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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Two lrg brs, 2 full baths, lrg screen porch & deck overlooking lake-beaut sunset

Six-year old Lakeside home, beautiful views of the Lake out of every room in the house. Cottage features furnishings, linens, cooking utensils, three satellite tvs, exquisite custom kitchen, etc. Sit on the large screened-in porch or deck and enjoy the peacefulness of the lake and beautiful sunsets. There are many things to do in the area such as:

Boating, fishing and swimming are prime water sports. Great fishing off homeowners dock and large gazebo for fun and games. Owner loves to fish and catches all kinds of fish off the dock. i.e., Bream, Bass, Catfish, Crappie

Telephones are provided in each bedroom and greatroom. Long distance calling is free. Wireless internet service.

Located on a point, you will feel secluded on this large water front lot. There is over 300 feet of panoramic lake front, easily accessible boat ramp, dock and gazebo. The house is 1700sf and is filled with luxuries, very comfortable furniture, quality bedding, internet service, stainless steel kitchen appliances, a beautiful screened-in porch and separate attached deck with decorative porch furniture.

Whether you decide to come for the great fishing at this end of Lake Murray; or, just sit back and relax in our cozy cottage, we feel your stay will be one to remember.

Cleaning fees are included in the rates. We ask that you leave the cottage the way you found it as close as possible. If there is excessive cleaning for the owners, $75 to be taken out of security deposit. NO LARGE PARTIES OR EVENTS ALLOWED.

One pet (dog) up to 20 lbs. is allowed after cleared through owner at the time reservation is made. Pet must be well behaved, groomed, and flea & tick protected. The fee for bringing one pet is $75. No other animals-- dogs, cats, birds, etc. --are allowed by renters or visitors. If unauthorized pet is brought by guests, security deposit will be forfeited. Guest making reservation must be 21 yo or older. No children under 5 years old.

More Details

Property Manager
Mary and John Miano
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 19, 2017

About Mary and John Miano

John and Mary Miano live in Aiken, SC. John is a retired builder and Mary is a retired realtor and nurse.

Mary and John Miano purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Mary and John Miano chose South Carolina

The property is a quite get away with beautiful views of the lake. This is where we come to fully relax and have fun fishing, or playing games at the Gazebo. The Gazebo is fully lighted so one can enjoy. We are very proud of our cottage and want those who rent from us to enjoy it as much as we do. We have had many wonderful guests and welcome their return. We want to keep our property nice so we do not allow smoking in the cottage, large parties or events on the property.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage just turned 6 yrs old as of March 2016. It's heart of pine flooring throughout and custom decorating make it a pleasure to spend time there. Not to mention the beautiful custom kitchen with all the latest amenities. The views from the kitchen to the screen porch are breathtaking of the lake and the sunset.We provide a set up of 1 roll paper towels, 2 rolls toilet paper per bath, hand soap and dish liquid.

We provide bed linens. We provide towels and wash cloths. You are responsible for bringing own beach towels. BATH TOWELS ARE NOT ALLOWED AT DOCK.

We recommend that you bring a small cooler for taking drinks to dock. Also, in summer, recommend that you bring an extra bag of ice as ice use is up in hot weather. We have a refrigerator with an icemaker.


Saluda County Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 6' garden tub w/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Each bath has full linen closet with towels provided
  • Both baths have tub/shower enclosure. Master bath has two sinks, guest bath has one. Extra large garden tub in Master Bath.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Custom made draperies and spreads throughout home.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • autumn foliage
  • marina
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Home has heart of pine hardwood flooring throughout. Stone fireplace and heat pump for heating and air. Master bath has extra large garden tub with shower. All linens and towels provided. Internet phones have been installed for your convenience. No charge to call within US or Canada. Property has large concrete easily accessible boat ramp for loading and unloading your boat. Gazebo fully lighted for evening entertaining.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
Temple, TX

Peaceful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderfully quaint lake house. The pictures don't do it justice. The view of lake is seen from every room. It has a "home" feeling to it. And Mary and John are a treasure.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We treasure each of our guests and enjoy sharing the cottage.
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  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at the lake house. The scenery is absolutely beautiful and the home is beautiful as well.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ashley, look forward to having you back.
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The pictures dont do this place justice!

  • 5 of 5

John and Mary are such great people! You will feel like family even before you arrive. The cottage is amazing and they have thought of everything. We didnt want for anything during our stay. The fact that they greeted us and showed us to the marina and boat dock was quite amazing. The attention to detail on this home is top notch! They are quite the couple with an amazing lake home. You wont be disappointed!!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tiffany, we ejoyed having you. We love our cottage and so appreciate when our guests enjoy their stay.
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Relaxing Getaway and Attention to Details

  • 5 of 5

John and Mary have made this lake house a home away from home! With linens provided and essentials there to get you started in a roomy home overlooking a cove, this place has so many places to relax! We enjoyed swimming off the dock, fishing, drinking coffee on the deck in the mornings, playing games with the family in the screened porch in the afternoons, and swinging on the gazebo swing in the evenings while watching the sunsets! The house sits on a point so you can see the lake all around you. We even launched our boat on site and docked it for the weekend! The kitchen is extraordinary and the laundry room was a plus after days in the water. John and Mary were more than helpful and the most excellent of hosts! Thanks for a memorable stay! We would love to return to this precious place!

The Ruddick Family

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review. We are very conscientious of wanting our guests to have a good vacation.
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A Super Week!

  • 5 of 5

You won't be disappointed! We found a comfortable, beautifully furnished cottage, that pictures cannot capture adequately.

Mary and John welcomed us, then were available by phone for any questions during the week.

The kitchen is large and opens to a living-room / dining-room area, with a view of the lake. The bedrooms and two baths are also sizable, with plenty of closet space. We enjoyed the screened porch, for dining and relaxing, during a couple of rainy days. The rain did not keep us, however, from fishing on the dock and enjoying the lakeside gazebo. We launched our boat -- from their on-site launch, to use during the remainder of the week. Beautiful sunsets, excellent accommodations, a serene setting....six days were just not long enough.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Being greeted by such gracious homeowners provided the perfect start to a wonderful weekend. The home was cozy and welcoming, while the weather provided the perfect opportunity to fish all day. We were so busy enjoying the tranquility of the property that we never turned on the television. Thank you for making your home available.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shealy's Bar-B-Que House
Walmart Supercenter
"Walmart, Batesburg, SC"

Have fun swimming, boating, fishing, jet-skiing, water-skiing, birdwatching, walking, and exploring the lake as well as the nearby Big Saluda and Little Saluda Rivers. The lot has many nice hardwood trees. Nearby golf courses (Persimmon Hill C.C., Mid-Carolina C.C. & Ponderosa C.C.). The Augusta National (The Masters Golf Tournament) is located approximately one hour away. There are also numerous restaurants, shopping centers, antique stores, metropolitan airport, and the Newberry Opera House approx. 15 miles away from cottage. There are several relaxed restaurants on the lake within a 5-20 mile radius by car; Shealy's in Batesburg, Buffalo Grill, Prosperity, Lakehouse.


Rates & Availability

Saluda County Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
July 4th
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 21 2017 - Dec 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Security Deposit $150
Tax Rate 8.0%

If the reservation date is imminent, Owner and Renter will work out terms of payment. One pet under 20 lbs. for an additional $75 if the pet is preapproved by owner. Terms are: flea protection, well behaved dog, dog must not be left alone in cottage at any time without owners present, owners must bring pet bed, pet is not allowed on beds. Unapproved pet will result in loss of security deposit.

One half of the rental deposit is due within 4-5 days of acceptance of the agreement in order to confirm reservation. Final deposit is due two weeks before your arrival date. Three to four night stay is $200 per night; one full week 1,000.
All Holiday weeks $1,225 All Holiday week-ends are $225 per night. Security deposit and 8% SC tax added to rent.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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