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Lake Murray Home Close To Columbia With Spectacular Views of Ballentine Cove

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,250 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

Sleeps 8. 3 Bedrooms plus sleeping loft. 2 Bathrooms.


Enjoy the lake at the end of our dock on deep water with boat ramp on site. Fish or swim or watch the wildlife from an upstairs bedroom balcony. Very close to Columbia's numerous historic sites and recreation. Three bedrooms and two bathrooms with an additional Loft area for sleeping. Downstairs bedroom one has private bathroom and double bed. Downstairs bedroom two has a twin bed with additional twin trundle bed. Upstairs bedroom 3 has a full bed and private balcony. Upstairs loft sleeping area has a double bed and private balcony. Enjoy nearby entertainment options with boat rentals and scenic restaurants. Secluded house at the end of private road in quiet residential area.Pets considered This is a family house and our wish is that our guests will enjoy the peace and serenity. Please call for holiday rates .

Kay Stafford
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 14, 2018

About Kay Stafford

Our family and friends have enjoyed this lake house as a quiet retreat from the rush and hurry of running a small business . Although the house is small compared to many newer houses, we loved being able to view the lake from all rooms and the secluded

feeling of being at the end of a private road with lots of trees and a nice yard for games. We also loved being so close to Columbia we could drive up for a quick swim or lunch.

Why Kay Stafford chose Lake Murray of Richland

We are on the main part of the lake.with year round deep water. Close to Ft Jackson and the greatest soldiers in the world and USC and downtown Columbia with its lovely vast aray of dining and other activities

What makes this cottage unique

Beautiful lake views from all sides . Close to everything and yet secluded at the end of a dead end rd on a peninsula. 75' boat dock and a concrete loading ramp on site, Fire pit for winter star gazing


Lake Murray of Richland Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Loft sleeping area - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , trundle bed for two singles
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom - 1 double
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Lake Murray Home Close To Columbia With Spectacular Views of Ballentine Cove
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 9 reviews

Wonderful views and peaceful lakeside home

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Kay's home. Her lakeside home has a lot to offer: beautiful views from the living room and back patio, swimming and fishing right off the pier and plenty of restaurants and stores close by. Our family really enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review i try very hard to make my guests stay very memorable kay
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Loganville, Ga

Beautiful Views that go on forever!

  • 5 of 5

This is a quaint little lake house which is toward the end of the road so there is very little traffic. You have your own driveway so you don’t have to worry about someone hitting your car doors. There are trees on both sides of the property so even though there are neighbors it still seems secluded for your own little paradise. The home has a deck for sitting outside and watching the boats pass by or just to watch the sunset. There were 4 adults total and we had plenty of wiggle room to spread out and enjoy the home. Kitchen is roomy enough for two people to work in and both bathrooms roomy. This home is an older home so do not expect things to be picture perfect but it was very clean with great surroundings and the owner “Miss Kay” is just a gem to work with to make your vacation a memorable one.

Another great feature to this home is the Marina that is just a hop skip & a jump down the road. The marina offers boat rentals that are very affordable which made this rental over the top with it being so close to the house.

Thanks again Miss Kay!

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fort Bragg, NC

Lovely lake home with stunning views and rustic charm

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and would recommend this property to anyone looking for a quiet lakeside getaway. The owner is very sweet and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review It made my day! my husband passed and your unsolicited response will be paid forward thanks again Kay
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Very nice

  • 4 of 5

Great spot on the lake. Just right size. Needs a little work but it was great for the cost.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Outside Setting, House needs Improvement

  • 2 of 5

Located in a very quiet and nice neighborhood, convenient to highways, shopping, marina, restaurant. The outside setting is spectacular, right on the lake shore, with a long dock, great for fishing, swimming in season, bonfire pit just feet from the water. This is an older house in need of repair and professional cleaning. Not well provisioned in terms of kitchen needs. Beds extremely uncomfortable. Owner was responsive to our inquiries and quickly fixed few issues that arose during our month-long stay here February 2016.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ms Leskis was our guest for the month of Feb.We did a spring refurbish in March with new mattresses rugs and other upgrades including the kitchen. I wish Ms Leskis had informed me of her issues and I would have addressed them quickly with a reclean and new mattresses which we had bought. We did some winter storm damage repairs which we noticed after her visit. i am sorry she was not completely satisfied. Our family works hard to provide a clean comfortable house for our guests and always address any issues in a timely manner if we are informed of them.
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Memorial Day weekend.

  • 3 of 5

Older home needing some updating and renovations. Owner was very easy to work with as we were looking to check in earlier and was very accommodating .

End of the dock is very small and you are not able to dock your boat. It was perfect for the kids to swim off of. Boat ramp is very small and will only work with a john boat or small bass boat.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Beach
100 Miles
Myrtle Beac
Car: recommended

We are close to Riverbanks Zoo. Edventure Childens Museum and Fort Jackson Water park, white water rafting and tubing on the Saluda River.However we think it is more fun to stay at the lake and watch the Heron fish off the dock and take a swim before breakfast. Catch a fish to grill for supper and walk up to the marina and watch the boats come in.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
utility fee $95
Property Damage Protection $59
cleanup fee $95

no smoking . pets considered. this is a quiet residential area not suitable for loud or large parties. UTILITIES ARE TO BE PAID SEPARATELY FOR MONTHLY RENTAL

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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