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Lake Murray Vacation Cottage - 500 Feet of Waterfront

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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 fire logs.

Several acres of beautiful zoysia grass, with picnic tables, horseshoes, Croquet, and lakeside campfires. Deck overlooking Lake. Enjoy breakfast on the end of the pier at the large hexagonal table with six chairs and a 10 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:
October 21, 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 Prosperity

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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • 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
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • 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
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Board Games, 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, Corn Hole, Fish Cleaning Sink, Roll-away Beds available


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Lake Murray Vacation Cottage - 500 Feet of Waterfront
average rating of 4.8545456 based on 60 reviews

Pets welcome

  • 4 of 5

For the money, can't be beat.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lakeside rental

  • 5 of 5

Rick, can't thank you enough for allowing us to rent your place. It was perfect for celebrating my dads 70th birthday taking him fishing on lake Murray. The tips helped tremendously and even though my electronics went out you were able to still point me in the right direction for a successful trip. The house was great and could have been in a better location. We will be back. Thanks again

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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House was awesome

  • 5 of 5

Rick was great to work with, location of house was perfect. We really enjoyed being able to rent the boat for the day, perfect weekend!!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Fishing Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Met my brothers and Dad from Pennsylvania for a week of fishing on the Lake. Rick was an amazing host and the cottage has everything you need to be comfortable. We had an amazing week, fishing every day. As Rick states, if you run more than 4 miles from the cottage, you just wasting gas. The best fishing proved to be within 4 miles from the dock. When you rent this cottage, you get much more than a place to stay. Rick takes a personal interest in your fishing success and provides all the professional information needed to catch fish. I would highly recommend this cottage for anybody looking to fish Lake Murray. I would also recommend it for a family to go and relax on the lake. I look forward to returning soon...

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: October 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: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Frayed Knot
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Frayed Knot


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.