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Adorable & Affordable, Lake living for up to 8 with best value on Lake Murray

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 BR/2BA with 180 degree views of Lake from LR and DR and deck!

Nestled just a couple of miles off of Route 378 on the south side of Lake Murray at the end of road and the end of a cove is our charming Lakefront contemporary.

There is plenty of room for multiple families or one large family as it comfortably sleeps 8 people. A deck wraps 1/2 of the way around the house ending in a quaint screened in area so you can always see the lake! You can even watch the kids fishing or swimming off the dock from the deck.

The living area is walled on one side with glass looking out onto the deck and the lake beyond and turns in toward a fireplace centerpiece. The dining area is open to the living and there is even a Chess table.

3 bedrooms and 2 baths welcome the weary and exhausted after fun in the sun. Bedroom 1 has 2 twins and opens onto the screened porch. It shares a bath with bedroom 2 which has a queen bed. Bedroom 3 has a queen bed and a trundle bed for 2 and this room has it's own bath.

The kitchen is stocked with pots and pans, ready for the cook! There is a brand new Refrigerator and microwave as well as a toaster and toaster oven!

Large floating dock has year round water and you can pull multiple boats up to it. We sit almost at the end of a long wide cove that makes the swimming and kayaking peaceful and quiet.

Come enjoy Lake Murray!

More Details

Steve Teets
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

About Steve Teets

Steve and I (Cindy) moved to SC from Wash DC in 2004 and absolutely love Lake Murray. We think it is the best kept secret in the South. This is our 2nd VRBO property. Our first (VRBO#153869) we have had for 10 yrs. We decided to provide another one because we have had so much fun meeting people all over the country. I think Alaska was our farthest traveler! We get lot's of return guests who are now best friends.

Steve Teets purchased this house in 2013

Why Steve Teets chose Gilbert

This is a great gathering place for friends and family! There is a lot of light in the house and the layout makes a perfect vacation house. Relax indoors or out. The lot is large and private. The dock sits in a deep water cove which makes it perfect for large boats. It makes for safe safe swimming and fishing off the dock. The house is close in to Lexington. landing.

What makes this house unique

The cove protects your boat in a storm and you can park your trailer on the lot. The house is close into Lexington and less than 30 minutes to the airport and downtown Columbia. The floor plan is open with lots of light and great views. The deck allows you to enjoy the outdoors.


Riverbanks Zoo & Garden
"One of the best things to do in Columbia. Our zoo has just about everything you'd want in a..."
South Carolina State Museum
"A great museum for the family. Centrally located just off of Gervais as you enter the City. "
Angelo's Greek & Italian Restaurant
"Good family restaurant"
Carolina Wings & Rib House Incorporated
"The best wings you will ever have. This has been my favorite restaurant in Lexington since ..."
Goodfellas Grill & Bar
"Real good food. Catfish is excellent. Nice local Bar with very local flair. Right next to..."
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Columbia Airport
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Rt. 378
Nearest Beach
18 Miles
Lexington public beach, South Lake Dr to Dam
Car: necessary

Water sports are the main activity on Lake Murray. There are 500 miles of shoreline to explore. Boats can be rented in the area. Fishing and swimming can be done off the dock which is in a protected cove. The zoo and Ed Venture are must sees for kids. Of course the University of SC is downtown along with mutiple venues for entertainment.


Gilbert House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Pack N Go available upon request, baby crib
  • Bedroom 1 & 2 share a bathroom. #3 has it's own bath.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Call for boat rental info.


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Adorable & Affordable, Lake living for up to 8 with best value on Lake Murray
average rating of 4.8 based on 25 reviews

Nice house with beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

Perfect weekend, house had everything we needed and nice view of lake.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Generally clean.Dusty lamp shades and artificial plants. Lake was down so the dock acess was steep

  • 4 of 5

We arrived and had no difficulty getting in. Love all the sliding glass doors for total view of the outdoors/lake. I recommend trimming some branches for better view. Also sturdy rail on one side of ramp to the floating dock for safety.

Beding and linens were adiquite. Kitchen faucet needs updating.

Screen on outside porch needs repair.

We had s good time even though we were worried about our property concerning hurricane Irma.

We left early to get back to get things back to normal at home.

Lovely little lake escape.

Thanks Steve and Cindi.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. Thanks Steve

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very private, peaceful location.

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place to relax and enjoy our stay. The house offered everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful place

  • 5 of 5

This lake house is a beautiful home and it is on a peaceful cove on the lake.

It was a great place for our family to have fun and make memories spending time together.

The home was clean and the kitchen was well supplied with everything you would need

to prepare meals. We would love to rent it again.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome experience!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this place for our family summer vacation. The house was very clean! It was a great location and the owners were awesome hosts! We will definitely be staying here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Security Deposit $200
Cleaning/Maintenace Fee $95
Tax Rate 8.0%

Bookings are on a first come basis. Your deposit holds you reservation. Credit cards are accepted with the total charged in one transaction through a Pay Pal invoice. We require a security Deposit of $200 (refundable per rental agreement).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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