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WATERFRONT COVE (PONTOON FREE)**BEACH/POOL ACCESSABLE **describe exp please

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 30 nights

Overview

About the property

LAKE GASTON**((BEACH & POOL NEARBY))* EXPERIENCED BOATER ONLY FOR BOAT USE*

Lakefront with kayak, canoe and pontoon on site for day use (NO towing ) ** very small dock for fishing, pontoon is for strolls, no fishing off new boat please. Linens provided gas & charcoal grills. Water in the summer is 82 Large mouth bass, stripped bass, walleye, Blue Gill. Water depth 10" to 18" in our cove. Bring towels for boating, or rent JET SKIs Off Site or BRING YOUR JET SKIS *

nice large covered porch on the modular home on a permanent foundation.


Owner
Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

About The Owner

I feel in love with this beautiful lake in 1990. It is still beautiful and a wonderful place to unwind. My grandchildren love the pontoon rides and they enjoy the sandy beach with playground and old fashioned platform slide.

The Owner purchased this house in 2007

Why The Owner chose Southern Virginia

The lake is my retreat from city life and it is a wonderful place to take a dip in the lake from the community beach or boat.

**MOST FOLKS ENJOY THE CREEK AND KEEP THE PONTOON BOAT WITHIN GREAT CREEK. IF NOT YOU DRIVE THROUGH A TUNNEL TO ACCESS MAIN LAKE IF YOU ARE AN EXPERT AT DRVING A 8 FOOT VESSEL THROUGH A 8.8 FOOT TUNNEL.

What makes this house unique

Pontoon boat provided. 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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Amenities

Bracey House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 09:30
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 29
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Visiting pet~ Are not allowed.
  • ***ONLY EXPERIENCED BOATERS CAN TAKE OUR PONTOON BOAT OUT, OTHERWISE USE KAYAK OR CANOE*Virginia and N.C. both require a SAFE BOATERS COURSE*
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2nd full bath - toilet , shower
    Master bath - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 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 2015!.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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

Reviews

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WATERFRONT COVE (PONTOON FREE)**BEACH/POOL ACCESSABLE **describe exp please
average rating of 4.3 based on 48 reviews
Richmond, VA
4

June 2009

  • 4 of 5

Had a great time. There is a great spot to dock your boat. The lake is calm and great for tubing, skiing, swimming, fishing or whatever. If you take your boat out past the marina and the lake opens up and is very nice.

In the yard there is a picnic table by the lake, A sweet fire pit, and plenty of room to throw a frisbee, and pitch tents. It was nice fishing off of the dock. The back deck is a nice chill spot. There is a propane grill that I used a bunch, I did notice there was a charcoal grill under the deck that you could use.

Alltel and Verizon did not work well in the house. I could get a text here and there but I would have to go out on the boat or drive up the street to make a call. Sprint did work in the house. I am not sure about other cell phone providers.

I would recommend bringing food and supplies when you arrive. There is a marina, a few gas stations and Americamps nearby but I did not notice a grocery store nearby (but i may be wrong).

I did not spend much time in the house. Bring VHS tapes to watch or bring a TV. there is a DVD player but the TV is older and they were not compatible. I was fine with the linens and the pots, pans, plates, etc.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: TV's and DVD upgrade in 2011, cell service is still a little rocky in 2014. there is a new Dollar General in 2013 which is great if you forgot to pack something as well as a nice country store called JB Jones with a bakery that is very close by!
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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: Jun 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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5

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
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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: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: WIFI provider came 1st business day to correct the problem. What we were told was that the wifi phone jack, (small 1-1/2" phone jack mounted to baseboard) next to fridge loose and appeared to have been kicked by the tenant. We removed a door knob intentional after a 2nd guest child locked it . We change this guest dates twice upon her request, and email her about the door knob before she checked in. Here first comment when she arrived is that everything is great here, we love it but the Wifi does not work. We did provide a free pontoon, kayak and canoe. The pontoon starter although weak, mechanic assured me no need to replace during this gals stay. We provide a 2nd boat and our new mechanic son who was suppose to send me a text telling me this, did not. Therefore the back up boat did not run. Something we were not aware of. ***Because these boats have let 2 guests out of 100's in past 3 years down, we have replaced with a newer 4 stroke boat. So no worried about mixing gas with oil. Please check to see if boat is available as we may just omit the pontoon in the future. Thank you.
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Great neck new york
5

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: Aug 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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5

Relax Relax Relax

  • 5 of 5

The house is warm and welcoming. The 4 bedrooms are beautifully furnished, the beds so comfortable! We especially loved sitting on the huge covered deck off the living room. It feels as if you are in a tree house. There is ample storage and everything one could need is provided. There are two large cleverly done bathrooms with awesome showers. We were thrilled that use of pontoon boats was included in the package We enjoyed fun times on the gorgeous lake. The yard that leads to the lake has Been artistically landscaped with a fire pit and a cement walk all the way to the boat dock. There is even a little patio sitting area in the front.We were extremely pleased and satisfied with the home and boat! We will definitely book this property again!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always happy when we host families that enjoy the outdoors and especially our lake house retreat.
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Map

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
I-85
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

**LAST MINUTE BOOKING OKAY***

Other Activities: BOATING SWIMMING IN LAKE OR IN LARGE UNCROWDED COMMUNITY POOL, PLAYGROUND, WINERY NEARBY.

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

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Rates & Availability

Bracey House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Nightly Rate
Jul 29 2017 - Jul 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$299
 
 
Nightly Rate
Jul 30 2017 - Aug 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
$299
 
 
Nightly Rate
Aug 7 2017 - Aug 11 2017
4 night minimum stay
$329
$1,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $9 per night, per additional guest
 
peak
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 12 2017
4 night minimum stay
$330
$1,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $9 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
$289
$1,600
 
 
Late season
Aug 20 2017 - Aug 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
$350
$1,600
 
 
Nightly Rate
Aug 28 2017 - Aug 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
$200
$1,600
 
 
Late season
Aug 29 2017 - Aug 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
$350
$1,600
 
 
Nightly Rate
Aug 30 2017 - Aug 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$350
$1,600
 
 
Late season
Aug 31 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$350
$1,600
 
 
LABOR DAY
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$409
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
fall
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$305
$1,075
$1,900
 
 
Nightly Rate
Oct 4 2017 - Oct 14 2017
5 night minimum stay
$249
$1,075
$1,900
 
 
Nightly Rate
Oct 15 2017 - Oct 24 2017
6 night minimum stay
$199
$1,075
$1,900
 
 
fall winter
Oct 25 2017 - Mar 8 2018
30 night minimum stay
$899
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
marv4
Mar 9 2018 - Apr 6 2018
3 night minimum stay
$156
From
$209
Fri,Sat
$477
 
 
apr
Apr 7 2018 - May 10 2018
3 night minimum stay
$159
From
$269
Fri,Sat
$682
 
 
4th july 2018
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 7 2018
5 night minimum stay
$389
$1,980
 
 
labor day 2018
Aug 31 2018 - Sep 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
fall 2018
Sep 5 2018 - Oct 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
$229
From
$325
Fri,Sat
$420
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
columbus
Oct 5 2018 - Oct 11 2018
3 night minimum stay
$299
 
 
fall
Oct 12 2018 - Nov 16 2018
3 night minimum stay
$199
From
$229
Fri,Sat
$731
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$399
 

Additional information about rental rates

Booking Fee(Shown as tax $0
LINEN $35
fee per pet 125.00 $0
CLEANING ONE TIME FEE $110
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.
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