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Family, Reunion, Fish,wedding, graduation, carolina,lake,church,relax,spartan

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,800 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Estate, 5+ Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8-20)

Thank you for looking at my home If you have a lower budget, I also have a cabin available that sleeps 8. Please call to learn a lot more than this listing can give you. I don't change calendar often. If your phone number is outside the Carolinas or you get my voicemail, please leave a voicemail and I will return the call quickly. I stay on the phone with my regular business. I travel so much every day so I don't get on this site much to revise the calendar. It may be available for the time you want. Don't wait though. The best times book months out. Call me to find out. VRBO makes it harder now to contact you, so call me and lets make it work. I want you to enjoy my home. Come enjoy one of the most luxurious homes on VRBO. Enjoy quiet tranquil moments on the screened in porch reading a great book or watching the ducks play less than 50 feet from you. Rock in the rocking chairs. There's a wonderful swing beneath the shade of the oak tree to watch romantic sunsets with your sweetie. If my schedule allows, I may offer a tour around the lake on my 30feet long pontoon for a small additional fee. Inside enjoy the gas fireplace or a whirlpool Jacuzzi bath in a tub large enough for two with candles for that perfect romantic evening or personal enough for just yourself. There are two in my home. Pop open a bottle of wine and celebrate what's really important with the ones you love. We want to help you. There are excellent restaurants less than five minutes away. There are so many things to do within 30 minutes of the house. You are only 2 hours from Myrtle Beach, Charleston, Asheville or mountains. I Emcee and Deejay a lot of festivals in the Carolinas and will be happy to tell you where some of the most fun places to enjoy music or dance. Are you looking for the perfect place to enjoy a romantic weekend, wedding, family reunion, family vacation, view the leaves, swim, fish, bird(Eagles, Cranes, Osprey, Herons) viewing, Carolina football weekend, Carolina Motorsports Park, Carolina Adventure Park, Auction, Sparta competitions, Racing( Darlington, Charlotte, Carolina,Lancaster), office getaway, or church retreat in a luxurious home on Lake Wateree for 2 days, 3 days, week or more.. This is my lovely private residence that boasts Granite Countertops, Marble showers and bathrooms, hardwood flooring throughout to alleviate allergies. 10 feet ceilings with large crown molding and scalloped ceilings. Cherry, mahogany and Leather furniture, Four large King Beds, One great queen bed, There are two large whirlpool tubs, one of the tubs is built for two people and is great for candlelit romantic bubble baths. The other is on the upper level and is great for a bubble bath and reading a book or listening to your favorite tunes or watching the stars. Both tubs offer great views of the sky yet offering privacy as well. There is an extra large kitchen with cherry cabinets and all modern appliances, but you would probably have more fun grilling outside on the large concrete patios looking at the lake. There are two gas grills already for you to prepare your delicacies powered by a 500 gallon propane tank. The Master bedroom, Living Room, Dining area, and Kitchen all face the lake for maximum enjoyment. Enjoy the wonderful late afternoon breezes on a completely screened 60 feet long porch with four ceiling fans on the lake side. (you don't have to worry about insects on this screened porch) Many people fall asleep enjoying the rockers and gliders on the screened in porch with fans. There is a gas fireplace for cool winter evenings. Rekindle your love life watching the sunset on the dock and the moonlight glistening off of the water. I love lying on the King Master Bed and watching the water on the lake. Use from 1 to 5 bedrooms. There is also plenty of room to add air mattresses for additional people. The screened porch with the wicker couches and rockers provide a great place to sleep. There are two large leather sofas and two large leather recliners for napping. There are three tubs and four showers. Three of the showers are step in showers with only a small 3 inch ledge to step over. Most closets are large walkin closets. The water level is perfect for children and adults alike. The depth at the edge of the yard is normally 2 feet. At the end of the dock it is 4 to 5 feet. The water continues to gradually get deeper to the middle of the cove. (Bring you a float) There is a private 60 feet long boat dock that has plenty of room for boats and sunbathing. There are ladders to get in and out of the water. Breathe easy as this is my private residence and the house has never been smoked in. All smokers must smoke outside and use a container to dispose of their own cigarette butts. Improper disposal will result in loss of deposits. Very small, non shedding lap dogs like poodles or shitzu, less than 15 pounds are allowed for a non refundable extra deposit. The above ground 'basement' is great for family gatherings, wedding receptions, church gatherings/baptisms, The old fashioned piano is great for music shindigs or to entertain. It is 1800 square feet unfinished. On the occasional rainy day, this makes a great area for the kids to entertain themselves. Young and old alike love the two person swing under the large live oak tree. There are old fashioned rocking chairs to take you back in time to the simple pleasures of life. There is also a relaxing glider on the porch. You are less than four miles to five excellent economical restaurants and two convenience stores. You can reach three of the restaurants with bars by water. The main floor of my home is 1800 Square feet with 1200 square feet upstairs on the third level. The total size of the house is 4800 square feet. There is so much to do on the lake. The yard is perfect for entertaining. It is relatively flat. If you would like a band or deejay, I know the best bands in the Southeast. You can install canopies or sit under the large oaks There is also so much to do off the lake. You are 20 mins to Columbia, Camden, Elgin or Ridgeway SC. You are less than 40 minutes to Winnsboro, Chester, Blythewood. You are less one hour to Charlotte, NC, Kershaw Gold Mine, Bishopville Cotton Museum, Darlington, Florence, Bishopville, Sumter. There are excellent churches of every denomination within 20 mins of my home. There is shopping galore. The Sandhills Shopping district is just 20 minutes away. There are antique shops in Historic Camden. Golf is everywhere around us. Movies, Ice Cream, Nice restaurants, Fast food, The beaches and mountains are just two hours away. There are museums and historical sites surrounding my home. You can have a diverse entertainment experience. The fine arts centers of the local communities have something almost every weekend. My home offers alot of privacy in the back of a cove, but also offers some great friendly neighbors. If you don't have a good time, there isn't much in life that could please you. Get your life back in order. Add some spark to your love life. Bring your family closer together. Call 803-804-FAST3278 (my cell phone). For more pictures of my home and to learn more about me call me and I will give you my website.

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Chuck Carland
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
13 June, 2018

About Chuck Carland

Hello, Thank you so much for considering my property. I travel a great deal and my home doesn't get used like it once was. I announced Nascar races for 30 years. I still Emcee and Deejay festivals all over the Carolinas. I built this house about 13 years ago. This home is too nice for just me to stay in. It is my primary residence although I don't get to stay as often as I would like with my travel. I'm 55 years young and try to take care of items. I have an electrical engineering background and designed and built most of this house myself with the help of a wonderful retired neighbor. To learn more about me and see videos call me 803-804-3278 and I will give you my website. I am also available to play music or deejay a special gathering for your family. And I'm also happy to tour you around lake wateree by a 30' pontoon if I'm not booked at another venue

Chuck Carland purchased this estate in 2003

Why Chuck Carland chose Ridgeway

This is my private residence. I love the home and hope you will too. It is made for the romantic visit, or the family reunion. Nicer than almost every other home on the lake. You can rent cheaper places but you will get what you pay for. Spend a little more and make your guests happy and your stay memorable. The value will be worth it.

What makes this estate unique

This home feels like a vacation all of the time. You must experience all 4 seasons on this lake. Spring Excitement as everything comes to life. Summer water fun. Fall Beauty with leaves, and cooler comfortable temperatures. Winter tranquility with quiet peaceful days warm enough outside to sit on the porch with hot chocolate or coffee. I own a sign and lighting business so I have installed some neon palm trees and flamingos to light up the front of the house to give it a festive 'vacation beach like' feel. Since I announced Nascar races and my nickname was 'Trouble in Turn 4', there is a sign with that resembles Bristol Motor Speedway on the roadside of the house. It looks great illuminated at night. Come enjoy the festive activities that make lake living so much fun

Guestbook comments from the owner

I have so many wonderful families stay at my home. They have become part of my family as well. Many have become facebook friends too. They take great care of my home. I have visited them at my home and at some of theirs. All deposits have been returned to families that take great care of my home. I am learning to only rent to families, not people coming in for the weekend to just party. That group of renters left trash, strange beer in the frig, tried to bring more people than they had on the contract, and broke two plantation blinds that cost me $110 in materials. If items are broken or trash left, then there will be a reduction in the deposit returned. I haven't had to worry about that before. Even that renter got half of his deposit back, but shouldn't have. This is wonderful home to enjoy in a great neighborhood. If you plan to take care of a great home and have a good time, then call me and enjoy my home. If you are looking for a place to party with a roudy crowd, please look at others on vrbo.
May 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate rental in Ridgeway

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , bath with shower
  • 3
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 5 - 5 extra lg. double bed , 1 large double bed , 2 sofa bed/futon , There are currently 4 king and 1 queen bed w air matt. avail
    Other (See Description) - We are adding 2 more beds on grd lvl soon
  • King size beds (4) All beds are less than two years old and extremely comfortable. All linen is Belks finest and was purchased this year Biltmore series. There is also plenty of room in each King bedroom to add queen sized air matresses that I have in the closets., Queen size Beds (1) New linens bought this year from Belks Biltmore series
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • video player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jacuzzi ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Circle Drive with room for multiple vehicles, boats, Two hot Water Heaters, 3 showers, 3 tubs, 1 acre flat lot for easy walking to water, Water depth is great for all ages, depending on time of year water depth is normally 3 feet at edge of yard and 5 feet at the dock. Great for kids or adults water depth gradually deepens to 9 feet in the middle of the cove approximately 500 feet from shore. No carpet so those with allergies can breathe better, Two central Heat and Air units. Gas Heat in winter, Porches everywhere


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Family, Reunion, Fish,wedding, graduation, carolina,lake,church,relax,spartan
average rating of 3.6666667 based on 4 reviews
Elgin, SC


  • 5 of 5

We rented this wonderful home for Memorial Day. Great place and instructions are easy to follow for refund. Lots of good fishing and wildlife. Some of the prettiest sunsets! Love love love the screened porch. Will rent again!

  • Review Submitted: 18/06/2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Do NOT Rent from this individual

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Do not RENT this house or any house associated with this individual. It took over a month to receive our deposit back, which only half of the deposit was returned. Upon receiving the partial refund on the SD were we notified of the "damage" in a letter stating he had to replace blinds that were broken. No prior phone call was made to discuss any issues or damage to the property. He also said we left trash onsite. I know we did not leave any trash because I personally put every bag (of ours) in my truck. The trash in his dumpster was from his cleaning people who cleaned the house before we arrived. No mention of any damage was ever mentioned during the month long wait for our deposit. If I had not stayed on top of emailing and calling and texting the owner, I may not have seen any deposit money returned. We left the house in better shape then we arrived.

There was no propane in the grill, we had to go spend additional money to refill the tank. This owner was just trying to make extra money on the rental/home. We did not damage the house at all. I REPEAT DO NOT RENT FROM THIS PERSON! IT WAS NEXT TO IMPOSSIBLE TO GET MY DEPOSIT MONEY BACK AND HE ONLY RETURNED HALF!!!! He is not an HONEST PERSON!

BEWARE he has other properties on this lake for rent as well. Do yourself a favor and rent from an HONEST person!

  • Review Submitted: 10/05/2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This renter brought a group of partiers for the Carolina Cup that broke large plantation blinds that cost me more than their deposit. For my other friends around the lake that rent, call me if you get a Jonathon from Georgia inquiring. I will give you pictures of the damages and trash left at my home. Good riddance to folks like this. At the time of booking, I lowered my rates to this group because he kept pestering me about wanting to stay but needed the price lowered. He mentioned how many different places he had stayed in the area before. That should have been a hint to me. I've never had a group the bad before. They came to party for the Carolina Cup and It showed. My housekeeper had far more to clean than normal. There are a total of 12 trash cans at my home, three are large. Three cans still had trash in them from their stay. I spent a lot more time repairing the items they broke. I've had lots of families, Church groups, ladies getaway groups, seniors, and never had an issue. I should have known this younger partying crowd wouldn't watch over all of his visitors to protect my home. In any case, I still gave this inconsiderate half of his deposit back. I shouldn't have. Thank the Lord I haven't had but just his one group damage my home and not tell me about it or want to pay for the damages. If you are considering renting my home and want to know what he did, call me. I saved pictures of everything his group did. It irritates me that VRBO will allow a renter to type something without verifying with the owner the truth. He is right about one thing. I didn't return part of his deposit until I had finished making the repairs to the items his group damaged. If they hadn't damaged anything, he would have gotten his deposit back within a week like I do for all others that have rented from me. Potential renters will not have any issues with a returned deposit if you take care of home, watch your visitors, and watch your children.
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Perfect Perfection

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just spent our 25th wedding anniversary at this home and it was GREAT! We also took my mother and our daughter and still had PLENTY of room. The fishing was INCREDIBLE!! We had a boat that we docked at the house but our best fishing was done from the pier connected to the backyard. We caught almost 100 fish on our trip and well over half from the pier! My 16 year old daughter caught over 20 fish just from the pier. This one is truly a LUXURY home. 4 LARGE bedrooms and 3 FULL baths are only the beginning. The Master Bedroom is a tremendous luxury suite in and of itself with a large KING sized bed, 2-person beautiful Marble shower and a 2-person Jacuzzi tub. When I say a 2-person shower, I mean a huge shower with two shower heads on either side of the shower. INCREDIBLE! Our favorite time of the day was getting up in the morning and sitting in the screened-in back porch area that goes the entire length of the house facing the water. We had an unbelievable, unobstructed view of the lake which had a slight mist on it and fish eagerly jumping in the morning just waiting for our bait. Every morning was a peaceful, quiet and incredibly relaxing way to start the day. If you are looking for the PERFECT spot this is the place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 07/10/2011
  • Date of Stay: August 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
charlotte douglas
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Creekside, Dutchmans, Windmill, Retreat,
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Lugoff SC, Camden SC
Nearest Train
30 Miles
amtrak camden sc
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Windmill, Retreat, Dutchman, Colonels Creek, Creek
Nearest Ski
120 Miles
Asheville NC
Nearest Beach
120 Miles
Myrtle Beach SC
Nearest Point of Interest
The Windmill Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
My Home 1513 Rockbridge
Nearest Point of Interest
The Retreat Restaurant at Colonels Creek
Nearest Point of Interest
Colonels Creek Supermarket
Nearest Point of Interest
The Riverdeck Store and Grill
Nearest Point of Interest
Lake Wateree Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
June Creek Boat Landing
Nearest Point of Interest
The Chapel on Lake Wateree
Nearest Point of Interest
The trash and recycling facility
Car: necessary

There are boat rentals close by. If you want to do a day trip getaway, you can go to Myrtle Beach in two hours. You can go to the montains with waterfalls and the Biltmore house in two hours. You can go to Carowinds Theme park in one hour. You can go to Carolinas Adventure Park in 30 minutes. You can run down to Charleston in less than two hours. You can go to one of the worlds largest collections of historic Guns from the 1400s to present day, including guns from gangsters John Dillenger, Pretty Boy Floyd and many many more. The gun collection was my friends on display in Camden Museum. The Camden Revolutionary battlefield is less than 30 minutes away. Antique shopping and one of the largest Equine horse facilities is about 30 minutes away. Carolina Cup and Colonial Cup Horse races are less than 30 minutes away. Carolina Motorsports Park is about 40 minutes away. You can go to Charlotte Motor Speedway and raceshops in 90 minutes. You can go to University of South Carolina in 45 minutes. You can go to Fort Jackson or Mcintyre in just 30 minutes. You can go to Shaw Air base in less than an hour. You can go to Carolina Panther Stadium in one hour. So so much to see and do. Call me If there is something you like to do. Its probably available close by. Also, I know and have been to most of the things I've listed. I would love to help


Rates & Availability

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Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$67 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$201.58
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$403.17

Please Call me at 803-804-3278 if you want the best rates. Rates for Holiday weeks are more. Rates above are for 2-4 people. There are additional fees for additional peoplen(usually $125 per person for the total stay, not per night to save you money) Please call for best pricing. I will try to work with your budget if I can. If you call, you will get better rates for most time periods. During the summer, I prefer to rent by the week but I make some exceptions for weekends if the family is large enough to help me recoup some of my mortgage. If it isn't rented a week before the dates you want, I am definitely more inclined to renting for weekends. Just Call

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