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Blue Heron Getaway On Lake Gaston, North Carolina

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3200 Sf, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths With Expansive Lake Views.

Spend the holidays at Blue Heron Getaway. The lake is quiet with beautiful vistas and even some warmer days for boating. Booking 2016 holidays now! The house will be decorated for Christmas! Bring your bags and enjoy the peace of Lake Gaston!

Stunning sunset views with many herons roosting on the dock!!! Beautiful lake home in north eastern NC. Private entrance on wooded lot. Available for nightly, weekly or long term rental. Spectacular long lake views and amazing sunsets. Lake views from every room. Easy access to dock with sun deck, one pontoon boat lift, 2 jet ski lifts. 1/4 mile from public boat landing. Transitional style for casual living. Screen porched, Weber Grill (adjacent to kitchen), Shade and Sun Deck areas, boat/watercraft rentals near by. Contact us for information.

Sleeping accommodations:

MASTER BR En suite with Queen Bed, Whirlpool Corner Tub and Walk-in Shower.

GBR 1 Queen Bed with Attached Bath with tub/shower

GBR 2 Queen Bed with Attached Bath with Shower

GBR 3 Queen Bed, shared bath with GBR 2

DEN Queen Hide-a-bed

Two extra cots and an Aero bed available

This is the first year our home is listed for vacation rental. This property was custom designed for ease of maintenance to make it welcoming to all our family and friends. Our home has hosted Chamber of Commerce events, a lakeside wedding at sunset, many special events and parties. It is adjacent to a popular wedding venue site for wedding guests.

We hope you will consider our property and have an opportunity to enjoy it as much as we do. Please contact us with any questions.

We look forward to hearing from you and welcome any comments about how we can improve our listing and your prospective stay at our home.

More Details

Owner
Mary Sherwood
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2017

About Mary Sherwood

Paul and I have had the wonderful opportunity to live and work at Lake Gaston. We proudly established our business in this community, Mary Sherwood Lake Living. This house has been our refuge at the end of our busy work days, surrounded by natural beauty. This is our favorite family/friends getaway. We have made many wonderful memories in this house and welcome you to do the same.

Mary Sherwood purchased this house in 2000

Why Mary Sherwood chose North Carolina

The Lake Gaston community was such a "diamond in the rough" when we found our lot one fall evening at sunset. We sat on the bank and envisioned looking out our windows at this beautiful lake. I designed the house so most rooms have a lake view. Why live here if you can't see the water? We have recently sold our business and now are exploring different areas of our country which gives us the opportunity to share our home with you.

Amenities

Henrico House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Blue Heron Getaway On Lake Gaston, North Carolina
average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews
5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

My family, friends, and I had a wonder time at the Blue Heron Getaway. The home is comfortable and relaxing. The screened porch was everyone's favorite. We spent many evenings and mornings relaxing and talking out there. The location on the lake is convenient to the main lake, grocery store, and marinas.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great comments! You were exceptional guests! We are hoping you will decide to come back for another extended stay. So glad you worked out the agreement with our neighbors and the pontoon boat. Have a wonderful remainder of the year! Thanks so much! Mary and Paul
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5

Boyd Family mini-vaca at Blue Heron. Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

The house is modern and beautiful with all the amenities needed for a great vacation. Lake Gaston, is literally steps away from the back door. Huge plus because of the wonderful scenery and peacefulness you experience as soon as you come to the area.

As an adult born and raised in Philadelphia, however who's " roots" are in North Carolina, my first cousins and myself found The Sherwood's home a pleasant surprise. This serene location is located 25 minutes from our parents hometown. Coming from NYC and Philadelphia we found this home and its location to be family friendly for children and adults. We plan to visit the area again and possibly get to explore some of the water activities offered, such as jet skiing, swimming and fishing.

Thanks Mary and Paul for being very responsive and accommodating us during our family reunion weekend. We found your home to be contemporary, bright, beautiful, easy access to nearby family and very peaceful.

We hope to visit again.

The Boyd Family ( First Cousins)

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review! We are so glad you selected our home for your family vacation. We look forward to having you return for a future stay. Many thanks, Mary and Paul
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5

Great location and beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

We had a number of adults and kids in our family ranging from preteens to 70s get together for a long weekend and enjoyed the stay immensely. We fished, jetskied and boated. The house is very convenient to several restaurants, stores and marinas. It's in a quiet cove and very updated. The only caveat (and this was fully disclosed in the property description, it's just easy to overlook for a 4+BR house) I would note for larger groups such as ourselves is to realize that there is only 3 full bathrooms and no guest / half bathrooms. So even though 2 of the bathrooms have hallway doors and can be shared, it can get a little crowded in the mornings / evenings.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great Stay

  • 4 of 5

Three families shared this great lake front property. Total 11 peoples. The house is kept well, clean and fresh. The location is great. We really enjoy our stay. Hopefully, we will revisit again in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful, eclectic home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the Blue Heron Inn. The master bedroom had a wonderful mattress and made it hard to get out of bed! The upstairs and downstairs tv areas gave us the ability to let the kids watch kids stuff when they were ready to rest. The dock was perfect for swimming, fishing, reading and boating from. We enjoyed paddle boarding and encourage others to bring water shoes like we did. The kitchen lacked casserole dishes and enough mixing bowls, but we made do. Food lion is conveniently located about 3 miles away. The boat launch was very close and it was very easy to access to launch the bait and get back to the property. This home was perfect for several families and kids. We have two families with kids and Grandparent and everyone had space. Wonderful memories were made and we appreciate the Sherwoods opening their home! They were quick to respond and very helpful with all our questions.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful comments about your stay at Blue Heron Getaway. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay. Making memories at Lake Gaston is so very special. We value your suggestions regarding kitchen items. We are in the process of adding to the cookware. We look forward to having you as our guests in the future. Thanks again! Mary
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4

Nice but room for improvement

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Blue Heron house on Lake Gaston! The house is very spacious and the view is lovely. We originally planned on my parents joining us for a night, but once we arrived at the house, we realized it was not an 'elderly friendly' home. Since my parents were coming to Lake Gaston to stay at another property on Saturday, we felt it would be best not to visit with us due to the steps going to the boat dock (most without railings) and the slant of the driveway. The set up was perfectly fine for our family though. The driveway space is limited and the kitchen needs to be better equipped. Although the house was organized, we felt it needed to be a bit cleaner. I am very fussy when it comes to cleanliness though. After a fourteen hour drive to NC, we stripped all the beds and washed all the sheets in every bedroom prior to going to bed on Wednesday evening. I even washed the bath rugs in the master bath the next day. I realize the cleaning crew was at fault, so this is something Mary will have to address with them. We did graciously accommodate the owner by allowing the satellite company in during our stay to address the television issue which was fixed within 20 minutes. All in all, thank you very much Mary for having us at your home.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for choosing our home. I was not aware there was any accessibility needs in your family. The video of the property shows the entrance and lake access. I apologize it did not meet your needs. Thank you for be willing to meet the satellite repair person. It had taken several weeks to get on their schedule. I was unaware there was a problem with the condition of the house. The linens are always changed between guests and the house is cleaned. I will discuss your concerns with housekeeping. We are in the process of upgrading our kitchen gear. This is our first rental season and we are learning along the way. We appreciate your understanding. Your comments will help us make improvements. Thank you for your input.
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Map

Rosemont of Virginia Winery
Washburn's Marina
Watersview Restaurant
The Pointe & Tiki Hut at Lake Gaston
ACE Hardware of Lake Gaston
The Corner Lot
Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Raleigh NC and Richmond VA
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
The Pointe
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Lake Gaston Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Waterviews and The Point
Nearest Beach
100 Miles
Virginia Beach
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Henrico House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter/Spring 2017
Jan 8 2017 - May 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$300
$1,900
 
 
Summer Early
May 22 2017 - Jun 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
$415
$2,750
 
 
July 4, 2017 Holiday
Jun 24 2017 - Jul 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
Summer Late 2017
Jul 9 2017 - Sep 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
$415
$2,750
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 10 2017 - Dec 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$315
$2,800
 
 
Christmas 2017
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
$395
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$295
$1,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.75%

Please contact owner for monthly or long term rental information.

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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