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12,000 Sf Lake Gaston French Country Luxury Estate - Sleeps 40!

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Volleyball, slide, tan, or sit in the shade of the pavilion and sip a cool bev!


Last updated: 03/18/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-9 nights
  • Sleeps:42
  • Bedrooms:11
  • Bathrooms:6.5
  • Property type:Estate
  • Internet:Yes
  • 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!

Approximately 12,000 SF luxury home filled with everything needed to just relax & enjoy lake living: HUGE master suite on main floor has large bedroom with King sized bed & a massive bath room with two water closets (water is turned off to all Jacuzzi tubs for insurance purposes) separating master bedroom from the main floor bunk bedroom (single over double bed), writing table in master bedroom overlooks cove/pool side & main lake deck; expansive great room with oversized stone gas fireplace that encompasses half of the wall opposite the kitchen while overlooking the main lake deck and lakeside, separate wet bar with built-in wine cooler that overlooks lake, custom culinary kitchen stocked with all your cooking needs (including two sets of buffet style server systems, crock pots, griddle for pancakes) with room for all (includes gas cooktop, microwave & wall oven with warming drawer, Bunn commercial coffee station) with wide view to main lake across the dining room & great room; half bath powder room; laundry room featuring front load washer & dryer with a view to the main lake side; great room leads out to lakeside deck overlooking the main lake with double boathouse & sun deck, pool and pavilion area! Second floor boasts three master suites with picturesque lake views & one additional sleeping room with double queen beds, game room with solid wood cabinetry, granite tops, wet bar & original Brunswick pool table & Foosball table, hallway book case with a variety of books for reading enthusiasts & small book case in sleeping room located off the game room with selection of children's books (Nancy Drew series & others); two of the master suites on this floor offer private lakeside deck access that spans across the entire back of home which is situated nicely to allow unobscured views of the main lake & side cove, pool & pavilion areas & leads to staircases to these lower levels. Lower level offers full wet bar with commercial ice machine, full-size Viking refrigerator, a third laundry room complete with heavy duty extra capacity washer & dryer, full bath, open gym area equipped with two commercial tread mills & an exercise bicycle, air hockey table, an amazing surround sound in theater room with Lane recliners (luxurious seating for minimum of 8 adults & additional floor space for children to lounge around on the carpeted flooring), two bedrooms (one undesignated with no windows & another with main lake views), & covered patio leading to salt water pool, concrete patio & pavilion lakeside--with wet bar, commercial beverage refrigerator for keeping your beverages just right & granite countertops which offer hours of leisurely entertainment while relaxing outside, overlooking the lake, cove & double boathouse with sun deck! Pool pavilion provides shade & shelter with lighting & ceiling fans (with more than ample seating) overlooking the lakeside to ensure comfort for everyone! Lakeside and poolside pavilion is completely & nicely finished for poolside comfort & leisure, including full wet bar with hickory cabinets & granite countertops! Sit back & relax with your favorite beverage while the kids enjoy the slide! Or relax while reading a book or playing a game or cards, either inside or out! Lower level lakeside deck offers covered gas fire pit for simplicity & comfort seasonally on cool evenings!
Penthouse suite on top floor hosts large suite with open kitchen/dining & bedroom and panoramic views that span several miles down the main lake, also with private kitchen equipped with all appliances including dishwasher & assortment of cooking utensils, large bath with separate water closet & walk-in tiled shower & separate laundry room with heavy duty extra capacity washer & dryer.
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 out other boat rentals & local attractions at
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 reading enthusiasts!
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, this became & remains a standard tradition for us after a few visits to Lake Gaston: where several families vacation 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 unnecessary & repeat trips 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

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/18/2017

Property Type

  • Estate
  • 12000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 42
  • Events Allowed
  • 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

  • Children Welcome:

    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 (no hard drive for saving your games) for gamers on the 125" widescreen. Foosball, pool & air hockey await you, as well as a gym with two commercial tread mills. A full wet bar with oversized refrigerator & commercial ice maker provided for convenience....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is requested outside of the home only! Guests are responsible for picking up butts and disposing in trash cans....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    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 when 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

  • Bedroom 3: 2nd Floor: 1 king

    Sleeps 2: Master suite overlooking pool and lakeside!...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2nd Floor: 2 queen

    Sleeps 4: Two each QN Beds...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 2nd Floor: 1 king

    Sleeps 2: Master suite w/separate full bath & tiled shower...moreless

  • Bedroom 6: 2nd Floor: 2 queen

    Sleeps 4: 2 QN beds...moreless

  • Bedroom 9: Basement: 2 queen, 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    Sleeps 7: 2 EA QN, 1 EA single bunk over double bunk...moreless

  • Bedroom 10: Basement : 2 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Sleeps 6: 2 EA QN, 1 sleeper sofa...moreless

  • Bedroom 7: Upstairs Penthouse: 1 queen

    Sleeps 2: 1 each QN Bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 8: Upstairs Penthouse: 2 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Sleeps 6: 2 QN beds, 1 sleeper sofa...moreless

  • Bedroom 11: 1 queen

    Sleeps 2: 1 QN Bed, desk, sitting area...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: Main Floor: 1 king

    King Bed Sleeps Two!...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1st Floor: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    Sleeps 3: Shared bath w/large tiled shower, on poolside...moreless

  • 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 40 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

  • Bathroom 7: Basement: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Granite, ceramic tile floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 6: Penthouse: toilet, shower

    Granite, ceramic tile floor, tiled walk-in shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: Main Floor: toilet

    Granite; ceramic tile floor, off great room beside wet bar...moreless

  • Bathroom 5: toilet, shower

    Granite, ceramic tile, tiled walk-in shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: 2nd Floor: toilet, shower

    Granite, ceramic tile floor, ceramic tiled walk-in shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: 2nd Floor: toilet, shower

    Granite, ceramic tile floor, ceramic tiled walk-in shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: Main Floor Suite: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    Granite, double sinks & tiled walk-in shower...moreless

  • Six (6) each full baths and one (1) each half bath are strategically placed throughout this luxury home, all with ceramic tile floors, granite countertops; ceramic tiled showers and double vanity countertops in all upper bathrooms and fiberglass tub on lower level! Main floor master bath features multiple shower heads (some are disabled to minimize water overflow) 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

Other Amenities

  • 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) & 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 & PROPERTY OF BOTH THE MAIN LAKE & COVE SURROUNDING THE PROPERTY! UPON ENTRY OF THE DRIVE AT FIRST GLIMPSE THE SPLENDOR & AMENITIES OF THIS PLACE WILL CAPTIVATE YOU & KEEP YOU ENTERTAINED THROUGHOUT YOUR VISIT! Come & create memories for a lifetime! Owner is licensed Builder & Realtor….to help fulfill your dreams!...moreless


  • Books:

    Collection of books available for your leisure are located in book cases on second floor, featuring various reading levels & books for all ages. Cook books are found in mud room drawer near entry door...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    DVD Players: One with 125' projection screen in Theater room, one on other floors where LED TVs are located! Select collection of current DVDs available in theater room for your enjoyment!...moreless

  • Foosball
  • Game Room:

    Foosball time and pool! Additional recreation room in basement features air hockey! ...moreless

  • Games:

    Board games are stored in various closets throughout....moreless

  • Music Library:

    Variety of music CDs are provided onsite in main floor stereo component cabinet....moreless

  • Pool Table:

    Game room offers pool table, pool cues and foosball table and all accessories for hours of fun! Wet bar available in game room....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Available on each floor. Dish satellite in theater room, living & great rooms on each floor, and several bedrooms throughout!...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Available throughout property. USB capable stereo available at pool pavilion....moreless

  • Television:

    LED TVs available: one in great room on each floor, as well as 125" wide screen projector with surround sound in theater room! (MInimum five each TV locations inside)....moreless

  • Video Games:

    X-Box is available in Theater Room, with assortment of games for entertainment....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Select DVDs available in theater room. ...moreless


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


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    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

  • Lakefront:

    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

  • Ski-In:

    Water and out!! Directly into the cove leading to the double boathouse situated along the poolside of the property!...moreless

  • Ski-Out:

    Water and out!! Directly off the deck of the double boathouse situated along the poolside of the property!...moreless

  • Water View:

    Waterfront lot provides water views from nearly every interior room! Imagine waking to gorgeous sunshine amidst breath-taking views everyday!...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    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

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining:

    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


  • Air Conditioning:

    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

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Front load dryer with steam available on main floor, two oversized washer and dryer sets are available in laundry rooms throughout on top penthouse floor and lower level....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Gas fireplace available on main floor. (Not available for summer use. Gas is turned off May-September). Outdoor gas fire pit is available for guest use....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Basement fitness room with commercial tread mills is provided....moreless

  • Garage:

    Double garage located just off parking deck....moreless

  • Heating:

    Central heat throughout. NOTE: For ideal comfort on main floor with high ceilings, set 2nd floor thermostats 3-5 degrees warmer than main floor (heat rises)....moreless

  • Internet:

    WIFI available....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Bed linens are provided for pre-registered number of guests prior to your arrival....moreless

  • Living Room:

    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

  • Parking:

    Circle drive and parking deck ensure ample parking. Please stay off grass. Additional parking is available in the cul-de-sac....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local calls may be made from the in-house telephone. Intercom is available on telephones to all floors & pool....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Towels for bathing & pool/lake use are available in advance for a fee of $250/week. (40 each towels, wash cloths & beach towels)....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Front load washing machine available on main floor for all your cleaning needs. Additional oversized washer & dryer set is available on both penthouse and basement floors!...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Commercial dual burner BUNN coffee maker with on demand hot water is provided on main floor & standard coffee maker on upstairs penthouse floor. Commercial ice machine on lower level for your needs....moreless

  • 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

  • Dishwasher:

    Dishwasher provided on main floor and upstairs penthouse floor....moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    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

  • Microwave:

    Microwave available on three floors: main floor kitchen, basement wet bar, and penthouse floor kitchen....moreless

  • Oven:

    Oversized gas cook top with double ovens ovens & warming drawer on main floor & another full kitchen on top level! Commercial ice machine is on lower level, conveniently located near pool & lake side!...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    General spices, oils, seasonings located in both kitchens! Coffee filters, sugar, misc. items located in main floor kitchen....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Large 48' side-by-side refrigerator/freezer with ice maker for all your cooling needs on main floor. Full sized Viking refrigerator in basement & full sized refrigerator located on penthouse floor....moreless

  • Stove:

    In-wall microwave and conventional / convection oven with warming drawer on main floor kitchen and standard stove with microwave oven in kitchen on penthouse floor; microwave in basement at wet bar!...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Available on main floor kitchen and penthouse suite kitchen upstairs....moreless


  • Balcony:

    Three main covered lake side decks overlook the pool, boathouse and lake offering spectacular views and fun for all!...moreless

  • Boat:

    Several area marinas offer boat and jet ski rentals & water sports gear & more. To secure a boat for your family gathering, please reserve early as resources fill quickly....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Three each lakeside decks and patio extend across entire length of home available on main floor, 2nd floor and basement, as well as lakeside pool/patio and pavilion areas!...moreless

  • Golf:

    Four golf courses available within 20-30 minutes of the property. Check the binder/phone book in the home for details. Tanglewood Shores Golf available by advance appointment--inquire of Owner/Agent....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Two each canoes available with safety gear. Safety gear located in large basement bedroom closet: 4 EA paddles and 4 EA life vests. Canoes are located on boathouse dock....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Outdoor pavilion conveniently located lakeside and poolside, features wet bar and covered seating area adjacent to pool!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Main floor lakeside deck offers gas grill with permanent gas line. Lower level offers lakeside gas fire pit for enjoying cool evenings together. ...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Tennis is available locally in South Hill at Centennial Park; Tanglewood Shores Golf offers tennis too--see Owner/Agent for Tanglewood pass....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Available locally, with boat and jet ski rentals. Please reserve early to ensure gear is available for your stay....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    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

  • Private Pool:

    In-ground salt pool (3'-6' deep) with children's slide! Loungers, chairs & tables provided also. Covered pavilion offers wet bar, seating & tiered bar for socializing & observing children of all ages!...moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
May 25 - Sep 7, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Friday

Labor Day Holiday
Aug 30 - Sep 7, 2017
9 night min stay

flat fee
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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12 Miles
Nearest Airport
KAVC - South Hill, VA
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Flip Flops - by land or water
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Four local golf courses within 5-20 minutes
65 Miles
Nearest Train
Petersburg, VA
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Top This Pizza - delivery - alcohol included
Bracey, VA, USA
Nearest Ski
Lake the dock and boathouse!!
120 Miles
Nearest Beach
Virginia Beach

Car: Recommended

Lake Gaston is one of the truly outstanding fresh water lakes in the country! It is over 20,000 acres of "high quality" water, 34 miles long, and approximately one and one half miles wide at the lower end of the lake. 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.

Lake Gaston begins on the western end at Kerr Dam, built in 1953 for flood control. Below Lake Gaston is Roanoke Rapids Lake, a smaller lake built in 1955 for hydroelectric power. The Gaston Dam was completed in 1963, and Lake Gaston borders the counties of Mecklenburg and Brunswick in Virginia and Warren, Halifax and Northampton in North Carolina. Normal height of the water is 200 feet above sea level and by regulation the water depth may vary only one foot plus or minus from the normal level except in case of emergency. And with virtually no pollution, the water is almost drinkable without treatment.

Lake Gaston is well stocked with game fish which include striped bass or rock fish, large mouth bass, crappie, sunfish and several varieties of catfish. Other species of fish sometimes caught are walleye, yellow perch and chain pickerel. Lake Gaston fishing tournaments are popular throughout the season. A valid fishing license for either Virginia or North Carolina permits fishing on Lake Gaston from a boat in either state. No license is required for those under 15.

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 seasonal festivals and outdoor 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! When all else fails and you just want to relax, excellent fishing is as close as the shoreline, right off the pier, or from your boat.

For the boating enthusiast, motor boating, sailing, tubing, water skiing, wakeboarding and jet skiing are all popular Lake Gaston water sports. Public boat ramps are available, and marinas are scattered around the shoreline, offering gas and supplies as well as lakeside dining.

Good restaurants, shopping, and cultural activities can be enjoyed year round in the cities & towns around the area. For offshore recreation there are golfing facilities, both public and private in close proximity. (Ask Owner for reservation). Area residents often participate in the many nearby clubs which offer a wide variety of choices, including gardening, travel, recreation & more.

Lake Gaston hosts several Pro Bass Fishing Tournaments annually, if that's any indication of the fishing opportunity that awaits you here! Where else can you sit on the lower boat dock and watch the fish jumping in the lakeside cove, watch the ospreys, otters and other area wildlife 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! Or catch a glimpse (or photos) of the row of turtles along the shoreline in the cove on the poolside 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! (Dora is a licensed Realtor). 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 down the lake, resulting in 2-3 miles of open view.

Virginia has an ideal year round climate for your enjoyment.

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.


Owner info

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. Being avid recreational skiers, after we wed, we received a post card advertising Lake Gaston & decided to check it out. Once was all it took to have us "hooked" & then we just couldn't get enough! We spent weekends at first, then started scheduling annual vacation weeks, gradually bringing family & friends with us & 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 & love the area. The water is always clean, refreshing & inviting, the sunsets & sunrises are 'to die for,' & as mom always said: 'The water keeps you young!' It is the best life imaginable! We are fortunate & Blessed to be able to live at Lake Gaston full-time, work here a& 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 mostly private 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 then it would be ours one day! Years later, here we are! And we 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!

    Volleyball, slide, tan, or sit in the shade of the pavilion and sip a cool bev!

  • Massive open foyer w/ceramic tile, ceramic mosaic, chair rail, chandelier, etc!

    Massive open foyer w/ceramic tile, ceramic mosaic, chair rail, chandelier, etc!

  • Formal dining room offers small group dining & lake & roadside views!

    Formal dining room offers small group dining & lake & roadside views!

  • Kitchen to dining room view, to the lake--just open the curtains!

    Kitchen to dining room view, to the lake--just open the curtains!

  • Another private master bath, lakeside, overlooks pool, lake, pavilion & more!

    Another private master bath, lakeside, overlooks pool, lake, pavilion & more!

  • Penthouse kitchen loaded w/bar, all appliances: stove, refrig, D/W!

    Penthouse kitchen loaded w/bar, all appliances: stove, refrig, D/W!

  • Evenings promise magical sunsets! (Taken from main floor lakeside deck).

    Evenings promise magical sunsets! (Taken from main floor lakeside deck).

  • Entrance to pool overlooking main lake & cove!  Have your choice:  sun or shade!

    Entrance to pool overlooking main lake & cove! Have your choice: sun or shade!

  • Roadside view:  Elegant and superior splendor at its finest awaits you!

    Roadside view: Elegant and superior splendor at its finest awaits you!

  • Main floor great room conveniences:  wet bar, massive fireplace, catwalk, views!

    Main floor great room conveniences: wet bar, massive fireplace, catwalk, views!

  • Penthouse floor offers separate living for multi generation families!

    Penthouse floor offers separate living for multi generation families!

  • Upper level master suite with king bed, view of main lake & more!

    Upper level master suite with king bed, view of main lake & more!

  • Front entry/driveway view to pavilion & main lake!

    Front entry/driveway view to pavilion & main lake!

  • Open main level offers superb room for entertaining, with the lake just outside!

    Open main level offers superb room for entertaining, with the lake just outside!

  • Gourmet eat-in kitchen, granite, gas cooktop, LG refrigerator, warming drawer...

    Gourmet eat-in kitchen, granite, gas cooktop, LG refrigerator, warming drawer...

  • Expansive main floor master bath: more than enough w/double vanities & sinks.

    Expansive 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!

    Lower level den between bar/bath area & gym/air hockey area, more lake views!

  • Mystic & captivating sunsets await you! (Taken from penthouse windows)!

    Mystic & captivating sunsets await you! (Taken from penthouse windows)!

  • Grab a book and take in...another relaxing sunset! (Taken from 2nd level deck)!

    Grab a book and take in...another relaxing sunset! (Taken from 2nd level deck)!

  • Lakeside concrete walk to salt pool, covered pavilion with wet bar, & boathouse!

    Lakeside concrete walk to salt pool, covered pavilion with wet bar, & boathouse!

  • Walkway leads from parking area to lakeside pool/pavilion & lake & boathouse!

    Walkway leads from parking area to lakeside pool/pavilion & lake & boathouse!

  • Double queen beds in another private upstairs master bedroom suite, with bath.

    Double queen beds in another private upstairs master bedroom suite, with bath.

  • Main lake side covered deck offers outdoor entertaining area to relax in!

    Main lake side covered deck offers outdoor entertaining area to relax in!

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Sunday, March 26, 2017

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