Lake Gaston - Swim, Ski, Fish...Relax!
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
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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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
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- We provide toilet paper.
- 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
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Local Services & Businesses
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- Miniature Golf
- Paddle Boating
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Iron & Board
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
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- Housekeeper Included
Peak Rental Times: May 24 - Sept 4 2013, Weekly: Saturday to Saturday - $1400.00 Off-season: Sept 4 - May 24 $900/wk. 3 nights $550, 2 nights $390 $200 Security Deposit - Refunded if there is no problem with house 50% down to reserve, Remaining 50% due 2 weeks prior to reserved date. Check-in is after 4PM - Check-out is no later than 11 AM The guest signing lease must be at least 25 years of age. No Smoking. No Pets. To Rent: E-mail name, address, requested dates. Click on Calendar for Availability NC Lease Agreement will be e-mailed to you. Simply return w/ signature and deposit
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Knee-boarding, Wakeboarding (lessons available from Adam Fields on Lizard Creek), Bingo, Flea Market, Feed the fish and ducks at Morningstar Marina. Brand new Lakeside Mini Golf just opened on River Rd...perfect family entertainment! Lots more activities and information listed in a large 3-ring binder located in the kitchen.
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 boathouse...it'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
Front of house...large deck...close to water!
One of the views from our front deck...
Family room...large video/DVD library
Master bedroom with queen bed
Third bedroom, queen bed
View across Lizard Creek from our dock...
Small sandy beach...
Eat-in kitchen, with view of family roon
Family room...50' TV
Master bedroom, queen bed
Bunk beds plus double bed
This listing was first published here in 2003.
Date last modified - Friday, November 20, 2015
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- Calendar last updated 09/28/2015
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