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Simply Charming Home on Beautiful Lake Gaston

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,760 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-9)

Whether boating, fishing, swimming, or just relaxing under a Carolina blue sky, you will enjoy your vacation in this immaculately furnished waterfront home on beautiful Lake Gaston.

Relax in this open floor plan home with three bedrooms (2 queens & 2 sets of bunk beds) and 3.5 baths. Each room is its own suite. The gourmet kitchen is fully equipped for preparing simple or sophisticated meals with a large dining table to serve your family and guests. The living area has a comfortable sofa, love seat, and chair with a flat screen TV (Prism TV), DVD player, CD stereo, MP3/IPod docking station, and WiFi for your computer. Both kids and adults will enjoy an XBox 360 and PS2 with games, a large selection of DVD movies, music CD's, board games, puzzles and an extensive lending library of books. The view from the living area and spacious screened in porch is spectacular. The master bedroom has a separate entrance onto the screened porch.

The boathouse/dock has both sun and covered decking with chaise lounge chairs and a picnic table. Tie up cleats are provided to easily secure your watercraft to the dock (lift/slip unavailable). You will have access to the community boat ramp for your convenience. Lazily float on a raft while the kids jump off of the dock and swim in this protected inlet that is only feet from the main cove away from any boat traffic. Enjoy taking the 4 kayaks and/or paddle board out for a peaceful, early morning nature tour around the cove. For the more competitive at heart, a horseshoe, corn hole or darts challenge may be in order. Or, just relax in the backyard hammock or swing overlooking the water after a busy day on the lake.

Pets will be considered upon request.

This home is truly 'Simply Charming'.

A grocery store, drug store, hardware store, and restaurants are located close by.

Located in the North West quadrant of Lake Gaston.

Keywords: house,home,bungalo,cottage

More Details

Mike Andrews
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

About Mike Andrews

We are the Andrews' family and our cottage on beautiful Lake Gaston is our dream come true.

Mike Andrews purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Mike Andrews chose Woodland Shores

We have been coming up to Lake Gaston from Raleigh for 10+ years. Our neighbors in Raleigh have owned a home on the lake since we moved to Raleigh. They were always so generous with their invites to join them at their lake home several times a year. We fell in love with the area. In 2006, we started looking for a place of our own and 'Simply Charming' found us. We are delighted to share it with you.

What makes this cottage unique

This is our oasis away from the craziness of everyday life (work, school, homework, yard work, etc...). When we pull into the driveway, the stress melts away. It is so beautiful, peaceful, and fun. Enjoying a cup of coffee on the screened in porch early in the morning before a day full of swimming, fishing, boating, and relaxing is one of our very favorite things. The sun twinkling on the water is magical.


Woodland Shores Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1760 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Window and ventilation fan
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Window and ventilation fan
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Window and ventilation fan
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Half Bath with ventilation fan
  • All full baths have bathtubs/showers, windows, and ventilation fans.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master suite with full bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Guest suite with full bath
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed , Guest suite w/ full bath; twin/twin & twin/double bunks
  • All bedrooms have their own full bath. Each bedroom has a dresser and walk-in closet. Sound machines and alarm clocks are provided.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Beautiful large screened porch with private access from master bedroom, boathouse with sun & covered decking, easy boat tie up (no lift use), boat ramp access, lounge chairs and picnic table, kayaks (4), floats (tubes & noodles), horseshoes, corn hole set, tether ball, kid-friendly cove, large private lot


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Simply Charming Home on Beautiful Lake Gaston
average rating of 4.939394 based on 33 reviews

Everything was wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time and the house was "simply charming". The owners truly make you feel at home. We enjoyed our morning coffee, lunches, and evenings on the screened porch.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Always clean and lots to do

  • 5 of 5

The Andrews always provide a lot of things to do Kayaking ,paddle boarding, horseshoes ,tetherball, lots of books for reading , lots of games to play , and all of the amenities of home . We also rented a boat for the day Did some fishing tubing and swimming We always enjoy our stay

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely house!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at simply charming! The house was equipped with everything we needed and had fun extras like kayaks and a paddle board.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Bucket List Choice! JB

  • 5 of 5

This home simply WOW's you the moment you walk in the door! The owners attention to detail & cleanliness was outstanding! The kayaks were a huge plus, we will surely return to this home in the future! More than impressed! Thank you to the owners for sharing their beautiful property!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paula and Alan

  • 5 of 5

Our first stay in a lake home and we will look no further. This home was beautifully decorated, updated and had everything and more than we could of needed. These owners have done an amazing job of making there guests feel welcomed and special. We are definitely hoping to return again to this same house. Having four kayaks was a real plus...but there is so much more. The house was so charming and inviting. We didn't want to leave. Can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply Charming is a gem!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Mike for letting us stay at Simply Charming. While it was just a short getaway weekend, we absolutely enjoyed our stay. This was our first visit to Lake Gaston. We enjoyed the amenities of the paddle board and kayaks. The name of the house says it all. Simply Charming is a beautiful home, had everything we needed, and unbelievably clean (I'm very OCD...LOL). We are hoping to come back in the fall.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Raleigh/Durham International Airport (RDU)
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Watersview Restaurant (252) 586-2814
Car: necessary

Rosemont Winery: The Rosemont Winery is located within 10 minutes and is a lovely place to do a wine tasting and have lunch. (434) 636-9463

WatersView Restaurant: Casual/upscale waterfront dining. Located just outside of our main cove on the left on this side of the Eaton Ferry Bridge.

(252) 586-2814

The Pointe Cafe: Casual waterfront dining with flip-flop elegance. Located just outside of our main cove across the water at the far end of the Eaton Ferry Bridge. (252) 586-0466

Our cottage is located on Pigeonroost Creek (part of Songbird Creek) closest to lake buoy #9.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Booking Fee $35 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $350
Cleaning & Trash Removal $150
Tax Rate 7.25%

Rates are subject to change at any time prior to a signed contract being received by the owners of this property by the due dates with specified deposit payment included if paying by check. Rates are subject to change at any time prior to booking online via a credit card or Echeck.

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.