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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 3 - 5 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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 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 Lakes & Blackwater Rivers

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.


Gilbert House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • 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.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Adorable & Affordable, Lake living for up to 8 with best value on Lake Murray
average rating of 4.75 based on 16 reviews

Lovely getaway with family

  • 4 of 5

Lovely and quiet getaway! Lake access with nice pier to fish or swim. Loved the home and friendly owners. Description is accurate on Home Away! Would stay here again : )

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great getaway

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for a long weekend, and had a blast. The weather was less than desirable, but we made the best of it. The dock was nice and the inlet was nice and quiet. The owners were very helpful and responsive. We'd definitely rent again if we come back to lake Murray.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice house on the lake

  • 4 of 5

What a wonderful stay. We loved our vacation at this nice little house. We brought our boats and loved that we could keep them docked at the dock. The guys fished while the gals shopped and enjoyed their coffee on the nice deck wrapped around the back of the house. We also were able to get a couple games of chess in at the luxurious chess table. It's not a huge house but was comfortable for the 6 of us and we really liked the open floor plan. Owners were easy to deal with and made sure we had all we needed during our stay. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Lake House

  • 5 of 5

We rented the location in late September and had a great time at the house. We enjoyed the sunshine pouring in through the glass wall in the living room and being surrounded by a canopy of trees. Our little girls loved the view from the dock and the grandparents enjoyed relaxing on the deck while the girls were exploring the outside. It was nice to be away in a beautiful and quite lake house. Amenities within the house were great and the house has been maintained well. We would happily book this property again.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this lake house as a part of my father in law's 50th birthday surprise. My in laws are from Maryland and made the trip down for a long weekend. It was me and husband, our 2 year old daughter, my sister in law and my father and mother in law. The house was perfect size for all of us and we were all very comfortable. Very clean and well maintained home, with a gorgeous living room full of windows and natural light! The kitchen was fully equipped and we enjoyed cooking out and fishing off the dock! The porch was so wonderful to sit out and enjoy your morning coffee. We rented a boat and were able to find the house on the lake quickly and easily. It was close enough to town to be convenient, but far enough away to feel secluded, which is what we were aiming for! Perfect for a little getaway with family of all ages! Our toddler can't wait to go back to the "wakehouse!"

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great lake house with perfect dock location!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved staying at this house! We spent all day everyday on Lake Murray. The house and dock are on a lovely protected cove with quiet waters and lots of ducks that enthralled the kids. Big wrap around floor to ceiling windows overlooking the lake made this house enchanting for the adults. Owner was very helpful and accommodating as well.

Traci Black

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Gilbert House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Summer
Jun 2 2017 - Jun 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
4th of July Holiday
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 9 2017
5 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Jul 10 2017 - Oct 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

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.
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