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Caboose

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

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
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within 12 hours
Calendar last updated:
18 August, 2017

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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Facilities

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
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Caboose
average rating of 4.8 based on 16 reviews
4

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: Jul 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you have a good time and thank you for the review!
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5

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: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you had a good. Come back and see us!
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5

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: May 19, 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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Augusta, Ga
5

RIde the rail!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent New Years Eve - January 3rd in the Caboose, I can say it was truly wonderful. The photos are exactly as you will see it. Having the dock straight off the deck is great! The TV station selection is less than par, but hey you are on vacation & usually don't spend much time watching TV, and no internet, again leave that behind you are on vacation,. There is no bathtub, I like taking a bath at night and shower in the morning, I had to adjust. Families with smaller children need to know of no bathtub. But again not a show stopper.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We at Lake Murray Vacation Rentals thank you so much for your kind words regarding The Caboose. The staff is so delighted that you and your husband enjoyed your stay. Yes, though TV and Internet are not the best there, as you said, the intention is to have some down time, unplug and enjoy the relaxing surroundings. We hope that you and your husband will visit with us again soon. Happy New Year.
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Woodville , ohio
5

Caboose

  • 5 of 5

My wife & I enjoyed our stay in the Caboose. Waking up & seeing the lake every morning was wonderful. We canoed around the adjacent coves. My wife was able to check something off her Bucket List when we sailed the Sunset Cruise. Thank you for such a fantastic home.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We at Lake Murray Vacation Rentals are so delighted that we were able to help in checking another item off your wife's bucket list. The sunsets and, for that matter, the sunrises are breathtaking every day so I'm sure the sunset cruise was great. Thank you for your glowing review and we hope to see you again very soon.
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5

Top Notch

  • 5 of 5

Our grandson fished almost the entire time we spent at the Caboose. Use of the canoe, added to the fishing. He and his dad enjoyed the fight of the catfish caught off the end of the dock. It was a very peaceful and enjoyable vacation for a 12 yr.old, his dad and 60 yr. old grandparents. The inside of the caboose was comfortable and tastefully decorated. Very nice kitchen and great tasting water. Hope to visit here again.

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so delighted that you and your family had such a wonderful time at the Caboose. The fishing is always great here so we're glad that everyone was able to take advantage of it. The staff at Lake Murray Vacation Rentals works hard to assure that our guests have a great experience with us. We look forward to your next family trip with us. Thank you for the wonderful review.
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  • Damage deposit: USD300.00
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