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Charming Cottage On Lake Murray With Large Deck & Dock

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

600 Sq. Feet, 1 Bedroom 1 Bath, Steps To The Water On Level Lot

Gamecock Lakefront Fishing Retreat on Lake Murray. You will enjoy views of the water, located on both sides of the house, from every room. The bedroom has a queen bed, and the living room has a single futon with plenty of additional space for your own queen-sized air mattress. This 600 square foot home, with a large yard and situated on its perfectly level lot, is all you need for quality lake time. Early-risers will enjoy some of the best sunrises of their life. In the summertime, a short boat ride (10-20 min depending on speed) to Doolittle (Bomb) Island is all that separates you and a viewing of over 750,000 purple martins roosting at the largest purple martin sanctuary in North America.

The newly decked 12 X 14 foot dock, which is attached to the newly constructed 24 X 16 foot deck, provides you with ample outdoor space to enjoy the lake. The dock has a swim platform to allow easy access to the water & cleats to secure your boat or jet skis. The deck, connected to the dock, is easily accessed from the living room with no steps up or down thanks to the level lot. There is a charcoal grill available for grilling (use at your own risk and please do not use on or near the deck or other structures).

It is recommended that you bring life jackets & other approved flotation devices with which to enjoy the lake.

Enjoy the 50 inch Plasma TV with Blu-Ray/DVD player and free access to Netflix online. The free and fast WIFI, via a cable modem, allows you to access any other entertainment you may choose via the internet.

The owners have been enjoying this home for many years, and we are constantly making improvements to the property to make the experience even more special for our guests.

More Details

Sterling Anderson
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Sterling Anderson

We are a military family that enjoys travelling and being outdoors. From SC, we have learned to enjoy our time outdoors whether spent on the water or hiking in the mountains.

Sterling Anderson purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Sterling Anderson chose Chapin

We purchased this home because it was located on one of the best lakes in the southeast, and is easily accessible from the mountains or the beach. We also use it to give us a beautiful place to stay around our attendance at South Carolina Gamecock football games in the fall, as well as in the summertime when lake fun is at its premium!

What makes this cottage unique

The house is small and quaint, but it has all the space you will need to enjoy a weekend on the lake. With water views on both sides of the home, it's unique location being only feet from the water, along with the expansive and newly constructed deck, make it unique amongst others. Additionally, there are no hills to climb to or from the water… you are literally steps away from beautiful Lake Murray while sitting in the living room. We also believe it is the best value for the price on the lake!


Chapin Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No smoking inside the house or near open windows or doors. Please safely dispose of all cigarette butts in the trash (not in the firepit).
  • The lake can be hazardous especially for those who do not know how to swim. We advise no one to swim in the lake without an approved flotation device.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Vanity/mirror, medicine cabinet, storage for towels etc.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Large Bedroom with queen bed. One single futon in the living room. Plenty of additional space in living room to set up your own queen size air mattress (please note air mattress is NOT included with house).
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Chapin (a 6 mile drive from the house) offers 2 grocery stores, many casual dining options, a spa, a local yoga studio, and many other amenities. Pontoon/Boat rentals, fishing guides, & Lake Cruises are available locally… ask owner for information. Boat launch areas: Rocky Point Rec. Area (SCE&G maintained and free) is approx. 2 miles away; Dreher Island State Park is approx. 10 min away (fee to enter). Fuel on the lake: Fuel can be purchased from a local marina less than a 5 min boat ride from the house… ask the owner for information. The house is within driving distance to the following (all driving times are approximate): Charleston, SC (2 hours); Augusta, Georgia and location of The Masters Golf Tournament (just over an hour); Blue Ridge mountains (90 min); Fort Jackson (45 min); The University of South Carolina (40 min); Columbia, SC (40 min): SC's state capital offers many choices of dining, museums, theaters, world class Riverbanks Zoo, and many other entertainment options


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Charming Cottage On Lake Murray With Large Deck & Dock
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Absolutely Breathtaking!!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our weekend here so much. It is so peaceful and relaxing. Mornings on the deck or dock drinking coffee was beautiful. We spent the days fishing and the evenings around the fire pit. We will definitely book again and hopefully soon. This is as close to the water you can get without being on a boat!!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous view of Lake Murray

  • 5 of 5

The house was just right for us. Small and cozy. A million dollar view for a great price.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice experience great spot on the lake

  • 4 of 5

When we arrived the first day we did a walk around and our first impression was no low maintenance the emails I received were all about having the lowest price and being proud the house was decorated in a cozy way everything we needed was there very reasonable within driving distance to any convenient store or shopping only things I would recommend is fixing dock was very sketchy also paint the place and just update a little I would rather pay an extra 40/60 bucks for a little nicer quality I would still fully recommend this get a way for any single family or newly weds. Loved the time we spent here very enjoyable

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you will still recommend our cottage after your stay and appreciate your suggestions! Interior and exterior paint is certainly on the list of future upgrades - but we have determined that the majority of our guests prefer our resources be spent on other upgrades inside the home and on the deck and dock. We redecked the dock 3 years ago, but our recent visit over Thanksgiving showed it potentially has some structural isssues that do ineeed need to be dealt with. We can only surmise that it was hit by a boat and damaged over the last few weeks. While we walked on it safely, we understand this could be an issue for future guests. Please note that we submitted a permit to the proper Lake authority in early December of 2017 and plan to renovate it (rebuild it) entirely as soon as possible to insure our guests have it as a main source of enjoyment. As we state on our site, we plan to do upgrades each year in the off season, and if our plans come to fruition, the dock will be significantly upgraded or replaced entirely before this 2018 spring/summer season. Thanks for staying and please consider us for a return visit!
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Very pleased

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful get away for my husband and I. Right on the lake. Easy access for swimming and fishing. The owner was very nice and accommodating when we needed to switch our days due to the upcoming hurricane.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed it... and of course we didn't want you coming into town when the hurricane looked as if it was headed this way!
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Cozy Cottage

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this lake home. It was small but very cozy. My husband and I were celebrating our 17th wedding anniversary and it had everything we needed. We wanted a place that was quiet where we could relax. I brought food to cook and the kitchen had all the equipment I needed. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your response and stay... please let us know what we can do to earn a 5* ranking next time!
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  • 4 of 5

We absolutely loved the relaxed atmosphere that this cottage had to offer....the sunrise was breathtaking !!!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay, and please let us know what we can do to earn a 5* rating next time!
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Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Columbia Metropolitan Airport
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Timberlake Golf Course
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $100

Check in time is 3:00 PM. Check out time is 11:00 AM.
Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
Please see rental agreement for any and all details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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