12,000 Sf Lake Gaston French Country Luxury Estate - Sleeps 40!(7 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-9 nights
- Property type:Estate
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
11BR, 6-1/2BA, All Brick, 600+ Feet of Main Lake Shoreline with panoramic views!
Home offers total of 11 bedrooms (including two undesignated sleeping areas) with sleeping arrangements for more than 40 individuals, 6-1/2 baths, all but one with tiled walk-in showers (huge shower located in main floor master bath!), THREE laundry rooms, lakeside covered decks on main & 2nd levels with concrete lower covered patio leading to pool & outside covered pavilion area! Hardwood floors throughout main house, mix of hardwood & carpet in upper penthouse suite for comfortable living, ceramic tile throughout basement for durability & cleaning ease, & flatscreen LED TVs placed throughout each floor. Circle drive & parking deck combine for ample parking for all. Relax and enjoy the outdoors, while the 'chef of the day' cooks on the GOURMET gas grill (which includes piped in gas line for convenience) or in the culinary gourmet kitchen located on main floor deck with ample seating for all!
Lower level is completed & furnished nicely with entertainment & relaxation in mind, with theater room, great room and oversized wet bar. Double boathouse offers large open sun deck & lake side deck with two boat slips for your boating convenience while you enjoy your vacation!
We are located on the main lake of Lake Gaston just past mile marker 21--when you see the large island in the middle of the lake, look for our property on the northwest side--the deep water side!
For boat and lake rentals, contact Holly Grove Marina or Poplar Pointe Watersports in Bracey (5-10 minutes away), or check other boat rentals and local attractions at www.lakegastonchamber.com.
What does our property offer differently from other rentals?
1) Here everyone can stay together under one roof, enjoy waking up, cooking, eating, hanging out & socializing together for the duration of your stay! So be prepared to just lounge around, doing whatever you want…together! No carpooling required--everyone's already here!
2) There is something to entertain everyone: From the boathouse to the lake to the pool to the game room to the theater room to the poolside pavilion wet bar & the lower level bar & hot tub (Seasonal) or fire pit--you don't have to try to figure out where everyone can gather or what is there to do!
3) Games and puzzles are located throughout the property in closets.
4) A library (actually a bookcase full) of books located on the second floor contains various collections of books, for differing book lovers!
5) Each level thoughtfully features full length wall mirrors & additional wall mirrors for convenience: most bedrooms have one full length mirror in each of them, with additional mirrors placed at select locations throughout the estate.
6) An eight person lakeside hot tub is located on the lower level patio (operates seasonally, September through April)! Seating 8 persons, it features 112 jets with specially designed two pump, 12 horsepower dual-valve power plant to provide five individually adjustable hydrotherapy zones for unmatched relaxation. Unique eight-seat shell design on the Blacksburg offers: three custom contour seats, three deep bucket therapy seats, a unique captain's chair and a powerplant footwell designed to sooth sore calves and feet. Relax just outside the lower level bar on the deck overlooking the beautiful shores of Lake Gaston's main lake!
7) Our property fills quickly, so don't delay in booking your grand vacation! This will be the vacation your family talks about for years to come!
Just call to discuss plans for your perfect summer vacation, inquire about local attractions & events (calendar of annual events can be emailed for your review) & we will get you scheduled. Once you've been here for your first visit, I'm sure you'll reserve & come back next year!
If I might make one suggestion for a comfortable, leisurely week of true vacationing, I'll let you know what became & remains a standard tradition for us after a few visits to Lake Gaston: where you have several families renting together, have each family plan, prepare & provide meals for one day; then save the leftovers for later in the week for snacking. It has worked out wonderfully well for us for years, allowing everyone to prepare & present their favorite dish or delicacy for all, while preventing regular trips out to the grocery store during our vacation. This allowed us time to just have fun on the water & not even think about 'what's for dinner' or 'who's cooking?!'
For the sports enthusiast, Lake Gaston offers a wake boarding school on the lake--this may require scheduling or prior reservations (owned by none other than the infamous Adam Fields-AF Wake, Inc.); annual local area events sponsored by the Lake Gaston Regional Chamber of Commerce, including the following, are sure to delight all: Memorial Day weekend brings the Battle of the BBQ at the Lake Gaston Chamber, June offers the Art & Wine Festival on the 2nd Saturday, July brings the fireworks display at the Eaton Ferry bridge on the Saturday closest to the 4th, the Littleton/Lake Gaston Festival brings in Labor Day (featuring local custom & exotic car show), & the Annual Seafood Festival falls in October, just to mention a few. All of these events are enjoyable & relaxing & may offer something for everyone right here in Lake Country! Lake Gaston celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2013!
The covered pavilion, conveniently accessible from the lower level floor or the front parking area sidewalk & with stairs to the main & second levels, offers comfortable seating for 20-30 people easily at the tables & the tiered bar, all while keeping all your beverages cool within an easy distance of your pool &/or lake side gatherings! This way no one has to worry about stocking the cooler & dragging it out to the pool--all with your convenience in mind! Oh yes, there is also a stereo system (compatible with most phones) located under the pavilion for radio stations &/or all your favorite tunes!
Telephone (landline) is available with intercom to five locations, for ease in keeping everyone informed of plans!
NOTE: Chef service is available for hire for meal preparation with advance appointment! Home owner has contact information if your party requires additional resources.
Call for any questions! We look forward to your visit!
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Member since: 2013
- 12000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Catering Available
- Private Chef
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
Minimum age 28 to reserve. Ideal for large family vacations, family reunions, corporate meetings, conventions, and other large party gatherings. Weddings and college fraternity parties are disallowed....moreless
Our home offers lots of entertainment for children of all ages! From numerous favorite spots--just playing volleyball together or enjoying the slide at the pool (or observing from the covered pavilion and lakeside decks and patios) to lazily floating on the lake and/or canoeing (again, easily observed from the multilevel deck and patios) or showing off your latest tricks whether waterskiing, wake boarding or tubing on the lake! Cool off inside in the game rooms--one with official Brunswick limited edition slate pool table and foosball in the oversized upper game room and the other with the lower level poolside air hockey, the gym and the theater room! The theater room is well stocked with movies for all ages and offers connected X-box for gamers on the 125" widescreen. Foosball, pool and air hockey await you, as well as a gym with two commercial tread mills. ...moreless
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Not Allowed
We have a 3-foot wide stamped concrete walkway leading from the front circle driveway to the lake! There are a few steps at the lake near the boathouse, but only a threshold to cross going entering the lower lever of the home! This allows easier access for all to the home, pool and boathouse!...moreless
Bedrooms: 11 Bedrooms, Sleeps 42, Beds for 40-42
- All rooms offer lake views from any window! You can see the lake from practically everywhere in this home! The lake wraps around our property, making the view delightful from all angles! NOTE: Bedroom configurations are available. MAXIMUM 42 PERSONS sleeping in beds & queen sofa beds. All floors are available for you & your guests. Estate features 11 bedrooms/sleeping areas for ample sleeping & entertaining for your family! MAIN FLOOR: Master bedroom (BR 1) with king sized bed, shares bath with Bedroom 2 (Dbl bunk & single bunk). 2nd FLOOR: Bedrooms 3, 4, 5, 6: BR 3 has king bed with private bath; BR 4 has 2 EA QN beds with private bath; BR 5 has King bed with private bath (bath is open to game room); BR 6 has 2 EA QN beds. Penthouse: BR 7,8,11 all share ONE bath & kitchen, great room; BR 7 is private w/QN bed; BR 8 is open on main floor (2 QNs & sofa bed); BR 11 is private w/2 QNs; Basement: BR 9 & 10: Both share 1 bath, great room, huge bar, game room, tread mills & air hockey...moreless
Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- 6-1/2 baths throughout this luxury home, all with ceramic tile floors, granite countertops, ceramic tiled showers in all upper bathrooms and more! Lower level full baths offers fiberglass shower for easy access, while all other full baths are equipped with ceramic tile walk-in showers on all floors. Main floor master bath features multiple shower heads in over-sized walk-in tiled shower, huge dressing area with double sink vanities with granite and two separate private water closets. Lower level offers luxurious shower with built-in comfort seat! NOTE: INSURANCE REQUIRES THAT WATER IS TURNED OFF TO ALL INDOOR JACUZZI TUBS. POOL & HOT TUB ARE AVAILABLE SEASONALLY. (POOL IN SUMMER, HOT TUB IN WINTERTIME)....moreless
- This home offers all the good stuff: from the gourmet main floor kitchen, to the ultimate theater room with 125'' widescreen display with 1000 watt dynamic surround sound, to the salt pool with lakeside covered pavilion (with wet bar) and the eight person hot tub located on the main lakeside lower deck (operates seasonally), to the private gym with professional tread mills, to the game room with Brunswick pool table AND MORE - NOTHING BUT THE BEST EXISTS HERE FOR YOUR ULTIMATE VACATION! COME ENJOY LAKE GASTON IN LUXURIOUS SPLENDOR FOR A WEEK OR FOR A LIFETIME! WHAT A WAY TO EXPERIENCE THE LAKE: IN THE LARGEST HOME ON THE WATER, WITH ULTIMATE VIEWS FROM EVERY ANGLE OF THE HOME AND PROPERTY OF BOTH THE MAIN LAKE AND COVE SURROUNDING THE PROPERTY! UPON ENTRY OF THE DRIVE AT FIRST GLIMPSE THE SPLENDOR & AMENITIES OF THIS PLACE WILL CAPTIVATE YOU AND KEEP YOU ENTERTAINED THROUGHOUT YOUR VISIT! Come & create memories for a lifetime! Owner is licensed Builder & Realtor…....moreless
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- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Miniature Golf
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Views across the cove offer early morning sunrises, gleaming off the water above the pool, and late evening sunsets streaming down the main lake waters and offering glorious photo opportunities!...moreless
Main Lake French Country luxurious designer waterfront mansion with inground pool & pavilion overlooking main lake & cove of beautiful & crystal clear Lake Gaston shores, offered for your family and guests' enjoyment!...moreless
- Water View:
Gracefully situated along the shoreline of BEAUTIFUL LAKE GASTON, a 35 mile long fresh water lake. Property features double boathouse, pool, & grounds along 600+ feet of shoreline for privacy and fun!...moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Freshwater Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
Dining available on main floor, upstairs penthouse floor, and at lower level bar, with additional balcony seating on each level lakeside and at the lakeside pavilion with room for all inside or out!...moreless
- Dining Area
- Seating for 40 people
Central a/c throughout. NOTE: For ideal comfort on main floor with high ceilings, set 2nd floor thermostats 3-5 degrees warmer than main floor (heat rises). FIVE A/C units provide climate control! ...moreless
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- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
Main floor, basement & penthouse suite offer separate living room areas for families,adults, teens & children to gather & enjoy! All inside living areas seat 40+ combined, plus decks seating 20+more....moreless
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Dishes & Utensils:
Ample dish ware, cookware & eating utensils are on main floor (Including six buffet style crock pots) & upstairs penthouse floor; main floor & lower level wet bars stocked w/bar necessities/utensils....moreless
- Ice Maker
MAIN KITCHEN: Fully stocked gourmet chef's kitchen w/DBL sinks, oversized gas cooktop, convection micro & warming drawer, lots of countertop space & eat-in bar! 2nd full kitchen on penthouse floor....moreless
Oversized gas cook top with double ovens ovens on main floor & another full kitchen on top level! Wet bar w/commercial ice machine available on lower level, conveniently located near pool & lake side!...moreless
- Pantry Items:
Large 48' side-by-side refrigerator/freezer with ice maker for all your cooling needs on main floor. Full sized Viking refrigerator andin basement and full sized refrigerator located on penthouse flo...moreless
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Pool / Spa
SEASONAL: Hot tub located on lower level outdoor main lakeside adjacent to pool and wet bar - seats eight! Jacuzzi tubs inside cannot be used for rentals. INSURANCE WILL NOT ALLOW JACUZZI USE INSIDE....moreless
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Fall / Winter 2016
Sep 10 - Mar 11, 2017
3 night min stay
May 25 - Sep 7, 2017
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Friday
Labor Day Holiday
Aug 30 - Sep 7, 2017
9 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Changeover Day: Friday
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection $99
- Cleaning Fee $350 + tax
- Refundable Security Dep $1,000
- Tax Rate 10.3%
Online rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. Owner reserves right to cancel based on availability and/or inability to damages.
Deposits are non-refundable effective 12/19/2015.
NOTE: In June 2015 my account's security was breached by a hacker. As a result, checks for payment are preferred. Contact owner for deposit and payment details.
Where online and/or credit cards are used for payments, Guest agrees to pay convenience fees and any other charges for use of credit card. E-checks or mailed checks are preferable to prevent this charge.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Lake Gaston offers 350 miles of shoreline for your fresh water lake and sports enjoyment, whether you favor water sports, fishing, kayaking or just watching breath-taking sunrises and sunsets and wildlife from the dining room, pool or one of the lakeside decks.
With prior arrangements, Top This Pizza delivers food and cold beverages (alcohol included) to your door, pool or lakeside! Rosemont Winery, just 5-10 minutes away, offers guided tours, wine tasting and summer activities, including Art Shows, car shows, etc. Several local restaurants, waterfront clubs and fast food facilities offer food and entertainment, with an easy commute by car and boat. Or bring in a chef to prepare and manage all your meals! Excellent fishing right off the dock or from your boat.
Lake Gaston hosts several Pro Bass Fishing Tournaments annually, if that's any indication of the fishing opportunity that awaits you here! Sit on the lower boat dock and watch the fish jumping in the lakeside cove, or watch the ospreys from the lakeside pool, boathouse or main lake decks--even from the lakeside windows! The upper deck is a great place to watch the Osprey perform their morning and late afternoon fishing survival routines! Photo opportunities include wonderful observation of both the Osprey and the fresh water otters jumping off the boathouse dock next door and playing in the beautiful, crystal clear water! If you like nature, you've got a lot waiting for you right here! It's not unusual when starting down the driveway to discover a family of deer grazing on the lawn, and watch them scurry off along the shoreline of the subdivision, hurriedly and frightfully scampering across the back yards of the other homes until they are out of sight! Discover the peace and serenity of Lake Gaston living, for a week or for a lifetime! This location offers privacy and serenity in an "off the beaten path" main lake location. It is centrally located on the lake, with wide water for optimum views.
Lake Gaston is located minutes for I-85, for easy access to area shopping: in South Hill, VA: Food Lion, Hibbets Sports, restaurants (BoJangles, Sonic, Five Guys, Burger King, McDonalds, Hardees, Kahills, Horseshoe Restaurant, Brian's Steakhouse, etc.) Wal-Mart, etc. - approx. 15 minutes away.
Bracey, VA: Poplar Pointe Marina & Flip Flops grill, Pizza Hut Express, Quiznos, Top This Pizza, Subway, Dunkin Donuts, Papa John's Pizza & more - approximately 5-10 minutes away.
Littleton, NC/Lake Gaston shopping: Food Lion, Ace Hardware, Auto Parts, marinas, etc. - approximately 20 minutes away.
Kings Dominion - approximately 1-1/2 hours away.
Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: Mike and I grew up and met in North Carolina. He is a former Army Ranger and received his bachelor's engineering degree from the University of Texas. I graduated from Wake Tech and Campbell University with an associate's degree in engineering and a bachelor's degree in business management. A few years after we married, we received a post card advertising Lake Gaston, and being avid water skiers, we decided to check it out. Once was all it took to have us "hooked" and then we just couldn't get enough! We spent weekends at first, then started scheduling annual vacation weeks, gradually bringing family and friends with us and introducing them to Lake Gaston. After a few years we made a plan to work our way to the lake--it took a little while but it was worth it! We are full-time Lake Gaston residents now and love the area. The water is always clean, refreshing and inviting, the sunsets and sunrises are 'to die for,' and as mom always said: 'The water keeps you young!' It is the best life imaginable! We are fortunate and blessed to be able to live at Lake Gaston full-time, work here and raise our family on the majestic shores of Lake Gaston! Life is good...! Each day offers new beginnings, so once our life was transitioned to Lake Gaston living, we have never looked back, so to speak! Once you get a taste of heaven on earth, it's hard to imagine life anywhere else!
Why the Owner Chose Bracey, VA, USA:
We bought this property with the idea of offering the ultimate vacation home rental ever! The location on the lake is superb, offering 600+ feet of waterfront shoreline with a gradual slope to the boathouse. Mike & I stumbled upon this exact unique location several years ago & dreamt of how it would be most excellent to gaze at this awesome view everyday, but had no idea it would actually be ours one day! Ten years later, here we are! And we'd like to share it with you! Nature abounds here, from osprey to eagles, turtles & more in & on the property! Watch these magnificent birds as they go about their daily life & routine, even swooping down and bringing up HUGE catfish for dinner, right before your eyes! This is the ultimate vacation home at Lake Gaston, a place we live, love & enjoy. We started visiting the lake area & renting waterfront homes ourselves a few years ago, then decided this was where we enjoyed life the most. The folks around the lake want to be here, so life is good & most people are friendly! Our yellow lab loves the water almost as much as we do--maybe more--she jumps in the lake at least once everyday, whether we do or not! She comes out with icicles in the winter time! The water always feels good to you & mornings are amazing! We are morning people, so if you are too, just get your cup of coffee & sit out on the deck & watch the sun rise off the water. We have fresh water otters that like to visit the dock next door, so you might catch a peek at them too! Take in all the pleasures you can all day long, then return to the deck for the grand finale--the sun sets are 'to die for!' Visit restaurants by boat, cruise the lake after dinner, whatever you enjoy is right here in front of you! This is the moment you've been waiting for, so take some time together to enjoy your friends & family now & share a lifetime of memories! What a tradition it can be! If you get just a taste of this lake lifestyle, I'm sure you'll love it too, just as we do!
The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
I love the pool & pavilion, the lakeside hot tub, the grand great room, the unbelievable spacious gourmet kitchen featuring nothing less than the best, w/BUNN commercial coffee maker w/on demand automatic hot water supply for coffee, tea, hot chocolate, etc. & two burners for warming up to 24 cups of coffee w/quick (almost instant) brewing. (Just remember to turn the coffee pots off after breakfast!) Another favorite is the game room & the lower level den w/air hockey & private gym w/treadmills. The overall openness of this home, from the catwalk to the massive fireplace to the arched window that opens to the 2nd floor's lake side deck, will charm & pamper you with it's elegance and style! No disappointments here--entertainment abounds, whether you like to be a spectator or get involved! On a lazy day, just sit on the back deck with your morning coffee or evening beverage, swim in the pool in the afternoon or just enjoy watching those that do, cruise on the lake, read a book or watch a movie in the theater room--just taking it all in! Play a little foosball or shoot a little pool, whatever you like! There is something here for everyone! Summer nights offer pleasant temperatures and comfy water for floating & swimming to wrap up a perfect day! Or just float in the water off the dock while sipping your favorite beverage. But in the end, it's really the WATER that you remember--clean, crisp & inviting! Whether it's the lake or the pool, you'll leave feeling rejuvenated & clean! The osprey are entertaining seasonal; eagles are around year round! You never know what surprise nature has in store for you during your stay here--just come & see! For a wonderful vacation to remember & talk about for a lifetime, here's your chance! We have several repeat guests. Call for any questions. Thank you for looking at our listing & we hope you can come & enjoy it, even if only for a week, to experience it for yourselves! It is truly a taste of HEAVEN ON EARTH!
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Volleyball, slide, tan, or sit in the shade of the pavilion and sip a cool bev!
Open foyer w/ceramic tile floor & ceramic mosaic, chair rail, chandelier, more!
Formal dining room, w/driveway & cove side views from windows!
Kitchen to dining room view, offers lake view--just open the curtains!
Another private master bath, lakeside, overlooks pool, lake, pavilion & more!
Top floor eat-in kitchen loaded w/bar, all new appliances: stove, refrig, D/W!
Evenings promise majestic sunsets! This one taken from main floor lakeside deck!
View of pool overlooking main lake: room for all, with sun or shade-you choose!
View from driveway entry! Superior splendor at its finest!
View from greatroom lakeside to roadside: wet bar, massive fireplace, catwalk!
Front entry/driveway view to pavilion & main lake!
Open main level offers superb room for entertaining, with the lake just outside!
Gourmet eat-in kitchen, granite, gas cooktop, LG refrigerator, warming drawer...
Main floor master bath: more than enough w/double vanities & sinks.
Lower level den between bar/bath area & gym/air hockey area, more lake views!
Another captivating sunset, taken from upstairs penthouse!
Another sunset, taken from 2nd level deck!
View from lakeside concrete walk to salt pool, pavilion, wet bar & more!
Concrete walk leads fr parking area to lakeside pool/pavilion & lake & boathouse
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Thursday, January 19, 2017
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