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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 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 9 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 6.5 Baths, (Sleeps 26-30)

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 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

Clemson Graduation in May 2019 $3,500/wk

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.

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.

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 $4,000 SOLD OUT

The garage & vacant 1/1 apartment (900sf) is available with this rental property for small additional charge. IT IS REQUIRED FOR ALL 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 30 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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 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 30 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 30 reviews

Lovely, spacious home

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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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  • 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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Tampa FL

Our Annual Family Reunion on Lake Keowee

  • 5 of 5

Dear Maloney Family,

This place has become a beloved space of gathering and respite over the last five years, and is serving as a backdrop for memories for a new generation. My kids begin looking forward to our week at The Maloney Lake House the moment they leave. We love the house, the cove, the kayaks, the paddleboards, the bunk rooms and the new the pool table. Our family of 7 kids, and now 7 children with spouses and grandchildren fits perfectly in this nine bedroom home. We are so grateful for this space, the memories and the way this time together anchors our family and provides respite for the year. We LOVED the NEW main level balcony - Well Done! Thank you for continuing to open your home to us. You deserve 5 Stars.

Best Regards,


Chevy Chase, MD

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic time at this lake house

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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. Michael
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King, NC

Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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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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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
Nearest Point of Interest
Island Preserve
Nearest Point of Interest
Great skiing area.
Nearest Point of Interest
Gas & Bait
Nearest Point of Interest
Shopping & Eating
Nearest Point of Interest
Catholic Church
Nearest Point of Interest
Clemson Football games
Nearest Point of Interest
Gas on the water.
Nearest Point of Interest
Shopping & Eating
Nearest Point of Interest
World of Energy
Nearest Point of Interest
Gas on the water.
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
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

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

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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