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Lake Jocassee, Lakefront Home - Boat Included - 30 mi Clemson Univ.

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Salem House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms + Loft, 4.5 Baths, 10 guest maximum

Sensational, 'The Best on the lake'. Post & Beam 5000 sq. ft. home on the point. 5 bedroom 4.5 bath, maximun guest allowed is 10, 300 degree lake view. Level lot with driveway/walkway at waters edge all the way around property to the covered dock. 3000 sq. ft. of covered porches where you can sit and enjoy view of lake, mountains, or fish & swimming just off the wall. Sit on the porch and listening to the roar of Whitewater Falls less than a mile away.

Spend endless hours cruising Jocassee's crystal clear water from waterfall to waterfall. Stop and swim, ski, fish, and take in 50,000 acres of pristine state park. Enjoy a 4.5 mile view across the lake to the mountains beyond. Drive 30 minutes to Cashiers/Highlands, NC and cool casual mountain shopping and dinner. Golf can be arranged at one of the top courses in the state.

Boat, canoe, and kayak renting available.


-No one under 35 years old is allowed to rent. Renting on behalf of guests less than 35 years old is strictly prohibited. The financially responsible party signing the rental agreement must be at least 35 years old, and must be an occupant of the house during the term of the agreement.

-Limit 10 occupants.

-No pets, no smoking.

-No house parties. The Point is in a pristine and quiet residential area. Please be mindful of our shared neighbors during your stay and understand that this home is not suitable for loud noise or parties.

-Check-in & Check-out: Check-in is after 4PM on Friday. Check-out is by 10AM on Friday.

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

Keywords: Lake home, views, 5 bedrooms, Fish, Ski, Boat included.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2016
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About The Owner

We started with a dream of being on Jocassee.

Why The Owner chose Lake Keowee

Lakes Jocassee and Keowee are tucked under the Blue Ridge Crescent where the Appalachian Mountains transition to the mid Atlantic Piedmont. The Crescent shields this protected watershed from industry and large farming. Rapid elevation change creates abundant waterfalls that oxygenate spring feed streams that support some of the best trout fishing on the east coast. One of these, Whitewater falls, is the highest east of the Mississippi. The pureness of this untouched wilderness brought it into the Jocassee Gorges Preserve to be frozen in time. Spending time here is superior to any place we have ever been.

What makes this house unique

In a rocker on the porch, in the middle of paradise on the end of a point right on water’s edge, watching trout swim while loons sing is as good as it gets. With only 30 homes on 75 miles of shoreline its quite and never crowded. By the way, the lake is nearly 400' deep.


based on 15 traveler reviews

Lake Jocassee, Lakefront Home - Boat Included - 30 mi Clemson Univ.
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Most wonderful home ever rented!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I rented this home for a four night fall break in October. We are from NC, but had never heard of Lake Jocassee. Just stumbled upon this home on a VRBO search when Hurricane Matthew prevented us from getting to the coast. My husband and four children (ages 9, 13, 15, and 16) had one of the most wonderful, memorable vacations we've ever had due to this immaculate, unique beautiful home and the incredible setting on the lake. We have rented many homes over the past ten years, and this was by far the nicest, cleanest, best one we've ever rented. The owners were fantastic -- very responsive and helpful and genuinely cared about our having a great experience.

We spent our days on the lake. The boat made available to guests is spacious and powerful! Kids skiied, tubed and wakeboarded. It felt like we had our own private lake because there was almost no boat traffic (only about 30 houses on the entire lake), which is a plus when you're teaching young kids to ski. When we weren't enjoying water sports, we were hiking on/exploring the many waterfalls scattered throughout the lake. Finding them is like a treasure hunt, and was great fun for the kids. We spent our evenings enjoying dinners on the spacious porches, followed by family pool tournaments (pool table located in beautiful room overlooking lake)! We also spent lots of time hanging out in the adirondack chairs on the point (see pictures).

In many houses we've rented, you feel like the owners are providing the bare minimun. This was the opposite of that. All beds were fabulous, sheets soft, bathrooms immaculately clean, kitchen well stocked, family room furniture so comfortable. You felt as if your close friends were allowing you to use their very special lake home. And with the massive, clean windows, you were enjoying the lake views at every moment.

Only two negatives -- I would not want to arrive at night because the road leading to property is a long, gravel road and is fairly narrow and steep. So be sure to arrive before the sun sets! And secondly, if you like to have restaurants and a grocery store close by, this property won't work. It is a 30 minute drive to Cashiers where there is an Ingles and lots of restaurants. All that being said, once you're on this property, you'll never want to leave so just bring plenty of food with you!

We're so grateful to the owners for sharing this home with us! It is one special place!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, clean, spacious, comfortable, picturesque

  • 5 of 5

Our family had an amazing vacation to Point Jocassee! It was our first trip and we look forward to our return! The house and property was immaculate! The view is second to none! We were attracted to this rental because it offered a boat and I am positive it would have been a much different trip without it. The lake borders State Park so there are waterfalls and trails to explore, but only by boat. We also enjoyed skiing and tubing cocktail cruising and jumping off the dock! Kyle was very easy to work with and answered all of our questions about the property. I read other reviews and brought paper products, dish soap, detergent, etc but forgot trash bags, which was a challenge. So make sure you pack all the necessities! There isn't a store within miles!!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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beautiful home, beautiful property, tremendous boat, marvelous memories

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Point at Lake Jocassee for one week in early August of 2016. The reality of this beautiful home and property and surroundings far exceeded our expectations. The home is very well-appointed, yet very comfortable. The views from the multi-level decks are tremendous and even better when you go down to the boat dock and to the point.

The kitchen is well equipped and the five couples had a blast sharing dinner preparation each night. There is a gas grill outside the kitchen in addition to double stoves, a Cooktop and a full size refrigerator.

The pontoon boat included with the property is top-notch and the best boat we've ever had in a rental property or even rented out of Marina on a vacation. It has a 300 horsepower four stroke engine that is smooth and has enough power to pull skiers, tubers wakeboarders, etc. We spent many mornings and evenings on the boat going from waterfall to waterfall and just enjoying the beautiful Lake and surrounding vistas.

The 5-bedroom home is amazingly spacious and has beautiful furniture tastefully laid out. On the bottom level there is a pool table room with comfortable chairs and a fireplace. On the top level is a large family room with a huge screen TV and several more comfortable leather sofas and chairs. The kitchen has a table large enough to accommodate 10 people very comfortably. We spent many of our mornings first thing on the back porch with a cup of coffee and then came into the kitchen and made some great breakfasts.

The towns of Cashiers and Highlands are a short driving distance away, and made for some fun ventures out.

We have stayed at numerous Lakefront vacation homes over the years on Lake Nantahala, Lake Burton, Douglas Lake. But this by far was the most beautiful setting and best appointed home of any that we have rented. We would definitely go back again, and are considering a fall stay where we can see the leaves changing colors.

Thank you so much Kyle, for an amazing home, for your attention to detail, and for your professional, courteous and personal care.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic house with a fantastic pontoon boat! Perfect for our family!

  • 5 of 5

This house is perfect for family get-togethers. Great sleeping arrangements, well equipped kitchen, gorgeous views. The lake is wonderful to explore with lots of amazing waterfalls. But the highlight for our family was the pontoon boat. We REALLY enjoyed our time on the boat, wake boarding, skiing, tubing, swimming, and exploring. Bring your water sports equipment (boards, skis, ropes, jackets, etc.). The owner was very responsive to our calls with questions before and during our stay. Everything was perfect!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing again! Our 2nd year at Point Jocassee and my girls are already asking about next year. Beautiful home with an awesome location on the best kept secret in the South Eastern US.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Property

  • 5 of 5

The owner was very helpful and friendly. The property was clean, and looked better than the pictures. The beds were comfortable, the views were amazing

I would recommend this property to all

We mostly stayed on the property and enjoyed the boat and all the beauty of the lake

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Golf can be arranged.


Rates & Availability

Salem House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 10 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Jan 1 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 26 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
July 4th
Jun 24 2017 - Jul 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2
Jul 15 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning $300 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 7.0%

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Salem House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Main floor powder room -
  • 4.5
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Main floor
  • King size Beds (1) Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (2)
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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