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Day Dream Retreat: Amazing waterfront, Hot Tub, Wifi, Kayaks, Firepit

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Coming in May: 3 bedrooms plus loft, 3 full baths, 2 kitchens & 2 LRs sleeps 10

Discounted winter and spring rates prior to remodel:

>>> Soak in the hot tub. Snuggle by the fire. Take advantage of our spring discount days.

Current configuration is on main floor only - 2 bedrooms: queen and full beds, double bed trundle sleeper in living room and double bed in loft - sleeps 6-8.

>>>Auh-mazing screened room on the dock.

Coming soon: Kitchen remodel to be completed in April and opening of the walk-out basement apartment with it's own bedroom, kitchen and living room, for renter use in early May. Book now before prices go up after remodel is completed.

Starting in May: Walk-out basement will be available for renter use. With basement Day Dream will have 3 bedrooms: King, Queen and Full. Full-size (comfortable) trundle sleeper is basement and in loft. 2 KITCHENS! 3 full Baths. Will sleep 10 with lots of room to be together but not in each other's space.

And a waterfront that all ages will enjoy: Easy access to the waterfront on the hardscape path. Protected knee deep (sand bottom) swim area for the smaller kids and deep water dock tucked back from the channel to play and float your cares away. Perfect for the whole family! Huge 20x20 screened area on the dock with fan and additional 20x20 area for sunning.

>>>>>Covered Boat Slip with electric and water

>>>>> 2nd grill and picnic table by the dock

>>>>> Child & Adult Kayaks

New self-cleaning Hydropool Model 695 Hot Tub-- come try all the seats and be truly pampered and relaxed!!

Beautifully landscaped, level lot to the waterfront with both deep water and walk-in access. Covered boat slip available for renter use!!! Plenty of space to park your trailer.

Located on the Public side, with full access of all the fun amenities on the lake.

Day Dream Retreat has an amazing waterfront with hardscape level access, walk-in to water and a HUGE party dock. Firepit, fan in screened dock area, plenty of sunning room. Deep water for boats and a wonderful, safe swim area tucked back from the main channel but with easy access.

Perfect for couples or the entire family, the retreat is located in a small community with the waterfront tucked back from the channel. Discover the wonderful water views combined with the privacy and serenity offered by the beautifully landscaped lawns and surrounding trees.

The inviting great room with its full lakeside windows and cathedral ceiling is a wonderful place to gather and unwind. Snuggle in for a romantic evening in front of the gas fireplace or some me-time in the large master suite with jetted jacuzzi tub and large sitting area with lawn and water views.

You'll be able to enjoy your evenings hanging out on the party dock, grilling, sitting by the firepit or doing something you get pleasure from, rather than pulling your boat in and out of the water. Get an early jump on the fish, too. Lake Anna's sport fishing includes largemouth bass and stripers. Perch and catfish are in plentiful supply as well. Boat rentals, marina services, and professional fishing guides are available nearby. Tell them we're on the public side.

There is plenty to do at Day Dream Retreat and in the areas surrounding Lake Anna, even when the weather is not cooperating. Play a game, watch DVDs or read. We have games, DVDs and books for all ages. Go golfing or wine tasting, tramp battlefields, see Montpelier or Monticello. The nearby State Park has hiking trails and a sandy beach.

Lake Anna, an easy 90 minute drive from DC and less than an hour from Richmond or Charlottesville is one of Virginia's best kept secrets. Its clean waters offer swimming, water skiing and world-class fishing. Nearby attractions include vineyards, golf courses, antique shopping, historic sites, hiking in the State Park and easy access to King's Dominion. Enjoy a romantic retreat or family renewal at Day Dream Retreat. Available all year around.

Day Dream Retreat Amenities:

• Over 100ft of waterfront in a protected safe swim area with party dock and covered boat slip

• Hardscape path to waterfront

• Large deck with awning and exceptional sunset and lake views

• Wi-Fi

• Central air / heat and ceiling fans

• Gas fireplace

• Firepit and 2 gas grills - by the house and at the party dock

• Huge 20x20 screened room on the dock with electrical and ceiling fan

• Covered boat slip for renter use

• Additional 20x20 dock in deep water

• Ample parking and even space for trailer parking

• KEYLESS entry - never worry about having enough keys or losing the only key

• Walk-in access to the water with sandy bottom

• Games, dvds, playhouse kitchen for little guests and reading material for all ages.

• 2 Satellite flat panel TVs with DVD player including TV in the master bedroom and a 3rd TV in the loft (with VCR/DVD player)• Selection of games, books and movies both DVD and VHS

• Master suite with jacuzzi soaking tub

• 2nd bedroom with a double bed (note - no bunk bed as shown in picture), loft with double bed futon

• Truly comfortable trundle bed in the great room sofa makes a double bed without a sofa sleeper bar or springs.

• Fully-equipped kitchen all utensils, plates, glassware, pots and pans including coffee maker, crockpot, steamer pot, blender, etc.

• Easy access to local attractions including Lake Anna State Park with hiking trails and sand beach, multiple golf courses including Meadow Farms (home of the longest hole) and other Locust Grove golf

courses, King's Dominion Theme park, James Madison museum, Montpelier and historic sites.

More Details

Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Andrea

Owners of The Retreats at Lake Anna - Day Dream and Lake Cabin. Our goal is make the Retreats more than just 4 walls and a place to sleep. We want to make a space where you can make memories. We hope you truly enjoy it and find everything you need for a great Retreat.

Andrea purchased this house in 2012

Why Andrea chose Mineral

The waterfront and landscaping are wonderful. A swim and dock area for all ages. Hot tub, firepit and sunset views for year-round enjoyment.

What makes this house unique

Wood floors, pet friendly, level access to the waterfront, HUGE dock with fan in the covered area, big master suite, convenient aisle kitchen with a large pass thru to the diningroom, protected swim area with both walk-in and jump in access, HOT TUB and WI-FI!

Guestbook comments from the owner

A group of us spent a weekend at Day Dream Retreat for a Mom's Getaway and we had a wonderful time at this home. The house was clean and cozy and the waterfront dock area was a perfect place to enjoy the sunset. We hope to make this an annual tradition!
Dec 2012
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Mineral House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Bookings canceled at least 90 days before the start of the stay will receive a 100% refund.
  • Please do not let pets "go" on the yard or landscaping. The property across the street is ours and can be used to walk them.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master - 1 queen
    Loft Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Living Room: Double bed pop-up trundle sofa sleeper - very comfortable with no sofabed bar. Please note 3rd 'bedroom' is a loft.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Wood floors. Level hardscape path to waterfront. Walk-in water access. Awning on deck. Huge party dock with fan in covered area and sunning area.


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Day Dream Retreat: Amazing waterfront, Hot Tub, Wifi, Kayaks, Firepit
average rating of 4.6190476 based on 86 reviews

This was the best vacation our family has ever had

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely adored our stay! It was so hard to leave, the hot tub and jetted indoor tub we're both amazing. The views were stunning, the overall experience was nothing short of perfect. We will absolutely be back, we hope to make this an annual trip for us. We can not recommend this location enough! So beautiful!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. I'm so glad you guys enjoyed Day Dream. Looking forward to welcoming you back.
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Beautiful property that needs a little attention!

  • 4 of 5

This place is beautiful, no doubt! But we found a lot of things to be dirty or otherwise "neglected". The kitchen especially. A good deep cleaning and purging of old, broken, kitchen items would make a world of difference! The rest of the house had some random things that are probably just oversights, like a leaking bottle of old dog shampoo that was 3/4 empty on a bookshelf about a foot off the floor. Not good when there are kiddos in the group.

I would be happy to go back and stay for a few days and clean it all up! ;) The views were spectacular and our family had a great time together.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

We went down to Lake Anna for a weekend away from the city - there were six of us. The house was very spacious and the new furniture was very comfortable. Lots of DVDs all over the house! Good sized kitchen with tons of pots and pans. The outdoors was absolutely gorgeous with picnic tables and a screened in porch. We spent most of our time down by the lake and were able to grill out one night :). Really easy to find off of the highway, and it was great! We had a fantastic time!

Thanks, Andrea!

Just a few things to note - helpful to bring some extra trash bags. The "damage deposit" is not, in fact, a damage deposit - it's a damage insurance fee. Finally, you have to bring your own linens!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Time on the Lake

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the Day dream retreat. Our favorite part of the home was the deck, because of the screened in porch we were able to have our dog out on the dock with us without worry. Thank you for your hospitality!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were in great stress. This was a nice getaway from everything. Thank you Andrea for the wine. Such a sweet gesture on the owner's part. Andrea response back fast and will accommodate your needs. Read everything that she provides for you before the trip! We came super prepared and only had to use the dishes. I can see people making this mistake. Andrea, thank you for allowing us to stay and enjoy your beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great getaway place.

  • 5 of 5

Nice lake front with screened in porch. Hot tub was great! Very clean and easy to get to.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Reagan International
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles

There's plenty to do in and around Day Dream Retreat. Lake Anna's 13,000 acres provide incredible opportunity for fishing

and water recreation. Bring your bass or jet boat and waverunners.

Located on the public side of the lake tucked back from the channel to provide safe swimming. You'll never have to worry about swimming by the party dock or spending loads of precious vacation time getting to an area suitable for skiing or tubing.

• Swim / lounge

• Boat

• Jet ski

• Water ski

• Fish

• Tubing

• Easy access to local attractions:

• Lake Anna State Park with hiking trails and sand beach

• Golf at Meadow Farms and Locust Grove golf courses

• Paramont's King's Dominion

• James Madison museum

• Monticello an Montipelier

• Historic sites / battlefields


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0
$500 Damage Waiver $59 + Tax
Cleaning $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.5%

Security / Damage deposit required to reserve. During the summer rentals are Sun-Sun.
Flexible check-in day other than Saturday during the rest of the year.
Martin Luther King, President Days, Columbus Day and Veterans Day have a 3nt minimum.
Pet Fee is $25 PER NIGHT (per 2 pets)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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