Great Escape! Spectacular Lake Front Views, Covered Dock, Gentle Slope!!!
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- Minimum stay:2-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
Relax at the Great Escape, one of the best rental homes on lake Gaston! This lake house has 486 feet of shoreline on a unique peninsula lot with spectacular lake views from three sides of the home! One side has a protected cove for your kids to swim with minimal boat traffic at your dock with 10 feet deep water (enough to jump from sundeck). Outside your quiet cove, you have 1.5 miles of an awesome cove to ski, wakeboard and fish. You also have a covered dock with boat lift plus 2 jet ski lifts. You can rest assured your boat will be protected from rain and wake chop.
This lake house has it all: spectacular views from 3 sides of the home, deep water at dock, gentle slope only 30 yards from the back deck of the home and a quiet dock area to swim without worrying about your kids getting run over by a jet ski or having hundreds of wakes hammer your boat.
The home is a beautiful, brick, two story contemporary home with first floor master and laundry. There are 5 bedrooms, loft game room, rec room, screened in porch and 3 1/2 baths. Total square footage is 4000. Internet WI-FI, DirecTV, whole home DVR, great cell service for Verizon and land phone line is included.
Bedroom configurations are:
Master King Suite #1 - First floor luxurious master suite with king bed, balcony to deck, lake views on 2 sides and full private bath with lake views and walk-in closet.
Second master bedroom #2 - First floor bedroom has queen bed, full bath, lake view and office desk with laser printer.
First floor bedroom #3 - First floor guest bedroom has a queen bed next to full bath.
Second floor bedroom #4 - Upstairs bedroom has a queen bed with lake view next to full bath.
Second floor bedroom #5 - Upstairs bunk room with 3 sets of bunk beds (6 twin beds) plus 1 twin bed and access to full bath down hall.
Loft - Upper level has loft with 3 twin beds and 1 futon (over looking kitchen/great room).
Rec Room - Upstairs rec room has 1 twin bed with flat screen, DirecTV and whole home DVR service.
Main level great room has 10 chair dining table convenient with kitchen and large deck overlooking lake. The kitchen has new stainless steel refrigerator (with 2 ice makers) and granite counter tops. Great room has Hi Def flat screen TV with blue tooth enabled sound bar and blue ray player. The deck spans the width of the home and has a drop down section designed to lower the hand rail allowing awesome views of the lake from the upper deck and inside the home. The deck also has a Weber gas grill, Weber charcoal grill and 5 person dining table with umbrella.
The home is on a secluded 1.5 acre lot. There is a gently sloping stone walkway from house to the covered double boathouse with one lift for renter, sundeck, 2 jet ski lifts and paddle boat for renter. The concrete parking lot has a basketball hoop.
The Great Escape is located on Great Creek in the northwest quadrant of Lake Gaston. The home is a 10 minute drive from I-85. Great winery and golf only a few miles away.
What is the water skiing like in Great Creek? The creek is protected from the main lake by a no wake zone and box culvert. That keeps many of the main lake yahoos out of our 'private' creek. With 1.5 mile run, it makes a perfect spot for slalom skiing and wakeboarding. It's not uncommon to see some barefooting and great slalom skiing in the mornings. The jet skis and tubes generally don't come out until 11:00 AM.
How is the fishing in Great Creek? The fishing is pretty good right from the dock at the home. Bream (Blue Gill) and catfish are easy to catch from the dock. We also have large mouth bass all around the docks in the creek. There are many bass tournaments that run out of the nearby Holly Grove Marina and many of the fishermen tell me our cove is as good as any at holding large mouth 'keepers'. The main lake offers a variety of good fishing spots including large grass fields as you head up into the river.
How is the boat traffic in Great Creek? During the week is generally good throughout the day. The weekends in the summer can get busy in the creek between 11:00 AM and 5:00 PM. When it gets too much boat traffic to ski or wakeboard, you can get into calm water in the river in about 20 minutes. Going out of Great Creek and heading north, you enter the river portion of Lake Gaston. The river offers miles of calm water, straight runs and deep water (26 feet). Since the water comes from the bottom of Kerr Lake, the water is cool which is refreshing in the heat of the summer. Deep, cool water as calm as butter is awesome for skiing and boarding.
Do you rent any water toys? We have 2 stand up paddle boards available for rent. Cost is $150 for one and $275 for both. They are 10'8" Isle boards with adjustable paddles.
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).
Checkin time is 4:00 PM and checkout 11:00 AM EST.
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Member since: 2011
- 4000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 19, Beds for 19
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Paddle Boating
- Wildlife Viewing
- Lake View
- Water View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 19 people
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Gas Fireplace:
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided:
- Parking Off Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
Bikes not included but bring yours. Great spot for cycling, not on a major highway. The back of the development leads to beautiful rolling countryside with minimal car traffic. Trail close by....moreless
- Deck / Patio
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Outdoor Grill:
- Ski & Snowboard:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 24 - Dec 31, 2016
7 night min stay
Summer 1 2017
May 20 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay
July 4 2017
Jul 1 - Jul 7, 2017
7 night min stay
Summer 2 2017
Jul 8 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning $150 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit $400
- Pet Fee $150 + tax
- Tax Rate 5%
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Year Purchased: 2015
About the owner: We live in Cary, NC. Pete is an IT manager for a contract research organization. Teresa is a retired finance analyst and owns a real estate business.
Why the Owner Chose Bracey, VA, USA:
Our family loves the lake life. We rented house boats and homes on different lakes in Kentucky, Tennessee and North Carolina. We fell in love with Lake Gaston with the large number of secluded coves for great skiing and constant water level. The boat houses are awesome with power and boat lifts. Our location is convenient to I-85 which avoids long drives through numerous rural towns. You can't beat the lake life on Lake Gaston at the Great Escape! We purchased a home on Lake Gaston in 2003 that is only 2 lots down from our current home so we know Great Creek and Lake Gaston very well. We upgraded to the new home to provide more finished space, awesome lake views, larger great room, screened in porch and deeper water at the dock.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our home sits on a very unique penisula lot with 486 feet of shoreline. The water views are really awesome (from 3 sides of home) and the yard is filled with beautiful hardwood trees that provide a mix of shade and privacy while still providing excellent views of the water. A gentle slope to the dock, 10 feet deep water, a quiet cove around the dock to swim, shade at both the house deck and the dock sundeck, first floor luxurious master suite, screened in porch, enormous kitchen great room all together make this home truly unique and thus one of the best homes on Lake Gaston. This is The Great Escape!
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Lake house from dock, gradual lighted stone walkway. Screened in porch on right.
Heart of the home with spectacular views of lake.
Gas fireplace, flat screen with DirecTV, Blue Ray Player, Blue Tooth sound bar.
Parking lot. Includes basketball hoop.
Wooded lot has mix of great views with shade. Enjoy your own point on the lake!
Large master suite with king bed, lake views on two sides, door to deck.
Second master bedroom with queen, desk, full bath and lake view on first floor.
Guest room with queen bed, first floor across from full bath.
Second floor bunk room with 3 sets of bunks and 1 twin (7 person sleeping).
Rec room with flat screen, whole home DVR DirecTV, Blue Ray player, 1 twin bed.
Sundeck with gate for jumping into 10 foot deep water (furniture not shown).
Or jump into it! Kids will love to jump into 10 ft deep water. Adults too!
Secluded property, pennisula on left, dock on right, 500 feet of shoreline.
Great room is perfect for for large gatherings. Dining table seats 10.
Screened in porch off great room, next to grill, awesome lake views.
Water on 3 sides of home!
Sit on the deck and watch the sun set and boats go by. Lake living awaits!
Luxurious master bath with separate sinks, tub and walk-in closet.
Second master suite bathroom. Also opens to hall.
Second floor guest bedroom with queen and lake view. Next to full bath.
Loft with 3 twin beds and 1 futon. Ping pong table now in yard.
Dock with covered boat slip for renter, 10 feet deep, quiet cove for swimming
Don't jump in a lake. Jump over it!
Does a gorgeous home have an awesome laundry? But of course!
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Saturday, December 03, 2016
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