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Remodeled 4 BR/3 BA Waterfront

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,474 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10

Peaceful setting on a beautiful cove with clear emerald green deep water. From our dock you can swim, fish or just sit and take in the view. Your boat and jet-ski can rest comfortably in the covered slip and attached floating jet-ski dock. The fishing is top notch, from the shallow water pan fish and bass, to the deep water larger catches. The 143-foot-wide beach area provides a perfect place to launch our 2 kayaks or the canoe provided for your enjoyment. Bring your life preservers, water toys and floats. Moms can watch the kids from the gently sloping grassy shoreline or from the dock. For those who enjoy waterfront dining, there is small deck at the water’s edge with a table, chairs and umbrella for just that! There is also a primitive fire pit for those who love to roast hot dogs or marshmallows, or just have a fun evening with family and friends by a warm fire. You'll especially enjoy this on a cool fall, star-filled night. But, bring your own firewood. There may be some available, just don't count on it.


Main Living Level:

Master Bedroom: King bed (nice view to the lake & lots of closet space)

Guest Bedroom #1: Queen bed

Guest Bedroom #2: Twin single beds

Great Room: Sleeper sofa (Queen size)

Lower Living Level:

Guest Bedroom #3: Queen bed

Total: 10

All bedrooms have good closet space and luggage racks.


Main Level: Two bathrooms. The master bath has a granite counter top and large walk-in shower. The view of the lake is also an enjoyable bonus. The hall bath serves the two hall bedrooms and is convenient to the rest of the main living level. It has been renovated, including a solid surface counter top and tub/shower.

Lower Level: One Bath. New, upscale bath with solid surface counter top and custom walk-in tile shower.

The Kitchen

Serious cooks will love the kitchen. All new appliances! High-end, smooth top range with two ovens; an additional wall oven and matching microwave; large refrigerator in the kitchen and separate ice maker in utility room to insure plenty of ice for a large group on those hot summer days. You can seat up to 6 at the granite counter in the kitchen. It’s also a perfect place to prepare meals while you watch TV and converse with the family in the great room. Stand at the kitchen sink and wash dishes while you view the lake. You can also use the under counter dishwasher. Bring your whole coffee beans and use our grinder to make a superior cup of coffee in the 12-cup drip coffee maker. There is also a top-of-the-line Cuisinart SS-700 coffee maker that will use your K-cups (not the 2.0 K-cups). Large, 4-slice toaster will thaw and toast even your bagels. No old, beat up pots and pans in this kitchen; most of them are new and of high quality. The dishes and silverware are new, as well.

Dining Room

In addition to seating for 6 at the bar in the kitchen, the large trestle dining room table will seat 10 to 12. A nice bonus is the open view through the great room to the deck and lake.

Great Room

The view of the waterfront from the large picture windows is captivating. You’ll love the remote-controlled gas logs in the brick fireplace on those cool fall nights. The 50” HD flat screen TV with sound bar and blue-ray player is sure to please even the most ardent of movie or sports fans. Of course, there is cable service (includes the extra sports package) and WiFi internet. Don’t forget that the cable service includes music channels which sound great when played through the sound bar, with attached sub-woofer. You can also connect your smart phone or iPod wireless.

Game Room (Lower Level)

Completely new renovation. The game room hosts a pool table and other game table. The TV and sound components duplicate those on the main living level. There is also a brick fireplace with gas logs. Puzzles, board games and playing cards are at your disposal for the game table. There is even a view to the lake. This area is a hit with kids and adults alike.

The Deck

There is no better place to enjoy a view of the water front than from the back deck, off the great room. That morning cup of hot coffee just tastes better from the high perch, looking down on the calm, clear emerald green lake waters. You’ll enjoy the tall, mature trees providing plenty of shade on those hot summer days. It’s common, when the water is glassy, to be able to see large bass swimming in the shallow water below. The deck is furnished with a new table, large umbrella, and chairs for 6. There are plenty of additional deck chairs available if needed. The gas grill is relatively new and is connected to the large gas tank that also serves the two fireplaces. That means you won’t run out of gas in the middle of your family cookout! Don’t be surprised to find that the deck is a constant favorite gathering place for family and friends during your stay.

Other Notes

The upstairs bedrooms are carpeted and the downstairs bedroom has a tile floor.

New hickory hardwood floors throughout the great room, dining room, kitchen and hallway.

3 Charging stations for your iPhones, iPads etc. (kitchen, master bedroom, hall bedroom)

Utility room: Washer and dryer, utility sink, ice maker

Carport for one car, but over-sized, just off the utility room and kitchen

Plenty of room for several vehicles on the horseshoe drive

Parking space for your boat trailer

Restaurants and shopping only a few minutes away

Clemson Fans? Only 15 to 20 minutes to the Tiger games.

Construction/Renovation Note (as of 4/17/16)

From the late summer of 2015 through April of 2016, the home has undergone a major renovation of the main living level and the lower level (walk-out basement area). It is now complete.

More Details

Frank Elmore
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2018

About Frank Elmore

Frank & Carol Elmore

Both Frank and Carol grew up in southeastern North Carolina, within an hour's drive of coastal NC and SC. Both are graduates of UNC-Chapel Hill and have been married for 45 years. The extended family includes 2 adult children with spouses and 4 grandchildren. Frank is a CPA and owned a small tax practice in Chapel Hill, NC. Carol, an ex-school teacher, was the firm administrator for the CPA firm. In December of 2016, Frank sold his CPA practice and they retired to Hendersonville, NC.

Frank Elmore purchased this house in 2015

Why Frank Elmore chose Seneca

Having grown up near the coast, we love the water and all the potential water-based activities. Now that we have grandchildren, we wanted a special place to enjoy family gatherings that would allow us to bless them with fun times on and in the water. We fell in love with the property because it has 143 feet of shoreline, all of which is accessible. The water is emerald green, clear and usually calm, which is perfect for all kinds of water play. For that reason we have affectionately named it “Emerald Cove”. And let's not forget the fishing! Lake Keowee is excellent for whatever flavor of fishing you prefer. The house stands on over an acre of land and was built in 1972, only a year after Lake Keowee was formed. We purchased it in the summer of 2015 and immediately started a major remodel. The main living level update was completed in late 2015. The lower level, a walk-out basement, was completed during 2016. The home has a fresh, updated feel and yet it is comfortable. It is our desire to make Emerald Cove the kind of special place where wonderful family memories are made.


Seneca House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2474 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Hall Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bath - toilet , shower , Large walk-in shower, with spa bench
    Bathroom 3 - Lower Level - toilet , shower , Nice, custom ceramic walk-in shower (3.5 ft.x 4.0 ft.)
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - Lower Level - 1 queen
  • Sleeper sofa (queen size) in Great Room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Remodeled 4 BR/3 BA Waterfront
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews

beautiful place. Loved it

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house. It was very cozy and well stocked. The dock was perfect. We would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and peaceful!!!

  • 5 of 5

Wow!!!! This property was exactly what it said it was going to be. No surprises!!!! The house and surroundings were so peaceful and relaxing. The covered boat dock was very useful. It was very nice to keep the boat out of the sun every day. My 16 year old son loved the downstairs bedroom and recreation room. The pool table was a big hit. We will definitely rent this house again.

Thanks Frank and Carol for sharing your home with us. Memories were made. June 30-July 7 2018.


  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Annual Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect house for our family. The house was spotless, very well maintained and updated, including a new set of steps recently finished. The kitchen was very well stocked with all that we needed. The beds were comfortable. Perfect location on the water for kayaking and boating. Our grandchildren had room to play along the water, wading, and jumping off the dock. The dock had a table and umbrella which was perfect to catch a bit of shade. We would absolutely recommend this home and are already looking forward to going back.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Summer Family Fun

  • 5 of 5

Great place for the grandkids to play - and they did. The dock was perfect for swimming and tying up the boat. We used the canoe and they enjoyed taking it for a spin. The house is perfect and had all of the supplies we needed. Would recommend this place to anyone who enjoys the water and a wonderful place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great time spending the Memorial day weekend here. Frank was awesome and very accommodating. The house was beautiful and we enjoyed hanging out on the dock fishing, kayaking, and canoeing. I would definitely recommend this property to others.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved our stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week end in your home. Thank you so much for sharing it with us!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable Damage Deposit $500

We only accept credit or debit cards. Your credit card information will be kept on file until the property is inspected after your check-out.

We do not allow smoking or pets on the property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.