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Large, Magical Mountain Lake Cabin on Lake Keowee

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 14)

'A Stay Away' (the phonetic Cherokee language translation of 'Cedar Creek', the branch of Lake Keowee on which the property is located) is a true Mountain Lake Vacation Home. It is a 4000 sq ft, Lindal Cedar Home with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, large, open common spaces, a stone fireplace, spacious kitchen, and ample sleeping areas. The house was renovated in 2009, and the kitchen got new appliances in 2011.

In addition to two bedrooms with king beds, and one with a queen bed, there is a comfortable queen-sized swing bed (on a ceiling-suspended platform) on a sleeping porch, and a bunkroom with 4 beds. One of the king-sized rooms also has an additional set of bunk beds, and each floor has a queen sofa bed (new, firm memory foam mattresses), most comfortable for one adult or two children, of course. In addition, there is a pack-n-play for infants, and a futon mattress which can be used for extra sleeping space.


Main floor:

Master with one king

4-season porch with suspended queen "swing bed"

Lower level (daylight, walk out basement):

Bedroom #2: queen bed, private bath across the hall

Bedroom #3: king bed and bunk beds, jack and jil bath shared with bunk room

Bunk Room: 4 bunk beds



futon under master bed

2 x queen sleeper sofas (memory foam mattresses are actually pretty comfortable)

Outdoors, there is a two-level deck, with shady and sunny areas.

The dock is a double decker with a covered slip and an uncovered slip. There's also a wave runner float lift.

Mostly, you'll want to spend the days on the lake, or retreat to the quiet seclusion of the cabin itself. Aside from a rarely-occupied log cabin next door, the nearest house is across the lake! In the summer, there are many lake activities available. Many nearby activities (golf, hiking, shopping) are available.

We are *not* TV people, but there is a flat screen TV on each floor (36" and 50", I think). There is no cable in the area, but we have basic DirecTV. While there is a DVD player, VHS player, and satellite receiver, it may not be the best place for TV watching or TV watching parties (eg, sports events). Wifi is via a Verizon "Jet Pack". We have a large data plan, but we do sometimes have to purchase more data as needed for renters. (Please go easy on us with the streaming!)

The community paid a fortune to bring in county water in 2014, so all our water filters are obsolete. We still have a separate kitchen drinking water filter (RO). We think it's better than bottled.

The property is about a 30-minute drive from Clemson, SC, a 40-minute drive from Seneca, SC, 50-minute drive from Greenville, SC, and about 45-minutes from Cashiers, NC.

Keywords: House,lake,lakehouse,cabin,rustic,large,remote,quiet,dock,keowee,north, south carolina,mountain,mountains,woods,wooded

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2017

About Michael

We are a family of 5 who live in Greenville, SC. We work too much to enjoy the house as often as we would like. Renting it out allows us to afford upkeep and taxes (whew!). We genuinely love the thought of people up there enjoying it in our absence. We are old-school VRBOers. We do not have a professional management service, and can't always provide concierge services, but while you're guests at the house, our house is your house. Overall, we've had a very enjoyable experience as owners on VRBO. It's fun to get feedback about the great vacations on the lake!

Michael purchased this house in 2006

Why Michael chose Lake Keowee

I grew up near Surfside Beach, SC, and my family would spend weekends there. We wanted something close by to make family memories. Love cool, clean, scenic Keowee!

What makes this house unique

The house is truly remote. Sometimes we feel like it's the only place we get away from it all. The house has a way of sucking the desire to work right out of you. The only people you're likely to see are the people across the cove. The wifi is only recently good enough to do any significant work online. Cell service wasn't even reliable until about 5 years ago. We reluctantly got TV service about the same time.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Awesome!!! Thank you...we needed this!!
Jul 2012
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Sunset House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 14
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Powder Room - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Jack n Jill - toilet , combination tub/shower , Separate sinks for each room that shares this bathroom
  • 3.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 1 bunk bed
    Sleeping Porch - 1 queen
    Bunk Room - 2 bunk bed
  • King size beds (1) Two rooms have king beds., Queen size Beds (1) Two queen-sized beds, including the swing bed on the four-season sleeping porch (good mattress on platform hung from ceiling)., Baby Cribs (1) Pack-n-play crib available., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Each floor has one queen-sized sofabed, recommended for one person, or two children., Bunk Beds (6) There is a room with 4 bunk beds, and another room with 2 bunk beds in addition to a king-sized bed.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • scenic drives
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Double-decker dock available. Boats may be rented elsewhere on the lake. Dock has an extra, uncovered boat-slip. Owner's boat and waverunner may not be used secondary to liability issues. WiFi Internet access is often available from an unknown source.


5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Large, Magical Mountain Lake Cabin on Lake Keowee
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Beautiful home. Lots of room for multiple families and a great location on the lake.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. Location was great with easy travel to Clemson and the mountains. Hope to stay here again at another time.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house with everything you need.

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was great. We had our annual men's trip here with a total 9 guys staying. The house accommodated us perfectly and had everything we needed to keep all of us entertained. We brought a wakeboard boat and a pontoon boat and were able to keep both docked up for the trip without issue. The dock was really nice and the top deck allowed for some Olympic inspired cannonball contests. The kitchen was fully stocked and we used the grill every night. The pool and foosball tables helped keep us entertained during some evening thunderstorms. Lake Keowee was really nice. It was our first time there and we were really impressed with the cleanliness and beauty of the lake. It got a little busy on Saturday but compared to what we usually see on Lake Lanier on the weekends it was mild traffic. We are already discussing and planning our trip next year back to this spot. We had a great time!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Family time

  • 5 of 5

My family of 5 all had a great time at this house. Its super clean and has a great game room for the kids. Cell phone reception is not too good, but it was nice not having access for a few days. The great dock made up for this as we spent a ton of time in the lake swimming. My daughter of 9 even caught a fish in the lake.

The walk down to the floating dock could be a challenge for elderly if they have bad knees, but otherwise its not bad.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Vaca on the lake!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely home, well appointed, very spacious- perfect for a large gathering of friends or family! Owners were highly responsive and helpful!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
46 Miles
Greenville Spartanburg (GSP)
Nearest Motorway
1.4 Miles
Hwy 133
Nearest Restaurant
18 Miles
Aunt Sue's Country Corner
Car: necessary

This house, at the north end of Lake Keowee, is remote. The nearest grocery is Ingles in Pickens, 13 miles, though there is a nice, smaller market closer on Hwy 11 (the Market) at the entrance to "Falls South".


Rates & Availability

Sunset House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 24 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 26 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 7 2017 - Mar 23 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $59

Holidays may be higher priced than regular season rates. "Long weekends", such as Labor Day, require a 4 day stay. Thank you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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