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Lake Escape - Lakefront, Family-Friendly Retreat

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights

About the property

6 Bedroom, 6 Bathroom Custom Built Lakefront Vacation Property

Looking for an escape to the lake? Whether you need a week or just a weekend, we have just what you are looking for. This lakefront custom built home has unobstructed lake views from the main floor with a glass rail system surrounding the veranda. With 6 bedrooms 4 full baths and 2 half baths, there is plenty of room for everyone. There are two screened porches, one off the dining room, great for the group and a private one off of one of the master bathrooms that makes a great private get-away.

There are two master bedrooms with queen size beds and private bathrooms located on the main floor, along with main living areas; entry from the four car carport is on the main floor. We have a well stocked kitchen, huge living room overlooking the lake, and an extra large dining room table. Outside downstairs has a covered porch with picnic table and plenty of seating in the shade for watching boating, swimming, or yard games.

We have an abundant “game closet” including, among other things, a kickball, a soccer ball, and a badminton set. Play in our huge, grassy yard, great for all kinds of games. There is sun and fun galore with a large dock for swimming and fishing and a sundeck on top with lounge chairs for the sun worshipers. The boathouse is equipped with life jackets, noodles, and floats for daytime fun. It also includes an iPod connection, speakers, and nighttime lighting for your enjoyment. If your family enjoys the quiet of evenings around the fire roasting hot dogs and marshmallows for s’mores and singing songs, or telling ghost stories, we have a large fire pit; just bring your own wood. Just a side note, if you have never seen the night sky filled with stars because you live in the glow of city lights, you have got to experience it. It is truly magnificent! If you happen to have a rainy day, we have you covered. There are plenty of board games, card games, a PlayStation 2, DVD's, wireless internet and our personal favorite, karaoke.

The “Lake Escape” is located in Tanglewood Shores Golf and Country Club, just 6 miles off Interstate 85, Exit 4 in southern Virginia. Your rental includes access to the recreation area which includes a boat ramp, beach, roped off swimming area, children’s playground, grills, picnic tables, covered picnic shelter, volleyball court and basketball court. There is access to the community swimming pool and 9 hole golf course for an additional cost. Grocery stores, a marina with outdoor dining and boat rentals, local restaurants and Rosemont Winery are only a short drive away.

Come find your “Lake Escape” at Lake Gaston. Make some memories.

“Lake Escape” motto: Live every moment, laugh every day, love beyond words.

Make your reservations early to ensure you first choice of weeks. Short notice rentals are available, contact manager for more information.

More Details

Property Manager
Faith Edwards
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
January 24, 2017


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Lake Escape - Lakefront, Family-Friendly Retreat
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews

Memorial Day weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

Awesome house just steps from the lake. Our group of 16 fit with no problems and definitely could have fit a few more. We were big fans of the fire pit and large backyard. Lake was great and dock had plenty of room for all of us, only issue is that it is about 3-4 feet deep the entire way across the lake so we had to be cautious jumping off the dock... nothing to do with the house, of course. Another thing to be aware of is you have neighbors on both sides less than 20 feet from you, so if you are a big/noisy group it is something to be aware of. We didn't have any issues with anyone but felt we had to hold back a little to respect the neighbors. Other than that it was a great Memorial Day weekend and I would suggest this to anyone with a large group or family looking for a relaxing, quality home.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Complete Satisfaction!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we booked and arrived, my family and I were pleasantly surprised. The other reviews were absolutely right....the online photos just don't do this house justice. It met an exceeded our expectations! Needless to say, the views were amazing and the layout of the house was perfect for three families of 7 adults and 5 children. There was fun had by all, both inside and outside of the home. We will definitely be back! Thank you so much for opening up your beautiful home to share with others! We truly appreciate it!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our weekend gathering. As previous reviewers have said, the pictures don't really do it justice. It was too cold during our stay to really enjoy the lake, but the view was great and the dock was a lot of fun to hang out on. The firepit setup was awesome.

The house itself was big enough to accommodate a party of 18 comfortably, and could have slept far more than that if needed. The upstairs kitchen area was top notch and fully supplied, while the downstairs kitchen was perfect for what we needed to do.

In all, it was a great getaway and the guests were so impressed that they are already discussing returning when the weather is nicer.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful, Lake Escape Home

  • 5 of 5

The home was all we expected and more! It fit perfectly for our family get together. Open floor plan with enough bedrooms and baths to accommodate everyone. I liked having a yard that was clear of obstacles allowing an awesome view of the lake and easy walk to the boat dock. The home was very clean and had a closet full of games and toys for all ages. The boat house closet was well stocked as well! We had cool and rainy weather the first two days. Then the sun came out the third day and it was perfect weather the rest of our stay for boating, fishing, kayaking, and jet skiing... fun for everyone! More pics would better show off this lovely home. The manager was super nice and was attentive to our many questions. I would recommend this lake home to family and friends of any age.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hampton VA

Wonderful family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family visits Lake Gaston 2-3 times every year. We have stayed in a different house every time, and this was, by far, the best house to date. The photos do not do it justice. It was a pleasure to work with Faith, who was very attentive to our many questions before the trip, and even while we were there. The yard is a gentle slope, which worked well for our family, that ranges in age from 3-72. During the day, when the sun was coming up, we sat on the lower deck area, in the shade, and after lunch, we moved to the upstairs deck, which was shaded by the house. When the sun started to go down and the mosquitos came out, we moved inside the screened in areas. The grandchildren loved the community beach area and playground. We especially loved the fact that the community boat ramp was right around the corner. The only issue we had while we were there was that there are stumps under the water, which caused much difficulty when docking, or taking the boat out for water activities. The water was 3-4 foot deep at the end of the dock, and for several yards out from there, but got much deeper toward the middle of the cove. Ours is a 24' with an outdrive. We kept bumping and getting caught on stumps. The neighbors were very helpful, giving us advice, but as much as we tried, we could not avoid those stumps. Once we made it to the middle of the cove, we had no problems. I noticed most of the boats in that cove were pontoon boats, and none of them had any problems. We also didn't have any problem with the jet skis. I'd guess, as long as you don't have an outdrive, you probably won't have any trouble. The stumps are not the fault of the homeowners, so I am still giving this listing 5 stars, just use caution when bringing a boat. Otherwise, it was a perfect week, with perfect weather.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Silver Spring, MD

Beyond Expectations

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for my girls weekend with old friends. Although it rained on Sat, there were still plenty things for us to do in the area and at the house. We had such a blast! Like many others have said, the pictures really don't do justice to the actual beauty of the house. We all agreed that it was comfortable and homey. Since there were 11 of us, we cooked all of our meals. Everything we needed to cook with was there and was perfect. A friend who was recently married thought it would be a great place also for her family to come and instantly set to look up available dates. The layout is perfect with two bedrooms on the first floor and 4 on the second floor. There is enough room for everyone to have their own space within the house, but small enough that it wasn't overwhelming. Even with the 11 girls, we never had much problems with sharing bathrooms or anything like that. We will most likely be coming here again for our next girls weekend.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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Rates & Availability

Bracey House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2016-2017 Off-Season
Nov 1 2016 - Mar 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
2017 Spring Mid-Season
Mar 13 2017 - May 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
2017 In-Season
May 22 2017 - Sep 20 2017
5 night minimum stay
2017 Fall Mid Season
Sep 21 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

**Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 10.4%

2016 In-Season Holidays ...................... $2,400/week $360/night
(Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day)

2016-2017 Off-Season Holidays..................... $1,600/week $240/night
(Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years)

2017 Mid-Season Holidays..................... $1,900/week $280/night

2017 In-Season Holidays ...................... $2,800/week $415/night
(Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day)

3.5% service charge on total fees to pay by Credit Card

Until confirmed, rates and fees are subject to change without notice

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Bracey House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 13 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Master Bath 1 - toilet , shower , double walk-in shower with body jets
    Master Bath 2 - toilet , shower , Private bath off second master bedroom with walk-in shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Located on the main floor, convenient to major living areas
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Located on second floor, convenient to living areas
    Shared Bath 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Shared Bath 6 - toilet , shower , Full walk-in bathroom with makeup counter
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Aqua Master Bedroom with Private Screened-In Porch - 1 queen , Water bed, full private bath with walk-in shower, fireplace
    Seafoam Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Private bath with walk-in shower
    Kid-Friendly Sunshine Bedroom with Bunk Bed - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Futon on bottom single bed on top with additional single bed
    Deep-Water Blue Bedroom With Futon - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeps 3-4 with a shared full bath with walk-in shower
    Coral Sailboat Bedroom - 1 king , Biggest bed in house! Shared full bath with walk-in shower.
    Pink Salmon Lure Bedroom - 1 queen , Shared full bath with tub shower
  • In addition to our 6 spacious bedrooms, we also have a queen size pull-out sofa bed in the living room on the lower floor as well as 2 additional single size mattresses that can be pulled out and used for additional sleeping arraignments.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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