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Lake Keowee: Family friendly, Lake front in Seneca- 7 mi from Clemson stadium!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Sleeps 10, platform dock, spacious deck overlooking lake

Comfortable, open plan house on Lake Keowee- south end -10 minute drive from Clemson's Death Valley or a paddle away from the Tiki Hut and Marina. Start your day with coffee on the spacious deck and end your day sipping a glass of wine watching the colors change on the lake. Great room opens to kitchen and dining room with wood burning fire place and TV with Direct TV. Very large deck on main level accommodates a crowd and overlooks the lake. Charcoal grill on the deck. Master bedroom with king bed on main level opens to the deck. We love to wake up with sunlight, therefore the bedrooms have partly sheer curtains and are surrounded outside by trees. If you prefer windows totally covered for privacy or blackout shades for a good nights sleep- this might not be the house for you.Two bedrooms which share a large bath upstairs -each bedroom with private balconies. One guest room has two queen beds with TV (direct TV) and DVD player and the other guest room has a king bed. Full size game room on bottom floor equipped with TV (direct TV) and DVD, pool/ping pong table. Two single beds in the gameroom. Full bath and laundry facilities in the bottom floor/gameroom. No AC in the gameroom but usually very comfortable temperature. Lake access by stairs- large open platform dock with assortment of floats. Nice quiet neighborhood!

The house is on a steep lot with many, many steps to get to the lake- this may not be ideal for elderly.

More Details

Neil Waller and Lyndon Vestal
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 13, 2018

About Neil Waller and Lyndon Vestal

We are recently married and retired and travel! Neil's career has been as a finance professor at Clemson. Lyndon is a RN and works in oncology research- we are embracing the golden years! Neil is an avid white water kayaker in the summer and snow boarder in the winter! Lyndon takes it a little easy on her stand-up paddle board in the summer and moseying down the easy ski slopes in the winter. We love our lake home and look forward to sharing!

Why Neil Waller and Lyndon Vestal chose Seneca

Neil bought the lake house in the mid-90's. Being a real estate/finance professor, he carefully watched the market and knew the area was primo! Lakefront, near grocery stores, 10 minutes from Clemson campus!

What makes this house unique

quiet cove with great neighbors- just a kayak paddle away to the Keowee Marina or exploring in neighboring coves! Very short drive to Clemson stadium - 7 miles/10 minutes!


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Seneca, South Carolina

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: 4:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Guest bath- shared on second level - toilet , combination tub/shower , both guest rooms access this bath through common hall
    Basement Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    master bath- main level - toilet , shower , jetted tub , access to this bath is through the master bedroom
  • The house was built in the 1970's and the bathrooms have not been updated- therefore you can imagine a few imperfections! But all is very CLEAN! We installed a new hybrid water heater in the spring of 2016 to accommodate crowds!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Guest Room- upstairs - 1 king , balcony off the room overlooks the lake
    Guest room 2- upstairs - 2 queen , Guest room with two queen beds will sleep 4
  • The bedrooms are of a good size with nice windows. We provide sheets and towels on site for our guests. The beds will be made for your arrival. This is our home and we do leave some personal items and clothes in closets and drawers but we make sure you will have plenty of space for your own
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
This is our home and nestled in a delightful neighborhood- we want our guests to feel at home! We are only interested in 3-5 day rentals unless we happen to be traveling ourselves.


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Lake Keowee: Family friendly, Lake front in Seneca- 7 mi from Clemson stadium!
average rating of 4.571429 based on 21 reviews

Nicest People Ever

  • 5 of 5

I can't explain what a great experience we had here. The owners were more than accommodating. We were so happy to get in our early afternoon walk to the Tiki Hut (which was daily) and throughout the day, we got our "steps" in between the dock and the house (for us, we loved it!) The cove was peaceful and anyone we ran into along the water was so friendly. Kayaking to the main open area was beautiful with mountain views and calm waters. The house had everything we needed for any convenience and the owners were always a pleasure to deal with from start to finish. Thanks Neil and Lyndon for an amazing stay! We hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: 20-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were delightful guests! Thanks so much for the compliments! Hope to have you back! Thanks for leaving the house so tidy and for honoring our dear neighborhood!
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Charleston, SC

Wonderful location, Plenty of room, Great Owners

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at this lake house. It is a perfect fit for our 3 families. Two of the grandsons loved sleeping downstairs. The 3 full baths add to the comfort. We were able to enjoy the lake after Clemson's victory. The cove is perfect for paddle boarding, and kayaking. We had a cookout and enjoyed the deck in the evening. The owners were accessible and responded to any questions we had. This is a place that we would like to return to. Charleston & Wilmington Families.

  • Submitted: 9-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We hope you will return!! Thanks for the complimentary review! Love knowing you enjoyed the paddle board and kayaks! Lyndon and Neil
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Charleston, SC

Great Family Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had a family of 6 adults and 4 children and had plenty of space. The house was very comfortable and well kept. The weather was perfect and everyone enjoyed the cove and the open water with the kayaks and paddle board. The grandsons, ages 2 1/2 to 7, loved paddling over to the bank and playing in the shallow water. I would definitely recommend this house and we plan on staying again. In addition we enjoyed a great Clemson win! We picked apples at a nearby orchard and enjoyed a hike to a waterfall.

  • Submitted: 5-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed the house and brought a Clemson win!!! You are welcome back anytime!
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  • 5 of 5

It's our 3rd year in a row! So not much else to say other than, can't wait till our 4th!

  • Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: And we so look forward to hosting you in year 4!!!! Thanks so much!!! Lyndon and Neil
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Perfect home for our families to come together and relax and play on the lake.

  • 5 of 5

we had a great time staying here! The hosts were beyond accommodating and so sweet. Plenty to do just right in the cove with all the water toys and fishing equipment that was provided. Our children had a blast and we truly enjoyed the surroundings. The deck was great for dinners and relaxing. We definitely will rent again for summers to come. Thank you again.

  • Submitted: 7-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The best part of VRBO hosting is hearing that guests enjoy your home!!! It's a real bonding experience even though we rarely meet our guests in person! Thanks so much for your review and please come again!!!
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Super Lake House

  • 5 of 5

We were at the lake for our Family Reunion and this was a great house to gather with lots of space. The deck area is beautiful with lots of tables, chairs, umbrellas and luscious plants! So nice to have a dock at the house for our boat too and 5 min from the marina to unload the boat & refuel. House has lots of natural light and very clean. Great having a game room downstairs for overflow to entertain!!

Highly recommend & the owners were very helpful with any questions we had.

  • Submitted: 10-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sherry and guests were delightful to work with and honored our house and lake! Come back!
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Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Tiki Hut at Keowee Marina
Car: necessary

Boat, kayak and paddle board rentals available less than 1/2 mile from our house.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Seneca, South Carolina

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Winter long term season
Dec 1 2018 - Feb 28 2019
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$164.8
Damage Deposit C$329.6

This is our primary residence with less than 6 bedrooms therefore accommodations and sales tax are not required. During the summer months we like being at the house ourselves part of each week unless we are traveling. It may be unlikely that we will rent for a 1-2 weeks but feel free to inquire. We prefer 3-4 night rentals. We have great neighbors-please respect them by keeping the noise level appropriate! FYI- they will let us know if the situation is too rowdy for our cove! Thanks

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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