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Cozy, Lakefront Log Cabin

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Last updated: 04/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:15
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Charming 3 Bedroom, 3 Full Bath Home With Panoramic Lakefront Views

Welcome to Hobo Haven! Hobo Haven, our family-built home named after our beloved dog Hobo, is a charming log cabin located on two acres on Lake Gaston in Bracey, Virginia. Our three story, three bedroom, three bath home is a classic log cabin, featuring plank hard wood floors, wood beam ceilings, and, of course, beautiful hand-hewn log walls.

Our home boasts three covered and one uncovered decks, all with beautiful views of the lake. It also features a large screened-in porch, perfect for eating lunch on a warm summer day. These covered outside spaces allow you to enjoy the outdoors even in the case of bad weather. The fully equipped, open concept kitchen is ideal for preparing any meal, and features a dinning room table with seating for ten, perfect for a lovely family dinner. Even on a cool autumn or winter day, cozy up next to one of two beautiful stone fireplaces, one located in the kitchen, the other in the second story family room area. Despite being a rustic log cabin, Hobo Haven still has standard modern luxuries we’ve come to expect, including four 32-inch flat screen TVs, cable, telephone, air conditioning, and heat.

Bedroom/sleeping Details:
• Master Bedroom (Second Floor)—1 double bed, with access to outside covered deck
• Bedroom One—(Third Floor Loft)—1 double bed, one twin bed
• Bedroom Two—(Third Floor)—1 double bed, with direct access to Jack and Jill bathroom
• One high quality, queen, blowup mattress is included. There is plenty of floor space available, if you’d like to bring additional air mattresses.
• Two full couches, one loveseat

Public boat launch is minutes away, both driving and by water, at the Holly Grove Marina. With one boat and two Jet Ski lifts there is more than enough room for your boats to be secured and protected from the elements. A huge sun deck above the lifts provides amazing, panoramic water views and great sunning opportunities. Water depth off the dock is about 14 feet, plenty deep for diving, swimming, floating and fishing. Water depth at the steps going into the water is between 3-4 feet deep, making it easy for children and pets to get in and out of the water. Please keep in mind, this rental does not include a boat. Boat rentals are available on the lake.

Nearby attractions and conveniences:
• 2 minutes away from Holly Grove Marina (food, drink, bait/tackle, boat launch, gas, air, etc.)
• 20 minutes away from Food Lion, ABC store, Wal-Mart and several fast food and more upscale dining options—all located in South Hill, Virginia
• 7 minutes away from Rosemont of Virginia Winery
• 5 minutes away from Tanglewood Shores Golf and Country Club
• 11 minutes away from River Ridge Golf course
• 20 minutes away from Pino’s Pizza, Food Lion, ACE Hardware, etc. all in Littleton, NC
• 5 miles from Interstate 85 providing easy access to nearby cities and towns
• Close access to the Tobacco Heritage Trail and Liberty Hill Hiking Trail

We prefer rentals to be from Friday-Friday.
*Additional holiday booking fees may apply.

Getting married, or know someone who is? Please ask us for more information about hosting a wedding at our home. We've had four weddings and one engagement take place on our property, and we love the idea of sharing our home for these special life moments. We'd also be happy to refer you to a rental company for all your wedding needs. Pictures are available upon request.
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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 15
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renters must be 25 years or older, or have an adult chaperone who will be held accountable for destruction of property, loss, or injury. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Please be mindful that the property is located on the water. Children should be supervised at all times. ...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Pets must be house broken, treated for fleas, and cannot be destructive. ...moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    Outside only please. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 11-15

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Access to side deck and bathroom. ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    Access to bathroom ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 1 child bed

    Loft Bedroom...moreless

  • Living Space: 1 sleep sofa /futon, 1 bunk bed

    Queen sleeper sofa, 2 twin beds (bunk bed)...moreless

  • Other Sleeping Accommodations : 1 queen, 2 double

    1 queen air mattress, 2 double air mattresses...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms


  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    Five 30-inch flat screen TVs in the two living room areas and in all bedrooms. Two 19-inch TVs, one in the kitchen and another on the screened in porch. ...moreless

  • Video Games
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    There is also a dining room, with a dining room table with seating for 10. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 14 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Two fireplaces....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided:

    You're welcome to use our linens, however, we do ask that you wash and dry linens prior to leaving. OR, for an additional $50 washing charge, our cleaning service can wash them. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Three living room areas, so plenty of space for all. ...moreless

  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes are provided, with 30+ place settings. Great for large family gatherings. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Staple items (such as spices and condiments) are provided. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    3 medium sized, covered balconies. One off the 2nd floor living area. One off the 2nd floor bedroom. One off the 3rd floor hall. One large, uncovered balcony, also off the 2nd story living room. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    One high and low dock on the water. One screened in, covered, ground level patio off the kitchen. One covered, ground level patio off the dining room. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    We have a gas grill as well as an open fire grill located by the dock that can be utilized. ...moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 27 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
May 5 - Sep 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$350 $400
Fri, Sat, Sun
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$300 $350
Fri, Sat, Sun

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning Fee $75
  • Property Damage Protection $79
  • Pet Fee $50
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 04/27/2017
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9 Miles
Nearest Barpub
South Hill, Gasburg
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
South Hill, Henrico
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
Marina, for boat,jet ski rental and ramp

Car: Necessary

The house is located about 5 miles off of I-85 and about 1 mile away from Holly Grove Marina (8826 Highway Nine O Three, Bracey, VA 23919)


Owner info

About the owner: I'm new to VRBO, but I'm excited for the opportunity to share the home that brings my family and me so much joy with you! I'm from Richmond, Virginia where I still live today. I have two adult daughters and am currently fostering a 5 year old child, which keeps me very busy!

Why the Owner Chose Bracey, VA, USA:
This home was built by my father who was in construction. My ex-husband and I, as well as other family members, also helped in building the home. My daughter also just had her wedding at our home, which was very special and fun for all of us. For these reasons, the home has a very special place in my heart. It's been a place where my family and I have made many happy memories, and where we'll continue to in years to come. It's a very relaxing retreat from my busy life, and I hope it will be for you as well.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
What I love most about this home, aside from the sentimental aspects of it, is the unique log cabin style. It's not every day that you see a true log cabin, but this is it. I love the way the sun glistens off the wood and tin roof on a bright day. I love the vaulted, wood beam ceilings. I love the decks surrounding the house providing panoramic views of the water. I love the brick walkways that contribute to the rustic feel of the home. There's nothing that I enjoy more than sitting on the porch swing, drinking a cup of hot tea while looking out onto the peaceful lake.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

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  • Water side of the house

    Water side of the house

  • Side angle view of the house from the water side

    Side angle view of the house from the water side

  • Large side yard

    Large side yard

  • Swing


  • Sunrise picture taken from the dock

    Sunrise picture taken from the dock

  • Dock area

    Dock area

  • Kitchen


  • Basement living room area

    Basement living room area

  • Second floor living room

    Second floor living room

  • Second floor bedroom

    Second floor bedroom

  • Second floor full bath

    Second floor full bath

  • Third floor loft bedroom

    Third floor loft bedroom

  • View from the driveway

    View from the driveway

  • View of the property

    View of the property

  • View from bottom level porch on the water side

    View from bottom level porch on the water side

  • Sunset picture taken from the dock

    Sunset picture taken from the dock

  • Gazebo


  • Kitchen


  • Fireplace in the kitchen

    Fireplace in the kitchen

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Another second floor living area, taken from the third floor loft bedroom

    Another second floor living area, taken from the third floor loft bedroom

  • Second floor bedroom, with access to balcony

    Second floor bedroom, with access to balcony

  • Third floor bedroom

    Third floor bedroom

  • Third floor full bath

    Third floor full bath

VRBO #624266

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 27, 2017

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