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Cove Haven - Lake Gaston Waterfront Retreat

Littleton, NC, USA
  • House2200 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 12

Our home is located in Wildwood Point on Lake Gaston. New for 2018 WiFi, new stainless steel stove & microwave. Enjoy the neighborhood swimming pool/picnic area. Access two Wildwood Point boat ramps and neighborhood pool with picnic area, sandy beach and dock to tie up your boat

The home sits on a one acre level lot with a gentle slope to the lake. Relax at our Tiki Bar, grill and fabulous view of the lake. You can swim around the boathouse or sunbathe on the deck above the boathouse. Tie your boat up to our dock. Our home has an open floor plan w/kitchen open to the dining area and great room. There are 2 bedrooms on the main floor w/full bath. Master bedroom is huge w/2 ceiling fans, cottage style furniture and sunrise view. There is a large screened porch w/panoramic views of the lake and dining set. There is a large covered patio with table and chairs. We are centrally situated on the lake and just 1.5 miles to a Food Lion shopping center.


Marilyn Burke

Member Since 2008
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 15, 2018


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        4 twin/ single, 2 bunk beds
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 4
        2 twin/ single
      • Other
        1 sleep sofa /futon, sofa bed


        • 2 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, shower

          Location Type

            • Lake
            • Lakefront
            • Waterfront
            • Waterfront


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Ceiling Fans
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                          NEW WiFi is now available
                        • Local Restaurant Guide
                        • Parking
                        • Parking Off Street
                        • Washing Machine


                            • Microwave
                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Freezer
                            • Ice Maker
                            • Cooking Utensils
                            • Oven
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 10 people


                                    • Books
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Foosball
                                    • Games
                                    • Games for Kids
                                    • Radio
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Television
                                    • Video Library


                                        • Barbecue
                                        • Boat Dock
                                        • Golf
                                          Miniature Golf nearby
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Charcoal grill
                                        • Patio
                                        • Screen Porch / Veranda
                                        • Walkway to Water
                                        • Wood Deck


                                            • suitable for elderly or infirm
                                            • wheelchair inaccessible

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Communal Pool


                                                    • autumn foliage
                                                    • churches
                                                    • live theater
                                                    • marina
                                                    • playground
                                                    • restaurants

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • paddle boating
                                                        • photography
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • pier fishing
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • fly fishing
                                                                • freshwater fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • jet skiing
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • sailing
                                                                • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • water skiing
                                                                • water tubing


                                                                    • 2 ceiling fans in MBR 2 ceiling fans in Great room 2 ceiling fans in Rec room/family room No Smoking in or outside house

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 4:30 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                      6 Reviews

                                                                      Very Good4.2/5

                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      A beautiful and peaceful getaway!

                                                                      Michele G.

                                                                      My family loved staying at this house in Lake Gaston. My kids loved staying in the kids' bedrooms with bunk beds. We all enjoyed the beautiful views from the decks and walking onto the docks. We also swam in the lake off of the dock.

                                                                      We also enjoyed the neighborhood pool. It is on a beautiful spot on lake gaston as well.

                                                                      I highly recommend staying at this house. My family and kids cannot wait to return!

                                                                      Great house and great location!

                                                                      Dan C. Raleigh, NC

                                                                      We loved staying at your place!

                                                                      Perfect for wake boarding and tubing

                                                                      Maggie K.

                                                                      The location on the lake is perfect for wake boarding and tubing in the long cove before you enter the main lake. It's a very peaceful property with nice views and a great dock area. The nearby grocery store is a plus. The beds were comfortable, living spaces were nice and we loved the screened in porch.

                                                                      What you should know:

                                                                      --There is no wi-fi, and very spotty cellular coverage by AT&T. We had trouble even checking the weather on our phones. Other cell carriers might have better coverage. Have your recipes, maps, etc. downloaded before you go.

                                                                      --Towels and Linens are not included, so be prepared for laundry when you get home.

                                                                      --The downstairs bedroom (with twin beds) and the bathroom open directly into the large bedroom instead of to the common room. Fine for parents and younger kids, but might be awkward for multiple couples or teenagers.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed our house and it's setting. Regarding your comment about towels and linens are not provided - be prepared to do laundry at home. We provide a washing machine and dryer in the house for guests to use at their convenience.

                                                                      We do not provide Wi-Fi and do not state anywhere that we do. We use our smart phones for internet, e-mail and phones and have reception for all in the house or on the screened porch.

                                                                      We are glad that you enjoyed our location and beautiful views and stated in your letter to us that overall you were very happy, had a great week and will consider the house again in the future. We look forward to having you during your next stsy.

                                                                      Amazing Lakefront Rental

                                                                      Ben C.Washington

                                                                      Beautiful property. The house itself is wonderful for a group of friends or multiple families, as we had comfortable sleeping arrangements for everybody in our group. However, the crown jewel of the property is the dock, grill and tiki bar setup. Perfect for relaxing by the water and enjoying a cookout in the evenings.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at our home. We look forward to working with you for your next Lake Gaston vacation!!

                                                                      HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE!!! THINK TWICE BEFORE RENTING THIS HOME!

                                                                      Jim D.Apex

                                                                      We have rented on Lake Gaston for many years and never had an experience like this! The homeowners didn't return calls or e-mails which should have been the first clue. Very poor communication. One of the biggest issues was finding out we had no water the 2nd day. When we contacted the homeowner the wife called and accused us of all taking showers at the same time! This was not the case and if it was a problem we should have been told to not use both showers at the same time. Plumber came to fix it and we finally had water approximately 5 hrs later. The following evening the same thing NO WATER! Called again and they did not get back to us until the next morning about 12 hours later-another part needed to be replaced! We don't take a vacation and rent a home to run back and forth to the lake with buckets to use the bathroom and go buy water for cooking! We would have gone camping if we wanted to do that! There was a terrible ant problem on the screened porch and by the dock-so my husband had to go to the store to buy ant spray. They do not have anything extra like bug spray, a broom etc. We tied one of our boats up to the dock and went out in the morning and the tie down broke off and our boat was sticking out in the lake! Oh and the refrigerator down at the dock was not usable it was full of mold and mildew-disgusting!!!! All that being said and few other small things we asked for 1 night of rent back with our deposit. After 2-3 after leaving property we contacted the owner asking where our deposit was? We never waited that long to receive our deposit back we always had our deposit returned within few days to 2 weeks. Again no return call, text or email! My husband contacted them again and they said it would be 45 days! Finally on the 45th day after leaving property they returned our deposit and NOTHING else for all the problems and inconvenience! No note, nothing! During the 45 days we waited for our deposit these 2 5 star ratings appeared on the reviews but take notice they are anonymous!

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      This review is filled with untruths and is libelous. Facts are as follows:

                                                                      No water – I have text history on my phone to back up times and dates.Notified on 7/6 1:40PM no water. Called renter to advise,repairman was there within an hour. Text 7/6 6:44PM “Thank you.The guy had it working by the time we got back from boating” Text received 7/8 8:23AM & again @ 8:59AM.No water again. Plumber was there 10AM replaced pressure switch.Problem was fixed in 1 hour the 1st time we were notified and 1.5 hours the 2nd!! They were out boating during 1st repair

                                                                      My wife didn’t accuse them, simply asked a question plumber asked. Renter told her they were taking showers between 8–10. There were 10 adults, rental agreement and home away inquiry stated 6 adults. Continuous use of both showers for the length of time stressed system, caused pressure switch to fail. Responded immediately with sense of urgency and fixed both times within 1.5 hours

                                                                      Ants on porch – Untrue, we were at house day of arrival and there were no ants

                                                                      Did receive text about no broom – advised 1 on porch and under kitchen sink

                                                                      Tie down broke off – inspected property after their stay, found post 8’ long laying on dock.Post was imbedded in red clay at bottom of lake as well as secured by numerous nails driven into dock.This was pulled out by force, like a boat pulled out while still tied to post,ripping it away from dock & bed. Interesting he didn’t tell me about this until 2 days after checking out.If this had happened as they said,they certainly would have texted us about it.They texted about a broom!

                                                                      Fridge @ dock – no mold,black spray paint oversprayed into fridge. It was cleaned they day they arrived

                                                                      Waiting 45 days for deposit – signed rental agreement indicates 45 days.In this case we held it to get repair estimates for all damages they caused

                                                                      Damages:Repair dock post, large stain on brand new carpeting in living room, replace air filter (installed on 7/4 day they arrived) that they removed, repair A/C where it was tampered with (cap loosened for Freon to escape) and plumbing repairs.Repair costs $490

                                                                      Their last sentence falsely claims that two 5 star reviews were posted on our listing while they waited for their deposit.They checked out on 7/11,2 reviews were posted 6/10, a month before.Just another lie from them substantiates the fact that they have done that throughout their review

                                                                      The renter said they rented 6 different homes in 6 years. Maybe no one wants them back?

                                                                      Great views from screened porch


                                                                      We had a great time at Cove Haven. The home has great views from the screened porch, decks and from inside the house. It is situated so there are also views from the kitchen of Lizard Creek across the street. We all had fun boating and swimming around the dock. We also went to the neighborhood pool later in the day to relax and enjoy swimming there. You can also go there by boat and there are picnic areas with grills, a dock to swim from, a sandy beach and playground. The carpeting in the two upper bedrooms look brand new. The Tiki Bar was a great place to relax and hang out at on the dock. Overall we had a great stay and look forward to our next visit at Cove Haven.


                                                                      Littleton, NC, USA

                                                                      Lake Gaston is one of the truly superior lakes in the country. With over 350 miles of shore line. It has 20,000 acres and is 34 miles long. Enjoy fishing, boating, swimming, wake boarding, water skiing tubing etc. It is only one and a half hours from Richmond, VA and Raleigh, NC, two hours from Virginia Beach, VA and only four hours from D.C. Our home is centrally located on the lake and is just one and a half miles to a Food Lion shopping center with a drug store and restaurants nearby. There is a Flea Market nearby (Fri - Sun) or it is a twenty-five minute drive to Roanoke Rapids.


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                                                                      6 Reviews
                                                                      Very Good 4.2/5
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