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Lake Murray Island Cottage In Fantastic Location

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights


Chapin Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom 3 Bath With Big Water Views And Deep Water Dock And Boat Ramp

Comfortable cottage has 2 bedrooms and 2 baths on main level and a 3rd private bedroom suite from an outside entry lower level. Amazing views and scenery from the 300 square foot deck and large sunroom. Additional covered front porch with comfortable retro glider furniture.

Nature lovers paradise with huge oak trees surrounding the house.

The dock and boat ramp are ideal for boaters and swimmers. Life vests and floats included.

Gas grills and cookers and charcoal grill/smoker included. Extra refrigerator and extra freezer stocked with ice for your stay. Fully equipped kitchen...Even a Margarita machine ready for your favorite frozen concoction.

Outdoor wood burning fire pit and huge indoor masonry fireplace with firewood


One of the best locations on Lake Murray with easy access to Marinas, restaurants, grocery, hardware and other shopping just 5 minutes away in the small villages of Ballentine and White Rock. When you drive on to the private island with just 10 other homes you feel like you are a world away from the hustle and bustle.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

John Brooks
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2016
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About John Brooks

John and Becky Brooks live in Blythewood SC and spend as much time as possible at this Lake Murray paradise. We personally manage and care for the property and look forward to continually upgrading it for our guests and for ourselves.

We are both in residential real estate sales and property management in the Greater Columbia area.

John Brooks purchased this cottage in 1989

Why John Brooks chose Lake Murray

This has been a vacation home for the Brooks family since 1988. We have enjoyed it and hosted friends here for the past 27 years and now for the first time have decided to offer it for vacation rental to share with other families.

What makes this cottage unique

Deep water with big views yet protected enough to safely swim and keep boats at the dock.

Convenient location to Columbia. Nice surroundings with 11 homes on a private island with causeway. Huge Oak trees provide shade on the lake side and there is plenty of sunny manicured lawn area as well.


based on 6 traveler reviews

Lake Murray Island Cottage In Fantastic Location
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Perfect Vacation Lake House

  • 5 of 5

Property exceeded our expectations. It was very clean and comfortable. Everything needed for an enjoyable stay was included (beach towels and lake toys, cooking essentials, extra pillows, lawn chairs, and so much more). The sun porch provided a wonderful air conditioned area with great lake views. The front porch, back deck, nice lawns, and dock offered relaxing and fun outdoor areas also with nice views. Beds and furniture were comfortable. Owners were helpful and accommodating. We are looking forward to another stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Susan, We enjoyed having you as guests in our Lake Murray Cottage. Thanks for your kind words. We take pride in keeping the place in great shape, and love having guests that take such good care of the place during their stay. We hope you will return soon. John and Becky
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Perfect Lake View, protected island setting, ample and organized home

  • 5 of 5

Great communication and accessibility with the owners; house, yard, dock was PERFECT on our arrival; house had everything you need (nothing additional cluttering up anything); everything was neat and clean, organized and labeled - obviously this is not their first rental! Two comfortable queen bedroom upstairs on main level, and another 2 queen beds and futon downstairs; great sun porch - lovely to work from, with fast & reliable internet. Special touches like extra bags of ice and a bowl of chocolates, solidified this one as our favorite of 6-7 that we have enjoyed on Lake Murray! Thanks Brooks!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Eric and Michell, We are so glad you enjoyed the place. It was nice meeting you Eric, and we look forward to meeting Michell on the next visit. John and Becky
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Wonderful Vacation on the Lake!

  • 5 of 5

This lake property has everything you want and more for a vacation away from the stress of everyday life! The home was extremely clean when we arrived with beds made and beach/shower towels laundered and ready for use! Bags of ice were plentiful and the spices/condiments/coffee were a great added addition. The location was very close to the interstate and to restaurants/marina on the lake. It is located on a quaint island setting where you truly feel that you have entered into paradise. The owners were super nice when we booked and discussed available dates on the phone. We plan to return next summer!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lexanne, We are glad you enjoyed your stay! We love sharing our place with nice families like yours! John and Becky
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Awesome Lake Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a week of vacation at Lake Murray with our two adult children. We could not have picked a better vacation rental and location on the lake . "Fantastic location" is so true! Perfect spot for some fun and relaxation with our family. Watched the beautiful sunset from the deck or dock each evening. You could not ask for a better view. Also enjoyed watching the fireflies at night. The island is very quiet and private but close to grocery stores and restaurants.

We brought our boat for fun and fishing. The dock area is great, benches for sitting and a floating dock. Perfect spot for some swimming, just relaxing or even a little fishing. And it was so convenient to have a boat ramp at the house. We all enjoyed the paddle board and kayak provided in the cove behind the house.

The house was immaculate and had everything needed, a well stocked kitchen and very comfortable beds and linens. The sunroom with its view of the lake and the front porch were our favorite spots. The owners are very welcoming and make sure you have everything needed for a terrific time at the lake. They even had marshmallow roasting forks for enjoying s'mores at the fire pit.

Absolutely perfect location and setting for a Lake Murray vacation! Thanks to John and Becky Brooks for sharing their lake house with us. We hope to be back later this year!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Connie, We are so glad you, Bud and family enjoyed your stay! We also appreciate that you left the place as clean as you found it. We welcome your return visit soon. Becky was excited you used her S'mores utensils!
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Beautiful property and beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I frequently come to Columbia to spend time with family. When I go on vacation I love to cook. This kitchen made it possible for me to do just that with everything I needed including spices. We were able to host a couple family dinners and just enjoyed spending time with our loved ones in this lovely home. We could not have asked for a better setting or better place to enjoy some quality family time.

This is a great house in a very beautiful setting. Whether it is sitting on the front porch or the back porch you have excellent views of the water. We really enjoyed drinking our coffee each morning on the Carolina porch and watching all the wildlife. I would recommend this house and we will definitely be back! Thank you so much, John and Becky!

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great lake front property with excellent location.

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at many places through HomeAway and this is definitely on the top of the list. The house was comfortable and clean with everything we needed. The location was perfect for us, as I was close to work (V.C. Summer) and we were a few minutes drive from restaurants and grocery stores. It only takes about 20 minutes to get to Columbia as well. John and Becky were great at providing us information of the area and making sure we had everything we needed at the house. They really treated us as if we were family. The neighbors are all very nice and welcoming as well. This property was truly a blessing for us and I am so glad we found it. I would definitely recommend this property to friends and relatives. My boys enjoyed swimming off the dock and we caught some catfish as well. If we return to the area, we will be staying here for sure. You are also only a couple of hours from the coast. One Last thing, Lake Murray has some of the most beautiful sunsets I have ever seen. If you are going to be in the area, stay here, you will not regret it.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Columbia Metro CAE
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Quarter Deck at Rusty Anchor
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Rusty Anchor or Liberty on Lake by boat or car
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Chapin Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
July 4th week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Labor Day
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 8.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Chapin Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Small private bath in main level bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Large updated hall bath on main level. Granite and tile.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Lower level bath for 3rd bedroom and convenient from dock
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Outside entry suite with private bath and Its own HVAC
  • 2 Bedrooms on mail level. One has a small private bath and the other is lakefront and is serviced by the main hall bath. The 3rd bedroom and bath is an outside entry suite on the lower level.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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