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Brand New Vacation Home! Enjoy the Beach Life with Your Private Lake Sand Beach

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


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 all new vacation rental with it's very own private, natural lake sand beach! After nine years, we knocked down and completely replaced our original lake house on this unique 1 acre lot, 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, unobstructed views of the lake from your 1,000 sq. ft. open floor plan Family Room - Dining Area - Kitchen with its 16 ft. vaulted ceiling, from your Den, from all of your bedrooms, and even from your Laundry Room. We have transformed a wonderful lake property into a fabulous year-round vacation getaway with a sun deck, screened porch, billiards, stacked stone fireplace, high speed wireless internet, smart TV's, and a huge new floating dock. It's a wonderful venue with large open areas.....perfect for multi-generational family vacations, executive workshops/retreats, or getaway weekends. Two thirds of our Summer 2018 weeks have already been rented, so don't delay your selection.

The aerial photos show the new 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. This natural lake sand beach, accented by a Tennessee field stone border, is just a few steps out your back door, as you can see in the photos. A real lake sand beach is found in precious few locations at Lake Murray..... there is no gooey lake shore mud here! Having your own personal, easily accessible beach right in your backyard is such an enjoyable vacation experience. This very rare, natural beach uniquely differentiates our all new construction vacation home from any of the other vacation rentals at Lake Murray! 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 floor plan beamed ceiling Family Room - Dining Area - Kitchen area on the Main Level, with a 50" wood burning stacked stone fireplace and seven huge picture windows that provide a fabulous view of Lake Murray. The fully equipped custom kitchen has all new top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances, with granite countertops for the kitchen cabinets and the huge island. All of your cooking needs are there for you - pots, pans, cooking utensils, a combo conventional & convection stove, an integrated microwave/second convection oven.....everything that you need. A propane grill is located just off the back deck. The house has both a Recreation Room as well as a Den on the Lower Level, along with a spacious two-car garage. The Rec. Room has a regulation 4' x 8' Presidential 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. Free high speed cable-based wireless internet is also provided for your use throughout the house. 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 (in the photos section) indicates a portion of the house that is private, and not accessible to our guests. These private areas are NOT used by the owners during any portion of the rental period. The climate controlled portion of the house is 4,000 sg.ft. The portion that is rented is just over 3,000 sq.ft.

At our original lake house on the property, well over one-third of our rentals were multi-generational families with children, who had previously rented with us one or more times. During the years a number of families have stayed with us for a 3rd, 4th, 5th, and even a 7th time. In our 230+ rentals over the past eleven years, we have had families from 31 different states, with almost 2/3 of those families coming from outside of South Carolina. Guests have come from as far away as CA, OR, MT, MN, NY, VT, Canada, France, and England. We have had multiple guests from Hilton Head and Myrtle Beach, SC as well as the Florida coasts! Rentals for the summer, the spring, spring break, Masters Week, USC Graduation, USC football and baseball games, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and month-long and longer snowbird rentals have all been very popular through the years.

On the north side 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 most anywhere on the property you have great views 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 vacation property is a very rare, very nice vacation bonus!

All of your essential boating needs are addressed with your own concrete boat ramp and a huge brand new 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 in open water - over 60 feet deep only 300 yards off shore. The lake is over 3/4 mile wide here…..great for skiing, tubing, and jet skis. Your bay is shielded by both a small island about 150 yards off shore, and a 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 new PVC dock - no splinters.

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 bay side of the adjoining peninsula). At the east side of the property is a boathouse (shown in aerial photo beside your dock) that is not rented, but used for storage. With its very unique setting, the all new Bordeaux Bay is sure to provide your family with a truly memorable Lake Murray getaway experience. The lake 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 currently available 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.

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

Keywords: Very private sand beach, comfortable lakehouse, great view, relaxing vacation, Lake Murray rental, lakefront luxury home, lakefront rental, lake house, south shore rental, executive retreat, corporate workshop, open floor plan, new private dock, private boat ramp, rent by owner, Columbia, SC, Lexington, SC, 4 bedroom rental, 3-1/2 bathrooms.

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Lynda and Rudy Goetzman
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2018

Why Lynda and Rudy Goetzman chose Batesburg-Leesville

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.


Batesburg-Leesville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • 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 ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 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. Starter toilet paper is provided. Laundry Room has laundry tub with pull out faucet.
  • 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 along with the open Family Room-Dining Area-Kitchen. Bedrooms B & C are on the Lower Level of the house along with the Rec. Room and Den. All of the bedrooms have variable speed ceiling fans.
  • 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 ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • 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, 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 brand new, PVC boat dock has a swimming ladder. All bed linens and towels are provided. Extra towels are in the Laundry Room. Starter dish detergent, paper towels, and bath room tissue are provided. All summer weeks are Friday to Friday. Other start/end dates are available for remainder of the year.


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Brand New Vacation Home! Enjoy the Beach Life with Your Private Lake Sand Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

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: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our all new, modern vacation home has been extremely well received by our guests this 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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Absolutely beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

The home and the property are beautiful. Ample space for families and a quiet retreat to relax. We spent the week enjoying our son in from the navy and had a home base for family and friends alike to share for a long overdue visit. We hope to visit again with just hubby and our younger son (20) for some down time and maybe even some fishing. The view from the living room is absolutely beautiful. This is definitely prime lake location. Bordeaux Bay I will miss you until next time.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great new house on very cool property

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay! Thank you guys

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The new house is a wonderful all-season vacation destination.
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Marvelous House and location with a fabulous view!!

  • 5 of 5

This house is really beautiful in a very picturesque setting and was perfect for our group of 9.

It was a bit chilly outside, so we didn't spend as much time along the shore as we had planned, but with the huge picture windows along the whole side of the house, we still felt as if we were outside most of the time. We loved the fire pit, all of the appliances were new and top quality and the pool table is also a very high quality one which we fully enjoyed.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: All of our guests have thoroughly enjoyed our newly constructed lake house. Its design features and top-of-the-line amenities are configured to provide a unique vacation experience, ensuring our guests year-round enjoyment of the lake, regardless of the weather.
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Beautiful place!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home situated on an amazing lot. Beautiful views of the sunset and moon rising while we were there. Would rent this place again and again! Owners very friendly and do a great job! Our entire family loved it!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Here you are able to easily see both sunrise/sunset and moonrise/moonset..... just another unique component of your enjoyable vacation experience with us.
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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: July 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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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE), Columbia, SC
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Ponderosa Country Club or Indian Trail Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Charlie's Fisherman's Wharf
Nearest Beach
Your natural lake sand beach - out your back door
Car: necessary

BOAT/SWIM DOCK - A huge, brand new floating dock is just beside your beach. The dock boards are textured PVC, so no slipping or splinters. An aluminum swim ladder is provided, along with a nice boat slip.

FIRE PIT -- A concrete fire pit is on the property just off the beach area, near the pergola. Aged, stacked firewood 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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Pet Fee $150
Damage Deposit $300

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