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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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

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!


Food Lion
"Grocery Store within a few miles of the house."
Domino's Pizza
"If you like Domino's, they deliver."
Vella's Restaurant & Tavern -- CLOSED
"Good food and value"
Waffle House
"Classic favorite!"
"Good lunch spot"
Zorba Greek Resturant
"good food and value"
El Poblano Mexican Restaurant
La Fogata Mexican Restaurant
Farm Boy's Barbecue
Liberty Taproom & Grill
"Good food, great atmosphere… go here by boat!"
"Grocery Store"
Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Columbia Metropolitan Airport
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Timberlake Golf Course
Car: recommended


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 ...
  • 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
average rating of 4.675676 based on 74 reviews

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
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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
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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
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Nice cabin

  • 5 of 5

Nice cabin. Great to get away.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous View

  • 5 of 5

Awesome stay as usual. Great place for a fair price!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Little Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We arranged to rent this cottage back in December 2016, for a few days in August, 2017 to view the eclipse. Couldn't have been more pleased with the cottage, the beautiful lake & of course the view of the eclipse right from the deck. A 600 sq. ft. cottage sounded small but the efficient layout, comfy furniture & large deck gave us all the room we needed. The kitchen was well equipped & the cottage really had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. Sterling Anderson was great to work with & quickly answered any questions we had. It was a great vacation & during our upcoming cold, snowy, long winter season here in upstate NY, I will be dreaming of the warm sunny weather we had & the cozy little cottage we rented on Lake Murray!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $100
Pet Fee $50

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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