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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

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Last updated: 01/24/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Lake Anna house 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

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • 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

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              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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              • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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              • Convertible bed(s): 1 queen

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

              • Queen size Beds (3) Select Comfort in Master Bedroom. New 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

                Upstairs...moreless

              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

                  Entertainment

                  • 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

                  Theme

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

                  Attractions

                  • 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

                          • Dining Area
                          • Seating for 8 people

                          General

                          • 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

                          Kitchen

                          • 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

                          Outside

                          • 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

                          Payment Type

                          • Mastercard
                          • Visa
                           

                          Reviews

                          Write a review 4.9
                          from 32 traveler reviews
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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Memorial Day weekend
                          May 22 - May 24, 2015
                          3 night min stay

                          $900
                          flat fee
                          Summer 2015
                          May 29 - Sep 3, 2015
                          2 night min stay
                          $225
                          $1,300
                          July 4 weekend
                          Jul 3 - Jul 5, 2015
                          3 night min stay

                          $900
                          flat fee
                          Labor Day
                          Sep 4 - Sep 6, 2015
                          3 night min stay

                          $900
                          flat fee
                          Fall 2015
                          Sep 8 - Nov 30, 2015
                          2 night min stay
                          $160
                          $1,000
                          My Standard Rate
                          2 night min stay
                          $125
                          $800

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

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

                          Notes:

                          Multiple inquiries are received daily; and requested dates may overlap. An inquiry response and quote do not imply a reservation. Non-response to a payment request may result in a cancellation of the invoice, to open the dates to another traveller. Full amount is due if start is within 60 days.


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                          Calendar

                          Last updated: 01/24/2015
                          Check availability
                          23 Available
                          21 Unavailable
                          22 Today
                          23 Selected dates
                           

                          Location

                          Car: Necessary

                          2 Kayaks on property are available for use during rental. A paddle boat (2 adults/2 children) is 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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                          Speaks: english

                           

                          Photos

                          • 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

                            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

                          VRBO #171899

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                          This listing was first published here in 2008.

                          Date last modified - Monday, January 26, 2015

                          $125 - $225 per night (USD)
                          Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                          • Sleeps
                            8
                          • Bedrooms
                            3
                          • Bathrooms
                            2
                          • Property type
                            House
                          • Reviews
                            32
                          Owner
                          Member since: 2008
                          Speaks: english
                          • Response time: Within 12 hours
                          • Response rate: 100%
                          • Calendar last updated: 01/24/2015
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                          (301) 253-3883 (Maryland, USA)
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