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Gamecock Lakefront Fishing Retreat on Lake Murray. You will enjoy views of the water, located on both sides of the house, from every room. The bedroom has a queen bed, and the living room has a single futon with plenty of additional space for your own queen-sized air mattress. This 600 square foot home, with a large yard and situated on its perfectly level lot, is all you need for quality lake time. Early-risers will enjoy some of the best sunrises of their life. In the summertime, a short boat ride (10-20 min depending on speed) to Doolittle (Bomb) Island is all that separates you and a viewing of over 750,000 purple martins roosting at the largest purple martin sanctuary in North America.
The newly decked 12 X 14 foot dock, which is attached to the newly constructed 24 X 16 foot deck, provides you with ample outdoor space to enjoy the lake. The dock has a swim platform to allow easy access to the water & cleats to secure your boat or jet skis. The deck, connected to the dock, is easily accessed from the living room with no steps up or down thanks to the level lot. There is a charcoal grill available for grilling (use at your own risk and please do not use on or near the deck or other structures).
It is recommended that you bring life jackets & other approved flotation devices with which to enjoy the lake.
Enjoy the 47 inch LED TV with Blu-Ray/DVD player and free access to Netflix online. If you have Direct TV, bring your tuner and remote, plug it in to the cable behind the TV (the satellite dish is already installed), and enjoy your channels away from home after a brief system setup. The free and fast WIFI, via a cable modem, allows you to access any other entertainment you may choose via the internet.
The owners have been enjoying this home for many years, and this is the first time it has been available as a vacation rental. They are constantly making improvements to the property to make the experience even more special for their guests.
We have a minimum age limit to rent the property of 21 years old....moreless
Suitable for smaller family. Please supervise children at all times....moreless
Non Smoking Only:
No smoking is allowed inside the house, on the deck, or near open doors or windows....moreless
Well behaved pets (that are housebroken and stay off furniture and bedding) will be considered on on a case by case basis with a $50 pet fee per week (or less) stay. Please contact the owner about this option....moreless
Large Bedroom with queen bed. One single futon in the living room. Plenty of additional space in living room to set up your own queen size air mattress (please note air mattress is NOT included with house)....moreless
Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower
Vanity/mirror, medicine cabinet, storage for towels etc....moreless
Chapin (a 6 mile drive from the house) offers 2 grocery stores and many casual dining options.
Pontoon/Boat rentals, fishing guides, & Lake Cruises are available locally… ask owner for information.
Boat launch areas: Rocky Point Rec. Area (SCE&G maintained and free) is approx. 2 miles away; Dreher Island State Park is approx. 10 min away (fee to enter).
Fuel on the lake: Fuel can be purchased from a local marina less than a 5 min boat ride from the house… ask the owner for information.
The house is within driving distance to the following (all driving times are approximate):
Charleston, SC (2 hours);
Augusta, Georgia and location of The Masters Golf Tournament (just over an hour);
The Blue Ridge mountains (90 minutes);
Fort Jackson (45 minutes);
The University of South Carolina (40 min.);
Columbia, SC (40 minutes): SC's state capital offers many choices of dining, museums, theaters, the world class Riverbanks Zoo, and many other entertainment options....moreless
Small collection for reference or light reading, and one cookbook...moreless
Blu Ray / DVD player with streaming Netflix account available for use...moreless
A few boardgames and a deck of playing cards...moreless
Satellite / Cable:
Direct TV dish installed on roof… works ONLY if guests bring their own Direct TV tuner and remote from home....moreless
Plenty of parking in the grass (some gravel) driveway and, if necessary, the yard. Please don't park within 30 feet of the house (except in the driveway) or near Magnolia tree due to the septic tank ...moreless
Telephone provided for local calls and calls within the United States only....moreless
18 bath towels, 5 hand towels, and 4 Lake towels....moreless
Newly constructed 24 X 16 foot deck attached by an 18 foot pier/walkway to the 12 X 14 dock with boat cleats and a swimming platform...moreless
Timberlake Golf Course is 5 minutes away... other great golf options within 20 minutes....moreless
Lawn / Garden:
Expansive front yard flat and suitable for tents or other uses....moreless
Charcoal Grill is currently out of commission; we're working on a replacement! Typically it's available for grilling (use at your own risk... please do not use on or near the deck or other structures)...moreless
Available at Crooked Creek public park in Chapin... approximately 8 miles away...moreless
Labor Day Weekend Sep 4 - Sep 7, 2015 3 night min stay
Football Weekend Sep 11 - Sep 13, 2015 2 night min stay
Football Weekend Sep 25 - Sep 27, 2015 2 night min stay
Football Weekend Oct 9 - Oct 11, 2015 2 night min stay
Football Weekend Oct 16 - Oct 18, 2015 2 night min stay
Football Weekend Nov 13 - Nov 15, 2015 2 night min stay
Football Weekend Nov 20 - Nov 22, 2015 2 night min stay
Thanksgiving/Football Weekend Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2015 4 night min stay
My Standard Rate 2 night min stay
$110 Fri, Sat
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$100
Check in time is 3:00 PM. Check out time is 11:00 AM.
Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
Please see rental agreement for any and all details.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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About the owner: We are a military family that enjoys travelling and being outdoors. From the SC and VA area, we both have learned to enjoy our time outdoors whether spent on the water or hiking in the mountains.
Why the Owner Chose Chapin: We purchased this home because it was located on one of the best lakes in the southeast, and is easily accessible from the mountains or the beach. We also use it to give us a beautiful place to stay around our attendance at South Carolina Gamecock football games in the fall, as well as in the summertime when lake fun is at its premium!
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage: The house is small and quaint, but it has all the space you will need to enjoy a weekend on the lake. With water views on both sides of the home, it's unique location being only feet from the water, along with the expansive and newly constructed deck, make it unique amongst others. Additionally, there are no hills to climb to or from the water… you are literally steps away from beautiful Lake Murray while sitting in the living room. We also believe it is the best value for the price on the lake!
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