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Bedrooms 4
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property


.*Large covered porch* Nice beach in sister community (5 minute drive) pool (community)*Pontoon boat rental at Marina that is right down the road. * fish from the house in shallow cove behind house.* Beach very near for swimming. This house is located in quite subdivision (Fox Run), Community pool and sandy beach located 5 minute drive at sister community with playground and basketball hoop. I purchased A Pass so you can access this very nice beach. Community pool does charge a fee of $5. Great country setting, and the perfect place to relax and recharge.


Bracey House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 29
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Visiting pet Are not allowed.
  • must be 29 years of age to rent.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2nd full bath - toilet , shower
    Master bath - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • BEDROOM 3 - 2 queen
    BEDROOM 2 - 2 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , mud room converted to a bedroom
  • Large Master bath off the master bedroom. Newly remodeled in 2017.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
wi fi, cable provided ~Golf course and a play ground with a swimming beach off site 5 minute drive.~~ pool and beach five minutes away.** On site in the back yard of the home is a stone surrounded fire pit. there is a canoe and kayaks w/rod holder


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.34375 based on 50 reviews

Amazing House w/ Plenty to do & Fantastic Boat

  • 5 of 5

I took my family on our yearly get together to Lake Gaston this year & we were truly impressed with this house. Not only did it have enough space for us to all (7+2 kids) to fit & sleep comfortably but we could have fit many more. The property was well maintained & we played out in the large yard with the kids all afternoon when we weren't taking out their new pontoon boat that drives like a dream out on Lake Gaston. The easy to use firepit at night was incredible to have some catch up time & look up at the non-light polluted sky to see the stars. All the little extras like cleaning supplies, sheets, cooking equipment was all there & easy to find. We found a few great local restaurants to eat at and a grocery store that's a little far (20 minutes) to get everything else we needed. I would definitely stay here again & I thank the owner for letting us spend some time there.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful to hear. Many city folks find that there is not enough to do IF you appreciate the great outdoors, you will find you are in heaven here at the lake. Glad you made good ole fashion memories with your family!
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Really nice place

  • 5 of 5

Nice place boat is great house is nice and clean would stay again

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The lake is a special place. Glad you and your family enjoyed the house and boat.
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A true family get away!

  • 4 of 5

Our two families 4 adults, 4 children, met at this super cute and cozy cottage. We were very comfortable, plenty of room, nice and private, and the pontoon was key! We would recommend it to anyone looking for real down time with the family, it truly was perfect for what we intended to do. Only thing that we noticed, was the pool is a bit of a walk with a main road to cross, and the internet service was poor, and phone service was fair. Our family would rent here again and again!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed. We have upgraded the internet so signal should not be an issue in the future. The pool is a 5 minute drive. We walk in the country a lot on the paved rolling hill roads and love to like, but not to the pool Thanks again and we look forward to hosting you again. Lisa and Charlie
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i really enjoyed my stay,

  • 5 of 5

found the surroundings very relaxing,house was nice and clean,wifi worked great ,cell phone reception has gotten better,pontoon boat worked good.i will definitely stay there again

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay!
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I wish I could give a negative 100 stars! Don't rent! It's not worth the money! Nothing works!

  • 1 of 5

Don't rent! Beware- nothing works and owner has a horrible attitude!

We get there and WIFI is not working! Something I made sure that worked prior to going since I had to work remotely.

We informated the owner Lisa- who starts to blame us! She told us that we must have done something to it.

We walked in and tried to connect- we did nothing-the repair guy game and said this was moved--and router was bad- he explained there is no way we could connect- I tried to explain this to the owner as she proceeded to tell me this was our fault- she told me that the repair guy would have no idea it the router was moved that he had never been there. Funny the repair guy walked right up to the spot it was in her house-

The boat did not work- we again. Were blamed for it! We were told we don't know what to do- (yet I have been on boats since I was 10, ski on a ski team and everything) after this she told us of a second boat- that boat would not go in reverse- again she blamed on us! The boat repair guy came out and said these were issues the owner is very aware of! He knew what was wrong with the boats- I explained this to the owner who said she has never met the repair guy before and I was lying ! Funny his cards were In her house! We had no boat all week-the firpit does not work- no cell service- wifi finally

I spoke to the owners (ex)? who said he had trouble with the boats- the owner goes on to tell me he is lying he has not been there! Once again she fusses at me- and ask me! Why are you calling me on your vacation bothering me! She says there is a pool down the road use it! Really ! She then tried to tell me that I had more cars and people there then I told her- I took pictures of everything! Documented this all! I took pictures of the wrong wifi info she gave us! Pictures of the cars there- of the boats- of the repair guy being there since this lady is a true nut Job! Worse vacation ever!! I Will post all information to anyone that wants to see it! I took pictures of her labels on the house all spelled wrong! "Owners closit" don't rent from

Her or any of lisa Freedmans properties- worse vacation ever!! A true nightmare! I plan on posting everything because people need to be aware of this con Artist! She acted so crazy I had to ask her "are you on drugs" !! Stay far far far away from this property people!!!!! Keep your money! No door knobs on bathroom- a sock instead! I can't wait to hear her lies on us! The neighbors helped us and told us issues!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We stayed at the property before her arrival and nothing amiss. The next guest had no issues. We find this review to be inaccurate. To address the WIFI, technician came 1st business day to fix. Since the equipment was 3 weeks new out of the box, I asked the tech what happened? He surmised that the phone jack box was recently kicked off the wall baseboard. We had removed a bath door knob after a guest child locked herself in the bath. When guest reached out to us, we were polite and offered a credit. We had just started using a new boat mechanic that we met locally. We left his card in the house case of emergency. We realized the frustration and again offered a credit. She used this to rent jet skis. We have replaced one of the 2 vessels. The house needs NO repair and so this review we find mostly inaccurate. Trying out a new mechanic spring did not work well. Many visits with high charges and no results. We have replaced the mechanic and have found a more qualified team to service the vessels. Since this property is a no event property and WIFI service provided could not fit another car in our very large driveway, We did ask the guest why so many cars. We want family vacationers, not spring break type events, especially with a pontoon involved. We want our guest to enjoy their stay.
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Great neck new york

loved it

  • 5 of 5

Hi, thanks, we had great time, family time out on the way taking my son back to Duke, the boat made it possible to be on the lake most of the day swimming, fishing, and even using the jetski was cool because the boat acted as an Island on the lake, we would love to be back next summer if available

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay and that your are returning this season. Charlie says Hi.
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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2018

About The Owner

I fell in love with this beautiful lake in 1990's. It is a beautiful country spot with 36 mile long lake. My grandchildren love the pontoon rides and they enjoy the sandy beach with playground and old fashioned platform slide. Family time at its best.

The Owner purchased this house in 2007

Why The Owner chose Bracey

Great retreat from city life and busy street In a very NICE country subdivision.


What makes this house unique

Pontoon rental very near**Large community pool ($5.00 fee per person, per day). Bird watching from covered deck. Basketball platform slide and playground 5 min away and golf.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We grew up around this lake in the 80's. We used to camp at Americamps and this house is a step up. We were all able to sprawl out and stay dry on the large porch. We would recommend to all.
Jul 2017
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Shady Shack Grill
Top This Pizza
Eaton's Ferry Grocery & Grill
Huddle House
Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Richmond or Raleigh
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Shady Shack
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Tanglewood Shores
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5.3 Miles
Huddle House
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Tanglewood Shores
Car: necessary

On Lake Gaston in Bracey Virginia. North Carolina is minutes away. Lake sits half on Virginia and half on NC. Lake is 36 miles long and up to 60 feet deep.

Winery nearby with art shows, etc., check their calendar at Rosemont winery



Golf: Golf. 9 hole public course 5 minutes away at Tanglewood shores.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Book Fee Shown as tax $0
LINEN $39 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.5%

You must have boating experience to rent this property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.