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Best Value on Lake Murray, Open Floor Plan on Deep Water Cove. U can afford this

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Waterfront Home, dock, 2 Bedrooms , 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5)

This is our 11th year renting our Lake House and we have had a blast meeting people form all over the US. Every year we update something to keep it fresh and comfortable. If you want to be on the water and relax this is the place!

Picture yourself sitting on the shaded 2-level deck with a cool drink in your hand while the fish you caught that day are simmering on the charcoal grill. This is a great place for a romantic weekend, a perfect fishing trip, a special family celebration...or a place for extra company! Come swim or fish off the dock or bring your own boat (rentals available in area). The house has 2 fishing poles and a tackle box available, catching fish is up to you! Don't forget to bring your golf clubs. We have several courses in the area and you can play year-round in South Carolina.

The large kitchen can accommodate several 'chefs' with an eat-in area for the 'non-cooks' to hang out. The dining room table seats 5 plus a bar with 2 bar stools. The open floor plan hosts the dining/bar area and living room which all have a lake view. The large lake view bedroom has 3 twin beds . The second romantic bedroom is furnished with a queen size bed. The large 2 level deck was recently re-done and a new charcoal grill added. There are plenty of tables and chairs to enjoy the outdoors. On a rainy day you can watch Direct TV with 144 channels (including at most times HBO, Cinemax, Showtime & Starz, plus enjoy the Sunday NFL Sunday ticket in the fall.

Information on local restaurants and activities in the Columbia/Lexington area are available at the house. Come and enjoy Lake Murray!

Keywords:Lake Murray: Wonderful Lake House with Dock and Huge Deck.

More Details

Steve Teets
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

About Steve Teets

Steve and I (Cindy) came to Lake Murray in 2004 from Washington DC and couldn't be happier in SC. We love our life on Lake Murray and think it is the best kept secret in the South. We bought the 'Big' Little Lake House so other people could enjoy Lake Murray as much as we do. And renting it, we have met so many interesting people from all over the country. We just bought a second lake house called the 'Bigger' Little Lake House II! VRBO464100

Steve Teets purchased this house in 2007

Why Steve Teets chose South Carolina

Location, Location, Location! The house is on the south side of the lake and close-in to Lexington, SC. The property is on a large lot with 100ft of waterfront. Because the dock is on a deep cove swimming and fishing is safe and fun. The cove protects boats tied to the floating dock. The huge 2 level deck on the house lets you enjoy the outdoors. The open floor plan gives you lots of light and views.

What makes this house unique

The house has 1200 sq. ft. and is filled with light. You can see the water from the dining room, living room, and one of the bedrooms. The kitchen is large so everyone can help the cook!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"You couldn't ask for a better location on Lake Murray. The no-wake cove is priceless for the kids and our boat. The weather was great so we enjoyed plenty of boating, watersports, and fishing."
Jul 2013
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Gilbert House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • bathroom has a shower/tub combination
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Pack and Go crib
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), Baby Crib play n go (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Year round deep water dock, minutes from Shull Is. public boat ramp, plenty of parking on property. Lots of room on the 2 level deck to enjoy the outdoors. 1200 sq. ft. inside to enjoy on a rainy day. Everyone has enjoyed their stay! You will love Lake Murray!


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Best Value on Lake Murray, Open Floor Plan on Deep Water Cove. U can afford this
average rating of 4.65 based on 45 reviews
Augusta, Maine

Peaceful Stay

  • 4 of 5

We rented this home for a long weekend for a wedding on Lake Murray. Very quiet and peaceful cove. All the amenities we needed; we grilled on the deck, did laundry, had all the dishes we needed to cook in, grocery store just a ten minute drive away. Our hosts were quick to respond to some unexpected situations. Internet was not working and when we reported it they made some calls to get us back on line quickly. The coffee maker acted up and our hosts delivered a new one that day. I don't mind glitches when the host responds so fast. Would recommend this home for a short or long stay.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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clean and comfy right on the lake.

  • 5 of 5

the house is equipped with pretty much everything you need to enjoy your time on the lake. bring some charcoal and a cooler and let the fun begin.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pelion, SC

The location was so accessible to the upper and lower part of the lake; glad we found this place.

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful vacation at The Big Little House. Loved the peaceful cove with open water within sight. The house was so bright and comfortable; hope to rent again!!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Lake Retreat

  • 4 of 5

If you're looking for a relaxed setting on a clean cove with a new dock on Lake Murray then this is a great choice. Our family of (4) had plenty of room and we enjoyed the getaway. The house was clean and the lake setting was superb. We plan on returning. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Most Relaxing!

  • 4 of 5

As an older couple with adult children, we wanted a place we could rest and relax from our jobs and invite the children to join us when they had days off from work. Lake Murray is only a few hours from home for us, but it was well worth the expense. We rented a pontoon boat when more family was around, and when they weren't we spent time catching up on reading and just being together. We took a few early morning walks and met the local labrador shoe thief! We brought an Easy Up and put it up over the dock which made a nice place to sit in the shade closer to the water. My husband would sit while I floated on a raft. Heavenly!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beyond Expectation!!!

  • 5 of 5

We drove over 17 hours from Texas to visit my mom in Lexington and what awaited my family after our long journey - three young boys was beyond our expectation - Wow! The house was very, very clean and was just the right size for our family. The boys had fun swimming in the cove and diving from the dock and my wife and I had some quality alone time on the wonderful deck enjoying coffee in the cool morning and drinking wine while watching the beautiful Carolina sunset. Thank you so much Cindy for making our trip perfect. We will definitely be back again - Lek and family, Austin Texas.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Columbia (CAE)
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Ponderosa, Golden Hills
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Rt. 378
Nearest Beach
16 Miles
Lake Murray Park/Public Beach
Car: necessary

Lake Murray has 500 miles of shoreline so boating is at the top of the list. Boat rental is available in area. We have national fish tournaments, water skiing, and jet skiing. Or you can just swim off the dock and relax. Also our Zoo and Ed Venture is a must see for the kids..


Rates & Availability

Gilbert House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Summer
Jul 10 2017 - Oct 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80
Damage Deposit $200

A $200 security deposit (refundable per rental contract) is required. Reservations are on first come basis. Receipt of your deposit holds your reservation. We do accept credit cards for the full amount/one transaction with Pay Pal.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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