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Brand New Construction! Live the Beach Life with Your Private, Lake Sand Beach

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Year-round Vacation Home, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 3-1/2 Baths, (Sleeps 12 comfortably)

Come live the beach this brand new Lake Murray, south shore vacation rental, with it's own private lake sand beach! After eight years, we decided to completely replace our lake house over the winter months with a new larger, modern vacation home. The demolition of our original lake house has been completed and construction for the all new house is progressing very nicely. The rental portion of the new structure is 3,000 sq. ft. (60% larger than before), with 4 bedrooms, 3-1/2 baths, and an outside shower. In this unique setting, the Family Room-Dining Area-Kitchen, the Den, all the bedrooms, and even the Laundry Room have a wonderful lake view. Construction should be completed in May 2017. At that point, we will have transformed a great lake property into a wonderful, year-round vacation getaway. We have had tremendous interest in the new house, and have rented most of our 2017 summer period already. Only 7 nights in June and 11 nights in August are not reserved.

The overhead photo shows the original house on the isolated property and unassigned adjoining peninsula, forming a scenic panorama of your very own personal 'Bordeaux Bay'. Your bay opens directly into deep/open water providing a superb lake vista with great boating and fishing. This new vacation home has its very own, very private, manicured natural lake sand beach, found in precious few locations at Lake Murray. Having your personal beach right in your backyard is such an enjoyable experience…..the beach uniquely differentiates this new construction vacation property from all of the others! Your family will thoroughly enjoy this brand new, very comfortable vacation home with great views, great fishing, great swimming, and a wonderful beach. You will likely see osprey, herons, Canadian geese, mallards, turtles, and sometimes bald eagles. White-tail deer tracks across your beach are a common sight.

The entire house is brand new construction. The new house has a huge 1,000 sq.ft. open vaulted ceiling Family Room - Dining Area - Kitchen on the Main Level, with a 50" fireplace and seven large picture windows to capture that great view of Lake Murray. The kitchen will have all new stainless steel appliances. There will be granite countertops for the kitchen and its island, and the bathroom vanities. The design includes a two-car garage, as well as both a Den and Recreation Room on the Lower Level. The new house will have an open sun deck and a screened porch on the lake side, and of course.....another outdoor shower (with both hot and cold water). The Samsung 50'' Smart Flat Screen LCD HDTV (with 250 channel cable) is great for your favorite TV shows and for sporting events. High speed wireless internet is also available. The house’s sun deck and screen porch face northeast and your bay, making them perfect for all-day use. By the Fall, we will add a queen bed to increase our sleeping capacity to 12.

At our original lake house, well over one-third of our rentals were from multi-generational families with children, who had previously rented with us one or more times. Several have stayed with us for their 4th, 5th, and now with the new house even 6 times. In our 215+ rentals over the past eight years, we have had families from 29 different states, with over 60% of those families coming from outside of South Carolina. Guests have come from as far away as AZ, CA, MT, MN, NY, VT, France, and England, and we've had multiple guests from Hilton Head, SC and the Florida coast! We always book up the summer period well in advance. Rentals for spring time, spring break, Masters Week, USC Graduation, USC football and baseball games, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and month-long snowbird rentals have also been very popular.

Across your lawn of lush green Palisades Zoysia grass, at the north end of the property is a pergola (arbored patio sitting area) with an outstanding 3.5 mile lake view. It's a wonderful spot for watching the sunrise or moonrise and the July 4th fireworks on Dreher Island. You have a great view of the osprey nest on the island from here as well. A concrete fire pit, with plenty of firewood, is located just off the beach and is great for evenings under the stars! Take a look back to the west across the shoreline, and you will be treated to one of those magnificent South Carolina sunsets. Being able to watch the both sunrise and sunset from your property is a very nice vacation bonus.

All of your essential boating needs are addressed with your own boat ramp and a large floating dock with electric outlets. You can experience great fishing right off the property or the dock, or in the nearby coves. Pull back from your dock and you are right in open water - over 60 feet deep only 300 yards off shore. The lake is over 1/2 mile wide here…..great for skiing, tubing, and jet skis. Your bay is protected by a small island about 150 yards off shore and the peninsula to the east. This configuration of the property provides for a wonderful protected swimming area, either out from your beach or off your large floating dock (12+ foot depths) which has a swim ladder.

Your Bordeaux Bay vacation home is located on a nicely landscaped one acre lot with 125 ft. of natural lake sand beach and 425 ft. of total waterfront (expanded to 800 ft. with the adjoining peninsula). At the east side of the property is a boathouse (shown in aerial photo beside the dock) that we do not rent. With its very unique setting, the new Bordeaux Bay is sure to provide your family with a truly memorable Lake Murray getaway. This brand new house is located on the south side of Lake Murray, northwest of Lexington, just beyond Climax, SC. There is essentially no vehicle traffic on the street, since the house is literally at the “end of the road”.

NOTE - For a number of reasons, we DO NOT allow pets, weddings, or wedding receptions at Bordeaux Bay.

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Keywords: Very Private Sand Beach, Comfortable Lakehouse, Great View, Relaxing Vacation, Lake Murray rental, lakefront rental, lake house, south shore rental, private dock, private boat ramp, lakefront luxury home, rent by owner, Columbia, SC, Lexington, SC, 4 bedroom rental, 3-1/2 bathrooms.

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Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017

Why The Owner chose Lake Murray

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. The natural lake sand beach right at your doorstep makes this location different from all others. 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. And now we have a brand new house for you to also enjoy.

What makes this house unique

The adjoining wooded peninsula to the east and the small wooded island 150 yards offshore to the north provide a natural isolation barrier for the property, forming your own private 'bay area' - hence the name 'Bordeaux Bay'. The whole 'bay' is there for you to soak up and enjoy from the Family Room and Kitchen, from the Sun Deck and Screened Porch, from your beautiful yard, and of course, from your natural lake sand beach.


Batesburg-Leesville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bedroom Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master Bedroom Suite Bathroom - on Main Level.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , By Bedroom A - on Main Level.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Full bathroom for the Lower Level of the house.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Half Bathroom for the Lower Level of the house.
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Standard hot & cold water. Great for rinsing off beach sand.
  • Bathroom vanities all have granite countertops.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Master Bedroom has a queen platform bed - on Main Level.
    Bedroom A - 1 double , Has a standard/full-size double bed - on Main Level.
    Bedroom B - 2 twin/ single , Has two twin/single beds - on Lower Level.
    Bedroom C - 1 queen , Has a queen bed - on Lower Level.
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed , Full size Futon + a Bunk bed with two twin over/under beds.
  • Master Bedroom Suite and Bedroom A are on the Main Level of the house with the open Family Room-Dining Area-Kitchen. Bedrooms B & C are on the Lower Level of the house with the Den and Rec. Room. All the bedrooms have ceiling fans.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
The property has a very private, white lake sand beach that extends 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Brand New Construction! Live the Beach Life with Your Private, Lake Sand Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
Charleston, SC USA

Perfect Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful location to enjoy Lake Murray with your family! Something for everyone - great venue, great views, just a great place to have fun. The lake sand beach just adds so much more to your vacation experience at the lake. Being able to see both the sunrise and sunset is also very special.

We are looking forward to coming back to stay again when the new house construction is completed. It has always had the fabulous natural beach... this summer with the much larger, all new house, Bordeaux Bay will truly have it all. We can't wait!!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are looking forward to having the new house this summer as well. Having a brand new house and a real lake beach will make Bordeaux Bay the perfect vacation spot at Lake Murray. The new, larger house will provide for a great vacation experience at any time during the year.
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The most wonderful setting!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Bordeaux Bay for a long Easter weekend, and were delighted with the setting, the house, the variety of bird life, everything! We had two sunny days and two cloudy, rainy days, and we enjoyed them all because of the beautiful view. The covered deck allows you to spend even less than perfect weather days outside. The owners made our rental very easy and we really only needed to bring our personal items and the food we wanted to prepare. We definitely would rent this house again!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Springtime is another great time to enjoy the lake at Bordeaux Bay!
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Northfield, Vermont

A Magical Lake Home

  • 5 of 5

Our second stay at Bordeaux Bay was even more wonderful than the first. With three years in between visits, we had forgotten what a beautiful spot this is. We have loved how the sun and clouds play upon the water and the appearance of herons and flotillas of ducks that delight us. Keeping the bird feeders filled, we have enjoyed visits from chickadees, wrens, nuthatches, and finches. The occasional osprey flies overhead, and we saw a mature eagle.

Sunrises and sunsets offer a perfect beginning and ending to each day.

An added and rare bonus was the permission for our grand-dog Duke to visit. He even took a plunge in the lake.

All the conveniences are here, but the main draw is the view of the lake from all sides, the lovely sandy beach, and the birds.

Thanks to our hosts for a perfect visit.

Fred and Patsy


  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bordeaux Bay offers a wonderful winter escape from those much harsher northern climates, and there is always a plentiful variety of wildlife to enjoy. Fred and Patsy are one of our many returning multi-generational families, who form the core of our guest list each year.
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Asheville, NC

We'll be back!

  • 5 of 5

This house has the best water access of any we've stayed at - not just the lovely beach, but the unobstructed view from all indoor and outdoor sitting areas. We so enjoyed not having to look through porch railings. :)

We also appreciated the gracious touches - trash bags, dw detergent, paper towels, and extra toiletries. So thoughtful! It made us feel welcome.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: New guests continue to discover what our loyal, returning families come back to experience year after year -- Bordeaux Bay is a wonderful place to enjoy Lake Murray….spring, summer, fall, and winter.
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Laurens, SC

Wonderful family spot

  • 5 of 5

We just rented this terrific home for a week in July 2014. The décor had been updated, the kitchen was very completely equipped and the lawn, dock and beach area were perfect for a family with small children. The house was clean and we had no negative surprises at all during our week. Just a terrific family vacation spot. Oh....and there are views of sunrises AND sunsets...a pretty neat trick at one house!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bordeaux Bay is a wonderful location for families to enjoy being together at the lake. Having both sunrise and sunset views is an added bonus!
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Holly Springs, NC

Lake Murray @ Bordeaux Bay

  • 5 of 5

Bordeaux Bay is perfect for families with children. The sandy beach area provides a wonderful place for small children to play and the chairs provided are just right for adults to sit and watch the children or just enjoy the scenery. The swing and shade tree are an added benefit. We were able to park our boat at the dock and also fished from it. The pergola area with seating was another favorite spot to fish and/or enjoy the lake. The yard is well landscaped and conducive for outdoor games. The large dining table accommodates big families and you have a great view from the den area of the lake as well as watching the birds eat from the bird feeder on the deck. This was the third year that our family has rented this home for a week vacation. The owners have thought of everything you might need. It's a great location to enjoy Lake Murray.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We work very hard to make our special place at Lake Murray comfortable and inviting for our guests. We have several multigenerational families that return to vacation at Bordeaux Bay year after year. They are all wonderful guests!
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE), Columbia, SC
Car: necessary

FIRE PIT -- A concrete fire pit is on the property just off the beach area, near the pergola. Aged, stacked firewood by the fire pit 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 -- An osprey family nests in a large tree on the 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.


Rates & Availability

Batesburg-Leesville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Jun 5 2017 - Sep 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 11 2017 - Oct 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Oct 18 2017 - Nov 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Nov 28 2017 - Dec 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 21 2017 - Dec 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
Winter 2017/2018
Dec 29 2017 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Masters Week
Apr 1 2018 - Apr 9 2018
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $225 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 8.0%

Week-long rentals only during the Summer
Masters Week and USC Graduation are at Summer Rates with 4 night minimum stays.
Thanksgiving and Christmas are at Summer Rates with 4 night minimum stays.
Pets are only allowed for guests who have previously stayed with us, and we have a pet fee.
Long term and monthly rentals are available - e-mail or call for details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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