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Awesome View- Lake Front Cottage- 5 Star - 2 Kayaks- 40 min downtown Columbia

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2) 1200 sq ft.

This is a perfect place for a quiet get-a-away for 2 or wonderful alternative to a required hotel stay. The cottage was built totally by hand, by the owner, with trees cut from the property. It is designed for adults and there is nowhere for kids to play.

Due to the setting it's best:

-for only 1 or 2 people-sorry NOT for visitors, unless discussed

-corporate stay in the Lexington area .

-snowbirds in transit or scoping the area

-visiting family in the area, but prefer your privacy

Sorry, but there is no place to dock a boat or park a trailer. If you are renting a boat for a day, then check with the owners about a temporary dock .

TWO KAYAKS are available to enjoy our large cove or to explore Shull Island.

Accommodations: Den and kitchen with island on one floor. Downstairs 600 sq. ft. with a queen bed and sitting area. Sleeps 2- one queen bed downstairs.

Three large windows overlooking the lake. We have all new appliances, including granite counter tops and 2 HD TVs with Dish Satellite.

There is a deck off the lower level for enjoying the lake view and for kayak or swimming access.

Off Season, 2 nights available if less than a month away from arrival.

Keywords: Guest House, Lakefront, Peaceful

If you stay a week and could leave the lake, it's two hours from Charleston, SC. Downtown Columbia is 35/40 minutes away and the zoo (30 minutes) State Museum and children's museum are well worth the visit. Restaurants and many shopping choices are in Lexington which is an 18 minute drive. A few restaurants and grocery stores are an easy 10 minute drive from the guest house. Most renters prefer to shop prior to arrival.

There is a deck off the lower level for enjoying the lake view and for kayak or swimming access.

Off Season, 2 nights available if less than a month away from arrival.

Keywords: Guest House, Lakefront, Peaceful

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 24, 2017

About The Owner

My husband, Andy, is a retired airline pilot who flew for Pan Am and then Delta Airlines. He commuted to NY in order to live on the lake. He is now a golfer and can gladly help you with any area golf questions. I am a former French teacher and will gladly help you with lake questions or anything else.

Why The Owner chose Gilbert

My husband cut 100 trees from our property in 1993 and started a 'project' with the lumber he had from the trees. He had planned for it to be a place for projects. Hence-part of the reason for the bathroom upstairs. He would work a while and then quit for a year or so. We finally decided to finish it as a guest house in order to use it for our own personal guests. We have another vrbo on Lake Murray and enjoy sharing it and lake information. That helped us decide to use the guest house as a vrbo also.

What makes this house unique

Use the private dock for grilling or just relaxing by the lake. Some just enjoy the beautiful view from inside the cottage. It is a large space for 2 people-Quiet and cozy. Perfect for relaxation! The kayaks are such fun.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your lovely guest house. Everything was comfortable, convenient and clean. We enjoyed our money coffee out on the deck.It was very peaceful and relaxing in your beautifully landscaped, tropical paradise. The view was breathtaking. It was a pleasure meeting you and we look forward to our next visit. Thanks so much for being so accommodating.
Jul 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Columbia Metro SC (CAE)
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
several
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Ponderosa CC or Lexington CC
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Columbia, SC
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Goodfella's/Fishermen's Wharf
Car: recommended

Amenities

Gilbert House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • shower only
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa (1) tv in bedroom
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

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5

A wonderfully relaxing week communing with nature and each other.

  • 5 of 5

The time slipped away here way too fast. We came for an event, the total eclipse of the sun, and were captivated by the character of the cottage and it’s environ. The serene calm of the morning lake water with morning coffee on the deck made for a wonderful beginning to the day. A brisk walk in the surrounding neighborhoods or a nice paddle along the shore in the kayaks helped to get the day moving. The daily pace was slow and restful. But we were never bored with the lake at our disposal like a favorite kid’s toy. We were fortunate to be able to spend some quality time chatting with our hosts. Throughout, they were most congenial and epitomized the concept of “Southern Hospitality”. We are now wanting to find an excuse to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a kind review! We also enjoyed meeting you and are always happy when we have happy renters in their "home away from home." We, on many occasions, never see our renters and were glad the slow pace due to the eclipse changed it for us. Ellen
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Awesome

  • 5 of 5

It was awesome and wonderful stay. What a perfect little cottage for 2. I would recommend to anyone who is looking for a nice getaway on the lake. So quiet and serene.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate that people take the time to write a review and especially that they enjoyed it! As I always say, we like happy renters..
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5

Just what we needed!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect getaway from the hustle & bustle of our hectic life! We are so grateful the cabin was available for us over Labor Day weekend.

The cabin felt secluded and very peaceful which allowed my husband & I to slow down! The furnishings were super comfortable & very clean. The access to the lake is perfect for paddle boarding access or just to take a dip.

Ellen & Andy are the perfect hosts that make it known they are they if you need them but will not intrude on your space.

My husband & I returned from our trip refreshed & rejuvenated! We hope we can return sometime next summer for some more RnR!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Just what I needed!

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful lakeside retreat. Everything was as they said it would be. The cottage was very spacious and had all the comforts of home. I highly recommend this getaway for a weekend or a week.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love our happy renters and having nice renters. It always works both ways! We appreciate the review. Ellen
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5

Peaceful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, it was just what we needed--serene, beautiful, clean and comfortable. The gentle, cool breeze combined with the awesome view off the deck made our morning coffee each day a very special time. The cottage was an inviting retreat after boating out on the lake all day, we absolutely loved it. After coming to Lake Murray for the past nine years, this was definitely the nicest place we've stayed.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: How nice is that? Thank you very much....People like you make this world a little nicer, not that it wasn't pretty nice already .
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5

Slice of paradise

  • 5 of 5

We loved the location of this Cozy cottage. Much bigger than we thought it would be.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that you were pleasantly surprised . Thank you for your review. Ellen
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $40

If last minute 1 night ok. Standard season, 2 nights available only if less than 2 weeks away. Any time last minute, 2 nights available. Peak season, prefer to not rent only 3 days, if more than 2 weeks away.

Thanksgiving-4 night minimum prior to 1 month in advance

Masters week minimum 5 nights April 2-April 9-

Please write a check, or add to paypal $200.00, for security deposit. IF using paypal, the renter pays the fee. The check will be shredded or returned if you prefer.

Pay half of the fee to deposit along with a separate $200.00 security check. If last minute, cash. If using pay pal, the renter pays the fee. Be sure to add the $40.00 for the cleaning.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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