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Executive lakefront Pool home featuring 2 master suites,Optional luxury pontoon

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 8 nights

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About the property

Four bedroom, 3 bath ranch home with two master suites and large 18' X 40' pool

This elegant Executive home with two master suites is located in the quaint town of Chapin, SC and is conveniently located within 30 minutes of downtown Columbia with a perfect blend of country and city with close proximity to restaurants, movie theaters, golfing, etc. THE BIG CHILL is appropriately named because of all it has to offer and is the perfect place to 'drop off the grid' for your family vacation. Featuring stunning views of the big lake from a large covered deck, you will enjoy an enormous 18' X 40' in ground pool, boating and incredible fishing for largemouth bass, striped bass, crappie, bream and catfish from a 10' X 20' floating platform off the dock.

We also offer, for an additional fee, a 25' luxury pontoon with a Yamaha 150HP motor - perfect for water skiing, tubing, fishing or just a family cruise to one of several top notch restaurants - all only a short boat ride away. This boat comfortably seats up to 12 people with a built in fish finder, GPS to cruise the entire lake without fear of getting lost and a high end stereo system to complement your boat trip. The boat is conveniently moored at the dock in your back yard so it offers a hassle free experience - just load up your crew and take to the water!! For those of you unfamiliar to Lake Murray it is 41 miles long, 14 miles wide at its widest point, covers 78 square miles and has 649 miles of shoreline to explore - plenty to keep you busy for an entire week!

Additional in water amenities included are two kayaks and paddle boards for an early morning sunrise expedition to watch the world wake up. Also local striped bass guide is available and will pick you up on the dock for an awesome fishing experience. (Rocky Bottom Fishing Guide Service - see his Facebook page)

More Details

Property Manager
Ashley McDonald
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
28 March, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Chapin, South Carolina

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • 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 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Master suite #1
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , Master suite #2
  • Four spacious bedrooms, three located on lake side with French doors that open to a large deck.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Master suite #1 of 2
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed , Queen Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double bed , 2 single bed , Two Double Beds, two single beds (Trundle)
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 2 sofa bed/futon , Master suite #2 of 2, sectional sleeper sofa, sleeps 2
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(26 traveller reviews)

Executive lakefront Pool home featuring 2 master suites,Optional luxury pontoon
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 26 reviews

Ladies Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. Enjoyed everyday at the Big Chill! The house was enjoyable and beautiful for 5 ladies to relax, enjoy the lake, built a fire every evening and had fun trying to fish. We shared a lot of laughter and love. It was fantastic! We wanted for nothing! Would definitely return to the Big Chill!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome...better than photos

  • 5 of 5

Best of everything with a spectacular kitchen, view, and accommodations. My family enjoyed the home and already have made plans to return. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review Eric - we are very happy you will join us again in warmer weather when you can get out and enjoy the lake!
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Wonderful home for our daughter's wedding weekend!

  • 5 of 5

The home was very well appointed with beautiful furnishings and comfortable beds! We spent our daughter's wedding weekend at this lovely home. There was plenty of room for everyone. It was a very relaxing setting with beautiful sunrises! We used the kayaks and paddle boards that were provided by the owners. We couldn't have asked for a better home to stay in over our special weekend. The kitchen was stocked with everything you would need. Would definitely return for another stay.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased The Big Chill worked out for you and your family for your daughter's wedding. Thank you for taking such good care of the home and please come visit us again in the future.
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Great location, amenities & boat!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at this home for a week with two other couples. It was very nicely equipped. Virtually new, very well equipped kitchen. Home is very open with lots of windows in all the rooms, including the bedrooms. Big fireplace in the living room that works well! All the bedrooms had TV's & WIFI worked well in the entire home. Many water toys included for the lake or pool, including coolers, paddle boards, kayaks & inflatable loungers. We also chose the pontoon boat option. What a terrific boat! We pretty much lived on it. If you're knowledgeable of boats & are an experienced pilot, I highly recommend it!

The home had a couple warts & here they are:

The boat dock was in extremely poor condition and needs to be replaced. Ditto the covered deck on the back of the home. Both were old & in disrepair. The lack of maintenance creates a tripping hazard at a minimum. The stairs to the dock are of varying heights (luckily, there aren't many of them). These were built by someone who clearly had no experience at such projects. If you have folks with you that have any difficulty walking or with stability, I would be careful of their navigation on these surfaces, especially the dock.

The home also lacks some basic other basic preventive maintenance. A ceiling fan on the deck had a loose blade & "clanked" when you turned it on. We fixed it. The beautiful stainless steel stove hood with exhaust & lights had 3 of 4 of the lights that didn't work. We fixed those too, but they wouldn't stay fixed because the fixtures in the very expensive hood all had bad connections. You could wiggle the lamp enclosures & the lights would go out. Without the lights, the stove is poorly lit.

Some of these criticism's are minor; others not. That said, I'd rent this home & boat again in a heartbeat! I think the owner could benefit from a little more frequent "walk throughs" to test things out to assure they're working to their expectations, and to the expectations of renters.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vincent, we always welcome constructive criticism because feedback from our customers is the best way to help us provide the best value as well as a guide to ensure we provide the best experience possible. With that said, I am pleased to let you know we just had the entire dock removed and a new one built (we had planned on doing that all along but had to wait until the end of the season.) Not only was the dock replaced but the staircase leading to the dock was replaced as well. All of the "warts" you mentioned have been addressed and I will add pictures of the new staircase and dock to our web site. Once again, thanks for the feedback and come visit us again at The Big Chill! Bill and Cindy, Owners
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The house is PERFECT in every way & the details they think of are truly amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Our experience was fantastic! Bill and Ashley are amazing property managers! They went over and beyond to make sure they thought of everything.

The house has such great use of space. It is perfect for a group to have enough space to spread out and plenty of room to gather for a large meal or football watching.

The pool and the boat are perfect for beating the heat all day! And the book ends of the days were perfect too since we could go out on the paddle boards and kayaks to watch the sun rise and chat in the evening around the fire pit.

I would recommend the house, customer service, and location to ANYONE. By far the best home I have ever stayed in! Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It warms my heart to see others enjoy the house, lake and amenities that we have enjoyed over the last 21 years. To see such kind words reminds us of how lucky we are to have been able to live at The Big Chill over the years. Please come stay with us again in the future!!! Bill and Cindy
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Amazing views, amazing relaxation, amazing family time

  • 5 of 5

This is the 2nd time that we have stayed at this property and it is awesome! It truly is better with each stay. We grilled out on the back porch, swam in the pool, rode in the boat, paddle boarded, and just had an amazing time overall! The biggest problem that we have is how to treat this sunburn! :)

Thanks to the owners for an amazing experience!

We are ready to rebook for next year


  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Columbia, SC
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Chapin Chop House
Nearest Beach
130 Miles
Charleston, SC

This is a boater's paradise featuring fantastic freshwater fishing, water sports including skiing, tubing, kayaking and paddle boarding. Travel by boat to a premier lakeside golf course and nearby restaurants and bars. Two hours to the Blue Ridge mountains and two hours to historic Charleston, SC. Enjoy the historic tour, fantastic culinary experiences and beautiful beaches.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Chapin, South Carolina

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak Season
31 Mar 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Off Season
29 Sep 2017 - 5 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Week
18 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
8 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Christmas Week
22 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
8 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Peak Season
6 Apr 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning A$261 + Tax
Property Damage Protection A$129
Tax Rate 8.0%

Luxury pontoon rental as follows:
Weekly in season pontoon rental is $1,850 /week.
Off season 3 day rate is $850.00.
Pricing includes life vests, towable, tow rope.
Daily Pontoon rental not available.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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