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Lake Gaston Waterfront Private Cove Sleeps 8-10 Pet Friendly Fully Equipped

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights


Henrico House Rental Photos and Description

Immaculate Lakefront House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, 2 Baths, Sleeps 8-10

Lake Gaston is truly one of the outstanding lakes in the country! It's great for swimming, boating, fishing, jet skiing, water skiing, sailing and much more! It is approximately 34 miles long, one and one half miles wide at the widest part, has over 350 miles of shoreline and over 20,000 surface acres of high quality water. One of the great features of the lake is that because it is used for generating hydroelectric power, it must be kept within 1 foot of its normal level by regulation. Because of this, even when surrounding lakes are low due to drought conditions, Lake Gaston is at or very near its normal levels. Lake Gaston is conveniently located on the border between North Carolina and Virginia between routes I-85 on the West and I-95 on the East. It is about a 1.5 hour drive South from Richmond, VA, and about the same North from Raleigh, NC.

This house features three bedrooms and two baths. There is a lake view wrap around deck on the main level, a deck off of the upstairs bedroom and a screened in porch all to make outdoor entertaining pleasurable. The wrap around deck features a Weber gas grill and a 6 person patio table while the deck off of the upstairs bedroom has a bistro set perfect for enjoying lake views and morning coffee. The house is 1900 heated square feet plus a 1200 square feet basement. There is a washer/dryer, game room in the basement with a ping pong table and a foosball table. The house is child friendly with 4 ft. water off of the boat dock. Kids will love the paddle boat which is available along with a movie library and board games.

We have two (2) dogs and do allow pets with a pet deposit.

Please email me for a listing of local attractions and boat ramps as there are many exciting things to do close to our house.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Tara Crigler
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
July 8, 2016
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About Tara Crigler

We own and operate a family business and we can't always leave it behind,so we decided to open it up to other lake lovers like us.

Tara Crigler purchased this house in 2009

Why Tara Crigler chose Lake Gaston

We have traveled extensively renting houses in many states. As such, we know what people need when they are away from home. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you will need. There is also a Weber grill off the main deck with waterfront views. One of the upstairs bedrooms features lakefront view with a bistro set perfect for morning coffee. All linens are provided and a washer/dryer is available as well. A paddleboat is available for your use.

What makes this house unique

The kitchen is fully stocked with dishes, pots and pans, dishwasher, a bar height counter top that seats three and a pub height table in the adjoining room that is open to the living room with sliding glass doors to access the expansive deck that is also fully furnished including a fire pit to roast marshmallows,etc.There are also several restuarants close by or pizza delivery from Toppers Pizza and there are two restaurants at Eaton Ferry's bridge, both of which that you access by boat (docking available).There is also

The Lakehouse restaurant/bar that boasts a live band, corn hole and good food with some locals (within four miles). Or go to the Morningstar Marina and feed the fish, an experience that is truly unforgettable.

Guestbook comments from the owner


Wow! What a great 5 days we spent at your lake front home. It was the first time my wife and I really didn’t want to go home. Having 3 daughters all in middle and high school, we don’t get the opportunity to take trips as many are usually too expensive. You both offered up your home at a very reasonable price which allowed us to take the first trip in several years. Thank You both again!


Apr 2012
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Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Lake Gaston Waterfront Private Cove Sleeps 8-10 Pet Friendly Fully Equipped
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 23 reviews

Great Birthday Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I rented the home to celebrate my husband's birthday weekend along with a couple of friends. We had an amazing time and really enjoyed the lovely home. It has everything one needs for a comfortable stay. Steve, the owner and Tara his assistant were very helpful and made the process seamless. We will definitely be coming back. Thanks for renting out your beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gloucester, VA

Perfect Escape

  • 5 of 5

Our entire family visited Paradise Cove to reconnect and just be together after a family member returned from a recent deployment to Afghanistan. The rental property was quiet and peaceful and there was plenty for the kids to do. There was tons of room - not once did we feel crowded or uncomfortable during our stay. We mostly spent our time on the water either kayaking, using the pedal boat, fishing, or just floating. There were so many nice touches and the house had pretty much anything you would need. If there was something you forgot or needed, there were stores relatively close. The neighbors were friendly too!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wendell, NC

Awesome time

  • 5 of 5

Hubby and I took a long weekend just for the two of us and had a great weekend. The house was beyond our expectations (you won't be disappointed!) and the area was nice and quiet. There is a Walmart about 20 minutes away for any last minute purchases, or a Food Lion about 8 minutes away for groceries. The homeowners were very easy to get in touch with and were very accommodating. I would highly recommend this rental and we are looking forward to going back. :)

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cary, NC

Nice clean home

  • 5 of 5

Had a great was nice and clean...very quiet but still pretty close to all Ya need...will go back

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Franklinton, NC

Lake Gaston Waterfront Private Cove

  • 4 of 5

First of all the owners were very helpful in every way. This was our first trip out to Lake Gaston and I had a lot of questions. If I called or wrote to them, they were quick to reply with answers and not once sounded like they were bothered by me. The house was nice and cleaned. I did like the master bedroom being on the first floor as well. When we arrived, they even had a binder with all the local restaurants, rental shops, and other information. Unfortunately for us something was going on this weekend (A wedding I think) and we could not rent kayaks because the rental shops were closed. Lesson learned, bring your own kayaks. The basement where the Ping-Pong/foosball tables were had a damp smell, but nothing over powering to stop the guys from playing. The kitchen was stocked with everything you would need to cook and eat. The blinder was the item mainly used and it worked like a charm.

We enjoyed our stay and we would stay again. Next time maybe a week instead of a weekend.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sanford, NC

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed at this lake house because we needed to be in the area for a wedding. We loved the house. It was very comfortable and clean. The rooms are spacious and there was plenty of space for us. The owners are very easy to work with and easy to get in touch with. Being able to communicate with them made the experience more personal. We would definitely stay here again if we needed to be back in the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
cleaning fee $100
security deposit $250
Tax Rate 12.75%

Please note that checks for the security deposit and cleaning fee are not deposited unless the property is not left in the condition it was found upon arrival. Checks will be mailed within seven (7) days of departure.

50% of the rental fee and pet deposit (if applicable) is/are due upon booking with the remaining 50% due no later than ten (10) days prior to arrival. The security deposit ($250) and cleaning fee ($100) are both due no later than ten (10) days prior to arrival. Please send separate checks for the rental fee/pet fee can be combined, security deposit and cleaning fee.

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Henrico House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Whirlpool tub, separate shower, his/her sinks
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Services both upstairs bedrooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size bed with a full-size futon. 42 in. flat screen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , 2 Queen beds, 32 in. Flat screen TV
    Lakeview Bedroom - 1 queen , Queen bed with a private balcony/deck with a lake view, TV
  • All bedroom are spacious and equipped with flat screen TVs. The Master has a 42 in. TV while the other two have 32 in. TVs.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
1900 heated square feet plus a basement. A Mini Doughnut Maker, and Electric Skillet are also in the kitchen. A Margarita maker is located in the closet at the top of the stairs. There are a number of places that rent boats, jet skis and kayaks that are close to the house. Wakeboarding lessons are also available.

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