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Day Dream Retreat: Firepit, WiFI, Amazing Dock, Kayaks, Specials

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Hot Tub


About the property

2 bedrooms and loft, 2 full baths, sleeps 6-8

Prime week just had to cancel -- only 2 weeks still available!

Brand New self-cleaning Hydropool Model 695 just installed -- come try all the seats and be truly pampered and relaxed!!

>>>>>Covered Boat Slip with electric and water at the dock

------->>>> Child & Adult Kayaks available for renter use <<<<---------

Beautifully landscaped, level lot to the waterfront with both deep water and walk-in access. Covered boat slip available for renter use!!! Plenty of space to park your trailer.

Located on the Public side, Day Dream Retreat has an amazing waterfront with hardscape level access, walk-in to water and a HUGE party dock. Firepit, fan in screened dock area, plenty of sunning room. Deep water for boats and a wonderful, safe swim area tucked back from the main channel but with easy access.

A-frame great room, fully equipped kitchen, huge master suite with Jetted Jacuzzi double size soaking tub and loft bedroom / playroom makes hanging out inside the house almost as fun as hanging out by the water.

Perfect for couples or the entire family, the retreat is located in a small community with the waterfront tucked back from the channel. Discover the wonderful water views combined with the privacy and serenity offered by the beautifully landscaped lawns and surrounding trees.

The inviting great room with its full lakeside windows and cathedral ceiling is a wonderful place to gather and unwind. Snuggle in for a romantic evening in front of the gas fireplace or some me-time in the large master suite with jetted jacuzzi tub and large sitting area with lawn and water views.

You'll be able to enjoy your evenings hanging out on the party dock, grilling, sitting by the firepit or doing something you get pleasure from, rather than pulling your boat in and out of the water. Get an early jump on the fish, too. Lake Anna's sport fishing includes largemouth bass and stripers. Perch and catfish are in plentiful supply as well. Boat rentals, marina services, and professional fishing guides are available nearby. Tell them we're on the public side.

There is plenty to do at Day Dream Retreat and in the areas surrounding Lake Anna, even when the weather is not cooperating. Play a game, watch DVDs or read. We have games, DVDs and books for all ages. Go golfing or wine tasting, tramp battlefields, see Montpelier or Monticello. The nearby State Park has hiking trails and a sandy beach.

Lake Anna, an easy 90 minute drive from DC and less than an hour from Richmond or Charlottesville is one of Virginia's best kept secrets. Its clean waters offer swimming, water skiing and world-class fishing. Nearby attractions include vineyards, golf courses, antique shopping, historic sites, hiking in the State Park and easy access to King's Dominion. Enjoy a romantic retreat or family renewal at Day Dream Retreat. Available all year around.

Day Dream Retreat Amenities:

• Over 100ft of waterfront in a protected safe swim area with party dock and covered boat slip

• Hardscape path to waterfront

• Large deck with awning and exceptional sunset and lake views

• Wi-Fi

• Central air / heat and ceiling fans

• Gas fireplace

• Firepit and 2 gas grills - by the house and at the party dock

• Huge 20x20 screened room on the dock with electrical and ceiling fan

• Covered boat slip for renter use

• Additional 20x20 dock in deep water

• Ample parking and even space for trailer parking

• KEYLESS entry - never worry about having enough keys or losing the only key

• Walk-in access to the water with sandy bottom

• Games, dvds, playhouse kitchen for little guests and reading material for all ages.

• 2 Satellite flat panel TVs with DVD player including TV in the master bedroom and a 3rd TV in the loft (with VCR/DVD player)• Selection of games, books and movies both DVD and VHS

• Master suite with jacuzzi soaking tub

• 2nd bedroom with a double bed (note - no bunk bed as shown in picture), loft with double bed futon

• Truly comfortable trundle bed in the great room sofa makes a double bed

• Fully-equipped kitchen all utensils, plates, glassware, pots and pans including coffee maker, crockpot, steamer pot, blender, etc.

• Easy access to local attractions including Lake Anna State Park with hiking trails and sand beach, multiple golf courses including Meadow Farms (home of the longest hole) and other Locust Grove golf

courses, King's Dominion Theme park, James Madison museum, Montpelier and historic sites.

More Details

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 28, 2017

About Andrea

Owners of The Retreats at Lake Anna - Day Dream and Lake Cabin. Our goal is make it more than just 4 walls and a place to sleep. We want to make a space that you can make memories. We hope you truly enjoy it and find everything you need for a great Retreat.

Andrea purchased this house in 2012

Why Andrea chose Virginia

The waterfront and landscaping are wonderful. A swim and dock area for all ages / preferences. Hot tub, firepit and sunset views for year-round enjoyment.

What makes this house unique

Wood floors, pet friendly, level access to the waterfront, HUGE dock with fan in the covered area, big master suite, convenient aisle kitchen with a large pass thru to the diningroom, protected swim area with both walk-in and jump in access, HOT TUB and WI-FI!

Guestbook comments from the owner

A group of us spent a weekend at Day Dream Retreat for a Mom's Getaway and we had a wonderful time at this home. The house was clean and cozy and the waterfront dock area was a perfect place to enjoy the sunset. We hope to make this an annual tradition!
Dec 2012
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Mineral House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 queen
    Loft Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Living Room: Double bed pop-up trundle sofa sleeper - very comfortable with no sofabed bar. Please note 3rd 'bedroom' is a loft.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Wood floors. Level hardscape path to waterfront. Walk-in water access. Awning on deck. Huge party dock with fan in covered area and sunning area.


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(61 traveler reviews)

Day Dream Retreat: Firepit, WiFI, Amazing Dock, Kayaks, Specials
average rating of 4.508197 based on 63 reviews

Comfortable retreat

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this place and wish we could be at the lake a bit longer-- especially as the two days we were there it rained a lot. The lush green of the trees and the gorgeous landscaping is really beautiful to take in (the pictures don't do justice).

The owner, who lives on the ground floor, wasn't around during our stay but was very responsive, so that was great!

There were a few things, however, that we were disappointed with:

- Hot tub didn't work (circulation flow error). We used the jacuzzi inside the house instead and that was nice... but the flaking wall paper in the bathroom is nothing like nature! Our stay was short so it wasn't like they could fix it for us to enjoy on the last day or anything.

- The stereo inside the house has blown speakers, so its practically useless (unless it was the cord connection issue with iPhone to speakers)

- The fireplace inside runs on gas, and apparently the gas was shut off and we couldn't run it (it would have been perfect for a cold, rainy day! We couldn't use the fire pit outside because of the weather)

Suggestions for improvement:

- Better lighting by the hot tub area. There are outside lights on the basement level by the hot tub, but no way to turn them on to be able to see the space.

- boathouse dock connecting to the property has a narrow path because there is a maple tree in the way. the smaller trunk could be cut off for a little more space-- it doesn't look healthy on the main tree trunk, anyway.

- Our family is centered around the kitchen table (for food and playing games). If renovating kitchen/dining room space, the kitchen and dining room could switch spaces for a better flow, lighting, and to allow the dining table to look out to the lake and the greenery.

Bottom line, this place is really pretty and nice (especially the outdoors!!) but it has room for improvement. You get what you pay for, really... considering the prices of other rentals in the area. If we had a boat, we would rent this cabin again mostly for its docks and outdoor space.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your suggestions. I like your idea if we do a remodel to swap the kitchen and the dining room. I was thinking it would be helpful to open the space up. The large window in the kitchen does have a nice view and other than when you're cooking or doing the dishes you don't get to soak it in. We keep an apartment in the basement but don't live there. We try very hard not to be at the house whenever there are renters, especially during the shorter rentals. I'm really upset to hear about the hot tub issue. We replaced a 4yr old tub just last September because it wasn't reliable. It was working fine when we were there the weekend before your stay. We specifically bought the Hydropool self-cleaning tub because we wanted to make sure it was available for the renters to enjoy. We do have motion sensor lights by the hot tub but occasionally renters turn them off and don't turn them back on. I think after mulching all weekend, we didn't budge off the couch in the evening and didn't notice they were out. I'm with you about how nice a fireplace is on a rainy afternoon and I'm sorry we weren't able to connect during your weekend. A previous renter must have turned off the gas to the fireplace, as I mentioned in my voicemail, the key is the bookcase. I could have walked you through the steps to getting the pilot lit. It's not something I can ask the cleaning person to check. They don't touch the fireplace. I'll add it to my list of things to check before we leave. It was 80 and it didn't cross my mind. This weather has been so strange. Thanks for the heads up about the stereo speakers. I would seriously hope that the music wasn't turned so loud as to blow the speakers but I'll be sure to check it the next time we're down (more mulching left to do). We are planning to remodel the bath to put in a larger shower. Unfortunately, we were hit with a number of unexpected expenses last year (including the hot tub - darn it) and had to postpone the work. I hope you'll be able to come back and enjoy it and the hot tub.
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Fitting name for the property

  • 5 of 5

Owners were a delight and excellent communication. Property is beautiful. Everything was in order. Yes em to Virginia often and won't stay anywhere else after first ding this gem !!! Stay here. You wont regret it. And half the price of a comparable stay !! Thanks again Andrea

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow. Blush. I love it -- we're a Gem. :) Glad you enjoyed your time at Day Dream. Hope you'll return again soon. Thanks, Andrea
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  • 5 of 5

First time to Lake Anna and was very satisified with Day Dream Retreat. The place was very clean and had everything we needed during our stay. The king size bed was one of the most comfortable beds ever slept in and the living room was very cozy for lounging. The grounds were beautiful, views were beautiful, dock was great, and the hot tub made for such a great end to each night. What a great relaxing time we had. Was exactly what we were looking for. Also meet the owner when leaving and what a nice person. Would recommend this place and do plan to return again!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Denise. Glad we had a chance to say Hi and that you enjoyed your stay. Hope to hear from you again soon. Have a great 2017. - Andrea
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Beautiful House and Property!

  • 4 of 5

My girlfriends and I came down for a girls weekend. We loved the house, the lake, the hot tub and the firepit! The house was nicely stocked, we only had to bring towels and linens. The beds were very comfortable and we slept very well. The only downside was the showers were a little small, and the couch in the living room was a little old and not as comfortable as some of the other furniture. Also, we had to take our trash to the dump, which was about 7 miles away.

Still, overall, it was a great time!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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While this was a work trip in the winter time, we enjoyed our stay very much! Would come back again.

  • 4 of 5

My stay was for 4 weeks on a work trip. My family came down to visit for a week as well. My 4 yo little girl had a blast at several areas within an hour drive and she loved the cabin and kids items to play with. The jet tub and hot tub were the cabin highlights for us. The view of the lake was very nice as well. Cabin is less than 10 mins from a grocery store which was nice for those last minute food runs.

Overall a great stay and Andrea was excellent from inital questions, to booking, in trip needs, and follow-ups.

I will say that the best improvement that can be made to this cabin is by far the living room furniture. None of it is comfortable at all..I would recommend investing in that area.It would make evenings by the fire much more enjoyable. I understand peak season is summer time and not a lot of time is spent inside, but for the other seasons and rainy days a comfy couch and chairs would top off this living room with a view.

I will be back in the area in July 2017 and will be considering staying again.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property for a getaway

  • 5 of 5

We looked at several options on Lake Anna, but this one struck our eye! We made plans at the last minute, and the owners were very responsive, house was clean and ready, and Day Dream did not disappoint. My wife an I went to relax prior to the holidays. Only regret was not renting this in the summer with the family! Can't wait to bring the kids next time. Great house, great dock, and spaces for relaxation and fun!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. I'm so glad you enjoyed and could relax and unwind. Be healthy and happy and I look forward to welcoming you and the family back for your next "Retreat". - Andrea
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Reagan International
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles

There's plenty to do in and around Day Dream Retreat. Lake Anna's 13,000 acres provide incredible opportunity for fishing

and water recreation. Bring your bass or jet boat and waverunners.

Located on the public side of the lake tucked back from the channel to provide safe swimming. You'll never have to worry about swimming by the party dock or spending loads of precious vacation time getting to an area suitable for skiing or tubing.

• Swim / lounge

• Boat

• Jet ski

• Water ski

• Fish

• Tubing

• Easy access to local attractions:

• Lake Anna State Park with hiking trails and sand beach

• Golf at Meadow Farms and Locust Grove golf courses

• Paramont's King's Dominion

• James Madison museum

• Monticello an Montipelier

• Historic sites / battlefields


Rates & Availability

Mineral House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Memorial 2016
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
Summer discount
May 30 2017 - Jun 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
Special - Fri-Fri rental
Jun 23 2017 - Jul 1 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
July 4th Week
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 8 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Jul 9 2017 - Aug 26 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Season Ender Discount
Aug 27 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
5 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 21 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0
Cleaning $115 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 7.5%

Security / Damage deposit required to reserve. During the summer rentals are Sun-Sun.
Flexible check-in day other than Saturday during the rest of the year.
Martin Luther King, President Days, Columbus Day and Veterans Day have a 3nt minimum.
Pet Fee is $25 PER NIGHT (per 2 pets)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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