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Your Cozy Lake Front Cabin In The Desirable South Carolina Upstate

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Hot Tub
  • children welcome


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Full Bathroom Lakefront Cabin With Private Dock On Lake Chattooga

Waterfront Lake House with private dock on a gated and private community lake? Canoeing at sunset? Kayak in the morning? Wide mouth bass fishing? Hiking outside the front door? A spa and fireplace for your sunsets? Look no further! And.. we have personally rented on internet sites and have learned that what you see is not what you get. Our dates are accurate, as well as everything in our description. You have no time to qualify a rental, and we want you to have full transparency! We are as frustrated as you as renters traveling the country and wonder if our home is where you should spend your money for your vacation. Please read further and then ask ANY question to qualify your interest. Do us a favor... don't ask questions that are clearly listed... all the bedroom and beds are outlined. Ask us about what time the wide mouth fish bite, sunset time, etc.

Nestled in the foothills of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Sumter National Forest, this is the sought after Southern Upstate! This updated and well-appointed cabin is just what you need to relax! Sit on the hammock, visit with your guests around the fire pit and roast marshmallows, enjoy our infrared grill and make fabulous meals in the fully-equipped kitchen and dine in the fully-screened and furnished wrap around patio. Here for romance? Light a fire and sit in the jacuzzi that is situated on the deck, overlooking the lake. Here with family? We have those darling bunk beds, movies, games and books, and the cabin is generally handicap friendly! Wondering about making this vacation spot a home away from home? The basics are available just for you; condiments, some paper goods, and many of the "little things" you might forget..including the matches! Those little things do add to your expenses and we want to make everything easy for you! The Upstate has dozens of waterfalls, and Oconee County boasts 18 waterfalls just in it's county alone! This charming, privately gated community, Lake Chattooga is not to be missed! Located just 40 minutes from Clemson, 35 minutes from Highlands, NC and 40 minutes from Cousins, NC and 40 minutes to the village of Clemson, Lake Chattooga and surrounding areas offer anything your heart desires. NOC outfitters are waiting for you 15 minutes away to take you white water rafting on the Chattooga River! Shopping, evening entertainment, highly rated restaurants, and dozens of outdoor activities in every direction day and night and all seasons. Hiking, canoeing, fishing, and kayaking are just outside the back door! Are you ready??

More Details

Property Manager
Monique Wallace
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French and Spanish translation available
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
30 March, 2017

About Monique Wallace

This home was originally owned by Mark's parents for almost 20 years, and was sold when they decided to retire "in town". The home was then owned and enjoyed by the Hinkle family. As their kids grew older, they decided to sell the cabin back into the Wallace family. Mark and Monique Wallace purchased the home in March, 2015. The Wallace's are a Clemson Tiger family, and Monique's family (minus Monique and her two daughters) remain in California- to support the Medby family UCLA heritage and Monique's alma mater. Mark and Monique met in Indiana and lived briefly in the Chicago suburbs, as owners of Moveable Feast in Geneva, IL. Now back in Indianapolis and Minneapolis, and freezing most of the time, they decided to put down roots by buying the family cabin so the Southern boy and the California girl could make lots of new memories together with their children and grandchildren.

Monique Wallace purchased this cabin in 2015

Why Monique Wallace chose Western South Carolina

There are a lot of fabulous memories in the home, and the vibe here is warm, welcoming and nourishing. Our home is also a tremendous value, as it is an entire lake front home with private dock with all the amenities, a new 2nd bathroom (remodeled in January 2017) and every room updated with well appointed furnishings, for under $200 a night! We also include many kitchen and bath supplies (a value of at least $100!). Many celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and we have several bride's prepare for their weddings at Chattooga Belle Farms in our home. We also have hosted several international travelers. The lake house is a peaceful and comfortable place for your retreat. It is a place to create your own memories. We recognize this and would be honored to be your special home away from home.

What makes this cabin unique

We not only love this home because it is rich in Wallace family memories, (there may be a few carved out names on a small desk in the corner...) but because it is just the "right amount of far enough away". Every amenity you can think of surrounds the area, but at night the stars are bright and chirps and clicks and fire crackles and the faint sound of moving water and wind all around you is all you can hear. One of Mark's favorite thing to do is to go out to the middle of the lake at night and look at the brilliance of the Milky Way and we frequently dance on the dock! Be sure to enjoy this lasting memory for yourself!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Mr M, I take your complaints very personal and unbelievable! I was the guest that stayed before you got there. I am calling your complaints BS! My family of four stayed there for four nights. NEVER not once did we experience ANY smells or odors that were unpleasing or bothersome. The leaky tub Monique told us of and so it was expected. They are replacing it on their slow time of the year. With another tub and shower available, 4 adults had no problems with staying clean. The hot tub was great! If you had to scoop something out with your hands then that was by your choice since there is a skimmer in perfect condi tion on your right side in the corner. Mr. M, look at ALL the other comments and there is not ONE that states anything remotely close to what you are stating. This home is a cabin on the lake in the nature of woods. Its beautiful, clean, relaxing and calming just to be there. I agree with Monique which is wonderful, kind and always professional to deal with. I would not have refunded your money either since it seems that your situation seems to be the only one that states something about odor. I believe this was something personal that you and your wife experienced. With being the guests that was there BEFORE you, I will honestly and firmly stand by the awesome experience we had and have already scheduled another visit in November. I too have been a member of VRBO for years and I don't think I would take my hard earned money and spend more time at a home that I was not extremely happy with. Working in the medical field for over 20 years, I would highly suggest that you and y our wife be tested for allergies. Seems like you both have a very sensitive situation that can be helped with medication. In my opinion Mr. M, sounds like you were trying to get something for nothing but lets not judge! Good luck with your adventures. Hope you and your wife are feeling better.

Reviewer location

Ft Oglethorpe, Ga

Date of arrival

September 8, 2016
Sep 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Mountain Rest in Oconee County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , REMODELED IN 2017
  • Large, completely updated master bath with lakefront windows, sunk in claw foot tub, and shower. Head out the door from the bathroom and the jacuzzi is nestled on the lakefront porch between the master bath and master bedroom, offering privacy and a beautiful view! Stunning 2nd bathroom completely remodeled in January, 2017!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Bunk Bed
  • Master bedroom queen size bed, TV with Direct TV, large lakefront windows, closet and drawers. Second bedroom queen bed, large lakefront windows and closet. Bunk room bunk beds only.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
The homeowners association does not allow jet ski's at any time, wake boats past 5pm, or trailers left overnight in common areas. The water is clean and amazing. Many guests use the lake instead of the shower for their daily clean-up! Soap not included :)


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(38 traveller reviews)

Your Cozy Lake Front Cabin In The Desirable South Carolina Upstate
average rating of 4.6842103 based on 39 reviews

Charming and Beautifully Maintained Lake House!!! The Best Place I Have Ever Stayed!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough about this home, so before I wrote this review, I looked at what other reviewers had to say. Everyone except for one bizarre review from what appears to be a scam ( I can assure you the review from Mr. M is ridiculous and untrue), loves this home almost as much as I do! Honestly, I felt almost guilty paying such a small amount for a lake home such as this one, with so many amenities, and beautiful and quite expensive furnishings. Not to mention, the house was impeccable. Spotless. Clean. I HAVE NEVER STAYED IN A CLEANER AND MORE BEAUTIFULLY FURNISHED HOME ON THE RENTAL CIRCUIT! I called Monique to inquire as to where she purchased her rugs, furniture and linens and if she would come to decorate my home! Turns out, she was a decorator prior to being a chef! (this explains why the kitchen is so well stocked!). One of my favorite things was sitting in the jacuzzi. A beautifully maintained spa, on a deck under the stars was a special treat. I also loved the infrared grill, and plan to purchase one soon. As a single traveler, and a woman (there for a wedding nearby), I also felt extremely safe in this gated community with active and friendly neighbors living nearby year-round. As the bride's sister, I had a small gathering at the home and the home had everything I needed to entertain 15 people. Every one of my guests raved about the house! They found the guest bathroom charming, even though it is the last remaining room to be be renovated and has sweet wallpaper and a vintage linoleum floor. It is actually really cute and speaks to the lovely history of the house. The second bathroom is not even needed in the home with the stunning master bathroom, but Monique shared with me she is remodeling the small second bathroom in early December and her plans sound like the remodel should be in a Southern Living magazine! I am certain that if I fished or was a lake person I would have really been in heaven, but the sunsets made me feel like I was in a heavenly place. I am an avid renter on all of the rental sites with my extreme travel schedule, and this home's comfort, inviting, secluded and beautiful everything is on the top of my list of places I have stayed. Thank you Monique and I plan to move in!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grace, I really appreciate your review! You obviously took a a lot of time and reflection to write your review and I cannot tell you how much I appreciate it! We really do spend more than we make on our home because we just want our home to be everything we would want it to be and I was not raised to do things otherwise! I have such joy when people come to our home and celebrate their lives and feel that we are doing what we can to be human. Our home has a rich family history, and we think there is just a really comforting feeling in the home. Please come back anytime and thank you!- Monique
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Awesome rental house!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous stay at this house for the 2017 New Year. The owners were very accommodating allowing our three dogs to stay with us. The house was very spacious, clean and had everything we needed. The master bed was very comfortable. The master bath was amazing. Windows all throughout the house to oversee the lake. Can wait to get back to actually get in the kayaks to check out the lake and to fish. We highly recommend this house.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very kind review! We have awesome guests! Looking forward to your return!-Monique
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A wonderful time, a wonderful cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time! Stunning views, a warm and inviting cabin and lots of quiet time. It was nice to have quiet time or a little noise (in the form of cable tv and internet, when we wanted it). The best of both worlds. Would definitely come back again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Don, thank you so much for your very kind review! We absolutely hope you come back and I am so glad you had a great vacation! -Monique
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A Lake House you don't want to miss!

  • 5 of 5

This lake house was beautiful. It was really easy to find, although make sure you have your maps loaded because once you get in the area, you will be out of service. Which was fine with me and the rest of our group because the WiFi was amazing and provided all 4 of us with high speed searches for whenever we needed to go somewhere. The beds are super comfy and you will find everything you need in the home; from towels, to bug spray, to visit guides, it is all there. We spent 3 days here and our days were filled. One of my favorite things about this cabin, is the kayaks that are provided. We loved waking up early and getting out on the water to watch the sunrise, or coming back from a hike and watching the sunset. It is a super calm, clean lake that makes it easy to paddle on. The first full day we were there, we went and hiked in North Carolina. The second day we went and saw waterfalls. Both days we only drove about 40min from the cabin, and that was mostly because in order to get somewhere you have to drive through the mountains, which result in slower speeds. I definitely recommend you visiting Brysons U-Pick Apples if you are in the area! We went and loved it. Overall, I would recommend this cabin to anyone looking to stay in South Carolina.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great tips! I am so glad you really enjoyed the house and the surrounding area!!!! Thanks so much for choosing our cabin for your vacation! Come back anytime!-Monique
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Wonderful and amazing place

  • 5 of 5

As soon as we walked in we were so happy with how this place made you feel right at home. The views of the lake are wonderful. The bedroom was great beds were comfortable. The master bath with the claw foot tub was such a nice touch to this place, with the hot tub right out the door couldn't ask for anything better. The kitchen is a little small but very functional we were able to make our meals with no issues. (We like to cook and forgot to bring our chef knife but was able to make out with what was there.) There is a gas grill on the deck that works great. We ate our meals out on the deck overlooking the lake as the weather was great. She has mums out in the little courtyard in the front which I enjoyed. A washer and dryer are available which is nice.

The lake is wonderful me and my husband fished off the dock and up and down the lake with great success we did throw them back but was so much fun to catch catfish and blue gill (very nice size ones). The location is wonderful if you like to hike their are a lot of waterfalls and other nice hiking trails. (a book on waterfalls is in the house by TV with good directions). This is our second visit the this lake and just love it.

We stopped on our way in at Ingles grocery store and was able to get everything we needed. There is a general dollar store with lots of things you may need if you forget anything close to the house. They also have some items available for purchase which is a nice touch they really have this figured out.

If you are looking for a nice peaceful, relaxing, stress free vacation in a cozy cabin this place is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Penny, your review is just so lovely, THANK YOU! We love that you took full advantage of everything there! Next time you might try rafting on the Chattooga River! We can get you set up with some outfitters! Thanks for the incentive to buy some additional knives for the house. Will do this right away! Please come back anytime and thank you!-Monique
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Beautiful, charming home on a tranquil lake

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed for a long weekend. From the moment we pulled into the driveway, we knew this was going to be a great stay. The house is simply charming. The master bath, wow. My wife loved the claw foot tub. The master bed was very comfortable, so much in fact, that my wife wrote down the manufacturer. The screened in porch is where my wife and I spent most of our evenings, reading and talking. Loved the rocking chairs!

We spent most of the day light hours fishing, yes my wife loves to fish. She actually caught more than me. And I might add that this is the first lake house we have stayed where we actually caught fish, and not just small fish, big fish. So, yeah, the fishing was amazing. And peaceful, we caught ourselves whispering most of the time, because it is so quiet.

To sum up, we had an amazing time and the owner is very attentive and will answer any question that you might have and in a timely manner. So, do yourself a favor and stay at this lovely home.


  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jacky, Thank you for your amazing review. I am very grateful for your business and am so happy you loved the house. We welcome you back anytime! There are still lots of fish to catch!-Monique
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Mountain Rest, South Carolina

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Winter 2015-2016
3 Jan 2017 - 1 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
Spring 2016
2 Apr 2017 - 29 May 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
Early Summer
30 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
4th of July Week + Fireworks
1 Jul 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
Peak Summer
8 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Late Summer
1 Aug 2017 - 6 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
8 Sep 2017 - 1 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £80 + Tax
Housekeeper £100 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Property Damage Protection £47
Trash Removal £8 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

We charge extra for over 6 guests. Check in time is 4pm, check out time is 11am. If you need flexibility with this, please contact us prior to your arrival. We do our best to accommodate an overlap reservation for the lake house with a caretaker in between guest during the busy season. Additional cleaning fee for extended stays. We will notify you at the time of your reservation request.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
US 123 North
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Mountain View Cafe
Car: recommended

2 bedrooms with queen size beds and smaller bedroom with a bunk bed. 2 full bathrooms; completely updated master is quite large with sunk in claw foot tub. 2nd bathroom remodeled in January, 2017! Sleeps 6 and there is a new full size blow up mattress for two more people. Dining table seats 8. Wrap around screened porch over looking lake is fully furnished and has a table for 4. Also, on the unscreened portion of the porch is a jacuzzi, that overlooks the lake! Fully equipped kitchen.


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