"What a wonderful vacation our family experienced at the Maloney Lake House! The house is so comfortable and the rooms are larger than represented by the pictures. The kitchen is well appointed and equipped to handle preparing and serving meals to a large family (although two nights we had cooks nights off and got pizza one night and Mexican food another night)! We had 21 family members, representing three generations. There is a large laundry room off the kitchen with an additional refrigerator which we used for soft drinks, water, beer and wine. The tables in the large dining area easily accommodate everyone for sit down dinners. We also rented the garage apartment which is nicely appointed and larger than pictured. The driveway easily accommodated four SUVs, a pickup truck and 2 mini-vans.
There are grocery stores in Seneca, about a 15 minute drive from the house. Our favorite store was the Ingles, an upscale grocery store with a Starbucks, huge bakery and deli.
The back porch looks out on the beautiful lake, and has big picnic tables for outdoor eating. The screened porch, off the Master suite, quickly became the favorite adult evening gathering spot.
The beach area and quiet cove are beautiful, with clear water. Plenty of seating on the beach, and in the gazebo and deck overlooking the beach. The gazebo offers shade, and the deck perfect for sunning. We had 2 boats and 4 wave runners; there was plenty of room to dock these and still have room for swimming. The little kids really enjoyed the beach and swimming area, and went swimming every day. With three little grandkids, ages 2, 3 and 5, we really appreciated the outdoor shower. We were able to rinse off the little ones after swimming. There is also a convenient stand next to the shower to hang kids life vests, swimsuits and towels. After rinsing the kids, we would wrap them in towels and enter the house through the cabana bath, where they could dress before going off to other areas of the house. So well planned for families with little kids!!
We used the full service Keowee Marina (about a 10 minute boat ride) for the boats and wave runners. Everyone there is so friendly and attentive.
MIchael Maloney is also great to talk with! We had to query him several times with various questions in the months before we arrived, and he always answered promptly!
Our whole family loved the beautiful Maloney Family Lake house!"
Guest: Ann B.
Date of Stay: July 2016
Review Submitted: July 30, 2016