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Taw Caw Creek Waterfront, Dock, Sandy Beach, Minutes To Big Water!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

3BR, 2BA, Sleeps 8 in beds

Bring groceries, your fishing rod, beach towels, and a need to relax....all else will be here when you arrive. Our motto is "Let us provide the rest." And rest you will get! This home has all you need to have a great time away.

LINENS NOT INCLUDED IN FEES BUT A FULL SET IS AVAILABLE TO RENT FOR A FEE OF $50, which gets left at the house upon departure. Set includes sheets for all beds, bath towels for 8, plus and kitchen towels. They're there if you want them but you can choose to save that money by bringing your own.

Taw Caw Creek is located on the north side of Lake Marion near historic Goat Island in Summerton, South Carolina. Because the creek dates back to the time prior to the development of Lake Marion in 1942, it is virtually stump-free. Lake Marion boasts some of the best fishing in South Carolina and is home to huge catfish, bream, crappie, and record-sized striped and large-mouth bass. BIG catfish are caught regularly from our dock!

Enjoy fishing and water sports on Taw Caw Creek. Bring the boat or jet-ski. There are several convenient boat landings as well as a full service facility, Taw Caw Campground and Marina, right across the creek. For some extra fun, take a short ride down the creek and dock your boat at the Goat Island Resort Restaurant for lunch, dinner, refreshments, and live music. If you like the scenic “big water” of Lake Marion, it is only minutes away.

Care to golf? Foxboro Golf Course, located just across the street, has a “links style” layout with a 3-Star rating by Golf Digest. A fully stocked pro shop and snack bar are on site.

For a change of scenery, Taw Caw Park is just two miles away and has trails, a play structure, picnic shelters and restrooms..

This 3BR/2BA fully equipped home is tastefully decorated and has a cozy, relaxing atmosphere. It’s perfect for a weekend of R&R and/or playtime on the water.

Other tid-bits:

• 1 ½ hour drive from Mt. Pleasant, Exit 108 off I-95N, north of Santee.

• Sandy beach! Walk in to swim!

• Bring the boat!

• Sleeps 8 comfortably.

• Master bedroom has a king-size bed and its own full bathroom.

• Two guest rooms (one full bed and one queen bed) share a full bathroom.

• Living area has queen pull-out sofa.

• Kitchen is fully equipped plus coffee maker, toaster, griddle, crock pot

• Central A/C and heat.

• Washer and Dryer

• Satellite TV in MBR and LR

• DVD player, stereo CD player

• Indoor Fireplace

• Outdoor Grill - charcoal only on the porch!

There is a moveable outdoor fireplace as well, stored beside the house - we just ask that it get put back where it lives.

Memories are made here!

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2017

About Owners

We purchased the Lake House on Taw Caw so we could enjoy time away as a family while also sharing our slice of heaven with others. Our aim is to provide our guests with a clean, cozy and relaxing home so families and friends can escape the daily grind of work and busy-ness. We installed wi-fi this past year but not because we needed it! We rather enjoy seeing our kids faces instead of the tops of their heads.... Nevertheless, it's there if you need it. You can always "forget" the password while you're there.

Owners purchased this house in 2007

Why Owners chose Lake Marion

The house is situated such that the sun rises just off to the right as you look out over the lake. The forest is protected across the lake so we know it will never be developed. The creek is wide enough right off the dock that kids can ski and tube while grandparents watch from their lawn chairs.

What makes this house unique

We love that the trees in the backyard are the perfect distance to accommodate our hammock - which we leave for our guests to use during their stay. The dock is the perfect place to sit and watch the sun rise with a nice cup of coffee from one of the many cups in our collection.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Taw Caw Creek Waterfront, Dock, Sandy Beach, Minutes To Big Water!
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 15 reviews

Calm after the storm!

  • 4 of 5

On vacation from the UK with a plan to stay at Myrtle Beach for 5 nights but Hurricane Matthew had other plans for us!! Beth responded really quickly to a message to rent her place near Lake Marion Sumerton SC. The house is beautifully laid out and in a very quiet location. You need to make sure you have everything you need before you arrive as there isn't a shop for miles!! Sitting with a beer on the dock watching the sun go down was just beautiful. We had a fab time & Beth couldn't have been more helpful. THank you so much for helping save our vacation plans!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just what the Dr. Ordered!

  • 5 of 5

Great location on the lake, and everything was very clean. Was able to rest and fish anytime we wanted, it was like home on the lake. Owners was very helpful and explained everything every well. Will be sure to come again.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad! It's not like anyplace else, that is for sure. We'd love to have you back for another time of rest and relaxation. When you're ready, we'll be here! Beth
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Wonderful vacation home

  • 5 of 5

The lake house is great. It is very well maintained and furnished and the owner is very polite and helpful. I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a quiet, comfortable getaway.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed being your host and hope you'll come back again soon! We love our little get-away and are so glad you did too. Beth
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Amazing, Beautiful home on Lake!

  • 5 of 5

This home is one of the best I have stayed in while on vacation. The house was clean, smelt fresh and decorated very cute. The kitchen was stocked with the essentials we needed to cook, however we used the grill the entire time. I LOVE that there was was built in grill on the porch so that we didn't have to be in the yard if we didn't want to (it came in handy on the night it rained) There's also a grill outside and a fire pit to enjoy. The yard was open and clean with chairs and a picnic table to enjoy your lunch on. The home sits on a quiet street, we were able to take the children on a bike ride without the worry of a lot of traffic - there was actually no cars while we were riding. The neighbors on the block were very friendly, whether visitors or residents.

The lake was great, the little sandy beach area was perfect for me to sit and watch the children play in the water. They enjoyed themselves playing and jumping off the dock. The water level was shallow enough that the children could touch bottom up to about half way down the dock. The end of the dock was about 7 feet deep. *** FYI: the depth of the water will always depend on the water level so this could change***

We docked our boat and took it out fishing and tubing. The lake is my new favorite place. I had never been here before and to actually see it in person is WAY better than pictures. This will be a yearly return for us.

The owner Beth is very personable. Great communication. I liked that I got a welcome text and was told to contact her if we needed her. She told us to enjoy our stay and if she was able she would stop to say "hi". For me, I like that.

This truely is a home away from home! Thank you for sharing your home with us!

If you are looking for a sweet little home in a quiet neighborhood, this is your home. This is a place to get away and do nothing! Just what the doctor ordered!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank for your comments Amy, we are delighted you enjoyed yourselves! You had some rain which is a bummer but I'm glad you enjoyed some rest. The lake has a different atmosphere than anyplace else that's for sure - it's definitely a little slice of heaven! Please know you and your family are always welcome here! Looking forward to next time. I'll make a point of stopping in. Beth
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Beautiful home but.....

  • 2 of 5

My husband & I arrived in the dark so it was difficult to find the key lock box (we forgot to travel with a flashlight). Finally, we got the key out only to struggle with door lock, reading the welcome brochure from the owner states IF YOU brake the door lock-(the door lock was very hard for us to use) YOU will be charged $85.00. Inside was nice and appeared to have all we needed. In the amenities listed in Homeaway site, linens were included in the cleaning fee, we brought our own sheets but did not think that we needed towels too. The TV in the living room did not work- no signal. I did not contact the owner to discus this issue.

I chose Lake Marion because of the raving fishing let me clarify to all of you who want to come here for a fishing trip. Cons

#1- Do not expect to rent a fishing boat anywhere, only 4 pontoons.

#2- Do not expect to find minnows close by either, marina sold out on a Wednesday.

#3- Do not expect to catch fish from the dock, you are only feeding the dozens of turtles.

#4- Do not get worried when a sweet black lab and a beagle show up on your door step .... they live down the road.

#5- IF you can not sleep on a HARD mattress I would suggest you bring a 3 inch pad with you.


Owner (Beth) was pleasant & easy to contact.

Home was clean.

Golf course was nice and convenient.

Pedro's Mexican restaurant in Santee has really good food.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lori E, We're glad you found our home to be nice, clean and well-equipped, and that you enjoyed good food and golfing in the area. Hopefully you were able to enjoy the quiet surroundings and beautiful view despite not having a boat or fishing success. We do our best to provide a place where memories are made - our hope is that you were still able to take a few good ones back north with you. To our future guests, we take all feedback seriously and urgently address anything within our power. We encourage communication from the first moment an inquiry is received and provide a number to facilitate this. Please contact us directly - we will happily discuss in detail any or all of the issues posted in this review. Thank you, Lori, for choosing our home for your vacation. Best wishes, Beth
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  • 5 of 5

The pictures do not do this cottage justice. It is clean, comfortable, open and spacious and the perfect getaway spot! I was in heaven waking up every morning to a lake view out of my bedroom window and a golf course view out the front kitchen window! My boyfriend loves fishing and golfing (2 favorite things ever!) So when i surprised him with a trip to the lake he was so excited. There is a perfect boat launch spot a couple miles up the road, and a quick little motor ride down the river/ lake takes you to your own private back yard dock! I took my coffee down to the dock in the mornings and the sunrise was breathtaking. We boated, fished, hung out on the dock at night, relaxed in the hammock, golfed, napped, read and watched a couple of movies. The locals are all so friendly. There is no grocery store nearby, but we were able to make due with the lakeside market (about 2-3 miles away, near the boat launch). They have homemade takeout food too and are so helpful and nice. We can't wait to go back!!

Lastly, the owners of this home are hospitable, kind and very helpful. Do yourself a favor and book this slice of heaven.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you were able to enjoy all the things we love about our place! The sunrises, waking up to a gorgeous view, relaxing with family, space to spread out....all such treats on a weekend away. We would love to have you back any time - the folks who come back time after time always say they feel like they're coming home again.... Beth
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Car: recommended

Enjoy fishing and water sports right off the dock. Bring the boat or jet-ski! There are several convenient boat landings as well as a full service facility, Taw Caw Campground and Marina, right across the creek. For some extra fun, take a short ride down the creek and dock your boat at the Goat Island Resort Restaurant for lunch, dinner, refreshments, and live music. If you like the scenic “big water” of Lake Marion, it is only minutes away.

Care to golf? Foxboro Golf Course, located just across the street, has a “links style” layout with a 3-Star rating by Golf Digest. A fully stocked pro shop and snack bar are on site.

For a change of scenery, Taw Caw Park is just two miles away and has trails, a play structure, picnic shelters and restrooms..


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. $250 deposit and completed rental contract required to hold reservation, includes $50 booking fee forfeited in event of cancellation. Security deposit refunded 14 days after departure. Balance due or confirm cancellation 30 days prior to arrival. Prefer weekly rentals Sat to Sat, $895. Other days and rates upon availability. PLEASE BE AWARE that starting FEB 2016 VRBO/HomeAway will add a 4-10% SERVICE FEE on to the total of your reservation. ***We have a 25 year age requirement. Please provide photo ID upon reserving this property.***

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


Summerton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - Double sinks, blowdryer
    Guest Bath - Single Sink, Blowdryer
  • Two full bathrooms - one in the master BR and a "Jack & Jill" bathroom between the guest rooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • ** LINENS ARE *NOT INCLUDED* IN THE CLEANING FEE!! ** Master bedroom with KING bed and attached full bathroom. 2nd (QUEEN) and 3rd (FULL) bedrooms are on the opposite side of the house and are joined by their own full bathroom in between. ADDITIONAL OUEEN Sleep sofa in living area.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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