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Fully Updated 3BR Westminster House on Lake Hartwell w/Wifi, Large Deck, Private Dock, Great Views & Much More - Only 30 Minutes from Clemson University!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Westminster, South Carolina

Have the ultimate lakeside retreat by escaping to this gorgeous Westminster vacation rental home, situated along the shores of the pristine Lake Hartwell.

This delightfully charming 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom house has been recently updated inside and out, boasting a beautiful Board & Batten exterior with stone, screened porch with slate tile, and a large deck overlooking the lake. You and your companions will get to enjoy fantastic views of the lake from all 3 levels of the home, and the surrounding woods have even been groomed to allow better views! With enough room to comfortably accommodate 9 guests throughout 2,400 square feet of tastefully appointed living space, this lovely residence is a terrific size and layout for multiple families or a group of close friends traveling together. The house is nestled at the end of a cul-de-sac and features a grassy front yard perfect for games, so it’s especially great for those traveling with kids! This home is also convenient for travelers visiting students or attending games at Clemson University, just 30 minutes away.

All the amenities you want in your ideal home-away-from-home are here, including complimentary wireless internet access, air conditioning, cable TV, and a fully equipped kitchen, complete with all the essential cooking appliances, including a griddle. Enjoy your meals around the adjacent dining area that offers pleasant glimpses of the lake scenery outside. Look forward to gathering with your loved ones in the stunning main living room, where you can cozy up by the majestic stone fireplace and watch your favorite show on the TV. You’ll love spending time downstairs in the fully furnished basement, which has coffered ceilings, a flat screen TV, ping pong table, plenty of comfortable seating, and a beautiful stone and granite bar, making this space perfect for entertaining. The basement also offers 2 10-foot wide all-glass sliding doors that open to the path leading out to the lake, as well as a spacious patio area with adirondack chairs and a fire pit. 

The walk down to the lake is relatively short and not too steep, so you can easily access the property’s private dock. Lake Hartwell is very large and wonderful for boating and canoeing, primarily containing ski, pontoon, and fishing boats - BassMasters tournament is held on this lake annually! A small fishing boat with oars is provided at the house for guest use, in addition to one 2-person sea kayak for your enjoyment.

You and your group will also get to enjoy access to an array of amenities within the neighborhood, including a massive Olympic-sized saltwater swimming pool with lifeguard, lighted tennis and basketball courts, volleyball court, restaurant and bar, playground, game room, exercise facilities, security patrol, and more. The community’s restaurant and bar is conveniently within walking distance from this house, and you’ll find additional restaurants located in Seneca and Anderson, South Carolina - local favorites include Carolina Pizza and The Spotted Pig BBQ, both situated within 5 miles of home. 

If you need to rent a boat for use during your stay, boats can be rented from Harbor Light Marina, which is about 15 minutes away by water from the house. Golf enthusiasts will surely delight in tee time at one of the great golf courses in the area, such as Chickasaw Point Golf Course or Foxwood Hills Golf Course. This property is close to the mountains of upstate South Carolina, so it’s no surprise that the region abounds with outstanding outdoor recreation. From biking and hiking trails to numerous scenic waterfalls and a variety of state, county and city parks, you needn’t worry about running out of picturesque places to explore. Adventure-seekers should definitely partake in some thrilling whitewater rafting on the wild Chattooga River, which flows along the South Carolina-Georgia border. Regardless of how you plan to spend your time here, this phenomenal Westminster vacation rental house will quickly become a place you love coming home to at the end of the day - you may never want to leave!

Key Residence Features:

- Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen with griddle, wireless internet access, 4 TVs with cable, basement entertainment area with ping pong table and bar, large deck, private dock, fire pit, hammock, and use of the Foxwood Hills community recreation facilities

- Incredible lakefront location on the shores of Lake Hartwell, complete with 1 provided 2-person sea kayak and a small fishing boat with oars!

- Only 30 minutes from Clemson University, 15 minutes from the town of Westminster, and 20 minutes from Seneca, South Carolina

Bedroom Configuration:

- Master Bedroom: King-sized Bed

- Bedroom 2: Queen-sized Bed

- Bedroom 3 (Loft): 3 Twin-sized Beds

Additional Sleeping:

- A Double Sleeper Sofa in the Den and the large couch in the Basement can accommodate extra guests

- 3 additional Foam Mattresses are also provided for extra guests if needed


- No smoking

- No pets allowed

- Homeowner is flexible with maximum occupancy with small children up to 12 guests! This home cannot accommodate more than 9 adults

- Must be at least 27 years old to book

- Additional fees and taxes may apply


More Details

Property Manager
Owner / Property Manager
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2017

About Owner / Property Manager

Evolve Vacation Rental Network is on a mission to make vacation rental easy for travelers. Our dedicated Travel Advisor Team is available 7 days a week and our simple online reservation system allows you to book securely with a credit card! Please feel free to call us at 1.877.818.1013.


Westminster House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 9
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Bedroom 2
    Bedroom 3 (Loft) - 3 twin/ single , Bedroom 3 (Loft)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Fully Updated 3BR Westminster House on Lake Hartwell w/Wifi, Large Deck, Private Dock, Great Views & Much More - Only 30 Minutes from Clemson University!
average rating of 4.962963 based on 27 reviews
Apopka FL

Thanksgiving Week

  • 5 of 5

We booked this updated home for the first time this past week. It was beautifully updated. The home has everything you could possibly need, even paper products, shampoo/conditioner, etc. I would love to come back in the summer when you could really spend most of your time on the deck. It was easy check in and check out and in a great location. The owner was very helpful. My only suggestion, and this is from a renter's point of view, is that the sofa bed would be better for a renter if it was on the lower level not on the main floor. That way the home would present more as a 4 bedroom instead of the 3 bedroom it actually is. The loft is open to the main floor so noise travels easily from the loft to the main floor which also gives you no privacy. If someone is watching TV on the main floor it is too noisy for those trying to sleep in the loft bedroom. We gathered on the main floor with the great room, eating area, and kitchen. Having the sofa bed on the lower floor, with its own bath, would allow privacy and quiet for all sleeping. We would definitely rent this house again! BTW- the light outside on the front porch needs to be replaced--quite dark getting up the stairs with just every other step dimly lit.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karen, Thank you for taking time out to review the home. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit and we'll hopefully get you back out on that deck in summer! We have sent your comments about the sofa bed and porch light to the homeowner. We look forward to working with you in the future! Best, The Evolve Team
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful peaceful place! Stayed here while visiting Clemson.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Louisville, KY

Amazing Trip in an Amazing Lakehouse!!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I, along with 2 other couples, were visiting Clemson from Louisville for the HUGE football game on October 1. Based on the pictures and reviews, this seemed like the best option, and it most definitely was. The house itself is gorgeous. Hardwood floors throughout the first floor, amazing stone fireplace, nice countertops, great furniture, beds are extremely comfortable, plus carpet in the basement, awesome bar, plenty of bathrooms. They supplied enough towels for all of us for the entire weekend without needing to do a load of laundry. The view is spectacular. We spend all day Friday just hanging out on the dock, sitting on the patio playing games, had a fire, and watched some football on TV. The sound system is great with speakers inside and out, we could hear the music from the dock. I don't think we even saw a single neighbor the entire time we were there so it was very private. The drive into Seneca for some larger grocery stores and restaurants, and the drive into Clemson was not bad at all. We were very comfortable the entire trip and had a blast. The game didn't quite supply the outcome we were hoping for, but the environment of our stay and the environment at the game was second to none. We plan to make this trip every 2 years when Louisville visits Clemson and we will plan to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a wonderful home, couldn't recommend more.

  • 5 of 5

This house couldn't be recommended more. Not only is it a beautiful house at the end of a quiet little street, but it has a wonderful dock with plenty of place to swim around. As well as a canoe to take out on the water! The homeowners couldn't have been more helpful or polite and even granted our request of a slightly delayed check out.

If you're looking for a lake house for a relaxing weekend you don't need to look any further. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice lake home with a great view!

  • 4 of 5

We recently rented this home as a "home base" for our son's move in weekend to Clemson. The house was great and easily accommodated 7 of us (two families). It was about a 40 minutes drive to Clemson. It is very isolated, with no "town" to speak of within miles, so be prepared with groceries etc as you won't be simply "running to the store" if you have forgotten something. :)

The owner was always quick to respond via text. However, we lost wifi connection every morning starting at around 9:30 for an hour to an hour and half. We did not have cell service at the house (T-mobile) and so had no way to communicate during that time frame as there isn't a landline either. This was a problem for us on two occasions when we were trying to communicate our daily plans with our son (and was nearly a disastrous situation on move in day). The owner indicated he was going to look into getting an wired ethernet option. If "staying connected" is important to you, be sure to ask if this issue has been rectified.

The kitchen was stocked adequately, although it would be nice to have such things as a strainer (colander), a BBQ brush and a cutting board.

Paper towels and toilet paper were provided.

The beds were very comfortable, and the set up was great. The house was very clean (with the exception of the exterior windows which are desperately needing to be washed).

We would stay here again when visiting or our son for a Clemson football game, if the internet situation was rectified.

Beautiful area!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lazy Week at the Wonderful Lake House

  • 5 of 5

We had a very enjoyable "lazy" week at this wonderful Lake House with a beautiful location on Lake Hartwell.

We took advantage of the HOA amenities with a swim at the pool and we played tennis on freshly resurfaced courts. The area is perfect for early morning or evening walks (just be prepared for some steep inclines!). All the neighbors are very friendly.

The house has enough room for your family to spread out with a great basement (surround system with speakers outside and large flat screen tv), screen-in porch upstairs, spacious deck and, of course, the boat dock down below. Board games and books provided if you didn't bring your own.

At the boat dock we used the provided canoe and two-man kayak and did a little fishing off the dock as well. We used the grassy front yard for a little family bocci ball.

The house is well-appointed with plenty of towels provided and good set-up in the kitchen. While the two very nice bedrooms in the main floor share a small bathroom, we found taking showers in the spacious bathroom in the basement was the best bet.The top floor had three beds and its own full bath, which is perfect for the kids on the trip, or they can be pushed together if you have a couple staying upstairs for the week like we did.

It is just a short drive to two great choices for take-out: The Spotted Pig (bbq -- the ribs are a must!) and Anelo Grill (gourmet burgers!). We also cooked out with the grill provided below (not only plenty of propane but a back-up tank as well!).

Great communication from the owner as we had a minor request (some wasps had set up a nest by the front door and also down at the dock) and within two hours the owner had somebody sent over to take care of the problem. Thank you so much!

FYI ... Clemson is just about 30 minutes away where our son was in a soccer camp during the week. We look forward to renting this home again next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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