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Best Value on Lake Murray, Open Floor Plan on Deep Water Cove. U can afford this

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Waterfront Home, dock, 2 Bedrooms , 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5)

This is our 11th year renting our Lake House and we have had a blast meeting people form all over the US. Every year we update something to keep it fresh and comfortable. If you want to be on the water and relax this is the place!

Picture yourself sitting on the shaded 2-level deck with a cool drink in your hand while the fish you caught that day are simmering on the charcoal grill. This is a great place for a romantic weekend, a perfect fishing trip, a special family celebration...or a place for extra company! Come swim or fish off the dock or bring your own boat (rentals available in area). The house has 2 fishing poles and a tackle box available, catching fish is up to you! Don't forget to bring your golf clubs. We have several courses in the area and you can play year-round in South Carolina.

The large kitchen can accommodate several 'chefs' with an eat-in area for the 'non-cooks' to hang out. The dining room table seats 5 plus a bar with 2 bar stools. The open floor plan hosts the dining/bar area and living room which all have a lake view. The large lake view bedroom has 3 twin beds . The second romantic bedroom is furnished with a queen size bed. The large 2 level deck was recently re-done and a new charcoal grill added. There are plenty of tables and chairs to enjoy the outdoors. On a rainy day you can watch Direct TV with 144 channels (including at most times HBO, Cinemax, Showtime & Starz, plus enjoy the Sunday NFL Sunday ticket in the fall.

Information on local restaurants and activities in the Columbia/Lexington area are available at the house. Come and enjoy Lake Murray!

Keywords:Lake Murray: Wonderful Lake House with Dock and Huge Deck.

More Details

Steve Teets
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2018

About Steve Teets

Steve and I (Cindy) came to Lake Murray in 2004 from Washington DC and couldn't be happier in SC. We love our life on Lake Murray and think it is the best kept secret in the South. We bought the 'Big' Little Lake House so other people could enjoy Lake Murray as much as we do. And renting it, we have met so many interesting people from all over the country. We just bought a second lake house called the 'Bigger' Little Lake House II! VRBO464100

Steve Teets purchased this house in 2007

Why Steve Teets chose Gilbert

Location, Location, Location! The house is on the south side of the lake and close-in to Lexington, SC. The property is on a large lot with 100ft of waterfront. Because the dock is on a deep cove swimming and fishing is safe and fun. The cove protects boats tied to the floating dock. The huge 2 level deck on the house lets you enjoy the outdoors. The open floor plan gives you lots of light and views.

What makes this house unique

The house has 1200 sq. ft. and is filled with light. You can see the water from the dining room, living room, and one of the bedrooms. The kitchen is large so everyone can help the cook!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"You couldn't ask for a better location on Lake Murray. The no-wake cove is priceless for the kids and our boat. The weather was great so we enjoyed plenty of boating, watersports, and fishing."
Jul 2013
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Gilbert House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • bathroom has a shower/tub combination
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Pack and Go crib
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), Baby Crib play n go (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Year round deep water dock, minutes from Shull Is. public boat ramp, plenty of parking on property. Lots of room on the 2 level deck to enjoy the outdoors. 1200 sq. ft. inside to enjoy on a rainy day. Everyone has enjoyed their stay! You will love Lake Murray!


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Best Value on Lake Murray, Open Floor Plan on Deep Water Cove. U can afford this
average rating of 4.6153846 based on 51 reviews

Very comfortable , clean and convenient

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. Everything was very clean, cool and waiting on us when we arrived. Conveniently located on the lake for the Poker Run we participated in. The end of the dock water level is 4-5 feet and worked out good for us.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Thanksgiving getaway

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed ourselves wonderfully in this house for a cozy quiet family Thanksgiving getaway. The deck and dock view are lovely and the house is well appointed. Plenty of room in the kitchen to make our turkey and all the trimmings. Great location too - getting to the South Carolina/Clemson game was no problem at all.

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location ,close to boat ramp

  • 4 of 5

Quite cove, owner easy to reach and very friendly. Interior slightly dated but clean. Back porch provided awesome evening relaxation.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the peace and quiet the location of this home offered. We had a convenient place to dock our boat. The kids enjoyed fishing from the dock, and they always caught something. I must also add, the mattresses in this home were comfortable.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Review of big little lake house..

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay! The house is nicely furnished and well kept. Very clean. Everything you need in the kitchen. View of the cove is excellent. Lake Murray is outstanding! We enjoyed sitting on the dock and watching the great eclipse of 2017! And just sitting on the dock to feel the summer breeze and enjoy nature. The owners communicated well and made sure we understood everything we needed to know about the property. I hope we can return soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice and clean little house. Cozy and peaceful back deck and boat dock.

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time boat riding, site seeing, and fishing. Hanging out at the boat dock and house was fun too. I would rent this place again.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Columbia (CAE)
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Ponderosa, Golden Hills
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Rt. 378
Nearest Beach
16 Miles
Lake Murray Park/Public Beach
Car: necessary

Lake Murray has 500 miles of shoreline so boating is at the top of the list. Boat rental is available in area. We have national fish tournaments, water skiing, and jet skiing. Or you can just swim off the dock and relax. Also our Zoo and Ed Venture is a must see for the kids..


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80
Refundable Damage Deposit $200

A $200 security deposit (refundable per rental contract) is required. Reservations are on first come basis. Receipt of your deposit holds your reservation. We do accept credit cards for the full amount/one transaction with Pay Pal.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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