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Rentable Floating Cabins Now Available @ Santee Lakes

I’m a huge Lake Murray fan, and recently after discussing with a friend another lake alternative, we thought of Santee Lakes and googled the circumference to compare. Per the Santee Lakes website, I just discovered that they completed(March 2011) the addition of a $450,000 project; 7 prefabricated cabins at the water’s edge, with 3 more cabins floating on pontoons on the water.

Rent Lake Front Cabins @ Santee Lakes

Being that I grew up down the street, I’m usually one for further retreats, but this really sparked my interest- A neat get away for locals, and fun for out of town visitors, while not breaking the bank. It’s a fun concept and the cabins offer great amenities and are said to be “spotless”. Where else nearby can we get something similar to this? Can’t think of anything.

“All cabins have air conditioning, heat, cable television and Wi-Fi access. Each has a kitchen with a stove, a microwave oven, a refrigerator; a bathroom with a shower; a living room w/a television & DVD player; a BBQ w/utensils & outdoor seating for two.

  • Waterfront units also have a fire ring. A pedal boat is docked at each floating unit. Prices range from $100 to $145/night. Dogs are not allowed.
  • For those who feel like “roughing it”, Santee Lakes has a campground with 300 sites, a swimming pool and clubhouse facilities with Wi-Fi and cable access. About 65% of Santee Lake’s $3.5 million revenue comes from its campground fees.
  • The water at Santee Lakes comes from Padre Dam’s recycling plant, which treats 2 million gallons per day. About 1 million gallons go into the lakes; the rest is used for irrigation.
  • Santee Lakes, at 9310 Fanita Parkway, is a 191-acre regional park and campground owned and operated by Padre Dam. It hosted more than 650,000 visitors last year.”

I read a few of the review comments and just have to point out the positives of this project: besides all of the advantages above, “Padre Dam’s Santee Lakes is dedicated to business practices that minimize our impact on the environment, and saves energy while protecting the Recreation Preserve for generations to come.”  What more can you ask for from a smaller town little nature get away that strives for sustainability and welcomes visitors?

More Info from Our rental cabins provide a fun getaway for the entire family!   We have ten cabins to choose from. Seven are right on the water’s edge on the northern shore of Lake 7 and three are actually floating on the lake.  All units have full utilities including AC & heat, TV, and WiFi.  They come furnished and include a restroom with shower, kitchenette, master bedroom, living room, porch and barbeque.

Waterfront Cabins

Waterfront Cabin


Check in 3:30p, Check out 10:30a.

Waterfront Cabin Plan

Floating Cabins

Floating Cabin


Check in 3:30p, Check out 10:30a.

Floating Cabin Plan

Sources: Santee Lakes Sustainability

Santee Lakes Cabins for Rent

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