Lakefront Cabin on Beautiful Lake Wateree; Former Artist's Studio; Very Charming
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
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 four people. There are 2 bedrooms with queen size beds, a studio with 2 youth beds, 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
- 750 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Not Suitable For Children
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2
- 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 beds, 1 double bed, and 2 twin beds. Bedroom 1- Queen Bed Bedroom 2- Double Bed Studio Room- 2 small beds for napping....moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- 1 Bathroom with Shower only
- 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
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Living Room:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Pantry Items:
- Deck / Patio:
- Lawn / Garden:
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection $59
- 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. Any unused funds will be returned. Please leave the $70 cleaning fee in the microwave or it will be deducted from the damage deposit and the balance returned to you.
Manager's cancellation policy:
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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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.
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.
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Two islands across the way
Lovely cloud on the lake
View from party shed (located on water's edge)
Guest bedroom with queen-size bed
Master bedroom with queen-size bed
Screened in porch faces water
Launching the boat
Small deck outside screened in porch
Lake Wateree View
Comfortable living room with DISH TV and WiFi
Two single beds/studio
Master bedroom and bathroom
Porch facing the water
The dock with benches for seating
Back of house (facing water)
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016
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