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Lakefront Family Escape on Private Lake

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Comfortable 4BR, 3BA lakefront home in private, gated community. This retreat is large enough for extended family vacations, and is close enough for weekend getaways.

Master BR has queen bed, TV with DVD, lake view via patio doors so you can walk out to the Lake; BA down the hall. 2nd BR has a queen bed and en-suite private BA, 3rd BR has a double bed and BA down the hall, 4th BR has double bed with bathroom down the hall. Family/TV room downstairs room has one large sofa, Internet connected flat screen TV/DVD. Upstairs family/ TV room has one large couch and one small couch, flat screen TV and DVD. House sleeps 8 adults comfortably. Every room has a ceiling fan.

The main living area is about 15’ by 25’ with vaulted ceilings and skylights. It is an open plan living/dining/kitchen space with panoramic views of lake, with sliding doors that open onto a big screened in porch, complete with comfortable furniture for eating and relaxing.

The level lot with unobstructed views of private dock and beach in quiet no wake zone cove at the end of the lake has almost 6 feet of deep warm water. Easy access in and out of the water via either the ladder or our small beach. The 1 canoe, 2 kayaks and fishing gear are available for guest use. Life Jackets, rafts, sand toys etc are all there. We are also swimming distance from a public beach called Ramsey’s Beach. Great for little ones learning to swim who want to have a sandy walk into the waters.

Keywords: Fredericksburg, Lake of the Woods, Lakefront, Family getaway, panoramic water views,

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Lynn Botsko
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 19, 2017


Locust Grove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 2 on main upstairs level. 1 on ground floor. All have tubs and shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Other (See Description) - 1 bunk bed , Double on bottom, single on top. We do not provide bedding
  • Queen size Beds (2) Complete with Soft Duvets, Double Beds (2) Complete with Soft Duvets, Bunk Bed in open area overlooking lake (no sheets - so bring your sleeping bags) Portable pack and play
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Local Amenities: 5 minutes to the closest Supermarket – Food Lion, Walmart, fast food restaurants, Dollar Stores, Gas Station, Hardware Store, Domino's Pizza etc.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Lakefront Family Escape on Private Lake
average rating of 4.6 based on 15 reviews

Excellent weekend get away

  • 5 of 5

We were in town for a wedding and instead of renting a hotel decided to rent the great home. The house was great for 4 couple and we had a blast. We were able to get up and relax on the either the front porch or on the pier. We had a fun day relaxing on the pier and riding the kayaks and the canoe.

The house was well equipped and had all we needed and I highly recommend this house.


  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location for our family

  • 4 of 5

Water views, access to the lake, and pool table were the favorites of our stay!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice weekend

  • 4 of 5

Had a very nice time over the long weekend. House had everything we needed; fishing from the docks was very good. Weather didn't cooperate, so did not have opportunity to kayak. Will rent again.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Eating breakfast on the beautiful porch, overlooking the lake was a peaceful way to start the day. Our two grandsons couldn't have been happier playing at the sandy beach. The house had everything you could want.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Okay Experience, Would Not Stay Again

  • 2 of 5

We rented this house for a regular couples' trip we do 2-3 times a year for over 5 years. We have never had an issue with a house we have stayed in, nor have any owners had an issue with us.

This house seemed liked a great option for us, and there were certainly a lot of benefits. There were 4 double bedrooms, an extra bed in the common space (which would fit up to another 3 adults). There was a pool table that could convert into a ping pong table, a screened in porch, board games, a private dock, and outdoor and indoor activities.

Then we realized there were a lot of downsides and fine print. There were a total of 3 half rolls of toilet paper for 10 people, only a few dish towels/rags, exactly as many bath towels as adults, and no hand towels for the bathrooms. During clean up, you have to drive all the trash to another location because the cleaning crew charges more to take out the trash. If you leave any trash (or are accused of doing so), money is taken out of your deposit. You have to empty even the vacuum cleaner, or risk losing some of your deposit. You have to move every piece of furniture exactly where it was before, or get charged. Maybe we should have taken pictures and measurements for every item to make sure nothing was even a tiny bit off.

Finally, the house is not actually all that well maintained. There were old chests and cabinets that struggled to open and close, the wood by the kitchen sink was coming away from the wall and rotting, the water pitcher in the fridge leaked everywhere. The dock and wooden cabinets were falling apart, and all of the equipment was very dirty. I did not feel comfortable even reaching in to get an oar or life jacket. We got blamed for breakages that weren't our doing. You have to identify any problems in the first 24 hours and notify the property manager. I guess because we didn't check everything, it was assumed that we did it.

I'm sure plenty of people can have a great experience here. We actually had fun, despite having to run out for own toilet paper and linens, and being a little frustrated with some of the upkeep. We could not fight the charges because of a he said-she said situation where we didn't have any proof it wasn't true. Also, the remainder of our very large deposit (~2 nights) was still at risk until it was refunded.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I want to thank you for your candor. While there is no fine print on our contract, its helpful to know that there are areas that we could improve, or at least review to make sure that we are providing our guests with the best possible experience.
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Christmas family holiday - 2016

  • 5 of 5

Clean home, open floor plan, screened porch overlooking lake; comfortable beds, gorgeous lake front view, this home had everything we needed; plus grocery store only 10 minutes away.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Locust Grove House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
4th of July
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning house & Linens $160
Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $500

Please note that the cleaning fee is non-negotiable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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