Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927


Bedrooms 2
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Two lrg brs, 2 full baths, lrg screen porch & deck overlooking lake-beaut sunset

Eight-year old Lakeside home, beautiful views of the Lake out of every room in the house. Cottage features furnishings, linens, cooking utensils, three satellite tvs, exquisite custom kitchen, etc. Sit on the large screened-in porch or deck and enjoy the peacefulness of the lake and beautiful sunsets. There are many things to do in the area such as:

Boating, fishing and swimming are prime water sports. Great fishing off homeowners dock and large gazebo for fun and games. Owner loves to fish and catches all kinds of fish off the dock. i.e., Bream, Bass, Catfish, Crappie

Telephones are provided in each bedroom and greatroom. Long distance calling is free. Wireless internet service.

Located on a point, you will feel secluded on this large water front lot. There is over 300 feet of panoramic lake front, easily accessible boat ramp, dock and gazebo. The house is 1700sf and is filled with luxuries, very comfortable furniture, quality bedding, internet service, stainless steel kitchen appliances, a beautiful screened-in porch and separate attached deck with decorative porch furniture.

Whether you decide to come for the great fishing at this end of Lake Murray; or, just sit back and relax in our cozy cottage, we feel your stay will be one to remember.

When confirming reservation, owners requests that payment is made directly to Owner(s) by check, money order or cashiers check. Homeaway's service fee to be paid directly to them.

Cleaning fees are included in the rates. We ask that you leave the cottage the way you found it as close as possible. If there is excessive cleaning for the owners, fee to be taken out of security deposit accordingly. NO LARGE PARTIES OR EVENTS ALLOWED.

One pet (dog) up to 20 lbs. is allowed after cleared through owner at the time reservation is made. Pet must be well behaved, groomed, and flea & tick protected. The fee for bringing one pet is $75. No other animals-- dogs, cats, birds, etc. --are allowed by renters or visitors. If unauthorized pet is brought by guests, security deposit will be forfeited. Guest making reservation must be 25 yo or older. No children under 5 years old.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 10, 2018


John and Mary Miano live in Aiken, SC. John is a retired builder and Mary is a retired realtor and nurse. We have been VRBO/HA subscribers for 15 years and have built up a very good reputation with our guests. We appreciate your business and enjoy meeting our guests when possible on arrival to the cottage.

JOHN MIANO purchased this cottage in 2009

Why JOHN MIANO chose Batesburg

The property is a quite get away with beautiful views of the lake. This is where we come to fully relax and have fun fishing, or playing games at the Gazebo. The Gazebo is fully lighted so one can enjoy. We are very proud of our cottage and want those who rent from us to enjoy it as much as we do. We have had many wonderful guests and welcome their return. We want to keep our property nice so we do not allow smoking in the cottage, large parties or events on the property.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is turning 8 yrs old as of March 2018. It's heart of pine flooring throughout and custom decorating make it a pleasure to spend time there. Not to mention the beautiful custom kitchen with all the latest amenities. The views from the kitchen to the screen porch are breathtaking of the lake and the sunset.We provide 1 roll paper towels, 2 rolls toilet paper per bath, liquid hand soap and dish liquid.

We provide bed linens, towels and wash cloths. You are responsible for bringing own beach towels. BATH TOWELS ARE NOT ALLOWED AT DOCK.

We recommend that you bring a small cooler for taking drinks to dock. Also, in summer, recommend that you bring an extra bag of ice as ice use is up in hot weather. We have a refrigerator with an icemaker.


Batesburg Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Guests are allowed to have up to 4 daytime visitors . No extra overnight guests. 20lb and under pet has to be approved by owner
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 6' garden tub w/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Each bath has full linen closet with towels provided
  • Both baths have tub/shower enclosure. Master bath has two sinks, guest bath has one. Extra large garden tub in Master Bath.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Custom made draperies and spreads throughout home.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • autumn foliage
  • marina
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Home has heart of pine hardwood flooring throughout. Stone fireplace and heat pump for heating and air. Master bath has extra large garden tub with shower. All linens and towels provided. Internet phones have been installed for your convenience. No charge to call within US or Canada. Property has large concrete easily accessible boat ramp for loading and unloading your boat. Gazebo fully lighted for evening entertaining.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

100% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews

Lake Murray FLW weekend

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home. Very warm. Very clean. Nice location. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Mike. Cottage was left immaculate. Looking forward to you coming back.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Relaxing lake front retreat👍🌅😎🏊🚣🎣🇺🇸

  • 5 of 5

THE definition of cozy cottage getaway on the lake. Lots of room with top-shelf finishes and Mary and John couldn't be nicer. Water on three sides with very little boat traffic. It's perfect for paddleboarding, kayaking, boating, or just relaxing on the dock.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Columbia South Carolina


  • 5 of 5

This is my home away from home

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

This was a peaceful and relaxing place to stay! The pictures do not do this place justice!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great cottage. It was peaceful and relaxing. The pictures do not do it justice. It is a wonderful house and the owners are very helpful.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Please come back, we loved having you.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Beautiful home. Lovely property.

  • 5 of 5

As soon as we arrived we felt as if we were home. Pictures did not do this amazing home justice. Five star accommodation. Stunningly beautiful.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


  • 5 of 5

By far, beat trip to Lake Murray yet. Have been coming to the lake for past three years, always looking for that "go to " rental. This is it. The house goes without saying....super clean and comfortable. Ample room to negotiate 19ft runabout. Short 7 min walk to small store for daily ice run. Nice boat ride out of coverage to main area f lake.

Will most definitely return.

Thank you again, Mary and John.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and so glad you had a good vacation. We take a lot of pride in our cottage and are happy when guests enjoy and take care of it like you did.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Shealy's Bar-B-Que House
Walmart Supercenter
Walmart, Batesburg, SC
Masters Tournament
Riverbanks Zoo & Garden
California Dreaming Restaurant
Frayed Knot
Frayed Knot is a bar/grill type restaurant near Dreher Island State Park, about 30 miles fro...
South Carolina State Museum
Newberry Opera House

Have fun swimming, boating, fishing, jet-skiing, water-skiing, birdwatching, walking, and exploring the lake as well as the nearby Big Saluda and Little Saluda Rivers. The lot has many nice hardwood trees. Nearby golf courses (Persimmon Hill C.C., Mid-Carolina C.C. & Ponderosa C.C.). The Augusta National (The Masters Golf Tournament) is located approximately one hour away. There are also numerous restaurants, shopping centers, antique stores, metropolitan airport, and the Newberry Opera House approx. 15 miles away from cottage. There are several relaxed restaurants on the lake within a 5-20 mile radius by car; Shealy's in Batesburg, Frayed Knot and Buffalo Grill are close to Dreyre Island, Prosperity, SC, . Both have outdoor seating on the lake.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Damage Deposit $150

Reservation fee to be paid directly to owner by check, money order or cashier's check as specified on Rental Agreement. Homeowner does not accept credit card. Service fee paid directly to Homeaway. If the reservation date is imminent, Owner and Traveler will work out terms of payment.
One pet under 20 lbs. to be preapproved by owner. Terms are: flea protection, well behaved dog, must not be left alone in cottage at any time without owners present, pet is not allowed on beds. Unapproved pet will result in loss of security deposit.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

You might like these similar properties