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Hakuna Matata 4+ Bedrooms (Optional 2 BR Addition for 6+ Bedrooms!)

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12

It means 'No Worries!' And that is how we feel every time we pull in to the driveway at the lake and leave our worries behind.

We are excited to announce the availability of Hakunna Matata (formerly 'May Bell' Cottage)! We recently purchased this lovely cottage, quality built in 2004, with 4 bedrooms and room for 12 sleeping in beds (plus optional 2016 addition with 2 adt'l bedrooms).

Peace and tranquility on calm deep water Lyons Creek yet only 1 min by boat from the main lake! You will spend hours with family and friends on the expansive screen porch facing the lake across the entire front of the house. Gentle sloping lot. Great natural light in the house. Boathouse dock to tie up your boat, swim and sunbathe. Great kitchen with stainless appliances.

Beds:

BR#1 - King - Master (main level)

BR#2 - Bunkbed with double on the bottom/twin on top + fold out couch (upstairs)

BR# 3 - One Queen; One Full - (upstairs)

BR # 4 Twin + Trundle (upstairs)

Bonus Upstairs Area - Folding futon couch in Bonus/common area (upstairs)

***OPTIONAL ADDITIONAL EXPANSION SPACE; TWO MORE BEDROOMS***

We recently completed construction of a garage addition with two bedrooms above it (and full spa-like bath with clawfoot tub). It is a separate lockout available as an add-on option exclusively to larger groups in the main cottage who would like even more room or privacy. 1 Queen and 1 Full. $950 adt'l/week.

Our wonderful lake cottage was built new in 2004 and is in the wonderful Riverbend development right on Lyons Creek. Open and with lots of windows for great natural light and that fantastic water view. Beautifully furnished, cooks kitchen with stainless, large dining room and family room, all with water views! And the screened porch is a dream. High speed internet, DirecTV and landline with all US calls included! Master BR with brand new King bed and private bath with soaking tub on main level. Hardwood floors on the main level with carpeted bedrooms.

Water, family, friends, food and fun!. Swimming, tubing, wakeboarding, skiing, hiking, walking,exploring, cooking and eating. Or just plain 'sittin' and 'lookin' at that great water view. Stress evaporates in minutes at the lake. For an outing, take your boat to the restaurants on the lake or take a trip into Warrenton downtown historic area with shopping and antiquing and even more restaurants! Taxes & Cleaning Adt'l. Full Sat-Sat weeks in peak June-Aug summer. $3,400 for July 4th week. Oct-Apr (Off-season/non-holiday) discount weekend rates! = $995 for 3 nights or $695 for 2 nights!

More Details

Owner
AC Linstead
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We were one of the first to stay at this property under new ownership. My husband and kids wanted a close weekend getaway and decided on Lake Gaston. The house is very warm and inviting and in a great location. Kids can jump off the dock and you don't need to worry about fast boats coming by. The house is in a secluded spot so you have really nice privacy. The kitchen had everything we needed (including really nice dishes and glassware) and the screened porch was really nice. We sat and looked out on the lake and it was very peaceful. The beds were very comfortable and everything was clean! We took a nice walk in the neighborhood and walked down to the lake on the other side. It has a very neighborhood feel and very safe for kids to play. Our kids loved the zipline in the yard too! All in all, a great house and a great time. We will be back!
May 2013
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Water, family, friends, food and fun! Swimming, tubing, wakeboarding, waterskiing, hiking, walking,exploring, cooking and eating. Or just plain 'sittin' and 'lookin' at that great water view. Stress evaporates in minutes at the lake. For an outing, take your boat to the restaurants on the lake or take a trip into Warrenton downtown historic area with shopping and antiquing and even more restaurants!

Amenities

River Bend House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Refundable Damage Deposit Required: $350. No smoking.
  • Cancelations Policy: Before 90 days, $100 convenience fee Before 45 days, $350 fee Partial Refund inside of 45 days if we can rebook same dates
  • Must agree to terms of attached rental agreement. PLEASE REVIEW THIS DOCUMENT AND PRINT THE CHECK IN/OUT INFO
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Private MB bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , For upstairs bedrooms
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , On main level
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunkbed double on bottom/twin on top, plus fold out couch
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 Twin + Trundle
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 double , 2 Full Beds
  • Bonus Area - Folding couch in Bonus/common area (upstairs)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Our wonderful lake cottage was built new in 2004 and is in the wonderful Riverbend development right on Lyons Creek. Open and with lots of windows for great natural light and that fantastic water view. Beautifully furnished, cooks kitchen with stainless, large dining room and family room, all with water views! And the screened porch is a dream. High speed internet, DirecTV and landline with all US calls included! Master BR with King bed and private bath with soaking tub on main level. Hardwood floors on the main level with carpeted bedrooms.

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
5

Great Spot and House

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at this home. What a surprise. We loved the house. The location on the lake was even better though. If you are looking for a quiet swimming spot - this is it. There were two families with children ages 7, 6, 5, & 4. There was plenty of space for the kids to play inside and outside of the house. The screened in porch was a perfect addition. The dock was wonderful to have to swim off of and dock our boat. Overall - it was a wonderful experience. The kitchen was fully stocked and there was plenty of space to move around and cook.

Wonderful vacation!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

beautiful, spacious rooms, including beautifully furnished bedrooms and baths. Kitchen to die for! All the appliances, dishes, cookware that you could ever need. An amazing screened in porch with picnic table and wicker furniture. So much to do: horseshoes, zipline, pingpong, canoeing, fishing, or just sit and enjoy the scenery. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lake Fun

  • 5 of 5

The house is large, comfortable, and well laid out for family time. The screened porch was our favorite feature, overlooking the lake, nicely shaded, with a nice breeze most of the time. We had lots of fun on the dock though you should know the lake bottom is kind of muddy, so bring your water shoes. We would definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great lake house rental!

  • 5 of 5

Finally got on here to write a great review of this house. We stayed over Thanksgiving 2016 and were very pleased to get together a long distance family. We had 7 adults and 5 kids (ages 8-3) and all had our own nice space to relax in no matter what time of day. We did book the extra room over the garage, well worth it. Beds were comfy. We brought our own linens and food and that's all we needed. Lots of fun for the kids. There is an air hockey game, ping pong table, zip line, lots of yard space for them just to run around free to play. There were also games in the house. We enjoyed sitting around the fire pit and roasting some marshmallows. We appreciated the full kitchen and large dining room table to really cook up a Thanksgiving meal too! The screened in porch was wonderful to sit out and relax and keep an eye on the kids. Some even brought their own kayak and went out on the lake to enjoy this peaceful area. We were able to pay a deposit and bring our fur-babies. I would definitely recommend this rental. The owners were great with communication about everything.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Ahhhhh lake life!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful refuge from crazy city life. We arrived late on a Saturday evening having battled the highway of he** ( aka I 95) . A 4 hour journey (which turned into 7 hours) came to an end at a picture perfect cottage perched on the edge of a peaceful lake. *ahhhhhhhhh *

The cottage is perfect for any family wishing to spend a week reconnecting with each other. We rented a pontoon boat for the week. The dock at the cottage was set up for easily docking your boat without impeding your ability to use the dock for swimming and fishing. There is also a set of steps (3 or 4 steps) that lead into the water gradually so you can wade in as opposed to jumping off the end of the pier. The area is very calm. Anyone can swim there ( even small children) the water at the end of the pier was approx 5 feet deep. There are plenty of outside chairs to choose from. There is a picnic table on the pier that seats 4. There is a fire pit in the yard for cooking marshmallows!

The kitchen was well equipt for pretty much anything you need to cook! I brought along my own crockpot and large electric griddle.... But, they actually had these items in the pantry! A long table in the dining area and a counter in the kitchen with bar stools easily accommodated our family.

The master suite on the main floor was very comfortable with a king bed, soaking tub and separate shower. The 3 bedrooms upstairs are comfortable with plenty of bed options. We had 4 adults up there and only used 2 of the rooms. The bathroom upstairs is spacious with a tub/ shower combo.

AND there is an air hockey table in the hall!

The garage had a ping pong table ( more fun!) and a refridgerator/freezer.

The house has a wonderful (huge) screened porch with lots of chairs and a picnic table. This proved to be a favorite gathering spot for coffee in the morning before heading out on the boat for the day.

The owners CLEARLY care about the guests experience here. They are very responsive and quick to address your needs. Unlike other properties I have rented, the cleaning supplies and vacuum cleaner are available for your use. They had a basket on the counter when we arrived, welcoming us with wine and coffee , among other things! I honestly felt like I was staying in a friend's home. Nothing about this home "feels " like a rental property. It feels like home.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Thanksgiving

  • 5 of 5

Well made and beautifully located home. Quiet and peaceful. Spent Thanksgiving with 8 adults and 5 small (6 and below) children. The kitchen and dining room handled our feast easily. We loved the screen porch and ate a picnic lunch on it. We enjoyed the campfire ring. Played whiffle ball, catch, football, ping pong, and soccer with the kids. Did some tramping in the woods with the grandchildren and went for walks on the road with no traffic. Highly recommend renting the two rooms over the garage for those who want a little more quiet from the kids. The owner was very helpful and answered any questions we had for him. Based on his thorough briefing and notes we only had to leave the property one time in 4 days for some kid stuff. Memorable.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $350

Taxes & Cleaning Adt'l. Full Sat-Sat weeks in peak June-Aug summer. $3,400 for July 4th week. Must agree to terms posted to this listing as condition of booking. Oct-Apr (Off-season/non-holiday) discount weekend rates! = $995 for 3 nights or $695 for 2 nights!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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