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Lake Murray Vacation Cottage - 500 Feet of Waterfront

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Covered Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • children welcome


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

With over 500 feet of waterfront and several acres of land, this cozy lakeside cottage makes the ideal vacation spot. This cottage is located a quarter mile (walking distance) from Dreher Island State Park. Lake Murray is considered one of the best lakes in the nation for Largemouth Bass and Striped Bass fishing. Enjoy swimming, boating, fishing, skiing, jet-skiing, hiking, cycling, birdwatching, and more.

Huge bedrooms (15 feet by 15 feet) with a King-size Bed in the Master Bedroom, and two Queen-size Beds in second bedroom. Two Queen-sized Futons also available in the Sun Room. The Sun Room has drapes and shutters, and can be closed off to use as a third bedroom. A fully functional kitchen with a microwave, range/oven, dishwasher, and all small appliances. There is also a nice stone fireplace in the Living Room with gas firelogs.

Several acres of beautiful zoysia grass, with picnic tables, horseshoes, Croquet, Ladder Golf, Corn Hole, and lakeside campfires. Deck overlooking Lake. Enjoy breakfast on the end of the pier at the large hexagonal table with six chairs and a 12 foot market umbrella. The dock has electricity for charging boat batteries. Dusk to Dawn lights at dock and deck for added security. This property has a circular drive with ample parking for cars and boat trailers. A pontoon boat is also available for daily or weekly rental.

The pontoon boat is 16 feet long, has a Bimini Top, a 50 HP Yamaha Outboard with Trim-n-Tilt, and a 18-gallon gas tank. It has a fold down swim ladder, a Lowrance X-125 graph depth finder, Minn Kota trolling motor, rod holders, and life jackets.

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Rick Kellemeyer
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2017

About Rick Kellemeyer

I chose Lake Murray as my retirement location. I have been a bass fisherman all of my life, but got hooked on the Lake Murray Striped Bass, and now that is what I fish for the most. I enjoy catching Largemouth Bass,, Crappie, all species of Bream, and Catfish, but I am now mostly dedicated to Striper's. I won Angler of the Year in 2010, in the oldest striper fresh water fishing club in the US.

Rick Kellemeyer purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Rick Kellemeyer chose Lake Murray

I have professionally fished most of the major lakes east of the Mississippi. This is one of the best lakes I have ever fished for just about any species of fish, except Smallmouth Bass and Lake Trout.

What makes this cottage unique

I fish the lake over 200 days a year. I can tell you where the fish are, and what they are biting. Our location is really unique if you are looking for privacy and serenity. There is no road noise, no nearby neighbors, and a lot of wildlife in the yard, e.g. deer, turkey, ducks, geese, squirrels, rabbits, Blue Heron, Egrets, etc.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We spent 2 1/2 months in SC coldest winter in decades at Rick's cottage. We loved the gas fireplace and Rick was right there with warm bedding and clothes for our dad to go fishing. For as cold as it was the fishing was great! We loved the area and are looking forward to returning next winter. We have never had such attention at a rental place. Each day Rick checked in on us and asked if we needed anything. Our springer was right at home in the large yard and loved Rick as well. Great guy and great place! You'll love it!

We did!

Dennis and Reeta, Hartford WI
Jan 2010
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Prosperity Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • smoking allowed
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1) Master Bedroom, Queen size Beds (2) Second Bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Two queen size Futon's available
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Board Games, Pig Cooker, Ceiling Fans, Alarm Clocks, Toaster Oven, Coffee Maker with coffee & filters, Toaster, Waffle Iron, Blender, Mixer, Ice Tea Pot, Crock Pot, Spices/Flour/Sugar, TV Trays, Iron & Ironing Board, Lakeside Campfire (free firewood), Horseshoes,Croquet, Ladder Golf, Corn Hole, Fish Cleaning Sink, Roll-away Beds available


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(51 traveler reviews)

Lake Murray Vacation Cottage - 500 Feet of Waterfront
average rating of 4.8627453 based on 56 reviews

Great Kayak Fishing Trip

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I really loved the time we spent here at Ricks. We brought our kayaks and had easy access to the lake. Rick gave us some striper fishing tips which help a lot and we did have some success, it was a great experience catching a big fish on a kayak. His place is quiet and relaxing. Rick also made sure we had everything we needed, we are surely planning on going back again.

Thanks again Rick

Jim & Tracey Haupt

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fishing Trip

  • 5 of 5

This was the first time for my wife and I on Lake Murray. Rick was very helpful with fishing tips. This is a great place to go for fishing or just to get away and relax. Hope to go back again soon. Thanks Rick.


  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Jersey residents

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year at Rick"s rental and

we will loved it both times. Our boys loved swimming in the lake off the dock and taking the boat out fishing .

The house has plenty of room for our family of 5 and our dogs and both times has been stocked with anything you need for your stay. Rick is a very nice man and we always enjoy talking with him!

We are from New Jersey and the drive from here to there is well worth it!!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karen, It is always good to see your family and Mark keeps me in stitches every day! I am glad you enjoyed your visit again this year and I look forward to seeing you again next year. Rick
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Great Lake Retreat

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed a great guys weekend here. The place had everything we needed and the lake is awesome for fishing or boating.

Have come back repeatedly. Owner is very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pete, It is always good to see you and your buddies enjoy the lake. Thank you for visiting again this year. Rick
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Charleston, SC

Great family vacation

  • 5 of 5

enjoyed the lake and the big yard. Family had a great time, fishing, swimming, kneeboarding, lake was great; hanging out on the dock is amazing!! Dog enjoyed it too :)

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for a guys getaway weekend. House was stocked with all that we needed, and if there was something we needed the owner was right there to make sure we had a great weekend.

I highly recommend this place for a great fishing weekend or just sometime hanging out on the dock.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

The Holiday weeks of Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day are an additional $100.00.

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