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Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 4 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5

The Caboose, at the water’s edge, is located on a protected deep water cove with a big water view in the central area of Lake Murray. This unique property is nestled on a quiet dead end street. Open the sliding glass doors from the living room and walk down a few steps to the 100 foot pier with a 12 x 20 floating dock. This is an actual Caboose from the L & N Railroad that was relocated to Lake Murray from St Louis by rail. It was to be renovated and enlarged as a guest quarters to include a full bedroom and living room addition. Charming, fully furnished, the kitchen is complete with utensils, dishes, cookware and appliances. Enjoy breakfast sitting on the passenger’s bench. The Caboose’s cupola provides natural lighting and an elevated view of the lake. You will have use of both a canoe and kayak, life jackets and paddles are included. Close access to Interstate 26 to Downtown Columbia. Located less than two miles to a public boat ramp, less than 4 miles to Crooked Creek Park, a 57-acre park including a double gymnasium, racquetball, baseball fields, soccer fields, lighted tennis courts and a jogging trail, and less than 6 miles to Chapin, “The Capital of Lake Murray.” . Flat screen TVs in the Bed Room and Living Room are Smart TVs, connected to the internet, where you can use your Netflix or Hulu account. Additionally, the TVS are connected to a basic Time Warner Cable channel package.

Sleep Accommodations: Bedrooms (Two): 1 Queen, 1 Double Futon in Living Room, 1 Single Bench Sleeper in Caboose

Bathroom Locations: Bathrooms (One): 1 Full w/Hallway Access

No Smoking. No Pets Allowed. Base rental rates shown below. There will be a cleaning fee, 3% processing fee, and taxes added to the total.

More Details

Property Manager
Randy Walston
Member since: 2002
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Great location on Lake Murray. We had plenty of room for our boat trailer and we liked being able to dock our boat. We put our boat in at a friends house, but wished there was a boat ramp at the house.Nice & clean dock. The inside was clean. Liked the view of the lake from bedroom & living room area. Enjoyed the use of the kayaks. It's a charming little place.
Aug 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Chapin in Lexington County

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Barbecue


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.8461537 based on 19 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed ourselves. It was quiet, relaxing.... the caboose was great. All of the surrounding properties were beautiful.

Best vacation for relaxing!!!!

Ready to go back.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review and we are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your business in the future.
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Great location for a family get-a-way

  • 5 of 5

We have 3 little ones who loved staying here for a long weekend get-a-way! Great views with a private dock for swimming or fishing. Truly a hidden gem of a place to stay! Highly Recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We at Lake Murray Vacation Rentals are so happy that you and your guests enjoyed Caboose and thank you so much for taking a moment to write such a nice review for one of our homes. We look forward to hosting you again soon.
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Unique, relaxing experience

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the Caboose. Well equipped for cooking; 2 refrigerators so we could use one for beverages and the other for the food so all stayed cool. Be aware the twin bed is right off the kitchen with no doorway between, but this wasn't an issue for us. Spent most of our time on the dock and the front porch but the interior of the caboose is very comfortable. We hope to come back.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us, and for also leaving a review!
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Quiet stay on the lake

  • 4 of 5

The only reason I am not giving it 5 stars is that there is only one bathroom and we are a family (2 adults, 1 teenager) - need I say more. Also, there is not a kayak paddle (if we wanted to use the kayak, we would have to use an oar from the canoe)

Other than that, this place was perfect.

We rented a boat for the day, and spent 9 hours on the lake tubing, fishing, and sight-seeing. We spent a day at Dreher Park - best $4 spent. While my husband fished, I walked the tails. This was a perfect place to unwind.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you have a good time and thank you for the review!
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So peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here. It was so peaceful. The lake is beautiful. We had a turtle family we saw on a tree stump in the water every day. You are about 5 min from a convenience store and 15 min from a grocery store. It was great. We are considering making this an annual trip.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you had a good. Come back and see us!
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Wonderful view in unique lodging

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time enjoying the fantastic view. Only request for next time is better weather.

  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for leaving a review! Hope to see you back soon!
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  • Damage deposit: USD300.00

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