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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 - 3 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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • 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 -
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Blue Heron Getaway On Lake Gaston, North Carolina
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 18 reviews
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, Atlanta, Ga, Elkin, NC

Great house and great location

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful family vacation week at Blue Heron and Lake Gaston. The location of the house in the Lake Gaston area is on a really nice cove, with great main lake views. We like the getaway feel of the gravel road leading into the property. We rented a pontoon boat and 2 jet skis, from Morningstar which was perfect, and feel that was a real highlight for us. The only reasons I am not giving the property 5 stars are easy fixes: the boat dock layout is great, but the house and boat dock need a good pressure wash, as there are really a lot of wasp nests and spiders on both. The back deck has a great view, but the stairs, deck, amd planters could definitely use some landscape clean up. We loved cooking in, and the kitchen has a great layout, it could use some additional serving utensils and plates, etc. The house floor plan really worked for us as well.

Other than these small things we really had a great old fashioned family vacation, and would highly recommend Blue Heron !

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington, NC

Beautiful home to stay in with gorgeous views of the Lake!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed fishing off the pier and boating on the lake! The screened in porch was our favorite place for meals! The house is large and very accommodating for family gatherings. The location is wonderful and convenient to get to the grocery store and restaurants!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Marsha! So glad you enjoyed your stay at Blue Heron Getaway! It was a pleasure having you as our guest. Mary
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Beautiful Place

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in the water here. The place is beautifully decorated and furnished! It is in a great area with a great view of the water.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, John. So glad you enjoyed your stay. Mary
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Truly a cheerful, welcoming, well appointed home with wonderful owners to help you in every way!

  • 5 of 5

Mary and Paul are truly caring and responsive owners who are wonderful to work with! Communication was timely and very helpful. Their charming home is very welcoming, very clean and well taken care of! This fun house framed our happiness for our long overdue family reunion. The view overlooking the lake, while sipping on coffee is truly relaxing! We made good use of the kitchen since we are all "foodies", cookies, cakes, salads, and steaks on the grill that is provided were all enjoyed. The Wifi password has spaces in it so that took a little bit to figure out but if you just follow instructions in the book provided you will be fine. We rented a pontoon boat and the dock/boathouse was a great place to lounge and have more family time. There were enough chairs and tables to picnic down there during the day while our grandson and adult children swam. We saw Blue Herons several times each day during our stay which was exciting. This was our first time on the lake and it was a great and enjoyable time! I highly recommend this home if you are thinking of your vacation on the lake in a fun and well equipted house.


  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Christina, for your wonderful comments! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! The blue herons in our cove are one of the things that make Blue Heron Getaway so special. Thanks again! Mary
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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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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
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
Damage Deposit $500

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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