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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 nights


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!

Lake Chattooga, nestled in the foothills of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Sumter National Forest, 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! 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?? We have personally rented on internet sites and have learned that what you see is not always what you get. We include all linens, paper products and several condiments and kitchen necessities, saving you a lot of time and money! You have no time to shop for a rental, and we want you to have full transparency!

Just an FYI, We are NOT A GASOLINE MOTORIZED BOAT LAKE AND THERE ARE NO RENTALS NEARBY. Most of the lakes around us are small and private and not for gasoline-powered recreational use.

Thank you for taking a look at our home for your vacation!

More Details

Property Manager
Monique Wallace
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, French and Spanish translation available
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
14 July, 2018

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". Mark and Monique Wallace purchased the home in March, 2015. The Wallace's are a Clemson Tiger family. Go TIGERS! Mark and Monique met in Indiana and lived in Indiana and Minnesota. Now living in Virginia Beach, they decided to put down roots by buying the family cabin so they can make lots of new memories together with their children and grandchildren.

Monique Wallace purchased this cabin in 2015

Why Monique Wallace chose Mountain Rest

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 less than a boring hotel room! 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. Monique (me) is also a licensed Realtor in Virginia, and very "dialed in" to guest support and maintaining a safe, updated and well-appointed 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 rental in Mountain Rest, South Carolina

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Wrap around porch is screened and may not be suitable for very young children. Close Supervision required.
  • We do not rent to anyone under the age of 25 years old. If interested, a parent can possibly rent the home for you with additional deposits.
  • The Owner/Operator is a Realtor, licensed in the state of VA.
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
  • Stove ...
  • 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 ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • 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 :)


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(62 traveller reviews)

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Your Cozy Lake Front Cabin In The Desirable South Carolina Upstate
average rating of 4.709677 based on 63 reviews

Lake life

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I are completely spoiled now. The lake cabin was awesome. We loved just shoving off the dock in the kayaks and exploring the lake. What a beautiful lake !! The cabin itself was awesome too. It was very clean and stocked well. Monique was great to deal with too. There were a few questions we needed answered and she was quick to respond. We cooked out on the grill and ate on the porch every night. We left the cabin once for about 5 hours for more food. That was it. We stayed 5 nights and 6 days that felt like 10 minutes. We also walked around the lake a couple times and met some very nice homeowners. Everyone was super nice. I would not hesitate to recommend this place. We WILL be revisiting this cabin again. Thank you Monique!

  • Review Submitted: 18/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peachtree City, Georgia

Vacation Gone Horribly Wrong

  • 3 of 5

The rental property is nice, and for the most part, just as described. I’m sure you could have a great stay here so long as you don’t make the mistake of speaking with the owner (Monique). Here’s a recap of our experience: After a long day of hiking, we (Jim & Susan) decided to enjoy the Jacuzzi. Following detailed written instructions for use, we discovered it would not heat and emailed Monique to alert her. Prompt to respond via email/text that evening, Monique also promptly responded to our request to speak with her directly the next day. The intent to speak directly rather than through email/text was two-fold: 1) Jim thought he might have a solution to the Jacuzzi heating issue but didn't want to touch someone else’s property without permission, and 2) we wanted assurance that forfeiture of our damage deposit wasn’t forthcoming. The conversation began pleasantly, (via speakerphone). We assured Monique use of the Jacuzzi wasn't a deal-breaker for our stay. Monique verified 3 previous renters reported a similar problem. And, she told us our damage deposit was safe. Jim asked Monique for permission to try to address the heating problem (check the filter, turn the circuit breaker off and on, etc.). This is when the conversation took a bizarre turn. Monique asked Jim’s profession. Upon his response, we were met with such vitriol (she called him a jerk and know-it-all and said I was a stupid idiot for being with him), we decided to leave and requested a refund for the remainder of our 4-night stay. Monique agreed to a refund and told us to vacate the premises by 4 pm, which we did. Unfortunately, Monique continued to insult us via several text messages after we left the rental as pasted below:

Susan: "Monique-We have vacated the rental. Unfortunately, in our haste to leave, we misplaced the key. If we should come across it will return it. Susan"

Monique: “Susan, you have to return the key or you you will be charged for the key. It’s your choice to check out. I’ve lost my most prized rental days and I excused you. You have bigger fish to fry. Your companion is a pice of work and your a wimp. Get your act together!

Monique: “I should have charged you so if if you decide to be aweful on my Vrbo I will have the last say FYI. I will not communicate further with you. J

Monique: “And I have 53 reviews and a huge following so you should focus on what’s important and not my jacuzzi in 90 degree heat.

Waiting for the “last say”.

  • Review Submitted: 11/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesomely authentic cabin right over a pristine lake

  • 5 of 5

Our family LOVED this cabin. It's stylish, authentic, and comfortable. The lake is amazingly clean and clear.

  • Review Submitted: 05/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Billie! Thank you for the review! We are so happy you used the word "authentic" because we really strive to be true to the lake and the community. Please come back and see us again! Happy Summer!-Monique
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Amazing Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I, my parents, and our two dogs had a great time at this home! The house was plenty big for all of us and exceptionally maintained. They have a beautiful screened in porch that we would enjoy breakfast on in the morning that overlooked the lake. My father and I of course spent most of our time on the dock and went fishing and swimming. The owners were kind enough to let us use the john boat. Unfortunately my father and I could not both use it due to the weight limit, but we took turns and explored the lake. We caught bass, crappie, and other types of fish. This place is very tranquil and quite which was perfect. You really felt like the only people on the lake.

We will certainly rent this place again in the future. If you like to get away from the hustle and bustle of your daily life this is the perfect place to relax for a few days.

  • Review Submitted: 17/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: THANK YOU! We love our home and we love our guests! We are so glad you had such an amazing time! You described our exact feelings when we are there. We look forward to your return!-Monique
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Wonderful and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed this lake house in the mountains! It was peaceful and calm. Very clean and comfortable. All details were explained very well. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 10/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing our home for your vacation Rhonda! I am always glad to hear that we are successful communicators! Come on back anytime!
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Lovely view

  • 5 of 5

Loved this house. The view is amazing. The kayaks were fun. The hot tub was perfect after we spent the day hiking and white water rafting. Only problem was the master bathroom water pressure when you take a shower. Otherwise it was great!

  • Review Submitted: 25/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Belinda! Thank you so much or your review! We wish the shower had more pressure as well, but will gladly sacrifice a little water pressure for excellent quality well water of city water any day! In fact, guest are know to just jump in the lake with a bar of soap! LOL! Come back and see us again!
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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.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin in Mountain Rest, South Carolina

Rental Basis:
per property
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Fall + Football
1 Sep 2018 - 1 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$135.17 + Tax
Property Damage Protection AU$79.75
Housekeeper AU$202.76 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$337.93

We charge extra for over 8 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 if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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