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Lake Gaston Waterfront Cottage 3 Bedroom, Sleeps 4-6 With Private Boathouse

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 4-6

Beautiful fully furnished 3 bedroom 2 bath home for rent on Lake Gaston. Open floor plan on the main level includes living room with fireplace, dining room and fully equipped kitchen with icemaker. Two bedrooms, both with queen size beds and bath with Jacuzzi tub complete the first floor. French doors open to the spacious deck with gas grill, and a beautiful view of the lush green trees that shade the lower yard along with a view of the lake and evening sunsets. The spacious lower level has a large open living room with a large bathroom and third queen bedroom. The downstairs recreation room has air hockey, fooseball, bar area and movie pit with 60 inch TV with surround sound. Movies, books and even toys for small children are provided. French doors open to a patio area outside the lower level rec room with comfortable patio seating for enjoying the lake view.

A wooden walkway accompanies you from the lower level all the way to the covered boathouse with lift, power and light. Use of the private boathouse and boat ramp is included in rental. Because this house sits in the rear of the cove, boat noise is very minimal. There is good fishing right off of the dock and also a ladder for swimming. No smoking or pets allowed. Also, there is no internet at Lyric's Lair which is perfect for those who need to unwind and take a break from email and Facebook! Verizon cell service works best, but cell reception can be spotty at our rural oasis.

Amenities for the little ones include, high chairs, bed rails, baby gate, and toys and games, and books for smaller children. Teens and adults will enjoy the selection of video games and movies and books for evening or rainy day activity.

For larger families, second home may be available for rental right next door. Sleeps 6 additional. Notify owner when submitting inquiry.

More Details

Owner
Malena Malone-Blevins
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

About Malena Malone-Blevins

Hello! We are the Blevins family. We live in Woodbridge, Virginia and are a family of three. A working wife and husband who both work in downtown Washington, DC. Our daughter, Lyric, for whom the house is named (Lyric's Lair) is a rising 8th grader. We are your typical two-income working busy family. In our spare time, we devote ourselves to a cover pop band. With a singer and a guitar player in the house, we live in a musical environment. Our daughter also shares our love of music along with her other activities which include rock climbing, kayaking, and swimming at the lake! We love making memories at Lake Gaston and still schedule use of the house ourselves working around our many repeat renters who come back each year to make their own memories at Lake Gaston.

Malena Malone-Blevins purchased this house in 1997

Why Malena Malone-Blevins chose Lake Gaston

This property was originally suppose to be a 'build it and sell it' type of investment, but we fell in love with Lake Gaston and its been an important part of our life ever since. We didn't originally think we would rent the house, but found that we loved it so much we wanted to share our little piece of Lake Gaston heaven with others who wanted to enjoy this unique lake.

Everything we do, we do with family in mind. Like childproof locks and outlet covers throughout the house so that parents with small children can relax a bit more. Nightlights, high chairs, and a pack and play are provided to help keep families with small children from lugging around a lot of stuff on their vacations. The movie area downstairs has a sectional sofa instead of theater seating so everyone can sit together. We work hard to keep the house in excellent shape, keep it modern and provide all the comforts of home for our guests.

What makes this house unique

The house faces the west, so the sunsets in the evening are particularly spectacular from the upstairs deck. The house is shaded and protected by the tall trees that stand in the yard. These trees provide shade, protection from boat noise, but most of all provide a natural playground for many species of native birds, including humming birds, and red crested woodpeckers. The low level lights outside at night provide opportunities for star gazing at a level you just can't get in the city. The lake house was really designed to fit as unobtrusively as possible into its natural surroundings. We provide Kayaks for getting out on the lake to experience it's beauty even if you don't own a boat. A ladder is provided for swimming right off of our dock. We have a saying in our family that "You haven't been TO the lake, until you have been IN the lake"!

Amenities

Gasburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Parents responsible for children's safety at all times.
  • Owner not responsible for any accidents involving boat lift. Use lift at your own risk.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bath -
    Downstairs Bath -
  • Jacuzzi tub/shower combination in upstairs bathroom. Tub/shower combo in downstairs bathroom. Towels, hand-towels and washcloths are not provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • All three bedrooms have queen-sized beds. Bedspreads, blankets and pillows provided. Sheets for all beds can be provided for an additional fee.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Lake Gaston Waterfront Cottage 3 Bedroom, Sleeps 4-6 With Private Boathouse
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 17 reviews
5

Quiet haven on a busy weekend

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful location for our family weekend! It was busy on the lake (Memorial Weekend), so it was nice to be back a bit in the quiet cove. We were visited by a heron and Canada geese and goslings. It was great to have a flat grassy area for outdoor games plus the lake to jump in afterwards. The kayaks made it into the water a couple times. The home is well kept and very comfortable.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed Lyric's Lair, yes it is nice to be off the busy lake back in the cove. It's nice and quiet and you also don't get beat to death by the passing wake...which is great if you have a boat or little kids swimming off the dock. The wildlife love the quiet cove as well. I am glad you got to meet our heron, he lives there year round! Thanks so much for kind words, Give us a call next year to plan your vacation, we enjoyed having you!
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5

Great house!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time and loved this lake house. The layout of the house was perfect for our family and friends.. The owner was extremely helpful and very thorough! Also, we liked that the kitchen was stocked with most items!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic stay.

  • 5 of 5

Very impressed with everything. We had a great trip. We are hoping to stay here again soon. Great experience. Great home!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderful time. It was very peaceful which I needed more than anything. I would love to go back again for another vacation. The house was perfect for us.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed Lyric's Lair! If you need to relax and spend quality time with family, then yes, this house provides the perfect back drop for a memorable vacation. I am glad Lyric's Lair could do that for you and your family and I would LOVE to welcome you back anytime!
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5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the shade! Great house, teens were entertained with kayaks, air hockey and swimming. We will be back for sure!! Thanks to the owner for the personal attention via email that made me feel like I was going to visit a friends house. Just the mini getaway we needed!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Awesome home.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place. Owner very engaged. We loved every minute. Lots of entertainment provided at the house for rain days if you have children. Peaceful and a great place to get away. Had a great time and will go back.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Tracey, While we try really hard to "pray to the weather gods" for perfect weather for all our renters, we know that doesn't always happen, so we try really hard to make sure there are books, games, and toys (even for little ones) along with a good selection of movies, that we hope along with the air hockey and fooseball table will keep families occupied until the sun comes back! I look forward to welcoming your family to the lake again in 2016!
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Map

Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Richmond
Nearest Barpub
11 Miles
The Pointe
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Lake Gaston Golf Club
Nearest Train
80 Miles
Richmond
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
Interstate 95
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Pinos Gasburg location
Nearest Ski
Nearest Beach
117 Miles
Virginia Beach
Car: necessary

Our lake house on Pea Hill Creek on the Virginia/North Carolina boarder is in a rural area away from the hustle and bustle of the city and exactly what is needed for a vacation. Historic sites, antiquing, and even a old fashion drive-in theater are within a 30 to 60 minute drive. This part of Virginia/North Carolina is full of small towns with shops and restaurants with plenty of Southern hospitality, character and charm. There is even a winery, Rosemont only 45 minutes away

One of our favorites is the Raleigh Road drive in theater located in Henderson, NC about a hours drive from the lake but well worth the trip. The drive-in shows first run movies, with ticket prices well below what you would pay in a indoor theater. In front of the screen is an old fashion playground for the little kids and all the food purchased at the theater supports the operation.

Another favorite is the Watersview Restaurant at Easton's Ferry bridge on River Road. About 25 minutes from the lake house, this fine dining restaurant offers outdoor seating where you can catch some of the best sunsets on Lake Gaston.

Be sure to take the kids to The Point at Lake Gaston so they can feed the carp and geese that live at their docks. The kids can buy fish food for $1.00 a bag, while the grown ups can order typical American/bar style food such as burgers, fries, pasta etc. The food is good and beer is cold and if you get there early enough on a Saturday afternoon you can catch any number of sports on their TV's in the screened in Gazebo. This is a good place for casual family dining anytime while you are at the lake.

There is also a winery, called Rosemont of Virgnia. Rosemont features tastings as well as live music during the summer months with a 4th of July celebration.

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Rates & Availability

Gasburg House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 1 2017 - Sep 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
$150
From
$250
Fri,Sat
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/Trash Fee $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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