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Great Escape! Spectacular Lake Front Views, Covered Dock, Gentle Slope!!!

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Lake house from dock, gradual lighted stone walkway. Screened in porch on right.

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Last updated: 08/22/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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).

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Property Type

  • House
  • 4000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Crate trained dogs considered. Must remained crated at night or when left alone in home. Cost is $150 per dog....moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 19, Beds for 19

  • First Floor Master 1: 1 king

    Luxurious private bath, jet tub, large walk-in closet...moreless

  • First Floor Master 2: 1 queen

    2nd master has direct access to shared full bath...moreless

  • First floor guest bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Across hall from 2nd master full bath...moreless

  • Second floor guest bedroom 4: 1 queen

    Next to full bath...moreless

  • Second floor bunk room bedroom 5: 1 twin/ single, 6 bunk bed

    Three sets of bunk beds plus 1 twin, sleeps 7 adults or kids...moreless

  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Single Twin Beds (5), Bunk Beds (6 Twins), futon (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • First Floor Master Bath: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    Spacious main floor master bathroom with custom shower...moreless

  • First Floor Guest Bathroom: toilet, shower

    First floor full bath with door to 2nd master and foyer...moreless

  • Second floor: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Upstairs bathroom with 2 sink vanity...moreless

  • Main floor half: toilet

    Main floor 1/2 bath next to kitchen...moreless

Entertainment

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Hi-Def with whole home DirecTV with DVR...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Blue tooth enabled sound bar in first floor great room....moreless

  • Television:

    Hi-Def, flat screen TV in great room and basement rec room...moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Seats 10 at table, 3 at bar, 6 on deck table...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Watersports Rule! Great place to walk, run, cycle or swim. Mountain bike trail 5 min away....moreless

  • Garage:

    Not available to renter....moreless

  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided:

    Pillows, blankets and comforters provided. Need to bring sheets and bath towels....moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Covered slip for your boat. Jet ski lift....moreless

  • Telephone:

    No long distance service provided. Verizon satellite cell service extender provide 3-4 bars on Verizon network....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Need to bring Kitchen, bath and beach/lake towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Large walkin pantry. Plenty of room to host family gatherings....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    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

  • Boat:

    Not included, but you can rent pontoon boats at Holly Grove Marina less than a mile from the home....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    We provide a 2 person paddle boat....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    both a propane gas grill (propane included) and a Weber charcoal grill (BYOC)...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Great place to waterski. Bring your wakeboards!...moreless

  • Tennis:

    2 public courts available in South Hill, VA, 20 min away....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    We have 2 stand up paddle boards available for rent. Cost is $150 per week for one and $275 per week for both. They are 10'8" Isle boards with adjustable paddles....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 1 2017
May 20 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,995
July 4 2017
Jul 1 - Jul 7, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,395
Summer 2 2017
Jul 8 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,995
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$300 $350
Fri, Sat
$1,895

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $150 + tax
  • Pet Fee $150 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Tax Rate 5%

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Location

83 Miles
Nearest Airport
Raleigh-Durham International (RDU)
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-85
Bracey, VA, USA
Nearest Ski
Backyard
 

Owner info

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.

    Lake house from dock, gradual lighted stone walkway. Screened in porch on right.

  • Great room is perfect for for large gatherings.  Dining table seats 10.

    Great room is perfect for for large gatherings. Dining table seats 10.

  • Parking lot.  Includes basketball hoop.

    Parking lot. Includes basketball hoop.

  • Wooded lot has mix of great views with shade.  Enjoy your own point on the lake!

    Wooded lot has mix of great views with shade. Enjoy your own point on the lake!

  • Screened in porch with views of lake on both sides of home.

    Screened in porch with views of lake on both sides of home.

  • Luxurious master bath with separate sinks, tub and walk-in closet.

    Luxurious master bath with separate sinks, tub and walk-in closet.

  • Second master suite bathroom.  Also opens to hall.

    Second master suite bathroom. Also opens to hall.

  • Second floor guest bedroom with queen and lake view.

    Second floor guest bedroom with queen and lake view.

  • Loft with 3 twin beds and 1 futon. Ping pong table now in yard.

    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

    Dock with covered boat slip for renter, 10 feet deep, quiet cove for swimming

  • Another great view of the lake from the yard.  Tip of peninsula to the left.

    Another great view of the lake from the yard. Tip of peninsula to the left.

  • Or jump into it!  Kids will love to jump into 10 ft deep water.  Adults too!

    Or jump into it! Kids will love to jump into 10 ft deep water. Adults too!

  • Heart of the home with spectacular views of lake.

    Heart of the home with spectacular views of lake.

  • Gas fireplace, flat screen with DirecTV, Blue Ray Player, Blue Tooth sound bar.

    Gas fireplace, flat screen with DirecTV, Blue Ray Player, Blue Tooth sound bar.

  • Water on 3 sides of home!

    Water on 3 sides of home!

  • Sit on the deck and watch the sun set and boats go by.  Lake living awaits!

    Sit on the deck and watch the sun set and boats go by. Lake living awaits!

  • Large master suite with king bed, lake views on two sides, door to deck.

    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.

    Second master bedroom with queen, desk, full bath and lake view on first floor.

  • First floor guest bedroom with queen and full bath across hall.

    First floor guest bedroom with queen and full bath across hall.

  • Second floor bunk room with 3 sets of bunks and 1 twin (7 person sleeping).

    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.

    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).

    Sundeck with gate for jumping into 10 foot deep water (furniture not shown).

  • Don't jump in a lake. Jump over it!

    Don't jump in a lake. Jump over it!

  • Does a gorgeous home have an awesome laundry?  But of course!

    Does a gorgeous home have an awesome laundry? But of course!

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Saturday, August 27, 2016

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