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Waterfront Home w/ Private Dock on Lake Murray, Pontoon Boat Included

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 home is also an easy drive away from Columbia, SC, making it a perfect place to stay with a group for USC football weekends in the fall!

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, a paddle board, 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. An additional refundable damage deposit is required to use the pontoon boat. Please ask for more information for this item.

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:
February 24, 2018

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 Chapin

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 ...
  • 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


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Waterfront Home w/ Private Dock on Lake Murray, Pontoon Boat Included
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We loved our time here. The kids loved it, the husband really really loved it, the grandparents loved it. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This place had everything we could have wanted!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Purple Martin. It is located on a great, calm cove on Lake Murray. The home was clean and spacious, and the amenities were perfect.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing and enjoyable time on the beautiful Lake Murray

  • 5 of 5

Our family vacationed to the beautiful Lake Murray for the first time last week. The Purple Martin Hideaway house and garage were well-stocked and comfortable. We rented the pontoon and jet ski as well and spent many hours on the lake. There were kayaks and a paddle board and we were able to swim right off the dock. The water was crystal clear! The lake was just a short walk from the house and we loved the large deck that overlooked the property and waterfront. A real bonus was that we were able to witness the total eclipse. What a spectacular sight to behold! Everyone of us agreed that it was the most relaxing and refreshing vacation that we've ever experienced. We all hope to revisit this property again.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: July 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: June 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: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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