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Lake Keowee Waterfront Home with Private Guest House

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

2 Houses for the Price of 1. Beautiful waterfront home with self sufficient Guest cottage on 2 private acres.

Property is located mid-lake..where the water is like Goldilocks. Not too cold, not too hot...just right. The house sits on a deep water cove, large enough for boating and privacy, yet small enough for swimming and calm waters.

Rare to find on a Mt. lake, this land is 'level' with 'no stairs' access to the water. The 505 ft. sandy shoreline is only 50 ft away and the slope is gentle enough for a toddler to wade into.

The floating sundeck over the water has 4 sun loungers and dining table and 8 chairs. The boat dock has a swim platform and can accommodate 2 boats.

Features of the Main Home:

3000 square feet-1 Level Home with walls of glass and lake views.

-Master Bedroom: King Size bed; Sitting area with sofa, chairs & game table; Master Bath with double vanities; TV; Deck with dining.

-2nd Jr. Master Bedroom: Privately located with screen porch; Bath with pedestal sink; TV; Queen size bed.

-Guest Room: Quiet with queen size bed.

-2nd Guest Room: Bunk Beds; Full Size Futon.

-Living Room: Spacious for entertaining. Rock FP. Sofa with Queen sleeper. Sliding doors to deck.

-Great Room: Large,vaulted, open & bright with breakfast nook, pub table & chairs, great for games, cards or dining. Leather sofas. Wet Bar. TV with Sony Home Theatre. High Speed Internet. Sliding doors to deck.

-Island Kitchen provides all the amenities for a perfect vacation and dinner service for 12. Breakfast Bar for gathering or dining.

-Formal Dining Room. -

-Billiards Room with full size pool table and bar frig.

-2 Car Garage.

-Laundry room with washer & dryer.

-Boat Dock with swim area, floating sundeck.

-Boat Ramp & Trailer parking.

-Fruit Orchard with blueberries, peaches, pears and apples in season.

Waterfront Guest Cottage is 1 level with no stairs to the water.

-Master Bedroom has king size bed.

-Living Room with leather sectional has queen size sleeper. TV with Home Theatre. Bay windows with water views.

-Kitchenette with all the amenities and breakfast bar.

-Dining area with service for 4 views lake.

-Full Bath, Laundry room with washer & dryer.

-Private Deck with gas grill, dining table & chairs. Warm, Crystal-clear waters and two homes designed and equipped for the perfect get away.

Keywords: Lake Keowee, guest house, waterfront, seneca, upstate sc

More Details

Tommi Crow
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

About Tommi Crow

I live in Asheville, NC. I invented and own the company that manufactures InfoTubes and InfoBoxes, that attach to for sale signs. I do business with major retailers and I have been in business since 1988.

Tommi Crow purchased this house in 2005

Why Tommi Crow chose Lake Keowee

I fell in love with Lake Keowee after a visit 20 years ago. It is the most pristine lake I have ever seen. Its teal blue waters and white sand beaches are so clear, that they can teach scuba diving here.

Lake Keowee is like being on many different lakes at the same time. The mid and south end of the lake are wide open, with forever vista's and sunset views. Traveling northward up the Lake, as elevation increases, the terrain becomes mountainous, with emerald green and cooler water temps, waterfalls, cliff jumping and with river like curves, bluffs and rock outcroppings.

The lake is very 'high' end. Just cruising and looking at the gorgeous mansions and homes is a joy in itself. Also, the 350 miles of shoreline ensure that you are never bored and something new is always around the corner.

To top it off, this natural beauty and serenity is also located near Seneca and Clemson where shopping, dining, movie theatres and nightclubs are plentiful.

Although Lake James and some of the lakes closer to Asheville are beautiful..none compare to Keowee. Added bonus..the prestigous Highlands of North Carolina and a dozen waterfalls are within minutes of the lake.

Lake Keowee offers the absolute best of everything and the natural beauty of the area is unsurpassed.

What makes this house unique

I loved this house the minute I saw it. The level, sandy shoreline and the privacy in a large, open cove were very unique to this area and this lake. Many homes on Keowee are located in the backwash area's or deadend coves with unsafe swimming conditions, low, murky water levels and are surrounded by other boat docks, houses, etc. In addition, many are always shaded and in the dark, or the lots are so steep I would have to debate how bad I wanted to go the the water or back to the house. Well, not this house. This home offered 2 acres of privacy, 505 feet of level sandy shoreline, sunset views and its own boat ramp.

The house itself has a great floorplan. It is an updated one-level ranch without stairs or steps. The master bedroom and the Jr master are located on opposite ends of the house, which is great for privacy and both have their own entrance.

The floor to ceiling windows allow the lake to come indoors and the water views are amazing from nearly every room in this house. It is warm, comfortable and it is laid out perfectly for guests with different idea's about what an ideal vacation is. If you want action, games, etc. there are perfect area's for that. If you would rather read, sunbath or take a nap...there is the ideal spot for that , too.

And, a Guest House??? How perfect is that? You can't find this anywhere else on Keowee. The guest house is completely self-sufficient and sits right on the water. It is cozy, comfortable and allows some guests a complete home of their own. I loved the fact that none of my guests would be stuck in a basement.

From the fruit orchard and western sunsets to the rock fireplace, I knew this home was the one for me the minute I saw it.

Guestbook comments from the owner

First visit to Lake Keowee and we had a great time!

We boated, swam, fished and ate!

We were all very comfortable in your accomodating Lakehouse and hope to Return!!

Thank you.
Jul 2010
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Seneca House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - Main House - toilet , shower , Updated tile bath. Double sinks
    Jr Master Bath-Main House - toilet , combination tub/shower , Pedstal sink. Tile bath
    Hall/Guest Bath-Main House - toilet , combination tub/shower , Spacious, skylight, double sinks
    Bathroom - Guest Cottage - toilet , shower , Tiled shower room separate from toilet and sink
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Main House - 1 king , Private bath, sitting area, deck, TV
    Jr Master Main House - 1 queen , Private bath, screen porch, TV
    Bedroom 4 - Main House - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 bunk bed , Shares Hall Bath with Bedroom 3
    Bedroom 3 - Main House - 1 queen , Shares hall bath with Bedroom 4
    Master Bedroom - Guest House - 1 king
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (3), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Deep Freezer, Boat Dock, Sundeck, Decks, Boat Ramp & Trailer Parking, Wet bar, Games, DVD's, High Speed Internet, Outdoor night lighting, Water Toys


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Lake Keowee Waterfront Home with Private Guest House
average rating of 4.733333 based on 57 reviews

Memorial Day Memories

  • 5 of 5

Four generations of family gathered for the long weekend. The house met all of our needs, with room to be together, or find a quiet place to read or nap.

The lake access is wonderful. A very gentle slope to the shore and dock. Lots of sun if you want it, and large shade trees if that is your desire.

The little kids loved being able to wade into the sandy bottom, or play at waters edge with the provided beach toys. We had one adult and her child both afraid of deep water. They were able to wade into the lake and go further in as they became comfortable, and enjoy the water. At the end of the weekend they were going off the end of the dock.

The owner was a delight to work with, and the boat rental company she recommended was as well.

We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charleston, South Carolina

Best July 4th Vacation Location!

  • 5 of 5

Our family has been using this Lake and Guest House for our July 4th vacation for the past 4 years and look forward to 2016! This was our 2nd vacation rental home on Lake Keowee and other family members 3rd experience. Our experience with the owner, cleaning crew, neighbors and boat rental staff has been excellent. The lake house and guest house is a perfect set up for us and has everything we need. We have loved having the pool table in the evenings and access to fresh blueberries to pick! We have easy access to everything on the lake yet we are in a private cove for swimming, kayaking and paddle boarding. If you want to make unforgettable memories and have the best Lake Keowee experience ever...this is the place to stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kim, thank you so much for taking time to let other families know how much your family enjoys your vacations at the lake. When I rent a vacation house, reviews like yours are invaluable to me. I can't believe it has been 4 years already. I love the fact that your children are growing up and making memories there. To me, that is what it is all about. All the best to you in the new year!! See you on the 4th of July!
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Great Lake property

  • 5 of 5

There were three generations in our group, ranging in age from 70 to 20 months. The lakeside access was ideal, and the guest house was a great plus. Everyone had a ball...we had enough space for both naps and a milestone birthday party. The owner, and her cleaning staff, were wonderful. We are all already eager to return for another visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Barbara, it has been so nice getting to know you. I loved seeing the pictures of your wonderful week at the lake. You have a beautiful family. We have your week reserved for your return next summer. Please let me know if you can make it back this fall. September on the lake is my favorite time of year!!
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Great vacation home on beautiful lake!

  • 5 of 5

The house was well taken care of and if we did have any issues Tommi, the owner, was a pleasure to speak with. The boat ramp made putting our boat in and out so easy. The kids (ages 6 years-infant) LOVED the beach area (we would go here again for that reason alone - it was great!). There was plenty of space in the house and the area was quiet. The cove was calm enough for us to swim in, and close to other places (such as the Lighthouse, which Tommi recommended, and jump off rock). If you do choose to stay here though, please be kind to the guests staying after you and do not pick all the ripe fruit before you leave. That makes for some pretty bummed kids (and adults)!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jen, thank you so much for the review. I really enjoyed working with you and it makes me so happy that you all had such a great vacation. I apologize for the missing fruit :( It is so good and I wanted you to make some blueberry pancakes. Next year, I will make sure we pick some for you and leave them in the kitchen!! I hope you have a wonderful 4th of July and thanks again!!.
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Perfect lake vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was a great vacation. Two families escaped from Charleston to the upstate the first week after school was out. The house was a perfect layout for us. The kids (ages 10-15) loved the independence of the guest house. It was a well stocked kitchen for cooking. We liked the open feel to the house and enjoyed having a pool table. It was easy for us to trailer a boat with us and use the put-in on the property as well as the dock. The location on the lake is very gook. Close to Seneca for groceries, restaurants and gas for the boat. The property is on a nice, quiet cove with a shallow slope to the water and was close to both of the restaurants on the lake. We especially enjoyed the Lighthouse cabana. We found close places to hike, mountain bike and play tennis, and it was also a convenient to Clemson. Just as importantly, it was very easy to work with the owner. Tommi was quite helpful and professional while we were planning out trip. She was always quick to respond to email and phone calls to answer questions on what to bring and what to take advantage of in the area. She even checked in with us during our stay to make sure we were having a good time. We would love to return and strongly recommend the property if you are looking at Lake Keowee.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Amy, it was so nice to work with you. I am so glad that everyone had a wonderful time at the house and the lake. I love it down there and I am so glad you did, too. Please come back and stay again. You are always welcome!!!
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Charleston, SC

Family Gathering on Clemson Football Weekend

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect for our family. Beautiful and very large property that accommodated two families. We shared the home with our dear friends from Charleston SC while we visited our kids who attend Clemson University. We attended the Clemson game and our kids and came over to stay with us. It felt just like home with a great view. We definitely will return next football season and likely this summer if available.

Everyone was extremely pleased.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this feedback. I hope you take a look at the calendar and come spend some time this summer!!
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
GSP Greenville Spartanburg, SC
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Light House or Tiki Hut both on the water
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Private and Semi Private Courses Abound. Cliffs
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Light House is 5 minutes by boat. Seneca
Car: necessary

This property is located within a 15 mile drive of some of the finest golf courses, waterfalls, white water rafting rivers, trout streams, horseback riding, hiking, fishing, water sports, boating, dining and shopping that the Upstate has to offer.

30 minutes to the Highlands of NC.

20 minutes to pristine Lake Jocassee

10 minutes to Seneca, SC

20 minutes to Clemson, SC

90 minutes to Asheville, NC via scenic Hwy 11

15 minutes to Whitewater and Horse Pasture River Falls

20 minutes to whitewater rafting on the Chattooga.

90 minutes to the Biltmore House

Issaqueen, Bridal Veil, White Water, Horse Pasture River, Turtle Back Waterfalls all within a 30 minute drive


Rates & Availability

Seneca House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season
Sep 10 2016 - May 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Jul 15 2017 - Jul 22 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning and linen fee $225
Tax Rate 7.0%

Saturday -Saturday rental required Memorial Day through Labor Day.
We require a $500 security deposit at the time of reservation. Security deposit will be refunded upon satisfactory checkout.
We have valet boat rental service available. Wide variety of boats in like new condition. Delivered and picked up at the property.
We offer private chef and cleaning services for the perfect vacation

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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