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Jeremy Rifflard

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

Large, Quiet Lake home on deep water

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Great vacation spot. Wide lake views.

Our lake house has a stunning view of Lake Secession. At full pond, the water level is 8-9 feet at our dock. Our dock is covered for protection from the sun or showers while you fish. The rental includes use of the canoe. There is a large fire-pit and cut wood to roast marshmallows. Lake Secession is 7 miles long. It is over a mile wide at the far end. Jet skis and boats are allowed.

No cats allowed due to allergies.

We have Wifi and a 55" HDTV in the living room. The second floor sun room is 30 feet long. It has a ping pong table, dart games and several rocking chairs. We have a gas fireplace. There is a gas grill and charcoal grill on the wooden deck, which is shaded with umbrellas. Play horseshoes along the lake or relax in a rocker. Central air conditioning and heat keep the house at the right temperature.

We are located near historic Abbeville, and Anderson, which are 20 minutes away. Get pampered at the Day Spa, which is the oldest house in Anderson. Clemson University is 40 minutes north. That is a great college town.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Jeremy Rifflard (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)
Large, Quiet Lake home on deep water
average rating of 4.72 based on 25 reviews

Quiet & secluded get-a-way!

  • 5 of 5

Upon arrival I thought the set up of the house was a little weird (living room & bed rooms upstairs, but kitchen downstairs), BUT once settled it was a great set-up! We could get dinner ready without the kids getting in the way. 😊򒠠We all played ping pong in the upstairs sun room, ate dinner in the downstairs sun room & had nightly game night in the downstairs "dining area". The kids & I did daily canoe and paddle boat rides and fished. We went to the Amish bakery, Callahan Farms & downtown Greenville.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice getaway

  • 5 of 5

The views of the lake were great. Had a lot of fun on the lake with the kids.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious, family-friendly home

  • 4 of 5

Our family enjoyed staying in this spacious, lakefront home. Because we were visiting my mom, who is recovering from surgery and has temporary mobility issues, we spent much of our time upstairs. The layout was perfect, as entry is on the 2nd floor, with direct and easy access to the large sunroom. We visited there for many hours, watching the kids enjoying the lake. There are several rocking chairs in the sunroom, and a small table. We also made good use of the ping pong table. The lake was a great hit, especially with the kids, who spent hours swimming, canoeing, and paddle boating. We saw several turtles and osprey while on the boats.

We visited during an extremely hot week. By turning the window unit in the sunroom on in the morning before it overheated, the room stayed very comfortable. The AC unit in the house kept the bedrooms comfortable. The only place we felt the heat was in the kitchen, downstairs. However, we had planned a lot of our meals for the crockpot (although we'd taken our own, we discovered one in the well stocked kitchen that we would use next time) so that minimized our time in the kitchen, and because of my mom's difficulty walking, we carried most of our food upstairs and ate in the sunroom. There is a small convenience store close by, but the nearest grocery store is several miles away in Abbeville, so you might want to stock up on supplies ahead of time if you don't want to do much driving during your stay.

The house is in the country, with all the advantages that brings--quietness, birdwatching, swimming, boating. If you're bothered by bugs, though, be aware that those come with being close to nature and some do make it into the house. There were lots of spiders outside, and if we cleared the dock overhang of them in the morning, they'd rebuild before evening. However, the bugs also meant that the resident phoebes were very active, and from the sunroom we enjoyed watching the birds divebomb flying insects.

Finally, our favorite local restaurant is Grits and Groceries (cash only) in nearby Belton. Food is excellent, and even though it was hot, we enjoyed the outdoor tables since they are under a shaded pavilion. Hours are rather limited, so be sure to check ahead of time to make sure they are open. I highly recommend the lemon pound cake with a scoop of buttermilk lemon ice cream, but all of their desserts are delicious.

Jeremy was helpful, and we hope to rent this home again when we next visit my mom.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Memories Made with the Family

  • 4 of 5

Our family visited the Lake House during second week in March. It was bit nippy out seeing that we are from Central Florida that was a wonderful change. The home is older and has stairs so visitors with small children be aware. Home was furnished with all the necessities to cook and maintain our stay. Iva, SC is a very small town, very quite and secluded from everything.... WONDERFUL!!!! Located about 2 hours from Atlanta, GA (we got to spend the day there) and 1.5 from the Blue Ridge Mountains (again we spent another day there).

Fishing was great, kids loved the paddle and canoe boats available on property <3 Fire pit outside was perfect for evening camp fire and smores!!!!

Only real dislike was one bed... it was so firm my 7 year old said "mom, I don't want to sleep on the brick". There was accommodations however for everyone!!! Tons of room inside and out! 2 kitchen tables, outside deck area, covered seating area, 2 docks for fishing. And enough room to actually sleep 13 if you needed to (that would require you to use the couches).

Thank you for allowing us to use your lake home for our spring break vacation <3!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. Come back to Iva in the future.
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Hartsville, S.C.

best vacation place in the country

  • 5 of 5

We have been renting this place for years, most of the time in the spring and the fall. It fits us perfectly. It is a nice comfortable place in a very quite neighborhood. All the amenities of home. The owner Jeremy could not be more acommadating. The fishing is always good. To be truthful I hate to let the cat out of the bag on this wonderful place.Jeremy is always updating and adding more features. We plan on renting many more times.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. It is wonderful to hear.
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Perfect house

  • 5 of 5

This house has it all and plenty of space. We had just 4 in our party but plenty for us to do with and with out the heavy rain that fell all weekend.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Anderson, SC
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Route 184 and SC 81
Nearest Beach
180 Miles


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Iva House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $65
Tax Rate 8.0%

Weekly rentals from Memorial day to Labor Day

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Iva House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Pedal Boat
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Raft
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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