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**PONTOON (FREE) USE DOCKED ON SITE** PETS** 2 FIRE PITS****

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 21 nights

Overview

About the property

LAKE GASTON **4 BEDROOM, FREE PONTOON (EXPERC ONLY)* GIANT PORCH COVERE

Pontoon boat provided w/ 50 HP + kayak on site. Pontoon is located down a short cement sidewalk,* Giant covered porch with grill *House is located at end of a cove* We ask that folks have many hours experience at driving boats *keep pontoon in our creek OR drive thru a narrow tunnel to access main lake. Boat is day use only. Contact owner if you want to access main lake to discuss. Fire pits gas for chilly nights.


Owner
Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 26, 2017

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 Southern Virginia

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

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What makes this house unique

Pontoon boat provided for the experienced boat (day trips) 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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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.

Amenities

Bracey House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • 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
  • 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
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • 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 ...
  • DVD Player
  • 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
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 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

Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

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**PONTOON (FREE) USE DOCKED ON SITE** PETS** 2 FIRE PITS****
average rating of 4.34375 based on 50 reviews
5

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: Jul 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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5

Really nice place

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 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: 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
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: Jun 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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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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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $164
Additional Guest Fee $9 per person per night

You must have boating experience to rent this property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.