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Kathy Hawkins

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Cozy up for winter in front of our fireplace! 15 mile from Tryon Equestrian

46 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 8-10.

Just what you’re looking for if you want a fantastic vacation at the Lake! This home has sleeping accommodations for 8 adults. If desired, we can accommodate up to 10 people with the use of couches, and a small cot. We privately own and manage it; you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the peacefulness and serenity this home provides. Located on beautiful Lake Bowen in Spartanburg, SC, we are easily accessible from I-26 and conveniently located to Greenville, SC. If that’s not enough, we are only one hour from the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC. Woodfin Ridge Golf Course is a short 10 minute drive away, and you will catch glimpses of the lake from the golf course. We are 24 minutes from the Tryon International Equastrian Center ( and the Foothills Equastrain Nature Center ( ) is a short 13 minutes away.

We have two gas log fireplaces, each of which are next to 8 foot sliding glass doors that overlook the lake. For snowbirds.... ...overlook the lake. Of course, any length vacation includes internet and satellite TV service. For long term rentals, the first $200 of the monthly power bill is also covered.

The Spartanburg/Greenville area has many attractions close by; great restaurants, three Malls in less than a 30 minute radius, movie theatres, Sams Club, WalMart only 8 minutes away, Ingles Grocery only 6 minutes away. Make sure you go to the Carmike Wynnsong 7 theatre on Tuesday night: $12 for two movie tickets, one large popcorn, and two drinks!

Living Space: The upstairs living area boasts two leather couches to provide comfort while you enjoy your favorite shows on a 50” flat screen TV. The living room also has a gas fireplace for your winter time visits. The kids can enjoy games on the PlayStation2 game system, with a variety of games provided. Or you can pop in a DVD movie (many family oriented movies provided) while you enjoy popcorn and snacks. Bring your laptop, because we provide hi-speed wireless Internet access for your convenience.

Ready to eat?: Cooking dinner on our four burner outdoor grill will be a treat! A fully equipped kitchen also allows you to cook almost any meal you desire. While the kitchen is limited in size, the areas for dining are expansive. The front porch provides a 6 person table and chairs; the screened-in side porch provides a 6 person table and chairs; the indoor dining room also provides a 6 person table and chairs. And for your little ones, we even provide a High Chair, along with a booster chair for your toddler. The downstairs includes a mini-kitchen with a small range and full-size frig.

Our home is No Smoking, No Pets.

Downstairs Living Space: The downstairs area is one that your kids are sure to love; our game room has a foosball table. Rainy day? No problem! Spend the day playing Scrabble, Sorry, Monopoly, the PlayStation, or one of many other games provided. And if someone in the group would rather spend the afternoon with a good book, we have dozens of books available for your reading pleasure during your stay. The downstairs living room is my Mom’s favorite room. In addition to being cozy with the gas fireplace, it has a quiet, serene feeling as you sit in the Rocking Chair and gaze at the lake. One of my favorite memories is when my Dad would sleep on the couch while my Mom sat in the rocking chair by the sliding glass door and read.

You can pack lighter because we provide the washer & dryer.

One week stay preferred for June, July, August, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. We will take reservations for less than one week 21 days out. Minimum 3 night stay.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kathy Hawkins (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Kathy Hawkins

We have four children, who are the center of our lives!

Kathy Hawkins purchased this house in 2001

Why Kathy Hawkins chose Lake Bowen

The calm, relaxing, peaceful feeling of this home had us sold before we even viewed the downstairs. Our main goal when purchasing this property was to create more family time with our children and our extended family. It is so close to many fun attractions. When the children were younger, they loved HollyWild. Now, we spend more time at the mall and the $2.50 movie theatre close by :-) We are still able drive to Church in Asheville on Sunday morning. We love the neighborhood, and have found our neighbors to be wonderful people. I'm a Seminar Speaker, on the road most of the time. You'll find everything you need in this house, because we live here when we're not traveling.

Guestbook comments from the owner

From GuestBook:

Dan & Kathy,

Thank you for letting us stay at your lakehouse. Everyone had an enjoyable time. We appreciate your flexibility in accommodating our group. Even though we are local, it felt like a getaway. Thanks.
Oct 2010
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Cozy up for winter in front of our fireplace! 15 mile from Tryon Equestrian
average rating of 4.869565 based on 49 reviews

100% Recommended Violetta M.

  • 5 of 5

This is very clean and comfort home. The owner is so nice and helpful. Thank you so much for this amazing vacation for my family.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Lake Time

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely lake side house. Personalized touches make you feel right at home. The game room is definitely a plus for family fun. The house is clean and very well supplied. Location is great for relaxing or getting out and having fun. The owner is very responsive to any requests and needs you may have. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Homey spot when in the Spartanburg area.

  • 4 of 5

We were very pleased with our stay here. The two level home was clean and comfy, just right for family visiting. Our grandsons loved the lower level game room with air hockey and foosball and we played a competetive game of monopoly. There were plenty of linens, the beds were ok and having two bedrooms on each level allows for more flexibility and privacy. The screen porch and porch swings under the deck and by the lake would be nice places to relax. The only drawback was the small size of the kitchen. Not a lot of work space and the knives were dull, but I managed to make a nice birthday dinner from scratch , including baking a cake. Kathy was very easy to work with and made us feel welcome. Grocery and other stores are just a few miles away. We will return.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, cozy, perfect for family needs

  • 5 of 5

We had a great long weekend at the lake house! The home was incredibly clean and had all the amenities and space we needed. The listing really gave great details about the amenities so I knew what I did or didn't need to pack, which is nice when you're packing 4 kids :) The kids loved playing with the air hockey table, my husband was glad he could watch sports (haha!), the view of the lake was calm and beautiful. We just spent some quiet time away as a family reading books, playing games, and watching movies. Kathy was a wonderful hostess and easy to contact, and they left a nice gift of puzzles for the kids :) We would definitely love to return in the summer!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Fall Getaway

  • 4 of 5

We had a fantastic stay!The house was perfect for us! We enjoyed sitting on the dock and watching the sunset! My 10 yo even braved jumping in the cold water! Kathy was super to work with! There were just the 3 of us but house would be great for a 2 family getaway! House is in a great location and we loved the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a Clemson football weekend. House is comfortable and clean with all necessities. This is a little drive to Clemson (1.5 hrs depending on traffic) but nice overall. Kathy is very responsive when booking and will answer any questions. We appreciate the Hawkins family sharing their house with us.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Woodfin Ridge
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Lake Bowen Landing

Lake Bowen is conveniently located to Spartanburg, Greenville, and Asheville, NC. You can drive to the Bele Chere Street Festival in Asheville, and return after a long, fun day to your relaxing lakeside home.

Waterfalls are in abundance in this region, and most can be reached in less than one hour drive. Ceasars Head is very close by, and has incredible views. City Range is our favorite upscale restaurant and is conveniently located 25 minutes away. Our teenagers love that the Mall and theatre-seating movie theatre is only 20 minutes away! Other malls and shopping venues are only 40 minutes away in Greenville.

Speaking of Greenville, the downtown area is awesome! You can grab a Starbucks and stroll along the river, or sit on a park bench and enjoy people-watching.

The closest Starbucks is on Pine Street in Spartanburg, about 20 minutes from our house.

The local Fish Camp is a 5 minute drive and is our favorite local joint. Totally unhealthy, cheap, and incredibly good.

Golf: Lake Bowen is visible from Woodfin Ridge Golf Course; it is a 10 minute drive to course. Bring your golf friends and relax in our home after a beautiful day of golf.


Rates & Availability

Inman House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall Colors are Beautiful
Sep 10 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Discount Vacation Month
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 21 2016
3 night minimum stay
Cook Your Turkey Here!
Nov 22 2016 - Nov 28 2016
4 night minimum stay
Lakefront in front of the fire
Nov 29 2016 - Dec 20 2016
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Time!
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
Discount Winter Stay
Jan 2 2017 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Everything is blooming
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer is almost here
Mar 25 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day=fun holiday
May 26 2017 - May 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Summer is here!
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

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Inman House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Our home offers four bedrooms. The Master Suite includes a Queen size bed featuring a PillowTop mattress and 600+ Thread Count sheets. A perfect way to end a fun day on the lake! The 2nd upstairs bedroom includes a brand new PillowTop mattress, with 600+ TC linens. We also have a pack 'n play crib stored in the upstairs guest bedroom for your little one. We have one queen bedroom downstairs, and one bedroom with twin beds. The kids will love the 'kids bedroom' - we even have toys in the closet.
  • Air Hockey
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Our property is smoke free and pet free.

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