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Main Lake Luxury! Spectacular Panoramic Views! Tandem Kayak! Sleeps 8!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms (including sleeper in theatre room), 2.5 baths, stone's TOSS to lake!

Approximately 2200 square feet in this accessory suite, located in the beautiful Lake Gaston gated community of Harbor Landing where the views are million dollars and the homes are all spectacular! The large master bedroom features a four poster, king bed and the secondary bedrooms feature queen beds and nightstand (with drawers). The master bedroom suite features two comfy sitting areas and a beautiful master bath as well as a wall mounted TV. Both front-bedrooms feature remarkable lake front views. The third and fourth bedroom (theater room) have lake views as well, but are not lake front rooms. The theater room has a 55-inch wall-mounted flat-screen TV, a queen sleeper sofa and additional seating. The well appointed kitchen is bright, open and airy. The living area features leather seating, a flat-screen TV and a full wall of windows that overlook Lake Gaston. In fact, sitting inside the home or out on the terrace, you feel like you are actually at the water's edge! Full size washer and dryer are included as is a Graco pack n' play and highchair. Down at the lake, a boat house with docking areas for your boat and/or PWC(s) features a sunning area as well as shaded spots. A tandem kayak is also available for your enjoyment (though you must provide your own lifejackets). The depth of the water off of the boathouse is about 16 feet! So feel free to jump right in!

About half a mile from the home, there is a community launch for ease of getting your boat and/or PWC to the boathouse.

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Macon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Do not leave any trash behind, either in the house, or in the large trash bin outside. $50/charge if there is trash left at the house.
  • Ensure kayak, oars and broom are returned to where you found them on the boathouse.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Both full bathrooms have dual sinks. The towels are for indoor use only, not meant to be lake towels.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sleeper sofa in the theatre room/4th bedroom
    Master Bedroom - 1 king
  • King bedroom has a fantastic four poster, king size bed. Secondary bedrooms (including the 4th bedroom/theatre room) feature queen-size beds. Plus, a Graco Pack n' Play for new parent convenience.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Main Lake Luxury! Spectacular Panoramic Views! Tandem Kayak! Sleeps 8!
average rating of 4.6875 based on 32 reviews

Beautiful home with a million dollar view!

  • 5 of 5

What a gem! Beautiful home with awesome deep water acces! Huge deck/ porch great for meals or a cup of coffee. Beautiful decor and my kids loved the theatre room! Do not forget the bicycles, the children loved biking around the street. Peaceful, tranquil getaway! We did not want to leave!!! Sundeck is great and kids loved swimming right in front of the dock! My family will definitely be returning! Marrianne is so nice and truly wants you to enjoy your stay! Love you Heron House!!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We can't begin to tell you how much we love to hear when our guests feel exactly as we feel about Heron House. We will love to have you back as one of our VIP return guests!
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Outstanding - clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Everything was excellent - quick response, super clean, very comfortable - great experience.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house and unbeatable view!

  • 5 of 5

This is our third year staying at this beautiful house. Marianne is super easy to deal with and responds almost immediately to any questions I had. And that view from the house-- easily the best by the lake! I look forward to visiting next year!


  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious Modern Living with Spectacular Lakefront Views

  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderful time on Lake Gaston in this Macon, N.C. getaway. The living area is spacious with modern furnishings and opens up to a wide patio that overlooks the lake. Whether eating meals, grilling or just relaxing on the patio, the view is incredible! We especially enjoyed the spectacular sunsets that can be enjoyed from either the patio or the private dock. We also took advantage of the kayak to explore the lake, and swam in the deep water off the dock. We plan to come back for another relaxing and fun-filled escape. Thank You!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice location

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much. Wish we had known beforehand that we would be occupying the bottom half of the house, as it was a bit of a hike bringing food and luggage down to the home. My husband has a heart condition, and the hills were a bit challenging for him. Once inside, it is quite beautiful, and accommodated us nicely.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely house in a great location

  • 4 of 5

We had a terrific week at Heron House. The lake is gorgeous and there are beautiful views along the whole length of the house. The house is very well furnished and clean. The owner, Marianne was very responsive and helpful. We grilled at the house and ate at the local restaurants a few nights too. Had a great experience renting stand up paddle boards from A F Wake, who were very helpful. Would love to stay there again!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

About Marianne

We are a family of 4 who cherish our times at Lake Gaston. Something about being on the water all day really bonds the family, and creates lasting memories. To us, grilling and watching the sun set at the end of a lake day is a treasured family tradition.

Why Marianne chose Macon

We chose Lake Gaston because lake life has always been important in our family through the generations. Our hope is that you will feel relaxed, rejuvenated and invigorated as you enjoy yourself in a luxurious setting with unforgettable views, in the hopes that you can create your own lasting memories. We place ourselves in your shoes in order to serve our Guests in the best and most comfortable way.

What makes this house unique

Heron House features an intimate space for smaller friend/family gatherings, and allows guests to have the "main lake" experience, without the McMansion main lake pricing, while maintaining a luxurious, fun-filled, and relaxing atmosphere. This allows for more meaningful time to spend with your friends and family, and of course allows Heron House to be an affordable vacation destination. The lake is so close that sitting on the patio feels as though you're at the water's edge. Getting to and from the entrance to the home is without steps and the rental is a single level. From the home to the boathouse features minimal stairs for ease of access. The main living area of the floor plan is open and bright.


Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Raleigh-Durham (RDU)
Car: necessary

Lake Gaston is truly one of the most outstanding lakes in the country. It's great for swimming, boating, fishing, jet skiing, wake boarding, water skiing and much more. It is approximately 34 miles long (and Heron House is almost in the middle at mile marker 14), a mile and a half at the widest part, and has over 350 miles of shoreline and over 20,000 surface acres of clear water. One of the greatest features of the lake is that because it is used for generating power, it must be kept within 1 foot of it's normal level by regulation. Due to this, even when the surrounding lakes are low, Lake Gaston is at or very near it's normal levels. Lake Gaston is conveniently located on the border between North Carolina and Virginia (in fact, you can see the Virginia border buoy at the mouth of Poplar Creek across from Heron House) between routes I-85 on the North West and I-95 on the East. Lake Gaston and Heron House are an easy 1.5 hour drive from Richmond, Virginia and about the same from Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. Heron House is just a 20 minute boat or car ride from Eaton's Ferry (Morningstar) Marina, WatersView Restaurant, and the local grocery stores and other restaurants. Eaton's Ferry is a great resource for local information, watercraft rentals and service, and a quick stop for marine gas and food. While there, be sure to buy some fish food and take some time to feed the wild catfish, carp, and fowl that make Eaton's Ferry their home. WatersView Restaurant is the local go-to place for great food and views of the lake. (Hint: Sunday Brunch is delicious!) With great views and fine, yet casual dining, both Eaton's Ferry and WatersView Restaurants are good local treasures to experience. In addition, there's also the Rosemont Winery which is located about 10 minutes away where you can have a wine tasting and enjoy a nice lunch. Visit or call (434)636-9463. Visit, to learn more about Lake Gaston including more places to eat as well as additional activities, etc.

Here is some other general information:

•Casa Mia's | Italian fare, pizza, subs & dinners. 208 East South Main Street, Littleton | 252.586.6060

•Grandpa's Kitchen | Serving GR8T BBQ since 1997, 149 East South Main Street, Littleton | 252.586.2311

•The Pointe | Casual Waterfront Dining. 1865 Eaton Ferry Rd Littleton | 252.586.0466

•Washburn's Marina | 2192 River Road, Henrico, on Pea Hill Creek, Grill, gas and groceries by boat or car | 252.537.1335

•Watersview Restaurant | Lakefront Dining, Thursday - Sunday, 2107 Eaton Ferry Rd, Littleton. | 252.586.2814

•Subway | 2377 Eaton Ferry Road | 252.586.0505

•Pino's | Pizza and Subs, 4331 Gaston Road, Gaston, VA | 434.577.2120

•David's Restaurant & Catering | Nightly Specials Tuesday - Saturday. Sunday brunch. On the Avenue, Roanoke Rapids. | 252. 537.3262


•Food Lion | Hwy 903 At River Road Beside LG Chamber of Commerce

•Piggly Wiggly | Highway 158 East side of Littleton

Boat Service

•Lake Gaston Sales & Service | (252)586-4002

•Kidd Brothers Marine | (434)636-3967 | Specializing in pontoon repair.

Play Some Golf

•Lake Gaston Golf Club - Gasburg, VA | Public

•River Ridge Golf Club - Bracey, VA | (804)636-2989 | Public


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120
Refundable damage deposit $400

Unless otherwise agreed to in writing, check-in time is 4PM on arrival date & check-out time is 10AM on departure date. The tandem kayak is available for your enjoyment, however, no lifejackets are provided. You must supply your own lifejackets as they are required according to North Carolina law.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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