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For a truly incredible vacation experience, come live the beach life in this very clean, all new vacation rental with it's private 125 ft. real lake sand beach - so rare at Lake Murray! ***AVAILABILITY NOTE - We have recently moved into this property as our retirement home, and while it is no longer available for vacation rentals for 2021, we will likely consider rentals in the future on a very limited basis to select prior guests and vetted others. Should you have an interest in our property for future years, please go ahead and contact us now via this VRBO account, which will expire on 7/21/21. Please let us know your general thoughts on potential future week or multi-week travel to Lake Murray, along with information about your party. We will hold your contact information for later followup, as we define how we might resume vacation rentals for 2022 and beyond, after our current VRBO account (that we have had since 2008) is closed out. ***
After ten years of VRBO rentals, we knocked down and completely replaced our original lake house in 2017 on this unique 1-acre lot with a much larger, modern custom-built vacation home. This fabulous setting offers stunning, unobstructed views of the lake from your 1,000 sq. ft. open concept Family Room - Dining Area - Kitchen with its 16 ft. vaulted ceiling, from your downstairs Den, and from every bedroom. We have transformed a wonderful lake property into a fabulous year-round vacation getaway with a sun deck, screened porch, billiards, stacked stone fireplace, high speed wireless internet, smart TV's, hot & cold water lakeside outdoor shower, and a huge new private floating dock with underwater lighting. It is a wonderful venue with large open areas.....perfect for multi-generational family vacations, executive workshops/retreats, or getaway weekends. And for 12 years in a row, with both the new and the old house, we've received 5-Star ratings on every one of the many reviews written by our guests. Typically more than half of our guest families in a given year have rented from us at least one time previously.
The aerial photos show the new house on the isolated property with the unassigned adjoining peninsula, which together form a scenic panorama of your very own personal "Bordeaux Bay". Your bay opens directly into the main body of the lake (not a cove) providing you a superb lake vista with great swimming, boating, and fishing. This new vacation home has its very own, very private, manicured natural lake sand beach that slopes gently into the water, out as far as you can walk. This natural lake sand beach, accented by a Tennessee field stone border, is just a few steps out your back door, as you can see in the photos. A real lake sand beach is found in precious few locations at Lake Murray..... there is no gooey lake shore mud here. Having your personal, easily accessible beach right in your backyard makes for such an enjoyable vacation experience! This very rare, natural beach uniquely differentiates our all new construction vacation home from any of the other vacation rentals on Lake Murray! Your family will thoroughly enjoy this very comfortable house with great views and great swimming. You will very likely see osprey, blue heron, Canadian geese, mallards, turtles, and sometimes bald eagles. White-tail deer tracks across your beach are a common sight.
The entire house is brand new construction. It has a huge 1,000 sq.ft. open floor plan Family Room - Dining Area - Kitchen on the Main Level, with a 50" wood burning stacked stone fireplace, beamed ceiling, and seven huge picture windows providing a fantastic view of Lake Murray. Your fully equipped custom kitchen has all new top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances, with granite countertops for the kitchen cabinets and the huge island. All of your cooking essentials are there for you - pots, pans, cooking utensils, a combo conventional & convection stove, an integrated microwave/second convection oven.....everything that you will need. A propane grill is located just off the back deck. The house has both a Recreation Room as well as a Den on the Lower Level, along with a spacious two-car garage. The Rec. Room has a regulation 4' x 8' Tiffany model Presidential slate pool table and spectator viewing chairs, along with an entertainment system. The Family Room Samsung 50'' Smart Flat Screen LCD HDTV (with 200 channel cable) is great for your favorite TV shows and for sporting events. Free high speed cable-based wireless internet is also provided for your use throughout the house. The lakeside sun deck and screened porch face northeast and your private bay, making them perfect for all-day use. Your outdoor shower (with both hot and cold water) is great for rinsing off that beach sand. The room layout diagram (in the photos section) indicates a portion of the house that is private, and not accessible to our guests. These private areas are NOT used by the owners during any portion of the rental period. The climate controlled portion of the house is 4,000 sq.ft. The portion that is rented to our guests is 3,030 sq.ft.
During our twelve+ years using VRBO for the original lake house and the new house, over one-third of our guests have been from multi-generational families with children who had previously rented with us one or more times. During the years, a number of families have stayed with us for a 3rd, 4th, 5th, and even a 9th time. In our 260+ rentals, we have had families from 30 different states, with two thirds of those families coming from outside of South Carolina. Guests have come from as far away as CA, OR, MT, MN, NY, VT, Canada, France, and England. We have also had multiple guests from Hilton Head and Myrtle Beach, SC as well as from the Florida coasts! Rentals for spring break, Masters Week, the summer, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and month long+ snowbird rentals have all been very popular through the years.
At the water's edge, across your lawn of lush green Palisades Zoysia grass, is a pergola (arbored patio sitting area) with an outstanding 3.5 mile lake view. It's a wonderful spot for watching the sunrise or moonrise and the July 4th fireworks on Dreher Island. From most anywhere on the property you have great views of several osprey and blue heron nests in the trees on the small island just off shore. A concrete fire pit, with plenty of firewood, is located just off the beach and is great for evenings under the stars! Take a look back to the west across the other shoreline, and you will be treated to one of those magnificent South Carolina sunsets. Being able to watch both the sunrise and the sunset from your vacation property is a very rare, very nice vacation bonus!
All of your essential boating needs are addressed with your own concrete boat ramp and a huge, brand new PVC floating dock (no splinters). You can experience great fishing right off the property or the dock, or in the nearby coves. Just this year, we have added an underwater light, just off the beach area, to provide for lighted night swimming. Pull back from your new dock and you are in open water - over 60 feet deep only 300 yards off shore. The lake is over 3/4 mile wide here…..great for skiing, tubing, and jet skis. Your bay is shielded by both a small island about 150 yards off shore, and a peninsula to the east. This configuration of the property provides for a wonderful protected swimming area, either out from your beach or off your large floating dock, which has a swim ladder. The water is always at least 10 feet deep off the end of your dock. The new dock also has a jet ski parking port.
Your modern Bordeaux Bay vacation home is located on a professionally landscaped one-acre lot, with 125 ft. of natural lake sand beach and 425 ft. of total waterfront (expanded to 800 ft. when including the bay side of the adjoining peninsula). At the east side of the property is a boathouse (shown in aerial photo beside your dock) that is not rented, but used for storage. With its very unique setting, the all new Bordeaux Bay is sure to provide your family with a truly memorable Lake Murray getaway experience. The lake house is located on the south shore of Lake Murray, northwest of Lexington, SC, and just north of Climax, SC. There is essentially no vehicle traffic on the street, since the house is literally "at the end of the road”. The Google Earth Aerial View of the property depicts the new house, however Google has not recently updated their Street View, which is actually a photo of the original house.
NOTE - For a number of reasons we DO NOT allow pets, parties, weddings, wedding receptions, or tournament fishing groups at Bordeaux Bay.
**** We keep our VRBO calendar as up to date as possible to indicate rental availability. ****
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