Boating, fishing, swimming, hiking, golf, horseback riding, waterfall hunting…no, it’s not one of South Carolina’s well-known coastal vacation spots like Myrtle Beach or Hilton Head. It’s the quiet, wooded shoreline of Lake Keowee, where real estate and homes for sale await those who are searching for the perfect vacation or retirement spot. Accurately describing the natural beauty, the friendly atmosphere of the lakeside communities, and the rejuvenating sense of peace that make Lake Keowee such a special place is impossible; you simply have to pay the area a visit and experience it for yourself.
The Best Lake Houses for Sale in SC
The state of South Carolina has only a few large lakes, and they are one of the Palmetto State’s best-kept secrets. While vacationers flock to the Atlantic coast every summer, the shores around Lake Keowee, Lake Jocassee, and Lake Hartwell in the Upstate region stay relatively quiet. In this special region, there are lake houses for sale in SC to match every new home buyer’s preferences, family size, and budget. Whether you are searching for a small, remote cottage with million-dollar views of the lake or a beautiful home on the links in a gated community, it would be our privilege to introduce you to your options and help you decide on your new lakefront property.
Seneca, SC Homes for Sale
Your retirement or vacation home may be peaceful, but that doesn’t mean you are cut off from the outside world! At the southern end of Lake Keowee, the small, friendly town of Seneca embodies the Southern charm that South Carolina is known for. Great little restaurants, shops that you can get lost in for hours, and outdoor events like concerts and festivals ensure that downtown Seneca, SC will become your new favorite place to spend a summer evening or a lazy Sunday afternoon.
Summer Homes for Sale on Lake Keowee, SC
Finding just the right place for your family to vacation is a tall order. Located just a short to moderate drive from the cities of Charlotte, Atlanta, Asheville, and Greenville, the Lake Keowee real estate and homes for sale are easy to get to…yet hard to leave at the end of your vacation. Those of you who want a break from the office, your cell phone, and your email inbox can relax on the water while the more adventurous members of your family can explore the many miles of hiking trails, search for hidden waterfalls, or even embark on a rafting or zipline adventure! At the end of each day, there’s nothing like sharing a hearty meal with a spectacular lakeside sunset and the waves lapping against the shore.
We Know Lake Houses for Sale in SC
Your guide to the lake houses for sale in SC should be someone who truly knows the area. Buying a home on a lake is different from the average home-buying process. The proximity of the water creates unique considerations for landscaping, insurance, and other topics, and you need the help of a realtor who understands those considerations inside and out. If you are planning to build or remodel a boat slip or dock at your new property, you will need your realtor to help you with the permit process and ensure that your plans comply with the applicable regulations.
Eric Stegall grew up in the Upstate of South Carolina, and has been helping people purchase homes for sale on Lake Keowee, SC for well over a decade. He has worked with nearly every lakeside community in the area, and he has a thorough knowledge of what’s available at any given time. Once you let Eric know what type of property you are looking for, he’ll use his encyclopedic knowledge of the area to help you discover the home that you dream of.
Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us by phone or email. We love the Lake Keowee and Seneca, SC area, and we know that you will too once you visit, play a few holes on one of the gorgeous golf courses, spend an afternoon on the water, and wrap it all up with a delicious meal at one of the locals’ favorite dining spots. We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to Lake Keowee!
"When my wife decided to move out of Florida and explore the upcountry in South Carolina we searched
the internet as everyone does. We came across Eric's website and found it very comprehensive and easy to use, especially
for the lake Keowee and surrounding areas. We contacted Eric and were impressed with him right away. We scheduled our trip
up to house hunt and Eric had everything lined up so we could be efficient. He was so good in fact that we looked at everything
and signed a negotiated contract all within a week. Eric knew the area extremely well and also had a great sense of what we would
like. He didn't waste time taking us to things he knew we wouldn't like. Once the closing came near he had contacts with all
the resources we needed. He was excellent in his follow up and attention to detail. We are extremely happy with the result
and would eagerly recommend Eric to anyone exploring the Keowee area."
Mike and Nancy Gara
"Thank you to Eric for helping us to successfully complete our retirement/vacation home search. After
doing our due diligence searching for a retirement vacation home in Colorado, Florida, Michigan, and North Carolina we found the stars aligned
at The Reserve at Lake Keowee. Our search began with Eric through his website. Eric was our "man on the ground" he did a lot of leg work
allowing us to weed out homes and use our home search time most effectively. Through our on-line relationship, we were able to narrow down our
choices, then Eric personally previewed and photographed the home we were interested in before visiting the area. Due to extensive research and
detailed communication, our decision to purchase our home at The Reserve at Lake Keowee was 90% decided before stepping foot on the property.
After a four state search, why The Reserve? Many reasons, but the top four are the natural beauty of the area, quality of homes in the community,
quality of the community amenities, and of course the home itself. So, did the home buying process go as smooth as silk? Of course not! A
competing bid came in on the home as I was stepping on the plane to visit the property. Thank goodness for Eric because he was on top of it
every step of the way. It was his expertise that allowed us to successfully purchase the home and get a great deal in spite of a competing bid.
And I must mention Eric's exemplary "service after the sale." Since we are out of town buyers, Eric met with the home inspector, handyman, etc. and
facilitated every small detail involved in a home purchase. Thank you Eric for your professionalism and knowledge- we would do it again in a heartbeat."
Steve and Valerie Sabol
"We chose Lake Keowee because of the crystal clear water, small town feel and beautiful views. Eric was
instrumental to us finding the perfect place that fit our needs. He is helpful, courteous and goes out of his way to service the
client without being pushy. He takes the time to get to know the client and develop a trusting relationship. He was on top
of the process every step of the way and at every turn let us know exactly what we needed to know and what was coming next. His
professionalism is above board and made our choice of Lake Keowee and easy one."
Tom and Tennille Luginbill
"Eric, we wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed working with you. Your conscientiousness and concern for us made looking for a home on Lake Keowee fun and successful.
It made a difference with us not being familiar with the area to know that we could count on you. You did not waste our time. You asked us what we were interested in and you found it for us. We will always remember you for a job well done.
We appreciate your time and help."
Roger and Sandy Hawkins
"Eric helped me with the purchase of my retirement property on Lake Keowee. Eric is extremely knowledgeable of the area and of the properties available at any given time.
Throughout the search he was always available, patient and provided me with excellent advice. When we finally found the right property for me he made sure that I was informed of what would happen next and stayed on top of every activity all of the way through closing.
A major problem (from the seller's side) was encountered at the initial attempt at closing. Eric remained extremely active and kept me informed as the problem got resolved. The second attempt at closing was successful, due significantly to Eric's efforts.
I would highly recommend Eric to anyone looking for a home in the Lake Keowee area."
"Eric represented us on a Lake Keowee home purchase contingent upon another home sale.
Eric made the home purchase virtually stress free compared to the home sale. We were out of town buyers and Eric was a valuable resource for providing us advice and any information that we needed.
Eric was in constant communication with us insuring deadlines were met and always very responsive. Eric is very competent, professional, and a pleasure to work with.
We would highly recommend Eric as your real estate agent. We now call Eric a friend!"
Berl and Martha Davis
"Eric, Elena and I want to tell you how much we appreciate your
direction, hard work, and professional advice in marketing and selling our home on Lake Keowee. The real estate market was starting
to slow at that time and without your continued support it would have been very difficult to sell.
You also made the closing of our property very comfortable and extremely smooth and that is always a stressful
time when you have sold a home."
Jay and Elena Hanselman
"My wife Susan and I had a real challenge deciding where to retire. We wanted someplace relatively central to family and also wanted to live on or near a lake with a sense of community. Considering all of that and after researching some areas in Tennessee, we began to focus in the Lake Keowee area. After a great deal of Internet research, Susan was fortunate to find Eric. After a few phone calls and emails, we made a trip from our home in Chicago to Clemson.
While we weren't certain if we wanted to buy an existing home or build and didn't know the Lake Keowee area at all, Eric was very well prepared for us when we met him for the first time in August to begin our search. In short order, he was able to introduce us to the area, show us a number of homes within our budget as well as lots to consider. We narrowed our search, leaning toward finding a lot, and made a second trip in November. After we made a decision to build, Eric was able to help us evaluate the pluses and minuses on a number of lots and then negotiate a contract before we returned home. His knowledge of pricing history and trends was extremely valuable in our negotiating an acceptable contract and price.
Susan and I would certainly recommend Eric to help with your real estate needs in the area."
Mike and Susan Dempsey
"Our dream of owning a waterfront home and dock materialized this spring after spending two days touring properties we had chosen through internet listings.
Our choices were then thoughtfully vetted by Eric with his knowledge of the area, our tastes and budget.
He kept on top of everything throughout the closing process and was a great help in suggesting local contractors even after we closed. We live 12 hours from Lake Keowee, so it was reassuring to work with a professional who lives in the area and was there to assist us on a moment's notice.
We highly recommend him for anyone looking for their own property around the lake. Thanks Eric!"
Paul and Laurie Gibbons
"We came to South Carolina considering purchasing a lake home but the timing was not right. Eric kept us up to date on what was happening in the market without any pressure.
Once we made the decision to find a home he took the time to focus our search on homes that met our criteria and in several cases brought us back multiple times.
When we selected our house he was not done helping us. He recommended vendors that we could use once we were moved in and helped us get to know what there was to do in the area.
I can truly say that Eric helped us make this new house our family home."
"We can't put into
words how great it has been. The single best investment of our
lives together and the kids can't get enough of it."
"We are in love with the place. We spent pretty much the
entire summer there and extended our weekends into October. We
will be there the week of Thanksgiving as well. It really has
been a dream come true and a huge blessing for our family."