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Cozy Lake Murray Cottage on a Quiet Cove with Private Dock

Lake Murray of Richland, SC, USA
  • House900 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights

House, 2 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5)

Relax on the dock with a drink while your companion reads on the screened in porch. Enjoy a view of the lake from the queen sized bed in the master bedroom with ceiling fan, TV and bedside reading lamp. There is also a double bed in the 2nd bedroom with ceiling fan and lamp and a twin size bed on the enclosed sun porch. You will enjoy the full size kitchen stocked to cook any meal and a grill for cooking out while drinking in the view. Digital cable on two TVs and wireless internet for surfing and checking your email.

There is a comfortable den with sofa and club chairs for watching the game or cooking shows and a full size dining room table and chairs. Come enjoy our wonderful cozy cottage like lakefront home. Located 25 minutes from USC and downtown Columbia and 1 and a half hour from Augusta National and the Masters! It is also VERY close to the Ballentine soccer fields!

Keywords: cottage, lake house ,lakefront, Lake Murray, fishing cottage



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About Annette

We bought this house as an investment and have really fallen in love with it. We live very close by and love the lake living.

Annette purchased this House in 2011

Why Annette chose Lake Murray of Richland

I love living on the lake and bought this lakefront property because it was a precious house with old hardwood floors and character. It is very close to my home, restaurants ands shopping but also on a very quiet cove just around the corner from the big water. You will be 15 minutes from a large mall and 20 minutes to Riverbanks Zoo that rates in the top 5 in the country.

What makes this House unique

You will be able to enjoy your morning coffee on the dock with a view of the water or on the screened porch/deck. There is a large back yard and on a quiet street and neighborhood great for a long walk or run. Dinner on the porch is fabulous and very relaxing.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Sunroom
        1 twin/ single
      • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1) A queen in each room.


      • 1 Bathroom

          Location Type

            • Lakefront
              Sit on the dock and soak up the sun or rest in the shade depending on the time of day. Water is deep enough for a boat and shallow enough to get into the lake from the floating dock to kayak,swim or float.


                • Away From It All
                • Budget
                • Family
                • Romantic


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Living Room
                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Fireplace
                          Gas logs
                        • Heating
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                          Extra Pillows provided as well as towels and sheets
                        • Broadband Access
                        • Mobile Phone
                        • Parking
                        • Parking Off Street
                        • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                        • Wireless Internet


                            • Kitchen
                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Ice Maker
                            • Cooking Utensils
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 4 people


                                    • CD Player
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Television


                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Outdoor Grill


                                            • wheelchair inaccessible


                                                • botanical garden
                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • library
                                                • marina
                                                • playground
                                                • restaurants
                                                • zoo

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • boating
                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • walking

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • wind-surfing


                                                            • Wonderful screened in porch with table and chairs that leads onto a wonderful deck with chairs and a grill just off the kitchen. Kayaks are available as an added rental fee.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              27 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              So quiet but close to everything

                                                              Sara G.Taylorsville, KY

                                                              The Little House was the perfect place for a spring getaway. Beautiful flowering trees all around and warm, sunny days. We were just down the road from a gas station and grocery store, but it felt like we were way out in the country. Also close to the interstate so a drive to see friends in Columbia was quite easy. It is often difficult to find a small rental property, so this was perfect for the two of us. Thank you for the charming and clean cottage.

                                                              Great Value

                                                              Jim C.Merrick

                                                              This is the third house we have rented on Lake Murray through VRBO. Despite the old saying that "you get what you pay for", our experiences on VRBO have proven that "you should not judge a book by it's cover".

                                                              This house is a great value for the money. What it lacks in "bling", it makes up for it in quaintness and cleanliness. We will be relocating to the Lake Murray area within the next year, so the purpose of our trips has been to look at real estate and familiarize ourselves with the Chapin community and surrounding areas. We spend the majority of our time out and about while we are there, so the houses that we rent are primarily a place for us to rest our heads at night. That being said, this house is a great deal.

                                                              Upon our arrival, we found the house to be very clean and orderly. There were no odors and the temperature inside the house was very comfortable. The house has two bedrooms, each equipped with a queen sized bed. We utilized both bedrooms and found the mattresses to be very comfortable. The sheets were of a good quality and there were plenty of pillows. Additionally, there is a small room in the front of the house equipped with a twin size bed which we did not utilize. The house is equipped with a stand up shower stall. Plenty of hot water for multiple showers. The kitchen was clean and serviceable. Lots of plates, bowls, silverware, glasses and coffee mugs / cups. There was also a 12 cup coffee maker with filters available that functioned well.

                                                              The house has a medium sized screen TV in the living room with cable access. There is also a small screen TV in one of the bedrooms that only receives local channels.

                                                              The climate in the house is controlled from a central thermostat in the living room. We had the opportunity to use both the heat and air conditioning and found both to function properly.

                                                              The house is conveniently located to Dutch Fork Road, which will take you into either Chapin or Ballentine.

                                                              Overall, we liked the house and would definitely rent it again. The owners made themselves available to address any concerns that might arise during our stay and they were happy to answer our questions regarding the neighborhood.

                                                              During our stay, we encountered one issue with the house. The homeowner Annette was quick to address the issue and the remainder of our stay continued to be enjoyable.

                                                              The Little House

                                                              Mary M.

                                                              We really enjoyed staying at The Little House. It was nicely located, close to grocery stores and other attractions.

                                                              The Little House is very clean. We were able to view the eclipse 2017 from the property! That was such a wonderful time! Our little grandson also enjoyed himself.

                                                              Charming, clean & cozy

                                                              Lori R.

                                                              Great vacation on the lake. We enjoyed the kayaks and the peaceful cove.


                                                              Georgia S.

                                                              enjoyed the entire stay.

                                                              Wonderful stay, charming cottage

                                                              A L.

                                                              Great location 5 minutes from Lake Murray marina or from town for groceries, etc. Short drive from I26 to get anywhere else nearby. The cottage itself suited our family of 4 perfectly. Two spacious bedrooms plus a bed on the sun porch, plenty of seating in the living room, large screened porch plus deck and a yard leading to the decks on the cove. My son didn't have any luck catching fish but enjoyed trying. Every possible amenity in the cottage was provided for. It is decorated beautifully and felt like stepping back in time in the best possible way. Only wish we had been able to stay longer!


                                                              Lake Murray of Richland, SC, USA

                                                              Great for fishing on Lake Murray that is 14 miles by 41 miles. Only 1 and half hour from Augusta National. 20-25 minutes from USC and downtown Columbia so it is great for a football weekend!

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Cleaning Fee

                                                              There is a 65.00 cleaning fee and refundable deposit of $100.00 must be made at time of booking.

                                                              27 Reviews
                                                              Excellent 4.7/5
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                                                              Property # 378527