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Waterfront Home w/Private Dock on Lake Murray, Pontoon & Jet Ski Available

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

Once you arrive at this beautiful 2.5-acre wooded escape, you will instantly feel at home. This Lake Murray getaway features 4 spacious bedrooms, 3 full baths, a sleeper sofa, a large family room, and a sizable modern kitchen. You can easily entertain and sleep 12 in this lovely house. The property is conveniently located 8 miles off of Interstate 26 in the beautiful town of Chapin. This home is available for weekly rentals from Saturday to Saturday (7 nights) during peak season and a minimum 3 night stay is required in the off season.

Perfect for any seasonal vacation or special family event, Lake Murray has something for every member of the family!

This beautiful house includes all new appliances, new HVAC, and a new water system. There are hardwood floors throughout the home and ceiling fans in the living room, screened-in porch, and all of the bedrooms. The open floor plan makes it easy to entertain all of your guests, and the spacious kitchen accommodates multiple cooks easily. Adjacent to the living room, there is a large dining table with seating for eight for both family dinners and game nights alike. An additional table for four is available for guests with parties greater than eight. Featured in the family room are several large bay windows looking out into the beautiful cove and waters of Lake Murray. Also, feel free to enjoy the view of the lake in the evening while relaxing on the screened in porch or on the new 1200 sqft. back deck. On the second floor there is ample room for playing and fun activities for the little ones. There is plenty of parking for all of your guests.

To amuse both the kids and the kids at heart, there are kayaks and life jackets, a dock, a large deck, an outdoor grill, and a sandy beach to catch some sun. If you plan to bring your fishing boat or jet ski there is a concrete boat ramp on the property, which makes launching your vessel a breeze. A larger public boat ramp is only one mile from the house. The quiet cove is excellent for fishing and the surrounding area boasts an array of wildlife, including white tailed deer, wild turkey and various species of water fowl.

For weekly rentals during peak season, a 25 foot pontoon boat is available for use as well. It seats 14 people and cruises comfortably around the lake with a 150 Yamaha 4 stroke motor. Also available for use is the Yamaha VX 3 seat jet ski. Additional refundable damage deposits are required to use the pontoon and jet ski. Please ask for more information for these items.

This property is located on a county maintained paved road and is easy to access. Located nearby is Dreher Island State Park, one of South Carolina's most popular state parks. Harbison Boulevard, a popular shopping and restaurant district, is 20 minutes away. This area features the Columbiana Centre and restaurants such as Copper River Grill, Tsunami Sushi Restaurant, Miyabi Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar, Wild Wing Cafe, Carolina Ale House, and many more. Columbia, South Carolina's state capital, is less than 30 minutes away and offers a unique downtown with local restaurants and shops. This home truly is the ideal location because Lake Murray also lies just an hour and half away from the Blue Ridge Mountains and just two hours away from the beautiful historic Charleston.

Come enjoy the limitless possibilities waiting for you and your family at this peaceful Lake Murray home!

Keywords: Lake House, Lake Murray House, Lake Property, Boat Ramp, Huge Deck, Kayak, Sandy Beach, Fire Pit, Jet Ski, Pontoon,

More Details

Property Manager
Esther Dennis
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 4, 2017

About Esther Dennis

My wife and I bought this house in 2007. We enjoy the lake house and spending time on the water. Our daughter, Millie, even learned to swim at this house. We know that you and your family will love it just as much as we do.

Esther Dennis purchased this house in 2007

Why Esther Dennis chose Lake Murray

We love being on the lake! This house offers wooded privacy because we're sitting on 2.5 acres of land. This allows us to take full advantage of the large back deck where we grill out and have family gatherings. It's only a short walk to the beach front and private dock where we can kayak, fish, jet ski, or boat. So many options give us the flexibility to spend our time doing what we love with who we love. It's such a beautiful, peaceful getaway for our family. We have easy access to I-26 and it's convenient to local restaurants.

What makes this house unique

Staying at the Purple Martin Hideaway offers our guests access to things they might not get at other vacation homes, like a wii station setup, satellite tv, and other electronics that keep kids happy. We also have fishing rods and kayaks available for the more adventurous guests. We want your trip to be memorable and fun! We also offer the options of a jet ski or pontoon boat - a security deposit is needed for each. With the private dock you'll want to spend as much time on the water as possible!


Chapin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single , three-bed bunk bed
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (3) bunk beds, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Playground, Sandy Beach, Boat Ramp, Dock


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Waterfront Home w/Private Dock on Lake Murray, Pontoon & Jet Ski Available
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews
New Jersey

Property had a lot to offer with fire pit to make sommores , jet ski and boat.

  • 4 of 5

Our whole family enjoyed everything about our stay in Chapin. The boat and jet ski were such a plus. Property was large enough for relaxation and for everyone to do whatever they wanted. Some went to Charleston overnight and we enjoyed our son and daughter in law's pool.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for a Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

We had three properties on the lake for our reunion and this one was the most used because the facilities were the best. There was plenty of room for preparing and eating meals, lounging on the deck, playing games inside at night, using the beach and the use of the water craft at no additional cost was a clincher.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Savannah, GA

Wonderful place for a family vacation at the lake!

  • 5 of 5

Since no one member of our family lives in the same place, we gather each year for a week together. We were tired of the beach, so we looked for something different this year. We thought we'd try a lake vacation, and we are glad we did!!! Our family includes a baby and a 2-year-old, and this house includes a sandy little beach area and some outside (and inside) toys. The water is close to the house, so we could go back and forth from the water easily. I would highly recommend using the boats----we used them all! The kayaks are so nice for an early morning or evening cruise and are a great workout. There are a good variety of life vests in the garage as well as floats, etc., to use in the water. The only kind of vest I didn't see there was one for a little baby. The huge deck is great, and we ate outside several nights. We also made s'mores in the fire pit one evening. The owners are wonderful to work with; they are very responsive and kind. This was a wonderful family vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent Lake Murray Rental Home

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at the lake. The house is well appointed and in excellent condition. The wave runner had a minor mechanical problem that was addressed quickly by the owner. The house is in a great location with a wonderful cove for sking and tubing close by. Lake Murray is a very nice and clean lake for all types of water activities. We certainly plan to rent this home again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Orlando, FL

Great week at the Lake

  • 5 of 5

First of all...the owners were responsive on any/all issues as well as compassionate and forgiving. When we found out that the owners have multiple properties we feared that any issues would not be quickly addressed (not true) or that when we had a miss-hap that there would be no leniency (also not true).

The lake was great and although we failed to catch any fish, that was not the focus of our time. We spent most of our time on the watercraft and swimming in the cove. We did not have the best weather, but that's mother nature. The cove remained quiet and perfectly suited to just hang out. The fire pit was actually the highlight for our two boys (10 years old and under). Having the large deck and dock will keep you busy outside. The wifi was strong and quick. Television stations were plentiful. Kitchen was well stocked and we didn't want for anything. Everything worked as it should have. The selection of kayaks plus jet ski and pontoon left us feeling like we conquered Lake Murray (we also brought our own floats and inflatables).

Would not have changed our trip but good to know:

1. It's a good distance to the water from the house. There is a gravel driveway that will get you down there if you must drive. It is a bit of a grade but we had no problem walking it multiple times a day. When we had a full cooler or day's worth of supplies, we were happy to have a car option to help carry the load.

2. If you plan to spend most of your time inside, the couches aren't the most comfortable and the living room could get cramped if you have a full house. This was not an issue for us...we only had 2 adults/2 kids there full time and 2 add'l adults part time. Besides, we were there for the lake and were only inside when it rained or when we were exhausted. (all the other rooms were plenty big even if you were at capacity)

3. Gasoline for the watercraft. Let me be clear, the owners provide high-end gas cans which provides you an opportunity to save money by being self-service. The gas station is close so the drive is not an issue. All that being said, you will be surprised how much gas is used having fun! Multiple trips take a lot of work, the gas cans are tricky to operate alone and when it is all done you may wish you just pulled into a marina and paid someone else.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place! Wonderful lake! THank you for a great visit.

  • 5 of 5

This house is wonderful! We stayed here recently for a family reunion. 3 families stayed in the house. The house is stocked with all the amenities you will need. The older kids LOVED the jet skis, the men loved the boat and the women loved to hang out in the water and visit. I really appreciated the kayaks as well. It allowed me to get a little exercise. The AC works really well; however, if we turned it to auto the downstairs would stay fairly cool, but the upstairs room would become sweltering hot. So, had to keep the AC on most of the time. The house is really nice! However, the Lake is the real jewel here and all the toys that allow you to really see and play in the lake! I would definitely stay here again and hope I get the opportunity. The ONLY bad thing I can mention is that when we arrived, we found tons of dog poop on the dock and in the sand down by the lake. Obviously the previous renters had a dog or dogs and allowed it to poop all over the place without cleaning up. I had to spend some time scooping poop the first day of my vacation so the kids could play in the sand and frankly so that even the adults could walk around without stepping in it (yes, it was that bad!).

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay at our Lake Murray home. Thank you for taking care of the house and property while you were there. We also love the lake and relaxing at the house and by the water. I wanted to address two of your comments. Please do not hesitate to contact us if there is a problem at the home. The upstairs air can be fixed with the simple switch of a button that occasionally gets knocked off during storms. As for the poop by the water, I'm confident it was not dog poop. We have a strict no pet policy, and no one was staying at the house prior to your arrival, and I doubt you found poop anywhere other than the waterfront. I have no doubt there was poop, but it was left by Mother Nature's pets, the geese. A small flock of about 20 geese will swim the coves looking for open beach areas to hangout for the day. They're beautiful swimming on the water, not so beautiful after they leave your waterfront. Typically they are not a problem, but since the waterfront area was people free for a day or two before your arrival, they must have found a resting spot on our shoreline. When I checked the house two days prior to your arrival, the geese had not left their tracks. So sorry for the inconvenience and so glad it didn't ruin your stay. We look forward to renting to you and your family again.
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Rates & Availability

Chapin House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2017 Peak Season
May 6 2017 - Sep 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Off Season 2
Sep 17 2017 - May 4 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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