Great Vacation Home with a Very Private Sandy Beach...it's Heaven for Snowbirds!
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Lexington house description
You are sure to enjoy this very unique Lake Murray vacation rental setting! The photos show the isolated property and unassigned adjoining peninsula, forming a scenic panorama of your very own personal 'Bordeaux Bay'. This bay opens directly into deep/open water providing a superb lake vista and great fishing. The 1870 square foot vacation home has its very own, very private, manicured natural lake sand beach, found in very few locations at Lake Murray. Come enjoy this very comfortable home with great views, great fishing, great swimming, and large private sand beach. On the property we now have two separate active osprey nests, and during the spring and early summer you have a fabulous view of the adults flying in to feed their chicks from your back deck. You will likely also see Canadian geese, mallards and wood ducks, turtles, and bald eagles. Deer tracks across the beach are common.
Almost half (45%) of our rental time for 2013 has been from families who had previously rented with us one or more times, and this past winter we had 1 month-long and 2 month-long snowbird rentals. Currently we have good availability for the winter and spring, however many of our summer 2014 weeks are already booked, so we encourage you to make your reservations soon. 75% of next summers reservations are for returning families. In our 6 years, we have had guests from 25 different states, with more than half of our families coming from outside of South Carolina. SNOWBIRDS LOVE IT!
We have updated the entire house....furniture, appliances, and carpet. Five huge floor-to-ceiling windows provide a fabulous view of your very private beach, the isolated bay, and the lake from the Family Room and Dining Room. The 40'' flat screen HDTV (with 200 Channel DishTV) may distract your attention from the superb view outside. Satellite wireless internet is also available. Ceiling fans are in the Family Room, all bedrooms, and on the covered porch. The house’s open deck and covered back porch face northeast and your bay, making them perfect for all-day use. We have recently added an outside shower (with hot and cold water).....great for rinsing off after enjoying the beach.
At the far north end of the property is a separate pergola (arbored patio sitting area) with an outstanding 3.5 mile lake view, and a great spot for watching the sunrise or moonrise, and the 4th of July fireworks on Dreher Island. A concrete fire pit (with plenty of firewood) is located just off the beach, for great evenings under the stars! Look back to the west across the shoreline to see magnificent sunsets.
All the fisherman's essential boating needs are addressed with your own boat ramp and a very large floating dock with electric outlets. You can experience great fishing right off the property or the dock, or in the abundant nearby coves. Pull back from your dock and you are right in open water - over 60 feet deep only 300 yards off shore. Great for skiing, tubing, and jet skis. Your protected bay provides a great swimming area either out from the beach or off your large floating dock (12+ foot depths), which also has a swimming ladder.
The Bordeaux Bay vacation home is located on a nicely landscaped one acre lot with a 125 ft. beach and 325 ft. total waterfront (expanded to 700 ft. by the adjoining peninsula). At the east side of the property is a boathouse (shown in aerial photo by the dock) that we do not rent. With its very unique setting, Bordeaux Bay is sure to provide your party with a truly memorable Lake Murray getaway. This very clean property is located on the south side of Lake Murray, northwest of Lexington, just beyond Climax, SC. There is essentially no vehicle traffic, since the house is literally at the “end of the road”.
NOTE - For a number of reasons, we do NOT allow weddings at Bordeaux Bay.
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Keywords: Very Private Sandy Beach, Comfortable Lakehouse, Great View, Relaxing Vacation, Lake Murray rental, lakeside rental, lakehouse, south shore rental, rent by owner, Columbia, SC, Lexington, SC, 4 bedroom rental, 3 bathroom
- 1870 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Pets Considered:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
- Queen size Beds (1) Queen platform bed is in Master Bedroom (with ceiling fan) on the main level., Double Beds (1) A standard/full-size bed is in Bedroom 2 (with ceiling fan) on the main level., Twin Beds (2) Two twin beds are in Bedroom 3 (with ceiling fan) on the main level., Futons (1) Queen-size futon with inner-spring mattress in lower level Den (with 27'' TV with DishTV service)., Bunk Beds (1) Bunk bed is in Bedroom 4 (with ceiling fan) on the main level....moreless
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
All the standard kitchen features - flatware, steak knives, and cooking utensils including blender, toaster, coffee maker, crock pot, fryer, cookie sheets, cheese grader, pizza cutter, wine opener, and can opener....moreless
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- Ice Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
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- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Towels Provided
- Living Room seats 8
- The property has a very private, white lake sand beach that extends over 125 feet along the waterline. The very clean, natural lake sand beach is extremely rare at Lake Murray. The beach has both sunny areas and partially shaded areas, all day long. The large boat dock has a swimming ladder....moreless
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- CD Player
- DVD Player
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- Away From It All
Location & View
- Jet Skiing
- Hunting Small Game
- Pier Fishing
- Water Tubing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Sight Seeing
- Water Skiing
- Bird Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- FIRE PIT -- A concrete fire pit is on the property just off the beach area near the pergola. At the fire pit are two concrete benches and a picnic table. Aged, stacked firewood is provided. It makes for great entertainment for evenings under the stars! BICYCLES -- One adult 21-speed and one 10-speed bike are available for your use. BIRDWATCHING -- One osprey family nests in a large tree beside the house, and a second osprey family nests in a tree on the adjoining peninsula. You have a great view of their approach to the nest over the bay from the back deck of the house. Bald eagles nest off to the east of our property, and sometimes perch in a tall pine just above our driveway, surveying the area for food. The osprey and bald eagles are huge, beautiful birds! OTHER AREA ATTRACTIONS include the Columbia Riverbanks Zoo, the Newberry Opera House, and Dreher Island State Park....moreless
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A great get-away!
A great get-away!
My husband and our three teenagers and two dogs stayed at Bordeaux Bay for a week and everyone had a wonderful time. The home and property are beautiful, well appointed and well maintained. Plenty of linens and appreciated little "extras." Posted pictures are very accurate. The property and lake kept everyone happy for most of the trip but we also took in a golf lesson and hit one of the local driving ranges which was only 15 min away. On a bad weather day we went to the Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia and found it to me a real gem!
- Guest Deborah C.
- Date of stay 03/29/13
- Review Submitted 04/07/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, pet owners.
Masters Weekend at Bordeaux Bay
Masters Weekend at Bordeaux Bay
My wife and two daughters spent several days at this wonderful retreat during the 2012 Master Tournament. The facility and grounds were immaculately maintained and well cared for. We had guests come during the week and the large dining room table and extra bedrooms proved to be very accommodating. We enjoyed the large rear deck, the dock, the fire pit and the beautiful grounds. Our one year-old chocolate lab, who is crate trained, may have had the best time of all of us. The owners provided a special handbook of information, which included a history of the lake construction, area restaurants, grocery stores and things to do. Lake Murray was beautiful and the sunsets and sunrises were spectacular. Also the surrounding community (Cedar Grove) turned out to be a delightful drive to the closest grocery store. The experience exceeded our expectations. We really appreciate the owners sharing this rental property. They take pride in this special lake house and it shows! Thanks for a great week--we'll be back!
- Guest Sammy (Asheville, NC)
- Date of stay 04/05/12
- Review Submitted 04/15/12
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, pet owners, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.
We are retired and have rented many homes on VRBO. This is definitely the nicest place we have rented. The owners are great and very helpful. It was very clean and maintained. The view and property are outstanding. Everything you could possibly need is provided. All appliances are new. All kitchen items are exceptionally nice. We stayed 2 months and loved it, and will definitely come back. The pictures on this site are indeed accurate and up to date. We would highly recommend this rental to anyone looking for a nice, peaceful, relaxing, beautiful place.
- Guest Dick & Deb (Grove City, Ohio)
- Date of stay 01/31/12
- Review Submitted 04/02/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, pet owners, romantic getaway.
Wonderful Way to Enjoy Lake Murray
Wonderful Way to Enjoy Lake Murray
Great place for a truly enjoyable family vacation! We’ve come back several times now…..just love it. The view of the lake from the huge family room windows, the back deck, and the covered porch is just outstanding. Large floating dock, pergola sitting area, and fire pit by the water provide lots of entertainment. Watching the osprey family that nest in the tree right beside the house was great fun. House and property are very clean and well maintained. Their private beach is a very special treat. Nice, clean natural lake sand with no mud or weeds – very unusual for Lake Murray. A portion of the beach is shaded by a huge tree, allowing you to sit there and soak it all up for hours on end. Just wonderful!!
- Guest Beth (Bethesda, Maryland)
- Date of stay 05/02/11
- Review Submitted 05/23/11
Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, families with young children, romantic getaway.
My family and I stayed at Bordeaux Bay for Masters week and we loved it. The house was very clean and provided all the amenities we were looking for. We took full advantage of the bbq grill and fire pire. Great vacation.
- Guest Jamie (Tulsa, Oklahoma)
- Date of stay 04/06/11
- Review Submitted 04/28/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, pet owners, adventure seekers.
June, July, August....$1,975/week (Sat-Sat)....7-night minimum stay May & Sept....$265/night or $1,475/wk....4-night minimum stay Oct-Apr*....$175/night or $990/wk....3-night minimum stay See our VRBO.com calendar on this website for availability. *Masters Week is at May rates and minimum stay *Thanksgiving is 5-night minimum stay ($800),Christmas is week minimum stay ($990) 50% payment needed to confirm your reservation and lock in your dates. Long term and monthly rentals are available - please e-mail or call for details.
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- Nearest Airport: Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE), Columbia, SC at 28 Miles
Year Purchased: 2008
Why the Owner Chose Lexington:
We bought this particular property because of it's magnificent view of the lake from the house, it's very unique natural white lake sand beach, and it's expansive 'bay-like' shoreline. We have poured a tremendous amount of energy into the property, to enhance this naturally beautiful setting, and to provide you with a superb place to relax and enjoy Lake Murray.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The adjoining wooded peninsula to the east and the small wooded island to the north provide a natural isolation barrier for the property, forming your own private 'bay area' - hence the name Bordeaux Bay. When you are outside in the yard, on or by the beach, the whole 'bay' is there for you to soak up and enjoy.
- Primary: + (803) 221-3433 (South Carolina, USA)
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Peninsula, Boathouse, Dock, House, and Pergola form your private Bordeaux Bay!
Large comfortable Family Room/Dining Room has 5 huge windows overlooking lake.
Northeast facing deck and covered porch are very comfortable all day long.
Backyard with 125+ ft. wide natural lake sand beach, swing, and eucalyptus tree
Both the kids and the adults will love the very clean, natural lake sand.
The beach is very convenient to the house.
Bedroom #2 with full size double bed.
Comfortable downstairs Den has a queen futon. Great for kids and adults.
Concrete fire pit that is just off the beach. Great spot for star gazing!
Backyard view from the Pergola.
Very large private floating dock w/ power outlets. 2 large & 2 small boat slips.
Magnificent male bald eagle in the tall pine tree just outside the front door.
The huge poplar tree provides both shade and sunny areas on the beach.
Superb overview of the lake beyond the deck from both Family Room & Dining Room.
The beach area is just off the back deck - what a view!
Shallow water off the beach. Small island isolates beach area from passing boats
The beach's gentle slope into the clear water is great for everyone.
Updated furniture and carpet in your Master Bedroom and throughout the house.
Fully equipped Kitchen with all new appliances - right off the Dining Room.
Lots of lush green grass in the north yard!
Wonderful 3.5 mile view from Pergola at north end of property.
East lawn and concrete pathway to your dock.
Osprey landing in her nest in a tree just beside the house - what a sight!
Everyone catches fish at Bordeaux Bay!
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