3 Bedroom 3 Bath With Big Water Views And Deep Water Dock And Boat Ramp
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 1988
Why John Brooks chose Chapin
This has been a vacation home for the Brooks family since 1988. We have enjoyed it and hosted friends here for the past 28 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.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Great spot for a family getaway at the lake
Property was exactly as advertised and the owner was very helpful and accommodating with tips, directions, and basic staples stocked to get you started. We spent a week with 3 adults, 3 teenagers, and one very happy Labrador. Enjoyed the sunsets, paddle board, and kayaks. Will surely return.
We didn't want to leave
Our family thoroughly enjoyed our weeks stay at the Brooks' family lake home. Everything you could want is there and wow what a view! Most evenings we watched the sunset over the water from the sunroom full of windows. Having a dock and boat launch on the property is a huge plus! The home is so clean and well equipped. Our kids and grandkids joined us on the trip and the our granddaughter was able to catch fish from the dock and play in the yard (she is a master bubble chaser) without us worrying about fire ants or other bugs because it was so well kept and cared for. We have stayed at other properties that she could have never had the fun that she did at the Brooks'. Next time we stay our grandson will be old enough to enjoy it as much as she did! We have rented other properties in the past that were not as advertised or left us needing to get several things to make it through the week but John & Becky's was EVERYTHING it promised to be and more. At one point my husband said we were going to be squatters and never leave:) John and Becky are very nice people (as are most everyone we have met in SC) and made sure we knew they were easily available if we needed anything. A big THANK YOU to the Brooks' family for sharing your piece of paradise with our family, we had a great week!!
Wonderful Lake Home
The house is lovely and comfortable and John and Becky were amazing hosts for us. The location was wonderful as advertised, close to restaurants and the view was beautiful from sunrise to sunset and beyond.
Great Lake cottage!
This lakeside cottage was perfect for relaxing at Lake Murray. The home was was well maintained. The owners were very accommodating. Next time we get to the lake we will try to stay here again.
We are glad you enjoyed your stay and congratulations on your daughters graduation from USC!
You guys left it as clean as you found it. Thank You!
Beautiful house on the lake!!
We spent our Easter break in John’s Lake house. It was a lovely house with all off the amenities you would need. The house and property were extremely clean. The view of the lake was beautiful. We were able to fish, boat, kayak, paddle board, and just relax. John was super helpful and even came to help us launch our boat using his ramp. If you are looking for a relaxing vacation on the lake, I would definitely recommend this house!!
Peaceful Lakeside Retreat with the Family
We were searching for a home base for our visit to the Masters golf tournament (1 hour, 15 mins to Augusta) and found a gem in the process. This was our first trip to Lake Murray and John's Amenity Island home was the perfect place to stay. It is set apart on its own small island with ~10 other homes but still close enough to restaurants and easily driveable into Columbia. The home was very comfortable (4 adults, an infant, 2 dogs) and had a spectacular view as it is a large lakefront property with a dock. We rented a pontoon boat from the marina 0.5 miles away and did plenty of fishing (caught stripers and catfish right from the dock). John and his family also went above and beyond regarding amenities as their Weber grill, stand up paddle board and kayaks were all available for use. Overall, we had an incredibly relaxing vacation and felt we got great value. As someone who has used homeaway for vacations around the US, I can confidently say you will not be disappointed.
PS - check out Higher Ground Char House for a great burger in the area.