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The Sunshine House: a Happy Place Anytime! Private Side,Lake Anna

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View of yard and lake from Master Bedroom deck


Last updated: 05/25/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

A colorful and fun tropical theme adorn this cozy waterfront, family-friendly cottage. The property is situated on two acres with 240 feet of beautiful waterfront! Launch your boat from the key card entry private community boat launch, then tie up to the private dock located on the property.

Enjoy waking up to a dramatic sunrise to start your day. Drink that morning cup of coffee on the deck overlooking the water, and keep your eyes open for the magnificent bald eagles that nest in the immediate area. You can play all day on the water or do nothing but relax and soak up some rays. Once the sun goes down enjoy the peaceful sounds of nature as they lull you to sleep or build a campfire in the firepit area located down by the water and roast marshmallows for s'mores.

This side of the lake is much sought after for it's warm water temperature between April and November. The water is clear with a sandy bottom great for swimming. Enjoy excellent skiing and tubing. During peak summer holidays this side of the lake is less congested with calmer waters than the public 'cold' side. It never freezes so fishing is possible year round. Bring your boat, jetskis, fishing poles, and suntan lotion to this one of a kind getaway!

The private side of Lake Anna encompasses 3 large 'cooling lakes' connected by channels. Our home is in the first cooling lake (the warmest). The water ranges from 5-14 degrees warmer than the public side of Lake Anna. In mid-summer, we recommend vacationers bring a boat to explore the various parts of the private side.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Rental limited to those 21 years or older...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    One area of waterfront is walk-in for those unable to manage a ladder or steps. accessible by little feet walking in versus going down a ladder. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    No fenced area; leash law applies...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Front door has one step into the main part of the house. No ramp, but accessible with futon for sleeping and bathroom on the first floor. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Master: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • Convertible bed(s): 1 queen

    Queen futon in family room; upgraded mattress...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (3) Select Comfort in Master Bedroom. Queen pillow tops in other bedrooms., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Upgraded mattress on queen futon. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Main floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


Other Amenities

  • Master Bedroom has a Queen size Select Comfort bed with walk out to private balcony with a fabulous waterfront view. Bedroom 2 and 3 each have pillow-top queen mattresses, allergy/dustmite protective covers on beds, with access to the front balcony., Queen size futon sofa available in the family room., Private boat/sun dock and key card access to boat launch. Central air and Heat. Convenient strip mall 10 min. from house; Food Lion, Restaurants, vet, nails....moreless


  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV...moreless

  • Television:

    40' Flat screen TV in family room, 32' flat screen TV in Master Bedroom...moreless

  • Video Game Console:

    XBox 360...moreless

  • Video Games:

    Mostly E rated for children. ...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Variety of DVDs available for viewing...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    240 feet of beautiful expansive waterfront; beautiful sunrise and moonrise; 3 steps into water from dock; walk into water on side of property. Water 5-8 Ft deep at end of dock; cleats for boat tie up on dock and bulkhead...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Heating and Cooling...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central Heat; secondary baseboard electric...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Bed linens are provided. ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Ample room on property for vehicles and boat trailer(s)...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided:

    Beach towels are NOT provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    High Efficiency washer -HE detergent provided...moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Coffee maker, blender, hand mixer, crockpot, pots and pans for normal cooking needs....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Deck chairs and table, Dock tables and chairs. Sun Umbrellas are not provided. They seem to be a wind magnet and cause major destruction :)...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 single-person kayaks and paddles available for use. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane Grill...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Life vests are required. We have a couple of the orange basic life vests available but suggest you bring vests that fit your particular needs....moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 36 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2015
May 29 - Sep 3, 2015
2 night min stay
July 4 weekend
Jul 3 - Jul 5, 2015
3 night min stay

flat fee
Labor Day
Sep 4 - Sep 6, 2015
3 night min stay

flat fee
Fall 2015
Sep 8 - Nov 30, 2015
2 night min stay
New Year's holiday
Dec 31 - Jan 2, 2016
3 night min stay

flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Pet Fee $25
  • Cleaning Fee $85
  • Taxes Included


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Last updated: 05/25/2015
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Car: Necessary

2 Kayaks on property are available for use during rental. Life preservers REQUIRED, but not supplied. You may use any of the flotation devices available at the dock in the small storage bin (some are left behind by previous visitors). Sun umbrellas are not provided since the wind snaps them faster than I can supply.

Lake Anna area hosts several local wineries and is surrounded by historical and Civil War historical sites (Monticello: Thomas Jefferson's home in Charlottesville), Civil War battlefields: Wilderness, Chancellorsville, Gordonsville, etc.).

King's Dominion amusement park is a 45-minute drive from the house.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1993

About the owner: Married with children, in-laws, grandchildren, and life-long friends; we love water; travel, space, history (especially the rich Civil War history surrounding the area). Having personally experienced the joy of vacationing at personally owned properties through VRBO, we happily share our special place with visitors.

Why the Owner Chose Lake Anna:
We love Lake Anna! Originally frequent campers, we decided a house would be a bit more comfy.This little house presented the perfect getaway for us. We've decorated it with vacation in mind. The bright yellow color was one we saw on a house in Ireland. The colorful rooms reflect our vacation in Puerto Rico, the parrots, our penchant for Jimmy Buffet songs, the tropical fish and shells, our love of snorkeling, and the Beanie animals, a sign of our past collection addiction! It is our happy family place, respite from the rat race, and opportunity to take time to appreciate nature and quiet beauty.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The warm water lets us begin playing in the water as early as April and as late as November. We have awesome mysterious foggy sunrises when the air gets cooler, and beautiful sunrises and moonrises. Stars are bright and clear in the night sky. Perched on a little hill, the lake view from our deck is like an infinity pool since we can see over the dike into the public side. The neighborhood represents original weekend getaways; when a 'lake house' was a play house. Visitors should LISTEN to the sounds of early morning at the lake; you will fall in love with it.

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  • View of yard and lake from Master Bedroom deck

    View of yard and lake from Master Bedroom deck

  • View of lake & dike separating private and public side (from Master BR)

    View of lake & dike separating private and public side (from Master BR)

  • Kitchen


  • Master BR dresser and closet

    Master BR dresser and closet

  • Bedroom 3: Queen sized bed, walk out to front deck

    Bedroom 3: Queen sized bed, walk out to front deck

  • Fun shower curtain

    Fun shower curtain

  • High Efficiency Washer/Dryer

    High Efficiency Washer/Dryer

  • Fire pit by dock for Smore's; Kayaks on storage shed for your pleasure

    Fire pit by dock for Smore's; Kayaks on storage shed for your pleasure

  • 240' of waterfront - looking into our cove and dock

    240' of waterfront - looking into our cove and dock

  • Awesome sunrise

    Awesome sunrise

  • The Sunshine House...

    The Sunshine House...

  • Family Room w/queen futon

    Family Room w/queen futon

  • Master Bedroom w/Select Comfort Queen bed

    Master Bedroom w/Select Comfort Queen bed

  • Bedroom 2 with queen size bed and walkout to front balcony

    Bedroom 2 with queen size bed and walkout to front balcony

  • Upstairs bath w/tub/shower

    Upstairs bath w/tub/shower

  • First Floor Bath with shower

    First Floor Bath with shower

  • View of Sunshine House  from the lake

    View of Sunshine House from the lake

  • Brinkman propane grill

    Brinkman propane grill

  • Kid/Pet friendly Step-in area at waterfront

    Kid/Pet friendly Step-in area at waterfront

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