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New House, New Year, NEW Reduced Winter Rates (JAN/FEB 2018)

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-9)

When Winter has you down in the dumps, why not take a mini-vacation to my bright, cheerful SUNSHINE House? Cold outside, sunny inside... I've reduced the daily rates by $45 during January and February. We'd rather have the house warm with friends and family inside than have it cold and lonely in the dreary winter! Book Today!

Rebuilding a new Sunshine House was a huge task, and replacing the adorable cottage was difficult, but here is Sunshine House 2.0, and we hope you will find it charming, comfortable and NEW! We've kept the colorful and fun tropical theme throughout this beautiful waterfront, family and pet-friendly respite. The property is situated on two acres with 240 feet of beautiful waterfront on the private (warm) side of Lake Anna! Launch your boat from the private community boat launch with our key card entry, then tie up to the private dock located on the property.

Enjoy waking up to a dramatic sunrise to start your day. Each bedroom walks directly out to the expansive deck so you can enjoy the herons, eagle, geese, and maybe our new local white duck we've dubbed "Quackers". You can play all day on the water or do nothing but relax and soak up some rays. Once the sun goes down enjoy the peaceful sounds of nature as they lull you to sleep or build a campfire in the firepit area located down by the water and roast marshmallows for s'mores.

This side of the lake is much sought after for it's warm water temperature between April and November. The water is clear with a sandy bottom great for swimming. Enjoy excellent skiing and tubing. During peak summer holidays this side of the lake is less congested with calmer waters than the public 'cold' side. It never freezes so fishing is possible year round. Bring your boat, jetskis, fishing poles, and suntan lotion to this one of a kind getaway! If you plan to bring a pet with you, please include that information in your inquiry.

The private side of Lake Anna encompasses 3 large 'cooling lakes' connected by channels. Our home is in the first cooling lake (the warmest). The water on the private side ranges from 5-14 degrees warmer than the public side of Lake Anna. In mid-summer, we recommend vacationers bring a boat to explore the various parts of the private side.

Payment Methods: e-check and credit card through HomeAway/VRBO

PLEASE NOTE that your quote contains a VRBO service fee which they mandate for each reservation. VRBO has informed me that this fee was established to enable them to protect vacationers against fraudulent listings. Unfortunately, the need for this is a sad sign of our times.

Keywords: House, waterfront

More Details

Owner
Shelia Fitzgerald
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

About Shelia Fitzgerald

Married with children, in-laws, grandchildren, and life-long friends; we love water; travel, space, history (especially the rich Civil War history surrounding the area). Having personally experienced the joy of vacationing at personally owned properties through VRBO, we happily share our special place with visitors.

Shelia Fitzgerald purchased this house in 1993

Why Shelia Fitzgerald chose Aspen Hill

We love Lake Anna! Originally frequent campers, we decided a house would be a bit more comfy.Our original Sunshine House was a small cottage that we and many vacationers enjoyed. It burned Aug 2016, so now we present Sunshine House 2.0 to share with you. It provides a perfect getaway for us. We've decorated it with vacation in mind. The colorful decor reflects our love of island travels and peaceful water. It is our happy family place, respite from the rat race, and opportunity to take time to appreciate nature and quiet beauty.

What makes this house unique

The warm water lets us begin playing in the water as early as April and as late as November. We have awesome mysterious foggy sunrises when the air gets cooler, and beautiful sunrises and moonrises. Stars are bright and clear in the night sky. Perched on a little hill, the lake view from our deck is like an infinity pool since we can see over the dike into the public side. The neighborhood represents original weekend getaways; when a 'lake house' was a play house. Visitors should LISTEN to the sounds of early morning at the lake; you will fall in love with it.

Amenities

Aspen Hill House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Park on gravel. (For trailer or extra vehicles, park on grass above the well head (between the well head and the street) IF the ground is solid.
  • The exterior of the property is under 24-hour surveillance by security cameras.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , Walk-in double shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 2 (Center) - 1 queen , Sleep Number adjustable bed
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Sleep Number adjustable bed
    Bedroom 3 (Bunk room) - 1 bunk bed , Twin Over Full Bunk bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
All beds have allergy/dustmite protective covers on beds Queen size futon sofa available in the family room., Private boat/sun dock and key card access to boat launch. Central air and Heat. Convenient strip mall 10 min. from house; Food Lion, Restaurants, vet, nails. LAWN MOWING is done every Friday mid-morning to early afternoon during the season.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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5

Fantastic rental!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a very relaxing, peaceful long weekend in this home. It is a new home, super clean and may be the most well outfitted home we have ever rented... top quality appliances, comfortable Sleep Number beds in two of the bedrooms, high quality linens, even an X-box to play if you desired. There was nothing that we needed that wasn’t readily available.

The property was quiet and tranquil with beautiful views of the lake from the deck, family room and bedrooms. A grocery store and a few restaurants were a quick 7-10 minute drive from the home. We are hoping to return to Lake Anna during the warmer months to take advantage of the lake and water activities and would not hesitate to rent this home again! Thank you for a fantastic weekend!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the fantastic detailed review of things that made your stay wonderful. We try hard to make it a “home” for our vacationers, and are very happy when folks enjoy. Please come back!
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Beautiful views and quiet tranquility

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Sunshine House! Even though it is winter and too cold to play in the water we came for the views and relaxation. The cold mornings produced mist over the lake both days that was absolutely gorgeous! We would love to come back in the summer and swim in the lake :).

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We’re so glad you enjoyed the peaceful setting. We love it too and look forward to seeing a future inquiry from you.
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5

Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful water views. House was lovely and kitchen had all cooking items needed. Loved being able to use kayaks and the fire pit was perfect. Hope to return.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for providing a review. I am happy that you found everything you needed in the kitchen. I know we rarely want to leave the lake, so try to have what people might need.
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Lakeview

  • 5 of 5

It was a new place & great view.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review. Our new home will absorb character from the families who will visit it in the future. Please come back to vacation again.
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5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful setting and home with plenty of kitchen wares and spacious rooms.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We never tire of the view; so glad you enjoyed it.
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Great Weekend Trip

  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend at Sunshine House 2.0. We enjoyed relaxing, watching football on the big screen TVs and taking the kayaks out on the lake. Our 19 month old loved sitting on the dock and feeding Quackers (the duck that comes by to visit) each day. The house is great and there is tons of yard space for activities! We also enjoyed the fire pit. Sheila was very accommodating - would definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the feedback. I bought the fowl food for Quackers to help her(him?) have a balanced diet when I fell in love with the cutie pie! He followed me and my grandson all around the yard to get food, so I was hoping he would continue to come by! I am happy that you enjoyed the kayaks on the lake and your stay and I look forward to seeing your name on a future reservation request.
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Map

Nearest Airport
56 Miles
Richmond, VA
Car: necessary

2 Kayaks on property are available for use during rental. Life preservers REQUIRED, but not supplied. You may use any of the flotation devices available at the dock in the small storage bin (some are left behind by previous visitors). Sun umbrellas are not provided since the wind snaps them faster than I can supply. During the summer season, a sun shade is installed at the dock to provide shade.

Lake Anna area hosts several local wineries and is surrounded by historical and Civil War historical sites (Monticello: Thomas Jefferson's home in Charlottesville), Civil War battlefields: Wilderness, Chancellorsville, Gordonsville, etc.).

King's Dominion amusement park is a 45-minute drive from the house.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $25
Damage Deposit $250

Inquiry requests may overlap. Reservation is incomplete until payment is received. Non-response to a payment request may result in a cancellation of the invoice, and dates made available to others. E-check payments incur no transaction fees. Credit card payments incur transaction fees which are retained from the refundable damage deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.