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Lake Gaston - Swim, Ski, Fish...Relax!

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Boat Launch, Dock, and Boathouse with lift

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Last updated: 10/29/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Henrico house description

Come and enjoy one of Virginia’s and North Carolina’s best kept secrets! Lake Gaston is a clear and beautiful lake located in the Piedmont 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 four hour drive of Washington DC, an hour and a half to two hours from Raleigh North Carolina and Virginia Beach Virginia.

The property is located in the Quail Ridge subdivision on Lizard Creek, which is a major tributary on the northeast shore of the lake. Lizard Creek is a favorite with skiers and tubers because its water is usually calmer than the water on the main lake. It is also centrally located, has easy access to the main lake and is close (15-25 minutes) to three full service marinas.

A Food Lion grocery, an Ace Hardware, a Subway sandwich shop, and an indoor/outdoor flea market (Friday through Sunday) are all located less than ten minutes from the house. Thursday night, it’s bingo at the local fire hall. Restaurants are scattered around the lake and they range from diner style to more upscale. The closest large town is Roanoke Rapids, and is a 25 minutes drive from the house. There's a Belk Store, Lowes, Penney's, Super Wal-Mart, movie theater, and numerous eateries located there.

Our lake house is a comfortable, Non-Smoking, pet-free, single-level home with everything you will need to make your stay at Lake Gaston an enjoyable one. (Renters are responsible for providing their own bed linens and towels.) We have Cable TV, a video and DVD player (movies are provided), WiFi, board games, books and puzzles...everything that will provide inside entertainment for family evenings or during inclement weather.

Outside is where the real fun is! Our level lot leads to the water and the boat dock, which is the center of lake life. We have a small sandy beach that's perfect for young children, plus the water off the dock is about 5 feet deep which is great for older kids and adults. Swimming, fishing, sunbathing, and relaxing on the glider all happen right there. It’s a great place to view the beautiful evening sky and sunsets. Skiing and tubing can be started right in front of the dock.

A paddleboat is provided, and is a fun way to explore the local waters. There is a boat ramp next to the dock which makes for convenient launch and recovery. There is also a covered boat lift, plus room for a boat of up to 25 foot to be tied up to the dock.

Besides the water sports, fishing is excellent at Lake Gaston! Available species include striped bass, largemouth bass, crappie, perch, sunfish, and our favorite dinner fish, channel catfish. Fishing from the dock is a favorite pastime for both young and old alike. Early mornings and evenings are usually better, but when is fishing not good? We want to remind our guests that it's necessary to have a NC or VA fishing license, even if just fishing off the dock (obtainable online from the Dept of Fish and Game).

Lastly, one of the best pastimes at the lake is RELAXING! Whether it be enjoying the view, reading a book, or napping in the shade on our wonderful hammock. There is something about the lake that lets you leave everyday stress behind for awhile. This is what we most enjoy about our lake house, and we invite you to come and see for yourselves. Please be sure to check out the 50+ positive 'Guestbook Comments' that we've received from our satisfied customers. They're located between the Owner Info and the Photos below (and are in addition to the Traveler Reviews).

P.S. Spring and fall are great times to enjoy Lake Gaston. The water is warm, the scenery is grand, and it feels like your own private lake.

P.P.S. We respond to each inquiry within 48 hours. If you feel that you haven't heard from us, please be sure to check your 'spam' mail...thanks!

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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Onsite Services

                  • Housekeeper Included


                  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                    The person signing the lease agreement must be 25 years of age....moreless

                  • Children Welcome:

                    We bought this house when our children were younger...we loved how close the house is to the water and that it has a small shallow beach for young ones to play. Older children appreciate the large dock and deeper water....moreless

                  • Non Smoking Only
                  • Pets Not Allowed:

                    No pets of any size are allowed. We have family members and guests who have severe pet dander allergies....moreless

                  Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

                  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


                  • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 bunk bed


                  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


                  • Other (See Description): 1 sleep sofa /futon

                    Pull-out bed in the family room sofa...moreless

                  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1) The double bed is in the room with the bunkbeds....moreless

                  Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

                  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


                  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


                  • We provide toilet paper.

                  Other Amenities

                      • There's a small fire pit on the point...perfect for roasting marshmallows and making s'mores! We have a hammock on the front lawn and a three-person swing on the dock (great for viewing the sunset!) *If you are looking to rent two houses close to each other, be sure to check out our neighbor's home, Lizard Creek Retreat #35350...moreless


                      • Books:

                        There's a library of books located in the master bedroom bookcase....moreless

                      • CD Player
                      • DVD Player:

                        We have many DVD's to choose from. They are located in the family room on the shelf unit....moreless

                      • Games:

                        There are games located in the family room cabinet....moreless

                      • Music Library:

                        We have a CD player and the TV has music channels....moreless

                      • Satellite / Cable:

                        We have basic cable....moreless

                      • Stereo:

                        CD, DVD and video players...moreless

                      • Television:

                        (2) We have two TV' in the family room (55 inches) and one in the master bedroom....moreless

                      • Toys:

                        There are puzzles and more located in the family room cabinet....moreless

                      • VCR
                      • Video Library:

                        We have many videos to choose from. They are located in the family room on the shelf unit....moreless


                      • Away From It All
                      • Family
                      • Romantic
                      • Sports & Activities


                      • Churches
                      • Cinemas
                      • Live Theater
                      • Marina
                      • Restaurants

                      Local Services & Businesses

                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Groceries
                      • Medical Services

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Antiquing
                      • Boating
                      • Horseshoes
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Paddle Boating
                      • Shopping
                      • Wildlife Viewing

                      Location Type

                          • Lakefront:

                            The house is on a level lot and the water is very close. Great for young children - there is even a small sandy beach area....moreless

                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                          • Fishing
                          • Fly Fishing
                          • Freshwater Fishing
                          • Golf
                          • Jet Skiing
                          • Kayaking
                          • Rafting
                          • Sailing
                          • Swimming
                          • Water Skiing
                          • Water Tubing
                          • Wind-Surfing


                          • Dining Area
                          • Seating for 8 people


                          • Air Conditioning
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Heating
                          • Internet
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Living Room:

                            Our living room is very large and has a wonderful view on the lake. There is a video/DVD library, plus puzzles and games in the shelf/cabinet unit. You can also enjoy stargazing with our telescope!...moreless

                          • Parking
                          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                            We offer guests the use of one of our boat lifts. There is direct water access from our driveway....moreless

                          • Telephone:


                          • Washing Machine
                          • Wireless Internet:

                            You'll find out how to access it by looking in our lake notebook located in the kitchen....moreless

                          • Wood Stove


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils:

                            We provide pots, pans, blender and utensils....moreless

                          • Dishes & Utensils:

                            All dishes, glasses and silverware are provided....moreless

                          • Dishwasher:

                            We keep dishwasher detergent under the sink....moreless

                          • Freezer
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Kitchen:

                            We recommend taking paper towels with you (they're hard to keep stocked!) ...moreless

                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items:

                            If you forget anything, don't worry, because Food Lion is close by....moreless

                          • Refrigerator:


                          • Stove
                          • Toaster:

                            We have a toaster and a toaster oven....moreless


                          • Boat:

                            We offer the use of our paddleboat for's great for kids and exploring the coves around Lizard Creek. Other boats can be rented from Morningstar Marina 252-685-4661...moreless

                          • Deck / Patio:

                            The large deck has a table and a set of chairs....moreless

                          • Golf:

                            Lake Gaston Golf Club 434-577-2888...moreless

                          • Lawn / Garden
                          • Outdoor Grill:

                            We have a gas grill (propane) on the front deck. If the gas runs out, just exchange the tank at Food Lion and we'll reimburse you for the cost....moreless

                          • Water Sports Gear:

                            Wakeboarding, lessons and supplies - Adam Fields located on Lizard Creek 252-536-9063...moreless

                          House Cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Included


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                              from 2 traveler reviews
                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Apr 2 - Dec 31, 2014
                              2 night min stay

                              Additional information about rental rates


                              • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                              • Taxes Not included


                              During the peak summer months we rent from Saturday to Saturday...arrival time is 4pm and departure time is 11am. We accept shorter rentals over the Memorial and Labor Day weekends. We will also consider shorter summer stays (3 night minimum) when a full week hasn't been rented and it is getting close to the arrival date. During the off-season we accept a 2 night minimum.

                              When you have requested a rental period, a lease agreement will be emailed to you. Please print, sign and return the lease along with half payment (check) to the Fredericksburg address...the balance will be due three weeks prior to arrival. Requested dates are not guaranteed until the down payment is received. Full payment may be required for a short rental.

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                              Last updated: 10/29/2014
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                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 1993

                              About the owner: We've been married for 32 years and have always enjoyed vacationing by the water. When our children were young we decided to buy a home that would provide a fun retreat for our family.

                              Why the Owner Chose Henrico:
                              We lived in Raleigh when we bought the house and it was an easy drive. When we had to relocate, our first priority was to make sure we still lived close enough to Lake Gaston to enjoy our family time there.

                              The Unique Benefits at this House:
                              Location, location, location! One of the reasons we chose our home is because it has lots of waterfront on Lizard Creek, yet it's right around the corner from the main lake. Plus the house is very close to the dock and's fun to look out window and watch family and friends fishing off the dock. It's also neat to join them by sitting on the dock swing, especially in the evening while watching the sunset together...what a life!

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                              • Boat Launch, Dock, and Boathouse with lift

                                Boat Launch, Dock, and Boathouse with lift

                              • Front of house...large deck...close to water!

                                Front of house...large deck...close to water!

                              • One of the views from our front deck...

                                One of the views from our front deck...

                              • Family room...large video/DVD library

                                Family room...large video/DVD library

                              • Hallway


                              • Master bedroom with queen bed

                                Master bedroom with queen bed

                              • Hall bathroom

                                Hall bathroom

                              • Third bedroom, queen bed

                                Third bedroom, queen bed

                              • Great Fishing!

                                Great Fishing!

                              • View across Lizard Creek from our dock...

                                View across Lizard Creek from our dock...

                              • Small sandy beach...

                                Small sandy beach...

                              • Eat-in kitchen, with view of family roon

                                Eat-in kitchen, with view of family roon

                              • Family room...50' TV

                                Family room...50' TV

                              • Master bedroom, queen bed

                                Master bedroom, queen bed

                              • Bunk beds plus double bed

                                Bunk beds plus double bed

                              • Hall shower

                                Hall shower

                              • Laundry Room

                                Laundry Room

                              • Largemouth bass

                                Largemouth bass

                              VRBO #24636

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                              This listing was first published here in 2003.

                              Date last modified - Wednesday, October 29, 2014

                              $200 per night (USD)

                              3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 8

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                              Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                              Member since: 2003
                              Speaks: english
                              • Calendar last updated: 10/29/2014
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