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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 few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018

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.


Chapin Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • 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 15 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This was our second time renting this house and we loved it. John and Becky have thought of everything you may need for a relaxing stay. The area is quiet, views fantastic. We know the area well and I don't know that there is a better house, location, amenities, cost or overall experience that you could rent on the lake. Highly recommended and when back in SC this is the house we will plan to stay at! Thank you to the Brooks! PS, we love all the terrier/Wofford items.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love sharing our little piece of paradise with families like yours that appreciate it and take care of it like it was their own! You are welcome back anytime!
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We enjoyed our stay at Amenity Island very much.

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderfully relaxing experience. The property in great condition and extremely clean and organized. The owners provided everything that you could ever need in order to have a pleasant stay. We would definitely recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA


  • 5 of 5

I've rented many vacation spots around the country, and this one is special. The lake view and locale are fabulous, but what makes this one exceptional is the attention to detail from the owners. They truly thought of everything a guest might need or want. A beautiful home, gorgeous views, activities galore...don't miss an opportunity to see what I mean.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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greer, sc

Perfect Lake Murray Rental

  • 5 of 5

This was by far the most enjoyable vacation yet. The pictures are true to the condition of the house which far exceeded our expectations. John was a pleasure to work with. He ensured we were prepared with adequate information for check-in including recommending Shealys landing to launch our boat (highly recommended). The fireworks on the lake were beautiful and an added bonus! We spent many days and nights on the deep water dock relaxing in the sun, fishing and/or swimming. We also enjoyed s'mores made in our very own fire pit. This property was the most equipped vacation rental that we have ever stayed in. Adequate (working) kitchen utensils, a first aid kit, beach towels etc...the Margarita mixer was much appreciated. Additionally, two grills (gas and charcoal) were top of the line and also a wonderful amenity of the house. Furthermore, the second refrigerator and freezer downstairs was perfect for storing ice and drinks. The water toys (kayak, paddle boards, noodles, etc) were also included and a blast to use. Lastly, the location is perfect. Ten minutes from food lion and either a short boat trip or drive to several local restaurants. We enjoyed the lake view at Liberty Tap Room one night and then again at the Rusty Anchor. We look forward to staying in this house again!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Wonderful Week on the Lake!

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic time we had at this wonderful property! First off, John was very helpful in the weeks leading up to our stay. When we arrived at the property, it was immaculately clean and well stocked with bags of ice, bottled water and beach towels...not to mention the kayak and paddle board available for use. Best of all, the house is on a secluded island on a quiet stretch of water with beautiful views. Can't say enough about our experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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