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The Maloney Lake House - CLEMSON FOOTBALL - Beautiful Home on Lake Keowee

Bedrooms 9
Half Baths1
Space 7,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 8 nights


About the property

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:

2018 Spring Break - Now accepting

2018 Summer - Now OPEN

FALL Clemson Football - 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.

Main Floor:

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

Card room

Wrap around balcony with lake view

Lower Level:

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

Children's Playroom

Outdoor shower

Upper Floor:

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

Garage Apartment:

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.

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,

More Details

Michael Maloney
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish, japanese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The following review was submitted in our guestbook:

This was our 4th year getting together as a group (14 adults & 14 children) and I believe I speak for each of the families by saying that this was the best rental we've had yet. The location is perfect and so is the house. The kids loved riding scooters in the large level driveway as well as playing soccer and duck, duck, goose in the large grassy areas in the back. The beach area was perfect for all ages. Inside the home was also the perfect set up. The kitchen is well equipped and there was plenty of seating. The many t.v. viewing areas were nice for kids and adults with different tastes for television programming, haha! There were plenty of bedrooms/beds including the space over the garage. We never felt cramped or crowded with all the indoor and outdoor spaces. We would love to continue this tradition and hope to be lucky enough to rent your home again next year and beyond.

Thank you
Sep 2016
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Seneca House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 32
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 32 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - Master Suite - toilet , tub , shower , The luxurious owners suite includes a full bathroom.
    Bathroom 2 - Cabana Bathroom - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , The cabana suite is under the Master, and has an ext door.
    Bathroom 3 - off the playroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , The bathroom is shared by the two bedrooms off the playroom.
    Bathroom 4 - Boys side - upper floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , This bathroom is shared by the boys suite & queen room.
    Bathroom 5 - Girls side - upper floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , This bath is shared by the girls suite and the twin room.
    Main floor - powder room - toilet , Main floor powder room off the dining area.
    Bathroom 6 - Apartment Suite - toilet , shower , This bathroom is in the apartment suite.
  • There is an outdoor shower on the lower level, perfect for showing when the kids come up from the lake.
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 32
  • Bedroom 1 - Owners Suite - 1 queen , Owners Suite with a walk in closet & private sitting room.
    Bedroom 3 - lower floor - 1 queen , Located off the playroom - shares a bath with bedroom 4.
    Bedroom 2 - lower floor - 1 queen , The Cabana Suite includes a ful bathroom and exterior door.
    Bedroom 4 - lower floor - 1 queen , Located off the playroom, shares a bath with #3.
    Bedroom 5 - upper floor - 1 queen , Queen bedroom, sharing a bath on the boys side of the floor
    Bedroom 6 - upper floor - Boys Room - 2 bunk bed , Boys room - two sets of bunks, twin on top, full on bottom.
    Bedroom 7 - upper floor - Girls Room - 3 double , 1 child bed , Girls room - three full size and a chidl bed.
    Bedroom 8 - upper floor - 2 twin/ single , Twin room with 2 beds, sharing a bath with the girls.
    Convertible bed - upper floor - 1 sleep sofa /futon , One Futon that sleeps 2 at the upper landing.
    Convertible bed - lower floor - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Pull out couch in the Media room down stairs. Sleeps 2.
    Bedroom 9 - Apartment Suite - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , The 1 bed/1bath garage apartment suite is available.
  • The 9 bedrooms and two convertible areas are described above.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • limited accessibility ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Basketball hoop with a small court in the rear of the house. Outdoor shower area on the lower level of the house which is great for when you are coming up from the lake.


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The Maloney Lake House - CLEMSON FOOTBALL - Beautiful Home on Lake Keowee
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews


  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2009
  • Stayed: August 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Memorable Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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Memory Maker

  • 5 of 5

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…

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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Durham, NC

Wonderful family reunion location!

  • 5 of 5

Three generations from around the country gathered for lake-side fun. We absolutely loved the house and the location. The house provided for all our needs with the spacious living/dining/kitchen areas and many bedrooms. The kitchen was well-stocked for cooking and serving large meals. The grocery stores are about a 15 minute drive away. We loved the girls and boys rooms upstairs for cousins to share. The picnic tables on the porch were ideal for 11 kids eating lunch and dinner - no need to worry about wet & sand in the house! The lake is gorgeous. Everyone (young and old alike) enjoyed jumping off the dock into the very deep water. The littlest ones enjoyed playing at the beach and in the shallow water. We appreciated that there were multiple places to find shade while sitting at the lake - on the dock, under the gazebo, or on the beach in the afternoons. The lake was clear and clean. The little cove feels wonderfully private. We brought 4 additional kayaks and enjoyed exploring the lake and the islands. The older kids loved the adventure of swimming and kayaking to the island across the way. We enjoyed playing lawn games as well. We felt no need to leave the house the entire week. Thank you to the Maloney family for sharing your beautiful and comfortable home with us! I would highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Alex! We are so glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay. We hope to have you back at The Maloney Lake House next season.
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Chapel Hill

Great house - will definitely stay here again.

  • 5 of 5

loved it.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chapel Hill, NC

Great home!

  • 5 of 5

I recently rented the Lake House for a Clemson Football weekend with college friends and our families. This house is great! A perfect bedroom for the girls and another for the boys, and plenty of bedrooms for the parents. The house has lots of gathering spots, the kitchen, living room, downstairs den, and our favorite, the screened porch off of the master bedroom. An easy 15 minute drive into Clemson, too.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Tricia, we love our ACC football fans. We hope to have you all back next season. The Clemson University football schedule is usually released in January. Check back often. The Maloney Family Lake House
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Greenville, Spartanburg (GSP) Airport
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
I-85 and SC 11 ( Exit #1)
Nearest Point of Interest
Nice beach and private cove
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Island Preserve
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Great skiing area.
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Gas & Bait
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Shopping & Eating
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Catholic Church
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Clemson Football games
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Gas on the water.
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World of Energy
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Gas on the water.
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Public boat launch
Car: recommended

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning (add $50 w/apt) $250
Holiday/Wedding ($500) $0
Garage Apart /9 bedroom $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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