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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 - 4 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 day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

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 Gilbert

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 4.6363635 based on 58 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: June 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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Thanksgiving at Miralago

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with our stay on Lake Murray! We came to celebrate Thanksgiving with our son, who is a student at USC. It was nice to get out of Columbia (although we love it there too), and spread out with our family. There is plenty of room inside as well as outside. We had children between the ages of 12 - 24 and there was something for everyone to do. Or, plenty of places to just relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery! Sandy, the owner, was very accommodating and quick to answer any questions that we had. I highly recommend for a family get-away! Since it was Thanksgiving, we cooked dinner at the house and the kitchen had everything we needed to make a dinner for 14! The double oven was a pleasant surprise and the open concept kitchen/family room was perfect. Watching the sunrise and sunset over Lake Murray was the icing on the cake - we hope to visit again!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Lake house

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful two days on Lake Murray. The home is very accommodating and comfortable. The sunrises are stunning.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home just what we expected. We are planning a future stay here as it was perfect. Thanks!

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, we'll decorated home. Our family loved it.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Anchorage, Alaska

Perfect home for larger groups!

  • 5 of 5

We coordinated a ladies weekend with 7 or us from around the country, and this house/location was perfect! I would consider this home for large family gatherings as well because of the expanded space available and all of the entertaining amenities available. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything we needed (except maybe for a larger size fry pan) which included serving dishes for many! You could easily prepare meals in this kitchen for 12-15 people. (AND there are 2 ovens!!!!)

We enjoyed the patio area out back (beautiful view!!!) and the game room areas downstairs for playing pool and hanging out in the evenings.

The house was extremely clean and comfortable. Beds and pillows were great, and plenty of towels for this crew.

Sandy was a terrific host and answered all questions via text in less than 10 minutes. She was very accommodating with our schedule and needs. Thank you Sandy!

The only recommendation we have (which is incredibly minor!) is for hand soap to be included in each bathroom. It was our oversight since it was in the initial instructions to us, but with multiple bathrooms, it would be an extremely convenient item to provide the guests.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Surfside Beach, SC

Exquisite Lake Home

  • 5 of 5

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this beautiful home. Everything we could have possibly needed was provided. And the lake view was spectacular!! Miralago is the perfect place to relax and just get away from it all. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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