountry region of South Carolina is the place to go if your vacation plans include slowing down and having a 'heart to heart' with Mother Nature. Here you'll find dazzling waterfalls, sparkling lakes and rivers, lush forests, lovely valleys, and scenic highways. The Upcountry is an outdoor enthusiast's paradise. If you are into hiking, fishing, boating, swimming, nature photography, golf, white water rafting, horseback riding, or anything else you can imagine, then this is the place. Numerous historical and culture related sights complete the picture of this wonderful vacation area. Other Activities: Movie Theatres, Bowling, Shops and all the modern conveniences in a picturesque country setting.