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All New Vacation Home! Enjoy the Beach Life with Your Private, Lake Sand Beach.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Year-round Vacation Home, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 3-1/2 Baths, (Sleeps 12 comfortably)

For a truly incredible vacation experience, come live the beach life at Lake Murray in this brand new south shore vacation rental with it's very own private, natural lake sand beach! After nine years, we completely replaced our original lake house with a larger, modern custom-built vacation home. The construction and landscaping were completed in Spring 2017 and all our guests have been thrilled with the new accommodations, as you can see from their Reviews. The all new structure has over 3,000 sq. ft., with 4 bedrooms, 3-1/2 baths, and a hot & cold water lakeside outdoor shower. This unique setting offers stunning views of the lake from your 1,000 sq. ft. open-concept Family Room/Dining Area/Kitchen with its 16 ft. vaulted ceiling, your Den, all of your bedrooms, and even from your Laundry Room. We have transformed a great lake property into a wonderful vacation getaway with a sun deck, screened porch, and billiards for your year-round enjoyment. It's a great venue for multi-generational family vacations, Corporate Retreats, or getaway weekends. Almost half of our weeks for Summer 2018 have already been reserved!

The aerial photos show the house on the isolated property with the unassigned adjoining peninsula, which together form a scenic panorama of your very own personal "Bordeaux Bay". Your bay opens directly into deep/open water providing a superb lake vista with great swimming, boating, and fishing. This new vacation home has its very own, very private, manicured natural lake sand beach that slopes gently into the water out well past where you can walk. A natural lake sand beach is found in precious few locations at Lake Murray.....no gooey lake shore mud here! Having your personal beach right in your backyard is such an enjoyable experience. The beach uniquely differentiates this newly constructed vacation home from all of the others! Your family will thoroughly enjoy this very comfortable house with great views, great swimming, a wonderful beach, and great fishing. You will very likely see osprey, blue heron, Canadian geese, mallards, turtles, and sometimes bald eagles. White-tail deer tracks across your beach are a common sight.

The entire house is brand new construction. The house has a huge 1,000 sq.ft. open-concept, beamed ceiling Family Room - Dining Area - Kitchen on the Main Level, with a 50" wood burning fireplace and seven huge picture windows that provide a fabulous view of Lake Murray. The fully equipped kitchen has all new stainless steel appliances, with granite countertops for the kitchen cabinets and the island. All of your cooking needs are there for you. The house has both a Den as well as a Recreation Room on the Lower Level, along with a spacious two-car garage. The Rec. Room has a regulation 8' x 4' slate pool table with spectator viewing chairs, along with an entertainment system. The Family Room Samsung 50'' Smart Flat Screen LCD HDTV (with 200 channel cable) is great for your favorite TV shows and for sporting events. High speed cable-based wireless internet is also provided for your use. The house’s lakeside sun deck and screened porch face northeast and your private bay, making them perfect for all-day use. Your outdoor shower (with both hot and cold water) is great for washing off that beach sand. The Room Layout diagram indicates a portion of the house that is Private, not accessible to our guests. These private areas are NOT used by the Owners during any portion of the rental period. The house is 4,000 sg.ft. The portion that is rented is 3,000 sq.ft.

At our original lake house, well over one-third of our rentals were multi-generational families with children, who had previously rented with us one or more times. A number of families have stayed with us for a 3rd, 4th, 5th, and even a 7th time. In our 215+ rentals over the past ten years, we have had families from 29 different states, with over 60% of those families from outside of South Carolina. Guests have come from as far away as AZ, CA, MT, MN, NY, VT, France, and England. We've also had multiple guests from Hilton Head, SC and the Florida coast! Rentals for the summer, the spring, spring break, Masters Week, USC Graduation, USC football and baseball games, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and month-long snowbird rentals have all been very popular.

At the north end of the property, across your lawn of lush green Palisades Zoysia grass, 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. From there you also have a great view of the multiple osprey and blue heron nests in the trees on the island just off shore. 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 other shoreline, and you will be treated to one of those magnificent South Carolina sunsets. Being able to watch both the sunrise and the sunset from your property is a very nice vacation bonus!

All of your essential boating needs are addressed with your own concrete boat ramp and a large floating dock. You can experience great fishing right off the property or the dock, or in the 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 3/4 mile wide here…..great for skiing, tubing, and jet skis. Your bay is shielded 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, which has a swim ladder. The water is always at least 12 feet deep off the end of your dock.

Your modern Bordeaux Bay vacation home is located on a very nicely landscaped one-acre lot, with 125 ft. of natural lake sand beach and 425 ft. of total waterfront (expanded to 800 ft. when including the adjoining peninsula). At the east side of the property is a boathouse (shown in aerial photo beside your dock) that is used for storage and we do not rent. With its very unique setting, the new Bordeaux Bay is sure to provide your family with a truly memorable Lake Murray getaway. The house is located on the south shore of Lake Murray, northwest of Lexington, SC, and just north of Climax, SC. There is essentially no vehicle traffic on the street, since the house is literally at the “end of the road”. Unfortunately the Google Earth photos of the house are way out of date. The Google Earth aerial view is from the day that we knocked down the original house, and the street view is a photo of that original house.

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

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Keywords: Very Private Sand Beach, Comfortable Lakehouse, Great View, Relaxing Vacation, Lake Murray rental, lakefront rental, lake house, south shore rental, private dock, private boat ramp, lakefront luxury home, rent by owner, Columbia, SC, Lexington, SC, 4 bedroom rental, 3-1/2 bathrooms.

More Details

Owner
Lynda and Rudy Goetzman
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017

Why Lynda and Rudy Goetzman 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. And now we have replaced the original house with a brand new large modern house for you to enjoy.

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'. The whole 'bay' is there for you to soak up and enjoy from the Family Room and Kitchen, from the Sun Deck and Screened Porch, from your beautiful yard, and of course, from your natural lake sand beach.

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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. Aged, 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 and several blue herons nest in the trees on the small island just offshore. 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 nearby trees, 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.

Amenities

Batesburg-Leesville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No tournament fishing groups allowed.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master BR Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , double sink vanity (Main Level)
    Bath 2 - toilet , shower , pedestal sink and cabinet (Main Level)
    Bath 3 - toilet , shower , double sink vanity (Lower Level)
    Bath 4 - toilet , single sink vanity (Half bath - Lower Level)
    Outdoor Shower - Has both hot & cold water and a shower wand
  • All the bathroom vanities have granite counter tops.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom Suite - 1 queen , sleigh bed on Main Level
    Bedroom A - 1 queen , platform bed on Main Level
    Bedroom B - 2 twin/ single , (two twin) beds on Lower Level
    Bedroom C - 1 double , full size bed on Lower Level
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed , (full size Futon and a separate over/under Bunk bed set)
  • Master Bedroom Suite and Bedroom A are on the Main Level of the house with the open Family Room-Dining Area-Kitchen. Bedrooms B & C are on the Lower Level of the house with the Den and Rec. Room. All the bedrooms have ceiling fans.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
The property has a very private, natural 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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5

Lake Lover, Holly Springs, NC

  • 5 of 5

What a great place for a family vacation! This is our 6th year renting this house for a summer vacation. The newly rebuilt house is absolutely the best! The large open kitchen and family room accommodates large families and the lake view is truly spectacular. The screened porch and deck allows you to enjoy the the outdoors any time of the day. 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 while offering an amazing view of Lake Murray. The owners have thought of everything you might need. This is absolutely the best location to enjoy Lake Murray with family and friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our all new, modern vacation home has been extremely well received by our guests this summer.....by repeaters like Lake Lover and by our first time guests as well. We have a number of guests who come back to stay with us year after year. We continue to add features to our property to meet the needs of our core repeat guests. We really appreciate their continuing loyalty. Our incredible lake sand beach has always been a unique, desirable feature of our property. We have now added a wonderful new vacation home to make Bordeaux Bay an even more memorable vacation destination.
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5

Amazing! Perfect! Slice of Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

Don't pass up the opportunity to stay here!! What a wonderful time we had with our kids and grandkids. The accommodations are top notch. You truly feel you are on your own private island. The grandkids were on the beach from sunrise to sunset. The beach area was so clean, ample seating, and relaxing on a raft in the water was refreshing. You can watch the sunrise and sunset. The birds are entertaining to watch. The memories we created will last a lifetime. The owners are so friendly and respond quickly when questions arised prior to our vacation. The garage access was a huge perk. It is so hard to put into words how truly majestic and awesome this property is. Perfection has been created!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad to see that our guests are enjoying our new house. It is a wonderful setting for an extended family to really enjoy Lake Murray together. With the new, modern house, we now have a year-round venue for your perfect lake vacation!
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5

Dreamy Bordeaux Bay!

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family of 10 had the unexpected pleasure of enjoying a week at Bordeaux Bay. Our original family vacation had a last-minute hiccup, and we found ourselves looking for a place to stay at Lake Murray with only 2 weeks prior to our arrival plans. We stumbled across the listing for Bordeaux Bay and were pleasantly surprised that it was available. The owners, Rudy and Lynda, replied promptly to our inquiry and were delightful to talk to and to work with. They worked with us to help us get everything we needed for our vacation week even though it was all very last-minute. All of the information and communication was thorough and clear, and it made the planning very easy. The home is brand new-I think we were the first to stay in it-and I cannot say enough about the comfort and beauty of both the house and the property! Everyone in our family absolutely loved their time there. The property is large with beautiful outdoor spaces. The fire pit area is great for s'mores or just an evening by the fire. The pergola has chairs and a wonderful view with an intimate feel. The dock was perfect for our boat with bumpers built in along the dock. We had plenty of room to pull people wakeboarding and tubing so that even people on the shore could watch and enjoy. The private sandy beach was our absolute favorite! The young kids were able to play in the sand and wade into the water at gradual depths, and we could launch our paddle board and kayak right off the beach to explore the cove and nearby island. There is a lot of grassy area for bocci, frisbee, and football. Just the perfect piece of property!

The home itself is well-appointed, charming, inviting, and very comfortable. The most impressive part is the unbelievably beautiful view of the lake. The large family room and kitchen area is open with a wall of windows that provide expansive views. The kitchen has granite countertops and a large refrigerator. The cabinets are stocked with all that you need to cook, bake, and prepare meals for a large group. The table is nice and large and sat 8. We played games there every night, too! We also sat at the counter using the barstools. Many of us even ate outside on the screened porch...a very popular spot with a table and chairs! It, too, has a great view of the lake. The downstairs rec room was nice for kids to retreat and watch movies or play games. We absolutely loved our time there! Hope to come again next year....Thanks so much, Lynda and Rudy!! ~AmyC and fam

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Amy's family were our first guests in our brand new house at Bordeaux Bay, and we are thrilled that they enjoyed our new accommodations. We designed the new house with the huge Family Room/Kitchen Area and the back deck and screened porch to optimize the view of the lake, and maximize your enjoyment of your access to the water and the beach. The new modern house fits perfectly with the unique setting and our one-of-a-kind real lake sand beach to provide you with a truly wonderful lake vacation experience.
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Bethesda, Maryland
5

Everything we wanted in a vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The new lake house is just wonderful!! The property and that real beach have always been great, but the brand new larger house really makes this a great place to enjoy Lake Murray. The HUGE Family Room and Kitchen area is really nice for families to enjoy being together.....and the view of the lake out the "wall of windows" is fabulous. In fact, the windows in every room in the house have a lake view! The Kitchen is very well appointed, with excellent appliances, lots of cabinets and drawers, and all the utensils you'll need. The downstairs Den and Rec. Room are really nice large spaces, great for adults or kids. The deck and screened porch on the lake side were just perfect for us.

With the wonderful new house, this is now on our off-season list of places to go also. We will definitely be continuing to come back here to relax.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our brand new lake house is an excellent location for enjoying Lake Murray, and we are glad that others are very pleased with the results of our new construction. We custom built the house to be our retirement home in a few years, but are making it available for others to enjoy in the mean time. Our returning guests are finding the fabulous new house to be a great match with our fabulous natural lake sand beach, that has been there all along!
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Charleston, SC USA
5

Perfect Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful location to enjoy Lake Murray with your family! Something for everyone - great venue, great views, just a great place to have fun. The lake sand beach just adds so much more to your vacation experience at the lake. Being able to see both the sunrise and sunset is also very special.

We are looking forward to coming back to stay again when the new house construction is completed. It has always had the fabulous natural beach... this summer with the much larger, all new house, Bordeaux Bay will truly have it all. We can't wait!!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are looking forward to having the new house this summer as well. Having a brand new house and a real lake beach will make Bordeaux Bay the perfect vacation spot at Lake Murray. The new, larger house will provide for a great vacation experience at any time during the year.
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5

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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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $250 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 8.0%

During the Summer months - Week long rentals only (Friday-to-Friday)
Masters Week, USC Graduation, Thanksgiving and Christmas require 4 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

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund