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Updated Lake Murray home with private dock and boat ramp

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

3 BR; 2 Bath lake house with big water view and deep water dock.

NON-SMOKING HOME; New kitchen with granite countertops, new appliances, and Keurig Coffee maker; also a conventional coffee maker; "Stick-built" home - not a manufactured home; large deck; gas grill; Master Bedroom has new high-end split King size bed with dual remote controls, Second bedroom has new high-end Memory foam Queen size bed, Third bedroom has twin beds and in the living area there is a queen size futon; Twin size air mattress also available; 2 full baths; White 400 thread count sheets; washer/dryer; large deck with 2 cedar rockers and table with 4 chairs and gas grill; private dock including floating dock with 7 feet of year-round water; private boat ramp; big water view in large cove with calm waters for swimming and fishing; shady backyard with over 100' of lake frontage; comfortable living room with large LCD flat screen television with cable; 2 Kayaks for your use; 1400 square feet; NEW central heating and air conditioning; ceiling fans throughout; keyless entry exterior doors; all hardwood and tile floors; Backyard Fire pit; Outdoor fish cleaning sink; Wildlife include herons, eagles, bluebirds, mallards, geese, purple martins; turtles, neighborhood herd of deer and more; Centrally located on the lake near Hilton; 5 minute boat ride to popular Liberty on the Lake Restaurant and Bar and Marina. Have your groceries delivered from Publix in Chapin so you can optimise your vacation time. Internet and WiFi are available. Also excellent cell phone coverage. No house parties. *No Smoking*

Mary Alice
Member since: 2016
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:
June 21, 2018

About Mary Alice

We love Lake Murray. We live in downtown Columbia and spend many weekends at Lake Murray, South Carolina's best-kept secret. Our sons, family and friends also enjoy Lake Murray fishing, boating, kayaking and the never ending wildlife show.

Mary Alice purchased this house in 2015

Why Mary Alice chose Chapin

We chose this property because while it is remote, it is only a 10 minute drive to the grocery store and local restaurants. And an easy 30 minute drive to downtown Columbia. Having a big water view without the roughness of being on the main channel is also a rare find. The home comfortably sleeps six. It was recently renovated and is tastefully decorated in a lake and fish theme. It has a carport to keep your car out of the hot sun and a large, new kitchen with all new appliances, a Keurig coffee maker, a conventional coffee maker and granite countertops. Situated on a peninsula, low traffic cul-de-sac, there is always a lake breeze and a shady backyard. You feel safe as there is very little traffic and a friendly neighborhood. The minute you arrive and see the lake, you feel a sense of relaxation. There is ample parking and it is a level lot, meaning there are no steps or hills to climb to get to the lake shore.

What makes this house unique

It is an older "stick-built" home ( not a manufactured home). It has the charm of an older home with a vaulted ceiling in the kitchen and living area, along with the original hardwood flooring. Most everything else is all new, including new windows, new doors and keyless entry. The bedroom area is separated by a huge fireplace which provides privacy from the living areas.


Chapin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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 ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , opens to Master Bedroom and hallway; granite, exhaust fan
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , All NEW bathroom; opens to hallway, exhaust fan.
  • Septic safe toilet tissues provided by owner. Each bathroom has granite countertops and new sink faucets.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2 twin beds and closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , New Paula Dean brand Memory Foam mattress, dresser & closet
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , New Serta split dual control King mattress, dresser & closet
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 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
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Check In time is 4:00 pm Check Out time is 11:00 am *THIS IS A NONSMOKING HOME - INSIDE AND OUTSIDE*


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Updated Lake Murray home with private dock and boat ramp
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews

Perfect week, Perfect house!

  • 5 of 5

We felt right at home the minute we walked in the door! This home was perfect for our family of 5. Very clean, very comfortable and so inviting. Coffee on the deck each morning was priceless! Everything we needed was conveniently labeled making things easy to find. The restaurants Mary Alice suggested were delicious, our favorite was the Higher ground. We thoroughly enjoyed using the floats and kayaks all week. We were lucky enough to even see a double rainbow over the lake...I miss it already, we will be back very soon:) Thank you Mary Alice for sharing your little peace of heaven!!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lisa, we are so glad you were pleased with the home. We look forward to your return visits.
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Wonderful home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend - the home was perfect for our needs, and had a fabulous view of the lake. We couldn't have asked for better weather too. I would definitely recommend this home!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review Maureen! It was a pleasure working with you.
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Great Location, fun, clean!

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed the house, kids swam in the lake and used the kayaks. Thank you!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review! It was a pleasure working with you and getting to know you.
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Perfect and Accomodating!

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect for our family getaway! We had 4 adults, 3 kids and had plenty of room. The kids had a blast and it was just enough relaxation for us adults. The porch overlooking the lake was my favorite part.

Mary Alice thought of everything that we would need to make our stay comfortable and was very accomodating. Very, very clean property and I would definitely try to stay here on our next trip to Lake Murray!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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McBee, SC

Lake Murray vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. The house was very nice and charming. Close to Irmo with all kinds of restaurants and needs. The owner was very willing to help with any concerns during our visit. I will definitely book this location again.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review. It was a pleasure working with you. We look forward to your return visit.
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We enjoyed our stay at the lake house. The view is beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

The living/dinning space in this house was very spacious and our family of 7 fit very nicely. The kitchen is new and spacious , however it does need more light. The bedrooms are a little tight , but adequate . The beds were very comfortable. This house is not handicap friendly.. You have to go up steps with no handrail. We had difficulty getting up and down them. We were disappointed that there was no light on the deck. We were afraid to light the tiki torches because of all the dry leaves around. All in all, we had a great Christmas there with our family.. I am sure people staying there when it is warm enough to get on the lake will love it.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure getting to know you and hope you will come back to The Boat House. Unfortunately, it is not handicap accessible, as is disclosed in the description of the house. We are continually updating and appreciate your feedback. Our handyman will be installing a handrail for the 4 steps in the carport. There are two very bright porch lights on the deck. I wish you would have texted me if there was a problem with the lights (I am always available to my guests) - The light switches are clearly labelled beside the porch door. Thank you for the nice review and suggestions.
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Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Gardens; Columbia Fireflies Baseball team; Carolina Gamecocks Football, Baseball, Basketball; Columbiana Center Mall, The State Museum; The Children's Museum; Dreher Island State Park; Harbison State Park


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $200

Check-In is 4:00 pm
Check-Out is 11:00 am
One dog only please. Must be crated when owner is not present.

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.