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Ellen or Andy Faris

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

PENINSULA 790 ft- 40 min to downtown Columbia SC and Ft. Jackson

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Lake Murray House Rental Photos and Description

House 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6/7 -( Add $10 day if 7 people)

Gazebo on a peninsula with 790 ft shoreline. You must see the gorgeous view to fully appreciate this property! I can gladly send you more photos of the home. I think reading comments from past guests is the best way to help make a decision. Relaxing, piece of heaven, retreat, lovely are some adjectives used.

Newly redone master bathroom and floors in all but bedrooms. Wi-Fi available. PLEASE SEE THE CAMEO/VIDEO BELOW . YOU WILL NEED TO COPY/PASTE. ___

You may not want to leave to visit the many activities that are nearby. The wildlife is incredible to view and there is always fun activity to watch while sitting in the gazebo by the lake or the deck by the house. Only 10 minutes (speed boat)-20 minutes (pontoon) to see the 750,000 Purple Martins roost each night on Bomb Island during the summer months.

Can use Crooked Creek in Chapin for tennis, gym basketball etc.

Guests love the privacy of the property and the 2 kayaks that are available for use.

You may launch boats on the property. Fishermen would enjoy some of the most renowned bass fishing in the nation. Boat rentals and launching sites are nearby. We are 10 minutes from Billy Dreher Island.

You can choose between relaxing on the deck or going down to the gazebo by the lake.

There is wi-fi on site and Dish Network with 2 High Definition televisions.

We enjoy cooking and if you do, we have supplied some spices that you may want to use.

It is two hours from Charleston, SC, approx 1 hour and 15 minutes from The Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta National, 3 minutes to Timberlake Golf Plantation, other golf courses 20 minutes away (Golf is a bargain in this area). Mountains are 1 1/2 hours drive. Come see your favorite graduate at Ft. Jackson(40 min. away) the University of SC (30 min.). Many choices (museums, theatre, zoo) are in Columbia, SC just 30 minutes away. Riverbanks is one of the top 10 Zoos in the US. ,

Keywords: house, peninsula

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Ellen or Andy Faris (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

About Ellen or Andy Faris

My husband Andy and I live on Lake Murray and absolutely love it! Andy was a pilot for Pan Am and then Delta and commuted to New York in order to live on the lake. He now is a golfer and can gladly help you with any area golf questions. I am a former French teacher and love to be in or on the lake.

Ellen or Andy Faris purchased this house in 2007

Why Ellen or Andy Faris chose Lake Murray

We had been renting it as annual rental since 1991 and decided to do VRBO. It's been fun! We travel and have always loved staying in Bed and Breakfasts. This is the next best thing as we aren't tied down to daily work, but have the joy of providing to renters, what we think is special. We love telling people about the lake and area, but most people do not want to leave the relaxation of the water and house.

What makes this house unique

All guests comment on how much they love the gazebo, which is right beside the lake.

Renters who bring boats, love being able to launch boats from the property and park their trailers. There is a lot of room for kids to play & big 'kids' games. Sun rises are spectacular.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for the wonderful stay! The location was perfect for our family and the view was divine-absolutely loved it! It's so beautiful here and we would love to come back for a visit! So peaceful here.
May 2015
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based on 20 traveler reviews

PENINSULA 790 ft- 40 min to downtown Columbia SC and Ft. Jackson
average rating of 4.85 based on 96 reviews

Wonderful house - premium location

  • 5 of 5

This house has a wonderful location on the lake. You have excellent views of the sunrise in the morning. The yard is spacious so bring your yard toys. We had a lot of fun throwing Frisbees, footballs and playing bocce. My husband caught several different fish right off the dock. We took the kayaks out for some lake paddling. This home was very enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I used to enjoy short get away trips to the beach, but for a change I thought I'd try the lake. Its a much shorter commute and I found it much more relaxing. The home is spotless and has all the comforts and amenities anyone could hope for. I really loved the bed in the master BR and the large screen TV in the LR with satellite had me up quite late. If you're looking for a really nice get away, THIS IS IT. Also... there are lots of good options for dining close by too. If you're looking for solitude (as I was) or you're looking for a special get away for two, you owe it to yourself to visit this wonderful home. I'm sure glad I did.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love happy renters and appreciate the time they take to write reviews! I know it helps other renters decided whether or not to rent our place. We are so glad you enjoyed our home and property.
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Property is well maintained and is accurately portrayed in photos!

  • 5 of 5

A private, quiet, well maintained and comfortable lake side retreat! Ellen and Andy were very hospitable hosts. Their property offers you the opportunity to set your own pace to rest, relax or get out on beautiful Lake Murray! All the techie comforts of home are included too so you get to decide how much to disconnect from the rest of your world. Thank you both for making this property available!!!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review! We all know that it helps future renters, so we appreciate it. We are glad you had a nice time and were happy to meat all of you. Nice group! Ellen and Andy
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Gorgeous setting!! Nice house, plenty of Space

  • 5 of 5

We were so happy to wake up each morning and see such a view of Lake Murray nearly all around us. The house was very nice, perfectly situated for us, because we were travelling with another couple and they had one side of the house while my wife and I had the other side of the house, separated by a large living room. We were happy to see that they'd upgraded the TV from what we'd seen in the pictures and now have a nice big (54") flat screen TV. A couple small hiccups arose during the week and Ellen addressed them quickly.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your time there! We love happy renters and thanks for letting us know that we need to update a photo with a tv in it. I'm not sure where you saw that photo, but will look. Thank you for your kind comment. Ellen and Andy
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Great Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay this past week end. We were there fishing the Oakley Big Bass Tourney. The launch site at the home was perfect. We launched two 20 foot bass boats in the mornings and took them out at the end of each day. There were no problems with the ramp at all. It was gravel but there was no mud or any other obstacles to prevent us from doing this. The accomadations were outstanding and there were no problems at all.

The property was very clean and well kept. There were extra filters supplied if needed. If we needed anything at all the owners were quick to respond to any question we had.

I will highly reccomend this property for any retreat you wish to take.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad the boat ramp was fine, as it always has been-8 years of renting! As I always say, we are very blessed to have such great renters who enjoy our property and vrbo home. We always appreciate the reviews that help others decide whether or not to rent our home.
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Paradise Found

  • 5 of 5

A gorgeous view of Lake Murray. Being on a peninsula makes for a very secluded setting. The landscape is perfect. The pictures on the web site tell the story. We spent a good portion of every day on the gazebo, that's how nice it is. The kayaks were a lot of fun. The home has all the amenities to make your stay a pleasant one. Wouldn't think twice about renting again.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your kind review and are especially glad that you enjoyed everything! We love having happy and nice renters, as that is our goal.
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On the property you have 2 kayaks. There are also a few games and puzzles. People have left blow up toys and floats in the storage area. You may rent a boat very close by. You may launch a boat, usually up to about 22 ft., from the property.


Rates & Availability

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Mar 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
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3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $85
Tax Rate 8.0%

If the home isn't rented close to the desired date, 2 day rental is a possibility.

We require weekly rental for Memorial Day -Labor Day

Thanksgiving and Christmas Dates are Prime Time

We will not rent less than 4 nights for Labor Day unless last minute-

If you need to pay in 3 payments, let me know and that's fine.

For April, May, Sept.- 12 day rental available if one month prior to arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Lake Murray House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • master bedroom has a large bath room with a tub and shower. There is a bathroom with a shower that 2 bedrooms share. It is in a hall beside the bedrooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
  • Queen size Beds (2), Bunk Beds (1) 1 single bed
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
umbrella on the deck, gazebo right by lake, floating dock for boat, ample parking, 1.4 acres, all small appliances(coffee maker, blender, toaster oven, pancake griddle hand blender, espresso machine, lake view from all but one room, master bedroom with private bath/vanity-2 sinks, 2 kayaks for use on the lake.

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