|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
This 3-story, 4000 square foot home is situated on a unique bluff overlooking beautiful Lake Murray. The home is located in a quiet subdivision on the western end of the lake where two rivers merge together. Architect-designed, three-story, cottage-style home. Living room, dining room, kitchen, master bedroom, master bath, half bath, laundry, screen porch and Charleston porch on main floor level. Four bedrooms and three baths on top floor. Game room/TV room, kitchen, two bedrooms, one bath, and Charleston porch on bottom floor.
Two Charleston-style porches face the lake, as well as a screen porch with stone fireplace. Porches have eight foot doors that open to the living room, dining room, kitchen, and master bedroom. All rooms have ceiling fans, and three heating and air conditioning units provide ample cooling and heating for each floor. Large dining table seats ten to twelve with a bar area that seats five. 47" HDTV with DVD in the ground floor game room and 39" HDTV in the main living room. Indoor game activities include Ping Pong table, Foosball table, and board games. Outside area includes a deck, 2 private boat docks. 18 foot water depth at low lake level. 30 foot water depth at full pool. Our private lot next door has volleyball/corn-hole area and beach--also room for extra parking (boats, cars, etc.). Ideal for Family, Small Groups, or Corporate Retreats. No Smoking and Pets are NOT allowed. Maximum guest limit is 13.
Have fun swimming, boating, fishing, jet-skiing, water-skiing, birdwatching, walking, playing volley ball and corn-hole, and exploring the lake as well as the nearby Big Saluda and Little Saluda Rivers. The lot has many nice hardwood trees as well as native mountain laurel. There is a one- and two-mile walking area and 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, drive-in movie theater in nearby Monetta, small towns, metropolitan airport, and the Newberry Opera House in close proximity. There is also a pontoon boat rental facility located less than 1 mile away.
Keywords: 3-Story House
We had a great time during our stay here on Gold Nugget Point. It's on the West end of the lake so it's relatively quiet compared to the East end where the dam is but this lake is so large it's pretty quiet no matter where you are. It does take a while to boat to the East end, like 1 1/4-1.5 hrs to the dam. From the water, the east end has the Liberty Tap Room and some of the nicer restaurants except Spinners that's at the West end. There are plenty of less fancy restaurants accessible at the West end. The party coves, areas to beach your boat and Bomb Island where the Purple Martins roost are more at the West end too. So it depends what you're looking for. After you get past the State Park in the middle of the lake it gets windier and choppier but nothing my pontoon couldn't handle. Boat launch is 5min drive/boatride away at Riverwinds, costs $5 to launch and free to pull out. Call around for gas prices as some were twice the cost of land gas. You can tube/ski/wakeboard etc right off the dock, it's wide enough. The water clarity was dark, unlike Keowee where you can see 10ft down but unlike the Intracoastal Waterway where you can't see 1 inch down. The water temp was a perfect 84. I felt safe in the water, just saw turtles and the land was cleared before they flooded the basin so no stumps hardly and well marked if there were. As far as land fun, you don't even have to leave the grounds for the week. The sand volleyball is awesome. The beach they have is elevated at the top of the bank, not right on lake level FYI. The empty lot next door is a huge bonus to park your vehicles/boat trailers, to build a smore pit and play volleyball etc. There's a basketball hoop. The outdoor grill is nice and big. The screened in porch was nice once it cooled off. The back multilevel deck was huge and provided gorgeous views and a hammock. The dock was nice and swim ladder sturdy. You can use the empty lot dock too but no ladder on it. We blew up a floatation station and tied it off between the 2 docks and had a ball just hanging out. The downstairs floor is perfect for kids to get away from the parents and retreat to Foosball, ping pong etc. The house was very clean and kitchen provided everything you might need. Having 2 fridges and an ice maker was a huge plus! Mackey is very friendly and offers lots of nice tips on how to control the TV, grill, A/C etc. The only thing the house does lack is WiFi so bring a hot spot. We hit the Monetta Drive In which is real neat.
What a fabulous time. Mackey, I especially thank you so much for all your extra help. Our hiking group from Athens GA and Fripp Island, SC hiked 3 miles at Dreher Island State Park and 4+ on the Rails to Trails. Both were enjoyable but to be honest we all were just anxious to head back to your house and enjoy the view and peacefulness of the lake.
The kitchen area and supplies as well as the dining area accommodated our whole group. Everything, including the outside areas was clean and well maintained. There was not one thing missing from the kitchen supplies. We spent most of our time on the porch as there was always a breeze and the view of the lake was magnificent.
Individuals in our group are looking forward to renting this house again for their families.
This house was absolutely perfect for a multi-family reunion. We traveled from VA, FL and SC to meet at this beautiful lake home. This house exceeded our expectations and had a fabulous layout for several families to enjoy together time but also have their own space. The property was clean, well-maintained and felt like a true home. We brought kayaks and fishing poles and we also took the owner's advice and rented a pontoon boat for the week which was an absolute blast!
The children were able to enjoy a movie in the lower level while the adults were able to converse on the main level. The house stayed cool during a heatwave and the kids had hours of fun jumping off the dock.
We were so grateful to have this time together as a family and feel lucky to have found such wonderful owners to share their home with us to create wonderful memories!
What a great place for our family reunion. We stayed in this home recently for a week and could not have been happier with our choice. Upon arrival, we were greeted by the owner who shared some additional helpful information on the home with us. The home was spacious and accommodating for three generations of our families. Would stay there again and highly recommend it to others. Our nephew did purchase a 10x10 instant canopy cover for the dock which helped provide shade for some of our more sun sensitive family members. If it gets windy and you have a canopy, make sure it is tied down and also any chairs, floats and/or noodles are secured. It will be our first consideration, when we start planning our next reunion.
What a wonderful house and property on Lake Murray!!! There were bedrooms for the not so old folks, older kids and younger kids. When we weren't on the water (tubing, skiing, knee boarding or jet skiing), the kids used the lower floor for their hangout and the adults used the ground floor. This is truly a home away from home. As the weather that week was HOT, 100+ almost every day, we did not use the sand beach area except for pictures. The kitchen had everything we needed and then some.
The house and grounds are well maintained. The owner was very gracious and most helpful in getting us settled in. If we can get together again, this will definitely be the house of our choice.
Our family chose to stay at the house during the wedding of our relative. We were very happy with the well maintained house. Everything about the house was as described. It was a pleasure to stay where we could all be together and relax in such a peaceful place. Our family will be celebrating another marriage next year and hopefully we can stay in this hoouse again then.
Quiet streets for jogging, biking, & walking, Unique Drive-In Theater @ nearby Monetta, Newberry Opera House for live stage performances, 3 public golf courses (Persimmon Hill, Mid-Carolina & Ponderosa) located 10-20 miles away, Pontoon boat rental only 1 mile away, Historical Revolutionary War sites in the area, Columbia Airport less than 1 hr. away
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
2 night stays regardless of season are $475 per night (no more 2 night weekend stays available for 2016, unless owner approves). A 6-night stay during prime season is $2600. Christmas week/dates are subject to prime season rates. There is also a $200.00 cleaning fee for all stays as well as 8% SC tax assessment.
1/2 the rental amount is due in the form of a regular check upon signing/mailing of the contract and the balance is due 2 months before the arrival date.