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Lake Gaston French Country Mansion/Luxury Estate - Sleeps 42!

Bedrooms 11
Half Baths1
Space 12,000 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

11BR, 6-1/2BA, Brick, 549FT, Main Lake Shoreline for sunrise & sunset views!


Approximately 12,000 SF INSIDE luxury home filled with everything needed to just relax & enjoy lake living on private point lot! See morning sunrises & evening sunsets from all windows--you choose! With THREE wet bars inside and ONE at poolside pavilion, this home is sure to please! Expansive great room fireplace and cat walk railing add french country elegance and finishes, just right to tone down the formal interior, giving it class & comfort for a more casual atmosphere, a requirement for enjoying lake life!

With these 'subtle' custom features, it still has all the amenities expected in a mansion like this: HUGE master suite on main floor with King sized bed, luxurious bath with jacuzzi, urinal & separate water closets; main floor bunk room (single over double bed); writing table in master bedroom overlooks pool side & main lake deck for glorious AM sunrises! Expansive great room with oversized stone fireplace from floor to ceiling, encompassing 1/3 of the wall adjacent to the kitchen and lakeside decks, separate wet bar with built-in wine cooler (all open to lakeside windows for best views!), custom culinary kitchen stocked with all your cooking needs (with six each buffet style servers, at least 3 crock pots, griddle for pancakes) with room for all (includes gas cooktop, microwave & wall oven with warming drawer, Bunn commercial coffee station) with wide view to main lake across the dining room & great room; half bath powder room; laundry room featuring front load washer & dryer; great room leads out to lakeside decks on the main lake & double boathouse & sun deck, pool and pavilion area! Second floor boasts three master suites with heavenly sunrises and sunsets & one additional sleeping room with double queen beds, game room with solid wood cabinetry, granite tops, wet bar & original Limited Edition Brunswick pool table & foosball table, hallway book case with a multitude of books for reading enthusiasts & small book case in sleeping room located off the game room with select children's books (Nancy Drew series & others); two other master suites on this floor offer lakeside deck private lakeside stair entry from the poolside patio and lakeside decks, nicely situated across entire side to allow wide unobscured views of the lake, cove, pool & pavilion. Lower level interior offers full wet bar with commercial ice machine, full-size Viking refrigerator, a third laundry room complete with heavy duty extra capacity washer & dryer, full bath, open gym area equipped with two commercial tread mills, air hockey table, an incredible surround sound system in theater room (wide 125" screen) with Lane recliners (luxurious seating for minimum of 8 adults & additional floor space for children to lounge around on the carpeted flooring), two bedrooms (one with no windows for late nighters & another with main lake sunset view), covered patio leading to salt water pool, concrete patio & covered pool pavilion lakeside--with wet bar, commercial beverage refrigerator for keeping your beverages just right & granite countertops & hickory cabinets, ceiling fans, lighting, stereo system (phone & iPod compatible), and comfortable seating or lounging for hours of leisurely entertainment while relaxing outside, overlooking the lake & double boathouse with sun deck! Canoes are provided for your leisure, and two boat lifts for easy lake access. Sit back & relax with your favorite beverage while the kids enjoy the slide! Or relax while reading a book or playing a game or cards, either inside or out! Lower level lakeside deck offers covered gas fire pit for simplicity & comfort seasonally on cool evenings!

Penthouse suite on top floor hosts large suite with open kitchen/dining & bedroom and panoramic views that span several miles down the main lake, also with private kitchen equipped with all appliances including dishwasher & assortment of cooking utensils, large bath with separate water closet & walk-in tiled shower & separate laundry room with heavy duty extra capacity washer & dryer.

Home offers total of 11 bedrooms (includes two undesignated sleeping areas) with sleeping arrangements for 42 individuals, 6-1/2 baths (all but one with tiled walk-in showers). Features: Oversized tiled shower located in main floor master bath, THREE laundry rooms, lakeside covered decks on main & 2nd levels with concrete lower covered patio leading to pool & outside covered pavilion area! Hardwood floors throughout main house, mix of hardwood & carpet in upper penthouse suite for comfort & sound control below, ceramic tile throughout basement for durability & cleaning ease, & flatscreen LED TVs placed throughout each floor. Circle drive & parking deck combine for ample parking for all. Relax and enjoy the outdoors, while the 'chef of the day' cooks on the GOURMET gas grill (which includes piped in gas line for convenience) or in the culinary gourmet kitchen located on main floor deck with ample seating for all!

Lower level is also furnished nicely with entertainment & relaxation in mind, from the AMAZING theater room, great room with oversized wet bar snack and card tables, to the tread mills and air hockey game! Double boathouse offers large open sun deck & lake side deck with two boat slips for your boating convenience while you enjoy your vacation!

We are located on the main lake of Lake Gaston just past mile marker 21--when you see the large island in the middle of the lake, look for our property on the northwest side--the deep water side!

For boat and lake rentals, contact Holly Grove Marina or Poplar Pointe Watersports in Bracey (5-10 minutes away), or check out other boat rentals & local attractions at

What does our property offer differently from other rentals?

1) Here everyone can stay together under one roof WITH WATER VIEWS FROM ALL ROOMS WITH AT LEAST ONE WINDOW, enjoy waking up, cooking, eating, hanging out & socializing together for the duration of your stay! So be prepared to just lounge around, doing whatever you want…together! No carpooling required--everyone's already here!

2) There is something to entertain everyone: From the boathouse to the lake to the pool to the game room to the theater room to the poolside pavilion wet bar & the lower level bar & hot tub (Seasonal) or fire pit--you don't have to try to figure out where everyone can gather or what is there to do!

3) Games and puzzles are located throughout the property in closets.

4) A library (actually a bookcase full) of books located on the second floor contains various collections of books, for reading enthusiasts or lazy days!

5) Each level thoughtfully features full length wall mirrors & additional wall mirrors for convenience: most bedrooms have one full length mirror in each of them, with additional mirrors placed at select locations throughout the estate.

6) An eight person Blacksburg lakeside hot tub is located on the lower level patio (operates seasonally, September through April)! Seating 8 persons with 112 jets to provide five individual adjustable hydrotherapy zones for unmatched relaxation.

Relax just outside the lower level bar on the deck overlooking the beautiful shores of Lake Gaston's main lake!

7) Our property fills quickly, so don't delay in booking your grand vacation! This will be the vacation your family talks about for years to come! We have several repeat guests!

Just call to discuss plans for your perfect summer vacation, inquire about local attractions & events (calendar of annual events can be emailed for your review) & we will get you scheduled. Once you've been here for your first visit, I'm sure you'll reserve & come back next year!

If I might make one suggestion for a comfortable, leisurely week of true vacationing, which became & remains a standard tradition for us after a few visits to Lake Gaston: when several families vacation together, have each family plan, prepare & provide meals for one day; then save the leftovers for later in the week for snacking. It has worked out wonderfully well for us for years, allowing everyone to prepare & present their favorite dish or delicacy for all, while preventing unnecessary & repeat trips to the grocery store during our vacation. This allowed us all time to just have fun on the water & not even think about 'what's for dinner' or 'who's cooking?!'

For the sports enthusiast, Lake Gaston offers a wake boarding school on the lake--this may require scheduling or prior reservations (owned by none other than the infamous Adam Fields-AF Wake, Inc.); annual local area events sponsored by the Lake Gaston Regional Chamber of Commerce are sure to delight all: Memorial Day weekend brings the Battle of the BBQ at the Lake Gaston Chamber, June brings wine festivals (Rosemont Winery is approx five miles away, with wine tours, outdoor festivals & more.

In summary, the covered pavilion, conveniently accessible from the lower level floor or the front parking area sidewalk & with stairs to the main & second levels, offers comfortable seating for 20-30 people easily at the tables & the tiered bar, all while keeping all your beverages cool within an easy distance of your pool &/or lake side gatherings! This way no one has to worry about stocking the cooler & dragging it out to the pool--all with your convenience in mind! Oh yes, there is also a stereo system (compatible with most phones) located under the pavilion for radio stations &/or all your favorite tunes!

Telephone (landline) is available with intercom to five locations, for ease in keeping everyone informed of plans!

NOTE: Local and distant (live-in) Chef service is available for hire for meal preparation with advance appointment! Home owner has contact information if your party requires additional resources.

Call with any questions! We look forward to your visit!

For repeat Guests, we offer first year's rates!


More Details

Dora Smith
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

About Dora Smith

Mike and I grew up and met in North Carolina. A former Army Ranger, he received his bachelor's engineering degree from the University of Texas. I graduated from Wake Tech and Campbell University with an associate's degree in engineering and a bachelor's degree in business management. Being avid recreational skiers, we received a post card advertising Lake Gaston in the late 90's & decided to check it out. Once was all it took to "hook" us & then we just couldn't get enough! We spent every available weekend here first, then started scheduling annual vacations, gradually bringing family & friends with us & introducing them to the relaxing life at Lake Gaston! After a few years we made a plan to work our way to the lake--it took a little while but it was worth it! Living at Lake Gaston and enjoying the lake EVERYDAY is so much better, since we love the area (just like everyone else that visits our Lake)! The water is always clean, refreshing & inviting, the sunsets & sunrises are 'to die for,' & as mom always said: 'The water keeps you young!' For those reasons and so many more: It is the best life imaginable! We are fortunate & Blessed to be able to live at Lake Gaston full-time, work here a& raise our family on the majestic shores of Lake Gaston! Life is good...! Each day offers new beginnings, so once our life was transitioned to Lake Gaston living, we have never looked back, so to speak! Once you get a taste of heaven on earth, it's hard to imagine life anywhere else!

Dora Smith purchased this estate in 2011

Why Dora Smith chose Southern Virginia

We customized this property with the idea of offering the ultimate FAMILY vacation estate ever! The location on the lake is superb, offering 500+ feet of private waterfront shoreline with a gently sloping stamped concrete sidewalk to the boathouse. Mike & I stumbled upon this exact unique location several years ago & dreamt of how it would be most excellent to gaze at this awesome view everyday, but had no idea then it would one day be a dream come true! Years later, here we are! And we like to share it with you! Nature abounds here: with osprey, eagles, turtles, otters, deer & more! It's so relaxing to watch these magnificent creatures as they go about their daily lives & routines, while glimpsing birds as they swoop down and bring up HUGE catfish for dinner--right before your eyes! This is the ultimate vacation home at Lake Gaston, a place we live, love & enjoy. We started visiting the lake area & renting waterfront homes ourselves 20 years ago, then decided this was where we enjoyed life the most. The folks around the lake want to be here, so life is good & most people are friendly! Our yellow lab loves the water almost as much as we do (maybe even more) as she regularly jumps into the lake at least once everyday, whether we do or not! She comes out with icicles in the winter time! LOL The water always feels good to you & mornings are simply amazing! We are morning people, so if you are too, just get your cup of coffee & sit out on the deck as the sun rises over the water! Take in all the pleasures you can all day long, then return to the deck for the grand finale--the sunsets are 'to die for!' Visit restaurants by boat, cruise the lake after dinner, whatever you enjoy is right here in front of you! This is the moment you've been waiting for, so take some time together to enjoy your friends & family now & share a lifetime of memories! What a tradition it can be! If you get just a taste of this lake lifestyle, I'm sure you'll love it too, just as we do! Welcome!

What makes this estate unique

I love the pool & pavilion, the lakeside hot tub, the grand great room, the unbelievable spacious gourmet kitchen featuring nothing less than the best, w/BUNN commercial coffee maker w/on demand automatic hot water supply for coffee, tea, hot chocolate, etc. & two burners for warming up to 24 cups of coffee w/quick (almost instant) brewing. (Just remember to turn the coffee pots off after breakfast!) Another favorite is the game room & the lower level den for air hockey & commercial treadmills. The overall openness of this home, from the catwalk to the massive fireplace to the arched window that opens to the 2nd floor's lake side deck to the kitchen and so on, will charm & pamper you with it's elegance & style! No disappointments here--entertainment abounds, whether you like to be a spectator or get involved! On a lazy day, just sit on the back deck with your morning coffee or evening beverage, swim in the pool in the afternoon or just enjoy watching those that do, cruise on the lake, read a book or watch a movie in the theater room--just taking it all in! Play a little foosball or shoot a little pool, whatever you like! There is something here for everyone! Summer nights offer pleasant temperatures and comfy water for floating & swimming to wrap up a perfect day! Or just float in the water off the dock while sipping your favorite beverage. But in the end, it's really the WATER that you remember--clean, crisp & inviting! Whether it's the lake or the pool, you'll leave feeling rejuvenated & clean! The osprey are entertaining seasonal & eagles are around year round! You never know what surprise nature has in store for you during your stay here--just come & see! For a wonderful vacation to remember & talk about for a lifetime, here's your chance! We have several repeat guests. Call for any questions. Thank you for looking at our listing & we hope you can come & enjoy it, even if only for a week, to experience it for yourselves! It is truly a taste of HEAVEN ON EARTH


Bracey Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 12000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 42
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 40 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 7: Basement - toilet , combination tub/shower , Granite, ceramic tile floor
    Bathroom 6: Penthouse - toilet , shower , Granite, ceramic tile floor, tiled walk-in shower
    Bathroom 2: Main Floor - toilet , Granite; ceramic tile floor, off great room beside wet bar
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Granite, ceramic tile, tiled walk-in shower
    Bathroom 4: 2nd Floor - toilet , shower , Granite, ceramic tile floor, ceramic tiled walk-in shower
    Bathroom 3: 2nd Floor - toilet , shower , Granite, ceramic tile floor, ceramic tiled walk-in shower
    Bathroom 1: Main Floor Suite - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Granite, double sinks & tiled walk-in shower
  • Six (6) each full baths and one (1) each half bath are strategically placed throughout this luxury home, all with ceramic tile floors, granite countertops; ceramic tiled showers and double vanity countertops in all upper bathrooms and fiberglass tub on lower level! Main floor master bath features multiple shower heads (some are disabled to minimize water overflow) in over-sized walk-in tiled shower, huge dressing area with double sink vanities with granite and two separate private water closets. Lower level offers luxurious shower with built-in comfort seat! NOTE: INSURANCE REQUIRES THAT WATER IS TURNED OFF TO ALL INDOOR JACUZZI TUBS. POOL & HOT TUB ARE AVAILABLE SEASONALLY. (POOL IN SUMMER, HOT TUB IN WINTERTIME).
  • 11 Bedrooms, Sleeps 42
  • Bedroom 3: 2nd Floor - 1 king , Sleeps 2: Master suite overlooking pool and lakeside!
    Bedroom 4: 2nd Floor - 2 queen , Sleeps 4: Two each QN Beds
    Bedroom 5: 2nd Floor - 1 king , Sleeps 2: Master suite w/separate full bath & tiled shower
    Bedroom 6: 2nd Floor - 2 queen , Sleeps 4: 2 QN beds
    Bedroom 9: Basement - 2 queen , 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Sleeps 7: 2 EA QN, 1 EA single bunk over double bunk
    Bedroom 10: Basement - 2 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeps 6: 2 EA QN, 1 sleeper sofa
    Bedroom 7: Upstairs Penthouse - 1 queen , Sleeps 2: 1 each QN Bed
    Bedroom 8: Upstairs Penthouse - 2 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeps 6: 2 QN beds, 1 sleeper sofa
    Bedroom 11 - 1 queen , Sleeps 2: 1 QN Bed, desk, sitting area
    Bedroom 1: Main Floor - 1 king , King Bed Sleeps Two!
    Bedroom 2: 1st Floor - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Sleeps 3: Shared bath w/large tiled shower, on poolside
  • Lake views from any window! You can see the lake from practically everywhere in this home! The lake wraps around our property, making the view delightful from all angles! NOTE: Bedroom configurations are available. MAXIMUM 42 PERSONS sleeping in beds & queen sofa beds. All floors are available for you & your guests. Estate features 11 bedrooms/sleeping areas for ample sleeping & entertaining for your family! MAIN FLOOR: Master bedroom (BR 1) with king sized bed, shares bath with Bedroom 2 (Dbl bunk & single bunk). 2nd FLOOR: Bedrooms 3, 4, 5, 6: BR 3 has king bed with private bath; BR 4 has 2 EA QN beds with private bath; BR 5 has King bed with private bath (bath is open to game room); BR 6 has 2 EA QN beds. Penthouse: BR 7,8,11 all share ONE bath & kitchen, great room; BR 7 is private w/QN bed; BR 8 is open on main floor (2 QNs & sofa bed); BR 11 is private w/2 QNs; Basement: BR 9 & 10: Both share 1 bath, great room, huge bar, game room, tread mills & air hockey
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
This home offers all the good stuff: from the gourmet main floor kitchen, to the ultimate theater room with 125'' widescreen display with 1000 watt dynamic surround sound, to the salt pool with lakeside covered pavilion (with wet bar) & the eight person hot tub located on the main lakeside lower deck (operates seasonally), to the private gym with professional tread mills, to the game room with Brunswick pool table AND MORE - NOTHING BUT THE BEST EXISTS HERE FOR YOUR ULTIMATE VACATION! COME ENJOY LAKE GASTON IN LUXURIOUS SPLENDOR FOR A WEEK OR FOR A LIFETIME! WHAT A WAY TO EXPERIENCE THE LAKE--IN THE LARGEST HOME ON THE WATER--WITH ULTIMATE VIEWS FROM EVERY ANGLE OF THE HOME & PROPERTY OF BOTH THE MAIN LAKE & COVE SURROUNDING THE PROPERTY! UPON ENTRY OF THE DRIVE AT FIRST GLIMPSE THE SPLENDOR & AMENITIES OF THIS PLACE WILL CAPTIVATE YOU & KEEP YOU ENTERTAINED THROUGHOUT YOUR VISIT! Come & create memories for a lifetime! Owner is licensed Builder & Realtor….to help fulfill your dreams!


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Lake Gaston French Country Mansion/Luxury Estate - Sleeps 42!
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews

Awesome Family Vacation 2017

  • 4 of 5

Had an awesome family vacation with 40 people ranging from 1 to 72 yrs old. We were there for 1 week and never left the house (other than food shopping). House was spacious and never felt we were on top of one another.

- The patio/bar/pool area was an awesome space to hang out for all ages. It over looks the lake where we fished, canoed, kayaked, paddle board, boating, jumped of the dock, etc...

- We cooked/grilled for 40 people. Multiple areas to sit and relax.

- Theater was an awesome space for video games and movies

- Pool table room was great

If I had to nitpick about a couple thing:

1. House was cleaned okay, expected better

2. Bad phone reception (but not always a bad thing)

3. Crappy Wifi (also not always a bad thing)

4. Lake was ok, not the cleanest

Overall we had a great experience and created a life time of memories for our family.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We just had our family reunion of forty people (+/-) for the second year in a row at this beautiful home, and have already booked it for 2018!!! Our family ages range from 6 months to 80, and everyone overwhelmingly voted to never go anywhere else for a family reunion. The house is big enough and spread out enough, that all ages can have fun doing what they want to do. But we can come together for meals, or a family meeting in the evening with no problem, indoors or out, with a great cooking area by the pool. The pool table on the 2nd floor was perpetually in use, and encouraged quite a bit of competition, some we were very surprised with. The pool, of course, is loved by everyone, and the temperature was refreshing, not chilling. We brought a boat and were able to keep it on-site at the dock, though there is a wonderful pontoon boat available, if requested, in addition to a couple of kayaks. The house sits right on Lake Gaston, so access to boating, tubing, knee-boarding, skiing is awesome! The view from the house is pretty spectacular, too, from pretty much anywhere in the house. The location is great, as well, easy to get to and easy to obtain items that might have been forgotten. I cannot say enough about this property. It could not be any better for our group...PERFECT!!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing house and stay, can't wait to go back!

  • 5 of 5

We were blown away by this house! We kept turning corners around the house and finding more rooms! It was everything you could need for a vacation with a large group and more. The open layout in the kitchen/family room was awesome for hanging out with a big group and feeling like you could all be together. Everything was top of the line and felt brand new - we didn't want to leave! The outside area was the best part, the pool was beautiful and had places for everyone to hang out and spend the day in the sun! We loved the dock area also and being able to swim not only in the pool but the lake! One of the best parts was being able to watch the sunset from the pool or one of the many decks overlooking the lake. Overall, can't say enough good things about this house! Can't wait to hopefully be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property for family reunion.

  • 4 of 5

We had a terrific week at this home. The home was huge and allowed everyone their own space. The location on the lake is a bit remote but nice and quiet. Pool was terrific and we loved the outdoor pool and bar area. Decks and sunsets were awesome. The owners were very responsive to any issues we had. We would have liked to have used the hot tub but it was not allowed during July. We were used to using hot tubs in OBX family vacations. We found the dining room table a bit small for our large group so we had to separate at meals. Overall a great house for big groups.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! We strive to delight our guests, and do our best to ensure their enjoyment is fulfilled. We look forward to your return visit. Have a great day!
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Amazing property for our corporate outing!!

  • 5 of 5

We had our corporate branch outing this past Friday for the day. Not only did it meet our expectations, but we are hoping to have our outing there again next year. Everything was immaculate and we had no issues with anything. Our group works hard and were able to relax and enjoy the swimming pool, theater room and just hanging out in general on the gorgeous porches overlooking the lake. The owners were more than accommodating to our needs and very easy to work with. We did not utilize the entire house, but even touring it, could not believe the spaciousness - almost like having your own private hotel/retreat. Very nicely appointed property!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A fantastic family vacation house and location

  • 5 of 5

The property is perfect for a large family vacation, especially with children. We spent a lot of time in the wonderful pool and had many fishing and tubing expeditions on the family-size boat. We hired full time cooks for all meals, so the spacious gourmet kitchen with lots of refrigerator, freezer and storage space was just want we needed. There were more entertainment amenities and things to do than we had time for. You can't go wrong staying here.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your stay. Your feedback is helpful for future guests to better understand what the Lake Gaston area and our property has to offer them! It was a pleasure meeting you and your family and we hope we have the pleasure of seeing you again as return guests!
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
KAVC - South Hill, VA
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Flip Flops - by land or water
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Four local golf courses within 5-20 minutes
Nearest Train
65 Miles
Petersburg, VA
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Top This Pizza - delivery - alcohol included
Nearest Ski
Lake the dock and boathouse!!
Nearest Beach
120 Miles
Virginia Beach
Car: recommended

Lake Gaston is one of the remaining truly outstanding fresh water lakes in the country! It is over 20,000 acres of "high quality" water, 34 miles long, and approximately 1-1/2 miles wide at the lower end of the lake. Lake Gaston offers 350 miles of shoreline for your fresh water lake and sports enjoyment, whether you favor water sports, fishing, kayaking or just watching breath-taking sunrises and sunsets and wildlife from the dining room, pool or one of the lakeside decks.

Lake Gaston begins on the western end at Kerr Dam, built in 1953 for flood control. Below Lake Gaston is Roanoke Rapids Lake, a smaller lake built in 1955 for hydroelectric power. The Gaston Dam was completed in 1963, and Lake Gaston borders the counties of Mecklenburg and Brunswick in Virginia and Warren, Halifax and Northampton in North Carolina. Normal height of the water is 201 feet above sea level and by regulation the water depth may vary only one foot plus or minus from the normal level except in case of emergency. And with virtually no pollution, the water is almost drinkable without treatment.

Lake Gaston is well stocked with game fish: striped bass or rock fish, large mouth bass, crappie, sunfish and several varieties of catfish. Other species of fish sometimes caught are walleye, yellow perch and chain pickerel. Lake Gaston fishing tournaments are popular throughout the season. A valid fishing license for either Virginia or North Carolina permits fishing on Lake Gaston from a boat in either state. No license is required for those under 15.

With prior arrangements, Top This Pizza delivers food and cold beverages (alcohol included) to your door, pool or lakeside! Rosemont Winery, just 5-10 minutes away, offers guided tours, wine tasting and seasonal festivals and outdoor activities, including Art Shows, car shows, etc. Several local restaurants, waterfront clubs and fast food facilities offer food and entertainment, with an easy commute by car and boat. Or bring in a chef to prepare and manage all your meals! When all else fails and you just want to relax, excellent fishing is as close as the shoreline, right off the pier, or from your boat.

For the boating enthusiast, motor boating, sailing, tubing, water skiing, wakeboarding and jet skiing are all popular Lake Gaston water sports. Public boat ramps are available, and marinas are scattered around the shoreline, offering gas and supplies as well as lakeside dining.

Good restaurants, shopping, and cultural activities can be enjoyed year round in the cities & towns around the area. For offshore recreation there are golfing facilities, both public and private in close proximity. (Ask Owner for reservation). Area residents often participate in the many nearby clubs which offer a wide variety of choices, including gardening, travel, recreation & more.

Lake Gaston hosts several Pro Bass Fishing Tournaments annually, if that's any indication of the fishing opportunity that awaits you here! Where else can you sit on the lower boat dock and watch the fish jumping in the lakeside cove, watch the ospreys, otters and other area wildlife from the lakeside pool, boathouse or main lake decks--even from the lakeside windows?! The upper deck is a great place to watch the Osprey perform their morning and late afternoon fishing survival routines! Photo opportunities include wonderful observation of both the Osprey and the fresh water otters jumping off the boathouse dock next door and playing in the beautiful, crystal clear water! Or catch a glimpse (or photos) of the row of turtles along the shoreline in the cove on the poolside If you like nature, you've got a lot waiting for you right here! It's not unusual when starting down the driveway to discover a family of deer grazing on the lawn, and watch them scurry off along the shoreline of the subdivision, hurriedly and frightfully scampering across the back yards of the other homes until they are out of sight! Discover the peace and serenity of Lake Gaston living, for a week or for a lifetime! (Dora is a licensed Realtor). This location offers privacy and serenity in an "off the beaten path" main lake location. It is centrally located on the lake, with wide water for optimum views down the lake, resulting in 2-3 miles of open view.

Virginia has an ideal year round climate for your enjoyment.

Lake Gaston is located minutes for I-85, for easy access to area shopping: in South Hill, VA: Food Lion, Hibbets Sports, restaurants (BoJangles, Sonic, Five Guys, Burger King, McDonalds, Hardees, Kahills, Horseshoe Restaurant, Brian's Steakhouse, etc.) Wal-Mart, etc. - approx. 15 minutes away.

Bracey, VA: Poplar Pointe Marina & Flip Flops grill, Pizza Hut Express, Quiznos, Top This Pizza, Subway, Dunkin Donuts, Papa John's Pizza & more - approximately 5-10 minutes away.

Littleton, NC/Lake Gaston shopping: Food Lion, Ace Hardware, Auto Parts, marinas, etc. - approximately 20 minutes away.

Kings Dominion - approximately 1-1/2 hours away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $350
Damage Insurance $99
Damage Deposit $1,000

Online rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. Owner reserves right to cancel based on availability and/or inability to damages.
Deposits are non-refundable effective 12/19/2015.
NOTE: In June 2015 my account's security was breached by a hacker. As a result, checks for payment are preferred. Contact owner for deposit and payment details.
Where online and/or credit cards are used for payments, Guest agrees to pay convenience fees and any other charges for use of credit card. E-checks or mailed checks are preferable to prevent this charge.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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