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

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

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 and lounges. 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 (consisting of 80 stairs) 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: Fire Pit: 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. There is also a set of horse shoes in the entry closet for your use.

More Details

Eddie or Dennie Byrne
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2017


Mineral House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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. Guests provide sheets/pillow cases and towels.


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Bird's Nest, Peaceful, lakefront home nestled among the trees
average rating of 4.5333333 based on 15 reviews

Great layout in a nice gated community

  • 4 of 5

The house layout is great: plenty of room for the 5 adults in our party. Basement rec room with pool and food all got a lot of use. Deck is very large and is contained (for dogs or kids). Lake access is close and nice. Plenty of room to walk the dogs. We missed having the hot tub (closed for winter). Dishwasher did not work well (pool washing: wheels coming off.) A number lights appear not to work.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sounds like the house worked well for the family. In regards to the hot tub, I had notified the family that it would not be available as we winterize it early November. The family indicated that it was not a problem and they had not planned to use it anyway. We appreciate when we are told of any problems, such as the dishwasher. All lights seemed to be in working order when we were there in October. We also left a supply of light bulbs in case any burned out. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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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
  • Source: 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

Mineral House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
spring 2017
Jan 1 2017 - May 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
early summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
summer 2017
Jun 18 2017 - Sep 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
fall 2017
Sep 11 2017 - Dec 30 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 2.0%

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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