About the property
- House6200 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
The house sits at the end of a 300 ft driveway.A flat terrain takes you to lake
Are you ready for the Ultimate Lake Experience' ? If so, 'California Dreamin' is the place for your dream vacation. The house is a tri-level, with each level having a full kitchen and a kitchenette on the third floor. The house was decorated by Creative Designs By Sondra, who's list of client's include rap singer Missy Elliott and was featured on MTV 'CRIBS'. Sondra has also won many awards at the Home-A-Rama in Tidewater, VA and has won the Golden Award for the best swimming pool design.
This lake house is decorated 'to the MAX' and you will feel like you are in the penthouse of Lake Gaston. Amenities include Jacuzzi tubs on all three levels, Foosball table in the basement, Ping Pong table on the upper level, Work Out room with eliptical and free weights on the main level and of course an awesome view of the lake with a boat lift and pier to tie up to, if needed. The boat ramp is about 5 miles up River Road and is maintained by Dominion Power for public use. Pontoon boats can easily be launched with no hassles.
The house is perfect for multi-family rental, weddings, and family reunions. The main level ''room over garage' has two bunk beds and two trundle beds. Will sleep 9 kids total. The kids will feel like they have their own separate area to 'be kids'. A toddler bed is also ready to set up and can be easily moved.
The house is complete with satellite T.V. and wireless internet service. Phone service is limited to 911 service only, so you will want to bring your cell phone.
Each level of the house has it's own deck area, complete with lounges, patio furniture, and that amazing view of the lake! A gas grill is provided on the basement patio and man level deck. So, come on down, ready to 'chill and grill', swim, fish, boat, ski, relax and soak up the most beautiful lake Carolina has to offer.
**The water is clear, warm, and beautiful. Located in the Piedmont area of southern Virginia and northern North Carolina. It is the last major impoundment on the Roanoke River, and offers excellent water quality and water level fluctuations that are less than one foot. It is 35 miles long and has over 350 miles of shoreline. Lake Gaston is within a three hour drive of Washington DC, an hour and a half to two hours from Raleigh North Carolina and Virginia Beach Virginia.
Extra Optional Amenities/Fees:
Pontoon Boat - $1,500/week
1 Kayak/1 Paddle Board - $150/week
2 Kayaks/2 Paddle Boards - $275/week
3 Kayaks - $375/week
4 Kayaks - $450/week
Pets - $75 per pet
Jeremy Showers/Sondra Cooke
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- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 19, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Our family absolutely loved at stay. Perfect location and everything you could ask for in a rental house for the week. Sondra was incredibly helpful and responsive, and always had our family's enjoyment of our stay as her #1 priority. We would stay at California Dreamin' - and rent from Sondra - again in a heartbeat!
I so much appreciate you taking the time CHRIS to write me a review on your experience of your stay at California dreaming. I thank you very much for your kind words and write up about my home and myselfI enjoy my renters and I really enjoyed getting to know them and most of all making sure they are happy during their visit here. I hope to see you and your family here once again in the future you are always welcome back to my home. Sincerely sondra cooke property owner
Sondra always goes above and beyond to make sure your stay in enjoyable. This is our 4th time renting the house. Plenty of room and plenty of things to do.
PERFECT VACATION DESTINATION
California Dreamin was a perfect blend of fun and sun. The house was beautiful and clean. The decor was very fun and invited fun moods, games, and gatherings. My family loved the house, all 6200sqft.
Sondra was welcoming and accommodating, we had a couple small issues at first but Sondra was on top if it and eager to make certain her guest were happy and comfortable.
The boat dock was great, the water deep enough to jump of and swim in water that just seemed to be a perfect temperature. We rented the pontoon and kayaks and everything was great, if you enjoy coffee at 0730 on the porch or dock, then a 30-45 minute kayak trip by 0830, this is the spot for you. The cove was quiet enough for family but fun enough for a party. The main lake body is 150 200 yards away, just far enough away from high speed traffic but close enough to get to quickly and start the boating fun.
My family totalled 13 at one point with AMPLE ROOM.
Sondra and her California Dream house was perfect.
With any luck we are going back next year.
See you in 2018
Great house in a nice location!
Had a beautiful couple days on Lake Gaston at this large house on the water. Sondra was a pleasure to work with, and everyone loved the decorations in the house. Plenty of kitchen space as well!
The house is Huge and sits nicely on the lake with a great view. Lots of space from Kitchen to living room to Bedroom. 19 of us stayed (9 Adults and 10 kids). We had a great time being together. It was private and quite. The house was clean and they had two kayak we used. However, the reason for my 2 star is because I think the beds (esp. the ones in the twin and bunk beds) need a good cleaning or replaced. All of the kids had bug bites. One of the Jacuzzi was not working and we were not offered a discount. Finally, $95.00 was taken off our deposit for booking fees (this was not disclosed to us prior to booking).
Hi Musab, since your stay in November, I have had all of my mattresses checked by exterminators to ensure that there are no bed bugs in any of my mattresses. The surrounding lake area has chiggers in the woods, so I believe this is where the bug bites came from. Also, please note that there were 2 other jacuzzi bathtubs for guests to use. Due to excessive usage, a leak occurred in the 3rd floor bathroom, at which we have to had to repaired until after all our renters left after this past winter. Also, there is a hot tub located on the basement floor for usage at an additional cost of $100 per stay, but you did not opt to use this - the extra cost is due to having to drain the tub and resupplying it with water & chemicals. There is also a booking fee charged to every renter if renters choose to book through VRBO. This fee was disclosed to you prior to booking, but was not paid so it was deducted from the security deposit (as all renters are responsible for paying this fee)... other than that, we returned the full security deposit ,less the booking fee. We go beyond our means to ensure that all our guests are happy and satisfied with our home.
Very spacious and clean home with three separate floors to divide up the group or congregate together. Everything you could possibly need and some small issues we had were resolved with a quick telephone call.
Bingo at the Fire station, local Flea Market. Front yard area large enough to accommodate a volleyball set, croquet set, corn hole, etc. The property is ideal for weddings. There is also wake boarding competions held locally (seasonal). Fishing tournaments are held on many weekends, in season.
Additional information about rental rates
Dogs must be 50 lbs or less in weight, and must be treated with flea/tick preventative meds before arrival. It's $75 per pet. Towels are $75/week for use and optional as you can bring your own. Sheets and all bedding are the same at $75/week. You are not allowed to use the washer and dryer for your personal bedding and or towels, only your clothing. Paper towels, toilet paper, and trash bags and laundry detergent are not supplied. You must bring your own. House comes fully stocked with all dishes, pots, pans, crockpot, silverware, coffee pots, etc. Use of grills is authorized but you must turn the propane handle off when not in use. No reservations will be confirmed or held until we receive the signed/dated contract by mail with enclosed security deposit check in the amount of $500. All checks are to be made out to Sondra Cooke and mailed to Sondra Cooke, 1681 Tulls Creek Road, Moyock, NC 27958. Security deposits on weekly rentals is $500 enclosed with a signed contract. 1/2 of remaining balance is due 90 days prior to arrival date. The final balance is due 60 days prior to arrival date. Security deposits on 3 night stays is $500, plus 50% of the balance is due 90 days prior to your arrival date. The final payment is due 60 days prior to your arrival date. House must be left in good cleaning condition it was found before departure. Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years rates are weekly $2000, or $350/night with a 3 night minimum. Weddings and family reunions have an additional cost of $500 to the listed rate(s). There is a cleaning fee of $250. Kayaks, 1 kayak is $150/wk, 2 kayaks are $275/wk, and 3 kayaks are $375/wk. Lost paddles are $35 each charge. There are no one day rentals on kayaks. Pontoon boat rental is $1,500/wk.