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Private beautiful water views/direct access. Nothing like you've ever seen!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 1 bath with glass everywhere.

Come and enjoy secluded nature preserve with 60+ acres to roam. Paths for long walks or mountain bikes. Architect James Fox designed this cliff side home overlooking a beautiful fall. Feel like you are in the trees in an area much as it was when inhabited by Cherokee Indians. Stream feeds into Lake Hartwell. Boat slips are close by to provide big water access. This property is in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains


Westminster House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • One bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Private beautiful water views/direct access. Nothing like you've ever seen!
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 36 reviews

Absolutely Gorgeous!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at "Waterfall House." We love the seclusion and everything about it really. Gina is so sweet and super helpful!

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Experience a masterpiece of one of the great Modernist architects of the 20th Century.

  • 5 of 5

Completely immerse yourself in an improbable marriage of nature at its' best with a beautiful modernist work of art by the accomplished arcitect, Jim Fox. The sight and sounds of the adjacent falls and views of the surrounding woods from every vantage point in the home are truly indescribable. You are completely free from the influences of the external TV/internet/phones. Despite being a self proclaimed "foodie" who loves dining out, this is one time I suggest you recruit your inner chef and stay put rather than driving a fair distance for fairly ordinary food in the surrounding towns. Though this is a 2 BR, 1 Bath home, if you travel with another couple you better be really comfortable together given the glass walls scattered throughout this exquisite property....privacy within the house is limited. There are a number of stairs, plus a short hike in from the parking to the front door down a well lit, somewhat steep, hard surface path, so you need reasonably good mobility to enjoy your visit. All in all this is a beautiful work of art in a serene setting that gives you the complete opportunity to leave the "wired world" behind.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A piece of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

When I stepped from my car and heard the rushing water I knew I was in the perfect spot to spend a few relaxing days. After walking the short path to round the corner and see this beautiful home and magnificent waterfall was priceless. The views from every room in the house are exceptional. If you're up for it you can walk below to the waterfall or just sit on either the screened or open porch and enjoy being outside among the treetops. The caretaker, Gina, was at the house when we arrived. She helped us with our things and shared local information about the area. My Husband and I enjoyed this trip and will surely make plans to return in the near future. A special thank you to Bill and his Family for sharing this little piece of heaven with us.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Property!

  • 5 of 5

The Waterfall House is nothing shy of spectacular. The privacy, views, and outdoor activities are wonderful this time of year. The architecture is amazing! There is not a room in the house that doesn't have a fantastic view. This property is a hidden gem.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Breathtaking!

  • 5 of 5

The house has an amazing view from every room. The sound of the waterfall resonates throughout the house. So relaxing and peaceful.

Everything you might need is right there other than floates for the water.

This is one I will revisit for sure!!


Bill, thank you so much for sharing your place.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unlike any other place we have stayed, and we travel a lot.

  • 5 of 5

Words fail to describe this architectural wonder. A glass treehouse with close views of a stunning private waterfall. Abundant wildlife, acers of hiking trails leading to hidden treasures like the remails of a towering stone hearth.....too much to list.

Visit here if you can as soon as you can. If you are searching for a peaceful retreat, you will not find anything superior to this enchanting glass house.

The host is also a pleasure to work with and is very responsive- answered our messages while he was out of the country!

Perfect place.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bill Martin
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

About Bill Martin

I'm a Delta Air Lines pilot living close to Atlanta.

Bill Martin purchased this house in 2013

Why Bill Martin chose Westminster

Truly unique experience. You will be blown away!


Car: necessary

Located on a private stream in Oconee County, the most NW county in upstate SC.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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