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Laurelin- Labor Day Weekend (Sat.-Mon.) Still Open! Pet Friendly Waterfront!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

3 bedrooms, 3 full baths , sleeps 10+, pet friendly!

This beautiful lakefront home is situated on an almost two acre wooded site overlooking a protected cove on the large public side of gorgeous Lake Anna. The sunsets in the evenings are magnificent as the sun settles below the treeline to the west with golden rays reflecting off the water.

Laurelin ('Song of Gold' in Tolkien's Old Elvish tongue) has plenty of room for entertaining and relaxing. A large den/family room has a 42 inch Phillips HD flat screen TV with Dish programming and DVD player for those needing a break from the water. The central kitchen is very nicely equipped and features a 'pass-through' to the den area.

There are three bedrooms, a sleeper sofa, bunk beds, and three full baths to easily accommodate ten people, as well as plenty of floor space for additional air beds if needed (there are two full airbeds provided). The master bathroom suite includes a two-person Jacuzzi tub as well as a large walk-in shower. French doors on both levels allow for great views of the lake.

Wi-Fi Internet Access/ Phone Service: Laurelin has it's own Wi-Fi 'hot spot' to allow guests to stay connected by smart phone or laptop computer during their visit. High speed internet service is available along with a wireless N600 dual-band router, and the WEP encryption access password will be provided upon guests' arrival.

Home phone service with unlimited local and US long distance calling is also included at no additional cost.

There is a combination propane/charcoal grill on the deck, and propane is provided.

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Robert Harlow
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 9, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for checking in on us after the earthquake (5.9 earthquake at 1:53 pm on 8/23/11- Once in a lifetime!)and helping us through it with a couple of bottles of wine. We had a great time with the kids swimming and catching catfish from the dock and playing pool. A great family vacation!
Aug 2011
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Laurelin- Labor Day Weekend (Sat.-Mon.) Still Open! Pet Friendly Waterfront!
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Never wanted to leave!

  • 5 of 5

Laurelin was amazing! The house was fantastic and spotless when we arrived! So much to do IN the house! Beautiful porch deck where we enjoyed coffee every morning. The location was perfect for traveling to restaurants by boat or car. Great place to come home to after a long day on the water! It truly felt like home! We can't wait to book for next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Place to Unplug

  • 5 of 5

The owner was wonderful1 From our first inquiry about the property, to interactions prior to our stay, to the greeting upon arrival, to the quick response when we had some internet problems, to his farewell upon our leaving were pleasant and like dealing with a friend.

Property is even more lovely than the pictures show. Nestled on a wooded lot hidden from the street, it was definitely a break from our hectic schedules.

Our dog was welcomed with open arms. A Chesapeake Bay Retriever who prefers the water to land any day, had a blast running the yard and popping in and out of the water at the dock. The owner's first meeting with our soaking wet wet dog was as she nearly ran him over chasing our teenagers off the dock.

We had a fabulous time with our extended family. Great directions made it easy for family to come and stay a few days at a time so that we 4 generations got time at the lake on on the boat.

Planning for 2015 will be easy since we know where we'll be wanting to stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loving Laurelin...

  • 5 of 5

Laurelin is a wonderful, private property, snuggled back off an already private community road; lending itself to a very relaxing atmosphere. Bob the owner is fantastic. We arrived by boat about an hour early and he saw us down near the dock and came down to say hello. We promised we weren't staying, merely trying to locate the house from the drop location via water. He told us the place would be ready in 15 minutes, so we got in a few minutes early!

The kitchen is well appointed, tons of spices, dishes, pans, etc... The rooms are all pretty standard. The master has a large bathroom and jet tub.

They have a fantastic group of CDs to play as well as a huge Xbox360 library. The kids had a blast between Xbox and pool. Additionally, they have a book library, that I suspect you could bring a book and take a book; but I didn't spend anytime reading while there. The dock is great for hanging out, or fishing, although a bit tight if you have a boat 24'+ long, getting in and out was tricky (but doable). We had a 26' power boat, a 14' fishing boat, a 12' sailboat and a 10' jetski and it all fit at the dock! Not to mention tons of floats and tubes and fishing stuff. The walk from the house to the dock is a decent incline/decline and not paved, so it can be a bit slippery after rain. Not a big deal, just a something to keep in mind for people with special needs. Great exercise! The picture of the back of the house doesn't show the fire pit he added, we didn't get to use it, but it would have been fun had it not rained at night. The house feels much more like someones personal home than a rental home; they have many extras you don't usually see. Also, we brought our two dogs who had a blast. The house has no indications of previous dogs or dog messes/smells. Our only near miss incident was one of the dogs taking off to chase a deer the first night there!

We would definitely come back to Larelin, it was a great week! Thanks for the wine Bob!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time here. The house is absolutely wonderful. It held 5 adults and 2 kids very comfortably. The dock was great, in a quiet almost private little cover in a great place for the kids to be able to jump of the dock over and over again without the worry of boats coming through. Even though we were there during the hottest week of the summer, we still had a great time playing pool and sitting around talking. We loved how the kitchen opened up to the living room so everyone could stay connected and even playing the occasional game of trivial pursuit (guys vs. girls). We are looking forward to more visits there in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Delightful Stay at Laurelin

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this beautiful, fully equipped, pet-friendly home on Lake Anna. The owner was very helpful with directions and suggestions for restaurants and places to visit. We loved watching the many birds at the birdfeeder, and a walk in the quiet surrounding neighborhood produced a sighting of two Pileated Woodpeckers. We enjoyed a visit to Lake Anna Winery, Lake Anna State Park, and Spotsylvania Battlefield. The property is in close enough proximity to Fredericksburg to provide a busy day or two of sightseeing and shopping. Our next visit will be in spring or fall, when we can make use of the dock on the property for kayaking on the lake.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Weekend Getaway!!!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful home!!

Extremely well equipt with all the little extras. The owner could not have been more helpful. It was a special girls trip but we all agreed our husbands would definitely enjoy Lake Anna.

This house would make any vacation, year around, special. It would definitely be a treat during season of the year:)

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
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Car: necessary

Lake Anna offers the best in fishing, skiing, and wake boarding anywhere! 13,000 acres of lake and 200 miles of shoreline ensure that there is always a place to play. Lake Anna is conveniently located 90 minutes from Washington DC and 60 minutes from Richmond or Charlottesville. Only 45 minutes to King's Dominion and golf and tennis just 20 minutes away. Wine tasting at Lake Anna Winery, Cooper Vineyards, or Barboursville Vineyards is always a favorite!

Other Activities: wine tasting


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $120
Refundable damage deposit $350
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 2.0%

$1175-$2350 Per Week
Rental weeks normally run from Saturday to Saturday, but other days may be negotiated depending on availability.
Check-in time is 4 PM and check-out time is 11 AM.
Independence Day Week $2350
All rentals require a $120 cleaning fee and 2% tax. There is an additional charge of $50 per pet (2 pet maximum).
A Club Car golf cart is available for an additional $175 per week.
A $350 Security/Damage Deposit in the form of a credit card authorization is required for all rentals. This authorization will be made the week prior to arrival and will be voided within seven days after departure if the property is left undamaged and in good order.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Cats Paw House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , 2-person Jacuzzi whirlpool tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The expansive master bath suite includes an elegant two-sink vanity in dark cherry wood with full-width mirror, a luxurious Jacuzzi whirlpool tub with plenty of room for two, a large shower stall, separate toilet room, and a large walk-in closet. The other two bathrooms are adjacent the guest bedrooms on each level, and feature wide single-sink vanities with full-width mirrors. An initial supply of soap and toilet paper is provided in each bathroom. Guests are responsible for providing their own bath linens (bath towels, hand towels, wash cloths).
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Rec Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Sleep Sofa
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Single Bunk Beds
  • The master bedroom features a queen size bed and french doors leading onto the rear deck. The main level guest bedroom has an antique oak full size bed. The lower level bedroom has an antique queen size bed as well as a set of bunk beds and french doors leading out onto the lower patio. One of the sofas in the Recreation Room folds out to a queen size bed. There is also a full size self-inflating airbed for use if needed. Bed pillows, comforters, and blankets are provided, but guests are responsible for providing their own bed linens.
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Laurelin's well-furnished kitchen features a Jenn-Air range with griddle insert, a large Whirlpool refrigerator/freezer with in-door ice and water dispenser, a quiet GE Triton dishwasher, as well as a microwave, coffee maker (with grinder), and toaster oven. The breakfast area adjacent to the kitchen can seat up to eight, giving a total dining seating capacity of 16 persons if required. Amenities include a large recreation room on the ground level with pool table, Xbox 360 with games, a Clavinova electronic piano, a Bowflex home gym and a treadmill. Gas fireplaces are located in both the Great Room and Recreation Room. A canoe is on hand for paddling the coves and inlets of the lake, and a Club Car golf cart is available for an additional fee for cruising the private roads of the Oak Grove Estates neighborhood. A boat ramp, picnic pavilion, and small beach are available for use at the community Common Area.

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