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Unique Waterfront Getaway

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3BR architect-designed lakefront home w/ sauna in private community

Relaxing getaway for up to 6 people. Master bedroom on main floor has a queen bed. Upstairs bedrooms have a Queen and two twins. Bathroom on each floor. Indoor sauna off the main-floor bathroom. Open floor plan with high ceilings. Features wood-burning fireplace and expansive views of the quiet lake. Sliding glass door opens to deck for entertaining. Private dock and natural setting. Visit the Website of the Lake of the Woods Association for details on the golf course, swimming pools, beaches, tennis courts, equestrian center, parks, trails and other community activities.

Renters' quotes from our guest book:

'We really enjoyed our time here. So relaxing, just being able to sit on the deck and look out on the lake. We BBQ'd most evenings. We made use of the kayaks, which was fun. We spent a couple of days touring the local battlefields, well worth a visit. Fredericksburg was also worth a visit. '--from Essex, UK.

'We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and exploring parts of Virginia we've never visited. We loved kayaking around the lake and the wonderful tennis courts, too.' --from Falls Church, VA

'We had a wonderful family vacation weekend fishing, swimming, using the sauna and the lake. We wanted to stay longer. We visited James Madison's Montpelier. It was such fun. Thank you for your hospitality!'

More Details

Property Manager
Pam Crosslin
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2016

About Pam Crosslin

We have owned this property since Lake of the Woods's earliest days, and built our home as a weekend getaway in 1977. We have recently refurbished it. Now that we are retired, we still enjoy using it as a getaway from life in Washington, DC. Lake of the Woods provides a woodsy environment that is still within a convenient drive to Washington, Civil War battlefields, movies, entertainment and restaurants.

Pam Crosslin purchased this house in 1977

Why Pam Crosslin chose Virginia

We lived in a condo when we built this house, so it was, in effect, our first house as a married couple. We were lucky to find an architect who could take our ideas and transform them into a house that was perfect for our needs and for this site.

What makes this house unique

We have preserved our property in a natural state, and the feel of a rustic, but very comfortable cabin inside. In colder months, we enjoy reading or watching television in front of the wood-burning fireplace, and entertaining friends on the deck in summertime. Over the years, our friends have enjoyed visiting Lake of the Woods and taking advantage of its many fine amenities.


Locust Grove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Sauna attached
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , second floor, vaulted ceiling
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , second floor, vaulted ceiling
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
50 miles from metropolitan Washington, DC. Close to Civil War battlefields, Mary Washington College, historic sites in Fredericksburg, and Orange County, Virginia, Central Virginia wineries. 45 minutes to Kings Dominion.


2/5 -
(1 traveler reviews)

Unique Waterfront Getaway
average rating of 2.0 based on 1 reviews
Tucker, GA

Non-Smoking - no way!

  • 2 of 5

The house is accurately represented on VRBO. The photos and descriptions are factual. However, the rental is listed as Non-Smoking but either the owners are smokers, or we were victimized by the previous renters. When i put my foot on the bottom step of the stairs to the front door I said, "This house is owned by smokers." I could tell before even setting foot inside the house.

Upon entering, my eyes started to burn and the odor of cigarettes permeated the entire interior. We purchased Febreez Air Effects and Febreez fabric treatment and after a very thorough treatment we were able to stay in the house. Later that day we spent several hours away and when we returned, the house again smelled strongly of cigarettes. We treated the entire house a second time and things improved, but every time we spent any time away, the house still smelled strongly of cigarettes when we returned. We tried leaving the windows open while away but nothing helped. If you are sensitive to cigarette smoke odor then make sure the owners have the house completely cleaned and deodorized before you agree to rent. I'm sorry for the poor review. Otherwise the house is very nice, but is is not a no smoking home.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm sorry that you were bothered by your perception of smoke. The house is professionally cleaned in between every tenant, and the owners and their family members and guests do not smoke. Since late 2012, we have specified that there is to be no smoking. We cannot, of course, police what other short-term renters choose to do, so I am sorry if someone else's behavior impacted your own experience. There is a wood-burning fireplace, and perhaps you were sensitive if someone had recently built a fire. I have not heard this complaint from anyone else.
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Off Season
Sep 6 2016 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay

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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Dulles International Airport
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
18-hole course within community
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Virginia Rail Express/Amtrak in Fredericksburg
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
2 restaurants within community and more nearby
Car: necessary

Property is close to several National Park Service-owned civil war battlefields (Chancellorsville, Wilderness, Spotsylvania Courthouse and Fredericksburg), as well as other sites in Fredericksburg, Montpelier and Monticello. 45 minutes to the Kings Dominion theme park. Also close to water sports activities on the Rappahannock River.


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