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Best Vacation Rental Value At Lake Jocassee

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


Minimum Stay
1 - 2 nights

About the property

South Carolina Lake Jocassee Vacation Home Rental

Fantastic getaway destination as recognized by National Geographic magazine. Enjoy a romantic interlude or a fun packed family vacation visit to Maplecrest at Lake Jocassee in the mystic Cherokee Foothills of upstate South Carolina. This is a true all seasons 4 bedroom 2 bath rental home that offers wonderful year-round occupancy. Just outside your door is Devils Fork State Park the gateway to Lake Jocassee offering a variety of recreation. Enjoy endless acres of forested back country for hiking, mountain biking and more waterfall viewing than anywhere east of the Mississippi. Maplecrest at Lake Jocassee is situated on 2 wooded acres in a quiet and secluded neighborhood just 2 minutes from the public boat ramps. There is ample boat parking on site along with an activity field and campfire ring. Children and well behaved dogs are always welcome. From our gourmet kitchen to our pillow top queen beds. Maplecrest is the perfect rental home for couples, families and friends.

"Fond Vacation Memories Begin Here"

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John Robinson
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 7, 2017

About John Robinson

I have been fascinated by the waterfall country of the South Carolina Upstate for the past 25 years. I enjoy sharing my knowledge of the area with my guests. I hope to make your stay at Maplecrest a memorable one.

John Robinson purchased this house in 2005

Why John Robinson chose Lake Keowee

Maplecrest is situated 1 mile from Lake Jocassee, the most pristine fresh water mountain lake in the southeast. The 75 mile shoreline is almost entirely protected as a watershed area and is part of the Jocassee Gorges Conservation Area. Visitors can bring their own boat or rent one for daily adventures or take a guided waterfall tour. Perhaps enjoy a day of world class fresh water fishing or hiking on one of the waterfall laden nature trails. This is truly natures paradise at your doorstep.

What makes this house unique

Maplecrest is a picture postcard vacation rental home. Previously owned by a stained glass artist, there are many of her original works on display throughout the home. The master bath offers a whimsical hand painted wall mural of an outdoor garden and is a delight to all. Quiet evenings on the screen porch overlooking the woodlands with hummingbirds feeding in the twilight complete the serenity.


Salem House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Full Bathroom(s) Master Bedroom en-suite with walk in shower. Common hallway bathroom with tub & shower combination.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • Pillow Top Beds in all rooms. TV in master bedroom
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Best Vacation Rental Value At Lake Jocassee
average rating of 4.375 based on 8 reviews

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  • 1 of 5

This is not a 5 bedroom house. It is a 3 bedroom with a room just big enough for a bed down stairs in a basement of sorts. It also has a Futon in the laundry room/hallway. The house is reasonably clean however everything looks to be from the 80 and 90s including the TVs. If any little thing is not right when you leave the owner will keep that part of your deposit to fix. For me this was a $25 washing machine knob that was likely broken before I arrived. I didn't call him when I found it because it was still functional and didn't think he would actually charge me for it. Like the rest of the place, the washer and dryers are old and will probably be getting more new knobs and things at the renters expense.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The house is as advertized sleeping (8) and there are 3 queen beds in 3 private bedrooms as well as full size bed in the lower level private bedroom. There is a sun room adjoining the laundry closet which also has a full size fouton hence there are 5 sleeping areas and 2 full bathrooms in the residence. The published pictures of the house are completely accurate. Prior to accepting any signed rental agreement; the owners "always" engage in phone conversations with our clients in the interest of full disclosure and to set expectations as was the case with this client. As to damage coverage, the client either agrees to the Homeaway Damage Waiver Insurance premium or pays a refundable Security Deposit less (if any) damages . We are always available via the posted phone numbers inside the residence should the our guests need any assistance during their stay. Our many years and long history of 5 Star Reviews reflect the excellence the owners continualy strive to maintain in both cleanliness and comfort to our valued guests. This is our second home and we love sharing it with respectful guests who appreciate the character and charm of our mountain getaway.
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! The house has a lot of space, especially for kids! It was very clean and accommodating! We will definitely be staying there again!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unique One of A Kind Property

  • 4 of 5

This place is a conveniently located just a few minutes from the ramp. If you are dragging a boat, it is kind of tight but very manageable to stack a few boat trailers in the drive way. The property is well kept, and a quirky, cozy interior awaits your arrival! The only pet friendly location I've found on Jocassee! Quiet secluded location, I will be going back again!

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!!

  • 5 of 5

Seven of us stayed at this property over New Year's and we had such a great time. It is a very comfortable place and the layout was perfect for socializing. We hung out around the fire pit one night and one day we had a beautiful hike to the waterfalls. The weekend was just perfect.

Thank you, we will be back again!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words about your recent stay at Maplecrest. A campfire under the stars with family and friends is always a great way to enjoy an evening here. Come back soon.
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Perfect Vacation house

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect vacation house only 1 mile from the boat dock. We spent lots of time on the breezy screened in porch and had an evening fire in the fire pit. The house has everything you need from sheets, towels, dishes etc. The owner is beyond helpful and made the process very easy. Highly recommend-as long as you are not trying to get it the same weekend we are :)

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your favorable comments about Maplecrest at Lake Jocassee. It is a joy to have responsible tenants like you who value the serenity and splendor of the area. Our house is available to you and your group again anytime. Cheers !
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Clean, spacious great choice for Lake Jocassee

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property for a weekend with our 4 kids and 2 of their friends (ages 9-14). There was plenty of space inside and out for the kids to hang out. The house was very clean and well equipped. Not being pet owners ourselves, we were somewhat concerned about it being a pet friendly (with owner approval) property and if there would be any pet smells or hair, but I didn't detect any signs of previous pets. We were also very happy with the long driveway. We towed a 28' boat with a suburban and had plenty of parking space for it and a van. We will definitely try this property again.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and we are glad you enjoyed your stay at Maplecrest. Our housekeeping staff maintains a very high standard of cleanliness. Our responsible pet owners are the reason we are able to offer accommodations that are pleasant and enjoyable for all our guests. Come back soon !
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Devils Fork State Park
Lake jocassee
Keowee Towne
"Local food market with an excellent cafe for dining and free WIFI access."
Long Shoals Wayside Park
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Greenville Spartanburg International Airport
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
The Lighthouse at Lake Keowee Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Lake Jocassee Guided Waterfall Tours
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Clemson Amtrack Station
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Cherokee Foothills Parkway SC Hwy 11
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Lighthouse Restaurant on Lake Keowee
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Devils Fork State Park Recreation Area
Car: necessary

The Blue Ridge Escarpment has more waterfalls than anywhere else east of the Mississippi. There are a variety of hiking trails nearby which will allow visitors access to these natural wonders. There are also guided waterfall tours of Lake Jocassee operated by several local outfitters just 2 minutes from our doorstep. We are not a lakefront home however our 2 acre property is located just 1 mile from the only public boat ramp on the Lake as well as the public swimming beach and Recreation Area. There is satellite TV along with a DVD library however there is no WiFi at the house and you can use the WiFi Hotspot at the Park Recreation Area Visitor Center as well as some local businesses (Internet Cafe).


Rates & Availability

Salem House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring -Summer
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning $100
Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

NOTE: Homeaway Booking Fees are not shared with the owners of this property. The owners pay a separate listing fee annually to Homeaway for this listing.

Weekly Rentals Only during Summer Season. Last minute opportunities are available at the Standard Rate (2 night minimum) if there is no weekly rental scheduled. No house parties are permitted. A signed Security Agreement and Liability Waiver along with valid ID are required to complete the rental process.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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