Le Poulailler (the Henhouse) - Perfect for All Your Gatherings
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Bracey house description
Le Poulailler (The Henhouse) is a double vacation home on Lake Gaston specifically designed by an architect for extended family or multi-family vacationers. This 5400 square foot house has two 1000 square foot sleeping and recreation lofts, two kitchens, two laundry rooms, 4.5 baths, 17 ceiling fans, and 4 ground-floor bedrooms. Three bedrooms have double french doors opening onto the tree-top level verandas.
Among the amenities are two high-definition wide-screen TV's, DVD players, master bedroom TV, a pool table, bead board ceilings, upstairs and downstairs verandas, wide-plank cypress floors, and 10 to 21 foot ceilings. Sleeps 16, with airbeds for six more. Only a few steps away from the dock. Priced WAY below market value.
The interior is decorated in French country style, rustic and informal. Both kitchens have gas grills, and one, which we call 'The Bistro', has a GE Advantium oven, for quick meals and snacks. Teens and kids love it. Also, the house is wheelchair-accessible with two baths designed for handicapped access and one with a whirlpool tub.
This is by far the best deal on the lake for a getaway for you and everyone you care about. Bring 'em all. Laissez les bons temps rouler. WE CANNOT BOOK BY PHONE...PLEASE SEND AN E-MAIL FROM THIS WEB SITE.
Keywords: Large Vacation Home
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- Limited Accessibility
- Wheelchair Accessible
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22, Beds for 16-22
Bathrooms: 4.5 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Air Conditioning
- Pool Table
- DVD Player
- Broadband Access
- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
- Jetted Tub
Location & View
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Sight Seeing
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Our 2nd Visit
Our 2nd Visit
The pictures don't do this house justice. We came with my 4 siblings/spouses and 12 children ranging from 1 to 20 years old. This house is exceptionally spacious. We had a quiet side of the house for the sleeping young children and a loud play side for the pool and game playing people. This was our second visit in 3 years and we will be booking our vacation again. Tammy loaned us an electric frying pan and a large electric skillet for pancakes. Exceptionally easy owner and caretaker to work with. Only 1 hour from Raleigh N.C. Thank you Steve and Tammy. The Baile Family John, Julie, Justin, Jamison, Jason, Joe, James, Chris.Heather, Jade, Christopher, Chico, Sam, Annie, Cahlee, Kason. Debra , Ashley, Molly, Mollie, Maggie and Kerry.
- Guest JWB3 (Jacksonville N.C.)
- Date of stay 07/30/13
- Review Submitted 08/07/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
The Sanderlin Family
The Sanderlin Family
On arrival we where greeted by Ms. Tammy, and her husband. Sweet lady. she gave us a tour and then she was gone. My children and I then brought our stuff in and then we where off to the water. Fishing ok. The house was Beautiful and very large. There where only 5 of us, but we could of have 50. The largest home that we have stayed in yet. The children where ready to book the house again, that was the first night there. This house is a MUST if you are planning a vacation with lots of people. Thank You Mr. Steve for letting us spend our weekend in your home. BEAUTIFUL, QUIET, LARGE, CLEAN, AND VERY HOME LIKE. THANK YOU FROM ALL OF US. MS
- Guest margaret s. (elizabeth city)
- Date of stay 06/28/13
- Review Submitted 07/06/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, people with disabilities, girls getaway, families with teenagers.
Spacious and Accomodating Vacation House!
Spacious and Accomodating Vacation House!
Large home with 2 spacious hardwood lofts that provide plenty of gathering and sleeping space for a crowd! Covered lakeside back porch extends the whole length of the home and wraps around. Fully equipped double kitchens are great for large groups. Owner and caretaker are very helpful and accomodating. Worth your consideration...Highly recommend!
- Guest Cheri (Chesapeake, VA)
- Date of stay 09/20/12
- Review Submitted 10/18/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
This house is a wonderful find! We plan to come back next year. It is really two separate homes connected by an interior door and unified by a wrap-around porch. Each home has its own large kitchen, its own large laundry room, and most remarkably, its own huge loft. Each of the two lofts could have been divided into five large bedrooms -- no exaggeration -- which would have made this a 14-bedroom home. Instead, there are two completely separate huge lofts, each with its own staircase, and each of which has lots of comfortable furniture, including multiple futons and couches. Each loft can sleep 6 people on the futons and couches, and dozens more with air mattresses. There are big-screen TVs in both lofts, and also a pool table and half-bath in one loft. Both lofts have large windows with a great view of the treetops and lake. Each loft is open to the first floor, creating a connected feel throughout each of the two homes. This house is ideal for having both a quiet home and a lively home side by side, connected by the single door. When that door is closed, you can't hear anything through the thick separating wall. This house is huge! It is bigger than a 7-bedroom home on Lake Gaston that I've stayed in for the last several years, and also has more baths than that 7-bedroom home. And it has 17 ceiling fans! The entire home has been creatively and tastefully furnished by the owners. Clearly the decorating was done as a labor of love, with many items carefully chosen and collected over a period of years. The couple who own it are exceptionally responsive by phone or email, and the women who care for the property are also extremely helpful. A small drawback: the huge peaceful porch could use a coat of exterior paint. This makes it all the more surprising to walk inside the house and find a flawless and very attractive interior. The lake view isn't as dramatic as from some lake homes because there are some trees between the home and the lake. The lake peeks out from between the trees, which is nicer in some ways than an unbroken view of the lake. The outdoor porch has shade trees and outdoor ceiling fans, making it comfortable even on the warmest day. I liked this house so much that I found myself wishing that I could stay here year-round. At least I can look forward to a week here next year.
- Guest Mark (Cary, NC, United States)
- Date of stay 06/24/12
- Review Submitted 07/03/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, families with teenagers.
Our family had a great time at the Henhouse which is quite large. The house has a wonderful location on the lake and a dock which our grandchildren enjoyed jumping off of. Steve & Debbie, the owners of the house, and Tina, the caretaker, were all very accommodating. When we reported that the AC filters were dirty, Tina brought in new ones the next day. We had 14 family members there and we could all fit at the two tables in the dining room. We rented a pontoon for 2 days from a marina that Steve recommended and we were able to tied it up at the dock over night. We have many great family memories from our long weekend at the Henhouse. One of our granddaughters said she wished it would never end.
- Guest Esther (Ashland VA)
- Date of stay 08/19/10
- Review Submitted 08/25/10
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
We stayed at the Henhouse and it was a wonderfully relaxing vacation. The home was comfortable for all of us. At one time we had 14, and everyone slept peacefully and undisturbed, with room for even more if needed. The two lofts are the coolest things ever. The teens stayed on the Northside and watched movies, with adults right below playing games and you would never know it. The 2 kitchens were great for prepping meals with The Bistro offering great views of the lake. We were not able to get cell service, which was WONDERFUL, and with the tv's in the lofts, the kids talked and played, and never got to text, adults disconnected from life and totally enjoyed our vacation. The porch was pleasant, even with record temps in the area, you would never know it was as hot as it was. The main bedooms beds were as comfortable as any bed I've slept in. Awesome. Futons for the teens and young kids were easy, and they never felt they were crowded. Those lofts could sleep 50 per side. It was great. We rented a boat from Holly Grove Marina and a speedboat from Morningstar Marina and it was great for all of us to enjoy the lake. Tina the caretaker came by to check on us, and take trash out daily but was never intrusive. With all linens provided, all we needed were lake towels, which is a nice touch. The kids fished right off the deck which as the owner stated, is literally about 20 feet from the house, and were able to clean and prep our catch at your fish cleaning station below. The kitchen had every tool needed to make great meals with plenty of dishes for large groups. Even having spices there made for easier packing for us. We made great meals using the spices you have there for guests. GREAT vacation. VERY relaxing. Just what the Dr. ordered. Owners are very accommodating, and house is EXCELLENT for large groups, teens, and short getaways. Pictures don't do the size and space of this house justice. Would go back again in a heartbeat. THANKS!
- Guest One of the Hens (Richmond, VA)
- Date of stay 07/19/10
- Review Submitted 07/24/10
Recommended for: Families with young children, people with disabilities, girls getaway, families with teenagers.
We had 6 couples and 7 children under the age of 3 at the house for a long weekend this summer. There was plenty of room for everyone. The babies could nap undisturbed. We set up a kiddie pool on the back porch. The furnishings were very comfortable, the kitchens well-equipped. We could not have asked for a better deal! Thank you, Steve!
- Guest Marcy6 (Manchester, NH)
- Date of stay 08/04/09
- Review Submitted 08/04/09
We had a family reunion over the 4th of July weekend at the Henhouse, and had a fabulous time! Over 30 people attended, ranging from one year old to those in their 60's, and there was plenty of space for everyone. 21 slept in the house, and the others were in hotels which were a convenient 5 to 15 minute drive. The kitchens are well equipped, and the layout convenient. The caretaker, Tina, made sure our every need was met. Thank you Steve, for being so accomodating! We highly recommend the Henhouse for a reunion or vacation. We would love to return next year!
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 07/10/09
- Review Submitted 07/10/09
I planned a weekend at The Henhouse for my parents and 2 brothers' families. We had a great time. The house/lake was beautiful. The kitchens were well furnished. Plenty of room for everyone and decorated elegantly but with comfort in mind. We are looking forward to planning another visit soon.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 10/01/08
- Review Submitted 10/21/08
The Henhouse is an excellent property, I spent 4 relaxing days with a group of friends, the house had every necessity we needed; the dock amazing along with the wrap-around verandana. And Tina, the Caretaker was quite helpful and friendly. We'll definitely be rebooking!
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 05/01/08
- Review Submitted 05/30/08
Off-season, non-holiday stay ...... $165/night Off-season, holiday stay .......... $185/night In-season, 5-night minimum..........$245/night In-season, holiday stay .......... $300/night $120 cleaning fee 3-day weekend available Memorial Day
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East veranda view from dock
Feeding the ducks
Main Dining Room - seats 10
Main kitchen seen from gas cooktop/grill island
Bistro seating area seats 5
Bon Homme Chanticleer
North Loft seen from TV end
North Living Room seen from loft
"The Bistro" has gas cooktop and grill; GE Advantium oven
North master BR and 2 other BR's have French doors opening to veranda.
Chanticleer surveys his domain
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