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AWESOME VIEWS : GREAT FOR REUNIONS : LIMITED 2017 WEEKS : BOOK EARLY & SAVE !!

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

BEAUTIFUL "GETAWAY" 5 BEDROOMS 4 BATHS AND DETACHED APARTMENT & KITCHENETTE !!

WOW....Our 'GASTON GETAWAY' offers awesome views , deep water dock , firepit , most every kitchen amenity, all upgrades as well as a great 5 bedroom 4 bathroom retreat for a memorable reunion with friends and or family ! We make our second home available for just a handful of weeks especially during the peak summer season so please book early to get your first choice for your vacation . Call any time with any questions. Ask for greg at 9196068775. We are in Raleigh NC. Thanx in advance for your interest ! Your search is now already over for a wonderful vacation at beautiful LAKE GASTON. Our second home is nestled precisely half way between Richmond to the north , Virginia Beach to the east and Raleigh to the south and is ideal for families to get reacquainted! We are also a mere 3 hour drive from the metro DC area.

This is now a totally renovated two and one-half story lake home with a new 1000 square foot addition. The addition features a large dining room with comfortable seating for 12 , spacious kitchen with full amenities such granite countertops & tons of cabinetry.

Also, added is a private downstairs master suite [450 square feet] with a tiled shower and whirlpool tub. The master suite, in addition, provides another great lake view & private access to the lake.

There is also a detached efficiency apartment with kitchenette and full bath. This apartment certainly accommodates 4 teenagers or a couple with younger children. This property makes for an excellent "getaway" for family reunions or multi family groups. Just to be clear, the apartment for four IS included with the week's rental price.The apartment is only available march thru october.

The main house has a new 500 square-foot sun deck which provides an incredible main lake view. Also added in 2013 was a 10' by 10' covered deck area to keep some folks protected from the hot summer rays ! Its gentle lighted slope leads to a very large boat dock for water activities (8-feet deep). New landscaping enhances the overall appeal of this home. Plus , a brand new walkway with brick pavers make for an easy walk our expansive dock !

A 'firepit' allows for marshmellow roasts or just good late night conversation on cooler nights. This dwelling is also in close proximity to Eaton Ferry Marina for boat rentals and ramps.

Freshly painted, redecorated with all new carpet and hardwoods, is smoke free. This adorable former 'A' frame [pre addition] now has four bedrooms plus a loft three full baths and a basement / gameroom with a 8' pool table with 1' slate as well as flatscreen "sportsbar" like TV. Beds include: four queen-size, a twin bed, one foldaway, & 1 air mattress in the main house.

The detached efficiency apartment has two full size futons with 8 inch thick mattresses, another full bath, kitchenette, and new deck with another nice lake view. The efficiency is available only in conjunction with the main house to better serve your larger group. This apartment has a 14' by 14' deck as well !

Please call early or email early to reserve your extended family's or group's 1st choice of weeks. This is our second home and therefore rent it only a few weeks a year so don't miss out on a incredible relaxing & luxurious........... "Gaston Getaway" .

We will also rent this property in the spring and fall for an occasional long weekend or week in 2016 !

Thanx so much......................greg & debbie.

Please check our calendar for current availability............

Keywords: VACATION HOME, 'VILLA', LUXURY CABIN

More Details

Owner
GREG DRAGOS / DEBBIE DRAGOS
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
50%
Calendar last updated:
July 31, 2017

About GREG DRAGOS / DEBBIE DRAGOS

Greg and Debbie Dragos bought this vacation home in 2001 as a place our family could meet for family reunions. We totally renovated our 'gaston getaway' in 2008 and added 1000 square feet of kitchen, dining room, and master bedroom space. Debbie and I have our professions in nursing and teaching respectively. We love the ambiance of Lake Gaston and we think you will as well. We are now both officially retired but will continue to rent our "GASTON GETAWAY" on a limited basis.

GREG DRAGOS / DEBBIE DRAGOS purchased this house in 2001

Why GREG DRAGOS / DEBBIE DRAGOS chose Lake Gaston

We are in a large yet protected cove just a minute or two from the main lake and within a mile , by boat , of Morningstar Marina and The Pointe restaurant. "The Pointe" since 2014 features DJ's as well as live bands 2 - 3 nights a week from May thru September. The music accommodates a variety of musical appetites.

What makes this house unique

OUR GREAT VIEW, WOODED LOT, FIRE PIT & LARGE DECK, YET COVE PROTECTED PROPERTY, LEADS TO A RELAXING AMBIANCE FOR SURE.

OUR HUGE FULLY STOCKED GRANITE COUNTER TOPPED KITCHEN LEADS TO A CHEFS DELIGHT TO PREPARE FAMILY FEASTS.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Beautiful lake home with fabulous views! Located in one of the many coves on Lake Gaston, this home has it all! A large, spacious upper deck with plenty of seating, located near the fully equipped kitchen makes it great for enjoying your morning coffee and outdoor dining for every meal. The large windows and sliding doors allow for views of the lake and cove from all areas. The dock features an open area along with a covered section which is great when you've had enough sun but still want to be outside with your group. But there's also plenty to do inside including ping pong, pool, a large flat screen TV, stereo, DVD player and WiFi. The furnishings are very nice and the house is spacious enough that even with a large group, there's room to spread out. Will definitely go back!
Jun 2016
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Amenities

Littleton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Queen size Beds (4) ALL bedrooms now have newer queen beds !, Twin or Single Beds (2) in the loft which can also sleep two !, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
BRAND NEW 1' SLATE PROFESSIONAL STYLE 8' POOL TABLE.2 LARGE 50' SCREEN 1080 LCD TV FIREPLACE MOUNTEDLARGE 37' SCREEN 1080 LCD TV IN POOL ROOM BASEMENT FIREPLACE MOUNTED.WET BAR IN BASEMENT WITH DORM REFRIGERATOR !LARGE SCREENED PORCH [12' BY 30']HUGH NEWLY REPLANKED DOCK [18' BY 32'] WITH A BRAND NEW 10 BY 10 FOOT COVERED AREA FOR THOSE WANTING TO GET OUT OF THE SUN !

Reviews

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North Carolina
5

Perfect Family Reunion Spot

  • 5 of 5

This house allowed the perfect mix of R&R and excitement for a family of 14! We loved the location, which provided the privacy of a cove with the gorgeous main lake views. The dock setup was great; it has a shaded area for those who don't want to get too much sun. I appreciated this and didn't notice it with a lot of other docks on the lake. My grandmother can't walk all the way down to the dock, so the large shaded deck was a good option for her to enjoy the views. For entertainment, we had pool and ping pong tournaments, roasted marshmallows by the fire pit, went paddle boarding (there is a place to rent them locally), watched movies, played some games from the house and even found a few fun local bars and restaurants (check out The Pointe Cafe) that can be accessed easily by car or boat. The bedrooms were spacious and clean and we had plenty of room to spread out. This house was the perfect spot for our family reunion. Thanks for sharing your lovely home!

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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House dirty, dirty, dirty, lake area very nice

  • 1 of 5

I arrived on Sunday afternoon after our family arrived on Saturday to find the kitchen un-clean. The family cleaned up and went on. I can't attest to the state of the kitchen since I did not see it but I can attest to the condition of the "Garage room" that my wife and I were unfortunately assigned to (Our daughter would not sleep there). It was very smelly. I guess the best description was musty, very musty. We aired it out as much as possible but it was still very pungent. All of our clothes had this "stink" on them after the stay. Even the clothes that did not come out of our bags needed to be washed. My Wife left on another trip the day after coming home from this property and she had to use luggage that did not make the trip to the Gaston Getaway because of the stink that stuck to everything.The shower in this area got "Luke Warm" at best and the wall A/C was very loud but it worked. Yeah!

The main bathroom on the first floor of the house smelled of URINE near the toilet. Unfortunately, my opinion was that this area had not been cleaned either. I am a Registered Nurse so I am familiar with the smell of "old urine" and this was it. I also played pool with my Daughter down in the basement. My bare feet ended up so dirty! This hard surface floor evidently had not been cleaned either. Just disgusting in my opinion. The vaulted areas in the living room were totally dusty, with cobwebs as well. Great for someone with asthma!

In my opinion the home owners need to find I different cleaning company. Or maybe do an inspection after the house is "cleaned" before commanding such a premium weekly rental.

We found that the dock and swimming area to be very nice. Lake Gaston is a very clean lake and we enjoyed this. The dock area set up was very nicely, although some of the furniture was not that great. We enjoyed the swimming!

With a deep cleaning and a fresh paint job inside, in my opinion this could be a nice property, unfortunately I did not find it to be one for our stay. Thanks to my Sister-in law for dealing with the owners of Gaston Getaway. I know this was a trying process!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As Abe Lincoln once said : "you cant please all of the people all of the time ". Albeit , since our massive renovation some 8 years ago we have certainly attempted and have succeeded in making 99%+ of our renters feel welcomed and comfortable at our , "Gaston Getaway". On this singular occasion my wife, who was actually there when these renters arrived ,offered to reclean as needed as we have had a poor performance from our housekeeper.The renters declined this offer. Moving forward we will have a brand new housecleaning service beginning this month. The garage apartment was not used much this season and hence there was a mustiness to it and that has been addressed by completely sealing off the apartment from the rest of the garage.We also provided a several hundred dollar refund to appease these folks but apparently that too was insufficient.Please note that every previous review on VRBO has been very positive. Our "Gaston Getaway" is one the nicer homes on the lake with a huge well stocked kitchen / dining area , slate pool table , redone 18 by 34 foot dock , and upscale master suite which we love coming to from Raleigh NC. If you have any questions please call us. Thanx in advance .....Sincerely .....Greg and Debbie
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Illinois
5

Secluded getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for the active family! Very quite nicely furnished and equipped! Perfect for renting or bringing your own watercraft but check with owner first. Ramp from parking area to entrance great for adults with mobility issues (one of our group used s wheel chair and appreciated the first floor bedroom and bath). Great views from the deck across the cove to the lake!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Stunning view and perfect lake location!!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely stunning view of the main lake and large cove. This home has everything needed to enjoy your family vacation. We especially loved the beautiful well equipped kitchen and living space with large window water views and the large newly constructed dock for long afternoons and evenings by the water. The wooded private lot is also great for camp fires. Grocery stores, restaurants, churches, a marina, and a winery are in close proximity by car, or you can jump in your boat to visit nearby restaurants and marina.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Gaston Getaway was a wonderful place for our extended family to vacation together. The home was ideal, large enough for people to lounge and outfitted to allow comfort and activities. Lake was quiet and conveniences were not far from the house. Greg was easy to work with and the lease was common sense. All in all, this was easy and fun. We enjoyed it !

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyable Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family loved this house! The pool table and ping pong table were such a big hit. We brought our own corn hole game and the huge deck was a perfect place to play while we were watching our fishing poles on the dock. (unfortunately no fish were caught, but I'm sure in warmer weather the lake has plenty of fish) The only thing we would have loved to have would be a canoe or john boat just to enjoy the lake a bit more. The surround sound speakers all over were so nice so we could listen to music while eating on the deck and then when watching a movie it was like being in a theatre. We loved that fact that we had no phone or internet service the whole time, it really made for some good family bonding. It was nice to have an ACE Hardware, Food Lion and Dollar General so close by for any last minute items we forgot. We really didn't tour the area at all as we were so happy to just stay at the house. Thank you Greg & Debbie for letting us stay at your beautiful house!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very appreciative of the Jahoda's kind review. There are tons of fish off our dock.Maybe the snow scared them into deep water ! The no phone or internet was merely because we put those utilities "to sleep" only in the WINTER months to cut back on that bill.Thanx again Sherry !
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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