Dragonfly is a stunning property, perfectly outfitted for a family trip or get-together w/friends! NEW 8 person hot tub!! (OPTIONAL, lockable, included in reservations made after 5/15/18. Bookings before that can add it to their rental). Our guests say the photos don’t do it justice! We include TWO 10' KAYAKS w/paddles & life jackets. We ALSO have a variety of super fun water sports equipment available for rent to help you make the most out of your lake vacation, just inquire. Kids of all ages LOVE them! Sheet rental & lake towels (as of 4/30/18) ARE included.
In Great Creek Landing, 1 mile N of Route 903 in Bracey, VA, on Lake Gaston, Dragonfly is ideally located just 1 mile from the local Holly Grove Marina & 2 miles from the lovely area award-winning winery! Boat or drive to nearby waterfront entertainment or enjoy all the fun at the house. The water, location & amenities are ideal for families & gatherings!
One of us is an architect & the house is newly professionally decorated & stylish w/a comfortable, fresh lakeside vibe keeping comfort & family function in mind! There are so many gathering spaces, everyone will find a cozy & favorite spot. Kids & adults can have their own areas to watch different movies or play while the adults visit. Kids LOVE the bunk room & the fun themed video game area. Many homes advertise 5 bedrooms, but they do not have TWO living areas for families & friends to enjoy different movies or give the kids their own space to hang out. This house is made for indoor and outdoor fun for all ages year-round!
-NEW 8 person HOT TUB (securely locked if not wanted)
-New Weber grill
-TWO Kayaks w/paddles (ask about other water sports available for rent)
-Fire pit w/benches
-Wood burning fireplace
-New stainless steel convection gas range & new stainless fridge w/icemaker & filtered water dispenser (neither yet pictured)
-6 flatscreen TV's: dedicated flatscreen for a Wii gaming system & 5 w/expanded Satellite TV service, 55 in flat screen in the basement gaming/hangout room, flat screen in living room, new flat screens in both upstairs bedrms & basement master, Blu-Rays (2), DVD (1).
-Large outdoor deck w/dining area, patio umbrella and separate lounge seating area
-Amazing double boat house w/covered slip for your use
-Space on the dock to tie up additional boats & jet-skis
-2nd covered outdoor dining area at the dock
-Deep water for jumping off the dock
-Shallower water at bulkhead for younger kids & kids at heart who would rather stand than swim
-Water stairs at shallow end to assist young & old getting in/out of water w/out using the dock ladder (unique to Dragonfly!)
-Covered dining & mini fridge on the dock
-Verizon cell signal extender
-Outdoor full-size basketball hoop
-Ping pong table
-Outdoor child swing
-Quiet swimming at the house removed from the traffic path
-Large adjacent open water for tubing or water skiing
(Kids can swim without traffic and our location gives guests the benefit of open water right there for big water sports.)
-Private, gated community boat ramp
-Indoor wall-mounted kids' basketball hoop
-Board games, cards and poker chips
-Child friendly amenities: highchair/pack-n-play/step stools for those traveling with little ones
-Fully equipped kitchen w/gas range, granite counters, stainless appliances
-Seated dining in both the kitchen & dining room indoors
-Open living room/dining room floor plan
-Rinnai hot water heater for endless hot water: all FOUR showers can be run at the same time without running out of hot water!
-Parking for 4-6 cars
-2-car attached garage for bike or scooter storage
-Flat concrete driveway area for playing ball or riding scooters
-Special guest fishing license for guests to fish directly off of our dock w/out the need for their own separate licenses! (saves $60/pp)
As we update the fun from year to year, amenities may change. We also have other fun water equipment for rent!
Some of the interior and exterior upgrades include new decking on the dock, unlimited hot water (so important & unique to our house), new outdoor furniture & all new interior decor! The deck & the dock have both covered, shady areas & sunny options for drying off or soaking up some rays. The deck on the house gets ideal afternoon sun but is nicely shaded for morning coffee & dinners outside. By evening, the firepit is comfortably shaded for s'mores at the firepit! You will truly enjoy the way the sun moves across the property, & you will find this house has one of the nicest boathouses around!
The water at our spot warms up faster in spring than the main lake, & stays warmer longer in fall, extending our season. It is also lovely & calm where we are even when the main lake is choppy. However, we still have the benefits of wider water views, the convenience of a space right by the house for letting loose with the motor boat & having fun tubing/water skiing. Thenmain lake is just 3-5 min away. It's the best of both worlds!
There are 2 boat ramps less than a mile from the house. One is a private gated neighborhood ramp just for our community & guests, the other is Holly Grove Marina just south of Highway 903. We are very convenient to markets, gas & fun!
BED COUNT & DETAILS:
2 kings (1 California king and 1 Eastern standard king), 2 queens (1 is a loveseat that opens to a queen), 1 double, 3 twins and 2 twin air mattresses, plus additional full size sofas (not sleeper sofas).
Sheets & trash removal are included in the online fee quotes. Guests provide other linens (towels, paper products) & soaps/shampoos.
5 BR (4BR + Sitting Room connected to the Master)/ 3.5 Baths, Sleeps 13-16*. We have comforters & pillows for all rooms, with allergy covers on the mattresses and pillows. The beds each have either a pillow top mattress or mattress topper for added comfort. The master bedrooms upstairs and downstairs each have stunning views of the lake.
Upstairs Master Room 1 & 2 (sitting room) - California King. There is a privacy door between the master & the attached sitting room/vanity area, which has a twin bed. The vanity area has a 72" vanity w/sink, great counter space & a full size tub/shower plus a separate attached, private bathroom w/ toilet, 2nd shower and 2nd sink. This area is considered a 2 room suite, ideal for families.
Upstairs Guest Room 3 - Queen
Upstairs Guest Bath - Separate full bath upstairs with tub/shower, & 6 foot long vanity w/lots of counter space.
Main Floor Guest Room 3 - Twin over Full size bunk with Twin trundle. Stairs, not a ladder, go up to the bunk! This is a favorite hangout for kids but can easily accommodate a family.
There is a 1/2 bath on the main floor.
FINISHED WALKOUT BASEMENT:
Basement Master Guest Room 5 - King bed, standard East Coast King size.
Loveseat in front of gaming TV flips out to a queen.
Full bathroom with tub/shower just off the basement guest room.
*Additional Sleeping Options:
The large, cozy finished basement has a comfy sectional sofa & plenty of space for an air bed or slumber party set-up for kids! Our experience is that air beds are far more comfortable than sleeper sofas (hate those bars in your back!). The air mattresses have the added bonus of offering flexible placement to best suit families.
The upstairs master bedroom & the main floor living area each have comfortable sofas for overflow sleeping (for single use, not sleeper sofas). The sectional in the game room downstairs would sleep two small children or 1 adult. The rooms are all spacious & several have enough floor space for twin air mattresses. Please email us with specific questions regarding how your group will be comfortable at the house. We are happy to help!
Our guest maximum is 13 adults plus children up to a total of 16. Exceptions are made on a case by case basis for infants.
Only 6 minutes from Rte 85, 1-2 miles from 2 convenience grocery stores, 17 minutes from South Hill, VA and Littleton, NC, each with large Food Lion grocery stores. There are restaurants and a lovely winery just a few short minutes from the house which has outdoor music concerts & other fun events & craft shows. Raleigh, NC and Richmond, VA (including King's Dominion amusement park & water park) are easy day trips. Nearby South Hill, VA has rainy day activities such as bowling, small movie theater, train museum, farmers' market. For a day trip, it's under 1.5 hrs to Raleigh, NC, or Richmond, VA, or check out the local festivals & quaint shops in nearby historic Clarkesville, VA. **Memorial Day/JULY 4TH HOLIDAY/Labor Day: There are many special events including fireworks for July 4th and live concerts close by for these holidays.
Rent a boat, get ice cream or deli sandwiches at the easy to access marina 1 mile away. Boat or drive to waterfront dining. Enjoy the large, quiet cove swimming right at the house with a large area for tubing or water skiing just 1 house down at the cove's entrance. Only 5 minutes to the main lake for even bigger water if you wish to explore! Kayak or canoe up Great Creek and enjoy the scenery. Have fun trying your skills at fishing off the dock!
Groups w/Small Children:
We have a pack-n-play, highchair, & stepstools for kids at the house for your use. The kitchen has a sizable set of BPA-free plates, cups and kid utensils that are dishwasher safe. The full size twin bed in the upstairs sitting room has optional bed rails that are very easy to add/remove. If you need to contain small roamers, it is simple to section off an area on the main floor that will keep little ones away from stairs & create a level space that includes the powder room, kitchen, living rm and dining rm. Having traveled w/our small children, we know being able to keep them away from stairs can be key! We have a hotel lock on the main door & slider door stops to prevent little ones from exiting unnoticed-safety first