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Charming 2 Bed/ 1 Bath Cottage On Lake Gaston

16 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 nights


Macon House Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 6

Very comfortable cottage on a quiet cove on Lake Gaston. Wooded, private. Patio and deck on the water. Sleeps 6 with very comfortable sleeper sofa. Full kitchen with dishwasher and microwave. Satellite TV, DVD, Grill, firepit and hammock and wood swing. Neighborhood has boat launch and beach area. Washer/dryer. Fine quality beds and linens. View of the lake from bedroom and livingroom. Boat rentals available nearby. Gentle wooden walk to lake. Perfect place to relax and have fun. This is a smoke free home.

  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Donna Bailey
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 14, 2016
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About Donna Bailey

I'm originally from NJ and have been Raleigh for 20 years. Our little cottage is a perfect getaway for us. We thought we would try sharing it a little and see how that works out.

Why Donna Bailey chose North Carolina

We always wanted to have a place on a lake. This is the perfect little getaway!

What makes this house unique

The house is very cute and cozy and has a beautiful setting. There are lots of trees which keeps it cool and private. We built the boat house a few years ago and put a really nice deck actually ON the water. We love to sit on the water and just relax.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time this year at the lake. We look forward to spending next year at the same location. The house is in a perfect location and the fishing was awesome. House is well taken care of and the neighbors to the left are outstanding. Look forward to next year.
Sep 2015
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Charming 2 Bed/ 1 Bath Cottage On Lake Gaston
average rating of 4.5 based on 18 reviews

Great time at an amazing house!

  • 5 of 5

The house, patio, and dock area are excellent and a great place to relax. We rented a boat from Morningstar Marina which is only a few minutes away which I would definitely recommend to anyone who does not have a boat. Thanks again Donna!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you all had a great time!
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  • 5 of 5

Thank you Donna for sharing your beautiful place . We thoroughly enjoyed it there. The house had everything we needed and then some. It was very nice to not need to bring sheets and towels....and not wish we had !! The cove is definitely a little shallow but we had no problem with it . The neighbors are awesome...we even joined them for a birthday party one night. Can't say enough good ... And nothing to suggest . Great just the way it is!! We will be back many times...until we can afford our own .

Thanks again,


  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Comfartable Home

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect get away from an chaotic city. If you have kids that only stays on their cellphones this is a great place to take em for vacation in order to bond as the area is very secluded and cell services is limited. The owner is very helpful and easy to get in contact with. My whole family enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed our little cottage. Come back anytime!
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Great get away

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed the house. Donna is great to work with and will help your stay be the best.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Loved having you stay! Come back any time!!
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Relaxing and Quiet Cottage

  • 4 of 5

This was the second time that we stayed at this cottage. It is quiet and shady - very relaxing. The home is set back from a cove and is wooded. There is a pathway that will lead you to a boat dock. You can see the cove from the living room through the trees. The home is clean and comfortable and the owner is great.

We brought our bass boat with us and had no trouble launching it (a mile down the road) and bringing it to dock. The cove is a bit shallow, but we were able to navigate fine. It was great having access to the boat whenever we felt the urge to fish. It rained while we were there, and I sat under the overhang and fished for hours - caught a catfish. The home has everything you could need - comfortable bedding, linens, quality towels, kitchen utensils.

I have always been a "beach" person but have fallen in love with Lake Gaston. If you have never spent a vacation on a lake, you should try it at least once. Lake Gaston has a lot going on and a lot to look at - paddleboard, kayaks, geese, jet skis. There are also plenty of natural areas to enjoy. If you are a camera buff, bird watcher or nature lover, you really need to spend some time on this lake. A lot of fun and this cottage is a great value.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was fine, just as expected

  • 4 of 5

The house was easy to access and warmed up quickly once we arrived. We especially enjoyed reading others' comments in the visitor log book; very charming. It was kind of an old-fashioned getaway, yet also a lot like a piece of suburbia plopped out into the woods. Walks along the lake weren't really possible (the lake front is all divided into lots -- not like at a beach), but we enjoyed our walk through the wooded streets to the public "beach" area about a mile away. Seems like the kind of place you could take your parents for a comfortable time. The owner was very gracious.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Raleigh Durham
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Lake Gaston Estates


Rates & Availability

Macon House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $75

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Macon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • We have a lot of top quality towels for the bathroom and for the boat. Just wash them when your done.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Very comfortable beds and linens. Queen bed in the master and 2 twin bed in the 2nd bedroom.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • marina
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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