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Great Escape, Quiet Cove, Gentle Slope, Covered Dock, Wi-Fi

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Lake house with large yard for kids to play.

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Last updated: 07/05/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Relax at your own Great Escape on beautiful Lake Gaston! This lake house is in a protected cove for your kids to play with minimal boat traffic. Outside your quiet cove, you have 1.5 miles of an awesome cove to ski, wakeboard and fish. You also have a covered dock and boat lift. At most rentals, you will need to leave your nice ride in the water and out in the rain!

This lake house is a one and a half story contemporary home over a finished walkout basement. There are 5 bedrooms, 1 loft sleeping area and 4 full baths. Total square footage is over 2600.

Bedroom configurations are:
Master Suite #1 - Upper level master has king bed, gas fireplace, balcony, office desk and full private bath.

Master Suite #2 - Main level master bedroom has queen bed and private full bath.

Bedroom #3 - Main level guest bedroom has a queen bed and access to full bath across hall.

Bedroom #4 - Lower level guest bedroom has a queen bed and access to full bath across hall.

Bedroom #5 - Lower level bedroom with 2 bunk beds (4 twin beds) and access to full bath across hall.

Loft - Upper level has loft with 2 twin beds (over looking kitchen/great room).

Main level great room has 10 chair dining table convenient with kitchen and large deck overlooking lake. The kitchen has new stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops. Great room has Hi Def flat screen TV with sound bar and blue ray player. The deck has both a Weber gas grill and a Weber charcoal grill.

Lower level Family room has gas fireplace, wet bar, full bath, flat screen Hi Def TV, blue ray player and whole home DVR service. Outside the lower level is a ping pong table on the patio.

The home has a large yard with plenty of parking and playground for the kids. There is a gently sloping walkway to the covered double boathouse with one lift for renter, sundeck, jet ski lift and peddle boat for renter. The dock also has a guest slip to allow you to bring 2 boats plus a jet ski. The paved parking lot has a basketball hoop.

The Great Escape is located on Great Creek in the northwest quadrant of Lake Gaston. The home is a 10 minute drive from I-85. Great winery and golf only a few miles away.

What is the water skiing like in Great Creek? The creek is protected from the main lake by a no wake zone and box culvert. That keeps many of the main lake yahoos out of our 'private' creek. With 1.5 mile run, it makes a perfect spot for slalom skiing and wakeboarding. It's not uncommon to see some barefooting and great slalom skiing in the mornings. The jet skis and tubes generally don't come out until 11:00 AM.

How is the fishing in Great Creek? The fishing is pretty good right from the dock at the home. Bream (Blue Gill) and catfish are easy to catch from the dock. We also have large mouth bass all around the docks in the creek. There are many bass tournaments that run out of the nearby Holly Grove Marina and many of the fishermen tell me our cove is as good as any at holding large mouth 'keepers'. The main lake offers a variety of good fishing spots including large grass fields as you head up into the river.

How is the boat traffic in Great Creek? During the week is generally good throughout the day. The weekends in the summer can get busy in the creek between 11:00 AM and 5:00 PM. When it gets too much boat traffic to ski or wakeboard, you can get into calm water in the river in about 20 minutes. Going out of Great Creek and heading north, you enter the river portion of Lake Gaston. The river offers miles of calm water, straight runs and deep water (26 feet). Since the water comes from the bottom of Kerr Lake, the water is cool which is refreshing in the heat of the summer. Deep, cool water as calm as butter is awesome for skiing and boarding.

Lake Gaston is one of the truly superior lakes in the country, located in the piedmont area of northern NC and southern VA. It covers 20,300 acres, 34 miles long, and has over 350 miles of shoreline. The lake has very little water level fluctuation year round and has the highest water-quality rating in eastern USA (NC Stream Sanitation Commission, A2 rating). Lake Gaston is well stocked with game fish including striped and largemouth bass, bream, crappie, sunfish, and several varieties of catfish. Lake Gaston has an average depth of 40+ feet (~80+ ft. deep near eastern end at dam).

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Crate trained dogs considered. Must remained crated at night or when left alone in home. Cost is $100 per dog....moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17, Beds for 14-17

  • Second Floor Master: 1 king

    with private bathroom...moreless

  • First Floor Master: 1 queen

    with private bathroom...moreless

  • First floor guest bedroom: 1 queen

    access to full bath across hall on first floor...moreless

  • Basement guest bedroom: 1 queen

    Basement has full bath...moreless

  • Bunk Room: 4 bunk bed

    Two sets of bunk beds sleeps 4 adults or kids...moreless

  • Loft: 1 twin/ single

    Two twin beds in the loft overlooking the great room...moreless

  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Single Twin Beds (2), Bunk Beds (4 Twins)...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Second Floor: toilet, shower

    Upstairs bathroom inside master bedroom, serves loft...moreless

  • First Floor Master: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Private bath for main floor master...moreless

  • Main Floor: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Main floor bath next to kitchen, serves guest room...moreless

  • Basement Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Basement bathroom serves 2 bedrooms...moreless

  • 4 Full Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Hi-Def with whole home DVR...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Hi-Def, flat screen TV in great room and basement rec room...moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Watersports Rule! Great place to walk, run, cycle or swim. Mountain bike trail 5 min away....moreless

  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided:

    Pillows, blankets and comforters provided. Need to bring sheets and bath towels....moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Covered slip for your boat. Jet ski lift....moreless

  • Telephone:

    No long distance service provided. Cell service is also poor. Recommend bringing calling card or using iPhone Facetime via WiFi....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Kitchen towels provided. Need to bring bath and beach/lake towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Bicycles:

    Bikes not included but bring yours. Great spot for cycling, not on a major highway. The back of the development leads to beautiful rolling countryside with minimal car traffic. Trail close by....moreless

  • Boat:

    Not included, but you can rent pontoon boats at Holly Grove Marina less than a mile from the home....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    We provide a 2 person peddle boat....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    both a propane gas grill (propane included) and a Weber charcoal grill (BYOC)...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Great place to waterski. Bring your wakeboards!...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    We provide the calm water....moreless

 

Reviews

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from 16 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Season
Jun 27 - Jul 11, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,595
Summer 2
Jul 12 - Sep 12, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,295
Summer 1 2016
May 14 - Jul 1, 2016
7 night min stay

$2,295
Peak Season 2016
Jul 2 - Jul 8, 2016
7 night min stay

$2,595
Summer 2 2016
Jul 9 - Sep 9, 2016
7 night min stay

$2,295
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$225
$1,250

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $100 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $350
  • Cleaning $130 + tax
  • Tax Rate 5%

Cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 07/05/2015
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Location

83 Miles
Nearest Airport
Raleigh-Durham International (RDU)
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-85
Bracey
Nearest Ski
Backyard
 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: I am an IT manager in the Pharmaceutical services industry.

Why the Owner Chose Bracey:
Our family loves the lake life. We rented house boats and homes on different lakes in Kentucky, Tennessee and North Carolina. We fell in love with Lake Gaston with the large number of secluded coves for great skiing and constant water level. The boat houses are awesome with power, water and boat lifts. Our location is convenient to I-85 which avoids long drives through tiny country towns and their tourist speed traps. You can't beat the lake life on Lake Gaston at the Great Escape!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
I enjoy the early morning ski runs on glassy smooth water. Being on the calm water side of Lake Gaston's bridge culverts is crucial. I also enjoy the evenings on the deck looking out onto the lake and woods with tikki torches, fire, glass of wine and the company of my beautiful wife. Life doesn't get much better than that!


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Lake house with large yard for kids to play.

    Lake house with large yard for kids to play.

  • Home from Lake, ping pong table on patio.  Relax in hammock with view of lake.

    Home from Lake, ping pong table on patio. Relax in hammock with view of lake.

  • Relax in the great room with flat screen, Direct TV, Blue Ray player.

    Relax in the great room with flat screen, Direct TV, Blue Ray player.

  • Main level master with queen and private bath.

    Main level master with queen and private bath.

  • Basement bedroom with queen.

    Basement bedroom with queen.

  • Lower level family room.  Leather couches great for teens to sleep on.

    Lower level family room. Leather couches great for teens to sleep on.

  • Padded seat swing is great to relax, read and watch the kids play in the cove.

    Padded seat swing is great to relax, read and watch the kids play in the cove.

  • Deck, fire chimnea, grills, table and tikki torches make lake evenings special.

    Deck, fire chimnea, grills, table and tikki torches make lake evenings special.

  • Playground

    Playground

  • Tubing fun on the creek. The home is 100 yards down on the left.

    Tubing fun on the creek. The home is 100 yards down on the left.

  • It's Dad time!

    It's Dad time!

  • Sun deck over covered slip for your boat. Guest slip on left, jet ski lift right

    Sun deck over covered slip for your boat. Guest slip on left, jet ski lift right

  • Gentle slope down to boathouse, shaded swing for reading

    Gentle slope down to boathouse, shaded swing for reading

  • Kitchen with new appliances. Serve 10 people inside & 6 on deck.

    Kitchen with new appliances. Serve 10 people inside & 6 on deck.

  • Second floor master bedroom with king, balcony, private bathroom & office desk.

    Second floor master bedroom with king, balcony, private bathroom & office desk.

  • First floor bedroom with queen.

    First floor bedroom with queen.

  • Basement Bunk Room with 4 twin beds.

    Basement Bunk Room with 4 twin beds.

  • Basement wet bar, fireplace, new Hi-Def TV, blue ray, whole home DVR, surround sound

    Basement wet bar, fireplace, new Hi-Def TV, blue ray, whole home DVR, surround sound

  • Relax on the sundeck after a fun day on the lake.

    Relax on the sundeck after a fun day on the lake.

  • Don't forget your bikes and skate boards!  Not seen is basketball hoop.

    Don't forget your bikes and skate boards! Not seen is basketball hoop.

  • Hanging out on Great Creek.

    Hanging out on Great Creek.

  • Don't jump in a lake. Jump over it!

    Don't jump in a lake. Jump over it!

  • A Lake Gaston Keeper.  The joy of fishing!

    A Lake Gaston Keeper. The joy of fishing!

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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