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Beautiful Lake Home... Incredible Views, Lighted Dock

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Space 3,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3,700 square feet of luxury, on .75 ac. 4br 5ba sleeps 11-12 - concrte boat rmp


From the moment you reach the gate to enter this incredible home, you wont want leave, minutes from downtown Columbia, Lexington, Irmo...This home will meet your every need...Amazing views, sunrises, peaceful walks, boating, fishing, water sports. Lighted permanent dock (where you can watch 4th July fireworks), bar and chairs on the dock, Gazebo, concrete boat ramp, plenty of parking, concreted pad in water for chairs, wading, children swimming, view of the dam. Marinas in every direction, less than 4 miles to gas stations. Fun for every one ... pool table, poker table, board games, badminton, crocket, bocce Family Vacations, Honeymoon, Fishing Tournaments, football/baseball weekend, Augusta National Golf Club is only a short hour away.

The home features spacious living areas, gas fireplace, large kitchen-dining-family room area. Large family room downstairs, porch upstairs and down stairs, dining room, living room, library -- 3 of the bedrooms with ensuite bathroom.

A few minutes by boat to 'Bomb Island' the largest Purple Martin sanctuary in North America...These birds come to roost in this island every evening ... An incredible sight!

More Details

Sandy Butler
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About Sandy Butler

Our family and friends from all over the Unites States and overseas have enjoyed this home celebrating birthdays, Memorial Day and 4th of July bar-b-ques, Easter Egg Hunts, Mother and Father's Day celebrations, baby showers ... New year's Eve, Oscar Night, Valentines Day, Saint Patrick's and Girl's weekend...It has been a source of creating wonderful memories!!! ... Come and create your own...

Sandy Butler purchased this house in 2000

Why Sandy Butler chose Lakes & Blackwater Rivers

Miralago is well located ... It is a house that provides all the entertainment your family will need...Lake Murray is an undiscovered gem, stretches 41 miles long, 650 miles of shore line. It is genuinely one-of-a-kind, where you can experience something that you can't experience anywhere else in the world, The Purple Martin Phenomenon, in June, July and August, close to a million Purple Martins come to nest on Bomb Island, they leave every morning to find food (mosquitos-each bird eats an average of 300 insects per day) and come back by the hundreds of thousands and swoop down to the Island to call it a night. (see video)

What makes this house unique

NO MOSQUITOS, Privacy, peaceful, lake views from every room, sunrises, wonderful full moons, laying on a hammock next to the water, sitting on the dock...A unique experience.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A group of us came from Atlanta, GA to get away from the city and enjoy the peaceful tranquility that Lake Murray has to offer. What a lovely surprise and sweet gesture it was to have a bottle of wine waiting and water. The house was spotless when we arrived, you never know what to expect when you rent a vacation home and this home was true to the pictures. We instantly checked into vacation mode. The lake view is incredible. Relaxing, floating in the water and grilling was a perfect way to begin our summer. We can't wait to make "Miralago" our new vacation spot every summer. Thank you for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home.
Jul 2014
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Gilbert House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Jacuzzi tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , and sink - downstairs
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , sink - upstairs
  • 5 bathrooms - 3 in bedrooms- and two 1/2 bathrooms (one upstairs and one downstairs)
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Master bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , Large room-queen aerobed available-bunk bed twin/full
  • Master bedroom upstairs, queen size bed, ensuite, w/Jacuzzi tub-2nd master downstairs, king size bed, couch folds into single bed, ensuite, 3rd bedroom twin beds, ensuite, 4th room large, bunk beds and queen size bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • zoo


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Beautiful Lake Home... Incredible Views, Lighted Dock
average rating of 4.5365853 based on 44 reviews

Amazing Home and a Wonderful Owner

  • 5 of 5

The home is even more elegant and vast than any of the pictures could depict. Everything was clean and operational. From the beds and the game room to the over equipped kitchen and giant well lit dock, everything was above and beyond our expectations! Fantastic location with quiet and friendly neighbors. Plenty of room for the whole family. Whether you are grilling on the lower deck, playing cards or pool in the game room, or playing the baby grand piano with a glass of wine in the library... this home has something for everyone. The owner was very professional and easy to communicate with. We were only there for 30 minutes before we began to make plans to come back next year. 5 Stars NO QUESTION

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, it is very much appreciated. Looking forward to having you next year,
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Nice home, but missing some basics.

  • 4 of 5

This house was lovely and our family enjoyed staying here. It is easily located visually from the lake, which was helpful while on the water. It has a high quality washer and dryer. It also has a larger master suite located on one end of the house. The long table in the kitchen area was perfect for our large family. And the lights on the dock made for a lovely view each night.

There were a few issues that we ran into. There were very few bath towels and wash cloths supplied for this large house. This was a huge issue all week. In the kitchen: there were lots of pans, but most wouldn't fit into the two ovens. The cookware was horrible - old teflon that was so scratched I was afraid to use it. The boat lift was broken. The oven display was also broken. There were insufficient trash recepticles outside for a week-long stay. The wifi was virtually non-existent - which is a very important item with teenagers and something we specifically looked for when selecting a property. The TV's were poor-quality and didn't work well (also important with teenagers.). Lots of light bulbs were out throughout the house. (Master bath, master watercloset, dock, back porch). Light in laundry room flickered on and off all week. Garbage disposal didn't work.

The size of the home might lead me to stay here again because I have a large family. However, I would certainly bring more of my own gear.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Home

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week with family and had an amazing time! I was worried after reading reviews of spiders, but didn't see one! This home is beautiful, clean, and ready for making great memories. The view is spectacular and the house has everything you need. My advice for anyone looking for a wonderful comfortable home on the lake is this one today!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great break on the lake!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed this home on the lake. It had plenty of room and the lake views were stunning. We would rent it again if we had the chance.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it

  • 5 of 5

The home was absolutely beautiful really enjoyed the da stay want to tent again

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous property, the house is full of charm and space!

  • 4 of 5

We used this space for a girls weekend getaway! There was lots of space to comfortably accommodate everyone and the view of the lake was gorgeous! In need of a few modern updates but overall it was a fantastic place to relax for the weekend!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Gilbert House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jul 9 2017 - Sep 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
Standard rate
Sep 11 2017 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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