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Comfortably Designed Lake Keowee Waterfront, Minutes to Clemson- In Seneca

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

5Bed - 4Bath Retreat minutes away from everything you'll need! 6mi from Clemson

Enjoy this like newly renovated retreat on Lake Keowee. Comfortably designed and professionally decorated by Trio Interiors Greenville SC, this spacious home is in a quiet, established area of the lake convenient to both Seneca and the Lake Keowee Marina, Tiki Hut, grocery stores, shopping, Clemson University, golf courses and many other attractions.

re·treat [rəˈtrēt]

a quiet or secluded place in which one can rest and relax

The definition of retreat, feel secluded, away from the fast paced, hustle and bustle of everyday life, but you are only five minutes away from conveniences. Stop by the Lake Keowee Marina where you can rent a variety of water sports equipment and visit the Tiki Hut next door for food, drinks, to sing karaoke or enjoy your favorite sporting event on the big screen. You are only 6 miles from Clemson University making this a great house to rent if you want to attend Clemson events. Located within the small town of Seneca, you're only minutes away from quaint gift shops, local venues and dining.

The house overlooks a scenic bay which offers beauty, serenity and is less than a one-minute boat ride to the main part of the lake. The Lake Keowee Marina is within sight from the porch. It offers a boat launch and also boat and lake toy rentals. The lake is surrounded by beautiful homes, natural woodlands with a backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains visible in the distance and offers four distinct yet mild seasons.

This is a comfortable home great for enjoying lake, family and friends. From the moment you enter the spacious waterfront cottage, you are surrounded by relaxing design both inside and out. There is a gentle grassy yard great for kids. Oversee the squirrels, birds or your favorite family fisherman from our porch daybed swing. Truly a unique feature and a favorite spot of the house.

You will feel so welcome and relaxed you won't want to leave. Whether staying one night or several in a row, we hope you'll want to return. Having our guests love it here as much as we do is our goal!

House description:

Walk through the front door to the open living room, dining room, and kitchen. The beautifully custom built fireplace is the focal point of the room hosting a 55 inch tv. There is plenty of room to relax with two sofas and chairs, a dining room table and chairs to seat 8 and a granite island which seats an additional 4 people.

The kitchen is fully stocked for the chef in the family. Stainless steel appliances and views of the lake keep this open airy space the heart of the home.

The 12 foot sliding glass doors off of the kitchen leads to the most beautiful and unique screened in porch on Lake Keowee. This 16x30 porch boast a cathedral pine ceiling an additional dining table that can accommodate 10ppl comfortably, a hanging day bed, and plenty of seating to lounge your afternoon away.

The master bedroom is a lake lovers dream. A wall of windows providing unparalleled views of the dock and lake greet the head of the house. A sliding door glides open to reveal a custom en suite bathroom.

Two bedrooms and a bathroom complete the ground floor.

The king bed “coral” bedroom offers a custom upholstered antique chair, oriental rug and custom made window treatments.

“Blair’s Bedroom” has two twin beds, a one of a kind teak ceiling, Pottery Barn bedding, wool hook and loop rug and nautical accents.

The hall bath displays a glass vanity, glass and slate open shower and rain shower head.

The downstairs is not to be ignored. Two bedrooms and two bathrooms ensure plenty of room to spread out. Each bedroom holds one queen bed and one twin bed. “The Bicycle Room” overlooks the lake and has bright and happy orange and white bedding and a green shag rug.

“The Plate Room” is a relaxing haven of soft mint green walls and damask comforters.

Each downstairs bathroom is unique unto itself.

“The Blue Bathroom” has a tub shower combo, toilet, Italian tile, vessel sink, and exposed copper pipes.

“The Stone Bathroom” displays sliced stone floors and a shower, sink, and toilet.

Last but not least is a HUGE bonus room with a fireplace, two separate seating areas, a dry kitchen, game table, 65 inch tv, with sliding doors opening to the lake patio.

More Details

Julie Chace
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2018

About Julie Chace

We are lake people. Grew up and raised our own family loving the lake and the serenity of lapping water on the shore. We are happiest boating, fishing, jet skiing, water skiing, and simply hanging out with our friends and family. In July 2015 we purchased this fixer upper with great bones but in much need of love. Spring 2016 we finished transforming the house into an comfortable lake retreat for those who want the best Lake Keowee can offer. Location, experience, perfect!

Julie Chace purchased this house in 2015

Why Julie Chace chose Normandy Shores

This house has everything you need for a relaxing Keowee experience. With five bedrooms and four bathrooms, there is plenty of room for everyone.

The lake and being together with family is what started our adventure. We rented and shared ownership ourselves on Lake Keowee for years. Our strong attraction to keep coming back is what landed us a home of our own. It is located close to everything. Forgetting a bottle of ketchup or running for a late night snack is never a challenge here. You can gas up the boat literally across the waterway and you're ready for fun! Our residence is close enough for us to enjoy the house in between rentals and ensure that it is well-maintained.

Lake Keowee is a beautiful lake with marinas and restaurants. As more of a retirement destination the lake is populated but not overused. The lake is owned and maintained by Duke Power. This ensures the lake levels are constant, no threat of low levels or drought ruined vacations. The location is convenient to Clemson University, the mountains of NC, small picturesque towns such as Highlands, Cashiers and Asheville, larger cities such as Greenville, Charlotte and Atlanta. Terrific location for Clemson home football games, special events and college tours!

What makes this house unique

You cannot beat the location of this house. We offer a deep water covered dock WITH a sunning platform AND personal watercraft lift. Merely minutes from Death Valley, local restaurants, shopping, grocers and entertainment. Inside Seneca city limits and within sight of the Lake Keowee Marina for boat and watercraft rentals, fuel, service and waterfront dining. Lake Keowee is among the most beautiful lakes in the country. This house is in a quiet bay at the southern end of the lake within minutes from everything. The location provides privacy and serenity with easy access to the main portion of the lake. Available activities include boating, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, jet skiing, water skiing, sailing, paddle boarding, swimming, hiking, biking, and picnicking. We also enjoy the close proximity to Seneca, Easley, and Clemson which provide shopping, golf, restaurants, antiquing, sightseeing, movies, miniature golf and all Clemson University sports.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Normandy Shores in Seneca

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • -Per city ordinance no street parking after dark
  • -Per city ordinance noise violations are strictly inforced
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Single Bed , 1 Bunk Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Comfortably Designed Lake Keowee Waterfront, Minutes to Clemson- In Seneca
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews

Great Fall Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Place was great. Thank you for helping make our weekend getaway awesome.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House and Convenient Location

  • 3 of 5

This house has a wonderful floor plan, especially if you have kids who need lots of space to play. The layout is excellent for living as it is open, bright and very functional. The best part of the house, in our opinion, is the huge, screened porch overlooking Lake Keowee. We practically lived out there from morning to night. It has a great living area with lots of comfortable chairs and sofas, a large table for meals and a fabulous swinging "bed" that hangs fro the ceiling. The kids loved that!

The house is on a hill above the lake and requires a lot of stair climbing to get to and from the dock. The dock is wonderful with a large landing jet ski dock and covered slip for a small boat. Lots of fun anytime.

We had a few things that we did not like, however. The house did not seem to have been cleaned well prior to our arrival. We actually had to do some cleaning ourselves which included cleaning out the refrigerator, wiping down the counters, window sills, and other areas. There was no toilet paper aside from a partial roll in each bath. No soap was provided in the baths either. The beds were not made up and had the sheets in a pile on the corner of each bed. We had to make all the beds ourselves before we could use them. It was hard to tell if the sheets had even been cleaned. No one liked the sheets that were provided. They were hot, polyester sheets that felt like you were sleeping in plastic wrap. Several in our party even elected to sleep on the bedspread because the sheets were so uncomfortable!

The gas grill had an empty gas canister which we had to replace at our expense at the local Lowes. We left it there for the next guest.

All in all, we got the feeling that we were just using the owner's house as they left it. It did not have the ambiance that most VRBO and Homeaway rentals we had become used to. These inconveniences, though small, could have been rectified easily and at little cost to the owner. There were only three chairs on the dock. That made using it for relaxation for 6 adults difficult. Finally, the landscaping was very rough and muddy. It appeared that no one cared about the beauty of the place or that you had to navigate muddy hills to get to and from the dock.

This rental just needs to pay attention to the little things.

Maybe even a bottle of wine, some snacks ad a welcome card on the kitchen island would have made us feel more like paying guests than family members.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We appreciate you contacting us upon arrival and letting us know about the kitchen. As per our discussion there was a mix up with the two ladies cleaning the house. Each thought the other had wiped out the fridge. We DO leave unexpired condiments in the fridge with the attitude of “waste not, want not”. I’m sorry you didn’t like the sheets. Sadly, if you had looked in the linen closet you would have found cotton, polyester, AND flannel sheets to choose from! We do not make up the beds because we want you to KNOW the sheets are clean! Our procedure is to put on the bed spread then place the folded CLEAN sheets at the foot of the bed. If you master the ability to fold a fitted sheet well please teach us! 😜 I also regret you didn’t look in the garage and see the additional dock chairs! I’m sorry the back yard didn’t meet with your approval. You should have seen it before we renovated! We couldn’t even see the lake from the house. We are renovating the yard in three phases. Hopefully you can come back this fall and see how fabulous it is! And I promise to have a welcome snack waiting for you!
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Amazing, amazing, amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Julie's home is beautiful! We couldn't have asked for a more serene, comfortable home. It was perfect setting for our family to relax, reconnect, and celebrate our mom/grandma's 90th birthday. We're already talking about coming back next year!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful lakefront getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have been more pleased with our very first VRBO experience! We rented Normandy Shores to accommodate family who joined us for our sons graduation from Clemson. The home is a great location and beautifully designed. We enjoyed great family meals, fun and games in the great room including roaring fires. Conversation on the beautiful screened porch and even rented a boat from nearby marina for an afternoon of lake tour and celebrations on Keowee!

Home is very clean and well maintained, the interior design makes it feel like "home" rather than a temporary rental. Across the board an A+ experience! We plan to rent this property again soon!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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beautiful "little Red" home on the water

  • 5 of 5

The home was beautifully renovated, comfortable and welcoming - we rented a boat at the local marina and the covered dock worked wonderfully - Highly recommended!!!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We would absolutely stay at this lake house again! It is an easy drive off of Tiger Blvd, situated in a nice little cove, and has a gentle walk down the yard to the dock and lake. The owners have done an incredible job renovating and decorating the house. They were extremely responsive to messages before and during our stay. We had a group of 11 and we were comfortable the entire weekend - plenty of couches and seats inside and outside, upstairs and downstairs. It is across the lake from the marina so renting boats or watercraft is easy.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake Keowee Marina
South Cove Park
Ram Cat Alley
Tiki Hut
South Cove County Park

1 hour from Greenville, SC; 10 mintues from Clemson, SC

Other Activities: Boating, Wildlife Viewing, Shopping, Kayaking, Paddleboarding


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Normandy Shores, Lake Keowee

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Apr 2018 - 4 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
5 May 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2 Sep 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £42.14
Refundable Damage Deposit £357.15
Departure cleaning £142.86
Tax Rate 10.0%

ABSOLUTELY NO PETS AND NO SMOKING. Any detection of smoking or pets forfeits 500.00 damage deposit plus any addition damage or cleaning fees incurred.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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