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View of yard and lake from Master Bedroom deck

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Last updated: 07/21/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

A colorful and fun tropical theme adorn this cozy waterfront, family-friendly cottage. 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 key card entry private community boat launch, then tie up to the private dock located on the property.

Enjoy waking up to a dramatic sunrise to start your day. Drink that morning cup of coffee on the deck overlooking the water, and keep your eyes open for the magnificent bald eagles that nest in the immediate area. 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 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

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Keywords: House, cottage

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Rental limited to those 21 years or older...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    One area of waterfront is walk-in for those unable to manage a ladder or steps. accessible by little feet walking in versus going down a ladder. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    No fenced area; leash law applies...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Front door has one step into the main part of the house. No ramp, but accessible with futon for sleeping and bathroom on the first floor. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Master: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 queen

    Queen futon in family room; upgraded mattress...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (3) Sleep Number bed in Master Bedroom. Queen pillow tops in other bedrooms., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Upgraded mattress on queen futon. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Main floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Upstairs...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Master Bedroom has a Queen size Sleep Number bed with walk out to private balcony with a fabulous waterfront view. Bedroom 2 and 3 each have pillow-top queen mattresses, allergy/dustmite protective covers on beds w/access to the front balcony. 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. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV...moreless

  • Television:

    40' Flat screen TV in family room, 32' flat screen TV in Master Bedroom...moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    240 feet of beautiful expansive waterfront; beautiful sunrise and moonrise; 3 steps into water from dock; walk into water on side of property. Water 5-8 Ft deep at end of dock; cleats for boat tie up on dock and bulkhead...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Heating and Cooling...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central Heat; secondary baseboard electric...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Bed linens are provided. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Ample parking for cars, trucks, boat trailer. Please be sure to park on the gravel of the driveway. ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Ample room on property for vehicles and boat trailer(s)...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided:

    Beach towels are NOT provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    High Efficiency washer -HE detergent provided...moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

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

    Coffee maker, blender, hand mixer, crockpot, pots and pans for normal cooking needs....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    (3)...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Deck chairs and table, Dock tables and chairs. Sun Umbrellas are not provided. They seem to be a wind magnet and cause major destruction :)...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 single-person kayaks and paddles available for use. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane Grill...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Life vests are required. We have a couple of the orange basic life vests available but suggest you bring vests that fit your particular needs....moreless

 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mid Summer
Jul 9 - Sep 1, 2016
2 night min stay
$250
$1,500
Labor Day week 2016
Sep 2 - Sep 9, 2016
5 night min stay
$300
$1,600
Fall 2016
Sep 10 - Nov 30, 2016
2 night min stay
$175
$1,050
New Year's holiday 2017
Dec 31 - Jan 2, 2017
3 night min stay

$600
flat fee
Spring 2017
Mar 1 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
$160
$1,000
Memorial Day 2017 weekend
May 26 - May 28, 2017
3 night min stay

$900
flat fee
Early Summer
May 29 - Jun 29, 2017
5 night min stay
$240
$1,440
July 4 week
Jun 30 - Jul 7, 2017
5 night min stay
$300
$1,600
Mid Summer 2017
Jul 8 - Aug 31, 2017
5 night min stay
$250
$1,500
Labor Day 2017 week
Sep 1 - Sep 8, 2017
5 night min stay
$300
$1,600
Fall 2017
Sep 9 - Nov 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$175
$1,050
Winter/Standard 2017
Dec 1 - Feb 28, 2018
2 night min stay
$140
$900
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$140
$850

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $25
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Cleaning Fee $85

Notes:

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:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Calendar

Last updated: 07/21/2016
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Location

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.

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.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1993

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Aspen Hill, Cuckoo, VA, USA:
We love Lake Anna! Originally frequent campers, we decided a house would be a bit more comfy.This little house presented the perfect getaway for us. We've decorated it with vacation in mind. The bright yellow color was one we saw on a house in Ireland. The colorful rooms reflect our vacation in Puerto Rico, the parrots, our penchant for Jimmy Buffet songs, the tropical fish and shells, our love of snorkeling, and the Beanie animals, a sign of our past collection addiction! It is our happy family place, respite from the rat race, and opportunity to take time to appreciate nature and quiet beauty.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • View of yard and lake from Master Bedroom deck

    View of yard and lake from Master Bedroom deck

  • Lakeside view of house; with propane grill & dining table

    Lakeside view of house; with propane grill & dining table

  • Awesome sunrise

    Awesome sunrise

  • Still "mirror" Lake-  afternoon view from house deck

    Still "mirror" Lake- afternoon view from house deck

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Master BR dresser and closet

    Master BR dresser and closet

  • Bedroom 3: The "Flamingo" room...pink and perky!

    Bedroom 3: The "Flamingo" room...pink and perky!

  • Fun shower curtain

    Fun shower curtain

  • High Efficiency Washer/Dryer

    High Efficiency Washer/Dryer

  • A friendly neighbor (heron) taking time to fish from our bulkhead

    A friendly neighbor (heron) taking time to fish from our bulkhead

  • Easy walk in area

    Easy walk in area

  • Our sunny SUNSHINE HOUSE!

    Our sunny SUNSHINE HOUSE!

  • Our dock, fire pit area, and storage shed

    Our dock, fire pit area, and storage shed

  • View of lake & dike separating private and public side (from Master BR)

    View of lake & dike separating private and public side (from Master BR)

  • Family Room w/queen futon

    Family Room w/queen futon

  • Master bedroom w/Sleep Number bed

    Master bedroom w/Sleep Number bed

  • Bedroom 2 with queen size bed and walkout to front balcony

    Bedroom 2 with queen size bed and walkout to front balcony

  • Upstairs bath w/tub/shower

    Upstairs bath w/tub/shower

  • First Floor Bath with shower

    First Floor Bath with shower

  • Fire pit by dock for Smore's; Kayaks on storage shed for your pleasure

    Fire pit by dock for Smore's; Kayaks on storage shed for your pleasure

  • Fire pit by the lake

    Fire pit by the lake

VRBO #171899

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Friday, July 22, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 07/21/2016

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