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Private Beach & BOAT! - Beautiful Spacious 5BR/4ba Lakefront - 20 Mins from CLT

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

Newly Renovated & Upgraded! Home has 2 Huge Living Rooms and 3 Porches


This waterfront home is nestled on the shores of Lake Wylie in Charlotte, NC. It's one of the rare properties on the lake with its’ own sprawling private beach - ideal for young children and families to enjoy. This 4000sqft family-style home boasts 5 bedrooms (4 king & 1 queen) and 4 full baths making it a perfect get-away vacation. The huge open-concept living room, dining room, and kitchen is ideal for the big family gathering or event.

Located just 20 mins from uptown Charlotte, this home is convenient to all the surrounding area has to offer (mall, restaurants, grocery, marina are all less than 5 minutes from the house). Even though you are close to retail shops and malls, you'll escape from the busy world when you drive down our 1/2 mile wooded gravel road that only serves 4 homes.


This house is one of the only lake homes around Charlotte with a Pontoon Boat available to rent for the duration of your stay - No more need to pay $400/day to rent from the Marina only to stress out about getting it back before 4PM to avoid late fees. Boating should be a relaxing and fun experience --- Take the boat out when you want -- not when you are tethered to a reservation that may turn out to be a rainy day. This was the most common request from our renters so that's why I collaborated with a local Commercial Boat Rental company to give you the option to rent the boat at the end of our dock. Our 14 passenger, 24 foot, 115HP Bennington comes fully equipped with life jackets and all the equipment you need to have a fun and safe boating experience! Just ask me in your inquiry if you are interested :) The lake is huge -- full of beautiful houses, on the water restaurants with boat parking (T-Bones!), and tons of cool Sand Bars and islands to hang out on -- EXPLORE IT!


The yard is simply gorgeous with large beautiful trees separating you from any neighbors. Enjoy lunch outside or just watch the kids play on beach from the huge tree-shaded deck overlooking lake. Or turn on the warm café-style lighting and enjoy a glass of wine after the sun sets. Walk past the hammock to a new boat dock perfect for laying out, tanning, fishing, jumping in the lake, or just relaxing and hanging out on the comfy Pontoon Boat... listening to your music on the Bluetooth stereo, looking out at the cove with a cold one in your hand.


The bottom level of the home is the huge open-concept family room with lots of seating, a new 60 inch smart TV with DVR and Netflix, a long dining room table, wine fridge, and a FULLY stocked kitchen with dishes, glassware, pot and pans, appliances, and a center island with seating. The top level of the home features a huge living room with windows overlooking another large deck and the lake.


There are 4 bedrooms upstairs 3 full baths (including the spacious king-sized Master Bedroom Suite that overlooks the lake). The 5th bedroom is also a king bed w/ it's own full bath located downstairs. Each of the bedrooms are spacious and private. All towels and linens are provided and washed for you after your stay (guests are welcome to use washer/dryer).


Explore the lake on our 2 stand-up Paddle Boards, sit-in fishing kayak, or in our 3 person canoe (just don't forget to wear a life jacket!) We provide 15+ life jackets of all sizes in a deckbox on the dock. We want you to use them!! Be safe out there :) There is a comfy covered patio area right outside the family room complete with seating and a large stainless steel propane grill. The house is equipped with High-speed broadband Wi-Fi internet that works all the way down to the beach.

This home has Dish Network (200+ HD Channels including HBO, Cinemax, and all ESPN channels) on its’ three flat screen TV’s. You can access the high speed wireless internet from anywhere on the property. The TV’s are located in the living room upstairs, master bedroom, and den downstairs. We provide a DVD player, "old school" SNES and N64 video consoles & games, and tons of popular card and board games.

More Details

David Gaskin
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About David Gaskin

My name is David, I'm the co-owner and manager of the house. I'm newly married and work in Commercial Real Estate. I own the house with my 2 brothers (Reed - 34, David - 33, and Ross - 30). I love travelling, football, technology and gadgets, water sports, and experiencing the world! I take pride in my city and state, so I'm always urging people to experience as much of it when they visit from out of town. There are so many cool things to experience in Charlotte - get out there and enjoy it!

David Gaskin purchased this house in 2013

Why David Gaskin chose Mecklenburg County

All 3 brothers live in Charlotte and grew up spending our summers here since 1987. During the recession, our family was about to lose this wonderful house so we decided to take out a mortgage and buy it together to keep it in the family. Then we updated, upgraded, renovated, repainted, recarpeted, reroofed, and refurnished the entire house with the hope to rent with vacationers like you. Renters are the reason our family and children can continue to enjoy this house for years to come.

What makes this house unique

We are one of the only rental properties on the lake that has a pontoon boat conveniently parked at the dock that is available to rent. Our house is only 20 minutes from uptown Charlotte (Close enough that Uber works in our area too!) , and minutes from Carowinds theme park and located in a quiet, secluded cove. We are also very close to the US National Whitewater Center which is one of the coolest attractions in Charlotte in my opinion.

We are also 2 minutes down the road from McDowell Nature Center and Preserve:

Check out all that Charlotte has to offer if you are looking for some cool activities during your stay:


Mecklenburg County House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Quite time outdoors is 9PM - Please respect our neighbors, they are good people!
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • 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 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , located off of queen bedroom #1
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , downstairs
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , private bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Master bedroom suite - 1 king , Master bath
  • Futon in the downstairs bed can sleep 2. Couch pit / Fort for kids -- 6-piece sectional couch in the upstairs living room can been rearranged to sleep 2. We also have 2 full size air mattresses.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Private Beach & BOAT! - Beautiful Spacious 5BR/4ba Lakefront - 20 Mins from CLT
average rating of 4.891892 based on 74 reviews

The Best VRBO My Family Has Rented in 5 years

  • 5 of 5

Every year for the past 5 years I have organized a family vacation at a waterfront location. Three have been on the NC Outer Banks and two have been on the Chesapeake Bay. This year, in order to stay closer to home, I rented this property on the western tip of Charlotte, NC, at Lake Wylie. (a 15 minute drive to Charlotte International Airport).

This is the first year all of the generations in the family exclaimed that this home was their favorite. I taught my sister's grandchildren how to fish while their parents used the kayaks and paddle boards. We all took a long hike in the McDowell Nature Preserve. Folks were swimming and fishing and tent camping in the reserve. It's huge. No crowding. All this was about a mile from this rental home.

At the home, you feel like you are far from civilization. It is so quiet. You can sit on the patio and listen to the birds, watch the geese, smell the azaleas and rhododendrons. But how about grocery shopping, etc.? It is only a five minute drive to 4 huge grocery stores. There are boat rentals a mile away and the Gaskins have a new pontoon boat they rent out.

Oh, and many of you will like that when it is time to check out, you just make sure you get all your own stuff out and that all is tidy. The Gaskins hire a wonderful cleaning crew. We will definitely return next year.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Definitely a great place to stay. Loved the house on the lake and the view was amazing. Close to uptown Charlotte. Would definitely recommend this house to anyone.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Terrific, amazing, fantastic!

This was a perfect fit for our family gathering.

Thank you...

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great, casual, comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of space for a Big Family Getaway! Views were beautiful. Kitchen was well stocked. Lots to do nearby. Will have to come back in the Summer!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Absolutely perfect in every way.

  • 5 of 5

Our family had the most wonderful time and the house was perfect for our gathering. David was a thoughtful host and was so easy to work with. The setting was gorgeous and the pontoon added some fun recreation. Everyone in our family thought this was the best wedding weekend ever! Thanks David, for sharing your beautiful home with us!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Beautiful House on the Lake

  • 5 of 5

Perfect house to rent for a large group. Open floor plan and nice secluded location, but the house is still close enough to enjoy downtown Charlotte.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Charlotte Douglas International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
T-Bones on the Lake
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Tega Cay Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
I 77
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
T-Bones on the Lake
Car: recommended

There are several new shopping centers within 5 minutes of the house. You'll find premium Grocery Stores, Restaurants, Pharmacies, Marine Stores, Coffee Shops, Fast Foods, Pizza Delivery, Spas, Shopping, Target ALL within 5 minutes from the house. There is also a Wal-Mart that is 8 minutes away, a Costco about 15 minutes away, a huge Cabela's Hunting/Fishing Outdoor store about 10 minutes away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Pet Fee $200
Damage Deposit $500

Please inquire by email if you are looking to rent for any extended period of time. Christmas and Thanksgiving Peak Winter Rates are subject to $500 one time addition peak holiday charge.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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