Last Updated August 23, 2021 8/23/2021

12 Best Lake House Rentals in South Carolina

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South Carolina not only offers picturesque towns, rich history with many Civil War sites, and famously delicious Lowcountry cuisine but stunning landscapes too. It’s home to everything from beautiful beaches and mountains to sparkling lakes for water sports and relaxation. In fact, there are over 683 square miles of major lakes which means you’ve got a lot to choose from for a lake vacation. No matter what your pick, these lake house rentals are sure to provide the ideal base.

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Lake Murray Family Retreat
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Lake Murray Family Retreat

Lake Murray Family Retreat

This three-bedroom home enjoys a stunning setting on a one-acre lot at the edge of Lake Murray, providing incredible views from inside and out, including the large family room. There’s a kitchen with a peninsula bar and all the major and small appliances along with a dining room that has a cozy gas fireplace. It accommodates up to seven and includes a master suite with a TV while another bedroom has a twin trundle and twin bunk. The third has a queen bed. Laundry facilities are included along with a propane grill and Adirondack-style chairs at the outdoor lakeside firepit.

Lakefront Lake Murray in the Heart of Lexington
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Lakefront in the Heart of Lake Murray

Lakefront Lake Murray in the Heart of Lexington

You’ll have access to a private beach just steps from your door by booking this Lake Murray home. It accommodates up to four with one bedroom plus a queen sofa bed and includes cable TV, Wi-Fi, a full kitchen, and a washer/dryer. Plus, you’ll have a boat ramp for launching your watercraft and a dock for fishing. Other highlights include a BBQ grill for cookouts and a Ping Pong table.

Camden Home on Lake Wateree w/ Boat Dock - Camden
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Camden Home on Lake Wateree

Camden Home on Lake Wateree w/ Boat Dock - Camden

You’ll get amenities galore by booking this Camden home on Lake Wateree. Studio-sized, it has a loft with a king bed plus a sleeper sofa, accommodating up to four guests. The highlights are the in-ground swimming pool and access to the lake, making it easy to spend your days on the water enjoying all sorts of fun. A canoe, pool float, outdoor dining tables, fire pit, furnished deck, rocking chairs, and a gas grill are all provided too. For more elaborate meals, you’ll have a fully equipped kitchen. A washer/dryer and two flat-screen satellite TVs are just a few of the other many perks.

Lakefront Property in Greenwood - Cross Hill
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Lakefront property in Greenwood

Lakefront Property in Greenwood - Cross Hill

This four-bedroom lakefront home sleeps up to eight in four bedrooms and comes with dock access for your boat. If you don’t have your own, you can rent one (or jet-skis) at nearby Skipper’s Landing. There’s a large screened-in back porch with ceiling fans that’s perfect for relaxing while enjoying the magnificent lake view and a gas grill for cookouts. Inside, you’ll have a spacious living room and dining areas, and a well-appointed kitchen.

Paradise Point Cottages - Saluda County
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Paradise Point Cottage in Saluda County

Paradise Point Cottages - Saluda County

Located right on the water, every room in this cottage provides a view of the lake. You’ll also have a fabulous view from the porch, including gorgeous sunsets. The hot tub area is where you can relax while sipping your morning coffee and watching the sunrise. Kayaks and a paddle boat are provided too. You can also swim, enjoy scenic walks, play table tennis or corn hole, while boat rentals and a ramp are just minutes away. After a day of play, gather around the fire pit. You’ll have all you need inside too, including a kitchen, washer/dryer, and cable TV.

Remodeled Vacation Hideaway on Lake Wateree - Liberty Hill
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Remodeled Vacation Hideaway on Lake Wateree

Remodeled Vacation Hideaway on Lake Wateree - Liberty Hill

One of the favorite places to hang out at this two-bedroom house is the screened-in porch that offers panoramic unobstructed water views of Lake Wateree. You’ll have kayaks, paddleboards, a canoe, life vests, and bikes that are all included in the rates. If you bring your boat, there’s a two-level dock. Fishing and swimming are possible from here, and you’ll have over 200 feet of beach access. Indoor entertainment includes TV, a bar, foosball table, and mini pool table. From the rec room, dining, room, and living room, you’ll have incredible views of both the lake and cove.

Lake Wateree Cottage - Camden
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Lake Wateree Cottage

Lake Wateree Cottage - Camden

Located on Lake Wateree, this rental offers unobstructed panoramic water views and more than 100 feet of lake frontage, along with a boat dock and ramp. It sits on a one-acre property on the Camden side of the lake and includes a huge deck for relaxing with a view, access to shared kayaks and paddleboards, and a beautiful “Chip and Joanna” approved kitchen.

Waterfront Cottage on Lake Murray with a Private Dock - Chapin
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Waterfront Cottage on Lake Murray with a Private Dock

Waterfront Cottage on Lake Murray with a Private Dock - Chapin

This tranquil lakefront cottage is just steps from Lake Murray and comes with its own private dock and private boat ramp so you can bring your own boat or rent one from the many places available along the shore. It also has a large yard for family games and cookouts, and a screened-in porch with rocking chairs for enjoying the view. In fact, the living room has a spectacular full view of the lake and sunsets too. Inside, there are two bedrooms, accommodating six, with a full kitchen, cable TV, Wi-Fi, and washer/dryer.

And a big plus for pet owners – you’ll appreciate that your furry friends are welcomed too – the yard is fenced in and doggie bags are even provided along with soft doggie blankets so you won’t have to worry about dog hair on the furniture.

Waterfront Lake Wateree - Liberty Hill
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Waterfront Lake Wateree

Waterfront Lake Wateree - Liberty Hill

Located on the Lake Wateree waterfront in Liberty Hill, this three-bedroom home for six sits on a 1.2-acre lot. Edging shallow water, it’s ideal for kids to splash around.  Guests also have complimentary use of kayaks and a canoe. Inside, there’s a well-stocked kitchen, washer/dryer, and a 65″ HDTV. Free Wi-Fi is included too.

4-Bedroom Lakehouse on Lake Greenwood - Greenwood
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4-Bedroom Lakehouse on Lake Greenwood

4-Bedroom Lakehouse on Lake Greenwood - Greenwood

This four-bedroom house accommodates eight and includes an open living area with a wall of windows that face Lake Greenwood.  You’ll have access to two Old Town Loon Kayaks for paddling around the water, one of which is for fishing.  There’s a gas Weber grill for cookouts, a great room with a stone fireplace and gas logs, and an open game room that features a Ping Pong table, a 50″ flat-screen TV, and a foosball table, along with an extensive list of other amenities.

Columbia Lake House Getaway - Columbia
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Columbia Lake House Getaway

Columbia Lake House Getaway - Columbia

Located on Lake Murray, this Columba lake house accommodates up to six and includes a gazebo where you can sip your morning coffee while gazing out at the water along with floats for playing in the lake. Enjoy cookouts on the grill in the outdoor kitchen and relaxing on the dock watching the sunset too. Afterward, you might want to roast marshmallows under the fire pit under the stars. A full kitchen, washer/dryer, Smart TV, and much more are all included too.

Lakefront Living with Pool - Greenwood
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Lakefront Living with Pool

Lakefront Living with Pool - Greenwood

This lakefront property accommodates up to eight and comes with two paddle boats, two stand-up paddleboards, two kayaks, and four fishing plus. Plus you can rent a two-person jet ski for an additional feel and guided pontoon cruises are available too. There’s an unheated in-ground pool available seasonally, a covered deck with a porch swing, lounge chairs, hammock, propane grill, and dining table. You’ll love the huge brick fire pit which has built-in seating and overlooks the water. Inside, enjoy the flat-screen TV with Roku that includes automatic logins for Netflix, Hulu, and various other apps, along with all the essentials.

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