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Lake Murray Island Cottage In Fantastic Location

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

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

John Brooks
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2017

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 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 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.


Chapin Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
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
  • 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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Lake Murray Island Cottage In Fantastic Location
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Amazing well stocked lake house great for family getaway

  • 5 of 5

This house was great! It had everything you needed right at your fingertips! Anything you can imagine for cooking is there. The yard is great...with a nice flat spot for the kids to play. The neighborhood is quiet and it was the perfect place to spend our spring break. Everything is clean and in order and we can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a perfect setting to recover from surgery! The home was exactly as described, spotlessly clean, all the basics available and a view of the lake that was both soothing and stunning. Mr. Brooks was extremely helpful, generous and prompt when responding to any initiated contact and went above and beyond anything I had hoped for. I loved that the location was close enough to local stores but far enough out that you felt removed from the hustle bustle of city life. I would definitely recommend this home without hesitation and cannot wait to book another stay! I can't thank you enough John for your kindness during a quite difficult time.

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful Thanksgiving week we had in this rental. Location is fantastic, house is even better! All the amenities that we could have ever needed were available. It was a perfect week and owner is accommodating and responds quickly to questions. I highly recommend this rental and look forward to my family visiting and renting again in the future.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Halloween Weekend

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at this perfect lake house. It was a beautiful October weekend and we enjoyed boating and fishing. The house is comfortable and it is hard to decide whether to relax on one of the two porches or in the sunroom! The owners even decorated for Halloween which made our stay special for the grandchildren.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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
Spring and Summer
Apr 1 2017 - Aug 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
July 4th week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Labor Day
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Easter/ Spring Break Week
Mar 31 2018 - Apr 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jult 4th Week
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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