About the property
- House7000 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
House, 9 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 6.5 Baths, (Sleeps 26-32)
If you’re looking to create life long memories, relax and unwind in a spacious and luxurious home, plus spend time on one of the most beautiful lakes in the southeast, then the Maloney Family Lake house is your vacation home. It’s perfect for Family Reunions, multi-family vacations, golf weekend, small weddings or a weekend retreat! (See the glowing 5 star reviews below) Great dates are still available Off-Season & next summer.
Calendar Quick Look:
FALL Clemson Football - Nov Games
11/3 Louisville $3,000
11/17 Duke $2,500
11/24 USC & Thanksgiving $4,500
2019 Summer - Now OPEN
Please check the availability link for seasonal rates. The book now/pricing link is not reliable, as our prices fluctuate with special holiday events and games weekends.
The home is located on Lake Keowee in South Carolina off Highway 188 on Maughan Trail, approximately six miles from the town of Seneca and only 16 miles from Clemson University.
This exquisite 7,000 square-foot lakefront home was built and decorated by the family matriarch with the goal of having a vacation home large enough for her six children and fourteen grandchildren to enjoy together. The main house has 8 bedrooms and 5 ½ baths, with the owners suite (Master) on the main. There is an additional 1 bed/1bath apartment over the garage. All of the bedrooms are very spacious and beautifully decorated.
The gourmet kitchen was built for a CHEF - features include a nine-foot island with a prep-sink, double oven, a five-burner gas cook top, and a pasta faucet. The dining room has 2 large circular tables. Each table has a lazy Susan and can seat 8 to 10, plus there is counter seating for four. Also, there is a small wet bar with an ice machine close by! The spacious deck has two picnic tables for enjoying lunch outdoors in wet bathing suits. The picnic tables can seat 12 to 16 kids/adults, and are less than 10 feet from the kitchen.
A fixed, covered wooden dock with attached gazebo overlooking the lake and three undeveloped islands, offering peaceful serenity. In addition to a swing, the dock has a water hose and power is available. The 18,000 acres of water and a 300-mile shoreline make Lake Keowee a popular place for boating, fishing, water-skiing, swimming, camping and picnicing. There is a public boat ramp a few minutes away, so you are welcome to bring your boat and leave it at our dock. The house also has two kayaks to explore the pristine lake with all of its natural beauty.
The backyard has a level playing area with room for volleyball, three-legged races and other activities for the children. Large hammock for watching the late night stars. Below the level playing area, the backyard gently slopes down to the lake. The driveway has ample space for ten cars. Downstairs has a children’s playroom filled with toys and a separate family room so the adults can enjoy the peaceful upstairs living room. There is a separate card room for the adults. Wireless internet access is available, so bring your lap top to stay connected.
Owners Suite - one queen bed, with full bath & walk-in closet. It includes a private sitting room and screened balcony area.
Living room overlooking the lake with a 25' vaulted ceiling
Gourmet kitchen & wet bar
Dining & pantry area
Laundry & mud room entrance
Wrap around balcony with lake view
Bedroom 1 - queen bed with full bath, with door to backyard
Bedroom 2 - queen bed with attached bath
Bedroom 3 - queen bed and share bath with #2
Media Room with queen sleeper
Girls room - 3 full beds & toddler bed
Boys room - two sets of bunk beds, full on bottom, twin on top
Bedroom 3 - queen bed on the boys bathroom side
Bedroom 4 - two twins on the girls bathroom side
Two full bathrooms
Loft area with queen futon
One bedroom with a queen bed - one full bath and kitchen
ACC Football Fans: This home is a short drive to Clemson University & Death Valley Stadium. The house has sold out every weekend for the '08, '09, '10, '11, '12, '13, '14, '15,'16 and 2017 football seasons, so reserve now for the Fall 2018.
9/1 Furman & Labor Day $4,000 SOLD OUT
9/15 GA Southern $3,200 SOLD OUT
9/29 Syracuse $3,200 SOLD OUT
10/20 NC State $3,200 SOLD OUT
11/3 Louisville $3,000 weekend
11/17 Duke $2.500 weekend
11/24 SC & Thanksgiving $4,500 week
The garage & vacant 1/1 apartment (900sf) is available with this rental property for small additional charge. IT IS REQUIRED FOR WEDDINGS & GROUPS OF 20 OR MORE. If you need these additional beds in the apartment, please contact me for that rental rate.
Dates will only be held with signed rental agreement & 50% deposit. Additional cleaning fee is $250 ($300 with apartment) and includes laudering all linens. Check in/out is Saturday In-Season. Check in/out off-season is Mid-Week including part of ONE WEEKEND. The house can accommodate 32 guests MAX on the property at one time.
Please contact Michael Maloney through the below email link and I will forward you our reservation application and rental agreement. I will also forward a link to our home's website that has 100 additional pictures of the house, including every room.
Thank you for considering this home for your next vacation.
Keywords: Lake House, Clemson, Reunion, Luxury, Football, Private Cove, Kayak,
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
About Michael Maloney
Welcome! The extended Maloney Family thanks you for considering this home for your next vacation. The six of us are spread out up and down the East Coast and this is the perfect location for our annual Family Reunion.
Michael Maloney purchased this House in 2004
Why Michael Maloney chose Seneca
Our mother built this house as her seasonal residence. It is on the SW side of the lake, very close to town and Clemson Universitey. This home is not decorated like your average lake house. Every room has it's own fine touches. It is perfect for multifamily groups, since the kids have plenty of beds in their rooms. It has been a rental since the summer of 2007.
What makes this House unique
Welcome to the largest and most luxurious rental on Lake Keowee. This house has everything you need for the perfect stay. Make sure you check out our slideshow that had an additional 75 pictures of the home.
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Lovely, spacious home
We had a marvelous weekend reunion with space for all the grandchildren and quiet bedrooms for the older couples, too. Has a nice little beach for outdoor play, a walled yard, and brand new 2nd floor deck off the kitchen and great room. Plenty of dining space and chef-equipped kitchen. With 2 ovens, we were able to make a wedding cake, and served home made pizza to all our guests. Great price for early spring, and enough to do indoors to cherish rainy days as much as sunny ones. Beautiful location; though there are neighbors, it felt like we were isolated from the world. Would definetely return and recommend!
Thank you Nona! We are so glad you enjoyed The Maloney Family Lake House. Our guests love the privacy the back yard provides. We hope to have you back some day.
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What an amazing time we had here. All of the adults (18 ranging in age from 18-53) have made many comments about how awesome this vacation was. From boating to swimming to playing volleyball and the many other activities we did the fun was never ending. The kids (7 ranging in age from 1 month-8) really enjoyed the play room and the secret room as well as the lake and outdoor fun. From a family who enjoys the water and usually spends our family vacation on the ocean somewhere this one ranks at the top for most if not all. We even talked about how we wouldn't mind returning for another one sometime in the future.
This is the perfect spot for a small ( 25-30) family reunion/vacation. The house is spacious enough that you aren't walking over each other and can have your own space when needed. The lake is absolutely by far the best. The water is clear and pristine and while we were there very quiet. Which made it that much more enjoyable. It was like we had it all to ourselves.
I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a place where 25-30 people could be under one roof yet not under anyones foot.
Fantastic time at this lake house
We were at the Maloney Lake House for a celebration. Michael is prompt and sets a high standard for all of us. The house is in a beautiful location, easy access to the water. Rooms and common spaces are well appointed.
Thank you Michael for offering us such a wonderful experience
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at The Maloney Family Lake House. Happy to say you were the first to use our brand new Weber gas grill. We hope to have you all back next year.
Beautiful and roomy home. Beautiful view of the lake. And 32 family members from GA, NC and PA. We all had a wonderful time. Loved the kitchen and the porch. The yard was great for corn hole, playing tag and hiding Easter eggs. Though the water was cold, the little ones and the teenagers didn't mind getting wet. Michael was great to work with also. We definitely will come back for future reunions.
Thank you Yana. It was our pleasure to host your family reunion. The Maloney Family Lake House is a special place for multiple generations to come together under one roof to create long lasting memories. We hope to have your family back someday.
Memorable Family Vacation
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!
Thanks Ann! So glad you all enjoyed your stay at The Maloney Lake House. This house is perfect for large families. We hope to have you back soon.
Change doesn’t come easily for most of my family. So when I recommended moving our multi-generational family vacation to the Maloney House, I knew there was a high probability I would be wearing goat horns before the vacation was over. I knew getting our big group all together on the same property (instead of split up in three different houses as we have done in recent vacations) would not only enhance our experience, but also push certain boundaries.
Meeting the diverse vacation expectations of 20-26 people from ages 2 to 86 means the bar is set pretty high. Throw in a few people who will complain about anything from a dull kitchen knife to a faulty gas grill (operator error, of course) and you can imagine the tension I felt knowing it would be all my fault if the new accommodations were less than spectacular.
Maloney House met and exceeded my expectations! The house and rooms were even more spacious than they appeared in the photos, giving us plenty of space to spread out and even get a little privacy. Who knew what a joy a separate built-in ice maker could be? Most rental lake homes have little to offer those without their own power toys. The paddleboards and kayaks were a definite plus!
Those seeking to be entertained enjoyed: fishing at dawn, watching the sunrise, soccer, canoeing, kayaking, tubing, paddle boarding, basketball, corn hole, disc golf, biking (around the neighborhood, on the Swamp Rabbit, and mountain biking at Fant’s Grove), playing in streams, feeding the resident Mallard family, visiting waterfalls, and white water rafting the Chattooga. A special highlight of our vacation was going on a pontoon boat ride at Lake Jocassee to see the waterfalls with my mom and dad. With Seneca’s proximity to Clemson, Greenville and all of the outdoor activities on the Scenic Highway 11 corridor, our adventure-seekers still have plenty of new places to explore.
Needless to say, we have already booked for next year. I’ll bring my own chef knife ;))
Funny, no one seems to remember that it was my idea to change venues in the first place. And they probably won't ask me to write the review again either :) Oh well…
Thank you for the thorough description Ginger. Our mom was so proud of that kitchen. We know the feeling, The Maloney Clan needed 3 vacation homes the last time we wanted to meet up away from the lake. It makes such a difference to be under one roof. And there is so much to do in the area. We can't wait to have you back next summer! Thanks for taking good care of the home. That's so important to us.
The home is located on Lake Keowee in upstate South Carolina off Highway 188 on Maughan Trail, approximately six miles from the town of Seneca and only 16 miles from Clemson University.
Driving time from the Greenville/Spartanburg airport is about 1:15 minutes
Driving time from the Atlanta Airport is about 2:00 hours.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
1st Payment: 50% Deposit due now with signed rental agreement. 2nd Payment: 50% Balance due 30 days before the scheduled arrival date + fully refundable $1,000 care/security deposit that will be refunded following a satisfactory exit inspection. Cancellation more than 365 days prior to arrival will be fully refunded. For cancellations within 365 days of the scheduled arrival date, we will refund the cleaning fee & taxes. If we are able to rebook the property for those dates, we will also refund a prorated share of the rental fee for each night that the house is rented. The signed HOUSE RULES must accompany this deposit.