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Waterfront Cabin - Beautiful Lake Wateree; Former Artist's Studio; Very Charming

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Last updated: 02/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Very private and serene setting; Large lakefront lot and spacious dock

This lakefront cabin and lot is a charming and rustic setting, perfect for a vacation, honeymoon, or weekend get-away. Located about 20 minutes from Camden, the setting is serene and peaceful. The water is lovely and clean - ideal for swimming and fishing from the dock. The house accommodates two people. There are 2 bedrooms with a queen size bed and a double bed, living room, fully stocked kitchen, dining area, small bathroom, and magnificent front porch. There is a spacious deck with built-in benches and posts for securing boats. There is a 'party' shed located right on the water's edge for grilling and relaxing. Picnic tables are abundant in the party shed and in the yard. There is also a hammock for naps on the water's edge.

The former owner, Jak Smyrl, was one of South Carolina's most noteworthy artists. He worked at the 'State Newspaper' for many years, designing cartoons, and bringing humor into people's homes with his varied features. His drawing table is still in the studio. The McKissick Museum, South Caroliniana Library, and the Camden Arts Center have all held exhibitions of Mr. Smyrl's work. Mr. Smyrl was recognized for his contributions to the State by the South Carolina Legislature. Mr. Smyrl's great love of life - and all of his fascinating interests and hobbies - is evident in the house. Here you will find art work, books, and charm galore!

This cabin is comfortable, homey, and an artist's paradise! The small deck (off the screened-in porch) is 'furnished' with one of Mr. Smyrl's hand crafted tables and benches and is the perfect place for drawing and sketching.

Here, you see will see a great variety of bird life. There are numerous aquatic birds, song birds, owls, etc. The large lot is fenced with a split rail fence so there is abundance of privacy.

The water is clean so swimming off the end of the dock is excellent. Throw in a line and catch bream, catfish, etc.

Please note that boats must be launched from the public marina which is two or three miles from the house (by land). You may find that the gate is too narrow for your boat trailer. If that's the case, boat trailers must be stored elsewhere. Also, there is no electricity on the dock or in the party shed on the water. This is due to lake levels that sometimes rise in winter time.

We cannot guarantee lake levels. You may check the Duke Power Company Lake Wateree website for current information of depth of water.

You will find a notebook on the kitchen counter that contains information about the house. Please note that we charge a 70.00 cleaning fee which must be left in cash or check upon departure. Also, renters must remove all household trash from the house upon departure.
Check in is 3:00 p.m. Check out is 11:00 a.m.
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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/26/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 750 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Allowed:

    Smoking not allowed inside home. Free to smoke on Screened Porch or Outside. PLEASE do not leave cigarette butts in the yard and make sure all cigarettes are extinguished!...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 double


  • Sleeps 2.Please note that guests are to bring their own bed sheets, towels, washcloths, and kitchen linens. We provide blankets and bedspreads. There is no washer/dryer at the house. There is 1 queen size bed and one double bed. Bedroom 1- Queen Bed Bedroom 2- Double Bed ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • 1 Bathroom with Shower only

Other Amenities

  • Swimming, fishing, boating, water skiing, wildlife, sailing, and relaxing on the Screened Porch. Enjoying the sun from two sun decks or adjacent islands (decks attached to porch and at end of pier over water). Antique shops, restaurants, Historic Camden (Revolutionary War Park) in Camden. In Columbia: Riverbanks Zoological Park and Botanical Gardens, S.C. State Museum, Columbia Art Museum, State Capital....moreless


  • Books:

    There are a lot of books in the house for your enjoyment....moreless

  • Television:

    Large TV. Broadcast and DVD. Bring your own movies....moreless

  • Toys:

    No toys provided...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    Lovely lake front view. Very serene setting; large lot with hardwoods and pines. The water is clean and very nice for swimming and fishing. Granite seawall borders the property....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Spelunking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    There are several dining areas! You may dine in the inside dining area or on the porch where you will find an antique oak table with chairs. Dining is also nice on the deck!...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Heat/Air...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Fireplace Inoperable. Cannot be used....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central Heat/Air...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wi-Fi for internet use. The passwords is written on the modem....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room:

    Comfortable living room with sofa and easy chairs....moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty of space to park in front of the house. DO NOT PARK in the area of the screened porch due to septic tank location. We cannot guarantee easy maneuverability for boat trailers. ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Land line phone Your cell phone may or may not work depending on your carrier....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee maker provided...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    There is an abundance of cooking utensils, plates and dishes, pots and pans, etc....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Terrific kitchen well stocked. All of the usual small appliances are provided as well as full size oven and cooktop electric stove....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Large microwave provided...moreless

  • Oven:

    Full size oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    This is a self-catering house. Bring your own dishwashing soap, bathing soap, paper towels, foil, etc. Bathroom will have one roll of toilet paper upon your arrival....moreless


  • Balcony:

    Nice small deck located off the screened in porch...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Fantastic deck with built-in benches....moreless

  • Golf:

    Golf is available in Camden...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large lot; grassy lawn; very serene setting...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Small charcoal grill provided....moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 9 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$875 $3,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $70
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Taxes Not included


The first payment of $100 holds the property and is non-refundable and is applied towards the rent. The balance is to be paid no later than 30 days prior to check in and will not be refunded if the reservation is canceled. Send a separate check for the damage deposit. The damage deposit is fully refundable provided there is no damage/misuse to the house. Please leave the $70 cleaning fee in the microwave or it will be deducted from the damage deposit and the balance returned to you. We only accept payment through PayPal. Damage deposit must be in check form.

Manager's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 02/26/2017
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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Camden, South Carolina
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Beaver Creek Lake Wateree, South Carolina
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
Camden, South Carolina
20 Miles
Nearest Train
Camden, South Carolina
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 97 Camden, South Carolina
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Beaver Creek Lake Wateree, South Carolina
100 Miles
Nearest Beach
Charleston, South Carolina

Car: Necessary

Camden, the nearest town, is a lovely historical southern town. There are antique shops, good restaurants, excellent bakery, charming 'Habitat' store located in an old hardware building, historic sites to view and an art center.


Manager info

About: My husband and I own several properties which we rent as vacation rentals. We like peace and quiet and unique places. We are both native South Carolinians and have traveled nearly every square inch of the state. We think the Lake Wateree property is just about the best vacation spot on the face of the earth!

Why Camden, SC, USA:
This cabin was build of reclaimed timbers from a 100+ year-old farmhouse. Decorated with antiques, art work, and charming vintage pieces, you'll feel like you've stepped back to a slower and more peaceful pace of life. You can see the lake from nearly every window in the house. The owners enjoy cooking so the kitchen is fully stocked with lots of extras. Dine inside or on the screened-in porch. Here, you will find all the comforts of home in a really beautiful setting.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Swimming is terrific. Take your own canoe over to one of the three islands nearby. Enjoy a watermelon in the party shed! There is a wonderful vintage porch glider on the front porch. Enjoy its squeak while you watch the shore birds! For your convenience, there is wireless internet and a landline phone. There is a large television set w/DISH t.v. service.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/26/2017

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Guestbook comments from the property manager

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  • Two islands across the way

    Two islands across the way

  • Lovely cloud on the lake

    Lovely cloud on the lake

  • View from party shed (located on water's edge)

    View from party shed (located on water's edge)

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Kitchen counter

    Kitchen counter

  • Guest bedroom with queen-size bed

    Guest bedroom with queen-size bed

  • Studio


  • Master bedroom with queen-size bed

    Master bedroom with queen-size bed

  • Porch


  • Screened in porch faces water

    Screened in porch faces water

  • Launching the boat

    Launching the boat

  • Small deck outside screened in porch

    Small deck outside screened in porch

  • Lake Wateree View

    Lake Wateree View

  • Boat dock

    Boat dock

  • Comfortable living room with DISH TV and WiFi

    Comfortable living room with DISH TV and WiFi

  • Dining table

    Dining table

  • Kitchen


  • Guest bedroom

    Guest bedroom

  • Two single beds/studio

    Two single beds/studio

  • Master bedroom and bathroom

    Master bedroom and bathroom

  • Porch facing the water

    Porch facing the water

  • Party shed

    Party shed

  • The dock with benches for seating

    The dock with benches for seating

  • Back of house (facing water)

    Back of house (facing water)

VRBO #471878

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Sunday, February 26, 2017

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