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Lake Gaston Cottage - Awesome Wide Cove View with Huge Dock & Kayaks

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,250 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (max 6 people allowed)

Come relax at beautiful Lake Gaston, North Carolina. Cozy, three-bedroom (1 queen, 4 twins), two-bath, rustic lakefront cottage located on widest part of one of the most beautiful coves on Lake Gaston (Poe Creek Cove, southeast quadrant of lake). Beautiful, newly painted, custom-built home has huge composite deck with partially covered deck area and gorgeous, ~180-degree, water frontage view from living room and master bedroom. Flat, grassy lot offers a very easy walk from house to dock. Huge dock (composite material, splinter-free) is perfect for fishing, swimming or tying up your own boat with a water depth of approximately eight to nine feet off dock. Check-in: 3pm, Check-out: 11am.

Bring your boat, jet ski, water toys, sunscreen, and fishing poles for a fun, relaxing time with your family and friends. Shoreline of lot has nicely-built bulkhead offering for a well-kept, clean waterline. Ideal property for swimming and water activities. Owner to provide use of 2 new kayaks for renter's use. Boat rentals are available at local marinas.

Cottage is very clean and nicely decorated with open living room and full wall glass doors for awesome views of the lake from inside. Home is located on quiet cul-de-sac of very nice, paved subdivision with convenient access (3.5 miles) to groceries, gas, restaurants, etc. Access to subdivision boat ramp can also be arranged for renters (key to lock required for gated access). No highway traffic heard from property - extremely quiet area. Convenient to I-85 and I-95. Click link below to email owner for additional pictures, info. Bedding: 1 Queen, 4 twin beds (sleeps 6 in bedrooms). NO SMOKING, NO PETS, 6 PEOPLE MAX, NO EXCEPTIONS.

Lake Gaston is one of the truly superior lakes in the country, located in the piedmont area of northern NC and southern VA. It covers 20,300 acres, 34 miles long, and has over 350 miles of shoreline. The lake has very little water level fluctuation year round and has the highest water-quality rating in eastern USA (NC Stream Sanitation Commission, A2 rating). Lake Gaston is well stocked with game fish including striped and largemouth bass, bream, crappie, sunfish, and several varieties of catfish. Lake Gaston has an average depth of 40+ feet (~80+ ft. deep near eastern end at dam).

Keywords: Cottage/Lake House

More Details

Tom Breeden
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We were first-timers at Lake Gaston & had never seen the interior of the house. We were very pleased to find such a pleasant, clean & well-equipped vacation place. Excellent maintenance is apparent inside & out! Last fall we saw the outside - the beautiful waterfront set-up - that was our interest. Now, after 2 weeks of exploring, we haven't seen any site more attractive. We were very fortunate to have found "900". We swam everyday, usually 2 or 3 sessions. It's great. Hope we may come here again.
Aug 2005
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Timber Creek Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
DVD/VCR, Fully stocked Kitchen, Coffee Maker, Washer/Dryer, New Gas Grill (BBQ), NO PETS, Bedding Arrangements are, Master Bedroom (queen-size bed), Bedroom Two (twin trundles - sleeps 2), Bedroom Three (twin trundles - sleeps 2), Queen-size Pull-out Sofa in Den, Linens and Bath Towels provided


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Lake Gaston Cottage - Awesome Wide Cove View with Huge Dock & Kayaks
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Amazing Cottage from the Inside Out!

  • 5 of 5

The Lily Pad Cottage is just stunning on the inside as it is on the outside. The interior is colorful and full of life, it just gives off this vibrant vibe. The master bedroom has the best views ever, you’d wake up pull the curtain and you have this amazing view of the dock, the trees, the shoreline and the blue Heron that paid us a visit almost every day and stood gracefully on one leg in the morning mist!

The little windows with the cute wooden shutters gave a nice touch to all the rooms and views of the fresh green lawn too. There is a room with a Hawaiian theme perfectly decorated, I don’t have kids yet, but I’m sure that this room would be every girl’s dream to stay in!

We’re into fishing so we spent most of our time on the spacious comfortable dock that’s only a few feet away from the deck through a perfectly paved pathway with a very gentle slope. For those who like boating, this is the boaters heaven. We couldn’t fish during the day from all the boating with cheering teenagers and proud parents teaching their kids to water ski. It was fun to watch though! Then when it would get dark, it’s just one catfish after the other! We lost count! and tons of sunfish too before dark.

Tom is the best to deal with, he was always accessible and helpful and was genuinely interested in making sure that everything was perfect for us during our stay. And he did make everything perfect! We’d come back to the Lily Pad and enjoy this beautiful experience again.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Lake House

  • 5 of 5

We're just returned from The Best Vacation ever. This cottage was perfect for our family. The kayaks provided hours of fun. I loved sitting on the dock and watching boaters/jet skiers go by. We rented a boat for the week and loved every minute of riding "to the bridge" (Eaton Ferry) and beyond every day. I loved sitting on the covered deck for reading, we loved playing corn hole. Honestly, we loved every single thing about this visit to The Lily Pad on Lake Gaston and are already dreaming of staying there next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, TX

Wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a week on Lake Gaston and had a wonderful time. Lake Gaston Cottage is on a perfect spot on the lake, it is down a really nice cove where is is quite and the water is always calm. The deck on the back of the house is heaven! You have sun if you want it but you also have shade with a ceiling fan. I spent my entire time outside. The house has everything you need and the owners are great to work with. If we ever go back we will spend our time at the cottage again.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brighton, MI

Fantastic week on Lake Gaston

  • 5 of 5

Lake Gaston house was just perfect for our family vacation. We don't get to see our grandchildren very often and this was the perfect spot to spend a week with them. Our Grandaughters loved the bright colors of the house and the lake was lovely the entire visit! It was nice having cool air conditioning to come in to after a day of boating on the lake. The kids could swim off the dock without any worries and they loved fishing off the dock. We only ventured into town once for a meal but found the "Pig" Restaurant and the food was fantastic!!! The photos and descriptions were spot on for this rental, it was great having a washing machine right on sight and the BBQ also was a surprise, nicer than we have at home!!! We would love to come back again!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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No Land-line phone, so bring cell phones for calls (or use nearby pay phones), No Wifi or internet. Owner's boat and jet-ski may be in boathouse - NOT AVAILABLE FOR USE


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

Note rental agreement contract for details on cancellation policy.

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.