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Blue Heron Getaway On Lake Gaston, North Carolina

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


About the property

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

Stunning sunset views with many herons roosting on the dock!!! Beautiful lake home in north eastern NC. Private entrance to the 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 the dock with sun deck, one pontoon boat lift, 2 jet ski lifts. 1/4 mile from the 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

Mary Sherwood
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 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.


Henrico House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 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
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Blue Heron Getaway On Lake Gaston, North Carolina
average rating of 4.785714 based on 14 reviews
Richlands NC

Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of three families rented this home MDW, 2017. The house is spacious and the beds were comfy. The dock area is really nice as well. Overall a great place to stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We welcome you back to stay in the future at Blue Heron Getaway of Lake Gaston. Mary
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An amazing weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The Blue Heron Getaway was an amazing stay! Great views, clean home, and very welcoming atmosphere. I love the creative touches throughout the home. The dock was tucked away in a nice calm cove that made the trip even more relaxing! The owners were VERY accommodating to our requests. I would definitely recommend booking this rental. I can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Lauren! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Blue Heron Getaway. We are glad you found our home comfortable and relaxing. We welcome your return. Thanks again! Mary
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  • 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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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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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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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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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


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
July 4, 2017 Holiday
Jun 24 2017 - Jul 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer Late 2017
Jul 9 2017 - Sep 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 10 2017 - Dec 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

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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