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The Gables at Lake Anna: Clear 300 feet Waterfront, Beach, Deep Water Dock

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

6 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 16

***NEW for 2016, enjoy the new hardscape and beach waterfront, complete with pergola and fire pit***

Stunningly beautiful 6 BR, 4.5 bath home includes 3 main level master suites and beds for 16 people. Breathtaking views of the lake and sunsets await you from this 4000 square foot home built and furnished for refined yet relaxed living. The spacious and private main master suite has a vaulted ceiling, sitting area and views of the lake while the other two master suites are also very spacious and finely furnished. Two additional large bedrooms on the lower level with queen/king beds and a shared bath provide relaxed privacy for four more people. A third level gabled bedroom provides privacy and a perfect hideaway with twin and full beds for six more guests.

The large open space living/kitchen/dining area ensures you won’t miss any of the action and provides perfect views of the large level lawn area, lake and boat dock. The kitchen comes wonderfully appointed with everything you need including dishwasher, full size refrigerator (and another in the basement), five burner gas stove, and convection microwave. A walk-in pantry provides access to all the things you might find in your own kitchen as well as plenty of space to store all your snacks and dry goods for the week.

A wood walkway takes you to an idyllic lake location where you can spend all day on and in the water. Enjoy 300 feet of private shoreline with some of the clearest water in Lake Anna, where you can enjoy the beach with a perfect gentle entry into the water for the little tykes, jump into the deep water, or paddle around in the two tandem kayaks. Plenty of lawn games and noodles ensure you’ll have fun in or out of the water. After a long day on the lake, you can spend time around the comfortable lakeside fire pit with soft night lighting. Tired of swimming? Enjoy pool, Foosball or a movie on the 60 inch LED TV with Blu-Ray in the lower level walkout game room.

Finally, for those times when you’re looking for quiet or reflective time, saunter out to the gazebo and enjoy a morning cup of coffee as you watch the lake come alive, or enjoy conversation under the uniquely covered deck.

More Details

Don and Bitsy
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 28, 2017

About Don and Bitsy

33 years of marriage and going strong! We both grew up in Michigan surrounded by water. This is where we met while both working at a military base. My husband had just graduated from the USNA, I was a freshman attending a community college and working as a civil servant. We eventually found our way to Lake Anna in 1986 and built our first home here. My husband worked at Lake Anna Nuclear Power Plant. We have returned after a 24 year absence. We have been blessed to be able to share our future retirement home with you and hope you find as much enjoyment with it as we have!

Don and Bitsy purchased this house in 2013

Why Don and Bitsy chose Bumpass

From the moment we pulled up into the driveway, we felt like this was it! This is where we want to retire and have a place for all the family to gather under one roof. Family and friends are very important to us - it is our goal to provide a home where people feel comfortable and can truly relax. We continuously strive to improve our guests' experience to make the most memorable experience possible. We hope we have achieved a little bit of heaven for you.

Post your family pictures enjoying our home on Facebook, search for "The Gables at Lake Anna Virginia."

What makes this house unique

What you will find most appealing is how clear the water is with little wave action. This beckons families to spend all day on the beach or dock, or in the water. Swimmers will appreciate the ease of getting in and out of the lake, either from steps (not a ladder) in the deep water or gentle slope at the beach. The softly lit hardscaping is perfect for an evening of conversation under the stars and pergola, or around the fire pit. Our home has an open floor plan that fosters lots of laughter and conversation for everyone to hear. When you walk in the front door, you face the water view and it calls to you... Come on down! Sitting on the back porch with a cuppa coffee is one of the most relaxing experiences-early morning or at sunset.


Lakeside Woods House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bedroom Two Bathroom - toilet , shower , double sink
    Master Bedroom One Bathroom - toilet , shower , double sink
    Master Bedroom Three Bathroom - toilet , shower , single sink
    Bathroom Four - toilet , shower , lower level
    Bathroom Five - toilet , main level
  • Towels and washcloths are provided.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom Four - 1 king , Lower level
    Bedroom Five - 1 queen , lower level
    Master Bedroom One - 1 queen , en suite, vaulted ceiling, and sitting area with lake view
    Master Bedroom Three - 1 queen , en suite, main level
    Master Bedroom Two - 1 queen , en suite, main level with lake view
    Gabled Bedroom Six - 1 double , 4 twin/ single , Double bed is a Novaform 14' Gel Memory Foam Full Mattress
  • Bed coverings and sheets provided.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The Spotsylvania County noise ordinance requires reduced noise levels by 10 PM. This ordinance in conjunction with common courtesy and respect for full-time members of the community dictate that any loud outdoor activities and voices be curtailed by 10 PM.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

The Gables at Lake Anna: Clear 300 feet Waterfront, Beach, Deep Water Dock
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
Tipton, PA.

Amazing house, amazing memories!

  • 5 of 5

We have rented vacation homes for years and we decided this is one of the best if not the best. The location is quiet but close enough to things you need and of course the wineries! The house was very clean and extremely well stocked. We spent alot of time swimming and the lake water is clean and was very warm. The boat house was the perfect place to have coffee, spend afternoons and sipping our wine at night. There is not one negative about this house and we slipped into a state of depression when we had to leave. The owners have been extremely helpful and kind. We highly recommend this house except on the week we want to rent it!! Thanks Donald and Bitsy!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Williamsburg, VA

For the PERFECT family getaway, stop looking right here!

  • 5 of 5

What a tremendous vacation rental. We stayed here with six adults and nine children (4 boys and 5 girls). The children range in ages from 2-14.

The home is very much that, a home. Clearly, the owner's spend time at the property and the comforts you are looking for are all here. The bedrooms fit us perfectly; the girls shared the two bedrooms in the walkout basement and the boys shared the upstairs bedroom. The kitchen and the massive pantry are perfect for entertaining our large group. Our three families have rented vacation homes together four times in the last two years and we always seem to run short on utensils, flatware, cups, mugs, ice and storage space for food. Don and Bitsy's place has all of this ready for you in spades. Our group will certainly outpace the best ice machine but the property has extra ice trays to make up the difference. This is indicative of the care and planning they have for the home so that you will make lifetime memories there. There are ample plates, silverware, food storage containers, mixing bowls, seating, cups/glasses/mugs. The shape of the kitchen made it easy to cook, serve and clean at the same time.

We spent a lot of time on the porch, both the front porch with morning coffee, the back porch ALL DAY. Even during a rainstorm, the adults hung out under the covered half.

The kids spent an immeasurable time off devices and outside on the dock/boathouse fishing and using our paddle boards as well as the provided double kayaks. The beach patio with pergola and fire pit is tremendous and there is even a little sandy beach area that the kids used all weekend. They also wore out the ample backyard playing bag toss and kickball.

We also spent a half a day at the Lake Anna State Park hiking, it is only 20 minutes away.

We had a great time and recommend the property to any family

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lou - Thank you so much for your very kind review! We work hard to provide a clean and quality experience that will provide lasting memories to our guests, and we're glad you found this location to be a perfect get away for family and friends. We look forward to your return! Best to all of you - Don & Bitsy
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GA, NC, and NJ

Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous week at this amazing property! The photos don't really tell the whole story. It's obvious Don & Bitsy have put a great deal of thought and TLC into this house to make it a home. Plenty of room for our family of 6 adults and 4 grandbabies under age 5 to spread out and be extremely comfortable.

There's a spacious well-planned kitchen and pantry with a huge table for family meals, lots of fun dishes, placemats and silverware along with a great assortment of pots, pans and anything you could need to cook or bake--even a crockpot! The open kitchen/family room was a wonderful gathering place as well as the partly covered deck with ample seating. The bedrooms were large with quality furnishings & linens. Plenty of towels and laundry available. The pool table, foosball, wide screen tv and Nintendo were enjoyable although we spent most of our time outdoors.

The water setting was ideal. The boathouse included plenty of noodles, life jackets and outside games to enjoy on the large grassy yard. We used the kayaks several times and rented a pontoon boat as well. The cove is a quiet, no wake zone perfect for swimming, floating and jumping off the dock. The new pergola, fire pit and sandy beach complete the area and were a big hit! Even the neighborhood is quiet with paved roads which were perfect for walking with strollers and letting the little ones ride their scooters.

Our only disappointment was that next summer is booked. We loved it all and can't wait to come back in 2018! Thank you Don & Bitsy for sharing your lovely home and giving us the opportunity to create such wonderful family memories.

The Pratts from GA, NC and NJ

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for a wonderful review and recognition of the effort we put into providing a real home where special memories are made and families are brought together. There is just something magical and peaceful about the time spent at the lake. We are glad you were able to experience this with your family and we look forward to your return! With much gratitude, Don & Bitsy
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Enjoy a Wonderful Family Vacation For Young and Old

  • 5 of 5

When the 15 of us arrived, my husband and I with our 3 daughters, husbands and children, were thrilled when we entered your beautiful home. The bedrooms were spacious and the Gable Room was great for our 5 boys. The kitchen was well equipped with dishes, cookware, and utensils. The pantry was well stocked with larger cooking appliances and space for us to store our food. The basement family room was great for all of us with the pool table, foosball, and large screen TV. The outside fire pit was used several nights for s'mores and just to relax during our day and evening swimming. The beach was great for our two great grandsons (1 1/2 year old) to play and run into the water. The stationery dock was easy for young and old to walk on and jump in the water. Partial covered dock was used for fishing and made it able to get out of the sun. The dock house was full of lawn and water items for our use. The kayaks and life jackets were used many days. We all would recommend this home to anyone looking for a relaxing home away from their own home. The owners, Don and Bitsy were wonderful to work with and Bitsy has several of her paintings in the house. Sunset Properties, Laura and Rachel were very kind and quick to respond to any of our questions. All ages will enjoy a stay at this home for a wonderful vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Rental for a Big Family

  • 5 of 5

We brought 16 of us to the Gables for our family vacation and as soon as we opened the front door, the beauty of the owner's spacious home and the view of the lake immediately melted our stress away! The kitchen and walk-in pantry were appointed with everything we needed to make and serve meals, which we could do while the rest of the family gathered in the open living and dining area. The bedrooms were beautifully decorated and very comfortable and our older kids loved having their own space in the upper gabled bedroom or hanging out downstairs in the game room to play pool or video games. The walk down the wooden path from the house to the lake was easy for all age groups and the sandy beach and gentle slope into the water was perfect for little ones. The beautiful pergola area with the great fire pit was our gathering place each day while the kids swam, fished off the dock, and went kayaking. All of us had a great time and we hated to leave! The owners are wonderful to work with and went out of their way to make sure that their home was in perfect condition especially after a storm hit the area and knocked down some trees onto their property. This rental property is beautiful inside and out and you can feel the pride and care the owners have for their home in every nook and cranny!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great getaway

  • 5 of 5

We highly recommend The Gables. We celebrated a birthday party at The Gables last weekend and everyone was very impressed with how beautiful and well-maintained the house and property was. The online pictures don't do it justice. The owners and property management company were a real pleasure to work with. Very responsive and flexible. I would rent from them again in a heartbeat. You can't go wrong with this property.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Richmond, VA; Washington D.C.; Dulles
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Pendleton Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Ana Cabana Restaurtant

Lake Anna is 17 miles long and is one of the largest lakes in Virginia. Lake Anna State Park is 12 miles away with ample opportunity for hiking and biking. With plenty of activities available at our home, most people will not stray too far during the week, however, if you choose, there is outlet shopping in Fredericksburg, Kings Dominion Theme Park, Monticello, and of course museums and monuments in Washington D.C. for those out of the area.


Rates & Availability

Lakeside Woods House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 1 2017
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 3 2017
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 4 2017
Aug 26 2017 - Aug 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
Labor Day 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Off Season 2017
Sep 5 2017 - May 24 2018
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Weekend 2018
May 25 2018 - May 27 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer 1 2018
May 28 2018 - Jun 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2 2018
Jun 2 2018 - Jun 8 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 3 2018
Jun 9 2018 - Jun 29 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 4 2018
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 6 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 5 2018
Jul 7 2018 - Aug 24 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 6 2018
Aug 25 2018 - Aug 30 2018
6 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend 2018
Aug 31 2018 - Sep 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning, trash, insuran $334
Tax Rate 10.3%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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