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Bird's Nest, Peaceful, lakefront home nestled among the trees

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights


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3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps to 10, 6 adults and 4 children comfortably

A warmly decorated, comfortable, three bedroom, lakefront home designed to accommodate a large family or two smaller families. The bedrooms and dining area can accommodate up to10 people (6 adults/4 children), with play areas and quiet spaces for adults and kids alike.

Nestled among the treetops above Lake Anna, the Bird’s Nest provides a unique feeling to its residents and a special view of the lake and its natural surroundings. The main level provides ample connected space for socializing while cooking, dining, listening to music or watching movies in surround sound – all while overlooking the lake. Opening one of the three sliding glass doors on the window wall expands the living area onto the large deck, with its outdoor chairs, lounges and hot tub. The deck also includes a gas grill and dining table with chairs to expand dining options. The balance of sun and shade make the deck an inviting space for relaxation throughout the day and evening.

New shopping center with grocery, pizza and Chinese carry-out restaurants, veterinary clinic, ABC store and Redbox DVD only 2 miles away.

Easy Boating & Swimming: A walk down a staircase to the dock provides a boat slip with additional dock frontage for jet skis. You can put your boat and/or jet skis in the water at no cost at the nearby community boat ramp and keep your boat conveniently at the dock for the extent of your stay at the Birds Nest. Nearby marinas also rent boats and jet skis on a daily or weekly basis, if needed. A 10’ x 10’ area at the end of the dock provides ample space for sun bathing or relaxing between swims or floats in the lake. The dock is located in a No-Wake zone, allowing peaceful swimming, floating (in the provided tubes) and fishing. The No-Wake zone opens into a large cove that is away from the main lake and is perfect for learning to wake board, knee board, water ski or jet ski. It's also a great location for tubing with smaller children.

Indoor Activities: Movies, Books, Sports: Should weather keep you indoors, there is an extensive collection of fiction books, DVD/CD player, radio or your ipod/mp3 player. There are also puzzles, as well as family and adult-level board games. For the sports-minded, the lower level play room has a regulation, slate bed pool table with all needed accessories, and a regulation fooseball table. The play room also has its own satellite television and DVD player. The private, covered balcony off of the master bedroom also provides a cozy, quiet respite away from indoor household activities on a rainy day for reading or just relaxing.

Relaxation: Hot Tub and Fire Pit: The hot tub on the rear deck is convenient to the main rooms of the house and can seat 4-6 for a relaxing dip and conversation anytime of the day or night. Additionally, the fire pit in the front yard is suitable for evening storytelling, roasting marshmallows, making s'mores or otherwise extending a relaxing day into the night.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Eddie or Dennie Byrne
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2016
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based on 14 traveler reviews

Bird's Nest, Peaceful, lakefront home nestled among the trees
average rating of 4.571429 based on 14 reviews

Comfortable, Easy and Relaxing location and House.

  • 4 of 5

The Birds Nest is conveniently located close to all the necessities necessary for a relaxing lake get away. The house is comfortable, the hot tub and deck are great. Because the house is pet friendly the ability to bring along the family dogs makes the experience even better. The water in the quiet cove is deep and clean and the swimming wonderful. A lovely spot.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Perfect vacation spot! Everything we needed and more!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and very private

  • 4 of 5

My family and I stayed for a week in August 2016, the house was clean on arrival. We had 6 in our party, the house had plenty of room for our family. The lake water was warm all week, we swam right from the dock. We felt like we had the lake to ourselves during the week. Would recommend, had a great time.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Time. Brought back memories of my childhood

  • 4 of 5

Great place to spend time with the family. Lots of time to bond, relax and enjoy the lake. Dock was easy to find from the lake and is located in a quiet cove which is nice for fishing and relaxing. Enjoyed going to Tim's on the water. Rooms were cozy and and a little small. Open kitchen and family room that leads out to the deck and hot tube very nice set up.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Homey & very unique (cutest place ever)!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived as the sun was setting and immediately walked down to the lake, the view was stunning! Especially this time of year the foliage was beginning to show and the dock was the perfect spot to be at dusk/dawn.

If you are a Where The Wild Things Are fan than you need to rent this place for the basement alone! We walked in and felt at home immediately. The pictures do not do this place justice. the amenities were great. The kitchen was fully stocked with kitchenware, we brought our own as a backup but it was not necessary.

The owner even took the time to bring out wood for the fireplace from the woods. they were also very friendly and nice to talk talk to. Overall they were very helpful and kind. I have already recommended this property to my friends/family.

It is close to Cooper vineyard & Lake Anna state park hiking trails.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Charlottesville, VA

Awesome week on Lake Anna!

  • 5 of 5

We just had an awesome week on Lake Anna and it started with renting The Bird Nest through VRBO! I truly dealt with the owners not a rental agency and the owners were great! The process could not have been any easier; the owners responded promptly to my inquiry and there were no hidden fees. Now the best part, the Bird Nest is a beautiful home on a private cove that was deep enough to accommodate a 24 deep V boat and room at the dock for a second 21 footer. The house has every modern convenience one could ask for to include two flat screen TVs, Internet and a hot tub! This was by far one of the most satisfying and enjoyable vacations for our family to include our 12 year old Aussie, Kala!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Washington Dulles
Car: necessary

Lake Anna is the second largest lake in located entirely in Virginia with over 200 miles of shoreline and stretching 17 miles long. Lake Anna's setting is rural and picturesque, while providing boating, jet-skiing, wake boarding, tubing, fishing and swimming, on its waters, as well as proximity to Kings Dominion Theme Park, Wineries (Lake Anna Winery and Cooper Winery), Monticello (Thomas Jefferson's Home), Montpelier (James Madison's Home), The Wilderness Battlefield, Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park and shopping in Fredericksburg, Charlottesville and Richmond.

Golf: There are a variety of public-access golf courses within a short drive that span the range of difficulty and cost. These include: Tanyard Country Club (Louisa), Shenandoah Crossing (Gordonsville), Spring Creek Golf Club (Gordonsville), Lake Monticello Golf Club (Palmyra), Hunting Hawk Golf Club (Glen Allen), Meadows Farms Golf Club (Locust Grove), Somerset Golf Club (Locust Grove), Lee's Hill Golf Club (Fredericksburg), Cannon Ridge Golf Club (Fredericksburg).


Rates & Availability

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fall 2016
Sep 5 2016 - May 21 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $300

Monthly rental rate is negotiable.
We are a Sunday to Sunday rental.

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Mineral House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , bunk bed
  • 3 bedrooms sleep a maximum of 10 people - 6 adults and 4 children. All beds supplied with quilt, blanket and pillows. Each room has a dresser and night stand. Master bedroom has a phone and alarm clock/radio, as well as a private, covered balcony with two comfortable chairs. Renter provides own sheets, pillow cases and towels.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
The kitchen also includes a hand mixer, coffee grinder and crock pot. Internet access requires the tenant to provide their own computer. Non-local calls are blocked on the land line. Six, lightweight Adirondack chairs, two beach chairs and garden umbrella are available for use on the dock. Four large inner-tubes are available for floating on the lake. Horseshoes are available for setup and an outdoor fire pit is located in the front yard. Hot tub may be unavailable during winter months. Guests provide sheets/pillow cases and towels.

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