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Elegant Lake Jocassee Mountain Cabin With Direct Lake Access, Dock, Pet Friendly

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps Max 6 Adults, 2 kids)

This recently constructed, beautiful 1600 square foot home was built sparing no expense.

Elegant without pretense, this home features wormy oak floors throughout. The cabinetry in the kitchen is custom made from antique heart pine and walnut. The countertops are solid granite throughout. The home was built to be LEED certified and is extremely comfortable and efficient. Reclaimed materials and antiques were used throughout. From the antique light fixtures to the original Morris chair in the bedroom, this home exudes functional elegance. Built as a caretaker's residence for The Jocassee Sanctuary, (see website - thejocasseeclub dot com) the home was constructed with the intent to provide the comforts of a home with the look and feel of a mountain cabin getaway.

The home features a detached office/laundry that boasts it's own full bath including a marble tiled shower, covered porch, flat screen TV and mini bar. A great place for the kid's to hang out or simply used as another sleeping area. The home is nestled in the mountain situated on the back of a waterfront lot and a short walk from the waterfront. Walk a short distance to the lake and the dock which has a private single slip, covered boat dock with sun deck. Remember Jocassee is a mountain lake and all terrain is hilly. You will notice improvement in fitness in a week!


- Check-in & Check-out: Check-in is after 3PM on Friday. Check-out is by 10AM on Friday.

- Recommended Items to Bring: Groceries (the closest market is Cashiers, which is 16 miles away), paper products, laundry & dish detergent, floats/tubes/life vests for water lounging, fishing poles and fishing licenses. (*linens and towels provided)

Limit 8 occupants

- Property is located in a gated and protected area managed by Duke Energy. Guests must arrive before 6pm on the first night before the gate closes. Once guest arrives at the house, there is a keycard that will give you 24hr gate access. Lost or missing keycard is $250 replacement fee.

Keywords: lakehouse, lake cabin, vacation home, lake getaway, lake cottage,cabin, cottage, Lake Jocassee, fishing lodge.

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

About The Owner

Hi, my name is Bill, long time resident on Lake Jocassee. We are proud to be able to offer this fine home for your vacation and glad you have chosen to spend some time on Lake Jocassee and this beautiful part of our country.

The Owner purchased this house in 2007

Why The Owner chose Lake Keowee

We have owned a home on Lake Jocassee for over 30 years. When we had the opportunity to purchase more of the extremely rare land, we jumped at the chance. Originally constructed as the full time residence for a live in caretaker for The Jocassee Club, (see website - The home is now available for rental to those who know the special magic surrounding Lake Jocassee. Lake Jocassee is known by some as the Lake Tahoe of the East. With its crystal clear waters and thousands of acres of protected land, there is nowhere else that has the same magic as Lake Jocassee.

What makes this house unique

Quiet, solitude and togetherness are often the things in our hectic world that truly rejuvenate and draws us closer together. Lake Jocassee offers that in spades, but what we really like about Jocassee Haven is that due to the location of the home on the lot, we never hear lake noise on the few days of the year even when many boaters are out. It is that sense of being enveloped in the mountains and away from it all that makes us love Lake Jocassee so very much and especially a stay in Jocassee Haven.


Salem House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom, main floor of home, opens directly to porch
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upstairs next to loft sitting/sleeping area
    Studio - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa Pulls out in the studio/ tv room
  • Queen size Beds (2), Two commercial grade sofa beds. One on the mezzanine level and one in the detached guest wing.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Private covered dock with sundeck on private sandy beach, 9 hole putt-putt golf course, horseshoes, within a gated community surrounded by nearly 50,000 acres of protected wilderness. Fishing is everywhere- streams, rivers, and of course Lake Jocassee, home to numerous state records and 10+ pound bass. During the off season, thousands of acres of public land are available for hunting, off roading, and exploring. The Foothills trail is just a few ridges away. This home was just completed in 2008 and built with exquisite attention to every detail. Feel free to bring your boats, the dock will accommodate up to three full size boats.


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Elegant Lake Jocassee Mountain Cabin With Direct Lake Access, Dock, Pet Friendly
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 21 reviews
Aiken, SC

Beautiful place! Beautiful lake!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Joccassee Cottage! The kitchen and home was stocked with everything you could possibly need to enjoy getting away from it all. Every detail was thought of... even down to the fluffy towels! One thing that was missing that might be a great addition was a DVD player... we brought movies but couldn't watch. The week we were there happened to be 90 degree days and unfortunately we experienced issues with the A/C. But the owners and caretaker made sure it was in working order very quickly! As others have stated, there is a steep incline down to the lake. It's a clear and easy path though and not near as steep as most on the lake. We had no cell service even with Verizon but were fine with unplugging for the week. Cashiers is about a 30 min drive for the closest restaurants, groceries and Buck's for coffee and wifi. We had plenty of room on the dock for our kayaks and paddle board and had a blast taking them out each day to see the waterfalls and experience the lake. We can't wait to come for another visit!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write and to tell us about your experience on Lake Jocassee and Jocassee Haven. Even with constant attention, unexpected snafus are bound to happen and we are glad that we could easily solve. We do have a DVD but it is inside of the BOSE surround sound, maybe an unexpected place - we will be sure to have information in the House binder for our next guest. It is a great place to unplug and unwind and I am glad that you have a time to explore the neighboring towns. Thanks again for staying with us and especially for taking the time to write. We are so appreciative that you did so and that you stayed with us.
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Birthday week at Jocassee

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing vacation. The house was perfect and the small detached guest house was perfect for my son and his wife. The boat dock was great however the walk down to the lake was a workout. I was glad I brought a beach buggy with wheels to haul our things back and forth from the house to the boat dock. And best of all the lake is the most beautiful lake I have ever been on with all the waterfalls, hiking and fishing I couldn't ask for anything more.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great time. The lake is indeed amazing and is very special. Yes on this mountain lake you do get a workout. Our stamina and muscles improve every week we are there just going back and forth to the dock. Thank you for staying at Jocassee Haven and for sharing the story of your family's experience on Lake Jocassee. We love that we could be part of your special week. Belated Happy Birthday!
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Lovely property on a gorgeous lake

  • 5 of 5

Jocassee Sanctuary was just that- a quiet Sanctuary in the mountains on a gorgeous lake. The walk to the lake was easy to traverse for my young children and me; versus having a really steep stairway or tram. The dock was great- it was in a sheltered part of the cove which made it perfect for swimming. My kids really enjoyed the big rock on the edge of the dock- they jumped off over and over, calling it a 'diving board'! We also really loved that there was a swing set in front of the cabin- it made for a nice play area for my children when we weren't swimming. Lovely home, beautifully furnished and well equipped. We certainly hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pawleys Island

Our family thought the house, the attached cabin and the dock were GREAT.

  • 4 of 5

The location was beautiful. The house was perfect. With a master suite on the ground level off the Greatroom and kitchen/dining . With a 2nd bedroom with a bath and loft area on the 2nd floor, it was quite comfortable for my wife and I along with my daughter and granddaughter. The grandsons simply enjoyed the attached cabin where they stay. What a gorgeous lake. I would highly recommend this as a great place for a quiet family getaway. Our family rented a pontoon boat and with our kayaks we all had a wonderful time and would do it again.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

We were able to stay 4 nights at this beautiful location. With two nice sized bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, a loft, full kitchen and covered patio - we were set! Just a short walk down to the dock provided many hours of fishing and relaxation. There is even a separate guest cottage with laundry. A short drive to multiple parks and forests was a bonus. I would recommend this location to anyone needing to step away from the hustle and bustle of every day life to enjoy privacy and peace.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely stunning

  • 4 of 5

The house is set on a flat piece of ground (hard to find there!) and has plenty of parking and is a short walk down the hill to the boat dock. The covered dock was perfect as it rained all week, but we watched the storms from the dock and stayed dry. Fishing was great - lot's of bass and a few trout. The house is very livable and the deck was the perfect spot to start and end each day. Bring toilet paper and paper towels and all your soaps, but otherwise all you need is food. A great spot on the lake and a very nice experience.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Located within the Jocassee Gorges natural resources area, opportunities for hiking, fishing, hunting, and enjoying nature abound at your back door. With miles upon miles of logging roads criss crossing the mountain wilderness, a short drive or bike ride can take you deep into an adventure and unimaginable wild places. Ever wanted to see a plant that only grows in one spot? Ever wondered what the 'horse pasture' is? Ever wanted to land a trophy brown trout? All of this and more is literally at your back door.


Rates & Availability

Salem House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Summer Season
May 26 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Pet Fee $400
Damage Deposit $500

Pet fee is $400 per pet with maximum of 3 pets. $300 of each pet deposit is refundable if all is well after departure. 60 pound maximum per pet.

Cancellation permitted as per contract. Administrative fee of $100 for cancellation after reservation.

If interested in monthly rentals during the off season, additional fees will be charged for weekly trash removal and supplies. These fees will be provided in the quoting process.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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