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1865 Plantation House Near Lake Gaston!

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The front view before a wedding ceremony in the side yard.

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Last updated: 08/10/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The Isle of Rest Plantation was once a 4,000 acre working plantation originally built around 1810. The main house burned down after being struck by lightening and the current home was completed in 1865. The property was divided into two parcels by the family in the mid 1920's. Most of the land was sold to developers in the 1950's when Lake Gaston was formed by damming the Roanoke River. The homestead was lived in until 1973 when the matriarch of the family passed away. Her heirs allowed the land to sit for thirty years and fall into disrepair. I purchased the homestead and 25 acres in 2005 and set off to restore the grand old house. My family and I use it as a weekend getaway throughout the year and stay for a week several times during the summer. We put the boat in down the street at Holly Creek Marina, shoot skeet, take nature walks, enjoy the deer and other wildlife, and just relax. We recently decided to try renting the house out to help with the expenses and to share the wonderful setting with others. If you are a nature lover, reader, writer, boater, hunter or all the above you will really enjoy staying at the Isle of Rest. We have allowed two weddings and two business retreats to use the property and everyone loved it. Events, like a wedding, will be charged the weekly rate regardless of number of days on the property.

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 year old minimum...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Children should always be supervised when near the pond....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Great area for dogs to run and play....moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    Smoking allow ONLY outside. Not in the house....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

  • Master: 1 king

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  • Nursery: 1 child bed, 1 baby crib

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  • Green Room: 1 queen, 1 double, 1 baby crib

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  • Hunt Room: 3 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

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  • Davis Room: 1 queen

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  • The house can sleep 10 people in beds, which includes a single pull out couch. That does not include the nursery, which has a crib and a young person bed (4-7 year old). The master has a king, two bedrooms have fulls and there are four singles (including the pull out)....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet

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  • There is one full bath on the main floor and a half bath on the second floor. The full has a tub/shower....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Renters must bring their own linens. Cleaning service includes before arrival and after departure, however we ask that renters leave the house picked up and broom clean. Renters take their own trash to the drop off at I-85....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Board games and some video games...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic

Attractions

  • Marina
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    The Isle of Rest sits on 25 acres of open fields and woods. A stone's throw from Lake Gaston....moreless

  • Water View:

    A one acre pond from the front porch or from various seating options around the property....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    One large 6-top dining table and a smaller 4-top table....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Living Room:

    Has 42' hi def television and fireplace....moreless

  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

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

    An updated kitchen with electric stove, microwave, dishwasher and refrigerator....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Electric...moreless

Outside

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayak at the pond for kids....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Event rental
Jan 1 - Jun 29, 2016
5 night min stay

$1,500

Discounts: 5 nights or more: $214 Nightly

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$250
$1,500 $3,500

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $214 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $117 Nightly

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Cleaning fee $150
  • Tax Rate 7%

Notes:

SEE DESCRIPTION FOR THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS TIME DEALS!

EVENT RENTALS (IE. WEDDINGS) ARE CHARGED A ONE WEEK FEE REGARDLESS OF DAYS USED.

Pet fee covers up to two pets. Additional fee if more than two pets. Pricing includes all utilities.


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

  • Toppers Pizza

    "This little hole-in-the-wall pizza shop has FABULOUS pizza! The other menu items are good, ..."

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  • Rosemont of Virginia Winery

    "A nice little vineyard only a few minutes from the farm house. They have tastings and tours..."

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  • Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

    "If you need a good standby dinner place then Cracker Barrel is just up the highway about 15 ..."

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80 Miles
Nearest Airport
Raleigh/Durham International
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 85 N/S
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Toppers Pizza

Car: Necessary

The Isle of Rest plantation home sits on 25 secluded acres, but only a few miles from Lake Gaston and the nearest boat ramp. It's a nice change of pace from being on the water all day to grilling out at the farm house in the evening. There is not much to do other than relax, read, rock and enjoy nature.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: I live in Chapel Hill, NC about a one hour drive to the farm house, as we call it. I own a small real estate company and have been married for seven years. I have two adorable daughters (3 & 6) and two great dogs. We all love going to the farm house.

Why the Owner Chose Bracey:
I always wanted a farm house since I grew up in the city. When I stumbled over this property years ago I simply fell in love with it. Even though it had been neglected I saw the potential in the 140 year old buildings. I was single at the time, so I spent weekends and vacations cleaning up the land and renovating the main house and out buildings. It's been a love affair ever since I drove down the 300 yard driveway.

The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
I doubt there is another home like this one that is open for rental. It's a unique experience to stay in a property with such history and beauty. All of the woodwork in the house, except in the kitchen, is original to 1865. There are six fireplaces in the main house (four working). The office (once a doctor's office and the plantation office) is a usable guest house with it's own wood stove, but no plumbing. Perfect for the teenagers or the big snorer in the group. The pond is stocked with bass and we have our duck friends paddling around. Blackberries, figs and other fruits grow in summer and are there for the picking.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • The front view before a wedding ceremony in the side yard.

    The front view before a wedding ceremony in the side yard.

  • Back of the house with screened porch.

    Back of the house with screened porch.

  • Entry hall with dining room to the left and living room to the right.

    Entry hall with dining room to the left and living room to the right.

  • Living room with 42' hi def television and fireplace.

    Living room with 42' hi def television and fireplace.

  • Kitchen with electric range/stove, dishwasher, microwave and refrigerator.

    Kitchen with electric range/stove, dishwasher, microwave and refrigerator.

  • Screen porch just off the kitchen with wicker furniture and hammock.

    Screen porch just off the kitchen with wicker furniture and hammock.

  • Nursery just off the Master bedroom with crib and child bed.

    Nursery just off the Master bedroom with crib and child bed.

  • Hunt room upstairs with two single beds.

    Hunt room upstairs with two single beds.

  • The tack house (storage) and old kitchen, now a shop.

    The tack house (storage) and old kitchen, now a shop.

  • Shooting skeet during my boy's weekend.

    Shooting skeet during my boy's weekend.

  • My wife with her Christmas present. She loves shooting skeet now!

    My wife with her Christmas present. She loves shooting skeet now!

  • Rocking chair front porch.

    Rocking chair front porch.

  • A view from the family cemetery.

    A view from the family cemetery.

  • The back hall that leads to the screened porch and back yard.

    The back hall that leads to the screened porch and back yard.

  • The dining room that seats six here and another four at the corner table.

    The dining room that seats six here and another four at the corner table.

  • Kitchen with electric range/stove, dishwasher, microwave and refrigerator.

    Kitchen with electric range/stove, dishwasher, microwave and refrigerator.

  • Master bedroom with king size bed and wood stove.

    Master bedroom with king size bed and wood stove.

  • Nursery just off the Master bedroom with crib and child bed.

    Nursery just off the Master bedroom with crib and child bed.

  • The Davis Room with queen bed and small DVD TV.

    The Davis Room with queen bed and small DVD TV.

  • The water lilies in bloom!

    The water lilies in bloom!

  • The line up during my boy's weekend this winter.

    The line up during my boy's weekend this winter.

  • Holly Grove Marina is 1.2 miles away with boat ramp, slips and bait shop.

    Holly Grove Marina is 1.2 miles away with boat ramp, slips and bait shop.

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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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