Wonderful vacation home
We frequently use VRBO for out of town family get-together. This was one of the nicest, best equipped, and most professionally run listings that we have encountered.
Lake Gaston is a summer vacation spot, but for various reasons this was a good place for our family Christmas vacation. The house is beautiful, everything very clean and in good working order. Since we were there off-season, we loved having a pool table, foosball, electronic darts, and ping-pong available. We had excellent communication with the owners before and during the trip by both phone and email. There was ample room for our family to spread out - we weren't on top of each other. Two laundry rooms, two kitchens(one a simple galley kitchen with microwave only), two decks, plus an enclosed sun room --- it gave you a great feeling of spaciousness and relaxation. Since it was a Christmas stay and we were coming from out of town, the owners thoughtfully put up a Christmas tree and lights for us! That was really going above and beyond, in my opinion, and just shows how conscientious and caring they are.
It is a dog friendly property, and our little dog was happy running around the beautiful lawn stretching down to the water. We took him to a nearby scenic park, built on a 19th century canal path, where there is a local historic park and and a very nice little museum - it was beautiful.
There is a nice big screen tv downstairs in the big game room, and a good selection of movies, puzzles, and games. We were not able to take advantage of swimming, kayaks, etc because of the weather and time of year, so cannot comment, but the boat house, diving platform, etc were in excellent shape. There were bikes and helmets in the garage, plus a pogo stick. In addition, they have put in a lot of nice amenities for families with young children. There is a toddler bed with bedding, a crib, security gates if you would care to use them, a whole chest full of "Little Tykes" style toys, a Big Wheel, to make you littlest kids feel at home. For a beautiful family vacation spot, it can't be beat.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. We are very happy that everything met your expectations plus some!
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