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Charming Lake House with Dock

58 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Leesville Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2-1/2 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

Come enjoy some 'down time' and 'recharge' at Lake Murray! Fish from our dock, paddle around in our canoe, or rent a jet ski or boat and get out on the water! Grill up your fresh catch on the deck and or sit back and relax on the screen porch overlooking the water and dock.

This open floor plan home was built in 2007 and outfitted with all new furniture in 2010. The master suite is located upstairs and features a queen bed, a cedar lined dresser, satellite HDTV, DVD, and a sitting area overlooking the lake. The master bath has tile floor, dual sinks, a soaker tub, separate shower, and a walk-in closet.

Down stairs you will find a high ceiling great room with hardwood floor connected to a dining area and full kitchen with an island bar. Above the gas log fireplace is a satellite HDTV (1080p) with DVD and surround sound system. A comfy leather sofa and love seat with built in recliners will let you relax while enjoying a movie from our DVD selection.

The gathering height dining table will seat 8, and 5 more can sit at the kitchen bar.

Two down stairs bedrooms featuring a Queen and a double bed with trundle are connected with a 'Jack and Jill' full bath with double sinks.

Two sliding glass doors open from the great room on to the deck and screen porch with views of the shared dock and lake. A full laundry room and 1/2 bath complete the down stairs.

This house has a paved driveway off a paved street in a nice neighborhood. A well kept lawn with sprinkler system will have you going barefoot and relaxing as soon as you get out of the car!

Keywords: Lake front home dock

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Steve (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

About Steve

Our family enjoys water sports and we have friends with weekend or permanent homes in the near-by area. I am a relocated mid-westerner who has been in South Carolina over 30 years. When out-of-town family and guests come to visit, we wanted to provide a place to stay that was relaxing and not so intruding on our permanent home. We furnished and appointed this house as we would for our best friends. I know that you will enjoy staying here also!

Steve purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Steve chose Lake Murray

Lake Murray is the closest major lake to our permanent home. The lake level is well maintained as compared to Lake Strom Thurmond (Clark's Hill). The house is located away from the congested traffic of down town Lexington, and away from the high density boating areas near the dam, yet we have easy access to town when needed.

What makes this cottage unique

We enjoy the smooth waters of the many nearby coves for wake boarding and skiing. A public boat ramp and picnic area are also close. Dreher Island State Park is a short boat trip away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Your home is beautiful and is everything we could hope for. You have far exceeded any expectations we had. Very comfortable and tastefully decorated.

Your kitchen is amazing. We enjoy cooking and appreciate the large variety of cooking paraphenalia you have supplied.

We are travelling with kayaks, bikes and binoculars. We went for a sunset paddle last night and today walked your neighbourhood for an hour in search of birds. We actually found a couple of species we have never seen before (brown headed nuthatch and horned grebe, if you're at all interested).

Already this has been a wonderful vacation, and it has just begun.

Thank you so much for listing with VRBO. Otherwise we would never have found you and your delightful home-away-from-home.
Mar 2014
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based on 58 traveler reviews

Charming Lake House with Dock
average rating of 4.965517 based on 62 reviews

Awesome Adventure a great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We arrive around 4pm on our arrival date. It was easy to locate based upon the directions of the property owner. The exterior was well maintained and the interior was gouragous. The decore was amazing as the sunsets we seen on the water each night. After nearly 17 years of vacationing in the Northeast visiting all types of campgrounds we opted to rent a house on the lake and travel to someplace we have never been before. 16 hours in the car and we had arrived. The local boat launch was easy to locate and the dock was a perfect fit for our 18foot boat. We spent most of our days enjoying the beautiful Lake Murray with a short distance from the house to the dock. The Lake has many things to offer as did this beautiful home. If your visiting the local area or looking for a beautiful home to rent for a vacation this is the place. From the start of our planning to the days following our check out Steve was just a phone call or email away very responsive and very respected property owner with the locals. The home is set up for every and any thing you would need to have a great time. Just bring your food and beverage and relax.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you chose to make the long trek to Lake Murray! As you found out, it is a great little gem, a place to "escape" the rat race. Please come visit again!
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Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina

Great location for a vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This is an excellent home to spend a vacation. You can not beat the location. It is close to big water area but yet a peaceful little cove area. The house is well designed for guest. We have rented this house for five years in a row and enjoyed each visit. Looking forward to next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for being a "regular" guest, and thanks for leaving the place so clean!!! I look forward to having you and your family back again!
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Far exceeded all expectations!!

  • 5 of 5

When I arrived at the lake house, I was expecting a typical type of home on the lake with old furniture and worn out accommodations. What we found was just the opposite. The house was modern, updated and everything was top notch. The quality is in the details and Steve & Lisi didn't miss any detail. From the quality of the linens to cleanliness of the home. I would highly recommend this home to any family that appreciates a quality home for their vacation. Thanks for sharing your home with us!!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad to exceed your expectations! New carpet is being planned for installation this fall. We strive to renew and refresh a little each year. Unlike some other properties where all the furniture seems to be cast off / old, we buy new quality items as they last longer!
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Port Huron, MI

The Lake House was everything we wanted and much more!

  • 5 of 5

The lake house was beautiful and Steve was kind enough to call and make sure we arrived safely. The house was clean and spacious. The view of the lake was breathtaking. We can't wait to back again! Thank you so much for allowing us to stay at your wonderful home while visiting our son at Fort Jackson!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Home

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough about this home. Perfect location and layout. We were 5 people and had more than enough room. Cooking was easy as the kitchen is open so you do not get in anyone's way. We brought kayaks and they were easy to get down to the dock and easy to get into and out of on the shoreline. We are in our 60's and found this very accessible. The only con is the shared dock. Our neighbors who were renting docked their two boats on our side of the dock and then proceeded to use our 'beach' for their inner tube floating. Steve [our owner] came by and told us that we should have called him but the neighbors were leaving Sunday and we just felt bad telling them to get over on their side. But, in hindsight, Steve was right -- should have called him Friday morning. Oh well, live and learn. This is a great rental and priced perfectly. Hope to be there again soon.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I regret that the neighbors guests were in our yard. I have contacted the owner and he is revising his rental rules to help keep this from happening again.
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Great Graduation Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a great weekend on the lake at this home! We had plenty of space and beds for everyone and more than enough towels and sheets and pillows and blankets. The kitchen was large enough to seat all 8 of us. We spent an entire day on the dock as well!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Congratulations on the graduate! Yes, our gathering height kitchen table opens up to seat 8, and you can get another 5 seated around the island bar top! I hope you will visit our "Great Escape" again soon!
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
CAE Columbia SC
Car: necessary

Dreher Island State park, Columbia SC attractions including Riverbanks Zoo, Newberry Opera House, Ft. Jackson, Augusta GA Masters Golf Tournament and Ft. Gordon.


Rates & Availability

Leesville Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Peak
May 31 2016 - Sep 4 2016
Changeover Day: Sunday
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 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 / Setup $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

Weekly rentals for June, July, and August are available for booking 7 months in advance. Partial week rentals for those months will only be opened 60 days in advance. Partial week rates available for holidays, weekend rates also available, please call.
Additional charges of $10/night per person applies when more than 6 adults are staying. Small children not included in this overage count. Pay by paper check and US mail to avoid booking fees! PayPal payments accepted with a 3% added fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Leesville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Dual Sinks - Master Bath is upstairs
    1/2 Bathroom - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Dual Sinks - Jack and Jill Bathroom off Bedrooms 2 &3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Master suite is upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 child bed , Child bed is a trundle
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Child Beds (1) Child bed is a Trundle that pulls out from under double bed
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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