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Bordeaux Bay Vacation Home with a Very Private, Natural Lake Sand Beach

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

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Batesburg-Leesville House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

You are sure to enjoy this very unique Lake Murray, south shore vacation rental setting! The included photos show the isolated property and unassigned adjoining peninsula, forming a scenic panorama of your very own personal 'Bordeaux Bay'. Your bay opens directly into deep/open water providing a superb lake vista and great boating and fishing. The vacation home has its very own, very private, manicured natural lake sand beach, found in precious few locations at Lake Murray. Having your personal lake sand beach right in your backyard is such an enjoyable experience…..the beach uniquely differentiates this vacation property from all the others! Your family will thoroughly enjoy this very comfortable 1870 sq. ft. home with great views, great fishing, great swimming, and a wonderful beach. For the 7th consecutive year, we have an active osprey nest on the platform in the large tree just beside the house. During the spring and summer you have a fabulous view of the adults flying in to the nest to feed their chicks from your back deck. You will also likely see herons, Canadian geese, mallards, turtles, and sometimes bald eagles. White-tail deer tracks across your beach are a common sight.

Each year over one-third of our rentals are from multi-generational families with children who have previously rented with us one or more times, with several back for their 4th and even 5th times. In our 200+ rentals over 8 years, we have had families from 29 different states, with over 60% of those families coming from outside of South Carolina. Guests have come from as far away as AZ, CA, MT, MN, NY, VT, France, and England. We have had multiple guests from Hilton Head, SC and the Florida coast come stay with us! We book up each summer well in advance. However, rentals for spring time, spring break, Masters Week, USC Graduation, USC football and baseball games, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and month-long snowbird rentals are also very popular.

The entire house is, appliances, and carpet. Five huge floor-to-ceiling windows provide a fabulous view of your very private beach, the isolated bay, and the lake from the Family Room and Dining Room. The new (2015) Samsung 50'' Smart flat screen LCD HDTV (with 250 channel cable) is great for your favorite TV shows and for sporting events. High speed wireless internet is also available. Ceiling fans are in the Family Room, all bedrooms, and on the covered porch. The house’s open deck and covered back porch face northeast and your bay, making them perfect for all-day use. We also have an outside shower (with both hot and cold water).....great for rinsing off after enjoying your beach.

Across your lawn of lush green Palisades Zoysia grass, at the north end of the property is a pergola (arbored patio sitting area) with an outstanding 3.5 mile lake view. It's a wonderful spot for watching the sunrise or moonrise, and the July 4th fireworks on Dreher Island. You have a great view of the second osprey nest from here as well. A concrete fire pit, with plenty of firewood, is located just off the beach and is great for evenings under the stars! Take a look back to the west across the shoreline, and you will be treated to one of those magnificent South Carolina sunsets. Being able to watch the both the sunrise and the sunset from your property is a nice vacation bonus.

All of your essential boating needs are addressed with your own boat ramp and a very large floating dock with electric outlets. You can experience great fishing right off the property or the dock, or in the abundant nearby coves. Pull back from your dock and you are right in open water - over 60 feet deep only 300 yards off shore. The lake is over 1/2 mile wide here…..great for skiing, tubing, and jet skis. Your bay is protected by a small island about 150 yards off shore and the peninsula to the east. This configuration of the property provides for a wonderful protected swimming area, either out from your beach or off your large floating dock (12+ foot depths) which has a swim ladder.

Your Bordeaux Bay vacation home is located on a nicely landscaped one acre lot with 125 ft. of natural lake sand beach and 425 ft. of total waterfront (expanded to 800 ft. by the adjoining peninsula). At the east side of the property is a boathouse (shown in aerial photo beside the dock) that we do not rent. With its very unique setting, Bordeaux Bay is sure to provide your family with a truly memorable Lake Murray getaway. This very clean property is located on the south side of Lake Murray, northwest of Lexington, just beyond Climax, SC. There is essentially no vehicle traffic on the street, since the house is literally at the “end of the road”.

NOTE - For a number of reasons, we DO NOT allow weddings or wedding receptions at Bordeaux Bay.

**** We keep our VRBO calendar as up to date as possible to indicate rental availability. ****

Keywords: Very Private Sandy Beach, Comfortable Lakehouse, Great View, Relaxing Vacation, Lake Murray rental, lakeside rental, lakehouse, south shore rental, rent by owner, Columbia, SC, Lexington, SC, 4 bedroom rental, 3 bathrooms.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Why The Owner chose South Carolina

We bought this particular property because of it's magnificent view of the lake from the house, it's very unique natural white lake sand beach, and it's expansive 'bay-like' shoreline. The natural lake sand beach right at your doorstep makes this location different from all others. We have poured a tremendous amount of energy into the property, to enhance this naturally beautiful setting, and to provide you with a superb place to relax and enjoy Lake Murray.

What makes this house unique

The adjoining wooded peninsula to the east and the small wooded island 150 yards offshore to the north provide a natural isolation barrier for the property, forming your own private 'bay area' - hence the name 'Bordeaux Bay'. When you are outside in the yard, or on your natural lake sand beach, the whole 'bay' is there for you to soak up and enjoy.


based on 12 traveler reviews

Bordeaux Bay Vacation Home with a Very Private, Natural Lake Sand Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

The most wonderful setting!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Bordeaux Bay for a long Easter weekend, and were delighted with the setting, the house, the variety of bird life, everything! We had two sunny days and two cloudy, rainy days, and we enjoyed them all because of the beautiful view. The covered deck allows you to spend even less than perfect weather days outside. The owners made our rental very easy and we really only needed to bring our personal items and the food we wanted to prepare. We definitely would rent this house again!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Springtime is another great time to enjoy the lake at Bordeaux Bay!
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Northfield, Vermont

A Magical Lake Home

  • 5 of 5

Our second stay at Bordeaux Bay was even more wonderful than the first. With three years in between visits, we had forgotten what a beautiful spot this is. We have loved how the sun and clouds play upon the water and the appearance of herons and flotillas of ducks that delight us. Keeping the bird feeders filled, we have enjoyed visits from chickadees, wrens, nuthatches, and finches. The occasional osprey flies overhead, and we saw a mature eagle.

Sunrises and sunsets offer a perfect beginning and ending to each day.

An added and rare bonus was the permission for our grand-dog Duke to visit. He even took a plunge in the lake.

All the conveniences are here, but the main draw is the view of the lake from all sides, the lovely sandy beach, and the birds.

Thanks to our hosts for a perfect visit.

Fred and Patsy


  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bordeaux Bay offers a wonderful winter escape from those much harsher northern climates, and there is always a plentiful variety of wildlife to enjoy. Fred and Patsy are one of our many returning multi-generational families, who form the core of our guest list each year.
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Asheville, NC

We'll be back!

  • 5 of 5

This house has the best water access of any we've stayed at - not just the lovely beach, but the unobstructed view from all indoor and outdoor sitting areas. We so enjoyed not having to look through porch railings. :)

We also appreciated the gracious touches - trash bags, dw detergent, paper towels, and extra toiletries. So thoughtful! It made us feel welcome.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: New guests continue to discover what our loyal, returning families come back to experience year after year -- Bordeaux Bay is a wonderful place to enjoy Lake Murray….spring, summer, fall, and winter.
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Laurens, SC

Wonderful family spot

  • 5 of 5

We just rented this terrific home for a week in July 2014. The décor had been updated, the kitchen was very completely equipped and the lawn, dock and beach area were perfect for a family with small children. The house was clean and we had no negative surprises at all during our week. Just a terrific family vacation spot. Oh....and there are views of sunrises AND sunsets...a pretty neat trick at one house!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bordeaux Bay is a wonderful location for families to enjoy being together at the lake. Having both sunrise and sunset views is an added bonus!
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Holly Springs, NC

Lake Murray @ Bordeaux Bay

  • 5 of 5

Bordeaux Bay is perfect for families with children. The sandy beach area provides a wonderful place for small children to play and the chairs provided are just right for adults to sit and watch the children or just enjoy the scenery. The swing and shade tree are an added benefit. We were able to park our boat at the dock and also fished from it. The pergola area with seating was another favorite spot to fish and/or enjoy the lake. The yard is well landscaped and conducive for outdoor games. The large dining table accommodates big families and you have a great view from the den area of the lake as well as watching the birds eat from the bird feeder on the deck. This was the third year that our family has rented this home for a week vacation. The owners have thought of everything you might need. It's a great location to enjoy Lake Murray.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We work very hard to make our special place at Lake Murray comfortable and inviting for our guests. We have several multigenerational families that return to vacation at Bordeaux Bay year after year. They are all wonderful guests!
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Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Great for families with kids

  • 5 of 5

Our family, (3 children ranging from 8 to 14), had a great time at this property. The lake water was a great temperature for swimming, and it's great to have a beach from which children enter the water. Also caught lots of small fish from the dock.

This home is in a great setting. The house was great, though we didn't spend much time in it, other than collapsing after long days of fun and sun. The way this home and lot are situated at the end of the road gives great privacy to the beach and swimming area. the one adjacent neighbor's home is screened by trees and greenery, so when sitting at the beach you have 100% privacy. As a family, we usually try to go someplace different every year, but this home may change our minds!

I highly recommending renting a boat while here, Lake Murray is a large lake with lots of coves and inlets to explore.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Children and adults really love our beach. It makes for a wonderfully unique lake experience!
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE), Columbia, SC
Car: necessary

FIRE PIT -- A concrete fire pit is on the property just off the beach area, near the pergola. Stacked firewood by the fire pit is provided. It makes for great entertainment for evenings under the stars!

BICYCLES -- One adult 21-speed and one 10-speed bike are available for your use.

BIRDWATCHING -- An osprey family nests in a large tree just beside the house. You have a great view of their approach to the nest over the bay from the back deck of the house. Bald eagles nest off to the east of our property, and sometimes perch in a tall pine just above our driveway, surveying the area for food. The osprey and bald eagles are huge, beautiful birds!

OTHER AREA ATTRACTIONS include the Columbia Riverbanks Zoo, the Newberry Opera House, and Dreher Island State Park.


Rates & Availability

Batesburg-Leesville House Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $135 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 8.0%

Summer weeks are all Saturday to Saturday.
Masters Week and USC Graduation are at Summer Rates with 4 night minimum stays.
Thanksgiving and Christmas are at Spring/Fall Rates with 5 night minimum stays.
Pets are only allowed for guests who have previously stayed with us, and we have a pet fee.
Long term and monthly rentals are available - e-mail or call for details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Batesburg-Leesville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1870 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master Bedroom Bathroom.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Between Bedrooms 2 and 3.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Hall bathroom.
  • 3
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom has a comfortable platform queen bed.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Bedroom 2 has a full-size double bed.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Bedroom 3 has two twin/single beds.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 bunk bed , Bedroom 4 has one bunk bed with two twin over/under beds.
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Den has a queen-size futon/couch.
  • Queen size Beds (1) Queen platform bed is in Master Bedroom (with ceiling fan) on the main level., Double Beds (1) A standard/full-size bed is in Bedroom 2 (with ceiling fan) on the main level., Twin Beds (2) Two twin beds are in Bedroom 3 (with ceiling fan) on the main level., Futons (1) Queen-size futon with inner-spring mattress in lower level Den (with TV with cable service)., Bunk Beds (1) Over/under bunk bed is in Bedroom 4 (with ceiling fan) on the main level.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
The property has a very private, white lake sand beach that extends 125 feet along the waterline. The very clean, natural lake sand beach is extremely rare at Lake Murray. The beach has both sunny areas and partially shaded areas, all day long. The large boat dock has a swimming ladder.

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